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BurntOrange

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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 5:46:06 AM

With memories of having paid all-time high prices for gasoline earlier this year, U.S. consumers are about to get a break for the holiday season: $3-a-gallon gas in much of the country.

With U.S. supplies rising and demand fizzling, wholesale prices are sinking fast and will soon be reflected at the pump. Now averaging $3.35 a gallon nationwide, prices are expected to drop to about $3.20 a gallon within the next two to three weeks. Consumers in many states could find prices at $3 a gallon or even less in many states, says Tom Kloza of the Oil Price Information Service.
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sydb7
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:44:24 AM

Please plummet in Atlanta!
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mrpc90
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 8:43:10 AM

The only thing that is plummeting is this country...
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remay
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 6:49:37 AM

Plummeting??? I wouldn't go as far as stating that.
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JadeK
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 4:39:12 AM

Ok
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DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 2:58:39 AM

next recession imminent
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packards42
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 2:02:26 AM

Yes $3.00 look like it a possibility
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MrLefty0706
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 1:46:41 AM

Let's lower prices and keep them down.
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MrPony
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 1:09:42 AM

Lower prices would be a good Christmas present!
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Alaydown
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 1:06:00 AM

"Plummeting gasoline prices"? They are easing down, but they aren't plummeting anywhere. They'll be headed back up at around Christmas to record highs again next year thanks to Obama.
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03Avalanche
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:36:50 AM

Only thing plummeting is my income/remaining $ after filling up!
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CCLighthouse
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:13:30 AM

It's the quiet before the Coyote bites! : D
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wldhrs1
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:12:59 AM

Enjoy this short-lived price drop. It'll fade away.
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heartbroken2010
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:09:02 AM

stay down.
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getalong
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:06:20 AM

Talk to me again when it's below $2.50!
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mia3bxs
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:06:19 AM

Now that's what I'm talking about!
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rahcat
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:05:15 AM

Where?
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cheaper0ON
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:01:30 AM

Good.
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joeschmo12
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:00:11 AM

i guess this is somewhat a break
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Eugenian
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:54:29 PM

Holiday, schmoliday.
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VikingWoman
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:53:58 PM

This is supposed to be good news but "demand is just tanking" equates to bad news for our economy. I'm starting to think some of these stories are just propaganda but if they start selling gas for $1.68 gas like in 2008, I'll be okay with that. lol
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goodbuy
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:53:13 PM

Not here in Michigan and NOT for diesel. USA today must be living in a hole somewhere.
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nordiqueen
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:46:34 PM

Please!!! Here anywhere from 3.50 to 4.05!!! Higher than most states!!
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mobjr2
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:44:57 PM

How long will it last?
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TFowler513
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:42:28 PM

Plummeting... I don't think so. Just another word in a lame attempt to sensationalize a slow decline in pump prices. Now when prices increase, why don't they use the word skyrocket or a phrase like exponential hike???
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hwnguy
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:42:15 PM

Closer to $3.97 here
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REKEY
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:40:49 PM

Wow 2.97 is not what I call plummeting!
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bvrbill
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:40:10 PM

I remember when $3.00 per gallon was outrageous. Now we call it low. Something isn't right.
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blazerbob91
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:38:25 PM

We are getting used to $3 gas. That's what they want.
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abcdMA
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:37:57 PM

it is bad when expensive gas looks to be cheap because prices have been so high for so long
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:33:30 PM

Still having sticker shock under the current Obama setup.
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yorkygurl2008
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:33:07 PM

OK
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gasmack
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:32:42 PM

By cracky, we deserve every damned bit of it and we'll take it all.
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jjfisher
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:29:04 PM

Take it while it lasts
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FlyNFool
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:24:16 PM

I'll start jumping up and down when it's under $2.00/gal.
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:24:09 PM

good
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pacecar68
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:22:21 PM

i like it!
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s6sputnik
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:22:02 PM

Yup!
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1Boog
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:15:00 PM

plummeting prices would be if they suddenly under $2.00 a gallon. Until then this is a feathery down slide....waiting for the next time to skyrocket upward.
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pricechecker08
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:13:48 PM

Still about 30% too high/
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mecforyou
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:13:12 PM

OK
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Prodaddy
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:13:01 PM

A great story would be $ 1.50 a gallon
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JagXKR
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:11:18 PM

If it were $2.50 or as low as $2 that would be a good news story. This is just telling us that gas is no longer ridiculously priced but now it is just over-priced.
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SavALot
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:10:44 PM

very nice present!
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wayoung56
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:08:34 PM

Not plummeting here in North Alabama, unless you call a 3 cent drop in the last two weeks plummeting...
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DEG
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:07:40 PM

Gas prices should truly be closer to $2/gallon instead of $3.40/gallon.
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Lukus
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:07:26 PM

Ok if it continues.
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:06:42 PM

good
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iamforiu
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 11:02:49 PM

Drill baby drill
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drz614
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 10:59:00 PM

lol. ooooook

thank god the private sector is doing just fine.

[Edited by: drz614 at 12/10/2012 11:00:44 PM EST]
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WIPACKERFAN
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 10:58:39 PM

Keep it going.
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