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Tar Devil
08-31-2005, 04:02 PM
Talked to my wife a few minutes ago. Many stations out of gas and the ones that do have very, very long lines of cars trying to buy gas. Called my mechanic about a car of mine he's working on... He also does maintenance for a small trucking company in my town and the dispatcher said in Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina their drivers are being limited to 50 gallons of diesel, not even enough to get the rigs home.

Any new from other parts of the country? :confused:

Later,

Phil

brad9798
08-31-2005, 04:23 PM
2.699 here ... no lines ...

Alan D. Hyde
08-31-2005, 04:25 PM
The better deals here are still $2.68, although some are up to $3.19.

No availability problems except for one chain--- Crystal Flash.

Alan

Frank Wentzel
08-31-2005, 04:28 PM
Saw $2.96 at Walmart this morning. Everyone else was $2.65 to $2.79. Looks like Walmart is gouging! Gee I'm shocked. Believe that and I'll tell you another! :mad: :mad: :mad:

/// Frank ///

John of Phoenix
08-31-2005, 04:40 PM
There are some shortages here which is puzzling because most of our gas comes from California and some from west Texas. Of course the news gets out, everyone dashes to the nearest station to fill up and then there IS a shortage. Hello price spike.

CNN says Atlanta prices are suddenly +$3 and QT stations are enforcing a $10 limit. At those prices, thatís just enough to get to the next station. This has potential.

Memphis Mike
08-31-2005, 05:14 PM
Our stations started running out yesterday.

cs
08-31-2005, 05:26 PM
Rumor has it from Georgia (my sister) gas has hit $6 a gallon. Yes I said $6. The govenor has gotten highly upset and has resorted to using foul language directed at these gas stations while on TV. He is even having the cameras zoom in on the stations so every one can see who it is.

Here, long lines and average price $2.89. I filled up @ $2.60 and still cost me $60.

Chad

Meerkat
08-31-2005, 08:29 PM
Originally posted by cs:
Rumor has it from Georgia (my sister) gas has hit $6 a gallon. Yes I said $6. The govenor has gotten highly upset and has resorted to using foul language directed at these gas stations while on TV. He is even having the cameras zoom in on the stations so every one can see who it is.

Here, long lines and average price $2.89. I filled up @ $2.60 and still cost me $60.

ChadABC News: $5.97 for regular and $6.07 for premium in Atlanta (at a BP station).

BrianW
08-31-2005, 10:21 PM
Our oil is barged in every couple of weeks. If things are honest, we shouldn't see a price increase till the next barge arrives.

chharvey
09-01-2005, 07:39 AM
The sky is falling here in Atlanta. Half the gas stations are out of gas, and the other half have taken down the price numbers from outdoor signs because they don't want you to see how much they are charging. This morning on the way to work I saw one station with $3.19 advertised and a long line of cars waiting to get in. I have never witnessed such a sheep mentality before.

cs
09-01-2005, 07:43 AM
Like I posted above, yesterday I managed to get gas for $2.60 a gallon. Had to wait in line to get it, but I did need it. I was below a 1/4 tank and that don't last me long.

It is time (past time actually) for me to start thinking about alternate means of transportation. While I love my truck, I don't know how much longer I can afford to drive it.

Chad

Tar Devil
09-01-2005, 07:44 AM
Originally posted by cs:
While I love my truck, I don't know how much longer I can afford to drive it.Me too. :(

Later,

Phil

Steve McMahon
09-01-2005, 07:51 AM
Gas this morning is now at 1.30/liter which translates to $4.92/us gallon. There's a silver lining in this cloud though, Rising oil prices are great for the offshore business in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. In the last two days I've quoted a couple of million bucks worth of stuff to rigs for boosting production. In the long run I hope oil does hit a hundred bucks a barrel and stays there. Maybe then we would all wise up and make long term changes in the way we live and reduce our dependancy on fossil fuels.

