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July Fourth gas prices to be highest since 2008
Fox News ^ | 06/29/2014 | staff

Posted on 06/29/2014 11:41:10 AM PDT by Kid Shelleen

The recent spike in gas prices will make the July 4 holiday weekend the most expensive for drivers since 2008.

According to USA Today, prices will average $3.68 a gallon for regular-grade gas, up 17 cents from last year. That is still below the record price of $4.11 at the pump just after July 4, 2008.

The continuing fears over the political unrest in Iraq have seen crude oil prices rising, causing an unseasonably early summer run-up on retail gas prices, the paper reports.

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1 posted on 06/29/2014 11:41:10 AM PDT by Kid Shelleen
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To: Kid Shelleen

Wait for it, wait for it.....unexpected.


2 posted on 06/29/2014 11:45:46 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Woo hoo! Thanks Barry! You da man! You Marxist freeloaders sure make great capitalists!


3 posted on 06/29/2014 11:46:35 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: tet68

But it’s still W’s fault, right?


4 posted on 06/29/2014 11:46:47 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Kid Shelleen

Gas is already $3.90 in Somerset Pennsylvania, a rural community where folks will always remember....

Sept. 11, 2001
Flight #93
Shanksville, PA.

and the people here are dirt poor, except for lawyers, politicians, and druggies....

Now, If GWB was POTUS the MSM would be crying and whining daily and screaming for his head...but hey come on, it now the first half Black POTUS, nothing can harm him...

GIVE ME A BREAK...WAKE UP VOTERS...AND REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER


5 posted on 06/29/2014 11:48:09 AM PDT by haircutter
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To: Kid Shelleen

Gas was like $1.89 when 0bozo took over.


6 posted on 06/29/2014 11:49:00 AM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: SkyDancer

And today people would rejoice if it fell beneath $3....

MSM would be touting O’s great economic policy as cause for drop...


7 posted on 06/29/2014 11:50:09 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: Kid Shelleen

Ain’t this fourth or fifth summer of recovery great?


8 posted on 06/29/2014 11:50:40 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Rope. Tree. Politician. Some assembly required.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Gas When Bush Left Office, $1.78 — Gas Today, $3.64 — Highest Average Price in Calif., $4.20

February 24, 2012 - 4:11 PM


9 posted on 06/29/2014 11:50:46 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Prices started to rise here but then fell. I filled up at $3.41 yesterday. It was nearly twenty cents more a week ago. Not that $3.41 is cheap by any means.


10 posted on 06/29/2014 11:56:54 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Kid Shelleen; tet68; FlingWingFlyer; shelterguy; haircutter; SkyDancer; patriotspride; Arm_Bears; ..

11 posted on 06/29/2014 12:02:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

“That is still below the record price of $4.11 at the pump just after July 4, 2008.”

Sorry, but here in California (leading the country as it were), gas prices are already above $4.11 in some locales. But then again, we have that “special gasoline” that costs more because it has some “special ingredients” to make it burn cleaner, not!


12 posted on 06/29/2014 12:03:25 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Kid Shelleen

Blame the Commie pink fag which occupies the WH and his Fed Reserve brethren. The US demand for oil is down. This is another ‘Rat manipulated market.


13 posted on 06/29/2014 12:10:22 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: patriotspride

One time when I was home the local Indian reservation was selling gas for $1.47 (up the road at a Shell station it was a penny more) and Washington has the highest gas tax in the nation.


14 posted on 06/29/2014 12:13:19 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: Kid Shelleen

This can actually be good for local economies. Spending less on gas, less time in the car, and more time enjoying things closer to home helps the economy. It helps neighborhoods.


15 posted on 06/29/2014 12:16:53 PM PDT by grania
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To: Kid Shelleen

Cheney’s fault!


16 posted on 06/29/2014 12:20:54 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: patriotspride

It was actually $3.30 near me yesterday.

go just 10 miles south, and it’s $3.84


17 posted on 06/29/2014 12:23:31 PM PDT by digger48
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To: SkyDancer
so is it 3:13AM where you are?
18 posted on 06/29/2014 12:23:46 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode

Depends on where you are. Where I am in Charleville,QLD it’s 5:26 AM EST (that Oz EST) on Monday, June 30. This is in relation to Seattle.


19 posted on 06/29/2014 12:27:07 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: SkyDancer
ahhh... i was figuring a 12hr difference
20 posted on 06/29/2014 12:29:47 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode

From Seattle it’s subtract 6 and add a day - but with DST there it’s an hour less here. I still have a hard time figuring out when to Skype my folks. It’s Sunday at home around 12:30ish ....


