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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2014 10:37:48 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 increased by 6.6 million barrels to a total of 382.5 million barrels. At 382.5 million barrels, inventories are 3.4 million barrels below last year (-0.9%) and are near the upper half of the average range for this time of year.

GASOLINE INVENTORIES:
Gasoline inventories decreased by 5.1 million barrels to 217.2 million barrels. At 217.2 million barrels, inventories are down 4.0 million barrels, or 1.8% lower than one year ago. Here's how individual regions and their gasoline inventory fared last week: East...

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heydano67
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2014 12:16:00 AM

been saying this for past two months
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 2:33:17 PM

outdoortechie - "How about just taking the Ethanol out of regular gasoline and stop with the stupid blends."

Sure, we don't really need to breath.
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cobeng10
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 12:49:40 PM

Here we go again
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outdoortechie
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 10:49:31 AM

How about just taking the Ethanol out of regular gasoline and stop with the stupid blends.
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Raider44
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 4:44:52 PM

here we go again.
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 2:25:21 PM

magpie2013 - "If we are not buying a full tank of gas, there sales are down for the day! It also lets the oil and gas honchos know that something is wrong and this will lead them to investigate the reasons why. Not all of us can afford to fill up whenever we go out!"

If you're not buying a full tank of gas, then you're buying less gas more often. The end result is the same.
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magpie2013
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 10:41:53 AM

If we are not buying a full tank of gas, there sales are down for the day! It also lets the oil and gas honchos know that something is wrong and this will lead them to investigate the reasons why. Not all of us can afford to fill up whenever we go out!
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 3:31:37 AM

So buy 2 gallons 3 times a week, instead of 12 gallons every other week?

How is that going to "hit them back where it hurts their own pocket books!"?
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magpie2013
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 7:22:39 PM

Stop filling up your tanks and get what you need only. We can't stop the price hike but we can fight back! If you don't fill they lose money instead of letting them rake us over the coals hit them back where it hurts their own pocket books!
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2014 7:47:03 AM

consumers know Pig Oil's games of BOHICA in the spring. Let's just call it what it is instead of finding newfangled ways to disguise it.
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lesndave
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 12:02:53 AM

So, does any of this really matter?.......

They'll just raise the prose at the ounce anyway!
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remay
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 10:42:27 PM

Looking forward to a price DROP at th pump!
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deant99
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 6:44:13 PM

Does that mean no ethanol
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fedupp
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 2:00:24 PM

rrs517-you laugh,but you are not including:all out war on Iraq,and spliting up and handing out of their gigantic cheap oil fields,to China,Russia and many other international oil corporations,(the begining of the end of cheap oil)sanctions on Iran,propaganda war on Venezuela--and the importing of more oil than the US needs-at the ridiculous price of around $100.00 per barrel for a olong time now-to help keep the world price of crude oil high enough to frack,and steam tar out of sand pits--if it was a fair world market-first of all oil would not be $100.00 per barrel it would be under $40.00....and second at that price, they would be $40.00 away from frack oil being economically viable---on top of that US refineries export 4 million barrels of refioned goods per day----they have no intention of lowering the price of crude oil:and every intention of keeping it high enough to frack,and steam tar out of pits.
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 1:36:58 PM

Surprise, surprise!
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rrs517
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 12:06:36 PM

The O&G market does not operate by the supply and demand rules of economics. Prices are controlled by futures traders and speculators who bet the market daily. I laugh at comments that prices are due to price gouging by "big oil". Also, we've only built one new refinery in 35 years. Why do ya suppose that is?

