Unhappy About Gas Prices
‘Tis the season to be jolly, but there’s nothing jolly about Estes Park gasoline prices! I simply do not understand why prices here are always as much as .50 cents gallon higher than in Lyons or Ft. Collins or even Denver. That is literally highway robbery. Yes, overhead is high here, transport is expensive, and our high season is short (except on sunny winter weekends). But surely station owners know that most of us drop by only for that one gallon which will get us to the valley for a full tank.
I’m waiting for even one station to break the mold, to stop the obvious collusion and price-fixing – to offer a significant discount to drivers with an 80517 zip code, to raise prices just on weekends, or at least to offer gasoline to natives at a fair price on, say, every Wednesday from Sept. through May. Meanwhile, I hope everyone in Estes plans a fill-up in the valley and boycotts these outrageous Estes Park vultures. Their prices are always among the very highest in the state, higher, even, than those in major ski resorts.