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Old 09-02-2017, 09:06 AM
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Default The Harvey Effect

I'm up North, about 250 or so miles from where Harvey hit. It literally dropped a year's worth of rain on the wettest part of our state. There has been flooding in areas which are in a "1,000" year flood plane.

We've had traffic jams of volunteers going down there; Cajun Navy, Texas Navy, Rednecks With Paychecks and countless church groups and good ole boys. It has been amazing.

Interesting sheep response on Thursday: Since a considerable amount of gasoline production (about 15% of the U.S. production) went off line for a few days someone decided that there might be a shortage. So, the news media made sure it happened by announcing a shortage.

Suddenly, there are lines, price hikes, fist fights, hoarders and then, sure enough, stations started running out of fuel. For less than 24 hours.

It was probably the quickest gas crisis in history. A good wake up call though . . . don't get caught flat footed because scarcity can happen suddenly.
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Old 09-02-2017, 05:31 PM
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Any reason is better than none to raise prices these days.
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Old 09-03-2017, 05:37 PM
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local newspapers announced that gas prices would go up 20 cents per gallon because of the storm shutting down some refinaries with a temporary drop in production, the next day prices went up 23 cents.

glad I only use gas for the tractor and chainsaw these days and only fuel up once a month on average, only going through so much until mid November when it might take all winter to use what my cans hold.
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Old 09-03-2017, 07:52 PM
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It was announced here that prices would rise ~25 cents per gallon, but nothing has happened so far.
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Old 09-04-2017, 03:34 AM
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Prices have already increased 32 cents a gallon, and are expected to rise further.
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Old 09-05-2017, 01:15 AM
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Here it has been forest fires closing one road than another, and back to the first one at different times..

Couple that with the long weekend and gas went up about 15 cents a liter virtually overnight.
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Old 09-05-2017, 01:24 AM
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Prices went up another six cents per gallon in the last 24 hours. Now up 38 cents post Harvey.
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Old 09-05-2017, 02:44 AM
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24 % of American refineries were off line for a week or so , they started coming back on line on Saturday . Ships were lined up waiting to off load crude .

Prices in town went 20 cents to $2.39-9 but have stayed there since last Friday
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Old 09-14-2017, 11:29 PM
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We are not in town every day, but within the last 48 hours, prices have dropped two cents per gallon average in our metro area.
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Old 09-20-2017, 02:36 AM
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Today, I noticed prices at the pumps have dropped another two cents, so most stations are down four cents, still costing the customer and extra dollar for each three gallons purchased compared with the prices pre-Harvey.
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Old 09-20-2017, 11:32 AM
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In one local city, the prices of gasoline went up 15 cents two weeks before Harvey and another 15 cents after Harvey. Funny thing, if you go 13 miles either north or south of that city to another one, they only got the 15 cent increase after Harvey. These were all Wal-Marts and I figure get their deliveries from the same place.
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Prices in the NE GA athens area went up 50+c in just a few days.
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