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hawkman74

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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 7:23:48 AM

Are the days of gas below $3/gallon behind us or do we think gas prices will ever drop below $3/gallon at some point in the future?
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sg81
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Message Posted: Jun 9, 2013 9:12:06 PM

not so far
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GBMAX
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Message Posted: Jun 9, 2013 5:02:37 PM

not likely
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dvc2
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Message Posted: Jun 9, 2013 4:49:39 PM

In some areas of the country it will go below $3.00 a gallon, but it won't stay there for long. Back in January 2013, I paid $2.899 in Albuquerque, NM.
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JOB_Dave
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Message Posted: Jun 9, 2013 4:31:55 PM

long gone
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lyanMI
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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2013 11:09:50 AM

Those days are gone.
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MIT05
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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2013 10:01:50 AM

Soon.
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catladyNM
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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2013 9:52:48 AM

We might see it go back down but I don't think it will get below $3.00. Our lowest station is $3.20.
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n2bama
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2013 10:46:10 PM

it gets close in CHS but then it goes up
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thirstyV8suv
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2013 9:49:29 PM

Sure, all we need is another recession/depression and commodities of all types will plummet. The irony here is that metals and grains and other soft commodities have been declining and even oil has been flat to slightly down over the last year. But retail gasoline is higher. This means wider margins for the refiners. For once it's not oil prices driving pump prices. The last 6 to 12 months have all been refiners sticking it to consumers.
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Greenrancher
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2013 9:47:25 PM

Saw gas yesterday in Tennessee for $3.11 but back in good old Indiana now where it's $4.25+.
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xbAG
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2013 9:20:51 PM

I doubt that gas will get below 3.00 a gal here in CA
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d_clark
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2013 5:56:21 PM

gas is $4.30 here, so sub $3 would be a huge drop.
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2013 4:22:25 PM

As Bob Hope sang the song "Thanks For The Memories"
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catladyNM
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Message Posted: May 29, 2013 10:29:15 AM

We might. Right now the lowest here is 3.27
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MIT05
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Message Posted: May 17, 2013 12:15:45 PM

no/yes.
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Hemond
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Message Posted: May 17, 2013 10:10:16 AM

:::::Possibly there may be some days with below $3 gasoline, but until alternative fuels are widespread, gasoline will be closer to $5.::::


What are those alternative fuels? Any idea?
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FuelsChief
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Message Posted: May 17, 2013 8:20:02 AM

I paid $2.99 this morning
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giwan
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Message Posted: May 16, 2013 10:48:53 AM

Soon $4/gallon will be behind us
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Arnsaks
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Message Posted: May 16, 2013 10:46:18 AM

Possibly there may be some days with below $3 gasoline, but until alternative fuels are widespread, gasoline will be closer to $5.
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2Tall
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Message Posted: May 16, 2013 10:27:34 AM

something you can tell your grandchildren about!
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: May 16, 2013 10:14:22 AM

Yeah here with card discounts.
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HideMKE
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Message Posted: May 16, 2013 9:43:39 AM

no
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Houckster
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Message Posted: May 16, 2013 9:42:37 AM

SOMIS1 writes: Since Obama will be in office until early 2017, sure, the economy might get bad enough for it to happen.
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Yes, let's remember the good ole days under Mr. Bush. Boy did he know how to run an economy.

As for $3+ gas, yes, it would be wonderful if we could fill up for $1.50/gal but it's not going to happen and that $3+ gallon does happen to help our economy because we're producing more and more domestic energy which produces jobs and makes us less dependent on foreign oil not to mention helping with the trade deficit.

But it's not really the cost of a gallon of fuel that's most important. It's the cost per mile. That's why the CAFE goals are so important. When we can make a gallon of fuel go further, then the cost of driving can be moderated. When it's time to replace our current rides, we can look forward to an array of automotive choices that are more fuel efficient, safer, and cleaner than what we've ever had.
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Somis1
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Message Posted: May 16, 2013 8:56:40 AM

Since Obama will be in office until early 2017, sure, the economy might get bad enough for it to happen.
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FuelsChief
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Message Posted: May 16, 2013 8:42:57 AM

I paid $2.76 on 7 May 2013. I framed my receipt. don't know when it will get back to that.
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Z12
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Message Posted: May 15, 2013 8:51:09 PM

Not yet
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PatAZ
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Message Posted: May 15, 2013 7:53:56 PM

We have at least one $2.999 price here.
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stinkpickle
Sophomore Author Iowa

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Message Posted: May 15, 2013 7:46:32 PM

Well, the flirt with $3 didn't last very long, did it?
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mnrick041
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Message Posted: May 15, 2013 7:39:30 PM

Right now I would be happy if it dropped under $4
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grim_farva
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Message Posted: May 15, 2013 10:36:14 AM

I think they might, but if they do, it would be in the winter
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catladyNM
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Message Posted: May 15, 2013 10:27:19 AM

In the last two weeks it has slowly risen. We now have no station below $3.
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PithyOpiner
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 2:51:25 PM

Way behind us, hawkman. Way behind. If the current administration had their way, we would be paying above 5 bucks. And, they would jump for joy if it went all the way to 6 bucks.
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OceansidePoms
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 12:45:51 PM

It's been going down for a while now, slowly, but still down.. Some parts of the US are lucky enough to already be under $3 & hanging around $2.89 - $2.99 for Regular 87!
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Hemond
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 12:06:56 PM

Gas has been plunging all over this month. Will it continue? We are on the way to $3/gal now.
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GopherGuy88
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 10:45:40 AM

I only wish
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catladyNM
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 10:40:33 AM

the lowest here is $3.09. I think by the weekend we will have 2 down, hopefully below $3.00
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Wanda127
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 10:41:08 PM

It seems like this won't happen until we get a New President & a new Senate.
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MBar351
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 10:16:53 PM

They might get back down that low, but I'm not counting on it.
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beachd8
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 10:03:53 PM

O! I am so not holding my breath for prices to drop below $3/gal.
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beachd8
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 10:03:19 PM

I last paid less than $3/gal on 24 Nov 2010: $2.79/gal.
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zardoz74
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 9:49:29 PM

I will wait for this.
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MOREDLEG
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2013 4:25:19 PM

Not any time soon
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ruairi
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2013 4:06:49 PM

Very much doubt it.
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2013 2:40:35 PM

no
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Z12
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 9:13:04 PM

Not quite
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PatAZ
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 7:09:01 PM

Maybe by the end of the year again but I won't count on it.
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streetirsx
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 6:24:21 PM

not in the near future
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pacecar68
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 4:18:10 PM

not sure...if it does it will be around x-mas time.
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05FLHRI
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 4:17:29 PM

Probably never see $3 again
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ace12012
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 4:15:57 PM

I dont think it will happen.
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