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As gas tops $3.50 per gallon, more motorists adjust driving and spending habits

South Florida Sun-Sentinel -- Gas prices are inching toward $4 a gallon again, prompting some motorists to change their driving and spending habits.

The average price per gallon for regular gasoline rose more than 25 cents over the past month to reach $3.58 in Fort Lauderdale and $3.62 in West Palm Beach on Friday, according to travel club AAA.


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Submitted Aug 07, 2012 By: PaulBacon
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PTBpricer
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 9:26:48 AM

Duh, way wouldn't they adjust.
METEOR49
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 11:27:29 PM

WE ARE IN TROUBLE FOLKS AND PIG OIL DON'T CARE . I THINK THE WHOLE THING IS ABOUT TO COME CRASHING DOWN AND MAKE 2008 LOOK LIKE A WALK IN THE PARK .
Bezalel
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 11:27:01 PM

And gas topped that number years ago.
boatfloyd
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 11:19:01 PM

High gasoline prices slow the economy.
TIGERPAW46
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 11:16:38 PM

Same old story over & over While the Gov. does nothing to change the root cause. Speculation, Price manipulation, if not outright price fixing; Oligopolies (control of the market by a few companies), Export of oil & diesel to keep prices high, etc. Yes I have explained how the Gov. could lessen these problems numerous times within the USA.
crreed1
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 11:16:03 PM

3.71 here
next town 15 miles away 3.79
OilOnTheCheap
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 11:12:16 PM

4 dollars a gallon here already
Number43
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 11:10:21 PM

People just stop driving -so what else is new?
LanguageMan1
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 11:07:51 PM

People have been making changes for years, and they'll have to do more as it's only going to get worse.
CartelBuster
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 11:07:10 PM

...as if we haven't been for YEARS????......
SavALot
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 11:06:44 PM

Definitely changing... Prices are soaring
Blue_Cruzer
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 11:06:36 PM

Price of gas most definitely affects my spending habits.
HEBster
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 11:06:17 PM

I'm changin' mine
humblepie
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 11:05:51 PM

been doin it since $2
jem069
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 11:04:39 PM

ok
carloco75
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 11:04:39 PM

Yikes...It was like 3.08-=-3.11 in my area just last week...now it's at 3.52 for regular..
Toppers
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 11:04:30 PM

Yes we are
FlyNFool
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 10:59:34 PM

you betcha
tidalwave3
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 10:55:18 PM

but will they change....nope
CivicMA
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 10:54:08 PM

I knew that it couldn't last. Too bad, but I'm sure we'll be tickling $4/gal before the end of the year across most of the US.

The price break was nothing more than a tease.
bkplenge
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 10:53:42 PM

Are they attempting to force prices up to $5.00 like they were earlier this year?
goldrose1
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 10:51:46 PM

Wish prices here were even near those in FL. Jumped 60 cents in couple weeks.
bonzoonfmb
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 10:50:59 PM

I am not doing any adjusting, I just use Gasbuddy to find the cheapest outlet and pay attention to the trends.
gasgo123
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 10:45:22 PM

South Carolina prices have went from a low of 2.82 to a high of 3.39 in just over a month. that is 57 cents a gallon. About 20%.
CAroadrunner101
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 10:44:19 PM

boo hoo...
humblepie
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 10:44:01 PM

with 1 in every 6 american families on food stamps already
this sure doesnt help....................
saleboss
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 10:41:50 PM

And now we're back where we were 2 months ago!
DerHahn
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 10:41:12 PM

haven't seen many changing driving habits. the conditioning from the oil companies continues as people simply accept the prices as being normal.
walkingtall
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 10:36:51 PM

No long distance vacations.
HawaiianGuy
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 10:34:42 PM

I've already been conserving, so no changes here due to price increases as of late.
Tekkersmom57
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 10:32:25 PM

Enough with the speculation on wall street. Allow less amounts of oil to be on the commodity market and watch oil prices go back down.
LostToo
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 10:32:19 PM

We in central IL. would love to see $3.58 and $3.62 We have been dancing around $4 for the last couple weeks.
wayoung56
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 10:26:34 PM

I can't afford dental visits for myself because the overall costs of energy keeps my bank balance way too low week to week...
Dekenel
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 10:24:48 PM

Civil war is brewing........
Lower, Middle class VS. everybody else, guess who will win.
nimpy
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 10:22:41 PM

Yep no long distance vacations
wild3bill
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 10:22:26 PM

Lies about employment & Unemployment Stats whipped up by spin doctors to boost gasoline and crude prices. We see this before it is not new: prices go Up the economy has a coronary causing real bad newsthat causes energy prices to take a dive to thepricepoint where the y belong. Pump prices rocke up 30 cents in no timw. when th e snot hit the fan and crude takes a well deserved beating then gasdoline pump prices retreat a penny a week...
TxPDawg
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 10:21:34 PM

I feel for those who have to buy Diesel or Premium gas....
altima2008
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 10:21:22 PM

Can we afford four more years of nobama?
DustyHorse
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 10:21:08 PM

They still found a way to run up prices for the summer vacation period.
txkrb
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 10:17:34 PM

Up over 40 cents here in the last month
SaturnSC
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 10:16:36 PM

I still need to get to work
REKEY
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 10:15:54 PM

Get smaller cars than those gas sucking SUVs I see one person riding around in.
kcboy
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 10:11:37 PM

I don't drive as much cann't afford it.
Mustache_33
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 10:10:53 PM

hmm
clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 10:09:51 PM

Way too high - greed is rampant. Regulation is absent.

The CFTC as always is non-existent. Just as BHO & Co. want it.

Had enough?
stephen2155
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 10:04:48 PM

Greed
JLSindy
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 10:03:55 PM

I agree with much of what everyone says.
barbs24
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 10:02:13 PM

How many times do we have to "learn" something?
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 10:01:36 PM

join the rest of us
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 9:59:42 PM

ok
1Casey
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greed
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