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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 11:03:56 AM

When gasoline prices go up in your neighborhood it’s hard to imagine that anyone else has it worse. Who’s got the worst price volatility in the country? Which markets see the steepest price hikes? Where do the gas stations and convenience stores change the prices most frequently? GasBuddy found the answers.

“While major markets like LA, NY and Chicago get much of the attention and criticism, they’re not even in the top 20 among cities that see the steepest price hikes,” says Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst with GasBuddy.

“The steep price hikes recorded in more than 25 cities in the Midwest dwarf the increases seen in the rest of the country. And nowhere is it worse than Ft. Wayne, Indiana. So far this year...

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evowner
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2013 7:45:05 AM

We're reducing gasoline purchases by using our Leaf. Unless we're on a trip, we buy only one tank in two months.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2013 12:51:28 AM

Coastie: on the bright side, you don't see them slide up either lol.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2013 12:50:49 AM

wood, welcome to the world of Pig Oil...
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wood47
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2013 9:50:45 PM

Jackson, Michigan last week was 3.38 Thursday went up to 3.69 back down to 3.60. It will go back up to around 3.70 a gallon this week because of the holiday. There is no way I can believe that we are not being gouged. The polictions either have there head up somebodies A** or they are on the payroll of the oil compines. And by that I mean it starts at the top both Feds and state.

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jfftuba
Sophomore Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2013 6:20:02 PM

Michigan seems to have constantly changing prices that have too
Rolling price hikes across the state.
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Retired-Coastie
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2013 10:17:43 AM

We have the opposite problem in my town. Prices don't move, I can log in a post gas prices for weeks without looking at prices 'cause they don't change even when the rest of the country is going down as much as .50 they are locked in place.
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madocON
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2013 9:22:52 AM

All in the control of big guys
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2013 5:59:18 AM

borsht: not everyone has that luxury.
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borsht
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2013 1:06:10 PM

If the government would just put on extremely high taxes, like in Europe, the price fluctuations would go away.
So for me, the bright side is that with high fluctuations, I can be thankful that our taxes aren't the highest in the world. Also, when we get dips, I fill up. When they are high I drive the most ecconomical car.
I have two.
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idler123
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2013 10:22:05 AM

What is a gas-user to do?? Can't do anything except pay the price :(
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2013 9:18:55 AM

Right on cue, GREEDway is leading a 30-cent jump in sw Ohio.
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2013 8:45:44 AM

Visit Danville, Illinois all the stations have the same price most the time or a couple cents off. A monopoly that the state Attorney General should work on since the Federal "Holder" wont.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2013 5:54:53 AM

kingart: by all the people on the site chipping in with the prices and GB using the data cruncher to come up with info.
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Mnbncounter
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2013 2:25:45 AM

I lived in the Twin Cities for 10 years. There was a definite pattern to fluctuations in gas prices.

After a price increase, prices would drift down over the next two or three weeks. Then there would be a dramatic increase of 10-15 cents/gallon, and the increase would occur on the same day of the week as the last increase two or three weeks earlier.

Then the pattern would start over again.
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kingart22
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2013 5:20:18 PM

HOW does Gasbud get the heads-up on price increases?
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punchy60
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2013 10:46:30 AM

After all that, still no explanation from the refineries or oil companies. Guess they would agree its greed.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 5:35:57 PM

Go GasBuddy!
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gas_sipperNY
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 4:55:54 PM

I know this and yet the information is still shocking to me.
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suzyandbetsy
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 3:38:21 PM

Great article. In the NYC tri-state area, gas prices are so much cheaper the minute you cross out of NY & into NJ or PA... just like w/ everything else!
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boldrph
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 3:33:36 PM

there are some sophisticated mathematical models for volatility. 1c and 3c ups and downs aren't much help
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boldrph
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 3:32:02 PM

what goes down may come up: We complain about the higher highs, but we’re quiet when we benefit from the lower lows!”
Read more at http://blog.gasbuddy.com/posts/GasBuddy-identifies-U-S-cities-with-wildest-gas-price-fluctuations/1715-548521-1958.aspx#mEgPIKBGiT1HqyIi.99
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ModelWarships
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 3:09:46 PM

Watch out for the Conoco station in Ogalalla, Nebraska. They list regular for 3.54 but only 2 of 10 pumps have it at that price. Instead they try to sell you regular w/ethanol for 3.99! What a ripoff.
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caddilac
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 2:55:59 PM


"GasBuddy identifies U.S. cities with wildest gas price fluctuations"

I don't buy my gas in the US, so their gas price fluctuations mean nothing to me.

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Grismer
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 2:52:08 PM

As usual, the national average price will be used to bury these local disparities. Rotational gouging has become standard procedure.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 2:29:43 PM

gas has gone up 30 cents today!
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Ramaniac
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 2:28:38 PM

too bad for those guys.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 2:26:45 PM

old....
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 2:26:38 PM

REPEAT!
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 2:25:39 PM

What lower lows?
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 2:25:04 PM

Repeat . . .
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satrn38mpg
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 2:22:48 PM

missed a couple . Buffalo and Niagara Falls >>>
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bobsalwaysmt
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 2:20:55 PM

Wherever they can get away with it they will - MANIPULATION!!!!
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300kmiles
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 2:18:32 PM

??? Greed?!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 2:16:22 PM

Good information.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 2:16:04 PM

I can contest to this living in the chicagoland area
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 2:15:16 PM

Okay.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 2:14:23 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 2:14:14 PM

Follow the bouncing ball...
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texashoudini
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 2:13:48 PM

Wonder why Austin, Texas isn't on the list? The range here is $3.18 for a low and $3.69 for a high. That is a difference of 51 cents a gallon. Tells you something about the Vallejo station that is ripping the public on Barton Springs Road. I don't see how they stay in business.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 2:09:31 PM

ok
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tex_mex13
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 2:08:23 PM

Prices good in Austin , Tx.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 2:07:07 PM

Can we say SP(GR)EEDWAY EFFECT , In ,MI thats what it's called . were's the justice in why they gouge us like this... pure GREED !!!!!
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Panama Red
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 2:03:34 PM

In San Diego the gas prices fluctuate from high to higher.
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jellybelly72
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 2:03:27 PM

Rises fast and drops very slow
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CocoPaz
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 2:03:06 PM

Up and down here a lot in SB, too.
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ezone
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 2:03:03 PM

Indiana????
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RogerB
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 2:00:24 PM

... we just stay high in San diego


tpguess, HOW do you stay high?

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RogerB
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 1:56:57 PM

Patrick was very "nice" in this article - he neglected to point out that he has statistics PROVING that these EXCESSIVE price fluctuations occur only in locations where Speedway stations have a significant percentage of the gasoline retail market share.

Just ONE of the reasons why I almost NEVER purchase gas at a Speedway station.
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tpguess
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 1:55:34 PM

We don't fluctuate as much... we just stay high in San diego
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 1:55:13 PM

read it before.
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