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Discontent in Libya blamed for big spike at gas pump | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 25 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Feb 24, 2011, titled Discontent in Libya blamed for big spike at gas pump | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

The unrest in Libya hit home yesterday in the form of higher gasoline prices. Across central Ohio, the average price soared to $3.29 for regular unleaded, up about 30 cents in the past two days, according to Gasbuddy.com. Crude-oil prices, the largest component of gasoline prices, continued to rise yesterday, crossing $100 per barrel on the New ...

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hamburger pimp

Dublin, OH

#1 Feb 24, 2011
Who knows whom we're supposed to believe? It's hard to tell whether the media is telling the "truth" about oil prices and food prices or just feeding us happy talk to keep us in line. Pray to whatever you pray to that the unrest doesn't spread to Saudi Arabia, which will make $4 a gallon look cheap.
EMm

Bucyrus, OH

#2 Feb 24, 2011
Drill Baby, Drill!!!
groundhog

United States

#3 Feb 24, 2011
I believe a lot of people would like to know exactly who is cleaning out our wallets due to increasing gas prices. Where would the money trail lead us? Is it the stock market profiteers? The greedy oil company tycoons? You can also place blame on our politicians and the "go green" groups. We have an over-abundance of oil right here in the USA. It's about time we stopped being dependent upon foreign oil.
leadership issues

Columbus, OH

#4 Feb 24, 2011
You can't let the lanky guy with the cigarette breath "playing house" and learning how to govern "OTJ" (but he talks all nice and purty!!) off the hook for this world unrest. A weak U.S. President destabilizes the entire world. Look around people and see it all unfolding. This is a disaster in the making.
Cynic

Columbus, OH

#5 Feb 24, 2011
"Crude-oil prices, the largest component of gasoline prices, continued to rise yesterday, crossing $100 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange for the first time since October 2008."

In a White House press release issued today, President Obama welcomed the increase as good news. "This is just what we were looking for to increase our Chevy Volt sales! We expect Volt sales to surge from 10 sold in January to 20 sold in February. We look at the increase in foreign crude, as well as our moratorium on domestic oil drilling as justifying our vision for the Volt"...

Ok, maybe there is some poetic liscense there, but where, Dispatch, is the outrage??? When Bush was in office, this was front page news and action was being demanded.

Obama is clueless....

Since: Feb 11

Roy, WA

#6 Feb 24, 2011
...And more folks are eating at Rally's & White Castle with the high price

of food.
NCBuck

Charlotte, NC

#7 Feb 24, 2011
We get absolutely zero oil from Lybia for starters according to CNN. Second, I heard on the news yesterday that America was listed as the richest country in the world for natural resources such as oil, coal, natural gas, etc....Our energy policy is crap and it's because of the democrats! We will be paying over $5 a gallon for gas this summer! It's time to get our energy policy in line, start using our natural resources to get the price of gas and other fuels down before we're in another recession! Meanwhile, we can still work on alternative fuel sources w/o crippling the nation in the process!
Whatever

Grove City, OH

#8 Feb 24, 2011
NCBuck wrote:
We get absolutely zero oil from Lybia for starters according to CNN. Second, I heard on the news yesterday that America was listed as the richest country in the world for natural resources such as oil, coal, natural gas, etc....Our energy policy is crap and it's because of the democrats! We will be paying over $5 a gallon for gas this summer! It's time to get our energy policy in line, start using our natural resources to get the price of gas and other fuels down before we're in another recession! Meanwhile, we can still work on alternative fuel sources w/o crippling the nation in the process!
Whaaaa...$5 per gallon for gas. Do you have any idea what gas costs in Europe?
Stephen Schaffer

Sanford, FL

#9 Feb 24, 2011
Oil industry greed will use any excuse to raise gas prices. We allow them to do this by continuing to buy the gas no matter how high it goes. Each time this happens I try to find the one gas station where I live that is 15-20 cents cheaper or I don't drive. I have been know not to drive for up to 3 weeks as a boycott against it.

