|Follow-up to gasoline pricing|
|Thursday, 07 June 2012 11:07|
Thank you for publishing a copy of the letter I sent to Senator Lugar, Congressman Marlin Stutzman and Greg Zoeller, Indiana Atty. General.
The responses were at the least disappointing! Senator Lugar sent a canned form letter response. This despite requesting no canned responses!
Rep. Stutzman acknowledges receipt of the letter but failed to respond in any other way. An acknowledgement of receipt was also received from Greg Zoeller and that was it. So much for providing them hard facts! In the past they have all said they could not see any evidence of price fixing. Seems they didn’t know where to look, or even worse, don’t want to.
Despite the drastic price cuts of the past week, the decreases should have been much faster and steeper. Crude has now dropped from $107 to $82 per barrel and wholesale futures on unleaded gasoline have dropped from $3.07 to $2.62 per gallon. Crude prices have dropped to their lowest level in 16 months. The price of gasoline has NOT followed suit.
The main reason for this letter is to let voters know how our elected officials respond to our questions and requests for action.
They ignore them.
Guess it will make my decisions much easier at election times!
For those that may have missed the original letter, it showed that crude oil prices have dropped by 22 percent in the past few weeks and yet retail gasoline prices have only declined by 11 percent. To add insult to injury, this morning, (June 5) Churubusco stations raised prices to $3.48 while all the stations in Columbia City remain at $3.38, a price that Churubusco never dropped to.