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BLTHNDR
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 8:58:47 PM

Time to hate the internet for gas stations who copy each others gas prices in your areas and raise there prices like lemmings following each other!
How disgusting!
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PatAZ
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 10:02:13 AM

Didn't go up any here either.
BUSSY
Champion Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 9:26:03 AM

No price increases here.....they continued the downward trend.
ZZZoop
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 9:07:36 AM

Here'a another update to the national average price:

11/22 - $3.445
11/23 - $3.445
11/24 - $3.44
11/25 - $3.43

Yes, gas prices did rise over the holiday by about 2 cents/gal and have now fallen to pre-holiday levels.
hawkman1950
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 6:54:06 PM

What I can't understand is that 1 year ago oil was $98 a barrel and gas around Grand Rapids, Mi was $3.20 per gallon. Today oil is around $87 a barrel, yet gas in Grand Rapids, Mi is around $3.60 a gallon. Smell something fishy here folks? And as I see it just about every state that has Speedway "GREEDWAY" stations in them go through this all the time. Sorry folks but as I see it, it's high time to "BOYCOTT" all GREEDWAY gas stations in the midwest. As a true blooded American and a Vietnam Vet I will never darken any door step of any GREEDWAY anywhere in the United States and I call on every other red blooded American to do the same until we bring these out of control crooks back in line.
ZZZoop
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 6:02:02 PM

>>The legal thieves raised it by .30 cents per gallon in this area.<<

Sounds like a good whine for your local message board.

According to this website, here's the holiday roundup for the USA average gas price:

11/19 - $3.43/gal (lowest price since mid-July)
11/20 - $3.45/gal
11/21 - $3.45/gal
11/20 - $3.44/gal
11/21 - $3.44/gal
gougenator
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 8:54:36 AM

figures Speedway(Greedway) would GOUGE before Tgiving holiday season, no suprise there

flat here in Big D , its 3.02 lowest in my 'burbs
MertieMan
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 7:58:28 AM

The legal thieves raised it by .30 cents per gallon in this area.
BuzzLOL
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 2:32:02 AM

.. Jumped up 20c for Thanksgiving on Wednesday...
RoLleRKoaSTeR
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 12:00:17 AM

Hmmm... let me see.

Its a Marathon thing.
maxstar
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 9:05:28 PM

As I said before, prices go up and down all the time. I have never seen a correlation of gas price to a holiday.


[Edited by: maxstar at 11/21/2012 9:09:46 PM EST]
BLTHNDR
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 9:03:02 PM

Had 1 station go up 10 cents yesterday but the other stations did not follow so they came down the 10 where I am at got on station thats 379 and another thats 353 in a 5 mile radius go figure thanks for gas buddy
what the hecks is going on I wish the could figure out a price for a couple of weeks and stick with it. Then I woke up ,,,,...
AFOS
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:47:24 PM

Yes they went up here but not nearly as much as current wholesale would have suggested dealers SHOULD raise prices. For that I am thankful.

[Edited by: AFOS at 11/21/2012 12:49:01 PM EST]
2Tall
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 11:51:45 AM

No
AFOS
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 10:56:07 PM

Prices went up here on Election Day and Veterans' Day (observed). We also had a hike on October 4 & 27 whatever holidays those were. lol. Speedway dominated markets have anywhere from 25 to as many as 40 hikes in some years. Bound to hit holidays at times.

I predict they will will not go up on Thanksgiving - that is exceedingly rare. But we appear headed for a hike before then with local wholesale and retail heading in opposite directions. It's all margin driver and not holiday driven. Speaking only for the Chicagoland market though.

