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Motorists could see $3 gas at pumps by Christmas (Obama successful in punishing Americans even more)
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Posted on 12/06/2010 5:58:38 AM PST by bestintxas

Edited on 12/06/2010 6:01:49 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Barring a steep drop in crude prices, U.S. motorists can expect to see gas prices exceeding $3 per gallon, if they are not seeing such prices already, according to a new survey of filling stations.

The latest Lundberg Survey of cities in the continental United States was conducted Friday. It showed the national average price for a gallon of self-serve unleaded gasoline at $2.91, an increase of 3.9 cents from the last survey two weeks earlier, survey publisher Trilby Lundberg said.


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Obama's strategy of stopping drilling in the gulf and mandating usage of uneconomic ethanol in order to raise gas prices is paying off for him.

Everyone should be happy we have such a sensitive and shrewd person in the office of POTUS.

1 posted on 12/06/2010 5:58:43 AM PST by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas

Already at $3 here in Pittsburgh. The Fed wanted more inflation...here it comes.


2 posted on 12/06/2010 5:59:57 AM PST by jdsteel (CONGRESS: I like the way the words "Palin for President" drive socialists absolutely crazy.)
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To: bestintxas

Uh, in Maine we’ve had that for at least a week.


3 posted on 12/06/2010 6:00:13 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month)
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To: bestintxas

gas prices have doubled since Obama took the office of king!!!!!


4 posted on 12/06/2010 6:00:41 AM PST by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: bestintxas

Skyrocketing energy prices are necessarily part of Obama’s plan....


5 posted on 12/06/2010 6:03:17 AM PST by GeronL
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To: bestintxas

been over $3 for about a month here in NY.

PA about the same prices...Joisey is Joisey and they have the refineries there and it was still in the ‘$2.80 something’ range there last week when I rode on I 80.

the election is over and all bets are off for anything good for the next 2 years....its agenda time for the Marxist POSOTUS.


6 posted on 12/06/2010 6:04:28 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: bestintxas

I paid 3.15 for regular today.

The Kenyan is pushing America deeper into recession with his anti oil agenda. This is a repeat of the Pelosi freeze in 2007 that got us into the recession in the first place.

Not to forget to mention QE2 inflating the dollar.


7 posted on 12/06/2010 6:05:47 AM PST by y6162
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To: bestintxas

When Bush was president gas prices used to climb every time there was a hurricane forecast

Now look at what has happened in the past 2 years????

“Someone” has been artifically covering bambi’s butt for a long time. That plus the world depression.

Now that the GOP is back in Congress, watch for the puppet-master’s gloves to come off in efforts to crash our economy again and blame Boehner and company

Chinese economic growth and appetite for energy, and the weakening US dollar will also have an inevitable outcome


8 posted on 12/06/2010 6:07:34 AM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: bestintxas

$3.10 in MA this morning.
$3.20 in CT over Thanksgiving.


9 posted on 12/06/2010 6:07:58 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: bestintxas

It is $2.99 (8) in Maryland. Isn’t this a swell Christmas gift from O?


10 posted on 12/06/2010 6:08:31 AM PST by momtothree
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To: jdsteel

I just noticed gas around me ranges anywhere from $3 to $3.20 per gallon. And it seems like the price shot up pretty quickly. This could just be inflation due to the Fed printing money too, which we all know is coming.


11 posted on 12/06/2010 6:08:33 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: bestintxas

It’s been $3 here for a few months. Upstate NY


12 posted on 12/06/2010 6:09:30 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: bestintxas

All ready here in Perry Hall MD


13 posted on 12/06/2010 6:09:54 AM PST by stevecmd
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To: bestintxas

Ummm, it’s already $3.19 here in my little Upstate NY neck of the woods...


14 posted on 12/06/2010 6:10:32 AM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, how's that Lockerbie bomber deal investigation coming along?)
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To: bestintxas
The items you mentioned are certainly factors in this, but let's be brutally honest here. Over the last 40 years (if not longer), the single biggest factor in U.S. oil prices has been the value of the U.S. dollar relative to other major currencies.

With U.S. interest rates at or near historic lows, massive Federal budget deficits as far as the eye can see into the future, and Ben Bernanke already talking about a possible third round of Federal Reserve purchases of U.S. Treasury debt, I think it's a safe bet that the U.S. dollar isn't going to stop sliding into the toilet anytime soon.

