Actually, prices stabilized in Trinidad, because the overall price in oil has declined over the last week. I speculate it will slowly begin to decline - as the opening of drilling will be a hot topic in the upcoming election - which will get OPEC worried and increase their output to keep America 'fixed' to their oil supply.
I recently wrote a newspaper article about my Memorial Day expereince, as its more than locals whom are stopping in Walsenburg for cheaper gas - Trinidad's tourism business is stopping there too!
Regardless, the issue will continue until competition returns to the Trinidad MArket, at which time I suspect a large volume of local citizens will devote their purchases away from Duran.
Duran's prices have nothing to due to saving local jobs, and everything to do with being a monopoly in the Trinidad gasoline industry. Our city and county is complicant by continuing to pruchase from him - instead of seeking outside venders -as required by colorado statute.
however, in the meanwhile, the ACORN gasoline pumps - just NORTH of Big R are open to the public, have cheaper gas, but limited operating hours.
I hope the word get out for these alternative locations, and we pray for the Safeway pumps as well - not only for our savings, but for the saving of our tourism economy too!