Goofy Gas Prices Or Strike While The Iron Is Hot

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  1. K E Gordon

    K E Gordon Very Well-Known Member
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    So, anyway, yesterday when I went to the library, I noticed gas prices at our local Exxon were 1.99 per gallon. I thought to myself sweet price, I will have to get some on the way back. Long story short, When I come back I noticed the price had raised to 2.07! and they had just changed to 1,99 the day before. The gas station in town same brand Exxon changed has now changed from 2.07 to 1.99. However, yesterday it was 2.07. What kinda crazy game are they playing here? Plus, the stations are only about 20 minutes apart...That is a big price differential.
     
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    I just got gas this morning at Chevron, $2.99 grrrrr. True that Chevron is the most expensive gas station but it's near me, if Chevron is $2.99 then my closest cheapest gas station is probably $2.79 or $2.89.... wasn't worth the drive.
     
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    I saw gas just down the street yesterday for $1.99, and it has been right around that price for a while now. We paid a little more at Sam's Club when we gassed up because I got the premium instead of the regular one. Usually, I spend almost $4 per gallon in the winter and get the ethanol-free gas, at least every other fill up.
    We had trouble starting the car when it is cold outside, and on really cold days, it won't start at all, and then I read that the ethanol gas makes it hard to start in cold weather. In the summer, I only do it now and then, just because it is better for our old engine, but in the winter, I need that ethanol free gas, no matter what the price is.
     
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    Geez Yvonne, that's gotta suck. $4.00!! Well, there was a time I was paying that for regular.
     
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    Gas prices seem to be all over the place.
     
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    Our gas prices were just going back down again. We noticed the guy at the convenience store close to us had just yesterday changed his basic gas price from $1.99 down to $1.96.
    Then, in last night's news was the huge story about the gas pipeline explosion down closer to Birmingham, and it is the same area where the pipeline was broke not very long ago.
    This morning, already, they are saying that this will probably bring the fuel prices back up again. The one that happened in Louisiana was apparently the same fuel company as the one that happened here yesterday afternoon, which killed at least one person, and injured several others, from what I read.
    When I was looking up the information online (after seeing the picture and news blurb on the television), I noticed that there were quite a few responses , many of them fairly recent, of gas line explosions.
    It really makes a person wonder why so many of these are happening , and so often, and whether there is some sabotage going on that is causing all of this.
    For a while, it was the trains carrying fuel or oil that were going off of the tracks for unknown reason and exploding, and now it seems to be the fuel lines themselves that are being blown up.

    http://www.waff.com/story/33542192/...uld-temporarily-impact-gas-prices-expert-says
     
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    I live in the high gas price area. To get the cheapest gas I'd have to drive far and to a not so great area....that's where it's $2.39.

    I paid $2.99 a few days ago.
     
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    I put some in the other day while I was at Walmart/Murphy's. It was either $1.86 or $1.89. Either way, I was happy it was so low, so I put in a few dollars more than I had at first intended, once I saw the price.
     
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