If you put 20 gallons of gas in your vehicle this past Easter weekend in Harrison, you paid about $5.00 more than had you filled up in Clare. That’s because a gallon of regular unleaded was going for $3.60 in the south end of the county and a quarter more per gallon to the north.
Why? Maybe it›s supply and demand. Maybe it›s the extra cost of transporting the stuff that extra 12 miles and a bit uphill. Or maybe it›s just greed. Maybe a rep from the distributor or an oil company will step forward and provide an answer.
However, while I don›t have an answer for the big difference in gas prices, I do have a helpful website and free application for smartphones that might help. It›s called Gas Buddy (gasbuddy.com) and allows one to find the price of gas around Clare County and beyond. I use it, find it accurate and shop accordingly. While this is only my opinion and I have no relationship with Gas Buddy, you might want to give the site a try the next time you need gas. After all, you could probably use that $5.00 more than some big company. I know I can.