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Noticing higher Twin Cities gas prices? Blame Canada

Pioneer Press -- Blame Canada -- at least partially.

Minnesota is getting more of its gasoline from Canadian sources this winter, and it's proving to be a little more expensive than gasoline that comes from refineries near the Gulf of Mexico.

That's one reason gas prices have been on the uptick in the Twin Cities in recent weeks, said Gail Weinholzer, spokeswoman for AAA of Minnesota and Iowa.

Another key problem: Six refineries around the U.S. are closed for various reasons, including two in the Chicago area that provide gasoline to parts of Minnesota, she said. Until they're back up and running, gasoline supplies will be constricted.

Prices in Minnesota averaged $3.27 per gallon on Monday, Jan. 28, Weinholzer said, compared with $3.35 nationally. At twincitiesgasprices.com, a crowd-sourced website,


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 4:55:38 AM

tomeboy: and what's the problem w/ higher gas price reports?
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Tomeboy
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 9:59:50 AM


The article is about higher gasoline prices.
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 6:30:28 AM

Explain how Canada is in any way responsible for US oil consumption.
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 1:28:02 AM

Screw the big cities.
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SkooterG
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 1:12:42 AM

Always with the excuses for rising prices.
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 12:03:20 AM

excuses and propaganda
I agree with many who have pointed at greed, which seems to have no limits.
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 12:02:55 AM

This appears to be the time they take refineries off line for scheduled maintenance preparing for spring and sumer traffic.
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 12:02:43 AM

Planned manipulation.
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 11:58:42 PM

Different parts of the country might be seeing price increases, but possibly for different reasons. But as always when they go up, the price spike is considerable. Here in the Central Florida town of Ormond Beach they just went from $3.42 to $3.49 yesterday - and a large percentage of them made that same jump.
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 11:53:24 PM

Blame the entire industry! GREEEEEEEEDDD!!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 11:53:09 PM

I blame Speedway
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 11:50:07 PM

more greed
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 11:50:07 PM

they refineries probably closed to drive the price up more so that the rich oil companies can gouge the average man even more.
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Get over it . . . LOSER.
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 11:49:10 PM

nobama is great at passing blame-most arrogant SOBs are..
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 11:46:13 PM

Oh Canada . .
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Blame can go a lot of places.
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 11:41:48 PM

GreAt
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 11:36:46 PM

Big Oil will use any excuse that they might be able to make some believers. I don't buy Big Oil's claims. I tend to believe that Big Oil is just plain greedy.
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 11:36:04 PM

The American consumer will continue to pay regardless of the price.
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 11:35:43 PM

Blah
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 11:32:13 PM


Any excuse will do! Of course collusion in setting prices never happens in this ever so ethical industry.
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 11:30:17 PM

That sucks
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 11:29:18 PM

I would love to see around $3.27. Our high gas prices have nothing to do with Canada. Its all NY.
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 11:27:56 PM

Let those 6 refineries open up and start producing again.
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plenty of "EXCUSES" to go around
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 11:26:00 PM

More refineries...
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 11:25:32 PM

blame GREED!!
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 11:24:40 PM

As always, too many reasons.……
Solutions?? .….….…. Anyone?????????
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 11:24:38 PM

Bull!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 11:23:32 PM

There are a lot of people on here ragging on people from Minnesota and the Twin Cities area about this article.

Rag on the guy who wrote the article. By John Welbes jwelbes@pioneerpress.com

If you really have a hair twisted about the contents of the article. You may want to personally contact John Welbes. He can be reached at 651-228-2175.

This article was posted by DellDude2 a GasBuddy member from Nashville, Tennessee.

People here in Minnesota and the Twin Cities are just as upset about the prices of gasoline as many of you are in your state and or country (Canada). The main thing people here in Minnesota are stunned about the price of gasoline, is the sudden and rapid rise in the prices. In my area of the Twin Cities the price of gasoline increased from $2.889 to $3.499 in 11 days. A short period of time to have the price go up so sharply (21% increase). A .61 cent price increase and still going up.

$3.27 Minnesota Average Monday, Jan. 28
$3.33 Twin Cities Avg Monday, Jan. 28

$3.361 Minnesota Average Tuesday, Jan 29
$3.378 Twin Cities Avg Tuesday, Jan 29

Don't give us the cold shoulder here in Minnesota GasBuddy members. We are all in this together.



[Edited by: Wolfman_TJack at 1/30/2013 12:29:04 AM EST]
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What? It isn't Bush's fault?
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Its always easier to point fingers at someone else
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 11:20:24 PM

Prices are up all over.
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3.65 here
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 11:19:36 PM

Blaming Canada for the issues in the USA just does not make sense. Anyway, gasoline is more expensive in Canada in the first place!!!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 11:19:12 PM

"Six refineries around the U.S. are closed for various reasons,"

NO!! They are closed for ONE REASON ONLY! TO JACK UP GAS PRICES!!!
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it must be nice to live in the States!
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 11:15:59 PM

The American people can only blame themselves for high gas prices. Everyone must drive every where they go. All the American people needs to do is the same as I do. Park your cars for any two days a week every week and don't even start them. If every American driver did this big oil would start to cry and the price of gas would start coming down.
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Gas prices are going up everywhere.
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they love pointing fingers at others, eh?
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Old news.
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hilarious
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It's not Canada's fault. Blame commodity speculation.
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At 3.27, ,they are cheper than NY or PA.
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Not hardly.
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 11:10:21 PM

This is Minnesota -- land of higher gas taxes.
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A cycle.
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It's much higher in Canada.
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O tell
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Higher here as well by 40 cents now...thanks Chicago!
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