Skip to comments.Survey: US gas prices jump 9 cents per gallon (Yet no Keystone pipeline)
Posted on 04/21/2014 3:05:49 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg says the average U.S. price of gasoline has jumped 9 cents a gallon in the past two weeks, bringing the total increase to 40 cents over 10 weeks.
According to the Lundberg Survey released Sunday, the average for a gallon of regular is now $3.69. Midgrade averages $3.88 and premium is $4.02.
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It has gone up much more than that here in Georgia. And it all happened right after Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia.
IT jumped 30 cents last week in Illinois
Gas has gone from 3.35 or so to 3.65 in the last few weeks.
0bama is an ass.
Gas has been at $3.62 in central Wisconsin for some time. and I do not see it coming down anytime soon if odumbo stays in office. Remember he said he wanted gas to be at $8.00 a gallon? He have never reversed that statement to my knowledge so we had all better get used to paying more and more and more and more and more and (Well, you get the point)
Curious. How would keystone bring down gas prices in the face of all the other causes of high prices originated by government regulations and taxes?
I am curious...Do the Keystone detractors have any clue as to how many pipelines crisscross the US? They act as if this is to be the only one....just look at a pipeline map.
Just for natural gas:
When I lived in west Tennessee, there were numerous pipelines from the southwest up to the north. There were never any problems. I bought two radio sites/towers from Mid-valley pipeline that came through my county. They had switched their communications to satellites.
Why do people buy mid or premium gasoline, unless they have an auto with a high performance engine that doesn’t run well on regular?
I have a 2001 Impala LS (3800 V6) and the computer adjusts the combustion depending on the octane. I get full power using regular gasoline and don’t understand why people buy the more expensive octanes.
So all of our increased production is doing what, exactly?
Calculate the price of gasoline in gold or silver compared to past prices in gold or silver and you’ll have your answer.
Replacing oil imported from overseas, sending less dollars to fund our enemies.
In 2008, when gasoline prices averaged in the US over $4/gal, we imported 5.8 million barrels per day from OPEC. We started 2014 importing 3.1 million barrels per day from OPEC.
U.S. Imports from OPEC Countries of Crude Oil
We still import nearly as much crude oil as we produce ourselves. But it is improving.
The Obama mystique also apparently convinced many local newspapers to stop printing the price of oil and/or gasoline on their front pages.
Strictly as, y’know, a snapshot of the economy in the context of a war for oil.
As you may know, gasoline formulation varies among states thanks to the Kafkaesque EPA.
In some states, the end product of refinement is not as, er, refined as other states. In fact, ‘reject’ gasoline is often moved into states with lower standards or less strict enforcement.
According to several mechanics of my acquaintance, one major difference between the grades is not octane - it’s water content. And there hasn’t been a gasoline engine yet that plays nice with H20. The deleterious effect is most pronounced in small gas engines e.g. lawnmowers but water is water.
Mid or high grade has less water if any at all and is a compelling choice in the states in question.
Because a lot of cars use premioum nowadays and using regular in them forces the computer to pull back the timing, therefore 'detuning' them.
Some of it is being exported as gasoline and diesel. Or as the Fuel Fix article 3 days ago stated: exporting a tidal wave of gasoline and other fuels.
Since we import far more crude oil than we export refined products, I would say we are importing extra to refine and sell the higher priced products.
We are far from a net exporter, but we do use the little surplus refining capacity that we have. It keeps more jobs in the US and helps the trade balance.
Based on the Keystone opponants, all of the Gulf Coast should be a wasteland.
baraq is blocking the pipeline because it would help the US economy. Plain and simple. He is also hurting union construction workers who would build the pipeline and union refinery operators in Port Arthur, Texas.
Bottom line, if it hurts our country, Obama is for it.
Don’t you like paying extra fer that murkin’ liberty crude (I should copyright that.. I think a lot of rubes could buy into that one) instead of the cheaper islamo oil Chavez sludge? You better get on board with the lower standard of living and learn to like it, mister!
Reality is, we are importing nearly as much crude oil as we produce ourselves. The exports of refined products are not really due to increased oil production, but rather decreased domestic consumption combined with some refinery expansions.
We need to be more like Europe where gas is about $7-7.50 a gallon. That’s why they drive clown cars with stick shifts.