• fb_100000755821115 avatar Mego Posted: 5/24/2010 11:20am PDT

    How is the Gulf Oil Spill going affect gas prices? I would imagine it will drive them up. Unless, of course, one of these AMAZING solutions resolves the problem: http://bit.ly/9hI65C

  • richard avatar Richard Posted: 5/24/2010 11:40am PDT

    Since it's just one well out of thousands supplying crude oil, I don't think the BP disaster is going to affect gas prices much, if at all. (BP's stock price is a different matter.) In fact, as a longtime New Orleanian, I think the biggest effect will be on the Gulf Coast environment, beach tourism, and my nasal passages. Seriously, you should smell it: it's pretty foul.

  • Eric Berlin Posted: 5/24/2010 2:19pm PDT

    Very pleasant surprise, particularly with the gulf oil spill going on !

  • Yawning Awning Posted: 5/24/2010 4:05pm PDT

    [sigh] Only goes to prove once again--as auto company CEOs say over & over, knowing it'll never happen--that the only way to cut the use of automotive fuels is to TAX GASOLINE. Of course the "drill baby drill" amen chorus for Evita Palin will now hunt me down & brand Socialist across my forehead for daring to say so. [sigh]

  • Tom Posted: 5/24/2010 6:09pm PDT

    Does anyone else think a mishap at one of "thousands of wells" produced a disaster this large is an ominous sign?

  • Damien Thomas Posted: 5/24/2010 7:22pm PDT

    I for one think we should be paying more for gas although I do feel for those on minimum wage whenever the prices rise. Car engines are still far bigger and more powerful than they need to be. We should all be driving forced-induction 3 and 4 cylinder cars.

  • Daniel J Posted: 5/25/2010 1:48am PDT

    the answer is to lower our dependency on oil and switch to alternative, renewable fuels. it will take time so we have to start right away. High gas prices is a good incentive to move in that direction.