In one of the best decisions of my long life, I moved to the Tri-Cities in 1974. Ever since, I have been aware that the Tri-Cities usually have gas prices at least 10 cents above the rest of the state. The Herald has devoted articles to this topic. In the June 25 edition, the Herald reported that Tri-City gas prices are 43 cents above the national average.
One of the excuses given is that the Tri-Cities transportation costs are higher. On my recent 29-day trip through Utah, Arizona and New Mexico, with returns through Idaho and Oregon, we observed gas prices much, much lower. Some of these stations were in truly remote places. Surely their transportation costs are much higher than here.
The Herald has done some great investigative reporting. Perhaps this is the time and a topic worthy of another such effort.
Duane W. Faletti, Richland