Pump costs jump to $3 per gallon - Ha...

Pump costs jump to $3 per gallon - Hawaii News

There are 33 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Jun 17, 2009, titled Pump costs jump to $3 per gallon - Hawaii News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Two weeks before the price of fuel is expected to jump by about a dime in extra taxes, the statewide average for a gallon of gasoline hit the $3 mark.

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kanehi

Kailua, HI

#1 Jun 17, 2009
Here go again with the roller coaster ride. High gas prices, lay offs, foreclosures.. what's next? Stay tuned.
Local Boy

United States

#2 Jun 17, 2009
People in Hawaii still love their big SUV's so I guess gasoline prices aren't high enough!

You either pay higher prices for things or pay higher taxes, either way you lose!
gimme a break

United States

#3 Jun 17, 2009
A percentage point more, a dollar less, one more quarter there, two dimes over dere, nickel more and a penny poorer. Where will it stop? When I got no mo to give?
Stumpy

Kaneohe, HI

#4 Jun 17, 2009
Every dollar we pay in increased oil costs should be off-sett by two-dollar decrease in foreign aid to the countries that gouge us. We give millions of dollars to countries like Saudi Arabia and this is how they pay us back. Keep your oil and we'll keep our medical and food in the US, ingrates.
OnlyParadise

Kapolei, HI

#5 Jun 17, 2009
Gas will go up to $4 again sometime in the future.

There are no energy solution from our federal administration.

Since there are more oil in north america the environmental wackos don't want us to touch but it is ok for us to get it from foreign countries?

There are more natural gas reserves in north america than there are oil in the world but our government will not act to transition some of our energy needs to natural gas.

How about build more nuclear solutions. There are 104 nuclear reactors in the USA and they are clean and save but our government will do nothing to move toward the best current solution we have for the demand our country need.

if the administration will do nothing our economy will continue to go south with more and more lost of jobs.
Maybe that is what the elitist want is socialism
so we have to rely on the elitist from cradle to grave.
drop dime or drop dead

Honolulu, HI

#6 Jun 17, 2009
last time this happened most of us had a job
this time around ........hmmm
i see clear roads ahead and da hummers in da garage

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South Kona, brah

#7 Jun 17, 2009
"There is no supply-and-demand explanation for these hefty increases, according to many oil industry analysts," said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. "Just as in 2008, commodities investors are pushing up crude oil and wholesale gasoline prices at a frenzied pace that seems to have no connection to domestic fuel consumption or availability."

According to AAA that monitors these things
http://in.sys-con.com/node/990640

It must be because EXXON wants IT'S entitlement of $40,000,000,000.00(BILLION) profit again this year.

At the per capita consumption of 365 gals the dollar increase equals $730 MILLION more in profit
to the oil companies..........JUST from Hawai'i

Thank you BIG oil can I have another.
alice

Los Altos, CA

#8 Jun 17, 2009
walk, don't drive

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local

Honolulu, HI

#9 Jun 17, 2009
Blame your legislature for the 10 cent tax increase come July 1. They decided not to renew the decreased tax relief that was in place for about 2 years. The legislature passed this bill without letting the public know. So folks, next year remember these donkeys whenever you're filling up your tank.
alice

Los Altos, CA

#10 Jun 17, 2009
park yer car and walk..era of cheap energy is over forever
swannie

Ocean View, HI

#11 Jun 17, 2009
I look at the big price dive right around the election and now it's over 3$ again and rising. I don't think the oil companies get enough credit for bringing on the depression. The bonuses on Wall Street are peanuts compared to what big oil is scalping right off the top of the economy.
Rubba Slippa Man

