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Mon Aug 21, 2017, 06:13 AM

Long lines, dry pumps and high gas prices in Central Oregon

Itís no dream. Gasoline in Central Oregon is more expensive and in short supply, thanks to solar-eclipse traffic.

The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Bend on Thursday was $2.83, according to the AAA Fuel Price Finder. Thatís 10 cents higher than the Bend average Aug. 11. The area average Thursday rose 3 cents in about five hours.

In Bend, locals looking to fill their tanks converged with visitors on their way north to the zone of totality, where the moon on Monday morning will fully obscure the sun for as long as two minutes. In Prineville, Oregon State Police reported miles-long heavy traffic Thursday, with many motorists heading east to a music and eclipse festival at Big Summit Prairie.

Motorists reported waiting in lines of five or more vehicles to get gasoline, only to find the pump had run dry.

Read more: http://www.bendbulletin.com/business/5526133-151/long-lines-dry-pumps-and-high-gas-prices

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TexasTowelie Aug 2017 OP
AllaN01Bear Aug 2017 #1
Not Ruth Aug 2017 #2
classof56 Aug 2017 #3

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 06:20 AM

1. taking advantage of an illeagel situation?

gougeing?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 08:47 AM

2. Those poor locals

 

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Response to Not Ruth (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 11:22 AM

3. I'm a local, and this doesn't bother me.

Of course, I'm watching the eclipse from my back deck. I look upon it as a gift from Mother Nature, and I like that the myriad of visitors are able to come to my area where they can celebrate the big event, and enjoy the beauty of Central Oregon while they're at it.

Peace and blessings.



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