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Gas prices still falling, but remains much higher than last year

UTICAOD -- You might want to ask for a gas card this Christmas: Prices at the pump are dropping, but they're still at an all-time high for this time of year.

Prices have declined for 12 straight days nationwide primarily because supplies are rising at a time when demand generally falls, said AAA Spokesman Michael Green.

The average cost for a gallon of regular gasoline in the Utica-Rome area was $4.01 Tuesday, about 9 cents lower than last week, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report.
Still, it's about 32 cents higher than last year.

Prices generally drop at the end of the summer driving season and continue to do so until the end of the year. But this year, the decline has been delayed due to disruptions in supply including refinery fires and weather such as Hurricane Isaac, Green said.



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steelydawn
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Gas gift cards would be the ideal gift for Christmas.
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:01:41 PM

slowly coming down, but not like they should
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supply and demand is BS when it comes to Pig Oil.
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syd: I totally agree with you on that statement.
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2012 7:59:18 AM

Greed, speculation, and gouging are the only explanation for today's gas prices!
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2012 6:49:45 AM

More organized mayhem and pillage....................
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2012 5:28:22 AM

Lower, but not low enough for a positive effect on the family budget.
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2012 5:01:40 AM

Joy....
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 11:38:38 PM

Doubtful it'll last even past Thanksgiving.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 11:14:48 PM

then use less or switch.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 11:13:56 PM

@ddwilz - You"re not broke yet? You must have a secure job and in the 28% tax bracket or whatever. Millions of U.S. citizens are out of work. Thanks to Obama and the unregulated speculators in commodity markets. I sincerely hope that Obama doesn't win another four years in the presidential office and that Helicopter Ben gets fired. I fear that the ignorant majority of the citizens of the U.S. will re-elect Obama. SAD!!!

[Edited by: ToolinIt at 10/25/2012 12:15:20 AM EST]
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?
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Wait until after the eletion.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 11:00:30 PM

O.K. I would like a 250 dollar gas card for Hanukah. I will be happy to take that and not gelt.
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Speculators have a free rein in the price of oil and gas. They act on any hiccup in news, relevant or not, to drive prices higher. Speculators have knee jerk reactions to rumors, they never wait for hard news to justify their actions. Smarmy barstads!

[Edited by: ToolinIt at 10/25/2012 12:02:19 AM EST]
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Falling like a feather with updrafts.

Just the way the rascals want it.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:58:24 PM

Prices need to go down soon before we all go broke!
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:55:06 PM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:53:43 PM

Gas prices should not be going up and down because of a political election. There is no direct connection to pricing!
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:53:42 PM

Must be a sign of a grand economy. Prices at the pump should increase to record high to reflect an unparalleled economy!!!
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:53:00 PM

lets move on
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:50:14 PM

Still too high even as another hurricane comes up the coast.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:47:55 PM

Gas prices are still too high.
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Need it to drop
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:45:11 PM

no reason for this madness other than greed
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:45:09 PM

a sign of a very weak economy
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:44:25 PM

not dropping fast enough or far enough
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:40:22 PM

Not falling fast enough for me.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:36:52 PM

good
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:34:20 PM

Throw the Democrats out of office and watch the prices fall.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:30:59 PM

Should (hope) if keep falling!!!
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:29:50 PM

Still way to high.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:29:48 PM

Lower, go lower, you can do it, lower, lower
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:28:39 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:26:48 PM

Oh
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How low can You go?
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No kidding.
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I read this article
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:22:04 PM

It just goes to show ya what shutting down and blowing up refineries will do.

Besides that, there's the annual mark up due to inflation up and down the food chain. Let's not forget taxes!
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I'm slowly accepting the "new normal" pump prices.
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Greed wins out
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so in an election year, when will it drop?
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:15:37 PM

January 2009=$1.80 Today $3.70
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$2.20 4 years ago???
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Just keep the prices moving downward...
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Really and I thought it was going to go down.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:02:43 PM

Iran is the elephant in the oil price room. It has kept pressure on the price. Should is fizzle the speculators will find another reason to buy contracts and push up prices "A Broker Farted in the Elevator Today, Oil Moves Higher'. However if Iran comes to blows, we will talk to our kids 'Do you remember a few years ago when gas was under $5 a gallon?'
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:59:03 PM

hm
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:52:59 PM

they need to be in freefall...they should be anyways.
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