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NYC, Chicago may join LA over $4/gal average in next 48 hours

GasBuddy Blog -- It's getting just plain ugly out there, folks. Chicago and NYC are the next major U.S. cities poised to breach the ugly $4/gal barrier, and likely won't be the last, either.

Chicago's metro average stands at $3.992 while NYC sits at $3.999. Both are likely to tip the psychologically important $4/gal level at any moment in the next 48 hours. It would represent the earliest in the year that prices have hit $4/gal in both of these areas. The worst? We aren't expecting much improvement in the days and weeks ahead.

So what's driving prices higher? The reason is less obvious, but positive sentiment from economic outlooks likely is playing a role, as well as refinery maintenance season. On the flip side, gasoline inventories remain...


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Submitted Feb 15, 2013 By: PD
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portlandcat
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 9:28:10 PM

why oh why does gas prices have to be so high
traffic cop
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Blue states lead the way again!

phpearso
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 6:29:04 PM

***Going to happen all over the US this year. When Obama took office, gas was 1.87 a gallon.***

I hope those who voted for Obummers change got what they wanted! I sure did not.
phpearso
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 6:23:21 PM

That's nuts! Count this one as a non visitor to those places.!!!
hskerven
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:43:14 PM

When is this going to stop
honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 12:01:49 AM

around here, we jumped 50+ cents. No real reason, just the usual Pig Oil and specutraitor greed...
klrbiker
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 7:37:56 PM

Half the pumps in my town are over $4 now!
garywa01
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:30:01 PM

ouch!
honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 5:59:02 AM

pump prices here went from under 3.40 to over 3.80 in less than a month. No real reason.. just greed.
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The incompetents are ruling the world.
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 10:35:14 PM

three days and still going
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 10:29:36 PM

it's creeping up here too
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 8:50:40 PM

My employer allows telework... That is a big plus when both the price of gas and traffic in Chicago start making Chicago commuting less than fun... But what the heck...$4.00 Really... Why?
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Stockton is joining also. 4.05 at 76 and 4.06 at Beacon both for regular.
tomok
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 3:22:22 PM

NYC, Chicago may join LA over $4/gal average in next 48 hours and gas prices will continue to go up, up and up. The fuel prices at the pump should be lower to help this very bad crappy economy somehow recover much more than it has!
Big Oil and Big Gas sells fuel and natural gas on the world market for higher prices. 'Coming out of the closet' Sneeky's lousy, smoke and mirrors, lack of jobs, dog and pony show and in the crapper economy, the jobs are Not here. Sneeky's economy is not improving but continues to hurt the population and the job numbers continue to be down! NO More spending gone wild, there has to be a limit! Four more long years before this economy starts to recover.
No Thanks to the Mindless Pinhead Sheep that voted this bozo 'Sneeky' back in office.
The US ‘oil and natural gas resources’ belong to the citizens of this country and are to be used by those same citizens! The price at the pump needs to go down to $2/gallon - *$3, *$3.50/gallon or *$4.00 is Not the new low!
More Refineries are Not the answer, Stop exporting fuel!
Take care of the domestic fuel market first and above all else!
The Refineries will continue to produce fuel when they are 'shut down,' on a maintenance schedule and/or an upgrade OR for any number of other reasons to justify their thinking.
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
HawaiianGuy
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 2:58:51 PM

This story is soooo old by now. Time to move on! NEXT!
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 2:42:03 PM


I don't sweat over things I don't have any control over.

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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 2:39:43 PM

bad
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Old!!!
regasaz
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 2:31:31 PM

3 day old article........ really slow news day.
paulsond
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 2:31:05 PM

buy less
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 2:30:57 PM

Pure greed
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 2:30:50 PM

Another repeat.
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 2:30:49 PM

gee...
infinititom
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 2:28:25 PM

Prices are already going through the roof in Texas. Up 60 cents in about a month!
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 2:25:54 PM

call it as I see it. Fraud is fraud.
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 2:24:10 PM

$$$$
Nshmidt
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 2:23:49 PM

already over 4 for a while in the city.
ramgas
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 2:20:32 PM

Headed for $3.80/gallon here.
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 2:20:21 PM

Ok
MJIOWA
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 2:18:08 PM

day 3
SUPERQUACK
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TEAM UP
11SilveradoMN
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 2:12:30 PM

Refinery maintenance "SEASON!" What else will they try to feed us?
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 2:10:06 PM

Old
dickboyOC
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 2:04:50 PM

Double edged sword, good economic news, let's jack up the prices to take the wind out of the peoples sail and curtail any recovery.
AJeepLife
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 1:59:26 PM

nonsensical...however here in Ottawa,
some store are at 130.9/ litre= $5.06.6/GAL

thankfully my Gas buddies keep me up to date on where
the lowest crime rate- I mean gas price - is!

GoLancer4
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 1:58:17 PM

old
ILANGE9
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 1:56:17 PM

Bad and old news
goinwgas
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 1:53:29 PM

old news
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 1:53:11 PM

that is soon to be everywhere
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We are pretty close ourselves in Indiana.
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 1:49:13 PM

old news
peapaw
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 1:48:59 PM

3.85 here in Ohio.
sdslim
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 1:47:53 PM

Old news.
MotoDad
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 1:46:54 PM

same news
novarce
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 1:46:30 PM

We are paying for the oil that was lost in the Gulf
gizbo123
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 1:44:02 PM

Omama wants uk prices, he said so. Must be Bush's fault still, You miss $1.85 a gallon yet?
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 1:38:53 PM

I already replied to this news article!
aburns20
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 1:38:04 PM

Old news
YLHandyman
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 1:37:19 PM

Glad to see Obama is glad while my pocket book is suffering. IF you recall he is ok with $4+ a gallon gas.
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