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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:20:24 AM

Motorists across the United States are all experiencing a crazy summer at the gas pump. The West Coast saw sticker shock first, but that situation has cooled. Then the Corn-belt states in the Midwest saw record high gasoline prices that have since cooled. Now the focus has shifted to the Great Lakes where new all time record highs have hit.

While all of these events have led motorists to experience varying amounts of pain, it has kept analysts such as myself and my colleague very busy. And perhaps the least busy thing has been the U.S. national average which has stayed in a relatively tight 12-cent per gallon range over the last month even given all of this regional volatility.

So what shapes up from here? Well one thing...

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Donatelo
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 9:23:00 AM

from town to town price varies widely here.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 5:37:46 AM

3.23 was last summer's price. Prices going up up up again.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 5:48:45 AM

prices pulling up FAST. Wished it was 3.20 here... most like 3.50.
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philbh
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 10:57:47 AM

sad when we're happy at $3.20 a gallon
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MiataPrincess
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 9:40:35 AM

they are always different from the east to west coast...nothing new
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 8:41:20 AM

funny, diesel is still about the same - 60 cents from the lower end of gasoline prices. That means, the economy is not going to recover soon b/c the high priced diesel costs everyone who eats or drinks anything or consumes other goods (unless you're totally selfsufficient).
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2013 8:38:01 AM

around here, prices vary widely IN town. about 45 cents variance between lowest and highest stations.
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Donatelo
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2013 9:56:36 AM

prices vary widely from town to town in my county.
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xbAG
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2013 1:40:22 AM

prices r startig to go up again ,here on the central coast of CA
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Vette1967
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2013 12:37:37 AM

All you can do is choose a station in your area with the lowest price to fill up at.
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hotfire4
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2013 7:32:05 AM

Michigan is getting screwed the most... paid $4.30 last Sat. for 1 gallon
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fedupp
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2013 6:55:43 AM

Fuel efficent cars sound great-but what about your RV boat 4wheeler jet ski 4x4 truck dirt bike tractor ect.High fuel prices stop people from buying things going places repairing their houses traveling to see family and so on.Probably the bigest reason our economy has been flat at least 6 years.We as A people absolutely must get these prices way down if we want any kind of future.
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fedupp
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2013 6:41:55 AM

China got most of the oil contracts auctioned off in Iraq (USA companies got none)We wont be buying oil from Venezuala (W-Cheney made sure of that) So our energy future is pumping the most volatile chemicals on earth down empty oil wells,and expensive shale?The price of oil has to stay sky high to develop this garbage.-----this is what happens when you let oil men run your government and oil companies dictate our energy policy.they shut off cheap sources of oil (Iraq Venezuala others)and sell you their leftover crap for 4 times too much.
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WEB0153
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2013 4:34:41 AM

ok
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priver
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 9:58:34 PM

gets people talking is good for business...
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sydb7
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 11:17:16 AM

Whole lotta gougin' goin' on!!
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Donatelo
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 10:48:58 AM

we stayed the same , while next town over dropped 20 cents overnite.
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BAJALRRP
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 10:43:53 AM

No kidding!
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rrs517
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 10:07:10 AM

Prices in Denver spiked around $0.85 and have drifted down about $0.40 but not back to previous prices.

Why have gas prices increased from $1.87 (more than double) the day Obama took over? He has stated he sees nothing wrong with $6 - $7 gas prices as long as they "don't rise too fast."
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bston
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 8:23:43 AM

Prices skyrocketed here over a month ago by 80 cents, but have come back down by almost as much.
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fedupp
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 7:37:51 AM

The koch brothers have paid over 100million dolars to rt wing causes.Why? because they will get hundreds of billions in return.That slimy pipeline they are running from Canada is not for you and me ITS FOR EXPORT.They dont care if you or me can afford fuel to bad stay home and good luck.None of this frack and sand crap would have been worth it if oil was still $14-$18 a barrel.The war on terror fixed that.Or if you listen to fox entertainment its Obamas fault.Ps he sucks too.
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fedupp
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 7:22:33 AM

Most people did not notice that all Bush$Cheney accomplished whith their war on terror was to quadruple the price of fuel.That was their intent both of their families are heavily invested in oil futures extraction leases they cant have oil for $18.00 a barrel.they want to sell their frack oil and shale sand (the waste thats left over from when US oil ran out 30+years ago.That oil is not cheap or easy to get so the price must remain high.
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gmcgas
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 6:36:21 AM

nothing changed in last serval years. price just marches upward. may come down for a bit, but always goes higher than before.
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rick_evans
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 6:35:17 AM

GB should stick to reporting. Predicting gas prices is like predicting the stock market.
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RogerB
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 6:34:26 AM

Yesterday's OLD news...
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bad_sailor
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 6:33:04 AM

If people will pay it, they will charge it!
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slgas
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 6:32:23 AM

Very pleased with about $3.20 around here.
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9C1
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 6:32:20 AM

Spill baby spill
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fordfan1
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 6:31:53 AM

This price range shows that greed is running rampant here in the Midwest!!!!
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naw62
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 6:31:36 AM

Same old story
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jeskibuff
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 6:29:45 AM

wegman said: "the replacements are unproven, more expensive, don't work very well and in some cases (ethanol from cellulose) don't exist."

Just more government stupidity that adds to the cost of gas...

"Refiners are now stuck between a rock and a hard place. They are required to blend a nonexistent product—cellulosic biofuels—and have to pay a fee to the government because it does not exist."
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mark1962
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 6:29:26 AM

as always
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Noewal
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 6:28:52 AM

Duh! Yesterday's news.
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eightiesgod
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 6:27:42 AM

ok
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prcoqui
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 6:27:33 AM

I'm glad to be ob the "green" side of the map.
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KentsterPA
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 6:27:00 AM

3.55 seems pretty good
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RocketGeek
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 6:25:48 AM

Just the usual BS and speculation.
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fcdriver
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 6:24:48 AM

waide array just here in one state
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jimraehl
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 6:24:40 AM

I thought Utah prices were high at 3.69, until I paid 4.79 near Chicago O'Hare airport.
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Luckylindy
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 6:24:05 AM

Wide array, high and higher.
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wegman
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 6:22:54 AM

Tight market. Unnecessarily so because too many people high in government (unfortunately including the President of the United States) think that high density fuels with a proven track record and a substantial infrastructure built around them are evil and need to be replaced. Unfortunately, the replacements are unproven, more expensive, don't work very well and in some cases (ethanol from cellulose) don't exist.
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skanytank
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 6:22:39 AM

Yesterday's OLD news...
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dave364
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 6:22:35 AM

prices all out of wack hang all speculators
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sawdust1825
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 6:22:35 AM

Let's hope it levels out.
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nb52
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 6:21:49 AM

Can't beat MICHIGAN!
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subnuke
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 6:21:34 AM

more refineries
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rogerparry
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 6:21:32 AM

About $3.40/gallon here.
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Ratso
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 6:21:29 AM

Pump prices here range from $3.99 to $4.16 / gal. How much more are we going to be asked to pay ? Time for something else for an answer !
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Jmac2008
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 6:19:49 AM

peoria illinois is $4.25 per gallon that is just crazy.
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EJH22
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 6:19:02 AM

IT has been crazy prices for years
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HEBster
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 6:18:39 AM

Mid $3's in KY
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