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National average sets Labor Day record, relief coming

GasBuddy Blog -- The U.S. national average for gas prices has beaten another record: highest average ever on Labor Day. The previous record, $3.69/gal in 2008, has been toppled, much to the chagrin of millions of travelling motorists this weekend.

It wasn't easy getting to the new record, it took Hurricane Isaac, a refinery fire in California, a pipeline leak in Wisconsin, and several refinery issues in the Great Lakes, and somehow renewed economic optimism, but we're here- at a new record.

While motorists may believe it could get worse, we at GasBuddy forecast for the national average to begin dropping in the weeks ahead. Will relief come overnight? If only I was so naive. With the conclusion of the holiday today, it's back to work and...


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LIQUIDEVIL
Rookie Author Nashville

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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 3:24:15 PM

Well, its almost 2 weeks since Labor Day an its up 25 cents!! Inventories are up, production driven down in order to continue to fleece the life out of this country. And still, the speculators, hedge fund managers, oil companies and anyone else who benefits from market manipulation are laughing their way to the bank to cash those checks! To make matters even more infuriating I have been noticing atleast around here that prices are as much as 20 cents higher than in some higher income areas. We cannot afford these prices, we are living on the same or even lower wages while the costs of living are way up so some oil person can make a record profit. It seems that no one cares or even wants to try to do something about it, while people are cutting back on everything causing consumer confidence to be lower and affecting paychecks. Honestly, I wish we could all together join and file a huge class-action lawsuit against those who have caused this economic repression and sue them for record amounts.
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paulweb
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2012 7:56:03 PM

I won't hold my breath.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 11:05:24 PM

I see prices go UP, not down.
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TaiJ2012
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 1:12:04 PM

I haven't seen the relief yet...
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 6:12:30 AM

let's hope there is relief. As long as diesel is super high, it will not help the economy.
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HempJustice
Rookie Author San Antonio

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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 1:12:08 PM

The price always goes up before a national holiday so just fill up your tank one week before huge holidays.
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fastrite
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 9:31:37 AM

The prices we are charged for gas make it easy to conclude we (consumers) are being played. The US produced more oil than it consumed last year and will do the same this year yet we see that our prices are completely subjected to foreign oil price setting. Where's the American clout? It appears we brought a knife to a gun fight once again.
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mrjames1818
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 2:11:04 AM

A whale sneeze will become a reason for a gas price hike
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 11:11:41 PM

funny how GB gods' articles stay up even when ppl complain, but some rather interesting topics fall victim to the axe...
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 6:36:23 PM

Thank you for posting.
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 4:43:56 PM

Yeaya
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Somis1
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 1:20:39 PM

Oh, the next page of the price schedule is lower, is it?
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 10:41:34 AM

OLD
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cricket48750
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 10:14:53 AM

Did anyone NOT know that the prices would be up for Labor Day?
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msgt_usa
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 10:13:43 AM

This is yesterday's news. Let's move on.
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 9:36:21 AM

show me the savings!
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Don20
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 9:16:15 AM

National average sets Labor Day record, relief coming..

OK, if that is true lets see it drop like a ROCK...
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 9:14:39 AM

there was relief coming till some news clown printed a story about $4 a gallon gas, now we will see no relief at all.
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 9:14:37 AM

no relief for us... just no way
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 9:12:17 AM

Relief coming in the form of what? free coffee?
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 9:08:14 AM

Same is the same, nothing new.
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bullseye100
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 9:06:17 AM

Relief would be under $2.00 per gallon. Don't hold your breath waiting for that to happen.
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 9:03:59 AM

Relief is spelled ROMNEY/RYAN.
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 9:03:30 AM

We should be so lucky as to get relief.
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 9:03:30 AM

So $3.69 was the record in 2008 what is the new figure?
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 9:03:19 AM

Relief????????????? Don't hold your breath.
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 9:02:54 AM

OUCH!
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 9:02:20 AM

Nothing new.
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Heltonw
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 9:01:16 AM

Too much speculation.
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 9:01:10 AM

I'll be waiting.
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DozenSpeed
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 9:01:01 AM

Well at least we are leading the way in something.
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mitchells
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 8:59:12 AM

all the fault of the speculators
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 8:58:59 AM

wowee...it will not get any better anytime soon.
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 8:58:26 AM

I'll take it when it comes! Didn't go anywhere this past weekend.
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 8:58:10 AM

great
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 8:57:39 AM

Thank NObama!
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 8:57:28 AM

Wow! What a happy news(?) article!
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 8:56:57 AM

ok sounds good.
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 8:56:19 AM

ok
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 8:56:12 AM

That's what Obama and the Democrats want, HIGHER PRICES.
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 8:55:58 AM

ok.
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 8:55:34 AM

Ok
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KrsnaDragon
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 8:55:32 AM

It's interesting to consider how many factors are involved other than speculation.
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 8:55:08 AM

We need to conserve it
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 8:54:25 AM

Boo!
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 8:53:52 AM

In the olympic spirit, Big Oil is also breaking records... and they get the gold
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 8:53:32 AM

The effects of Isac will be felt until Thanksgiving -- or a pipeline will leak -- or they will just screw us some more because they can.
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rwrMO
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 8:53:13 AM

we are ready for falling prices now.
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 8:52:40 AM

Cross fingers and hope another hurricane doesn't enter the Gulf...
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platinum16434
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 8:52:31 AM

Will it go up since Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming.
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