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  1. Real World

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    Where's the outcry?


    Gas prices could spike 60 cents or more by May

    By Gary Strauss, USA TODAYUpdated 4d 2h ago Comments 82


    After rising 19 cents a gallon in the past four weeks, regular unleaded gasoline now averages $3.48 a gallon, vs. $3.12 a year ago and $2.67 in February 2010.

    Prices could spike another 60 cents or more by May. "I think it's going to be a chaotic spring, with huge price increases in some places," says Tom Kloza of the Oil Price Information Service. Kloza expects average prices to peak at $4.05, although he and other industry trackers say prices could be sharply higher in some markets.


    Gas prices could spike 60 cents or more by May
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    Why would there be an outcry, and against whom?
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    Is this taking into account Deval's plan to raise the gas tax another 20-30 cents a gallon here to subsidize people riding the T?

    Good grief....
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    BY the same token...

    Gas prices COULD go down by $3.00/gal by May also....

    where is the UN-outcry!!!???
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    Why would anybody be surprised. It is the logical outcome of the administrations energy policy.
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    You mean the policy that has domestic oil production at an eight year high? The same policy that has foreign energy consumption at a 20 year low? You mean that policy?
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    Is that the same one that has resulted in a 90% increase in the price of a gallon of gas since January 2009? :confused2:
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    It helps to read the articles you post.

    Also, if you could show your math or cite your numbers, that'd be grrrrreeat.
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    lets see...domestic production is UP


    prices are HIGH


    profits are skyrocketing for oil companies....



    sounds exactly like the raping, greedy human nature we've all grown to know and love.
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    Links?

    You realize it takes a few years for a field to come online?

    Wanna check on the number of new leases? Or the drilling rigs that have elft the Gulf. Or the refusal to allow the pipeline from Canada, or the refusal to drill in AK of off the Atlantic or Pacific coast?

    As to imports being at a low think decreased economic activity.
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    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-m...-obama-says-us-oil-production-eight-year-hig/

    Somehow I think most of what you write isn't exactly...true.

    And, yeah, it's a shame we don't have that Keystone pipeline up and running. That totally would've helped gas prices this summer.
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    Remember how they kicked the sh!t out of Bush when gas went up.

    Now Barack Hussein Obama,,,,shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    HOPE CHANGE YES WE CAN
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    wow....seems like someone has rose glasses. What color does that make the falling sky look?

    Bush admitted he hadn't even HEARD about $4.00/ gallon gas.

    Bush seems surprised at predictions of $4 gasoline

    Last time I filled up, it was $3.70
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    When Obama entered the White House in January 2009, the city average price for one gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was $1.79, according to the BLS. (The figures are in nominal dollars: not adjusted for inflation.) Five months later in June, unleaded gasoline was $2.26 per gallon, an increase of 26 percent. By December 2011, the price of regular unleaded gas per gallon was $3.28, an 83 percent increase from January 2009.

    It's up 9 cents to $3.37 as of January 2012.
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    Thanks. Funny article, btw.
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    #95 Jersey

    Gas Price Historical Price Charts - GasBuddy.com

    While technically true ( up 90%), it is still lower than June 2008. The reason gas prices dropped from $4.00 to 1.61 in late 2008 and early 2009 is that the economy went into the sh*tter and everybody thought we were going into Great Depression 2.0 with demand stalling and prices falling due to lack of demand....
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    Good point.
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    You just can't help yourself, can you?

    No idea what you're ever talking about regarding energy, proven time and time again, and yet you spew so arrogantly.

    Very well. But it is good to see you're learning SOME things as you go along (despite trying to make it sound like you knew all along). :rolleyes:
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    up because we've expanded heavy oil production due to desperation... at enormously higher cost.

    It's all FAR less efficient in terms of energy returned on energy invested, which in the long run is the only equation that matters.

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