More Katrina Issues….

Because of this category 5 hurricane smashing through the oil-rich fields of the Gulf Coast

3 Comments so far

  1. cd (unregistered) on August 30th, 2005 @ 10:43 am

    wouldn’t it be lovely if this encouraged folks to buy less stupidly large cars? Yeah, I don’t think it will either.

    It’s worth noting in those other countries – also in England where I hear gas is around 8 pounds/liter, the cost is attributable to high taxes which go toward public trans infrastructure and services (though I hear that their public trans doesn’t really seem like it gets that much money).

    as far as boycotting gas for a day – how, exactly, does that help anything? what message does it send and to whom?

  2. Alicia (unregistered) on August 30th, 2005 @ 5:04 pm

    I have a friend working for a fuel management company in the midwest that sells gas to independent gas stations. She says that all her suppliers but one have stopped filling orders, and the one still selling gas (Sunoco) has raised their wholesale price (before shipping, taxes, and retail markup) to $3.04.

  3. Frenchee (unregistered) on August 30th, 2005 @ 11:02 pm

    I run several gas stations in the Bay Area. But I would welcome the proposed boycott. Then maybe people will stop blaming the cashiers that work for me.

    It’s gotten to the point that I want a bullet-proof vest when I go out to change the price signs. I only know what I have heard (and I pray that my cashiers haven’t) but I have been accused of sucking blood, of raising prices so I have more money…

    Guess what – most of the gas stations you visit have no choice but to raise prices. Our suppliers have raised them to us.

    Please Please Please boycott on September 1st. Yes, our sales will be bad, but maybe, just maybe…

    But better than a boycott, purchase a vehicle that is environment and energy ‘friendly’. We’ll learn, we’ll know that people are concerned about gas prices, about the energy use, about even the ozone layer. Our stations will convert to what the public wants, WHEN they tell us.

    We watch our gas use, we have to pay for it just like you do. But we also watch the SUV’s, we watch the older gas-gulping cars…And we cringe.

    Because we know that when you put gas in your SUV, you are going to complain to us as you give us your money and guess what —
    We Have NO control about the prices we have to charge. We have to pay our employees, we have to pay for our permits, we have to pay for the gas that you pump.

    We do know how horrible the prices are, because when we leave work, we have to fill our own tanks.


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