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Gasoline price hike biggest since 2009

UPI -- An average U.S. monthly jump of 47 cents a gallon for regular unleaded gasoline is the biggest in nearly four years, and much earlier than usual, AAA says.

Retail gas prices have climbed 34 days in a row, the motor club federation said. An average gallon of regular unleaded cost about $3.30 a month ago, but it stood at $3.77 nationwide Wednesday, the club said.

The 47-cent increase translates to a hike of nearly 14 percent -- the most dramatic increase since June 2009.

On Tuesday, when the price increase was 44 cents in 33 days, AAA said the trend was "the longest streak since the price increased 44 cents over 44 days March 22-May 5, 2011."

The largest one-month increase on record was Aug. 5 to Sept. 4, 2005, when prices jumped 75 cents largely because of Hurricane Katrina,


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sonicmustang
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 12:43:44 AM

Ha ha ha
blupupher
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:17:24 PM

shame
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:07:12 PM

Good one, chvytruk!!
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 7:30:35 PM

Yeah, 2009 . . . now that was a good year . . . for the bloodsuckers.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 5:57:54 PM

G
ObieDog
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 5:21:52 PM

Hate it.
GatorGuy
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 4:06:16 PM

Nobody could have 'speculated' such a rapid increase...except speculators of course!
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 2:03:18 PM

greedy speculators...
EMoe57
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 1:14:28 PM

But SPECULATORS drive up the price
chvytruk
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 12:17:44 PM

You will have no reason to vote repub in 2016, GasHunterIA, because the dems will still have Bendover Boehner's and Mealy-Mouthed McConnell's bunch by their itsy-bitsy teenie-tiny gonads.

[Edited by: chvytruk at 2/21/2013 12:21:26 PM EST]
chvytruk
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 12:13:31 PM

You'll have better luck herding cats, f4driver.
GasHunterIA
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 12:13:31 PM

Why are Republicans not fighting this in DC?
Why should I vote Republicans in 2016?
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 12:09:13 PM

We need to build more refineries. I still say the military should use the closed down bases to build a couple of refineries for their jet fuel and gas. That would definately bring the oil industry back to reality.
bicycler
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 12:05:01 PM

The jump of gas prices helps the `oilbarons` and the specdevils but not the consumers and the economy. When will the people rebel and demand control of the greedy groups!!!!!!!!!
arnerator
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 12:02:24 PM

This is disgusting robbery. CONGRESS !!!!! Get off your butts and DO SOMETHING !!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 12:01:31 PM

Not good news for the public.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 12:01:25 PM

There is no NEED for gas price increases just GREED. If I cut back any more I'll be putting gas back into the pump.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 12:01:13 PM

greed
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I hope everyone is ready for the collapse of society!
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I'm ready for the anarchy!
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:56:32 AM

And whats the excuse now?
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:55:57 AM

greedy bastards
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:55:43 AM

i am sure that big O's govt has nothing to do with it, just greedy corporations, yea right!
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:54:21 AM

Greed
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:53:26 AM

And we get FOUR MORE YEARS! Thanks fellow Americans.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:53:18 AM

It's all about the money ...
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:52:52 AM

Vote for me...I'll save you! - Barack Osama

[Edited by: MrPony at 2/21/2013 11:53:18 AM EST]
impactdi
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:52:39 AM

44ยข in 33 days? I see it go up that much in 30 minutes here.
gasper
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:51:56 AM

I wonder how high fuel prices will reach because of the hold back on cheap Canadian oil? The XL pipeline hold back is the reason why big oil can pick your pocket and the environmentalist helping them and they have Washington in their back pockets.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:50:45 AM

interesting
packards42
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:49:40 AM

yes we seeing an acceleration of the price going up and up.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:47:02 AM

Never happening....f4driver
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:46:36 AM

Anyone else notice the silence coming from the White House on high gas prices?
f4driver
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:45:50 AM

If, and it is a really big "IF", we could just get 75% of the motoring public to STOP buying gas for two or three days, watch the price drop!
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:44:20 AM

ok
drakeman70
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:43:58 AM

Guess summer vacation plans are going to be cut back again.
hooter
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:43:56 AM

Discouraging news, followed by April 15 grand tax day right around the corner
MitchelSdReview
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:43:47 AM

Oh happy days. grrr snarl hiss grumble
hooter
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Unhapppy days
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@cableman66 - I'm afraid you're right. What's good for the people is good for the people, not the president.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:42:47 AM

Maybe prices will stop increasing now.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:40:45 AM

Sorry Walleye53 he's not interested in your opinion he just wants your email address.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:39:58 AM

This is the third year in a row gas prices increased in January and February
in 2012 and 2011 gas prices dropped dramatically in APril and May
Hope April 2013 follows the pattern
marion1739
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:39:25 AM

Just add a $10,000.00 campaign donation and your request may be looked at Walleye53
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:39:08 AM

Welcome to Obamaland
VernonOR
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:38:12 AM

And they will be saying the same thing in 2014.
Walleye53
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:37:34 AM

After reading through all the comments and bitches, would it not be better to send our concerns directly to : emailthepresident.com. Lets all collectively send our opinions directly to Mr.Obama. It has to help, right ?
braves89
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:34:34 AM

not good
VaPider
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:34:02 AM

Prices are jumping around too much here...up 20 cents one day, down 15 cents the next...what?!?!?
thepi
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:32:20 AM

Yeah, well thank you for telling us what we know...we're looking at the price sky-rocketing every day!
bearzz
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:31:36 AM

Prices are up up and going higher. Where they'll stop, nobody knows.
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