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73amx

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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2012 11:19:19 AM

bought gas on saturday for 3.76 and again on monday for 3.84. same gas, same station. what's up with taht?
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Daruma
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 12:56:19 PM

Gas stations can charge whatever they want. There will be .10 or more difference in gas prices across the street from another station. I'm always surprised that people will still be buying gas at the highest priced station.
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patio12
Sophomore Author New York

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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 3:32:33 PM

Speculation usually
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RichWLIN
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 12:24:37 PM

Happens about every 10 days or so here in parts of Indiana.
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SovietSunrise
Champion Author San Antonio

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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 11:18:55 PM

Jumped up by 20 cents in as many hours in St. Louis. Totally weird.
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lostsoul
Veteran Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2014 8:49:10 AM

has happened in California
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Jake92876
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 10:42:47 AM

Greed
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Prodaddy
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Message Posted: May 4, 2014 11:54:10 AM

This is what makes people upset about gas prices
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gator2002
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Message Posted: May 4, 2014 11:37:05 AM

Gas companies use many BS reasons and get away with it.
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2014 11:20:03 AM

it's a "legal" monopoly. if you don't like it where are you going to go?
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Bradford81
All-Star Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2014 10:12:34 AM

Its a Conspiracy!
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4shellsmom
Rookie Author Salt Lake City

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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2014 2:52:13 PM

Wish we knew the true answer to this. When I notice one Sinclair station has jumped up in price, all the Sinclair stations jump to the same price and then all the stations around them jump. Somewhat supply and demand I guess.
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RS101
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2014 8:12:42 AM

k
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Emerald1959
Veteran Author Nebraska

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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2013 2:15:57 PM

the gas prices are not as regulated as one thinks
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runnerpaul
All-Star Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2013 9:11:18 AM

In Michigan prices can jump between 20/30 cents in one day. Just recently I filled up in the morning at $3.07 per gallon by the afternoon the same station had raised the price to $3.39! Today it's now dropped to $3.23 a gallon.
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bote
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2013 4:52:33 PM

It happens, eh?
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riggers711
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2013 3:37:53 AM

Compare what competition charges punch in new price
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agrico
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2013 9:23:11 PM

its probably based on what the gas station pays the refinery
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babycatt116
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 5:13:07 PM

ask the Shieks
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BeauTruong
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2013 3:34:13 PM

Not sure
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46chief
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 11:14:22 AM

I wish I knew why. Most of the time the prices go up around Marion, IN they raise 20/cents a gal.
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0848Marine
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2013 9:40:14 AM

It's all about money
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cnygas
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 12:46:30 AM

ugh
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tenasha12
Champion Author Manitoba

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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2013 6:07:05 AM

The government controls prices regardless of crude oil, and how inexpensive it is they want our blood not money
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Louloulou2013
Sophomore Author Dayton

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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2013 2:19:57 PM

Easily
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jperretta
Rookie Author Cape Coral

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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 9:44:17 PM

A couple of months ago, the gas in SW Florida shot up 25 cents in a weekend. It was unreal.
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stock_k
Sophomore Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2013 11:01:26 AM

8 to 10 cents, I wish. Try about 20 cents once in a while in Ohio.
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SOONERBOYTX1
Veteran Author Fort Worth

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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2013 1:53:55 AM

someone had too many dum dums
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daylily2009
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2013 10:16:05 AM

greed
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justinemt14
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 3:33:07 AM

Because people are greedy
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Pizza53
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 8:58:02 AM

In Canada, with gas in liters, we see prices move up 10 cents, which would be like 40 cents difference in a day.. in the States.... Greed on the part of the gas companies... no other explanation occurs to me. Today there is a 6 cent per liter difference between two stations in our town.. and people still buy at the higher price... now is that greed or stupidity.
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ozziebaby
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2013 7:35:59 PM

It's that all mighty world called GREEDY
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gassprite
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Message Posted: May 7, 2013 4:18:57 PM

Free market system. Actually, it's not. If it was, price swings would be much worse.
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SUBURBAN88
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 7:28:15 PM

yes
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traxx808
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 12:37:15 PM

politics and greed
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blackhorn
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2013 10:33:09 PM

The big corporation are making lotza money and the dont care about people.
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sks1586
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2013 5:43:58 AM

comments provide good answers
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silvereb
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2013 1:57:22 AM

A lot of it is greed.
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busdrivered5
Rookie Author Philadelphia

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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 2:59:03 PM

What ever happened to the theories of supply and demand when it comes to gas prices? Have the definitions of supply and demand been altered?
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conesuslake2
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2012 7:12:35 AM

Its rigged :(:(
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lcwright
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 1:54:38 PM

Very carefully
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jcpatriots
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 4:05:09 AM

Very easily...
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CelticHeart
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 7:39:21 PM

73, what has this to do with how you found GB?
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Snowchoux
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 11:26:31 AM

Why do stations raise their prices for a holiday
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ajgrabenstein
Rookie Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2012 10:41:58 AM

Agreed. It seems my station loves to drop their price on Fridays, because I buy on Friday mornings, and by the afternoon it's down 3-6 cents the past two weeks. It's aggravating.
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mizzrible
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 7:22:47 PM

its all rigged
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