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BuzzLOL
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 10:05:41 AM

.. We seem to be in the now traditional pre-election price drop... was $3.85/gal. couple weeks ago, now $3.06 here and flirting with the high $2's occassionally...

.. Summer 2008 was $5/gallon here, mid $2's by election day Nov. 2008, had momentum carrying it on down into $1.80's by January... then started soaring back up as oil companies recouped lost profits...
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lwood655
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2013 8:44:16 AM

I hope it goes lower
BuzzLOL
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2013 3:38:15 PM

.. Let's hope it's $1.99 by then... has been in $2.80's here past couple of weeks, but lowest $3's now today...
MIT05
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2013 5:28:48 AM

$1.99 next election.
BuzzLOL
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 9:57:16 PM

.. Went up 30c, steady for 4 days now... hope it starts back down again in January...
BuzzLOL
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 8:21:06 PM

.. Guess we have to wait again for $2.50... GasBuddy sent out emails today predicting a 30c increase... and we've gone up 3c already... probably just because people are expecting it now...
valby
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 4:30:19 PM

3.22 here is lowest.
BuzzLOL
Champion Author Toledo

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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 4:11:47 PM

. $2.69 today... getting really close to $2.50... will we make it?
BuzzLOL
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 6:28:00 PM

. Down another 2c - 5c at stations here today to $2.70...
MIT05
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 6:52:57 AM

Hopefully by next election it will be 2 bucks.
BuzzLOL
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 3:49:54 PM

. Down another penny to $2.75... we didn't make $2.50 by election day with all the disasters to use as excuses to re-raise the price, but it's starting to look doable now...
BuzzLOL
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2012 4:01:54 PM

.. Dropped still another 2c today to $2.76...
BuzzLOL
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2012 3:27:07 PM

. Dropped another 6c today to $2.78... lowest in years..!
iacardsfan
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:47:48 PM

love this price drop, however temporary!
BuzzLOL
Champion Author Toledo

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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 7:44:23 PM

. Dropped another 4c today here in N.W.Ohio to $2.84...
wshokie12
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 12:40:39 AM

$3.15 is the lowest I've seen locally.
BuzzLOL
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 12:16:17 AM

.. Down another penny to $2.88 now...
JasTheAce
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 12:13:09 PM

markets are markets and no matter how many fox news morons claim that presidents can control the price of gas, it simply isn't true. the can inspire an increase in domestic oil production, and thankfully Obama has done just that.
BuzzLOL
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 11:44:40 AM

.. Gas back down to $2.89 here now... maybe if the oil companies can't find any more hokey excuses for raising the price, we'll actually achieve $2.50... or lower...

.. Although some below falsely claimed Pres. Obama wants gas $8-$9/gallon like Europe, the commission he appointed to investigate prices and oil companies back in April seems to be having an effect now and keeping prices down... Pres. Obama wanted to know why so many refineries were 'shut down for repairs' (driving gas price up) when there wasn't really anything wrong with them...
Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 11:18:43 AM

Forget for a moment that prices dropped considerably until and after the 2008 election because of a terrible world-wide economy, and forget for a moment that prices started to rise in the beginning of the year as the economy started to level off and improve somewhat, because that apparently has nothing to do with price changes (price changes which were world-wide, not just in the United States).

BuzzLOL
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 10:05:41 AM Ignore BuzzLOL Report Abuse
.. We seem to be in the now traditional pre-election price drop... was $3.85/gal. couple weeks ago, now $3.06 here and flirting with the high $2's occassionally...

.. Summer 2008 was $5/gallon here, mid $2's by election day Nov. 2008, had momentum carrying it on down into $1.80's by January... then started soaring back up as oil companies recouped lost profits...
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arthur1957 wrote:
"Obummer has people close to him that want the US to have fuel costs similar to Europe. So expect $5-$7 a gallon in Barry's second term."

Thank you for an insightful and intelligently written post. I may disagree, even frequently, with BuzzLOL, but at least he writes intelligently.

BuzzLOL wrote:
"Post election increases seem to have leveled off now, seeing a slight tendency toward dropping again... hope so... BUT, with Thanksgiving Day so close, will prolly mostly stay about the same... or increase soon..."

I can't speak for Toledo but where I've been recently (the northern Florida area), prices didn't increase after the election but continued to drop for another day or two. I can't see any reason why "...with Thanksgiving Day so close...[prices will] increase soon..." You haven't provided any reason why that might happen other than there's a holiday coming. And considering that there were no price increases for this past three day holiday weekend, there's no reason to expect an increase simply because of a holiday. Not, at least, in my opinion.

RallyeRed wrote:
"Many stations in my areas of Cleveland were at levels as low as 3.15 on election day - the next day 3.49 appears."

I can't speak for all of Cleveland (where I'm seeing family in the Euclid area) but there are plenty of gas stations selling regular gas in the low to mid $3.20s, including at least two I passed that were $3.21 a gallon. Are you saying that all the prices in Cleveland rose to $3.49 or higher, or just at an isolated station, for which you're providing no additional information for us to have an understanding?

