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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2014 10:04:58 AM

We're on a streak here in the U.S., and not one that motorists like: yesterday marked the 32nd day in a row that the national average has risen, and it now stands 19 cents higher than a month ago.

This comes a midst higher oil prices as geopolitical tensions result in buyers flooding back into oil, with speculative long positions, or bets that oil prices will rise, at high levels.

Also at play is the often mentioned refinery maintenance season which leads to the eventual flow of summer spec gasoline. The EPA requires cleaner burning gasoline in warmer months to offset warmer temperatures, leading to an improvement in emissions. To see the many types of various summer gasoline, click here to see ExxonMobil's summer gasoline...

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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2014 5:50:10 AM

another predictable round of spring BOHICA.
JOHNJOEYJOE
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2014 7:03:42 AM

Not supprising.
mbfd302
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2014 12:14:12 AM

Climbing in the Miami Area.
tstoney
Champion Author Ogden

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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 11:19:51 PM

UP 10 cents a gallon here yesterday.
md11capt
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 4:52:44 PM

The Plutocrats are making hands over fists at our cost.
BBopp
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 4:34:35 PM

$3.17 sounds like a real bargain!
Awing1
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 3:29:59 PM

Gas company is the only business which makes unreasonably high profits all the time even at this difficult economic situation of all other areas.
lorimarie36
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 3:22:14 PM

This does not surprise me.

Yes, fedupp, I would agree and it would be a sick sense of humor, indeed.
bston
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 2:22:17 PM

Of course; would we expect anything less?!
my2002m
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 8:33:22 AM

And there were predictions early on in the year which said we would have lower prices this year. Not.
fedupp
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 6:50:26 AM

The Invasion and destabilization the middle east(and strange propaganda campaign on Venezuela) and the splitting up of Iraq's cheap gigantic oil fields to countries like China and Russia-and to international oil corporations drove the price of one barrel of oil up over $100.00 per barrel from 2003 to the summer of 2008,the market crash brought it down for several months-and just as soon as the market came back up,so did the high prices--with world oil prices high enough to frack and steam tar off of sand,and the 2005 energy policy act eliminating the clean water act of 1970-the oil companies here(many of them the same international oil corporations now in Iraq)went to work getting the most expensive oil to lift on the planet(frack,shale and steam tar)out of the ground----the challenge is to keep world oil prices high enough to frack and steam tar off of sand for oil that is way too expensive to get out of the ground,and to give us the bill for the whole thing---now all we hear about is exporting these expensive leftover resources to markets created by war and lies---Rand Paul got on the TV the other day and said we need to open up fracking in every corner of America including parks-and export frack gas and oil to Ukraine! Why so they can heat with wood like most people I know,and spend $15.00 extra for 5 gallons of low quality gas? If this whole thing was not so sad,it would be funny.
snowplow1971
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 6:14:29 AM

Sounds like a bunch of bull to me!
Jeffro61
Champion Author Cleveland

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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 6:03:16 AM

Speculation at work again.
Janetique
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 6:02:33 AM

Yes it did march higher...
alphanyr
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 6:01:31 AM

Old news
valby
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 6:01:07 AM

Sucks.
NJColt
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 6:01:02 AM

Again, what else is new?
raccoon2011
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:59:10 AM

not good
gsipper
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:58:49 AM

Yes. $4 per gallon is around the corner.
turbodog
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:57:07 AM

interesting but scary
mikejapan
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:56:07 AM

ok
Hunter724
Champion Author New Hampshire

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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:55:33 AM

Not surprised...
Beau2140
Champion Author New York

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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:52:24 AM

UP, Up, Up.
Bus936
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:52:19 AM

Nothing but greed and high end legal thievery.
Rick52
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:52:00 AM

These Dumb Speculators and Traders are Playing right into Putins hands by driving up the price of Oil..
He makes more money..
So Stupid of them..
rte3tdi
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:51:22 AM

Again!
bradbeebe52
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:49:54 AM

OK
chuckohio
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:49:38 AM

Okay, So what else is new?
jdhelm
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:49:11 AM

ok
jacob5066
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:48:47 AM

Yep
friday21
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:48:17 AM

No!
jbob357
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:46:18 AM

leveled off here
Lengas
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:46:08 AM

Up up and away, Big Oil manipulation.
luckyl
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:45:43 AM

ok
f4driver
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:44:54 AM

$3.84 here.
cwebfly
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:44:14 AM

They inch it up and get us used to it and then start inching it higher.
GLM4205
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:43:00 AM

No surprise..
74celica
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:42:11 AM

the list of excuses gets longer and longer
kirzon484
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:42:01 AM

it is only money
bassakwards007
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:40:41 AM

Sky is the limit.
WR-INC
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:39:55 AM

Disband the EPA.
epf
Champion Author Grand Rapids

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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:39:52 AM

$3.67 here
Cebo
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:39:20 AM

Excuses, excuses, excuses!!!
jppezz
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:38:55 AM

There is no reason for this.
gabisgram
Champion Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:38:47 AM

I was worried I'd have extra money to spend.
Bxman
All-Star Author Richmond

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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:37:14 AM

Someone should let Congress know about this
FBI2991
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:36:54 AM

S. S. O. D. D.
tallyman
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:36:52 AM

Good news.
Z06KY
Champion Author Louisville

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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:36:29 AM

First comes Greed and speculators then the refinery maintenance and a failed foreign policy by Obama. But that isn't enough now we have to pay more at the pump for Obamas EPA new standards which manufactory say will destroy our engines.
gasandgoAL
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:33:28 AM

use your BP fuel perk cards, winn dixie gives credit at shell kroeger gives credit for groceries got to be a way to challenge this pump price
DrivingFool2
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:32:55 AM

same-o, same-o
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