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Gas prices not low enough for some drivers

Times Leader -- Even though fuel prices are about 12 percent lower than a year ago, Oscar Cabrera of Scranton said it’s been a long time since he could afford to fill his SUV’s tank.“I just put $20 in every day,” Cabrera said while at the pump next to his Chevrolet Trailblazer. “It’ll take (nearly) $100 to fill the tank.”

Although gas prices usually rise as Memorial Day approaches, this year is bucking the trend. Pump prices have been hovering around $3.40 during the past few weeks in the Wilkes-Barre area, according to AAA statistics, although some stations are offering it for a couple of pennies less.

Renaldo Nunc, an attendant for seven years at the Sunoco station along North Keyser Avenue in Scranton, rolled his eyes and said this spring fuel prices are inconsistent and crazy.“Here it’s $3.39.


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Submitted May 04, 2013 By: bar1035
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honda0105
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Message Posted: May 9, 2013 12:02:13 AM

based on the fact that the barrel has come down in price, pump prices SHOULD be much lower...
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honda0105
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Message Posted: May 8, 2013 5:17:28 AM

not low enough here, that's for sure.
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endymion
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 2:24:01 PM

It costs Saudi Arabia less than $2 to produce a barrel of oil. They charge market price, about $90 a barrel. The profit goes to fund their budget, largely subsidized food, and to keep them in power.

In other words, the price you pay at the pump goes to subsidize the Saudi economy and keep the Saudi people from rebelling.

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qwerty17
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 1:37:30 PM

ya think?
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blupupher
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 9:23:07 AM

I don't know anyone who thinks they are low enough.
They need to be a dollar cheaper before I will even begin to think prices are starting to get "low".
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remay
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 6:55:01 AM

"Some" drivers???
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bston
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 11:28:12 PM

Absolutely!
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ohrocker
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 7:48:17 PM

I wish it would go down and stay down. This is madness, and just pure greed. I do feel sorry for the folks with diesels.
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heydano67
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 5:15:39 PM

Would be much happier if diesel was closer to $3 a gallon
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fenster66
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 3:55:09 PM

I am still hoping that it would go down some more....
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HawaiianGuy
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 10:44:25 AM

Can't afford to drive it? Then get rid of it. If you can't run with the big dogs then quit whining and stay on the porch. This is not rocket science, people.
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windup
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 9:53:47 AM

Probably should sell his SUV.
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 8:35:38 AM

Meveither
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hokieburgh
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 8:25:30 AM

never will be *TOO* low for me personally
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MadFueler
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 8:22:08 AM

Just because it's lower this year doesn't mean I'm getting a break. It's still up a lot more than my tiny little raises.
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mnrick041
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 5:37:24 AM

According to my fuel log book here on this site I was paying $3.69 at this time last year. At this moment most of the stations in my area are at $3.69.

So, gas prices in my area and probably many other areas are not lower than they were at this time last year.

Gas prices are not low enough for me. I average over $50 a week into my car.
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RogerB
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 3:02:26 AM




Ok, fine - Interesting, Not surprising. Very interesting article. Ummmmm...

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VikingWoman
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 2:34:07 AM

Duh! The prices are going up again. One station where I live raised prices by 20 cents this week. What's going on?
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:46:17 AM

10 or 12 cents per gallon Venezuela price will be just right!
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:42:02 AM

ok
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TBONE3
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:38:33 AM

When they get it back below a buck a gallon, I may say it is close to low enough for me!
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rap12MA
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:17:29 AM

Title should read "Gas prices not low enough for ALL drivers."Who are these drivers that feel gas prices are low enough???If they exist, they should have their heads examined.
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MrLefty0706
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:17:24 AM

$4.29 at Mobil in Arlington Heights, IL. What gives?
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72_Monte
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:17:20 AM


Who are they low enough for?
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Rooster922
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:16:48 AM

Did he say SUV, be smart.
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WmHalliday
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:15:55 AM

Prices are too high.
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CrackedLCD
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:15:29 AM

Fuel is a global commodity. If you siphon off all the various taxes and levies that world government apply, we really do all pay about the same. Except for places like China and Venezuela, which spend billions to subsidize the cost for little benefit.

So I don't understand the logic in thinking gas prices are never low enough. They are a reflection of supply, demand and profit. They'll never be 77¢ a gallon again like it was in the 90s of my youth. They'll probably never be under $2/gallon again, for that matter. That's life.

If you can't afford gas, you're driving the wrong car.
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kgbellman
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:15:16 AM

For people who have long s=drives to work, it's a shame that large partsof their paycheck goestofuel with not much left for other itemss
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DirtDauber
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:14:19 AM

Prices are still way too high.
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grouch311
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:13:55 AM

just stay around home, can't afford trips.
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tankumo
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:13:28 AM

Use natural gas or propane car.
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mia3bxs
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:13:10 AM

I agree. It should be a little less ... like $3 even.
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:12:13 AM

Don't like it? Figure something else out.
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:09:23 AM

Anything over $ 1.49 a gallon is too much
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Focus2
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:08:42 AM

What is consistent is gasoline is still way too expensive, and over priced compared to oil prices. Gasoline was too high even a year ago! The cost of travel from point A to point B is too expensive and unaffordable for many.
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nru
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:07:22 AM

Let's put the federal fleet on CNG, and the commercial trucks that can as well - drop the floor on oil price and see if we can kick start the US economy. Oh yes, and no more exporting refined gasoline too - I don't need to give eminent domain to a foreign corporation to pipe oil to a foreign owned refinery to ship gas to China - where are the Americans in this country any more - corporations are not patriotic.
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:07:09 AM

ok.
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veemotors
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:06:55 AM

still too high!!
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rd2000
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:06:41 AM

gas prices need to be less than $2
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fourdezzzz
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:04:14 AM

Wages went down,taxes went up along with gas prices
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Bobski13
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:04:09 AM

Somebody is making a lot of money off of us!
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5Golfer8
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:02:24 AM

Fuel prices are still three times too high!
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timarcos
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:00:13 AM

That right.
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SavALot
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 12:56:18 AM

They will never be low enough!
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mrbee
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 12:53:20 AM

We can only hope for lower prices.
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vulcan96
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 12:52:38 AM

much, much higher here
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yonasb
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 12:52:24 AM

well it is higher than 2009
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steve3356
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 12:51:11 AM

I'm still looking for ways to save. It's not cheap enough for me.
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OKRifle
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 12:51:01 AM

For "SOME DRIVERS"? Are you kidding me? Who the heck wants to pay more than it is worth?
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malfrog1
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 12:50:43 AM

They are not low enough for me
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