|Quoting EMBQA (Reply 46):|
The biggest reason gas jumped this week was because many people panicked due to the storm and filled up just to fill up. That drove demand and usage up... some station ran out.. even more causing panic and driving demand and price up even more. Had well all just remand calm... filled up only if we truly needed it, you would have seen little to no change.
There was no rush on gas. One morning I drove to work and the local station was $3.39, I drove home it was $3.47, Next day, $3.61. So in 24 hours the price of gas went up 22 cents because of a rush? Please. The only rush was at the stations that kept their prices fair until recently. IE, Hess and the discount chain only raised their prices slightly. Hess went up a dime and the discount place a nickle. And I guess the fact the CT legislature is investigating dozens of stations for price gouging is all because of this rush, huh.