Looking for a lifetime of gasoline at $0.74 a gallon, like it was when i started driving. WTF........
This is gotten to be a joke here in Atlanta.....went to a station today that had gas at 2.89 when all the other stations were at 3.15....just as I went to put the nozzle in my tank, the manager came out with a black plastic bag to put on the "regular" nozzle....he had run out of regular...apologized most sincerely....I just laughed and drove off.....not his fault. There are many reports of humanoid bipeds filling up and driving off....they should NOT be arrested....shot at point blank range, yes, arrested, no. Goes double for anyone in Buckhead....not just the driver, but passengers as well.....thinning the herd is good wildlife management.Baasinator said:The price increases of the last few days aren't related to the stock market or the price of crude. In fact, I don't think the price of oil per barrel has gone up since the hurricane (perhaps slightly, but I'm not sure).
The price increase over the last couple days is a true supply/demand issue. We have plenty of crude, and we probably have plenty of gasoline for awhile even if the hurricane did knock out some refinery capacity. But we don't have a plenty of gasoline in some places because the supply network is damaged.
True, people in some cities (Atlanta, for example) were acting hysterically and helping drive up the price even more. But when gas stations are actually running out of gas, it's not an imaginary problem. Hopefully the supply issues are short term, and when they're fixed the price should go back down to last week's prices. I never thought I'd be happy to see last week's prices!