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MidNJ
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:23:36 AM

Hamburger, health care & taxes are all set to take a bigger bite out of the family budget this year. But drivers' annual gas bills are expected to drop for the first time in 4 years.

Forecasters say ample oil supplies and weak U.S. demand will keep a lid on prices. The lows will be lower and the highs won't be so high compared with a year ago. The average price of a gallon of gasoline will fall 5 percent to $3.44, according to the Energy Department.

"Everything is lining up to lead to softer prices this year," said Tom Kloza, OPI Service.

That would still be the third-highest average price ever. But a discount of 19 cents per gallon from 2012 would save the typical household $205 this year -

Spending that accounts for 70 percent of American ecospending . . .
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remay
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 1:35:51 PM

Who do you believe???
DanMtz
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:54:12 AM

I thought I read that prices were going up.
blupupher
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 8:56:33 AM

some say fall, some say rise. No real way to predict what the future of fuel prices will be.
bston
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 1:04:49 AM

Time will tell.
genoist
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 11:09:51 PM

So many opposing predictions.....
PDQBlues
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 7:22:33 PM


That will be a welcomed event. When will prices start falling?
cmgodwin
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 6:49:11 PM


More predictions?
fullcirclethink
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 11:59:39 AM

"Forecasters say ample oil supplies and weak U.S. demand will keep a lid on prices."

Are these the same forecasters that predict the weather? Because, if they are, we are in for a year full of surprises!!
car253
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:48:44 AM

I predict gas prices will go up and down and up and down and I will be correct.
virostek
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:35:57 AM

When? Not now.
ClarkSC
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 8:34:59 AM

Another joke.
turboz2012
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 7:37:05 AM

seriously is $3.44 a gallon supposed to be saving us money?
Nancy&Len
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 7:29:57 AM

Couldn't agree more with you Alaydown.
hokieburgh
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 7:29:39 AM

hope springs eternal!
brbaritone
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 7:07:39 AM

I'm waiting ... and waiting ... and waiting ......
SUPERSTEVIEO
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 7:04:59 AM

will the commit to it? and pay the difference if the price rises???
epf
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 6:45:38 AM

I'll believe it when I see it.
OHMS
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 5:44:47 AM

Can't Be Serious
NedW
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 5:03:14 AM

They'll let anybody be a journalist now days, huh?
leeac
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 4:55:31 AM

The trend for gasoline and oil prices is still up due to inflation, higher worldwide demand and higher production costs.
pricewar
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 4:11:30 AM

Forecasters are saying things that we already have known for a while now
CiVX
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 3:40:09 AM

Then they will go up.
Alaydown
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 3:22:32 AM

Did they make this prediction just before the November election to fool the idiots who voted for Obama? This is the same Energy Department that is headed by Chu who has said he wants the price of gasoline here at "European levels" ($8-10 per gallon) to "encourage conservation." It is the same Energy Department that has picked numerous companies to give grants and loans to and which have gone bankrupt.

If Obama's Energy Department predicts this, you can bet the farm that the opposite will happen.
coughlin
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 3:06:20 AM

maybe.
kgbellman
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 3:02:21 AM

Sounds cool - I wonder if they know if it will rain next week
diesel8888
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 2:49:30 AM

Woo hoooo!,
Ahking
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 2:46:21 AM

let's see who's right. on the other hand, just want lower gas price.
UseLessGasFolks
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 2:42:50 AM


"a discount of 19 cents per gallon from 2012 would save the typical household $205 this year"

That tells me that the "typical household" is using waaaaaaayyyy too much gas.

CONSERVE BABY CONSERVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TheHermit
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 2:37:09 AM

Wait and see
jwalkerh
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 2:27:27 AM

Sure, the price of gas will fall but the problem is how quickly the price of gas rises.
Retowered
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 2:27:09 AM

That would be nice.
jorod55
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 2:18:37 AM

Here come the yoyo price predictors again.
el_fr
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 2:18:04 AM

Easy to predict falling prices
GallowayB
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 2:17:20 AM

IT's easy to drop prices after the year with the most expensive gas in history.
RENEGADEGAS
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 2:15:36 AM

Banjoe ... Yes its sad, and whats worse is they are banking on it. Literally.

[Edited by: RENEGADEGAS at 1/12/2013 2:15:58 AM EST]
N5EXY
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 2:13:07 AM

Good grief.
Happytalk
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 2:12:27 AM

will believe it when I see it
Banjoe
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 2:10:25 AM

RENEGADEGAS - great observation. Amazing how sheep-like we've become.
nurdco
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 2:09:57 AM

Be Contrarian...
RENEGADEGAS
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 2:04:19 AM

Wish I could see something to cheer about here. Over $3.00 a gallon? Really? Maybe some have been conditioned enough to believe this is good, but it was $1.49 a gallon before this regime got a hold of it.
OldMan322
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 2:02:57 AM

Dreamers
camel1
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 1:57:13 AM

believe it when it happens
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 1:56:45 AM

sounds good!
hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 1:52:48 AM

I will believe it when it happens.
cutter1330
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 1:49:48 AM

Hope they is right.
kd5kpd
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 1:49:47 AM

I wont believe it until I see it happen!
TigerRose
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 1:49:13 AM

It sure needs to fall below $3 a gallon


[Edited by: TigerRose at 1/12/2013 1:49:47 AM EST]
N4PIP
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 1:48:51 AM

Prices will go down, prices will go up. Prices will go down again, then prices will go up.
benjy
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 1:48:34 AM

damn Obama...
snky2k
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 1:47:04 AM

Don't forget to blame Obama for lower gas prices. He gets all the credit when they go up.
RENEGADEGAS
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 1:46:58 AM

And who does the Energy Department work for???? Yep, dont bank on a price drop.
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