Gas spikes to over $4/gallon for holi...

Gas spikes to over $4/gallon for holiday travelers

There are 78 comments on the WZZM Grand Rapids story from May 22, 2008, titled Gas spikes to over $4/gallon for holiday travelers. In it, WZZM Grand Rapids reports that:

Gas stations across West Michigan are starting to raise prices just a day before the unofficial start of the summer tourism season.

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“Have a nice day!”

Since: Apr 08

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#1 May 22, 2008
Ben! BenDover!
Nicole

Zeeland, MI

#2 May 22, 2008
With these gas prices I don't think we will go up north this weekend like we normally do. Scary to think what the prices may be in a less populated area.
Maggie

Smithfield, UT

#3 May 22, 2008
If I'm going to get screwed, shouldn't I get dinner first?
Its just me

Deerfield, IL

#4 May 22, 2008
Still just $3.89 in my good ole' SMALL town of Baldwin!
Its just me

Deerfield, IL

#5 May 22, 2008
what, I can't say T-O-W-N?

Since: Mar 08

Montague, MI

#6 May 22, 2008
The less populated place is where I was at this morning and I was so excited to get gas for $3.89 a gallon along the Muskegon River! Who would have thought that $3.89 was going to be a cheap price, and I was glad to pay it? Now they are starting to say its going to be hurricane season starting in June, the prices will be up even more. Lets face it the price goes up for any dumb reason they can come up with, it doesn't take much or the truth to raise the prices.

Since: Feb 08

United States

#7 May 22, 2008
Like we should be surprized!
we all knew it would spike up for the holiday. At some point, someone will be losing a bunch of money who invested in the futures of fuel.
Investors will keep driving the price up until our nation fails, then they will be biting a bullet due to losing everything they earned plus some.
I feel sorry for all the investors that are getting rich off us little people.
I have seen it before and heard much about it from my father and grandfather of the great depression and that is where we are headed.
The rich will at first feel like kings due to people begging from them.
After while they too will feel a crunch that will not leave anyone left out...
Crime will continue to become worse and eventually we all will be at war to survive.
I have said it before and I will say it again now:
Other Countries are waging war on us now, not with conventional weapons, but through fuel cost which will cripple our entire economy and well being.
They will win.
Many folks will agree with where I am coming from, but many will say I am full of turd!
Just sit back and look through my eyes to see what I see and you will understand and agree!
sara

Denver, CO

#8 May 22, 2008
What if gas prices cost $10 a gallon?
http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/Savingan...
I would be buying no gas or much much less.... I don't know how I would get to my job, but I would cost too much to drive there.
O-Boi

Grand Rapids, MI

#9 May 22, 2008
my family and i were going to travel west this weekend to visit relatives and friends in nebraska and do some fishing and camping. we then decided to camp in michigan up north. but now with the price of gas so high we will be staying home and keeping our hard earned money from those who are robbing us in our gas tanks. we are refusing to pay the high price so our governemtn and state can get the increased tax money off from us too. This memorial weeekend is going to hurt tourism and our economy very hard. they better wake up in our offices soon. lower taxes and start drilling our own oil.
Sam

United States

#10 May 22, 2008
Its just me wrote:
Still just $3.89 in my good ole' SMALL **** of Baldwin!
T*o*w*n is a naughty word for some reason. I just called my sister in Baldwin to share the news that $4.20 is comin yer way!
O-Boi

Grand Rapids, MI

#11 May 22, 2008
Randy Whitten wrote:
I have said it before and I will say it again now:
Other Countries are waging war on us now, not with conventional weapons, but through fuel cost which will cripple our entire economy and well being.
I agree with you. and then when we bottom out, they will have the funding for their weapons that we payed for.
Dan

Mountain Home, AR

#12 May 22, 2008
They are bound and determined to bleed us for every last cent. They only want two classes of people, the very wealthy [who make millions a year in salary and bonuses], and then there is the rest of us. Sooner or later someone is going to be pushed over the edge. The straw that broke the camels back will become evident.

