Originally Posted by BonneMeMN
No one'* price gouging! Price gouging is $5 on 9/11/01. This is market demand, reaching capacity. This country (canada too i guess) drives way too much, and it shows. Gas has been artificially low ever since cars took off in this country, and now when people are opposed to gas taxes, they think they're getting screwed out of money. They're not at all.
I believe that to a certain point. The State Farm Insurance corporate headquarters in located in my area (Bloomington, IL), and obviously they are the biggest employer in this county populated by 200k or so.
Is it a coincidence that gas prices go up at EVERY gas station in the County, right after State Farm payday? I know the gas stations aren't running out of gas, they are raising prices because they KNOW lots and lots of people will be buying it.
I've studied the pattern of how gas prices fluxuate locally, and it really seems to have no relation to the U.*. oil price-per-barrel that day/week. Anyway, I'm just a little bitter about the whole thing...