View Full Version : Gas gone from $3.65 to $5.29 in 2 hours

09-11-2008, 08:50 PM
Well boys the Opeckers have got us again. Voted to cut production with a hurrican about to hit the gulf. Gas went from $3.65 at 6:30 pm to $5.29 by 8:00 pm. :mad:

09-11-2008, 09:08 PM
Odd, I just read oil dropped below $100 a barrel.

09-11-2008, 09:10 PM
Odd, I just read oil dropped below $100 a barrel.

Went up today froma 5 month low. Gas lines are everywhere here!

09-11-2008, 09:28 PM
thanks whiskers
i read your post and took off to find somewhere that had not gone up.
i found it but lines were 3 blocks long just to get on the lot.
sure hope this don t last too long!
thanks again for the warning ole buddy.

09-11-2008, 09:30 PM
Yes the news on the streets -GOING UP AT LEAST .25 CENTS TOMORROW

09-11-2008, 10:22 PM
My youngest son called me at about 8:00 and told me about a local BP station with reg. at $5.29 a gal. The must have been price gouging cause I just filled up my boat & truck at 9:45 at a truck stop for $3.75. It had gone up there about a dime since this morning.

09-11-2008, 10:25 PM
The local news is saying this problem is isolated to western ky

09-11-2008, 10:30 PM
Oil prices have continued to drop. This is an example of our "local" retailers and refineries jumping in to gouge us because of the coming hurricane!! Then, they get to do it again if there is some disruption to refineries!! Somebody ought to be indicted!

Jerry Blake
09-11-2008, 10:31 PM
I stopped at my local Valero store and folks were lined up there. Clerk said their gas was going up .50 cents in the morning.

09-11-2008, 11:03 PM
it has'nt gone up here yet but who knows what happens tomorow, this is crazy:mad:

09-11-2008, 11:10 PM
Ike is who you can blame on that price jump. It's hitting where a lot of refiners are and damage to them will make us short on supply.


09-12-2008, 07:49 AM
The local news is saying this problem is isolated to western ky

It is happening in Little Rock this morning too.

09-12-2008, 07:57 AM
Those that are experiencing this huge jump in gas prices may want to check with their state's attorney general's office and see what the law is on price gouging.

Barnacle Bill
09-12-2008, 11:20 AM
Ike is who you can blame on that price jump. It's hitting where a lot of refiners are and damage to them will make us short on supply.


Yup, they are boarding them up in preperation. They say they be off line for a week. What don't male sense is this morning I seen as much as 30 difference in prices. And this is stations within a half mile of each other.

09-12-2008, 11:30 AM
I read this morning that the refineries in the gulf are shut down in prep for Ike. But any jump of that magnitude is gouging. It went up 30 cents here overnight, and probably will jump more in the next few days. Nobody learned from Katrina obviously.

09-12-2008, 12:27 PM
Report it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Believe me I did to my local station where I no longer go and he got busted big time.


09-12-2008, 03:48 PM
Early in the week it was 3.65 here in Indiana. Now it's 3.99. If there are places charging 5.29......turn 'em in!!!

09-12-2008, 04:19 PM
Ike is who you can blame on that price jump. It's hitting where a lot of refiners are and damage to them will make us short on supply.


If I read correctly, wasnt there an over-supply of oil a week ago (because of the last time gasoline prices went sky high and people cut back on consumption) so drilling was slowed?!? During an over-supply of oil, the drilling rigs halted operations due to Ike and now, all of a sudden there is a shortage to make prices sky rocket at the pump?!? And the damages that hadnt occurred yet?--sorry, but this sounds like nothing but price gouging to me. Why dont someone with the power to stop this gouging step in and do something about it? It has happened before, right?!?:confused::o Besides, what made everybody panic all of a sudden and run to the pumps 3 and 4 states over causing such an increase in gasoline prices? Arent most of the major gassoline companies still getting the majority of their crude from overseas anyway?:confused::eek::confused: I may be WAY off but just rambling out loud!:rolleyes:

09-12-2008, 06:11 PM
Actually, nothing has happened yet, except the newscasters(has anyone ever really looked at that word - newscaster/baitcasters) and oil speculators taking advantage of the country during a crisis. Since, maybe, its going to happen, an interruption to the gas supply, its a great excuse for them to gouge us again for a couple months regardless of what the supplies are and what damage the storm creates. Thier costs didn't go up today, they went down, so what they are doing by raising the prices is pure preemptive gouging. Are we surprised? I'm not. I've been saying the speculators are rubbing their hands together in glee watching this storm, and since this may be the last hurricane of the season, they will surely take full advantage of it and us.

wannabe fisherman
09-12-2008, 06:16 PM
Ike is who you can blame on that price jump. It's hitting where a lot of refiners are and damage to them will make us short on supply.


I don't buy into that one, there's been hurricanes in the gulf for years and the prices of gas didn't jump around like they have the last year or two.

09-12-2008, 06:27 PM
Just came from Indiana back to SE Kentucky on some business, left this morning was $3.75, came home it jumped to $3.99 in some places & up to $4.75 in other places.

09-12-2008, 06:34 PM
Same in the Jackson,Ms area. Last night average about 3.59 today at 5 I saw it as high as 5.25 and still as low (if you can call it that) as 3.79. I topped off at the 3.79.

