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  • Monkey_Joe Oct 14, 2:52 p.m.

    Do you want clean energy or cheap energy? If it were the same thing, we would have switched to clean, cheap energy long ago.

  • whatelseisnew Oct 11, 6:59 p.m.

    "Gas prices may be going down but Duke Power and Aqua (Heater) rates are or have already gone up."

    Thats okay, Wake County taxes are going up almost 10 percent and if you have to buy individual health insurance premiums skyrocketed.

    "We were also paying $4.00 when Bush was in office. Gas prices go up and down, regardless of who's in office"

    The big difference now is THEY WENT UP and STAYED UP. A big part of that is because of the inane energy policies we have that are worse under Obama, including the unnecessary higher food costs. This could be addressed very easily. Lets build several new refineries on both coasts and in the middle of the country. Lets make individual States that WANT special blends responsible for creating those blends inside of their own states. There is more, but just those two actions would significantly reduce the price of fuels.

  • Pseudonym Oct 11, 5:02 p.m.

    Still WAY higher than when Bush was in office.

  • AFSC426X3 Oct 11, 3:53 p.m.

    Gas prices may be going down but Duke Power and Aqua (Heater) rates are or have already gone up.

  • HockeyPlayerX Oct 11, 3:16 p.m.

    "We were also paying $4.00 when Bush was in office. Gas prices go up and down, regardless of who's in office" ... only for a few days after Katrina. Average price under Bush was $2.14.

  • kcfoxie Oct 11, 3:05 p.m.

    Watch Maximum Overdrive last night. Was filmed in NC,gas was 1.08. I find it REALLY hard to believe that from 1987 to 2005 that it only went up 72-cents. In 2005 I recall paying 2.80 a gallon, easily, and that was the driving factor in buying a diesel. Love the mpg, haven't panicked about fuel prices since.

  • kcfoxie Oct 11, 3:01 p.m.

    I paid $3.80 a gallon during Bush. On 9-12-2001 ... I'll never forget.

  • Vote for Pedro Oct 11, 2:51 p.m.

    Really???? Where? I never paid $4.00 when Bush was in office
    bettyboopr2

    Apparently, not at the gas station. You can look it up, buy it is true. However, you're right, gas goes up and down all they time, who's in office rarely has anything to do with it.

  • bettyboopr2 Oct 11, 2:36 p.m.

    We were also paying $4.00 when Bush was in office. Gas prices go up and down, regardless of who's in office

    Really???? Where? I never paid $4.00 when Bush was in office

  • tmstubbs63 Oct 11, 2:16 p.m.

    And just yesterday, gas shot up 10 cents a gallon in Greenville....

  • Obamacare is here Oct 11, 2:01 p.m.

    "Way to promote a fake history narrative. Gas was up to $3.50 during the summer when Obama was waiting to get elected. And then the bottom fell out of Wall Street and the real estate market. That meant that for a few scant months, the price of gas dropped because speculators had to pull out of that market to pay off their margin calls on bogus mortgages. But once those major banks and investment houses got all the Bush-era TARP money, they had more gambling money to make the price of gas work its way up to $3.50 plus again. Notice that the price of gas has dropped since 'the clown' decided not to attack Syria. But you can live with home schooled history lessons since it fits your blame Obama narrative."
    corey3rd2

    +1....the more they post, the more worried I become that they all carry guns.

  • corey3rd2 Oct 11, 1:43 p.m.

    I want my one year obama care wavier and my gas to be back below $1.75 when thise clown took office. Oh, that's right. It won't change until I vote next time!!!!!
    stymieindurham"

    Way to promote a fake history narrative. Gas was up to $3.50 during the summer when Obama was waiting to get elected. And then the bottom fell out of Wall Street and the real estate market. That meant that for a few scant months, the price of gas dropped because speculators had to pull out of that market to pay off their margin calls on bogus mortgages. But once those major banks and investment houses got all the Bush-era TARP money, they had more gambling money to make the price of gas work its way up to $3.50 plus again. Notice that the price of gas has dropped since 'the clown' decided not to attack Syria. But you can live with home schooled history lessons since it fits your blame Obama narrative.

  • Reformed Liberal Oct 11, 1:41 p.m.

    "Because whoever it is, is responsible for gouging us for the past 5 years - those with a clear mind can remember 5 years back, gas was $1.89 per Gal."

    Your mind must be a little fogy. Summer of 2008 when Bush was in office, over $4 a gallon. http://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/

  • Reformed Liberal Oct 11, 1:40 p.m.

    "I want my one year obama care wavier and my gas to be back below $1.75 when thise clown took office. Oh, that's right. It won't change until I vote next time!!!!! stymieindurham

    I wan't my gas to go back to over $4 a gallon when Bush was in office!

  • Vote for Pedro Oct 11, 1:36 p.m.

