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post #31 of 53
One of the guys at work mentioned something about gas being sold in states from certain refiners that couldn't originally sell gas in that states???
In Wisconsin while we don't have price gouging laws; gas stations can only raise prices once in a 24 hr period. Plus the price on the marquee is what you pay. They can't charge another price once you go inside. They are watching this really closely as there had been many complaints.
post #32 of 53
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Originally Posted by GailC
One of the guys at work mentioned something about gas being sold in states from certain refiners that couldn't originally sell gas in that states???
I heard that too, that the Feds have temporarily lifted all of the state regulations (i.e. California has to have a lower emissions fuel than the rest of the country) of different formulas so that the gas can be taken where it's needed.

Between 7:30 this morning and 12:30 this afternoon, gas prices went from $2.69 (up 10 cents on Tuesday) to $2.89.
post #33 of 53
2.99 here. and i am sure it will go up again by tonight
post #34 of 53
Goodness Gracious. Please let gas prices stay reasonable until tonight when I can stop and get some. Last time I check around here it was $2.50 something. Last time I put it off, I wound up paying .20 more a gallon in the evening verses the morning.

How much more can people's pocket books take? I don't know about you but most of the people I know make ends meet but just barely. With the cost of gas spiraling out of control...I see a bad turn ahead of us.

First it was housing...
Now Gas...
what's next? Food.
And I won't even touch on health care.
post #35 of 53
Gas here in Idaho just went up this afternoon. My biggest problem is, when the gas that the stations are selling right now cost much less, why are they passing the increase on to the consumers? When I left to take my kids to school this morning it was $2.54 at the cheapest place. When I came home an hour ago it was $2.69 at the same place. My husband works for a office furniture comany here and they were told by the station that they use that gas here would be close to $4.00 a gallon by the weekend. If that happens, then everything will go up. Yesterday, I put $52.00 in my tank to fill it up. This morning, someone had siphened (sp) it and we were empty. When I called the cops, they said that they had 58 reports of the same thing within the last 24 hours. Hate to say it but with this stuff going on, the economy is gonna crash! Sorry if I am rambleing, but this is going to kill my family as far as money is concerned.
post #36 of 53
I filled up after work yesterday for $2.59 a gallon. On my way to work this morning I passed the same gas station and it was $2.52 a gallon. On my way HOME just now it was $3.09. There is NO NEED IN THIS. Exxon-Mobile and the other gas companies are posting RECORD PROFITS, and we are being BLED DRY by them.
It's greed, pure and simple.
And the bad thing is, how do you think our goods get to market? By TRUCK!! And those trucks run on GAS! So it costs more to ship the good. Which means that those goods will either cost more or the company will take a hit in profits..and most companies are not about to take a hit on profits. So they pass the additional costs on to US, the consumers. So our food, toiletries, clothes, medicines, everything we have to buy, costs more.
And our paychecks aren't getting any bigger.

I remember the first time I bought gas in the summer of '99...$1 a gallon!! Man, do I miss the Clinton years.
post #37 of 53
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Originally Posted by Zoe'n'MissKitty

I remember the first time I bought gas in the summer of '99...$1 a gallon!! Man, do I miss the Clinton years.
$1 a gallon...*sigh* I miss that!
post #38 of 53
Yeah, in Columbus, Ga we are experiencing a panic with gas as well! Yesterday regular was 2.61 a gallon this afternoon it 2.89!! I put $10 in my Blazer which came to be a little over 3 gallons!! This is ridiculous!! And they have already started rationing. Our local school distric has been cut off at the terminals!! I picked a heck of a time to get an SUV I tell ya!! I think I'm gonna start riding my bicycle to work!!
post #39 of 53
I just saw on CNN where somewhere in those gulf states there charging $3.99 a gallon, wouldn't that be taking advantage? I know it's tough but what's up with being fair even in a mess
post #40 of 53
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Originally Posted by babyharley
$1 a gallon...*sigh* I miss that!

