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Old 12-02-2014, 07:25 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I'm waiting for Dockside to thank Obama for the drop in gas prices.

Since he blamed Obama for the high prices, he should thank him for the lower prices.
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Old 12-02-2014, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Eastern UP of Michigan
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I'm waiting for Dockside to thank Obama for the drop in gas prices.

Since he blamed Obama for the high prices, he should thank him for the lower prices.

k:

Do ya think he will though and of course the economy was tanking again.
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Old 12-02-2014, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Eastern UP of Michigan
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So Obama is only responsible if the price goes up, but not down?

And the majority of Fracking is NOT for crude.


If you'd like to thank something, then thank a strengthening US economy while other economies are stagnating and/or weakening. Thank less demand for crude as alternative fuels (including fracked natural gas) are filling some of the US and global energy demand. Thank everyone with a level head for slowing down (or containing) the volatility in the middle east. Hell, thank Vladimir Putin for being a complete whack-job, which has led to the Saudi's rejecting production reductions.

I don't credit Obama for our prices now, and I don't blame him for our prices then. It's a global market.

(If the new pipeline is approved (it will be), then the prices in the US will actually go up, as we use our own refining capacity to process Canadian oil which will be shipped off to overseas clients, it will have the net effect of straining our own supply and slightly nudging prices up (with zero demand increase for US product. I'm not against it, but I don't fool myself either. It won't do the US economy any net-good.)

Great post. Hadn't thought about the refinery utilization aspect.
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Old 12-02-2014, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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Just goes to show old gripes are the best gripes in this joint.

I guess we have a lot of old men here who like to dwell in the past and re-chew old bitternesses forever.

Much away. I want no part of this one.
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Old 12-02-2014, 10:31 PM
 
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Paid $2.79 a gallon this morning ... Thanks Obama!
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Old 12-03-2014, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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Really, is there any doubt this guy is trying to make good on his past comments and promises? Like, driving up energy costs....reducing our oil consumption....hoping to see gas @ $4+/gallon?

The $4-Per-Gallon President | Facebook



Exhibit A-C - his illegal moratorium, his 2012 budget and his anti-business, anti-drilling regulatory policies (trying to get through the backdoor, what he can't through the front - Congress).

Sarah Palin Rips Obama on Drilling: ’2012 Can’t Come Soon Enough’ - ABC News



Even before the meltdown in the ME, we saw an unprecedented attack on our domestic energy interests from this president. The 30 year obstruction by the Left/dems is paying off in spades finally.
Yeah, looks like he's making good on his promise to drive up.. wait he's totally failing now.
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Old 12-03-2014, 12:18 PM
 
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Paid $2.79 a gallon this morning ... Thanks Obama!
Gas is $2.64 where I live. Part of me likes to think the drilling is helping. Part of me considers that we are going into winter petroleum supplies. However, I do hope the prices keep dropping, at least back to $2/gallon or lower.
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Old 12-03-2014, 01:41 PM
 
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I've been paying $2.50; there is a Costco in Dallas that was selling it for $2.20 yesterday (according to the radio).

Back during the OPEC embargo I read how some people purchased 500+ gallon steel gas containers to put in their yard so they could have extra gasoline. I doubt our zoning laws would allow a 500 gallon gas tank in the neighborhood, but I wish I had one. I would stock up.

Anyway, I didn't blame President Obama when gas prices rose, and I do not give him credit for them going down. It is the way of the world since the mid-1970s (prior to that the prices were rather steady, with many stations even having 'sales' on the weekends; the cheapest I paid was 18 cents a gallon during one such sale).
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Old 12-03-2014, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Muncie, IN
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1.99 gas in OKC
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Old 12-03-2014, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Why hasn't Obama done a order to lower diesel prices too like what is going on with gas prices? Diesel is still very high.
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