AOL

#12 Jun 17, 2009
Drive less!!!!!!!!
Vulture

Aiea, HI

#13 Jun 17, 2009
OnlyParadise wrote:
Gas will go up to $4 again sometime in the future.
There are no energy solution from our federal administration.
Since there are more oil in north america the environmental wackos don't want us to touch but it is ok for us to get it from foreign countries?
There are more natural gas reserves in north america than there are oil in the world but our government will not act to transition some of our energy needs to natural gas.
How about build more nuclear solutions. There are 104 nuclear reactors in the USA and they are clean and save but our government will do nothing to move toward the best current solution we have for the demand our country need.
if the administration will do nothing our economy will continue to go south with more and more lost of jobs.
Maybe that is what the elitist want is socialism
so we have to rely on the elitist from cradle to grave.
America keeps giving our money to all these foreign countries and our people are unemployed, homeless and hurting. What the H_E_L_L_ is wrong with this picture?
Tama Samoa

Makawao, HI

#14 Jun 17, 2009
Since Obama sign the green bill last month, gas has been climbing higher. $80 dollars a barrel by end of summer and climbing....no end as long as this clueless loser in office changes his policies...
Airhead

Kailua Kona, HI

#15 Jun 17, 2009
I don't think people can't afford expensive gasoline. Look at all the new cars around you. We have yet to hit rock bottom. Spend like drunken sailor while there's still time. Having big expensive cars and trucks do wonders chasing away the depressing blues. Live on, brah!
The bottom line

Torrance, CA

#16 Jun 17, 2009
Govt wants you in small cars and they will raise gas prices and/or tax you to force you into tiny cars!!!
Westside Wind

Honolulu, HI

#17 Jun 17, 2009
Tama Samoa wrote:
Since Obama sign the green bill last month, gas has been climbing higher.$80 dollars a barrel by end of summer and climbing....no end as long as this clueless loser in office changes his policies...
Tama, turn the page in your comic book. You keep saying the same old talking points over and over. We get it, you can read! lol.
It's your right wings friends, those investors and speculators who are driving the oil prices up as summer has arrived.
Have no fear, the mullah's are here. lol.
Tama Samoa

Makawao, HI

#18 Jun 17, 2009
This has nothing to do with supply and demand. This was THE same cenario played out last year when price took a leap of greed above $100 a barrel

The media wants the public to believe that this high price is cause by oil companies and OPEC. That was what I was led to believe until I checked out ICE.

Two main reasons why oil price is climbing right now.

1. Weak dollar, because of oil being bought with US dollar, that when the dollar gets weaker oil price climbs higher. Expect the dollar to get weaker in da years th years to come as Obama prints more paper money.

2. Policies, I said it before that since Obama sign the green bill several weeks back, oil has jumped over $10, from $49 to $59 in the first week of the bill.

Why this bill?
Remember last year when price jumped to $147 a bill was set for drilling offshore. Democrats who oppose it made little challenge and agree to drill offshore. Obama also went along in supporting the bill to drill offshore. Oil tumble to $40 a barrel from $147 in less than 5 month since the bill was pass.

But like Obama, he seems to change his rhetoric and change the names of his bills just to make it sound good. The enrgy bill he pass is a change of mind to support liberal enviromental control in the house but it will be miserable for for americans who are struggling right now to make ends meet.

He will reverse this bill again by the end of this year when oil reach $100.

High energy price is one of the greatest fuel for higher inflation. Something we don't need right now when we are right in the middle of this messy recession.
a lice

Honolulu, HI

#19 Jun 17, 2009
OK, let me know when they build a walkway on the H3.
alice wrote:
park yer car and walk..era of cheap energy is over forever
Westside Wind

Honolulu, HI

#20 Jun 17, 2009
Tama, try read the Marvel comic with the new super hero; Barrack Obama.
As the economy slowly improves, and the financial markets gain confidence as Wall Street demonstrates, then the cockaroaches (investors) come out of the woodwork. Thanks to the new super hero they are back to reek havoc on the financial markets and economy. But have no fear, the new super hero is here. He will begin the long overdue government regulations on investors and investment banks.
Kapowwwww!

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