Wednesday, March 30, 2011



Buy that fuel efficient car yet?

"Hundreds of drivers wait in lines for 'cheap' gas near Bay City"

Alvin Forster remembers when gasoline was 25 cents a gallon, but today found himself waiting in a line of vehicles to pay $3.47 a gallon.

"They've been going up all over," said Forster, 88, of Monitor Township. "People ain't working, I don't know how they can afford it."

Forster was one of hundreds of drivers today to wait in line at a Kroger gas station, 945 N. Euclid Ave., in Bangor Township.

Jim Lecuyer, of Oscoda, waited almost an hour and a half to fill-up his 2007 Chevrolet Sierra.

"It's a little steep, but it isn't as bad in comparison," Lecuyer said. "A lot of the other stations are $3.69."

It's $3.69 all over Grand Rapids tonight.

Energy policy, anyone?

Americans are acutely focused on their financial well-being, even as turmoil in the Middle East commands international attention. And the foreign unrest is directly affecting them by boosting oil prices. More Americans — 77 percent, up from 54 percent last fall — now say gas prices are highly important to them.

It's already over $4 in Chicago, parts of New York, and all along the west coast. Coming soon to a station near you...