These damn gas prices are hurting my wallet.

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  1. Grampa Murked U
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    I am spending in excess of 800.00 per month on this shit. I know prices usually spike right before summer but these prices are absurd.

    What is the reason?
     
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    You must do a lot of driving.
     
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    I do.
    My last 2 contracted jobs were an hour and a half out of the city. The next is a 3 week job also an hour away.

    Shit is aggravating
     
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    Summer vacations. Happens every year. Here prices went up 6 cents overnight. Memorial Day weekend.
     
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    /----/ Thank the enviro-wackos for summer blends and the new shipping regs:
    New shipping fuel regulation set to hit commodities - Financial Times
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    May 30, 2017 - A change in international fuel regulation little discussed outside the shipping industry is set to wreak havoc on the world of commodities. In an attempt to curb emissions from ships, the UN International Maritime Organization has placed a cap on sulphur content in marine fuel oil ...
     
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    These prices haven't been seen in 4 or 5 years.
     
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    I'm lovin' it!

    (Alaska :p)
     
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    Crude prices have been on a slow climb as the oil glut of 2015-2017 is being used up. When prices were lower some fracking/enhanced oil recovery wells were no longer profitable so they shut down.

    Those wells should be coming back online as prices go up and should balance out the market.

    Also as stated above the summer blend thing plus the beginning of driving season all drive prices up.
     
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    It's a tax deductible business expense.
     
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    It is. It is also a major pain in the ass.
    The last time fuel was super high my deductions were so high I was audited.
     
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