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David Carroll, a Chattanooga, Tennessee, news anchor, is the author of “Volunteer Bama Dawg,” a collection of his best columns. You may contact him at 900 Whitehall Road, Chattanooga, TN 37405 or 3dc@epbfi.com.

Carroll: A veteran of the gas wars learns why prices spike — and why they're slower to fall

Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:12 pm

I have a history with gas. I mean the kind you put into your car’s tank. In my youth, I was a gas pump jockey, before I became a radio disc jockey, or a TV news jockey.

You see, in an effort to get me off the couch, my dad offered to pay me 2 cents per gallon for the gas I pumped at our family store. We had three pumps, back when you could say “Exxon” without thinking “Valdez” or “oil spill.” I was the guy who “put a tiger in your tank!”

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