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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2013 10:03:12 AM

With 2014 just a New Years Eve celebration away, motorists have been hoping they'll be able to keep a resolution of finding cheap gas in the year ahead, so here are a few things you can expect at the pump in 2014:

1. Wild Price Swings - Volatility in the U.S. gasoline market is here to stay. Very uneven crude oil prices, and equally uneven regional refining should lead to gyrations of 30-75cts gal more for given localities.

(Where we came from in 2013, month by month)

2. Big Spreads Amongst Retailers in the Same Area - Gasoline prices promise to be highly variable even within small geographic communities. There are two movements at work in U.S. retail markets. Several major companies are invested in product...

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mbfd302
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2014 12:32:35 AM

Some info is good,
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magpie2013
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2014 8:56:20 PM

Happy new year once again we find our selves at the mercy of the gasoline industry. Don't buy unless you need it to go to work, buddy up with another driver if you can. Drive a little slower. See how long they can hold out if we don't buy as much , if people would stick together the price will come down.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 12:08:02 AM

Happy 2014. Let's hope pump prices ACTUALLY DROP...
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 12:07:36 AM

randog: welcome to BOHICA Pig Oil style.
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randog
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 11:11:12 AM

This still underestimates the intentional price volatility that Speedway imposes on the midwest. They control the market share and thus, the prices.
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 10:20:58 AM

Cool graphic
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 8:14:05 AM

SSDD!
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 6:57:28 AM

doesn't take a crystal ball to know that there will be swings in the future and more of them will be up and less dropping down.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2013 12:02:37 AM

swings have occurred in the past, will occur in the future. Doesn't take a crystal ball.
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Karisholman
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2013 7:21:55 PM

Swings are sure to occur.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2013 8:23:29 AM

gold: you're right. They're already on the rise.

PS: congrats on your 12,000th post :)
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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2013 4:22:13 PM

Doubt we'll see prices go down much or stay down for long.
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2013 1:07:15 PM

This administration want high gas prices.
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2013 1:23:39 AM

Real slow!
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2013 12:12:13 AM


Very interesting
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 10:47:40 PM

bring on the drilling
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 7:08:19 PM


Old news already commented
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 6:19:25 PM

Agree with BarbieLoveJax.
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 2:00:27 PM

Price, price, price.
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 1:40:04 PM

Just give us some stability in gas prices. If inventories are up and US production is up, then prices should be down and stable.
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 1:05:19 PM

Kill it.
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 1:03:53 PM

This is the third or fourth day for this post. Enough already.
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 1:03:22 PM

A whole host of areas to find excuses to raise prices in 2014.
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 1:02:56 PM

I am not excited about the possibility of tax increases.
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 1:02:50 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 12:55:58 PM

This market has taken some getting used to.
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 12:55:44 PM

We can't control these elements as consumers but we can keep up-to-date on current prices w/aids like GasBuddy.
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 12:51:49 PM

I think this has been the same for at least 10 years.
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 12:49:22 PM

Nothing but racketeering. If we had a congress that could get stuff done a congressional investigation would be in order.
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 12:47:56 PM

for the third day in a row
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 12:47:01 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 12:42:08 PM

old post
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 12:41:54 PM

Ah...I could never get it up for "top-ten" lists. I'm going to pass and just go on to the next article if you don't mind.
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 12:41:39 PM

Rerun
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 12:41:35 PM

same price swing here in ontario.
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 12:39:51 PM

Thank you.
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 12:38:48 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 12:37:41 PM

Greed isn't dead even at Christmas
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 12:37:08 PM

So sad it has to be this way.
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 12:35:50 PM

This is a repeat
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 12:32:13 PM

old
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 12:31:08 PM

Uncle is still in our pockets.
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 12:30:30 PM

Good Old GREED
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 12:29:40 PM

And higher prices.
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 12:29:24 PM

okay.
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 12:26:00 PM

old and greed
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 12:25:38 PM

that's nice.
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 12:23:15 PM

Old
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 12:22:43 PM


The good, the bad and the ugly!
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 12:22:20 PM

Old news
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