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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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xbAG
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 1:51:59 AM

Taxes
California has MANY taxes on gas.
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russ117044
Rookie Author Long Island

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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 4:22:18 PM

nO11:
Politics.
We have politicians in power who sleep with Wall St. The prices are kept high for the oil traders. We have local politicians who sleep with the suppliers who keep the price high foe votes. Its that simple.
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peapaw
Champion Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 11:35:56 AM

Global oil shortage now outweighed but U.S. production....and prices still go up.
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peapaw
Champion Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 9:46:18 AM

Rainy.
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peapaw
Champion Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 10:53:19 AM

"Gas prices down for Labor Day,".....I guess that's why we had a 25 cent a gallon rise in prices today in WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, OHIO...CAN YOU SPELL PRICE GOUGING???????
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heyman_31036
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 7:14:03 PM

#5 update - Yellen should be baking us cookies instead of speaking?
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heyman_31036
Rookie Author Georgia

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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 7:12:00 PM

Hadji gets his towel on his head in a wad?
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peapaw
Champion Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 7:06:54 PM

#1 is here.....
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peapaw
Champion Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 11:29:41 AM

"Jenkins, holiday is coming, get those gas prices up asap!!!" Overheard at large oil company headquarters.

[Edited by: peapaw at 8/28/2014 11:29:58 AM EST]
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peapaw
Champion Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 9:28:47 PM

#4
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 6:41:07 PM

Starting #1 today.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 8:43:20 PM

Methane seeping from sea floor.
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peapaw
Champion Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 2:10:43 PM

Anti energy kooks!!!
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Overland1
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 8:43:38 PM

Bush
Cheney
Halliburton
EssYewVees
Cell Phones (including texting)
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 8:56:44 AM

Our "good friends" at ISIS.
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peapaw
Champion Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 10:17:45 PM

Government greed by increasing gas taxes....
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NickoliMB
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 12:58:53 AM

Corporate Greed.
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peapaw
Champion Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 9:54:53 PM

Greenies!!!!!
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 10:20:51 PM

Texas now worlds largest oil producer,YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!1
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 10:05:21 PM

Iraq.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 9:26:09 PM

Large oil discovery in Australia.
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naw
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 1:57:26 AM

Greed
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WoolyBear
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 3:27:39 PM

Because they can.
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peapaw
Champion Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 2:40:21 PM

Mexico privatizing oil companies.
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Philo_Gray
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 9:11:14 PM

not building new refinery in Billings, MT
not building key stone
not franking
not digging for coal
not voting republican
not .,....

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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 8:00:07 PM

Oh let's see, Iraq no Russia, no Ukraine, no Israel, so many to choose from.....
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 8:17:01 PM

greed
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 7:28:06 PM

New refinery in Billings, MT
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rando991
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 11:55:10 AM

greed, and use any minor excuse in the mid east to drive it up
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peapaw
Champion Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 11:19:44 AM

Who me?
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 1:43:57 PM

Fuel pipelines, or the lack thereof.....
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rando991
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 11:21:59 AM

3 and 4
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peapaw
Champion Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 11:14:16 AM

Changing your engine oil too often.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 11:31:17 AM

Have you ever noticed gas prices are down everywhere except where you are?
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peapaw
Champion Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2014 10:29:59 AM

Ever increasing speed limits = more fuel consumption.....and aren't we killing ourselves fast enough??
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2014 1:11:21 PM

Cloudy outside.
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2014 10:23:34 PM

0. Because we found you buy just as much gas no matter the price.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2014 6:21:49 PM

Headline joke of the day..."Gas Prices Should Continue Downward Trend" LOL!!
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peapaw
Champion Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2014 9:48:40 PM

Headline reads "U.S. Gas Exports Will Help The Consumer" REALLY?!!??!!! On what planet is that true??????
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WES03
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2014 8:58:35 AM

#1 - We gas pigs who don't care. Check them out in the drive-thru line.
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twt
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2014 3:42:35 AM

The real reason? GREED and Crooked politicians.
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2014 2:45:13 AM

Oil Speculators Are Responsible for Gas Price Increases:

Speculators buy vast "futures" at prices that are higher than the current market price. This action prompts oil producers to reserve or stockpile (read: "hoard") their oil supply in the hopes they'll be able to sell it later on at the higher [future] price and make an obscene profit.

In real-life terms, the "hoarding" results in a decreased amount of oil products *currently available* on the market. This drives up demand which, in turn, drives up prices.

Also related to Supply & Demand.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 7:30:53 PM

Every reason....except the correct one.
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jorobins538
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2014 1:05:50 PM

HA HA! There is no reason.
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peapaw
Champion Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2014 11:53:04 AM

EV's now responsible for 2 gridlocks, traffic gridlock and electric gridlock.
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NickoliMB
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2014 4:35:52 PM

#1-CORPORATE gREED!!
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2014 1:53:56 PM

"Weed" now instrumental in the rising cost of gasoline. Is this a bit of a stretch?? Me thinks so.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2014 2:31:21 PM

The world crisis.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 3:06:38 PM

Rainy today.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 11:16:06 AM

U.S. exporting coal to Germany.
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