Gas Prices jumped again!

@Thoroughrob (11750)
United States
April 28, 2011 12:43pm CST
They were $3.94 yesterday. Today they jumped to $4.15. How crazy is this? When is it going to stop. People are not even going to be able to afford to work. They jumped from $3.84 at the beginning of last week, to $3.99, went down Monday to $3.93, and now a jump to $4.15. Someone had better step in before the economy falls on its face worse than it did the last time. How is the gas price in your area? Are you having big jumps?
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
29 Apr 11
Yes, we're getting hit hard with gas prices too. According to my dad, he said that the Obama Administration is looking into this and hopes that the prices come down after what ever he finds out. I hope he does find some 'trickery' is going on so they can be repremanded or better yet, fired! Did you hear about Exxon's profits the first three months of this year? It made me so SICK and VERY angry!! It's in the BILLIONS!! How dare they or anybody else make such an amount off of us especially during these horrible times!! Scum bags is what they are!!
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
30 Apr 11
I did not hear about Exxon but did hear how well BP is doing even after the oil spill. It is, they cannot tell me that they are not getting rich off of us, while taking food from our kids mouths, and making it really hard for small business.
@free_man (7337)
• United States
1 May 11
Hi Thoroughrob and I thought our gas price was bad. We went from 3.59 to 3.65 and yesterday it went up to 3.75 heck it took 63.00 to fill up two 5 gallon gas cans and our pickup. And our pickup is a small toyota. I couldn't believe it when I paid for the gas yesterday. We will have to stop driving if it keeps going up. I hope and pray someone stops this price from going any higher. We live on a fixed income and that is just way too much money to spend on gas. But we have to mow our yard and drive to the store and that is about all we use our gas for. When we do go anywhere we make it count we do several things all in one trip so we don't have to go back out till we need something else. Wonder what they will do when no one can afford gas to even go to work!
@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
30 Apr 11
Our gas went from $3.79 to $4.15 overnight. Boom there it is. You can't afford to go anyplace. Groceries are taking huge jumps too. Prices aren't just going up a nickle, they are going up 50 cents to 75 cents and more. I has to stop. A year ago our gas was a little over $2.00 now look at it. Its robbery...
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
29 Apr 11
SOme places are $375 other stations ar up to %3.89 well was yesterday but seems like they go up 2 cents ever day think hey need to put a freeze on barrel cost and put it back down where it should be. BUt to there is summer coming and prople going on Vacation well some people most cant afford todo vacations with these prices
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
29 Apr 11
I know that there are no vacations in the near future for us. We are just staying above water now.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
30 Apr 11
I heaar ya
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
29 Apr 11
We actually pay more for gas than you do and we do not earn US dollars. It takes over 84 of our dollars to buy 1 US dollar so go work the math! Yes, our gas went up this week yet again. We are all at mercy of the oil producing countries and they are in uproar. Why we pay more than you do is because our government taxes us again very high yet again with a gas tax. For example, if we bought 1000 dollars of gas then 300 of that goes to the government BEFORE the distributors etc get their cut. It is horrific and of course the price of food has escalated. Did I mention that we pay one third more in electricty costs than you do. I am so fortunate because in my part time job I asked for permission to get gas. So I am allowed one tank full of gas every week. They had said two years ago that they were going to increase my salary but I asked for gas instead! The smartest move I ever made.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
29 Apr 11
You are lucky, you probably are getting more in gas than you would have with the raise in salary.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
29 Apr 11
That is so true. I made the right decision!
@stanley777 (7177)
• Philippines
29 Apr 11
I guess almost all us are affected by this gas prices excluding the oil producing countries.In our country they say we have the highest gas price in Asia,almost every week these oil giants increase their gas prices.Its true they can not maintain their prices because they base it on the price in the world market and due to middle east crisis they say the prices are unpredictable.I hope our government can think of something to ease or at least lessen the effects on her people.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
29 Apr 11
It is just plain crazy.
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
29 Apr 11
In our country Malaysia, an oil / petrol producing country, it is subsidised. However, last year there is 4 times where the prices are allowed to increase as current market price increased. Relatively, it is still cheaper than our neighbouring country. Due to the increased in petrol price, all the food item also increase, thus increase in inflation.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
29 Apr 11
It is going to get worse and most have not recovered from the last. It is sad.
@AmbiePam (48653)
• United States
29 Apr 11
It hasn't gone to over four dollars here - yet. I noticed one day last week the gas prices had jumped 6 cents overnight. Today I believe the gas station I passed was selling gas $3.83 a gallon. I live in Oklahoma. We are usually in the middle of the gas prices. Not the highest, and not the lowest.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
29 Apr 11
We usually are not in the high bracket either. We are usually lower than the national average. They always find an excuse to make more money off of us.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
28 Apr 11
GOOD GRIEF!! I haven't been out since sunday so no telling what ours has jumped to. I hope not high as yours.That is absolutely ridiculous that they are getting by w/hiking it up like that. People are soooooooo greedy & could care less about people. I find that very sad.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
29 Apr 11
I can see no reason for it to jump almost thirty cents in less than 2 weeks time. It is so ridiculous!
