Gas price range this morning

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by lg_mouth, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. lg_mouth

    lg_mouth It's Trigger Time!!!

    Well, on my way in to work this morning I saw from $3.79-$4.19. I guess some of these stations didn't get the memo that Ike didn't do as much damage as the officials feared. Hope it drops back down as soon as it went up!

  2. Price of crude dropped below 100, shouldnt be too long before it goes down again after the ports get back up and running after Ike

  3. NorthSouthOhioFisherman

    NorthSouthOhioFisherman The Young Outdoorsman

    It's all a bunch of B.S.
    Like already sated crude is down to 94 and when they were paying 2.00 it was about 64... Go figure
  4. it has bben jumping 20-40 cents a gallon all week in middlefield.
  5. freyedknot

    freyedknot useless poster

    i heard on the radio today that they pulled fuel from some of the mid statea ,so the people will have gas to evacuate from the storms and the price in iowa was at $7.00 a gal.
  6. bopperattacker

    bopperattacker Banned

    The gas companies raise prices if it's cloudy outside.

    Gas is the only resource where the customer has to pay 100% for any effects on the company.

    If a wonder bread truck crashes, Wonder bread doesn't raise the price of bread to 8 dollars a loaf.
  7. thats because wonderbread just makes there loaf smaller. so that the consumer doesn't notice the efect, were as a gallon is a gallon no matter which way you look at it.
  8. NorthSouthOhioFisherman

    NorthSouthOhioFisherman The Young Outdoorsman

    VERY true-Good point.

    Anyone notice tuna cans are an 1/8oz. smaller?
  9. Moonlighter

    Moonlighter Banned

    Buddy of mine is on a trip right now from Texas to Illinois. Said gas has ranged from $4.00-$6.00 a gallon along the way. Lot of very interesting debate about the oil companies right now on C-Span. Never knew just how much the oil companies get subsidized by us taxpayers. Someone called that Capitalism in another post! Ha! They seemed to have left out the part about how it's tempered (more like tainted) with interventionist government regulation and that's putting it nice. Nothing about oil is subject to the normal free market and never has been. Sure agree with drilling for all we got; letting the foreign interests eat sand and charging the oil companies rent on the rights to drill rather than helping them out. That or getting a bakers dozen out of em. Isn't their oil in the first place. I think oil is actually one area we should become socialists. Just eminant domain the oil companies back to England or wherever they came from! Heck, better yet, let Texas, Alaska and California seceed from the Union; build up the entire Gulf and Pacific, then we'll bring our troops home from all over the globe and take it back once it's all tapped and pumpin to the max.
  10. lg_mouth

    lg_mouth It's Trigger Time!!!

    I have heard, although not through any news agency, that these prices are supposed to stay through Sept. Anyone else get this info? What is the deal? I have read numerous reports that the refineries were not damaged that much, so why the huge gas hike? How much gas do we get from those refineries anyway? It makes my blood boil every day driving back and forth to work.

  11. SwollenGoat

    SwollenGoat Scourge of Hoover

    I think the blatant truth that the fuel companies are ripping us off was told when the price of E85 went up as well. WTH?!? Didn't realize so much E85 was pumped out of the gulf. :D

    It's all about supply and demand...
    The oil companies demand record profits...we provide it for them.
  12. lg_mouth

    lg_mouth It's Trigger Time!!!

    I thought E85 was supposed to be the saving grace from all those nasty high gas prices? Guess not!

    I think it is also easy to prove gouging when one gas station has gas for $3.99 and 2 blocks down the next station has it for $4.19!

    Good analogy of supply and demand Goat.