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Born 2 Fish
09-11-2008, 01:50 PM
A friend of mine is a supervisor for a fuel transit company in the SE. He just told me there will be a BIG hike in prices at 6pm today. So any time now the stores will raise their prices. This is because of Ike and Texas oil production stopping.

Going to fill up everything I can.

des1954
09-11-2008, 01:55 PM
Oh, Good Lord!!! I wish this wasn't true...but know it probably is. I guess I'll fill 'er up at $3.61/gallon and hope for the best. I'm down to 1/4 tank anyway. Ugh!

2goofycampers
09-11-2008, 02:16 PM
Our DS just called from Golden Gallon they are limiting to 10 gallons.
So something is definitely going on.

Remember if it's 6pm here, EST would be 5pm.

Rhonda
09-11-2008, 03:24 PM
Our DS just called from Golden Gallon they are limiting to 10 gallons.
So something is definitely going on.

Remember if it's 6pm here, EST would be 5pm.

Isn't it the other way around? 6:00 there would be 7:00 here, right?

2goofycampers
09-11-2008, 03:40 PM
Oh yeah. 7pm EST sorry.

77ed
09-11-2008, 04:13 PM
Glad I filled up the little jetta this mourning. $50 for 12.5 gal. of diesel.

vick
09-11-2008, 04:53 PM
I called DH and told him to fill up on the way home from work. He said one station had went up 20 cents from this morning already. He didn't fill up at that station!

Gatordad
09-11-2008, 11:08 PM
thankfully, it's not a big deal in tampa

LONE-STAR
09-11-2008, 11:16 PM
Gas has gone up 20 cents but no effect to diesel.

des1954
09-12-2008, 06:06 AM
Yes...something must be going on. At 4pm yesterday I filled up at the local RaceTrac across from THD (2nd job) for 3.61/gal. When I left work at 9:30p, same RaceTrac had $3.67/posted on the sign. I wonder what it will be today, and the next, and the next.......

karamac
09-12-2008, 06:17 AM
OMG, $3.61 would be a dream, in canada gas just went up .10 a liter this morning making it $1,35 a liter, time 4 to convert to gallons it would be $5.40 a gallon. we cant wait to drive to florida, and get cheap gas all the way.

chief19spixi
09-12-2008, 06:26 AM
WOW thats a lot

des1954
09-12-2008, 06:28 AM
Karamac- When I lived near the Canadian border (Niagara Falls) back in the early 70's, they sold gas by the "Imperial Gallon", which was greater than the "American Gallon". Canada's gas was cheaper than America's gas back then. They must tax the crap outta you, eh??

Born 2 Fish
09-12-2008, 06:59 AM
Karamac- When I lived near the Canadian border (Niagara Falls) back in the early 70's, they sold gas by the "Imperial Gallon", which was greater than the "American Gallon". Canada's gas was cheaper than America's gas back then. They must tax the crap outta you, eh??



The difference between a New Yorker seeing his CAR being
vandalized & a Canadian seeing HIS car being vandalized is:

The New Yorker will yell "EH!!!! Wot you think yur DOING??"

The Canadian will yell "Wot you think yur doing EH!!???"
:rotfl2:

LarryJ
09-12-2008, 07:24 AM
Gas has gone up 20 cents but no effect to diesel.

In fact it might still be going down. On 8 Sept the Pilot in Harrisburg, Pa had diesel for 399.9 and this A.M. it's down to 392.9. Many the Texas refineries don't process that much diesel, but mainly gas.

Larry

ntsammy5
09-12-2008, 08:12 AM
They must tax the crap outta you, eh??

Yup! With GST, HST, PST and the exchange rate, all the border towns are crowded with our Norther Neighbors coming down to save a buck. The malls are littered with bags, discarded clothes, etc, etc because if you wear stuff back there's no duty.

Half the cars in the Outlet Mall in Niagara Falls have Ontario plates - maybe more.

As funny as it sounds, Canadian beer is also a lot cheaper in the States than it is in the Canadian Beer Store! :confused3 TAXES!

Rhonda
09-12-2008, 10:42 AM
Our gas dropped yesterday/last night, from $3.61 to 3.59. :cool1:

Married2Mickey
09-12-2008, 11:52 AM
I just got back from filling up a little while ago, and the gas station attendant let me know that I made it just in time. At 2pm they are changing their gas prices from 3.59/gal to 4.59/gal according a letter he showed me from the corporate office. I don't know about diesel...I didn't think to ask and it wasn't on the letter. My DH said this morning that the guy at the station where he stopped said that the gas they were buying today was going to cost THEM 4.59/gal and that they expected prices over 5.50/gal by Sunday.:scared1:

I hope that it is just hype and that it won't get that bad, but the faster you can get to the pump the better chance you have of avoiding trouble just in case. Good luck!

