gas prices

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  1. nascarkat

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    Cars were lined up at the local HEB this afternoon...gas was $2.34!!! I never thought I'd be excited to see that price for gas! :eek:
     
  2. Suburban Gal

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    The price of gas in the Northeastern Illinois area is literally through the roof. The local BP Amoco is selling gas for $2.79, $2.89, and $2.99 respectively. Another area BP Amoco is selling regular unleaded and silver gas for a little cheaper, but not by much.

    In some areas gas is well over $3 a gallon. If you ask me, it's ridiculous.
     
  3. glassartist

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    Hey Hanvan,
    In regards to the hybrid car, the prices have gone down considerably since they first came out. You can get one now around $22,000. You use both electric and gas to operate the car, so if the prices go down....In regards to the other gas around here in Ohio ranges from $2.49- $2.75.
     
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    diesel dropped 3 cents here yesterday to $2.41
     
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    Around here it's down to 2.33, and I'm excited about that, lol!
     
  6. Sylbyl

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    The low in the Norfolk, Chesapeake, VA beach area is about $2.49(hard to find) and the high is in the $2.60s. In June I could get gas for $1.99 on Sundays at one station in town and a few weeks ago the price spiked 20 cents per gallon from 2.35 to 2.55 literally over night. Does anyone know or understand how the prices can spike so sporatically?
     
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    Dear sylbyl,
    It depends on the cost of oil per barrel. The current cost is $69.00 per barrel,and then you have to process it to make the gasoline etc...The cost of everything is higher now. Before the war it was much cheaper.
     
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    Aaarrgghhh!!! Since YESTERDAY when regular was $2.79, it has gone up to $2.85. Followed by $2.95 and $3.05 for premium. Can you believe it???????
     
  9. glassartist

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    Supposedly the gas prices will raise to around $3.25 dollar a gallon and then it's supposed to come down again and remain around the $2.50/gal. range and we are supposed to be happy it comes down to that!
     
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    Woohoo, just drove by our new SuperCenter and gas there was 2.31 a gallon! I remember when I first started college, thinking that a little over 2 dollars was ridiculous!
     
  11. kinderkids

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    With Katrina hitting New Orleans, it's going to get worse. The oil rigs are going to take a major hit. It will also affect our natural gas supplies as well. Not only are gas prices for autos going to continue as high or higher, I hate to see what my heating bills will be this winter :eek:
     
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    CNN spoke to the Mayor of New Orleans who says that have shut down production of over 500,000 gallons per day due to the hurricane and will continue to be shut down and because of that he expected oil prices to double! I can't even imagine! I hope all our Louisiana teachers are safe and sound.
     
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    One thing I am SOOOOOO thankful for is here in Texas in the winter we almost never use the heater. I can;t stand being hot while I sleep (we crank the ac to 72 at night) I just get another blanket and some warm clothes and I am fine. We do have a gas stove (darn I won;t be cooking much either) But these prices have to stop!!!!
     
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    hanvan,
    I wish I lived in Texas (or any place warm) in the winter. i dread the thought of it coming. YUCK!!
     
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    Grateful to be a Californian when it turns winter. Where I live, the worst thing we deal with is fog, more of a danger issue than comfort--those 21-car pileups can be ugly--but I don't think I could live for long where there is snow and ice! You guys are tough!
     
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    Here in Massachusetts I have seen prices ranging from 2.48 which is cheap to 2.64 I sure hope things settle down. I have a 45 mile commute each way and I drive a suv.. Dang thing... At least it gets decent milage per gallon as far as SUVs go anyhow..
     
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    25 % of the nations oil and natural gas come through La's coastline. It's going to be an impact no matter where Katrina decides to land. Pretty soon I'll be paying more for gas each month than I am in car insurance!
     
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    Gas is $2.65 here. We can get ten cents off for each fill-up of Kroger gas for every $100 spent on grocery shopping. My husband and son go to the pumps with two cars but make it one fill-up from the pump. He spent $55 on gas this afternoon! Ouch!
     
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    A neighbor just stopped by, her boyfriend works at a convenience store here in town. He called and let her know that gas would be over $3 a gallon there tomorrow, supposed to be like that all over the state. The pumps were packed with folks filling up tonight ($2.54/gallon). I hope the jack in prices is due to supply, not gouging b/c of storm.
     
