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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 1:06:59 PM

Most motorists think they have it figured. They say gas prices always rise for the holiday. Well, they have for the last two Labor Day weekends, but they don't always. So if gas prices aren't rising because the holiday, why are they going up this time?

Well, if you've been paying attention to the news, you probably have seen what's going on in the Middle East- specifically with Syria. With military talk on table, there's concern that any short lived war could cause supply disruption, as it did when Libya flared up back in 2011. When there is unrest anywhere in the Middle East, it will cause oil prices to climb, and this time around there is no exception.

Second, in prior years, hurricane season has come into play. Disruption...

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CliffW
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2013 10:33:35 AM

Labor Day gone...why isn't this story?
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2013 5:52:11 AM

always happens. Oh, the excuse is that we're switching to winter fuels, right? Well, it's still in the 90s here. And will be for another several months. Hard winter ahead or not.

Next 'scuse....?
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RogerB
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2013 12:13:14 AM


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BMWer
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 11:49:10 PM

too late...Syria has had an impact
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fedupp
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 9:21:42 PM

Stay out of the middle east period from now on forever--all the American citizen gets out of it is national debt and high fuel prices---and worse than anything our soldiers killed in action,and for what? We should have never started with the early 70s wars,damn sure should have never invaded Iraq-and for sure should never go into Syria.
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angieoke
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 9:11:55 PM

Stay out of Syria,,,,,, lower gas prices
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fedupp
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 8:57:56 PM

Just think if W-Cheney would have not lied us into Iraq,we would still have affordable oil,a trillion and a half plus interest,5000 soldiers would still be alive-and China and Russia would not have their hands on an ocean of cheap oil.
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Lugi1967
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 8:29:05 PM

Hope USA stays out of the Syria Let the Middle East handle it themselves
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fedupp
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 6:50:11 PM

I think the third one is the worst-our problem now is that we no longer have a source of affordable oil on earth,China and Russia jumped all over that.
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boldrph
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 6:39:34 PM

war drums mean rising prices.
improving economy means rising prices.
gop intransigence means rising prices.
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BAJALRRP
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 6:24:15 PM

OLD
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fedupp
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 4:56:16 PM

The reason the Arabs raised oil prices and created OPEC after the early 70s gulf wars was our support for Israel---the reason we have $4.00gal gas today and had $4.00gal gas five years ago is W-Cheney's invasion of Iraq--without that massive shutdown you cant drive the price up high enough to develop leftover way too expensive frack and shale oil-----now 90% of US developed oil is frack oil------do you know what company supplies the equipment for fracking operations? Halliburton. If Obama pushes us into the middle east again it will only get worse,and on top of that China has been developing Iraq's giant cheap ocean of oil for years and now Russia is getting in on the deal.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 3:27:38 PM

Oil is trading in the rest of the world and it's down today. Obama's decided not to engage in saber rattling until Congress comes back in a week. He wants to get a coalition of the willing and so far nobody but France is willing.

I did the area gas prices between 1:20 PM and 2:00 PM and they haven't twitched a cent.

[Edited by: Sneakers55 at 9/2/2013 3:32:05 PM EST]
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EMoe57
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 3:21:00 PM

old
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k2kipp
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 2:55:48 PM

Happy Labor Day
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hank1326
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 2:34:48 PM

We are getting raked at the pumps while our president is too busy with his myopic agenda. God help us.
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MDTDriver
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 2:33:27 PM

still dropping around my home at a few stations $3.64 to a high of $3.88.

[Edited by: MDTDriver at 9/2/2013 2:33:47 PM EST]
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PetroCrap
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 2:33:17 PM

This Middle East thing has been going on for hundreds of years and the only real disruption has been when the Arabs cut the flow in the 70's. Today, they all know how important the flow of oil is to their way of life that, if at all, there would barely be able blip of disruption in the flow of oil. As for hurricane season, if you're the guy that designed a refinery in a hurricane prone area and didn't take these storms into account during the design process then you're a moron, because hurricanes have been around a lot longer than the Middle East problems.
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Methodist
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 2:30:41 PM

never made the connection.... NOT
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agrico
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 2:28:57 PM

Syria scares no doubt
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malish011
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 2:26:01 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 2:25:14 PM

You call that normal????????
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ttlpkg11
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 2:23:09 PM

really old.
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 2:23:03 PM

greed
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QueenMother
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 2:22:57 PM

Of course right before the holiday weekend.
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 2:22:02 PM

Really?
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 2:22:02 PM

5
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DarTil
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 2:21:34 PM

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DarTil
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 2:21:11 PM

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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 2:20:06 PM

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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 2:19:26 PM

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sehonda
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 2:18:07 PM

old news
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ramgas
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 2:17:26 PM

Starting to get stale...
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gizbo123
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 2:16:16 PM

I know, big gov can lower taxes on it to make up the diff right? They make 3 times the profit so why not. Gov shouldn't make more than the the producers right? Edits to add gov to first sentence hehehhe.

[Edited by: gizbo123 at 9/2/2013 2:16:59 PM EST]
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Double_Golden
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 2:14:51 PM

wow, 4 days old...
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wulf2000
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 2:10:40 PM

Another old article
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 2:09:23 PM

older
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sparkie951
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 2:07:26 PM

Old News
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gastechie
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 2:07:19 PM

So old again. Price will rise after labor day since it looks like we are going to bomb syria.
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 2:05:41 PM

Again, old news.
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 2:02:04 PM

Labor Day is here and this is now old news.
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 1:59:45 PM

Not at all a surprise
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 1:59:24 PM

Time to move on!
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Paul1955
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 1:57:49 PM

DUH!!! Old news
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crashintuc34
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 1:57:03 PM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 1:54:32 PM

Old story. and this is common sense too.
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LQQKGAS
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 1:53:55 PM


And to whom is this manipulation a suprise?
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 1:50:32 PM

Great
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TAT36
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 1:50:22 PM

Last day of holiday and prices have dropped off a little here in North Central Ohio.
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 1:48:18 PM

old
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