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Oil bottleneck gives Rockies cheaper gasoline

Casper WY Star-Tribune -- A boom in domestic oil drilling has helped lower U.S. gasoline prices, though the steepest drops have missed California commuters, Midwestern farmers and even New York commodities traders who know all about oil and gasoline pricing.

You have to be in the Rocky Mountains to see the lowest prices — ideally in Casper, the Wyoming city of 56,000 people where gas costs $1 less than what many drivers on the East and West coasts are paying.

At $2.69 a gallon for regular, Casper had the lowest prices of any city on Friday..

The reason? Cheap Canadian tar sands oil and oil from North Dakota’s booming Bakken shale are pooling in the Rockies because there isn’t enough pipeline capacity to export enough of it to drive down prices elsewhere.

refineries in the Rockies region are scoring good deals o


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 11:01:21 PM

Ray: me too. LOL
Ray_10589
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 10:05:35 PM

I am in the wrong state
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 7:08:35 AM

must be nice.
virostek
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 6:23:53 AM

OK.
52MPG
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 6:07:03 AM

Lucky Rockies.
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 12:04:50 AM

Quick! Everybody move to Wyoming!!
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:49:27 PM

yep
pa79th
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:48:49 PM

Really. So our eastern supply grows and so does the price along with it?

That is just absolute,y pure BS and GREEEED!
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:48:31 PM

Must be nice. Pump prices are going through the roof here!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:48:17 PM

That's called taking advantage of the situation.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:45:08 PM

Way to go.
gsayeg1
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:44:49 PM

when is it showing up in WI where the price has risen .30 cents in the last month
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:41:18 PM

and good ol' north carolina's prices just keep rising and rising..
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:41:07 PM

Goes to show the manipulation of the system now, doesn't it?
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:40:57 PM

I seem to recall that Obama is the one that is against the pipeline, and low cost gas for the rest of the country!
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Good for Colorado! Enjoy it while you can!
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:37:56 PM

I really have a bone to pick. Just a few weeks ago local prices were around $3.40 per gallon. Now local prices have soared to over 4 Bucks per gallon. To say I am pissed of would be a huge understatement.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:36:23 PM

Bring it my way please!
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:32:07 PM

Yeah, its always somebody else or some other area getting over on the rest of us.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:32:02 PM

Does that mean lower prices for us
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:31:15 PM

lOAD IT ON TRAINS AND
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:30:21 PM

I wish I wish
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:30:20 PM

Blah
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:29:14 PM

the story will not load.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:29:08 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:27:43 PM

Good for them
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:25:47 PM

We need a pipeline to Florida.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:23:10 PM

Good for them.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:21:14 PM

Prices are also cheaper and have always been in Alberta where the tar sands are located. Lower transportation costs and less taxes on the fuel.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:20:11 PM

good for them
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:20:08 PM

Pipe lines & Rail tankers.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:19:55 PM

we should be so lucky up here. good for them.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:19:29 PM

good for them!
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:19:07 PM

and why is it not that cheap everywhere other than just pure greed by the oil companies.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:19:04 PM

Casper ... here I come!
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:18:26 PM

I agree with Wshokie12.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:18:01 PM

I should be so lucky.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:17:42 PM

Good for them
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:17:39 PM

As has been said, Same Old Story
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:17:25 PM

Glad I'm going to Denver
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:16:24 PM

same old story, it's a matter of supply and demand.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:16:10 PM

Good fot the Rockies.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:14:22 PM

More pipelines.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:14:20 PM

Nice to see someone is getting a break
DEG
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:14:20 PM

Too bad it is not filtering down to the Las Vegas, NV area.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:14:02 PM

Wow! I don't care how much it cost.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:13:44 PM

Better then shipping overseas.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:13:03 PM

Can't remember when I last paid 2.69/gallon!!??
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:12:52 PM

Old news.
quasar502
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:12:07 PM

Send it over to Michigan.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 11:08:52 PM

Lets get some of that here in Ohio!!!
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