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boycott44

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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2014 11:02:02 AM

prices Of fuel is almost as high today when oil is 100 dollars a barrel as it was when oil was 132 dollars a barrel Time for every person using to contact both provential as well as federal member of parliament .tell if want vote in up coming elections in next 12 months they had best get off there assess an do something
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magpie2013
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 5:16:17 PM

With the price of every thing continuing to go up we only get what we need, we all have to be more conservative when it comes to food, gas, health care. We can't afford to live and we can't afford to die, we buy only enough gas to get us where we need to go and we wont fill up until gas prices go down.
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catfish99
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 6:52:08 AM

If you pull up the three year chart on the gas prices tab, you will see we are almost exactly at the same price we have been in April 2013, 2012, and 2011. No pattern to the up or down move from this pint, though.
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phantom00
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 7:16:31 AM

I also hate when the price jumps 10-20 cents with no notice, what happened to prices going back down & then jumping up as soon as summer hits?
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clinder1213
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 12:09:55 PM

My least favorite too. Because it affects my budget
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46chief
Champion Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 12:02:12 PM

What I hate is when our local prices jump 20-30 cents/gal. ovenight for no reason.
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catfish99
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2014 7:44:04 AM

"Prices are high" compared to what?
In 1981 the average price of a new car was around $7500. Today it is over $22,000, or about 3 times the price.
In 1981, the average concert ticket price in LA and Denver was around $13. By 2005 that orice was between $40 and $50, or almost 4 times the price.
In 1981 the average price of gasoline was $1.31. Today it is around $3.30, UNDER 3 times the price.
BTW, according to Social Security Data wages are about 3.5 times higher in 2012 than they were in 1980.
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mhradecky
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2014 8:57:17 AM

Prices are high.
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2014 10:17:58 AM

I agree, the only reason for the price spikes are for more profits.
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Bowlerman10
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2014 10:30:10 AM

Quarterly profits are down
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brerrabbitTX
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2014 3:05:22 PM

One of these days and I am certain it is no time soon people will come to understand that gas prices are not driven solely by oil prices. The correlation is weak. In North America we work with an out dated refinery, pipeline and terminal system that is extremly regional focused and the biggest contributing factor to price variations in a region are refinery turn arounds, pipeline outages, weather, and terminal disruptions.

If oil was the major driver why would see such large variations in gas pricing across the country? One major factor no one ever talks about as well is taxes. California pays almost 70 cents in taxes on a gallon of gas, Illinous pays over sixty as does Indiana.

There are large segments of pipelines in the country that have been in service carrying refined products from refineries to terminals that have been in service sinc the 1930's. Our overall system is anything but reliable. Older refineries and older pipelines mean more down time for maintenance and repairs causing regional shortages all the time. Add to these problems that there are over 40 blends of gasoline required across the country and that means that even if excess product exsists in one area it cannot readily be moved to an area short on gas because the blends cannot be sold there.

Add all these things together and it causes shortages and the buyers drive the market up to get the product.
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poetdog73
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2014 3:18:59 AM

hate that jumping up & down in price monthly BS!
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2014 3:48:15 PM

boycott44:

You posted your topic in the Boycott/Gasout Talk discussion category. What are you suggesting be boycotted? Are you suggesting gas and diesel stations be boycotted? Are you suggesting that provincial and Federal elections in Canada be boycotted?

Interesting that you say they should "get off there assess an do something", yet as a very long time member of Gas Buddy, close to six years of membership, you've only fewer than one gas price post a month. If you really want to help your fellow Ontario and other Canadian Gas Buddy members, and it's just a suggestion, you might post gas prices a little more frequently. If you posted just one gas price a week, you'd quadruple the amount of information you're providing your fellow members, helping them be more knowledgeable shoppers at the gas pump. And posting gas prices isn't something that's difficult for anyone to do, especially if they're going to complain about others not getting off their "asses". But, as I said, it's just a suggestion.
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Jdowens2
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2014 10:06:18 AM

At least were not paying what they are in France.
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Cap0007
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2014 9:09:17 PM

all games
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