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Thu Sep 25, 2014, 07:25 PM

Prices at the pump head below $3 in much of US

Source: AP-Excite

By JONATHAN FAHEY

NEW YORK (AP) The price of a gallon of gasoline may soon start with a "2" across much the country.

Gasoline prices typically decline in autumn, and this year they are being pulled even lower by falling global oil prices. By the end of the year, up to 30 states could have an average gasoline price of less than $3 a gallon.

The average in Springfield, Missouri, is already below $3, according to Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at the Oil Price Information Service and GasBuddy.com. Several other cities are on the brink.

"And there will be more, many more," Kloza said. Cities in high-priced states such as California and New York will not be among them, though, which will probably keep the national average above $3.

FULL story at link.



In this Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 photo, Foster Gilley, of Chatom, Ala., fills his SUV's tank with $2.92-per-gallon regular gas at Mac's Gas in Richland, Miss. The typical autumn decline in gasoline prices is getting a big push lower by falling global oil prices. By the end of the year, up to 30 states could have an average gasoline price of under $3 a gallon. Gilley and his wife were visiting his brother in Vicksburg and were "enjoying the lower prices," he said. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)


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Reply Prices at the pump head below $3 in much of US (Original post)
Omaha Steve Sep 2014 OP
Sherman A1 Sep 2014 #1
Sopkoviak Sep 2014 #2
SkyDaddy7 Sep 2014 #22
ChazII Sep 2014 #3
Dopers_Greed Sep 2014 #4
gopiscrap Sep 2014 #5
Spider Jerusalem Sep 2014 #20
IDemo Sep 2014 #6
jamzrockz Sep 2014 #7
MADem Sep 2014 #8
AndyTiedye Sep 2014 #9
AnalystInParadise Sep 2014 #16
LeftyMom Sep 2014 #27
ret5hd Sep 2014 #10
davidthegnome Sep 2014 #11
Thor_MN Sep 2014 #15
Roland99 Sep 2014 #12
WhoWoodaKnew Sep 2014 #13
bigwillq Sep 2014 #14
politicat Sep 2014 #17
dipsydoodle Sep 2014 #18
happyslug Sep 2014 #19
BumRushDaShow Sep 2014 #21
apnu Sep 2014 #23
Earth_First Sep 2014 #24
kelliekat44 Sep 2014 #25
leftyladyfrommo Sep 2014 #26
taught_me_patience Sep 2014 #28
mountain grammy Sep 2014 #29
Spitfire of ATJ Sep 2014 #31
Spitfire of ATJ Sep 2014 #30
leftyladyfrommo Sep 2014 #32
mb999 Sep 2014 #33

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 07:26 PM

1. not here

jumped 30 cents a gallon yesterday.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 07:29 PM

2. Probably just political manipulation before the mid-terms

 

At least that was always the reason in the past.

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Response to Sopkoviak (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 08:03 AM

22. No, prices always fall in the Fall...

I think if President Obama was going to play such political games he would choose something that would not go 180 against his primary goal of reducing CO2.

This is not good news if you ask me.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 07:32 PM

3. Fell here in my area. n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 07:44 PM

4. Conspiracy or not, let's be real...

They are still way too high considering the insane profit oil companies are making.

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Response to Dopers_Greed (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 07:51 PM

5. Totally agree!

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Response to Dopers_Greed (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 02:26 AM

20. Considering the environmental costs of burning fossil fuels? It's much too LOW, actually.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 08:04 PM

6. $3.65 to 3.75 here (Boise)

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 08:09 PM

7. 3.02 in Omaha

 

with Grocery store discount card . 3.12 and falling without the discount for unleaded(aka silver)

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 08:23 PM

8. It's Obama's fault!!!!! Thanks a LOT, Obama!!!!!! /snark.... nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 08:24 PM

9. Still Closer to $4 (and sometimes over that) in California

The spread between CA gas prices and everywhere else in the US continues to grow.

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Response to AndyTiedye (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 12:22 AM

16. Yep

 

Paid 4.00 today in Barstow. Outrageous, that is almost Hawaii prices.

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Response to AndyTiedye (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 11:26 AM

27. $3.43 in Sacramento yesterday.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 09:00 PM

10. Thank ISIS!!!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 09:20 PM

11. 3.53 here

That was last weekend - and I work at a gas station, so I get to watch the rise and fall. It doesn't fool me though, I remember when it cost a dollar fifty a gallon and less. There are people who remember even lower prices... and now that we're one of the world's leading producers of so called natural gas, you'd think the price would drop further.

