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GAS: Greed fueling rising prices at the pump

Letter by Donna J. Greenway, Shelton on March 17, 2011 at 3:35 pm | 4 Comments »
March 18, 2011 9:58 am

I just heard that the profit for Exxon last quarter was $9.2 billion, the highest profit ever by a company in the world. This is the reason the gas prices are climbing – so the billionaires who run the oil companies can keep getting richer.

My husband spends more than a quarter of his paycheck weekly on gas to get back and forth to work. And before you say take a bus, we live in a area that does not have bus service and to get to Auburn to his job that starts at 6 a.m., he would have to leave the house at 2 a,m. Not an option.

We don’t drive a big gas guzzler; we do drive a 12-year-old vehicle because we cannot afford to buy a newer car. We are like a lot of people who live paycheck to paycheck, and now with the gas prices going up and up it is getting harder and harder to make those ends meet.

Something needs to be done about the gouging at the pumps and that is what it is with the obscene profits that are being raked in by the oil companies.

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