Gasoline prices jump 5 cents per gallon

There are 20 comments on the Business Journal story from Aug 2, 2011, titled Gasoline prices jump 5 cents per gallon. In it, Business Journal reports that:

Western Pennsylvania gasoline prices are on their way up again. There's been a five-cent-per-gallon increase to an average of $3.76 per gallon of self-serve gasoline, according to the AAA East Central Fuel Gauge.

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Amazed

United States

#1 Aug 3, 2011
America public being held hostage by the refineries and gas stations!!!! "GREED IS KING"

Since: Mar 11

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#2 Aug 3, 2011
I think the price at the pump for passenger vehicles is nearly (and I say "nearly") a non-issue. 10, 20, 30 cents really doesn't make that much difference to the consumer.

It's DIESEL. Diesel-diesel-diesel-diesel. That’s what really counts. That price affects practically everything we touch. If they would find ways to reduce that price; like relax regulations/reduce some taxes on it…even temporarily--THAT would make a big difference in what consumers and businesses purchase.
TaxNoMore

United States

#3 Aug 3, 2011
The transition to low-sulfur diesel fuel in the U.S., which is affecting diesel fuel production and distribution costs.

The Federal excise tax on diesel fuel is 6 cents per gallon higher (at 24.4 cents/gallon) than the tax on gasoline.
Dan the Man

Abington, PA

#4 Aug 3, 2011
TaxNoMore wrote:
The transition to low-sulfur diesel fuel in the U.S., which is affecting diesel fuel production and distribution costs.
The Federal excise tax on diesel fuel is 6 cents per gallon higher (at 24.4 cents/gallon) than the tax on gasoline.
That makes sense. Tractor trailers create more wear and tear on our interstate highways than cars do. It makes sense that they'd be taxed more to maintain the roads.
CRANK

Erie, PA

#5 Aug 3, 2011
Dan the Man wrote:
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That makes sense. Tractor trailers create more wear and tear on our interstate highways than cars do. It makes sense that they'd be taxed more to maintain the roads.
Really? Then why haven't the democrats allowed a new highway bill to be passed in the Senate to ACTUALLY maintain the roads with those taxes they collect?
CRANK

Erie, PA

#6 Aug 3, 2011
So much for O-Zero's petroleum stockpile release solving the gas price crises. Yet another Zero from the master of Zero results.
Dan the Man

Abington, PA

#7 Aug 3, 2011
CRANK wrote:
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Really? Then why haven't the democrats allowed a new highway bill to be passed in the Senate to ACTUALLY maintain the roads with those taxes they collect?
Do you mean - why have Democrats resisted a highway bill the cuts funding in half?

Here's my guess - because the American Society of Civil Engineers says we need $1 trillion of new spending to keep our highways and bridges safe and the GOP has prepared a bill that spends $215 billion instead.
yoo hoo

Erie, PA

#9 Aug 3, 2011
Dan the Man wrote:
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Do you mean - why have Democrats resisted a highway bill the cuts funding in half?
Here's my guess - because the American Society of Civil Engineers says we need $1 trillion of new spending to keep our highways and bridges safe and the GOP has prepared a bill that spends $215 billion instead.


You are eefing stupid. We had over a Trillion in TARP II to have shovel ready jobs ready to fix the infrastructure. Pull you empty head out of your worthless President's lying a-hole.
CRANK

Erie, PA

#10 Aug 3, 2011
Dan the Man wrote:
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Do you mean - why have Democrats resisted a highway bill the cuts funding in half?
Here's my guess - because the American Society of Civil Engineers says we need $1 trillion of new spending to keep our highways and bridges safe and the GOP has prepared a bill that spends $215 billion instead.
Well then you would be wrong. The last Highway Safety Bill was passed during Bush's administration, and once the democrats regained control of both the house and senate under Bush, they refused to appropriate against the authorization, saying they didn't feel compelled to fund a republican authorization bill. When the bill expired, the democrats still maintained control of BOTH houses, and failed to even consider a re-authorization bill. When the stimulus bill was passed, the democrats didn't even have a mark-up to include in the stimulus, which is the primary reason why there was so little "shovel ready" projects included. The costing simply hadn't been done, and O-Zero covered for the congressional democrats. When the republicans regained control of the house, they ran a bill through and sent it to the senate, where Reid killed it, stating he was going to run an FAA bill first, then didn't, leading up to the FAA shut down we are faced with today. However once Reid said he was going to do FAA first, the republican house accepted him at his word, and ran an FAA bill through and sent it also to the senate, and despite Reid's lies, there it sits. Democrats, especially in the Senate are incapable of getting anything done, and worse seem proud of it. As someone who works in that arena I can tell you those are facts. Believe them or not, it doesn't change them, nor does it put currently laid off construction workers in FAA projects back to work.
Tax No Moran

