Americans stocking up on cheap gas

Friday, November 14th, 2008 - 8:57 am PST

American consumers, still suffering from the shock of $4-a-gallon gas prices, are acting quickly to take full advantage of the recent sudden and equally inexplicable drop in gas prices. Many are modifying their vehicles with roof-mounted gas tanks that can hold up to 2,000 gallons. Others are filling up their basements and attics with gas now in order to ration it later or make a fortune selling it street-side when gas prices double again. Some enterprising individuals like John Endicott of Riverdale, WA, are even buying up foreclosed homes in the suburbs and repurposing them as giant makeshift storage tanks for $2-a-gallon gas. “Sure it’s a major fire hazard and a little bit insane,” admitted Endicott before adding, “but it’d be insaner no to.”