Gas Gougers

@nanette64 (17934)
Fairfield, Texas
September 2, 2017 10:54am CST
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, it appears that 'some' gas stations in Dallas feel it necessary to gouge patrons by charging.....are you ready for this.....$5.99 to $8.02 per gallon (5.04 to 6.76 euros) (3.89 to 6.19 pounds). Absolutely unacceptable to those not even affected by the hurricane itself. Fortunately, and I love this part; Texas is about to come down on these gougers by fining them up to $250,000. (210800.59 in euros and 193028.96 in pounds). That ought to teach them.
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@marguicha (101762)
• Chile
2 Sep 17
There should be a big fine. Good that it will be done.
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@nanette64 (17934)
• Fairfield, Texas
2 Sep 17
You got that right.
@Courtlynn (55025)
• United States
2 Sep 17
Heard every state here, in New England, was going up for gas due to it being brought from texas or something. But no idea. Dont pay attention to all that.
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@nanette64 (17934)
• Fairfield, Texas
3 Sep 17
It is very likely that your prices would go up too @Courtlynn .
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@Courtlynn (55025)
• United States
3 Sep 17
@nanette64 i know they will. If they havent yet. Because i live in new england and as stated in my comment, theyve said on the news new englands prices will go up cuz we get it from texas usually.
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@nanette64 (17934)
• Fairfield, Texas
4 Sep 17
@Courtlynn It sucks when you think about it. You're hundreds of miles away from Texas and yet you can get screwed too.
• United States
2 Sep 17
They need to fine some in other states too.
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@nanette64 (17934)
• Fairfield, Texas
3 Sep 17
I guess even Canada is getting a spike too @AbbyGreenhill .
• United States
3 Sep 17
@nanette64 The pipeline that is closed doesn't' go that far I don't think.
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@nanette64 (17934)
• Fairfield, Texas
4 Sep 17
@AbbyGreenhill Probably not but if there's money to be made on panic, they'll do it.
@just4him (126811)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Sep 17
I sure hope it teaches them. That's terrible they would do such a thing.
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@nanette64 (17934)
• Fairfield, Texas
2 Sep 17
People including business owners will try anything @just4him .
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@just4him (126811)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Sep 17
@nanette64 Yes they will.
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@RasmaSandra (19615)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
2 Sep 17
Well glad that they are not going to stand for this.
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@nanette64 (17934)
• Fairfield, Texas
2 Sep 17
You ain't kidding @RasmaSandra .
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• United States
2 Sep 17
Everyone should be fined for gauging whether it be gas, water, etc. Shameful that there are those who take advantage in situations like this
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@nanette64 (17934)
• Fairfield, Texas
3 Sep 17
And it happens all the time @Marilynda1225 ; how can people be so cruel.
@1hopefulman (32365)
• Canada
2 Sep 17
Hard to believe that they would do that but they are doing it. Even here, gas prices went up right away. It doesn't make any sense.
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@nanette64 (17934)
• Fairfield, Texas
3 Sep 17
Any way to make an extra dollar @1hopefulman ; regardless of how it affects those in need.
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@1hopefulman (32365)
• Canada
3 Sep 17
@nanette64 In general, this is a selfish and greedy world. Today, I was told, that the richest 1% of the people in the world have more than the other 99% combined.
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@nanette64 (17934)
• Fairfield, Texas
4 Sep 17
@1hopefulman Yup, that's very true. I'd be happy if I had just a little extra instead of trying to figure out how to make it month to month.
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@JohnRoberts (62727)
• Los Angeles, California
2 Sep 17
I saw on the news that actions were being taken against gougers. Good.
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@nanette64 (17934)
• Fairfield, Texas
3 Sep 17
You bet because that is just wrong @JohnRoberts what those companies are doing.
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@Corbin5 (115523)
• United States
2 Sep 17
Thank goodness the gougers will have a rude awakening due to their dirty deed.
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@nanette64 (17934)
• Fairfield, Texas
2 Sep 17
Especially when people were waiting in line for hours and maybe running out of gas and then get to the pump and there's no gas @Corbin5 .
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@LadyDuck (175604)
• Switzerland
3 Sep 17
A fine is not enough, they should be put in jail.
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@nanette64 (17934)
• Fairfield, Texas
3 Sep 17
Or ship them down to Houston to stay for 6 months @LadyDuck .
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@LadyDuck (175604)
• Switzerland
3 Sep 17
@nanette64 This is even a better idea, send them there to work to clean up the mess.
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@nanette64 (17934)
• Fairfield, Texas
3 Sep 17
@LadyDuck I absolutely love that idea.
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@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
3 Sep 17
They are lucky it is by the gallon. We pay that price, but it is by the liter. So that would be worse if they charged by the liter.
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@nanette64 (17934)
• Fairfield, Texas
3 Sep 17
Yeah, no kidding @poehere .
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@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
3 Sep 17
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• Eugene, Oregon
3 Sep 17
I hope they fine them and make it stick too!
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@nanette64 (17934)
• Fairfield, Texas
4 Sep 17
You got that right @JamesHxstatic ; the 'money-guzzling' creeps.
@amadeo (72794)
• United States
2 Sep 17
They told us that the gas prices will go up because of Harvey.Some are paying 2.71 a gal.
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@nanette64 (17934)
• Fairfield, Texas
3 Sep 17
Isn't that insane @amadeo ?
@Tampa_girl7 (26190)
• United States
3 Sep 17
So glad to hear that they will be punished