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“getter done”

Since: Aug 08

Pineville Wv

#1 Sep 12, 2008
Have the Gas prices gone up since hurrican ?? its went from 360 a Gal to 5.60 today Its a crime to raise these prices like they do !!

FDG

“Have facts, will travel!”

Since: Feb 08

The Big Town!

#2 Sep 12, 2008
yahookid wrote:
Have the Gas prices gone up since hurrican ?? its went from 360 a Gal to 5.60 today Its a crime to raise these prices like they do !!
It went up 2 dollars overnight? Where did this happen. If so, it really is a crime. That is blatant price gouging.

Since: May 08

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#3 Sep 12, 2008
yahookid wrote:
Have the Gas prices gone up since hurrican ?? its went from 360 a Gal to 5.60 today Its a crime to raise these prices like they do !!
I just got home... it is 3.85 a gallon, unless they have raised it in the last thirty minutes..
heartbroken

Lerona, WV

#4 Sep 12, 2008
Hurricane or not the price per barrel of oil is at a lower price right now than it has been in quite some time.Yet it has only gone down here a few cents;I am sure the oil companies have been praying that a hurricane comes in so they can jump it up even more.I guess a camel broke his leg and they had to shoot it;they are out shopping for a new camel and camels don't come cheap nowdays.

“getter done”

Since: Aug 08

Pineville Wv

#5 Sep 12, 2008
South Carolina is were the gas went up so Hey look WV gas cheaper for a change LOL I hope it come's I wonted to come up Wv next week its a 350 mile trip
a voter

United States

#6 Sep 12, 2008
$4.05 at Speedway and 7-11.

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#7 Sep 12, 2008
...O.K., folks, you know the drill---To report gas price gouging, click on http://gaswatch.energy.gov It's a simple process. Check it out now...

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#8 Sep 12, 2008
The news says since most of the oil refineries that refine most of the oil in the United States are very close to Galveston, the prices COULD double or triple in a week..Their flipping out over the hurricane...
winner77

United States

#9 Sep 12, 2008
Have we not had hurricane's in the 90's and 80's and 70's and we never had this sort of price gouging in years past. I know there are more cars on the road and more homes but I don't think that argument cuts any ice. There is plenty of oil out there.
unbelieveable

Ithaca, NY

#10 Sep 12, 2008
my mom and daughter are gone now to fill up because I was told that the price is going up to $5.10 after midnight. And this is in Pineville.

Since: May 08

Good Ole West Virginee!!

#11 Sep 12, 2008
If it wasn't for Hurricane's then what would they blame it on then? One excuse is as good as another, isn't it?? I was working in Oceana today and had to get gas, and I thought I was never going to find a station that was selling it. Bandys Sunoco had their unleaded pumps bagged and so did Speedway! Don't really know why they had the nozzles bagged up, unless it was to put it on hold till they could get their prices changed. The news just stated that the governor was putting a state of emergency in order so that price gauging doesn't happen. I guess we will have to see!!
Enough

Pineville, WV

#12 Sep 12, 2008
THE GAY GUY wrote:
...O.K., folks, you know the drill---To report gas price gouging, click on http://gaswatch.energy.gov It's a simple process. Check it out now...
It's not just here in Pineville. I've been in Virginia this week and I seen it go from 3.79 to 3.99. It's everywhere, no one is price gouging so quit your gripping and trying to stir up trouble.
winner77

United States

#13 Sep 12, 2008
Enough wrote:
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It's not just here in Pineville. I've been in Virginia this week and I seen it go from 3.79 to 3.99. It's everywhere, no one is price gouging so quit your gripping and trying to stir up trouble.
The way I look at it is if they haven't gotten a drop of gas(a delivery) and they raise their price's then it's price gouging. If they paid 3.50 for it and were selling it for 3.79 then boost it to 4.00 without getting another delivery then it's price gouging and that's what's happening here.

Since: May 08

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#14 Sep 13, 2008
winner77 wrote:
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The way I look at it is if they haven't gotten a drop of gas(a delivery) and they raise their price's then it's price gouging. If they paid 3.50 for it and were selling it for 3.79 then boost it to 4.00 without getting another delivery then it's price gouging and that's what's happening here.
I agree... the "speculators" are working again.. The gas prices seem to be determined by what MIGHT or could POSSIBLY happen.... A hurricane is coming? Raise the prices (An oil rig has never blown over as far as I know).... The only argument that makes sense is they sometimes have to shut refineries down during a hurricane, but that wouldn't be a problem if WE BUILT MORE OF THEM..and if they would allow drilling. The supply problem would also get better.. Supply and demand, Supply and demand.

Since: May 08

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#15 Sep 13, 2008
Enough wrote:
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It's not just here in Pineville. I've been in Virginia this week and I seen it go from 3.79 to 3.99. It's everywhere, no one is price gouging so quit your gripping and trying to stir up trouble.
They were definitely goughing in Pineville over the past few years... I noticed when everyone started hitting the site GG suggested a couple of weeks ago, the gas prices almost immediately went down to the level of other area towns.. So it did work, until the hurricane..
When our gas prices are ten to twenty five cents higher per gallon, than any other town around us, that is goughing period.. What do you call it?

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#16 Sep 13, 2008
Shootist wrote:
<quoted text>They were definitely goughing in Pineville over the past few years... I noticed when everyone started hitting the site GG suggested a couple of weeks ago, the gas prices almost immediately went down to the level of other area towns.. So it did work, until the hurricane..
When our gas prices are ten to twenty five cents higher per gallon, than any other town around us, that is goughing period.. What do you call it?
...Thank you for the help, Shootist! If people allow & accept price gouging, the oil companies & gas stations will continue putting the screws to us. The Department of Energy doesn't take the complaints lightly, as we recently found out. If we ALL work together, we can prevent $8.00-$12.00 a gallon gas. The oil companies must be help accountable, the gas stations must be held accountable---Guess that's why we have a little branch called the U.S. Department of Justice...

...Remember, folks, click on http://gaswatch.energy.gov if you suspect gas price gouging...

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#17 Sep 13, 2008
...If the stations are not price gouging, then they have nothing to worry about. Right?...

http://gaswatch.energy.gov

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#18 Sep 13, 2008
winner77 wrote:
Have we not had hurricane's in the 90's and 80's and 70's and we never had this sort of price gouging in years past. I know there are more cars on the road and more homes but I don't think that argument cuts any ice. There is plenty of oil out there.
...I had planned on making those points. THANK YOU!...

Since: Jun 08

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#19 Sep 13, 2008
TherealGetReal wrote:
If it wasn't for Hurricane's then what would they blame it on then? One excuse is as good as another, isn't it?? I was working in Oceana today and had to get gas, and I thought I was never going to find a station that was selling it. Bandys Sunoco had their unleaded pumps bagged and so did Speedway! Don't really know why they had the nozzles bagged up, unless it was to put it on hold till they could get their prices changed. The news just stated that the governor was putting a state of emergency in order so that price gauging doesn't happen. I guess we will have to see!!
...Good post! Under Gov. Manchin's state of emergency, if anyone is caught price gouging, they will face stiffer fines & penalties...Remember, this is an election year---Those running for election/re-election will grab to this issue. Our politicians will take on the suspected price gougers; that will leave the voters feeling "warm & fuzzy" for them politicians) on November 4...

Since: Jun 08

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#20 Sep 13, 2008
...for those politicans on November 4...

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