Us3
09-12-2008, 02:56 PM
OMG! DH just called me on his way home. Gas everywhere in our area is now $5.20!!!!!! It was $3.59 this morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

loveDmouse
09-12-2008, 03:30 PM
OMG! DH just called me on his way home. Gas everywhere in our area is now $5.20!!!!!! It was $3.59 this morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


WHAT THE ****????? That is insane! :scared1: :scared1:

That is criminal! JMHO!

Born 2 Fish
09-12-2008, 03:36 PM
We just drove thru town,, our gas went from 3.34 to 3.99 and is still rising.
Diesel is rising , yesterday it was 3.88 and today is 4.59.

mamaloya
09-12-2008, 04:20 PM
Isn't that price gouging? :confused3 Somebody needs to do something. How than they raise the prices BEFORE the supply is affected. I know free enterprise is supply and demand, but if the demand is due to an emergency, isn't there a federal law that prevents the prices being raised?

This gas thing is so sick. I hope that congress will wake up and do something. I, for one, can find better things to spend my money on. Luckily, I am a homebody and only go to church on Sunday and groceries on Tuesday. Other than that, I am home. A tank of gas generally lasts me a month. I haven't filled up since the Gustav scare and still have 3/4 a tank.

vick
09-12-2008, 04:38 PM
Isn't that price gouging? :confused3 Somebody needs to do something. How than they raise the prices BEFORE the supply is affected. I know free enterprise is supply and demand, but if the demand is due to an emergency, isn't there a federal law that prevents the prices being raised?

This gas thing is so sick. I hope that congress will wake up and do something. I, for one, can find better things to spend my money on. Luckily, I am a homebody and only go to church on Sunday and groceries on Tuesday. Other than that, I am home. A tank of gas generally lasts me a month. I haven't filled up since the Gustav scare and still have 3/4 a tank.

My DH heard on the radio that they were going to investigate some of the stations around here for price gouging. I remember there being charges against some a few years ago.

terri01p
09-12-2008, 04:51 PM
I just came from charlotte and a few gas stations had gas at 5.00 a gallon with a 10 gallon limit per car...are they crazy :scared1:

I just got gas in my area and it was 4.79

1goofy1
09-12-2008, 06:29 PM
My FIL said that a station here went from about $3.69 premium to $4.39. :scared1: That is quite an increase.

Us3
09-12-2008, 06:34 PM
The same station that had $5.20 posted earlier now says $4.51! :confused: Most other stations say $4.05 at the moment.....:confused3

1goofy1
09-12-2008, 06:38 PM
so it went down? :confused3

allisophie
09-12-2008, 06:49 PM
today our BP shot up 40 cents... QT is at 3.69 and we are in the middle of the US with refinery's in Illinois so what gives?:confused3 :confused3 :confused3

there goes the extra $ i was hoping to use to upgrade to hoppers w no expiration...:headache:

DisneyBishops
09-12-2008, 09:57 PM
Our sorry gov hasn't said crap about this. It is criminal, don't even know if there will be much damage to the wells. Where is the gov oversight. Oh i almost forgot GWB is an oil man isn't he. I guess since he is almost done he needs the money for his retirement. We need to vote everyone one of them bums out of office. They are out of touch with the people. Talking about need for revolution. Man

Gatordad
09-12-2008, 10:43 PM
Halliburton stock up 43% today alone.

LONE-STAR
09-12-2008, 10:44 PM
In fact it might still be going down. On 8 Sept the Pilot in Harrisburg, Pa had diesel for 399.9 and this A.M. it's down to 392.9. Many the Texas refineries don't process that much diesel, but mainly gas.

Larry
Did not know that.

Whats crazy is that the storm is here and fuel has stayed about the same price.

lucy_love
09-12-2008, 11:16 PM
over $5!! That is nuts, I feel for you all


luckily here in Gainesville it has only gone up a cent or 2 :confused3

I am surprised that Florida hasn't been affected by this, typically FL gas always goes up with events like this :confused3

DaddyDon
09-13-2008, 05:29 AM
Our local gas stations went up from 3.59 a gallon to 4.34 a gallon some as high as 4.51 a gallon....

des1954
09-13-2008, 06:21 AM
According to the MyFoxTampaBay website this morning.... the Flying J next to Lazy Days is $4.59/gallon!!!:eek: That can't be right because all other stations in Tampa are $3.50 - $3.79 a gallon.

Shan-man
09-13-2008, 07:06 AM
According to the MyFoxTampaBay website this morning.... the Flying J next to Lazy Days is $4.59/gallon!!!:eek: That can't be right because all other stations in Tampa are $3.50 - $3.79 a gallon.

