I got a call last night from my father-in-law to informed us that a gas station in Blairsville was charging $4.69 per gallon. I’m hearing via Twitter of similar things happening in other areas throughout the South. All of this is fueled (no pun intended) by fear of what Hurricane Ike might do to the Gulf’s oil production and refining facilities.
Three gas stations I pass on the way to work (in Lawrenceville) were at $3.63, $3.65, and $3.69, which seems to be up about $.10 – $.12/gallon – not really that much cause for concern.
This website out of Chattannooga is following this as well and blames yesterday’s mini-panic on a couple of radio stations.
What are you folks seeing?