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Gas price discrepancy

June 29, 2013

Why is the price of unleaded gas more expensive in the Williamsport area than in other areas? As little as 20 miles away in Lewisburg, one station charges $3.39....

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GysgtUSMC

Jun-29-13 2:43 PM

Mr. Shaman: Whoahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....

Lemme write that one down!!!!

See letter titled Manners, Please

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CaymanJim

Jun-29-13 2:15 PM

As bad as the price of gasoline is in the USA, we could have it worse. Go to some other areas of the world where gas sells for $2 - $4 (USD) per liter. A liter is roughly the Metric system's equivalent to a quart which comes to about $8-$16 per gallon.

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MrShaman

Jun-29-13 2:03 PM

"More natural gas workers working in Williamsport." - Zippie

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That's more-than-likely the reason.

Quite often (in the past...particularly when there are "shortages"), the prices were set to control consumption.

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MrShaman

Jun-29-13 1:57 PM

"I'll give you a simple answer as too why the gas cost more here. It's because they are charging you more." - Garben78

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Whoahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....

Lemme write that one down!!!!

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Zippie

Jun-29-13 9:46 AM

More natural gas workers working in Williamsport.

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GysgtUSMC

Jun-29-13 8:43 AM

The oil companies and the government make the bulk of the profit. If you ever had the chance to buy gas in Canada, the first thing you will notice is the high cost. Then when you look at the receipt it actually shows how much goes to taxes and it's over half the cost in order to help pay for their healthcare system.

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GysgtUSMC

Jun-29-13 8:40 AM

I have to disagree. From the research I did the profit that businesses make on gasoline is pennies to the gallon. They rely on the customer to go inside the store because that is where they make their money. According to reports I read, these owners make less as the price of gas goes up because their customers spend less in their store.

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JerryfromRI

Jun-29-13 8:27 AM

The seller of any product or service always attempts to sell at the highest price the market will bear.

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Tedeaux

Jun-29-13 8:23 AM

I've recently been driving back and forth to Northern Michigan. Gas here in Central PA would be $3.39 a gallon and $4.32 a gallon on the same day in Central Michigan and Ohio. Bigger gouge factor there I guess.

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CMReeder

Jun-29-13 8:05 AM

There is no set prices for goods. You all are just realizing that.

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Garben78

Jun-29-13 7:58 AM

I'll give you a simple answer as too why the gas cost more here. It's because they are charging you more. Why does Walmart charge $1 for a bottle of water and Sunco charge $1.39 another example which I love is the reward cards for gas points we charge you 10 cents a gallon more for our gas but when you use your rewards card it equals out whatever the smaller companies are charging lol people are naive and silly

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GysgtUSMC

Jun-29-13 5:42 AM

Napping should be uncapping... sorry

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GysgtUSMC

Jun-29-13 5:41 AM

Mr. Cordell there's more to come. Pa is already one of the leading states in gas tax at 50.7 cents a gallon. The transportation bill that is currently in the House proposes napping the Oil Company Franchise Tax that would raise the price of gasoline by 28.5 cents for unleaded and 38.5 cents for diesel; making Pa the highest taxed gasoline in the nation. Why Williamsport gasoline is higher than the surrounding areas is a mystery to me too but get prepared to pay a lot more.

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