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Gasoline prices are highest ever for this time of year

Philly.com -- Gasoline prices have never been higher this time of the year.

At $3.53 a gallon, prices are already up 25 cents since Jan. 1. And experts say they could reach a record $4.25 a gallon by late April.

"You're going to see a lot more staycations this year," says Michael Lynch, president of Strategic Energy & Economic Research. "When the price gets anywhere near $4, you really see people react."

Already, W. Howard Coudle, a retired machinist from Crestwood, Mo., has seen his monthly gasoline bill rise to $80 from about $60 in December. The closest service station is selling regular for $3.39 per gallon, the highest he's ever seen.

"I guess we're going to have to drive less, consolidate all our errands into one trip," Coudle says. "It's just oppressive."

The surge in gas prices follows an i


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Thanks for your nice comments folks on this article. Keep them coming!
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Just stay home.
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It's going to be a long expensive summer.
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did i just read this same article in this forum
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Blah blah blah. Whatever. Tired of this headline.
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i agree with nfldude....that's their exact plan
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Gold has traditionally bought you 12 to 20 barrels of oil per ounce. Oil is cheap now. Its the dollar and the wages it pays for that are worthless.



[Edited by: Papa_Gallo at 2/20/2012 4:04:34 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 2:28:05 PM

This has gotten out of hand. No one can justify it to me.
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Nobama needs prices higher so they can go down a few cents in an October surprise so the lemmings will reelect!
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 12:31:47 PM

Thank Mr NObama for having no energy plan and doing nothing to lessen our dependence on foreign oil supplies. Not to mention we have less refining capacity so we will have to start looking to foreign suppliers for gas also.
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Oh yes, will be an interesting year, to say the least
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Why? When we are using less gasoline in this country.
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Yeah, I know.
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Experts? at what spewing discord out of there mouths.
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Blah, blah, blah
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Yikes
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Greed, greed, greed, nothing new here for sure.
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Blah, blah, blah, we've heard all this before.
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