Gas prices rise for fourth consecutive week

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    I thought gas prices were supposed to go down after July 4th?
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    Gas prices rise for fourth consecutive week
    By Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY

    After falling for months, gasoline prices are on the rise, topping an average of $3.50 gallon for self-serve regular across the nation. It was the fourth week of increases.

    A gallon of regular now sells for $3.508 a gallon, up a penny from $3.494 a gallon in the Energy Information Administration's latest survey. At least it's down 20 cents a gallon from a year ago.
     
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    They'll go back down after Labor Day, just in time for Obama to take credit before the election.:eusa_whistle:
     
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    ^they usually go up here over a public holiday. Prices rise by a good ten cents a litre, and the big companies always insist it has nothing to do with making extra money. Then the prices come down after the public holiday, but as soon as the next one rolls around...up they go again.
     
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    I seriously hate this. we need a sane energy policy again. You know, one that doesnt block sources of energy for non-existant sources of energy that no one has invented yet.
     
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    I seem to recall gas being about $1.80 per gallon when Obama was elected. Just imagine if we had an energy policy that was serious about making certain that we were currently able to meet our needs while exploring sources for our future.
    As it is, we're now facing increasing food prices due to the drought and the fact that we burn about 1/3 of our corn crop in our gas tanks. High corn prices will increase the cost of gas further, which will in turn continue to push food prices higher. How is it that our politicians can't see this?
     
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    Yeah but gas was $4.00 a gallon 6 months before that.

    I'm searching for your threads about when the prices were dropping recently.

    Can't find any. :dunno:
     
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    Indeed. Isn't it cool though that gas and food aren't figured into the CPI? Unfortunately for government, people do notice.
     
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    Y'all haven't heard that Romney won't release all of his tax records, haven't you?
     
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    Well, since gas prices here have stayed above $3.00 per gallon, then you're not going to find any threads from me celebrating.
     
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    Gas prices go down = right wingers are silent

    Gas prices go up = right wingers throw a shitfit and blame Obama.
     

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