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Driving season begins, as does griping about gas

Business Week -- It's Memorial Day weekend and our national obsession with the price of gasoline is in focus once again.

We'll spend a little less at the pump than a few weeks ago, but that won't stop us from muttering to ourselves, griping to friends and pointing fingers in many directions.

Our rants about gasoline and the oil industry may not always be based on facts, but one thing is undeniable: Americans are obsessed with the price of gasoline. More than any other good or service we buy.



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Submitted May 28, 2012 By: kdparham
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sparky808
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Thank you for posting.
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eaglev
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Message Posted: May 29, 2012 8:38:59 AM

Gas prices that go up always make the drivers crazy
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52MPG
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Message Posted: May 29, 2012 6:29:18 AM

That is why I use GasBuddy.
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remay
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Message Posted: May 29, 2012 5:58:57 AM

Huh, we are just NOW griping? Where has Business Week been???
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justmedc
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 10:57:05 PM

under $2 i would be happier not to complain about gas prices.
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10k
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 10:15:20 PM

N5EXY:

you speak the truth-nobama must go..
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 9:54:43 PM

Inserted link for previous posted link attempt
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RambleOn
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 9:45:04 PM

WhiskersTheCat said:

Obama and Chu think they should be higher.

Aviator Rob commented on Whiskers repeating the comment not because of any error but because he must have a problem with the truth. Too bad people are so blind in their support for a political party to allow the distraction to avoid the truth.

http://news.yahoo.com/energy-secretary-chu-admits-administration-ok-high-gas-193900713.html (link won't insert properly by copy/paste)

More sources available by googling: Obama, gas prices, Chu

And I keep getting emails from the Obama campaign laced with lies about concern for the middle class, but Obama's people can't answer how he can possibly be of interest to middle class families when he makes statements about contentedness with high gas prices.



[Edited by: RambleOn at 5/29/2012 12:51:25 AM EST]
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jtfftj
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 9:17:50 PM

I don't disagree with another New Hampshire member about the continual gripe. But the political explanation of NSEXY has merit too. Not that Obozo will help keep prices falling in front of an election, he just won't take a lot of trouble to keep them climbing. Obozo is very comfortable on the sidelines.
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crreed1
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 9:16:54 PM

everything has to do with gas
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granitestater
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 9:12:38 PM

Gas goes up--they gripe. Gas goes down--they gripe. If gas was free--they would gripe it's not delivered to the house!
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N5EXY
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 9:08:19 PM

Yep, it is election time. I remember four years ago when gas was around $1.85, and people are saying that prices are down now? I remember Bozama being quoted as saying we needed 7 buck (Europe price) gasoline to make us greener. I remember the spendulus, the "hope and change", and I think "YES, WE CAN!" 160 days until the ejection.

I am griping about gas. I am griping about the economy. I am griping about our national leadership. YES WE CAN
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 9:08:14 PM

I read it!!
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PrinceLH
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 9:08:10 PM

That's because it is a neccessary comodity, for most.
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 9:07:29 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 9:07:17 PM

I didn't see as much car traffic as I did motorcycle traffic for the Memorial Day holiday
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joel27nc
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 9:06:07 PM

Been griping about gas prices for over 3 years now!
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CartelBuster
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 9:05:40 PM

Busniess Week, get with it! We peons gripe about this 365 day a year because it hits our wallets ALL the time!!
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mrbee
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 9:05:30 PM

Does not do any good.
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 9:05:12 PM

The Memorial is now past.
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 9:04:50 PM

Yes it is election time... I hope all of these politicians that has sat on their hands for the past 15 years will be voted out of office.
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I read it!!
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I read it!!
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 9:02:56 PM

it certainly is
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ongoing situation
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 9:01:55 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 8:56:47 PM

Well it is election time also :(
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 8:55:24 PM

Oil companies got us, nothing you can do. Oil goes down gas prices stay the same.
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 8:49:56 PM

And then after picketing the gas stations and the news crews have gone home, watch everyone go back the next day and gas up their cars at the same price.

You wanna stick it to Big Oil? Stop driving. Anything less is compromise.
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 8:48:48 PM

gas to dam high
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 8:48:01 PM


“gas will just keep going up, paying season begins”

Well, it has been dropping here for almost two months, now 50¢ below early-April prices.
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 8:46:04 PM

You can do more than just complain about hugh gas prices!! --Protest high gas prices and price fixing--any gas priced over $2.50 per gallon-- picket the 15 highest priced gas stations in your area!! Join the protest at the WALK ON WASHINGTON and at all the other State Capitals on Friday June 1st 2012!! Bring your protest signs and let Big Oil know what you think of the obscene profits that Big Oil extorts from the American consumer!!
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 8:45:55 PM

prices not down in Seattle yet. still not cutting back on driving.
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 8:43:28 PM

wiwhite87 said, "It's a lifestyle that can not be sustained. It's just that simple. We're hitting a point at which the resource of fuel can not be extracted at a price that it was. It's not that we're out of oil. It's not that more can't be drilled for... it's at WHAT COST. Eventually it takes more energy (from fossil fuels) to create and refine oil than the energy it actually contains. Cost becomes a factor, and no company will survive long running in the red."

True-er words were never written.
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granitestater
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 8:43:17 PM

Gas has been down. What's the gripe?
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 8:42:46 PM

Gasoline is the only thing that we buy where we can watch the dollars flowing away as the dial on the pump climbs higher. Even at the grocery store, where you can see the price of each item as it is scanned, you do not see the total until the end. There is some psychological effect in watching the dollar dial spinning so much faster than the gallon dial.
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 8:41:32 PM

Here it is slowly dropping.
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 8:40:47 PM

Ummm, WhiskersTheCat, you mind not cutting and pasting the same comment in all of the forums?

We're getting bored over here.

[Edited by: Aviator_Rob at 5/28/2012 11:41:05 PM EST]
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 8:40:27 PM

gas will just keep going up, paying season begins
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 8:39:20 PM

Ditto clermont40miles, you've hit it on the target.
And with all the refineries here in Calif. you'd think our prices would be a little closer to the national avg. and not the highest, oh, excuse me, 2nd. highest in the nation.

WHY WHY WHY...

There are NO excuses for this. NONE...
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 8:39:16 PM

So Clermont, what exactly you propose that the President actually DO about gas prices, since you're convinced that the faucet that controls the global oil supply is underneath his desk in the Oval Office???
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 8:37:38 PM

cant be low enough for me....
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 8:37:07 PM

Very sneaky, abcdMA but maybe you should have said 8/8/2008 when the last guy was in the White House and gas blew past $4.00/gal the first time.
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 8:35:53 PM

I'll keep griping 'til we are under $3. Right now we're over $4.
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 8:35:12 PM

Gas never really went down at all during the past year. Prices are still sky high. The market is manipulated and is fixed. No competition at all.
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ItsMorph
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 8:34:28 PM

I don't typically complain, just try to use less.
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 8:30:34 PM

Griping never stops
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 8:28:57 PM

Agree with clermont40miles
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 8:28:01 PM

Because everything depends on it.
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 8:26:24 PM

Prices a little down at the pumps,doesn't make me drive all over town.
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