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Gas price spikes are definitely suspicious

recorderonline -- Motorists have had plenty of reason to be a little hot under the collar the past two weeks. If it wasn’t the triple-digit temperatures, it was the huge spike in gas prices seen since a refinery fire near San Francisco occurred on Aug. 6.

Almost immediately, in some cases within minutes of the fire being reported, prices began to go up at gas stations throughout the state. Locally, the price has shot up at least on average 35 cents a gallon, or about 9 percent. It does appear the price has leveled off at right about $4 a gallon, give or take 20 cents depending on the station. At some of the brand-name stations, the lowest price is closer to $4.30 a gallon.

We are seeing far too many spikes in gas prices. It seems every little hiccup, no matter where it occurs in the world, is reason for


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Submitted Aug 20, 2012 By: angel4me
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studebaker1940
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 6:50:22 AM

Collusion and manipulation are always suspicious
mpg611
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 9:26:33 PM

Theyre suspicious and a pain in my bank account.
leeac
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 8:52:37 PM


Big oil needs more tax breaks. Vote Republican.
Ply440GTX
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 8:49:29 PM

...you don't say.
ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 8:25:29 PM

Really?
bwatchingu
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 6:17:59 PM

You think?DUH
bluebird1
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 2:58:15 PM

No kidding.
A2J
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 2:26:57 PM

hmmm
Agarre
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 2:17:34 PM

Blame it on Speculators
myambro
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 11:25:11 AM


And the Politicians will "investigate" this. They will find everything is legal - since they wrote the laws and regulations to benefit their contributors (owners) which are the oil companies and the Sierra Club at the same time.
VernonOR
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 11:09:10 AM

I did not need to read this article to figure that out. Oil companies, speculators, and oil refineries will make sure of that.
btcscoc1
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 11:05:04 AM

As long as you are willing to pay the price, they will charge it.
ethanol_is_bad
Sophomore Author Boise

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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 11:03:45 AM

We could always just starve ourselves while we turn our crops into fuel instead... Who needs food...
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:59:12 AM

Ows
snappytom2
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:58:32 AM

There is nothing suspicious about the speculators bellying up to the trough for a money feast.
hibsaw
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:57:20 AM

What can we do about it? Bitch, that's about it.
AJeepLife
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:57:03 AM

Suspicious??? perhaps if the spike was occassional.
Ludicrious?? perhaps if there wasn't a 'market for the gas at any price'.

Greed.

That is the reason for the increase and the reason for consumers to be angry.
NanookAK
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:56:15 AM

And you just now realize that?
glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:53:19 AM

Duh!!!! I had this figured out the moment it happened! Corruption and Greed are the cause!
JPMouse
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:52:55 AM

Greed, yes. The rich get richer, the poor get poorer.
AnObserver
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:52:46 AM

There is more than a refinery fire driving prices up
REVLAW
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:52:10 AM

It is amazing that it takes some several weeks to recognize the obvious.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:51:24 AM

I bleeping gave up worrying about something I don't have the cash to pay off politicians for. I just bend over and "take it like a man".
hatterasjack
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:50:30 AM

This is not a news article. It merely states what we all complain about every day.
tjandme
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:48:21 AM

And theres not a whole lot we working people can do about it....got to get to work.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:47:30 AM

It's what we're prepared to put up with, mainly corrupt politicians (though they have other names for their graft these days), that causes this sort of thing.
bigmace111
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:46:52 AM

Until the politicians are not making profits from Big Oil, nothing will ever be investigated into the price spikes for gas and oil. There is absolutely no reason for a threat or a small fire to have an immediate impact on the price of gas or oil. If the threat becomes reality, then there is an excuse. If all the refineries are burned then there is an excuse, but until those things happen, no way.
Prodaddy
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:46:27 AM

They should all be charged with " price gouging "
viperahul
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:45:52 AM

Greed
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:44:56 AM

nothing new greed again
Hugo40
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:44:24 AM

No surprise to the level of greed the oil companies and their cronies have for more money.
diabloMN
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:42:34 AM

And why did it affect my prices 2000 miles away?
RUNNINONEMPTYFL
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:41:18 AM

Here we go again...
gasper
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:40:35 AM

Gas station do not make money on gasoline so I guess they see an opportunity to make extra money by raising their prices.
liao
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:40:01 AM

Profiteering.
PathTrack
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:39:56 AM

It's criminal
ChuckGVT
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:38:14 AM

This gouging is happening at every level.
frugalking
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:38:04 AM

Sadly, I think this is just the beginning of the increase in price hikes.
nj2000ng
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:37:48 AM

So true.
vjs3
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:37:46 AM

Just frustrating...
nehemiah
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:37:40 AM

this is news? happens all the time
kelly1016
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:37:19 AM

Everyone knows that gas prices are fixed Just watch how quickly and in unison prices go up and how slow yet in unison they come down
BCM1
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:36:01 AM

duh
Ratso
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:35:09 AM

hmm. ya think ????
tarheelcoastie
Champion Author Greensboro

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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:34:38 AM

Duh! Is anyone in state AG offices around the country seeing this!

Average, everyday citizens need to start contacting them ASAP!

Obviously, most people would rather pay 50 cents more a gallon than email their state AG!
mikesr100
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:34:03 AM

EPA is at Fault! They Limit the amount of refineries so we are always on the edge of a spike when they shut down for maintenance or have a problem!
TXGasPriceSpy
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:32:29 AM

ALL gas price spikes are suspicious.
ibhenry
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:32:10 AM

YUP, TOTAL BS
MrLuigi
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:32:06 AM

gouging is just as rampant as ever with NOTHING being done about it.......great leaders we have,huh?
JoeKR
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:31:55 AM

"Gas price spikes are definitely suspicious"

No kidding!
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