Willin'
09-01-2005, 08:06 AM
I bought 10 gallons of diesel for the boat the other day. It was still expensive, but at 5/8 gph, it'll last me a heck of a lot longer than the average stink potter.

We've found at least one benefit from the surge in fuel prices around here. The sail to the mouth of the Kennebec has become positively peaceful of late. All thouse high powered clorox bottles look mighty fine tied up in their slips! :D

Keith Wilson
09-01-2005, 10:00 AM
No shortages here, but the price has gone up from about $2.65 to $2.98 or so over the past week.

Gonzalo
09-01-2005, 12:42 PM
I paid $2.959 in Raleigh yesterday, after the Governor announced he might need to resort to rationing because of the pipline being down.

At noon today I saw a corner near Research Triangle Park with 3 stations, all at $3.059.

Couple of weeks ago I heard Minneapolis and its sister city (what is it again?) had the lowest prices in the country.

John of Phoenix
09-01-2005, 01:00 PM
While I love my truck, I don't know how much longer I can afford to drive it.
Me too.
Governor announced he might need to resort to rationing... Were those dominos falling over?

George Jung
09-01-2005, 01:17 PM
Gas prices are quite variable here (interesting, given its such a small town (2000 plus). Ranges from 2.65, to 3.07. Went up 25 cents from 9:00 yest., to noon. I'm always amazed at how fast those prices go, 'anticipating' increased costs, and how s l o w l y they drop when all has stabilized.

Jim Hillman
09-01-2005, 01:55 PM
Considering that my truck is paid off, my monthly gas bill will have to get over $600 before I'll consider buying an alternative vehicle. The cost of the car payment + gas & insurance Vs. just gas & insurance means that I'll be adding to the 196,600 miles already on my truck.

Edited to add: Price last night at my corner store was $2.75 for regular, this morning it was $2.89. I'll speculate that small stores raise their prices early because they have to have the money to purchase the next shipment of gas. When thir cost drops our's drops with it really quickly. They don't make a whole lot on gas at their end, they use it to drive people inside to buy overpriced food & beverages.

[ 09-01-2005, 03:01 PM: Message edited by: Jim Hillman ]

Meerkat
09-01-2005, 01:59 PM
Originally posted by BrianW:
Our oil is barged in every couple of weeks. If things are honest, we shouldn't see a price increase till the next barge arrives.Hmmm... you don't understand economics very well, do you? Price is almost always based on what it's going to cost to replace what you're selling today and prices only go down, if they do, when what you're buying today costs less than what you paid for what you're selling today.

Tristan
09-01-2005, 02:14 PM
Well thank god we have a profound thinker in the oval orifice. A few minutes ago he came out with this this statement: "Don't buy gas if you don't need it."

I feel so much better.

[ 09-01-2005, 04:31 PM: Message edited by: Tristan ]

Tar Devil
09-01-2005, 02:22 PM
Things might start looking up...

COLONIAL RESTART SUCCESSFUL, CAPACITY SCHEDULED TO INCREASE (http://www.colpipe.com/press_release/pr_74.asp)

Later,

Phil

huisjen
09-01-2005, 07:52 PM
Pre Katrina we had $2.599 in Blue Hill
Yesterday it was $2.859.
Today it was $3.059
Tomorrow....

Dan

Peter Malcolm Jardine
09-01-2005, 07:58 PM
Gas hit 1.25 a litre here yesterday... today it's 1.05

Phillip Allen
09-01-2005, 08:02 PM
$3.10 a gallon today...Northwest Arkansas

Joe (SoCal)
09-01-2005, 08:02 PM
$3.65 :mad: :mad: :mad:

Chris Coose
09-01-2005, 08:07 PM
My commute is 14 stairs.
On the month I was on Victoria last summer I motored quite a bit and burned about 4.5 gallons of diesel.
Next effort will be to stuff the cracks in the barn I live in.

I learned quite a bit in the 70's.

This time it won't be a passing conservation effort.
Dubbya is offering quality leadership in this area. He's a parody for the oil companies.