Spike in Twin Cities gas prices leaves drivers frustrated

  • Article by: JUSTIN MILLER AND DAVID SHAFFER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 9, 2013 - 12:26 AM

Rising crude oil prices and some refineries that are offline for routine maintenance are being blamed.

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joe_mnFeb. 8, 13 9:46 AM

EARLY conversions to summer blends? OMG. Can the oil companies make up any more silly excuses? They charge whatever they want.

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honeybooFeb. 8, 13 9:53 AM

This is good news because higher fuel costs mean less fuel consumption mean which means lower carbon emissions which makes a greener environment.

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thehoffersFeb. 8, 13 9:53 AM

Thank you nObama, may I have another!

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paige7Feb. 8, 13 9:56 AM

Do 20 refineries really need to be down all at once? This is a coordinated effort to drive up prices during a traditionally lower demand time. Why gas and oil prices aren't more closely regulated is a sign of how much our government is in the pocket of big business.

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turbofixFeb. 8, 13 9:58 AM

Here we go again. Like lambs to the slaughter, we tank up and take it in the shorts. It's always the same excuses (refinery down, summer blend, increase in crude prices). If Michelle Bachmann was president, we'd be paying half of what we're paying now. You heard her say it. I'd have liked to have heard that plan. If these oil companies aren't making enough now, what's the embarrassing limit they hope to reach and still save face? Nothing goes down in price anymore, just up-but this is ridiculous and has been for years now.

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mnmaggiemnFeb. 8, 1310:03 AM

I know people who are spending half their pay to keep gas in the car, its crazy!

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kleindropperFeb. 8, 1310:17 AM

That $1.3 trillion dollars the President is printing off and handing out every year has to go somewhere. You people didn't think there were any repercussions to printing off unearned money and buying votes with it? It's called INFLATION get used to it.

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jcinmnFeb. 8, 1310:32 AM

paige7 "Do 20 refineries really need to be down all at once? This is a coordinated effort to drive up prices during a traditionally lower demand time. Why gas and oil prices aren't more closely regulated is a sign of how much our government is in the pocket of big business." For once we have someone after more government control

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chiefwiggumFeb. 8, 1310:32 AM

mnmaggiemn - Half their pay goes to petroleum for their cars?!?!? These people either are in the wrong line of work or drive waaaaaaaaaay too much. Probably both.

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jcinmnFeb. 8, 1310:33 AM

mnmaggiemn "I know people who are spending half their pay to keep gas in the car, its crazy!" That would be the minimum wage earners. I'm surprised they can afford a car at all!

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