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Monday, July 20, 2009

Writer Says CDA Gas Prices High

Coeur d'Alene Press Letters To The Editor
Why Are CDA Gas Prices Still High?

Over the last two weeks the national price of gas has dropped by about 15 cents per gallon to $2.49. The prices in Spirit Lake and Rathdrum have dropped by 14 cents from $2.77 to $2.63. About what you'd expect in relation to the national average. But, the prices at the Coeur d'Alene stations near Hwy 95 and Appleway have not dropped by even a penny. This includes Costco and Safeway on Neider.

Why not? There is only one answer -- GREED. Because the prices are so much lower than last year these stations are gouging everyone. There is no way they can contend that the price they pay for gas has not gone down when those in Spirit Lake and Rathdrum have.

Even if you have to pay a bit more, why not patronize stations that are at least dropping their prices as they pay less for their gas. This is both an incentive for them to continue their practice as they get more sales and it is an incentive for the Cd'A stations to get their prices down to where they should be. BTW, Spirit Lake and Rathdrum are typically 15 to 20 cents per gallon higher that those Cd'A stations near Highway 95 and Appleway.

JOHN SLAUGHTER
Spirit Lake


Try buying gas in Spokane, Mr. Slaughter. It's still right around $2.77 a gallon. What are the lowest/highest gas prices you've seen recently?

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