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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 11:12:04 AM

Wholesale prices drop significantly one day, then rise significantly the next. In what's making forecasting prices seemingly much more difficult, severe volatility is making it ever so difficult to forecast when prices will rise and fall.

A few weeks ago, gasoline spot prices, the price stations pay before tax, hit lows not seen in weeks. Since then, spot prices have been on the rise again, meaning you likely saw prices drop at your local gas station only to see them rise in the last few days.

The West Coast and Great Lakes markets have seen the most volatility lately, with Great Lakes area prices falling quite low only to bounce right back up. I get the question "have prices peaked?" I'd like to think they have, but as...

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Bearcat500
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 9:07:37 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 1:54:55 AM

stability is sorely needed
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 2:34:02 PM

STOP EXPORTING OUR OIL NOW, OR AT LEAST GIVE US COMPENSATION FOR SENDING OUR NATURAL RESOURSES OVERSEAS. WE WANT TO BE ENERGY INDEPENDENT, BUT IT SEEMS TO BE ALL TALK.
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what time zone is the zombie appocolypse starting in?
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 8:40:05 AM

wait and see
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albert2008
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2012 2:19:54 PM

time tells all
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2012 11:32:12 AM

We need to STOP exporting our oil and export ALL speculators !!!!!!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2012 11:19:37 AM

very frustrating
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2012 9:00:47 AM

not good
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2012 5:59:42 AM

RK95: Since this is written by one of the GB gods, it usually will stay for a long while.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 8:00:41 PM

How many days before they pull this blog off the list?
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 4:14:06 PM

Great, speculate on the speculations....
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 1:27:45 PM

Thank you for posting.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 11:55:30 AM

IF congress gets off their hands and really closes the speculation loophole, things would likely level out.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 10:56:41 AM

A new norm is forming...
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 10:29:16 AM

We have a new standard for "lower" prices, all within the $3-plus range. It is doubtful we will ever see anything in the $2 range again. We are paying the prices refiners decide to charge and they know we will keep paying them. Ripping people off is the name of the game in corporate-owned America.

[Edited by: MetroSexual at 4/17/2012 10:33:15 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 10:22:43 AM

interesting
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 10:20:24 AM

This story has been around for a few days.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 9:40:29 AM

why do we need forecasters?
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 9:40:02 AM

Aren't there any NEW articles to post?
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 9:38:04 AM

Old News
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 9:35:14 AM

There is no volatility when ya'all can fill up at Newt's corner station anytime for $2.50 per gallon. I heard on Fox News that vouchers for gas will be given out at the GOP convention.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 9:32:41 AM

yup
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 9:32:20 AM

Been here before.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 9:31:47 AM

Expected unfortunately.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 9:30:56 AM

This is 3 days for this old news article.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 9:30:51 AM

Blog, blog, blog.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 9:30:50 AM

gas volatility will always be the game. Unless we curb the speculators and subsidies to big oil.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 9:30:21 AM

Of course they will...........
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 9:29:26 AM

Gas volatility will continue past May
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 9:29:24 AM

Still 133ish /litre in Ottawa Canada
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 9:27:17 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 9:27:11 AM

Gas jumped 20 cents here yesterday even though it fell 8 cents on the wholesale market.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 9:26:45 AM

Yea mitchells, you got that right.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 9:26:11 AM

Unfortunately--this is not a surprise?
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 9:26:04 AM

Awesome
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 9:25:56 AM

speculation-my crystal ball is broken
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 9:25:46 AM

$5 a gallon coming.Thank you B.O OBUMERMAN.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 9:25:14 AM

gas prices are like the weather, they go up and down every day, it's normal
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 9:25:07 AM

The gas prices go up a lot, come down a little, etc... They will go up as much as they can, before the taxpayer yells.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 9:24:53 AM

What is this, the third day running this article has been up?
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 9:23:38 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 9:22:27 AM

$peculation
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 9:22:00 AM

No surprise here...
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 9:21:31 AM

Through out the year
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 9:20:35 AM

I biked to work today, so I used 0.00 gallons of gas!
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 9:19:29 AM

where is the usa attorney general asleep
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 9:19:23 AM

I have already read this.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 9:17:56 AM

Old news.
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