More fuel for thought

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Wow!

Thank you for such an enlightening discussion on gas prices.

To answer Tom Duncan’s question, the prices I quoted were prices from local gas stations.

I know fuel prices at the docks are higher than prices at the local gas pump. It has been bantered around that the dock prices are about 30 percent higher. Don’t know if that’s true. Perhaps you can provide the answer to that.

Also, what would happen if marinas within a certain area got together and bought their fuel as one entity? They’d buy in volume and could get a discount. At least that’s how it works in theory.

Bob Taylor wrote and said he pays a ‘member’ price. Bob, how does that work? Perhaps that would help other marinas and, ultimately, the boaters.

Also, do marinas in the same region have the same price discrepancies as the local gas stations located within blocks of each other?

Finally, what about the road taxes.

When boaters pay for gas at the docks, where does that money go?

- Lois Caliri
Editor 

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