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Gasoline Prices Rise to $1.83/gallon
Yahoo! | April 25, 2004

Posted on 04/25/2004 3:14:27 PM PDT by traumer

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. average retail gasoline prices rose over the last two weeks and could go higher, according to an industry analyst. The national average for self-serve regular unleaded gas was nearly $1.83 a gallon in the two weeks surveyed through to April 23, up about 3 cents per gallon, according to the nationwide Lundberg survey of about 8,000 gas stations.

The price has risen 35 cents per gallon since Dec. 19 and is about 22 cents higher than one year ago, according to the survey released on Sunday.

"Prices keep breaking all records and even at these prices, demand keeps growing dramatically due to U.S. economic growth," said survey editor Trilby Lundberg.

At $2.17 per gallon, San Diego saw the highest average price for self-serve regular unleaded gas. Tulsa, Oklahoma saw the lowest price -- $1.66 per gallon.

"Demand is an important reason for the rise in gasoline prices," Lundberg said. "The other reason is tight gasoline supply and less significant are crude oil prices which remain high."

But even with the most recent price increase, after being adjusted for inflation, today's price is $1 lower than it was in March 1981 and gasoline is not a significant component of a consumer's budget, Lundberg said.


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1 posted on 04/25/2004 3:14:28 PM PDT by traumer
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At $2.17 per gallon, San Diego saw the highest average price for self-serve regular unleaded gas.

Every f-ing place I move to ends up exceeding the "highest average" price they list. On Jamboree through Irvine/Tustin I saw $2.19 for the cheap stuff just about an hour ago.

2 posted on 04/25/2004 3:19:41 PM PDT by Who dat?
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I paid $1.64/gal here a couple of days ago. It was around that all over NW Houston, too. Plus or minus a nickel/gallon.
3 posted on 04/25/2004 3:20:33 PM PDT by babaloo999 (Zionist troll since 2001)
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To: traumer
The cheapest I've seen in No Cal is $2.07.
4 posted on 04/25/2004 3:21:38 PM PDT by pbear8 (no complaining...Thanks be to God)
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To: traumer
Crude oil has come down significantly in the past week.

Let's see if that matters to gas station owners.

5 posted on 04/25/2004 3:23:27 PM PDT by daler
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To: traumer
At $2.17 per gallon, San Diego saw the highest average price for self-serve regular unleaded gas. Tulsa, Oklahoma saw the lowest price -- $1.66 per gallon.

I just got to my office after a trip into NJ; the gas there is running $1.639 to $1.689 as against $1.749 to $1.799 here in PA for Unleaded Regular. May have to keep going back, plus they pump it for you!

6 posted on 04/25/2004 3:24:11 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional.)
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To: Who dat?
$1.83? sheesh... i haven't seen gas prices that low for months... we were ecstatic to find gas for $1.99 per gallon yesterday... it was under the $2.00 mark!! (central valley, california... tracy, stockton, modesto, and also the south bay--san jose area which tends to be a little higher than the central valley)...
7 posted on 04/25/2004 3:26:08 PM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: Who dat?
Move to Texas - As the libs would have you believe G W is taking care of Texas. Relly cheap here
8 posted on 04/25/2004 3:29:40 PM PDT by erswts
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To: traumer
http://www.westegg.com/inflation/infl.cgi

What cost $ .35 in 1965 would cost $1.95 in 2002.

I can’t remember if a gallon of gas cost $ .35 or more in 1965. At any rate, I’d say gas prices are STILL quite a bargain compared to housing costs and new car costs.
9 posted on 04/25/2004 3:31:39 PM PDT by Maria S ("And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm."George W. Bush 1/20/01)
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You Know You're Getting Old When...
Your joints are more accurate than the National Weather Service.
You constantly talk about the price of gasoline. ....
10 posted on 04/25/2004 3:34:41 PM PDT by leadpencil1
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To: Maria S
Come to Japan - $ 3.50 a gallon !
11 posted on 04/25/2004 3:35:24 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: traumer
In Biloxi, MS, the prices seem to have dropped 2-3 cents over the last few days. Many places showing $1.66 or so.
12 posted on 04/25/2004 3:42:41 PM PDT by trebb (Ain't God good . . .)
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To: traumer
Just paid $2.41 for high octane gas here in central California an hour ago...
13 posted on 04/25/2004 3:45:49 PM PDT by DB ()
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To: Maria S
In the late 60's early 70's we didn't have 43 cents per gallon TAX!

Today's prices are still a bargain!

14 posted on 04/25/2004 3:51:33 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave ("Let's roll" in 2004 ----- Vote GOP!)
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To: daler
You probably won't see a notable drop at the pump for 3 weeks or so (assuming NY Harbor wholesale stays at Friday's level, a proposition that is doubtful of itself), and even that will depend on where in the US you are. If you're in a very small reformulant area (think S. Wisconsin), probably nothing happens. If, OTOH, you're in rural Ohio or Kentucky, pump price will follow wholesale more faithfully.
15 posted on 04/25/2004 3:53:08 PM PDT by SAJ (So, ya wanna buy a bridge, eh? Lemme see what I've got in stock...)
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To: daler
Crude oil has come down significantly in the past week. Let's see if that matters to gas station owners.

I just paid 1.70 today down from 1.89 on Wednesday.

16 posted on 04/25/2004 3:55:30 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (Is Arlen a Republican? Not proven.)
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To: erswts
$1.65 - 1.75 for regular unleaded in Austin, TX
Not exactly 'cheap' but compared to other states...
17 posted on 04/25/2004 3:58:00 PM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer
In Poland 3.30$/gallon :P
18 posted on 04/25/2004 3:58:51 PM PDT by Grzegorz 246
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To: Who dat?
"Every f-ing place I move to ends up exceeding the "highest average" price they list."

Please warn us where you are moving next.
19 posted on 04/25/2004 4:01:33 PM PDT by HighWheeler (RATS hero is an impeached, dis-barred, lying, perjuring, cheating, lazy, cowardly sexual predator)
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To: traumer
Doesn't matter how far the prices for crude go down if there aren't enough refineries to process it.

16 refineries in CA and the last I heard, four of the six refineries that were down are still D O W N !

And I haven't heard of any new refineries being built either!
20 posted on 04/25/2004 4:02:12 PM PDT by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1/5 1st Mar Div. Nam 69&70 Semper Fi http://www.vietnamveteransagainstjohnkerry.com)
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