The gas prices around here are soaring. One day, I left home at about 5 PM and the gas station on the corner near the freeway said 4.17/gal. I came home about four hours later and it said 4.27/gal. Ten cents! It jumped TEN CENTS in four hours. And the Shell station across the street was even worse! It was marked 4.15/gal when I left (although it was cordoned off at the time) and when I came home the pumps were open...for 4.29/gal. That's a jump of fourteen cents in four hours!