Gas Price Hike?

February 7th, 2013 at 3:18 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

  The latest from Ed:  “Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 9:30PM:  Wholesale prices jumped up 7 cents today, while retail prices have been sliding a bit.  Combine that with tomorrow being Thursday, and I predict a hike to $3.79 is coming.” — Ed Aboufadel

50 Responses to “Gas Price Hike?”

  1. Jack says:

    I got Gas Wed. At 3.69 , So I guess I’m Happy…. NOT !! 4:00 dollar a gallon coming Soon,,, CRAP !!!!

  2. Skot says:

    I FINGERED IT OUT!!!!!! We are expecting a snow storm, Hence no selling of gas, hence nobody driving, hence raise prices to make up for it!!! Damn…..To simple.

    1. Sandi says:


  3. TomKap (Michigan St. & Fuller) Grand Rapids says:

    Already at $3.69. No sense to run to any station…

    1. TomKap (Michigan St. & Fuller) Grand Rapids says:

      but look around, I see a few at $3.75 on my Iphone app.

  4. Zachary Lassiter says:

    Freezing rain MD across the big pond…

  5. hsoJ in Zeeland says:

    snowing hard at HC..

  6. DonShel says:

    see there globla warning doesnt exist, its snowing

  7. Tom Rush says:

    We never used to see gas prices this high in winter before. There has been no hurricanes to shut down refineries, it’s not the summer drive season where there has been the change to the higher costing summer blend, its not a holiday like 4th of July. There is no real reason for prices to be this high other than plain and simple greed.

    1. Gloria says:

      Sure there’s a reason. The rich want to get richer. They could care less that we are getting poorer! Same ol, same ol….!

    2. Peggie says:

      and the governor announced he is raising the gas tax……nice!

      1. Jack Mehoff says:

        I like more taxes. Helps keep the little guy down.

        1. Jack says:

          HEY,Didn’t anyone Ever Tell YA, U go BLIND…Doing THAT !!!!!!!!!!! ( your Name) JACK… ;-)

  8. Yup (Grandville) says:

    3.60 at Meijer gas station on 44th by Breton.

  9. timbo says:

    Not greed, unless you talk about the greed of runaway government spending continuing to devalue the dollar. Democrat voters demand their $$ and someone has to pay.

    1. dnh says:

      Right On Timbo

    2. Ben says:

      I guess I don’t fully understand the statement posted; as I am a democratic voter. I don’t demand any “$$” except that of which I work for and I also pay (in reference to the, “…and someone has to pay.” statement.) I drive to work everyday and I buy gas at these rediculous prices just like everyone else. I believe that the 2008-2009 rebulican ‘bail-out’ over EVERY bank was the begining of this “runaway government spending.” Now correct me if I’m wrong but the majority of current ‘democratic spending’ comes from bills and such that were set in place by a certain former rebulican president who goes by the name “W.” Like said bail-out of Wall St. and the coinciding banks, which to this day still gives these banks money to keep them from going under and can not at this point be taken out of the system for fear of total and utter chaos. BTW the guys who caused this whole deal are rebulicans (public knowledge). So the next time you blame one specific party of one specific hiccup…. make sure your party isnt the ROOT of said problem, because I promise you if we look a little further we can tie ALL of this to our current economic situation. So no Timbo, not right on. Statements like this are completely one sided and ignorant. I apologize if I seem a little harsh, not my intention.

      1. snowsearch says:

        What administration added 6 Trillion to the US dept in the last 4 years? And what about the 47 percent that don’t pay any federal taxes? Can you say “goverment dependent”?

        1. Elton says:

          Yeah, The President wanted all expenses on the books so HE put the Damn wars on there that “W” & Cheney hid…But…Why count that, ‘eh? If “W” didn’t put the $$ on there, it really didn’t need to be. ‘eh? Snow…Don’t be a moron!

      2. Ned S. (Now in South Holland) says:

        Still blaming Bush eh? That old song and dance doesn’t fly anymore. Bush was not the greatest, but to keep blaming him is totally unconsionable. The Dems took over the House in the election of 2006. Shortly after that, their spending orgy began the spiral that led to the great recession. As I recall, the Dems were in lockstep with the plan to bail out the economy, it wasn’t just a Republican plan. The came the stimulus of 2009, then Obamacare, QE1, QE2 and QE3. Basically our dollar is losing value, thus part of the reason why things cost so much. Harry Reid won’t allow any House Budgets to be brought to the Senate floor, much less allow a vote on them. So, I guess the Dem. strategy is “No budget, no accountability.”

      3. big Daddy BC says:

        LOL Bush was not the greatest is the understatement of the year. He crashed our entire economy with his tax cuts, corporate giveaways, and unnecessary wars. The guy who’s repairing his mess is the one you want to stick the mess on. It’s like blaming the nurse for the mess in the bedpan!

        1. snowsearch says:

          That’s the problem, the nurse isn’t cleaning the bedpan, but rather adding to it for our children to clean up

        2. big Daddy BC says:

          What the nurse is doing is curing the sick person who’s laying in the bed. He’s got Cheneyitis, a condition that affects both the GI and the brain. Medicine isn’t cheap, my friend. Good thing we’ve got Obama care!

        3. Bill Steffen says:

          “WE’VE got Obamacare?” Unions are trying to get OUT of Obamacare: The only thing that’s kicked in with Obamacare is the big tax increases that are destroying jobs: Obamacare adds 30 million to “the system” and we’ll have FEWER doctors…how’s that going to work? That’s why they need the “death panels” to limit choice and care. Millions and millions of you will LOSE your employer health care when this monstrosity kicks in: (and that’s by design!)

