Gas prices in Albany are the highest ...

Gas prices in Albany are the highest of all Georgia's metro areas.

There are 29 comments on the The Albany Herald story from Aug 5, 2008, titled Gas prices in Albany are the highest of all Georgia's metro areas.. In it, The Albany Herald reports that:

If you're a motorist in Albany and you think prices are higher at the pump here than elsewhere in the state, it's not just your imagination.

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Savannah, GA

#1 Aug 6, 2008
If you think the prices in albany are high why dont u move to hinesville, ga and then complain about it we are always 10-20 cents higher than any where else...but then again if albany was like it was over 10 years ago maybe it wouldnt be that high
former lake dweller

Calhoun, GA

#2 Aug 6, 2008
Why piss and moan about gas prices, when u are not willing to do anything about them. We are still buying the gas, we are still riding our big azz in our "big ole' trucks". We fumed over cigarette prices, but we still light up. We moan over milk prices, we still pay the price. Still the farmers are going broke. Why, why, why
s-u-v

United States

#3 Aug 6, 2008
local markets often lack true cut-throat competition and volume purchasing power. is is price fixing at the golf course? is it a tacit conspiracy? is is just local folks trying to earn a decent living? locally that only amounts to a few pennies a gallon, if any.

I'd say boycot the Chinese and the Indians, the new big energy consumers. But then we'd go naked and have no websites or toys to play with.

thank y-o-u.

TA Holloway, did you invent the Internet too?
lizizmorefun

United States

#4 Aug 6, 2008
It is my understanding through a website called Georgiagasprices.com that our gas here is as much as 20 cents higher than most towns and cities in the State...I think it is pure and simple...cheating the locals because they think we don't know any better. I agree with the last comments about India and China being the big energy consumers, but USA is High on that list also. To try to shift blame away from USA consumers is petty, in my humble opinion. People who are still using and driving gas guzzling vehicles and living like our oil will last forever are just greedy in my opinion.
s-u-v

United States

#5 Aug 6, 2008
Yes liz, you are quite right. We are all accountable. My comment was intended to be a bit tongue-in-cheek and I'll try to not do that again. The US is the 800 pound gorilla in per capita energy consumption. And we certainly can't afford to NOT buy Chinese goods or Indian services. The Euro is out of sight. Who can afford Armani these days?(oops).

Only sustained higher prices will change our habits and market selections. We, as a society and culture, are not trained to preserve resources and to be accountable for over-consumption based upon principle alone. Sadly, a sustained financial sting has to be a part of the re-training process.

But that doesn't address the higher gas prices locally in the Albany metro area.

I doubt it is product cost, but possible, although I saw a dinky little old station on 300 out around Blackshear that was a dime cheaper. If they can do it ...

I'm guessing that the level of tough minded competitiveness is not here and no one is breaking ranks to really drive the market down here. A charge and let-charge attitude.

Maybe we should ask the station folks next time we fill up. Go to the lowest one and ask why he is lower and the others are higher. Ask why this overall market is higher. The boss might know.

Maybe there is a good reason. Maybe not.

I can't afford to fill up for a few days, so if you find out, let us know.
Rick

United States

#6 Aug 7, 2008
farmers going broke? aaaaahahahaha
My brother in law is one and he buys a new truck every 2 years,owns $150,000 or more in just one John Deere tractor,,,,,,,,go check "farm prices" on wall street than tell me about poor farmers and how much in subsidies they receive on top of it ,,,,,let alone the subsidies they receive for not growing.And if a crop fails they still dont lose thru their crop insurance....
CountyLine

Broxton, GA

#7 Aug 7, 2008
Rick wrote:
farmers going broke? aaaaahahahaha
My brother in law is one and he buys a new truck every 2 years,owns $150,000 or more in just one John Deere tractor,,,,,,,,go check "farm prices" on wall street than tell me about poor farmers and how much in subsidies they receive on top of it ,,,,,let alone the subsidies they receive for not growing.And if a crop fails they still dont lose thru their crop insurance....
Rick, I am just curiuos, do you have any idea how much your brother in law owes? Farmers don't have it easy and probably owe more than anyone else. One year of not having good crops and they are gone. It is not a life that I envy in any way. Especially with the gas prices like they are, it affects everything that they do from irrigation to tractors to the parts and fertilizer.
lizizmorefun

