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Gas prices should level in August after July wildness

Fuel Fix -- Gasoline prices might have seemed a bit out of whack this month.

After three months of monthly declines, gasoline prices rose 17 cents a gallon in July, marking the largest monthly rise in July over the past dozen years, according to AAA gas gauge.

Houston gasoline prices remained steady over the past week at $3.35 a gallon. Over the past month though, Houston drivers are paying nearly 20 cents more as gasoline rose with the steady rise of crude oil prices.

Nationally, unleaded gasoline rose 4 cents to $3.52 for the week, and Texans saw price stay steady at $3.35.

“Higher global oil prices and increased demand for gasoline during the busy summer driving season were the primary factors that sent pump prices higher in July,” said Avery Ash, AAA spokesperson.

Gasoline has struggled throu


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DesertRat2011
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 10:00:29 AM

Sure shows how wrong predicting gas prices can be.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 6:00:11 AM

prices always go up, fall a tad, rise high. Pig Oil Greed.
CdnLynx
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 12:19:54 AM

ah, right and how long have they been rising overall; never stops, occasionally, 1 or 2 cents decrease, afterwards, there are increases in multiples; incessant and never ending!
1006
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 9:31:02 PM

are you kidding me
sparky808
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 1:34:30 PM

Thank you for posting.
sedonaJ
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 12:31:08 PM

More speculation ,at what cost? SSDD
nd73
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:15:44 AM

Perhaps we should look forward to prices leveling off around $4.50 in Michigan??
J4romeo
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 12:20:37 AM

3.89 to 4.19 in my area..:(
RichWLIN
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 12:19:27 AM

not!
lindact
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 12:17:03 AM

Perhaps a short reprieve before gearing up for winter heating oil needs.
us4usa
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 12:15:32 AM

Up ten cents today to $3.34 a gallon...
reeneedan
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 12:13:45 AM

we will see
langolera
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 12:12:57 AM

do u mean level up sheesh 3.89 here in Akron
jackson661
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 12:12:37 AM

Hope it goes down.
Stang12_5.0
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 12:10:03 AM

$3.89 here in Cleveland right now.
rahcat
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 12:09:09 AM

I don't believe it.......prices up to $3.95-$3.99 here today.
Blue_Cruzer
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 12:08:48 AM

I doubt it.
WalkingWV
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 12:03:53 AM

Level out at about $4.
WIPACKERFAN
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 12:03:52 AM

I'll believe it when I see it.
mpg611
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 12:01:25 AM

We'll see.
GigHarborHound
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:57:43 PM

Yup!!!
DustyHorse
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:56:09 PM

Gas prices should go down.
VanIsleLes
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:55:41 PM

Ours just went down a bit
bonzoonfmb
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:54:46 PM

Gas prices are too high.
DEG
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:53:03 PM

Gas is still double what is reasonable as is oil.
30mpg80
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:47:19 PM

Needs to spike DOWN then level in August
mstearno
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:47:07 PM

no something will happen
Ply440GTX
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:45:16 PM

...then spike again due to "winter blend..."

It's ALWAYS something...
chicoCA
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:45:01 PM

okay
truckguy115
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:44:19 PM

it was nice to see it go lower. that didn't last and now it's almost $4.00 gallon again. so much for economic recovery. oh wait it never happened.
oldiesman
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:43:50 PM

We will see?
wild3bill
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:42:15 PM

Got to break UP uthe Big Oil Monopoly AGAIN!
vibdata
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:40:51 PM

Uh Huh. When WILL you ever learn? Look at the FUTURES. They are SOARING.
craigsf38
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:40:49 PM

They are still climbing here
Yooperheart
Champion Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:40:21 PM

Just when things looked good, Bam upside your head.
Just can't get a break around here.
mmadsen05
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:38:30 PM

ok
streetcars
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:38:29 PM

I hope it comes back down after all the supply problems are fixed
bigoilscamsus
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:36:13 PM

Protest high gas prices--any gas priced above $2.50 per gallon!! Picket the 15 highest priced gas stations in your area!!
knot2swift
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:36:04 PM

It all depends on economies and stimulus.
jimedB
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:33:23 PM

And as soon as they start to level out there will either be some minor disruption in supply or refineries will shut down for "routine" maintinance and the price will go back up 10x faster than it ever comes down.
speedys
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:33:01 PM

This is only a guess.
firefly09
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:32:15 PM

Gas is still way to high.
kelly1016
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:32:14 PM

Or maybe they won't.
mcmonsta
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:31:55 PM

a bit harder when we cannot control the oil price...if only we could and keep all the oil inhouse!
CritterNanny
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:31:46 PM

Hope for a break soon...
paulydel
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:29:48 PM

Gas prices are still way to high if they are over a dollar a gallon.
Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:28:58 PM

On Aug 2, 2012 10:14:25 PM, KhelbenArunson wrote:

>I say we re regulate there entire industry, and I say we make
>those regulations EVEN STRICTER than the pre bush regulations.

I say you should keep your hands off the oil industry. As it stands now, the average oil company makes a profit of eight cents on every dollar of fuel they sell.

When I was working (since retired), our Finance people said the minimum acceptable level was ten and a half cents on every dollar of products and services we sold.

Needless to say, the company I used to work for was not in the oil business.
gasgo123
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:28:26 PM

In the past month to 45 days gas has went from 2.829/10 to 3.209/10 at one station in SC. That is 38 cents a gallon.
Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:23:14 PM

On Aug 2, 2012 9:14:54 PM, USAv8tor wrote:

>We got screwed on our Iraqi oil investment after the U.S. spent
>tens of billions of dollars rebuilding that sh!thole of a country
>in the middle of the God forsaken desert.

It was a Dick Cheney fantasy for the funds wasted in Iraq to be an "oil investment."

And they wouldn't have to have spent tens of billions of dollars on the rebuilding of Iraq had saner heads prevailed and prevented the expenditure of billions of dollars on the destruction of Iraq.
OGW
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:22:41 PM

Don't bet money on it, it is going to get still wilder in the fall.
RevDrCBJ
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 11:21:19 PM

Out of whack is an understatement. from 3.45 to 3.99??
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