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Wed Oct 10, 2018, 07:00 PM

Gas Prices Are Going Up And Experts Say We Better Get Used To It

Experts say the national average for a gallon of unleaded could soon hit $3, a price we haven't seen since October of 2014.

Author: Rob Hughes
Published: 4:17 PM EDT October 9, 2018
Updated: 4:20 PM EDT October 9, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Maybe you didn't notice the last time you filled your car's gas tank, but prices at the pump are going up.

Experts say the national average for a gallon of unleaded could soon hit $3, a price we haven't seen since October of 2014. In Charlotte alone, the average price for a gallon of fuel has gone up four cents. There is some good news for drivers in the Carolinas, though. Fuel prices in both states are below the national average.

Drivers in North Carolina pay an average of $2.73 per gallon. South Carolina is home to the country's cheapest gas, coming in at an average of just $2.59 per gallon. Nationwide, the average just hit $2.91. As of Tuesday morning, drivers can fill up for $2.49 a gallon at Costco on Tyvola Road, home of the Queen City's cheapest gas.

"It's like I almost have to find another job to put gas in my car," said one man.

And he's not alone. The average American's car uses about 600 gallons of gas a year and Americans are paying an extra 40 cents per gallon in 2018. At $3 per gallon, a two-car family is paying, on average, $740 more than it did in 2017.

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MAGA, MAAAGA, MAAAAAGA!!!

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Reply Gas Prices Are Going Up And Experts Say We Better Get Used To It (Original post)
RCW2014 Oct 10 OP
freedumb2003 Oct 10 #1
RCW2014 Oct 10 #2
freedumb2003 Oct 10 #3
RCW2014 Oct 10 #4
freedumb2003 Oct 10 #5
RCW2014 Oct 10 #7
Lira Oct 10 #6
Troll2 Oct 10 #8
quad489 Oct 10 #10
RCW2014 Oct 11 #19
quad489 Oct 11 #22
quad489 Oct 10 #9
RCW2014 Oct 10 #11
quad489 Oct 10 #12
RCW2014 Oct 10 #13
quad489 Oct 10 #14
RCW2014 Oct 10 #15
LexTalionis Oct 11 #16
Scotch Oct 11 #17
Badsamm Oct 11 #18
Sullivan Oct 11 #20
Aquila Oct 11 #21
Banshee 3 Actual Oct 11 #23
oflguy Oct 11 #24
RCW2014 Oct 11 #25
oflguy Oct 11 #26
RCW2014 Oct 11 #27
oflguy Oct 11 #28

Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 07:08 PM

1. Or not.

I would try to explain to you the concept of Opportunity Cost but that would be like trying to teach a donkey how to play the flute.

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Response to freedumb2003 (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 07:12 PM

2. Your personal attack is noted. Carry on.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 07:13 PM

3. Boo hoo?

It doesn't change my thesis.

Nor do you address it.

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Response to freedumb2003 (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 07:17 PM

4. I welcome it. Highlights your meme, not mine. Don't let me interrupt now...

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 07:21 PM

5. Works for me. Your ignorance on matters of economics is noted.

But nice attempt at deflection.

I made a salient point but colored it in personal humor. You clearly have no idea to what I refer and how it applies to your OP.

That is a statement of fact, not an insult.

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Response to freedumb2003 (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 07:33 PM

7. Just keep being yourself. I rather enjoy it actually.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 07:25 PM

6. What does the price of gasoline

have to do with MAGA? Gas prices go up and down based on supply and demand.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 07:55 PM

8. Iran sanctions probably account for $20/barrel or $2 billion/day in higher energy costs globally

$730 billion / year is a high cost to pay for Trump's pandering to Netanyahu!

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Response to Troll2 (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 08:57 PM

10. ''Iran sanctions probably account for $20/barrel''...small price to pay to keep Iran nuke free.

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Response to quad489 (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 02:55 PM

19. Both Iran and Russia are enjoying these higher oil prices, indeed.


Iran says oil price rally offsetting US sanctions impact


Press TV – A senior Iranian official says the recent rise in oil prices has offset the impact of US sanctions on Iran’s oil exports, with the country’s oil revenues up 16 percent in the past six months.

US President Donald Trump has pledged to squeeze Iran’s oil exports down to a trickle, pushing oil prices to levels not seen since 2014.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #19)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 06:10 PM

22. Excellent news, the higher prices will increase demand for our own domestic oil production..........

"Both Iran and Russia are enjoying these higher oil prices, indeed."

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 08:53 PM

9. Are those the same experts who claimed the same shit when gas was $4/gal under Obama??

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Response to quad489 (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 08:59 PM

11. Or Bush Jr. when it peaked at its highest record price just before the Bush "Great Recession" ...

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 09:08 PM

12. ...so your answer is YES, thanks for confirming.

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Response to quad489 (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 09:18 PM

13. What was the question, again?

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 09:22 PM

14. Nice, two deflections in a row..................you going to go for three?

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Response to quad489 (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 09:42 PM

15. Yes. nt

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 07:14 AM

16. High gas prices are a good thing. According to some.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 08:27 AM

17. What I don't understand is this,

the US is now the world's leading producer and exporter of fuel, so why don't we tell the rest of the world that we will no longer export oil and keep it in country?

We should also expand our Strategic Reserves.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 10:38 AM

18. And... its down

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 03:24 PM

20. Gee thanks Trump.

Your minions will gladly pay more for your insanity.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 03:30 PM

21. The good news is oil is not required any more

thanks to Toyota, Honda and Hyundai.

Energy independence is good, but the concept is lost on the Lords of the Fleas scampering about this forum





Existing ICE engines can be converted, if the US wanted. But the US doesn't want.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 06:38 PM

23. Tis worth it to see russians die from their own hand

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 09:11 PM

24. I bet you would have applauded Obama's 10 dollar a gallon dream

had it become reality

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Response to oflguy (Reply #24)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 09:14 PM

25. Considering I live within the heart of the auto industry and witnessed what your hero

Joorge Bush $4+ gasoline prices did to the auto industry, you'd lose that bet, indeed.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #25)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 09:21 PM

26. I'm no Bush fan

Did you get excited when it went over 4?

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Response to oflguy (Reply #26)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 09:23 PM

27. Did you not comprehend my last response to you? Geesh...

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #27)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 09:32 PM

28. Obama's energy czar Steven Chu said he wanted gas to fall in line with prices in Europe

Which were 9-10 dollars a gallon at the time

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