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Gas prices at record high for this time of year

Detroit Free Press -- Labor Day marks the end of the summer driving season, but motorists hoping for one more big getaway will be in for a big surprise at the gas pump.

According to GasBuddy.com, this weekend's gas prices will be at a record high for this time of year.

AAA reports that the average national gas price is $3.82, 21 cents higher than it was during Labor Day weekend 2011, while Michigan's is $4.06, a whopping 30 cents higher than in 2011. In Detroit, a gallon on average is going for $4.08, up 29 cents from last year.

"The average motorist will be laboring a bit more to pay for gas this Labor Day weekend. When you return to work after the Labor Day holiday it might be a good time to ask your boss for a raise," GasBuddy.com's senior petroleum analyst Patrick DeHaan said in an e-mail.


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 11:18:10 PM

last year, 3.56. This year, 3.72...
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hmmmm author must of been hiding
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 10:31:21 AM

Good reason to stay home.
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 9:46:47 AM

Yeah, and prices are NOT falling with the resumption of refining along the gulf coast (as if that mattered).
DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 3:33:39 AM

No wonder it no longer has a print edition
achas
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Tell me something new
jrschl
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 11:43:57 AM

Wow, they call this journalism & reporting... What is this country coming to?
jethro5000
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 11:08:52 AM

and so are food prices, clothes prices, etc.
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 7:17:04 AM

Hopefully the prices will go down!
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 6:33:30 AM

Learn to just stay home.
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 6:24:04 AM

Get used to the price. It is the future.
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 12:43:57 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 12:35:58 AM

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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 12:26:28 AM

No kidding???? Just think back a couple of months when right here in the Topics, they were predicting lower prices for gas then we have had for many Summers. Just proves, NEVER predict something GOOD because the industry will find a way to overcome something that would be in OUR favor!!!
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 12:24:12 AM

This article is really funny, especially since it doesn't also include that the oil companies are enjoying the largest margin of profits during this upswing in gas prices
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As Forrest Gump would have said: Who wood-uh thunk it?
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Sure it is.
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Nothing new.
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 12:15:14 AM

It's still summer!
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 12:12:25 AM

No surprise here and I don't think we will be seeing any relief anytime soon!!!
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 12:12:16 AM

No surprise here and I don't think we will be seeing any relief anytime soon!!!
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 12:11:38 AM

We are getting screwed again for something that was nothing more than a bad thunderstorm through Ohio.
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 12:11:37 AM

Wow
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You're kidding, right?
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 12:03:27 AM

no surptise...
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 12:03:06 AM

Over $4 a gallon for regular in NY.
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Boo!
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 12:01:39 AM

This year, the price of gas during Labor Day weekend was a no brainer.
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 12:01:15 AM

No surpise.
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 12:00:29 AM

Too bad..
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:59:38 PM

A perfect storm of problems caused this.
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:59:08 PM

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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:56:35 PM

Old News
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:56:11 PM

Change you can belive in... opps... sorry, my change went into my gas tank...lol
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:55:13 PM

Record prices, fourth year of Obama presidency: at least he kept ONE promise!
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:51:09 PM

We would not be reading an article such as this one if U.S. oil industry were playing a fair game.
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:50:53 PM

old story
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:48:30 PM

Old news
miiike572
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:48:03 PM

It only hurts if you look at how much it costs to fill your gas tank.
jtfftj
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:47:57 PM

Why is this so hard to understand. Oil Companies pay bonuses on increases in sales this year over last. So if the price is down by $1 for 3 months, then it has to be up $1 for 3 months just to break even (no bonus). Up $2 for 2 month, now you're talking. (and of course the $1 can be millions, or billions, or trillions. The principle is the same)
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:47:33 PM

BUMMER!
CPGas1815
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:45:50 PM

Even more old news.
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:45:33 PM

20.2¢ higher this year in north carolina than last year-how's that hopey-changey thingy working out for ya ??..



[Edited by: 10k at 9/2/2012 12:47:53 AM EST]
jackson661
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:45:19 PM

Makes no sense.
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:44:23 PM

Higher and Higher.
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Prices are right where obama wants them.
RAE344
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Hopefully this will be our president's last swipe at the middle and lower class before he joins the ranks of the unemployed, one that he help maintain.
jimpricehunter
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:41:26 PM

Yes, the AVERAGE motorist (laborer) will be laboring a little bit more this holiday to pay for a tankful of gasoline!
joel27nc
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:38:58 PM

Just rip off the Labor Day travelers.
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:38:10 PM

Regulate Oil Speculation and this won't happen! If the Party of No would get their hand out of Big Oil's pocket this could happen. Bahahahahahaha!
ty58
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:37:47 PM

good old american greed at work
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