Worries increase that MI gas prices are up

There are 20 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Sep 12, 2008, titled Worries increase that MI gas prices are up. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

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RoscoeD

Kalamazoo, MI

#1 Sep 12, 2008
It is completely unprofessional to publish an article such as this when the governor and attorney general are asking people not to panic, that our prices will not go up at this time. Gas gougers will be prosecuted. However, a rush on gas stations will result in lowering our supply and raising the prices and I guess Wood TV8 gets to take credit if that happens. You've done a lot of unprofessional reporting, more like the National Enquirer in the past, but this takes the cake.

“Dude, Where's my car?”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#2 Sep 12, 2008
Shame on you WOOD TV8!!!! You are yelling "Fire" in a movie theater. GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER AND TRY TO ACT LIKE REAL REPORTERS!!!!
steven

Edmore, MI

#3 Sep 12, 2008
oil below $100 a and gas above #4. I remember when oil was over 140 and gas was about $4, ching ching ching, let the cash register ring.
DJL

United States

#4 Sep 12, 2008
Rookie journalism, that's what we get from WOOD.
They want prices to jump. Then they can say they were the "first" to report it.
We have to be somewhat crazy to keep coming back to them.
DJL

United States

#5 Sep 12, 2008
I bet they won't read any of these comments on the air.
ball soup

Holland, MI

#6 Sep 12, 2008
I know we here in Michigan are freaking out about gas prices. But has anyone read the article about it being "too late" to evacuate Galveston and that thousands of people might need to be rescued? I'm surprised there hasn't been more discussion about that yet.

I'm off to the bank to take out a loan to drive to work next week.
JMK

Normal, IL

#7 Sep 12, 2008
steven wrote:
oil below $100 a and gas above #4. I remember when oil was over 140 and gas was about $4, ching ching ching, let the cash register ring.
Feel free to buy a barrel of oil and pour it in your vehicle... I prefer gasoline. When refining capacity is affected by a storm, it doesn't matter what the cost of the raw materials going in cost. Granted, prices should be lower than they are even accounting for Ike.
Mojo

Grand Rapids, MI

#8 Sep 12, 2008
Vote for Obama and you'll be lucky if you only have to pay $4/gallon.

Since: Jul 08

Jenison, MI

#9 Sep 12, 2008
RoscoeD wrote:
It is completely unprofessional to publish an article such as this when the governor and attorney general are asking people not to panic, that our prices will not go up at this time. Gas gougers will be prosecuted. However, a rush on gas stations will result in lowering our supply and raising the prices and I guess Wood TV8 gets to take credit if that happens. You've done a lot of unprofessional reporting, more like the National Enquirer in the past, but this takes the cake.
Ok so normanlly I would agree, however, I had people take time of their day to call me and tell me I should go get gas. One friend had a friend who worked with an oil company who warned that the price would go up. Someting about refineries being shut down with the hurricane.

My point is the panic had already begun.
ken

United States

#10 Sep 12, 2008
3.26 in PA right now and we are paying an average of 3.95
ken

United States

#11 Sep 12, 2008
I take that back, its up to 3.87
Eddie

Battle Creek, MI

#12 Sep 12, 2008
CRAZINESS>>>>>
Average Joe

Jenison, MI

#13 Sep 12, 2008
RoscoeD wrote:
It is completely unprofessional to publish an article such as this when the governor and attorney general are asking people not to panic, that our prices will not go up at this time. Gas gougers will be prosecuted. However, a rush on gas stations will result in lowering our supply and raising the prices and I guess Wood TV8 gets to take credit if that happens. You've done a lot of unprofessional reporting, more like the National Enquirer in the past, but this takes the cake.
The original article was posted at 7:00 this morning. The Governor didn't speak up until late this afternoon. The reporters were doing their job and the price increase is a real concern with the hurricane.
Bent Over in Michigan

Traverse City, MI

#14 Sep 12, 2008
Of course the Governor is watching for gasoline price gouging. It's HER money, not ours!
john baker

Battle Creek, MI

#15 Sep 12, 2008
Michigan has to be known for something. High gas prices and unemployment!

Since: Jul 08

Kentwood MI

#16 Sep 12, 2008
john baker wrote:
Michigan has to be known for something. High gas prices and unemployment!
And let's not forget about job loss and population exodus. And we should also remember our standing as foreclosure specialists.
LC
Maddie

Plainwell, MI

#17 Sep 12, 2008
I'm fortunate to have safe, warm house that is not flooded... if you know what I mean. I do not stress about things outside my control, like gas prices. At least my house is not going to flood tonight.

Peace
holland

United States

#18 Sep 12, 2008
DJL wrote:
I bet they won't read any of these comments on the air.
Oh, come on. Rick Albin is a real stand up guy! Stands up for the GOP financial powers that put food on his table & pay for his haircuts.
Filled tanks

Grand Rapids, MI

#19 Sep 12, 2008
on cnn during lunchtime today, some gas stations in NC and SC were selling gas over $5.00 per gallon. Of course that caused a panic...$3.80 is a bargain! The governor did the right thing hosting a news converence. There is no need to gas up the cars.
REDWGSFAN19

Holland, MI

#20 Sep 12, 2008
i lived in flordia for 17yrs 1985-2003 went thru 5 hurricanes and gas prices never soared then now why evry time one comes they go up every since katrina changed it all why there were bigger ones before that one

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