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NEWS: Gas Expected to pass $4/Gallon Soon

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posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 09:38 AM
I had to call off work today because I can not afford to put gas in my chevy cavalier. Gas here in rural Ohio is 3.29 a gallon. I think it is B.S. to say that gas should go higher. I took my Bronco off the road already because it takes too much gas. Now between me and my wife we share one car. And even when I did drive my Bronco I only drove it locally so not to waste too much gas(it helps to have a truck, when you live in the country). Atleast in the U.K. they have a better public transportation system than here in the U.S. Also talking to a friend who moved here from Europe, they tend to have smaller cars and trucks so that helps also. This whole situation is ludicrous.

posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 09:41 AM
Oh and one other thing, I already have to make the choice of eating or buying medicine, and now I have to add gas into that equation.

posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 09:47 AM
Car pool to the max, ride bicycles, find alternatives and boycott these b@s^ards. Hit them so hard in the pocketbook they back off fast and do it again as necessary. For that matter do everything you can to obtain solar panels to generate hydrogen, as well as the conversion kit including the proper tanks to store your hydrogen. A hardware solution although initially expensive must counter extremely overpriced gasoline, as it is possible. The higher the oil monopoly raises prices, the more attractive the virtually free alternative. The only thing you have to worry about is motor oil at 100 dollars a quart.

[edit on 1-9-2005 by SkipShipman]

posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 10:09 AM

Originally posted by astrocreep
But, how will you feel when you park your bike, walk into the store and discover a gallon of milk is 10 dollars, a loaf of bread 8 dollars, and you local starbuck's coffee is 12 dollars a cup?

NO!!!!!!!!no my starbuck's coffee, I can not live with it, I can make my own bread and buy my own cow, but not my coffee, I will die

posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 10:20 AM
Here is a CNN report on the Colonial Pipeline.

"We've gone out and leased diesel generators in an effort to restart our line," said Steve Baker, spokesman for Colonial Pipeline, based in Alpharetta. "We hope to have it back up and running by this weekend."

President Bush warns against price-gouging and looting.

"I think there ought to be zero tolerance of people breaking the law during an emergency such as this, whether it be looting, or price-gouging at the gasoline pump or taking advantage of charitable giving, or insurance fraud," Bush said in an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America."

Gas Prices Surge above $3.00 a gallon.

Drivers in Atlanta said stations were charging well over $3 a gallon for regular unleaded, and at least one station in Stockbridge, Ga., was charging customers $5.87 a gallon.

posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 10:24 AM
On FOX they just said premium gas prices in some stations in Alabama is now over $6...sounds like gouging to me.

posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 10:24 AM

Originally posted by jmilici
Gas here in rural Ohio is 3.29 a gallon. I think it is B.S. to say that gas should go higher. I took my Bronco off the road already because it takes too much gas.

Yeah, I hear ya. My Jeep (93 Cherokee 4.0 L-6) made its last trip yesterday even though it gets about 16 mpg its still not enough with the income we have to afford to drive. We have also had medical bills out the wazzo lately or I'd likely still be able to drive it but things being what they are, I just can't. The problem is that I live so rural it sometimes takes a 4X4 in bad weather to get home. Why do I live so far out? Because its paid for. Maybe in the future we will have to move closer to work but this place has been my home most of my life and I hate to leave it again.

I agree with you on the 3.29 price. Thats what they're charging here and it sucks. Its 2.41 back in Central KY so why so high so fast for us poor hicks? Well, Ky's attorney general is now taking steps to prosecute the gougers so I say bend em' over the table and lay it to em'. They sure as hell didn't mind to do it to us.

Look, they have every right to charge what they want for their product however, they don't have the right to interfear with the development of other fuel sources to make sure we are dependant upon them. So, you oil people stop offing anyone who comes up with viable alternatives and we in turn will stop bitching about your prices.

posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 10:37 AM
I'm loving my SUV right now... really I am.

I just bought a Ford Explorer last month, 2005, I'm getting about 16 mpg.
not too bad... I traded in 2003 Grand Am Gt - was getting about 20mpg in that. I do notice a difference...

I'm trying not to let the prices get me down yet... while yes it's impacting my wallet, I'm just going to change my driving habits a bit.

