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Gas Prices Soar 51 Cents in Just Two Months
CNS News ^ | February 18, 2013 | Julia Seymour

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.

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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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: California; US: District of Columbia; US: Illinois; US: New York
KEYWORDS: democrats; energy; gas; gasprices; obama; oil
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1 posted on 02/18/2013 10:04:03 AM PST by george76
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2 posted on 02/18/2013 10:08:52 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: george76

He did say that he would have “more flexibility” after re-election...


3 posted on 02/18/2013 10:09:48 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

$3.89.9 at the local EXXON ... SW Pennsyltucky


4 posted on 02/18/2013 10:10:32 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: faithhopecharity

Yeah’n don’t forget the civilian army equally armed and equipped


5 posted on 02/18/2013 10:12:19 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: george76

It’s just market forces, so just shut up and pay the market price if you want to get between point A and B.


6 posted on 02/18/2013 10:16:39 AM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: george76

I will be suprised if we are not paying around $8 per gallon within the next four years. Even that may not be up to the level that Obama’s lackies would liketo see.


7 posted on 02/18/2013 10:17:28 AM PST by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: george76

Gee, I wonder how the libtards will try and force all the free independent people to leave the burbs and rural areas, to move to the cesspool cities and worship government?


8 posted on 02/18/2013 10:21:56 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: fireman15

I don’t think it can get that high without all out collapse. I’m thinking 5.00 to 6.00 is tops.


9 posted on 02/18/2013 10:22:38 AM PST by CommieCutter
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To: factoryrat

I’m sire it has nothing to do with taxes or EPA regulations...

Nothing at all...

Do i really need the sarcasm tag?


10 posted on 02/18/2013 10:25:13 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: factoryrat

I’m sure it has nothing to do with taxes or EPA regulations...

Nothing at all...

Do i really need the sarcasm tag?


11 posted on 02/18/2013 10:25:54 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Dead Corpse

Weird. Posted once. Refreshed. Nothing there. Went back, posted again... Two posts.

Delay on the servers again?


12 posted on 02/18/2013 10:27:04 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: factoryrat

A market that’s goes down then up 40% in two months is a market that is severely stressed. I’ve seen no explanation on either the supply or demand side that can explain this enormous volatility.


13 posted on 02/18/2013 10:32:36 AM PST by DManA
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To: george76

Anybody else notice that there has been NO handwringing, NO plaintive wailing from the MSM this time on >$4 gas?

None. It’s no big deal now, you know, because the economy is doing so much bettter, people can afford it.


14 posted on 02/18/2013 10:33:18 AM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: george76

God has hardened the hearts of the American People as He hardened

the heart of Pharaoh so He can punish them for their
evil deed in refusing to reject this Evil Kenyan.

Gas prices are just one of the New Plagues.


15 posted on 02/18/2013 10:35:06 AM PST by ZULU (See: http://gatesofvienna.net/)
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To: george76

God has hardened the hearts of the American People as He hardened

the heart of Pharaoh so He can punish them for their
evil deed in refusing to reject this Evil Kenyan.

Gas prices are just one of the New Plagues.


16 posted on 02/18/2013 10:35:12 AM PST by ZULU (See: http://gatesofvienna.net/)
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To: knarf

yeah, and he’s installed several rabidly hostile Islamofascist regimes, too, including his MuslimBrother pals in Egypt (you know, the ones that have wanted to kill Christians and Jews and take over the world since 1928, and who were illegal before O forced Mubarak to allow them to surface in public and participate in O’s big FIRST SPEECH to the People AS AMERICA’s President, his big speech in Cairo to the Muslim world....

(who ever said he is incompetent in office?!? He is accomplishing many of the things, to the letter, that he said he wanted to see happen...it is time to give him credit for what he accomplishes...)


17 posted on 02/18/2013 10:36:39 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Dead Corpse

Thousands of people protested washington about “climate change”. They were seriously opposed to the US being self sufficient. Give them what they want, and let them choke on it. When they freeze to death in the dark, I wouldn’t even give them the courtesy of a proper burial. We have nobody to blame but ourselves. I blame them for falling for it, and I blame us for not putting a stop to it.


