I had an experience this weekend and want to share it with as many people as possible so they arenít ripped off at gas stations. Please read this and forward it to as many people as possible. I would like to have this email spread across the entire country by the end of the week.
While traveling down Interstate-80 in Nebraska we stopped in North Platte because the very large sign for the Conoco station said gas was $3.09 a gallon. However, when we pulled up to the pump the price was $3.59 a gallon. We did find a sign that was much smaller and located way below the large sign, under a series of other signs, that said the price was only at pumps 1 and 2.
So we went next door to the BP station advertising gas at $3.09 and low and behold the same thing was going on there. Different prices at different pumps!
There were no signs on the pumps indicating the price difference. Luckily, we looked at the price on the pump before deciding we would not give our business to two such deceiving and unethical gas stations.
When we paid for our gas at the Shell station down the road, we were told this has been going on for two months and that most people get about $5 in the tank before they realize the price and then they come to the Shell station to fill up. This also explained the sign by the Shell station that said "All pumps same price -- $3.14".
I have learned that this is happening at a Conoco station on I-80 at Lexington, Neb. but they only have this price at one pump.
Conocoís corporate office told me they have no control over the independent owners and their pricing. But I think it should be their concern. Itís Conoco and BPís names on these gas stations and more than likely people are using a Conoco credit card.
As consumers, we have the ability to make a change, boycott these stations. We have the power in our wallets and should use it.
Tell as many people as you can to check the price on the pump before filling up with gas. The advertised price is not always the price you pay!
By Margaret Williams, Grand Island