Another Jump At The Pump

The government will release the latest average price of gas Monday, and it's expected to mirror what many already believe, and what the Lundberg Survey confirmed, that gas is getting still more expensive.

The national average price per gallon is $3.88 for regular gasoline, according to the Lundberg Survey. That's a 12-cent increase over the past two weeks.

Gas could get higher. Oil hit $113 a barrel in Asia Monday, and anger could spike too this week, as oil companies release their profit reports, expected to be the strongest they've been in a few years.

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  • by History Student Location: NC on Apr 25, 2011 at 07:51 PM
    The Republicans on Nov 2 got control of congress. They stopped Obama's gas tax hike , like many other tax hikes Obama wanted. How soon we forget?
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      by truth on Apr 29, 2011 at 06:06 AM in reply to History Student
      and now many republicans are going on record saying it is Obama's fault for passing tax cuts, which economists have all agreed will push us further into debt. how soon you forget. seriously, what kind of history student are you?
  • by Fred Location: NC on Apr 25, 2011 at 06:04 PM
    Obama has only the Obama Zombies like Lavon for his 2012 president vote. Send Lavon to GITMO to see when Obama will close it? Sorry Lavon no money from the rich people yet just keep checking your mail. LOL
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Apr 25, 2011 at 04:09 PM
    Actually cj, its the feds. They devalued the dollar when they started up the printing press. Also, the EPA told Shell Oil they could not drill at Anwar. Bush had it set up with Shell. So with the Gulf off limits...he has forced us to buy from the middle east. Facts are, Sherri is right, its all about Obama. He did it, Geitner printed money and thus, the redistribution of the middle class money without an income tax increase. Fools ignore this, he lied again. I told Lavon and Barlow they were voting for a pay cut....look at the fools now. Lavon driving around with a moped, Barlow sold his cars, house and moved into a cave. You know they wouldn't be hypocrits would they? As gas goes to $5 a gallon this summer...Obama is one and done, no longer fun. No one has done this much damage to the economy then he. Yet Barlow and Lavon cannot defend him with one fact. Even Lavon cannot tell us why he voted for the worst president in the history of this nation. I have asked him many response, cause he cannot. I now must worry about the real working poor in this country, they took a big hit. If gas doesn't go down...they will.
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      by facts on Apr 25, 2011 at 05:46 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      facts are that anwr oil will only change the cost we pay at the pump by 50 cents........for only a year, maybe two. After that, then what? Canada and Mexico are our top suppliers, so technically we are not totally ' buy from the middle east'.
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Apr 26, 2011 at 05:14 AM in reply to facts
        Nice theory. The oil companies actually accessed what and where oil is...they get paid for that. Just off Ca alone is more oil than Opec, Libya and Canada have. Of course Canada cross drills from their side to Anwar. So good luck with that theory...I will stick with those in the business...
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          by facts on Apr 26, 2011 at 09:14 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          then those in the business need to be fired since Canada gets most of its oil from the tar sands in the province of Alberta.... where did you find your source on "Canada cross drills from their side to Anwar"? because that is simply not true. nice theory though, back up your opinion with facts.
  • by cj on Apr 25, 2011 at 01:08 PM
    Yes, the moratorium is partially to blame and the speculators are another part of the equation. without the moratorium, the specs would jump off oil so fast heads would spin. developing nations need oil and that's fine, there's plenty to go around. if we drill, OPEC will cut back. but we will still have the jobs that drilling and refining create, so the economy would be alright, even if cost stayed at the current levels. and OPEC could only cut back so much, they need the money too. right now, obongo is enjoying all of this. afterall, it's what he wanted. he could end it by opening the oil fields in ANWR and in the Gulf. but he won't. he's in reelection mode now. fools, our country is coming apart at the seams and all you can see is Dem v Rep. pathetic really
  • by Sherri Location: NC on Apr 25, 2011 at 01:00 PM
    To Lavon - Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Apr 25, 2011 at 03:36 PM. Lavon I don't want to here your cow chip spin. You blamed the Republiancs and Bush for over $3.00 a gallon of gas many,many times for years. Your just a hypocrit like all of the rest of your Barlow friends
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Apr 25, 2011 at 12:36 PM
    Wait a minute I thought you Obama haters were supporters of free markets? This is Capitolism and free markets at it's best. If you don't like the high gas prices then you have a choice not to buy it...
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      by To Leftist Lavon on Apr 26, 2011 at 05:32 AM in reply to Lavon
      Wait a minute, I thought you Bush haters blamed the president for rises in gas prices. This is obama energy policies at their best. So I guess if we don't like the president we can choose not to vote for him...
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Apr 25, 2011 at 12:34 PM
    How's that Tax cut for the rich working out for ya?
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      by BLAHammed on Apr 25, 2011 at 01:20 PM in reply to Lavon
      You must be rich lavitra,cause you sure dont seem to care how high it goes.
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        by jerry on Apr 25, 2011 at 02:05 PM in reply to BLAHammed
        Don`t take much to fill a moped...
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Apr 25, 2011 at 01:34 PM in reply to Lavon
      Being that the oil companies subsidize the people in the gulf states for oil being drilled there, Obama just raised their taxes with the moritorium on drilling. Florida, which had no state income tax will eventually, be shut off. Well, Lavon, the point is those rich oil companies were helping the people there and Obama shut them down for paying. You really proud of that? How do you like going to work everday in a moped? So your presidents moritorium on drilling is now cost you money, well, he is distributing it to the middle east for you since you are not responsible with it. Obama can help you get it to him like he is right now. Libya needs new shoes to throw at Obama this time....
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        by what? on Apr 26, 2011 at 09:18 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        so you are okay as long as you have gas in your tank and a big corporation paying for your income tax? So you are for businesses paying tax? What are you a democrat or something?
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Apr 25, 2011 at 12:27 PM
    Wolfgang...Barlow and Lavon are still here. They are tyring all they can to blame Bush on this...however, Obamas signiature is on the moritorium. Obama owns this price on gas. This is the redistribution of wealth, now to include Argentina since Obama gave them 2 billion dollars to drill....Communists...their agenda, will cost all of us democrat and republican. Does anyone know someone who voted for Obama? Seems all the people I know, say no or didn't admit...
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      by enc on Apr 26, 2011 at 09:15 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      thats a hard question to answer when this part of the state is run by fox news.....
  • by Anonymous on Apr 25, 2011 at 12:11 PM
    there is good and bad in all presidents i will agree bush has messed up on things but OBAMA is the US's worst president ever. he has done nothing but make tons of promises to get elected and he did and now he makes wonderful speaches for all these people who voted on him to keep there support. he said he would have tropps back by now! still there tho. and he wants to fix the economy. thats a great idea but you have to make cuts in things, he might make budget cuts but he gives it right back out in health care ect. since he has been in office he said he would cut the debt by a certain percent. since 2008 the amount of debt accumulated each year has increased more and more not less. OBAMA=good speach giver and some ideas. cant carry any of them out though. NO leadership ability at all
  • by Anonymous Location: NC on Apr 25, 2011 at 10:15 AM
    I guess there will be alot of trucks & SUV's up for sale or repossed becuase with this economy who can afford to pay the monthly payment & buy the gas to drive it at $5-6 a gallon. Guess it goes back to the saying "It all depends on what you want"
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      by Anonymous on Apr 25, 2011 at 01:17 PM in reply to
      Remember all the Trucks and SUV sitting on lots for sale back in 2008. The auto industry could not give those things away back then.
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