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JT

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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 11:01:00 PM

Fuel prices are predicted to decline this fall; what is the major factor driving this?
End of summer driving season
Presidential elections
Winter blend of gasoline
End of hurricane season
Increased production
Other
Prices will not go down

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thorman52
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 8:03:21 AM

In the past month or so the prices in my area, Northern Indiana, went down slowly, then spiked up 20 cents then down again slowly. That's the way It's been and That's the way it'll continue. The reasons presented in the question really have little to do with it even though the powers that be will tell you those are the reasons. They've got the public duped because very little of us know now the entire network from ground to tank works. It's manipulation all the way and at our expense.

I've suggested in the past, in order to at least get the attention of the retail segment of the gas pyramid, we need to hit them in the pocket book. How? Well, they, the retailer, makes very little actually on a gallon of gas. 2-3 cents maybe. Where they make their money is on inside sales.

Scenario: You stop and fill up. 10 gallons and the station has made 25 cents. But, then you go in and buy a soft drink, bag of chips, pack of cigarettes, candy bar and the retailer has made 40% or more in profit on those sales. The mark-up on convenience items is huge. And of course all those items could have been bought at other venues; the grocery store, drug store, cigarette store, etc. That's why they call them convenience stores. A boycott of inside sales could maybe catch the attention of at least the lower echelon. From there, who knows. Needs organization and planning and discipline. Yeah I know...Good luck on that one.
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achung53
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 10:10:02 AM

End of summer driving season
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US_ICEMAN
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:39:22 PM

End of summer driving season
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sonicmustang
All-Star Author Alberta

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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 6:24:23 AM

End of summer driving season
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UDOG01
Rookie Author Hamilton

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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 6:11:20 AM

Smart people that stop they ef-ing whinng and taking some action to attend the cheaper gas priced station ONLY as competition and only competition will drive down the price at the pumps

So let's start manning up

I hate men that whine and do nothing about it . . .

Use you effing heads - apy attention - and stop at the lowest only

no exceptions ever
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artsyviolet
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 5:40:50 PM

Funny how it happened around election time, eh?
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Kanakakua
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 4:33:44 PM

Elections
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jcmyhrt
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 1:30:13 AM

End of Summer & Refineries are up & running again!
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gizmojoe
Veteran Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 12:15:55 PM

oh yeah they won't drop

[Edited by: gizmojoe at 10/13/2012 1:16:57 PM EST]
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gizmojoe
Veteran Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 12:15:37 PM

end of summer
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jhnh
Champion Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 3:00:07 PM

THEY WON'T DROP
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kel2b
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 12:26:35 PM

stock market the main problem. when they buy and sell, that dictates the price. they should make them take physical custody of the gas and oil they buy. i dont think the saudi's sell to us according to stock prices. our people create this rediculousness
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kel2b
Rookie Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 12:20:43 PM

because they being nice for now, election time gas usually goes down a little. winter blend summer blend - what a load of crap. price per barrel down but gas still up
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NakedDriver
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 1:38:36 PM

ə it actually is due to several of those factors.
i chose “end of summer driving season”. ə
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rabbit1976
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 10:44:01 AM

Winter blend i do not see a difference in my fuel
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skullushter
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2012 10:08:45 PM

lookin like a madmax movie im saving up for a tanker
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Iggy50
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2012 12:33:30 PM

Seems California will break another record with gas prices reaching $5 a gallon.

Like others have mentioned we are controlled by the oil companies.
The prices should go down as demand is down and supply up.
All the predictors show it but......

Now we will hear that gas is in low demand because they are switching between summer blend and winter blends. LOL
Any now heating oil for the long cold winter ahead for the east.LOL
No major rig damage in the gulf so what will be the next lie we hear.
Next excuse is Obama wants the prices to stay high so it helps pay for OBAMA CARE. LOL

[Edited by: Iggy50 at 10/5/2012 1:34:47 PM EST]
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wilfong
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2012 11:12:22 AM

unbelievable
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kerryllr
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2012 6:17:14 AM

There is no reason for a fall in prices - just as there is no reason for an increase.
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carltonda
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2012 10:23:12 PM

People don't go on vacation's, so prices drop because of the demand for it. That's how the refineries get us by the #%$&&!. It's a shame , but its called supply and demand.
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RoseBallou
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 11:26:29 PM

The Big Oil Companies have more control over gas prices than most people think. Oil, Chemical, Pharmaceutical and many other Big Companies Do Indeed own DC. And are trying to own the rest of us. I agree with 2parrots, OntarioGas, boatfloyd, Lengas and probably quite a few others.
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youngdude101
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 4:03:51 PM

i think that there going to go down but slowly
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Taha60
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2012 7:22:06 PM

Prices will not go down, particularly because of the tensions in Middle East.
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BIGOILEATURCRUD
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2012 5:44:29 AM

Down Five Cents overnight.