I can remember my first hubby selling it for 29cents a gallon when he owned a gas station in the late 60s early 70s, and he made a living doing it, but I won't even go there
post #41 of 53
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Originally Posted by halfpint
I can remember my first hubby selling it for 29cents a gallon when he owned a gas station in the late 60s early 70s, and he made a living doing it, but I won't even go there
Wow...29 cents a gallon...thats about how much it went up here today!
post #42 of 53
I went to a gas station today that had the cheapest prices (2.79 for low and 2.99 for super) they were out of all the gas but super!!! I got it anyway b/c it was still pretty cheap compared to the other stations. My husband and I were betting what it will top out at.. I think 3.50, he thinks 4.00.. Watching the news I'm afraid I'm wrong.
post #43 of 53
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Originally Posted by babyharley
$1 a gallon...*sigh* I miss that!
$1.00 a gallon ? I remember when I was a kid (early-mid 60's) that sometimes when there were gas wars gas could be had for $0.05 a gallon!!!! Heck, before the oil embargo in the 70's it was under $0.50!
post #44 of 53
Someone told me that California is rationing their fuel right now is that right? Holy cow, if it is, what's next!? this is crazy! I paid $24.00 last night at $2.58 a gallon to fill up my Tracer from a quarter of a tank TO full. I've NEVER put more then $20.00 in it to FILL it up from empty!!!!!
Today I went by the gas station I filled up at last night and now they are selling the gas I got at $2.79 a gallon and it's expected to go higher! I told my boss that if this keeps up, I'm buying a bicycle and I don't care what they think, otherwise I want a cost of living increase in pay! She agreed with me! She drives 45 miles each way to work, so it is hitting her REALLY hard since she drives bigger cars(station wagons and minivans). Me, I only drive about a 1/2 a mile to work thankfully!
post #45 of 53
$3.29 here!!
post #46 of 53
I'm wondering if this will affect the WAY we do business - more work from home? Video conferencing? The City where I work has already said that workers in City vehicles can no longer come back to the shops for their breaks - they break where they are (and risk having citizens, or news crews think they are "lazy")

Interesting. I wouldn't mind working from home with a cat on my lap.
post #47 of 53
Wednesday morning gas here was 2.69 a gallon that afternoon I went by a store and gas was 2.99 So I went to get some and regular is out and mid and premium is the only one available. I went ahead and got it cause I was riding close to E and not happy like that.
post #48 of 53
today gas prices went up 3 times! i was out last night and around 12 they jacked it to 2.69 thankfully i had filled up right before they had changed it so I lucked out with a full tank of 2.59 gas so today i go to natalie its up to 2.79 and when I come home 8 hours later its up to 2.99!! Mom and dad are getting mad because we're going to visit family in florida in 2 weeks.. They figured tonight if it goes to 3.09 like theyre saying around here and stays like that theyre going to spend $1200 just in gas in the van :-o Im going to have to find a job when I get back just so i can see my friends! I met a really hot guy, who go figures, lives about 45 mins away... and I told my friend amber i'd go see her Saturday and shes about an hour away... So everytime the price goes up i cringe some more...
post #49 of 53
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Originally Posted by katspixiedust
Yes but what Rockcat is talking about is the possiblity of there be a shortage of gas. I think her post was more in relation to that than how it would affect gas prices, though obviously they would go up drastically if gas did have to be rationed.
Yeah but there are alot of posts about the price of gas. That's what I was referring to.
post #50 of 53
I was on my way to work this morning and they jacked it up here to $3.01! Last night it was $2.79...since Monday it has gone up 47 cents! How much higher is it going to get before it finally comes back down again?!
post #51 of 53
Well I was supposed to have a Dr's appt this morning (they just called to reschedule, apparently my gyn has broken her foot! great, and I think I've got a UTI and have to wait another week.) and I'd gotten my motorcycle out and filled the tank with the rest of the gas that was in the "lawnmower" can to use THAT to go to my appt. That gas was bought a week ago at $2.49 a gallon I think. The truck is full and has a locking gas cap. I think I'm going to take my bike out anyway and get a cap for the Cutlass, although it would probably be more efficient to tell DH to stop by the auto-parts place on the way home on HIS bike to pick one up. I haven't been out in several days, there's no telling what it's up to now.

Guess I'll go put my bike back up ...
post #52 of 53
Thread Starter 
Some central FL schools do not have enough gas to provide bus transportation for field trips. They are now talking about the possibility of no bus transportation to school in the near future if the shortage persists!!!

A friend of mine tried to fill up his work truck yesterday and was cut off at $45.00.

Regular was $2.99 on my way to work (not near the highways - gas there is more expensive).

On a lighter note, Sunoco and some other convenience stores are having a promotion on 18 packs of Budwieser until Sept 11. Bottom line $4.49 for an 18 pack with the coupons on the box! Now if I can only get my car to like beer!
post #53 of 53
All that's left at the gas stations around UCF is premium. Hopefully I won't have to do much driving in the near future!!
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