What's the best way to run out of gas? Hawaii has the answer! Cap the price for gasoline!
WhOOOO! Let's hope this idea catches on everywhere I don't live, so that in a rush to make some
money (instead of the the far less popular no
money) oil companies redirect crude to where I live. According to the local paper, the law allowing the PUC of Hawaii to cap gas prices was created last year, because they thought it "unfair" that gas cost more than it does on the mainland.
A note to Hawaiians: you live in the middle of the ocean. "Oil" has to be "shipped" to "Hawaii" and it is "much farther away" from other markets. Also (contrarians may be thinking that ships on the way to the mainland U.S. could easily stop in Hawaii), "real estate" is more "expensive" and "limited" for numerous "reasons" limiting the capacity for "refinement".
No word yet on the poi-and-pineapple fuelled car market rollout date. And if you're wondering, yes, I do have a grudge against Hawaii.
-Miguel Sanchez 10:20 EST |