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Why Retail Gasoline Prices Are Nearing Record High

Dow Jones Newswires --
Gasoline prices have climbed every day for the last 36 days so it's no wonder that consumers are worried that record levels are destined for the pump in the next few months. But the many reasons behind the climb aren't quite so easy to decipher -- making prices even harder to predict.

The simplest explanation for high gasoline prices goes like this: "you're paying more for gasoline because oil refiners are paying more for crude," said Byron King, editor of investment newsletter Outstanding Investments.

Recent political and military tension with Iran has added a "war risk" premium to the markets, he said. "War is bad for business, but rumors of war are good for the oil business."


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Submitted Mar 05, 2012 By: RENEGADEGAS
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wild3bill
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 9:37:28 PM

Who here thinks high gasoline prices justfy a Wi8tch huarly been violateent to Impeach the one responcibe? Shernmin Anti8-Trust Act has clearly been violated by the recombination of pieces of the Standard Oil Trust(monopo9ly) broken up 100 years ago underv Teddy Roosevelt's admini8st5ration!
wild3bill
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 9:30:31 PM

There is a Big Oil Monopoly.They fix the price of crude high.That justifies raising gasoline prices. High bgasoline prices. Then that5 justifies higher crude prices. Looks like time to gbreak up the Big Oil Monopoly again.And vote the next former administration out o office.Hang them all and lert God sort it out and let the devi8l take the hindmost!
sammy518
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 11:06:43 AM

because they can get away with it for now...
the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 8:09:56 AM

Paying more in the US because the overage is being shipped overseas instead of being sold for less at home.
RacerGene
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 7:48:16 AM

Greed
numbers
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 7:47:18 AM

Controls
nb52
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 6:29:53 AM

The previous administration was blamed for the previously high pump prices. This time the current administration should take some of the blame for the high pump prices, aye?
yardslave
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 6:23:39 AM

No surprise
tomok
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 4:05:55 AM

Big oil is selling 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 on the world market to 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.
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 less expensive transportation to lower your cost, if possible.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
CostControl
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 1:03:44 AM

Well DOE Secretary Steven Chu are OK with current high fuel prices...

Secretary Chu stated exactly that during FY 2013 U.S. Congressional Hearing held on 28 February 2012...

Recommend an Ask.com or Google.com or Yahoo.com search to view the video & see the transcripts...

Seems that The Obama Administration wants The USA to go GREEN at the expense of USA Jobs & The Economy...

The rich get richer & the poor are about to get poorer & the middle class moved down a class!
granitestater
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:42:31 AM

All those Obamabucks ($5 trillion) have to go somewhere...
gasaholicMO
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:42:22 AM

Speculators are seeing "$" signs.
jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:39:22 AM

Greed
Zonk
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:38:16 AM

Those in the right positions are making a killing.
HEBster
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:31:00 AM

Not slowin' down much...
Hoporrene
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:30:44 AM

..... i guess so
erik_8
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:28:09 AM

We have to pay it.
Vette1967
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:26:52 AM

It's all a very dangerous game being played out.
RAKARWOWSKI
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:25:44 AM

Because we will pay it!
Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:25:34 AM

This is HORSE HOCKEY!

Produce it here, use it here, price it here... Speculators are scum, taking advantage with their greedy behavior!
jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:23:58 AM

On the Los Angeles GB home page, there is a Chevron station price post of $6.09!
Toppers
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:23:43 AM

& summer's comin'...
Prodaddy
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:23:11 AM

We are all going broke over this
frostyWV
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:21:45 AM

BS!
Matt G
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:21:32 AM

Ok
LoneGuy
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:21:26 AM

And we are still refusing to drill off our coasts and in ANWR. The government is choosing to go for untested alternatives that are expensive and unproven. As a result many of the places the government wastes huge quantities of money is developing alternative that companies take huge sums of money and go bankrupt.
hemiMI
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:21:13 AM

Yeah okay. What about when oil was $85 a barrell and we were staying paying more at the pump then we did when it was around that price the year prior.
snakebitef22
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:21:13 AM

fool me once shame on you fool me twice shame on me go to hell with your explanation...they paid $2.40 a gallon for march and look what they did raised it with no reason....shame on them
gocatgo
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:21:07 AM

Also when refineries lower production after maintenance periods they are manipulating supplies for corporate gain.
Matt G
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:20:55 AM

Ok
divebomber
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:20:46 AM

WE'LL SEEEEEEEEEEEEE............!
umitb
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:19:43 AM

ok
B_550i
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:17:58 AM

Pure ceap
JesseJack52
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:16:07 AM

their dupping us again
suzmar
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:15:48 AM

And oil refiners are paying more for cruse because speculators are driving the price up.
treeguy
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:14:23 AM

This article is 100% pure BS.
59glide
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:13:18 AM

It's Greed pure and simple
02SilverStroke
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:12:58 AM

Wish I was getting richer off this.
tedjm1
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:11:52 AM

Provides tremondous profit to someboddy.
Buddy2264
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:10:44 AM

We will all just travel less and stay home and enjoy what we have. Another year for a stay vacation.
JesseJack52
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:09:50 AM

Their are many factors
Gary65
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:09:43 AM

They always come up with one reason or other.
heartbroken2010
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:08:53 AM

and the reasons go on and on.
Geo4564
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:08:43 AM

Rich get richer
rxman1
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:06:59 AM

Rumors maybe but supply not.
lindalo
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:06:27 AM

The issue of speculators was supposed to be dealt with & they are still a major force in this gas /oil shell game that gets played out over and over again.
regout
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:06:04 AM

Who knows, anything for rising prices.
Billbop
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:05:57 AM

IF oil cost those oil companies more, they wouldn't be making record profits. Big Oil split their production side from their refining side and their transportation side, so they can triple their tax cuts and credit and "claim" it's costing them more-George Orwell would be proud of them.
fedupMN
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:05:51 AM

B.S. There is a glut of oil, the oil companies have full tankers just sitting because there is no place for the oil. For the past many months gasoline has exported out of the U.S. because of the glut in the U.S. When you control the supply and the manufacturing process you can control the price..... Think about it.... PLEASE !!!!
Blue_Cruzer
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:05:40 AM

More speculation as far as I'm concerened.
lolobond
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:05:05 AM

Who knows why
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