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Message Posted: May 19, 2014 9:39:42 AM

Many analysts, including yours truly, has been saying for weeks, nay, months, that gasoline prices would begin declining in April or May as refinery maintenance wraps up and the conversion to summer gasoline completes. The decrease in the national average started about May 1, and since then has fallen about 3 cents per gallon. The decreases would be slow to amount to much, before gaining steam, we said. But in the last week, the decrease in the national average has seemingly stopped.In fact, over the last week, the national average is actually up $0.002 per gallon, and while that is certainly little to talk about, there are some signs that it may take more time for a larger decrease to emerge....

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Calbo1
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Message Posted: May 31, 2014 1:02:17 PM

I'm in agreement with 2parrots
PAA64
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Message Posted: May 31, 2014 6:39:25 AM

k
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Message Posted: May 30, 2014 9:16:28 PM

I'm ready
2parrots
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 10:17:32 AM

not holding my breath
Tundralimited2009
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 1:12:44 AM

Time will tell...
runnerpaul
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Message Posted: May 26, 2014 11:46:25 AM

So here we go again with prices going up.
honda0105
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Message Posted: May 23, 2014 6:55:39 AM

strakey: money makes the world go 'round?

Seriously, sadly too few people think your way.
strakey
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Message Posted: May 21, 2014 3:22:55 PM

So tired of the greed destroying this planet.
fedupp
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 9:42:50 AM

Join them,buy stock--incredible how they have us buying into draining our own wallets---and on top of that,you can buy stock in some oil developing companies now for under $5.00 per share,because the price of crude is nowhere near as high as they expected it to go after shutting down Iraq's oil fields and splitting them up,to a host of international oil corporations-and mostly China,the strange propaganda war on Venezuela,sanctions on Iran,changing the way commodities are traded ect. Hell oil was $45.00 per barrel more than now in the summer of 2008---they expected us to just go on like nothing happened with fuel 4 times more? most people I know just stay home now--demand has been flat for ten years now.
rte3tdi
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 9:24:09 AM

Surprised?
Raider44
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 8:40:28 AM

anyone surprised?
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 7:47:42 AM

join them buy stock!
fedupp
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 6:35:45 AM

North America has frack oil,steam tar oil,tundra oil,deep ocean oil-none of it cheap-nothing like the giant oceans of easy to access,super cheap to lift resources of true oil rich nations--what makes anyone think that oil prices are going down? Not only is oil not going down,but the oil corporations are pushing hard for crude oil export permits,because the markets that were created 11 years ago with all out war and lies will pay more for it---and Canada steam tar oil has even higher lifting costs than frack oil,at up to $90.00 per barrel--so once that pipe is complete,they will dump even more,way too expensive to lift,low quality tar oil on a market that has already been completely manipulated over the last 11 years--with war,lies,sanctions,propaganda,trade law changes,ect.Only two ways oil will ever go down,if OPEC floods the market with cheap oil-or if the stock market melts down again,like it did in the fall of 2008/spring of 2009-when we saw $2.00 gas for a couple months, till the market came back up-and chances are at this point,they even have a way to avoid that.
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 6:23:42 AM

It dropped 2 cents and has stalled.
Jeffro61
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 6:03:55 AM

Not dropping here.
Ferdman17
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 6:03:49 AM

It's not going to drop much... Summer drive
Hunter724
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 6:01:23 AM

NO drop here.....
kobes1
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 5:59:59 AM

Greed for the holiday!
valby
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 5:59:54 AM

Not here.
GasBubby514
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 5:59:17 AM

There was a drop???
AvantiMick
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 5:58:21 AM

Drop?? What drop you talkin' 'bout!?!??
ARMADA157
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 5:57:47 AM

Tired, tired tired.
madison8359
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 5:57:03 AM

Never really saw much of a drop.
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 5:55:19 AM

There was a "Drop"?.
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 5:54:23 AM

It takes them longer to drop may be 2 pennies gas price, but quick to bump up may be 30 cents.
wombatnow
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 5:54:16 AM

I must have missed any drop
friday21
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 5:54:06 AM

OK
jppezz
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 5:52:40 AM

What drop?
05FLHRI
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 5:52:16 AM

:(
TIGERPAW46
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 5:50:59 AM

Most of the increase was not indicated & they generally won't go back down as much as the went up.
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 5:50:58 AM

Very interesting . . .
             
             
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Beau2140
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 5:50:57 AM

Wow three cents. WOW
greshams
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 5:50:55 AM

there's a lot of price fixing going on right now, there has to be an investigation.
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 5:50:40 AM

Big Oil is doing what it does best...lies and raises prices.
Petrock
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 5:48:14 AM

And the price of oil is climbing up again! Just when the "experts" have it figured out something different happens!
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 5:47:42 AM

ok
ShineRunner
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 5:47:28 AM

Gotta keep it up for the holiday travelers.
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 5:47:23 AM

Agreed. Dropped six cents here and then....0
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 5:46:21 AM

Yep, prices went down about 2 cents per gallon here and then, indeed, came to a grinding halt.

Sucks.
hamdriver
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 5:46:01 AM

Boo
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 5:43:26 AM

Pure greed and speculators suck.
74celica
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 5:42:12 AM

is going down slowly,but holidays coming up and will see the usual holiday ripoff
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 5:41:57 AM

ok
hawkman1950
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 5:40:32 AM

It's called GREED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 5:38:36 AM

tu
windowdude49301
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 5:38:18 AM

did not show up at he pump here yet
alphanyr
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 5:38:13 AM

Thanks
tallyman
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 5:37:35 AM

Temporary halt before it goes up again.
ReadyWriter
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 5:36:15 AM

Notice, it says "temporary halt." That is ALWAYS the case when it is dropping, then we see rises for a long time after that.
luckyl
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 5:36:08 AM

ok
GKW
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 5:35:35 AM

New normal - up a lot, down a little.
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