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
28 Apr 11
Ask the people who voted for President Obama, he told us that the price of gas would go up. He promised to skyricket our electricity bills. What you should do is put a sail on your van and use wind power - That will make the President very happy. Hows the Hope and Change working out. We got Change.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
29 Apr 11
We sure did, and it sure is not leaving any change in our pockets.
@GardenGerty (98089)
• United States
28 Apr 11
I think they are about $3.89. The television says that they jumped ten cents in Wichita last night. I am not working and neither is hubby, and it makes it hard to look. It is crazy and what I read is that it should have stabilized by now, and that this is just gouging.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
28 Apr 11
They were just talking about how good BP is doing profit wise, even after the oil spill. I wonder why? That tells you something. They are making lots of money off of us.
@dragon54u (31605)
• United States
28 Apr 11
Don't hold your breath waiting for it to go down. As our dollar gets weaker and the Fed prints more and more, everything will go up because the dollars we buy things with aren't worth as much. Plus, the Saudis cut production last week because they said there's too much oil on the market. Now demand exceeds supply and you know what that means. Plus, we're essentially not allowed to drill in our own country so relief will not come anytime soon. Although prices will probably dip right around November of 2012, at least temporarily. I really feel sorry for all those families that are trying to get by, especially those who are trying their best to make it without gov't assistance.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
28 Apr 11
It is so crazy! I know we are barely making it now. We need a new van to haul my son around, but there is no way we can afford one. Ours is falling apart, but it will have to wait. There is no sense of buying one, if we cannot afford to drive it anyway. It would already be an added payment, that we would have to try to work out.
@drannhh (15210)
• United States
2 Jun 11
I expect we will see $5 in the summer. I do think the economy never got up off its face, nor do I think it will anytime soon. Of course it is crazy, but I do not expect it to end. What is crazier is that credit card interest is as high as 32% in some places but savings accounts for the most part are not even paying 1% interest. That makes less sense than the gas prices to me.
@millertime (1398)
• United States
17 May 11
The last time gas prices got this high, the economy was still doing well. Now the economy is tanked and they are raising prices again. How do they think that the economy can withstand this now? What the heck are they thinking? Who knows... The only thing I know for sure is that rising gas prices plays right into Obama's master plan. He has even stated that prices would skyrocket under his energy policy. The idea is to make gasoline so unaffordable that we are forced into alternative fuels. Force the price so high that people will buy electric vehicles or use mass transit or whatever fantasy that the liberals consider to be the answer. One of the ways the government is manipulating the price of gas is through the restrictions on drilling. They make is so difficult for oil companies to drill in this country or offshore that it creates a shortage or the appearance of a shortage, which adds to market instability and rising prices. If the government lifted all the drilling restrictions and made it easier for the oil companies to get at the oil, you would see prices drop and stabilze at a lower level. Don't count on that happening though, at least not under the current administration.
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
7 May 11
This has to be gouging plain and simple! The oil companies are getting richer by the day off of us! They say it alot of it has to what is going on in Libya. Bull! That is just an excuse to jack up gas prices so they can get richier! Luckly,right now,I can afford these high gas prices,thanks to losing my part-time job and I am driving less! I do feel sorry for the people who depend on driving to make a living! The oil companies don't care about them only themselves! This also means there are more drive offs at the gas pumps! Meaning mini marts are losing lots of money! I wish this would stop! It is not right and it would be nice if it would stop! Wishful thinking here!
@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
6 May 11
Here in Australia we pay more for fuel than you do because our cost of living is higher. The reason you are paying more for gas is because your dollar is de-valuing at a rapid rate...someone has decided you need more dollars in the economy so they are simply printing more and of course this makes the value of said money fall. It will get worse as your dollar is able to buy less and less. Economically, America is in a bad way.
@KrauseHome (35025)
• United States
3 May 11
Personally compared to everyone else, I guess those of us here in the Seattle-Tacoma WA area have nothing to really complain about. As I have been hearing the News reports about Gas prices all over we are now one of the lower places compared to a lot of cities and small towns out there. I guess even though we are getting close to $4 which I thought was high is good compared to some of you. As for the jump it is really hard to say why, but personally I think something should be done. When they look at the Economy and the shape it is in with people still loosing homes, jobs, and no pay raise, etc. it does make one wonder. I would think that somehow they will try and do something to help everyone before there is a lot of people unable to get around for sure. Here we make more than most states and we are struggling. Makes me wonder what the government is really thinking.
@sashakiddo (1104)
• United States
29 Apr 11
Yes, I can't believe it. I'm glad I don't have to drive much right now. I can walk to the grocery store and I don't have a job because I go to school and live there so I don't have to worry about that. It's ridiculous though.