On July 2, at 7:30 a.m., I read the Packet's article that read "Gas prices could continue to slide." At 9:30 a.m., I saw a price of $3.24 a gallon at a gas station on U.S. 278.
Less than a week later, this station had raised its price to $3.39 a gallon; and on July 16, the station owner raised the price to $3.49 a gallon.
In other words, this owner raised the price for a gallon of gas on Hilton Head Island 25 cents a gallon in 15 days.
So I guess we can forget the story on July 2.
The Packet's page-one story July 16 showed that prices for a gallon of gas at all but one station on Hilton Head averaged $3.51 a gallon, leading me to believe that Hilton Head gas station owners have a red-colored alert telephone. They all receive a call from "Mr. Big," telling them when, and how much, to raise their gas prices on a certain day. This call also goes out on those rare days when the stations actually lower their prices at the pump.
Because the United States is now fighting two wars, it's time for President Barack Obama to institute a price freeze on gas prices, rolling them back to their price when he first entered office to end gas price fixing and war profiteering.
Hilton Head Island