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Gas prices approaching $4 per
gallon, up 60 cents from a month ago

Detroit Free Press, by JC Reindl

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 2/18/2013 6:37:52 PM

Gasoline prices across the state are again approaching the loathed $4-per-gallon mark. AAA Michigan said the average statewide price of regular, unleaded fuel has risen 16 cents during the past week to $3.91 a gallon. That is 60 cents higher than a month ago and nearly 50 cents more than a year ago, according to the auto club’s Daily Fuel Gauge report. Prices are averaging $3.88 a gallon in the metro Detroit area. Pricier fuel can be found in Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and Jackson. The national average is $3.73 a gallon for regular unleaded.

And it´s only February. Imagine the price by the time summer rolls around.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Phantomll, 2/18/2013 7:13:29 PM     (No. 9183805)

When GWB was president, every time the price of gas went up, he was excoriated by the MSM. Now, King Barack gets a pass.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 2/18/2013 7:15:52 PM     (No. 9183807)

Dang that Bush!!! Still manipulating and controlling gas prices even after 4 years out of office!!

And let´s not even START on the pitiful performance of FEMA after hurricane Sandy!

How does he DO IT!?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: 4Justice, 2/18/2013 7:19:06 PM     (No. 9183812)

It is $4 here. Someone keeps siphoning my gas out of my car too. Its been happening for months. I thought we kept running out because I´d only put $10 - $15 at a time in. But everyday?? No, somebody has been taking it. I keep telling my roommate we need to lock it every night!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dixieboy1, 2/18/2013 7:21:47 PM     (No. 9183816)

#3- You might buy a locking gas cap.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: calgrammy, 2/18/2013 7:28:30 PM     (No. 9183826)

Here is SO.CA. it´s been over $4.00 for weeks. $4.15 give or take a few cents.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Pearson365, 2/18/2013 7:30:19 PM     (No. 9183828)

Perhaps Obama wants us to impress our friends and neighbors by having us announce that "I just paid $8.50 per gallon for regular. And I got to pump it myself. It´s just like being on a driving vacation in Europe, but without the expensive airfare and silly French language.

Or, he wants to see hundreds of thousands of micro cars scurrying about as he criss crosses the country in AF1. Would make him so proud to see his subjects driving 2 seat cars they never wanted in the first place.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Pros7767, 2/18/2013 7:35:30 PM     (No. 9183833)

The election is over. What did you expect?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: gesundheit, 2/18/2013 7:41:19 PM     (No. 9183840)

Presidents can´t avoid criticism when gas prices start to take off.

That´s why Obama made a habit of raiding our Strategic Oil Reserve every time gas prices rose too much during his first term in order to flood the market and bring the prices back down.

But now that he´s been safely re-elected, Obama probably doesn´t care at all about gas prices, so who knows what will happen.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: FunOne, 2/18/2013 7:58:44 PM     (No. 9183863)

Obama´s name does not appear anywhere in this article. . . . .

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Reply 10 - Posted by: john56, 2/18/2013 8:10:02 PM     (No. 9183869)

It is time for a serious investigation of the mainstream media, especially JC Reindl of the Detroit Free Press.

The AP Style manual CLEARLY states that "increasing gas prices are NOT newsworthy during a Democrat administration or if Democrat party policies result in such increases. Increasing gasoline prices are only newsworthy when they can be blamed on Republican presidents or congress."

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Reply 11 - Posted by: hotcorner, 2/18/2013 8:13:54 PM     (No. 9183872)

Obama is responsible. No Keystone pipeline, no fracking, no revolution in energy production. CLEARLY Obama´s fault.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mitzi, 2/18/2013 8:18:15 PM     (No. 9183875)

When we bought our first car, gasoline was 25 cents a gallon, and if you filled up you got triple Blue Chip Stamps.

I´m so glad I now live where I don´t need a car.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: bluefindad, 2/18/2013 8:40:46 PM     (No. 9183901)

The ultimate goal is to eliminate private automobiles. Everyone must live in a ´sustainable´ community where public transportation will take you everywhere someone else wants you to go.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: simple simon, 2/18/2013 9:09:04 PM     (No. 9183931)

Whatever happened to that ´loathed´ $3 a gallon mark, ant the ´loathed´ $2 a gallon mark less than a score of years ago?

Frog meet pot, pot meet burner.

On a related note, according to the BLS..

"On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers was unchanged in December after decreasing 0.3 percent in November."

Hows that Friskies these days tasting Sr Citizens? Oh that´s right, the cost of Friskies has increased 60% over the last 12 months also....

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Reply 15 - Posted by: simple simon, 2/18/2013 9:13:28 PM     (No. 9183940)

Oh, forgot to add just purchased a 20 round box on 9mm/.125 grain hollow out of a handful left in on the shelves at Gander Mtn for $48. No .32 and no more than a dozen boxes of any other caliber. No target rounds of any caliber....

Last August paid $18 plus tax for same box.

THIS scared the crap out of me.....

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Reply 16 - Posted by: FunOne, 2/18/2013 9:30:13 PM     (No. 9183957)

The day Obama moved into the White House, the average price of gasoline in the US was $1.86 per gallon.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/18/2013 9:41:21 PM     (No. 9183971)

Gasoline more than doubled since Obama took office; so has home heating oil, which is like diesel. Friday, heating oil was $4.55/gallon.

Since many homes in the northeast get heat and hot water with oil, a delivery is about $800. And it´s been really cold lately. It´s common to use 1,000 or more gallons a year.

Not to mention the cost added to all our products by the high cost of delivery with diesel trucks.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Crosscut, 2/18/2013 10:46:41 PM     (No. 9184046)

This wouldn´t be happening if Romney had been elected.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Shells, 2/18/2013 11:36:32 PM     (No. 9184125)

#10 pretty much says it all.
That´s why, here in CT, gas has hovered around $4.39 a gallon for two years and my idiot neighbors voted for him, again.
The press is the most evil force this nation has faced in decades.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/19/2013 4:26:55 AM     (No. 9184259)

A barrel of oil is still universally bought with U.S. dollars. Since the dollar is only worth about 40 cents now, you know what the problem is.

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