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Duplicity at the Gas Pump - $2.49 a gallon 12/7/12

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posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 06:45 AM
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I paid $3.14 yesterday. The LOWEST PRICE in the US is $2.49 today. These low prices happened a day or so before the election. Note that this is during a time after a natural disaster that should have caused gas prices to skyrocket. The normal pattern is for gas to go up, even before the disaster happens.

Now that the election is over, I will keep this thread posted as gas prices rise above $4.00. The ratio will will be shown in comparison to the open market price of oil.

Today's ratio (12/7/12) is: OIL - $87.41 and Gas $3.14

A Look at Gas Prices before Election


Most of the key battleground states have gas prices below the national average. Colorado is the exception at $3.52. The average in Florida is $3.41. It’s below $3.40 a gallon in Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin. Gas in each of those states is a few cents more expensive than this time last year, although it’s also at least 20 cents cheaper than a month ago.


CBS Gas
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posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 07:04 AM
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you americans make me smile when you talk about gas prices!
maybe if you google other country's gas prices,you might not complain so much!
even here in canada we pay over a dollar per litre(that over $4/gallon),and we have our own oil!(oil sands)
why don't you stop driving every where,and walk,or ride a bike if you can!
nothing says 'waste' better than driving two blocks to buy a big mac,driving home,and planting yourself in front of the t.v.,or the computer!



posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 07:07 AM
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My daughter works at a well known grocery store chain in our region that also has gas pumps. She is in the process right now this morning of resetting the prices on the pumps, an increase that she says is expected to continue to rise now.



posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 07:26 AM
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So what? Do you think this is a conspiracy or something?

I love how the fright wing imploded over Obama's win. Donald Trump was calling for revolution.

Oh no, 4 more years of "socialist mooslim heathen!" and "Barry Soetero".




posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 07:31 AM
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I used to hate driving in Canada for that reason, but I understood it. Canadian taxation is put to better use than American taxation.

We pay less for gas and tobacco, but we don't get free medical.



posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 07:44 AM
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Don't be too jealous though, the medical up here sucks. That is why the wealthy of our country head to the states for important medical procedures. Put it this way, this summer my doctor ordered me up a catscan of my brain. I finally got said catscan in november, i think it was on the 4th. I will not get the results from it until at least dec 3rd(my next appointment). Now imagine if I had a blood vessal about to pop or something, I would likely have died before I even got the catscan.

I have lived in both countries, they both suck! On one hand the US, great care, if you have the money! A week in the hospital will cost you more than a brand new car. Canada "free" healthcare, taxes are nuts, and so are the waiting times. Somewhere in the middle of those two extremes would be nice.

As for gas prices, last time I filled up my plow truck, a 92 suburban in the states about 6 years ago it cost around 90 bucks. Up here last time I filled it a few months back was almost 220 bucks.



posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 08:09 AM
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Well here in Connecticut, still over $4.00



posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 08:13 AM
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There is plenty of stuff going on. Right when the hurricane started, there were still supplies, but people stopped driving. Hence the prices dove. Then it became apparent that the infrastructure was damaged. Then people were starting electricity generators, powered by gas, like there is no tomorrow. So there were lulls and huge spikes in demand. Price can go in either directions on an hour notice.



posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 08:24 AM
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Gas prices are a huge concern for me. It costs me $800-$1000/week (after DOT rebate) for fuel, because they have come up with some arcane formula tying diesel to gas prices, even though diesel is cheaper to produce. Right now diesel is coming down somewhat, but it's still close to $4.00 a gallon in the south, which is the cheapest place in the US to buy it.



posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 08:26 AM
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I remember before it was popular, deisel was like 1/4 the price of gas. The same thing happened with propane gas vs oil, for a few years it was cheap as hell to heat a house with propane, then it got more popular and the price skyrocketed.



posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 08:36 AM
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The price of gasoline always drops in the weeks leading up to an election, it did the last two times as well so why would it be any different this time around?



posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 09:05 AM
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LMAO, you Americans have no right to complain. Gas price per gallon in Norway is 10,12 dollars even though Norway is one of the biggest oil producer in the world.



posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 09:54 AM
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Gas prices traditionally go DOWN after a natural disaster like a hurricane, Sandy is no different than Katrina. There's no one driving in major parts of NY and NJ, in part due to the fact there's no electric power to operate gas stations, in addition to the floods. This caused a major drop in gas consumption - hence a drop in price.



posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 04:28 PM
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The links I included also outline the statistic consistency of this practice from past years. For those who pay attention to such thing, I thought it would be interesting.



posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 04:32 PM
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Still 3.80 here in upstate NY, downstate higher.

We aren't a battleground state....NYC carries all our elections unfortunately, so no one sucks up to us.



posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 04:40 PM
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Originally posted by reficul
you americans make me smile when you talk about gas prices!
maybe if you google other country's gas prices,you might not complain so much!
even here in canada we pay over a dollar per litre(that over $4/gallon),and we have our own oil!(oil sands)
why don't you stop driving every where,and walk,or ride a bike if you can!
nothing says 'waste' better than driving two blocks to buy a big mac,driving home,and planting yourself in front of the t.v.,or the computer!


If people in my area didn't drive like complete idiots, I would GLADLY ride a bike everywhere or walk. But, I don't want to get squashed. (I'm just complaining about the town I live in)

I think American vehicles are made to be gas hogs. That's my experience, anyway.
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posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 05:17 PM
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Originally posted by jeramie

Originally posted by reficul
you americans make me smile when you talk about gas prices!
maybe if you google other country's gas prices,you might not complain so much!
even here in canada we pay over a dollar per litre(that over $4/gallon),and we have our own oil!(oil sands)
why don't you stop driving every where,and walk,or ride a bike if you can!
nothing says 'waste' better than driving two blocks to buy a big mac,driving home,and planting yourself in front of the t.v.,or the computer!


If people in my area didn't drive like complete idiots, I would GLADLY ride a bike everywhere or walk. But, I don't want to get squashed. (I'm just complaining about the town I live in)


I have been contemplating this for years. I have a very good bike. And the safety issue was always what stopped me. The traffic can be fast and heavy even on a country road. Bike lanes aren't covering all of the route.

And guess what, one of our co-workers was killed last week while biking on same roads. Rest in peace...

So no, I'm not doing that.



posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 05:28 PM
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