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Fast-rising gas prices set records in 2 states
USA Today ^ | 3/2/04 | James R. Healey

Posted on 03/03/2004 1:48:27 PM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection

Edited on 04/13/2004 1:42:04 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Gasoline prices set statewide records Tuesday in Nevada and West Virginia, and new highs were hit throughout heavily populated Southern California as that state pushed to within a penny of its record.

Nationwide, a gallon of unleaded regular averaged $1.705 3.2 cents less than the record set last Aug. 30, motorists' club AAA reported Tuesday. Ten states were within 3 cents of their average highs, close enough that they could set records as soon as Wednesday.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Nevada; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: energy; gasprices
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The left is doing this, because of their love for America?
1 posted on 03/03/2004 1:48:28 PM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
There's a whole lot of blame to go around: from OPEC, to the enviroweenies, to the pols, to the American consumer.
2 posted on 03/03/2004 1:50:13 PM PST by mewzilla
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
If I was a filthy rich oil sheik, I would much rather deal with Mr. Kerry and the Democrats than President Bush. In order to help Mr. Kerry I could see jacking energy prices and trying to help the Democrats screw up the economy.
3 posted on 03/03/2004 1:55:20 PM PST by Blue Screen of Death (,/i)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
This is crap! We have plenty of gas.
Prices in Ventura California yesterday
Arco(chepest) reg 229 + 239 premium 249

Shell 239-245 255

It cost me 42.00 to fill my tank!!!!
4 posted on 03/03/2004 1:55:27 PM PST by international american (Tagline for lease......no down payment@ OAC!!)
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To: mewzilla
Looks like it is time to abolish the gas tax.
5 posted on 03/03/2004 1:55:42 PM PST by Patrick1
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To: Patrick1
1.61 premium in Virginia
1.45 in Texas
2.50 in California??

FReepers gave me the numbers!
6 posted on 03/03/2004 1:59:13 PM PST by international american (Tagline for lease......no down payment@ OAC!!)
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To: international american
Back in '59 I paid 25 cents per gallon but only was making $1.70 per hour. With inflation taken into the equasion we should be paying $10.00 per gallon.
7 posted on 03/03/2004 2:01:54 PM PST by Pepper's_Paw
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
The left is doing this, because of their love for America?

Wasn't the left screaming "no war for oil" to keep us out of Iraq? So what do they say now? Awfully silent, aren't they! Extremely curious.

8 posted on 03/03/2004 2:02:22 PM PST by roadcat
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To: Patrick1
Most of the price of a gallon of gas is from taxes. But don't hold your breath waiting for any pol to suggest a cut. I heard three retail clerks talking the other day about how we should tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Like that would fix everything. Sheesh. People are so unbelievably clueless. They just want what they want, and think they have a constitutional entitlement to cheap gas.
9 posted on 03/03/2004 2:03:09 PM PST by mewzilla
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To: Pepper's_Paw
In 59, refineries were very archaic. I paid 29 cents a gallon at Mobil in 1972. I dont think you can compare business models from 59, with 2004.

Premium has in the last 4 weeks, gone from 1.79 to 250 in So. California. There is no rational reason for this!!
10 posted on 03/03/2004 2:06:44 PM PST by international american (Tagline for lease......no down payment@ OAC!!)
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To: Blue Screen of Death
"If I was a filthy rich oil sheik, I would much rather deal with Mr. Kerry and the Democrats than President Bush. In order to help Mr. Kerry I could see jacking energy prices and trying to help the Democrats screw up the economy."

Now you don't think foreign gubmints would collaborate to put the squeeze play on the American voter do you? Nah....

11 posted on 03/03/2004 2:07:34 PM PST by nobody_knows (<a href="http://http://www.michaelmoore.com/" target="_blank">moral coward)
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To: international american
Actually, there are a number of rational reasons :) From OPEC, to refinerery capacity, to additive problems, increased consumption. Could be worse. Were you around for the energy crisis in the 70s?
12 posted on 03/03/2004 2:10:14 PM PST by mewzilla
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To: international american
I suppose it depends on your point of view: Whether you are buying or selling.
13 posted on 03/03/2004 2:14:45 PM PST by Pepper's_Paw
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
With the world economy beginning to recover, and the US leading the way, demand is way up and inventories are down.

To make matters worse OPEC has reduced output to deliberately drive up prices.

In any case my Merc Tracer gets great mileage, so these price spikes mean I might spend around $7 instead of $5/week on gas for my commute to work and necessary weekend shopping etc.

14 posted on 03/03/2004 2:24:07 PM PST by Jorge
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To: Pepper's_Paw
Inflation calculator

25 cents in 1959 = $1.58 in 2003.

15 posted on 03/03/2004 2:29:17 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Maybe we can convince China that RINO horns are good medicine. Start hunting them to extinction.)
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To: international american
1.61 premium in Virginia
1.45 in Texas
2.50 in California??

FReepers gave me the numbers!

Foreign countries always seem to pay more for gas....Wait, California is still in the US. Darn!

16 posted on 03/03/2004 2:33:30 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Sweetest sound on earth: the clink of a dental hygienist finally putting down the scraping tools.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Down the street from me in Pullman WA
~1.799 87
~1.899 89
~1.999 92
~1.799 Diesel

12 cents cheaper 5 minutes away in Idaho..
17 posted on 03/03/2004 2:47:29 PM PST by MD_Willington_1976
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To: international american
"In 59, refineries were very archaic. I paid 29 cents a gallon at Mobil in 1972."

Well, we can't have archaic and eat it, too.

That 29 cents is about a clam-65 now.

Michael

18 posted on 03/03/2004 2:54:15 PM PST by Wright is right! (It's amazing how fun times when you're having flies.)
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To: KarlInOhio
Call it what you may. My pay has risen 20 fold since '59.
I still say gasoline would be cheap at $10.00 per gallon.
19 posted on 03/03/2004 3:00:00 PM PST by Pepper's_Paw
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To: Pepper's_Paw
Okay. But it's a nickle a gallon or so "over there" (premium only) right now. So what were they paying in 1959?
20 posted on 03/03/2004 3:10:42 PM PST by Freedom4US
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