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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:21:23 AM

The higher gas prices drum is just about dead as we've continued to beat it over the last six weeks, as the national average has slowly continued its rise, sitting at $3.51/gal yesterday.

There could be more light at the end of the tunnel as oil prices dipped last week from $103/bbl back down to around $98/bbl. And while refineries certainly hold a stronger influence on immediate gasoline prices, lower oil prices certainly do have some role in pricing.

The national average starts this St. Patrick's Day at $3.51/gallon, or 15 cents per gallon lower than where it stood last year. Canada, on the other hand, has consistently seen prices higher than last year. Canada's national average stands at 131.4c/L, or over 3c/L higher...

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RoadKing95
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 7:22:10 PM

Another well reasoned post by fedupp
sydb7
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 6:03:04 PM

Noooooo!
Calbo1
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 12:33:31 PM

hold on to your wallets
Jeff4U
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 10:34:51 AM

No surprise here.
tidalwave3
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 9:10:15 AM

Yep
szd55
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 7:16:31 AM

Coming up - the switch to summer gas and diesel, with a supply crunch, and price increase...
dwg6392
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 7:00:49 AM

Whatever happens it is unlikely that we will ever see $1 a gallon gas again, and maybe we shouldn't.
fedupp
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 6:32:36 AM

The day that Iraq's giant cheap ocean of oil was split up and handed to international oil corporations-and now even worse China and Russia's state run oil companies(Iraq and many other middle east countries have real oil fields with super low lifting costs-nothing like "our" very expensive hard to access leftover resources)was the first day of the end of cheap fuel forever-----people think they are going to get something out of the keystone(and make no mistake it will get built)and they are-even more expensive fuel-they use massive quantities of natural gas to steam tar out of sand and rock deposits,destroying the environment for low quality oil with the highest lifting costs on the planet at up to $90.00 per barrel-fracking is similar-they pump thousands of gallons of expensive diesel fuel and 3 to 9 million gallons of water down depleted oil wells or holes that should have never been oil wells(way to expensive)and split rock for oil that costs 4-5 times too much to lift----does any of this sound cheap to you? None of this is even possible with cheap oil on a fair world market-thats why Iraq was invaded(for the second time by the same north American oil producing family) and Venezuela was demonized they are floating on a massive ocean of cheap oil that is not divided up by international oil corporations-sanctions on Iran help keep the manipulated world price of crude oil high enough to frack and steam tar out of sand also.many people seem to think some kind of "W" magic happened in the fall of 2008 when fuel was low for a couple months-when the stock market crashes oil drops with most other commodities--6 months before that oil was $145.00 per barrel and gasoline was $4.25-and nothing has changed since oil prices came right back up with the market.
clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 5:17:01 AM

GREEDway is not satiated. Must have more, more, more --- and more!
UseLessGasFolks
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 5:02:59 AM


CONSERVE BABY CONSERVE!!!!
Chanalyn
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 4:59:51 AM

Ok
Foxt
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 4:58:34 AM

We actually penny downed yesterday. I'm still expecting the normal 20 cent increase that happens after a few penny downs.
Bonanza
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 4:57:19 AM

Yesterday's news
twobroke61
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 4:56:31 AM

sure has been on the rise here in northern MI
dusrap24
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 4:55:46 AM

Ok
gabbygusIN
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 4:52:59 AM

Been steadily on the rise here in the Great Lakes Region..
mrjames1818
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 4:52:48 AM

just more of the same nonsense
papakoca
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 4:51:37 AM

Guess that shale oil isn't an economic blessing after all.
hybridaholic
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 4:50:59 AM

Still on the way up. (+ $.05)
Cebo
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 4:50:32 AM

Any excuse will do to raise gas prices!
skunku
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 4:46:57 AM

You don't say? All of us have noticed, what we REALLY want to know, and this BETTER be good, is W H Y ?
roger1315
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 4:45:15 AM

here we go again for another year
1fulltank
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 4:44:44 AM

...and for no good reason.
Brucevanf
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 4:44:22 AM

Greed
iGas38
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 4:42:13 AM

When will fuel prices go down to reasonable levels?
The National Average is too high!!!
pepinoNC
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 4:40:40 AM

Going down here
fratt
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 4:37:59 AM

Up, Up & away!!!
VB_Richard
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 4:37:46 AM

Capitalize where you can.
scottyiam
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 4:37:23 AM

Steady here for 3 weeks
SpruceGuse2
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 4:37:14 AM

Gouging.......................
TravelinMan52
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 4:36:18 AM

Of course I always welcome lower pump prices. Albeit short lived; with summer approaching, 3 day weekends, vacation season, and the always possible refinery maintenance. They all affect the pump prices...
kimochigirl
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 4:27:22 AM

Great
billy44bo
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 4:27:15 AM

GREED runs the oil market. Thanks barry
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 4:24:21 AM

$4.00 summer
Pozole
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 4:21:17 AM

...hosed by pig oil AGAIN...
BEngr
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 4:17:18 AM

I got my shock on the way home from work yesterday, gas prices jumped 20 cents per gallon. Not sure why the increase maybe because they know we have no control over prices.
Badmoon
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 4:14:07 AM

Well supplied market but kreeping up anyway.
biggiesize
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 4:11:56 AM

I don't understand in KY prices are 3.13 here they are 3.65 I guess someone has to pay! Oh I remember summer blend?????
tomok
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 4:08:08 AM

National average moves higher for the 6th straight week. Over the last six weeks the national average has slowly continued its rise, $3.51/gal yesterday, as oil prices dipped last week from $103/bbl to around $98/bbl. Refineries hold an influence on immediate gasoline prices, lower oil prices certainly do have some role in pricing.
The national average starts at $3.51/gallon, or 15 cents/gallon lower than where it stood last year. The national average will rise slightly and accelerate in two weeks or so.
**Local fuel prices are up and will continue to be so.
***Excuses, Excuses! Big Oil can charge what ever they want at the pump and we will never have any other option but to pay, pay, and pay! Use whatever reason you want and put the blame wherever you want. The price of fuel at the pump will never come down to reasonable levels, the 'fuel gods' have spoken.
***Refinery maintenance, less refined fuel produced, higher prices at the pump!
And Oblammer has something entirely different to say about it!
***Take care of the domestic fuel market first and above all else before exporting and selling fuel or natural gas to other countries!
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!
Gravester
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 4:06:33 AM

Ok
mohammed10
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 4:04:01 AM

Light at end of tunnel is oncoming train of greed from big oil
pyndasky
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 4:03:56 AM

up we go...
fcdriver
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 3:58:01 AM

here we go again
cogas1
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 3:57:52 AM

k
iFueler
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 3:57:51 AM


     so much for the MANY FORECASTS of LOWER prices in the first quarter










[Edited by: iFueler at 3/18/2014 3:59:01 AM EST]
Maintroll
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 3:54:33 AM

It is quickly heading for the $4.00 and above mark. UGH!
SteveMartin
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 3:48:44 AM

Thank the commie.
JCClark2012
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 3:44:24 AM

Yesterdays news
jadeusa
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 3:42:45 AM

Been too high for a long time.
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 3:42:27 AM

ok
pfone1847
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 3:37:38 AM

Great government we have huh?
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