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aservant
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:03:48 AM

Gas prices have been falling over the past month with the nationwide average hitting $3.391 a gallon today, according to GasBuddy.com. Yet prices are still higher than they were a year ago when the national average was $3.297.

Last week, it was reported that this year gas prices reached record-high levels at an average price of $3.63 a gallon so far this year. Last year, saw a record-high average gas price of $3.51.

“There’s no question that the national numbers were elevated by major supply problems in California over the summer and more recently on the East Coast when Hurricane Sandy delivered major flood damage and power outages at northeastern refineries,” said Gregg Laskoski, a GasBuddy.com analyst.

According to CNBC, gas prices are likely to remain volatile and continue to
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 2:02:00 PM

On Dec 3, 2012 11:49:34 PM, Zonk wrote:

>The consumer continues to have little control in regulating
>the price at the pump.

Does the consumer have ANY control in regulating the price at the pump?
blupupher
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 7:06:28 AM

no duh
remay
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 5:57:51 AM

And the point???

Can't the statements be made for just about EVERYTHING ELSE?
rahcat
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:05:40 AM

Not here.
Mota
Sophomore Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:19:06 AM

People are getting desensitized to the stagnated gas prices at this point... Tragedy.
doctorindyj
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:30:47 AM

Blah Blah Blah. Hyper inflation by any other name...
brbaritone
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:13:01 AM

There is no justifiable reason for prices to be anywhere near this high. Demand is weak and supply is ample.
EvergreenON
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 6:05:38 AM

Who are taking out our money ?
Nancy&Len
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 5:32:32 AM

Watch and see if we don't have $5.00-$6.00 a gallon by 2016.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 4:08:02 AM

i expect 4 more years of these ever rising prices
flyank
Veteran Author Miami

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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 3:36:46 AM

These articles make it sound like their is a rapid decline in gas prices...not!!
mpg611
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 2:09:01 AM

Hopefully in 2013 we'll have record LOW gas prices.
iFueler
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 1:44:39 AM

falling for how long
leeac
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 1:39:51 AM

Short term gasoline prices are down but the long term trend is up due to higher demand, higher costs of getting oi out of the ground and the lower value of the dollar (inflation).
el_fr
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 1:36:52 AM

They still have a long way to drop.
MrLefty0706
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 1:26:50 AM

How many gas price rollercoaster rides before the speculators are regulated?
JohnofGB
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 1:04:19 AM

Crude wholesale price never got to the $140+ a barrel like it did several years ago but that did not stop big oil from keeping gasoline prices outrageously high.
TFowler513
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:53:49 AM

Pump prices continue to increase here!!!
BobD2009
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:52:35 AM

Still near $4 in NY.
CDMAuto
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:52:33 AM

still over $4.00 in many places in CT
Buddy2264
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:51:45 AM

Supply and demand does not seem to lower the prices anymore. They just ship the finished fuels off to the highest bidder. We have to look for better MPG which we should have had long ago and good alternative energy sources.
bra0712
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:51:06 AM

Next year will be a new record high
Zonk
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:49:34 AM

The consumer continues to have little control in regulating the price at the pump.
Mowerman08
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:47:32 AM

Gas drops pennies every 2 - 3 days, it will take a month to drop a quarter, it can go up that amount in 3 days.
graceman
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:47:24 AM

They are still way to high!
CivicMA
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:46:59 AM

Still high and 20cents/gal higher than US.
alterman156
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:44:33 AM

Gasoline prices are still high in my area, but they're lower than they were during much of the summer.
Kawibiker
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:43:23 AM

too high for no good reason is rite!
must87searcher
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:43:03 AM

Unfortunetly, we have to sit up and face it.
rtw777
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:41:06 AM

Very high for no good reason.
TxDaleJr88Fan
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:36:25 AM

Like I didn't notice.
69Bonne
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:36:21 AM

Still hard to predict.
BCM1
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:34:03 AM

$3.55 per gallon is not falling. It needs to be back at 1.65 per gallon to get the US going again.
quasar502
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:33:13 AM

Sucks don't it?
PCWHIZ
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:32:43 AM

Gas prices never fall as fast as they rise.
Goat2008
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:30:57 AM

ok
heartbroken2010
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:30:31 AM

this is like rolling the dice on a daily basis, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.
FortVancouver01
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:29:01 AM


Up 10 down 5, up 15 and down 7, up 20 and down 12 and call it a free fall.

obimerrill
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:28:42 AM

They're falling because no one is driving as much out of fear of the fiscal cliff due to the idiots in Washington, led by the idiot in chief
pa79th
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:28:30 AM

No falling here. Is this more BS from the Obama White House?
1Boog
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:25:40 AM

not sure where they are falling!!
Cashless
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:24:52 AM

Record rip off? = True!
Bleeder
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:24:29 AM

They should be in free fall right now.
10k
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:23:28 AM

falling from what ??..

there is a huge difference in prices falling from $1.00, or even that magic $2.00 mark, than falling from the extortion level of $3.00+
crreed1
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:22:36 AM

dropping slow here
MN1
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:22:30 AM

Same old crap and prices are still too high.
wshokie12
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:21:45 AM

Okay
ican2step
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:21:23 AM

Oh and I trust CNBC totally...NOT
GAS1251
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:21:23 AM

Nothing new here
Bigwaynef
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:18:17 AM

Just found out, Obamass says it's Bush's fault!!!
Rageagainsttm
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:18:14 AM

I'm aware of that.
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