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Oil near $90; drivers see some relief at the pump

mtstandard.com (AP) -- Oil dropped below $90 a barrel for the first time this year Monday, and pump prices dropped 3 cents over the weekend as drivers catch a break after two months of steep increases.

..At one point this winter the price rose for 36 straight days. The 49-cent increase for January and February set a record for that two-month period.

..Spending cuts of roughly $85 billion automatically kicked in on Friday after President Barack Obama and Congress failed to meet a deadline for striking a deal to avert or soften the reductions. Negotiations on Sunday ended in a bitter impasse, and what happens next is anyone's guess.

..In the U.S., refinery maintenance contributed to the early-year spike in gasoline prices. Refineries are switching from winter blends of gasoline to summer varieties, which


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 12:04:23 AM

yea, gs, that's what I thought too when I saw the headline.
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gs7101
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 6:46:45 AM

What relief?
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heydano67
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 3:25:15 AM

would like a bigger drop
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RitaVespa
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 1:30:11 AM

No relief here.
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 11:47:29 PM


Always super fast to rise, but a slow death spiral to drop! Wonder why?
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lesndave
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:59:10 PM

Relief at pump.....?
Really????
.....WHERE?!?!?
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snappytom2
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 6:09:28 PM

All false senses of relief are imaginary.
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tutaw
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 3:29:34 PM

like to see more relief
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KhelbenArunson
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 2:07:55 PM

I don't care about oil anymore, I care about the price at the pump.
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john72ss
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 1:08:25 PM

what do you mean relief at the pump? do you mean instead of going up 10 cents a week, it only goes up 5 cents a week? how is this a relief?
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CapriceWagon
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 12:23:05 PM

Prices are still slowly climbing here
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tomok
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 12:08:28 PM

Oil near $90; drivers see some relief at the pump – what relief, where?
Big Oil and Big Gas sells fuel and natural gas on the world market!
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!
The refineries produce less fuel, create a fuel 'shortage' and prices at the pump go up too.
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!
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BossPal
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 11:53:25 AM

The more things change, the more they stay the same.
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ModelWarships
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 11:18:08 AM

just a temporary reprieve until they figure out another reason to spike prices.
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StephenOM
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 11:09:32 AM

An it has nothing to do with sequester. It's a natural follow thru to the refinery reformulation and declining crude prices.
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BudsterMO
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 11:08:44 AM

Blah, blah, blah, just more grist for the speculator mill.
Stop Oil Speculation (SOS) NOW!
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 11:07:20 AM

pump prices make me want beano
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leraar2
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 11:04:30 AM

the only gas relief we're likely to see is pepto-bismol.
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mazdaboy
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 11:02:20 AM

Gas not going down here.
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dan30thz28
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:57:23 AM

Whatever, they're just making a huge profit on us. Thanks speculators!
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PDQBlues
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:56:20 AM


Gas prices are coming down, not as quickly as they increased, though.
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:54:38 AM

Sounds like we have a bunch of 47%ers wanting free stuff, perhaps.
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Don20
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:54:09 AM

Yes it went down three cents in this area, if you can call that relief at the pump..
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fenster66
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:45:06 AM

hope it keeps going down....
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Grumpy0521
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:42:45 AM

It's funny how the price of oil go down per barrel but so much at the pumps.
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jalan25
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:42:29 AM

Not holding my breathe.
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Tattooedmom67
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:42:27 AM

Why can't it jump down the way it jumps up? It goes up 5 - 10 cents everyday or other day, it goes down 1 penny at a time..go figure!!!
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dlemma
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:40:45 AM

DRILL HERE

DRILL NOW
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dlzastera
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:40:35 AM

Wait till summer comes.
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gafgar
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:39:24 AM

until someone farts in the middle east, and/or big oil sees the need to increase their greed margin.
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SqrKpf
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:37:55 AM

relief? what relief??
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MarkJM
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:36:57 AM

the only relief I see is a reduction in my spendable income.
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Costello
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:36:36 AM

Not here...still going up!
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dcoxdcox44
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:35:11 AM

Everybody complains when prices go up.
So what do you do when prices go down?
Complain some more!

[Edited by: dcoxdcox44 at 3/5/2013 10:35:42 AM EST]
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KarateDude
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:35:05 AM

What relief??? I am being relieved of my hard earned cash!!!
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truckpdlr
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:34:45 AM

Still waiting to see relif at the pump
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sm5240
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:34:07 AM

A little reprieve before summer driving season - big deal.
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w4kh
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:33:58 AM

The economics of running a filling station mean that they must rapidly increase pump prices when crude oil goes up in order to be able to pay for the next (higher priced) load of gasoline... however, once the tanks are full of the higher priced gasoline, if crude oil prices drop, the station owner still has high priced, expensive gasoline and must sell it at higher prices or lose money on each gallon sold. Tough business, being caught between Big Oil and the consumers.
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freedomsailor
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:33:56 AM

Yup, our prices for regular, on average, have dropped .01 cents this week.
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BuddhaB
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:33:41 AM

Some is the key word in that headline
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91_Metro_Man
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:33:25 AM

Fuel prices should go down as fast as they went up. not.
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Asbury09
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:32:12 AM

prices are down a little, but have a way to go to hit the level before the last spike
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paoli8
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:31:06 AM

We have heard all the excuses before. Why is it that all refineries bust be shut down for maintained at the same time
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:31:05 AM

is this a joke ?
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freedom2831
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:30:06 AM

Prices are still going up in Seattle.
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2962
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:29:50 AM

Does this mean we need to go into a recession to see price decline?
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JMW1942
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:29:22 AM

At $89 a barrel gas used to be around $3.25 a gallon. We dropped 10 cents in thumb of Mi. Stations say they have to sell high price gas first, but it doesn't work that why if oil goes up a buck a barrel.
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HDUltra03
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:28:18 AM

When?
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marion1739
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:27:55 AM

Okay
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liao
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:27:51 AM

Not in Montreal where the posted price is 144.9 cents per litre today.
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