United States

#8 Aug 7, 2008
county line, I totally agree with your opinions about the farmers. I do not envy them either. I know that they owe more than they actually make and that they are teetering on the edge.
SUV
I lived in Europe for a year with my nine year old son. We had a great year. No, we were not military I just decided to do it after my husband passed away. We lived in Berlin Germany from 2005 to 2006. They do not fawn over designer merchandise as Americans do. They are very conservative and wear plain clothes. They walk or ride a bike more often than drive, they keep a car for twenty years and manage to keep it maintained. They do not replace things like sofas or refrigerators as often as we do, they try to keep things in good working order, and DO IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME. We rented. Every bathroom I saw there was clean and tiled professionally. Every apartment I saw was in refurbished or new condition. They do not build "new" buildings...they gut the old ones and then make them new. Americans could learn a lot from forgetting the "tourist" type of European life and actually going over there and living as a European and doing as they do. It was a lot cheaper and easier than life is here. I wish sometimes we had not come back. The car makers, designers and merchandisers are playing to the typical American Consumer who throws things away or replaces them often just because of boredom or keeping up with the joneses. Europeans are wealthy because they are thrifty and conservative.
lizizmorefun

United States

#9 Aug 7, 2008
oh, and I forgot...In Europe, a one or three star Hotel is cleaner and nicer than most of the five star hotels in the USA. American Tourists are talked into this idea that they MUST spend more money to have what is the best. Americans in my opinion are gluttonous,gullible, greedy and big spenders. Other countries have a low opinion of us because we are name droppers and braggarts. Gas prices have been higher in other countries for years and years...they have learned how to manage with other means such as bikes, walking and mass transit. It is safe, clean and affordable. Even in the rain, people walk and ride bikes. Even in a blinding snow storm....Americans are cushy, pushy, lazy and have a blown up proportion of their own worth because of propaganda and politics.
s-u-v j-a-c O say can u c

United States

#10 Aug 7, 2008
liz,
Americans, when generalized as a whole, have many attributes: generosity, social responsibility, a strong sense of justice, inventiveness, courage ... can you think of any?
It's impossible to completely generalize 300 million people.
Also bear in mind that the geography and density of Europe are different.
There are many reasons that some Europeans are more advanced in conservation. Americans will catch up and will create inventions and innovations that will deal with costlier and scarcer resources.
The biggest threat to America is the failure to produce a more highly educated and motivated population.
Interestingly, the Europeans will sometimes bash the Americans until it comes time to see who they would rather get a voluntary tip (gratuity) in a restaurant from... a German, Frenchman, Chinese or American. Or who they want covering their backs in battle.
Wanna guess?

“Pray daily, Justice for Caylee”

Since: Aug 08

Sanford, Berlin, Leesburg

#11 Aug 7, 2008
s-u-v j-a-c O say can u c wrote:
liz,
Americans, when generalized as a whole, have many attributes: generosity, social responsibility, a strong sense of justice, inventiveness, courage ... can you think of any?
It's impossible to completely generalize 300 million people.
Also bear in mind that the geography and density of Europe are different.
There are many reasons that some Europeans are more advanced in conservation. Americans will catch up and will create inventions and innovations that will deal with costlier and scarcer resources.
The biggest threat to America is the failure to produce a more highly educated and motivated population.
Interestingly, the Europeans will sometimes bash the Americans until it comes time to see who they would rather get a voluntary tip (gratuity) in a restaurant from... a German, Frenchman, Chinese or American. Or who they want covering their backs in battle.
Wanna guess?
Guilty as charged, but I still say Americans have a lot to learn about conservatism. Our Country depends upon it.

“Pray daily, Justice for Caylee”

Since: Aug 08

Sanford, Berlin, Leesburg

#12 Aug 7, 2008
I disagree with the social responsibility part. German people as a group are much more polite than American people are. I visited many homes and businesses there and found that many thing which are readily accepted in our society are still looked upon as impolite there. A German person would never visit a person without being invited or calling first. A German person will move out of your way on an icy street or sidewalk. A German person respects and takes care of their elderly population. The school systems are great! My son was in a German public school. He was literally the only English speaking student in the entire school. Google Bernhard Rose Schule and Blumen Grundshule. Those are the two schools he attended. They were GREAT! I really miss the attention the teachers gave to me and my son. I went to classes with him three or four days a week and it really helped me learn the language and customs.
I realize that you are an all-American type of person, but don't play up the war effort of AMericans too much, or the Governmental system here. It is far less appealing to me, and many others who would like to become expatriots. I believe that the USA is headed for disaster. Much of that is because too many people have been convinced that USA is the greatest country on earth and it is not.
s-u-v j-a-c O say can u c

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#13 Aug 7, 2008
Jawohl.
Sie sind fast ein Berliner. Ja, das Europaisches leben can sehr intelligent und gemuetlich sein. Heute wuensche I auch dass wir in Europa sein koennten, aber es ist nicht jest moeglich. Jest sind wir in Albany und muessen es besser machen. Ein Kontrast, ja?

