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Why Prices Are Soaring At The Pump (UP 50 CENTS)

WTAP News -- Prices soaring at the pump all over the valley.

Thursday, prices jumped over 50 CENTS in places around our area. Some stations are seeing almost $3.90 a gallon.

WTAP spoke to Terry Flemming the Executive Director of The Ohio
Petroleum Council to explain why we're seeing the price increase.

Flemming says the reason for the spike in gas prices is problems in piplenes at two Midwest refineries.

"That many gallons taken out of the daily production that are distributed throughout the Midwest causes shortages. When you have shortages, you're gonna see price spikes to try to keep gas in the service stations so they have fuel for those that need it. "

Flemming adds, "even if it's not coming from the Midwest, the refineries that supply you may have to divert some of the fuel that they would no


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Submitted Aug 03, 2012 By: WalkingWV
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 4:04:04 AM

greed.
sparky808
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 2:12:50 PM

Thank you for posting.
RogerB
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 7:36:37 AM

Has anyone else noticed that the highest prices, or red areas, in the central US states, matches closely the location of Speedway / Super America gas stations?

Whats up with that? !!
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 4:42:54 AM

OH...NO
tomok
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 3:45:55 AM

Why prices are soaring at the pump? Because they can and Big Oil can get away with it.
The trend is always up with fuel prices. The price at the pump needs to go down to $2/gallon, $3 to $3.50/gallon is Not the new low!
Barry's lousy, smoke and mirrors, lack of jobs, dog and pony show and in the crapper economy, without a job how can you afford to buy fuel and the vehicle to use it! Barry can spin the jobs numbers so they look much better than what they really are, he's a smooooth talker if there ever was one!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using other forms of less expensive transportation to lower your cost.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012
KhelbenArunson
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:39:56 PM

Why? because the scum bags that run big oil have a monopoly that george bush deregulated so that they could run wild and help destroy the entire countries economy.
J4romeo
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:32:18 PM

prices shot up from mon to thurs 3.45 to 3.97...:(
Blue48
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:30:51 PM

BUMMER!
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:23:02 PM

Sigh..........
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:15:25 PM

greed
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:14:31 PM

They pulled it out on purpose...
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:10:40 PM

wholesalers
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:10:37 PM

read this yesterday...slow day for news I guess, although with oil shooting up over $4/bbl, you'd think there would be an article on that. Hmmm, maybe tomorrow, cuz I haven't seen the story anywhere as yet!
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:09:25 PM

GREED
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Pure Greed!
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Bend over, here it come again...........BOHICA
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:07:22 PM

We've had increases here and we'll all see more of them.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:07:21 PM

Greed, we're all victims
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:05:21 PM

come on. when has there not been a problem??? me thinks most of them are made up!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:02:23 PM

Prices skyrocketing here.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:01:24 PM

it is supply and demand and the oil companies keep the supply tight to drive the price up and their profits up even further.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:00:47 PM

Anything to screw us.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:00:22 PM

always an excuse.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 9:56:58 PM

Why is crude about $90 a barrel and we are still paying over $3.50+ a gallon?
Tekkersmom57
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 9:53:08 PM

50 cent increase is just too much in one day. Most of these gas stations already have the gas paid for that is stored underground. This price jump should not happen immediately. It is just a nice way for some people to make a great profit at the consumers expense.
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HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10k
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 9:50:33 PM

pure greed..gas stores in this area are raising prices twice daily now-total BS..
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Build more pipelines. If you can't get cheap gasoline, put the blame where it belongs on environmental interest groups and the EPA.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 9:40:25 PM

there is no shortage just greed
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 9:39:46 PM

I can't help but be amazed at the colossal ignorance and stupidity of so many GasBuddy members. It's depressing, since there's a good chance that many of you morons are registered to vote.

I fear for the future of our country.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 9:39:31 PM

Well, the latest theory is oil will be at $100 by years end thanks to a nice jobs report this month.

Of course oil companies are pricing that in ahead of time.
bonzoonfmb
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 9:39:25 PM

Gas prices are too high. There is no shortage.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 9:35:01 PM

greed
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 9:33:17 PM

Nothing good about this at all
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 9:30:20 PM

greed
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 9:27:27 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 9:26:07 PM

$3.28 here.
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Tje Marxist in the White house
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It isn't planned RIGHT!! Funny how at one time or another it works its way around the entire country!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 9:24:30 PM

Greed from nobama and company.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 9:20:11 PM

always a reason---man made or real is the question
jward069
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 9:19:02 PM

Ms. has had a $.35 increase in the past month, but the National average is only up $.20. I don't believe this Midwest problem would be affecting us.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 9:17:47 PM

Any excuse to raise prices...
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 9:16:15 PM

OK
jjjleblanc
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 9:16:11 PM

Doesn't take much.
Vette1967
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 9:15:52 PM

Got to think about using less.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 9:14:31 PM

ok
darkknight1
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 9:12:20 PM

ridiculous
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 9:12:17 PM

need more refineries and drill more
GoneUpAgain
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 9:11:11 PM

Price gouging at its finest.

Sillywagon, no economics explains a fifty-cent rise in one day.

[Edited by: GoneUpAgain at 8/3/2012 11:12:34 PM EST]
sillywagon
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 9:10:52 PM

I am amazed at fellow posters ignorance of economics. Everything is greed to them if they "need" it and it is more than they want to pay. Many posters would be in favor of price controls on gasoline prices, but then would gripe and moan about "greed" because they have to wait in a line for an hour at the gas station to buy five gallons of gas. We import half the crude oil we use, don't forget that. And as for the free market working? How much cost do gas stations, refineries, pipelines, oil drillers, have to spend on taxes and regulations? How much of that cost yields little benefits? I believe that limits competition, and competition will lower prices.

[Edited by: sillywagon at 8/3/2012 11:11:59 PM EST]
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