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Gas Prices Continue To Swell In The Mid-Atlantic Region

CBS -- BALTIMORE — Gas prices are surging and quickly inching to $4.00 per gallon. This February is the earliest gas prices have ever topped the $3.50 mark.

The Mid-Atlantic region has been hit exceptionally hard, and as Tim Williams reports, the end may not be in sight just yet.

It’s being called a “crude awakening.”

“Hey, you can’t do nothing but deal with it. I mean, you got to reach in your pocket and do what you got to do,” said Lester Bailey of West Baltimore.
Analysts anticipate the Mid-Atlantic region will become a hot spot for gasoline prices in the near future. The next 60 days will prove extremely volatile for fuel costs up and down the East Coast.

“In the spring, when the refineries switch over to the summer fuel blends, they are actually cleaner burning fuels and better for the


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it's called Specutraitors Greed.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 3:49:31 AM

Great post OGW !!!!
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Rockthecasbah1
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 12:15:46 AM

Glad I have an economical car. Bummer for all of those folks who decided that having a big gas guzzler was a right as an American. When I speak to my friends in Europe, Canada, Russia and elsewhere they laugh about how we whine about our prices and then do so little about it at a personal level. I for one am not depending on the govt to bail me out . . . they haven't so far and really why should they when we aren't doing much ourselves? Went to McDs today and laughed at all of the idiots sitting in line again at the drive-thru--looked across the street and there was a line at Starbucks--come one folks, who's the problem REALLY?
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 12:11:41 AM

more good news for Bummer to brag about in his re-election campaign.
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granitestater
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 12:11:33 AM

This is a result of Obama watering down the currency. Oil isn't going up. The dollar is going down...

We got plenty of oil. There is just too many dollars on the market...

[Edited by: granitestater at 2/28/2012 12:12:50 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 12:10:59 AM

DRILL BABY DRILL
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heartbroken2010
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 12:08:27 AM

we up here are paying $5.72 CDN a gallon right now , & i fear that it wont get better for a bit yet . (4.5 ltrs = 1 gallon)$1.27.2 per litre we pay , OUCH !!
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 12:07:42 AM

Down south also. And the west, far north and all points in between.
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I don't like it.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:56:10 PM

At this rate, we will be at $4 by the Ides of March.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:55:52 PM

Not good.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:49:15 PM

The west coast is at the mercy of Big Oil in CA. I say that we should drill off the coast of CA to reduce the distance from well to refinery.
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I saw for myself
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:46:52 PM

We need help w/gas prices out here in the West.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:45:51 PM

$4 here we come.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:45:00 PM

and the South and the North and the West and the mid-West......
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:38:45 PM


Happily, my farm tank is still half full with fuel I bought last fall. I’m NOT looking forward to filling in up in a month or so. That may well be my first kilobuck gas purchase.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:36:19 PM

One can have it the communist way, wait in lines for products, or the free market way to have the price being determined by what a willing buyer is paying a willing seller.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:35:02 PM

Up .50 t0 .55 since December here
ridiculous no real reason for that much of a jump
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:34:35 PM

The time when something could be done to help our prices now, has long past.'

Presidential policy must look ahead, and it has not - . . . Failed us again!
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:34:04 PM

Even out here in the west.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:31:58 PM

I could have saved 3% by filling up on Saturday...instead of having waited until Sunday...
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:30:54 PM

Here comes the Great Depression 2.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:29:03 PM

"A great depression is headed our way soon if we don't develop an energy plan that will get us off foreign oil."

Absolutely True, and we never got out of thr great recession, just stopped the freefall.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:28:40 PM

up like a ballon, but hopefully the ballon drops soon!
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:28:27 PM

This is just wonderful for summer.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:28:15 PM

The world price of fuel is set in New York City by a group of people on Wall Street who don't give a damn about anything but their pocketbooks and until they are put in their place the rest of us will suffer. It does not matter where the oil comes from, home or abroad, or how much we use or do not use, prices are Wall Street's call. Those blaming all other reasons just don't get it, it is a world problem "Made in America".
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On and on it goes............
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:26:54 PM

It's been going up 2-6 cents a day for at least 2wks here now.. without much of a break from increases..
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We are ver gonna get back to normal
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economy will tank if we don't drill soon
just say it and Saudis will crumble like the last time when gas was 145 per barrell
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Speculators are ruining the livelihood of everyone
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:20:18 PM

It is considered expensive all over the world, how can there be a true political solution? The only way not to feel gouged is to buy less! Many blame minor contributing factors (like speculation!), not the major reason for the prices (the most major is that 100s of millions of consumers world wide buy, because the fear of not being able to is still greater than paying what is currently asked. Increases will stop when people no longer buy as much or cannot buy as much. It also depends on the economy (or does the economy depend on the gas price?)
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Thank goodness for 35+ mph and my 5% rebate gas card!
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:17:53 PM

A great depression is headed our way soon if we don't develop an energy plan that will get us off foreign oil.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:17:38 PM

Bad deal we are going to end up in a deep recession.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:15:00 PM

Well, they (whoever "they" is) have been saying for months that it would rise so it rises like bread from yeast growth. If you continue to bellyache and complain all the time that it is GOING to rise, you are the heat fueling the rise!
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:12:57 PM

BUMMER NEWS EVERYBODY IN THE U.S.A.!
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Obama is laughing quietly as he watches the Country fade away into another Depression...... His dreams of destroying America (Read his book "Memories of My Father" to get an insight into his convoluted brain)are coming together!
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:07:57 PM

Gas prices continue to swell in the mid-atlantic region,spectulators are running wild and government has no interest in stopping them.
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As They Planned...
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The spectulators are running wild and Obama has no interest in stopping them.
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Noooo, say it isn't so..........
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:00:10 PM

The ripoff continues...
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:59:47 PM

On and on it goes, and where it stops nobody knows.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:57:54 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:52:56 PM

They are swelling in the entire country.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:49:26 PM

there will be no recovery until prices get stable and that doesn't look like it's about to happen anytime soon...I'm pretty sure it's mostly speculators causing these prices to go so high...too bad we all don't have the money to play on the stock market, but then again we'd be as bad as them trying to get more profits...
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