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peapaw

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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2011 8:35:36 AM

1. Upcoming holiday
2. Preceding holiday
3. Crude oil went up
4. Crude oil went down
5. Ben Bernanke gave a speech
6. Timothy Geithner threatened to resign
7. We were bored
8. The sun came up
9. To keep Gas Buddy website in business
10. The dog ate the previous gas price list

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ADD TO THE LIST, ANYONE?

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scwilli
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 5:27:11 PM

!When the Dems took the presidency. Gas Was $1.79 when Bush left office.
When the Dem think their going to lose ground in an election.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 12:49:46 PM

Hope you're right Mikoids.
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Mikeoids
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 2:45:01 PM

If OPEC causes US oil producers to go out of business, someone else will step in when the oil prices are up again. If there is money to be made then it will happen. The US is back and OPEC can stop being greedy.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 2:05:59 PM

North Dakota production slowing, gotta blame the Saudi's for continuing to dump oil into the market trying to drive other producers out of business. Would be nice to boycott Saudi oil if possible.
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xbAG
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2014 8:09:28 PM

state taxes
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2014 7:25:20 PM

See 'ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 2:56:05 PM

#1 coming down the pike.
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kilowatt2
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2014 4:32:00 PM

Weekend is coming up.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2014 9:43:49 AM

#7
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2014 7:33:53 PM

Merry Christmas Everyone!! Gas here in SW Ohio is finally dropped below $2.60 a gallon!!
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2014 10:14:13 AM

Starting on #1 here in SW Ohio.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2014 9:29:07 AM

$1.99 a gallon in Oklahoma City, good for them!!!
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2014 9:32:43 AM

Oil down, gas in SW Ohio still up.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2014 2:41:16 PM

Our friend Vlady Putin trying to stir the pot again...
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2014 5:11:29 PM

It's Tuesday.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2014 10:23:41 AM

Raining today.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2014 11:13:22 AM

#2 gas up in southwest Ohio.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2014 9:54:37 PM

Numbers 1 and 2.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2014 12:47:20 PM

"Will OPEC Bankrupt U.S. Shale Oil Producers?" I would think not, profits definitely will fall, hopefully temporarily, and the U.S. should adopt a policy of using domestic oil for production first using foreign oil to fill in the gaps. The money also will stay here in U.S.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2014 8:13:45 PM

"Lower Gas Prices Help With Thanksgiving Travel"....I guess that's why gas went up to $2.89 in SW Ohio.
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jorobins538
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2014 10:12:46 AM

It is winter
it is summer
it is going to be summer or winter soon
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2014 10:10:42 AM

Weather playing a role in gas prices again.
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wbacon
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2014 6:04:52 AM

The so called "ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT" x1,000,000
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 7:23:11 PM

OPEC becoming less powerful.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 6:19:15 PM

Pick a reason, any reason.
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 12:15:55 PM

It's raining!!!
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 7:27:02 PM

Toyota coming out with hydrogen powered vehicle!!
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 12:53:39 PM

Warm out today in Florida....
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 5:17:36 AM

Speculators having a tough time of it, everybody say AAWWWWWW......
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 6:13:44 AM

Busy thinking of more reasons.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 11:23:53 AM

brerrabbitTX

I have seen your previous posts and I thought you most likely work in the petroleum industry. I am sorry this thread offends you, it was never meant to. You may right about most folks not understanding satire. But in my original post or any comments I have not targeted the people who work in the so called "trenches" in the oil industry. I think most who post here and other threads on this website do so to vent their frustrations in being completely powerless to do anything about gas prices. And you are right most folks don't have a clue as to how gas prices are set. In some cases it is most certainly greed, but that is the cost of living in a free market society. Sometimes people get screwed on prices of gas, groceries, anything we use.
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brerrabbitTX
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 9:32:36 PM

"It is meant to be satirical, I really hope it comes across. It is not meant as a hatred of any one group. Everyone has to make a living. I spent 30+ years as a truck driver and numerous people made fun of my profession and that's okay. I laughed all the way to the bank and retired very comfortably when I was 55 years old. This thread is meant purely for fun, that's all."Satire has it's limits. This thread has lasted over three years. Many of the posters here continue to echo GasMiser718. They think it is all about greed when in fact they have absolutely no knowledge of how the market works and what truly drives costs. I have been called names and accused of lying, because I work in the industry and have tried numerous times to explain things. This thread is anything but funny, and the average poster doesn't even know what satire is. This is the place people come to spew their frustrations. Listening to a bunch of people say the same ridiculous things for three years is in no way "fun".
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 7:48:09 PM

How about greed...
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 5:39:12 PM

It is meant to be satirical, I really hope it comes across. It is not meant as a hatred of any one group. Everyone has to make a living. I spent 30+ years as a truck driver and numerous people made fun of my profession and that's okay. I laughed all the way to the bank and retired very comfortably when I was 55 years old. This thread is meant purely for fun, that's all.
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brerrabbitTX
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 11:01:10 AM

I find this particular thread hilariously hypocritical and amazing in it's longievity and attribute it to an almost unhealthy level hatred that a hand full of people have for another handful of people (if you consider a corporation a handfull of people).

I also find it funny that there exsists no recipricol thread that talks about prices going down. I was thinking about that as I pumped gas into mt truck this morning for $2.399 a gallon.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 10:25:46 AM

Pipelines and rumors of pipelines.....here there and everywhere.......

[Edited by: peapaw at 11/14/2014 10:26:38 AM EST]
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 3:35:13 PM

Dealing with the Chinese.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2014 11:45:40 AM

Oil speculators say "Don't worry we'll think of a reason."
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2014 1:41:53 PM

#4 crude price falling and gas went up 15 cents a gallon overnight....hmmmm.....
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2014 10:49:40 AM

Yes #7
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2014 8:47:12 PM

#7
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2014 10:35:08 AM

#10 today.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2014 10:10:24 AM

It will be interesting to see if the new Congress and the President can get anything done.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2014 2:41:32 PM

Jet fuel prices down but will not affect holiday airfares, especially since in most cases they already have your money.
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xbAG
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2014 8:01:31 PM

Taxes in California
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2014 7:51:35 PM

#4 again.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 5:36:47 PM

No reason today.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 3:14:32 PM

And Saudi Arabia cutting oil prices.....go figure they finally have some competition, U.S. and Canada. Can't put on here what I really think....
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2014 8:14:27 PM

Russians keeping oil production up because they need the money.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2014 11:19:08 AM

More CNG filling stations coming to Ohio.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2014 10:42:08 AM

By far most of the population has this "what am I going to do about it?" attitude. The only way pricing changes is if WE DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
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