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Tweets from around the U.S. " long lines at gas stations right now!" Panic buying! Fights!

 
goldielucks

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10/05/2012 02:30 PM

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From SoCal...and yes, I DO REALLY LIVE HERE, ok?

I left town for a week. When I left, my tank was at half so I just parked it and thought, "I'll fill it up when I get back." At that point, the average price in the Torrance area was $4.21 for the mid grade stuff.

I got back yesterday. Filled up this morning where now, in my area, the average price for mid-grade is $4.85! It is 10 cents less if you use cash which I did.

The lady at the counter blamed the fire in North CA in Aug and some event at the Chevron refinery in Torrance from last week. She warned that shortages will be happening because everyone is going nuts from stories that there is a gas shortage.

Pace at the station was brisk at 8:00AM. No lines yet, no fights.
 Quoting: Doomamatrix


She warned that shortages will be happening because everyone is going nuts from stories that there is a gas shortage.

Yep. If a panic does happen, then the people will have brought a gas shortage upon themselves and, trust me, they WILL raise the price of gas even higher because everyone will be demanding it of them. Infinitely better to just buy as you normally would and wait it out.
 Quoting: ArmchairObserver


I think the key problem is that the gas stations just aren't willing to pay the current wholesale prices. They know the price will drop and they'll wind up having to sell the gas at a loss. Instead, they're just letting their supplies run out. The lucky stations are the ones that just got filled in the last week, before the price hike.

This is one of those times that I'm wondering where the government is. At minimum, shouldn't the state government be doing something to get the wholesale prices under control? It seems the suppliers are engaging in a mild form of racketeering and some stations are just price gouging. (Not that gasoline sales aren't a racket every day...but this seems excessive)
 Quoting: Copernica


The gasoline that is affected, from every article I've read, has been wholesale, unbranded gas. That's not gasoline that is being sold at your local Chevron or 76. That's the stuff being sold by your local Costco or *insert random name* mom and pop. One article on the post said that these independent type of dealers would have to charge $4.90 to break even. Now, compare that to the prices being offered by the Chevron or 76 (average was about $4.60 last night). They wouldn't be able to sell it and if they did try to, I know what would happen. I've seen it before.

When they did the same thing here years ago and bumped the price of gas up by 25 cents to specific types of buyers (independents and jobbers), well, they bought. The company owned stores and non-jobber dealers undercut them by 10 cents--because they could. So while the indies and jobbers were selling at the equivalent of that $4.90 price because of a 25 cent price hike just for them (with lots of love from the oil companies), the company stores were selling at a price equivalent of $4.80 (not actual prices but comparing what is going on in SoCal and what went on 10+ years ago). The company owned stores got to get another 15 cents a gallon pure profit doing this.

Well, our senator tried to do something about it. Like I said, I've seen it all before. It'd just be nice if somebody actually listened after all of these years. Wyden has fought for years on the subject. We lost a $32 million business trying to survive it when they did it to us. I don't blame them for closing their doors instead. Right call, I say.

Search Wyden FTC Redlining to find out more. It'll make you cry probably. FTC does nothing. They find no evidence of collusion when the companies are all so embroiled with each other that they aren't colluding really. They are pretty much nearly one and the same company.

For starters:

They also charged independent dealers higher wholesale prices than they charge branded stations.

[link to www.bendbugle.com]

Sound familiar?
 Quoting: ArmchairObserver


Wow, Thanks for sharing that insight! Very deceptive and cunning or should I say...slick?!

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Don't know if this has been posted yet, but this may be just a covert way to keep people from traveling before the new Madrid fault goes BOOM!
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buncha whiney babies. we pay over $8 a gallon.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24903444


But we don't have cars that get 54 miles to the gallon like we rented in France a few years ago.
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10/05/2012 03:20 PM
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Don't know if this has been posted yet, but this may be just a covert way to keep people from traveling before the new Madrid fault goes BOOM!
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I was just thinking that before i clicked on this page...*sigh*
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Meanwhile in Venezuela..... $0.18 per gallon ($0.05 per liter)
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buncha whiney babies. we pay over $8 a gallon.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24903444


But we don't have cars that get 54 miles to the gallon like we rented in France a few years ago.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24228906


Why ?

I never understood why every boring family-sedan must have a V3 with 300hp in a country with (what i consider) extremely slow speed limits.
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10/05/2012 03:24 PM
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I just got back. I filled up, and at 1:30 am there was a line. 3 cars at each pump at two gas stations across the street from each other.


Night all

It's up to $3.58/gal ! This morning it was $3.38/gal

Guess I should have purchased yesterday!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14577918


Where the heck are you from to have 3.38 a gal.
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Here in Stockton, CA ( per capita crime leader #1 in da world!) people are fighting right now at several gas stations
Listen in here:
[link to www.radioreference.com]
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10/05/2012 03:34 PM
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We have the most expensive drivstoff in the world.
I have a 140 mile round trip to by anything.
Do I care?
No.
38% basic income tax? No problem.
FYI: My brutto pay is 21.10800U$D per hour.
You are all whining on about how unfair everything is, just like a bunch of old women.
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Error. To BUY anything

BTW. i paid UDS $9.58303 for a US gallon of fuel today.
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10/05/2012 03:43 PM
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If you really want to know what prices are in different areas.

