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News, Manhattan is just as bad if not worse. You talk about price fixing, Manhattan is your star example! Yet our state government sit quietly by, they even say nothing is going on.
Who's got who in their pockets? Have you noticed that our state government has gotten more and more corrupt the last few years?
College towns love inflated just about everything.... gasoline and rent for sure.
+1 Good point, LO. Gasoline is a commodity in a global market. The price will go up and down. It's always touching to watch Americans claim they have a right to cheap gas.
I follow gas prices all the time, and it still seems strange that typically Topeka has cheaper gas than Lawrence. It is even cheaper than Johnson County. It has been that way for as long as I can remember. If market size alone determines the competition and price, you would think Johnson County would have cheaper gas.
liberty....koch brothers are calling.....they want new pr.....
Lawrence has to truck in the gas from Topeka and Kansas City piplines. The cost of this is added to gas prices.
Kookoo (Persian: کوکو) is a Persian dish similar to the Italian dish frittata or an open-faced omelet. Iranians make many different types of Kookoos with a variety of flavorings. The 'Kookoo Sabzi' (Persian: کوکوسبزی), flavored with some combination of herbs and leafy vegetables (eg, Scallion, Parsley, Chives, Coriander, Dill, Spinach, Lettuce, Fenugreek leaves) and tinted a deep green, is probably the most popular. Another kookoo, popular in the province of Gilan, is called "Sibzamini kookoo" (Gilaki: سیبزمینی کوکو) and is very similar to a larger version of the European latke or Swiss rösti.
The oil industry and oil barons have nothing to do with the price of oil and oil products Completely unrelated. Thy oil barons know nothing. they do nothing, most oil barons don't even know what oil is or how to sell it. The oil company's profits have no relation to the price of product. It is a miracle. How dare anyone even think different. Round up the usual suspects. The myth according to the delusional.
I blame the filthy hippies.
For the record, gas is currently cheaper in Lawrence than in Topeka currently (although I know it flip flops frequently).
And on Sixth Street the stations east of Iowa are often a few cents cheaper than the ones west of Iowa.
Every American deserves free gas!
In a similar but unrelated front....Delta airlines is buying its own oil refinery. Apparently they will be picking up one that shutdown in the Philly area that has decent access to their hubs in the NE and spending several million to optimize it for jet fuel production.
I think that say alot about the price of fuel, even when contracted in bulk, where an industry totally unrealted to oil and gas thinks its better long term to jump into the nightmares of refinery ownership rather than deal with price speculation and supply contracts. They will still have to deal with oil prices on the open market, but that is no different than the refienries in McPherson, Eldorado, or Coffeyville.
What I do find interesting is that they are buying one that was closed. These things are closing right now because they are tied to higher, costlier grade petroleums. They just can't run the lower grade cheeper feedstocks we are getting out of Canada and the retrofit costs are astronomical
But, of course, an airline isn't completely unrelated to oil and gas - airplanes use a lot of fuel.
Closing refineries is one of the ways oil companies control the gasoline supply and keep the price up. Back in the '90's Pat Robertson (yeah, him) bought a closed oil refinery in California thinking he would make a bunch of money since everyone needs gas, right? Oil companies financed groups that brought environmental lawsuits against him to keep the refinery closed. Over the years since then he has had some nasty things to say about Big Oil since he figures they stuck him with a refinery he couldn't reopen.
If Lawrence is like some other places I have been, there is someone who makes a daily phone call and sets the price of gas each day. If you do not comply, then you are kicked out of the club. I do not know who it is in this town, but without any research, I have a hunch.
CAN'T HAVE IT
GOOD POST. I HAVE SUSPECTED THERE IS ONE PERSON FOR YEARS. I DO WISH WE COULD FIND OUT, SO WE COULD AVOID THOSE STATIONS.
after eating Mexican food I usually have a gas mystery too.
I commute to JoCo each day and gas in almost always cheaper in Lawrence (N. Lawrence and QT on 23rd) than it is in JoCo. Currently $3.429 in N. Lawrence and was $3.529 at all the stations in Shawnee near my work.
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