We were all shocked two weeks ago when gas prices around here in northeastern Illinois jumped 70 cents in one day, the day after the BP Plant in Whiting, Indiana, was shut down because of unspecified reasons. I mean, gas prices went up 70 cents in matter of seconds.
We had found one station back then that was still at $2.70 and filled up with gas. As we were leaving, the price was up to $3.40.
Gas in Fox Lake remained at that price for a week and a half before dropping to $3.36 and then $3.30 the next day Yesterday it was at $3.
Gas can sure go up fast, but for some reason (read profit) it drops very, very slowly.
We noticed Tuesday though, that our Mobil Station in Johnsburg had dropped its gas to $2.70, the price before the gouge began. Needless to say, I went there for a much-needed fill up. I had decided to try not to buy gas during the gouge.
Yesterday, I went there to get gas for the boat and was more than happy to see gas down to $2.40.
Maybe We Are Joining the Rest of the Country. Not Buying BP gas for a Long Time. --RoadDog
University of Maryland Baltimore County
23 hours ago