Gas prices have consistently remained at 146.9 for several months now in Nanaimo while the remainder of the Island has seen prices regularly fluctuate to as low as 132.9 in Courtenay and 138.9 in Ladysmith, Duncan and Mill Bay, says letter writer. NEWS BULLETIN file photo

Gas prices have consistently remained at 146.9 for several months now in Nanaimo while the remainder of the Island has seen prices regularly fluctuate to as low as 132.9 in Courtenay and 138.9 in Ladysmith, Duncan and Mill Bay, says letter writer. NEWS BULLETIN file photo

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Motorists may need to take action against Nanaimo’s high gas prices

Gas prices in Nanaimo are higher than in Courtenay or Ladysmith, says letter writer

To the editor,

What’s wrong with this picture? Gas prices have consistently remained at 146.9 for several months now in Nanaimo while the remainder of the Island has seen prices regularly fluctuate to as low as 132.9 in Courtenay and 138.9 in Ladysmith, Duncan and Mill Bay.

Does anyone find this more than anoying? We are being scalped at the pump here. I’m not suggesting there is some collusion going on here but it has to be suspect.

I suggest, if, together, we boycott one of the gas stations for a week, we would send a strong message that they need to reduce their price at the pump and the rest would have to follow.

Sounds too easy but which of us has the desire to get prices back in line here? The time is now people to stand up and take a stand or just sit back and pay, pay, pay.

William Rose, Nanaimo


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