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    Gas was $2.59 today and that is cheaper than it has been. How sad is that?
     
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    I just got back from taking my son out to get some ice-cream. GAS went up 8 cents from yesterday to $2.76. My diesel went up 15 cents to $2.99!!!!

    I have been told reg will be over $3 by this weekend because of the hurricane. This is outrageous since Oregon and Washington get its oil from Alaska!
     
  22. JaimeMarie

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    That is horrible. Glad I'm not out there anymore. I used to live on the Long Beach Peninsula in WA. The gas was always 15 cents more then across the river in Oregon.
     
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    Gas had gotten down to 2.31 here, then when I came home from work today, it was up to 2.47, still cheaper than others around the US, but STILL...
     
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    I had to drive our son down to Cincinnati this afternoon - off to UC band camp. On the way home I spotted gas at $2.51 a gallon. I figured with the hurricane gas prices coming, that was a good deal. So, I topped off the tank. $2.51 a gallon - a good (?) deal!
     
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    At lunch, I passed the corner gas station, $2.49 and diesel $2.49. Two hours later is was gas - $2.74 and diesel $2.59! :eek: Another station, $2.99 for gas. Guess the hurricane prices have hit! :(
     
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    OK, this morning most of the unleaded pumps in my town are OUT of gas and they have no idea when we will get more! :(
     
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    Urg, we went up .10 overnight! Some areas went up .15. We're now up to $2.55 being the cheapest....
     
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    We're at $2.66!!!
     
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    I saw 2.84 today!
     
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    Yup, gas went up to 2.79 yesterday here, and this is normally a LOW gas price area. If we start running out of gas here, then I can't sub, because 3 of my districts are at least 20 minutes away, and the way it's going, it almost won't be worth it with the gas prices to sub! :eek: One of the local newspapers also said that with the hurricane, gas prices could rise up to 3.00/a gallon.
     
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    I do not understand how gas stations are already raising their prices, in our area premium is now at $2.95/gal, when we have not been affected by the loss of oil production in the Gulf /Coast yet. It has to be a tremendous mark-up for all of these gas companies when they have probably paid the old price for the gas but are charging this inflated price. Is there an agency that handles this type of gouging??
     
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    We are being told that our area will be rationing gas. I get great gas mileage so that won't be too, bad, but I have a tiny tank (10 gallons). I will be staying close to home for a while.
     
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    Christy - Have you gotten hit badly with Katrina in your area?? I have a friend who just dropped her son off at Tulane last weekend, only to get home on Sun. to a phone call that he was being evacuated.
     
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    No, I am in the central part of the state so we are fine. We are dealing with evacuees and trying to find places for them. I have friends who are headed up to stay with me (they live in the New Orleans area, no house, nothing). With New Orleans compeletely evacuating there are people everywhere looking for somewhere to stay. Some schools are already getting many extra students with more to come.
     
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    Our gas jumped from $2.57 to $2.99/gallon just today. There is one gas station that hasn't raised theirs yet, but it is packed. I'm sure they're waiting for the after school and work rush to be over before they go up. Oh well, my cheap little Cavalier will take about $40 to fill up, compared to about $20 when I first bought it. My husband's truck takes about $70-80 to fill up, so he may have to start driving my car to work and I'll get a bike or a horse! :p Guess I shouldn't complain, though. At least I only have to drive about 2 miles to and from work (total) each day. My husband only drives about 6, but up a mountain, so it's rough on gas.
     
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    Yesterday I saw the gas price at 2.69--I didn't even want to look today! (FYI-I'm in New York City!) :eek:
     
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    2.99 in Southern Maine
     
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    $3.15 in NYS
     
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    Just saw on Fox news, $5.57 in Atlanta! Yikes!
     
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    wow, gas shot up to 2.99 where I live, so luckily there was one station that was still at 2.71/gallon, and I was able to get right in to one pump luckily, the others were PACKED, and now I have a full tank, thank goodness. I think some of it is gas people thinking people are panicking already over the hurricanes effect on gas, and part of it is with the Labor Day weekend coming up. Needless to say, I'm not going elsewhere much other than work and home for awhile.
     

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