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Skippers blast fuel talks

Posted: Thursday, Jul 3rd, 2014

DEPOE BAY — An effort to raise the price of the least-expensive boat fuel on the Oregon coast sparked a heated debate at the harbor commission last week.

Several charter boat operators stepped to the podium at the June 25 meeting of the Depoe Bay Harbor Commission to object to price hikes at the 7-year-old municipal fuel dock, saying that the proposed increase would erase their slender earnings.

“It would be a disservice to my boat and my slim profit margins to gain a profit for the city,” argued Jim Peterson. “The way it is now, I’m almost working for free.”

For the complete article see the 07-04-2014 issue.

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