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Town Boycotts Gas Stations, Prices Drop

April 30, 2012 by  

Town Boycotts Gas Stations, Prices Drop
Residents of New Lenox, Ill., found a way to halt rising gas prices.

Gas prices in New Lenox, Ill., were higher than those in surrounding communities, so the town’s residents did something about it.

Mayor Tim Baldermann had been receiving complaints about high costs at the pump. After comparing the prices in New Lenox with the prices in neighboring towns, he determined that his city had gas prices that were 10 to 20 cents higher than most areas of northern Illinois.

Baldermann encouraged the residents of New Lenox to drive somewhere else to fill up. Within 48 hours, gas prices dropped.

Six out of the seven gas stations in New Lenox are owned by large corporations.

Bryan Nash

Staff writer Bryan Nash has devoted much of his life to searching for the truth behind the lies that the masses never question. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity and is the author of The Messiah's Misfits, Things Unseen and The Backpack Guide to Surviving the University. He has also been a regular contributor to the magazine Biblical Insights.

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  • Vigilant

    Gubment at any level has no business sticking its nose in. Free market forces should reign. If the price is too high, people will vote with their dollars elsewhere.

    And how much does Federal, state and local government add to the price of a gallon of gas? Antwhere from 30-50 cents a gallon.

    • Sirian

      That’s something most people don’t think about Vigilant – local, state & federal gas taxes. Very good point!!

  • http://none Claire

    It is called the fleecing of Illinois residents. Here in town the price goes up by Wednesday, then they drop on Mondays. Gas is always higher on the weekends. This has been going on for years here.

  • Karolyn

    Things do change when people use their power. On another note, gas here has gone down 20 cents in the last two weeks. Of course, SC has some of the lowest taxes. I believe it was 3 weeks or so ago I posted that gas prices would be dropping and was poo-pooed by some. Wonder what they have to say now. :-) In many places gas is lower now than it was at the same time last year.


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