18 posted on 02/18/2013 10:37:46 AM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Other terms not seen in the MSM since 09:

McJobs
Recovery for Wall $treet but not Main Street
Homeless problem


19 posted on 02/18/2013 10:38:53 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Dead Corpse
the servers again?

Bigtime....this place is as broken as it was during the pre-election.

20 posted on 02/18/2013 10:41:15 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Piffle....)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
Anybody else notice that there has been NO handwringing, NO plaintive wailing from the MSM this time on >$4 gas?

I still had cable back when Bush was president. The local newscasts used to lead their nightly broadcasts with reporters standing at gas stations, showing the price per gallon and interviewing the poor motorists.

Since 2009 those stories are in the same filing cabinet with stories about the homeless.
21 posted on 02/18/2013 10:43:56 AM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: factoryrat
It’s just market forces, so just shut up and pay the market price if you want to get between point A and B.

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.

22 posted on 02/18/2013 10:44:51 AM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: george76

Time to send The Stain a “Thank You” card?


23 posted on 02/18/2013 10:45:09 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: ErnBatavia
Man... Was that an ironic post or what!!!

I'm sorry. I will never tempt fate like that again...

24 posted on 02/21/2013 2:14:44 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: george76

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.


25 posted on 02/21/2013 2:33:21 PM PST by crusher (Political Correctness: Stalinism Without the Charm)
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To: crusher

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.


26 posted on 02/21/2013 2:42:33 PM PST by bicyclerepair (Zombies Eat Brains. Half of FL is safe.)
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To: bicyclerepair

The K&N extracts a price in increased engine wear due to more particulates getting past the filter.


27 posted on 02/21/2013 3:08:20 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: george76

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)


28 posted on 02/21/2013 4:34:56 PM PST by driftless2
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To: george76
So what's their excuse this time around for high gas prices ? what ? the oil market is under a shortage so therefore the high demand reflects the realities of the high prices ?
Yeah we have heard that one before however the USA at this current time is starting to emerge as a net world oil exporter.
Something really fishy with the smell of bull dung is going on.
29 posted on 02/21/2013 8:41:19 PM PST by American Constitutionalist
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To: bicyclerepair
Leave rear seats out ( front passenger seat if not needed 50 pounds right there ), carpet, door panels, back window deck, inner plastic fender well rain guards , hood sound insulator, trunk carpet, head liner.
That could reduce at least 100 pound right there alone.

30 posted on 02/21/2013 8:48:40 PM PST by American Constitutionalist
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To: bicyclerepair
What I don't understand is why they don't make plastic hoods or truck lids for cars, unless they do that already.
I know they make plastic fenders for cars.
One thing that some people can do is reduce the weight of the engine by trying to see if their engine can be retro fitted with aluminium cylinder heads.
That there alone can reduce at least 50 to 75 pounds of weight.
31 posted on 02/21/2013 8:55:46 PM PST by American Constitutionalist
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To: bicyclerepair

A front end alignment also helps in fuel economy because if the wheels are out of alignment there is friction from the tires.


32 posted on 02/21/2013 8:59:10 PM PST by American Constitutionalist
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To: American Constitutionalist

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!!!


33 posted on 02/21/2013 9:01:54 PM PST by kevao (.)
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To: kevao
Yup and that's why it's a waste of time trying to argue with these people.
I also noticed that those people who voted for Obie have the same arrogance collectively.
Same selfcenterness, same know it all attitudes, same " I am more superior than you " attitude, same " I can do no wrong " attitudes.
34 posted on 02/21/2013 9:12:58 PM PST by American Constitutionalist
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35 posted on 02/22/2013 5:57:01 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: george76; DManA
Don't think that rising gas prices, and their effect on the economy, isn't part of this...


36 posted on 02/22/2013 6:01:23 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: george76

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.


37 posted on 02/22/2013 3:32:08 PM PST by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: factoryrat

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.


