6 states with Gas at or above $4!

United States
April 18, 2011 2:07pm CST
I was reading online today that six states now have gas at or above $4 per gallon at the moment. Here our Gas is at $3.79 and expect4ed to go up in the next day or two. We are almost home bound when it comes to driving with this price and I am down right scared to think what it will be by the summer. So where you live are you at above or under the $4 mark? Where do you think we will be by summer? Anyone else worried about this?
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@Hatley (164772)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Apr 11
hi opinionatedlady oh my I live in southern California and the p rices are over 4 dollars like 4.14 to 4.54 and people are really becoming hard pressed to pay these prices also a lot of knuckle heads insist on driving the largest SUVs what my friend's son called stupid Useless Vehicles. they take an awful lot of gat to fill up the tank.I am retired, do not drive and do not even have a car, but my friends who drive to work are really having it hard and have to cut back on other things just to be 'able to get to wor k. of cou rse we have a pretty good county bus system but Californians simply insist on driving their cars even just two blocks. Because I do not drive I take the bus when I have to go anywhere. more people could save money on not being gas by taking the buses to work
• United States
19 Apr 11
Huge and useless if you have one or two kids but I have 4 and need something larger then the average car. Mine is a van and not a 8 MPG gas guzzler I get just over 20 MPG but do wish it was more.
• United States
20 Apr 11
Mine was good when I bought it back in'04 but that was a different time, though it is a flex fuel which I would gladly use if we had a station any where near here. The closest is over 200 miles away, I would need a tank of gas just to go get gas and come back!
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
18 Apr 11
It's a good thing my wife & I share a ride to work. This stuff is rediculeous. The actual price to produce gas has gone DOWN over the years yet they keep charging us more. It's nothing but price gouging. Every year they push the price up until we revolt & stop using it, they they let it drop a little only to push it up even higher the next time...
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• United States
19 Apr 11
and yet they cray poor oil and gas companies the economy is down yet some how make more the last two years in profit margin then ever.. how does that work out?
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
19 Apr 11
One of the main reasons the economy is down IS because of the price gouging by the oil companies. Every industry relies on fuel so the more it costs, the more they have to charge or squeeze out some other way ( the employees ). Personally I think a currency change is in order. The U.S. dollar is no longer backed by anything. There's no longer gold in fort knox to cover all the bills in circulation. That's why there's inflation. There's nothing to stabelize the value of the currency. Gold wasn't a good choice to begin with. It's a luxury. If a mans hungry offering him a piece of gold for work isn't really all that helpful. He'd then have to find someone who needed the gold & if the whole country is starving... The new currency should be based on fuel ( since everyone & every industry needs it ) & be called the gallon. If a gallon bill was always worth a gallon of 97 grade gas it would be backed by an actual usable comodity. That would also prevent the gas companies from gouging the price. For them to make more profits they'd either have to produce more or do it more efficiently which wouldn't be a bad thing. How's that for killing 2 birds with one stone!
• United States
20 Apr 11
Good unti it runs out and then we're all screwed..lol
@celticeagle (116759)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Apr 11
Its rising awfully fast. I think we are right at about 3.70 here. That is at the lowest place in town. Stinker stays alittle lower than most. I usually go to Chevron and pay alittle more but I like to give them the business and like the ole guy I go to that has his own business. He checks my tire pressure, pumped the gas, checks my oil and washes my windows. I am more than happy to pay alittle more for that.
• United States
19 Apr 11
Over a $1 in less then 6 months!
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@celticeagle (116759)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Apr 11
And isn't going to stop soon I am afraid.
@AmbiePam (47872)
• United States
19 Apr 11
It's $3.68 a gallon here right now. I definitely think it's going to get at least four dollars here this summer. I cashed in some of my points on mypoints.com for a ten dollar gas card. We'll need it!
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• United States
19 Apr 11
I wanted to do that at mypoints but none of the gas companies have stations near here.
@QeeGood (1214)
• Sweden
19 Apr 11
Gas price in Sweden converted in to gallen is $7,77 a gallon. In the summertime the price goes up. It is a luxery to drive a car soon.
• United States
19 Apr 11
It is an expensive need for some now!
