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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 9:11:37 AM

Gasoline prices have been falling for most of 2013 and are about 12 percent lower than they were a year ago. That’s a savings of about 50¢ a gallon. With the economy flatlining at around 2 percent annual GDP growth, that’s a nice boost to consumers living with stagnant wages and not a lot of new job creation

The economists at RBC Capital Markets (RY) think that savings at the pump will add about 0.2 percentage points to GDP growth in the fourth quarter. If national prices average around $3.30 a gallon over the next several months, that’s about $30 billion of extra cash staying in consumers’ wallets during the fourth quarter compared with last year, says Jacob Oubina, senior economist at RBC Capital Markets.

“No one’s really talking about low gasoline prices, but we see it as a very impor
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lesndave
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 11:52:32 PM

Low prices???????
Where?
Jeff4U
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 11:40:33 PM

What low prices?
CheapDiesel
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:29:27 PM

Title should say "Slightly Lower" instead of "Low". I guess "Low" would be accurate compared to the BHO-desired price of $5.
BBopp
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 5:01:04 PM

The prices aren't low enough. But I will take any drop in the pump prices I can get.
Rockyguitar
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 5:59:44 AM

Low gasoline prices? Hello!!! $3.30 is NOT low. Just 5yrs ago it was $1.80,a78% increase in 5 years. Were you folks at Bloomberg born yesterday? Would you consider a $14K (2008 Ford Focus) a bargain now at $25K (2013 Ford Focus)? Or how about a $5.16 gallon of milk that was $2.90 5 years ago? Give me a break!
bart_reed
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:46:02 AM

And take money from the road repair pot.
KAR120CSII
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:31:31 AM

Bless it -- I'm giddy with all the new money in my pocket --
roadrunnerMO
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:18:11 AM

Unkle Bozo will ensure any money saved gets into his coffers.
alterman156
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 10:56:22 PM

Let's see if gasoline prices fall below $3 per gallon.
Yooperheart
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 9:59:16 PM

Not if our uncle in D.C. can have his way.
esq262
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 9:55:03 PM

They are headed up here.
Grizdad
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 9:14:39 PM

Imagine that!
Rayfuel
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 8:38:04 PM

Good!
caravanguy
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 7:19:47 PM

50 cents a gallon would save me about $9.00 a tank or about $30 a month. Enough to buy lunch?
tillandsia
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 7:16:28 PM

Every little bit helps!
foreyearrunner
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 5:39:26 PM

If they are wise, the money will be placed in savings
flatrock14
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 4:41:31 PM

it's not enough
streetdesign
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 4:35:13 PM

Yes so tell the greedy speculators they have been hurting economic growth because they have to line their pockets with money.
bwatchingu
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 4:12:57 PM

Watching.
rte3tdi
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 4:11:07 PM

They will raise gas taxes as a result.
BUSMAN1105
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 2:59:17 PM

THAT'S GREAT NEWS.THEY CAN SPEND THE EXTRA CASH TO BOOST THE ECONOMY BY BUYING OTHER PRODUCTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
csblesson
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 2:31:34 PM

How much money are the companies making?
nybearhunter
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 2:21:23 PM

Huge Lie.
335d1
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 2:19:32 PM

Good.
scu227
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 2:11:04 PM

First of all the price is not anywhere near 3.30 here. Second the savings only helps afford to buy food instead of fuel since food prices have been sky high also of late.
bar1035
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 1:58:11 PM

Stupid. It might not take 30 billion out. Spending doesn't put anything into your pocket.
Night Owl
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 1:30:36 PM

Good news.
Taxrefugee
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 12:15:35 PM

Yahoo!!
playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 11:57:42 AM

For most of Americans, I would have to say it's money going to something other then big oil. Not like its going to sit in our bank accounts or anything like that.
BBobDeluxe
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 11:49:05 AM

Low gas prices??? A little lower than they have been, but certainly not low. What's your savings of the supposed 30 billion that's reported to be in our pockets?
velichita
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 11:46:00 AM

NJ average is $3.179 but in most gas station $3.079
TucsonC
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 11:45:53 AM

Yay!!!!!!
juttuniemi
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 11:43:56 AM

We need this boost to the economy, especially for those who are struggling and have no other way to get to work!
Discovery02
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 11:42:47 AM

Still well above $3/gal around here. I guess someone is working their way across America handing out our Billion dollars?? I'll be waiting.
velichita
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 11:41:39 AM

Keep falling.
RitaVespa
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 11:38:14 AM

Was wondering where these low prices?
Paddy60
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 11:30:36 AM

Low gas prices?
JagXKR
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 11:19:15 AM

High energy costs will always hurt an economy. Lower them and watch the rebound.
gbs1
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 11:13:12 AM

Good news, but prices are still too high.
Jeff4U
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 10:52:46 AM

They call $3.30 per gallon "Low Gasoline Prices"?
What a freakin' joke!
PCWHIZ
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 10:49:03 AM

Good news for consumers & the economy.
sickhp
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 10:45:48 AM

Obummer took office sub $2 a gallon and today still over $3 a gallon we have a long ways to go.
fedupMN
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 10:33:26 AM

We can only hope the price at the pump continues to go down but I suspect something will happen somewhere that will reverse this trend even if the oil companies have to invent it.
KE4YBZ
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 10:29:51 AM

what a PERFECT way to stimulate the economy.... Lower energy costs!
dodsworth
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 10:23:10 AM

Wow.

What gets me is this new level is considered "low" rather than simply "low." We really get used to new levels if we're at them long enough.
radbadtz
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 10:21:49 AM

as if... big oil shareholders would flip if the price stays too low
EnviroChemist
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 10:18:58 AM

Any price relief at the pump is a good thing.
madison8359
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 10:12:12 AM

BO giveth and BO taketh away and way more than they giveth.

Don't spend all that savings yet.
daytonabiker
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 10:10:57 AM

won't happen,they have to justify their saleries
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AVKZ
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 10:10:51 AM

I don't think this puts money in, it just takes less out.
Gascapade
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 10:09:28 AM

Now, take speculator rats out of the equation, and see some real results....
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