Do Armory Drive gas stations conspire?

Published 10:05 am Wednesday, November 21, 2012

To the Editor:

I went to Suffolk about two weeks ago and unleaded gas there was $3.15 a gallon.

Why is it that our fuel service stations are stuck at a higher price $3.35?

I heard a rumor several months ago that the Armory Drive gas stations would get together and decide what they were going to charge so the price would be the same.

As I said, it was a rumor, but who knows?

Price gouging is not something that helps our community. We all work hard, and with the current financial situation our community finds itself in, I believe this practice does nothing more than price gouging.

How greedy can people be? I understand that the companies need to make money from selling fuel, but I do not understand why it is less expensive 25 miles east of us.

It is even cheaper up near Petersburg.

Barbara McGrath
Pendleton, N.C.