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Gas prices likely to see little impact from Tropical Storm Karen

GasBuddy Blog -- Should motorists be worried as Tropical Storm Karen heads for a U.S. land fall somewhere between Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle?

No, say GasBuddy analysts, who observe that almost all tropical systems destroy some near term demand when making U.S. land fall, but add that few storms render significant damage to the oil production or refining infrastructure.

Most of the U.S. Gulf Coast refining capacity is well west of probability cones for land fall. In Texas, for example, clusters of refining include 663,000 barrels per day of output near Corpus Christi; nearly 2.5-million barrels per day of Houston/Texas City/Baytown production; and about 1.5-million barrels per day of output in the Beaumont/Port Arthur Texas area...


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old
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 3:20:50 PM

Funny, those of us in the Greedway states have seen our prices jump 20-35 cents/gallon this morning.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 1:49:40 PM

Regardless, the price at the pump is still too high.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 1:38:13 PM

missed the mark on this one.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 1:21:26 PM

BEWARE OIL PRICES ARE ON THE RISE AT LEST IN MARION,OHIO THEY JUST WENT UP THIRTY CENTS A GALLON
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 1:10:30 PM

still high here
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Gas prices likely to see little impact from Tropical Storm Karen. The states most likely to be impacted by the tropical system are those that feature some of the cheapest motor fuel prices in the country: Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Georgia. Fuel prices may continue to drift lower this weekend. The hurricane season was very mild and no major storms came onshore. Hope the GasBuddy analyst is right and there is NO major impact on the gulf drilling rigs. Keep the fuel prices at the pump going down and down. Karen be a Scare'en?
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!
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:56:45 PM

Prices around here in north central Alabama are unchanged.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:53:56 PM

Old
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:49:43 PM

Perhaps it has nothing to do with hurricanes, but gas prices are going up here, today.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:46:29 PM

That's a huge relief!

(Let's hope it doesn't strengthen and get worse ...)
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:45:15 PM

A weak storm.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:40:02 PM

Good news!
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:38:20 PM

we'll see, they'll use any excuse to raise prices
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:37:46 PM

Slower news day = older news day.
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That's a riot.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:33:00 PM

Contradicting article .... one says yes, one says not.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:32:20 PM

Ok fourth day for this article

Storm has left the Gulf and is a rain event for the Easter seaboard
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:30:29 PM

Oil went UP over a $1 a barrel before the storm threat. Oil went DOWN $1.70 a barrel early this morning BUT has gone right back UP to only be DOWN about 50 cents a barrel right now??? WTF!! Price gouging and speculation is what's it's ALL ABOUT!!!
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:28:10 PM

old again...
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:26:41 PM

Old news is no news.....
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Old news
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what's up with the old posts!
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:23:54 PM

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I pay less than 3$ at Walmart (MurphyUSA)!!!!!!!
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old post.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:14:28 PM

This article symbolizes the laziness of gas buddy....
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:14:12 PM

Karen is long gone but this article still goes on and on.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:12:51 PM

Old news
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:10:59 PM

Not much of anything in this low pressure!
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:10:23 PM

Only impact is if they have a refinery shut down.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:10:07 PM

time will tell I guess as the last article I will believe it when I see that it does not effect gas prices as they use any reason they can
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:09:32 PM

little impact here, little impact there, it still adds up
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old
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Old.
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good news
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:06:40 PM

ok
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old
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Just exactly what I was thinking. I could be a GasBuddy analyst after I retire. Except for the fact I do not want to move to Minnisota. God forbid!
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news but old
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Old "news"....
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 11:59:31 AM

I'll be surprised if someone doesn't use the tropical storm to blame for gas price increases of some sort even though there is no reason to...
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good but old
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Old news
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Not going to happen
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Doubt it, really doubt it.
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finally we catch a break....now lower prices
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Still?
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Old
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Sure, tell me all about it!
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