09-12-2008, 06:43 PM
I stopped my grandson from reading these threads over a year ago. Some real characters here on this site. Do as i do, if you dont agree with them, dont bother with them. They'll never see anything any other way than theirs. I'll use the fishing advice and let the rest go.

Stump Electric
09-12-2008, 08:34 PM
Man, I'm tired of all this political correctness.
Your not alone, thats why I stopped posting a short time after I joined. Too many bleeding hearts.

09-12-2008, 08:38 PM
They were waiting in line to buy gas here at 4.07 a gallon today....Think we all felt this today.............

YouTube - NozzleRage: Attack of the Pump (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDXTgfDJP3I)

09-12-2008, 09:11 PM
It's close to $5 here. Like .01 cents close.

It has to be price gouging, as nothing has happened yet and you can't tell me that every gas station in the southeast has gotten a new shipment of gas that cost them more than usual.

Now watch it take another 6 months to start coming down.

09-12-2008, 09:27 PM
$3.39 here is SE Virginia this afternoon but I did notice a lot of cars at the pump, far more than normal.

Mrs. Crappie Stalker
09-12-2008, 09:29 PM
The six o'clock news showed gas at $5.09 in Jackson, TN late this afternoon. Lines were backed up into roadways and police were directing traffic. I drive a company car and had to stop for gas in Dresden earlier this afternoon. Had to get 93 octane - they were out of 87 and 89.

09-12-2008, 10:23 PM
Out of luck mine are all full and I am shutting my show down for the weekend. I refuse to pay their price. Just as someone else said Hurricanes have been hitting that area for years and years and remember the price may have risen 3 or 4 cents in years past not 3 or 4 dollars. Someone needs to step up and do something.

JIG Gene-e
09-12-2008, 10:36 PM
If you have been gouged, save your reciept. All those guys are gonna get busted, and you won't get a refund without your reciept.

I think the law is either a 5 or 10 percent increase is all that is allowed. But it may vary from state to state.

One local arab owned gas station ,doubled his prices during 9-11, and got busted big time.

So far prices haven't changed much around here. Regular 3.45 diesel 3.79

NE oklahoma

09-12-2008, 10:52 PM
I didn't look through all of the posts, so forgive me if this has been said already: Contact your state's Attorney General's Consumer Affairs division to report obvious price gouging. In Tennessee, the number is 1-800-342-8385.

09-13-2008, 12:06 AM
Gas went up from $3.39 to $3.59 today but Diesel stayed at $3.99.00 I'm 30 miles north of Dallas.

09-13-2008, 12:32 AM
Last winter we had the worst ice storm in the states history. People were lining up for gas and one station owner of middle eastern descent thought it was a good time to raise prices. He ended up in jail, at least for a little while.

09-13-2008, 11:18 AM
Panic buying is what feeds this monster. They are throwing out the bait and panic buyers are taking it. Demand is what drives prices.

Bob # 1
09-13-2008, 11:21 AM
Drill, Drill, Drill,

Natural gas,

Wind power


New inventions.

09-13-2008, 11:43 AM
Yep all gas prices goin up & the price of Oil in the world just went down to $100.oo a barrell.

09-13-2008, 11:51 AM
We have a Shell at $4.99 and right next door a BP and a Exxon both at 4.49. Down the road gas is $4.29. I called the State rip off line and turned the shell in. Gougers!!!!

09-13-2008, 12:00 PM
funny gas is supposed to go through the roof here supposed to go from low 3 dollars to over 4 in the next days and the really big brain teaser is i live about 1 mile and a half from a huge refinery in Cattletsburg Kentucky near Ashland i mean if they don't have to haul it as far shouldn't we be getting a little break and also for living in the pollution from the place i mean alot of people have problems from it and we get no break

09-13-2008, 01:01 PM
Just remember who your friendly gouging gas station operators are.:D:D FIND NEW FRIENDS. Let the gougers suffer, DON"T buy there anymore:mad::mad::mad:. There's got to be some honest ones out there.

Cane Pole
09-13-2008, 01:10 PM
Gas 3.79 gal here. Just topped off both vehicles at BP. Not too much gouging here. Owners afraid the get their butts kicked over gouging since they are all local (except wal mart).

yankee doodler
09-13-2008, 01:11 PM
up here in MI. overnight. Guess by the thread that we should feel privilaged....or somebody's feeling sorry for us up here in the state w/ the hightest unemployment rate.

09-13-2008, 01:31 PM
I think I smell the same problem we had in the mid seventies. The threat of prices going up will cause a gas shortage. Back in the 90's I worked on the Y2K thing and went to several high-powered meetings. One of the guys there was from the petroleum industry and he explained it this way. Let's say there are 100 millions cars in the US. (leave out trucks, tractors, public trans etc) For the sake of this exercise they all have a 20 gallon tank. And we can assume that they average out to half full. (At any given time some will be full, some 3/4, some 1/4 etc) If everybody decides to beat the price increase and fills up that would be about a billion gallons of gas out of the system. That ain't exactly scientific but you can see where it will really screw up the delivery system. Plus the stations can make a lot of money and take a few days off while the system catches up.

09-13-2008, 08:12 PM
What do you get when you fill a room with Y2K experts, petroleum executives, and government officials?


A room full of idiots.