Friday, April 15, 2005

Cheap Gas In Minnesota

There's this gas station making a stand in Anoka. It would seem Minnesota punishes stations who keep gas prices too low to protect against big corporate gas stations eating up the little guys. Flying in the face of this concept is a station simply called "This Is My Station" where the owner sells gas at a low low price and causes the other big corporate stations in the area to keep their prices low. I felt this station deserved some recognition beyond the local news stories so I devoted a page to Cheap Gas In Minnesota This is a classic example of how a law intended for one purpose keeps citizens and the little guy down by not letting the market set the proper price for gasoline. In this case its the little guy keeping the big guys in check but at risk from the heavy hand of the state who may end up fining them for selling gas to cheaply.