No more quick trips here or there just to be doing something.
Straight to work and back - no air conditioner, in NW Ohio, it's cooling down anyway.

My G/F has a Chrysler PT Cruiser, she gets very good gas mileage, so for the trips that we have to make, to the store etc.. we'll be driving that car for a while.

We have discussed it and if gasoline here hits 3.50gal, then we're going to park my car during the week and car pool to work. I work about 10 miles from where I live and she works about 6 miles from me, so it isn't that far and would save us some money...

posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 11:02 AM

I'm trying not to let the prices get me down yet... while yes it's impacting my wallet, I'm just going to change my driving habits a bit.

elevatedone that was well put. It is exactly how the rest of us need to think. There are little things we can all do to conserve gas. It may not seem like much but every little bit helps.

1. Cars gas mileage is the best at around 2000 rpms...Or 60-50mph. Sorry but if you want to save gas then no more Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the road.

2. Try coasting a little more instead of flooring it. Like try to go through a changing light coasting instead of speeding up. Everytime you hit the excelerator it uses more gas. On the flipside try to stay moving. When you are stopped is when you have the worst Gas mileage. You use minimal gas but you aren't going anywhere. Even try to go 1mph. At least you are going somewhere.

3. If you live within 2 miles of a store...walk. Not only is it good exercise but you save gas. Our society is pretty F#$### lazy. Maybe this will help things.

Enjoy the tips....

My last though is DO NOT FREAK OUT. A society that freaks out just makes the situation worse. Do your normal gas buying and things will stabalize a lot sooner than if we have mass hysteria at the Gas pump. Think of it this way...what is better for or gas market?

A. People do normal gas buying..Once every two weeks ( I would say that is normal). Even though the cost is rising and production is down 13%.

B. People have freaked out at the rising cost and the lower supply and have slammed the gas stations. Causing shortages of gas across the Nation and Driving up the price.

MMMMMMMM....You decide

posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 11:10 AM

Originally posted by Timcouchfanclub
My last though is DO NOT FREAK OUT.

I agree, it is nothing compared to what people are dealing with in NO. So I don't feel so bad after paying $35 to fill up my Mustang, when not too long ago it was $20. We will get through this, but need to tighten the belt a little.

posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 11:28 AM
Yeah.. I cant wait till gas hits $4 a gallon. When I put my last $10 into my tank for a whopping 3 gallons of gas.. I was thinking.. "man.. it would be SOoooOooOooo cool to only get 2 gallons of gas for $10!"

It's all good. Cause when push comes to shove, the people that can afford $4+ a gallon will be begging the people, like me, to stop stealing their stuff.

posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 12:03 PM
I just bought gas today....

See what it did to my poor piggy bank?

posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 01:08 PM
I drive a suburban, so please dont think that I want to pay over $4 a gallon. I am saying that this should be seen as a challenge. This is a country full of such a wide variety of people, who are intelegent in so many different ways. The high prices at the tank just might be the push people need to put their heads together and figure out a new, less expencive way of running things. That would be such a great way to stick it to those oil guys (especially those over seas). After all, the car was invented because a man needed to get from point a to point b faster. Well, now we need to get from point a to point b cheeper.

And stop with the hummer people. I have friends who drive those. They are hard working business owners It is hurting them too. I dont think too many people think about the fact that if it hurts them bad enough, they go out of business and several people loose their jobs.

Meanwhile, since I am a stay-at-home mom, and I have to run errands everywhere, I am helping others by taking care of their errands while Im out. So, if your going to the store, be sure to ask your neighbors if they need anything while your out. I go through about a tank every 2 weeks just going to the store. It is now going to cost me $100 to fill up. So, taking turns going to the store, will save me about $100 a month.

[edit on 1-9-2005 by mrsdudara]

posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 01:54 PM

Originally posted by Sauron
6 bucks a gallon

I just came across this little piece I'm glad I sold my big black Dodge when I did, mind I sold it in 2002 then at 70 cents Canadian, a litre that worked out to about 85 dollars a tank.

WSB-TV in Atlanta confirmed to WND that a retailer in a rural area outside the city had priced its gas at $5.87, and the TV station indicated it had another unconfirmed report of $5.99.

