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Gasoline prices on the rise — again

dailybreeze -- Southland gasoline prices posted their first weekly double-digit spike of the year Thursday as they edged closer to $4 per gallon.

One industry analyst figures we'll be there by Valentine's Day, although some stations already have hit that level.

Jeffrey Spring of the Automobile Club of Southern California attributed the climbing prices to the usual culprits - high oil prices, Middle East tensions, local refinery incidents and refineries being brought down for maintenance as they prepare to produce their summer blend of gas.

Rob Schlichting, a spokesman for the California Energy Commission, refined that even more.

"An increase in the cost of crude oil from the Alaskan North Slope accounted for 7.5 cents of that 10 cent increase," he said.

California gets 12 percent of


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Wsamson7121
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 10:12:26 PM

Definitely not a surprise. The article points out the worst, when there is either a fire or maintenance. Here in Northern California, there is no inexpensive alternatives if local refinery production is down. Just like in the Southland.
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rcornel
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 8:26:49 PM

Not surprise.
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WalkingWV
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 4:51:09 PM

$3.65, over 50 cent hike in one week, 30 cents in one day!
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Toonces2013
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 4:07:39 PM

"high oil prices, Middle East tensions, local refinery incidents and refineries being brought down for maintenance"

Usual culprits? More like the "usual lame excuses".
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BigTruc
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 2:35:01 PM

Don't like that news.
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schatzila
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 11:18:07 AM

what a surprise.
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wamster
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 9:43:28 AM

Fuel prices are up 20 cents a gallon in Houston. So much for the purported news articles of our glut of oil, and prices would go down.
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doctorindyj
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 8:39:46 AM

As if I couldn't have driven by the gas station this morning and noticed that.
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DesertRat2011
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 8:33:05 AM

So what's new ?
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EnviroChemist
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 7:49:02 AM

Up twenty cents in two days here.
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7SPEEDY7
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 7:34:05 AM

GREED
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dabayer
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 7:00:27 AM

The speculators, traders, and investors need $$$ to pay their Christmas credit card bills.
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wrunner
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 6:56:40 AM

It figures, what else can go right?

Right?
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BurntOrange
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 6:43:51 AM

Yup, up about a dime/gallon in the Austin area this week.
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dave27johnson
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 6:24:30 AM

Up sharply....
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Evilmaddog
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 6:16:33 AM

gas stations, speculators, refineries,pig oil are not our friends
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335d1
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 6:08:44 AM

And diesel remains high, it never dropped.
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doeslayersr
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 6:04:58 AM

No surprise.
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 6:00:35 AM

Up, down, up, down.. supply/demand? nah.. speculation.
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lcleveland
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 5:59:34 AM

always going up....up .10 cents last nite
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sljbc475
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 5:58:45 AM

Expect more of the same until we reach the summer blend gasoline.

[Edited by: sljbc475 at 2/1/2013 7:59:12 AM EST]
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Rockyguitar
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 5:56:03 AM

And they economy is doing just fine (abc / cbs / nbc / cnn).
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ClarkSC
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 5:44:55 AM

Again, again and again.
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 5:42:54 AM

So, what else is new?
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 5:33:47 AM

No kidding.
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 5:29:19 AM

As long as Obama is around there is no stopping it. He's going to destroy us.
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el_fr
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 5:25:21 AM

Anyone surprised?
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VomVom
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 5:23:01 AM

Gas went up 12 cents/L in Calgary yesterday even though oil price actually went down.
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dr047
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 5:01:25 AM


So much for all the projections.
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gs7101
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 4:50:46 AM

No kidding -- hadn't noticed!
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MImusicman
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 4:39:20 AM

Yep it hurts
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werich44
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 4:33:23 AM

As usual Taxifornia is right up there at the top for gas prices.
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csnvcas
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 4:26:12 AM

No surprise here
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bills299
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 4:26:00 AM

Any excuse will do!!
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Nancy&Len
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 4:19:14 AM

Just the beginning folks.
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epf
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 4:09:22 AM

Jumped another $.25 here yesterday.
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daytonabiker
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 4:02:16 AM

old news
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millerin
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 4:00:37 AM

it's jumping
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TheGoatWhisperer
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 3:58:54 AM

Government might try printing even more money, that always seems to work. NOT! Throw them all out!
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yardslave
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 3:51:46 AM

I smell a speculator
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Yooperheart
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 3:39:18 AM

Hey, I can speculate too!
Fuel prices will drop to '06 prices before the spring switch over.
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SUPERSTEVIEO
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 3:30:31 AM

why wold maintenance and switch over to summer gas cause an increase... will we see a shortage? NO! do they have stock to bridge the shut down period? YE!
so what is this hype that the shutdown causes a spike in prices?
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hokieburgh
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 3:19:37 AM

yes .... they are rising in SW VA.
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EvergreenON
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 3:17:15 AM

Gas price never got lower then it should and it will now increase without reason.
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bisonjim
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 3:09:34 AM

Not surprised
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Luckylindy
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 3:05:24 AM

But I thought that we were supposed to have stable prices until the summer? Ha Ha Ha Ha
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 3:05:17 AM

Sigh...
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farmboyTN
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 2:47:49 AM

It has jumped 10-19 cents here in a day.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 1:36:20 AM

and this surprises who ?
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scu227
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 1:25:28 AM

Up 19 cents/gal. here with supplies still on the increase and demand still declining. This is sure to make sure our economy continues to deteriorate.

THANKS SPECULATORS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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