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Sound Off: Why has Pump Patrol in the Journal-World been discontinued?

Mark Potts, Journal-World vice president of content, provided this answer: Because most local gasoline prices in Lawrence are similar. Online sites such as GasBuddy.com can provide more information about local prices than the Journal-World was able to provide.

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Centerville 1 year, 5 months ago

Let's see if it comes back after next Jan 20.

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patkindle 1 year, 5 months ago

according to most people gas was to high when it was 25 cents a gallon,,,,,,,, postage stamps are the same, 10 cents is too high it just gives folks more to whine about ..price really doenst matter

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alcoholbliss 1 year, 5 months ago

LJW consensus...if you hear something enough, it makes it truth or truthy...

...with another_bozos_just_on_this_bus = the need to discontinue pump patrol.

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bearded_gnome 1 year, 5 months ago

PH1: Finding gas that's a nickel per gallon cheaper doesn't save you anything in the long run if you're driving a longer distance to get it. The best thing people can do to save money on gas is to drive less.

---shhhhh, quiet, they're stickin' it to tha mann. okay!

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MarkPotts 1 year, 5 months ago

Our goal is to provide readers with valuable, useful information. Pump Patrol, in its most recent form, didn't really do that; it just said that a price was available in several locations, without offering any specifics. That reflected, in large part, the uniformity of gas prices in Lawrence. Services such as GasBuddy.com provide more timely, specific information, and we'll be providing links to that in the future. Thanks to everyone for your interest and comments. Mark Potts, VP-Content, Lawrence Journal-World

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thelonious 1 year, 5 months ago

"Because most local gasoline prices in Lawrence are similar."

This is BS - I drive in from the east, and the stations on the east side alone are not always the same, let alone differences between stations on the east, in central Lawrence, and on the northwest side of town - the differences can frequently be as much as 5 cents to 10 cents a gallon. True, many fifferences are only temporary, but it also only takes me 5 minutes to fill up my car, so temporary differences matter - think of it as "gasoline arbitrage". :-)

The simple answer is, they don't want to do it anymore - no more free services to the community. Heck, we are lucky to get any actual news anymore beyond KU sports. Of course, there is Dolph's always eagerly awaited Saturday opinion column! :-)

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ssteve1 1 year, 5 months ago

I think it's: "Because most local gasoline prices in Lawrence are similar. Online sites such as GasBuddy.com can provide more information about local prices than the Journal-World was able to provide."

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CLARKKENT 1 year, 5 months ago

Because gas prices are controlled by one person, just call him.

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LogicMan 1 year, 5 months ago

Because the reporter that did it has been reassigned, or worse?

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skinny 1 year, 5 months ago

Online sites such as KCStar.com and CJOnline.com can provide more information about the local news than the Journal-World was able to provide. We've known that for years!!

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Crazy_Larry 1 year, 5 months ago

Because all they have to do is put up an internet link, i.e.:

Kansas Gas Prices courtesy of gasbuddy.com

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Cindy Wallace 1 year, 5 months ago

I was in Tulsa, OK last weekend where I thought I was seeing things....Unleaded gasoline was ONLY (and I use that term loosely) $3.09 per gallon. I was simply AMAZED!!

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smitty 1 year, 5 months ago

JW is out sourcing local news....but they always have...the first links that show up are generally Topeka or KC telling us what the JW won't. roflmao

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classclown 1 year, 5 months ago

Because gas cost too much to be driving to all the gas stations in town.

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