Gas Prices Taking Wind Out of Boaters' Sails

1 decade 2 years 2 months ago Saturday, May 26 2007 May 26, 2007 Saturday, May 26, 2007 2:12:40 PM CDT May 26, 2007 in News
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A gallon of boat fuel cost $3.89 last week at the marina at Table Rock Lake State Park in Branson. An analyst with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, John Buchanan, says there are several reasons boat fuel costs more than gas for your car. Most marinas don't sell as much gasoline as vehicle service stations, and that increases the costs that marinas have to pass on to customers. And the demand for boat fuel is seasonal, so marinas have to make most of their revenue from fuel during that time. State Park Marina manager Pat Cox said he expects fuel prices to rise another five to ten cents, then hit a plateau.

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