38 posted on 02/22/2013 5:03:05 PM PST by Terry Mross (How long before America is gone?)
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To: factoryrat

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!


39 posted on 02/22/2013 5:11:11 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: george76
Any time someone bitches to you about gas prices, just put on your best deadpan and reply,

"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.

40 posted on 02/22/2013 5:31:14 PM PST by Notary Sojac (Ut veniant omnes)
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To: American Constitutionalist
One thing that some people can do is reduce the weight of the engine by trying to see if their engine can be retro fitted with aluminium cylinder heads. That there alone can reduce at least 50 to 75 pounds of weight.

How expensive would gas have to get for this to pay off?

Let's say your car currently gets 18 mpg, and that it would cost $1000 (on the low side) for the head replacement, and removing 50-75 pounds of weight would improve gas mileage by 3 percent (I think that's generous).

With gas at $8.00 a gallon, you would have to drive 80,000 miles to get your thousand bucks back. And you wouldn't want to swap out heads until your existing engine was out of warranty, right? So better be prepared to put 120,000 plus on her.

How expensive would gas have to be to make this deal pay off in a more reasonable 50,000 miles. Between $13 and $14 a gallon. And at that point we'll all be driving Fiat 500s anyway.

I love to run the numbers for people.......

41 posted on 02/22/2013 5:51:02 PM PST by Notary Sojac (Ut veniant omnes)
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To: Notary Sojac

You’re using basic math and logic.
Is that still allowed on FR?


42 posted on 02/22/2013 6:00:07 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation
I hear so many dummies dropping $40,000 on a hybrid so they can save 15 miles a gallon over the conventional version of the same car which costs $28,000. Not realizing that with gas at double what it is now, they'll still have to drive 100,000 miles to break even.

Which is why so many of the so-called high MPG cars today don't make sense. My daily driver is is a 2005 Nissan Altima. It's all paid for, has a V6 with plenty of scat, gets 23-24 mpg, and holds four with luggage easily. Why the heck would I spend $20,000 on a less powerful, less comfortable 35mpg car in order to save $900 a year on gas?

Now if that $20,000 car got 90 mpg, or I was a sales rep who had to buy my own gas for 60,000 miles a year....maybe. But for the normal commuter, forget it.

43 posted on 02/22/2013 6:22:07 PM PST by Notary Sojac (Ut veniant omnes)
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To: Notary Sojac

In commercial trucking, which I was involved with for 25 years, the concept of “life cycle cost” is paramount.

I remember my buddy back in 73 (the first OPEC embargo) sold a beautiful Buick 225 for peanuts and bought a Vega. Took him about 2 weeks to figure out that was a dumb move.


44 posted on 02/22/2013 6:35:17 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation
I remember my buddy back in 73 (the first OPEC embargo) sold a beautiful Buick 225 for peanuts and bought a Vega. Took him about 2 weeks to figure out that was a dumb move.

Had it totally rusted through in two weeks?

45 posted on 02/22/2013 6:39:29 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

In Cleveland, it took about 18 months for the front fenders to perforate. The GT model was fun to drive though, they had a great suspension and handled as good as anything on the road back then.


46 posted on 02/22/2013 6:45:46 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation

You are right about Vegas. Great design, abysmal execution. I was driving a 67 Dodge Charger (Petty blue with a 383, sweetest car evah) during the oil embargo and thankfully was never tempted to sell it.


47 posted on 02/22/2013 6:52:55 PM PST by Notary Sojac (Ut veniant omnes)
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To: Notary Sojac

I got trapped visiting Michigan on a Sunday in Jan 74.
No gas stations open anywhere. Of course my 69 Z28 sucked gas like a race car.


48 posted on 02/22/2013 6:58:38 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: LostInBayport

yup, utter hypocrisy, but since the msm votes about 95% democrat, why would they run hatchet pieces on their guy?!


49 posted on 02/22/2013 7:43:03 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: American Constitutionalist

you can overinflate by about 30-35% and you should see an improvement in mpg. wouldn’t recommend doing it in the winter, though.


50 posted on 02/22/2013 7:46:31 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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