Kent, OH

#11 Aug 3, 2011
Gargle.

Spit.

Rinse.

Repeat.
yoo hoo wrote:
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You are eefing stupid. We had over a Trillion in TARP II to have shovel ready jobs ready to fix the infrastructure. Pull you empty head out of your worthless President's lying a-hole.
Dan the Man

Abington, PA

#12 Aug 3, 2011
yoo hoo wrote:
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You are eefing stupid. We had over a Trillion in TARP II to have shovel ready jobs ready to fix the infrastructure. Pull you empty head out of your worthless President's lying a-hole.
TARP II was over a trillion? Really?

And TARP II was to fix roads and bridges?

LOL! Those two statements right there tell us all we need to know about your credibility.

You have none.
Dan the Man

Abington, PA

#13 Aug 3, 2011
CRANK wrote:
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Well then you would be wrong. The last Highway Safety Bill was passed during Bush's administration, and once the democrats regained control of both the house and senate under Bush, they refused to appropriate against the authorization, saying they didn't feel compelled to fund a republican authorization bill. When the bill expired, the democrats still maintained control of BOTH houses, and failed to even consider a re-authorization bill. When the stimulus bill was passed, the democrats didn't even have a mark-up to include in the stimulus, which is the primary reason why there was so little "shovel ready" projects included. The costing simply hadn't been done, and O-Zero covered for the congressional democrats. When the republicans regained control of the house, they ran a bill through and sent it to the senate, where Reid killed it, stating he was going to run an FAA bill first, then didn't, leading up to the FAA shut down we are faced with today. However once Reid said he was going to do FAA first, the republican house accepted him at his word, and ran an FAA bill through and sent it also to the senate, and despite Reid's lies, there it sits. Democrats, especially in the Senate are incapable of getting anything done, and worse seem proud of it. As someone who works in that arena I can tell you those are facts. Believe them or not, it doesn't change them, nor does it put currently laid off construction workers in FAA projects back to work.
LMAO! If it weren't for revisionist history, you wingnuts would have no history at all.
TaxNoMore

United States

#14 Aug 3, 2011
It's like the frog in the pot of hot water..

soon you will think $4.00 a gal is normal.

There are "people" who don't want you to use fossil fuels and they are heavily invested in the green lefts Utopian socialism.

“i.e.”

Mayor Gives $50 Million to Anti-Coal Campaign
By JOHN M. BRODER
Published: July 21, 2011


WASHINGTON — Expressing frustration with the paralysis at the national and international levels on setting policies to combat climate change, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced on Thursday that he would donate $50 million to the Sierra Club’s campaign to shut down coal-fired power plants across the United States.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/22/nyregion/bl...
KeepGitmoOpen

United States

#15 Aug 3, 2011
Amazed wrote:
America public being held hostage by the refineries and gas stations!!!! "GREED IS KING"
Nothing to do with gas stations they make pennies or less to the dollar. Major reason for higher prices Weak dollar only getting weaker.
KeepGitmoOpen

United States

#16 Aug 3, 2011
TaxNoMore wrote:
It's like the frog in the pot of hot water..
soon you will think $4.00 a gal is normal.
There are "people" who don't want you to use fossil fuels and they are heavily invested in the green lefts Utopian socialism.
“i.e.”
Mayor Gives $50 Million to Anti-Coal Campaign
By JOHN M. BRODER
Published: July 21, 2011
WASHINGTON — Expressing frustration with the paralysis at the national and international levels on setting policies to combat climate change, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced on Thursday that he would donate $50 million to the Sierra Club’s campaign to shut down coal-fired power plants across the United States.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/22/nyregion/bl...
Obama ran his campaign all about clean coal. Funny stuff.



