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Klobuchar asks Department of Energy to act on gas prices
duluth news/pioneer press ^ | 5-16-13 | duluth news/pioneer press

Posted on 05/16/2013 4:12:30 PM PDT by TurboZamboni

Sen. Amy Klobuchar has asked the U.S. Department of Energy to investigate the steep increase in Minnesota gas prices over the past few weeks.

Gasoline industry officials say regional gas prices have jumped 80 cents in the past month and 30 cents in the past week because of both unexpected and planned shutdowns at gasoline refineries.

But Klobuchar said the impact of temporary closures shouldn't have so much impact on the price consumers have to pay.

In a letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu, the Democratic senator called on the Department of Energy to thoroughly examine the closures and timing of scheduled maintenance operations to prevent future supply shocks that cause gas prices to rise.

(Excerpt) Read more at twincities.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: amy; chu; chucklehead; cluelessamy; energy; gas; klubaseal
Chu wants prices like Europe. Besides, what can he do-tell us to paint our roofs white?
1 posted on 05/16/2013 4:12:30 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

From $3.75 to $4.19 in ONE DAY is a scam. Now, it’s $4.35!!


2 posted on 05/16/2013 4:15:41 PM PDT by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Elections have consequences - NOW LOOK what we have to deal with...)
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To: TurboZamboni

Put in price controls and let people wait in line. Anything’s better than suffering from feelings of injustice.


3 posted on 05/16/2013 4:16:47 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Sarah is right.)
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To: TurboZamboni

just sic the IRS on on them....


4 posted on 05/16/2013 4:22:56 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: TurboZamboni

I guess the good senator didn’t get the memo or maybe she did but is playing good cop bad cop. High gas means we all get to ride the bus or a burro with a burro you will carry
your groceries in your government approved bag on your head.


5 posted on 05/16/2013 4:23:49 PM PDT by funfan
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To: TurboZamboni
No XL Pipeline.

Bammy's fault.

6 posted on 05/16/2013 4:25:17 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001

Bush/Cheney/Halliburton cabal again.


7 posted on 05/16/2013 4:25:49 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: funfan

Riding the bus means you need to get rid of your dog.


8 posted on 05/16/2013 4:25:54 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: funfan

hemp bag. “sustainable” from the local food co-op.


9 posted on 05/16/2013 4:31:19 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001
From $3.75 to $4.19 in ONE DAY is a scam. Now, it’s $4.35!!

$3.05 here in the Old Pueblo. Not that I consider that cheap as I can remember 15 cent a gallon gas.

10 posted on 05/16/2013 4:31:25 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001
Blame it on those tree huggers in MN, a cesspool of leftists. They like to put all kinds of requirements for boutique fuels so they can save the planet. Let them pay for it. The last time MN voted for a GOP Presidential candidate was 1972 and the only time since 1960.

Hell, they have groups in MN protesting the shipment of sand to ND for fracking.

11 posted on 05/16/2013 4:31:38 PM PDT by kabar
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To: TurboZamboni

I was in MN for two days on business. A 50 cent rise while I was there. Suppliers must be freaking out to raise at this rate. It is either this or shortages.

But BOR on Fox will still blame speculators.


12 posted on 05/16/2013 4:32:09 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001

A small price to pay for having gay marriage.


13 posted on 05/16/2013 4:34:54 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: depressed in 06

“A small price to pay for having gay marriage.”

Whare’s the PUKE button.


14 posted on 05/16/2013 4:36:15 PM PDT by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Elections have consequences - NOW LOOK what we have to deal with...)
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To: TurboZamboni

I thought this is what Klobuchar and her party wanted... a “gradual increase.”


15 posted on 05/16/2013 4:37:23 PM PDT by Thorliveshere (Tais deau sá taghdedaul!)
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To: TurboZamboni
Klobuchar added that "while refiners must adjust their plants for seasonal gasoline blends and perform necessary upgrades to protect worker safety and repair equipment, scheduled maintenance should not be allowed to contribute to such a major gasoline shortage."

