With eye on Ike, a retailer asks for ...

With eye on Ike, a retailer asks for cap on gas sales

There are 46 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Sep 12, 2008, titled With eye on Ike, a retailer asks for cap on gas sales. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

As Hurricane Ike threatened the Texas coast, at least one gasoline station chain Thursday started asking customers to limit fill-ups in Florida and across the Southeast.

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CHi CHI

Oviedo, FL

#1 Sep 12, 2008
Let's start an artificial shortage and cause panic buying. Excellent marketing idea; wish I'd thought of it....
blah blah

Scottsmoor, FL

#2 Sep 12, 2008
The news outlets have to try to start a panic then they get to report on it.
water in gas

Apopka, FL

#3 Sep 12, 2008
kangaroo was the company a couple weeks ago that had water in gas at a couple stations.
I won't buy it
skyman

United States

#4 Sep 12, 2008
sure, i'll self-restrict my gas purchase right after the oil companies self-restrict their profits.
kmjn

Cocoa Beach, FL

#5 Sep 12, 2008
Drill here! Drill now! Drill this!

marko

Orlando, FL

#6 Sep 12, 2008
this is rediculous...how can a unites states company do this to people..we need goverment to take over fule stations..we really do in this sect....it would rid us of price gauging..
randall graves

Oviedo, FL

#7 Sep 12, 2008
marko wrote:
this is rediculous...how can a unites states company do this to people..we need goverment to take over fule stations..we really do in this sect....it would rid us of price gauging..
What's a "fule" station? Just kidding, I couldn't resist.
marko

Orlando, FL

#8 Sep 12, 2008
is this how customers get treated today by company's..ill protest and never buy kangaroo again...
PkD

Orlando, FL

#9 Sep 12, 2008
marko wrote:
this is rediculous...how can a unites states company do this to people..we need goverment to take over fule stations..we really do in this sect....it would rid us of price gauging..
Yea, the government always does such a good job with everything it runs.

Why not have the government take over all business? Then we could be just like the USSR! Oh wait, the USSR collapsed. The only thing worse than private ownership of business is government ownership.

“Dare to be stupid!”

Since: Dec 06

Groveland, Florida

#10 Sep 12, 2008
I capping the takes and the gas can.

“Dare to be stupid!”

Since: Dec 06

Groveland, Florida

#11 Sep 12, 2008
tanks

Since: Mar 08

Orlando, FL

#12 Sep 12, 2008
marko wrote:
this is rediculous...how can a unites states company do this to people..we need goverment to take over fule stations..we really do in this sect....it would rid us of price gauging..
Good God you people are financial and business idiots!
Tyrannosaurus

United States

#13 Sep 12, 2008
marko wrote:
this is rediculous...how can a unites states company do this to people..we need goverment to take over fule stations..we really do in this sect....it would rid us of price gauging..
Yea they would run them in the ground like they ran social security into the ground.
Dee Dee

Oldfort, TN

#14 Sep 12, 2008
I just happen to be in Chattanooga, TN at my company's headquarters. Gas purchases are being limited to 10 gallons at most stations. There are long lines and obvious panic buying. The price has risen about 50 cents per gallon since yesterday morning and still rising.
Tyrannosaurus

United States

#15 Sep 12, 2008
marko wrote:
This is ridiculous. How can a Unites States company do this to people. We need government to take over fuel stations. We really do in this sect(?) iIt would rid us of price gouging..
In America we are capitalist. That means we want people to run businesses for a profit. This means people being the greedy folks they are will run the business as efficiently as possible to get those profits.

Government would cost you more at the pump if they ran service stations. Government has no profit motive but they do have what is called rent seeking behavior. That means they add unnecessary employees to any operation they perform. That cost money.
Conservative Republican

Cocoa, FL

#16 Sep 12, 2008
CHi CHI wrote:
Let's start an artificial shortage and cause panic buying. Excellent marketing idea; wish I'd thought of it....
1973 and 1979 redux.
Tyrannosaurus

United States

#17 Sep 12, 2008
Dee Dee wrote:
I just happen to be in Chattanooga, TN at my company's headquarters. Gas purchases are being limited to 10 gallons at most stations. There are long lines and obvious panic buying. The price has risen about 50 cents per gallon since yesterday morning and still rising.
To bad we don't have drilling more places besides the Gulf. What a shame.
Tired

Titusville, FL

#19 Sep 12, 2008
What a mess consumption has dropped so much that the only way they can generate the volume they need to meet their shareholder numbers is to artificially inflate the price. Check out the NY Mercantile Exchange and the price per gallon of gas is still trading around 2.77 right now.. Oil has not budged more than a quarter and is around 101. This company should be investigated for this gouging..
Zulu

Dallas, TX

#20 Sep 12, 2008
kmjn wrote:
Drill here! Drill now! Drill this!
Bend over!
Dave

Sanford, FL

#21 Sep 12, 2008
Usually, gas lines are not caused by shortages but by the hype the media puts out to make a story. During Charlie, there were no shortages until people started to panic and everyone wanted to fill up at once.
Nice, responsible journalism...way to go.

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