    I want my one year obama care wavier and my gas to be back below $1.75 when thise clown took office. Oh, that's right. It won't change until I vote next time!!!!!
    stymieindurham

    Thanks Obama, there is no way this can be McCrory's work.
    downtowner

    You know, neither the President nor the Governor have much to do at all with the price of gas. We can debate political aspects all day, but seriously, we should try to stay with legitimate topics.

  • crazydaveca Oct 11, 1:34 p.m.

    "We would be paying less if it wasn't for democrats making our gas tax one of the highest in the country."

    (Okay, so Pat McCrory is a democrat now?)

    This is a testament for the sad state of politics nowadays. People will actually manufacture alternate realities just to blame "the other guy" for their own problems.

    By the way -- if you want to spend less on gas, try consuming less. It's a free market.

  • stymieindurham Oct 11, 1:19 p.m.

    I want my one year obama care wavier and my gas to be back below $1.75 when thise clown took office. Oh, that's right. It won't change until I vote next time!!!!!

  • Mo Blues Oct 11, 1:06 p.m.

    WS: "I mean, bombing brown people and building and empire gets to be expensive right?"

    You can accuse our ELECTED leaders of many wrong actions, but empire building is ridiculous. If we did, we'd have the American flag flying over Morocco, France, half of Germany, Belgium, Japan, Italy, Granada, Iraq, Philippines, most of the Caribbean, etc...

    BTW, how many US citizens has the current administration executed without a warrant? How many American have died in Iraq and Afghanistan in the last five years. Answers may surprise you.

  • lopo Oct 11, 1:04 p.m.

    We would be paying less if it wasn't for democrats making our gas tax one of the highest in the country.

  • theblazer Oct 11, 1:03 p.m.

    seankelly15:
    Content is the key - Energy rates are all tied together - cap and trade affects prices across the board for electricity/oil/gasoline/and coal - and these policies have been going into effect - The documentation comment means exactly what is says. Spelling is unimportant Barry Soetoro is easier to spell, lets go with that name.

  • sandim50 Oct 11, 12:54 p.m.

    Just saw 2 gas station on 55 in Fuquay jump prices up
    one station was $3.21 on Thursday & $3.35 today The other one was $3.11 on Thursday & $3.16 today. as downtowner puts it "thanks Obama this can not be McCrory's work"

  • Bill Brasky Oct 11, 12:44 p.m.

    Really....we were paying $1.80 Gal. when Bush was in office

    Thanks to the recession, are you wishing for a recession so gas prices go back down? Remember, gas prices were $4.35 prior to the stock market crashing during Bush's term.

  • jockeyshiftspringer Oct 11, 12:35 p.m.

    NC is taking it's share of taxes and investing back it into the wonderful roads we have.

    (that was sarcasm for the challenged)

  • downtowner Oct 11, 12:30 p.m.

    Thanks Obama, there is no way this can be McCrory's work.

  • corey3rd2 Oct 11, 12:25 p.m.

    What seems to be a little known fact is that currently the USA is the largest producer of oil and gas in the world. Our refineries are starting to export gasoline and diesel to Europe to take advantage of the high mark ups. We should only be paying $1.50 a gallon right now, but there's no such thing as a home country discount for gas. Our gas prices stay high and Big Oil makes more profit selling our gas to foreign markets. Time to frack so we can send more of our energy to Sweden.

  • quadrathlete Oct 11, 12:21 p.m.

    Seankelly, My facts are real, and the most current available. It seems you were somehow disputing what I wrote. you facts I guess are correct too as it does not conflict with what I wrote.

    All things being equal, SC gas per gallon will be 21 cents higher than NC.

  • seankelly15 Oct 11, 12:10 p.m.

    Where is the poster who last week predicted HIGHER gas prices due to TS Karen? It just goes to show that simplistic thinking fails to account for all of the factors involved and thus leads to faulty conclusions.

  • Get your IDs Oct 11, 12:09 p.m.

    Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket." - Barak Hussein Obama (The first marginally documented President) You cant argue with actual quotes.

    theblazer

    Youre right you cant, but Barrys softheaded supporters will deny he said any such thing even in the face of overwhelming evidence. Their main job is to protect him at all costs, and to call you racist

  • seankelly15 Oct 11, 12:06 p.m.

    theblazer - ""Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket." - Barak Hussein Obama (The first marginally documented President) You cant argue with actual quotes."

    First, you misspelled his first name (or was your intent to make his name sound as middle-eastern as possible). Secondly, what does, "The first marginally documented President" mean? Finally, what in your comment has ANYTHING TO DO WITH GAS PRICES?

  • seankelly15 Oct 11, 12:02 p.m.

    quadrathlete - "North Carolina 8th highest gas tax in country

    NC 56.2 SC 35.2

    Feds portion 18.4

    http://www.api.org/oil-and-natural-gas-overview/industry-economics/~/media/E49CCEF7CCD74C7FB97AF63AA981943B.pdf

    (Hey Bill B, now this is a link that backs up my post with facts)"

    Okay... here are some REAL facts.... in 2009 NC ranked 14th, in 2010 nc ranked 16th, in 2011 nc ranked 11th, in 2012 nc ranked 6th and this year they ranked 8th. So, what does this tell us? Rankings are not absolute - they are dependent upon nc's gas tax but also the taxes in the other 49 states. Indeed nc dropped two places in the rankings from last year.

