Gas price has significantly gone up

United States
January 6, 2010 7:30pm CST
It is getting cold day by day, and people might consume more gasoline lately. Even though you drive the same distance to work and back, you might have to turn on your heater to warm yourself up during such freezing weather. I noticed that I have consume more gasoline lately, because I can't endure such cold in early morning. And the price from $2.20 gone up to $2.67 per gallon. Unbelievably expensive. I just want to stay home and get warm instead of driving out frequently.
10 responses
@TrvlArrngr (4057)
• United States
7 Jan 10
At the gas station around the corner from my job it went up 14 cents overnight. That is just wrong. I think they do it because it is so cold and when it is cold people do not like to leave their tanks low. It is just awful. Hopefully it will reverse itself real soon.
• United States
7 Jan 10
Yesterday, the price was $2.54 or something like that, the cheapest one I could find 1 mile from my home. This morning I pass by again, the price was $2.67. Can you believe it? I don't know what it gonna be this evening.
• United States
7 Jan 10
oh no! Don't say that! I have to get gas tomorrow - ugh!
• United States
7 Jan 10
I agree the prices of gas are ridiculously high. And it seems like every day it has gone up on the way home drom work like when you pass by or stop in the morning for gas it might be 2.20 per gallon and on the way home it goes up to 2.36 or something and it is like they have nothing better to do with their time but to sit there all day and say let's raide the price and later this afternoon let's raise the price again. This makes me so mad! GEEZ! Can't these gas people leave the prices alone we are in a recession now what's wrong with them?
• United States
7 Jan 10
Obviously, they gonna take advantage of this winter time. They knew that people gonna consume more gasoline, and they knew that people will pump more gas, even though they are not going to go out more often. We have agree to whatever the price is. Hope that you can find a cheaper gas pump around here.
• United States
7 Jan 10
Your'e right and thanks for the response. I wish one day the prices will fall so low for everyone!
@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
7 Jan 10
Hello Clorissa my dear, such a shame your lovely discussion about stalkers appears to have been deleted. Now the math might be a little to complicated for you but you can have a shot. Petrol here costs a minimum 1 euro per litre, more usually 1.20 per litre, so as you can see if you work out the conversion rates of gallons to litres, and dollars to evros, makes ours so much more unbelievably expensive than yours dear.
@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
7 Jan 10
What a wicked thought Lamby, Clorissa is clearly a man whilst Felice hasn't made her mind up yet.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
7 Jan 10
Gas prices do keep climbing. Who can afford to drive anywhere? I am constant;y looking for ways to combine trips to conserve my gas and my finances.
@poingly (606)
• United States
8 Jan 10
This is why I take the subway everywhere! All metropolitan areas should have them!
@b3th92 (46)
• United States
7 Jan 10
I will NEVER EVER complain about gas prices being in the $2.oo range. Ever since the time where it was up to $5.oo. That was absolutely ridiculous.
@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
7 Jan 10
Here, the price of gasoline is much cheaper at close to a dollar per liter. But due to standard of living, it is already a very high price for us all. The bad thing is that the price is fluctuating almost every week. With more demand of gas all over the world, I think the cost would rise much higher. With its increase, there goes all the goods and services too.
@MJay101 (711)
7 Jan 10
No offence, but if you want to know the meaning of "unbelievably expensive", come to the UK... You pay about £0.37 per litre ($2.67 / 1.60 / 4.54), whilst it's around £1.10 here (depending on where you live). The incredibly cold winter is going to drive up fuel costs, too. I don't drive - the hideous expense is just one reason!
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
7 Jan 10
Considering that the US has not had a new refinery build in several decades. The current refineries are out dated and not very efficient, but with increased regulations and EPA standards it is too costly to build new refineries. There are over 40 different gasoline blends which increases costs. These same refineries also produce Heating oil and in the Winter people need more Heating Oil. British Petroleum (BP) tried to build a new state of the art refinery in Kansas. It would have created over 1000 jobs right away and many more long term jobs that paid above average wages. BP's permit was denied by the Governor because it was not green and would contribute to Global Warming.
@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
7 Jan 10
It goes down a little bit and then the next week it will go up 10 or 15 cents. The last gas I got on Sunday I found a gas station and it was only 2.28 still a little high but better than paying 2.52 a gallon. I think it depends on where you live as to the price some places it takes a little more time to go up.
• United States
7 Jan 10
That is why my mom and I own a pump card at Renders. We are on food stamps right now and we always shop for our food there. You get like $0.20 off of every gallon for every $100 we spend. This lasts for up to 20 gallons, and my mom's car is only a 9 gallon car. It is actually great. We normally only pay $0.50 to $0.85 a gallon every time we get gas. For this I am happy, especially in this economy. It was once at $0.15 a gallon because it was income tax time and we spent tons of money on food to stock up. My mom and I did a little happy dance outside the gas station. It was very amusing.