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peapaw

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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2011 7:35:36 AM

1. Upcoming holiday
2. Preceding holiday
3. Crude oil went up
4. Crude oil went down
5. Ben Bernanke gave a speech
6. Timothy Geithner threatened to resign
7. We were bored
8. The sun came up
9. To keep Gas Buddy website in business
10. The dog ate the previous gas price list

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ADD TO THE LIST, ANYONE?

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peapaw
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 11:36:42 AM

#9.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 8:39:50 PM

Green bikes, making gas go up???
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 10:29:17 PM

yes
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 7:47:16 AM

So many reasons, so many choices.
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DAWGnh
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2014 6:20:13 AM

GREED x10
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2014 5:51:55 AM

It's Friday.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 5:30:37 AM

I just don't know why today.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 12:20:48 PM

#2
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 9:27:21 PM

Yes.....yes we can raise prices.....
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Not4Nuthn
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 8:11:37 PM

...because the industry can get just about whatever price they want from people who *need* to buy gas.
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rmw10rpw
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 8:05:17 AM

Just because
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rando991
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 7:37:44 AM

greed
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mister8tch
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 7:07:44 AM

So much noise about how gas is SO high, yet, historically, the inflation adjusted price is about the same now as it was in 1918!

InflationData.com
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 6:56:22 AM

Couldn't agree more Grumpycat.
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2014 7:07:18 PM

> Because they can and will. One local station, Love's, has tried twice in the last
> month to push prices up 10¢ and has failed to get everyone to follow and had
> to drop back down to $3.19.

Exactly! To keep prices down we must convince the price setters that our consumption is price sensitive. It is our duty as consumers in a (mostly) free market to "say no".

Have met far too many people who believe it is beneath them to be sensitive to $0.10. Not smart enough to realize that mere $0.10 is more like $1.80 per tank. And if a station can pump 10,000 gallons this month at $0.10 more then they most certainly will. And they'll try for $0.15 to see if they can get it.
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2014 7:01:46 PM

0. You buy gas at any price, so why shouldn't the prices rise until you quit buying?
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2014 1:10:13 PM

Renewable energy????
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Nickeybasenji
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2014 12:35:27 PM

Do you really want to get serious about lowering the price of fuels at the pump ? Start thinking about the over packaged products you consume. Are you aware that the plastic used to package bottled water consumes an obscene amount of crude oil reserves. This is just one small example of products we can consume less of that is over packaged and delivered using fuel reserves.
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Not4Nuthn
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2014 7:40:25 PM

$3.19 in NC, where Grateful11 is. . . . Sounds wonderful to me.
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Grateful11
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2014 5:16:23 PM

Because they can and will. One local station, Love's, has tried twice in the last month to push prices up 10¢ and has failed to get everyone to follow and had to drop back down to $3.19.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2014 1:42:08 PM

Gasoline profits are down, I almost feel bad for them.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2014 10:53:55 AM

#2.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2014 5:51:53 PM

Nobody wants electric vehicles any more.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2014 2:31:04 PM

Simply because we exist.
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Rudolf_Golf
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 7:47:31 PM

You forgot the most important one, so oil companies can keep maintaining record profits while enjoying massive tax subsidies.
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 6:44:25 PM

1-10 Obama!
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 6:42:43 PM

#2
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xbAG
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 12:51:59 AM

Taxes
California has MANY taxes on gas.
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russ117044
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 3:22:18 PM

nO11:
Politics.
We have politicians in power who sleep with Wall St. The prices are kept high for the oil traders. We have local politicians who sleep with the suppliers who keep the price high foe votes. Its that simple.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 10:35:56 AM

Global oil shortage now outweighed but U.S. production....and prices still go up.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 8:46:18 AM

Rainy.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 9:53:19 AM

"Gas prices down for Labor Day,".....I guess that's why we had a 25 cent a gallon rise in prices today in WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, OHIO...CAN YOU SPELL PRICE GOUGING???????
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 6:14:03 PM

#5 update - Yellen should be baking us cookies instead of speaking?
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heyman_31036
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 6:12:00 PM

Hadji gets his towel on his head in a wad?
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 6:06:54 PM

#1 is here.....
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 10:29:41 AM

"Jenkins, holiday is coming, get those gas prices up asap!!!" Overheard at large oil company headquarters.

[Edited by: peapaw at 8/28/2014 11:29:58 AM EST]
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 8:28:47 PM

#4
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 5:41:07 PM

Starting #1 today.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 7:43:20 PM

Methane seeping from sea floor.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 1:10:43 PM

Anti energy kooks!!!
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Overland1
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 7:43:38 PM

Bush
Cheney
Halliburton
EssYewVees
Cell Phones (including texting)
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peapaw
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Our "good friends" at ISIS.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 9:17:45 PM

Government greed by increasing gas taxes....
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 11:58:53 PM

Corporate Greed.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 8:54:53 PM

Greenies!!!!!
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 9:20:51 PM

Texas now worlds largest oil producer,YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!1
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 9:05:21 PM

Iraq.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 8:26:09 PM

Large oil discovery in Australia.
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naw
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 12:57:26 AM

Greed
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 2:27:39 PM

Because they can.
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