Skip to comments.Gas Prices Soar 51 Cents in Just Two Months
Posted on 02/18/2013 10:03:56 AM PST by george76
Per gallon cost has risen every business day for a month.
Consumers are taking another huge hit in 2013. First, the two percent Social Security tax hike began the year. Now, gas prices are soaring ever closer to $4 a gallon and have jumped 51 cents a gallon since Dec. 20.
According to the Oil Price Information Service, the national average for a gallon of unleaded was $3.21.9 on Dec. 20, 2012. Today, that price is $3.73.0. While there has been a steady increase, prices shot almost 9 cents just over the weekend.
It took the media some time to catch on to rising gas prices, as "Good Morning America's" Josh Elliot said two weeks after the climb began that "we have just learned that gas prices have skyrocketed."
Those higher pump prices hurt consumers, who were already paying more for gas than in decades. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported recently that the average household spent more on gas last year, as a percentage of income, than it had in 30 years.
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Market forces influenced by government regulations and enviro-fascist lawsuits which make refining gasoline an expensive endeavor. I see no specific conspiracy to raise gas prices but I do see policy level decisions that conspire to raise prices. Further, when gas was close to $4 bucks a gallon during the booming Bush years I had to listen to "pain at the pump" stories every night on the local news.
Time to send The Stain a “Thank You” card?
I'm sorry. I will never tempt fate like that again...
Nonsense. The gas price at my local station in PG County MD January 26 was $3.24.9/gal. Yesterday is was $3.89.9. that works out to $0.65 in less than four weeks.
Here’s all I did to boost my mpg (helps boost power too)
K&N air filter (they guar a couple mpg)
Insulated air intake (outside air is cooler than under-hood air, thus denser with O2)
Low restriction exhaust
50psi low profile tires
Mobil 1 oil
Strut tower bar increases handling
Manual trans (+10%)
Leave backseats out
Believe it or not, this PT Cruiser can burn the tires off. And handles very well. Gets 32mpg on highway and high 20s around town. Exceptional for a PT Cruiser. And very fun to drive.
The K&N extracts a price in increased engine wear due to more particulates getting past the filter.
That d... Bush....he’s been out of office for more than four years, and he’s still manipulating the gas prices for his oil buddies. It’s an outrage. (snicker)
A front end alignment also helps in fuel economy because if the wheels are out of alignment there is friction from the tires.
I remember in 2005, when gas prices were spiking, all my Lib/Prog neighbors were spouting that tired, old MSM-fed drivel about GWB intentionally keeping fuel prices high “to enrich his oil buddies.” Now, just eight years later, these same retard neighbors are absolutely convinced that a US president’s policies can have *no* influence whatsoever on the price of “global commodities.”
I swear these people are robots whose minds can be erased and reprogrammed at will. They don’t even remember claiming GWB manipulated fuel prices!!!
Josh Elliot said two weeks after the climb began that “we have just learned that gas prices have skyrocketed.”
When you live in a multimillion dollar apartment in Manhattan and are ferried around by a limousine, how would you have a clue about the price of gas unless your chauffeur decided to mention it to you? The elites living in big metropolitan areas don’t fill up their cars and many of them don’t own cars.
But remember, gas is a lot higher in Europe. sarcasm?
The liberal idiots who voted for obama will pay $100 to fill their tanks then say “It only cost $50 to fill my tank today.” They simply refuse to see what’s right in front of them.
And when their “nana” is refused treatment and allowed to die they’ll actually join the chorus and say “She had a good life.” And when they themselves reach 70 they’ll die with a dumb look on their face.
Market price? It would help if we had a President who didn’t consider himself King and keep the Keystone pipeline from being built. BUILD IT ANYWAY, DAMNIT!
"Well ya know, we're never gonna see gas prices go down until we get Bush and his oil bidness cronies out of the White House".
Never fails to either piss em off or get a rueful laugh.
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