What a hypocrite. She is one of those who supports regulations that make it virtually impossible to build new refineries. And each state develops its own gas blend requirements forcing refineries to adjust to a diverse and changing marketplace.

16 posted on 05/16/2013 4:38:36 PM PDT by kabar
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001

Not this crap again! Prices have a basis in reality. Nobody thinks there is a conspiracy going on when they drop.

What we really need an investigation on is how our government is destroying the value of the dollar, and why we have to put up with the various idiotic environmental mandates of the various states that make the price of gasoline jump every freakin’ spring and summer.

Wherever there is a problem in commerce, you can be sure government is the cause.


17 posted on 05/16/2013 4:45:07 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: TurboZamboni
Perhaps if my intellectually challenged Senator would support energy friendly legislation gas prices would be lower. But she votes the Democrat party line: No drilling, no pipelines, no refineries, no coal, and lots of windmills.

Here's a clue Amy: Windmills don't generate gasoline.

18 posted on 05/16/2013 4:45:53 PM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: Paladin2
Riding the bus means you need to get rid of your dog.

No problem. Barry the Boob is probably jonesin' for a snack anyway.
19 posted on 05/16/2013 4:50:13 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: TurboZamboni

Ya want cheaper prices move closer to the oil.


20 posted on 05/16/2013 4:54:05 PM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: kabar

“Blame it on those tree huggers in MN, a cesspool of leftists. They like to put all kinds of requirements for boutique fuels so they can save the planet. Let them pay for it. The last time MN voted for a GOP Presidential candidate was 1972 and the only time since 1960.
Hell, they have groups in MN protesting the shipment of sand to ND for fracking. “

Note to MN, you voted DFL forever! Payback is a bitch. You have two Senators that couldn’t pick up your trash for a living. TS!


21 posted on 05/16/2013 5:00:41 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001
From $3.75 to $4.19 in ONE DAY is a scam. Now, it’s $4.35!!

From someone who calls himself "LiveFreeOrDie2001" that's pretty funny stuff. So, live up to your moniker, live free, and don't buy it! That'll learn the capitalist bastards.

22 posted on 05/16/2013 5:20:32 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Don't try to explain yourself to liberals; you're not the jackass-whisperer.)
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To: BfloGuy

Yep! I got a little Saturn. :-)


23 posted on 05/16/2013 5:39:12 PM PDT by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Elections have consequences - NOW LOOK what we have to deal with...)
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To: Tax-chick; depressed in 06

I like the gay marriage comment, But tax-chick has it dead spot on.


24 posted on 05/16/2013 6:15:38 PM PDT by biggerten (Love you, Mom.)
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To: Dusty Road

Doesn’t matter how much oil or how close if there are not enough refineries to process the crude! And we have not been adding any refinery capacity, to the contrary, we are losing capacity.


25 posted on 05/16/2013 6:35:39 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: biggerten; depressed in 06

I liked the gay marriage comment, too.


26 posted on 05/17/2013 4:10:49 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Sarah is right.)
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001

did any new state mandates or taxes take effect?


27 posted on 05/17/2013 4:14:18 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: TurboZamboni

Quiet, senator. Still better than the European prices your president wants.


28 posted on 05/17/2013 4:18:53 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001
From $3.75 to $4.19 in ONE DAY is a scam. Now, it’s $4.35!!

That's nothing. Here in the People's Socialist RepuliK of the truly sick and ILLANNOYED (Illinois) we went from $3.35 one morning to $3.85 in one day, then up to $4.19 the next.

This morning, gas down the street from me according to Gas Buddy (updated in the last 30 minutes) are $4.35.

ALLEGEDLY it's due to "refinery maintenance" and "accidents." Funny how those two events seem to occur at the same time every year now for the last 10 years or so....

29 posted on 05/17/2013 4:20:56 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: usconservative

loss of refining capacity and the yearly switchover to gubmint mandated boutique fuels.


30 posted on 05/17/2013 5:32:26 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: TurboZamboni
Note to Minnesotans: elections have consequences.

Keep putting liberals in office, get higher gas prices.

31 posted on 05/17/2013 5:35:57 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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