User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


68° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

Severe storms possible Sunday night: Click here for details.

 

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Most Popular Today


Gas Prices Rise As Temps Fall

January 13, 2005, 9:57 PM by Perry Groten

Gas Prices Rise As Temps Fall

As if being outdoors filling their gas tank wasn't tough enough, KELOLAND motorists were also greeted by the cold reality of a price hike. Prices have climbed anywhere from a nickel to a dime per gallon. But is the jump at the pump a conspiracy of the cold?

Business picks up when the temperatures turn bitterly cold. That's because customers don't want their gas lines freezing-up because there's not enough gas in the tank. But customers tend to do a slow burn when prices rise as the temperatures fall.

Rodney Kirstein of Bozeman, Montana said, "I think it's a little ridiculous but I think it's a price we all got to pay, I guess. You've got to deal with it."

Mary Wallace of Sioux Falls said, "They go up and down a lot, but it doesn't make anybody happy."

The rise in gas prices is especially troubling to people who have long-distance commutes in the cold.

Ann Roberts of Spencer, South Dakota said, "It gets expensive going back and forth, I live in Spencer so I come over weekly with my daughter and it adds up, we almost feel we need a smaller vehicle."

Customers find it unsettling that gas prices rise at the same time temperatures drop. But gas station managers say this convergence is merely coincidence.

Heather Boysen of Taylor's Pantry said, "Cold weather in the Midwest doesn't necessarily translate into what's happening in reference down in Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, places like that where we actually get our gas coming up through the pipeline."

Experts say this latest price hike is likely the result of the ongoing violence in Iraq, not turbulent temperatures. But the cold weather has an added nip in the air with fuel prices take a bigger bite out of budgets.

Previous Story

Next Story




Sponsored

 


You may also like

9-Year-Old Girl Drowns in Lake Oahe

6/28/2015 8:06 PM

A nine-year-old drowned in Lake Oahe Sunday afternoon near Selby.

Full Story
Woman Dies After Boat Collision Below Missouri River Dam

6/30/2015 9:46 AM

A 68-year-old Nebraska woman has died after a collision of two boats below Gavins Point Dam on the Missouri River.

Full Story
Body Found In Northern SD State Park

6/29/2015 8:45 AM

At about 10:30 a.m. Sunday, the Marshall County Sheriff's Office said a body was found in the tenting area at Roy Lake State Park.

Full Story
Howard Man Dies In Rollover Crash Saturday

6/28/2015 4:33 PM

A Howard man was killed in a single-vehicle crash Saturday morning.

Full Story
Lake Norden Man Killed In Motorcycle Accident In Watertown

6/27/2015 12:56 PM

A Lake Norden man was killed after his motorcycle crashed into a city maintenance truck in Watertown Friday afternoon.

Full Story


Events