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Gas prices have some worrying about possible price gouging violations

New Haven Register -- The impact that Hurricane Isaac had on oil refining operations along the Gulf of Mexico still is being felt at service stations across Connecticut, as the average price of a gallon of gasoline in the state has risen to its highest level since early April.

A little more than two weeks after the hurricane made landfall in Louisiana, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Connecticut was at $4.15 per gallon Saturday, according to the web site GasBuddy.com, an increase of 14 cents per gallon from where it was at the end of August.

John Felmy, chief economist for the American Petroleum Institute, said production from the nation’s oil refineries was down by 400,000 barrels a day because of the hurricane. That decline in production, combined with crude oil prices on


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sparky808
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 12:40:31 PM

Thank you for posting.
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 12:09:18 AM

OK
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Dragnet
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:40:25 PM

You are gouged no matter how careful you are. From the lying oil czars to the lying refinery clowns, to the station & truck delivery people, we the public are totally screwed.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:33:36 PM

Only buy gas at the lowest price stations in your area...
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:31:58 PM

jpgredwine:

nice post..
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jodybull
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:31:46 PM

Oh, come on now! Have a heart! Oil companies HAVE TO make their record profit again this year, just like the last 10 years over each of the previous years! Don't they? Where's the love?! Hurricane Isaac my butt!
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mpg611
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:26:57 PM

Oh Im sure price gouging has been going on but no one doing anything about it.
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jpgredwine
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:26:48 PM

Whoever's gotta be worrying about something like gas prices rising as a product of "price gouging" and a violation of that to boot, should spend less time worrying and more time studying the effects of the American Federal Government and Ben Bernanke's unregulated Federal Reserve or Treasury in printing their fiat American Currency that will continually debase and devalue our Existing US Currency by the tune of 40 BILLION dollars for each month the gubberment places 40 BE ILL E YON xtra fake paper dough-louroughs onto the streets of America in exchange for 40 Billion dollars of US Bank debt (ahhh xcuseeeee me .... bonds ....... lol .... lol .... lol ). I guess us Americans just wanta be pussywhooped into accepting 5 to 10 cents each month off each existing $1.00 bill value. Ahhh shucks, what a shame... booo hooo. But the deal here in America it seems, is that nobody really cares, nobody protests, we justa suckit all up. Suckers. So next time there's talks of more "price gouging" I'd suggest that 'mericans, just suckitallup and then forgetaboutit.
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RangerTrainer
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:23:42 PM

Increasing gas theft at service stations. Self serve and steal!
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:22:49 PM

gouging sucks
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:22:34 PM

It's ALL price gouging.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:16:53 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:16:36 PM

There are not enough jails to put all the gas crooks. Start with the speculators.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:16:10 PM

Gouging is going on right now everywhere.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:15:48 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:15:21 PM

Well....dah.
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CivicMA
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:14:09 PM

Show me some gov't action against the gougers!

Not some study that takes years and accomplishes nothing but wasting taxpayer money.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:14:00 PM

What about the corollary of the driver topping off his tank for fear of a shortage if the price did not go up.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:13:27 PM

we've been screwed worse since nobama has been in office.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:11:53 PM

they go up any way
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:10:28 PM

Worrying about? are you kidding me?
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:10:28 PM

Maybe a few public hangings would deter possible price gouging.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:09:56 PM

They raise prices regardless of storms. That only lends credence to the increase.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:09:53 PM

Okay.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:09:05 PM

Really!!!
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:08:24 PM

who needs an excuse. It just sanitizes the process
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:08:06 PM

Maybe
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:07:26 PM

Use "Gas Buddy" to find the lower prices.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:06:53 PM

Oh...
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:05:48 PM

I'm glad I don't live in Connecticut.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:05:38 PM

Why would people "worry" about it?
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:03:31 PM

You buy something, and you resell it for more. Business 101
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:03:29 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:02:46 PM

Not many hurricanes this year, so the middle east is their convenient excuse.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:02:41 PM

definitely
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:00:06 PM

There is no excuse as they know we are in hurricane season and should have gasoline stored for any break in refining! They still find enough gasoline and oil for exporting each month though while sticking it to us at the pump.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 10:58:19 PM

I think the USA doesn't have enough refining capacity and any little hiccup in weather, service disruptions or overseas problems immediately impact prices.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 10:54:34 PM

every natural disaster brings about price gouging
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 10:51:54 PM

No doubt
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 10:50:11 PM

Enough is enough
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5kvdave
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 10:48:19 PM

We've been getting gouged for over 4 years now at least!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 10:45:35 PM

Always hard to prove.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 10:43:51 PM

gouging can happen at any time
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 10:43:02 PM

Da - You think! It happens, but rarely is any action taken by any state!
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 10:41:13 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 10:38:08 PM

sure why not
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 10:36:47 PM

Some worried..? This happens all the time!!! Look at the station that is sell gas at $9.99 per gal just to make a point.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 10:34:29 PM

I am convinced that it is happening all over!!!
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 10:33:30 PM

I know there is price gouging in my home town where prices are back over 4 bucks per gallon yet again.
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milespergallon
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 10:28:27 PM

Possible?
What the hell they mean 'possible'? They have been doing it for years, unabashed!
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