Saturday, July 15, 2006

Widespread Price Panic

Did you know we are paying $4.00 a gallon for gas here in Springfield? That’s the word on the street in Bloomington:
BLOOMINGTON -- Rumors of $4-a-gallon gasoline in other Central Illinois cities Friday night had drivers flocking to Twin City gas stations to fill up.

Prices in Bloomington-Normal remained around $2.96 a gallon Friday night, but people were hearing rumors of spiraling prices in other cities ranging from Peoria to Champaign and Springfield.


“One dollar a gallon is a lot,” Rebecca Landau of Bloomington said as she gassed up at Thornton Oil, 908 N. Main St., Bloomington.

She said she got a phone call on her cell phone from a co-worker, so she stopped to buy gas on her way home instead of waiting until morning.

Rick Williams of Bloomington was fueling up at Thorton because a friend of his mother said she heard gas was $4.25 a gallon in Morton.


The Decatur Herald & Review, the Pantagraph’s sister newspaper, reported that Decatur residents were hearing that rumor about gas prices in Bloomington.
Pssst! I hear gas is $5.00 a gallon in Vandalia!

1 comment:

JeromeProphet said...

People at work on Friday were spreading rumors that gas was $4.00 in Bloomington.

And we're in Springfield.

Great Ploy!