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lowspeed
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 11:12:20 AM

I doubt it!!
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BIGOILEATURCRUD
Champion Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 12:06:07 AM

One day until the rollback!

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fhnorth
Sophomore Author Nevada

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 11:54:09 PM

Prices will not go down
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Deborah369
Rookie Author Baltimore

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 2:59:55 PM

The demand and supplu drive gas prices.
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Spiderdude
Sophomore Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 7:34:29 AM

we all that use fuel are victims of abuse "SHAME" to those who allow greed to be there God !!!
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mytattoosleeve
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 5:04:51 AM

inventory
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repseng
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 2:09:10 AM

K
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CarefreeVT
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2012 1:13:17 AM

Oil Speculators go on Vacation when school starts. The end of Summer driving is one factor (less demand), but prices have only risen in Vermont nine days after this question. The Middle East is on fire, if you believe their excuses about hurricanes you love Kool-Aid, Presidential politics have nothing to do with oil or gas prices... Love the survey question, but it would be helpful if the choices were more macro or micro economic based and not general fluff.
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OntarioGas
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 6:53:55 PM

..neither elections nor politicians drive gas prices...greedy corporate companies and media type who hype prices do ...also buyers beware, if we demand it they will over charge us....reduce our use, the watch the prices fall... ever wonder why when an overseas incident occurs ,or a storm approaches a refinery area -- prices sky rocket even though the gas at the pumps was processed long before the event? Greed. Companies charge us now, "just in case" their costs go up. As consumers we have to wake up, and soon. Got to go gas up !
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 11:41:47 AM

winter prices prices should fall
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Kawibiker
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 5:20:09 PM

economy is stalling and no one has any money.. people will cut back.. use only what they have to go get to work.. that is if you have a job to go to.. Christmas may be slim and none also.. or other cuts will be made, if you have small children so they can have a Christmas.....
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redbeard47229
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 4:28:42 PM

fuel prices will drop because of the gov't caused depression. ty obama
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dockersbin
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 4:04:50 PM

Who knows!
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RecountFL
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 4:22:36 AM

It's funny that people still think the president can change gas prices whenever he wants.
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CrackedLCD
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 12:39:13 AM

That's strange, I keep hearing from liberals that the presidential election will drive prices up to make Obama look bad.

Why do we have different views on the same thing, Hardrock50?
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Hardrock50
Rookie Author Raleigh

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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 12:10:24 AM

Presidential Elections will drive the price down to make Obama look good and to try to win votes in the election.
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hotsawss
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 10:59:22 PM

The driver was hired.
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Lbro
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 10:49:46 PM

Up, up, up!!!
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bl626
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 10:46:22 PM

doubt prices will go down at all...
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gypsywoman1
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 10:40:13 PM

Presidential elections always drive down prices. People don't know who is going to become president so they slow up on spending ....just in case.
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OrangeBarrels
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 9:12:31 PM

None of the above, really... but I picked Prices will not go down as the closest answer.

Prices are still increasing here ad now with all the crap that's going on in the middle east, the QE3 bailout and other future excuses, I think we will be forking out $5 a gallon soon.
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2parrots
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 7:31:23 PM

Big oil & Big Government = we pay ,we pay & we pay more
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after10
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 6:16:45 PM

I hope the lower gas price prediction in the fall,was free lol.And from what I can see .It looks like it going to be a very late fall.
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carrollcreek
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 6:02:17 PM

They always say that the ethanol blend causes the price to decline because it is less expensive. We will see if that is the case.
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N9HVP
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 4:13:10 PM

End of summer driving season.
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pkhdonovan
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 2:12:38 PM

combination off all
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