Why Isn't The Price Of Gas Dropping in Panama?
Friday, September 05 2008 @ 10:08 PM UTC
Contributed by: Don Winner
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - I have a question. Over the past year the average price of gas in the United States (and in Panama) has risen from about $2.80 per gallon to well over $4.00 per gallon. When those prices were rising we were told the inflationary effects were a result of the rising prices of crude and at the source and there was nothing local officials could do about it. OK, got it. Now, in the past few months the gas in the United States has dropped back down to an national average of $3.68 with indications of further drops. But, in Panama the best price for 91 unleaded remains at $3.90 per gallon according to the (really cool website) masgasolina.net. So, my obvious question is this - Why is gasoline in Panama now about .22 cents per gallon higher than gas in the United States? Anyone? Please, tell this to every cab and bus driver you run into - let them get pissed enough to force a change. Someone needs to grab the guys who control this stuff by the short ones, and yank until they wake up.
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