The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Chicago Gas Prices:
Ripoffs and Lies

Jun 24, 2013

Gas prices in Chicago are the highest in the country, and they keep going up. At some stations, gas hit $4.79 a gallon last week.

The companies blame refinery problems for the high prices. But the companies run these refineries. It’s obvious they control the supply–and the prices!

What they want is any excuse to rip us off, adding to their already gigantic profits. ExxonMobil made 9.5 billion dollars in the first three months of 2013. Shell: 7.5 billion. Chevron: 6.2 billion. BP: 4.2 billion.

We may have to buy their gas, but we sure don’t have to believe their lies!