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    GAS !

    Last night the State Police put out an alert for all troopers to fill up their patrol cars because gas was going to go way up due to the Hurricanes hitting Texas.

    So, I did just that and put 60 bucks in my truck.

    Today, the lines are 30 minutes long, big city gas stations are already empty, and the price has jumped up by at least 50 cents.

    Anyone else?
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    No gas lines in Plano where I work, but the price jumped $ .20 overnight. I find this interesting since they have already paid the lower price for the gas in their tanks, how can they jack it up until they have to pay for the increased gas?
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    how can they jack it up until they have to pay for the increased gas?
    They do it because they can.
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    I heard on the radio that a station close to where I live jumped to $5.17 a gallon. The president of the Mississippi Petroleum Board came on the radio yesterday and said that wholesale prices had gone up to around $5.00 a gallon. They say that every station will be over $5.00 a gallon when they receive their next shipment. I also heard that depending on the severity of Ike, it could be a couple weeks before refineries started back up, so some stations could be without fuel for a week or more.


    E.T.A. I wanted to go check out the $5.17 price myself, but decided to save what gas I had for more important trips.
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    Thanks for the warning.

    I should have seen this one coming.

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    I filled up today after they say it was going up. I topped off P/U truck and fuel cans for boat. REG = $3.769 here in CT It was .20 cent's less when I got gas a few days back.

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    My neighbor just told me, the Wally World gas station is $5.77 a gallon.
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    I bet the Saudi's are dancing in the streets...
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    $3.85 at the PILOT on the Highway but 5 bucks south of here in ColdWater. Crude is around 102 a drum N fuel should be 3 bucks talk about ripping the public! N found this earler.

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    Saudi Arabia walked out on OPEC yesterday, saying it would not honor the cartel's production cut. It was tired of rants from Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and the well-dressed oil minister from Iran.
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    As the Saudis left the building, the message was shockingly clear. “Saudi Arabia will meet the market’s demand,” a senior OPEC delegate told the New York Times. “We will see what the market requires and we will not leave a customer without oil."
    OPEC will still have lavish meetings and a nifty headquarters in Vienna, Austria, but the Saudis have made certain the the organization has lost its teeth. Even though the cartel argued that the sudden drop in crude was due to "oversupply", OPEC's most powerful member knows that the drop may only be temporary. Cold weather later this year could put pressure on prices. So could a decision by Russia that it wants to "punish" the U.S. and European Union for a time. That political battle is only at its beginning.
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    I gased up on thur at 3.45 gal. about 10 minutes later it was 3.65 a gal.
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    Gas this morning in NWA started out at $3.52..this evening (5pm) the wife filled up for $3.99...and they don't even offer up any LUBE for ya as they stick it to ya!
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    I went to work this morning and gas was $3.67. Got off of work and it jumped to $3.99. A few minutes ago I had to run to the store for a few things and it's now $4.19.

    There goes my ammo fund.
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    Yep, today when I went to work it was $3.54 a gallon for regular, when I got off the interstate the same gas station had it for $3.99 a gallon!

    Darn it Ike!
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    Gas here in Mass. held steady @ 3.51/gal will have to see tomorrow. Crude is down again to about 100/bl but if they can't refine it, can't use it.

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    This morning it was 3.59 where I usually fill up, he is usually about 6 cents higher than sams or murphy, when I filled up this afternoon after mowing to make sure I had 5 gallons for the generator if needed it was up to 3.69. The Jeep is full the truck has 1 and 1/3 tank and the van is about 3/4 full, so I shouldn't need gas for a while.

    If things get really bad I can pull out of the motor home it probably has 80 or so gallons in it if I get really desparate.

    I just check with the next door neighbor, he works on an oil rig, so when he heads back to the gulf I know production will be up and going again, and the prices will work their way back down. But for now, I am good to go.
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