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10/18/2012 7:30:00 AM
Local gas prices continue to frustrate

To the editor:

As we left Rhinelander Sunday morning, Oct. 14, we noted that the price of gas was $3.85 a gallon. We drove to Lake Tomahawk where the price for a gallon of gas was $3.70, and to Woodruff where the price was $3.71.

Certainly, in this instance, one would not be inclined to "buy local."

R. Gene McKenzie, Rhinelander

Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, October 22, 2012
Article comment by: Ken Erlwig

We have the same problem down around Sheboygan. Prices about five miles west (on Hwy. 57) are $3.47, in Sheboygan $3.69, and in Fredonia, about 10 miles south, you can find it for $3.35. Who's controlling prices?

Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2012
Article comment by: Kathy Wilson

I live in Park Falls. Our gas here was $3.84 on Wednesday. Drove through Lac Du Flambeau - $3.69. It was $3.71 in Woodruff. It was $3.70 in Lake Tomahawk and $3.84 in Rhinelander. I usually always stop in Lake Tomahawk when driving between Park Falls and Rhinelander. That was 14 cents a gallon. Last week I was in Marshfield -- stopped at Fleet Farm and saved another four cents. I don't understand how there can be so much difference. I can't afford to shop locally.

Posted: Friday, October 19, 2012
Article comment by: Renee Wink

And don't forget that the Crandon folks suffer as badly as you Oneida County folks. I just don't understand the differences between the counties. I feel sorry for people who don't have the finances to pay these exorbitant prices. I still think there's some price fixing going on in Rhinelander and Crandon (why else would the different suppliers run the same numbers?) Or are all these Oneida and Forest stations owned by the same person?

Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Article comment by: Mike McKenzie

I was in Wisconsin Dells on Wednesday and gas was $3.53 per gallon. Make it a point to buy out of town and send a message to local station owners: "We understand that your are in business to make a profit, and that is acceptable. However, don't take advantage of us and gouge us because you can!" This continues to be a local problem and will continue to intensify as two owners, who work in cooperation with each other, control five stations in town.

Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Article comment by: Jerry Duellman

One think I don't understand is why Rhinelander gas prices always stay higher then surrounding areas. I drive a lot for work. Most of the time Rhinelander can be a dime or more higher then Minocqua, Eagle River, Antigo, Tomahawk, Merrill. That is just ripping of the people of Rhinelander.

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