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sparky808
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 12:20:13 PM

Where is the article?
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confetti
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:39:37 PM

I can't see any article here either.
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ebowMA
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 3:48:20 PM

If we weren't so desperately dependent on oil this wouldn't matter.
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CPGas1815
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 3:26:37 PM

Unrest in the Middle East, the party of "BIG Oil", and the unrepentant lust of the U.S. Oil industry is why gasoline prices have become unaffordable.

Just 4 years ago the first digit on a gas station marquee was a 2 as in 2 dollars and change for a gallon of gasoline. Now we are about to see a 4 or even a 5 as the first digit on a gas station marquee. How sad...
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bobsalwaysmt
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 3:14:16 PM

Not buying it!
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jb107
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 3:09:27 PM

It would be good if there was something there to read.
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SpankyMI
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 3:04:48 PM

We need two separate oil markets, one for Asia, and one for the rest of the world!
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caddilac
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 3:02:14 PM


"Given where we are in the year, prices are unusually high. And if trends hold, then the national average will be well over the $4 freakout point sometime this summer."

"freakout point"??????

It it that easy to get people to "freakout????

Are we adults or unstable children that "freakout" at things????

Use less, means to buy less, means to spend less, and no "freakout".
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bby
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:58:39 PM

Ok
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TXGasPriceSpy
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:58:28 PM

Very well said 58salty.
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bbthegun
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:58:06 PM

So the moral to the story is we need more supply, not puppy and flower petal green energy solutions that are only band-aids.
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RaginCajun68
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:57:37 PM

The article could have have been written shorter. All of the explanations in paragraph 4 contribute to it. Period...end of article.
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dadis46
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:55:11 PM

Oil company CEO want a bonus after they show their are profit in first 3 month of the year that the reason they jack up the price.
Just wait and see the profit report in April.
It same thing every year
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DickAAA
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:54:46 PM

Great article. Very factual and based on data which is difficult to read. Makes me want to vote for real isolatioism.
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peakkeller
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:49:21 PM

Good article - same reasons as other articles I've read.
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ItisAJeepThing
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:48:23 PM

We can make a little difference with conservation. We can make a little difference by drilling more, but that will take time. We can keep making hybrids and electric vehicles, but they have range limits.

We need to develop a real alternative to oil to power our transportation in this country. We have a 100 year supply of mostly untapped natural gas. Drill for it, compress it until it is a liquid (LNG) and start converting 18 wheeler diesel trucks to use it, about $3,000. Install high pressure tanks and filling systems at all truck stops on the Interstate Highway System and in large cities. American automobile manufacturers should start equipping many cars and light trucks with LNG fuel systems. LNG is cheap, runs cleaner than any other fuel and we don't have to import it.

Energy independence for the U.S. ASAP!
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lisamls
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:48:22 PM

now
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thirty8paces
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:47:45 PM

Whatever.
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cmsense
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:46:28 PM

Chicken Littles!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:46:00 PM

ok
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ftsgt
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:45:25 PM

well over $4 will not be good at all
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:45:07 PM

At least the U.S. is finally getting tough on fuel economy standards after decades of caving into to the auto industry for exemptions and delayed deadlines. And a big reason Detroit rolled over on this is because GM and Chrysler are beholding to the feds for bailing them out, otherwise I suspect they'd be up to their old tricks again. So, maybe that bailout had a secondary good outcome.
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Grismer
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:44:22 PM

The reasons are multiple but will produce one overall effect...the destabilization of domestic economic growth.
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mfeldstein
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:42:33 PM

This is getting complex, isn't it?
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ROSYMI
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:42:32 PM

the rich get richer and poor get poorer
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skeeterbait
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:42:27 PM

Just remember companies can make the numbers say what they want them to say, not what they really are.
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PizzaMon
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:41:51 PM

Maybe the real reason but not the ONLY reason.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:41:00 PM

Glad I have a temporary job that is close by.
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58salty
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:40:59 PM

dyanmouse said it like it is.

Obama is the problem. Everything has gone to hell since he took office. Wife has the biggest staff ever.
It's Obama's way or it's Bush's fault.

We must vote this man out. We still do not really know who he is. He should be sent to prison for all the crimes he has committed against America & his wife should have to pay back her staff's salary.

Bottom line Obama is the reason prices are where they are today.
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MG_Sputnik
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:39:08 PM

So now they're telling us demand is high in Asia and that's driving prices. BS!
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seabrz7
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:38:46 PM

We have already hit the freakout point in calif. Whatever the next term will be, we're not far from it right now.
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colaguy
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:38:21 PM

don't care why, just know that if they go much over $4, look out as we'll soon be headed toward another recession
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4TIGERDOG
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:35:48 PM

HERE IS THE REAL REASON-OBAMA
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DrivingFool2
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:34:13 PM

Speculation doesn't hurt the cause also
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:34:00 PM

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:33:55 PM

The real reason is because we have to have it and they know it. I guess they could really charge anything they wanted since our Government leaders are in bed with them.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:33:53 PM

No matter what people say it will be what the powers that be want it to be.
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jpmorgas
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:31:06 PM

stop the crap shoot in gasoline commodities.
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rwrMO
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:30:19 PM

sounds like a load of bull to me
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GasPrice10112
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:30:19 PM

The oil companies keep getting richer!
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fbenda
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:27:28 PM

What ever they say the reason is, it's the speculators that cause the price ups and downs. Maybe they need to be controlled?
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:26:07 PM

So its not a lack of drilling, supply or not approving the KEYSTONEXL.
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djm5x9
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:25:16 PM

OK.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:24:22 PM

GREED!!
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car54BC
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:23:24 PM

It really isn't supply & demand.
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Michaels2011
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:20:51 PM

Does'nt matter what the "real" reason is we still get screwed.
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DeeLA
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:19:07 PM

Interesting.
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clww
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:18:53 PM

I feel better after reading this already......NOT!
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rawdog1313
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:17:47 PM

Outlaw Oil Speculation!!
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Cappuccino1
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:17:00 PM

"So what explains the sudden rise in oil? Well, basically, good old supply and demand." Yeah, but what is determining the demand and supply?
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