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Hurricane Sandy: Impact on gasoline prices?

GasBuddy Blog -- It's the million dollar question: what impact will Hurricane Sandy have on gasoline prices? There are rumors swirling about as fast as the winds Sandy is throwing at areas of the East Coast.

What's the ultimate answer? There isn't one just yet- Sandy is a storm that is shutting down a region that isn't used to seeing such weather related issues- forecasting gas prices in such a climate is significantly more difficult than if this were to strike the Gulf Coast, for example.

Factors at play:

1) Two major refineries are shutting down- Hess' 70,000bpd refinery in Port Reading, NJ, and Phillips 66 will be temporarily closing its 238,000bpd refinery in Linden, NJ. When refineries shut down, it generally has an immediate...


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JOHNJOEYJOE
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2014 4:53:35 AM

Sounds like they took a line from the BO Administration. It's all the weathers fault.
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gasmask78
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Message Posted: May 19, 2014 10:36:50 PM

?
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gasmask78
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Message Posted: May 19, 2014 10:36:23 PM

Okay
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cardjcsk
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 1:54:04 PM

Gas went down today
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NonoyLawsi
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 6:48:34 PM

funny I'm about to get in-Line @ Hess due to Shortage brought by Sandy
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speedykat08
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 8:20:41 AM

yes and no, right now gas is stable only because of sandy. i predict prices will rise right after the elections. smile, do u know where's any working gas station in brooklyn, queens border line?

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KAR120CSII
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 12:42:08 AM

DC prices down 20 cents since last week even with Sandy.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 9:12:42 PM

ok
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bobaloo7010
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 11:38:19 AM

They are saying the that less usage in the East could ease prices elswhere. Let's hope for one that is the truth.
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sparky808
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 11:21:15 AM

Old post.
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mamapeanut
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 10:59:16 AM

expected

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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 9:57:52 AM

a little to be expected
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gas486toy
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 9:48:55 AM

Gas prices in Northern California are not even recovered from the various refinery problems we had out here.

Hope Sandy doesn't wreak so much havoc that it messes us up on the West Coast.
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Norm10
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 9:26:12 AM

Up up and away!
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TOOMUCH
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 9:10:47 AM

Too soon to tell.
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LanguageMan1
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 8:29:44 AM

For once prices are going down with a hurricane. Probably, they'll go back up soon enough.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 7:35:30 AM

reason to increase prices
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ClarkSC
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 6:17:12 AM

Another excuse for higher prices.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 5:48:29 AM

stay home, stay safe
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 5:27:40 AM

Of course
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BJ1947
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 5:14:30 AM

little excuse needed, someone gets a hang nail and the price goes up.
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BJ1947
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 5:13:21 AM

ratchet it up as usual.
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matman01
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 5:04:41 AM

Michigan saw a jump of 20 cents a gallon compliments of Speedway.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 5:04:08 AM

seeing a $0.30 jump at some stations around my area.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 5:00:53 AM

I hope none
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 5:00:16 AM

Yep
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 4:59:35 AM

Up as usual.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 4:59:24 AM

everything does
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 4:59:18 AM

could be an excuse to bump up
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 4:59:03 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 4:58:28 AM

I suprised that pre-hurricane prices only went up 20 cents here.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 4:57:47 AM

More speculation.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 4:57:08 AM

Any excuse will do.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 4:56:24 AM

Agree with rogerparry!!!
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 4:55:50 AM

That's nice.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 4:55:42 AM

Up up and away like normal.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 4:55:18 AM

Perfect excuse to raise prices yet again.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 4:54:56 AM



OLD NEWS get New Articles
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 4:54:26 AM

The million dollar question?
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wingryder92
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 4:53:44 AM

There won't likely be a significant change as millions of drivers are off the roads at the same time.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 4:53:31 AM

Just another handy excuse to bump up the prices.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 4:52:57 AM

I'm sure everyon in the statess will pay higher prices due to the storms influence.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 4:52:37 AM

we will see
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 4:52:11 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 4:51:58 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 4:51:40 AM

It will be greed
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 4:51:38 AM

Yes, it will something has to.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 4:50:55 AM

I just heard, there may be a gas shortage becauze of the once in a 100 year climate change hurricane, so they will have to raise the pump price in california, because that's where the money is,is, perhaps.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 4:49:47 AM

Yeah right.
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Zuman
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 4:48:49 AM

The refinery's are no where near this storm, give me a break.
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