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Gas price conspiracy

A letter that’s working its way through the system and should appear in the print edition in the next few days accuses the Herald of doing nothing to investigate gas prices for the past 18 years.

We’ve had a lot of stories about gas prices in that time, many of them trying to explain the irritating differences in gas prices that often seem to leave Tri-Citians more at the pump.

I suspect that until someone uncovers a price-fixing conspiracy among suppliers and distributors, no “investigation” will satisfy.

Here's a thought — one reason no one has found a conspiracy could be that none exists. People have sure looked for them.

One of the most recent and exhaustive attempts was conducted by the state Attorney General’s Office. Check out frequently asked questions or go right to the 67-page final report