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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 2:00:50 PM

Is the end near for the decline in gasoline prices that has lasted some 37-days? It may be, all thanks to sudden optimism that the fed shutdown and debt ceiling situation may soon be over.

Markets soared on the news that politicians were working on a plan, and oil prices gained nearly $2/bbl, even after the EIA yesterday pointed to a large increase in crude supplies, and gasoline supply that stood 12.5% above their year ago level.

Spot gasoline prices, which weigh heavily on wholesale prices, or the price that stations pay, was up double digits per gallon with the Great Lakes market seeing the largest jump thanks to small refinery mishaps. Spot prices across the country were up 8 to 13 cents per gallon, and surely if this...

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tutaw
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 4:50:35 PM

swell
lorimarie36
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 4:35:42 PM

We all know eventually it was going up anyway, didn't we?
ESP27
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 4:35:26 PM

what optimism? they just wanted to up the price of gas.
Gerg001
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 3:11:15 PM

Instead of government money they will look to us? We are definitely voting foot the wrong people.
Countryman2013
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 3:09:34 PM

Speculators 10 - Consumers 0
Zuman
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 3:08:16 PM

And we'll get screwed.
GatorGuy
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 3:06:38 PM

"optimism about Fed shutdown".

Now we're getting excited?
nemoFL
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 3:01:23 PM

hope not
tomok
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:59:49 PM

Optimism about Fed shutdown/debt ceiling resolution boosts oil prices. Higher pump prices coming, the current 'lower fuel prices' could not have lasted for very long. The worst potus ever and one group of politicians trying to right the wrong of 'that' individual. Health care should not have to cost such an astronomical amount and be so unaffordable for the US population. There has been NO improvement for health care in the US, not until someone else has the skills to improve it!!!!
This sounds like prejacu---, ahhhhhh, manipulation to me!
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
bassakwards007
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:58:47 PM

will go up no matter what
hunterruss
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:57:30 PM

Just raise the prices already. Lame excuses abound.
caddilac
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:56:32 PM


"Optimism about Fed shutdown/debt ceiling resolution boosts oil prices"

And gasoline prices as well.
THX138
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:53:22 PM

The neighbor's dog across the street pharrted and sent the price of gas up 8 cents/gal.
k2kipp
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:51:52 PM

Yep... the low-life scum oil companies didn't wait long to start jacking up the gas prices up here.
Rhino8of8
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:50:20 PM

Price going up even tho there's a surplus.
pitamon
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:48:40 PM

We knew the speculators would pump it back up, we just did not when.
geezrtek
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:48:09 PM

Submitted Yesterday
goldrose1
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:48:05 PM

Gives people something to talk about over their Starbucks.
Bonanza
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:46:17 PM

Yesterday's news
red5529
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:40:53 PM

Stay home anyway, let them choke on surplus supplies.
sanjeev3
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:39:39 PM

ok
fieldt
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:39:36 PM

Another reason to keep it shutdown?
Bigtex09
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:31:18 PM

what a joke for a boost
thuathienhue
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:29:51 PM

Hope it ends soon
Voltus
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:28:51 PM

the boggy man is coming
marion1739
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:27:45 PM

Here comes 4.50 a gallon nation wide.
DragonLady76
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:27:04 PM

WHATEVER!
032946
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:22:37 PM

There is always a cheap excuse to raise the price at the pump. The oil companies never miss a chance to gouge consumers.
BrucePen
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:21:24 PM

Of course.
24RaceFan
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:21:02 PM

Just another reason for speculators to screw with gas prices.
Gascapade
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:19:28 PM

Speculator rats will rocket prices back up at any opportunity....
Cableman66
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:12:47 PM

Old news.
36IHBinder
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:12:40 PM

Gas jumped today.
PrettyLittleLady
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:09:30 PM

really..
fullauto
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:09:07 PM

17th babes
JFC
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:08:03 PM

But diesel prices haven't budged! Why??
mikesr100
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:07:23 PM

OK
fowlcan
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:06:46 PM

Price of gasoline rose in my neighborhood overnight.
MaxCO2
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:06:38 PM

What we need is a change in the U.S. Constitution where we can vote to toss every Senator and/or Congressperson out the door and start over. They also lose all medical and retirement benefits if this happens.
It's pretty damn clear that none of our elected "representatives" are representing anyone but themselves.
It's time to flush the toilet folks.
73amx
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:04:35 PM

ok
LoneGuy
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:03:02 PM

No help from the GVT!
fedupp
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:02:49 PM

Thank you thank you and with that I am gone for the weekend-enjoy
brian1145
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:01:54 PM

Nothing drives down the cost of oil better than the threat of a good old fashioned recession instigated by your friendly Republican Party.
smelser1123
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:01:39 PM

Good comment fedupp
idigau22
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:01:09 PM

It is time to clean out the trash!! Throw out all the bums!!!
nehemiah
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:00:15 PM

dumb reaction
frogdad
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 1:59:47 PM

hmmm...
fedupp
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 1:58:18 PM

There are a lot of people on here that are trying to will something into being that is simply imposible,and that is affordable oil from frack and shale----the fact of the matter is that Iraq's oil (25% of the worlds easily accessible high quality oil)had to be taken off the world market(and kept off)to even make frack and shale and option,and they kept it off by letting China and Russia have it. Frack and shale are the end result of sky high oil prices-not the answer to sky high oil prices.
pokey2002
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 1:57:32 PM

old
jpj23
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 1:54:56 PM

Why should the federal government shutdown affect oil prices to begin with?
TxMtb
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 1:53:01 PM

Jumped earlier this week.
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