Ok, I am convinced that someone is feasting on bloated avgas prices. In a prior post, I noted the difference between the falling automobile/mogas prices compared to avgas prices that are stubbornly sticking near their all-time highs. Other folks are noticing this as well, as reported in “Air Time with Carol Legg“.
It has not gotten any better, in fact, it’s worse! The gap between avgas and mogas is wider than it has ever been. What is going on? Who are lining their pockets with avgas profits?
Where is AOPA?
This is a major flying cost issue for small GA operators. Every AOPA member should be emailing AOPA and asking them to get involved in getting control of avgas prices!
Proof? Topped off this week at KSEE after a local Southern California flight. Self-serve 100LL was $4.59 per gallon, only a few cents a gallon cheaper than a month ago ($4.77). Meanwhile, mogas is now widely selling for below $2.00 per gallon. So I am paying far more, on a percentage basis, for each gallon of avgas.
Checked with the 100LL.com fuel price search, and it still shows all of the airports in the area with avgas prices well over $4.00 per gallon. So there appears to be an organized effort to keep avgas high, at our expense.
Will I keep flying? Absolutely! But I’m going to keep watching avgas prices and KSEE will not seeing my business until prices come back to earth.