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Feds send oil, gas prices higher via QE3

GasBuddy Blog -- Just when we were all hoping for some relief at the gas station this autumn, the Federal Reserve announced its third round of quantitative easing, weakening the dollar and sending oil prices higher- gasoline is sure to follow.

The program, dubbed QE3, works like this: the U.S. central bank implements quantitative easing by buying financial assets from commercial banks and other private institutions with newly created money. In turn, this sends the value of the U.S. dollar lower, the global currency of crude oil, thus making oil more expensive to buyers holding American Dollars.

We're seeing oil prices tinker on triple digits as a result, and it may not get a whole lot better. Since QE3 is expected to keep the dollar weak...


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Submitted Sep 14, 2012 By: PD
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Donatelo
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 1:35:14 PM

so much info everyday saying gas prices are going to go up or down, it is a guessing game.
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Another reason to make a change in November...
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 10:15:14 AM

pricewar: please explain.
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pricewar
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 11:28:54 PM

great money scheme for the feds. since there is nowhere else to line
their pockets. steady income for them. keeps them out of the
unemployment line.
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CapriceWagon
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 10:35:24 AM

We need to end the fed and implement the penny plan
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DucatiRider
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:55:22 AM

Here lemmie print some money, so we can buy our own debt. That's good for the dollar, right?

END THE FED!
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 1:56:22 AM

repeat
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2012 10:39:43 PM

Boo O
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WE0H
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2012 10:14:32 PM

Nothing spectacular about this news. High fuel prices, weak economy. Never mind the US is exporting fuel to keep the pump prices high.
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gasokie
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 9:47:16 PM

The price of gas as affected by the Feds printing more dollars is just one little symptom of this sickness. Governments have often tried to print their way to prosperity. Won't work and most people really don't understand why.
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pricewar
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 9:28:02 PM

Our country has a 17trillion plus deficit and climbing. The russians and chinese will not loan us
any more money. the federal reserve is making up the difference by printing more and pumping the dollars into our economy, which in turns weakens our hard earned dollars, to get back on track you will later notice interest rates, income taxes, sales taxes etc. on down the line will take a substantial increase of our money, plus the havoc increase of inflation on top of it all! so to speak of your business trip write-offs, or just plain write-offs you usually
get will be little in return or nothing (taken away) Remember...Obama says we need to roll up our sleeves and sacrifice. Also, that fuel efficient vehicle you plan to buy, you can figure a good decade to pay for itself, by then it will be time to buy a new vehicle. a polite way of describing this picture... imagine a mouse in one of those squirrel cages running in place going nowhere chasing that carrot.and you say to yourself how dumb can it be. and later you take a closer look and even a closer look and you say, hey thats not a mouse, that is me. There is more to the story my friend. now have a good dat
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 11:00:51 PM

JG: good for you, but not everyone (esp. in the US is able to do this).
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JGetson
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 12:01:52 PM

What I am doing to save money at the pumps is actually just a side-effect of the actions that I am taking to counter the overall effects of the current and coming economic climate - things like; price hikes for items including gas, electricity, food. The changing trends in employment; part-time vs full-time, job cuts and layoffs, as well as changes to social programs like EI, pensions, healthcare, etc.

Including:
- Purchased a 2nd home (in the city) as it is closer to my spouse's employment - reducing our overall transportation costs - gas, maintainance, etc.
(May eventually either sell or rent the other house - after planned renovations/upgrades are completed)
- Started my own home-based business, which not only allows me to write-off costs of running our household, ie; electricity, phone, internet, etc.
(Will also allow me to qualify to claim tax credits that I will have to pay).
- Purchased a new, more fuel-efficient 2nd vehicle for everyday personal transportation.
(Will be dedicating the older vehicle for mostly business purposes).
- As a business owner, join the local business organizations like the chamber of commerce
(My local COC offers members a 3-cent/litre discount at the pump).
- Combine personal trips with business purposes whenever possible to maximize the deductability of travel costs.
(Trips do not have to be exclusively business to qualify - just need to look for, or discuss business - vacations are more fun when someone else is paying for them)
- Buy other items in bulk and/or at wholesale whenever possible.
(This is just a smart move to reduce our overall expenses)
- Pay it forward by teaching family and friends the exact tactics and strategies to take back ownership of their own lives.
(Things that will allow them to weather downturns in the economy, pay less, save more, and secure a financial future)
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yes...enough is enough
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Go obama
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Thanks a lot government.
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yes
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 5:01:10 PM

Create more imaginary dollars, drive the price of oil up and higher prices at the pump are the results. Higher prices at the pump makes those EV's and Inbreds look much better don't they!
Thanks a lot Chuck, you can apply for unemployment in January!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, has a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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Thanks a lot butt-hole!
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dockersbin
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 4:01:49 PM

we can only hope something changes for the better soon
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 3:23:44 PM

Ditto to fieldt. Enough from this no substance all spins administration. Time for real changes in November.
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$5/gal regular before the end of the year
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What happened to prices going down after Labor Day??
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 2:14:34 PM

Old news.
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Whatever!!!!!
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I do HATE some of these "bright ideas" that the government comes up with to "help" us common citizens! This policy got it's big start during the recent Bush presidency and did it stop during Obama? No, and why not? Because one executive who has to get squabbling Democrats and Republicans on his side to really change things(not any time soon) can not just order things to be done his way. Buch tried that and is still skating on a thin line of possible international war crimes indictments. Did you know that there is a standing warrant for Bush's arrest in Switzerland created when the Europeans heard he was going to visit? There is one great man! I do believe he is the only president of the U.S. to ever have that kind of foreign attention.
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k
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Fscking idiots.... Leave my money alone!
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 2:06:13 PM

Thanks to the Big Government Federal Reserve. Nissan Corporation announced they are bringing more vehicle production to the US. More American jobs thanks in part to the cheaper dollar. This helps our exporting too as our products are more competitive.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 2:04:08 PM


Yesterday's news.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 1:59:43 PM

The Federal Reserve actually caused the American Dollar to loose a little value. Therefore all commodities and anything imported will be a little more expensive. American homes will be easier to buy and loans will be easier to get. It doesn't help me, I own my home and don't run up credit card debit. I just have to pay more for gasoline from Big Oil.

If we elect Mitt Romney it will get worse and happen soon.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 1:59:24 PM

QE3 = out of ideas or no courage to implement the tough choices.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 1:58:41 PM

lets hope it works....
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You gotta laugh to keep from crying.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 1:53:07 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 1:53:06 PM

QE3 more money for less merchandise or services.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 1:49:56 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 1:46:10 PM

They legislate so much worthless stuff, why can't they do something about the price of fuel?
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Need to update the news
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More old news.
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Greedy Speculators....
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this was one of the most ridiculous things they have done in Washington recently. get rid of all of the liberals up there--just clean house
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old news
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 1:30:24 PM

This is going to blow up the price per gallon by at least ten cents a gallon by end of october, this is inflation that Big Ben hasn't considered in his QE3
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day 2 for this story
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Old news
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Oh Brother, just cause I'm on vacation.
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Wow..old ...next...
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This blog might be getting long in the tooth, but this issue is far from over. We need a system that works on all cylinders...A president that leads and works with both sides of congress, a congress that works for the people and with an administration and a fed that works independently yet with the cooperation of the president and congress.
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Not a surprise
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