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Old 02-22-2015, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Elysium
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It is ridiculous. They always quote some reason as to why it goes up, although most people I know, including myself, feel like it's anyone's guess.
This happens every year and the spokesmen come on to say it is because of California's "unique" summer and winter gas formulas and the refineries have to change over. And it seems as if every year like on the old Emergency TV series there is a fire at a refinery. And like clockwork at the end of the changeover cycle just after the prices started going up again BOOM goes Exxon Mobil.

Just when people thought it was safe to drive their old big trucks to work and forget about smart car hybrids and with no Saudi involvement to blame
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Old 02-24-2015, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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It's our Valentine Day present from the gas companies.
So when the gas companies lowered prices what holiday was that?
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Old 02-26-2015, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Diaspora
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So when the gas companies lowered prices what holiday was that?
The day after. Along with all the other markdowns related to Valentines Day.
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Old 05-08-2015, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Bothell, Washington
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Gas has been on a brisk, steady rise again lately here in the Seattle area- most stations are at or over $3 per gallon again. Strange considering that news stories a few weeks ago were reporting there will be a steady decline in gas prices through the summer, and that they would stay low for quite some time.
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Old 05-08-2015, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Agree about the interesting news story about prices holding or dropping since our gas went from $2.25 reg 87just 6 weeks ago to $2.65 yesterday.
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Old 05-09-2015, 12:11 PM
 
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It rises on many things include special blend for those states means supplies vary more. But smaller drillers are dropping out as well as much off shore because of cost. Supply and demand plus more drop out because much of recovery is higher cost now. Even the new rail tanker requirement will raise price over time because its a massive transport cost increase. Those areas with pipeline feed to down stream refineies will be cheaper on transport cost alone.
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Old 05-09-2015, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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It rises on many things include special blend for those states means supplies vary more. But smaller drillers are dropping out as well as much off shore because of cost. Supply and demand plus more drop out because much of recovery is higher cost now. Even the new rail tanker requirement will raise price over time because its a massive transport cost increase. Those areas with pipeline feed to down stream refineies will be cheaper on transport cost alone.
Ah, the oil companies must have read your post since they raised their price from $2.65 Thurs to $2.89 today Sat. Please don't feed them anymore information.
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Old 05-12-2015, 12:56 PM
 
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Are you guys serious?? I'm in Northern California and it's $3.65 here!!!
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Old 05-12-2015, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Bothell, Washington
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It's going up every single day here in the Seattle area- most stations I see now are between $3.05- $3.15, with a few of the budget friendly ones still hovering around $2.99. Still a bit of a surprise after the big news story a while back about how gas prices are expected to tank and stay low all through the summer... and here we are a month or two later paying about 75 cents to 1 dollar more per gallon than we were when that story came out.
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Old 05-15-2015, 04:30 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Its at $2.69 here. Was about 40 cents cheaper a week or two ago. least its not over $3 again (yet).
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