Just curious, yesterday morning gas was $1.15; I went out last night and the price had shot up to $1.29. Anybody else seeing a rapid rise in prices yet?

-- Marsha (, November 12, 1999


You bet!!! Northern Indiana is seeing the same thing. And I didn't fill my tank when I should have! I can't remember prices fluctuating so wildly in the past.

I read a post that at least one of the major oil companies plans to lower the amount of gas delivered to its stations out West in December. The stations will get gas shipments equivalent to what they sold in December '98, not gas to replenish current demand levels....supposedly to stop gasoline hoarding before the rollover, I guess...

-- PillsBury DoughBoy (, November 12, 1999.

Gas prices have been rising all year. In my area they've gone up about 25 cents this year.

Not so much as what you're saying in one day though.

I'll look on my way home today.

-- John Deere (, November 12, 1999.

Oh that's is a BBRRRRIIIIILLLLLIIAAAANNNTTT idea. Let's create an artificial shortage prior to a the roll over. Some one with a really big brain please explain to me how shortages at the pump will not cause people to panic. I bet they don't raise prices during their shortage. No not our oil company's, they will look out for the consumer won't they. I am clicking my heals and wishing real hard.

By the way prices have been flucuating here in the Midwest. The low's and high's of the swings are both rising.


-- squid (, November 12, 1999.

Michigan, jumped 10 cents last night, 1.18 to 1.28 at cheapest station in our small town area. the premium was 1.54 at the name brand station, up from low 1.40's yesterday.

-- false name (, November 12, 1999.

NM - 1.33 regular unleaded

growlin' at the Exxon man...

The Dog

-- Dog (Desert, November 12, 1999.

Dallas, TX area: $ 1.23/gallon for the cheapest (87 octane) junk. CHAPS MY HIDE!!!! Summer before this last one, I could fill the tank in my van for $10, the price was so low. Now I put $20 in and it JUST gets it up to the F. Grrrrrrrrrrr.

I'm with Big Dog, growling at the Fina man!!!

-- preparing (, November 12, 1999.

Jumped 7 cents here in the midwest, overnight.

-- LM (, November 12, 1999.

Isn't it funny that I NEVER put "big" in any of my posts but everyone always assumes I am BIG DOG... (snicker) In real life I am probably BIGGER than BigDog, (6'3", 200 lbs.) as I heard he is vertically challenged, no offense BigDog. Never assume. I have been posting and lurking here since late '97 and I still get no respect... ; )

That's OK though...

scratchin' an itch...

The Dog

-- Dog (Desert, November 12, 1999.

It's $ 1.35 for cheap regular at the cheapest, cash only station. At any of the name brands that take cc it's $ 1.45 . I allready finished my hoarding. I'm in upstate N.Y.

-- simon (, November 12, 1999.

Regular $1.52 and rising at least once a week, usually twice here in the PNW, sitting next to Equilon & Texaco refineries

-- Sammie (, November 12, 1999.

$1.35 and stable (at least for the past week) here in Marin county, just north of San Francisco. That's only at the cash-only independent place near my house. Ranges from $1.55 to $1.85 at the majors. Over $2.0/gal if they pump it for you. Since we CA folks usually have everyone else beat on gas prices, I filled the truck and am waiting for the big jump...

-- ca 4x4 (, November 12, 1999.

This last week, prices jumpped 10 cents overnight. Now 1.29 for regular at most stations.

Dog, please bite whoever is responsible.


-- gene (, November 12, 1999.

Here in Madison we went from $1.21 to $1.33 from Wed. to Thursday

-- sticker (, November 12, 1999.

Regular was $123.9 today at a BP in Kentucky.

-- Linkmeister (, November 12, 1999.

Across the river in Northeastern Ohio, where we get our gas, it also went up 0.10 overnight. My husband got gas on Wednesday (hehehe,sorry) for $1.19 gal. When we drove past last night, he noticed it went up to $1.29-regular unleaded. Premium is $1.45, I think. Never saw this happen before, at least not in the last 20 years since I've been driving. Maybe there will be a news story on this, and we will all get an explaination. Yeah right!

-- Darla (, November 12, 1999.

Western PA.,FELL from $1.28 to $1.19 gal. unleaded reg. Kerosene K-1, still $0.99 gal. NO shortages of any kind,on any thing!!! Possible to eat real good just buying the loss leaders at each store. PA POPPA

-- pa poppa (, November 12, 1999.

Oh my garsh, Linkmeister, $123.9 a GALLON? LOL, sorry, I know what you meant.

And Dog, so sorry about that. I am a speed reader and sometimes read too quickly for my own good.

Don't feel bad, I have been posting here since late 1997 myself and always as and hardly anyone can name me when names of regular posters come up. I have come to consider that a good thing...I guess?

Off to see "The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc" in the movie theater. Debated as to whether to see that or spend the $$ on more corn meal, but hey you have to take a break from Y2K SOMETIMES. *Y2K FATIGUE*

-- preparing (, November 12, 1999.

Still holding at $1.649 on Kaua'i, except on Saturdays.

-- Mad Monk (, November 12, 1999.

Gas prices in Idaho went DOWN last week, 1.48 to 1.45!!!!

-- Kathy (, November 12, 1999.

$1.32 for regular rotgut in northwestern Ohio.

More for the *special* higher octane premium swill...

-- Randolph (, November 12, 1999.

Self-serve gasoline in NE Oklahoma is running between $1.02 to $1.09 a gallon. Holding pretty stable in that range over the last several weeks.

-- peabody (, November 13, 1999.


I'm glad you caught my typo. Regular was $1.239 at that BP...

-- Linkmeister (, November 13, 1999.

Here in the Monopoly Fork River Valley, I mean Roaring Fork River Valley, which is Glenwood Springs, CO gas has come down from $1.44 to $1.38 in the past week. It has been artificially elevated at the $1.44 for regular unleaded for months. That is THE cheapest gas station, it goes up from there and you know what, most people have HUGE SUVs.

-- Guy Daley (, November 13, 1999.

I had a thought so scary and frightening that I'll put fingers to keypad because Stephen King is a piker. What if, I SAY WHAT IF, an unscrupulous OPEC country with lots of cash reserves decided to shut down a few oil wells and blame it on Y2K? Then diddle around for a while until the price of oil is where they would like it.

-- Guy Daley (, November 13, 1999.

---Guy, Iraq is going to do this! been several stories lately. they need to make up to the saudi's, and they are also sitting on enough cash from smuggling, so they plan to cease production for a bit, let the saudis pick up a huge per barrel price, and be buddies again, then apply to the Un for sanction lifting, or some other scam like that. i don't have a link handy, maybe some of the commodities fols here do. BTW--last month I got gas at .99 CENTS just south of hotlanta. now it's 1.25 average, at least up here in mountains.

-- zog (, November 13, 1999.

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