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The Current Gas Shortage and Gouging

February 26th, 2007 at 05:40 pm

This may just be a regional thing. A gas refinery near here caught fire. So no production out of them. The train guys were on strike, so gas being moved by them. The ubiquitous *they* are saying a month til the situation is back to normal and there are no more shortages.

The result - gas stations closed cause they don't have any gas to sell. At least 2 on my way to work are closed (though strangely not the ones of the company that had the fire.. those seem strangely to have gas again this week). Gas fill up limitations at other gas stations. Prices are almost back to where they were after Katrina.


Gas is about 20cents higher than last week and news reporters are telling us that the gas companies are saying they aren't gouging. Like with the profits they are making they hurting...

Not gouging.. Uh huh... Yeah .. whatever.. and oooooooooh how much is that pretty bridge....?

10 Responses to “The Current Gas Shortage and Gouging”

  1. Frayed Buckeye Card Says:

    Same here in southern Ohio , $.20 increase overnight.

  2. Amber Says:

    I am in FL and gas went up, I am sure they aren't gouging Rolleyes

  3. denisentexas Says:

    Yep, the same thing here in east Texas...

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    Did you ever notice whenever prices do a good dip down there is always a "fire" or "accident" or "spill" at one of the refineries that causes the price to jump right back up again, nationwide? Cause I sure have. Coincidence? Every time? Don't think so!

  5. yummy64 Says:

    They are claiming it is just a regional city thing.

    They are so full of it...

  6. JanH Says:

    One of the reasons gasoline is going up is because they are putting out "summer" gas according to the peoples here. Summer gas has more stringent standards and is more expensive to make. And I suppose that here in texas and in florida, the advent of spring has made them trot out the more expensive gas. Anyway, that's what my Hubby explained to me and then the news said the same thing. So I expect that it is up to stay for the rest of the summer. Rats.

  7. yummy64 Says:

    Summer gas? I guess that makes sense to be out in some parts of the world but it is still FEB and I'm in Canada. Surely they would wait here til at least the temps are over freezing to make the change to summer anything (or at least until there is no snow on the ground).

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  8. fern Says:

    Great photo! I love it when the guy who's ripping us off has a sense of humor!

  9. JanH Says:

    I agree, yummy. I can't figure out their idea of summer!

  10. SicilyYoder Says:

    Its $2.49 here- horrible prices. I drive alot every day for work.

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