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Crude and unusual punishment at gas pumps?

WTVR -- RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR)–The price of gas in Richmond keeps going up and up.

Locals say the rise couldn’t come at a worse time.

Already reeling from higher heating bills and lower paychecks, Jim Grossett says the timing is unjust.

“I asked my boss for more money and he just laughed at me,” Grossett says. “Somehow or another I’m going to have to make due because I have no other way of getting around.”

“You don’t get more money, but everything else goes up,” argues Beverly Bruno, who was commuting from Virginia Beach on Monday.

Analysts say it’s unclear if prices will continue to climb through the spring, like they did last year.

Consumers say they hope gas prices won’t get worse before they get better. They say the winter months have been rough enough on their pockets.


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Submitted Feb 19, 2013 By: bar1035
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BAJALRRP
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 11:50:06 PM

whatever
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SkooterG
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 11:34:29 PM

Yes, some excellent creativity on the part of those coming up with the titles. Well done.
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Fitwit
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 9:54:03 PM

Crude and unusual punishment: Another clever article title. Bravo, the writers are feeding my Gas Buddy Addiction
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Mr_Bill_W
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 9:39:02 PM

The local low/high for unleaded is $3.33/$3.90 tonight with an average falling in the $3.60's to $3.70's... In two words, IT SUCKS!
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Mr_Bill_W
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 9:33:52 PM

Crude and unusual punishment at the gas pumps! Got to love that tag line... Yes it is "crude" but unfortunately it's not all that unusual anymore!

Looks like $4 a gallon will be a reality if the current trends of increases averaging $.30 a week continue through 3/1/2013... And if the $4 per gallon barrier is broken can $5 be very far behind? April/May will be interesting months from a price per gallons on standpoint as we will start to see the impact of refineries shutting down to switch from the winter to the summer blend and the focus on home heating fuel will substantially diminish and fade away along with Old Man Winter.

What are your prescriptions for national average and local average fuel costs per gallon this summer? Do I hear $4, $5 or $6?

[Edited by: Mr_Bill_W at 2/20/2013 12:34:47 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 9:29:13 PM

Hmmm.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 9:26:27 PM

3.91 here
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 9:23:53 PM

When the price of fuel is over $6.00/gal in DC then perhaps they will wake up!
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Uh oh, I think @ClassicWheeler wandered onto the paranoid side of the Internet again.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 9:17:04 PM

4.00 Dollar gas is coming to Florida.
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We didn't ask for you, @N5EXY but we got you anyway.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 9:15:57 PM

No doubt prices are cruel.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 9:14:26 PM

And the ones that have not much money for the extra prices, i pray for them, and then heating bills on top of it.
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Prices are going up and Obama says we don't have inflation.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 9:13:13 PM

Not as bad as here yet.....at $1.325 - 1.335/L that's $5.54 /gal Cdn.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 9:13:12 PM

It's just not fair.
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We asked for it, we got it! Bozama!
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GREED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 9:12:13 PM

If the costs of living go up, incomes go up, Keep your prices low, keep your labor costs down.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 9:12:09 PM

Just remember they want us to be like Europe! $8.00 a gallon.... : (
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 9:12:06 PM

Things are going to get worse and worse. We haven't seen anything yet, and the government is in on it and plan to totally cripple this country. Why? So they and impose everything and suspend the constitution. They need total control and they will get it. We are letting them. This is totally unnecessary. We must take a stand and now before it's too late and it maybe is right now.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 9:11:52 PM

Another GB article puts the blame solely on the speculators.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 9:11:30 PM

Well, I guess you're a real Rhodes scholar then aren't you, @dastard57? Always nice to see someone display their ignorance when they deal in absolute statements like "Government policies always have the opposite effect than their intentions." Why have government at all then?

Why not just grab your shotgun and your axe and head into the wilderness. It's pretty obvious that you have no use for society.

Oil is most certainly not required to run civilization, it's only the most convenient way. The Stone Age didn't end because people ran out of stone. They found something better. The only thing that keeps oil going is the fact that people have an overwhelming fear of change. Sounds a lot like you, @dastard57.
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Yup. Nothing new.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 9:07:23 PM

So, we should also get rid of food inspectors at meat packing plants, because they were just fine before we did. Don't need the FDA because the flipper children never happened,, really.

Of course, we can just count on China to provide us with everything, where some enterprising business man was just found selling grease he collected from sewers to restaurants. Yeah, who needs a diligent government? The market will take care of us.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 9:06:35 PM

The rate of increase in price at the pumps is crazy! Everyone is struggling with this when we were just getting used to the lower prices. Since price of crude dropped some, hope that continues to drop & maybe gas prices will come behind. When you give up hope, life isn't worth anything.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 9:05:56 PM

Good thing most of the nation asked for four more years in November...
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 9:05:44 PM

Agreed
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You know, everyday that rusty bicycle in my backyard is looking really nice.
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Just you wait.Taxes will be going up.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 9:03:16 PM

"Analysts say it’s unclear if prices will continue to climb through the spring, like they did last year."

This is just a statement to provide a false hope that it won't.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 9:02:08 PM

@Aviator bob ~ You're a fool and have lost touch with reality if you think the world can suddenly stop using oil. It is the basis of the world's economy because physics dictates it. Oil remains the most efficient source of energy, that is the reality. The free market is the only sensible way to improve on the current technologies for alternatives. The truth is, Government policies always have the opposite effect than their intentions. The corrupt politicians (which most are, ALL parties) can only benefit when the electorate buys their lies. This is the root cause of why our economy is in the toilet!
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 9:02:05 PM

always the same
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 9:01:39 PM

There is only one real factor that is causing this dramatic increase in price in such a short time.

Greed.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 9:00:17 PM

What anyone wants doesn't matter, @CCLighthouse. Limited fossil fuels will make that a reality, no matter what you may want. The era of cheap oil is over, people. It costs more and more money to get fewer and fewer barrels of oil. All the low hanging fruit has been picked. All that's left is deepwater drilling, shale oil, and tar sands.

Eventually we'll be left trying to get oil out of melting down plastic bottles.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 8:59:14 PM

Next recession on the way if gasoline keeps rising
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 8:58:41 PM

Crude jokes aside, this price spike is absurd.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 8:58:28 PM

Somebody is making money from all this crap
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 8:57:41 PM

Fuel prices are too high.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 8:57:06 PM

"Crude and unusual punishment" hehehe
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Hope price increase stop right now!
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 8:56:34 PM

Okay...
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 8:55:15 PM

Just remember they want us to be like Europe! $8.00 a gallon.... : (
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 8:54:10 PM

Our problem not in the US and Canada is the more we drill and pump the less we import, but we continue to export more finished fuels since we cannot export OIL in the US and the price keeps going higher as we send our fuel away for higher profits and greed. So we should now see that the more we drill/pump it is not going to lower our prices here in the US.
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I know I shouldn't be surprised by the messages of the Internet trolls. They all seem to have a one-track mind and a single digit I.Q.
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The election is over. The campaign goes on. We lost. We don't learn from our mistakes.
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Whose your messiah now?
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How about conversions of BOTH, @bigdipperMS? This country's energy policy should be A.B.O. Anything But Oil.
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I guess elections don't matter, @libertyut. Haters still gonna hate.

They don't know how to do anything else.
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