We're months away from the dog days of summer, but we're already dealing with more pain at the pump.
High Gas Prices
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Local gas prices are hovering around the $4 mark again, and residents have taken notice. Frankfort Patch editor Joe Vince asks readers for their ideas on what to do to combat them.
"I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad." A resident called me this week to talk about local gas prices in Frankfort and Mokena. He wasn't simply upset about the see-saw nature of prices but also how high the cost of filling up a tank has become compared to nearby communities, such as Monee, Manhattan and Manteno. To his mind, this was a clear case of oil companies gouging Frankfort and other Lincoln-Way area residents. READ: How Do Gas Stations Set Their Prices? This man's call reminded me of a similar email I received about the exact time last year, asking why there was such a discrepancy in prices in the Southland. That email led to a story looking at how local gas prices are set. Although it shed some …