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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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NC5
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 10:49:49 AM

I agree 1000% with this list especially #7 & #8.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 9:12:57 AM

Crude oil transported by rail from Alberta to the coasts due to the fact Obama won't approve Keystone Pipeline. And by the way all ethanol is transported by rail or truck due to its corrosive characters.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 11:23:40 AM

Agree with mister8tch who agrees with philo.

[Edited by: peapaw at 4/23/2014 11:24:01 AM EST]
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mister8tch
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 8:13:48 PM

I agree with Philo....
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brerrabbitTX
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 5:37:24 PM

"pipelines."

Correct, most are 70 years old or more, built to aid the war effort in the fourties. Some such as the Great Lakes system that ran from Texas to Wisconsin were built in the 30's and are still in operation today.
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brerrabbitTX
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 5:35:23 PM

"Slow oil trains. "

Wrong, they were slow ethanol trains.
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brerrabbitTX
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 5:33:19 PM

If you consider a guy that lives in your town and owns a handful of gas stations "big oil" then yeah "big oil" is overcharging you for your gas because of faulty gas pumps. The relaity is "big oil" does not own retail sites anymore than McDonalds owns their sites. They are all francisee's who are solely responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the site and all the mechanical equipment on the site. I work for a major and can tell you we own zero stations. Most of the majors got out of that game years ago.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 3:21:03 PM

Now big oil is blaming faulty gas pumps for over charging...have you no shame big oil????
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Philo_Gray
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 8:28:18 PM

10. Obama delaying the Keystone pipeline.
9. Obama delaying the Keystone pipeline.
8. Obama delaying the Keystone pipeline.
7. Obama delaying the Keystone pipeline.
6. Obama delaying the Keystone pipeline.
5. Obama delaying the Keystone pipeline.
4. Obama delaying the Keystone pipeline.
3. Obama delaying the Keystone pipeline.
2. Obama delaying the Keystone pipeline.
1. Obama delaying the Keystone pipeline AGAIN!

And the go out of their way to say it is not political!
RIGHT!



[Edited by: Philo_Gray at 4/21/2014 8:29:10 PM EST]
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 7:17:56 PM

#2 only.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 10:15:36 AM

#1 and #2.
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deant99
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 2:25:00 PM

get David Letterman, those 10 will do for starters

[Edited by: deant99 at 4/19/2014 2:25:48 PM EST]
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 8:38:27 AM

Now state and federal gas taxes increasing.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 10:37:19 AM

Iran and Iraq joint oil adventure. Dollars do make strange bedfellows.
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 10:01:05 AM

#1 & #8
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 9:27:22 AM

#8 today.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 12:49:07 PM

Dog chomping on the previous list as I write.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 10:20:10 AM

Obama dragging his feet on Keystone.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 10:31:49 AM

OPEC attempting to control pricing, well go figure.
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deant99
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 7:49:46 PM

I'll ask David Letterman before he retires
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 10:17:47 AM

Anything that has to do with energy.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 10:24:24 AM

Slow oil trains.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 10:22:03 AM

Putin is still up to his antics, but if not Putin there would be another reason. We will never run out of things to worry about.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 10:42:37 AM

Supposedly "summer gas"
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 9:08:04 AM

Climate change.......not!!
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 9:39:37 AM

One well went down in Saudi Arabia and Putin took his shirt off again.
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Philo_Gray
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 11:04:35 PM

Obama
Obama
Obama
Obama
Obama
Obama
Obama
Obama
Obama
and OBAMA
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goldmonk
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 11:03:41 PM

profit growth
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kdanish
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 10:40:27 AM

Any excuse they can come up with.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 9:51:25 AM

Those wacky pipeline protestors!!
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 11:51:42 AM

Libya trying to get in on the oil price gouging.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 9:53:13 AM

pipelines.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 9:47:55 AM

Every single failed energy policy of the current regime.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 12:09:23 PM

Ethanol, garbage fuel.
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NickoliMB
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 10:32:49 PM

Greedy Corporations.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 3:24:05 PM

One word; EXPORTS!!
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 10:38:40 AM

Educated idiots from Silicon Valley trying to stop Keystone Pipeline.
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2014 9:38:41 AM

Add another word...GREED
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2014 9:33:10 AM

One word ETHANOL
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Grateful11
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 7:20:52 PM

Quite simply because they can. Right now wholesale is sitting at $2.91/gallon, $0.08 lower than last week but at the pumps it's gone up $0.10 today.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 9:58:33 AM

Continuing exports of oil and refined products.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2014 11:09:19 AM

U.S. supplies 10% of world supply and somehow gas prices will still rise. Conspiracy?????
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thirstyV8suv
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2014 12:22:43 PM

SPEEDWAY SPEEDWAY SPEEDWAY

Read about it at The Gas Game.The Gas Game.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2014 11:53:25 AM

The global warming crowd.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 2:11:35 PM

Tax breaks for all energy companies.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 9:42:53 AM

White house backing energy exports.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2014 11:30:55 AM

Increased speed limits = lower MPG = higher fuel consumption = higher fuel prices. Yes it is as simple as that.
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2014 7:23:07 PM

greed of investors
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2014 9:54:40 AM

Another oil spill at Houston.....sigh.....
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2014 6:14:51 PM

Slow trains in the upper midwest.
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