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    IN KATRINA'S WAKE
    Ouch! $6 gas near Atlanta

    http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article....RTICLE_ID=46083

    Georgia governor outlaws gouging as stations jack up cost, lines form
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    Posted: August 31, 2005
    9:15 p.m. Eastern

    As impacts of Hurricane Katrina affect both the production and transportation of fuel, gas stations in the Atlanta area today dramatically jacked up their prices, with one charging $5.87 a gallon.

    WSB-TV in Atlanta confirmed to WND that a retailer in a rural area outside the city had priced its gas at $5.87, and the TV station indicated it had another unconfirmed report of $5.99.

    The sudden increases prompted Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue late today to enact an executive order preventing retailers from selling gas at an unreasonable or egregious price.

    According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the law does not prevent price increases that accurately reflect an increase in the cost of the goods or services to the retailer, an increase in the cost of transporting the goods or services into the area, or an increase due to the market forces of supply and demand.

    Perdue's office indicated the gouging was going on in all parts of the state, not just in the Atlanta area.

    "We will not tolerate the exploitation of Georgia consumers as we recover from the effects of Hurricane Katrina," Perdue said in a statement. "Violators of this price gouging statute will be punished to the fullest extent possible."

    Most Atlanta stations that raised their prices placed them at between $3.50 and $4.

    There were '70s-era gas lines at several stations.

    Mike Brown, owner of Georgetown Chevron in Chamblee, Ga., said his station had run out of gasoline.

    "People are just lined up,'' he told Bloomberg. "All of a sudden, people are panicking.''

    Katrina knocked out about 95 percent of oil production in the Gulf of Mexico – a key supply point for the U.S. About a quarter of domestic oil comes from the region.

    Alpharetta-based Colonial Pipeline, the largest pipeline distributing fuel into Georgia, expects to be operational again by Labor Day weekend, the governor said.

    "There's plenty of gas on the way," Perdue said at a news conference.

    Referring to the executive order, Perdue stated, " "I'm frankly embarrassed for our state and some of our businesses that we have to do this."

    Meanwhile, several gas stations in the Milwaukee area ran out of fuel for several hours at a time, having to post "Out of Gas" signs at their pumps. The outages were blamed more on logistical problems on the supply end than any increase in demand, Forbes.com reported.

    As WorldNetDaily reported, many of the nation's truck drivers are encountering unprecedented fuel rationing at truck stops as they brace for a spike in prices.
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  • #2
    Guy on Fox last night said that at that price the gas station does not want you to buy. They are trying to maintain their current supply until the situation stabilizes.

    Moon

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    • #3
      Gas prices??

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      • #4
        Hey Guppy, how much is gas in Canada?

        Moon

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        • #5
          Heard a few people today tell me its very likely gas will cost near $5 a gallon all over the US by next week. I have yet to find a source though.
          You're being fucking dramatic. You own a TV and an air mattress. That's not exactly what I'd call "a lot to lose."

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Moon Man@Sep 1 2005, 10:44 AM
            Hey Guppy, how much is gas in Canada?

            Moon
            The folks I know in the Vancouver area say it is around 95 to 1.19 for the cheap stuff. That is the most expensive I've seen in Canada.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Guppy+Sep 1 2005, 10:50 AM-->
              QUOTE(Guppy @ Sep 1 2005, 10:50 AM)

            • #8
              Originally posted by BlueBrained+Sep 1 2005, 01:14 PM-->
              QUOTE(BlueBrained @ Sep 1 2005, 01:14 PM)
              Originally posted by [email protected] 1 2005, 10:50 AM

            • #9
              Originally posted by Guppy+Sep 1 2005, 08:50 AM-->
              QUOTE(Guppy @ Sep 1 2005, 08:50 AM)

            • #10
              and when I was in Bermuda about 5 years ago, it was 1.25 a liter. The exchange rate is dollar for dollar. In July, it was 1.58 a liter (I am sure it has gone up since) and that is 5.97 a gallon.
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              • #11
                So $100 at the 7-11 now gets you a carton of smokes, a six pack of beer, and half-a-tank of gas.

                I'm beginning to feel the trickle down effects of the economy.
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                I feel morally and intellectually obligated simply to concede that the death penalty experiment has failed.

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                • #12
                  Can you imagine working for less than lets say 10-12 bucks an hour, and having to fill a twenty gallon tank just to get back and forth from work, per week?
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                  • #13
                    Originally posted by madyaks@Sep 1 2005, 01:05 PM
                    Can you imagine working for less than lets say 10-12 bucks an hour, and having to fill a twenty gallon tank just to get back and forth from work, per week?
                    I can imagine that very well actually. College Student, working nearly full-time at $8 an hour and going to school full-time. Gas is just murder right now. I'm trying to carpool as often as I can, but I'm still spending $30 a week on gas. Gonna be scraping pennies for a while.

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                    • #14
                      Thank Barry for that tax cut, at least I'll be able to afford gas...
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