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Gulf Coast refineries progress toward recovery

GasBuddy Blog -- With the national average price of gasoline at $3.80, a rapid recovery from Hurricane Isaac cannot come soon enough to the refineries and offshore oil rigs that were shuttered.

Seven states plus Washington DC have had average prices north of $4 per gallon for too long. New York City's $4.05 average price and Los Angeles' $4.14 look like relatives bargains compared to Chicago's $4.33 average today, but it looks like lower prices will be coming soon.

According to the Houston Chronicle most of the offshore oil and gas crews evacuated from the Gulf of Mexico ahead of Hurricane Isaac are back on the job, and the storm appears to have caused only minor damage to rigs and platforms, according to the initial federal reports...


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 11:10:09 PM

let's hope. Refinery capacity is already low.
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Ebaz
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 7:29:09 AM

Er, shouldn't they be recovering?
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nb52
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 5:37:06 AM

The sooner the better.
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 1:11:48 PM

old post.
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Catfish93001
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 11:21:48 AM

"Recovery" will take just as long as they see fit to raise prices due to "reduced refining capacity."
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 11:19:47 AM

hurry
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nskmda
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 10:56:22 AM

@LostToo
c'mon, gimme a break... don't really see any drop around here.
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Old Timer
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 10:38:55 AM

Why does recovery take so long?
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MTPokts
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 10:22:59 AM

No hurricanes in South Dakota.
Seems like a great way to mitigate spikes in oil & gas prices.

I'm just amazed how no one else has thought of this.
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PizzaMon
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 10:18:29 AM

Let's hope there are no more major hurricanes this season.
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Ken2OD
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 10:17:39 AM

Isaac was one week ago. How long does it take to recover?
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 10:13:21 AM

"40mpgsaturn" Price gouging and greed
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Get 'em online!!!!
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 10:01:54 AM

It is up again here!!
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 10:00:38 AM

Read yesterday.
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 9:56:18 AM

Greed on it's way.
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 9:52:35 AM

price should come down in next week or so.
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 9:50:12 AM

they will drag their feet until the next big blow comes through
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 9:49:00 AM

It seems like it took too long
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 9:48:04 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 9:47:51 AM

old
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 9:47:25 AM

Recovery my southside
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 9:44:58 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 9:44:03 AM

Not a single reduction in price around here. Keeps going up.
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 9:43:55 AM

I'm glad the offshore rigs didn't get flooded.
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 9:43:49 AM

More manipulation. No real loss or damage but major jump in prices. All profit.
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 9:42:20 AM

yesterday. We will see how long it takes for prices to retreat. Yeah right
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 9:42:13 AM

No relief here, prices jumped 15 cents/gal yesterday
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 9:41:16 AM

Continues to rise here in Pittsburgh. Anything to see it drop would be good.
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 9:40:00 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 9:36:49 AM

The sooner the better
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 9:36:42 AM

We do need to see the price drop.
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 9:35:49 AM

ok
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ok
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 9:33:41 AM

Too much speculation with no real facts.
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 9:33:39 AM

old news but prices just went up here.
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 9:31:52 AM

Is that smoke being blown towards our fourth point of contact?
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 9:31:48 AM

Down 1 penny in the Richmond, VA area.
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 9:31:43 AM

Good: maybe prices will come down.
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 9:31:17 AM

OLD NEWS
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 9:30:26 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 9:30:15 AM

Gas prices are too high.
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no help from the current administration
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 9:30:11 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 9:30:00 AM

According to the Houston Chronicle most of the offshore oil and gas crews evacuated from the Gulf of Mexico ahead of Hurricane Isaac are back on the job, and the storm appears to have caused only minor damage to rigs and platforms, according to the initial federal reports...

Only minimum damage, the winds were only 80 mph. That is hurricane one...
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esorsd
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 9:29:59 AM

Let's hope the recovery continues.
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ethanol_is_bad
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 9:29:54 AM

Gas prices don't follow trends and not a sole can predict them. Relief soon only means we have no idea what gasoline prices are going to look like 1 week from now.
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 9:29:06 AM

Already started to drop around here.
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 9:28:44 AM

What recovery. Just have to restart. Should be no longer when they shut down.
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