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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2013 11:08:38 AM

Gas prices across the country remain in somewhat of a limbo as we await tomorrow's announcement from the White House. The stakes are high: attack Syria and upset what stability there is in the region, or not attack, and avoid the wrath of the American people, and the people far beyond our borders.

There's the possibility of a big impact on gasoline prices as well- with all the threats from Syria itself, Iran, Russia, it would likely put tremendous upward pressure on oil prices, and thus gasoline prices, even as oil consumption drops in the world's largest oil consuming country.

There's already been talk about releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in the case that oil prices spike, but would that be enough to...

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stonejd
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2013 7:19:28 AM

Politics and Petroleum... things that make you go hmmmmmm!
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2013 8:03:53 AM

prices slowly dropping at some stations here. For those claiming that pump prices aren't tied to politics, here's the best proof.
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Tommyguns45
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2013 8:49:03 AM

The Strategic Petroleum Reserve should never be touched unless the US is attacked, not to use it to settle other countries wars.
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BMWer
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 7:09:51 PM

I have a feeling that the price of gas will go up whatever the decision is
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ladiediOH
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 10:33:12 AM

What a mess...........
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fedupp
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 10:01:31 AM

We cant even afford a few grenades,or the gas to go get them after Iraq and Afghanistan.
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OldMan322
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 9:58:47 AM

"MacDad614" Hopefully
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drdownes
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 9:48:48 AM

Obama needs to look at the check book. Seems to me that there is insufficient justification to finance his proposed action with funds we don't have. They would put me in jail for hot checks.
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fedupp
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 9:47:21 AM

Oh I guess not he still wants to attack,what a dumb ass.....
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fedupp
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 9:44:08 AM

Seems like maybe Obama made the correct call?
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Jb4588
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 9:24:11 AM

Ok
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MacDad614
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 9:12:07 AM

1 hour ago

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Syrian government has accepted a Russian proposal to put its chemical weapons under international control to avoid a possible U.S. military strike, Interfax news agency quoted Syria's foreign minister as saying on Tuesday.

Now you can stop YOUR speculating.
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Paul1955
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 8:45:35 AM

Need to keep his opinions quiet until congress rules on it.
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fedupp
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 7:49:34 AM

Because the oil men and buisness men got sick of the politicians telling them what to do,and so they became the politicians themselves-take a look at Dick Cheneys 2005 energy policy act. For 8 full years big oil was our government.
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Dennis783
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 7:34:25 AM

why would we allow a system where something as important to the economy as fuel prices is tied to political actions
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fedupp
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 6:34:02 AM

The only thing the American people get out of war(or support for Israel during war)with the middle east is higher fuel prices higher and higher deficit's that suck up all the money for our future,and a price never worth paying the lives of our soldiers.The first time we went through this was the late 60s early 70s wars in the middle east-our support for Israel got us OPEC and 70% higher fuel prices,destroyed our economy,almost ruined our auto industry-and drained the pockets of most Americans.The second time with the Invasion of Iraq oil prices more than quadrupled,destroyed our economy,almost ruined our auto industry,drained the pockets of most Americans-and got us set up on frack and shale oil that costs three times more than middle east oil(all while China and Russia drain Iraq's oil wealth)And whats left of the American middle class pays for most of it.Most Americans in the last two presidential elections voted for the man that was talking about ending two wars and not starting more wars-just think if it would have went the other way with MR.WW3 (John McCain) or lets invade Iran(Romney) We cant just invade that area now China and Russia are making deals for cheap oil in Iraq,Iran,Kuait,ect.ect.ect.
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prcoqui
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 6:24:11 AM

Price went down 4 cents overnight.
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EVBuddy
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 6:20:07 AM

Oil gave up yesterday's gain
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Jeffro61
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 6:16:10 AM

Stay at home and mind our own business.
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bobzilla11
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 6:14:01 AM

any news is good news for speculators
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fillerupyeoww
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 6:10:05 AM

Pump prices around here are certainly not in limbo.
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rogerparry
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 6:07:09 AM

Any excuse to raise prices.
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bikerWI
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 6:06:24 AM

We'll just have to cut back more if the prices spike.
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pitamon
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 6:03:46 AM

Even if we do nothing, prices will spike.
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ColonelK
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 6:01:27 AM

Get ready for a spike in gas prices.... AGAIN !!
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 6:00:30 AM

This we know
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smqua
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 6:00:26 AM

Well, nobody else listens to him.
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sappie
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 5:59:38 AM

here we go again.
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Hunter114
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 5:59:13 AM

Oil pimps on stand by.
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amisero
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 5:59:12 AM

Get the prices to a European level, Obama said.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 5:59:02 AM

there will be a reason for another spike
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Ken007
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 5:58:43 AM

Do not attack, Mr. President. Enough wars with us in it, in the middle east.
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aburns20
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 5:57:29 AM

I'm sure the prices will spike up no matter what he says.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 5:56:14 AM

Gas prices seem to remain in "limbo." I'm sure Obama will do whatever he can to mess them up even more!
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bassakwards007
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 5:55:46 AM

Oh well, someone has to get the blame
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 5:55:45 AM

ok Ticoman54 ....love it !
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Ticoman54
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 5:54:00 AM

And the liberals will still try to make the case that it's Bush's fault.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 5:53:54 AM

Thanks for sharing.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 5:53:39 AM

What a mess
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jppezz
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 5:53:23 AM

Stay out of Syria.
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alphanyr
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 5:51:19 AM

Going up in CT
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 5:51:19 AM

bad
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 5:50:37 AM

The only thing consistent about gas prices is that they don't need a reason to go higher!
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 5:48:51 AM

Stay out of Syria.
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luckyl
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 5:47:38 AM

no MORE war!
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 5:45:00 AM

Oblameo will screw this up too.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 5:44:14 AM

The last 6yrs have been.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 5:43:49 AM

Potus only makes things worse.
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gabisgram
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 5:42:47 AM

Um... could they be in limbo at a lot lower level?
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 5:41:38 AM

Yep. Again. Again.
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