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Gas prices crack $4 per gallon, so consumers adapt

CBS 12 News -- Prices at some South Florida gas stations are cracking $4 per gallon and likely will keep rising into April. This month is poised to close as the February with the highest gas prices ever, travel club AAA said.

"I don't like it," said motorist Susan Mohr, 54, of Deerfield Beach, as the charity volunteer grouped her errands to try to conserve gas on her rounds. "The price needs to go down."

On Monday, the price of a gallon of regular gas averaged $3.94 in Broward County and $3.96 in Palm Beach County. That's up at least six cents from last week and at least 43 cents from a month ago. It's also at least 13 cents per gallon more expensive than a year ago, AAA said.



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millerin
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 5:03:32 AM

not good
pricewar
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:50:53 PM

this goes to show you how out of touch these knuckle heads are. just because we are not rioting and tearing out gas hoses, doesn't mean we have or will adapt to this lunacy.
Ken2OD
Champion Author Grand Rapids

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 3:35:02 PM

Our average right now is $3.97 and the high is $3.99. The low is $3.77.
tomok
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:39:45 PM

Gas prices crack $4 per gallon, so consumers adapt? Adapt with what, public transportation, bycycle, walking, etc. You can only adapt so much and then things have to change.
Big Oil and Big Gas sells fuel and natural gas on the world market for higher prices!
The US ‘oil and natural gas resources’ belong to the citizens of this country and are to be used by those same citizens! The price at the pump needs to go down to $2/gallon - *$3, *$3.50/gallon or *$4.00 is Not the new low!
More Refineries are Not the answer, Stop exporting fuel is!
Take care of the domestic fuel market first and above all else, then think about exporting!
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
nskmda
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:19:17 PM

'consumers adapt' ?!!!
who're you kidding?
sydb7
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:02:03 PM

@WonderfulMI: Please! You have got to be joking! You do know they were lying about lowering the gas prices, don't you?
sydb7
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:59:43 AM

The only way to "adapt" is to not drive if you can. Otherwise mass transit!
GasSpy007
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:52:24 AM

adapt?? is there a choice??
Chinto12
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:40:01 AM

Obama is happy now
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:38:41 AM

$5. Here we come.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:32:05 AM

My pocketbook is on a CRASH diet!!!
WonderfulMI
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:29:17 AM

Only $3.99 here. If only the Republican candidates had won - then gas would be $2.00 to $2.50. That was an early campaign promise.
doctorindyj
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:09:33 AM

Adapting and accepting are two different things.
sdiddydaddy
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:00:10 AM

Dreaming of CNG conversion kits . . .
cucamongacurtis
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:41:44 AM

Stop sending jobs overseas, drill here.
2DTom
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:30:39 AM

We need to drill on our own land and stop importing so much! Drill baby Drill
BudsterMO
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:24:00 AM

Stop Oil Speculation (SOS) NOW!

Come on Compressed Natural Gas and Hydrogen Fuel Cell energy. Anything but oil.
mswillia
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:11:26 AM

yuck
smokinjoe54
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:10:22 AM

Ridiculous for this time of year. I don't know how much more we can conserve.
busybee49
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:08:07 AM

When is this going to stop?
buzzieNY
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:05:40 AM

And then they report Record Profits again and again and again...................
Yooperheart
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:04:26 AM

Already $3.99
dad2two
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:03:51 AM

Gas is too freaking expensive.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:03:06 AM

3.41 here this AM
Ram4Sam
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:00:43 AM

And, as usual, the charlatan in chief just sits there with his thumb up his ass, doing nothing to help the middle class.....
altonb1
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:00:17 AM

Obama has been saying since November that his re-election was proof that people want higher taxes. That attitude is the only "trickle down" the Dems ever support.
BeaconLite
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:00:12 AM

Gas prices crack $4 per gallon, for NO GOOD reason what so ever.
paulp24
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:59:11 AM

Arrest the Koch brothers and the other speculating theives...just sayin
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:58:57 AM

"Just Pure GREED"
twinfanMN
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:58:53 AM

Consumers have no choice but to buy fuel. Whether people are complaining or not people are not used to it as the article says they probably know it does no good to complain. Gas futures have down three days in a row on the stock market so maybe it will calm down for a few days

[Edited by: twinfanMN at 2/27/2013 9:59:57 AM EST]
DustyHorse
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:58:42 AM

In a few months the economic numbers will go down due to the drag of fuel prices on the economy. Then fuel prices will go back down and the cycle continues.
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:58:28 AM

Should have adapted before gas got to $4
gasguzler4667
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:58:11 AM

greedy a holes.
sm5240
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:58:10 AM

Big deal - the price for regular gasoline is over $4.15 in California
cj003
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:58:02 AM

3.99 or 4.00 a gallon we may as well get used to it ,this summer 4.00 a gallon will sound like a good deal.
Suzzoom
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:57:12 AM

The snowbirds are starting to go home, so there are fewer people to buy gas. To keep up revenues, year-rounders will get stuck paying more.
Red7002011
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:56:37 AM

How high will they go?
LuthierKS
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:56:05 AM

Not unexpected. Remember, the administration campaigned on higher energy prices.
mitchells
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:55:51 AM

Yeah, yeah ,yeah. The price needs to go down. And I remember paying a $1 for a gallon of milk as a kid. It's called inflation people, so learn to live with it.

How much has gas prices gone up in the last 30 years, compared to say the price of the cars you drive over that same time period? I don't hear people complaining about that, only because they aren't looking the price in their face everytime they pull up to a pump
Titanic1985
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:54:16 AM

This article states, "So far, consumers do not seem to be changing consumption habits much, according to both gas station managers and consumers consulted Monday." What more can a consumer do as they have cut back needless trips, bought more fuel efficient vehicles and even cancelled vacations?
SnickersDog
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:52:57 AM

Ouch.
BillHeatherL
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:52:25 AM

we all hate higher gas prices
Minutefan
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:52:22 AM

prices need to be regulated and taken out of the hands of speculators; economic recovery depends on it
abacus44
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:52:21 AM

Started seeing a small pullback in prices here this week. Hope it continues.
Stevedog
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:50:51 AM

the point of higher prices is to drive people to conserve. I'll be on my bike very soon
henryeOH
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:49:56 AM

greed will get you every time.
Hangnail309
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:49:21 AM

Adapt, is there any other choice? Speculation, refinery problems, political woes, so what else is new?
Spirits
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:49:10 AM

Expect more
mazdaboy
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:49:06 AM

Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris sales have been slowing down. The current rise in gas prices should help the dealers get those unsold cars off their lot.
AC-302
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:48:56 AM

Gas has been over four bucks here in LaLa land for some months..
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The economy will slow significantly unless this trend reverses itself.
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