I left home this morning and filled up at 2.59 gallon regular unleaded. When I left the job site today it was 3.09 regular unleaded and there was a line 10-15 cars deep waiting to fill up. People are in panic mode because they say Atlanta will be out of gas by this weekend. I believe this it's a rumor but with this mindset they're going to make it a reality. Some gas stations have started rationing how much gas you can get.
But, I'd rather be out of gas than have to suffer like the people in LA, AL, MS.
100's of miles away from this disaster the gas and lumber that they paid x for is instantly worth more only because they can get away with it. I can understand when they have to buy it at the higher prices to charge more but not the way its being done these days. Back in 1994 I had 100 sheets of 3/4 in. plywood bought and stored at the lumber yard for a project that we were to build boxes for new furnaces to sit on. We had a change order to eliminate the boxes and the lumber yard was glad to take it back because there was a hurricane between when I bought it and sold it back to them. I'm sure they passed the savings on to the customers.
Originally posted by Diceman You would think in times like this the oil companies would hold profits down and try to work with us. But of course it is not so, and why should it be, after all in a free market society and run away greed everything is OK.
Well put, commrade. I couldn't have said it better myself.
I'm about 20 miles south of Atlanta in Henry County and I actually paid $3.70 a gal this afternoon. Every gas station was either out of gas , or swamped with long lines. On the radio they were saying that prices @ some stations were up to $4.99 a gal. All I know is it's Labor Day weekend and it cost me $ 30. oo to fill up the damn jet ski. I think this year I will deduct actual cost instead of taking the standard mileage deduction....
Just imagine the heating bills some people will have this winter.