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Teslukbla

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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 1:29:33 AM

WASHINGTON -- Total U.S. petroleum demand dropped 2.0% in 2012 compared with 2011, reaching the lowest annual level in 16 years, according to the American Petroleum Institute. Total U.S. petroleum deliveries also were down 2.1% in December against a year ago. Year-over-year declines were seen in all months in 2012 except for May, API reported.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 5:52:30 AM

prolonged economic downhill conditions (no matter what we're told, it ain't over till the fat lady sings!) are leading to less and less demand. No job, no money, no need to drive either.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:50:48 AM

and refineries are shutting down for "maintenance" season, which means, prices are about to go up.
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studebaker1940
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 9:01:54 AM

Build more and better refineries
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NedW
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 7:13:43 AM

So are production levels.
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virostek
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 6:50:46 AM

OK.
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WalkingWV
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 1:19:48 AM

Gas jumped 35¢ here yesterday, jeesh I'm po'd! #3.49
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kgbellman
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:50:50 AM

In general, that's what happens when times are tough, unemployment is high, then you come close to doubling the price in the past 10 years
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ican2step
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:49:40 AM

So then why isn't the price plummeting?
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bvrbill
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:47:53 AM

Good. We need more fuel efficient vehicles.
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Tigercat88
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:43:27 AM

They will find a way to spin it so prices will continue to go up.
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Robert44
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:43:02 AM

HIGH Gasoline prices = LOWER Miles driven
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RogerB2
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:41:39 AM


OK





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Zonk
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:40:53 AM

Pump prices will not be significantly lower. Increased exports will keep prices from dropping.
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MrPony
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:40:31 AM

Nobody can afford gas anymore!
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RichWLIN
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:39:47 AM

Can't afford to drive us much when 15% are unemployed or underemployed.
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JohnofGB
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:39:14 AM

With high prices and cars that get better mileage, its no wonder.
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Goat2008
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:38:05 AM

ok
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Doomsday64
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:36:11 AM

Excellent!!!
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southrob
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:35:15 AM

dhan
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FrankTA2
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:34:51 AM

Excellent!!!
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unicornpmb
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:34:50 AM

Wonder what the reason could be? Does it have anything to do with the high cost of driving?
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pyndasky
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:31:07 AM

even more reason for them to raise prices..... gotta keep up those profits!!!
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Bigwaynef
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:28:33 AM

They haven't flipped the coin yet on prices...
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sehonda
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:28:06 AM

high prices more than make up the 2%
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:27:58 AM

“Too many electric cars.”

Ha! Possibly they could account for a 0.1% drop but not 2%. The main cause is greater fuel efficiency and fewer miles traveled.
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Jmac2008
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:26:55 AM

that is because prices are the highest that they have been in 16 years.
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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:26:54 AM

OK
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pa79th
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:25:43 AM

That's because so many people are out of work and broke thanks to the COOTWH.
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LKnight598
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:25:42 AM

Doesn't that mean prices should be coming down???
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crmedic
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:25:35 AM

Still waiting for this price drop!
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regout
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:24:17 AM

Well maybe the price will fall.
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tedjm1
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:23:17 AM

Okay
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BobD2009
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:20:40 AM

Those out of work aren't buying much gasoline.
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:20:38 AM

Too many electric cars
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crreed1
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:20:15 AM

now more taxes
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5Golfer8
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:19:33 AM

Without any jobs who can afford to travel?
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:19:13 AM

Good for us.
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TXRanger09
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:18:17 AM

The US consumer IS capable of using less fuel. My teenagers take turns carpooling with friends and all throwing in on the gas! In my day, if you had a car, you drove it everywhere. Different mind set today. A good thing.
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GasholeMI
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:17:10 AM

Those millions of people without jobs are no longer driving to work every day.
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cheaper0ON
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:16:59 AM

WOW!!!
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GAS1251
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:15:53 AM

So now we have to pay more in taxes to make up for the shortfall. Or else they'll turn all the highways into toll roads.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:15:04 AM

On Jan 22, 2013 10:41:28 PM, suzmar wrote:

>This is what happens when you have an economy that has been in
>recession since 2009.

Actually, the recession began in late 2007.

I was working 10:30-7:00 around those days so I could listen to NPR Morning Edition before heading to work and NPR All Things Considered before heading home. Most of 2008 was spent anticipating "which company will go bankrupt today?"

Remember, TARP was a Bush-43 program.

Things started turning around in the middle of 2009 although it was September before I went into an involuntary retirement.
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:13:35 AM

That's great.
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RAKARWOWSKI
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:12:54 AM

We are being screwed.
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:12:06 AM

Good!!!
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PrinceLH
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:11:51 AM

We are getting totally shafted and nothing is being done about it!
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obimerrill
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:10:19 AM

Yet prices remain high due to speculators, taxes, and regulatory burdens...oh yeah and oil company profits!
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SUSANCK
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:10:17 AM

HELLO...WHAT???
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:10:16 AM

Do you know many Democrats that say we should lower taxes on investing, @texashoudini? Show me a speculator and I'll bet he or she is a Republican. Almost a sure thing as far as bets go.
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Steve6921
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:09:37 AM

THEN GAS PRICES SHOULD DROP
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