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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: 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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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 7:56:44 AM

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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NickoliMB
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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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WoolyBear
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 2:27:39 PM

Because they can.
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peapaw
Champion Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 1:40:21 PM

Mexico privatizing oil companies.
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Philo_Gray
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 8:11:14 PM

not building new refinery in Billings, MT
not building key stone
not franking
not digging for coal
not voting republican
not .,....

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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 7:00:07 PM

Oh let's see, Iraq no Russia, no Ukraine, no Israel, so many to choose from.....
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jason54915
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 7:17:01 PM

greed
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 6:28:06 PM

New refinery in Billings, MT
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rando991
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 10:55:10 AM

greed, and use any minor excuse in the mid east to drive it up
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 10:19:44 AM

Who me?
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 12:43:57 PM

Fuel pipelines, or the lack thereof.....
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rando991
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 10:21:59 AM

3 and 4
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 10:14:16 AM

Changing your engine oil too often.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 10:31:17 AM

Have you ever noticed gas prices are down everywhere except where you are?
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2014 9:29:59 AM

Ever increasing speed limits = more fuel consumption.....and aren't we killing ourselves fast enough??
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2014 12:11:21 PM

Cloudy outside.
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2014 9:23:34 PM

0. Because we found you buy just as much gas no matter the price.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2014 5:21:49 PM

Headline joke of the day..."Gas Prices Should Continue Downward Trend" LOL!!
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2014 8:48:40 PM

Headline reads "U.S. Gas Exports Will Help The Consumer" REALLY?!!??!!! On what planet is that true??????
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WES03
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2014 7:58:35 AM

#1 - We gas pigs who don't care. Check them out in the drive-thru line.
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2014 2:42:35 AM

The real reason? GREED and Crooked politicians.
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2014 1:45:13 AM

Oil Speculators Are Responsible for Gas Price Increases:

Speculators buy vast "futures" at prices that are higher than the current market price. This action prompts oil producers to reserve or stockpile (read: "hoard") their oil supply in the hopes they'll be able to sell it later on at the higher [future] price and make an obscene profit.

In real-life terms, the "hoarding" results in a decreased amount of oil products *currently available* on the market. This drives up demand which, in turn, drives up prices.

Also related to Supply & Demand.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 6:30:53 PM

Every reason....except the correct one.
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jorobins538
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2014 12:05:50 PM

HA HA! There is no reason.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2014 10:53:04 AM

EV's now responsible for 2 gridlocks, traffic gridlock and electric gridlock.
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NickoliMB
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2014 3:35:52 PM

#1-CORPORATE gREED!!
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2014 12:53:56 PM

"Weed" now instrumental in the rising cost of gasoline. Is this a bit of a stretch?? Me thinks so.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2014 1:31:21 PM

The world crisis.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 2:06:38 PM

Rainy today.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 10:16:06 AM

U.S. exporting coal to Germany.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 2:50:21 PM

So many reasons let me count the ways.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 6:07:23 PM

it might rain
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wbacon
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 5:02:48 PM

Those "environmentalgroups" in Opec's payroll (which means all of them)
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slicerette
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 3:23:59 PM

'cause Speedway can't go ten days without jacking up their price
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 2:32:19 PM

Those greedy "power hungry" states.
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Buddy2264
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 10:52:46 PM

We continue to use and depend on it as the primary fuel of choice.... add that to the list.
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peapaw
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 6:38:50 PM

Ho...ho...ho...hum...#7.....
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NickoliMB
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 9:46:45 PM

Corporate Greed!!
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 8:19:08 PM

it was a bad day
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