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Gas prices briefly drop as holiday travel kicks off

MSNBC -- The first holiday traffic jam started Tuesday at several Deerfield Township gas stations, where Black Friday deals came early.

Gas prices fell to $3.05 at some stations, and drivers lined up to fill up for Thanksgiving travel.

AAA predicts that 43.6 million Americans will travel, and 90 percent of them will drive. That's an increase over 6 percent from last year.

Many police agencies will increase patrols from Wednesday night until Sunday night.

State troopers said they'll focus on stopping impaired drivers.



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Submitted Nov 21, 2012 By: aservant
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DeserTBoB
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:27:56 AM

Prices on both gasoline and diesel are STILL dropping in Southern California. In my area, there's actually "gas war" action happening at the low end of the price scale, with two independents battling with Costco to be the lowest regular. This is causing a number of the "mid-price" retailers in the area to drop their regular 15¢ below, sometimes 18¢, below 89 octane "mid-grade." One good trend is that some retailers, both independents and majors, are now getting smart and are taking advantage of dumbbell drivers who buy premium. One station had a 20¢ spread from mid-grade to premium, putting it back over $4...and idiots were buying it! 99.5% of the cars on the road DO NOT NEED PREMIUM...OR "mid-grade!" But hey, let them pay for our 87 regular! Only saps and Corvette or Viper drivers NEED premium. Otherwise, you're making the oil refiners VERY happy.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 4:57:50 AM

heyd: me too.
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heydano67
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 4:51:21 AM

still waiting for a diesel drop
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 4:47:34 AM

up here to 3.33 average as of today.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 7:05:27 AM

still slightly dropping here. But not fast or much. 1 penny here or there. Mostly stabilized around $3.29.
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remay
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 3:40:52 PM

Yeah, it's been amazing. Wish it could stay at or below...
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DeserTBoB
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 12:31:38 PM

"Out here, name brand gas continues to inch downward, but generic gas has leveled off and crept up a little. " --jcurley

What you're seeing there is a leading indicator that the market has found a "bottom." With a near-monopoly in place in the CA refining business (currently under investigation by the Attorney General's and Governor's offices) you're going to see this effect every time they feel it's time to throw a plug into falling prices..."they" being the REFINERS. Right now in Southern CA, ARCO is the downward price leader (as always) but isn't supplying the "independents" like they were a month ago. So you'll see what I call "dairy gas" going for $3.85 while ARCO is down now around $3.65. Once the bottom has been formed, "dairy gas" will climb faster. One smaller refiner who's pricing themselves out of the market: Valero. They should be gone from the market by next year. They're overplaying their hand in manipulatin the ethonol market, and are jacking up retail fuel prices to fund purchases of ethanol producers.
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 8:02:30 AM

not around here
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BEGTWO
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 7:01:13 AM

I Like That!!!
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Bill100
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 3:49:05 AM

Old news. Brifly rising now. These brief perionds last laonger when prices are rising.
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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 3:18:08 AM

Gas over 3.50 a gallon in my area.
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jcurley
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 1:58:46 AM

Out here, name brand gas continues to inch downward, but generic gas has leveled off and crept up a little.
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jorod55
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 11:38:03 PM

If the cops are really looking for impaired drivers they should venture out on the highways around here during commute time on any given day.
Between cell phone abuse, makeup application and that dip sh*t reading his ipad, I'm sure they could have plenty of reasons to create extra revenue for the cities, counties and state.
Why just do it on a holiday?
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Zonk
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 11:30:13 PM

No drop in southern Michigan. Price at the pump increased 4-5% on Tuesday.
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VikingWoman
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 11:12:28 PM

$3.18 for regular is the lowest price where I live but I see as high as $3.89 and those stations are about 3 blocks from each other. The one with the cheapest gas also has the best beer cooler!
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ruca2012
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 11:10:34 PM

prices already started to rise again. thats a cycle.
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jrschl
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 11:06:17 PM

Just letting travelers get away from home. Then the prices will shoot up. Hang on for the ride.
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rahcat
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 11:04:47 PM

Not here, prices back up to $3.65.
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mia3bxs
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 11:01:19 PM

I'm travelling too. Let the price go down....
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mrreferee
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 11:00:44 PM

Drop?? they have shoy up 18 cents a gal. in less than a week...
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PrettyLittleLady
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:57:27 PM

Our Diesel prices keep getting higher Almost $4.00.
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mstearno
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:55:30 PM

aaa must have some pot smokers working we jumped 20 cents UP this week
and I bought gas on monday and saved $4 with my 20 gallon tank
YEAH
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OGW
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:55:13 PM

Must have been real brief as we did not see it go down before it went up!
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Ahking
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:44:30 PM

why don't we get a lower price when we buy more gas?
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camel1
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:42:56 PM

up 8 cents since Sunday here
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WalkingWV
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:39:26 PM

Up 32 cents here, now $3.59.
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bvrbill
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:37:39 PM

Didn't drop here.
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WalkingWV
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:34:21 PM

Up 32 cents here, now $3.59.
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Cellsite
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:33:26 PM

Everybody on my route went up a lot, today.
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The3rd
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:33:00 PM

Now there's a reason to increase gas prices "AAA predicts that 43.6 million Americans will travel, and 90 percent of them will drive."
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mcmonsta
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:32:16 PM

yes, impaired drivers need a helping hand...off the road!!!
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drz614
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:30:25 PM

ok
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tco9436
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:26:04 PM

Contradiction to above article!
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:24:21 PM


Locally gas is the same price to the penny as it was for Thanksgiving 2011,
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bonzoonfmb
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:23:28 PM

Gas prices are too high.
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shari128
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:20:24 PM

I wish the gas prices where that here!! Thr lowest I've seen is $ 3.24.
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dlemma
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:16:30 PM

do focus on impaired drivers.
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erik_8
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:15:58 PM

They just raise the price.
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wayoung56
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:14:24 PM

Prices have been stable here for almost a week...
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Johnnyrebell12
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:14:01 PM

Just like drug dealer drop the price of gas and then when they go to return home increase the price and they'll have to pay to get home LoL
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Fitwit
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:11:32 PM

Go with God and he doesn't do alcoholic beverages.
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fuelsaverMN
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:10:51 PM

Politics as usual.
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mlmeng
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:09:13 PM

Big jump and small drop in gas prices recently here.
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weenerdog
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:03:01 PM

i don't think so
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camaro_man
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:02:36 PM

then up higher....
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Lukus
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:02:02 PM

Oh Yeah, dropping prices?
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OrangeBarrels
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 9:58:04 PM

What dropping prices? The only thing dropping here is the cash out of my wallet.
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goodbuy
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 9:57:50 PM

Went UP here. We are NOT being gouged though.
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59glide
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 9:55:34 PM

At $ 3.73 the cheapest I have seen around here .That's still to close to $ 4.00 for me.
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nimpy
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 9:55:03 PM

Don't worry they will surely go back up
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