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Spiking gas prices has drivers questioning true cause | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 18 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Feb 23, 2011, titled Spiking gas prices has drivers questioning true cause | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

The unrest in Libya hit home today 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 today, crossing $100 per barrel on the New York ...

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karon

AOL

#1 Feb 23, 2011
Good thing most of Ohio does not have passenger train service. The Koch brothers are against anything mass transit so guess what, Ohio and most of the midwest will be paying 4 to 5 dollars for gas!
Guy Average

Columbus, OH

#2 Feb 23, 2011
It is known as "supply and demand".

When we are tying our own hands as far as domestic oil production and the ME destabilizes, oil prices will necessarily skyrocket.

Just like Obama promised would happen to electricity prices as well.
YOU people

Columbus, OH

#3 Feb 23, 2011
Artifically manipulated market influenced by speculation of what COULD happen. Remember after 9/11 when station owners just raised prices, because they CAN? No different here. "THEY" do NOT lose profit. They set the price of their product to insure that the margin remains the same, no matter what the production issues may be. "Capitalism" at its finest
The Cincy Kid

Loveland, OH

#4 Feb 24, 2011
karon wrote:
Good thing most of Ohio does not have passenger train service. The Koch brothers are against anything mass transit so guess what, Ohio and most of the midwest will be paying 4 to 5 dollars for gas!
It's bad enough you used to post your garbage about trains on the Dayton Daily News site but now you have to come here and rant about the same? The train plan is dead, as it should be.
Lfod

Defiance, OH

#5 Feb 24, 2011
Ain't hope and change grand. obozo is destroying America intentionaly. Trillions in deficet spending has is making the dollar worthless. No drilling and billions in subsides to GE.. when IT took office unemployment was 6%, Gas was $1. 78 a gallon. What is it now? Impeachment is the answer!
Linda

Galloway, OH

#6 Feb 24, 2011
This is all by design. To have it clearly explained go to www.infowars.com or www.prisonplanet.com .
YOU people

Columbus, OH

#7 Feb 24, 2011
Lfod wrote:
Ain't hope and change grand. obozo is destroying America intentionaly. Trillions in deficet spending has is making the dollar worthless. No drilling and billions in subsides to GE.. when IT took office unemployment was 6%, Gas was $1. 78 a gallon. What is it now? Impeachment is the answer!
HOW do YOU BE so clueless? Do you just make stuff up? Gas was the highest it had EVER been (other than 9/11) JUST BEFORE the '08 election. Right about where it is NOW. It dropped below 3 bucks and STAYED there throughout O's term, until NOW. He hasn't spent ANY "new" money since coming in, but he has also been UNABLE to STOP the spending that was ALREADY going on because "certain" people don't want "change".BTW, did you mean GM, NOT GE? Interesting that NOBODY complained about RONNIE doing it with CHRYSLER, maybe you're too young (or stupid) to remember that?
GoBucks331

Columbus, OH

#8 Feb 24, 2011
Isn't the issue more about the value of the US dollar than anything else? Oil prices are volatile because the dollar is volatile.
Moodys Analytics

Jersey City, NJ

#9 Feb 24, 2011
Rising fuel prices and its effect on the consumer and the health of an area’s economy is very much segmented by local factors and analysis should be viewed regionally, sometimes even city by city. Additional information on Moody’s Analytics economic consumer global cities forecasts are available at: http://www.moodysanalytics.com/Products-and-S...
Gary

Cleveland, OH

#10 Feb 24, 2011
Lfod wrote:
Ain't hope and change grand. obozo is destroying America intentionaly. Trillions in deficet spending has is making the dollar worthless. No drilling and billions in subsides to GE.. when IT took office unemployment was 6%, Gas was $1. 78 a gallon. What is it now? Impeachment is the answer!
why not impeach the people that brought on this crisis ? What about Bushnod and the other translucent, transparent bozo's who wrecked our economy prior to the POTUS taking office ? Oh, I forgot...because he is a translucent he gets a free pass on his wrecking of the economy ?...It's a shame that since the birther's can't prove that he is not "american", people seem to take any tact to attempt to destroy his image and agenda...After the translucent's have had years and years to make america work for everyone, and they have failed miserably.
boing

