Editor’s Scratchpad

Thursday, November 22, 2001

Stop the gas-price insanity

While watching the news Monday night, I noticed that premium gas was selling for less than $1.20 a gallon at some stations. I paid almost 75 cents more filling my tank this past weekend. To borrow a phrase, "What's up with that?"

It's getting extremely difficult these days to accept explanations from companies that seem to be more interested in squeezing every last dime out of my already thinning wallet.

Gas prices are dropping like crazy across the mainland. National stories claim the windfall for consumers will last six months. But just as in some contests and television offers, only people living on that big rock get to participate. Why don't I get to play?

I know there's no way regular unleaded will cost less than a dollar here in paradise, as lucky motorists in Atlanta enjoy right now. But it's time that some relief be given to the people of Hawaii.

Residents can't spend money at the supermarket, mall or movie theaters if they can't afford the gas it takes to get there.

--Jason Genegabus

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