Originally Posted by Frosty
No, only since the local chain was bought (about 5 years ago IIRC). And the point is that we are the only boonies area to double in that time. The rest of the outlying areas have stayed the same.
**** it, I've explained this as well as I can so I either suck at it or you are being willfully obtuse. Thanks anyway.
Here's what you asked:
Is there something about distribution that could explain why a dinky town in the middle of nowhere has cheaper gas than a different rural town that's on a major by-way? There isn't really an easy way to get to Republic, unless the fuel is coming in by train or something.
And my reply:
I doubt it's a distribution thing. Don't forget that retailers can and do set their owns prices (for the most part). The retailers in Republic might set their prices lower respective of each other than compared to the other town. If one station in Republic suddenly sets their price five or ten cents higher than the other stations, people will go to the other stations.