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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2014 9:55:16 AM

GasBuddy Heat MapGasoline prices have continued to move up in the last week, as Iraq concerns take focus and drove crude oil prices higher. Another situation that hasn't yet impacted prices but will take focus is whether or not a bipartisan plan to raise the federal gas tax will take hold.Across the country, prices were seen averaging $3.68/gal, the highest so far for 2014. Hawaii, Alaska, California, Washington, and Connecticut took the top five spots for highest gasoline prices, while South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Virginia took the title for cheapest gasoline prices....

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Tundralimited2009
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2014 1:12:18 AM

Time will tell...
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2014 7:49:19 AM

JJJ: Keystone only is for exporting ultimately.
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2014 1:36:55 PM

And why do we not have the Keystone Pipeline approved?
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2014 8:00:36 AM

more to pay and less to eat. Shame on the greedy ones.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 5:54:48 AM

mrsshopper: Patrick DeHaan (aka PD, aka senior gas analyst for Gasbuddy.com) usually only puts out reports for the US. Sorry.
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2014 1:19:32 PM

lol
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2014 12:57:26 PM

yawn
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fedupp
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2014 6:43:54 AM

Sand tar oil is the exact opposite of cheap high quality oil-if it was anything like the real oil fields in the middle east,and Venezuela we used to get oil from for next to nothing just 11 years ago-Canada's oil/fuel prices would be dirt cheap-and they would not be frantically looking to export markets for this super expensive low quality crap oil in Asia----and both America and Canada would be booming--as it is Canada's taxes eat up about 1/3 of the price per gallon(or break it down in liters,you know what I mean)--so our fuel prices are roughly the same,kinda----if frack/shale/tar oil were cheap- and easy to access like the oil in true oil rich countries,this would not be the case,our economies would not have been devastated the last decade--and the average person would still have a life--but guess what? the middle east and Venezuela have cheap easy to access high quality oil,and we got scamed into paying way too much for more "extraction possibilities" like frack/shale/sand tar oil- And don't tell me it's all on a fair world market,that has not been the case since march 20 2003.---so get used to high prices from now on in the US,and even higher prices in Canada,mostly because of taxes--no one is ever going to get cheap fuel out of expensive oil.
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2014 6:18:05 AM

You mention American states, what about Canadian prices?
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strakey
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2014 2:20:19 AM

How does raising the gas prices fix this? oh ,that's right it doesn't !!!! just criminal greed at work.
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2014 1:33:59 AM

Who cares?
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Tundralimited2009
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2014 1:33:14 AM

Iraq again...
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lgwhitlock
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 2:35:14 PM

Excuses follow each year as prices go up...
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jlketchersid
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 10:57:30 AM

Too much speculation, not enough actual events driving prices.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 7:33:59 AM

Hmmmm?
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 7:15:19 AM

As if we needed more proof that the markets are rigged. There is no actual competition, and that's not going to change.
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fedupp
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 6:29:11 AM

Experts are now saying that Iraq even has more,close to the surface,easy to access,high quality,super cheap to lift oil, than even Saudi-so of course any war,or attacks on Iraq can cause the manipulated world market price of crude oil to rise,just like the last time oil prices quadrupled-when our government attacked on pure lies---and the reason north American frack/shale oil and tar oil are NEVER going to help the price is because they are the exact opposite of cheap,easy to access,close to the surface oil-and in the sand tar case, add in low quality-----these resources are only viable in sky high price conditions in the first place--the viable point of frack oil is $80.00pb sand tar is close to $100.00pb viable point--countries like Iraq,venezuela,Iran,Kuwait,Saudi,UAE,ect.ect.ect. could easily market crude oil for $30.00pb--but why would they now,after everything our government has done the last 11+ years----on top of that at least half the country still thinks cheap oil comes from frack/shale oil/tar oil-even at this late date.(over a decade of proof that it don't)--and both times the last 40 years that oil/fuel prices skyrocketed-it was as a direct result of the actions of the President of the USA.(Nixon and the 1973 Yom Kippur war/OPEC embargo--and the 2003 Bush/Cheney invasion of Iraq---also Bill Clinton's "oil for food program" with Iraq(1996-2003) had a huge impact on oil/fuel prices--keeping the price very low for both his terms,and up to march 20 2003--United States presidents can have everything to do with gas prices--George Bush signed both of the 2005 and 2007 ethanol mandates into law.And the summer of 2008 saw the highest oil prices in history at $145.00+ per barrel-the only reason the price fell for a short time in the fall of 2008/spring of 2009 was the market crash-then first the W Cheney bailouts,then the Obama bailouts got the economy going again-and the high or sky high prices we had seen since the Iraq invasion came right back.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 6:19:33 AM