        4. big Daddy BC says:

          You must mean the tax increase Snyder’s giving us.

          Doesn’t sound very conservative. Is that what we need, Bill? How about taking that billion in tax breaks he gave to his rich buddies and use that to fix the roads?

        5. Bill Steffen says:

          Actually, I’d cut your job and put the money into pothole repair. It’d fix a lot of potholes, I bet.

          I’m sure there’s places in the Michigan budget that could be cut and diverted to roads. Many cities in Michigan can’t pay for road repair in part because of pension and benefit obligations. Hamtramck at one point had 153 on pension and 100 working employees: A third of the budget going to pensions? How does that happen? Wonder what it is in Grand Rapids?

          Let’s just stop the “green” energy boondoggles. LG Chem alone was 151 million. You could do some decent road repair with 151 million.

  10. Todd In Nunica says:

    snow starts coming, I start plowing, gas goes up, I make less money…..Honestly I don’t even watch prices anymore, I need gas in the trucks every 2-3 days no matter what (unless its not snowing that is)

    I will try to get it in Spring Lake, or Grand Haven, which most (not all) of the time is a bit cheaper than other areas within the area I work.

    1. Rumrunner says:

      Have you tried a fleet type gas station? Pacific Pride or something? I imagine my company only uses it to save a buck or two. We fuel 20 or so ambulances daily. Maybe it wont be worth it for you.

      1. Todd In Nunica says:

        yea i did one time but the only savings I saw was the fact of not having the “extra’s” available in the convenience store. That and I really dont have one all that close to me.

        I force my self to pay at the pump and not walk into the store, lol which saves money!

  11. Jack says:

    Election is over. No longer need to please the masses.

    1. Jack says:

      Hey, What’s Up……JACK. ?? ;-)

  12. Zachary Lassiter says:

    New Mesodiscussion across the lake

    1. DF (SE Mich) says:

      Spamming the gas post, really…

  13. mart (gr) says:

    filled up before work instead of after, saved a couple bucks, thanks for the heads up!

  14. fixxxer says:

    Im betting we be at $4 by the 4th of july.

    1. whatisthedeal says:

      The way it is going, try the 4th of March!!!

  15. skyler says:

    this is called “American Greed” and this is why our country is so badly f###d up that we are now beggars of $17 Trillion.

  16. Gooch says:

    I bet $5 by Memorial Day

  17. Jack says:

    $$$$$$$$$$$$. $ucks….. ;-)

  18. Robert61 says:

    Oil companies make an average of $.08 to $.10 cents per gallon sold at the station. Out of that comes infastructure, research and developement, bribes to government officials, and so on. Do all you people who believe that the oil companies are evil, greedy, boogy men want to add up all the taxes that all forms of government take at the pump? Without having to reinvest. Obamas’ own Secretary of Energy wants gas prices to equal Europe’s, about $5 per gallon. It was $1.80 a gallon when he was elected, now we’re paying upwards of $4…where is the real outrage? Oh,that’s right. The reason Romney is rich is because he stole from you. Suckers.

  19. Chris says:

    Just think how much gas would be if the economy did not tank in early 2008.

  20. Tom Rush says:

    Gas prices are insanely high and our Gov. Rick Snyder wants to raise gas taxes on top of this? None of this is acceptable and will hurt new job creation, the poor, the middle class, and small business owners among many others!

    1. big Daddy BC says:

      This isn’t the first middle class tax hike he’s implemented, and like the others, his wealthy friends will be exempt. Isn’t it your patriotic duty to make sure the wealthy gets wealthier? ;)

      1. michael g (SE GR) says:

        Do wealthy people not own cars or buy gas? Don’t see how else they would be exempt. Now, if you want to talk exempt, how about the 48% of Americans who pay NO federal income tax.

      2. big Daddy BC says:

        Are you talking about the increasing larger group of people that live below the poverty line? A portion of that group was middle class before GWB. A bigger problem is people like Romney who pay 14% or less, or the 100,000 Michigan corporations Snyder set free from pesky taxes in our state. Get real.

        1. Bill Steffen says:

          “Increasingly larger group of people that live below the poverty line.” Who’s been in charge?? Obama had 60 seats in the Senate and the House for two years. Unemployment is the same as it was when he took office and nothing we’re doing now is going to get it back down to the AVERAGE of the Bush years…NOTHING! and unemployment went up 1/10th of a percent last month.

        2. big Daddy BC says:

          Average of the Bush years? That’s funny. I guess if you take the beginning of his presidency, just after Clinton/Gore, the years where he took Clinton/Gore’s surplus and squandered it, and then add it to years of stagnation and decline, followed by the demise of western civilization in the last two years of the Bush White House, and then divide by eight you might get what looks like a ho-hum stretch, but, Bill, we all lived it. We all watched our bank accounts shrink, our houses lose value, our credit card maximums reduced, our retirements erode away, and our children die in a war to assassinate Sadam. Six years of GOP control killed this country as the rich got richer and the rest of us got poorer. You can’t blame Obama for the mess he was hired to clean up. Fact is, all indicators have us on the mend, despite obstructionists like Boener. Chew on that.

  21. Kev says:

    The current gas price hike is simply unjustified. I am taking the bus to work and cutting expenses. It’s not easy. This is one of the biggest broken promises from Obama, is to keep the gas prices down. It’s too tiredsome to defend this administration but instead we keep hearing the same rhetorics.

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