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This summer has been extraordinarily painful at the pump in the U.S. Even though prices are dipping, they are falling way too slow for my taste. I've been intentionally avoiding this topic but then I took a car ride with my wife Erica on Sunday, and it became impossible to escape.

She made note of the prices of regular gas, at every gas station we passed, Next, she started to develop a game-plan for how we would consume gasoline this month. She has a complex plan for where, and when, we will be getting gas for the next 30 days.

This is a comprehensive program that will result in massive savings for my family. While I appreciate her diligence and effort on the matter, I'm a bit frayed on the topic, this has become an eye-rubbing subject in my house.

While I have worn a bit thin, talking about gas prices, her observations about the price difference still grabbed my attention, and kept it.

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As we traveled North down Main Street in Danbury, Erica made note of the Citgo Wheels (351 Main Street) price per gallon which was $4.49.

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Just about 5 blocks away, on the same road, we noticed the regular gallon price at Mobil (419 Main Street) which was $4.89.

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What the hell?

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What was the reason!?

How can one gas station see a price like $4.49 blocks away, and have their price p/gallon be a full .40 cents higher? Furthermore, why would anyone, who is paying attention go there? I'm not going to pretend to know the answer, nor will I guess.

NOTE: The prices I listed were from Monday (7/11/22) and may have changed by now. The Sunday (7/10/22) prices I was referring to may have been different as well but I'm certain there was a .40 cent difference per gallon. 

We have all suffered enough, it's time for our elected officials to get off their ass and do more.

P.S. I have no business agenda here. In fact, I've been VERY critical of the gas station on the favorable side of this subject. I may, or may not have been on a multi-year, personal crusade to point out negative things about Citgo "Wheels" locations (specifically in Danbury). So, if I was rooting for anyone, it was not Wheels.

P.S. #2 - I would be remiss in my duties if I didn't tell you about the website Gas Buddy. My morning show partner Ethan Carey loves this website. They're very accurate and up-to-date on gas prices. It's a cool tool to help plan, where to get gas before getting behind the wheel and driving around aimlessly.

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