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Gas prices: As usual, higher in Shelbyville

Posted Monday, October 10, 2011, at 9:18 AM

I just got another of the seemingly endless calls asking why gas prices are so much higher in Shelbyville than other area cities.

The caller said gas is $3.19 in Columbia today (Monday, Oct. 10.)

GasBuddy.com shows prices of $3.05 in Murfreesboro, $3.19 in Manchester, $3.18 in Tullahoma.

It's $3.28 at the store across from the T-G today and, according to GasBuddy.com, also $3.28 in Lewisburg.

Gotta wonder why...


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I fully support shopping at home, but it is confusing as to why I paid $3.26 for gas yesterday in Shelbyville, then drove to Murfreesboro where it was $3.07.

-- Posted by loveretirement on Mon, Oct 10, 2011, at 11:11 AM

My family uses about $80.00 worth of gas a week. I try to buy gas in Murfreesboro as much as possible. Shelbyville is only hurting itself by having the higher price.

-- Posted by AmericanWoman on Mon, Oct 10, 2011, at 11:36 AM

Ever since I saw that food prices were cheaper in other towns outside of Shelbyville, we have been purchasing everything that we need in M'Boro.

My brother in law, normally uses about $100 in gas every week. And he always fills up in M'boro so he doesn't have to purchase any here in town.

-- Posted by PrpleHze on Mon, Oct 10, 2011, at 11:46 AM

Maybe we need to file a Class Action Law Suit like they did in Chattanooga.It sounds like price fixing when gas is delivered to Tullahoma and sold 10-15 cents a gallon cheaper,and is hauled a longer distance by the same company.Just think how much money it cost the fine people of Shelbyville.I guess its time for a new BMW or jet.

-- Posted by mytaxesaremine on Mon, Oct 10, 2011, at 12:17 PM

I thought that it would be interesting to check the gas prices in Plano, Tx. where I live. They range from 2.97 to 3.06. When we use to visit Shelbyville frequently, we always tried to fill up in Murfreesboro because Shelbyville always was higher.

-- Posted by cookie on Mon, Oct 10, 2011, at 1:11 PM

Ohio is between 2.35-2.65 in the area my parents live in.

-- Posted by bellbuckletn on Mon, Oct 10, 2011, at 1:18 PM

I filled up yesterday @ Kroger in Tullahoma for 3.14 /gal using .03 off on my card. Prices were about 20 cents higher in Shelbyville during Horse Show. Price Gouging!!!!!

-- Posted by ckna910 on Mon, Oct 10, 2011, at 2:55 PM

Wal-Mart has extended the .10 cents off per gal when using gift card. You have to go to main store to load money onto and then to pumps.

-- Posted by ckna910 on Tue, Oct 11, 2011, at 7:23 AM

I have to go to Murfreesboro once a week, and it just so happens that I need to do my weekly fillup just about that time. Hence, I generally purchase gas in Murfreesboro because it's cheaper. I also do some grocery shopping because I've found that some food prices are lower as well.

-- Posted by volfanatic on Tue, Oct 11, 2011, at 9:08 AM

Yes I use at least two tanks a week and fill up in Murfreesboro paid $3.05 last fill up.

I shop at Publix also there b/c it is clean and you don't have to wait in check-out.

Shelbyville doesn't have any really good places to eat or shop.

-- Posted by roadrunner on Tue, Oct 11, 2011, at 11:10 AM

Today's prices in the Boro Kroger 3.01---Tullahoma 3.11 BP.

Lewisburg about the same as Shelbyville. Same people must be in charge there.

-- Posted by ckna910 on Tue, Oct 11, 2011, at 5:03 PM

I was in Chicago last week and gas was $3.96/gallon.

-- Posted by shelbyvillefriend on Wed, Oct 12, 2011, at 5:58 PM

BellBuckleTn, not sure where in Ohio they're getting gas for $2.35-$2.65, but when we arrived in Ohio last Wednesday, it was $3.45. (From Cincy-Canton) By the time we left yesterday, it was down to $3.29-$3.39 depending on area. My inlaws said the lowest it got down to $2.95 a week ago, but that was short lived.

Shelbyville has had higher gas prices for the last few months by at least .15 or more. We are self employeed and drive every day...it's a no brainer where we get our gas. You lose Shelbyville...as I shop in M'boro too. Gasbuddy.com is the first thing we check when leaving for work to plan our day and our stops...avoiding the higher areas.

-- Posted by neighborhood mom on Mon, Oct 17, 2011, at 7:49 AM

I follow the cost of a barrel of oil. I hear this info each morning. What really irritates me is that, when the cost of oil goes down it takes weeks or even a month before you see the price decrease, but the moment that the cost of a barrel of oil goes up, you will see the price increase THAT DAY.

I have advocated the following before and hope that others will consider my opinion. The use of gasoline in our cars sends billions of dollars each day to countries that hate this country. They will use this money to kill us.

Also the cost of oil rising is also a problem within our economy.

I consider these reasons to be more of a national security problem, than an energy problem.

Therefore I contact my elected officials and urge them to start now with developing infrastructure to run our vehicles on some type of alternative energy, whether it be natural gas, propane, electric or in my opinion the best choice of all would be hydrogen fuel cells, which if we were able to use hydrogen fuel cells, it would reduce carbon emissions also, which would kill two birds with one stone. The alternatives have not been perfected and the infrastructure is not there, so it would need to be government subsidized, until it was at least comparable to the cost of gasoline.

If the USA did this, then I would bet the farm, that we would see an immediate decrease in the cost of oil. Oil would still be needed, but not in the amounts that we now use.

Unless the people hold our elected officials feet to the fire on something like I have written above, then we will see no change anytime soon, as most of our elected officials receive money from big oil. Call your Senators and Representatives today and keep calling if you want to see change.

JMHO,

William

-- Posted by HorseGentler on Tue, Oct 18, 2011, at 10:14 AM


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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.