Some residents of St. Cloud MN., are actually standing at the gas pumps and grinning at others that drive by. How is that possible you ask? The answer
is simple they purchased their gas at $1.75 a gallon in advance and had it stored in a "gas bank". The First Fuel Bank was started back in 1982 and
some residents who were lucky enough to buy fuel in during December of 1986 are only paying 77.9 cents a gallon or roughly $2.00 cheaper then current
main stream pump prices.
Some people in Minnesota actually are smiling when they go to fill their gas tanks. That's because they are paying $1.75 per gallon. How? They
purchased their gas last year in advance, having it stored in a "gas bank". A company there sells gas in bulk quantities to customers, stores it in
tanks, allowing customers to use it until their gas card says they have used up their allotment. Of course, the downside is that there are limited
outlets to fill up at, but, for those who can take advantage of it, that's a small price to pay. The company has been in business since 1982, and
doesn't have any plans to expand its operation outside of Minnesota.
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What I would like to know is why the main stream media has not covered this story? Is there perhaps some kind of conspiracy between big oil companies
and the media, since it is obvious the big oil companies would not want us to know that there are ways of keeping down our fuel costs?
Can you imagine what might happen if others set up similar gas banks through out the U.S.? My guess is that oil prices would drop since big oil
immediate profits would fall drastically; knowing that people have banked fuel at cheaper costs and big oil would not want that.
Here is an example; it shows a price chart for 1986. Note in December of 86 the price was around
cents that means that anyone who purchased their fuel during that month
at those prices are now only paying that price. Our evening news carried the story and mentioned one man who bought approximately $3,000 worth of gas
at that time and his wife got rather mad at him at the time, however now she is singing a whole new tune. edit to add:
the video that CNN is
now showing is not the same as the one I viewed. They are two different videos the one posted below shows the lady that part is correct and her
husband only paid 1300 while the other shown at the ending is one who put up three thousand dollars. Just wanted to avoid the confusion between what
I saw and what is now be posted below.
Granted there would only be limited outlets where you could refuel at those prices, but it would be nice to see more pop up through out the U.S. The
Card you get is similar to a pay as you go Cell Phone card, you buy a set number of gallons at your selected price and once used up you have to
This story was not posted simply because of the gas prices; it was posted to make people aware there are alternatives available that big oil does not
want you to know about.
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[edit on 8/20/2005 by shots]