21 posted on 06/29/2014 12:33:17 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: grania

People spend time close to home all year.

If they want to hop in a car and see something new what’s it to you?


22 posted on 06/29/2014 12:35:45 PM PDT by what's up
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To: SkyDancer

$4.40 for regular


23 posted on 06/29/2014 12:35:46 PM PDT by gwgn02
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To: SkyDancer
DST here too and i hate it.
24 posted on 06/29/2014 12:42:33 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: what's up

If they want to travel a distance in a car, fine. All I’m saying is that with higher gas prices many people are likely to stay closer to home.


25 posted on 06/29/2014 12:43:56 PM PDT by grania
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To: grania

Many people live out in rural areas and stores are many miles from them, as well as a gas station, Drs, dentists schools, hospitals and food banks!! All ppl do not live on a bus line


26 posted on 06/29/2014 12:59:59 PM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: grania
You said high gas prices will help local economies.

That's Silly. It's low prices that help economies. If people have more discretionary income they will spend more on other items in the economy aside from gas.

And there's not much good about not being able to afford a family vacation if you want it.

27 posted on 06/29/2014 1:05:00 PM PDT by what's up
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To: what's up

Regular is $3.99 in Oregon.


28 posted on 06/29/2014 1:05:53 PM PDT by aimhigh (1 John 3:23)
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To: grania
All I’m saying is that with higher gas prices many people are likely to stay closer to home.

However, you also said that is good for local economies, and as was pointed out, the "local economy" may not be quite so local.

One must also take into account the "local" economies that rely on tourists. People staying close to home hurt those local economies when the locals have less work, thus less to spend in the "local" economy.

29 posted on 06/29/2014 1:10:13 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Gabz
A few years ago "staycations" became much more popular around here. Granted, it can hurt tourist destinations. Or, it might just shift where people vacation and tourist destinations will need to attract people closer to where they are.

When I say it helps "local economies" I mean of course where one lives. That's a positive.

Around here, towns collect an income tax on employees who work in that town. The county and state split an 8% sales tax. If people want to go somewhere, of course they should. But there is a silver lining to people spending money at home instead of using it to fill a gas tank.

30 posted on 06/29/2014 1:20:54 PM PDT by grania
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To: grania
How many times over the last five years have you seen on the National Nightly Alphabet News a story about the high gas price? I'd say few to none. We know how it was during the Bush years. Fascist Media.
31 posted on 06/29/2014 1:32:51 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: grania
Around here, towns collect an income tax on employees who work in that town. The county and state split an 8% sales tax

You see that as a POSITIVE? You're only interested in the increased tax revenue to the area? If so, you should be wanting outsiders spending their money in your area, so as to help the tax burden on the locals.

Quite a number of towns around here have a meals tax, in addition to the state sales tax, the idea being since they are "tourist" towns it is means of helping lessen the tax burden on the locals for the wear and tear on infrastructure and the use of town services. Of course the locals pay it as well, but it's better than our property taxes going up.

32 posted on 06/29/2014 1:45:49 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Gabz

Nobody gains when more gas is consumed. Of course I don’t like the ridiculous amount of taxation and regulation we have, but my preference is that the money stays local. It’s spent locally, on police, fire, trash removal and road maintenance (etc).


33 posted on 06/29/2014 1:52:25 PM PDT by grania
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To: grania

Yeah and being unemployed let’s you spend more time at home with the kids and more time to enjoy your hobbies./sarc.


34 posted on 06/29/2014 2:09:20 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: grania

Nobody gains when prices are so high that no one can afford to do anything other than the things they MUST do. Because what you are failing to see is that the high cost of gasoline, and diesel is even higher, makes the price of everything increase.

I am a huge supporter of local business and try my best to patronize them over the chains, however it is not always possible because I happen to live in large rural area. We have to go to “town” to get anything, sometimes that even means the next state for many where I live, and that takes gas and when more of our income goes to that we have less with which to support the local economy.

High gas prices are bad for the economy - bad for ALL economies. Nothing good for the economy has ever or will ever come from high fuel prices.


35 posted on 06/29/2014 2:10:16 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: grania

Thanks for the positive comment. Much needed.


36 posted on 06/29/2014 3:07:29 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Change!!!!

Woohoo!!


37 posted on 06/29/2014 4:51:02 PM PDT by mowowie
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