Tuesday, September 06, 2005

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Blogger Mark said...

No shit!!!

Regular is $2.999 here in Northern Cal. How about Florida?

9:43 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Regular was $3.399 in Georgia this past weekend. The Governor has repealed state gas taxes for the month of September, and the price is now at $2.999.

10:01 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

That's great! I paid $2.99 yesterday in Huntington Beach; in Newport it's around $3.05.

12:32 PM  
Blogger doyle said...

Depending on the station, what I saw today:

Hess - $2.86
Sunoco - $2.88
Chevron - $2.99

2:37 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Holy shit, Jenna, what justifies those prices in Georgia and not Florida????

7:17 PM  
Blogger doyle said...

Neither Jenna nor I were speaking about our states as a whole, Mark. I'm pretty sure the prices are comparable, depending upon which area of the state we're in.

Unless Jenna's moved into a more urban area without telling anyone, the gas stations around her are few and far between. The prices are lower for her than it would be in urban areas, but higher than others because competition is scarce.

The same thing holds true here.

8:49 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

I haven't noticed a difference here between rural and city. Same in both (I work in the latter, live in the former, so I get around enough to know). I'm still prretty shocked at the 3.399.

9:18 PM  
Blogger doyle said...

My eyes nearly popped out, too, Mark.

Check out . . .

Then scroll down the sidebar.

I haven't tried it but it looks like the information can be pulled up for other states.

4:45 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

I live in a rural area, but I work in Augusta. Prices are actually about the same both places.

Augusta, GA had a panic, which is why the prices jumped so much. There were lines around the block as people filled up every car they owned and then three or four gas cans, and some stations ran out of gas. The next day, local media kept reminding people that the panic caused the problems, and if people would just act normal, we would be fine, if paying just a bit more at the pump.

As a side note, the station second closest to my home, which is fairly popular because it's part of a big chain, was one of the stations that ran out of gas. The station closest to my home, which is a little Mom&Pop store, not only had plenty of gas, it was selling about $.20/gallon cheaper than the chains.

Augusta prices are getting more reasonable now.

1:34 PM  
Blogger doyle said...

I'd heard about the stations in Atlanta running out because of a no-gas-panic, but I didn't realize it happened by you, too.

3:29 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

I think Atlanta's panic triggered Augusta's. And then the governor suspended gas taxes for the month, and people stopped hyperventilating, and voila! Panic over.

5:28 PM  

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