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Old 09-12-2008, 01:48 PM
 
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This just in, Breaking News!!!!!!! Florida is not experience this BS either.
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:05 PM
 
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Ahhhhh Panic aaahhhh. People need to calm the hell down.
I bet the gas stations will be pretty empty next week.
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:09 PM
 
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Here is Gov Easley's statement on the gouging/panic situation.



State of North Carolina
Office of the Governor

Michael F. Easley
Governor

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Release: IMMEDIATE Contact: Renee Hoffman
Date: 9/12/2008 Phone: (919) 733-5612

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STATEMENT FROM GOV. EASLEY ON GAS PRICES


Raleigh - This morning Gov. Mike Easley declared a state of “abnormal market disruption” under North Carolina law, which charges the Attorney General with enforcing the price gouging statute.

Easley issued the following statement concerning the situation:

“As a result of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, oil refineries in Texas and Louisiana have temporarily interrupted some gasoline supplies to the pipelines that serve North Carolina. Therefore, there may be temporary limitations on our gas supply. However, wholesale gas prices are up less than 20 cents a gallon over the last few days. Therefore, consumers should not see prices rise substantially more than this rise in the wholesale price.

''Today I have declared a state of abnormal market disruption under North Carolina law and charged the Attorney General with enforcing the price gouging statute. This statute prohibits the charging of prices that are unreasonably excessive under the circumstances.

''We know that there will be some supply disruption, but we do not yet know the extent. Past events of this kind have lasted only a short time. I urge motorists to reasonably conserve gasoline until the situation is clearer.”


Office of the Governor
116 W. Jones Street, Suite 202, Raleigh , NC 27603-8001
Phone: (919) 733-5612
Fax: (919) 733-5166
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:11 PM
 
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I had no idea this was going on and had to drive all over South Charlotte to find a gas station w/out lines or that wasn't out of gas. I went to a place on Elm Street...I paid 3.99 a gallon but they were changing the signs outside to 4.79 a gallon...can we say..isn't that gouging?
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:13 PM
 
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Glad I filled up this morning before things got crazy.
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:22 PM
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Location: Mile High City
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I can agree. I was paying 3.99 at a station in Concord and while I was filling up, they changed the sign to 4.39.
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:23 PM
 
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The Shell at the Arboretum is out of gas.
There is no crisis, just panic.
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:28 PM
 
Location: West Cardassia, NC
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I can agree. I was paying 3.99 at a station in Concord and while I was filling up, they changed the sign to 4.39.
I went past the gas station by my house (Monroe) at 1:30PM and the price was $3.65. I returned from Charlotte two hours later and the price had been bumped up to $4.17. What a rip-off and the panicking idiots just feed into it by their "Henny-Penny the sky is falling mentality". I'm not going anywhere for a week and have half a tank. I'll sit out this price increase!
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:31 PM
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Location: Mile High City
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I needed gas so I was kinda SOL. Otherwise, I would have sat it out as well..
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:33 PM
 
Location: CLT native
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I needed gas so I was kinda SOL. Otherwise, I would have sat it out as well..
+1.
The range on my car's computer said 5 miles and I had ridden on reserve since Tuesday.

The wife's mini-van is on reserve (as usual), but the scooter and motorcycle are full - LOL.
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