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2012 Gas Prices Head For Record

USA TODAY -- By Gary Strauss USA TODAY

Gasoline prices are up sharply in the past month on surging crude oil costs and refinery woes, and now are likely to make 2012 the costliest year ever at the pump.Nationally, gasoline averages $3.70 a gallon — up 30 cents since mid-July and is now higher than year-ago levels in 39 states. Prices are likely to continue climbing through August, with little relief until after Labor Day.

The swift, month-long, 9% price climb has lifted 2012's average to $3.61 a gallon, vs. 2011's $3.51, which had been the most expensive year ever for motorists. Even with demand expected to recede after the peak summer driving season, 2012 will surpass last year's price, say


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Joeski1
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 3:08:51 PM

thanx to everybody who commented......

and voted to make this the highest non-GB written/sponsored article of the day......

just wish the news was better....

regards...

and safe travels....

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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 10:50:04 AM

Today's AAA average price for gasoline is $3.71 a 105% increase over January '09 when Obama took office.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 8:32:11 AM

More demand than supply = higher prices.

[Edited by: orphancarguyPE at 8/16/2012 9:32:35 AM EST]
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WalRus49
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More organized mayhem and pillage............
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KrsnaDragon
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:42:57 PM

Hmm... more mention of the Chevron refinery fire.
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jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:41:59 PM

oil companies will find a way
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Bezalel
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:40:41 PM

They were just predicting lower prices.
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Cashless
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:24:53 PM

Oh no. Not another gas price record.
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RangerTrainer
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:23:52 PM

only getting worse wait until winter
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TBONE3
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:22:46 PM

And to think that just a few months back they were predicting considerably lower pump prices this summer.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:22:39 PM

Obscene.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:20:41 PM

Ok.
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The cause of high pump prices is GREED!!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:17:57 PM

Time will tell.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:17:41 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:17:18 PM

GREED GREED
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:16:55 PM

Go Obamama you can do it...
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:16:00 PM

So I will blame the GOP for this fiasco, and vote for Osama Obama. What is your result?
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:15:34 PM

Highest of the year also.. hope it will go back down..
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:15:12 PM

thanks for the post
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:15:04 PM

This going to be an expensive year.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:14:35 PM

Highest of the year here, so far. Hoping it will go back down.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:13:29 PM

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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:11:20 PM

old news
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CritterNanny
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:10:32 PM

Working for less & less as gas prices soar...
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that's gas-olympics for you
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nobama is out of office after Novembers election there is no way we can afford four more years of this nonsense.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:08:15 PM

already have ...
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jcpatriots
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:08:02 PM

Stop the bs. Send them to record LOWS. :/
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:08:00 PM

back to the doom and gloom forcasts, eh? gas never got to the levels they were predicting them to be over the summer, so I guess it has to happen now...*yawn*
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:07:56 PM

In the fall, gasoline prices will fall and diesel prices will rise.
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Go for the gold - ruin the USA.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:07:36 PM

No!
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LanguageMan1
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:07:19 PM

Will still go higher at the pump yet.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:07:19 PM

costliest year EVER at the pump ??? and the Soros-controlled media did not blame George Bush ???
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sounds like the other dip is coming soon.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:06:51 PM

Happened in the last election cycle too.
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Jumpin' everywhere-can't wait till after Labor Day
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Just wait til the taxes on gasoline go up.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:06:01 PM

Why am I not surprised.
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im predicting $1.35 CDN per litre. hope im wrong.
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let's hope it's on a 45...
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Not lookin' good...
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Ok
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:03:42 PM

it will go up again and again
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Any excuse. India is now going to buy quite a bit of America's coal.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 10:59:00 PM

old news
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We're all doomed!
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the more nat gas, the better
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Isn't the White House plan to get gasoline up to $6-$7 per gallon and subsequently force alternative energy on all of us? I read that somewhere...
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 10:55:13 PM

Back in the 70's when we had the oil embargo some of us realized that we have NO control over oil supply and prices. Its a shame that our "leaders" did not realize it and do something about it. So for the last 30 some years both parties of our "leaders" have not had the guts to do something about it and we have been too stupid to "fire" our "leaders". Anyone have some pink paper?
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