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Message Posted: May 23, 2013 2:23:26 PM

Forecasters at NOAA released guidance on what they expect for 2013's hurricane season, with seven to 11 hurricanes expected. A normal year averages six named hurricanes.

Hurricane season begins in just over a week, and with the recent forecast release, motorists should be prepared for possible impacts that major storms may have on gasoline prices.

Ever since Katrina hit back in 2005, gasoline prices have become seemingly more sensitive to major storms and hurricanes, likely because of the extensive damage that Katrina inflicted with the direct hit of a major refining and oil production hub.

Last year, Hurricane Sandy again reminded us that gasoline prices and supply is vulnerable to a major storm.


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nadshop
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2013 11:51:53 AM

fires, floods.... whatever, just another excuse to hike up the price, its really the amount they hike it up, sometimes in excess of 30 cents, come on realistically?? I am also amazed at the difference just between counties. I see Manistee Co in Michigan is over the top all the time. Why is there no oversight for this gouging?
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txrojo2005
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 11:44:47 AM

What 2013 hurricanes???
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optionstrader
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 8:50:43 AM

This above average forecast happens every year. Funny, isn't it how you never hear about a forecast being below expectation.
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46chief
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2013 4:30:45 PM

Hurricanes are as good excuse to raise prices as any other excuse.
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SFRangerSniper
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 1:43:07 PM

I wonder why this is. We have a refinery in Melvindale, MI. I do not remember the last time a hurricane hit Melvindale.
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jcVA
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2013 12:54:03 PM

oh yeah real big season...what crack pipe do the use daily??
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2013 9:32:02 AM

Any excuse is a good one to raise prices..
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agrico
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 10:13:42 PM

This is a pretty old post that proved badly wrong - thank goodness
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txrojo2005
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 10:56:39 AM

What hurricanes?
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Vette1967
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 2:15:56 AM

Goes to show how hard it is to predict the weather.
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JMBoykinII
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 7:22:58 PM

Yes
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JMBoykinII
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 7:20:35 PM

No
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JMBoykinII
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 7:18:15 PM

Yes
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JMBoykinII
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 7:16:41 PM

Yes
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agrico
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 10:18:37 PM

think they missed it (Thank You God)
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 2:26:24 PM

Weather guessers have missed big time this year. On the other hand, there's enough time to cram in another Sandy yet this year.
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pilotmass
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 8:35:50 AM

They are so WRONG!!!!
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 12:24:23 PM

must mean global warming is untrue.. because a month means facts to the morons
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reb4
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2013 10:47:10 AM

so much for this prediction, unless a surge comes up ...

Only 2 cat 3 storms to date!!! we are on the downhill side of this season

"Since 1851, roughly 75 percent of all the major hurricanes (Category 3 or higher) have formed during the months of August and September. Given that we've almost made it through September, and are headed for the final two months of the hurricane season, this raises the question of how rare it would be to go an entire season without a major hurricane in the Atlantic."
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Robert44
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2013 8:30:35 AM

Thanks for repost PD!!! It show at least up to now how wrong so called experts are!!!
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vernonh
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2013 10:56:26 PM

Naturally
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2013 10:23:18 PM

so what is new????
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angieoke
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2013 8:14:23 PM

*blind
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angieoke
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2013 8:12:10 PM

just another excuse to raise prices and rob us bling
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jeskibuff
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2013 5:17:43 PM

One more "constant": the failure of forecasters to predict "busy" hurricane seasons!
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paulweb
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2013 8:37:31 AM

Perhaps it is time to add a third category to the constants of the universe: death, taxes and rising fuel costs.
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Number43
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2013 11:43:27 PM

Fear of hurricanes is their excuse.
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2013 11:32:01 PM

oh really??? another reason they will jack prices.... duhhh
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Number43
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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2013 9:12:29 AM

You are too right on that one. Mr garynga
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2013 5:39:19 AM

and that TS wasn't even near the US rigs, nor was it in any way threatening the US coast.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2013 5:38:22 AM

gary: you betcha!

With TS Barry forming, prices started to rise again...
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garynga
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2013 8:38:46 AM

yep and as soon as the clouds gather in the gulf gas prices will rise ....
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2013 12:02:38 AM

time always tells, doesn't it, 43?
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Number43
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 12:00:50 PM

Let's wait and see.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 7:07:12 AM

KY: try again. Second storm already went through the Gulf. May not directly hit the US, but it does affect the rigs in the Gulf.
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 2:05:10 PM

I hope the hurricane season is non existent.
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Number43
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:09:52 PM

They usually guess high.
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MiataPrincess
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 8:59:27 AM

Hope the prediction is incorrect & there are fewer hurricanes
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 5:37:34 AM

already has. Esp. in the Gulf region with the sinkhole in Seffner last year.
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lyanMI
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 11:36:21 AM

Insurances will go up
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 5:46:00 AM

if you say so.
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Number43
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 10:10:50 AM

They usually guess high.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 8:39:31 AM

GS: although we haven't seen much, aside from TS Andrea, there were already several Invest systems in the Atlantic areas (incl. Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic).
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2013 9:15:59 AM

Hoping that is wrong but really it's true
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2013 8:31:23 AM

mdc: you don't have to keep reading it :) there are plenty of new articles under "Recent News".
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2013 6:22:51 AM

Play nice.
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mdcsgt
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 11:29:42 AM

Another OLD ARTICLE posted almost a month ago?????
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 5:43:07 AM

43: look whose talking.
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Number43
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2013 12:27:29 PM

I take your stupid comments as insulting. Climate change is a trap for stupid fools like you. Grow up little boy and take some science classes in school. You are too gullable. Too bad . I can fix ignorance but nothing can fix stupidity, But good luck.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2013 12:01:07 AM

43: the climate is changing. Obviously you noticed that. Global warming is only a part. Just because it's not in your backyard, shows how small minded you are. Look around in other parts of the world.
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