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Gas prices rise amid series of incidents in Middle East

Winston-Salem Journal -- The heat isn't the only thing that has been rising in the Triad.

Gas prices jumped 7 cents a gallon over the past week amid escalating tensions in the Middle East.

The average price of regular unleaded gas was $3.33 a gallon Friday compared with $3.26 a gallon a week ago, according to AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report.

Statewide, the average price of regular unleaded gas rose 8 cents a gallon to $3.33 Friday from $3.25 a week ago.

Industry experts said the oil market is responding to a series of events in the Middle East, including concerns that Iran will try to block oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz and increased fighting in Syria.

"One-third of the world's seaborne oil passes through the Strait of Hormuz," said Tom Crosby, a spokesman for AAA Carolinas.


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honda0105
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let's face it, gas prices rise when a gnat in Siberia sneezes.
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The station in front of my strip center increased prices by 20 cents in two weeks.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:33:40 AM

Yep, we noticed buddy.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 6:24:09 AM

Middle East tensions..... this is not NEW.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 5:04:09 AM

Noise
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 1:16:02 AM

OH...NO!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 12:44:18 AM

Just more organized mayhem and pillage..............
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 12:18:19 AM

Here we go again!
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 12:13:33 AM

Any little or no reason to raise price!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 12:10:20 AM

What about the new oil pipelines that would let the crude bypass the strait.They are in use NOW.
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TornadoRed is an idiot
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 12:08:45 AM

Anytime anything happens anywhere in the world speculators twitch and prices go up!
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it's jumping more now
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Speculation pushes up prices
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 12:07:06 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 12:06:52 AM

any excuse, no matter how idiotic, is often used to justify price rise.
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Any excuse!
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NObama 2012
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Yes, but of course
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Oh!.... what a surprise
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Ok
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 12:03:16 AM

Interesting article. There always seems to be a reason for gas prices to rise.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 12:00:35 AM

Thanks liberal media
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Elect obama he said he will put a Stop to Speculation if elected. Oh wait you did an he didn't!
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There is no shortage - gas prices should not be rising.
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Some of our prices went up this week.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:53:20 PM

The World is getting to small more than 20 years ago this did not matter in the USA.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:52:39 PM

If we would buy more ofour oil from Canada and continue too produce our own oil this would not be our problem.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:50:03 PM

But they haven't tried anything but run off their mouth. That's not worth paying anything for!
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It's always something, or the threat of something!
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Greed runs the oil market
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been going up here steady for a month
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Convenient excuses for what MAY happen.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:35:19 PM

Prices did not rise amid tensions, but rose amid speculation!!

[Edited by: bkplenge at 7/21/2012 11:39:48 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:33:43 PM

bad news...
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:32:51 PM

Oil market is responding to the Speculators buying up supplies then holding the population hostage to paid them the profit they want on each barrel or do without. If you consider all speculators as a group I wonder what percentage of oil getting to the US market goes through them, & what percentage does it take to be considered a Oligopoly. Oligopoly doesn't have to control 100%. Maybe anything over %50 could still control the market & FIX prices.
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Ok
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More BS from CIF issuers.
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buy from Canada
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:24:48 PM

If Iran wants to keep the current do nothing administration they should help lower prices to keep his do nothing butt in office. Otherwise the shocker will be us drilling like crazy and buying from CANADA...
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It's $3.45 here...
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the real reason is because some saudi prince lost a few million in vegas
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:20:45 PM

Wondered what was causing the rise!
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:17:02 PM

QuagmireLA: not only do I "ignore" those who post one-word messages like "OK", but I also "ignore" all those who use key words like "greed", "speculators", "conspiracy" and "big oil".

Also, anyone who else who is brain dead.

Lastly, it was Franklin Roosevelt who said "we have nothing to fear but fear itself" -- not Winston Churchill.

Edit: I also "ignore" those who tell me I should drive less. They need to mind their own business, not tell me how to run mine.


[Edited by: TornadoRed at 7/21/2012 11:18:16 PM EST]
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gas is up a few cents here.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:14:46 PM

AGAIN.....with the Iran excuse. Oil jumped way up in Feb. and March to an Iran threat that never panned out. So once again, a threat is there so let those speculators raise the oil prices in anticipation of an oil shortage. When will we ever learn?
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Greed
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The middle-east is always an excuse to raise prices
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gas prices to rise? who'd a thought !!!
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We've got to get rid of our dependence on middle east oil.
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