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West Coast had nice gas price breather, now its back to "the game"

GasBuddy Blog -- Gasoline prices are set to vault higher along the West Coast after weeks of decline. Massive decline. Last week, even as the national average rose, prices in the West Coast region fell. The party is about to be over, folks.

After reports surfaced of refining issues in California, spot prices (today's wholesale cost) has risen. Let's be clear- there are futures prices (generally for oil delivered a month or so from now), and there are spot prices (for gasoline, what stations pay refiners today for a massive purchase of gasoline). Spot prices have accelerated along the West Coast in the last two days, much quicker than other areas.

But don't feel alone, West Coast motorists- for motorists in Michigan are seeing a double...


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Submitted Jul 12, 2012 By: PD
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hmmm
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The fact, EVERYTHING could be worse. Saying things could be worse is just one way of convincing yourself to accept it.
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It could be worse?
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K
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Reduce the number of blends.
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no good
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"breather" ?
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BACK TO GOUGING
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the merry go round continues
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Glad I can get gas across the border in Mexico. Less than $3 a gallon.
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no good
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Figures
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please no
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Milk is often white.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:55:17 PM

I dont see the logic or rationale that the prices should be rising, especially since they only started to rise the last several days. The article, imo does not demonstrate it.

Prices across the country are also rising not just in Washington State. Once again, please provide statistical numbers to backup increase in prices at any level. Furthermore, please provide proof to us consumers that any excuse the oil companies provide to you or the media is indeed jusitfied and relative to the issue by increasing $.xx/gallon at the pump. Without this proof, you're almost as guilty as the refineries of spreading misleading or even false information. Perhaps you or your employees have shares in the oil industry or have a vested interest in promoting high gas prices with a "suck-it-up" and walk away mentality.

[Edited by: Currency_Pro at 7/24/2012 9:57:08 PM EST]
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disappointing
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no good
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another day to make near record profits for Pig Oil.
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another day at the pumps
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 6:52:44 AM

my97: in case you haven't noticed, PD (Patrick DeHaan) is a GasBuddy employee and this is one of his blogs (notice "GasBuddy Blog" as the source?).

He can post as much and as often or long as he wants. And the GB "gods" can take down articles that they don't like. Something that seems to happen a lot lately again.
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gotta have those near record profits to pay the CxOs...
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very disappointing
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These preventable and unpredictable bumps in the price of gasoline hurt California's economy, which needs all the help it can get. Perhaps a refinery's up-time should be published weekly, with those falling below a certain threshold forced to improve their facilities, or face a state-mandated penalty. Are you listening Governor Brown?
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stop reporting "news" of downs or problems. This only gives the oil companies fuel to raise prices & scare consumers
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not good
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the merry go round continues
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Watch for closure of several refineries on the West Coast to add insult to injury.
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Not again....
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2012 4:16:33 PM

One day, soon enough, more cities will be declaring bankruptcy in California, Florida, Alabama, New York, and perhaps elsewhere. Probably a city or two in Michigan as well. That is, if the problem of lack of jobs and decent paying jobs isn't fixed. Obama hasn't fixed it and I didn't think he would, Romney won't probably fix it if elected, so we're probably screwed.

As far as price increases of double digits. It's happened far too frequently, and not in Michigan or Ohio alone. We've had them here as well.
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really ?
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The 'OBAMA' retirement fund
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EWxactly, "the game" where any hiccup results in a 30 cent jump
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welcome to California
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By the time the article is updated the game will have changed again, perhaps.
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gas buddy makes a lot of money from advertisers because of traffic (thats us ) on their site . you would think that they could afford to pay someone to keep these articles up to date .
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2012 9:01:21 AM

Now a 2 day old article....... really slow news day.
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The increase is finally hitting western PA. Yippee that!
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Over and over.
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Old news.
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Greedway is pushing up Michigan gas prices, the filfthy a$$holes
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Old news, 2nd day in a row for this article.
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Old News..
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