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Isaac's wake leads to tight gasoline supply, prices remain elevated

GasBuddy Blog -- Issac is long gone, but the impact left behind- the lost production due to outages- is still being felt. Gasoline prices have remained stubbornly high as gasoline stockpiles fell to their lowest since 2008, according to Bloomberg.

Restarts have been slow, gasoline production has remained weak, supporting higher prices. In addition, plant closures in the United Kingdom in the weeks ahead may limit how much gasoline is received along the East Coast, so supply may remain tight for several weeks. To offset that news, however, Monroe Energy, a subsidiary of Delta Airlines, will be starting it's purchased Trainer, PA refinery again, helping boost production along the East Coast.

As of about 72 hours ago, three refineries were...


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Good idea
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No need to rush back when you can just increase gas prices.
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 5:53:25 AM

Way too high...
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:26:52 PM

What seems strange to me is the workers were back & ready to work right away but the officials would not let them work. This was in the news a week ago.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 8:24:24 PM

Another poor excuse for stations in my area to raise prices 30 cents within a blink of the eye!
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 7:58:53 PM

Isaac's disruption is nothing compared to the Chevron refinery fire disruption.
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yes
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 3:52:48 PM

if it was me , I would freeze prices for at least 3 years at 3$ a gallon. seems fair , as oil companies report record profits every quarter.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 3:05:09 PM

Wow! Isn't it amazing - the Prez apparently caused several Refinery weather shutdowns, plant closures in the UK. etc, all just to screw KathSip, truck192 et. al. - and just in time for the election. Sure....
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And somehow the earth keeps turing and sun is still shining.
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yes
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 2:59:39 PM

A little bit of the bad with a little bit of the good.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 2:58:48 PM

KEEP YOUR TANKS FULL! We will NOT see the usual size of price decrease we normally see. There have numerous gasoline refinery problems thoughout the country, since the beginning of summer. Supply/demand condition have been pressed. Also, the Obama dollar will continue to be under pressure, which will tend to increase oil prices.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 2:58:36 PM

..and as a result, my local Shell station went up 25 cent a gallon at noon today. That Hurricane was really bad up here in Chicagoland, I guess!
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Obama's failed energy policys is absolutely killing MY family's finances. I cant see this getting better.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 2:55:42 PM

local prices up 8c to 14c a gallon
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 2:52:56 PM

The amount of time from well to gas pump has to be weeks or even months. The immediate price jump can only be because of the greed of the monopolistic oil industry!
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B.S.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 2:49:00 PM

up today from $3.78 to $4.09 you go obama now thats hope and change for ya
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 2:46:37 PM

OLD NEWS!
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 2:46:02 PM

Katrina gave us $148/Barrel oil and $4.00 gas

Isaac gave us $98/Barrel oil and $4.00 gas...

What's wrong with this picture???

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lies.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 2:42:36 PM

woohoo $0.29 increase today to $3.99! Thanks Obama for all your help smh. Oil companies continue to have free rain(sp?) while the economy suffers.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 2:37:29 PM

perfect example of lame excuse...
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 2:35:47 PM

Aaaaannnnddddd everyone is sick and tired.
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what else is new Big business just gets bigger and more profitable
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Another reason to rip off the working people...
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 2:32:31 PM

ok, so what else is new?
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I smell monoploy!
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 2:29:28 PM

Same old hurricane story
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 2:28:00 PM

Gas prices went up in anticipation of Isaac and now they are keeping the price up. Just because they can
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 2:26:40 PM

what ever to keep the prices up
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 2:24:44 PM

The last time I purchased gasoline was on 08-09-12. It cost $3.079 per gallon and today it is going for $3.559 per gallon at the same station.

We are NOT anywhere near Hurricane Alley.
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Just get back to work.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 2:22:07 PM

They are really full of it. Any excuses to keep the prices high.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 2:19:29 PM

What crap
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 2:18:03 PM

As my 5th grade teacher said, you got all those excuses but no reason. These are the same folks who tried to shut down 3 east coast refineries because apparently their multi-billion profits aren't multi-billion enough.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 2:17:17 PM

Until you live through a hurricane or as some say strong rain please dont talk. I live in south Lousiana and this was more than rain. One daughter lives in mobile and got 70+ MPH winds and many many inches of rain.

You close down just in case since not sure what will happen. If someone would have stayed open and had people die then you would have said, they should have closed but GREED keep them open.

With this said, do beleive that oil companies keep oil high to make money and it is about making money or greed.

BUT STOP judging until you live though one. Was on the MS coast for Katrina and back in Lake Charles, LA for Rita. It was the worst thing in my 50+ years in life for both of them..

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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 2:13:18 PM

Complete and total insanity.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 2:13:04 PM

Of course, production is down, as it is after any big storm in oil producing and refining states.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 2:11:47 PM

The filfthy slimeballs at Speedway/Marathon just jacked up prices here to 4.09/gal..a .26/gal increase, for what reason but their greed, and to stick it to the public and there's no collusion? Come on Schutte (Mi AG) get your head out of the clouds.
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Any excuse to keep the price high.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 2:09:51 PM

Good excuse to keep the price high...
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 2:08:33 PM

Of course thanks to Obama and no drilling?
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 2:07:47 PM

Lack of supply
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 2:07:08 PM

GREED!!!
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 2:03:32 PM

Ugh
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 2:02:43 PM

As far as hurricanes go this was just a heavy rain. This just proves that
someone (refineries) is taking advantage of us
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 2:02:03 PM

It's the "blame game"!
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 2:00:48 PM

Greedy bastards
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