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    Gunfighter Mastiff's avatar
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    Fill Your Tanks!

    My wife manages a Chevron...

    It's on the way this afternoon, the price will top out over $4 a gallon in most places.
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    WHEW! No Chevrons in Colorado... good...

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    Quote Originally posted by Mastiff
    It's on the way this afternoon, the price will top out over $4 a gallon in most places.
    Isn't this almost equivalent to shouting "FIRE" in a crowded theater?

    You better zip it.
    "And all this terrible change had come about because he had ceased to believe himself and had taken to believing others. " - Leo Tolstoy

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    I filled up the night before the hurricane hit in anticipation of gas prices jumping up. I'm glad I did because I only paid $2.45 per gallon

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    Quote Originally posted by jread
    .... I only paid $2.45 per gallon
    Can you imagine saying that 1 year ago? LOL

    HA, HA, HA, Operation Rock the Boat is going swimmingly.
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    Quote Originally posted by Budgie
    Can you imagine saying that 1 year ago? LOL

    HA, HA, HA, Operation Rock the Boat is going swimmingly.

    Yes, it's sad, lol.

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    Earlier this morning, I was told by one of Counties that the reason the Sheriff could not be at the meeting was because he was going to be on a conference call to discuss gas being over $3.25/gal. I made sure to top it off.

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    On my way home saw at two gas stations the same price - 3.29
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA
    On my way home saw at two gas stations the same price - 3.29

    See? 2:45 p.m. to 3:49 p.m. and it went up over $.75 a gallon. I was going to head for the coast next week-end. Sure, that's going to happen.
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    It was 2.90 everywhere near my office, then I passed a 7-11 at 2.54; needless to say, the 7-11 had a very LONG line.

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    Quote Originally posted by Mastiff
    See? 2:45 p.m. to 3:49 p.m. and it went up over $.75 a gallon. I was going to head for the coast next week-end. Sure, that's going to happen.
    That is only $12/tank . The big question: will there be panic buying and shortages?

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    You got me panicked. I'm going to go down to eat, and then I am going out to fill up.
    Last edited by illinoisplanner; 01 Sep 2005 at 12:02 AM.
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    I filled up last night at $2.87 - seems like a good deal now.

    EDIT: on the drive home, it was $2.94.
    Last edited by nuovorecord; 31 Aug 2005 at 11:23 PM.
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    Quote Originally posted by nuovorecord
    I filled up last night at $2.87 - seems like a good deal now.
    Man, the big oil companies sure make some profit when a disaster hits....
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    Can you say Nixon style price controls. Friggin robbin' baron oil dorks with their windfall profits. Makes me ashamed for being a believer in unfettered free markets.

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    I haven't owned a car since 1997 and can walk to school/work.

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    Quote Originally posted by Mastiff
    Man, the big oil companies sure make some profit when a disaster hits....
    Yeah, you said it. I addressed this in another thread, but I'll repeat it here. The $6/gal gas we'll be buying will result in oil company profits. But Europe and Japan have been paying double or more what the US has for gas for years. What do they have to show for their high gas prices? A much more balanced transportation system than we have, that's what.

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    I haven't owned a car since 1997 and can walk to school/work.
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    Quote Originally posted by bflo_la
    Can you say Nixon style price controls. Friggin robbin' baron oil dorks with their windfall profits. Makes me ashamed for being a believer in unfettered free markets.
    Free market?! Are you kidding? Oil companies have been the biggest anti-trust bunch of bastards in history... Think GWB is going to send the FTC after those guys? Never. No one ever has, I don't think anyone ever will....
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    Quote Originally posted by Mastiff
    Free market?! Are you kidding? Oil companies have been the biggest anti-trust bunch of bastards in history... Think GWB is going to send the FTC after those guys? Never. No one ever has, I don't think anyone ever will....
    The Bush Administration is a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of the Petroleum Industry.

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    On the weather channel they were showing shots of gas stations with prices of over $5.50/gallon. So it looks like that Oilstorm sign did indeed come true in some areas.

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    I'm surprised that the Clinton Adminstration hasn't been blamed.

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    I swear, this is like saying "farms in LA have been flattened, food prices are going up 50 percent" or "all the bottled water is going to flood victims, it's now $4.00 a bottle in Florida". Sheesh.

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    Quote Originally posted by Super Amputee Cat
    On the weather channel they were showing shots of gas stations with prices of over $5.50/gallon. So it looks like that Oilstorm sign did indeed come true in some areas.
    Saw that on the tube this afternoon. I think it was at some Chevron stations (thanks Mastiff in suburban Atlanta. I need to cal my folks a couple of hours north of there and see how the price has jumped. I actually filled up the tank on Sunday for $2.49/gallon and waited in line to top it off with a couple of gallons tonight at $2.69. Which is not too bad considering that a few stations I passed on the way home were selling regular unleaded for $3.00. Not exactly an "Oilstorm" here in PA, but it looks like the Southeast is getting especially hosed at the tank.

    But, maybe nothing will happen and this sudden jump is just reactionary drive on demenad... But I doubt it.

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    My brother in South Carolina said the gas there costs $4.00 now.

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    There seems to be no real reason for some of the higher gas prices mentioned here, except perhaps, gouging. Regionally, the south seems to be highest. The storm may have disrupted shipments or maybe the influx of refugees has driven up demand. Here in Colorado I saw it today for $2.56 at the place where I usually fill up.
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