BuzzLOL wrote:
".. With the elections over, the push to get gas back down into the $2's seems to have ended... we've been stuck at $3.19 as our lowest price for the past week now..."

I don't know who was making the "push" to get gas into the $2s, if anyone, but I agree that yes there are Toledo stations as high as $3.59, but most are in the $3.30s range from what I've seen.

As for "... apparently are trying to make their money on booze and snacks...of course, most people buy their booze and snacks at the station they've already stopped at for lowest priced gas."

I agree that stations try to make their money on in-store items, if for no other reason than fuel is probably the least profitable item the station sells. That said, most people on Gas Buddy say that they pay at the pump so that they don't have to go into the store, and many others on Gas Buddy say that they (and we should too) "boycott" buying things in the store because they're expensive. I doubt that many Toledo people go to gas stations to buy snacks and "booze" without buying gas. But that's just my opinion. Maybe gas stations in Toledo do "booze and snacks without gas sales" more than in other locations.

arthur1957
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 10:46:06 AM

Obummer has people close to him that want the US to have fuel costs similar to Europe. So expect $5-$7 a gallon in Barry's second term.
BuzzLOL
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 9:53:31 AM

. Post election increases seem to have leveled off now, seeing a slight tendency toward dropping again... hope so... BUT, with Thanksgiving Day so close, will prolly mostly stay about the same... or increase soon...
DerTaubman
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:57:00 AM

Never dropped below $3.19 here.
RallyeRed
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:53:21 AM

Many stations in my areas of Cleveland were at levels as low as 3.15 on election day - the next day 3.49 appears.
thirty8paces
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:31:52 AM

I'm sure that prices will start to climb again.
BuzzLOL
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:29:28 AM

.. With the elections over, the push to get gas back down into the $2's seems to have ended... we've been stuck at $3.19 as our lowest price for the past week now... that price is at three local stations... other stations around here are charging as much as $3.59 and don't seem to mind so far that they have few to no customers... apparently are trying to make their money on booze and snacks... of course, most people buy their booze and snacks at the station they've already stopped at for lowest priced gas...
Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 2:24:19 PM

Forgetting that the 2008 price drops were the result of world-wide economic issues, rather than U.S. politics, it seems that this topic has now passed it's point of interest (the 2012 U.S. elections) and can be closed.

BuzzLOL
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 1:48:29 PM

.. Looks like we're stuck at about $3.14 - $3.19 around here till the Nor'easter Storm excuse for raising gas prices again passes by...
BuzzLOL
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 1:47:53 PM

.. Looks like we're stuck at about $3.14 - $3.19 around here till the Nor'easter Storm excuse for raising gas prices again passes by...
twt
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 5:08:21 AM

Yeah, right. And I still believe in Santa Clause.
gougenator
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 4:04:20 AM

there was a collapse into a great recession that started that 2008 slump to nearly a $1.38 (in dallas) ,then went back up from there BUT maybe the election had something to do with "part" of that fall ,but it fell way FASTER and DEEPER than the one of today , big difference 2008 to 2012


[Edited by: gougenator at 11/8/2012 4:06:08 AM EST]
crmedic
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 12:54:38 AM

Not in Arkansas, Not even close!
deporresd
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 12:49:34 AM

Not 2.50 here.
BuzzLOL
Champion Author Toledo

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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 11:00:01 PM

.. Jumped up 40c today on the Nor'Easter Storm excuse to $3.45, then settled back to $3.19 so far... $2.50 still looks do-able soon with Pres. Obama still as president...
CityCouponer
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 5:38:25 AM

It's $3.29 to $3.39 hereā€¦ not exactly $2.50.
ricebike
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 1:36:22 AM

...double post

[Edited by: ricebike at 11/7/2012 1:36:50 AM EST]
ricebike
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 1:36:22 AM

3.399

others up north were close to 3.199
OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:43:39 PM

Like I said earlier -- It'll never make it --> and it didn't
FuelPump
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:04:09 PM

What year?
Nitecrew
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 3:15:41 PM

guess again?
B5Quattro
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 12:03:20 PM

Didn't happen
BuzzLOL
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:41:24 AM

.. Only back down to $3.06 today... hope it keeps dropping even with the election over today...
bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:35:20 AM

$3.079 here on election day.
MIT05
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 10:23:46 AM

$3.539 here.
Grizzly1505
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 7:21:52 AM

still waiting........
crmedic
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 7:19:58 AM

it's not happening here in Arkansas
05FLHRI
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 6:17:27 AM

doubtful
rick_evans
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 5:49:59 AM

Wishful thinking
Howmuchtofillit
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 4:06:49 PM

No will never get below $3. Raised 30 cents over night because of Sandy here. Always looking for that profit.
mizzrible
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 4:05:34 PM

in ohio gas is below 2.99 gallon. why not here?
peapaw
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 3:45:16 PM

Nope.
BuzzLOL
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 3:42:18 PM

.. Day before election day we're only back down to $3.12... we might have made ~$2.75 if not for Hurricane Sandy excuse... maybe $2.50 by Thanksgiving Day... that would be something to be thankful for...
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