Gas prices as shown in Mesa on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. [Tim Hacker/Tribune]
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Mike, there isn't a single person alive that believes any of that rubbish oil companies blather about when it comes to explaining why gas prices spike. We all know it is nothing more than an excuse to gouge the motoring public. Nothing more.
My 1980 high school yearbook lists the price of unleaded gas back then as $1.29 per gallon. If you go to an "inflation calculator" site and plug that in, you'll find that the adjusted price today would be $3.59.
With the national average for a gallon of regular gas is now $3.73, GasBuddy.com predicts the average price of a gallon of gas will be between $3.75 and $4.05 by April.
Skyrocketing gas prices from refineries is because crude oil prices are up. While, North Dakota, Montana and Canada have a surplus of oil – but President Obama refuses to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, so oil can go on a pipeline instead of on trucks and trains to the Gulf Coast.
Nothing new here,same olf lame excuses,the oil co,s and yhe rich speculators just get richer. One would think they could come up with some new excuse etc.At any rate they have been sticking it to us for years,and will continue to do so,as they know our govenment won't try to do anything about it and they never will. Like i said the tich just get richer,you would think they could pass out the vasiline jar.
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