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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 10:35:46 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 decreased by 10.6 million barrels to a total of 375.2 million barrels. At 375.2 million barrels, inventories are 2.6 million barrels above last year (0.7%) and are above the upper part of the average range for this time of year.

GASOLINE INVENTORIES:
Gasoline inventories increased by 6.7 million barrels to 219.1 million barrels. At 219.1 million barrels, inventories are up 2.0 million barrels, or 0.9% 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: Dec 19, 2013 12:03:35 AM

of course, prices are not dropping now that the next round of holidays is knocking on the door.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2013 5:53:27 AM

fed: probably nothing other than keep driving like there's no end to oil?
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fedupp
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2013 10:13:29 AM

I am wondering what people are going to do when they finally realize that North American crude oil is just way too expensive to get out of the ground-and will never provide us with the fuel prices needed for prosperity--Alaska oil is way too expensive-let alone frack,shale and tar.Cheap oil comes from the middle east and Venezuela-and just about nowhere else.
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leo3614
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 1:17:18 PM

means almost nothing at gas pump
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Jeff4U
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 12:33:38 PM

Happens every December.
The IRS charges tax on your inventory, so naturally you want to reduce it as much as possible at end-of-year.
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randyragon
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 8:16:27 AM

Crude went down 10.6 but gas and distillates went up 11.2. And when you process crude you don't get a one to one equivalent for output. I was told it is close to 80%. So realistically there was a 2.7 million gallon increase in supply that hasn't gone to the consumers yet. They want the crude down as much as possible for the year end inventory that they have to pay taxes on.
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moenkopi23
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 6:12:43 AM

Prices should be dropping!
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ShineRunner
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 6:03:27 AM

We need more refineries and less EPA regulation. Reasonable regulation is important but not the extent that it kills our economy!
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05FLHRI
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:59:38 AM

Ok
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FrankTA2
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:59:12 AM

Why are prices at the pumps still creeping upward?
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luckyl
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:58:30 AM

No surprise.
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NJColt
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:58:12 AM

So what.
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VetteFan
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:58:06 AM

We're asking speculators to raise prices as crude inventories fall. Back to conservation.
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SkooterG
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:57:33 AM

So why are prices going up?
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jflabbe96
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:56:56 AM

Sadly these reports don't have anything to do with the price of gas anymore.
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61chev
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:56:52 AM

OK
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smqua
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:55:40 AM

Yawn
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valby
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:55:03 AM

Ok
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ldb002
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:54:49 AM

ok
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LeeFree
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:50:52 AM

Doesn't seem to have any bearing on pump prices.
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ponyNJ
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:50:19 AM

No surprize. Oil companies refined some of their inventory.
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epf
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:49:18 AM

Like a yo-yo.
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dfp609
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:48:47 AM

Is this going to validate year-end gas price increases?
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jppezz
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:48:24 AM

We need more refineries.
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mohrorless
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:47:50 AM

intentional reduction of inventory makes for planned price increases soon...
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Petrock
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:47:33 AM

If they can run this much crude through the refineries in a week for some year-end balance sheet reason, it's pretty hard to believe the story that limits on refining is the reason for high prices.
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HelenT
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:47:31 AM

old
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Lairre
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:46:46 AM

Old
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gasandgoAL
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:46:06 AM

usually means higher prices
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jci25946
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:44:01 AM

The law of supply and demand is broken..... gas prices????
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:43:56 AM

Just another tactic to create a reason to jack up the price of gas..............
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kirzon484
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:41:07 AM

and this means what
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hamdriver
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:40:45 AM

Crazy
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JPillo
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:40:44 AM

I guess we'll see prices increase again
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nb52
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:39:03 AM

Overpaid EIA bureaucrats.
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fillerupyeoww
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:36:40 AM

It's the heating season.
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jacob5066
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:35:32 AM

Of course
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bradbeebe52
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:34:28 AM

Like the man said...Bah! Humbug!
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gabisgram
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:34:24 AM

Can't have gas prices going too low now can we?
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SpruceGuse2
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:30:57 AM

Just another tactic to create a reason to jack up the price of gas..............
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sappie
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:30:53 AM

ok.drop the price.
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frankkool
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:28:52 AM

Holidays are coming, so gas prices will be increasing shortly. Fill those can cans up.
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roger1315
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:27:27 AM

Market manipulation?
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metrojeep
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:27:23 AM

More numbers
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studebaker1940
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:25:12 AM

See previous article
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AvantiMick
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:22:50 AM

Of course! It's almost travel time in America, time to jab consumers in the ass with high gas prices!!
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Bxman
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:22:10 AM

Market manipulation?
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74celica
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:19:48 AM

and prices still high
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:18:13 AM

Old
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:17:04 AM

OLD
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