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.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at WZZM Grand Rapids.

Batch 37 Pain is Good

Barnesville, OH

#42 May 22, 2008
Wide_Stance wrote:
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At least someone is s+imulating the economy! Your plans sound very similar to mine. You will be buying some beer on one of those multiple trips to the store wont you?
Why yes Wide, I am. The microbrew type at $10.00 a six pack with a bourbon chaser. I will also get chips and cheese so I can use my mail order salsa that is $5.00 a jar....
Batch 37 Pain is Good

Barnesville, OH

#43 May 22, 2008
From Greenville wrote:
More power to you if you aren't affected by the high prices of gas. But, for those of us NOT living in Wonderland w/ Alice...gas is killing us! I drive 35 miles ONE WAY to work. I've TRIED carpooling, only to find there are NOT that many people interested. It's an 'inconvenience' to not have your own vehicle at work all day - you can't run errands or go out to lunch. The Average Joes are the ones suffering...My fiancee & I make good money, but the cost of gas, food - EVERYTHING - just keep going up, while wages stay the same.
Hopefully, come November, SOMETHING will change...
We have gotten rid of our land line phone service. That save 90 bucks a month. Thinking of getting rid of the satellite TV service so that is another 60 bucks. Nothing good on TV anyway. There are ways to trim. Pay down debt helps a bunch.

Grand Blanc, MI

#44 May 22, 2008
Well said, I see where you a coming from... I hate to admit it but you are right... this might make the history books years from now. The second great depression
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.
Well said...... I hate to admit it but have denied it for months... This might make the history books years from now The second great depression
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!

Since: Mar 08

Montague, MI

#45 May 22, 2008
Go Green wrote:
I am actually glad to see the price of gas this high, for once people might stop an think about how our resources are abused. Maybe now we can put the alternative energy thoughts into action, and not rely so heavily on oil. Plus, the rednecks will have time to take down thier Christmas lights, rather than blowing gas out of thier 4 wheelers.
Those "Rednecks" with their Christmas lights up are waiting for their soldiers to come home.

“Have a nice day!”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#46 May 22, 2008
Hurley35 wrote:
<quoted text>Speaking of Church activities, I think this gas situation is a great way for churches to step up to the plate. Buy a bus and do a run for your worshipers. Knock out that second service or evening service along with Wednesday evening activities. Have you service in the morning and then give a meal to all your worshipers and if you want to do bible study or sunday school after the meal that's great, And when it's all done pile on the bus(es) and take everyone home. But don't have your congregation hopping back and forth two, three or four times a week. Reach out and make a difference. I see this as a huge opportunities for Churches to make a difference. And the Rich churches? Try offering some of your extra money to the poorer churches so they can have the same type of program.
Good idea-also having a few close-by friends and neighbors over for home church type stuff is a great idea. I was raised to go to church twice on Sunday, now I go once every other week or so.
Batch 37 Pain is Good

Barnesville, OH

#47 May 22, 2008
Quigleyover wrote:
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Those "Rednecks" with their Christmas lights up are waiting for their soldiers to come home.
I just like all the colors around the deck!

“Dude, Where's my car?”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#48 May 22, 2008
Gabe wrote:
My question that has seemed to slip through the cracks of the current oil "crisis" is: Why have the governments of non OPEC nations allowed the world's largest anti trust or cartel (OPEC) to continue to artificially control production without staging a major call to action during this veiled declaration of economic war.
What would you suggest we should have done? Invade them?

“Dude, Where's my car?”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#49 May 22, 2008
mama knows wrote:
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Good idea-also having a few close-by friends and neighbors over for home church type stuff is a great idea. I was raised to go to church twice on Sunday, now I go once every other week or so.
That's another excellent idea. You don't have to be in a "Church" to worship. The "Twice on Sunday" (which was how I was raised as well) just doesn't make sense anymore.

United States

#50 May 22, 2008
Supply and demand they say.
grassroots horsey

Farmington, MI

#51 May 22, 2008
I think we should start a grassroots campaign!! Everyone buy a horse, and ride them everywhere. Now, before you think I'm crazy, think about it...
Horses going to the bathroom over all the roads, eating all the grass in the carefully manicured office park lawns. You would need to feed and water it during the work day, of course, but that is what break time is for. I called the city of GR animal control offce, and they said no permits are required, and there are currently no regulations on file preventing this. I work downtown, and I pay a small amount subsidized by my comapny for one parking space in one of the city ramps for my car. Imagine if I parked my horse there, what a hoot. Thinking about this willl make you smile, but there is some validity to this scheme!!

Holland, MI

#52 May 22, 2008
Just like always Blarney castle is first to raise prices for gas. During my employment with them they always raised prices first.I never could understand the dramatic increases they did.

United States

#53 May 22, 2008
This is rediculous. Oil companies say it's not them, but what about the billions of dollars in profit??? Gas was ok until 9-11.

United States

#54 May 22, 2008
Pain at the pump is right. People are losing jobs and have to pay more to find work.

“Just be you. ”

Since: May 08


#55 May 22, 2008
mama knows wrote:
Ben! BenDover!
You are so hilarious:) That is so true.

Hudsonville, MI

#56 May 22, 2008
Craig wrote:
I wonder how many people will no show at the campgrounds this weekend because thier pick up trucks will require 50 gallons of gas to get where they are going? I bet not many.
I tell you this I am staying home.
We won't be showing up. My kid has two 4H meetings this weekend that I would normally drive back and forth for. Not with the cost of diesel now! We'll be "camping out" in our own back yard this weekend, Hobo Pies and all.

Hudsonville, MI

#57 May 22, 2008
What's wrong with saying H-o-b-o Pies?

Hudsonville, MI

#58 May 22, 2008
Hey wzzm13. We all know gas prices are high. Thanks for making it so obvious every single day on the news and the website. Give it a break for a while, everyone is stressed out enough as it is about the economy and increased energy costs. This article doesn't help. If anything you're encouraging other stations to raise their prices as well. Thanks for highlighting everything negative.

United States

#59 May 22, 2008
Don't forget it just isn't the cost of driving that will be getting us. Food prices and everything else is going to skyrocket. You will be paying 10.00 for a gallon of milk before too long as an example. Next year when the weather is real cold,consumers energy is going to cost you three housepayments a month just to keep your thermastat at 65

“OH what fun!!”

Since: Feb 08

Grand Rapids

#60 May 22, 2008
We put the boat away full so we will be spending last years CHEAP gas!!! LOL
We will be going a lot slower this year with these prices but we seen it coming so we are some what prepared. The marina dwellers (those that never move their boats)will be seeing a bit more of us I am sure.

Alto, MI

#61 May 22, 2008
I will be traveling north in my F250 diesel which I pay $4.79 a gallon, I will be towing my travel trailer, which will be towing my 4 quads, and yes I will be driving 90 and keeping my christmas lights on when I leave, because unlike all of you whiners I will be out spending the money the gov't gave to help keep this great country afloat. So you all can sit at home and cry and continue to kill the economy!

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