15 posted on 12/06/2010 6:11:14 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: bestintxas

Ummm.. It’s already $3.19 here in upstate NY.


16 posted on 12/06/2010 6:11:15 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: bestintxas

$2.94-2.99 here in Minnesota already.


17 posted on 12/06/2010 6:12:38 AM PST by downwdims (It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority)
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To: bestintxas

Motorists could see $3 gas at pumps by Christmas


Lundberg Survey group needs to get out more.......


18 posted on 12/06/2010 6:12:44 AM PST by deport
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To: jdsteel

Filled up in TX this morning at $2.69/gal.


19 posted on 12/06/2010 6:13:29 AM PST by sniper63 (Did you plug the hole in the border yet daddy........)
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To: bestintxas

Filled up the truck at $2.74 Saturday.


20 posted on 12/06/2010 6:14:34 AM PST by Vigilantcitizen
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To: bestintxas

It’s been $2.99 here in IL for about a month now.


21 posted on 12/06/2010 6:15:09 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Save the whales. Collect the whole set.)
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To: bestintxas

Last Friday morning went to meeting with client. Running late and had enough gas so decided to wait until I returned to fill up. Big mistake. Three hours later it was $2.75.


22 posted on 12/06/2010 6:15:12 AM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: bestintxas

I paid $3.19/gal for gasoline yesterday.


23 posted on 12/06/2010 6:15:46 AM PST by BuffaloJack (The Recession is officially over. We are now into Obama's Depression.)
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To: bestintxas

$2.679 in Aiken County, SC. SC has a very low state gasoline tax.


24 posted on 12/06/2010 6:15:50 AM PST by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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To: bestintxas

So far the fall of the dollar has been moderated because the euro has fallen more. This has caused crude oil prices to not rise as fast as otherwise. Much worse is yet to come I fear as the dollar collapse continues and dumbo, frodo and bernyakme continue to print money.


25 posted on 12/06/2010 6:16:10 AM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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To: Vigilantcitizen

$2.64/9 in mid-Missouri.


26 posted on 12/06/2010 6:16:40 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: bestintxas

Saudi Aramco, the oil company of Saudi Arabia can get a barrel of oil out of the ground and on a ship for $2 a barrel.

Remember that the next time you look at the commodity price. Oil should NOT be on the commodities market, it is a matter of national security.


27 posted on 12/06/2010 6:17:12 AM PST by Peter from Rutland
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To: jdsteel

You beat me to it....I was gonna post the same :-)

In the city, it’s $3.09 for regular, $3.29 for premium. Just ridiculous.


28 posted on 12/06/2010 6:17:28 AM PST by surroundedbyblue
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To: mewzilla
And if anyone's curious, a chart....

Gasoline Tax Map as of October 2010

29 posted on 12/06/2010 6:17:43 AM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, how's that Lockerbie bomber deal investigation coming along?)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Oops..Forgot to mention that was near Atlanta, GA.


30 posted on 12/06/2010 6:18:38 AM PST by Vigilantcitizen
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To: deport

“Motorists could see $3 gas at pumps by Christmas”

Motorists could see $4 gas at pumps by Christmas. Fixed it!


31 posted on 12/06/2010 6:18:51 AM PST by cameraeye (A happy kufir!)
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To: bestintxas

The dictator seems to be planning a lifetime term is my guess. And the blind of the left need to wake up.


32 posted on 12/06/2010 6:19:15 AM PST by kindred (Come, Lord Jesus, rule and reign over all thine enemies from Zion, the chosen nation.)
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Uh, "could"? 87octane is $3.02 and 89 is 3.20 here in south western PA.

Type II heating oil is $3.21 a gallon @ 100 gallons.

33 posted on 12/06/2010 6:19:15 AM PST by Michael Barnes (Guilty of being White.)
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To: bestintxas

$3.05 per gallon at my local station in the Boston area. Of course, with my Stop & Shop card, it was $.20 a gallon cheaper.


34 posted on 12/06/2010 6:19:45 AM PST by Maceman (Obama -- he's as American as nasi goreng)
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To: bestintxas

First thing I thought when the “high gas prices” story came out...B.O. stops drilling. Brain damage.


35 posted on 12/06/2010 6:19:55 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: jdsteel

Already $3 in south Florida too.


36 posted on 12/06/2010 6:20:09 AM PST by kara37
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To: GeronL
Skyrocketing energy prices are necessarily part of Obama’s plan....