More double talk by Obama and being protected by the media.
KeepGitmoOpen

United States

#17 Aug 3, 2011
Dan the Man wrote:
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LMAO! If it weren't for revisionist history, you wingnuts would have no history at all.
run along boy...the adults are talking. DOnt make me have to take you over my knee again!
haha

Erie, PA

#18 Aug 3, 2011
CRANK wrote:
<quoted text>Well then you would be wrong. The last Highway Safety Bill was passed during Bush's administration, and once the democrats regained control of both the house and senate under Bush, they refused to appropriate against the authorization, saying they didn't feel compelled to fund a republican authorization bill. When the bill expired, the democrats still maintained control of BOTH houses, and failed to even consider a re-authorization bill. When the stimulus bill was passed, the democrats didn't even have a mark-up to include in the stimulus, which is the primary reason why there was so little "shovel ready" projects included. The costing simply hadn't been done, and O-Zero covered for the congressional democrats. When the republicans regained control of the house, they ran a bill through and sent it to the senate, where Reid killed it, stating he was going to run an FAA bill first, then didn't, leading up to the FAA shut down we are faced with today. However once Reid said he was going to do FAA first, the republican house accepted him at his word, and ran an FAA bill through and sent it also to the senate, and despite Reid's lies, there it sits. Democrats, especially in the Senate are incapable of getting anything done, and worse seem proud of it. As someone who works in that arena I can tell you those are facts. Believe them or not, it doesn't change them, nor does it put currently laid off construction workers in FAA projects back to work.
Excellent! You officially "owned" Dan the doofus. Tell him what you want him to do. He is your be-otch!
Ha ha ha
haha

Erie, PA

#19 Aug 3, 2011
Dan the Man wrote:
<quoted text>LMAO! If it weren't for revisionist history, you wingnuts would have no history at all.
OMG!! What a stunning, brutal response!! NOT! You are still Crank's be-otch!! Get on over there and do what ever he tells you, Danni!
Ha ha ha
KeepGitmoOpen

United States

#20 Aug 3, 2011
CRANK wrote:
<quoted text>
Well then you would be wrong. The last Highway Safety Bill was passed during Bush's administration, and once the democrats regained control of both the house and senate under Bush, they refused to appropriate against the authorization, saying they didn't feel compelled to fund a republican authorization bill. When the bill expired, the democrats still maintained control of BOTH houses, and failed to even consider a re-authorization bill. When the stimulus bill was passed, the democrats didn't even have a mark-up to include in the stimulus, which is the primary reason why there was so little "shovel ready" projects included. The costing simply hadn't been done, and O-Zero covered for the congressional democrats. When the republicans regained control of the house, they ran a bill through and sent it to the senate, where Reid killed it, stating he was going to run an FAA bill first, then didn't, leading up to the FAA shut down we are faced with today. However once Reid said he was going to do FAA first, the republican house accepted him at his word, and ran an FAA bill through and sent it also to the senate, and despite Reid's lies, there it sits. Democrats, especially in the Senate are incapable of getting anything done, and worse seem proud of it. As someone who works in that arena I can tell you those are facts. Believe them or not, it doesn't change them, nor does it put currently laid off construction workers in FAA projects back to work.
Dan fool on those shovel ready jobs that even obama knows failed..
Dan the Fool says
"They are completed. People were hired, materials were purchased, the jobs were completed. It was part of a successful stimulus that not only prevented a second Great Depression but saved or created 3.3 million jobs."

No such thing as a job saved lol any economist who says that is a joke. You cant count fake numbers off of a guess.
KeepGitmoOpen

United States

#21 Aug 3, 2011
haha wrote:
<quoted text>
OMG!! What a stunning, brutal response!! NOT! You are still Crank's be-otch!! Get on over there and do what ever he tells you, Danni!
Ha ha ha
Im sad i thought he was my Be-otch hes not the pretty you can have him Crank..

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