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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    What I heard about 10 days ago makes me think we are near the peak--refineries are switching over blends which is apparently driving up prices some.
    I think they like to push it to "whatever the market will bear." If the Media doesn't harp too long and people don't gripe it'll stay up.
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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    It costs more where the fuel blend standards differ. Oil costs more in dollars due to other than "free market" factors.

    Why Are Gas Prices Going Up When Demand Is Going Down? Feature Car and Driver
    Exactly. I understand that in all of the whole wide world there is exactly one refinery producing gasoline that is EPA acceptable to the Chicago area market. When the government gets into micro-regulation, the free market goes away and prices rise.
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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    $4 per gallon? How about $8-9 like we are paying here?

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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Wouldn't have made a difference except for where the profits go. The price is going to be the price unless we heavily regulate or nationalize the industry.
    Taxes are taking a bigger chunk of the price than oil company profits, but the really painful part is the cost of regulatory compliance and the hundred or so boutique blends for different parts of the country.
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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    $4 per gallon? How about $8-9 like we are paying here?
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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    It costs more in California because of California's air quality laws requiring a certain gasoline blend. Not many refineries make it, so prices are higher, and when one of those refineries slows or shuts down for maintenance, etc., prices climb fast.

    In fact part of the reason for high gas prices is the state by state gasoline requirements forcing a need for refineries to produce many different fuel formulations. When one refinery goes off line the demand might not be able to be picked up by others because they may not be set up to produce that regions fuel.
    Getting rid of the state by state requirements would mean one national "standard." Is that what anybody wants? Federal government intervention?


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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    .You can zoom in and see the prices in your area of the country in the following link:

    USA National Gas Price Heat Map - GasBuddy.com
    That thing bears an uncanny resemblence to voting patterns. Want to pay more for gas? Move to a liberal state.

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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    Taxes are taking a bigger chunk of the price than oil company profits, but the really painful part is the cost of regulatory compliance and the hundred or so boutique blends for different parts of the country.

    With the Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards now set to almost 55mpg in 2025, expect fuel taxes to go up substantially at both the Federal and State level to make up for the loss of tax revenue. This will hit the lowest income earners the hardest, as they are unable to purchase the newer fuel efficient vehicles needed to get to and from work.

    What comes next? Federally supplied vehicles for the poor? Gasoline Stamps for the needy?

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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    With the Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards now set to almost 55mpg in 2025, expect fuel taxes to go up substantially at both the Federal and State level to make up for the loss of tax revenue. This will hit the lowest income earners the hardest, as they are unable to purchase the newer fuel efficient vehicles needed to get to and from work.

    What comes next? Federally supplied vehicles for the poor? Gasoline Stamps for the needy?
    That's a great idea.

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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    The era of cheap gas is long over with. Until Americans figure this out, and replace their monster trucks with fuel efficient cars, this will be tough on a lot of people.

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    or keep on driving your
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    The times, they are a changing.

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