STRAIT ON: Gasoline and the consumer’s dilemma

Photo by Rusty Strait / The Valley ChronicleOne wonders if the advertised additives are really worth the price. ■ by Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter While driving down Florida Avenue in Hemet this past week, I took notice of gasoline stations and the differentials in price per gallon. Why, I asked myself, does The Gas Mart, an independent station charge $2.27 and 9/10ths per a gallon of regular, while Mobil, less than a block away charges $2.49, and just a few blocks away at Shell, the price is $2.77? That’s a fifty-cents difference from independent to brand name? I’ve tried both the high cost brand name and and the low cost

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