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posted Thursday September 22, 2005 @ 17:57 by nightwolf Rants

why do people listen to the media sometimes? 'gas is gonna go up to $2! hurry and fill up now'

so everyone runs to the gas station and sucks it dry at ~$1.04. then supply and demand kicks in, high demand, hard to get, so price goes up! so the customers themselves drive the price up to $2. if people just got gas as usual, it would be fine, there wouldnt be a shortage. i saw the exact same thing happen in Phoenix, AZ in the August 03 outage. and gas stations can get away with price gouging. down there they raised the price from $1.56/g to $4/g cause they could. then after a week or two it went back down. people kept lining up and sucking the stations dry.

my pet peeve this week if you havent guessed it yet is the people that go 'go fill up now!'

hurricane rita is just a pethetic excuse to cash in for the gas companies. and the gov wont say anything cause they make mint too. what ive heard is for every $0.01 the gas goes up, the gov makes $3mil+ each day. calculate that, would you try and stop it?

posted by wolf on Thursday September 22, 2005 @ 18:45:


posted by biig on Thursday September 22, 2005 @ 21:47:

Would I try and stop it? Not if I were the guvmint. Gotta keep paying your taxes, adscams don't come cheap...

posted by dan on Monday September 26, 2005 @ 15:45:

yea i heard 2 guys were fighting over who got 2 the pump first at beaver nr quebecore on wenington east the cops were called and there was a stabbing going around but i duno how true that is its all washing up now

posted by R2K on Tuesday September 27, 2005 @ 10:25:

well if the small hikes keep going, by next summer it may be at like 1.5 or so. it might be cheaper to buy alcohol and pour in in your tank....apparently that works.
maybe a job 4 the mythbusters.

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