Gouged on gas

Why do North Islanders pay so much more for their fuel?

Dear editor,

I’ve been meaning to write this letter for the last 20 years or so but just never got around to it. I also hoped during that time our local service stations would come to their senses but that was a pipe dream on my part.

We travel a great deal during the year and it never ceases to amaze me that our gas prices here are nearly always the highest in western Canada. As I write this, gas down island is $125.9 while our two locals remain at a ridiculous $139.9.

When I inquired why the price was so high, I was informed that the two local station compete against each other and I suppose that means a competition for the highest price they can get.

I am tired of being ripped off just because we live in the North Island, and would like to hear from anyone else who feels the same way, or am I the only one who feels scammed?

A fifteen cent extra profit for every liter of gas sold is a huge amount to earn from  the

pockets of us who live here.

Ross Stone

Port Hardy

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