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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2013 10:51:59 AM

The Energy Information Administration released its weekly report on the status of petroleum inventories in the United States today.

Here are some highlights:

CRUDE INVENTORIES:
Crude oil inventories increased by 6.8 million barrels to a total of 370.5 million barrels. At 370.5 million barrels, inventories are 4.2 million barrels above last year (1.1%) and are above the upper part of the average range for this time of year.

GASOLINE INVENTORIES:
Gasoline inventories increased by 0.1 million barrels to 219.9 million barrels. At 219.9 million barrels, inventories are up 24.5 million barrels, or 12.5% higher than one year ago. Here's how individual regions and their gasoline inventory fared last week: East...

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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 6:04:21 AM

another set of statistical lies?
kiholt
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 1:36:59 PM

I agree with fedupp about were at just one thing .... If MITTENS was elected we ALL would be screwed even harder not even with vaseline and have to say thank you .
JoeKR
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 10:08:51 AM

And yet, if a tropical storm were to slow down a refinery for half a day, prices would leap!
randyragon
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 9:41:56 AM

I was going to ask how come with demand for gas going down so much that crude supply is unexpectedly up by over Six and a Half MILLION barrels, that the price of WTI isn't down by $13.00 a barrel. But then I remembered lately one of the excuses lately for raising the price was a new pipeline to open at the end of October. They'll pipe it to the coast, refine it the minimum to no longer be called crude, but a product. Then they can export it getting around the no domestic crude export law. And we continue to pay the high prices even though we have cut back due to the high prices and have contributed to a higher supply.
HawaiianGuy
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 9:26:41 AM

Well I damn sure ain't seeing that around here. Someone's making money hand over fist and it sure ain't me.
fedupp
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 9:23:03 AM

Every single time I read the posts on here at least one person writes "I got gas for $1.85 when Obama was elected and he raised the gas prices off with his head" And I just shake my head,were you not driving or alive at that time? For five full years before that gas prices came up steady-it seemed to me the price of oil came up every day(in reality it was more like every month)we saw our first $2.00gal gas in history our first $3.00 our first $4.00+ gallon before Obama got in. july 2008 saw the highest crude oil prices in history at $145.00 per barrel.I remember standing outside my house on A main busy road after 6:00pm and seeing no cars at all just before the worst part of the crash-and I say worst part because here the crash started at least by 2004 for us,and a lot of that was due to high gas prices.All the things that caused these sky high oil prices went down years before almost everyone knew who Obama was-and the only reason gas was cheap when he got elected is because the stock market was destroyed-cut more than in half--and what is half of $4.25? $2.12----I dont like Obama and he could be helping,but this damage is a decade old already.Frack and shale oil are extremely expensive to develop(and that is only part of the actual costs)and has a very high support cost of at least $70.00 per barrel before profit--these high prices were planned and are here to stay-think about it why with all the power in the world behind them,why would they let the price go down now? Do you really think they are going to let low quality tar sand flood out their market here? Thats why most of it will be exported.OPEC could drown us in cheap oil-but why would they?They still sell the same $10.00 barrel of oil they had before the wars for $105.00 they must laugh at us until they need oxygen for paying $100.00+ for a barrel of oil.And there is way more to this awfull ten year old story,another part is China and now Russia have control of most of Iraq's ocean of cheap oil our troops died for ect.ect.ect.
randyragon
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 8:46:03 AM

If the supply went down just a half million, the price of WTI would jump a dollar. So why when the supply unexpectedly goes up Six and a Half MILLION, the price doesn't go down $13 a barrel? Manipulation and greed of course is the answer since it hasn't followed supply and demand for years.
madison8359
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 7:40:29 AM

Fear and emotion still rule when it comes to pricing even though prices still high.
dandvicb
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 6:48:27 AM

SPECULATION!!
VMIJim
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 6:47:57 AM

I will take savings at the pump any way I can get it but don't expect it to last long & certainly don't believe anything coming out of the Oblamer Administration while they continue to play Chicken Little with the govt shutdown & debt ceiling. Give me a freaking break!!
peregrin
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 6:24:13 AM

So, when do we see the consequence at the pump?
dudleydolittle
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 6:08:29 AM

whatever
metrojeep
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 6:02:01 AM

Just more numbers
swede
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 6:01:12 AM

That inventory report should have gasoline prices dropping.
ponyNJ
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 6:00:45 AM

The price should come down more in order for the economy to produce more jobs.
rogerparry
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 6:00:05 AM

Price drop?
jppezz
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:59:41 AM

Stop exporting.
AESJOBLOM4
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:59:23 AM

PRICE GO DOWN YOU THINK
duane7810
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:58:53 AM

why export??
DerTaubman
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:58:40 AM

Why arent prices dropping?
Just jumped thirty cents here this week.
Jeffro61
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:58:33 AM

Ok
racerdj
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:57:59 AM

Why are prices rising?
gougenator
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:57:54 AM

/////They cut production to drive prices up and still people will not CONSERVE!!!
Slow down. Drive less. Save gas and money////

THEY ALREADY ARE!! but.......the manipulators are still dragging the carrot out from under your noses! ha!

the Big Oil Clowns still push the button to raise prices regardless!!!


[Edited by: gougenator at 10/10/2013 5:58:50 AM EST]
duane7810
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:57:42 AM

so???
mickeymike
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:55:29 AM

guess they're switching over to winter blends..Oh right, they already did that!!!!! Gee I wonder why then are inventories so high?
alphanyr
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:55:23 AM

Price fixing
Lengas
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:54:40 AM

up up up up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
gws2980
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:54:07 AM

It's very nice to see them continuing to drop
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:54:06 AM

ok
Ferdman17
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:53:46 AM

They will find away to reduce the inventories so they can raise the prices.
livedream
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:53:28 AM

Good question, judgemobile.

Cutting production will only serve to drive prices back up. That should make the Speculators happy.
LeeFree
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:53:01 AM

Refineries cutting production to firm up prices?
Petrock
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:51:54 AM

With oil and gas inventories both up it much be time to raise prices! Always seems to have about that much logic!
luckyl
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:50:54 AM

So are gas prices cuts coming???
luckyl
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:50:19 AM

So are gas prices cuts coming???
judgemobile
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:49:40 AM

why does this agency function and release figures when Labor Department is precluded from announcing national unemployment numbers during shutdown ?
Hunter114
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:48:39 AM

Cutting refining? An excuse for gas pimps.
dylan126
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:48:24 AM

shows people are not driving as much
Janetique
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:47:00 AM

Good inventory levels both in crude and distillates.
rick_evans
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:46:44 AM

"Why cut .. produce and let the little guy benefit."

You're trying to be funny, right?
Alderaan
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:46:30 AM

Of course.
jdhelm
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:46:27 AM

ok
jackson661
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:43:26 AM

Why cut .. produce and let the little guy benefit.
hamdriver
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:43:06 AM

Huh?
werich44
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:42:39 AM

Why are we still waiting for a significant price reduction. Could it be due to speculators!!!
raccoon2011
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:42:18 AM

prices are @ 3.35 at the lowest
honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:41:50 AM

yawn...
tndirtydawg
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:40:56 AM

A cut in production will no doubt result in prices climbing as the inventory on hand declines.
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:40:49 AM

More old news.
DrivingFool2
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:35:04 AM

speculators pockets swell
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:34:00 AM

Cut the price at the PUMP.
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