If even 10% of Americans would do this the oil industry as a whole would loose billion in just a few days and would take notice.
RecallThe NutcaseRight

Columbus, OH

#10 Feb 24, 2011
K-Sick K-Daffy will have to rethink his "Kent State Strategy" here over their tax and lie labor busting if MoooMar and the nutcase right shoot 1st.

Don't want any "Bad Press" on the Fox Teflon
Whatever

Grove City, OH

#11 Feb 24, 2011
The prices go up just because these companies know that we will accept it due to the national news. It's no different than the multitude of health insurance companies who raised rates, not because they had to, but because the media kept publishing that higer rates were "expected" due to the passage of the health care law. Do you really think that a company is going to NOT raise prices if you publish to the whole world that prices are expected to rise?
NCBuck

Charlotte, NC

#12 Feb 24, 2011
Whatever wrote:
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Whaaaa...$5 per gallon for gas. Do you have any idea what gas costs in Europe?
We don't live in Europe!
NCBuck

Charlotte, NC

#13 Feb 24, 2011
Stephen Schaffer wrote:
Oil industry greed will use any excuse to raise gas prices. We allow them to do this by continuing to buy the gas no matter how high it goes. Each time this happens I try to find the one gas station where I live that is 15-20 cents cheaper or I don't drive. I have been know not to drive for up to 3 weeks as a boycott against it.
If even 10% of Americans would do this the oil industry as a whole would loose billion in just a few days and would take notice.
I agree that we need to be more aggressive as Americans about this debacle but you do know that Government makes more money off a gallon of gas than the oil companies right?
boing

Mount Gilead, OH

#14 Feb 24, 2011
In Ohio the tax on gas is about .60 cents per gallon or 20% of the cost . A bill that obama wants to sign as part of his new budget would increase the tax by .15 cents per gallon to .75 cents or 25% of the cost. The reason gas is high in Ohio is the tax , not the unrest in the Middle East .
Stephen Schaffer

Sanford, FL

#15 Feb 24, 2011
NCBuck wrote:
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I agree that we need to be more aggressive as Americans about this debacle but you do know that Government makes more money off a gallon of gas than the oil companies right?
At this point, I don't care who is making the money...we need to take a stand. This country "supposedly" was founded on those who took a stand over taxes and greed. We are turning into a country bound to be worse than that we sought freedom from.

Once the gas prices go over 3.75 or 4 per gallon, I think there should be at the least 1 boycott day nationwide. This could force some hand to regulate and control the "highway robbery price we are paying."
NCBuck

Charlotte, NC

#16 Feb 24, 2011
Stephen Schaffer wrote:
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At this point, I don't care who is making the money...we need to take a stand. This country "supposedly" was founded on those who took a stand over taxes and greed. We are turning into a country bound to be worse than that we sought freedom from.
Once the gas prices go over 3.75 or 4 per gallon, I think there should be at the least 1 boycott day nationwide. This could force some hand to regulate and control the "highway robbery price we are paying."
Agreed!
bumper sticker

United States

#17 Feb 24, 2011
Dear Barack: Thanks for being my new BFF.....Love, Moammar

P.S. I hope Mahmoud doesn't get jealous of my edging onto his turf.
Peggy Da Moocher

Columbus, OH

#18 Feb 24, 2011
Hey there Brother Barack -- whens are you gonna pay my gasoline bill!!?? That's why we elected you bro!!! Love -- Peggy (the Moocher)

If you run for re-election I will be counting on you again Barack!!
hamburger pimp

Fremont, OH

#19 Feb 24, 2011
RecallThe NutcaseRight wrote:
K-Sick K-Daffy will have to rethink his "Kent State Strategy" here over their tax and lie labor busting if MoooMar and the nutcase right shoot 1st.
Don't want any "Bad Press" on the Fox Teflon
Hey, "the truth" is back and he's a Democrat now!
hamburger pimp

Fremont, OH

#20 Feb 24, 2011
Whatever wrote:
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Whaaaa...$5 per gallon for gas. Do you have any idea what gas costs in Europe?
European countries have well-developed public transit systems and aren't as dependent as the US on automobiles for basic transportation. You're comparing apples and oranges.

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