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loloTX
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 10:36:51 AM

Gasoline prices rose to a near four-month high in the U.S. Tuesday, fueled by a number of refinery closures.

(Read More: Refinery Closures Send Gas Prices to Near 4-Month High)

The Automobile Association of America reported that national retail prices for regular gasoline are up 13 percent to an average $3.748 a gallon from a month ago, up from $3.604 a week ago and up 5 percent from the same period a year ago.

About one million barrels per day of refining capacity has been taken off line on the East Coast and St. Croix, as the industry responds to low margins and shrinking demand. In January, Hess announced plans to close its Port Reading, N.J., refinery, while refinery shutdowns and planned repairs have cut into gasoline supplies in many parts of the country.
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Amplion
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 12:32:04 AM

YES !!!!
rcornel
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 8:12:41 PM

It's here in SoCal already.
qwerty17
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 7:28:36 PM

nope.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 6:17:05 PM

heck yes, enjoy those obamanomics
slowtrain
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 5:48:04 PM

I saw where they had it in California already.
Tacodan
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 5:16:20 PM

yes
FuelPump
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:30:49 PM

Unless there is some sort of leash put on speculators, there is little doubt in my mind that we will see that $5.00 gallon of gasoline this year. Perhaps this Spring.
Chinto12
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:29:08 PM

Obama's plan is working
TheDix
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:25:08 PM


gas prices dropped .08 cents/litre at some stations today.
mycar2
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:23:00 PM

greed will drive the price, they all have good excuses
BarryAClarke
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:22:21 PM

Each year over the past ten years, "big Oil" has been gradually raising gasoline prices. They raise them until the public hit’s the roof over high prices, then they pull back but not at previous lows. First it was the one dollar mark, then two, then three, and finally last year the puff of methane hit the fan at around $4.65. Now, this year they are starting earlier and I will wager that they have the $5.00 per gallon in their sights because the driving public are already use to the $4.00 per gallon gasoline from last year. Next will come the $6.00 mark and this will be in about three years. Thank you President Obama for letting speculators run amok on Wall Street………
BossPal
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:21:47 PM

We all are resposible,and if we keep buying gas at the higher price they will continue to raise the price..forcing some to switch to buying electric cars,which would make oil lose some profits and therefore raise the price of gas even higher and higher forcing more people to buy more alternative fueled cars (CNG,Hybryd,Electric) therfore creating more jobs.... yeah right. just a thought LOL
carefrey
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:21:27 PM

Lets just hope we do not see $4.00 a gallon!
tpguess
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:21:20 PM

We will in San Diego...
highdesertman
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:20:34 PM

Refineries off-line for repairs and maintenance will reopen. Demand is still shrinking. Except for the usual culprits, like California, most of the country will not likely see $4 gas this year, much less $5.
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:20:26 PM

There is a surplus of crude, there is a surplus supply of refined fuel, and it hit $4.059 here in the P.R.I.
skysteve1
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:19:46 PM

As per CBC TV last night
xtremecheap
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:19:24 PM

Under his regulations "energy prices will necessarily skyrocket".
skysteve1
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:19:21 PM

So how come Canada sells crude to the USA 30% cheaper ???
spdude
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:18:37 PM

Wouldn't shock me.
skysteve1
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:18:29 PM

hope it come down
skysteve1
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:18:05 PM

I have been paying that here
flatrock14
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:17:37 PM

put people back to work raise fuel prices ha
DMG86
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:15:53 PM

I hope not!
sjhman
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:15:52 PM

No
srchr
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:15:15 PM

it's already here
Zeke33
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:14:06 PM

Obummer would welcome it.
BossPal
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:13:34 PM

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Runabout2
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:13:26 PM

If we do, then we need to march on Washington ! And kick every blood sucking SOB out of capital hill ! These greedy bastards have hurt enough people !
BeaconLite
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:11:53 PM

I woould not be surprise thans to the speculators.
joezIN
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:11:11 PM

yes
nru
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:09:38 PM

nooooo
tonoplast
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:08:42 PM

Big Oil is already demonstrating that if less fossil is used, they will just raise the price to compensate for lessened demand. But electric cars are one way the public could bypass Big Oil to some degree, WHEN AND IF electric cars become affordable for citizens with average incomes.
Joeatcret
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:07:11 PM

We will see a rip-job as usual this year.
flsharktooth
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:06:57 PM

what a bunch of crap. all for $$$$
101Speedster
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:05:25 PM

This will cause more people to buy electric cars.
gas_too_high
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:04:10 PM

'About one million barrels per day of refining capacity has been taken off line on the East Coast and St. Croix, as the industry responds to low margins and shrinking demand."

"Shrinking demand?" You mean, because we are using less gasoline, we are being punished with higher prices??

GTH
rtown
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:03:59 PM

They got you used to $2 and hung around. Then it was $3 and then $4. Why not $5? Blame it on...
EssexAdri
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:03:26 PM

see my post in regard to this weeks poll for part of the problem.
TxPDawg
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:02:48 PM

ok
defense
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:02:46 PM

If you really want to slow the economy raise the minimum wage to $9.00 and raise the price of gas to over $5.00 per gal. That will bring it to a crawl. The higer minimum wage will put alot of small business people out of business. You think we have high unemployment now. This is nothing to what you can expect.
singlemom27
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:01:04 PM

Like we have any say in the matter...
MacDad614
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:00:18 PM

SHUT YOUR MOUTH!

The GREEDY oil companies are looking for people to pave the way to higher and higher profits for them. So far, the press has done a great job at letting the consumer know that it will be "inevitable" that gas prices will continue increasing ... and their obscene profits, also.

STOP DRINKING THE TEA. THIS IS NOT POLITICAL!

[Edited by: MacDad614 at 2/20/2013 4:00:54 PM EST]
tstoney
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 3:59:59 PM

No question, our President has been pushing for this
hibsaw
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 3:59:41 PM

Come cnbc. Give us the real reason fuel prices are so high. You sound like the speculators using lame excuses for the high prices.
defense
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 3:59:04 PM

I'm sure the oil companies will be happy to oblige you.
BigDartMike
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 3:57:35 PM

Seems if you can think it, it is possible! why stop at $5/gal??
DrLyon
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 3:56:14 PM

Hope not...
coolbreeze1111
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 3:54:04 PM

Probably
tidalwave3
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 3:52:41 PM

Yes and possibly $6 a gallon by end of summer THANKS to those that voted Obama & BiteMe back in. In 2008 he said multiple times he would not mind seeing this scenario so as to slow car use. But this will also slow the economy :(
Alaydown
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 3:52:10 PM

We are already up to $4.30 in Los Angeles early in the year, so we are definitely on pace to get to $5 gasoline this year. When the more expensive summer blend additives run low again, gasoline will go much much higher. Plus Obama and the Fed are intent on continuing to weaken the US dollar, and that makes the price of oil more expensive.
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