@xien2xien (1383)
• Philippines
19 Apr 11
oil miners and companies were insane, i'll be freakin' out in the next few months if the gas price will continually goes up, or i guess, we should start buying bicycle and make it as our principal ride due to a very high priced gas, bicycle will make us fit and not to mention, you don't need to gas it, all you have to do is step on the pedal kidding aside....
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• United States
19 Apr 11
This is why my hubby is going to school for Solar power!
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
18 Apr 11
I paid $4.11 last Friday for regular (low octane). Diesel is $4.53 gas. I am in southern california. Not like this wasn't "predictable". I figured this was going to happen when no gas company at all raised their prices during or even right after the oil spill last year about this time. I knew they'd just "bid their time" in an effort to "save face" and not raise the price while the spill was happening...but of course, they were going to find a way to recoop their losses!
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• United States
19 Apr 11
Yes Diesel is at $4.15 at the moment here.
• United States
18 Apr 11
We are at $3.85 a gallon here in Ohio. I'm sure we will be at the $4 mark before summer. I don't work outside of the house so the gas prices don't affect me too much. I don't do a lot of driving at all. However, we boat a lot in the summer. Gas is always at least 20 cents more at marinas. Guess we will be doing a lot of hanging out at the docks this summer.
• United States
19 Apr 11
Oh yeah I hadn't thought of that no crabbing I think this year at least out on the boats.
• United States
18 Apr 11
Oh Yes, I am worried. Here in New Jersey Gas is at $3.69 soon to go up to $3.79 by the weekend. My wife and I have already decided not to take a vacation this year.The way we look at it is sorta positive,We'll get to do alot of things around the house and make it a staycation. Another thing the higher the price goes,the higher my grass will get.I have already bought a reel type mower that doesn't use any gas.Sure I could use the exercise.
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• United States
19 Apr 11
Our Gas used to be cheaper the NJ ( I grew up there) but our state has increased the taxes on the gas 5 times in the last three years. So we now are higher at $3.82 now.
• United States
18 Apr 11
Here it is $3.79 in some places and if it gets to over $4.00 I will for sure be home bound!! I think it is sad and ridiculous the way the prices are so high these people that control that kind of thing are millionaires, and don't have to worry about s...t like that and it really pi....es me off that they think America as well as other Countries can afford this part of their stupidity!! I am worried that in the summer time it will be $5.00 a gallon or higher and I will not support such stupidity I will remain at home and I will find work here!! Good luck in your area! Because here it is ridiculous!!! This is awful for everyone!!!
• United States
19 Apr 11
We do not have much close enough for us to walk to but I am planting more of a garden this year in hopes of not having to go to the store so much.
• United States
18 Apr 11
Right now gas prices here in Indiana are at $3.75, but like you I heard that it might go up to $4.00. We have a Pacifica which is very costly to fill up. Makes me wish we got a smaller car when we had the chance. So yes we are most definitely are worried about this gas increase.
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• United States
19 Apr 11
Mine is almost ten years old and was good on gas then now though it could be better.
• United States
18 Apr 11
Yuck I read something too and ours, well mine because my truck only takes premium gasoline is $4.08 and they say the regular is going up so that means the premium is going up also. Yikes, we plan a yearly driving trip each year and I am afraid what it would cost us this year if it goes higher. I hope we are not over the $5.00 mark but I suspect we will be so that someday it can drop right and then they will say oh it's cheaper now, but will it really be because that cheaper means $4. *sad*
• United States
19 Apr 11
we canceled our road trip. Too much for gas and Hubby lost his job two weeks ago...
@ladygator (3469)
• United States
18 Apr 11
I am in Michigan and I believe its over 4.00 its been higher than most states which is pretty bad because the prices have gone way high on EVERYTHING. Except for our incomes and job availability. Oh except for McDonalds they are having a major hiring fair tomorrow! They are planning to hire an unbelievable amount of people. In order to keep their restaurants open 24 hours.
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• United States
19 Apr 11
Perhaps more people could afford gas if they didn't eat so much junk food
@SilverKing (1021)
• Canada
18 Apr 11
This sort of price is just a sign of the beginning of the collapse of the entire world economy.The gas prices will continue to rise into the summer months, and thus causing prices of all goods to rise as well. The inflation rate will skyrocket very soon most likely peaking at 10-20 percent with is exceptionally high. It is only a matter of time before the entire county is bankrupt and the banks are unable to be bailed out again.Tent city's , mass unemployment, civil unrest are all the things to follow total economic collapse and we will see this in the next 5 years almost guaranteed.Hopefully people informed of this bad news are preparing as once it all collapses it could be month's or years before things are brought back to normal.Stock up now while their is still time, do not take this warning lightly as i guarantee you will regret not doing so!
