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Posted: 9/12/2001 7:53:37 AM EDT
My wife works for a retail fuel sales company, and they just received a directive from their suppliers that there is a 10 gallon gasoline and 300 gallon diesel limit on all purchases. Damn oil companies increasing demand so that they can further inflate prices. Anyone else see similar situations where they live?
Link Posted: 9/12/2001 7:57:24 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Bud: My wife works for a retail fuel sales company, and they just received a directive from their suppliers that there is a 10 gallon gasoline and 300 gallon diesel limit on all purchases. Damn oil companies increasing demand so that they can further inflate prices. Anyone else see similar situations where they live?
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Unbelievably, so far no changes in north PRK. Regular still just short of 2 bucks. Hanko
Link Posted: 9/12/2001 8:01:02 AM EDT
Yeah, we have gas up to $5.00 a gallon here. Thsi is just profiteering and panic. There is and will be plenty of gas. But after the attack people decided to ALL go fill thier tanks. If we wait a few days things will even out.
Link Posted: 9/12/2001 8:02:00 AM EDT
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No change in the gasoline situation in L.A. Passed a gas station charging $1.58/gal unlead reg, $.02 higher from yesterday. Everything seems normal. No lines at grocery store etc.
Link Posted: 9/12/2001 8:05:18 AM EDT
Northern MN, prices near $2. Last night there were lines and limiting of gallons.
Link Posted: 9/12/2001 8:07:33 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By OLY-M4gery: Yeah, we have gas up to $5.00 a gallon here. Thsi is just profiteering and panic. There is and will be plenty of gas. But after the attack people decided to ALL go fill thier tanks. If we wait a few days things will even out.
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Reports from certain govermental agencies have declared these acts of price gouging will be punished.. Unless you have a dire need for fuel, I would avoid those stations participating in this and would continue to avoid them in the future. Rick
Link Posted: 9/12/2001 8:13:06 AM EDT
The Illinois Attorney General is asking for notification of any and all price increases greater than $0.12 from Monday's prices. They are going after these bastards with everything they've got!
Link Posted: 9/12/2001 8:20:46 AM EDT
Not too bad here in Southern New Jersey near Philadelphia
Link Posted: 9/12/2001 8:25:15 AM EDT
Let me say this so it sinks in: THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH MAKING A PROFIT If a gas station thinks it can charge $5.00/gallon and still get customers, then they should. Only an idiot who have been programmed by the state would think otherwise. "Gouging" and "profiteering" are idiotic terms, brought out by collectivist idiots who do nothing but worship our government. Gas prices should be set at whatever the market will bear, period. If that is $20/gal. then that's what it is.
Link Posted: 9/12/2001 8:30:16 AM EDT
Profiteering on the heels of the greatest disaster to ever hit the soil of these United States of America, is absolutely sickening, and no better than what the terrorists have done themselves!
Link Posted: 9/12/2001 8:34:12 AM EDT
I'm all for capitalism and making a profit. However, anyone trying to profit from a horrific loss like this has the blood of dead Americans on their hands. Shame on anyone who participates.
Link Posted: 9/12/2001 8:40:19 AM EDT
T-shot- Hmm, so I should be selling my high grade, disease free O+ blood to the highest bidder, rather than donating it? Sorry, making a profit, and profiteering are diffrent things.. The station owners that do such are lucky if the law shuts em down, rather than the local populace lynching em.. These stations, or distributors that artifically inflate prices to make a fast buck at the expense of the public need to be put out of business. Either by rule of law, or by the populace refusing to deal with them. Meplat
Link Posted: 9/12/2001 8:41:36 AM EDT
trickshot: Do you feel that way for [i]everything[/i] that is for sale? What about medical care? How much would you pay the doctor to save the life of your critically injured child? $50,000? $5 million? C'mon, the clock is ticking... That's a [b]true[/b] "free market" economy, isn't it? Or are there perhaps some circumstances where folks should made a reasonable profit while still showing some compassion?
Link Posted: 9/12/2001 8:46:12 AM EDT
We have a $1.829 per gal here up to 12 gal. Anything over is $3.50. There is no reason for this. It is pure and simple price gouging. Amarica has to grow up.
