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  • Crumps Br0ther Dec 20, 8:19 a.m.

    People still use gas in their cars?
    vinylcarwraps23

    yep because a Prius is goofy looking

  • Crumps Br0ther Dec 20, 8:18 a.m.

    that dang Obama just never stops does he?!...he continues to destroy our economy and is just so inept...whats next $1 for a gallon of milk?! and healthcare for everyone?!...simply unbelievable, this is not the America I grew up in...

    uGek010

    Gas prices under Bush go up- Oil man and rich oil buddies gouging Americans.

    Gas prices under Bush go down- Focus on something else bad to blame him for

    Gas prices under Obama go up- Presidents have no control over gas prices.

    Gas prices under Obama go down- He is our lord and savior and truly is a magical individual!

    Do you liberals even listen to yourselves talk? Or do you just become entranced by the sound of your own derp that you cant hear your own hypocrisy?

  • mt1190 Dec 19, 4:22 p.m.

    Well that's some GOOD news!

  • Minarchist Dec 19, 2:59 p.m.

    People still use gas in their cars?

  • Mungo Dec 19, 2:48 p.m.

    Why is there such a disparity in gas prices here in Wake County? Here in Cary we're no where near $3.00 per gallon, we're still at about $3.20/gallon.

  • uGek010 Dec 19, 2:26 p.m.

    that dang Obama just never stops does he?!...he continues to destroy our economy and is just so inept...whats next $1 for a gallon of milk?! and healthcare for everyone?!...simply unbelievable, this is not the America I grew up in...

  • baldchip Dec 19, 2:21 p.m.

    I got some at 2.96 on S. Saunders St.

  • I know some stuff Dec 19, 1:50 p.m.

    For all those who voted for Romney because he said he would lower gas prices and you believed him, I guess your 'vote' worked ! thank you.
    Enjoy it while it lasts.

  • Screw WrAl Dec 19, 10:57 a.m.

    how pathetic, Americans all dancing to the tune of $3 a gallon.

    be patient, it will spike back up in just a few weeks.

  • Damien Thorne Dec 19, 10:32 a.m.

    Gas prices are driven by speculators. There can be situations where a comment from a politician can have an impact on prices. If you base low gas prices on what Obama says then the lower it is the closer we are to economic collapse.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/10/16/obama_gas_prices_were_low_because_economy_was_on_verge_of_collapse.html

  • aprince27 Dec 19, 10:24 a.m.

    “Any kind of progress in the fiscal-cliff debate will drive prices up,” Thina Saltvedt, an analyst at Nordea Bank AB, said today by telephone. “That’s been the main driver in the last few days, and in the short term the inventory report today could have an impact.”

  • cantstandgoloanymore Dec 19, 10:23 a.m.

    BubbaDukeforPresident - move to Venezuela. The only reason that gas is so cheap there is the that state run oil company subsidizes prices, to the tune of $11 billion per year (from a company that only had revenue of $6.97 billion, they have to borrow the remaining $4 billion per year due to the law there), which has nearly bankrupted Petróleos de Venezuela. The same issues exist in other "cheap" gas countries. The price is heavily subsidized by the government or government run oil companies at huge losses. From someone who continually complains about paying for deadbeats, do you really want to subsidize their joyriding?

  • aprince27 Dec 19, 10:23 a.m.

    Funny thing is that the same thing happened last year...prices started falling into Christmas..wholesale go to 2.45 IIRC and it was because of worry of whether or not the tax rates would remain.

    This year it's the same with a possible compromise on the fiscal cliff there's been a rally. Read the comments of the 'experts' in the bloomburg link i shared.

    Unfortunately, a lot of the pricing is now driven by economic guessing vs. actual supply and demand.

  • busyb97 Dec 19, 10:21 a.m.

    The president doesn't have anything to do with gas or oil prices. It is OPEC primarily. Taxes are then added on by the states and feds (NOT the president).

    Why does everything have to be a political drama where NO side wins? You can't convince Rep/Dems to see it your way and agree. Just fill up your tank and move on.

  • aprince27 Dec 19, 10:21 a.m.

    Folks bookmark this page:

    Follow the RBOB Gasoline.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/energy/

  • aprince27 Dec 19, 10:17 a.m.

    OGE - not Obama's fault on the dollar. It's actually more Bernake's and the Quantitative Easing that has caused a weaker dollar.

    Stormy13 - the Hess Station is losing money even when wholesale gas was at $2.60 as it was earlier this week. Stations charging at $2.99 are losing money.

    NC's and the Federal gas tax is 56.2 cents a gallon combined. Anyone selling at below $3.15 is either just breaking even or losing money.

  • Stormy13 Dec 19, 9:54 a.m.

