In the early 1980s, gasoline in Payson cost 25 cents more per gallon than in Phoenix. The experts told us that the cost of transporting gas from the Phoenix terminal tanks to Payson was three-quarters of a cent per gallon.
I am totally aware that with the cost of gas today that the transport cost must be 5, 6, or even 7 cents per gallon. On Sunday, Sept. 28, while in Phoenix, I saw a QT Station on Camelback just west of the 101 that was selling gas at $3.31 per gallon. The cheapest gas in Payson that evening was and is $3.61. I will make no further comment. The people of Payson will have to come to their own conclusions.
Ken Richter Sr.
P.S. Earlier this year, gas was cheaper in Payson than in Phoenix.