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#644 of 795 Re: Dodged a wet bullet [steve_]
Oct 31, 2012 (1:59 pm)
Well, that's a relief! Considering that the refinery in my back yard raises prices for any excuse conceivable, despite the fact that exactly zero of them have any impact on prices here (Alaska does not export refined petroleum products), I'm glad to hear that the news media will not support an increase in fuel prices... maybe, just maybe, that means the local prices won't go up again.
#645 of 795 Re: Dodged a wet bullet [xwesx]
Oct 31, 2012 (2:36 pm)
That is pretty crazy. You got all the oil and a refinery, with very little gas tax and Alaska still has high priced gas. Whatsupwithat???
#646 of 795 Re: Dodged a wet bullet [gagrice]
Nov 01, 2012 (10:07 am)
Monopoly in a closed market. They can charge whatever price they want up to the point where it would be profitable for another company to import refined fuel from outside, and the only backlash is people jacking their jaws.
#648 of 795 Re: A Scene Reminiscent of the 1970s [lemko]
by steve_ HOST
Nov 01, 2012 (1:06 pm)
Seems like every time I've pulled off on the NJ Turnpike for a rest stop I've seen a cop car or three sitting there.
Funny pic for Fox to choose to accompany the story - kids in line, people yakking and smiling. Where are the storm troopers?
And how many days warning did these people have of Sandy anyway? They had plenty of time to top up their cars and their gas cans before the storm hit.
#649 of 795 Re: A Scene Reminiscent of the 1970s [steve_]
Nov 01, 2012 (1:26 pm)
That is exactly what I was thinking. Like we told people that waited till the last minute to get a phone installed. Poor planning on your part, Does not constitute an emergency on ours. Wait your turn.
#650 of 795 Re: A Scene Reminiscent of the 1970s [steve_]
Nov 01, 2012 (1:55 pm)
I thought all the problems in NJ and NY had been solved by the flyover of the Obama with Christie yesterday? While people in NY and Jersey suffer with shortages, our gas prices are dropping rapidly from the $3.45 to which they had jumped in antipation of the storm's effects on refineries--now at $3.27-$3.22. They had been at $3.02 in part of the area.
Some stations had jumped to $3.79 instead of $3.45 last week. The local gas/fast market manager told me the prices were dropping because the supply disruption from the Eastern refineries didn't occur. The oversupply and slow economy in Midwest has the prices dropping here according to her company's pricing guru.
#651 of 795 Re: A Scene Reminiscent of the 1970s [imidazol97]
Nov 02, 2012 (6:03 am)
RUG has dropped to $3.389/gallon at my local station here in Colorado. Down over a dime in the past 10-14 days.
#652 of 795 Re: A Scene Reminiscent of the 1970s [michaell]
Nov 02, 2012 (6:40 pm)
I sure wish that was reflected here! We're still at ~$4.10... as though it weren't expensive enough living in the subarctic.
#653 of 795 Re: A Scene Reminiscent of the 1970s [xwesx]
Nov 02, 2012 (8:25 pm)
With the exception of two stations across the street from each other none of the gas prices here 20 miles from where Sandy made landfall has budged an inch. No lines, either!