Ciao.

Bis spaeter.

Since: Sep 07

Leesburg, GA

#14 Aug 7, 2008
Ist hogencamp ein deutscher namen?
Politically Incorrect

Lexington, AL

#15 Aug 7, 2008
European countries haven't suffered the negative effects of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 nor the so-called Equal Opportunity Act. I am NOT saying its true in every case nor is it the entirety of the problem. However, the EEOA prevented more qualified students from entering the "higher" professions - including Engineering, Medicine, Law and Economics in favor of meeting mandated quotas and getting federal monies. As a result of this short-sighted pandering, many many white A students went to work in fast food while black B and C students went to graduate school and became the policy makers. So today we have clueless followers and the lesser-qualified recipients of social giveaway programs in positions of authority, while many smart, harder working leader types never got the chance to apply themselves to solutions.

Equal opportunity is a big lie. If its anything, its racist. There is nothing "equal" about placing people at the front of the line when they didn't earn it, ahead of those who did, just on the basis of their skin color.
Office Round Table

Miramar Beach, FL

#16 Aug 7, 2008
s-u-v j-a-c O say can u c wrote:
Jawohl.
Sie sind fast ein Berliner. Ja, das Europaisches leben can sehr intelligent und gemuetlich sein. Heute wuensche I auch dass wir in Europa sein koennten, aber es ist nicht jest moeglich. Jest sind wir in Albany und muessen es besser machen. Ein Kontrast, ja?
Ciao.
Bis spaeter.
Translation

Certainly.
They are almost one Berliner. Yes, the European life can be very intelligent and be comfortable. Today I wish we could be in Europe, but it is not possible yet. We are in Albany and must make it better.
See you later
Office Round Table

Miramar Beach, FL

#17 Aug 7, 2008
AskTheWiseOldMan wrote:
Ist hogencamp ein deutscher namen?
Translate

Is Hogencamp German name?
Office Round Table

Miramar Beach, FL

#18 Aug 7, 2008
lizizmorefun wrote:
I disagree with the social responsibility part. German people as a group are much more polite than American people are. I visited many homes and businesses there and found that many thing which are readily accepted in our society are still looked upon as impolite there. A German person would never visit a person without being invited or calling first. A German person will move out of your way on an icy street or sidewalk. A German person respects and takes care of their elderly population. The school systems are great! My son was in a German public school. He was literally the only English speaking student in the entire school. Google Bernhard Rose Schule and Blumen Grundshule. Those are the two schools he attended. They were GREAT! I really miss the attention the teachers gave to me and my son. I went to classes with him three or four days a week and it really helped me learn the language and customs.
I realize that you are an all-American type of person, but don't play up the war effort of AMericans too much, or the Governmental system here. It is far less appealing to me, and many others who would like to become expatriots. I believe that the USA is headed for disaster. Much of that is because too many people have been convinced that USA is the greatest country on earth and it is not.
Wenn Sie Deutschland so viel lieben, warum leben Sie hier?
s-u-v j-a-c O say can u c

United States

#19 Aug 7, 2008
Ja, dass ist ein Schnitzelbank.

Y'all are really funny.

Hogencamp sounds German. Or maybe Dutch. What say you, Kevin?

Es ist ganz toll.

Some EO policies were arguably driven by a corrective mentality - that generations of "repression" had to be corrected by "creating" successes and leapfrogging the accepted process of advancement based solely on merit. Thankfully, these principles have begun to fall out of favor with both many whites and some prominent blacks.

The notion that this has left in place strata of mediocre leadership is most interesting, although not conclusive by any stretch. Result: Systemic and institutionalized mediocrity that perpetuates itself.

Can't say I agree or disagree.


How is the local scene in comparison?

Die Welt is meine Auster.
Bomber

AOL

#20 Aug 7, 2008
lizizmorefun wrote:
It is my understanding through a website called Georgiagasprices.com that our gas here is as much as 20 cents higher than most towns and cities in the State...I think it is pure and simple...cheating the locals because they think we don't know any better. I agree with the last comments about India and China being the big energy consumers, but USA is High on that list also. To try to shift blame away from USA consumers is petty, in my humble opinion. People who are still using and driving gas guzzling vehicles and living like our oil will last forever are just greedy in my opinion.
I filled up in donalsonville and paid $3.55 a gallon came back home just to see $3.88 a gallon still.

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