Thursday, September 25, 2008

Out of Gas!

I give up! Looks like I may be walking to work. I have been to three gas stations to get gas and this is what they ALL look like. I hate those yellow bags! Is it like this everywhere?! It seems like since they started enforcing the 'price gouging' law, nobody has gas.

I need to vent here for a minute.

The 'price gouging' law is WRONG! Supply and demand should dictate prices. Let compitition in pricing work. If your gas is too high, I will go somewhere else or pay your price. That is my choice.

Is there really a logical reason for EVERY gas station between my house and my work (20 miles) to be out of gas? NO!

N.C. price-gouging law promotes gas lines, shortages (read full article)

RALEIGH -- Consumers can blame North Carolina's price-gouging law for the gas lines and shortages appearing in the wake of Hurricane Ike. That's the assessment of a John Locke Foundation analyst who has studied the unintended consequences of price-gouging legislation.

"Gas station owners are afraid to raise prices in light of threats of prosecution from state government," said Dr. Roy Cordato, JLF Vice President for Research and Resident Scholar. "Because those owners refuse to raise prices, consumers continue to flock to the pumps, and the stations run the risk of running out of gas."


Anonymous said...

I completely agree. I had to go to 4 different gas stations the other day and ended up having to get premium gas! for 4.00! This is getting out of hand.

MyShelly said...

I finally found gas! I went to 4 more stations that had those dreaded yellow bags. (I think the fuel trucks are delivering yellow bags instead of gas) At station number 5 I hit the jackpot and only had to sit in line for 20 min. It was 11:30pm so, it isn't like there were a lot of people out...everybody that was out, was at the gas station with me.

I probably should just get over it but, it burns me up.

Anonymous said...

There isn't any gas by my house either. In fact I thought about calling into work tomorrow because I have no gas and nowhere to get any.

Instead I just drove 30min out of the way to buy gas.