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Gas prices have increased ... again

Gas Prices Have Increased ... Again
If your daily commute involves four wheels, you've likely noticed the pain at the pump.

'The price of gas going up. The national average has jumped 22 cents in the past month alone. It now stands at $3.49 a gallon.'

If the frustrating trend doesn't end soon, 24/7 Wall St. says we'll be repeating history.

'If the rise continues, the price could soon be back to ... where it was a year ago.'

'Good Morning America' reports one cause of the jump could be turmoil overseas.

'Gas prices up 10 cents in just the past two weeks, largely because of the crisis in Ukraine.'

As The Telegraph points out, Russia provides about 30 percent of Europe's gas, with much of it going through the Ukraine. This has led to fears of possible shortages or a spike in prices, especially if the conflict in the Ukraine escalates.

Even before the crisis overseas, gas prices were on the rise in 2013 - perhaps part of the reason more Americans are relying on public transportation.

'A new report says nearly 11 billion trips were taken last year. That's the most since 1956.'

That number includes rides on public buses, trains and subways.

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buckeye3118 March 11 2014 at 8:46 PM

When gas prices went up under Bush, it was Bush's fault. Gas prices have doubled under PopStar MESSiah, but he doesn't get any blame. Another example of the slobbering media covering for their chosen one.

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cherylhaass March 11 2014 at 9:21 AM

Seen any poverty-stricken Arab sheiks wandering the streets of NYC lately? Seen any decline in the gas taxes recently? Q: How does the gasoline get to the station? A: In trucks. Checked the price of diesel fuel today? It used to cost less than gasoline. There's no shortage; I survived the gas shortages of the 70's. No lines, no rationing, no shortage. As all costs to Americans go up due in large part to the Fed printing money like a teacher with her first mimeograph machine, the prices at the pumps will follow suit.

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peteeeedee March 11 2014 at 1:46 PM

its bullshit their just ******* the public with these ******** in washington on the ride


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capdan9270 March 11 2014 at 9:22 AM

Feinstein from Cal. blamed Bush for the increase. Why don't we hear anything from her and her counter parts now. As James said, if the increases before were Bush's fault, then by that logic these increase are Obama's fault. Expect the $4.00 a gallon for regular to become the new norm. We are getting screwed again and Congress couldn't care less. And it doesn't matter what party.

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maloontransllc March 11 2014 at 9:24 AM

OH BS... does anyone think for a second that is the reason ? raising the price because of termoil do we drive less going to work each day because of the termoil ? in the UK ? it is just another way for the thiefs in Washington and there wall st buddies to cash in.

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renkentom March 11 2014 at 9:24 AM

The price of gas always jumps up at least by 10-15 cents a gallon, but when crude oil prices go down substantially the price of gas may go down but only by a cent or two. Very strange to say the least.

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Joe Marino March 11 2014 at 1:44 PM

The rise in these prices IS REDICULOUS! It seems the oil companys are conspiring to raise proces across the board WHICH IS ILLEGAL.

I wonder when our useless legislative officials going to do something.

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The Dragon Smaug March 11 2014 at 9:26 AM

Any damned excuse! A squirrel farts in the Azores, and 'experts' fear a shortage. AND, if the world is quiet and peaceful for more than 3 days, there is a 'mysterious fire' at a refinery. I'm really getting sick of big oil putting it to the customer, an every year posting 'record profits'.

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supermax52 March 11 2014 at 9:27 AM

Another lie, US energy production is at an all time high and imports are down. This administration has done many things to keep the price of energy high. The rich liberals just keep getting richer at the expense of the middle class. The nonsense keeps flowing out of the mouth of their puppet in the White House. Do not disturb us, we're having another party, on the taxpayer of course.

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page114 March 11 2014 at 1:38 PM

We vote politicians to represent the average citizen. They must all be bought by Big Oli or they would be on Big Gas ' butt and research why gas prices are so high. We expect the same people we vote in to fix this mess,I don't think so.

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