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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2014 11:44:30 AM

GasBuddy’s Year in Review

Midwest refinery problems (May); Quebec train disaster (July); & U.S. threat of attack on Syria (Sept.) had greatest impact on 2013 gasoline prices

When shaping a perspective on gasoline prices and the events that had the greatest impact in 2013, there’s no question that three events stand above all others:

>Midwest refinery problems in May that pushed Chicago’s average price to an all-time record of $4.47 per gal.
>The July 6 disaster in Quebec when a Montreal Maine & Atlantic Railway train hauling 72 tankers of crude crashed and killed 47 people;
>President Obama threatens a military strike on Syria (August).

2013 saw the annual spring ‘run up...

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GasaHawg
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 9:16:16 PM

Like they need an excuse to raise the prices! All energy prices should be frozen when ever there is a disruption or threat of one.
myambro
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 3:26:50 PM

Really?..
us412
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 2:56:04 PM

A Midwest refinery wreck, a train wreck and a Train Wreck.
GryphonX
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 2:50:11 PM

There's a whole science dedicated to how humans try to recognize patterns from random data.

There's definitely a seasonal component to some of these numbers, but the other "trends ...?"

Perhaps not ...
40mpgsaturn
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 2:21:17 PM

I hope 2014 is better!
Tralp
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 2:09:45 PM

ok
FocusFree
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 2:00:26 PM

Suppose I should get a smart phone!
shephle
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:58:51 PM

NO APP
moregas1966
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:57:58 PM

ok
Wolfwings
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:53:07 PM

While I see apps for apple and android, i see NO APP for my Windows 8 Phone, so, to me, there is NO APP...
greenfog
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:45:32 PM

use the app all the time, i have select stations that i use do to gas quality and the app tells me who is lower out of that group.
pecos
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:45:23 PM

Thanks gas buddy.
goblueia
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:44:10 PM

Great app to use!
lorimarie36
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:43:36 PM

Even though I don't have a phone to use the app, I check GasBuddy online to make sure I'm getting the best deal.
idigau22
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:41:25 PM

Keep On Posting GasBuddy's!!
rampower80
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:39:34 PM

GasBuddy will save you money. Just use it!
skysteve1
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:38:07 PM

good work gas buddies,
Gtowngasman
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:38:00 PM

Stations should not be allowed to raise and lower their price until they receive a new load of product.
mfgendron
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:37:41 PM

We are still paying too much per gallon. Highway robbery.
BAJALRRP
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:36:55 PM

Thank you!
goinwgas
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:34:19 PM

it's always something
calwdstk
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:33:04 PM

Guess I should be happy, as it could have been worse. Not exactly sure how yet.
Jayburt
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:32:30 PM

love the current excuses why were paying so much
zinni1985
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:31:58 PM

ok
oldforger
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:27:46 PM

ok
ejl2000
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:27:34 PM

All just lame excuses for pulling more $ from our pockets!!!
Lologogo
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:27:23 PM

I believe it!
kd5kpd
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:26:23 PM

Git-r-done!!
scorpiogg
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:26:19 PM

ok
EVBuddy
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:22:12 PM

very interesting
ClassicWheeler
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:21:47 PM

A year of ups and downs.
BarbieLoveJax
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:21:14 PM

Interesting. I use my app.
sparkie951
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:20:18 PM

ok
TopGunn
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:19:33 PM

Numbers can be made to say anything. Don't see it in a single app.
deaconjones
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:19:08 PM

OK.....
Dennisjk
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:18:12 PM

I always use GasBuddy when filling up my truck and my wife's car.
thew_hawks10
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:17:41 PM

Cool review, but I hate remembering the Midwest oil spike - that one hurt.
XeniaBilliards
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:17:27 PM

okay
Cuzilla
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:16:31 PM

GasBuddy GasBuddy drill drill drill!
CDMAuto
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:11:40 PM

OLD NEWS
ggg452
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:11:35 PM

I use GasBuddy every day....
wu123
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:11:18 PM

I hope that someday we can look back at these prices and laugh about how much we paid back then.
WhyThisStation
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:07:46 PM

Good App, just a few glitches in the iOS7 release.
Alfied
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:05:47 PM

Good for GasBuddy.
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:05:18 PM

GasBuddy is a must particularly when traveling!
TA33
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:02:34 PM

I use GasBuddy every time I need to fill up.
colaguy
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:02:09 PM

good job
Bigtex09
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:01:53 PM

great app
Brakepiston
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:00:33 PM

I hope that somebody in the government looks at all this data. I certainly pick and choose where I fill up these days based on the GasBuddy prices. I bet that every gas station uses the app as well to monitor the competition on an hourly basis.
double_the_e
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 12:59:18 PM

great!
Countryman2013
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 12:57:20 PM

God bless Gas Buddy!
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