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Northeast Lukoil Franchisees Publicize $9 Gas in Protest

Good Morning America -- Drivers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania may be in for a shock if they pull into a Lukoil gas station.

About 57 franchise owners are protesting on Wednesday against the price of gas charged by Lukoil North America, a subsidiary of the Russian corporation, OAO Lukoil. The owners have posted gas prices over $8 at their stations to draw attention to what they claim are the high prices charged to them that they must pass on to consumers.

"We are doing this because we are dying," said Khaled Kezbari, owner of three Lukoil gas stations in New Jersey. "Lukoil is charging us costs higher than the retail market. How can you compete? You cannot compete in the market like that."

Outside Kezbari's gas station in Mount Laurel, N.J., the price of gas is posted as $9.99 a gallon.


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Submitted Sep 13, 2012 By: jcs72
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J Eric
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 10:04:34 PM

Tomorrow they'll turn the signs upside down and sell for $6.66 and all will be well.
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 6:27:27 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:31:58 PM

We are lemmings...
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:31:20 PM

Not sure about this problem.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:29:35 PM

Sounds like Lukoil is a greedy company
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:17:00 PM

need to get rid of lukoil and citgo !!!
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:07:38 PM

They are just a couple of days ahead of our time in the sense of pricing.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:05:04 PM

ook
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:03:46 PM

$9.99 may not be far off soon
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:01:07 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 9:59:08 PM

Unbelievable! This has to be stopped!
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 9:57:50 PM

Yup
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 9:57:35 PM

That's rediculous
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 9:57:02 PM

wow
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 9:55:31 PM


Hmmm, I don’t think GasBuddy’s error detector will let those prices go thru.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 9:53:30 PM

Old news, the protest was supposed to be for one day only and that day was yesterday
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I'm glad I moved from So. Jersey to North Carolina!!!
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 9:26:53 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 9:24:49 PM

Good for them.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 9:21:59 PM

WOW!!!
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 9:21:49 PM

Interesting article...
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hmmm. time to fence in the beltway
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It's not going to do a damn thIng. Greed rules!
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 9:14:53 PM

Idiots!! $9.99/gallon.....let's cut off our nose despite our face.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 9:14:48 PM

sad
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 9:12:32 PM

Read a story about a driver who pulled into the Mt. Laurel station ( a regular customer) with his gas light on and HAD to pay that price. Okay, maybe he should have had Gasbuddy, but even so...

Nobody in the energy business cares about anything but profit. Me first, and the hell with my neighbors.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 9:12:26 PM

wow thats crazy
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do not give tha administration any ideas!!!
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 9:09:23 PM

wow
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 9:06:22 PM

Too bad the owners are getting squeezed too.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 9:04:22 PM

Guess they are not russian to get that gas.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 9:02:54 PM

I haven't seen a LukOil station near my home for at least a year. All have converted to carrying other brands.
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k
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 9:00:06 PM

Makes no sense.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 8:59:15 PM

When the camel gets his nose under the tent its hard to move him out. Russian oil corporation sell gas in the USA what have we come to.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 8:59:05 PM

Well, it's not the same price, but gas stations in Austin gouge the public too. A Vallejo station is 17 cent higher than a Shell six blocks away and 15 cents higher than a Conoco just two blocks away. Go figure.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 8:57:31 PM

sucks to be a gas station owner
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 8:55:16 PM

Maybe something will finally give.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 8:50:40 PM

They don't intend to sell any gas at those prices
They are trying to damage Lukoil financially by preventing any sells of their gas
If they are paying (wholesale) near others retail for their gas they were not selling much anyway
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 8:50:14 PM

Sounds like the retailers are looking to get the attention of the blood sucking bo
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interesting
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 8:49:26 PM

Russians selling gasoline in the US? Who would have guessed?
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 8:49:08 PM

Really?
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And I thought people here in California were nuts.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 8:47:52 PM

Coming soon
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This is bad.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 8:42:54 PM

I didn't know we had Russian gas stations here in the USA. What next, an al jazeera news stand at Ground Zero?
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 8:40:15 PM

I guess we are not The only ones getting shafted.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 8:34:30 PM

Pull in then pull out, no sales will get somebodies attention.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 8:32:35 PM

Nobody in their right mind will pay that price.
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