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Gas prices expected to rise for Labor Day holiday

Pocono Record -- National average gasoline prices rose Monday to the highest average ever for that date — $3.72 per gallon — and could rise further by Labor Day, experts say.

Retail gasoline prices have risen nearly 12 percent since July 1 because of higher oil prices and problems with refineries and pipelines that created temporary supply shortages in some regions. An increase in the price of ethanol, which is blended into gasoline, was also a factor.

"Motorists are paying more for gasoline than they did this time last year, following the upswing in prices at the pump since July 4," said Jana L. Tidwell, a spokeswoman for AAA Mid-Atlantic, which tracks gas trends. "The outlook for the next few weeks is grim.

"Experts see prices rising through Labor Day, but they do not expect a big spike


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Submitted Aug 22, 2012 By: aservant
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slicerette
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 1:13:50 PM

in the real world, there has been no "summer driving season"
gasoline consumption is down
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GOBUTLER
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 7:20:08 AM

No surprise!!
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GOBUTLER
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 7:59:20 AM

Shocking...
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1006
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 5:42:03 AM

we can see at the pump it is going up; we need an explanation and no one is talking about that
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DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 1:56:40 AM

perception warps reality
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jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 11:17:37 PM

crooks
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jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 11:17:23 PM

Just kill us
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Zonk
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 11:16:28 PM

REALLY!!!!!!
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treeguy
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 11:09:48 PM

Who'd a thunk it?
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rahcat
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 11:06:14 PM

So, what else is new?
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pastorpaulcg
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 11:05:25 PM

That usually happens
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jrschl
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 11:03:54 PM

I really hope the Pocono Record didn't pay this person for this story. Next they will pay someone to report the Fourth of July is a National Holiday....
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EmperorsFinest
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 11:03:01 PM

nothing new
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kjme4ever
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 11:01:18 PM

Big oil will make sure the price goes up as much as possible. Glad we have goverment officials who will do nothing to help us. I wonder every day why people won't vote these losers out. They all take money from oil companies and nothing will change until "we" the people do something. I'm ready to vote them all out and start over.
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 11:00:30 PM

...pig oil laughing all the way to the bank...
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 10:58:35 PM

This was for sure too occur at some time.
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s6sputnik
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 10:58:33 PM

What ever!! If $5 extra fuel cost keeps people from a BBQ or the Lake they probably shouldn't be going in the first place!
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letterchunker
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 10:57:32 PM

Really!!! What idoit predicted that.
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VanIsleLes
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 10:57:21 PM

LOL unless they go down ..
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rxman1
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 10:55:32 PM

Gas prices usually go up for holidays
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 10:55:19 PM

Same with every holiday
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 10:54:46 PM

Surprising how many "no brainer" articles are published.
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 10:51:48 PM

just in time for my vacation
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tidalwave3
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 10:48:35 PM

And still people want this amateur to run our country for 4 more years, really? Is he really an American and why is it not politically correct for him to prove it? So far everyone he has produced turns out to be a fraud :(
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alchulito
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 10:46:12 PM

This is nothing new
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 10:44:59 PM

That's traditional seasonal increases.
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Christiana1313
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 10:43:57 PM

Really?!?!
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 10:43:47 PM

as expected
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 10:43:41 PM

I visit parents/relatives less too. Really unfortunate.
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 10:42:44 PM

Holidays should be repealed. They are no longer useful. Maybe they never were.
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 10:42:43 PM

prices rising cuz they can...gouge us that is! I, for one, have cancelled plans to visit my parents 120 mi away due to prices.
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 10:42:16 PM

"Experts" is code for "we don't have any more clue than anyone else." No one knows what gas prices are going to do, anymore than the next guy.
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 10:42:11 PM

Say it aint so!
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 10:41:57 PM

THis is a rite of summer.
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phinsup67
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 10:40:48 PM

I hardly need to read this to know...just pass the pumps.
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 10:40:08 PM

The 'experts' just said lower prices are ahead.
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suzmar
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 10:37:43 PM

They continue to rise period, and will until we get a change in Washington.
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 10:35:21 PM

It's just the last chance to rob the consumer before the Summer driving season ends and the gas prices start to decrease for the next several months- it happens every year!
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Ply440GTX
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 10:35:12 PM

Uhhhhh... Already "have been" rising...
How about "Gas prices are expected TO CONTINUE to rise for Labor Day holiday..."
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Lou08
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 10:32:32 PM

I guess that's why it is called "Labor Day" (GB's) have to labor extra hard to afford the price of gasoline at stations pumps!
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 10:31:46 PM

happens every year
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firefly09
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 10:27:33 PM

Wish it was $3.72 here.
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 10:26:04 PM

i don't believe it ...going up....who would think?
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 10:23:18 PM

Interesting article...
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letmathe
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 10:15:25 PM

Prices are market driven; markets are international; international profit-making firms control the industry.

Gas prices ... and traditional energy sources in general... a determined by private, corporate owners, not the government.

This is the capital-intensive, market-driven way the industry operates.
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 10:14:57 PM

If I do not drive tha weekend then I should pay less per-gallon the day before?
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 10:13:00 PM

Thank you big oil for your price gouging once again.
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 10:12:26 PM

Of course
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 10:11:34 PM

just not right
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 10:08:28 PM

No brainer
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