I know that theres already and older topic about this. The gas prices are going up because the major gas line from texas has been shut down and it will effect gas prices but right now its unbelievable about every damn gas station here is full to the max with line ups half way down all the streets and the only ones that are empty are the ones that ran out of gas, traffic is crazy, and people are going nuts. As of this morning it was 103.9 a litre and it still is right now but its going up to 2.?? a litre by tonight and its already been reported to be 3.00 in toronto which is absolutely nuts. I don't know how much that would be for gallons but $2 a Litre is bad. It was just starting to lower after Katrina and now its gunna nearly double and possibly triple in price. Unbelievable. Thank god my mom filled up her SUV for $71.00 full tank. Before Katrina it onnly took $50 to fill, and I can imagine now it will be atleast $100 for a full tank.
well its related to people and going to theme parks and how it will effect their trips. whatever, if the mods want to they can close the topic. Im sure hurricane topics aren't related to coasters. But oh wait, hurricanes affect park go'ers too. *** Edited 9/22/2005 8:58:42 PM UTC by j_o_e_y__***
Same here. Im just saying its crazy. And Gas does effect coasters, the hole economy and everything so don't say it has nothing to do with anything. It effects the trucks who ship those new pieces of track, it effects the gas the parks have to use, gas people use etc. But anyways... i wish the best for everyone in Texas and i hope they all have a safe evacuation and all evacuate considering what they just saw happen in NO and also being most of the evacuees were still there. My thoughts and prayers go out and i wish everyone the best of luck when rita hits land.
Yes, the last thing we need in LA now is another storm, but thankfully greater N.O. will be spared the bruntof the wrath.
I just got power on in the house 3 days ago...hope I don't lose it again.
The weather is just not cooperating with me, though. FOr the honeymoon, we were supposed to leave from N.O. saturday. Well...that's not happening, so they rescheduled us out of Houston! Well, now that'snot going to happen either! So, we're going to drive now thanks to Rita!
What's funny is on MSN yesterday, some company explained how gas companies are charging us much more then they should. In order for gas to be $3 USD a gallon, the price for a barrel of gas had to be $96. Never has it been that high and it never has been over $66 or 67 a barrel. If they are going to raise prices that's fine, but not from $1.70ish or so to $3 a gallon in less than a year. Its insane. These natural disasters are just another excuse to bring in the $$ for these companies without lacking the crude..
True, It cost Saudi and Kuwait only about 4 bucks a barrel to pump and ship making 70 a barrel 66 dollars pure profit.
Also, We produce our 40% of our own oil and those cost to produce it raised basically the rate of inflation and not by 50 bucks a barrel.
Now, as for refining capasity. Our govt is not inforcing anti trust laws whatsoever making giant companys like Exxon/Mobile and those companies when they merge just shut down one or two refineries and go on knowing they can charge more because they can't produce as much.
It's time people start calling congress and taking action.
Sure there are hickups like storms and stuff but they have taken messures to make it to where they can keep the price high by claiming not enough refining ability.
Gas went down here in NE Ohio. We're at $2.44 today, down about a dime in the last few days.
Rita is down to a category 4, which still sucks, but that's the closest we can get to good news. The low-lying areas in the warning areas are primarily on the coast itself there, right? I just can't imagine that kind of inland flooding again.
Wow lucky. San Antonio is out of gas because of the hurricane. People can't evacuate Houston anymore. It takes 9 hours to go 25 miles! They are running out of gas on the highway and the gas stations are out of gas. This hurricane is really bad. Were all really scared down here.
What's the conversion-- about 3.6 or so liters per gallon? I don't know what the exchange rate American/Canadian is right now. Either way, $2.00/liter sounds pretty damn high.
Our prices have come down too, from a high of $3.39 Labor Day w/e to about $2.69-$2.79 for regular. But still it's 20-30 cents higher than it was the day before Katrina hit. So I'm not about to celebrate that gas is "ONLY" $2.69 a gallon-- although I did catch myself a few times. Amazing how big business "trains" us.
I haven't found the gas prices to have gone down that much at all. Hell, when I left for school, gas was maybe a dime or so more expensive than it is now. It's about $3.20 or so in town for regular, and if you drive out a bit, you might find something for a few cents below $3.00.