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Oil price falls while gas prices are rising

Journal Sentinel -- The price of crude oil has fallen sharply on world markets in recent days, usually a signal that the cost of gasoline will be coming down soon, too.

Maybe not this time.

As crude oil futures were falling, the price of gasoline futures was rising Wednesday amid relatively tight fuel inventory and an explosion at a refinery in Canada that is a big supplier of gasoline to the U.S. East Coast.

"We've got crude oil going down and gasoline going up," said Jim Ritterbusch, president of Ritterbusch and Associates, an oil trading advisory firm just south of Wisconsin in Galena, Ill. "People will see on the evening news that crude prices dropped below $90 a barrel today and they will think that's going to equate to lower pump prices, and that's not going to happen, unfortunately."

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honda0105
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flag: one word: Greed.
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Now I know why prices are increasing.
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WalkingWV: how so?
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We allow this.
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 6:22:37 PM

Yes, gas prices are again on a rise

[Edited by: Nicoalbum at 9/27/2012 7:23:22 PM EST]
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Not surprised ! ! !
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No surprize here
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 1:22:58 PM

Raise your hand if you are surprised. Thought so. Not a one.
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disappointing
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Thank you for posting.
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of course.
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Fantastic...
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What the ___K?
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 11:18:47 AM

the usual story
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 10:52:32 AM

it is more than just speculators, it also involves ridiculously huge refinery profit
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 10:25:02 AM


Speculation is only a word covering the making of money out of the manipulation of prices, instead of supplying goods and services.
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 10:15:37 AM

no maybe not about it
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excuses for greed
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ok
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 10:01:28 AM

Seems the law of supply and demand has been broken a number of times of late.
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You can thank Wall Street speculators for this unnatural cost to price disparity.
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 9:49:53 AM

Does not make sense to most.
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 9:48:07 AM

Face it folks Big Oil has us right where they want us... They make big profits controlling the supply...
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Tomeboy
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 9:45:16 AM


Consumer three times a loser.

Supply and Demand:

When supply of gasoline drops and demand goes up, prices rise.

When supply of gasoline drops and demand remains the same, prices rise.

When supply of gasoline drops and demand drops, prices rise.

Big Oil... We get you coming and going... Have a nice day!

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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 9:44:56 AM

"...and an explosion at a refinery in Canada that is a big supplier of gasoline to the U.S. East Coast."

Planned or "accidental". Anything to keep the prices higher.

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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 9:43:38 AM

Really!!!
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Maybe Obama and Congress can fix this....and I believe in Santa too.
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 9:41:35 AM

What's new?
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Interesting.
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 9:38:24 AM


It is called price manipulation, which is usually illegal and called price fixing in most industries but Congress seems to have exempted big oil.



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Big Oil will do whatever necessary to ensure a big profit.
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White collar crime with no white collar police!
Maybe white turbine and robe crime?

[Edited by: LQQKGAS at 9/27/2012 10:38:39 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 9:36:18 AM

Another refinery problem and it's not even in the U.S. this time. We need more refineries so when accidents happen the supply is not so adversely affected. And let's quit exporting gasoline. Keep it here. I just don't understand why we export when supplies are low and then we also import gasoline at the same time. Less exported gasoline means less imported gasoline.
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 9:35:37 AM

it makes no sense...
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 9:35:35 AM

WHy do the doomsayers alway take a negative take on crude price dropping.
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You knew it would be too good to be true.
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MONOPOLY:
ILLEGAL
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lets see... war looming with iran, a president that WANTS higher prices so he can push the "green" energy plan and he doesn't do one thing to ease the problems on oil production.
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My but hurts just reading this!
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We are in a no win situation
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 9:33:12 AM

Futures point to a rise to $4 again
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 9:32:55 AM

Does not make sense at all.
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QUICK TO RISE SLOW TO FALL
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 9:32:32 AM

Oil price falls while gas prices are rising? This is nothing new! Isn't this what oil prices and fuel prices have been doing for a long time now! Oil prices are down and fuel prices at the pump are up!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 9:32:14 AM

just what we need
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Sad
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 9:32:04 AM

What a bunch of crap! Build more refineries already!!
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 9:31:40 AM

Why am I not surprised?
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I have not seen any rational explanations for this.
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 9:30:51 AM

two words...rip off

New refineries are needed closer to the sources of new domestic oil production. However oil companies should use their windfall profits to build them and NOT use constrction as an excuse to keep gouging us at the pump.
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