“Have a nice day!”

Since: Apr 08

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#13 May 22, 2008
Maggie wrote:
If I'm going to get screwed, shouldn't I get dinner first?
LOL! I agree!

“Have a nice day!”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#14 May 22, 2008
Randy Whitten wrote:
Like we should be surprized!
we all knew it would spike up for the holiday. At some point, someone will be losing a bunch of money who invested in the futures of fuel.
Investors will keep driving the price up until our nation fails, then they will be biting a bullet due to losing everything they earned plus some.
I feel sorry for all the investors that are getting rich off us little people.
I have seen it before and heard much about it from my father and grandfather of the great depression and that is where we are headed.
The rich will at first feel like kings due to people begging from them.
After while they too will feel a crunch that will not leave anyone left out...
Crime will continue to become worse and eventually we all will be at war to survive.
I have said it before and I will say it again now:
Other Countries are waging war on us now, not with conventional weapons, but through fuel cost which will cripple our entire economy and well being.
They will win.
Many folks will agree with where I am coming from, but many will say I am full of turd!
Just sit back and look through my eyes to see what I see and you will understand and agree!
It sure looks that way to me too!
Don

Flowery Branch, GA

#15 May 22, 2008
Walk. Ride a bike. Carpool. The price keeps climbing because most Americans aren't changing their behavior yet. A big part of the rising cost is because the Asian market is using more and more and we need to pay more to secure our supply. It's only right for a company (with thousands of employees and millions of stockholders) to sell to the highest bidder.
As for profiteering... Google makes a bigger margin than any oil company. In other words, brilliant people can make more money in search engines than replacing gasoline. And if you think something is a "necessity" you should want there to be high rewards for providing it to insure it is always there! The higher the price of gas is the more money and time is spent in replacing it. It will all work out as long as market forces are allowed to operate.
flylady500

Grand Rapids, MI

#16 May 22, 2008
Well, at $4.10 a gallon, I'll not only be staying home for the holiday weekend, but I'll not be partaking in any holiday activities except the parade that will go by my house!
At this rate, even church activities are going to come to a screeching halt for us.

Since: Jan 08

Auburn

#17 May 22, 2008
I agree. I suppose I am glad I fueled up yesterday and am not going anywhere this weekend. We are also stocking up on food. My husband used to laugh at me for keeping the cupboards full, now he is saying we should stock up on "sale" items :)
Randy Whitten wrote:
Like we should be surprized!
we all knew it would spike up for the holiday. At some point, someone will be losing a bunch of money who invested in the futures of fuel.
Investors will keep driving the price up until our nation fails, then they will be biting a bullet due to losing everything they earned plus some.
I feel sorry for all the investors that are getting rich off us little people.
I have seen it before and heard much about it from my father and grandfather of the great depression and that is where we are headed.
The rich will at first feel like kings due to people begging from them.
After while they too will feel a crunch that will not leave anyone left out...
Crime will continue to become worse and eventually we all will be at war to survive.
I have said it before and I will say it again now:
Other Countries are waging war on us now, not with conventional weapons, but through fuel cost which will cripple our entire economy and well being.
They will win.
Many folks will agree with where I am coming from, but many will say I am full of turd!
Just sit back and look through my eyes to see what I see and you will understand and agree!
bruce lee

United States

#18 May 22, 2008
Maggie wrote:
If I'm going to get screwed, shouldn't I get dinner first?
you would think sobut they don't even give you a jar of vasoline either...OR A KISS
Yippie

Fayetteville, NY

#19 May 22, 2008
I feel like a college student again.....cause I keep getting s c r e w e d week after week!!!!!

“Dude, Where's my car?”

Since: Jan 08

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#20 May 22, 2008
Its just me wrote:
Still just $3.89 in my good ole' SMALL town of Baldwin!
Hey! Was up there last Sunday. Thanks for hosting the Blessing every year. It's always a great time!

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