Why are gas prices lower in other areas?

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 24, 2007

To the Editor:

As I was coming through Courtland, where I live, having to go to Suffolk, I noticed gas had gone up again in one day from $2.69 gallon to $2.72. As I approached the 7-11 on Route 58, gas was $2.74. This being two 7-11s less than one-half mile apart. But as always, as I approached Suffolk, gas was $2.57 — 15 cents a gallon cheaper .

I filled my truck up at $2.57 a gallon. Why is Courtland and Franklin gouging the people who live in these two areas? If Suffolk can sell gas 17 cents cheaper a gallon, why can’t Franklin and Courtland?

R. Floyd Revelle