Atlanta Gas Today by Michael D.| October 29, 20085:59 pm| 51 CommentsThis post is in: Domestic PoliticsFacebookTweetEmail Taken today with a crappy cellphone camera.
Time to buy me up an SUV! Woo!
Amazing how they can turn the spigot back on a week before the election.
Dance monkeys! Dance!
It took 15 years and a new type of vehicle before folks really started to buy the gas guzzlers again. I do not think we’ll be seeing an SUV sales spike anytime soon. Especially since folks cannot get financing.
Wow, just got a robo call for John McCain. Didn’t know Obama supports civil rights for terrorists, but hey, haven’t read the whole platform. It lasted for maybe 20 seconds and touched on every smear and distortion I have heard over the past months by using some dude who is probably an out of work auctioneer.
I guess the amazing thing is, I live in Arizona!
Remember Victoria Jackson, SNL alum? And the airhead routine she used to do? At least, I did her the service of assuming it was just an act. Turns out, no, she really is an airhead.
The Moar You Know
It’s under $3.00/gal here in CA for the first time in over a year and a half – dropped .60 cents in the last two weeks.
Don’t think it’s going to matter this election, but goddamit, it is sickening how predictable this is.
Exactly what we don’t need. In order to create incentives to change behavior, prices of all fossil fuels need to be painfully high. Don’t remember where I read it earlier today (might have been Brad deLong), but somebody made a really smart proposal that has zero chance of being enacted: raise the gasoline tax by one cent per month for the next four years. To which my response was, why only a penny? Why not a nickel?
I thawt 2.09 wuz the cheep here in KC…..damn.
Huh, turns out the October surprise . . . is cheap gas.
And were it not for nationalizing the banks, it might have worked.
(are you sure that’s not the sign for the price of a pack of ciggies?)
it’s still $2.79ish in NC
From San Diego:
One Week Ago 3.150
One Month Ago 3.575
70 cents in one month.
Well the global economy is collapsing but at least gas is cheap. If it fucks over the oil companies, it’s almost worth it to watch my prosperity melt away!
Okay, not really (sigh)
Wow, that is cheap. I thought seeing $2.79 here in Cali was amazing!
BTW, the Michael D that wrote this the Michael D that knows a Simon D?
James F. Elliott
Fuck. You. Gas is still up over $3.00 in San Jose.
When the national average went over $4.00, the SF Chronicle published the story with a table of the California averages, saying $4.00/gallon was SO last month.
Heh, these grandmas discover blogging and are on a freaking rampage, b**ch-slapping and taking names.
Dennis - SGMM
Same here in SoCal. I blame it on California’s elitist gasoline blends.
It’s nice to see the price come down, especially since we’ll all be sleeping in our cars soon.
I’ve been assiduously ignoring the telephone for … a while. We actually never answer the land line. And by "we" I mean me and the terrorists I pal around with.
Does anyone remember gas prices plunging in Sept/Oct 2004? Does anybody remember gas prices shooting back up in Dec 2004? No? Of course nobody remembers that.
A month ago, it was damn near $5 in Atlanta.
To blatantly copy the sentiments of another…
Fuck. You. Gas is still up over $2.75 in Fort Lauderdale.
@srv: Saw it and could not stop laughing. So good, it makes me wonder if it is a spoof.
It’s the war of the former female SNL stars! Behold, Julia Sweeney (Of "Pat" fame) and her blog…she’s a personal favorite, since she’s from my own hometown of Spokane, WA. Ah, politics.
Dennis - SGMM
According to the Energy Information Administration, gas prices went up to $1.89/gal in Sept. 2004, further up to $1.98/gal in Oct 2004, stayed around that price through November, and went down to $1.75/gal by the end of Dec 2004.
Based on the price of a barrel it should be that much up here (The People’s Socialist Thugocracy of Washington D.C.). And the price of petroleum-based products should also be dropping. And the general price increase that kicked in when gas prices drove up delivery costs…
I wondered that as well, but smokes that cheap would be just as miraculous.
I just filled up my scooter for $2.17/gallon. Almost all of the gas stations in the twin cities are under $2.20. My truck runs on flex fuel and I topped it off with E85 (ethanol mix) the other night for $1.78/gallon. I’ve been riding the scooter so much this summer that I’m going into shock about having to feed the truck again.
Ella in NM
Gas here in Southern NM is still $2.70. It won’t matter if it does get down to $1.79. All that will do is create a little breathing space in people’s budgets while we wait for the next big "shortage" or OPEC’s manipulation of the month on oil production.
I can’t believe it, given how many people I know who are voting for McCain and think Obama’s a Muslim, but I really think that a huge majority of the United States populace now knowthat cheap gas is a thing of the past, a prescription for economic decline, and want us to come up with alternatives.