  • theblazer Oct 11, 12:00 p.m.

    "Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket." - Barak Hussein Obama (The first marginally documented President)
    You cant argue with actual quotes.

  • mmtlash Oct 11, 11:55 a.m.

    gas is $2.83 in Danville, VA

  • kikinc Oct 11, 11:53 a.m.

    I paid $3.04/gal just south of Petersburg,VA two weekends ago...apparently, we could do a lot better than $3.27.

    Technically, we're paying nearly the same. The gas tax in NC is $.562 and the tax in VA is $.357. If you take away the taxes, we are paying just $.03 more per gallon.

  • stirwin Oct 11, 11:44 a.m.

    I paid $3.04/gal just south of Petersburg,VA two weekends ago...apparently, we could do a lot better than $3.27.

  • Obamacare is here Oct 11, 11:44 a.m.

    Can't you guys be happy about the low gas prices for a change?

  • Geez Louise Oct 11, 11:35 a.m.

    " And with our Ingles shopper card, I payed $2.98/gallon the last time I filled up."

    --I love Ingles! I wish they would expand to the Raleigh area.

  • snakeman65 Oct 11, 11:29 a.m.

    "Really....we were paying $1.80 Gal. when Bush was in office" truth9806

    And we were paying $0.55 under Nixon, $0.31 under Eisenhower, $0.21 under Coolidge. Your Point Was?

  • Reformed Liberal Oct 11, 11:29 a.m.

    "Really....we were paying $1.80 Gal. when Bush was in office"

    What? You don't recall the summer of 2008 under Bush? Prices were $3.5 - $4.00 a gallon. Don't recall the long lines and shortages? http://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/

  • quadrathlete Oct 11, 11:25 a.m.

    North Carolina 8th highest gas tax in country

    NC 56.2
    SC 35.2

    Feds portion 18.4

    http://www.api.org/oil-and-natural-gas-overview/industry-economics/~/media/E49CCEF7CCD74C7FB97AF63AA981943B.pdf

    (Hey Bill B, now this is a link that backs up my post with facts)

  • davidk_at_unc Oct 11, 11:20 a.m.

    "This has to go down in WRAL history as the most ridiculous comment ever!" -- Inside The Beltline

    I guess you haven't been here very long! :^)

  • Barely Oct 11, 11:19 a.m.

    Loss of demand tends to drop prices.

  • davido Oct 11, 11:12 a.m.

    Clearly, Obama is doing great things for gas prices. (Note for the humor impaired: yes, I know BO doesn't control gas prices, but whenever they go up all you neocons are up in arms about "Obama causing gas prices to rise.")

    That said, the government shutdown has slowed demand I'm sure. It's slowing the entire economy.

  • kikinc Oct 11, 11:11 a.m.

    Really....we were paying $1.80 Gal. when Bush was in office

    We were also paying $4.00 when Bush was in office. Gas prices go up and down, regardless of who's in office.

  • Obviousman Oct 11, 11:11 a.m.

    It's all Obama's fault!!!
    Oh...wait...gas prices falling?
    My bad!! Conventional Teapublican wisdom dictates that he gets blamed for RISING gas prices...even though he has nothing to do with that either!

  • WageSlave Oct 11, 11:07 a.m.

    Really....we were paying $1.80 Gal. when Bush was in office
    truth9806

    I also paid 4.29 when Bush was in office. What is your point?

    I mean, bombing brown people and building and empire gets to be expensive right?

  • Black HelicoptersNFood Insurance Oct 11, 11:05 a.m.

    Really....we were paying $1.80 Gal. when Bush was in office-truth9806

    Yeah, the great times of the POST auto, banking, stock market, housing etc COLLAPSE and the side effect of lowered gas prices. (we only had to take out the entire world economy to get effect)

    BTW, we also paid the HIGHEST EVER gas prices under your hero…

  • WolfPackAlum Oct 11, 11:01 a.m.

    >>"this drop started the day after the shutdown..."

    Yeah, that's not actually true. The current downtrend began in March, with average gas prices for all formulations declining every week since the end of August.

    (Source: http://research.stlouisfed.org/fredgraph.png?g=nh5)

  • me2you Oct 11, 11:00 a.m.

    No reason gas prices should flucuate this much.

  • The Hans Oct 11, 10:57 a.m.

    "Imagine that, gas prices falling with a Republican controlled state." - timeforachange
    October 11, 2013 10:29 a.m.

    I heard it was McCrory himself that was responsible. He offered a plate of cookies to the CEO's of all the major oil companies if they would lower prices, and none of them could refuse. 4 more years!

  • truth9806 Oct 11, 10:51 a.m.

    Really....we were paying $1.80 Gal. when Bush was in office

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