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@Barb42 (4225)
• United States
19 Apr 11
Here in AL where we normally buy gas, it was $3.64/$3.65(two places)yesterday. But it has been higher. Seems it's up one day, down the other. But we expect it is going to keep going up until it is $4 or over by the summer. It is bad since I stay with my Mother every day and she lives 18 miles from me - that's almost 200 miles a week just traveling back and forth - gets into lots of money for the month driving my SUV that we've had almost 5 years. I can't do as Obama says and buy a hybird. My automobile has been paid for a long time and we are retired. My husband went back to work because of how things are and we can't afford a new, big debt! There are other things we really need we can't afford on this economy! SO GAS may have to wait at one time or another - sure stops us from doing the things we really would love to do more of like visit our kids (daughter lives over 70 miles away), or go to the grandkids ball games when we used to go to all of the older ones' games. Sad state our country is getting in when it all could be prevented!!
• United States
20 Apr 11
Yes rich people like our president think it's simple buy a car with better fuel mileage. OK so where are we to get the money to do that? Oh yeah all these people with out jobs can turn around and get a new car. Or the ones with their pay frozen or cut. Oh yeah military man who we haven't paid in weeks how about going and buying a new car! GRRRRRRR
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@Barb42 (4225)
• United States
20 Apr 11
His speech was ridiculous! He has absolutely no clue about the real world! He speaks without even thinking, I think.
• United States
20 Apr 11
I some times wonder if his speech writers are trying to sabotage him.
@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
19 Apr 11
Here it is at $3.79 for regular, ten cents higher for premium. What will happen this summer? People won't vacation or do any unnecessary driving. And that will mean loss of more jobs for those who work in the service and tourists industries.
• United States
19 Apr 11
I think it will being up that's the sad part.
• United States
20 Apr 11
Yes the trickle will poison the rest of the business as well. People will buy less food, less clothing, less everything. No trips to zoos and museums, no vacations only the rich will do this and the rest will suffer. They will close down because why stay open if no money is made. The government says it's better but where I would like to know.
@KrauseHome (34760)
• United States
20 Apr 11
Well, with the gas prices raising daily there could be more than that. Around here, I have seen a couple of stations with gas over $4. It really depends on where you live and where you go. The cheapest it is around here is like $3.81 or something like that and about a week ago it was like $3.73. Gas prices continue to rise with no end in site. It is making it hard to work, etc. and makes you wonder when there is going to be an end in site.
• United States
20 Apr 11
There seems to be no end in site it is scary!
@aghiuta (526)
• Canada
20 Apr 11
How about in Montreal got to 1.43.9 the liter,which translates t about 5.44 the gallon!!!and every week it goes down about 9 cents,for a couple of days,then jumps with 11 cents over night.Always chasing the low days!I still say that is a lot of gauging by the big oil . And here in Quebec,by the provincial government,that taxes even the federal taxes!!!
• United States
20 Apr 11
I know the little drops in price are such a tease then all of a sudden it doubles
@salonga (28006)
• Philippines
20 Apr 11
Here in the Philippines the trend is just the same as yours. Everyday there is price hike on gas and other petroleum products. I hope this ends and everything turn to normal. Otherwise, maybe we are not going to use car anymore. The price of gas might just drain our pocket if this will not stop. This summer, we have to go on vacation in the countryside and how I wish there will be a rollback of price instead for surely if not, the price of gas will adversely affect our budget. How sad!
• United States
20 Apr 11
Yes I am seeing that it is a world issue in this discussion and that all of our governments are letting these oil and gas companies do us harm
• United States
19 Apr 11
I am in Alaska and we are above the $4 mark, that is, in the cities we are. The villages and the bush are beyond the $8 mark up here. We won't be driving as much as we used to, no road trips to go camping or fishing at all this year. This saddens me. We probably won't go hunting either.
• United States
20 Apr 11
I would think it would be more important to go hunting to save money one meat. I know it is something we will do more of this year. Spring Turkey to start with.