Hey, it just occurred to me – is President Obama going to reveal his Muslim, terrorist-loving, Marxist ways within the first two years of his presidency? I’m worried that if he does, he’ll threaten the 2010 midterm elections.
And ditto for his second two years. I mean, running against a "see, we told you so! He IS a Muslim Marxist Terrorist!" GOP would be a tough campaign.
Is it possible that we’ll have to wait until 2013 or beyond (remember, more midterm elections in 2014!) to find out about the REAL Obama???
Dennis - SGMM
Hmmm, if Obama’s a Muslim wouldn’t he be able to negotiate better crude oil prices with his Arab and Persian co-religionists?
Five months ago Michelle Bachmann was predicting that $2/gal gas would come back if only we’d drill-baby-drill. Who could have possibly guessed that cheaper gas would happen because people are driving less?
Bob In Pacifica
Out here in Pacifica, on the coast just south of the Devil’s Playground, gas is down to $3.18. In the last year it looks like everyone in town bought a Prius. Lots of F-250s sitting in driveways, though.
Doesn’t matter what the price of gas is. McCain isn’t going to sniff a vote around here.
Well we found out about the real Sarah Palin today when she said that she’d run for prez in 2012 and lead the party to victory when (oops, if) McCain didn’t win this time. The McCain side of the team is quietly preparing the concrete galoshes (h/t to Scottie).
@gbear: Excellent point. Let me consult the Big Book of Neo-Kook Talking Points for the push back … Ah ha!
1. Talking about off-shore drilling caused prices to drop.
2. Oil producer confidence has been restored by the prospect of a McCain presidency.
3. We threatened to release the pics of oil execs in their specially modified wetsuits –
Oops, not supposed to read that to the uninitiated.
Bob In Pacifica
Whoops. It went from $3.18 to $3.08 to $3.04. In a day. I’m getting vertigo.
@srv: Aren’t they wonderful? I want to be like them when I grow up.
Los Angeles (near Santa Monica): $2.99
I can’t believe Sarah Palin pretty much declared her intention to run in 2012. I guess some of the recent Republican exiles are going to be permanent exiles. There may just be enough people who leave the party to form a viable third party for fiscal conservatives who are socially liberal/don’t believe in controlling people’s personal lives…I can dream…
Gas is $2.08 in San Angelo, Texas. Repugs shimmy-shimmy coco-bop,
I don’t care if they start to give it away, there is no way I’m going to give up my bicycle for commuting. Why? Because fuck them, that’s why. It’s one of the few ways I can actually protest in a meaningful way.
@iluvsummr: Problem is, most of them consider Ron Paul is a viable candidate.
Suburb of Denver here.
One month ago, regular unleaded was a hefty $4.35/gallon. Tonight, regular unleaded is rather svelte $2.38/gallon. Same corner. Same station. Same gas. One month to drop almost 50% in price.
I find it little coincidence that just before the price of oil and gasoline drops, the hedge funds and commodities speculators all go tits-up and/or simply bankrupt. I also find it little coincidence that they were part and parcel of the ARM crisis.
Save the economy. Shoot a hedge fund manager.
Not in my neighborhood. $2.76 at McKee & 33rd just off 101. There are two stations there that are always the lowest in the county.
@Jeff: I’m thinking of people like William Weld (OT – I used to live in Massachusetts and actually liked Mitt Romney when he was governor), Christy Whitman, Ahnold, Colin Powell, Olympia Snowe, etc. Somehow I don’t believe they’re Ron Paul people.
Just says to me what a load of crap the incredible gas price inflation was to begin with. Living in California, I have the unfair advantage of having seen an Enroning first hand already.
Gas was 2.49 a gallon (unleaded regular) in Trendy Blue Ridge GA yesterday. We only have a couple of active wholesalers of gas here, so prices tend to be 10-15 cents a gallon higher than the neighboring areas.
I look for prices to ‘recover’ after the election.
@Smudgemo: Agreed. 100%. I’ve cut my gas usage by about 50% in the past few months, and I couldn’t agree with you more. It could be 99¢ a gallon and I wouldn’t drive more.
$2.49 in Asheville this morning. That’s down $2.00 in a month.
It dropped over a dollar in one week at one point.
And that was after 10-12 days of no gas in western NC.
Yes. There was actually no gas for two weeks after the hurricane…a problem that didn’t seem to occur anywhere else as far as I can tell.
I just paid $3.53 a gallon this morning in Alaska–about 9 miles from the refinery.
in denton texas, north of dallas gas is about 1.95 in certain stations but still up at like 2.15 at others