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chillyman3

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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 7:13:44 AM

Hey, I thought Gas Buddy is suppose to help us, those of us that use the app, to find lower gas price. Why doesn't Gas Buddy investigate the real reason for over inflated gas prices? I am sure everyone knows gas companies use every little excuse to raise gas prices. Lets start an excuse list.

1. Maintenance...= billions of dollars in profits
2. It's going to rain = billions of dollars in profits
3. It's going to snow = billions of dollars in profits
4. Wind is blowing to hard = billions of dollars in profits
5. supply is to low = billions of dollars in profits
6. analyst are the reason = billions of dollars in profits

What other reason please copy and paste I would like everyone's opinion
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2013 6:24:55 PM

Prices are going down and no one's commenting on that. And, while this could have been an intelligent topic, asking reasons why prices increase (even if not asking why prices decrease), the original post and majority of responses offer little intelligent insight or commentary.

This topic should be closed.
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Guile69
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2013 6:08:28 PM

They will never run out
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1OILMAN
Champion Author Alabama

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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2013 1:39:05 PM

Falling like a rock today....along with everything else...uhhhh imagine that. Save on gas, lose on your savings/retirement. Pick your poison.
Of course you could have spent your time researching stocks and following the financial news instead of stressing about gas prices and come out wayyyy ahead. Cashed out last week with a 15% gain this year alone.
This aint rocket science folks....90% of it is just showing up and paying attention to what is going on. Refinanced my home(s) this spring, lowered my monthly payments and cut 5 years off the term. Talk about savings!!!
Quit looking for conspiracies, excuses or handouts. Work hard and pay attention to the basics of the economy.
Just my opinion, which if I may say so myself, has been rather profitable.
There is the way it should be and the way it is.
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1OILMAN
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2013 1:13:18 PM

How many do they give when it comes down? D'oh.....
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nichols
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2013 9:16:59 AM

infinity, it seems like they now blame Syria even though we all know it has no real influence on crude prices.
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renegaudet
Veteran Author Houston

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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2013 8:43:45 PM

They can find an excuse anytime.
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CactusBobs
Champion Author Arizona

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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2013 7:56:30 PM

8.today is a day ending in the letter "Y"
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PithyOpiner
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2013 1:49:14 PM

7. Some of the oil execs have daughters graduating from high school and college and need new dresses for the grad ceremonies.
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PedroskiPR
Rookie Author Grand Rapids

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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 1:35:30 PM

Those people should die, taking advantage with out no reason.
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nichols
Champion Author Halifax

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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 9:40:20 AM

usually 1 is all that is needed if it is not true
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PithyOpiner
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Message Posted: May 23, 2013 12:54:42 PM

1. Maintenance... = billions of dollars in profits
2. It's going to rain = billions of dollars in profits
3. It's going to snow = billions of dollars in profits
4. Wind is blowing too hard = billions of dollars in profits
5. supply is too low = billions of dollars in profits
6. analyst are the reason = billions of dollars in profits
7. supply is too high = billions of dollars in profits
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2Tall
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Message Posted: May 20, 2013 7:51:35 AM

no excuses
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Dennis783
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Message Posted: May 20, 2013 7:16:45 AM

lately we hear about the change to summer blend
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ronbo2010
Champion Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 3:10:02 PM

Profit, profit, profit. Did anybody really lose money in the gas industry? No real excuse. This is in collusion with the government as they get the slice of the money pie as well. :-)
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OceanArcher
Champion Author Mississippi

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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 2:42:27 PM

Get real! There's no excuses - they just do it!
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WEPSMAN
Champion Author South Dakota

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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 1:46:43 PM

Scheduled slow down of midwest refineries. That is what we are hearing.
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cujo1977
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 11:56:24 AM

numerous reasons
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ZZZoop
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 11:21:01 AM

Much like Apple celebrating the 50 billionth app download, Chillyman, I think you deserve special recognition since your post is the 50 billionth time this topic has been posted.
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 10:16:11 AM

They don't need any excuses, they just hike it up.
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