The rising cost of Gas.

Real Estate Broker/Owner with WHISPERING PINES REALTY 20398180

It could be that crude oil is going up.  Or it could be because some gas executive has a daughter getting married and needs few extra million.

Maybe the refineries on the far end of the country are not producing is the cause of gas going up even if your station doesn't get any gas from that refinery.

Maybe it is because more people are driving...or maybe it's BLAH...BLAH...BLAH.

What ever the reason it is going up way to fast.

Comments (18)

Kenneth Cole
Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, - Staten Island, NY
NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

When I first driving (back in the day) gas was 35 cents a gallon.  Today in Staten Island its $3.85 a gallon.  A little over 10 times was it was back then.

Back then a bus ride was 15 cents, today its $2.25 cents for the local ride.  that's 15 times the price.

If a man made $100 a week back then, he could feed his family and pay the bills.  Today anyone in NYC making under $1,000 a week has a hard time doing the same.

 A bottle of Coke only cost 10 cents, today one dollar is about right.

Now cigarettes, that's another story.  Sea stores, Navy term for out past the 3 mile limit, you could buy a pack of smokes for 10 cents.  Today it about $12 a pack in NYC.

So, all in all, $3.85 for a gallon it not that bad. Now don't scold me for that.

Feb 01, 2013 08:41 AM
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

If America could build Refineries, if America could Drill for Oil, if America could shake off the huge Tax Burden - then Gasoline would cost less than $1 per gallon.  But of course the Un-Elected EPA won't allow Refineries, the Environmentalists will file lawsuits to stop the drilling, and the Government is not going to stop taxing and spending. 

Feb 01, 2013 09:49 AM
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc - Gulf Breeze, FL
Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.

The country is so misguided and split at all levels we need leadership

Feb 01, 2013 11:51 AM
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Wait a minute!  I distinctly remember the Dems saying that gas went UP to $45/barrel so Bush and Cheney could feed profits to their friends!  Now that Brent is $116/barrel (from which we get our gasoline) those friends must be really rich!  How Bush and Cheney are making it go up is beyond me, but wow, what a great job they are doing!

Feb 01, 2013 07:28 PM
Steve and Jan Bachman
RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax - Herndon, VA
Realtors - Northern Virginia

you cannot win. Virginia wants to raise taxes since the gas tax is not bringing in enough money since cars are more fuel efficient now. With one hand they want you to get less poluting cars ....on the other they punish you for doing so....well there you go.

Feb 01, 2013 10:27 PM
Rob Arnold
Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. - Altamonte Springs, FL
Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F

Gas prices have doubled in 10 years.  The cost of everything else has not doubled.  The oil drawn from public lands should be sold to Americans at cost plus a reasonable profit for the oil companies.  It should not be sold to Americans at Wall Street market prices.  Americans are being fleeced by the oil companies and our own government.

Feb 01, 2013 10:28 PM
Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

We are always fleeced by our own government and will continue to be as long as people are more concerned with 'what is in it for me' and not if it is good for the country as a whole.

Feb 01, 2013 10:34 PM
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Reasonable profit?  What is that?

Pharmaceutical companies profit much more than oil companies which profit much more than grocery stores.  What's reasonable? 

Look at where the oil and gas companies line up here:

You kind of have to go to the bottom of the list.

Feb 02, 2013 01:41 AM
Dale Bledsoe
Crown Key Realty - Tracy, CA
Realtor in Tracy, California

I have read that as refineries switch from winter to summer blend availability is reduced so there is a short term price increase. I do know that there was recent fire at a U.S. refinery that has temporarily reduce output also affecting supply. On the other hand that an oil company executive has a daughter getting married is probably just as likely true. William, thanks for pissing me off this morning thinking about how mad I have gotten each time I have pulled up to a pump the last two weeks!

Feb 02, 2013 02:12 AM
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

It is about damned time that the oil companies quit getting these tax breaks....they are breaking us!  There is something fishy going on.

Feb 02, 2013 06:02 AM
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

We should not be dependent on foreign oil.

Electric cars are seeing all over.

Feb 02, 2013 08:19 AM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

William -- I think that Fred (#2) got several of the points right.  Of course, it might help if more citizens did not have a NIMBY attitude toward refineries near them (though I can understand why they don't want them literally in their back yard.)

Feb 02, 2013 02:13 PM
Randi Brammer
Randi Brammer, Acctg. - Hinckley, MN
Accountant & Tax Preparer

I understand the price going up, but 50 cents in 3 weeks?  That I don't understand.

Feb 02, 2013 11:26 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Prices have really crept up around here. I'm hoping those two stations in Delta decide to have another gas war. I'm getting below half a tank and could use a break at the pump.

Feb 03, 2013 08:11 AM
Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 651-674-7449

I agree, I don't see gas at a dollar a gallon anymore.  Costs of supplies are higher than that.  But, going up 50 cents in a few weeks seams a bit much.

Feb 03, 2013 08:13 AM
Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Broker/Owner
Travis Realty - Enterprise, AL
email: / cell: 334-494-7846

I actually purchased gas for under $3.00 before Christmas when it went down and was excited. Now back up to around $3.30+ and rising.

Feb 03, 2013 10:27 PM
Karl Hess
Keller Williams Shore Properties - Barnegat, NJ
on The Jersey Shore

Could it be supply and demand with prices being determined in the world market place? Btw, the US will be the number 1 producer of crude oil in the world by 2020.

Feb 05, 2013 09:35 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Well, we can call it what ever we want, but demand doesn't go up 10-15% in a couple of weeks.

Feb 08, 2013 08:35 AM

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