    What I don't understand is WHY the prices differ so much, one Shell station is at $3.29 and another is at $2.99, in the same city!

  • baldchip Dec 19, 9:53 a.m.

    If we had LEADERSHIP in DC instead of opportunists, gas might go down. These clowns would rather have $6.00 or more with much in tax revenue coming to them so they couls p... it away on pet projects.

    Enjoy $3.00 or less while it lasts.

  • censorbait Dec 19, 9:51 a.m.

    zonk is on target...for those smart enough to watch the markets. These temp prices are fool's gold so don't get used to them. It will be going back up and quickly. And it will continue due to Obama/democrats and the lack of domestic production efforts they will allow. We voted him in and we will pay the price in more ways than just high gas prices.

  • BubbaDukeforPresident Dec 19, 9:28 a.m.

    It's still more than $2.00 too expensive. Gas in Venenzuela is under 20 cents a gallon. If we're not going to drill more here, we ought to be buying from the third world for less than we're paying the Middle East.

  • zonk Dec 19, 9:26 a.m.

    It will be short lived. Crude is up for the 7th straight day. Sorry for the news.

  • cantstandgoloanymore Dec 19, 9:22 a.m.

    And why was the price of gas only $1.79 when bush left? Because we were entering into a world wide financial crisis the likes of which had not been seen since the 1920's.

  • novacrazy2000 Dec 19, 9:20 a.m.

    Just wait until after new years your gas will increase, It aways does, They drop prices around hoildays so you will travel and spend money, after the hoildas they raise it So both ways they make a profit. Until people understand how the big companies work they get bigger and yoyr money gets smaller.

  • xylem01 Dec 19, 9:16 a.m.

    Some people will just never be happy. I guess if gas were free most of you would complain about that as well. Happy Holidays!

  • OGE Dec 19, 9:06 a.m.

    Our devalued dollar has very much to do with what we're paying.

    In 2006 when gas hit $4 a gallon briefly after Katrina, a barrel of crude was selling for $142 a barrel.

    A barrel of crude today is selling for under $90 and gas prices are still high by comparison.

    The only thing that changed was the value of our dollar on the world markets.
    Nancy

    LOL yet if it was waaaay up it'd be POTUS Obamas fault right?

  • piene2 Dec 19, 8:55 a.m.

    "the stock market was at its highest level under Bush. Guess you forgot that little fact. The unemployment rate was also much lower under Bush. Guess you forgot that. Guess you also do not get that the Democrats create the entire problem.
    whatelseisnew"

    Nor should we forget the tens of thousands deaths of Americans and foreign nationals bush caused by waging his totally unfounded wars of aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan. They put us right up there with Nazi Germany and the other Axes nations of the World War Two era. About the only atrocity he did not commit was the use of nuclear weapons and that was most likely because no one else would turn their key.

  • Nancy Dec 19, 8:48 a.m.

    Our devalued dollar has very much to do with what we're paying.

    In 2006 when gas hit $4 a gallon briefly after Katrina, a barrel of crude was selling for $142 a barrel.

    A barrel of crude today is selling for under $90 and gas prices are still high by comparison.

    The only thing that changed was the value of our dollar on the world markets.

  • TJPC Dec 19, 8:31 a.m.

    OK - I am a DEM - let's stop giving the Prez credit when gas prices are low AND let's stop blasting him when gas prices are high. It doesn't make sense either way...

  • aprince27 Dec 19, 8:27 a.m.

    Gasoline Futures are at 2.71 this morning. Prices will see a slight jump again. As it is this station is losing money at $2.99

  • lavenderdejectedmoon Dec 19, 8:24 a.m.

    Wow! This is awesome. Time to fill up the gas tank.

  • WooHoo2You Dec 18, 7:57 p.m.

    The DOW reached 14,164 under GW- Worland

    What was it when he left office? Oh yeah...

  • cantstandgoloanymore Dec 18, 7:55 p.m.

    Typical republicans. Dow when Bush entered office 10,587, left 7,949 (and still falling). Unemployment entered 4.2%, left 7.2% (and rising rapidly). Gas 1.60 when entered, 1.79 when left (typically stated by the right. Forget to mention 4.14 high though). Those were some really prosperous years, weren't they.

  • mcfly Dec 18, 7:52 p.m.

    @Worland

    I believe half of your post is correct. Since the price on a barrel of crude is measured worldwide in $US, the devaluation of our currency is what drives up the price. That said, the same devaluation is also what keeps the cost of the refined product high due to the lower buying power. Its a double whammy unfortunately.

  • Worland Dec 18, 7:42 p.m.