Also, milk is now more expensive per gallon (not sure if it was always this way) than gasoline. Five bucks a gallon for milk. And a lot of local smaller stores (like the gas station/store I work at) are going to stop taking food stamps (EBT cards) because the federal government is going to be charging fifty bucks a month or so for their use (for the machines that take the cards).

I could live without gas if I had to. I could not live without food - so that is what concerns me more.

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Response to davidthegnome (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 11:00 PM

15. I remember when we had to buy half gallons.

 

Because the pumps couldn't deal with a price over a dollar. My dad says he remembers when there were no cars that couldn't be filled with a $5 bill.

The price in Minneapolis hit $3.15 last week, but has gone up since then.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 09:57 PM

12. $2.92 south of Richmond, VA

wife said it was $3.18 back in central FL

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 10:06 PM

13. $2.90s in SC

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 10:11 PM

14. Not yet in CT

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 12:39 AM

17. 3.43 down from 3.47 last week in North Denver metro.

But the car prefers 87 octane, so I always have to go mid grade unless I'm going below 3500 feet.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 01:03 AM

18. < $3 whoopee - do keep up the work over there.



Which nations are most responsible for climate change?

By all means keep up the work

HISTORICAL EMISSIONS

Since carbon dioxide added to the atmosphere can stay there for centuries, historical emissions are just as important or even more important than current emissions. The tricky question of historical responsibility is one of the key tensions in the process of negotiating a global climate deal. The following figures from the World Resources Institute show the top 10 nations as measured by their cumulative emissions between 1850 and 2007. The US tops the list by a wide margin though Chinese emissions have risen significantly since these data were assembled.

1. US: 339,174 MT or 28.8%
2. China: 105,915 MT or 9.0%
3. Russia: 94,679 MT or 8.0%
4. Germany: 81,194.5 MT or 6.9%
5. UK: 68,763 MT or 5.8%
6. Japan: 45,629 MT or 3.87%
7. France: 32,667 MT or 2.77%
8. India: 28,824 MT or 2.44%
9. Canada: 25,716 MT or 2.2%
10. Ukraine: 25,431 MT or 2.2%
See all countries

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2011/apr/21/countries-responsible-climate-change

Of course, it's also possible to look at historical emissions per person, which turns things around yet again. In this view, the UK shoots close to the top of the rankings, while China drops towards the bottom.

Good morning from the UK to all of you.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 01:41 AM

19. This depends on how high is your state's Gasoline Tax, which range from 52.9 cents to 12.4 cents

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuel_taxes_in_the_United_States

Please note ALL tax prices mentioned below INCLUDES the Federal Tax of 18.4 Cents a gallon.

California is the highest at 71.3 cents a gallon, Alaska the Lowest at 30.8 cents a gallon. The lowest among the lower 48 is New Jersey at 32.9, lower then the second highest, New York at 68.3 and Fifth Highest Pennsylvania at 60.2 cents per gallon.

Thus you can say, those states with high taxes will stay above $3.00 a gallon, but those states with lower taxes will see prices below $3.00 a gallon by the end of the year.

If you take out the FEDERAL TAX, California is "Only" 52.9 cents a gallon, New Jersey is only 14.5 cents a gallon, New York is only. 37.5 Cents a gallon. Pennsylvania is only 49.4 Cents a gallon.

Alaska and Hawaii tends to have high gasoline prices do to they location, so they gasoline prices are NOT really relative in this discussion except to point it Alaska has the lowest gasoline taxes.

Thus what I am paying at the pump today WITHOUT State taxes (but Including Federal Taxes) I would be paying less then $3 a gallon. I suspect that is true in most of the US.

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Response to happyslug (Reply #19)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 05:15 AM

21. PA's gas tax will get worse in 2015

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 08:11 AM

23. I will check on my bike ride around Chicago, but earlier this week the average was $3.99 (nt)

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 08:25 AM

24. Still in the mid $3.4-something in Rochester, N.Y. nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 09:25 AM

25. Haven't heard that this administration and Obama are to "blame" for this... nt

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 10:32 AM

26. $3.11 here in KC n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 11:38 AM

28. Watch truck sales spike

 

Americans have notoriously short-sided thinking when it comes to the price of gas.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 01:52 PM

29. around $3.50 and falling in Colorado..

Last time I filled the Prius it was about $35. That was 470 miles ago. Almost on empty.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 03:42 PM

30. Now watch a spill or a refinery fire used as an excuse to jack up prices.

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Sep 27, 2014, 10:19 AM

32. KC this morning - $3.09

down 2 more cents.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Sep 27, 2014, 11:57 AM

33. Time to bring Iran back into the spotlight

They need a reason to jump those prices back up.

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