Mount Gilead, OH

#11 Feb 24, 2011
Right now the tax on gas in Ohio is about .60 cents per gallon , or around 20% of the cost . A bill that obama is about to sign as part of his proposed budget would increase the tax by .15 cents per gallon to .75 cents or 25% of the cost per gallon . Gas in Ohio is high because of the tax , not the Middle East unrest .
Whatever

Grove City, OH

#12 Feb 24, 2011
GoBucks331 wrote:
Isn't the issue more about the value of the US dollar than anything else? Oil prices are volatile because the dollar is volatile.
Not really. The value of the dollar did not drop by 10% this week. But gas prices went up that much. However, it is true that the average price of gas for a given period of time is somewhat dependent upon the dollar. That's part of the reason why we pay $3 for gas but countries in Europe can pay $5 or more.
Doug

Southington, OH

#13 Feb 24, 2011
It's all the fault of Bush, oh wait, he's not in office anymore......hummmmm......
Nutjob

Downey, CA

#14 Feb 24, 2011
The price of oil per barrel was steadily dropping during the Egyptian revolution with no visible drop in gas prices. The SAME DAY oil prices jump "due to Libya", the gas price also skyrockets, even though this new expensive oil has not even been refined, yet. The jump in oil prices have left them just below $100/barrel, yet the price of oil was between $100-120/barrel the entire time we had $3/gallon gas a couple years ago. There's only one explanation that can make sense of these number, we're being played.
Lfod

Defiance, OH

#15 Feb 24, 2011
YOU people wrote:
<quoted text>HOW do YOU BE so clueless? Do you just make stuff up? Gas was the highest it had EVER been (other than 9/11) JUST BEFORE the '08 election. Right about where it is NOW. It dropped below 3 bucks and STAYED there throughout O's term, until NOW. He hasn't spent ANY "new" money since coming in, but he has also been UNABLE to STOP the spending that was ALREADY going on because "certain" people don't want "change".BTW, did you mean GM, NOT GE? Interesting that NOBODY complained about RONNIE doing it with CHRYSLER, maybe you're too young (or stupid) to remember that?
I mean GE crap for brains They owned MSNBC which might as well be Al Jazera west. They have been granted billions in susidised tax dollars for "green Energy" You need to quit getting your news from Hugo Chaveez!
Peggy Da Moocher

Columbus, OH

#16 Feb 24, 2011
YOU people wrote:
<quoted text>HOW do YOU BE so clueless? Do you just make stuff up? Gas was the highest it had EVER been (other than 9/11) JUST BEFORE the '08 election. Right about where it is NOW. It dropped below 3 bucks and STAYED there throughout O's term, until NOW. He hasn't spent ANY "new" money since coming in, but he has also been UNABLE to STOP the spending that was ALREADY going on because "certain" people don't want "change".BTW, did you mean GM, NOT GE? Interesting that NOBODY complained about RONNIE doing it with CHRYSLER, maybe you're too young (or stupid) to remember that?
angry today we little guy? Is it time for a group hug for "YOU people"? C'mon now...you know you want one <big squeeze/YOU people giggles and puts Obammy pacifier back in mouth> See there? Are we OK now after our group hug? All better!!!
WAJ

Columbus, OH

#17 Feb 24, 2011
It is simply about money and get what u can, when u can, and how u can. The companies will charge whatever and any reason is justified to them.
WAJ

Columbus, OH

#18 Feb 24, 2011
Moodys Analytics wrote:
Rising fuel prices and its effect on the consumer and the health of an area’s economy is very much segmented by local factors and analysis should be viewed regionally, sometimes even city by city. Additional information on Moody’s Analytics economic consumer global cities forecasts are available at: http://www.moodysanalytics.com/Products-and-S...
U just have alot of gobbledy goop!!!

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