    The funny thing... when oil was $100 a barrel under GW, gasoline was about $1 a gallon cheaper. Why is gas so expensive under Obama? Couldn't have anything to do with a decline of cheap Texas crude and the unprecidented devalue of the dollar under Obama.

  • Worland Dec 18, 7:40 p.m.

    The DOW reached 14,164 under GW. The Dems increasing federal spending from $2.6T to over $3.5T hasn't returned the market that high. The roughly $8T of new national debt since then hasn't brought the market back to its former glory either.

  • smegma Dec 18, 7:33 p.m.

    hey look over here now, gas prices are down. over here, we need your attention over here please. follow us. move along.

  • miseem Dec 18, 7:26 p.m.

    Gas prices were a lot lower under Hoover. Ahh, the good old days.

  • Bill Brasky Dec 18, 7:18 p.m.

    "the stock market was at its highest level under Bush. Guess you forgot that little fact. The unemployment rate was also much lower under Bush. Guess you forgot that. Guess you also do not get that the Democrats create the entire problem."

    Wow...
    under Bush, when stock prices were the highest so was gas prices...Gas prices were the highest under Bush. When the stock market crashed under Bush, gas prices dropped to a dollar eighty and unemployment began to tick up. Any graph..chart...economist...pigeon carrier will tell you this. Also....who lead the way of deregulation on Wall Street...Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. Passed a Republican house and Senate, and signed into law by Bill Clinton. Clinton has stated that it was a major mistake, I have yet to hear an apology from Republicans.

  • mcfly Dec 18, 7:01 p.m.

    Just my 2 cents..

    I thought that in addition to the additional refining that diesel now requires, the price gap wa driven (especially at this time of year) by competition with home heating oil production. That both fuels come from the same fraction in the refining column and that it comes back to the old economics law of supply vs demand.

  • WooHoo2You Dec 18, 6:59 p.m.

    "Now someone is going to bring up it was 1.80 a gallon when Obama took office but "forget" that was because the stock market collapsed under Bush...."

    the stock market was at its highest level under Bush. Guess you forgot that little fact. The unemployment rate was also much lower under Bush. Guess you forgot that. Guess you also do not get that the Democrats create the entire problem.- whatelseisnew

    What was the stock market when Bush left office? Oh you forgot that. What caused the problems (deregulation) and who runs on anarchy capitalism (republicans)? You forgot that too.

  • Phyxius1 Dec 18, 6:58 p.m.

    It was already this low and lower around Hilton Head SC at the end of October. We bought gas there at 2.99 at multiple stations...NC is always much higher and more so in the triangle for some reason.

  • Strawberry Letter 23 Beth Wilson Dec 18, 6:54 p.m.

    Not sure this is a good thing.

    Beth

  • Rebelyell55 Dec 18, 6:46 p.m.

    Make ya wonder why most other stations are staying at 3:14 or higher.

  • geosol Dec 18, 6:45 p.m.

    But, but, but, the angry old rich man on the radio who tells me what to think said that EVERYTHING is Obama and the Democrats' fault (of course) and that they are trying to destroy Amurika by raising energy prices and the President is not a U.S. citizen, etc., etc., etc. Now THIS!?!?! Its a good thing that the angry old rich man on the radio who tells me what to think also said that ANYTIME i don't like the news i can ALWAYS blame it on that "librul media"!!!! Good thing we've always got that excuse, because otherwise we might have to deal with the fact that the economy is getting better. Whew!!

  • whatelseisnew Dec 18, 6:34 p.m.

    "Now someone is going to bring up it was 1.80 a gallon when Obama took office but "forget" that was because the stock market collapsed under Bush...."

    the stock market was at its highest level under Bush. Guess you forgot that little fact. The unemployment rate was also much lower under Bush. Guess you forgot that. Guess you also do not get that the Democrats create the entire problem.

  • whatelseisnew Dec 18, 6:32 p.m.

    "Why is gas at $2.99 per gallon and diesel at $3.99 per gallon? Since the yield from a barrel of crude is greater for diesel than unleaded gas, diesel SHOULD be less per gallon, NOT more."

    thank your Government. A lot more has to be done to diesel to make it conform to required standards.

  • jblake1932 Dec 18, 6:30 p.m.

    Oh, and the stock market is not "crashing" now, so move on to your other excuse.

  • jblake1932 Dec 18, 6:29 p.m.

    And we should celebrate the still high prices why?? It was cheaper before barry took office.

  • rednek Dec 18, 6:25 p.m.

    Why is gas at $2.99 per gallon and diesel at $3.99 per gallon? Since the yield from a barrel of crude is greater for diesel than unleaded gas, diesel SHOULD be less per gallon, NOT more.

  • lessismore Dec 18, 6:23 p.m.

    Not Wilson, NC

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