[Edited by: AFOS at 11/18/2012 10:57:43 PM EST]
ZZZoop
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 8:18:25 PM

That's right, Thanksgiving is coming and the average nationwide price of gas continues to fall.
Boyrr
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 11:28:53 AM

it seems like it is always "time to raise the price of gas"!
HeavyDuty_cache
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 9:48:54 AM

Gas has hit 3.05 here in Omaha. All signs point to its continued decline in price.
Diesel Fuel has stayed at just about the same price of 3.89.
deporresd
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 11:23:14 PM

Gas prices have been consistently dropping for a while here. See no reason that will not continue.
Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 9:38:53 PM


Prices at several stations have dropped from $3.14 to $3.12, at other stations from $3.21 to $3.19, and at yet other stations from $3.19 to $3.16., depending on the stations either yesterday or the day before yesterday. Other higher priced stations have dropped by four four or five cents in recent days.

I have not seen one gas station since I've been in the Jacksonville Florida area, since before the "Sandy" storm, that has gone up in price.

Maybe it's just me that doesn't understand all this talk about rising gas prices because of the storm, the automatic price hike that gas station will do before the Veterans Day weekend, and before Thanksgiving. All this talk about "you just wait and see what they'll do because of the storm...wait until the three-day Veteran's Day weekend...wait until Thanksgiving..." Prices have, simply, dropped.

It would be nice if just once, perhaps, someone such as BLTHNDR or gougenator, who keep telling us, or more correctly warning us, about price hikes, would say that they were wrong. Just one time, that's all. Just say, "I warned you it would happen...and it didn't; I was wrong once in my life about rising prices at your local gas station. Just once I was wrong."
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BLTHNDR
Veteran Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 9:22:42 PM

glad to here itt your prices are down except theres only 1 t in it
self corrected

[Edited by: BLTHNDR at 11/16/2012 9:24:10 PM EST]
miketati
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 12:25:50 PM

Hopefully not. As of NOW, gas prices are still going down.
MIT05
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 12:24:28 PM

Still droping here.
JCLNC
All-Star Author Greensboro

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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 12:00:39 AM

I hope not!
TrixieNY
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 10:07:08 PM

There is only one "m" in "coming"
NickoliMB
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:40:48 PM

Likely...good excuse.
nycztony85
Veteran Author New York

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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:24:59 PM

maybe
BLTHNDR
Veteran Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 8:16:18 PM

Not going far this year again. Maybe next year.
Got to buy xmas s.t
carinthuist
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 2:36:24 PM

oh well
Howmuchtofillit
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 2:13:40 PM

They raised the price 6 cents near me. Time for the Holiday gouge.
1007
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:16:33 AM

It is clear to me our people just voted for increasing gas prices and increasing taxes. We have stopped thinking, willing to work and expect someone else to give us everything.
BUSSY
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:44:12 AM

Must be a Chicago thing.
PatAZ
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 9:13:25 AM

Should I be disgusted because prices are still going down here?



[Edited by: PatAZ at 11/15/2012 9:14:04 AM EST]
HeavyDuty_cache
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:45:11 AM

I have found that around here prices usually go down around holidays.

Over the past several years fears of fuel increases during holidays have turned out to be unwarranted. Fuel prices change constantly and can go up or down without a set pattern.
maxstar
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 7:55:24 AM

MertieMan has a point. Prices go up and down all the time. I have never seen a correlation to a holiday.
MIT05
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 6:49:42 AM

Prices still droping here, $3.469
MertieMan
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 5:34:09 AM

They don't have to wait for Thanksgiving as they have already raised them in this area, it all started right after the so called election.
Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 9:16:41 PM

First, what leads you to say that gas prices will raise because of Thanksgiving?

Second, prices dropped slightly before Thanksgiving 2009; stayed the same in 2010, and dropped before Thanksgiving in 2011. So where does this "...again" come into play?

And, why is it time to hate the internet? What does the internet have to do with gas stations copying each others prices? Are you suggesting that no Gas Buddy members should post prices in the internet?

But, if the prices are about the same, that means they're trying to be competitive, but you say it's disgusting. If the prices weren't the same, you'd say that the higher priced stations are gouging or ripping off customers. Is there anything that a gas station, which makes about 10 cents a gallon, on maybe 100,000 gallons sold a month, before operating expenses are taken out, is there anything that a gas station can do right?

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