Gas Prices

Ok first I wanted to wish the best for everyone affected by Katrina. I am reading about the shootings at rescue helicopters and the armed bus jackings, and am outraged that this is happening. But then again I am here high and dry in Philly, and if I were in NO I probably would have been able to leave. So I just wish those that are still there the best.

Second, and not to compare or include my small problems with NO, but I was driving by the gas station on 22nd and Spring Garden and ( I was tired I’ll check again today) it said Unleaded regular $3.27!!! Now I understand we had a hurricaine, but this seemed wrong and out of place. So I checked Gas Buddy this morning and found that at 22nd and Walnut gas is $2.79. Yep, that’s right, if I were to go .5 miles south, I would save $.40 a gallon. I hope my eyes were deceiving me, and that they weren’t recklessly raising their prices to take advantage of a horrible natural disaster. I also see at Broad and Girard it’s $2.65 as of 11:00am. So I’d check out before you buy gas.

3 Comments so far

  1. Sherri W. (unregistered) on September 1st, 2005 @ 8:21 pm

    Well, the price at that station was up by $0.20 by the time I drove home from work tonight.

    Still, lucky break: I seized the opportunity to fill up the tank this morning at 22nd and Walnut before the prices got raised.

  2. Frank C. (unregistered) on September 4th, 2005 @ 5:38 am

    I have seen a patchwork of gas prices in several different areas in and around the city and suburbs.

    Even before the hurricaine hit I noticed a conspicous (sic) difference in prices at different stations. The price at a pump at 52nd and Lancaster Avenue would be 5-7 cents MORE than a pump at Old Wynnewood Road and Lancaster Avenue in Wynnewood PA. Even allowing for the difference in sales tax the prices should have been closer than that.

  3. Antoinette (unregistered) on September 4th, 2005 @ 6:20 pm

    I first the American economy is on the verge of collapse. People can’t afford gas they take off from work. Business fail to operate because of staff then they lose money and lay people off. People get laid off they can not affort the rising prices of gas or food or anything else. Another scenario people can’t afford gas to they stop traveling, airplane companies lose money, buses lose money, hotel lose money, people get laid off. People can’t afford gas they cut down on eating out or entertainment. Restaurants lose money, movie theaters lose money, video rental stores lose money. Businesses lose money they lay off. WE NEED A CAP ON GAS NOW!!!!!!!!

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