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Sat Jun 1, 2013, 03:16 PM

 

Michigan: Gas Prices Spike; Spark Long Lines, Prices As High As $4.15/gallon

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Gas prices in West Michigan are all over the place and causing some stations to see long lines of vehicles.

According to Gasbuddy.com , the Grand Rapids per gallon average for gas is $4.06. Some stations in Kent County are selling gas for $4.15 a gallon; but some are still selling gas below $4.00.

Those gas stations selling below $4 a gallon are seeing long lines of vehicles waiting to fill up.

Gasbuddy.com's Patrick DeHaan wrote on his blog Friday the cause in the jump in higher prices is because of "trade rumors of a refinery "caught" buying gasoline from other refineries. Typically this happens when a refinery suffers an unexpected glitch resulting in lower gasoline production. The affected refinery is then forced to buy gasoline on the market to cover its previous contractual obligations. When word spreads of a refinery buying in this manner, it has a tendency to spook the market, especially amidst an already tight supply of gasoline."

MORE...

http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/news/local/kent_county/gas-prices-spike-spark-long-lines

Prices in mid-michigan are now at 4.15 when yesterdays price was 3.79.

What a crock of shit we are being fed. 36 cent increase on a motherfucking 'rumor'...

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Reply Michigan: Gas Prices Spike; Spark Long Lines, Prices As High As $4.15/gallon (Original post)
Purveyor Jun 2013 OP
trumad Jun 2013 #1
sufrommich Jun 2013 #2
MichiganVote Jun 2013 #3
doggie breath Jun 2013 #6
roamer65 Jun 2013 #4
Purveyor Jun 2013 #5
roamer65 Jun 2013 #8
demosincebirth Jun 2013 #7
AnotherMcIntosh Jun 2013 #9
safeinOhio Jun 2013 #10

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 03:17 PM

1. just paid 3:23 in Orlando

 

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 03:23 PM

2. It's $4.15 in the Detroit suburbs too,

at least the western burbs. I'm guessing it has something to do with school about to end and cashing in on vacationers heading north.It seems to go up after Memorial Day like clockwork for the last couple of years.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 03:24 PM

3. And as usual-nobody at the Fed or State level does a goddamn thing.

 

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Response to MichiganVote (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 03:32 PM

6. If only...

there was a way to force Congress to take steps to make more gas available in the U.S.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 03:24 PM

4. Glad I have my 32mpg chevy sonic.

At 32 mpg it won't hurt as much!

...and it's assembled in Michigan!!!!!

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 03:28 PM

5. We thank you for your Chevy purchase, indeed! eom

 

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 03:37 PM

8. I love it. It is the best small car I have ever owned.

Quiet, comfortable and gets great gas mileage for an automatic.

Amazingly roomy, too.

I have one simple rule on my vehicle purchases now. It has to be at least UAW assembled.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 03:34 PM

7. Think it's bad there come west young man, come west. Average price in Ca. is over 4 bucks a gal and

has been for some time, even as crude oil is 93 buck a barrel compared to five -six years age it was teetering around 150 a barrel...there price of a gal here at the time was about the same 4+bucks a gal. I guess the more we get screwed the less we notice it, or just accept it.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 03:38 PM

9. In the Chicago area, it's been over $4 for weeks. Even North of the Wisc-Ill border, it's been that

 

Let's see if they will push it to $5.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 06:24 PM

10. #1 rule of the new capitalism.

It's not supply and demand that determines price.

It's what the market will bear.


When gas spikes 30 or 40 cents a gallon, you can make the oil company suffer by simply not buying anything other than a few gallons and NOT BUYING ANYTHING ELSE in the gas station. Buy your soda, munchies and smokes else where. The regional managers make their bonuses on in store sales as well as gas prices. No in store sales, no bonus.

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