[Edited by: rrs517 at 3/27/2014 12:07:13 PM EST]
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fedupp
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 11:48:48 AM

I have been trying to tell everyone that will listen on here for a year now-it will make no difference what the inventory is,or how much people will conserve--they have created markets for even ridiculosly expensive to lift,low quality steam tar oil from Canada---and they need the sky high world oil prices to be able to get it out of the ground-and make a profit--affordable oil does not come from north America-it didn't 50 years ago-it didn't the last time we did this from 1973-1984(they went 2000 miles north into the tundra for expensive Alaskan oil,instead of super cheap middle east oil--and Alaska has real oil fields,not frack holes-and sand pits with tar,which are even more expensive)and it NEVER will-it would not make a difference if they ran ten pipes to the gulf--the oil it will carry costs up to $87.00 more per barrel to lift than true oil rich nations,with real oil fields-
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sydb7
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 9:31:43 AM

Prices are still going up! No matter what the inventory...
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jeffbone
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 8:53:34 AM

More nonsense that only serves to drive up prices. Thanks, CARB and EPA!
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fedupp
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 8:10:28 AM

Refinery issues,winter summer blends,corn ethanol,transport costs(rail vrs.pipe)sulfer restrictions,speculators,taxes and several others--all add cost----but by far the elephant in the room is the ridiculously high lifting cost range of north American frack,shale and steam tar oil-at $65.00 to $90.00 per barrel,it's not even close to a viable resource--and will always drive sky high prices.The world market had to be severely manipulated to make it possible in the first place--frack oil does not become economically viable until the world market price for crude oil goes over $80.00 per barrel---steam tar oil....$100.00 per barrel.
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szd55
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 7:55:53 AM

With a few more refineries, the switch-over could be staggered, and save on the supply/demand problem. But, this would give no opportunity to hose the consumer.
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fedupp
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 7:55:40 AM

I wish our problems were all refining and transport----try the highest lifting costs on the planet for frack,shale and steam tar oil,at $65.00 to $90.00-- no one is ever going to see affordable fuel again,unless of course we start reversing the events of the last ten years-and start making deals with, and becoming friends with true oil rich countries that have cheap easy to access real oil fields/ with lifting costs of a couple bucks per barrel(like China and Russia are busy doing)with North American steam tar oil lifting costs up to $90.00 per barrel,you can bet the farm that the price for world market crude oil will not go much below $100.00 per barrel---and we need oil for at least half that price.
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dr047
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 6:35:34 AM


Stop with all the different blends and the cost to refine would be lower.
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WonderfulMI
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 6:21:44 AM

WHAT?!!!

Have they been selling me dirty gasoline?
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cobeng10
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 6:20:17 AM

What for it.
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DutchTreatMI
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 6:05:34 AM

So why are our gas prices going down now?
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mohrorless
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 6:05:24 AM

Here come higher prices!
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Tommy4Wheel
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 6:05:03 AM

Bend Over!!!!....Like the Swallows of Capistrano...The Yearly BS is Here!!!
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 6:05:03 AM

Any ole excuse to raise prices.
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 6:02:08 AM

Get out the lube....
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drbogenbroom
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 6:01:22 AM

Time to raise prices at the pump
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 6:00:46 AM

CARRY ON
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chuckohio
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 6:00:03 AM

Oh well...
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 5:59:44 AM

k
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 5:58:36 AM

Old speculator news
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LeeFree
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 5:55:04 AM

Get ready for the more expensive summer blend coming soon to a pump near you!
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yelobus
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 5:55:02 AM

Quick. Raise the price.
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TommyTraveler
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 5:53:28 AM

Another contrived shortage,
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Petrock
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 5:52:46 AM

Sounds like a planned shortage, planned to push prices up!
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jppezz
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 5:51:17 AM

2 kahawk You are so right.
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sappie
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 5:50:17 AM

cleaner doubt it.
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2khawk
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 5:49:22 AM

We allow our government to over-regulate everything then complain like crazy. Then come election time we elect all the same officials back into office.
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hamdriver
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 5:48:41 AM

Misleading
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bad_sailor
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 5:48:32 AM

An oil company shell game while they raise prices.
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 5:48:30 AM

Who cares?
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99dakota
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 5:48:21 AM

This can only mean higher prices for us...
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 5:47:56 AM

GREED HERE WE GO .

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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 5:47:37 AM

Blah blah blah.
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 5:47:17 AM

Poor planning.
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 5:46:25 AM

Raise the prices!
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