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Gas Prices are Higher than ever for this time of year

Newsday -- Gasoline prices have never been higher this time of the year.

At $3.53 a gallon, prices are already up 25 cents since Jan. 1. And experts say they could reach a record $4.25 a gallon by late April.


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Submitted Feb 19, 2012 By: GaryG7
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indyjim
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:55:05 AM

High gas prices mean poor leadership in Congress.
tomok
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 3:12:22 AM

Gas Prices are Higher than ever for this time of year and have been overpriced for much too long. Gas prices will continue to go up and be higher priced when oil is refined into fuel and exported to other countries for additional profits. Big oil will sell fuel and natural gas on the world market for higher prices, there will be NO price reduction for the cost of fuel or natural gas IN the US. Barry will support natural gas and oil production for sale to help pay for his *spending gone wild* addiction. The US ‘oil and natural gas resources’ belong to the citizens of this country and are to be used by those same citizens! Speculators, manipulators and the banks continue to unfairly and unjustly make the driving public pay higher prices at the pump for their benefit. How’s that ‘hope and change’ thingy working out for you today?
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle is, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using ‘other’ forms of transportation or car pool to lower your cost for transportation.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
TXryder
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 2:16:44 AM

Gotta love those prices well under $5.
Nov. 6 Re-election. :-)

[Edited by: TXryder at 2/20/2012 2:18:44 AM EST]
N5EXY
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 1:03:22 AM

259 days until the election.
Zonk
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 12:31:06 AM

$4.00/gallon here we come.
suzmar
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 12:14:09 AM

Stoping the ethanol subsidy was a start, now they need to repeal the ethanol mandate.
jrsva
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 12:11:28 AM



Glad to hear that you are all ready there in Connecticut, CDM. Most of us are *not* ready and won’t be ready for $4 gas, though I suspect it is coming soon to a station nearby.
RAKARWOWSKI
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 12:08:43 AM

I am glad I do not have a car.
jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 12:08:14 AM

Keep talking...
baconnie
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 12:06:52 AM

Dont we know it
jrsva
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 12:06:43 AM

“Thank You, You Sorry Bunch of tea party republicans for stopping the ethanol subsidy.”

That was a rare cooperative effort. That subsidy was a drain on the economy (except for corn farmers) and promoted an inferior product. Its repeal has caused a small part of the runup in the price of blended (contaminated) gas. Motorists should make a point of buying ethanol-free gas whenever it is available and pressure Congress for repeal of the ethanol mandate.

Focus2
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 12:05:00 AM

No kidding!! The winter is when Big Oil makes the most money!
GaryG7
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 12:04:52 AM

I'm the one quoted in the article. Thanks to the GB people for setting up the phone interview.

The problem with high gas prices is that the demand is relatively inelastic in economic speak. People still have to get to work, buy groceries, pick up kids at school, etc. The alternatives that are always touted aren't real alternatives in most of the country. No bus service in many towns, car pooling doesn't work if one or more members have to work late, and so on.
kgbellman
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 12:04:43 AM

MrReferee - the least they could have done was buy you a drink first :)
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 12:04:43 AM

All ready at $4.00 gl here
JesseJack52
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:59:07 PM

Thank You, You Sorry Bunch of tea party republicans for stopping the ethanol subsidy
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:58:19 PM


And on a steady rise fed by zealous speculators. Here we go again!!!
bettersight
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:56:52 PM

ok
JimL1
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:56:20 PM

This is news?
ice124
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:56:06 PM

Well, the economy is getting better... this is a consequence.
fenster66
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:55:30 PM

tell me something I don't know....
byoftDad
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:49:30 PM

Nothing new here. they have been saying it for a year now.
EVBuddy
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:48:26 PM

And we expected what? Lower gas prices?
clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:45:34 PM

Yes the prices are high and going higher.

The economy will exponentially go down. Affordable energy is a large component that touches all sectors.

Wages are not going up, so the dollars shift from something else to fuel.
PoohMcGoo
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:45:28 PM

More change, as promised..
rf6480
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:45:16 PM

at least $4.29 here last year while big oil rakes in record profits. We need a revolution in 2012
HDFXR1991
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:44:19 PM

4 then 5 then the Moon.
kgbellman
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:42:27 PM

MrReferee - the least they could have done was buy you a drink first :)
mrreferee
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:38:50 PM

wow, and they haven't even kissed me
SparkieMi
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:37:55 PM

Good post SammyAdams....
RTrekker
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:37:19 PM

Amen to that. This is nuts.....
Hoporrene
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:37:18 PM

The kids are staying home this summer!!!!!!!
Jeeputtputt
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:35:58 PM

what and no free jar of petroleum jelly with a fill up??!!

[Edited by: Jeeputtputt at 2/19/2012 11:36:36 PM EST]
mstearno
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:35:10 PM

well when supply is about to drop
and demand is about to explode this is what you get
bby
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:35:05 PM

ok
judgemobile
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:33:01 PM

in July, 2008 "EXPERTS" predicted $ 5 gasoline by Labor Day. In May, 2011, "EXPERTS" predicted $ 5 a gallon by Labor Day. Now "EXPERTS" are once again predicting. They don't have a great track record for accuracy.
bif65
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:32:14 PM

ok
phyl81363
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:31:10 PM

Bunch of Greedy S.O.B's
mrbee
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:28:38 PM

Going to drive less.
SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:28:05 PM

Tell us about it! This cannot be good for our economy. It's certainly going to put a hurting on me and my business. This is a good time to adopt an energy policy that is more friendly to developing our own resources (crude oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear, etc.)
dmgas1
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:27:35 PM

$5 by Memorial Day, and maybe $8 later in the Summer
DriverofRed
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:27:27 PM

bloody oil companies
ricky1111BC
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:27:10 PM

Another politically moved gas prices
Mariuxus
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:25:07 PM

Wow....what a good time for speculators...
sjl08203
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:19:30 PM

I will certainly drive less
ot4kidz
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:18:41 PM

thirty cent/gal jump in one day. don't expect it to drop as fast. the speculators are having fun.
LanguageMan1
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:18:25 PM

This is something that I and many others already know and expected.
walkingtall
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:14:51 PM

Gas prices are higher than ever for this time of year.THe double dip is upon us look at Los Angeles regular gas at 4.17 and summer season is not here yet,look out.
sluggopyle
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:13:23 PM

=> So, isn't this what can be expected? After all, the tree huggers don't want to get out from under the cartels even if pipelines could be the answer! <=

The only thing the Keystone pipeline was the answer to was the question, "how can Canada export its tar sands oil to the international market?" -- because that's where that end product was always going to go. It certainly wasn't going to our gas stations.

Nice try.
monieet
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:13:00 PM

and they will keep going!
confetti
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:12:57 PM

I agree with waynemustang: Blame the greedy big government! And blame the special interest groups that keep making demands that the government fix every problem in their lives, even if it means taking money or freedom away from others ... and eventually it's taken from us all!
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