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Why can't gas prices be more uniform across the country?


Living in NW Michigan, we see some of the highest gas prices in the nation. Our prices can rise 35 cents overnight at times. When they drop, it is by mere pennies. I realize State of Michigan taxes are imposed on gasoline but the variance doesn't make sense. Our prices are currently 3.79 for regular unleaded and yet in Florida gas is 3.22 - that's a huge difference. It used to be that gas stations here raised the price before the weekend to make more money from the tourists that visit all summer and winter, but surely they realize they are punishing the taxpaying residents as well.

 

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    LandmarkWealth 5 years ago

    Tyically you can't put more than 10% etanol in gas. Once you go over that it is bad for the car. It's alcohol base does damage to the catalytic converter.

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    detroitmare 5 years ago

    You pothead! Just kidding. I agree with you. SO many other sources for energy. I suspect the oil companies have purchased many patents over the years to remain a necessary evil.


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