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Fri Jul 1, 2016, 12:00 AM

 

July 4 gas prices lowest in more than a decade

Source: Detroit Free Press

Kianna D. Harris and Zlati Meyer, Free Press Staff Writers
10:40 p.m. EDT June 30, 2016


Here's something to celebrate this holiday weekend: Gas prices across the country are the lowest in 11 years, according to GasBuddy.com. The average cost per gallon is $2.27, compared to $3.66 in 2014, a savings of about 38%.

This is good news for the millions of people traveling for the holiday weekend.

AAA anticipates nearly 43 million Americans will travel between Thursday and Monday, making this holiday's travel volume the highest since the AAA began keeping track of this data in 2001. That's 5 million more than the number of travelers over Memorial Day weekend.

Read more: http://www.freep.com/story/money/business/2016/06/30/july-4-gas-prices-lowest-more-than-decade/86530704/



Question: We all know that when gas prices were high a few years back, the Republicans were loudly blaming it on Obama. So why are the Dems in Congress so goddam silent now? They should be crowing, ffs!

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Reply July 4 gas prices lowest in more than a decade (Original post)
Night Watchman Jul 2016 OP
chillfactor Jul 2016 #1
uppityperson Jul 2016 #2
Night Watchman Jul 2016 #8
scscholar Jul 2016 #3
PersonNumber503602 Jul 2016 #11
LanternWaste Jul 2016 #17
lapfog_1 Jul 2016 #4
SCVDem Jul 2016 #5
Feeling the Bern Jul 2016 #6
Night Watchman Jul 2016 #9
Lunabell Jul 2016 #7
PersonNumber503602 Jul 2016 #10
leftyladyfrommo Jul 2016 #12
kimbutgar Jul 2016 #13
maxsolomon Jul 2016 #14
we can do it Jul 2016 #15
KeizoOshima2 Jul 2016 #16

Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 12:02 AM

1. good to know....

I have to fill up my van tomorrow....lower prices mean more gas pumped.

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 12:09 AM

2. $2.80 here

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 03:51 AM

8. $2.42 Here

 

Naturally, there are variations in price.

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 12:16 AM

3. I don't know anyone that is allowed to travel

 

I know my boss is making our entire company work Sunday and Monday, so this doesn't affect the average working person. The working man is no longer allowed to drive somewhere on July 4th.

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Response to scscholar (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 09:50 AM

11. That's just your personal experiences

Which I'm sure sucks for some. However, there are still plenty of people who get an extended weekend.

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Response to scscholar (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 01:05 PM

17. Projecting your own personal experience onto the population as a whole seems irrational at best.

"this doesn't affect the average working person. The working man is no longer allowed to drive somewhere on July 4th..."

Projecting your own personal experience onto the population as a whole seems irrational at best... unless of course, you have objective evidence to support your conclusion.

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 12:32 AM

4. Low gasoline prices are due to low oil prices

which have been blamed for an almost recession in the oil and oil services related businesses.

That, in turn, puts the entire US economy "at risk" which is why things like Brexit cause near market panics. Note that it was a near but not actual market panic (despite the best efforts of the news idiots to make it so).

However, high oil prices cause recessions... and low oil prices (now that we are a magical oil "surplus" nation due mostly to fracking) can cause a recession.

Love the oil and gas business!!!

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 12:48 AM

5. Thanks Obama!

 

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 02:14 AM

6. God damn you, Obama. Don't you know Americans like working and putting money into gas

 

How dare you give Americans more discretionary income! You suck ass, Obama!

Oh, and that hangnail on my pinky. . .Thank you too, Obama.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 05:25 AM

9. Don't forget California's Drought

 

Which has his fingerprints all over it!

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 03:50 AM

7. $2.09 in N. FL

That damned Obama! Making gas all cheap to bankrupt oil companies!

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 09:48 AM

10. It's around $2/gal, plus or minus $0.5 here in North Texas

It's been fairly steady for some months now. It's not a $1.35 like it was for a bit, but $2/gal is still nice compared to how it was/

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 09:54 AM

12. It was $1.98 at the truck stop in Pleasant Valley, Mo.

Here in KC this morning it is $2.04.
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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 11:06 AM

13. They raised it up 9 cents a gallon in San Francisco this week.

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 12:17 PM

14. WA state gas tax just went up by 5.9 cents/gallon today

so, approaching $3/gallon for regular in Seattle.

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 12:27 PM

15. Thanks Obama

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 12:54 PM

16. I hope to God that the prices remain low for a while

 

It was a pleasant surprise to see the fuel prices drop to new lows recently, and I made sure to fill up the tank whenever possible.

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