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Pat Smith posted 09-12-2001 09:13 AM ET (US)   Profile for Pat Smith   Send Email to Pat Smith  
Has anybody heard rumors of gas going up in price?I haven't heard anything on TV,but alot of people are taking about it here.Everybodys getting Gas here.In N.C. the prices haven't changed,yet.
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Bigshot posted 09-12-2001 09:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Normal in Bradenton, FL
JFM posted 09-12-2001 09:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Big lines last night at Krogers. Went by this morning no waiting and still 1.49. I almost filled the Roamer last night (500 gals.) but I'll be pulling her soon. Regards, Jay
sorcerer posted 09-12-2001 09:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for sorcerer    
Futures rose yesterday to $30 a barrel. The BBC reported they fell back to the $27 range this morning, about where they were before this situation occured.

The Oil Cartel has also pledged full support to keep prices stable and if necessary release their reserves.

My guess it is local stations being greedy. Wholesale gas prices are still in the 80 cents range, and fuel and heating oil are around .76 cents was this mornings report.

Dr T posted 09-12-2001 10:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dr T  Send Email to Dr T     
Normal in Denver. Heard rumors on the news of gouging in Oklahoma and Texas ($5/gal).
Ventura16 posted 09-12-2001 12:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ventura16  Send Email to Ventura16     
Here in Michigan a few local stations raised their prices as high as $5/gal. The local oil companies and distributors have frozen prices and the prices at the pump seem to have stabilized around $2/gal. The Michigan Attorney General has promised a vigorous investigation into anyone who is found to be price-gouging.

Tom

Ventura16 posted 09-12-2001 12:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ventura16  Send Email to Ventura16     
Here in Michigan a few local stations raised their prices as high as $5/gal. The local oil companies and distributors have frozen prices and the prices at the pump seem to have stabilized around $2/gal. The Michigan Attorney General has promised a vigorous investigation into anyone who is found to be price-gouging.

Tom

LarrySherman posted 09-12-2001 01:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for LarrySherman  Send Email to LarrySherman     
Prices up 10 cents/gal here in CT @ EXXON
John from Madison CT posted 09-12-2001 02:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for John from Madison CT  Send Email to John from Madison CT     
No change in gas prices in my wee little town of Madison, CT. Too bad, I was all ready to ream out the owners of the local 7-11 type stores.

John

B Bear posted 09-12-2001 02:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for B Bear  Send Email to B Bear     
I found a station selling gas at $1.39.9 this morning after that Act of War, the same price before 9/11/01. Many stations raised their prices 5 - 10 cents overnight, the high being around $1.54.9.
Someone should let them know Afghanistan exports terrorists not oil.
Bear
dgp posted 09-12-2001 02:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for dgp  Send Email to dgp     
Yesterday a Texaco retailer in OKC raised prices to $5.00 and a Citgo in Tulsa raised to $2.60. The state Att'y Gen stepped in and shut them down. Today they are refunding people's money.
The largest independent retailer of private label Sunoco gasoline is selling for $1.50.
Lines yesterday, none today.
bboeri posted 09-12-2001 03:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for bboeri  Send Email to bboeri     
Prices in Massachusetts, just outside of Boston are steady. Regular unleaded at about $1.44/gal. No lines or increases.
noswah posted 09-12-2001 06:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for noswah  Send Email to noswah     

$1.32 per gal. for regular at Texaco here in Sugar Land, Tx. It was a $1.29 last week, I guess I can live with that since I know Texaco needs the money after looking at their stock.
lhg posted 09-12-2001 06:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
In Suburban Chicago I just paid $2.10 for Premium. Regular is running between $1.80 & $2.00. These are not jacked-up prices, but close to what we've been paying all summer.
LKS posted 09-12-2001 07:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for LKS  Send Email to LKS     
Paid $1.84 last night in Oak Lawn (south suburban Chicago, long lines), down from $1.92 early yesterday AM, before the tragic events. Couldn't believe that prices actually fell! My daughter is in college in Macomb (western Illinois). Prices there went up about 30 cents yesterday to about $2.00, but are down to $1.74 now. A town near Macomb was already at $3.00 by 5:00 yesterday, with threats to raise to $5.00, as their on-hand supply dwindled. Wondering what marine fuel in New Buffalo is doing -- we're pulling the big boat this weekend, and will need to refuel both tanks. My thoughts and prayers . . . -- lks
bbutler241 posted 09-12-2001 08:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for bbutler241  Send Email to bbutler241     
Sam Walton must be rolling over in his grave.

