NEW CASTLE —
Editor, The News:
I bought gas at a New Castle gas station at 2 p.m. on Nov. 19 and it was $3.13 a gallon.
I went by there later that same day and it was $3.17. The next day it was $3.19. Later the same day, it was $3.22.
I also went by another station on Nov. 19 and it was $3.18 and the next day it was $3.39. That’s more than 20 cents in one day.
The price per barrel of oil has been between $93 and $96, so there’s really no excuse for that big of an increase so fast other than the fact that Thanksgiving is this week and it’s one of the biggest travel holidays of the year. The gas/oil companies are price gouging us like they do for almost every holiday.
It’s the same thing for natural gas for heating homes. They said the price was going up 13 percent this winter. Why is it that they don’t raise the prices in the summer when demand is low but raise it 13 percent for winter when demand is high?
The country and Pennsylvania are producing more natural gas than ever before and yet the price always goes up when they know demand is going to be higher. More price gouging by the oil/gas companies.
I sent emails to Congressman Mike Kelly, Sen. Pat Toomey and state Sen. Elder Vogel and got a reply from Kelly that didn’t answer a single question that I had asked him as to why gas went up so much in one day.
He sent me some standard form letter that was absolutely useless. I haven’t heard from the other two, but they’ll probably send some similar reply that won’t answer any of the questions.
NEW CASTLE —
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