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I will get off the topic of religion this week.
I have a different bone to pick with companies gouging consumers.
Last year I installed gas logs to heat with propane to offset the unbelievably high electric costs I’m charged.
I truly enjoyed the propane heat last year and filled my tank in the early fall to save some money. The cost to fill 400 gallons was $1.69 per gallon, or roughly $700, last September.
Well, recently I called my gas company in Frankfort and asked to be put on the calendar for a refill, and was told propane is now $2.99 per gallon.
I thought this is yet another indication of the economy and the price of everything skyrocketing.
I conceded that I would just have to deal with the price doubling.
However, I noticed in the newspaper that a company out of Springfield was advertising for new customers. I called them and they said they could fill me for $1.69. What on earth? How can one company offer me identical product or service for twice the cost?
I am really blessed that I own my tank or I would be held captive by these greedy companies.
The moral to the story is shop around and be good stewards of your finances, as there are a lot of sharks out there getting fat off us consumers.
Jess Thompson is a guest columnist for The Anderson News.