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We’re pump chumps!

New York Post --
Gas prices soared to as high as $4.79 a gallon for regular in the city in the wake of Hurricane Isaac — triggering outrage from drivers.

“It’s price-gouging,” said Samuel Flatt, 39, as he paid $42.25 to fill up his 2008 Prius at a Gulf station in Briarwood, Queens. “I was just in Suffolk County. I passed a sign that says $3.89 for regular, and here it’s $4.13.”

“That’s a very big difference for no reason. It was under $4 last week,” he said.

The citywide average is $4.06 a gallon, according to the Web site NewYorkGasPrices.com, compared with $3.87 a month ago — and a current national average of $3.80. The highest local price was $4.79 a gallon at two Citgo stations in The Bronx.Drivers described themselves as outraged — but helpless.

“I’m angry. I spend over $500 per mo


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 6:14:27 AM

only way to stop this is to punish those who gouge in a very harsh manner.
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52MPG
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 10:33:19 AM

Electric cars are looking better. Now if they were powered by magnetics.....
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remay
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 9:48:09 AM

We are ALL getting gouged.
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 3:44:20 PM

He should have kept track of the prices and fill up at the lowest cost location....
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jrschl
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 11:46:25 AM

Common sense would have told me to have filled up at 3.79 and save 0.90 a gallon. Seems like this Samuel Flatt, suffers from a severe lack of intelligence, over victimization of price gouging.
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jethro5000
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 11:09:27 AM

Ok
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07skydriver
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 6:34:41 AM

The chumps are out burnin fuel.
Just stay home.
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TFowler513
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 12:15:36 AM

Alternatives are the answer!!!
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Bubba44612
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 12:12:31 AM

Bring on hydrogen power and forget about gas.
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yonasb
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 12:12:08 AM

Ok
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DirtDauber
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 12:09:26 AM

Good Luck.
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skybiker
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 12:04:16 AM

no kidding!!..
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Ron77095
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 12:03:11 AM

Ugh!
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gumbyrex
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 12:02:27 AM

Another no brainer.
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BobD2009
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 12:02:12 AM

Welcome to the Obama economy.
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Dailyrun
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 12:02:04 AM

You're the chump. We're victims of price gouging.
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jkpsr
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 12:00:09 AM

This can't happen in NJ.
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:59:58 PM

.
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DrLyon
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:59:42 PM

There is little chumps can do...
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Illini_Chief
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:58:36 PM

This is Obamas' fault
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:58:34 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:56:52 PM

Old News
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kgbellman
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:53:10 PM

Here we go again
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:51:16 PM

Old news.
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miiike572
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:49:31 PM

It is called getting screwed at the pump.
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FNB1967
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:49:10 PM

Old news
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Tigercat88
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:46:57 PM

The prices will keep going higher.
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Blue48
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:46:42 PM

IT TOTALLY STINKS!
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Zonk
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:46:14 PM

Prices are a reflection of where obama wants them to be......HIGH.
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ty58
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:42:45 PM

the storm is just and excuse to raise the prices
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treeguy
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:40:34 PM

Hint to voters: Watch where Pig Oil's campaign donations go. Further hint: Most, but not all, go to Republicans.
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10k
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:39:56 PM

cheapertvs:

if you had been paying attention to that dictator-in-chief before the 2008 elections, he said the united states could sustain $5/gallon gas..are you thrilled you voted for your new king ??..
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uptherefiners
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:39:53 PM

the new york post...50 million parakeets will crap on this paper, and that's all it will ever be worth
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scrounger
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:39:49 PM

GREED
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rawdog1313
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:38:58 PM

Stop the Speculation on Oil!
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RAE344
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:38:30 PM

If New York is complaining about rising gasoline prices, they have to look no further then our president. His energy policy, as stated by his secretary of energy, is to raise prices to convince consumer to start using his "green" energy.
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rx7racerca
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:38:22 PM

At least a quarter of Gulf oil platforms shut down during the storm, and since much of Louisiana was without power, that likely means refinery and pipeline shutdowns as well. That, in turn, is a supply disruption, and a supply disruption means higher prices if demand doesn't fall to match. The only chump about it is if you don't do what you can to cut demand - drive less, and choose a more fuel-efficient vehicle when you buy. It's the only part of the equation we can begin to influence.
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:38:20 PM

hmm
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joel27nc
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:38:12 PM

What's next!
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:37:00 PM

Hang em high.
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:36:26 PM

ok
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Beaveronparade
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:35:28 PM

I thought that was illegal? Can't these people be reported? It's just horrible to take advantage like that!
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WBBNC
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:33:14 PM

It’s price-gouging, for sure :(
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WIPACKERFAN
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:32:58 PM

Cheapertvs, you are totally wrong. The Republicans are not to blame. It is our currenting SITTING President who has done nothjing to help ease this bad situation for all of us. He doesn't care because he doesn't pay for gas out of his pocket anyway. WE ARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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rollercoaster
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:31:22 PM

you have to change your habbits,and car,i did and went from paying $270.00 month to $90.00 !!!
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cheapertvs
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:29:08 PM

It is just greed by BIG OIL along with their Republican defenders. Please return the favor and vote out all Republicans in November.
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jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:27:58 PM

If I don't need to go somewhere, I stay at home.
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:27:37 PM

yep
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jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:27:32 PM

I bought a storage tank. I bought 1000 gallons last month for $3.34, and I'm using the gas as slowly as possible.
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:27:24 PM

Pay or Walk?
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