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Huge Increase in Gas Prices??

Posted by on Sep. 10, 2012 at 3:23 PM
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Has anyone had a huge jump in gas prices today?

Our gas prices increased $.05 last night and another $.07 this afternoon.

We were at $3.99 this time yesterday and now it's $4.12.

Anybody else having a jump in gas prices? 

by on Sep. 10, 2012 at 3:23 PM
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GardenerArtist
by Bronze Member on Sep. 10, 2012 at 3:32 PM

yep, but we've had gas over $4.00 a gallon around here before.

Kate_Momof3
by Platinum Member on Sep. 10, 2012 at 3:36 PM

It's been hovering at $4 for months. It went down to $3.79 in the spring, but $4.12? I find the abruptness of an overnight 13 cent increase really, really infuriating.

What the eff is going on?

Why can't we get some warning for this? We heard that Hurrican Isaac might drive up prices, but would that be the case now? Idk. I panic over this shit because fuel is our biggest business expense these days.

Quoting GardenerArtist:

yep, but we've had gas over $4.00 a gallon around here before.


paknari
by Silver Member on Sep. 10, 2012 at 3:39 PM
This happens during elections. Not sure why. I work for a gas station and during the last election we were up to 4.25.
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Kate_Momof3
by Platinum Member on Sep. 10, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Ah ha!

I guess we all know which party the speculators belong to.

Quoting paknari:

This happens during elections. Not sure why. I work for a has station and during the last election we were up to 4.25.


JTROX
by Bronze Member on Sep. 10, 2012 at 3:43 PM

We've been hit in NW OH.  It was 3.74 this AM, and most stations now are up to 3.99.  A 25 cent increase!

Kate_Momof3
by Platinum Member on Sep. 10, 2012 at 3:46 PM

I'm in CT. 25 cents is outrageous! 

Seriously, there should be an emergency alert put out when prices increase like this. I would have filled up last night when I was near a cheap gas station.

Insane.

Quoting JTROX:

We've been hit in NW OH.  It was 3.74 this AM, and most stations now are up to 3.99.  A 25 cent increase!


JTROX
by Bronze Member on Sep. 10, 2012 at 3:51 PM

That would be good.  I sent out a personal "emergency alert" to my husband.  He works 30 mins away in another town.  Gas increases usually hit 12-24 hours later in that town, so I texted him and told him to get gas there if he needed any.

Quoting Kate_Momof3:

I'm in CT. 25 cents is outrageous! 

Seriously, there should be an emergency alert put out when prices increase like this. I would have filled up last night when I was near a cheap gas station.

Insane.

Quoting JTROX:

We've been hit in NW OH.  It was 3.74 this AM, and most stations now are up to 3.99.  A 25 cent increase!



DSamuels
by Gold Member on Sep. 10, 2012 at 4:45 PM

It was $3.83 this morning and $3.87-$3.89 when I came home today.

Kate_Momof3
by Platinum Member on Sep. 10, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Be warned: You may see a huge jump in a day or two.

Quoting DSamuels:

It was $3.83 this morning and $3.87-$3.89 when I came home today.


Peanutx3
by Silver Member on Sep. 10, 2012 at 4:48 PM

I haven't noticed a large increase yet.

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