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Boycott Gas Stations? Is It Possible?

New Law To Affect Gasoline Pricing gas station
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The price has gas has reached levels never before seen. Those prices have spurred a mayor on Illinois to propose a gas boycott in hometown stations. Does he really expect it to be successful?

Tim Baldermann is the mayor of New Lenox, Illinois, and he’s called for a boycott of the gas stations in his suburban town.

Apparently the mayor noticed that the price of gas in his hometown was higher than other nearby cities, as much as 21 cents a gallon difference.

Baldermann was told by the gas companies that the prices were set according to the local competition and couldn’t be moved as long as the competition remained so high. So, as a response, Baldermann asked his citizens not to buy local gas anymore until the rates are comparable.

I think it’s a long-shot, but fighting back against the oil companies and their price gouging sometimes feels like is the only thing left for us to do.


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