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Italianman
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:31:32 AM

A rapid rise in gas prices over the past month has many drivers around the Twin Cities feeling held hostage at the pump.
"There's not a whole lot I can do about it," Scott Schneider of Robbinsdale said as he watched the numbers steadily climb on the pump at Sipe's Car Care Center in Robbinsdale. "So I buy the gas and deal with it."

Gasoline prices in the Twin Cities have jumped 19 percent since early January, the largest three-week rise in two years, AAA pricing data show. Regular gasoline was selling at an average price of $3.55 per gallon on Friday, up from around $3 per gallon in early January. Rising global crude oil prices and refinery outages in the Midwest explain the spike.

The rising cost of filling up is frustrating for Tyrone Shields of Minneapolis. "It feels like I'm working
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TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 8:07:37 PM

Frustration? Get use to it if you insist on driving gas guzzlers all by yourselves when there's absolutely no need for it!
Jeff4U
Champion Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 11:03:00 AM

Frustrated is .... witnessing 51% of Americans chose to continue living in the same destructive economic path by reelecting an total idiot for president.
blupupher
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 8:54:40 AM

same everywhere
Ahking
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 3:12:52 AM

probably similar hikes countrywide.
Yooperheart
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 1:38:52 AM

Try the Mitten State, jumped .30
lesndave
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:30:05 PM

The Twin Cities drivers aren't the only ones frustrated!!!
alterman156
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:41:56 PM

I'm not happy about the spike in gasoline prices.
johton
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 5:14:27 PM

Tell it to O, you voted for him!
Ply440GTX
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 4:11:09 PM

This frustration isn't specific in MiniHaha... Look around, the screwing/bend over is coast to coast!
NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 2:58:29 PM


It is more like Big Oil gone wild Van Halen. Your constant childish whines and rants solely on our President are boorish and tiring. Please try addressing the actual news article and spread the blame to the true sources of the problem. Thank you.
NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 2:54:16 PM


Arrogance and contempt for their customers courtesy of Big Oil.
bwatchingu
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 2:44:19 PM

The spike is everywhere ,it's everywhere!Help
kag2010
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 1:19:39 PM

It's the new normal.
Taxrefugee
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:52:16 PM

Lived in the Twin Cities for 27 years. All their fuel comes out of either the pipeline out of Iowa and the refinery just southeast of there. Prices routinely take big jumps due to high volatility from having only two sources of supply.
sagnat
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:38:13 PM

I would be very happy if gas was only $3.55/gallon. We're north of $4 now.
Bearcat500
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:31:06 PM

I though Michele Bachmann could make gasoline $1.79/gal.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:16:12 PM

not enjoying simple obamanomics i guess
DoctorV
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:02:48 PM

Yeah, VanHalen, I'm sure there were never any high prices or price spikes during the previous administrations.
amerk73
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:56:54 AM

here want up 10 cent $3.45
schatzila
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:44:47 AM

Join the crowd.
gbs1
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:44:38 AM

And the surge continues in Northern Minnesota. Up to $3.64 here today from $2.99 a month ago.
BEGTWO
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:39:13 AM

That is everywhere!
FluffyDogAttack
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:36:39 AM

@ Vanhalen - I think his laser-focus is powered by "green energy", so evidently it doesn't work.

I'm sure we'll get another speech soon though. That will fix everything!
dbellie
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:35:37 AM

ugh
cdrrod
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:26:21 AM

Ditto for Kenosha WI.
MrDeath666
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:16:43 AM

I think gas prices are rising everywhere.
VomVom
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:57:09 AM

Gas prices spiked everywhere.
mitt4prez
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:56:41 AM

But high gas prices are GREEEEEEENNNNNNNN.
playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:40:23 AM

Were all in the same boat.
coolbreeze1111
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:36:25 AM

Goes UP FAST....goes down slow if AT ALL.
FluffyDogAttack
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:34:42 AM

All frustration.
All the time.

It's the new normal.
wmderrick
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:34:24 AM

It's called inflation...eventhough our government is trying to convince us that they have that under control.
GingoutMD
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:21:43 AM

It seems that everyone is feeling the gas pinch now-a-days.
skempton
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:09:32 AM

Welcome to the club.
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:09:27 AM

Better go to charm school its not going to change
sciotosix
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:06:52 AM

They're not the only ones.
200porter
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:06:04 AM

There are ridiculous spikes everywhere.
Jeff4U
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:03:14 AM

Yeah bsnort, the days before a progressive socialist took office.
bsnort
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:01:12 AM

averge price of gas in Jan 2009 - $1.84/gal.
yardslave
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:01:08 AM

I smell a speculator....
TripleHs
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:01:03 AM

we have been frustrated for years
bills299
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:47:06 AM

It always goes up way too fast!
Peachy1
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:46:08 AM

Sounds like they are even a little higher than the national average. Feel sorry for these people. Can't blame them for being frustrated.
BBopp
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:38:15 AM

Sadly the gas prices do not drop as rapidly as they spike.
Italianman
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:32:27 AM

Sure makes me frustrated,
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