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Latest rise in gas prices surprises some Flagler, Volusia consumers

The Daytona Beach News Journal -- Just a few weeks ago it looked as if gasoline prices could dip below $3 per gallon.

Now that seems more like a dream.

Filling her car's tank Wednesday at a Citgo station on Belle Terre Parkway in Palm Coast, where regular unleaded gas was selling for $3.35 per gallon, Amanda Holden smiled and shook her head. Just two weeks ago, it $3.17 per gallon.

"Why are (prices) going up all of a sudden?" Holden said. "I understood with the races it would happen, but why are they continuing to go up?"

Holden said dealing with rising gas prices is nothing new and she tries to plan her driving trips carefully.

"I've always tried to consolidate trips," she said. "I've been doing that for a long time."


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LOL, HIguy: that's the price you pay to live in paradise.
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Let's put this into perspective. People in Hawai'i, now paying about $4.15/gallon, would be ecstatic to be paying $3.35/gallon.
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Thank you for posting.
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Holding steady here.
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stocks up = gas up
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crooks
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ok
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Not news.
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Up 21 cents here
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Hummm I'm going home, CT way to high
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Dear residents: Watch the price of oil and expect the same one month later.
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oho
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so ?
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ok
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@jwduke1
exactly...
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It's the Speculators...........
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What do you expect, the speculators are back from their vacation and are ready to screw us all.
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gone up quick here too
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The speculators are using any negative news to p;usb up the price of crude oil.
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No surprise.
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Anyone surprised by unwarranted gas price increases doesn't get out much.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 8:16:16 PM

Guess what, prices went down so people started to drive arround more. the gas greedy sees this so they raise the price. best way to combat it drive less so you buy less. the gas greedy lowers the price so it sells again.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 8:15:09 PM

and this is a surprise to them for what reason? get used to it.
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Ok
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No explanation for price increase.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 8:09:57 PM

Actually, it is more efficient to keep the AC on the the windows closed as the open windows cause wind drag that offsets the cost using ambient air over AC.

As for the rise in prices, that is due to the volatility of the region from which we have chosen to get most of our oil.
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Keep your air conditioner off and save fuel ;)
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Fluff.
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Greed form all corners of the market
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Greed once again rears it's ugly head.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 8:00:53 PM

Why the surprise??? As long as we have the current regime in Washington, gas prices are going to be HIGH!!!
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Its freekin greed!
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why the surprise?
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We just need to use less oil products to limit our exposure to the traders that do whatever they need to do to get our money.
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Not at all interesting.
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like a hot ride ?
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 7:42:18 PM

why is gas going up ?
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 7:41:38 PM

Flagler and Volusia? Who names these?
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 7:41:04 PM

It's going up every day.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 7:39:20 PM

I think prices are lowered and then raised until they have to lower because of speculators. American people's out cry after awhile.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 7:39:00 PM

Because they can!!!!!!
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HARD TO COME EASY TO GO.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 7:30:39 PM

Latest rise in gas prices surprises some Flagler Volusia consumers and look at the prices over past years there's a pattern.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 7:29:05 PM

Please don't be surprised @ all;about the Roller Coaster RIDE WE ARE ALL ON!!!!!!!!!.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 7:27:56 PM

I had thought that gas prices should be going down also.
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Higher prices suck
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"now it seems like a dream" we had a lot of that in 2008 with promises made......
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 7:23:42 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 7:22:32 PM

Not surprised at all. In fact, I expected it. Look at prices over the past years, and there's a pattern. People complain and cut back on driving, the price goes down a little, people start driving again, and the prices goes up higher than before. And it just keep happening over and over.
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