In spite of having at least two oil refineries in northern Utah, and gas prices dropping two cents a gallon nation wide, Utah's gas prices shot up four more cents.
There's lots of continuing debate as to why this is happening. We get this from one KSL report:
. . . . there's a simple reason behind the price: "There's a price control that's in operation that we just simply don't know about."
Yes we do. It's a price control called greed. The oil companies know that Utahans rely on our cars to get us to work, and many of us travel several miles to do it. I, myself, travel 40 miles each way, putting 80+ miles a day on my car. I don’t have much choice, either. It’s my livelihood at stake.
Talk about a captive customer base.