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Improbable diplomacy eases fuel prices

GasBuddy Blog -- When Russia’s Vladimir Putin offered a solution last week to the Syria crisis, suggesting that Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons arsenal could be turned over to international control, Iran and China, Great Britain and France immediately backed the 11th hour deal and President Obama’s speechwriters undoubtedly scrambled to rework the speech he had scheduled for Sept. 10.

It was that quick. An imminent U.S. missile assault on Syria –with or without Congressional approval-- was averted. And just as quickly, the Dow Jones gained 100 points and Brent and WTI crude prices dropped shortly after commodities trading opened the following morning.

At the same time, an update from OPEC brought additional good news, that may...


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2013 7:46:18 AM

so far, prices holding steady at best.
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boileauj
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2013 2:57:39 AM

It sure would be encouraging to see, but $3? Really?
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2013 9:03:50 AM

would be nice to see the prices drop... hasn't happened here (yet).
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2013 12:52:43 AM

Ok
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csblesson
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2013 11:22:37 PM

Good. Let it go down
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 11:42:26 PM

Unfortunate for %hose of us in California.
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gcalleja
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 6:14:03 PM

Please drop those prices!
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kiholt
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 6:03:08 PM

NOT in MI spiked up 40 cents today must be sp(gr)eedway when prices spike for no reason ; speedway marathon
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 5:02:19 PM

Prices up 16 cents today.
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 4:46:47 PM

I'll take it.
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audreylw
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 4:00:31 PM

Let's see the price lower at the pumps then!
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myambro
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 3:30:00 PM

It's not that Pres Putin is smarter than Pres Obama... He's more savvy, has guts and a backbone.
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lyons681
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 3:06:52 PM

Didn't Obama promise to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? Now he's trying to start a new one. Look what it did to our gas prices. Don't be an isolationist, but look for other ways than a military strike. P.S. Russia has always been on Syria's side.
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ESP27
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 3:01:57 PM

Hopefully prices will fall. Only seen a cent or two here so far. And that's not at most stations. One station went down 10 cents on the cash price which is eliminated when you pay with credit.
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 2:57:30 PM

Can you believe that the Russian has been more help to the U.S. general public than Obama?
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 2:56:54 PM

Blah, Blah
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 2:56:29 PM

Don't worry nobama and company will find a way to push the prices back up.
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 2:55:49 PM

Down here 6 cents in a week!
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 2:52:07 PM

we'll see
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 2:49:59 PM

thankfully prices are down here in MA, but it won't last long so fill up now!
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 2:49:52 PM

old news.
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 2:49:44 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 2:49:25 PM

OK.
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 2:49:03 PM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 2:45:50 PM

Makes me want to scream and shout.
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 2:45:36 PM


Until the next 'crisis' arises...
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 2:37:23 PM

Improbable is right.
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 2:36:48 PM

Then why a jump of .30 at pump today or is it just Speedway at work again!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 2:34:35 PM

How could our "community organizer" possibly be outmaneuvered by by a former Lieutenant Colonel in the KGB?
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 2:34:05 PM

Prices are still too high.
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 2:33:45 PM

whatever it takes 2 keep prices on this downward pace >>
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 2:33:31 PM

Didn't help Ohio today...gas up +30 cents a gallon here.
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 2:30:01 PM

Am sure the speculators hate this.
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 2:27:57 PM


Yeah, I read this yesterday.

How about something new.

What this story says is that Russia isn't the war monger that the US government led us to believe.

Actually, with the US wanting to bomb Syria, and every other country at the drop of the hat, it appears that it is the other way around, it is the US government that has the war-monger mentality.



[Edited by: caddilac at 9/19/2013 2:31:45 PM EST]
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blocky
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 2:27:25 PM

I expected prices to be far higher with the Syrian events of late.
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 2:27:16 PM

Putin is smarter than our leaders.
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 2:23:15 PM

This article makes it sound as if Putin is a lot smarter than our leaders. Maybe it is true.
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 2:22:08 PM

Prices have not droped here in NC
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 2:20:48 PM

Where our prices jumped 8 cent a liter or 36 cents a gallon yesterday.
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 2:20:42 PM

Gee, who would have thought it? More brilliant Obozo foreign policy at work.
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 2:18:03 PM

Old - has not changed.
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pecos
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 2:16:08 PM

Where? Our gas prices just jumped 35 cents today... $3.55.
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 2:14:11 PM

good
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 2:10:23 PM

Excellent!!!
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 2:09:25 PM

Whatever it took, to end Assad rein of terror!!!!!; & to cut-off Wall St, from gouging us across the board commodities price indices!!!.
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 2:07:24 PM

Eases fuel prices WHERE???
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 2:05:26 PM

Appears that Putin would poll higher than obama, here!
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 2:02:45 PM

Why are prices going up today in Michigan....
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 1:56:22 PM

repeat
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 1:52:59 PM

But what happens when Assad uses chemical weapons again?
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