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May 03, 2006

Enough jackassery on gas prices

The LAT has an interesting piece on a rural Texas county whose board of commissioners called on residents to boycott Exxon Mobil until gas prices drop to $1.30 a gallon. This sounds like business as usual for politicians during an election year, but what makes this story interesting is that local people appear to be rejecting this simple-minded attempt to demonize "big oil" for the vagaries of supply and demand. In addition, the main person who stands to lose from this boycott effort is a local businesswoman and recent grandmother who owns and operates the only three Exxon Mobil branded retail stations in the County. Fortunately for her, the people of Bee County appear to have more common sense than their local pols.

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For some reason I don't think gas prices will drop that low... I can't remember the last time I filled up for that much.

Posted by: Munzareen | May 11, 2006 2:38:58 PM

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