Letters to the Editor

May 6, 2013

Letter | Gas prices shouldn’t jump once you get to Grand Strand

It was so frustrating last week when I filled my car in Columbia and paid $3.12 per gallon for gas. Driving home to North Myrtle Beach, I noted gasoline ranged from $3.12 to $3.15 per gallon. Suddenly as I approached the beach, the prices quickly jumped from $3.37 to $3.39 per gallon. The cost of gas to the merchant is about the same for Conway and inland areas as along the Grand Strand.

It was so frustrating last week when I filled my car in Columbia and paid $3.12 per gallon for gas. Driving home to North Myrtle Beach, I noted gasoline ranged from $3.12 to $3.15 per gallon. Suddenly as I approached the beach, the prices quickly jumped from $3.37 to $3.39 per gallon. The cost of gas to the merchant is about the same for Conway and inland areas as along the Grand Strand.

Locally, we are working our hearts out trying to rebuild our economy. The gasoline industry has a major role in the well-being of every family and business along the Grand Strand. The industry needs to step up and be a better corporate neighbor and not price gouge our residents and visitors along the Grand Strand.

My suggestion to gasoline merchants along the Grand Strand is to get your pump prices fair and in line with the rest of the state.

The writer lives in North Myrtle Beach.

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