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Don't get used to low gas prices, experts say

Journal Sentinel -- Gassing up has been a bit less painful lately, thanks to booming petroleum production in the U.S. and lower demand.

But with the "fiscal cliff" mostly straightened out, some forecasts are calling for gasoline prices to begin rising again and to probably hit three and a half bucks later this year as the economy continues to recover and folks put more miles on their vehicles.

On Wednesday the average price for a gallon of regular was $3.18 in Milwaukee and $3.21 statewide, according to AAA Wisconsin. That's 17 cents cheaper than a month ago.

Industry analysts are not anticipating pump prices to drop any lower but instead begin to steadily increase.

So motorists expecting fuel prices to dip below $3 will likely be disappointed. The last time Wisconsin drivers paid less than $3 at the pump


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Submitted Jan 03, 2013 By: angel4me
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 4:45:10 AM

prices have already been going up here for a while...
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sarasotasingle
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 1:04:05 AM

I can only hope for $3 in Fl
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mckellyb
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 12:04:56 PM

Exactly, remay!!!
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:53:44 AM

I saw below $3 for a few days and it is going up now.
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rabbit_tdi
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:26:04 AM

For those people which are SURE the price of gasoline at the end of 2013 will be MUCH higher than it is now, but you do not have any reasonable place to store a year's supply of gasoline: I have heard there exists an ETF named UGA.

If instead you are interested in diesel fuel or heating oil: UHN.

[Note: all the normal costs and warnings and considerations regarding an ETF apply.]
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dave27johnson
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 7:29:55 AM

Tell me when they're low.
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remay
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 6:22:26 AM

I knew it! The media wants to brainwash us into feeling $3+ is "low"...
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tomok
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 3:10:05 AM

Don't get used to low gas prices, experts say? I have Not seen low gas prices at the pump for a very long time.
Gas prices just squeeked below $3/gal (Costco 2.98 for one day and $2.99 after that) but gas prices are up and will be going up more.
The price at the pump needs to go down to $2/gallon - *$3, *$3.50/gallon or *$4.00 is Not the new low! Higher fuel prices, the more this economy will be in stress and fail to recover very much.
More Refineries are Not the answer, Stop exporting fuel is!
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 personal greedy benefit.
'Coming out of the Closet' Sneeky's lousy, smoke and mirrors, lack of jobs, dog and pony show and in the crapper economy, the jobs are Not here. Sneeky's economy is not improving but continues to hurt the population and the job numbers continue to be down! Thanks to the Mindless Sheep that voted this bozo back in office.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ 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!
XII/XXII/MMXII! - The Day After......
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SHEP20715
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 2:02:57 AM

When did I have a chance to get used to low gas prices?
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FuelishGuy
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 12:47:00 AM

I'm used to high prices... every now and then I get a break, then it's back to my expectations.
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Zonk
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 12:23:24 AM

I don't think gas in the mid-west will drop below the $3.00/gallon level during 2013.
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naspa
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 12:17:12 AM

Oh mine! I even told my grandma the gas prices wil stay low! Now what?
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mfeldstein
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 12:11:05 AM

They are addictive though.
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mamabeck
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 12:10:47 AM

All we can do is wait to see what happens. Often, too ma ny journalists & TV news media speculate & predict based on what? ????? It becomes a competition to see who creates the most panic the quickest.
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boatfloyd
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 12:10:30 AM

Thank You :(
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wshokie12
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 12:07:41 AM

Anyone out there refer to current prices as "low"?
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Jmac2008
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 12:05:43 AM

they have not been low for at least 15 years.
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regasaz
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 12:05:03 AM

What low prices? Diesel is nearly $1.00 a gallon more than regular gasoline. Earlier this year diesel was 10 to 15 cents a gallon lower than regular gas, so who is the head manipulator?
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cheaper0ON
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 12:04:59 AM

Do not care.
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Ferdman17
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 12:04:57 AM

Good while it lasted.
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RichWLIN
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 12:04:41 AM

The experts likely all have a vested interest in an increase and are not so subliminally promoting it.
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CDMAuto
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 12:04:33 AM

This is so true All ready starting to go up here
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cifuentesab
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 12:03:53 AM

not low at all
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 12:03:28 AM

Been going up here!
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PrinceLH
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 12:02:50 AM

Hard to get used to something that does not exist.
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rahcat
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 12:02:39 AM

We are getting gouged and hosed every day.
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N5EXY
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 12:01:46 AM

Where are these low prices?
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skybiker
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 11:59:48 PM

Speculators!!
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Chris46
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 11:59:00 PM

Who is used to it?
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 11:54:20 PM

Ok then
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Buddy2264
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 11:49:38 PM

Already gone up here about $.21 at some stations.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 11:48:08 PM

Knew it would not last!
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Prodaddy
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 11:45:11 PM

Low prices would be less than $ 75 cents a gallon, any more and we are getting " gouged "
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J Eric
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 11:44:00 PM

"Low prices" to me mean 49.9 cents per gallon, the way it was in 1973. So, I haven't seen any "low prices" lately to get used to.
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Godozo
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 11:43:22 PM

When my job includes the WHOLE of northern Lake County in Indiana, then I'll get used to low prices (Gas price increases were part of the reason we cut off everything east of I-65 off of our service area).

But to be honest, I see no reason to do anything but expect slowly but steadily rising overall prices. It's been this way since the end years of the CLINTON administration, when I saw 77 cent a gallon gas just off the expressway – the prices at the end of 2008 were precipitous drop-offs from the Summer prices (this website has a graphing program onsite that allows you to graph prices; you'll see prices hit a high in Summer 2008 and collapse in time for the 2008 election).
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 11:39:06 PM

They're going up here.
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drz614
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 11:36:55 PM

this article shows how out of touch reporters truly are. the fiscal cliff straightened out? lol.

i bet they believe the only tax hikes will b 4 people 'earning' > 400k. look at ur next paycheck folks.
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SavALot
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 11:35:59 PM

how about cutting us a break???
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 11:31:31 PM

And if we DON'T consume more here in the U.S. to justify a price increase then "Chinese demand" will be the excuse, or a refinery fire, or bad weather, or...
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charg3rguy1991
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 11:30:50 PM

How can I get used to it being low when it just shot up 40¢ this week?

[Edited by: charg3rguy1991 at 1/3/2013 11:32:06 PM EST]
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L2J
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 11:29:33 PM


I don't believe your definition of low is appropriate...try your lens at a wider angle...
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milespergallon
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 11:27:58 PM

Gas has NOT been low since the current administration started destroying OUR country
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bevmill
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 11:26:54 PM

Who can get use to low gas prices. The price goes up 10 cents a gallon in two days its down by 2 cents and then back up. What gives?
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sarasotasingle
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 11:23:51 PM

GAS IS NOT LOW, Keeps going up
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 11:23:23 PM

No doubt about it!
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Yonkers111
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 11:23:16 PM

As long as it is available, 24/7.
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nwsynthetics
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 11:20:08 PM

I dont get use to anything. Gas was low, now back up....blah.blad.bald. Its just going to get worse
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 11:19:31 PM

I'll take what I can while I can.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 11:19:20 PM

Bllllaaaahhh
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 11:19:15 PM

Enjoy the low prices while they last. Those who helped reelect PrezBO want our gas and energy prices to 'skyrocket.'
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