I went to Sam's last night(9/11/01) and their regular gas had been marked up 23 cents per gallon over last weekend. In LA we have a law against price gouging. It was enacted after we had $5.00 per bag ice after a hurricane. When I called Sam's, their manager told me that they had been instructed by their home office to markup the gas. The manager called them and told them no one else was marking up gas. They were then told it was okay to lower the price.

So much for Wal Mart being on the consumer's side.

Whalerdan posted 09-13-2001 04:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whalerdan  Send Email to Whalerdan     
Prices here in Germany are the same, diesel is about $0.80 (dollars) a liter.
Samars posted 09-13-2001 06:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for Samars  Send Email to Samars     
Here in Pittsburgh....gas prices have not changed...$1.39 / gal...
bbutler241 posted 09-13-2001 09:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for bbutler241  Send Email to bbutler241     
When I got home today, I had a message on my answering machine. Sam's called and said that they are sending a $10.00 gift card due to the increase in gas prices. I have no idea where they got my name or number. I hope they did this for everyone who bought gas at the higher prices.
NWflyfisher posted 09-13-2001 11:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for NWflyfisher    
Price unchanged in Gig Harbor, WA at $1.49 for 87 octane Exxon...has been unchanged for the past several weeks.
acseatsri posted 09-13-2001 11:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for acseatsri  Send Email to acseatsri     
Gas price in Groton, CT- Brewers Marina $2.13/gal on Saturday. Glad I'm still on a trailer- paid $1.44/gal today in New Britain, CT. I'm sure marine grade gasoline is worth the 50% premium! laff
Kelly posted 09-14-2001 09:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for Kelly  Send Email to Kelly     
$1.38/gal in Atlanta, that is about right I guess. It goes up and down so much here lately it is hard to keep track. I have seen over $.10 difference on the same day between stations depending on where they are located. Kelly
SWarren posted 09-14-2001 10:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for SWarren  Send Email to SWarren     
Gas in Charleston SC ranges from 1.26 to 1.31. Went up about 5 to 10 but came down fast.
newportguy posted 09-16-2001 06:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for newportguy  Send Email to newportguy     
It is 3.40 a gallon here in Nova Scotia....stop complaining...:)
LKS posted 09-16-2001 06:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for LKS  Send Email to LKS     
Marine fuel in SW Michigan was up 17 cents over last weekend.
simonmeridew posted 09-16-2001 10:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for simonmeridew  Send Email to simonmeridew     
Newportguy:
We were in New Brunswick this summer and the prices were .71CND per liter. I roughly figured it was equivalent to 1.61USD per gallon. So it sounds like it's really up now. Is that about 2.05 USD?
By the way, hope to make it to Nova Scotia next summer.
simonmeridew
Dr T posted 09-17-2001 01:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dr T  Send Email to Dr T     
If anything, prices at the (auto) pumps seem to have fallen back a bit this weekend.

bigz posted 09-17-2001 08:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
"Today, ExxonMobil announced a $5 million donation to meet immediate needs
and a three-to-one match for contributions from employees, retirees,
dealers, and distributors worldwide up to a total of $20 million. The
funds will be directed to agencies and charitable organizations, designated
by the Company, that are assisting surviving families of the injured and
deceased rescue personnel and responding to other needs."

Gas prices have actually moved downward a few cents since last week in parts of NJ. Averaging $1.40 North and about a $1.30 South in the state is what I have seen.

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