Could it be that when Pilot/Weigel’s saw that the News Sentinel was increasing its rack price 50% from 50 cents to 75 cents on Monday that Pilot/Weigel’s assumed they could increase the price of gasoline per gallon like the News Sentinel and no one would notice?
News Sentinel and Pilot/Weigels Motives Explored
Why would the News Sentinel last Friday as their top of the fold headline story orchestrate the gas fear buying? Why would the News Sentinel bury the stories of North Carolina and Florida Attorney Generals investigating Pilot for price gouging? Could it be because Pilot buys 50,000 newspapers on Friday to give away for free every week?