[link to gasbuddy.com]
 Quoting: IndigoMoon


6.21 A GALLON IN FRISCO..NO DOOM..YA..RIGHT!
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Fueled up today at $3.38 a gallon. tounge The must not have got the memo. Every other gas station i saw in town spiked their price up $.21 in a matter of hours.
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I just got back. I filled up, and at 1:30 am there was a line. 3 cars at each pump at two gas stations across the street from each other.


Night all

It's up to $3.58/gal ! This morning it was $3.38/gal

Guess I should have purchased yesterday!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14577918


Where the heck are you from to have 3.38 a gal.
 Quoting: Lost N Dying World


In St Louis it was $3.38 this morning. I hit a local mom and pop place this afternoon after everyone else spiked up. They usually get their info to raise prices about 5 hours after everyone else. lol, probably the next shift driving in seeing what everyone else is charging.
The economy is doing great. More green shoots each day. Consumer confidence is great. Unemployment is dropping. Stocks are soaring. Europe is saved. I like flouride. Chemtrails are pretty. FEMA camps sound fun. ~Anonymous Coward 1382145

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Fueled up today at $3.38 a gallon. tounge The must not have got the memo. Every other gas station i saw in town spiked their price up $.21 in a matter of hours.
 Quoting: Snickrot


hf
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Cheapest price in Salt Lake County, Utah is $3.75 for premium 91 at CostCo.
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Just drove from Sunset and Vine down through and into Santa Monica and the highest I seen was $4.79 and there wasn't a gas station with a single line any where.
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buncha whiney babies. we pay over $8 a gallon.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24903444


But we don't have cars that get 54 miles to the gallon like we rented in France a few years ago.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24228906


Why ?

I never understood why every boring family-sedan must have a V3 with 300hp in a country with (what i consider) extremely slow speed limits.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 331367


cruise

SO true speedlimit of 55mph wich is roughly 100kmh, but a car with 300 hp that just wastes fuel, and cry about gas prices.

Average car in europe has 75hp and goes 180kmh if driven to the edge, a luxus car with 150+hp like a benz or bmw goes 250+kmh.

Also we pay 1.70€ per liter. 1€ is about 1.25$, so if u factor that in we it´s funny when u complain about 1.2$ per liter when we pay 2.2$.

Get over it also we all know oil prices are scam companies complain all the time about not makeing profit.

Oil prices never changed if u ask a oil worker he tells you the pumping prices havent risen in 50 years while the oil price allways goes up at the market.

And even if it goes up 1$ per barrel it goes down 2$ the next day the price at the pump stays cause the companies are just all over greedy.
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I just got back. I filled up, and at 1:30 am there was a line. 3 cars at each pump at two gas stations across the street from each other.


Night all

It's up to $3.58/gal ! This morning it was $3.38/gal

Guess I should have purchased yesterday!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14577918


Where the heck are you from to have 3.38 a gal.
 Quoting: Lost N Dying World


here in oklahoma quicktrip has it for 3.39 a gallon
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We are paying around nz$2.15 litre seems to be a tipping point price for us, when it goes higher theres layoffs and business closures, when it stays around two bucks theres prosperity.

I hope they dont think that by pushing the price out it will force everyone on to electric, most people i know could never afford even buying a new car let alone electric. If you buy second hand electric you soon need a new battery, and a new battery for an electric car costs a small fortune
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Gas is still $3.48 here in Houston.
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buncha whiney babies. we pay over $8 a gallon.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24903444


But we don't have cars that get 54 miles to the gallon like we rented in France a few years ago.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24228906


Why ?

I never understood why every boring family-sedan must have a V3 with 300hp in a country with (what i consider) extremely slow speed limits.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 331367


I never quite understood it either and I live here. It would make sense if the speed limits were higher.
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buncha whiney babies. we pay over $8 a gallon.
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That's because you are fucking ero-trash.
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That is such bogus. What a gas tard! Such crapola!
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Re: Tweets from around the U.S. " long lines at gas stations right now!" Panic buying! Fights!
Just got back from doing my shopping and topping off my tank.

I'm in San Diego and paid $4.89 a gallon at 76 gas station.

No waiting.

However when I went to Costco to shop, their gas station was packed with huge lines.

$4.49 a gallon at Costco.
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hahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahah!
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If you really want to know what prices are in different areas.

[link to gasbuddy.com]
 Quoting: IndigoMoon


6.21 A GALLON IN FRISCO..NO DOOM..YA..RIGHT!
 Quoting: Gonviral


[link to www.sanfrangasprices.com]

the highest is $5.05 trollwhatever
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buncha whiney babies. we pay over $8 a gallon.
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That's because you are fucking ero-trash.
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you!
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$1.269 a liter here
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Where? I pay 1.45$!
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only because of freaking quebec gov.... “Viva La Marois...
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The highest I saw with my own eyes today was $4.75 in Huntington Beach.

There were two very long lines at Costco in Fullerton at around noon.
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Error. To BUY anything

BTW. i paid UDS $9.58303 for a US gallon of fuel today.
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I proud of your skill with wire cutters ad precise scales! Just had to take 30.3% off that last penny, impressive!

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