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Nikki Stone 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 02:45 PM
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$4 a Gallon Gas Coming.
Experts: $4 a gallon gas coming soon

Pricing analysts say consumers can expect even higher prices at the pump.

August 31, 2005: 12:46 PM EDT
By Grace Wong, CNN/Money staff writer
http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/31/news/gas_prices/index.h...

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Consumers can expect retail gas prices to rise to $4 a gallon soon but whether they stay there depends on the long-term damage to oil facilities from Hurricane Katrina, oil and gas analysts said Wednesday.

"There's no question gas will hit $4 a gallon," Ben Brockwell, director of pricing at the Oil Price Information Service, said. "The question is how high will it go and how long will it last?"

OPIS tracks wholesale and retail oil prices and provides pricing information for AAA's daily reports on fuel prices.

Brockwell said with gasoline prices now exceeding $3 a gallon before even reaching the wholesale level, it "doesn't take a genius" to expect retail prices to hit $4 a gallon soon.

"Consumers haven't seen the worst of it yet," Brockwell said.

He expects consumers in the Southeast and Northeast to be pinched first, following the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast region.....

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MnFats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 02:46 PM
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1. I've heard $5 from people not give to hyperbole...
...and it ain't coming back down. Ever.
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FlashHarry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 02:49 PM
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2. Right before Labor Day Weekend.
How conveeeeenient!
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