Link Posted: 9/12/2001 8:55:58 AM EDT
Gouging will only work if someone is willing to pay the price. Just sit tight and the prices will drop before you use up the gas already in the tank.
Link Posted: 9/12/2001 8:56:32 AM EDT
Augusta Georgia Regular $1.29 Plus $1.39 Premium $1.49 Prices were the same this morning 9-12-01 same as night before. I still filled up ALL my vehicles and bought an extra 70 gallons just in case. Heard reports that gas was already up to $3.00 in Atlanta. M.
Link Posted: 9/12/2001 8:57:33 AM EDT
Gas prices here (central Ohio) actually went [b]down[/b] $0.10/gallon overnight.
Link Posted: 9/12/2001 9:01:18 AM EDT
One more thought, do you recall a post about 8 months ago where someone mentioned new found oil in Montana? Somebody posted a thread about how there's new oil found somewhere in the North West America. Problem is that the oil sites are right in the middle of caribou/elk migration. Tree huggers said not to distrupt the animals. Oil gurus said they could build a pipe line high so the animals could walk underneath? This was argued for some time. Last message in this thread said that Klinton said he'd just declare this land National Forest and be done with this issue. I remembered reading this because the author stated that the last time US land was designated as national forest, it was like 400,000 acres and took 2 years to get the paperwork through. Klinton was just going to make an executive order and rush it through the last 4 month of his office on this 40,000 acres of land. Anybody remember this? If we could use this oil, we wouldnt have to depend on the Arabs so much. M.
Link Posted: 9/12/2001 9:19:53 AM EDT
Originally Posted By trickshot: Let me say this so it sinks in: THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH MAKING A PROFIT If a gas station thinks it can charge $5.00/gallon and still get customers, then they should. Only an idiot who have been programmed by the state would think otherwise. "Gouging" and "profiteering" are idiotic terms, brought out by collectivist idiots who do nothing but worship our government. Gas prices should be set at whatever the market will bear, period. If that is $20/gal. then that's what it is.
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Let me say THIS so it sinks in. If you or a loved one ever need blood or an organ transplant, I hope someone offers to sell it to you for everything you own. Supply and demand right? F*ckstick!
Link Posted: 9/12/2001 9:31:53 AM EDT
I have to throw in with trickshot here. No one is forcing anyone to pay 5 bucks a gallon. If you see a sign that says 5 bucks, keep driving. If you stop and buy it you must consider it worth the 5 bucks. The reason these business' do it is absolutely irrelivent. You have the freedom to buy it or not. Period. As for the blood, economically speaking, if you wanted to sell it no one would buy it. There are lines of people giving it away out of patriotism, so monetarily it is worth nothing. But that is beside the point, the blood is our nation pulling together and defies price. Zaz
Link Posted: 9/12/2001 9:38:18 AM EDT
Yes, I believe in the 'free market' as well! But I also believe in remembering those who used a national tragedy to line their pockets! Trust me, I'll remember! BTW, here in north Plano, Texas, gas prices are as they were on Monday, no limitaions, and no long lines, either! Eric The(Bad'PublicRelations'ForGasGougers!)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 9/12/2001 9:59:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By EricTheHun: Yes, I believe in the 'free market' as well! But I also believe in remembering those who used a national tragedy to line their pockets! Eric The(Bad'PublicRelations'ForGasGougers!)Hun[>]:)]
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I agree with this... Charge what you want, but you won't get many buyers. A bad reputation does matter. This guy in Peoria, IL was selling gas for $4.09. He got a few customers, but not many. He ended up lowering his price to $2, back in line with every other station in the city. [b]He screwed himself![/b]
"Let me say THIS so it sinks in. If you or a loved one ever need blood or an organ transplant, I hope someone offers to sell it to you for everything you own. Supply and demand right? F*ckstick!"
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Whoever said this is a pathetic excuse for an American. Are you for a free market of abject socialism? Are you really this hateful towards everyone who disagrees with you about gas prices for Christ's sake?
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