[edit on 1/9/2005 by Sauron]

Just passed a gas station here in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan Canada and the price was $1.03 a litre CDN thats starting to get pricy.

posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 03:18 PM
I woke up and went to work yesterday and gas was 2.79g for regular. today gas was 3.02g regular. on the way home today gas at the same station was 3.32g for regular....are you telling me that they got fuel delivered 3 times in 36 hours...yeah right!

posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 03:21 PM
Improved forecast for U.S. pipelines
Colonial, Plantation resume partial service and improve the forecast for the eastern seaboard.

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Two major suppliers of gasoline to the eastern seaboard of the United States have resumed partial service Thursday.

Colonial Pipeline announced that it is now operating at about 38 percent capacity after electrical power outages due to Hurricane Katrina shut down key portions of the pipeline in Louisiana on Monday.

The news came as gasoline prices surged above $3 a gallon in some parts of the country due to outages and bottlenecks in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. (For more on that story, click here).

Colonial said that with the return of additional electrical power in Mississippi, expected later today, it will be able to operate at about 61 percent of normal capacity by the end of the day. Gasoline, jet fuel and other products are being transported and delivered now, it said.

With additional restoration of electrical service, Colonial said it expects it will be able to achieve approximately 74 percent of normal operating capacity by Sunday, and 75 percent to 86 percent by next week.

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The Alpharetta, Ga.-based company operates 5,500 miles of pipeline and normally pumps a total of more than 100 million gallons of fuel products each day from refineries and storage facilities in Texas and Louisiana to Georgia, the Carolinas and on to New York.

Plantation Pipeline company also reported that it resumed limited service on its refined products pipeline serving the eastern seaboard.

Plantation said it restored nearly 25 percent of normal operating capacity, or about 150,000 barrels of capacity per day.

posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 03:33 PM

Originally posted by mrsdudara

And stop with the hummer people. I have friends who drive those. They are hard working business owners It is hurting them too. I dont think too many people think about the fact that if it hurts them bad enough, they go out of business and several people loose their jobs.

[edit on 1-9-2005 by mrsdudara]

Maybe they should try something more economical, before they close their kinda make it sound as if they would let everything go before the hummer.

It might be a moot point, if gas gets so high and wages do not follow, some people may decide it is cheaper to stay home, if their whole payday has to go in the tank!

posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 03:48 PM

Maybe they should try something more economical, before they close their kinda make it sound as if they would let everything go before the hummer.

I think her point is that people make it sound like that her friends are super rich and above us and won't be effected by the gas prices. When they really busted their butts to get where they are and this gas hike effects them just as much as the next person. I know how business owners are when things first start out by watching my father. To have a good business you have to work nearly 20hr days in the beginning to lay out a good business foundation. They probably studied their butts off in college to get them to where they are now. Their whole life they have worked like a dog to have a comfortable living for their family. Maybe they would like to drive a Hummer...they earned it. Hell maybe it was their dream when they were a kid to have a hummer so they busted their @#$ to get one. And $100 to fill up is a lot of money rich or poor. SO BACK OFF THE HUMMERS

I read this over after I posted it....It sounds kind of Corny

[edit on 1-9-2005 by Timcouchfanclub]

[edit on 1-9-2005 by Timcouchfanclub]

[edit on 1-9-2005 by Timcouchfanclub]

posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 04:10 PM
If you want to get your money out, see if you can buy some shares...
Hold for a few months then pull, this oil thing is going ot be a bust.

I'd recommend not subjecting yourself to this kind of insulting corporate strong arming.. There is no need to raise oil this high.

If there is chaos brewing, that's the perfect time to jump on the bandwagon and make it appear to be a problem also with the gas prices.

Cap the prices, and to really 'show them' find alternative transportation and car pool as much as you can.

If people come together and flip these companies off by letting them know we don't need their stinkin oil, I would find that to be the most beautiful karma...

posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 04:18 PM
The other main problem is this is going to strangle our economy. Simply put, if nobody wants to drive anywhere then nobody is going to go very far to spend money. If people don't spend money the economy essentially implodes. Without people being willing to drive the national and international economy is going to have massive problems.

Not to mention the fact that businesses are going to be nailed especially hard if nobody wants to commute as far. If people won't commute as far then businesses have less choices as to who they hire. I know of a company that just lost one of it's best employees (2004 employee of the year award winner) partially because a closer job was availible. I'm guessing that this isn't an isolated incident.

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