Lewis W. Diuguid

Gas prices remain stubbornly high in Kansas City

Updated: 2013-06-18T23:01:26Z

By Lewis W. Diuguid

The Kansas City Star

The fact that the United States now is a net exporter of gasoline will matter little to motorists still paying about $3.50 a gallon for gas.

In the last five years the imports have declined so much that in the last three months the U.S. has exported more gasoline than vehicle owners in this country have consumed, The Kansas City Star reports. This nation still is a net importer of crude oil and petroleum products, although that has fallen sharply, too.

Credit energy conservation programs and smaller vehicles for the fuel savings. However, none of it has affected the price of gasoline, which has stayed around the $3.50 level in the Kansas City area.

Supply and demand laws don’t matter when energy is involved, and consumers worldwide — like junkies — have to have fuel.

To reach Lewis W. Diuguid, call 816-234-4723 or send email to ldiuguid@kcstar.com.

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