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Gas prices highest ever for September

KPTV -- PORTLAND, OREGON (KPTV) - Gas prices have leveled off, but are still the highest ever for the month of September. That's according to AAA.

The national average for regular unleaded adds a cent-and-a-half to $3.86, while Oregon's average fell three cents to $4.01.

Gas prices usually go down after Labor Day when the summer driving season comes to an end, but this year a series of events have kept them up.

Between Hurricane Isaac, violence in the Middle East and actions by the Federal Reserve, the pressure has been put on pump prices.

For the first time since early April, 10 states, including California, Washington and Oregon, have averages at or above $4 a gallon. That's up from nine a week ago.

After increasing steadily from a July 2 low of $3.33, the national average increas


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jrs4125
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Can you say enron?
us4usa
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 11:30:19 PM

Someone better do something about high gas prices, we are getting killed...
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 11:28:50 PM

it dropped 4 cents here
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 11:21:56 PM

What a surprise!
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 11:20:27 PM

Old snooze...
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 11:18:43 PM

Haven't I heard this before.
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 11:16:15 PM

Someone is just noticing this and wrote an article?
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 11:14:48 PM

Okay
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 11:13:24 PM

YEP!
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 11:13:20 PM

What we need is for those bozo's to start using the resources that are right here already and get us off foreign energy supplies. We have more oil reserves here than all of the Mid East combined, as reported in 2008 by the USGS.
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 11:13:10 PM

But nobody does anything about those Wall Street Speculators and Crooks who push up the future prices for absolutely no significant reason at all.
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"Thank you Mr. Obvious."
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I love it. Great comment.
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No kidding??? Have you just crawled out from under a rock?
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Thank you Mr. Obvious.
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 11:09:34 PM

what we need is some kind of break- like free gas!
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 11:09:03 PM

Ouch, as if that needed saying.
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 11:07:49 PM

As if we don't know this.
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 11:07:20 PM

Ugh, gas prices :/
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 11:07:06 PM

It is the Nobozobamarama (aren't I hilariously clever?!) administration's fault.

Since Obama is the only "president" to have been born outside the U.S., he alone is endowed with superpowers to affect the world market price of oil. If you graph gas prices in U.S over time, it is identical to the price in Europe, except the whole graph is translated downward due to lower taxes, which is quite right.

Now, liberal dummy heads might claim that the price in 2011 was anomalously high because of Iran war fears, but we good conservatives like txkrb know that Obama used his Krypto-Kenyan superpowers to invoke clean energy, thereby raising global oil prices, in an attempt to destroy the U.S. economy ahead of an invasion from a hostile alien force unknown.

Now he again wields his unholy powers to LOWER world oil prices before the coming election. We must not let this cynical political ploy work! Anyone but Nobedtimeforbamalamadingdong 2012!

Willard Mittens Romney with his strong record of job creation in Massachusetts and Bain capital is sure to solve all our problems WITHOUT the use of voodoo economics. Cheap gas, plentiful jobs, and he will even give us all free haircuts. Vote change in November, a change back. Willard will start where Dubya left off!
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Oil industry is spending hundreds of millions support Romney. Thanks Willard.
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Bozama's midsummer night dream - but not just before the ejection.
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The ugly, awful truth.
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 11:03:15 PM

Im sure the gas prices will decrease radically in the weeks before Election Day.
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 11:01:58 PM

Price will come down after the General Election. We are helping pay for Citizens United PAC money
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 11:01:50 PM

greed
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ok
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Ouch
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 11:00:31 PM

tspaldi wrote;
March 2011 oil was trading at $98 give or take and gas at the pump was .50 less than now! The US oil reserves are full... This proves that the price is high because of REFINERY GREED The price of a barrel under bush in 2008 was in the $90+ range and price at the pump was under $2. The problem is not middle east tensions... It is not Hurricanes in the gulf. It BIG OIL GREED at the refinery!

While I can agree with your conclusions it would help your case if you'd get the numbers correct. Go grab the chart from gasbuddy and double check your facts because they are not correct.
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 10:58:24 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 10:54:50 PM

and next? corn and spinach will be too expensive to buy...creating fuel with it
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 10:50:37 PM

dhan
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 10:48:15 PM

Obama's loving it!
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 10:46:29 PM

What's next
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 10:44:00 PM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 10:43:36 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 10:41:10 PM

I would assume that this is partially due to global economic uncertainty
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 10:40:49 PM

yup
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 10:36:36 PM

Rip-off!
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 10:28:27 PM

how about mid east supply
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High gas prices are killing what little economy we have left
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 10:28:20 PM

Highest ever -- just the way EPA, Lisa Jackson, Salazar & Obama want it.

Green is red.
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 10:27:36 PM

True dat after10
after10
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Lots of excuses ,but only one reason .Greed
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I give up... Good Nite johnboy..
CentrevilleWill
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 10:22:16 PM

Yes, but oil is tanking, but yet prices remain unchanged.
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 10:21:45 PM

Just like the bloated size of government and unemployment. Stop the insanity. Vote for ANYONE else in November.
No more hype and chains!
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 10:19:48 PM

as they will continue to do so.
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 10:18:29 PM

They were slightly lower over the summer, perhaps the spike is coming late this year
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Gas prices are down 22 cents in the last two days in Central New Jersey!!!
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misterray an obama does?
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 10:14:50 PM

March 2011 oil was trading at $98 give or take and gas at the pump was .50 less than now! The US oil reserves are full... This proves that the price is high because of REFINERY GREED The price of a barrel under bush in 2008 was in the $90+ range and price at the pump was under $2. The problem is not middle east tensions... It is not Hurricanes in the gulf. It BIG OIL GREED at the refinery!
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