Dear Crabby, can you please tell me why the gas prices are so high in Rochester/Rochester Hills?

Dear Crabby, can you please tell me why the gas prices are so high in Rochester/Rochester Hills when compared to neighboring communities?  I try to support community businesses but I won't buy gas here in town because of the prices. Sincerely, Lou   Dear Lou, It seems there is no rhyme or reason to gas prices. Although, there are a few stations you know are always high-priced, but for the most part it's a mystery ... or is it? Well, I chose not to drive around town … [Read more...]

Happy Labor Day, Will gas hit $4 per gallon?

With Labor Day approaching and the powers to be talking about an attack in Syria, only one thing can happen- higher gas prices. The Marathon in Rochester Hills is advertising $4.09 per gallon for 93 octane and $3.79 for 87 octane. The news is reporting a .40 increase minimum. In talking with the distributors of gasoline, the prices are actually locked every 30 days for the stations, so these holiday and overseas attack prices are all up to the individual gas stations. So shop diligently and … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Should We Worry About The Gas Prices?

Dear Crabby, I keep hearing that the gas prices are going to continue going up.  Should we be worried about that? Sincerely, Penny Pinching Dear Ms. Pinching, I have seen these cycles for years.  People get comfortable with the gas prices, and then they all go out and buy the biggest SUV you have ever seen.  Then a war breaks out ten thousand miles away and the gas prices go up ten cents a gallon and you can't give those big trucks away.  I, for one, am not a big fan of worrying … [Read more...]