Go sabbath777.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 6:19:05 AM

ok
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sabbath777
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 6:11:15 AM

We all know that the math is not right here. "Potential" Iraqi and Libyan oil disruptions should not affect us this much. Why should world market oil prices affect our domestic oil if we are not supposed to be exporting? Seems like something behind the scenes is being funded with the excess cash.

Presidents do not control gas prices, except for the amount when lawmakers of both the states and nationally decide to tack on their individual taxes. We pay for roads and bridges when we pay the "tax" for our yearly registrations and license plates. We see that it is never enough, so gasoline taxes are increased. Construction in some areas goes on for Years in the same places, with little being done (hmmm!). Someone is getting paid to prolong projects to keep people working.

There is also no such thing as a "temporary" tax. There will always be another reason to make it permanent. It's one of the reasons that people want to leave Illinois. There's a 40 cent difference in gas prices due to taxes in Cook county/Chicago, compared to crossing the border into Indiana.

When we have a reliable alternative to gasoline, you will see prices drop to levels seen around 2008, when the economy was about to fail, before the bailouts. The "investors" will be forced to sell the oil that they have floating in barges offshore at a discount, as they did then. Then they will beg you to buy their product, before they gouge you for new lithium batteries, hydrogen and natural gas, once they own all of those resources.

Invest for the future, beat them at their game...
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 6:09:43 AM

I bought 35 gal. for 3.17 a gal. using grocery store points, card cash back.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 6:02:14 AM

Over $4 on the West Coast and climbing. Where is all the crude the oil companies have been getting out of the ground? Thought that was suppose to help easy the prices not increase them, Greedy Oil Company!
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 5:57:56 AM

$5.00 around the corner
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 5:57:32 AM

smoke and mirror's.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 5:57:08 AM

Nothing new
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 5:56:43 AM

The amount of oil we get from Iraq means nothing. This is an excuse to raise the price of gas.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 5:56:34 AM

yep
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 5:55:44 AM

Another reason to raise prices.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 5:55:23 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 5:55:21 AM

Yet once again, we take it in the shorts....
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 5:55:21 AM

Speculation.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 5:54:48 AM

Sigh!
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 5:54:14 AM

Great
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 5:53:09 AM

I don't think that will pass in the House.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 5:52:41 AM

What will be will be.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 5:52:13 AM

Oh boy. Any excuse to raise a price!!
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 5:51:19 AM

I just can't wait!!!
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 5:50:33 AM

As cars continue to become more and more efficient, revenues from gas taxes will continue to decrease as fuel usage decreases.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 5:50:10 AM

Speculators are going for the gold with Iraq as their ticket.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 5:50:02 AM

It will always be something...
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 5:49:52 AM

Fill up NOW!
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 5:49:46 AM

Here we go again! Why can't we elect people who know how to live within their means? Here in Iowa we went from 3cents on the dollar for sales tax to now 7cents with local options that drive it even higher. The rationale? The state cries,"We haven't had a rate increase in so many years". Does anyone else recognize they get more money every time the cost of something goes up. When a new car was $2000. they got 3% of that. At that same rate, with an auto costing $20,000, they would get 3% of a much larger amount. Of course when people don't understand math they can do what they want.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 5:49:41 AM

Regular unleaded is already 3.829 a gallon.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 5:48:55 AM

I understand the MidWest will see a "price adjustment" Tuesday or Wednesday.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 5:48:49 AM

Gas is too high.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 5:47:57 AM

Pump prices are too high!
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 5:47:33 AM

Crooked speculators manipulating gas prices is the real issue.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 5:47:30 AM

We are being hosed big time.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 5:45:31 AM

prices just keep going up and up
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 5:43:02 AM

Fact of life.
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