We've been getting calls and e-mails today about the difference in gas prices between Shelbyville and some of our neighboring counties., which is apparently quite dramatic today.
Most of the callers are asking the question "why," but that's a hard one for us at the newspaper to answer. I just did a search for some of our past stories on gas prices, and I note that we generally have a hard time getting the parent companies who make such decisions to talk to us.
The best we can do in such cases is point out when there's a large price discrepancy and hope that if we bring light to the situation, buyers can exercise their own judgement as informed consumers and prices will eventually even out. That's why, every day on page 4, we publish a representative gas price from Shelbyville, Murfreesboro and Tullahoma, and have been doing so for some time.
We're still looking at the situation. Please feel free to leave word in the comments about prices you have seen in the area.