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Originally posted by an0maly33
Looks like it settled at $108/barrel today. so only a $4 jump or so from yesterday, but yeah it was looking scary there for a while.
Originally posted by jhill76
I'm here in Atlanta, GA. I drove to over 20 gas stations and no gas had to go 30 miles North of Atlanta and fill up. Even then, they were running out. All the way in Budford, GA (40 miles from ATL) they ran out in places. So, I can confirm this in Atlanta, GA.
Originally posted by titorite
From AK to southern MO to OK to TX I had no trouble getting gas.. in fact despite IKE I thought prices were VERY low...
September 21, 2008 ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Hurricane Ike may be long gone, but the storm's damage is still affecting gas pumps all over the Southeast. Several Albany gas stations are without gas again this weekend. The Woodall's on Slappey and at the corner of Westgate and Westover are completely out of gas. So are the Enmark stations on North and South Slappey. AAA reported Saturday that the pipeline is still experiencing interruptions due to power problems caused by Hurricane Ike. "This time we ran out. We got it Thursday night and ran out Friday around lunch time. And we've been out ever since, and we don't know when we will get any more. And it has affected business a lot very, very drastically," said Enmark employee, Ericka Davis. AAA said they do not expect normal service to be restored until next Friday.
Top state officials have launched a joint effort to investigate whether certain businesses are engaging in gas price gouging. As part of this effort, the Attorney General and commissioners of the Department of Commerce and Insurance and the Department of Agriculture are requesting information from retailers who have generated complaints and are sending investigators out into the field.
This action follows reports of high gas prices in East Tennessee, especially, and throughout the state. "We are concerned with the spike in gasoline prices in the state and Knoxville, in particular, where gasoline prices are reported to be among the highest in the nation," Attorney General Bob Cooper said in a statement. "There is a difference between profits and profiteering."
Under Tennessee law, unreasonably raising the price of essential goods, commodities or services in direct response to a natural disaster here or in another state is price gouging. Under state law, price gougers can be subject to a $1,000 civil penalty for each violation. Price gouging is also a criminal offense in Tennessee.