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Gas prices defying history

timesleader -- At a time of year when gasoline prices have historically dropped, they instead have jumped 12 cents locally since Labor Day, pushing and in some cases exceeding $4 per gallon for regular.

According to Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst for the Oil Price Information Service, it’s likely we’ll see the “highest prices of the year in the next few days. Don’t be surprised to see more increases and the highest prices we’ve seen since May 2011,” Kloza added.

Some gas stations in Luzerne County posted prices for regular of $3.999 per gallon Tuesday, opting not to cross the $4 threshold. Others, like the Shell station along Route 93 near I-81 in Sugarloaf Township, were beyond the $4 level. The average price in the region was $3.90, two cents higher than the state average and six cents above the


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Ok
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Pig Oil at its best.
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anthro: never.
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when will the greed end?
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 4:38:34 PM

Of course they are.
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Old and .......
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Helicopter Ben Bernanke announced "open-ended" (never-ending) QE this afternoon. If you think gas is high now, just wait....
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 2:26:06 PM

Thank you for posting.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 6:26:41 AM

This is getting ridiculous. Something has got to change.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 6:09:10 AM

I totally agree, greed!
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 2:33:01 AM

Greed, and more greed!!!!
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ok
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 12:15:19 AM

"Gas prices defying history"

Gas prices defying reason!
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 12:13:45 AM

Another unhistorical bit this year.
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If this GREED keeps up we will be in a depression.
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It's politics.
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There is no way to anylize greed
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 12:01:10 AM

Greed!
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 12:00:36 AM

WELL THERE APPEARS TO NO END TO GOOD NEWS ABOUT THE PRICE WE ARE PAYING FOR GAS - I THINK I WILL START RIDING A BIKE - GOOD FOR MY HEALTH AND MY POCKET
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They defy logic
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Gas is going to drop from the end of September into October for a while at least.
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 11:55:19 PM

All your mutterings have failed to predict any future gas prices. And have failed to control future gas prices. How about someday you DO that?
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 11:52:25 PM

it is said that when you point a finger, there are more fingers pointing back.

[Edited by: Ahking at 9/12/2012 11:53:16 PM EST]
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Ok
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make new history
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Lots of things are not the same as when this country was considered great
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 11:48:05 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 11:45:46 PM

weak dollar
mid east in uproar
why would we expect low prices?
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 11:45:34 PM

what... did a tanker get another flat tire?
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 11:42:04 PM

Where is Luzerne County? This is a real posting that does not say anything to most people.
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Are we still subsidizing the POOR OIL COMPANIES?????
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BIG OIL is making sure the ECONOMY DOESN'T RECOVER BEFORE THE ELECTIONS!!

Got the get THEIR BOUGHT AND PAID for REPUBLICANS in so they can KEEP "AMERICA ADDICTED TO OIL!"
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 11:37:39 PM

Greed is the only reason I can think of!
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 11:36:55 PM

Thanks for the info. Must of us have probably not noticed.
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 11:33:33 PM

Big Oil and speculation take the best off the top.
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 11:30:21 PM

So the current president can lower them drastically right before election day
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 11:29:05 PM

WHY?
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More good news?
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 11:28:33 PM

this is the new normal
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 11:27:31 PM

I agree partially with the argument that our dollar is being devalued.
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Kill me now!
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 11:26:00 PM

There is always some reason to inflate gas prices.
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 11:22:07 PM

More like "devaluation of our dollar" that's defying history.
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 11:19:21 PM

The consumer is getting the shaft!
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 11:19:00 PM

bs
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 11:17:42 PM

Noticed they jumped 7 cents today for no reason fro regular and other two grades didn't move , yet :(
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 11:16:56 PM

Talk to the EPA and their onerous regulations.
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 11:14:51 PM

Which only demonstrates that gas prices are totally manipulated.
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 11:13:01 PM

I just filled up my bike with PRemium (91 Octane) "only" $5.89 a gallon. Historically, this is about the most I have ever paid. Might be time to look for a Green Card - LOL
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 11:12:55 PM

Gas prices are too high.
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