Friday, November 07, 2008


Okay, I've gotta admit, I'm getting a little freaked out. Maybe more than a little.

About - a month ago? - I'm not sure, but it hasn't been THAT long - gas was like $3.80 around here. I don't know that it ever went definitively above four bucks a gallon, like at EVERY station having it at least that much.

Right before October, we were OUT. It became fairly common to see gas stations with plastic grocery-store bags over the nozzles. We ran an article about it in the school paper. People would start looking for stations that HAD GAS, anything available, when their gas gauge dropped to half a tank.

And now the price of gas is dropping like a rock into Charlie Brown's trick-or-treat bag. We passed a station this afternoon that was advertising $2.03 a gallon.

Things like this don't happen without cause. However, I haven't seen or heard anything about it. WHY is this happening? Am I just that out of the loop? Do we need to get TV again? WTF?

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wapwallopen said...

As one who gets tired of the slanted rhetoric on TV, I resort to numerouse sites online--including financial/stock market types. Long and short--the speculators are aware of the skittish stance of the economy and have backed off BIG time. They, even more than the producers, drive the market.

Melissa B. said...

I think it's just a great big conspiracy to hoodwink the consumer. Maybe with a New Guy in the White House, we can sort all this out. Your post, BTW, is EXACTLY the reason I've Bestowed a Bit o' Bloggy Bling on you this morning. Please come by my place to pick it up!

Clix said...

For us, it makes more of a difference on our food & rec budget. We still go where we want, but we don't go out to eat quite as much.

Melissa B. said...

BTW, please don't forget Sx3 today...we have a VERY timely snap for ya!

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