Rising gas prices

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Old 10-08-15, 02:08 PM
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Rising gas prices

Is there an ominous reason for the recent hike in gas prices. A nearby store had gas Friday for $1.88, Monday it was $1.94 and today it was $2.09. It wasn't the price that really got my attention but rather the long line at the pumps. I could count on one hand the number of times I've had to wait for a pump at this store. Today I waited 20 minutes! Anyone know of a reason for the store to all of a sudden have that much gas business? did something happen that I don't know about?

If waiting in line wasn't bad enough, someone in a rush to take my spot in line backed into the front of my truck. Fortunately for me he hit the light bar/guard. No damage to mine but it put a big dent in the fender of his truck and broke his tail light.
 
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Old 10-08-15, 02:32 PM
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Don't know why prices are rising there. They've been very stable and slightly going down here.
That includes diesel which is all over the place. Now steady at 1.99 here.
 
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Old 10-08-15, 02:37 PM
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Probably something to do with the flooding in SC..?? Just a guess.. Trucks terminal damaged and tankers cant get out?
 
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Hadn't thought about that Mike, it is pretty bad east of us.
 
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Old 10-08-15, 02:56 PM
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Wonder if it's due to the annual change-over to winter-blend gasoline? Also may be accompanied by refinery turn-arounds. There's always some excuse! I noticed prices here have jumped 20 cents/gallon practically overnight.
 
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More so than the price increase, I'm puzzled by the long line at the pumps. Probably should have drove to town and saved a few cents on the gallon but didn't want to drive that far.
 
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Old 10-08-15, 04:33 PM
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The gov in your state may have already raised the gas tax and not told anyone..

http://www.bizjournals.com/nashville...cond-term.html
 
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Old 10-08-15, 05:51 PM
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Didn't I tell you guys they were going to catch on?!?! Gas here is $2.59
 
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Old 10-09-15, 05:24 AM
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Up about a dime here over a couple of days ago.
 
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Old 10-09-15, 07:19 AM
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Eastern seaboard and mid country states building extra flood insurance bailout money... TN has to replenish their own flood bail out funds that where sent to SC. More price hikes on the way once the rebuilding begins. May likely have to raise sales taxes too!......

Slightly different gas price hikes Excuses here. No floods.
We now have two seasons. Dry and Drought!...
 
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Old 10-09-15, 07:33 AM
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News report here in ohio mentioned that at least 6 refineries in nearby states were just closed for repairs/maintenance. I guess it is better that they did that now instead of around a holiday. If that is really the cause then prices in other regions should have stayed the same. They expect prices to remain higher for a couple of weeks until the supply comes back online.

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Old 10-09-15, 09:49 AM
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We are still 1.83 here in NJ at the local BJ,s bulk store..

Otherwise avg 1.89 say at the local wawa's..
 
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Old 10-09-15, 09:56 AM
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Have you people forgotten that a change in wind direction is the ONLY excuse the petroleum companies need to encourage them to raise prices?

I don't think I have seen anything less that about $2.40 around my neck of the woods but I admit to not looking all that hard.
 
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I paid $2.169 yesterday, and I think that's the lowest it has been here during the past 2 years.
 
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