High gas prices.. Now its our fault? Excuse me??

@ersmommy1 (12600)
United States
September 20, 2008 4:40pm CST
Perception of limited gas sends more people to the pumps, experts say.Gas prices spiked across the nation after Hurricane Ike hit Gulf Coast. Reduced supply after storm plays part, but so does consumer rush. Memories, whether they're of the response after Hurricane Katrina or of the gas shortages of the 1970s also play roles in a consumer's reaction to an event. So I guess we just should sit still, and not have gotten the best price we could, while we could? What do you think?
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
23 Sep 08
They sure aren't going to blame themselves for the gas spike, Now they'd take full credit if the prices suddenly fall. People need gas it is going to be something that is needed everyday unless they walk or ride a bike. I don't think it was all our fault that the price rose up so steep.
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
4 Oct 08
It's coming down Sweetheart! That is great!
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
5 Oct 08
They might be lowering it some places but those price buts haven't reached my area yet, gas is still high enough to put a major squeeze on our pockets.
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
4 Oct 08
Hey Gas prices has come down quite a bit. I just seen some in our Town for $2.99 which is good.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
5 Oct 08
Gas is $3.89 where I live. If we had a gas station that was within a twenty mile radius with the price of $2.99 it would cause a riot cause everyone would be fighting over the gas like they did when one station had theirs priced for $3.35 just recently. I wish it was lower it seems it takes much now days to get were we need to go.
• United States
2 Oct 08
Obviously, we will rush to fill our tanks before prices go up. However, if this advice is valid, and if Americans can be encouraged to be calmer, then things might improve. If, then... conditional, you know.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
21 Sep 08
I think it is just a government thing. they could do something about the high gas prices but they have not made it a priority to do so. It is their fault for not making sure to keep up with supply and demand here.
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
20 Sep 08
I don't think they're saying that as blame, but just a fact. The law of supply and demand applies in just about everything, including gas. If there is only a certain amount of something available, they will raise the price so people will only buy what they absolutely need. That way everyone can get a little, rather than just a few people buying it all up and there's none left for the rest.