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Just out of curiosity - what is everyone experiencing for gas prices? Here in the Twin Cities area regular unleaded is 4.30 a gallon.
 

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Dang and I thought I was being violated and gang raped for having to put 35 gallons in my truck at 3.47 a gallon yesterday! Guess I should be doing the happy dance around the pump instead of crying (Quick Tito, bring me a tissue!) about it huh?
 

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Well, they are fracking like crazy, where is THAT oil going? Not to mention, there is a glut of natural gas and they are burning it off for $hits and grins.
 

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California lows we are paying 3.89 to highs of 4.09 in rip off locations where they gotcha.

Reno where I drive too and try to refuel $3.66 on Friday and Sunday when I passed thru.
 

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Here in N.E. Florida right now it's running $3.36.
Saturday I went across the line into Georgia to get some non-ethanol gas for my yard equipment and it was $3.96.
 

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Couple refineries shut down in the mid west for maintenance according to the news. One in IL and IN.

Friday I went to the Medford WI gun show and paid $3.79 in Curtiss WI. When I get home to Eau Claire WI it's $4.29, same day. Gee that's only 35-40 miles away. With crude in the $95 a barrel gas SHOULD be about $2.50 a gal.

Eau Claire WI always gets hosed on gas prices. They do studies and investigations trying to find out why. Always the same BS about markets and demand and shipping costs. But we have a huge gas tank farm to distribute gas right in Eau Claire. One would think being the closest to the distributing point gas would be the cheapest in the area. But NO it's always the highest in the area. WHAT PRICE FIXING...
 

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$3.19 for regular with 10% ethanol here.

I live within a short drive of a major petroleum terminal, so gasoline is usually cheaper because of short hauls.
 

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3.99 today in Holt, Mason, Lansing Ionia
Michigan,

Last night on National Propaganda Radio, they were talking about domestic production of natural gas and oil, how the US would become the largest world exporter of oil by 2020.

I believe the price will go up as the dollar value increases against other world currency.

This is an interesting turn of events on the government proping up the currency and keeping us solvent.
 

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3.99 today in Holt, Mason, Lansing Ionia
Michigan,

Last night on National Propaganda Radio, they were talking about domestic production of natural gas and oil, how the US would become the largest world exporter of oil by 2020.

I believe the price will go up as the dollar value increases against other world currency.

This is an interesting turn of events on the government proping up the currency and keeping us solvent.
If we can export so much oil in the near future, are they going to stop importing. The way I read it, most or all the oil coming out of Alaska is exported to Japan. Why do we export our oil and then import oil from the Middle East? The whole thing seems a shell game to keep costs up and make more money and create artificial shortages so they can keep the prices high. Supposedly the US hasn't built a new cracking plant in 20-30 years. Now when someone at a gasoline plant sneezes, the price goes up. WHY does our "altruistic" and benevolent government allow this? I'm sure they could put language into to oil leases requiring the construction of additional plants.
 

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Sorry...our Nanny State has so over-regulated the industry, that it's damned-near impossible to build a new refinery. THAT is why gasoline is, and will be, expensive.
 

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Our altruistic government is owned by the gas and oil industry. I would also like to say, the next generation better like drinking oil instead of water, because all this fracking for gas and oil is quickly removing fresh water from the evaporation cycle. Once used for fracking it does not come back. Also, it is contaminating aquifers with methane and fracking chemicals. Look at a frack map of the US. We are actually drilling for oil, so we can make more energy to drill for more oil.

If we can export so much oil in the near future, are they going to stop importing. The way I read it, most or all the oil coming out of Alaska is exported to Japan. Why do we export our oil and then import oil from the Middle East? The whole thing seems a shell game to keep costs up and make more money and create artificial shortages so they can keep the prices high. Supposedly the US hasn't built a new cracking plant in 20-30 years. Now when someone at a gasoline plant sneezes, the price goes up. WHY does our "altruistic" and benevolent government allow this? I'm sure they could put language into to oil leases requiring the construction of additional plants.
 

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Sorry...our Nanny State has so over-regulated the industry, that it's damned-near impossible to build a new refinery. THAT is why gasoline is, and will be, expensive.
You can't DRINK gasoline. Within a decade, you will be paying more for a gallon of water than gas.
 
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