Yet prices are still below what they were under W.

37 posted on 12/06/2010 6:22:01 AM PST by Moonman62 (Half of all Americans are above average.)
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To: bestintxas

The obamanation administration needs to raise gas prices so people will be forced to buy expensive obamamotor’s tuna cans with wheels cars. He would run the prices up to 10 dollars a gallon today if he could; the man is Hugo Chavez and is working to destroy the people every day.


38 posted on 12/06/2010 6:23:29 AM PST by kindred (Come, Lord Jesus, rule and reign over all thine enemies from Zion, the chosen nation.)
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To: mewzilla

$3.19 in our neck of the woods also. We might be neighbors.


39 posted on 12/06/2010 6:25:23 AM PST by panaxanax (IMPEACH THE MUSLIM MARXIST....NOW!!!)
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To: Alberta's Child

“the single biggest factor in U.S. oil prices has been the value of the U.S. dollar relative to other major currencies.”

Don’t disagree.

But this country has the power to mitigate at least somewhat by offshore drilling and prioritizing the drilling and usage of our natural gas industry(which is what every other country on the face of the earth would do for wealth and jobs creation).

Instead, we get bogus schemes like ethanol and windfarming that will NEVER do anything but make a few libs feel happy and pad the pockets of ADM and GE.


40 posted on 12/06/2010 6:26:47 AM PST by bestintxas (Somewhere in Kenya, a Village is missing its Idiot.)
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To: bestintxas

$3.11 in West Suburban Chicago area.


41 posted on 12/06/2010 6:30:16 AM PST by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: bestintxas

Seems to be a lot of regional disparity. It’s been $2.50ish here in CO for quite a while.


42 posted on 12/06/2010 6:31:07 AM PST by CA_soon_gone
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To: bestintxas

Already $3 here in Orlando.


43 posted on 12/06/2010 6:32:07 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: bestintxas

Do you mean it’s going to go down?

We pay $3.39 a gallon here.


44 posted on 12/06/2010 6:32:11 AM PST by artichokegrower
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To: bestintxas
obama has been punishing Americans from the day he was elected. This tempermental hissy fit he's pitching because no one loves him anymore is more than typical of his cry baby mentality and pre-adolescent mindset.

He seems far too stupid to realize that the same behavior by him that brought on the crush from the people, will just bring him another, larger crush.

He is a pre-teen rebelling against his parents who have told him "NO". We will have to endure a little of his tantrum but he will not win in the end...he is too far gone...politically and mentally.

But, if $3 per gallon is the temporary price to get rid of obamacare - which will cost America much, much more, in both dollars AND in freedom...it will be worth.

It wasn't that long ago that gas was $4 per gallon, we survived and it eventually went back down.

Neutering the obama congress and spaying Pelosi is work a few cents on a gallon of gas; we can all justs cross our fingers that the newbies in the GOP will not shape-shift into RINO's right out of the gate.

MELTDOWN


45 posted on 12/06/2010 6:33:36 AM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: bestintxas

Right. But something to keep in mind here is that if the U.S. dollar continues to slide (as I expect it to), then we could very well find ourselves in a situation where we extract more oil right here in the U.S. — and find ourselves exporting much of it to other parts of the world!


46 posted on 12/06/2010 6:38:46 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: bestintxas

Gee, the guy on the radio news said last Friday that we’d see a 15 cent drop by Jan 1. Somebody’s wrong.


47 posted on 12/06/2010 6:44:32 AM PST by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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To: bestintxas

Prices here in Memphis are up 10 cents since last week. Some places approaching $2.85 already.


48 posted on 12/06/2010 6:45:00 AM PST by GailA (NO JESUS, NO CHRISTmas!)
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To: Alberta's Child
But something to keep in mind here is that if the U.S. dollar continues to slide (as I expect it to), then we could very well find ourselves in a situation where we extract more oil right here in the U.S. — and find ourselves exporting much of it to other parts of the world!

You forget, though, that part of the plan is to kill US production to bring the rest of the world to economic parity with us. Conditions may be ripe for us to uncap some wells, but Obama's Social Justice demands we not use that capacity.

49 posted on 12/06/2010 6:45:45 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (Anyone can fib. It takes an intellectual to tell a really big lie.)
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To: Moonman62

Not for lack of trying


50 posted on 12/06/2010 6:48:13 AM PST by GeronL
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