No, that's totally possible, based on the pricing set by the company headquarters. Our local news was showing a Kangaroo station that still had prices from 3 days ago with a line 100 cars long, and next door the Shell had prices $1.28 more! Not much of a line at the Shell! But while the news crew was there the Kangaroo ran out of gas... so $4.90 at the Shell probably started getting some buyers.

des1954
09-13-2008, 07:49 AM
Well, well, well!! Florida State Governor, Charlie Crist, is going to be looking into the gas price increases here in the Sunshine State!!! He claims there is no reason for price increasing in Florida due to the fact that the refineries that ship fuel to Florida are located in Mississippi & Louisiana, and are not being impacted by Ike. He claims the Texas refineries ship fuel to the western states. Interesting!!

The local Fox station in Tampa did in fact show the $4.59 gas at the Flying J on their morning show today. Then they cut away to the interview with Governor Crist. Very interesting, indeed!!!

BRDof3
09-13-2008, 07:58 AM
We haven't seen much of an increase around here, maybe a dime or so the past few days. I was expecting worse, but even with Ike bearing down yesterday, the radio news was saying that crude prices were dropping a bit. I took that to mean the traders don't expect Ike to cut the feet out from under the producers too bad.

Shan-man
09-13-2008, 08:12 AM
The local news here in Raleigh showed one station in the area with $5.49 for regular... but I don't think that is typical ($4.19 is more typical!)

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Us3
09-13-2008, 08:47 AM
Glad to report that someone took a pic of the gas station that had regular posted at $5.20 yesterday...they just showed in on CNN!! ha This was Ingles in Cumming GA...yet one mile away it's still $4.02. Hmmm...

ntsammy5
09-13-2008, 09:41 AM
Gas went up about $.05 - that's all here. :cool1:

2goofycampers
09-13-2008, 09:44 AM
The hikes are suppose to ony take place in the SE, i'm sure other places will take advantage also.

AuburnJen92
09-13-2008, 09:53 AM
Well, well, well!! Florida State Governor, Charlie Crist, is going to be looking into the gas price increases here in the Sunshine State!!! He claims there is no reason for price increasing in Florida due to the fact that the refineries that ship fuel to Florida are located in Mississippi & Louisiana, and are not being impacted by Ike. He claims the Texas refineries ship fuel to the western states. Interesting!!

The local Fox station in Tampa did in fact show the $4.59 gas at the Flying J on their morning show today. Then they cut away to the interview with Governor Crist. Very interesting, indeed!!!

He should also see into the gas station my father was at yesterday. While he was filling up, the guy changed the sign and increased the gas 20 cents right there. What a croc! He then proceeded to call me on his cell phone and vent!

des1954
09-13-2008, 11:37 AM
He should also see into the gas station my father was at yesterday. While he was filling up, the guy changed the sign and increased the gas 20 cents right there. What a croc! He then proceeded to call me on his cell phone and vent!

On the Fox news morning show, they interviewed a guy at Flying J that said they increased the price THREE TIMES while he was filling his car. Now, that is truly a crock of ****!!!

Gatordad
09-13-2008, 01:11 PM
In NJ you can only raise prices 1x per day.

terri01p
09-13-2008, 02:31 PM
Our gas just went down to 3.65 from 5.00 since yesterday.:thumbsup2

DisneyBishops
09-13-2008, 03:03 PM
Here in east coast Florida it is still around 3.58 Just bought some for dd car and that is what i paid. No long lines or anyone running out. Some prices have gone up 10 cents but not all. These oil companies just screw us every chance they get. They must sell all their stock overseas. And as we know we are not very liked around the world.

ftwildernessguy
09-13-2008, 04:27 PM
There's always drastic fluctuations around here. I can drive around town and see prices from 3.49 to over 4 bucks a gallon. I honestly don't know how some of these stations stay in business. In a couple days, when it is known that the hurricane isn't going to disrupt supply as much as the gloom and doomers predicted, the price will drop again.

momoffive
09-13-2008, 09:38 PM
OK this gas thing sucks. I am a visiting nurse, so I need my car to get to my patients. I like 95% of NC residents, filled my van yesterday...$65 vs $100 to top it off, I prefer the days when it cost me $40 to fill the thing from empty. I had a half a tank, but I filled it the rest of the way for $3.85 premium, that is all they had left. I knew I needed gas in my work car, the Taurus, but when I could go out late last night most of our local stations were sold out and those that had gas were over $4, and up to $5.50 for reg. By PM they had the local police directing traffic at many of the stations here in town! CRAZY! The rumors were it would be at $6 :scared: this morning but it wasn't. This is what the news said. Why induce a gas run? I was able to find a station this morning for $3.65 but while I was pumping he raised it to $3.79:mad: . I had just started pumping so I got the $3.65. Is this legal? They don't raise the price of bread and milk when they call for snow and everybody heads to the grocery store to stock up. Sorry for the vent, but it seems that NC was a lot crazy yesterday. We'll be sticking close to home for sure.
Loretta