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Gas Prices: Under Bush, 12/31/2008------$1.61........ Under Obama, ????????? Just How High Will Gas Prices Go?

zbacku 2012/02/19 22:16:00
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January 2, 2008—The day after New Years saw crude oil prices at a record $100 per barrel, with regular unleaded fuel costing an average of $3.05 per gallon.

April 21, 2008—Gasoline prices jump to a record $3.50 a gallon in some parts of the U.S.

May 15, 2008— While many people were shocked at $3 a gallon, they were not prepared for what was about to happen as prices shot up to nearly $4 a gallon. Public hysteria sets in as consumers begin using Gas Buddy to find the lowest gas prices in town.

May 21, 2008—Oil price skyrockets to $130 a barrel. Holly cow!!!

June 9, 2008—Retail gas prices rise above $4 per gallon.

June 15, 2008—Speculators continue to push the price of crude oil. Consumers begin to literally run out of gas attempting to stretch their dollar.Hybrid vehicles are becoming a hot commodity. Stories of gas stations running out of gas begins to circulate, creating greater hysteria among the public.

July 7, 2008—Crude oil prices settled-in at a new record of $147 per barrel. The U.S. average price for regular gasoline climbs to an all-time high of $4.11 per gallon. Road trip style vacations are put on hold for many summer travelers.

Aug. 5, 2008—Oil prices fall below $120 a barrel. Treehuggers search for thegood within the escalating gas prices.

Sept. 15, 2008—The barrel continues to drop below $100 a barrel for the first time in six months. The idea of a serious financial industry recession is discussed as the market literally begins to melt down!

Oct. 16, 2008—Oil prices fall below $70 a barrel, which is less than half of its July peak. Signs of $1.99 a gallon gas brings celebration to the masses. Some consumers begin to talk about dragging out their gas guzzling SUV's and Winnebago's for the first time in months.

Nov. 3, 2008—U.S. Gas prices drop to $1.72 a gallon. Some gas stations even roll out a $.99 cent promotional deal. Treehuggers question whether thesudden drop is as good as most consumers seem to think it is.

Dec. 17, 2008—OPEC removes 2.2 million barrels from its daily production. Crude oil collapses to $40 a barrel, becoming the lowest price in almost 4 years.

Dec. 26, 2008—Gas prices tumble to $1.64 a gallon. Some areas seeing prices as low as $1.45 a gallon. Crude oil is just a little over $40 a barrel still.

Dec. 31, 2008—Crude oil prices plummet below $37 a barrel while the U.S. average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline falls to an amazing 5-year low of $1.61.

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  • Demonic Rat Hunter 2012/02/19 22:19:52
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    No matter how high the obamabots will say it's still "Bush's Fault".
    If we cut down our refined exports and drill here it would help. But that goes against the obama's dream.

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  • johnc 2012/02/23 20:51:12
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    Obama said his wish is for skyrocketing energy costs. so it depends on how big a skyrocket he desires.

    I saw him read his prompter this morning, has a long list of excuses and blame. again he flys to Florida in AF1 a 747, with decoy AF1 an other 747, and a C-150 cargo jet, all to tell us to conserve fuel. Is the WH closed? what a foolish idiot this Obama is.
  • princess 2012/02/21 10:22:14
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    It's going to get much worse....we can expect higher prices.
  • DavE 2012/02/20 14:55:32
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    Obama said $5 per gallon gas is good for America.
    Obama lies.
    Boot Obama.
  • johnc DavE 2012/02/23 20:51:59
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    I thought it was $8.oo a gallon that was his goal?
  • DavE johnc 2012/02/24 06:41:31
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    Could be. So much of what he says is absolute crap.
  • belle 2012/02/20 13:45:57
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    everything is higher since Obama came into office, gas prices are so noticable since people need it for work and others things, but the amount one pays for a full tank of gas is a shock to their pocket book.
  • johnc belle 2012/02/23 20:52:47
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    to say nothing of food prices, since we are converting food to fuel. great idea in a starving world.
  • belle johnc 2012/02/24 14:20:10
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    I agree and Obumer thinks the 40 dollars that he is going to let you keep is going to make everything even out. What joke
  • johnc belle 2012/02/24 17:37:35
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    pandering,
  • Flamingolady 2012/02/20 03:15:33
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    Just watch, this will go on until close to election, and some dumba$$ miracle decision by BO will make gas go down. All a ploy for the vote. He is looking here at this gas pump, saying What The f(*& is this? Obama at a gas pump
  • MW121 2012/02/20 00:27:42
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    Probably over $5 bucks.. It's what this administration wants.. They want you to buy a VOLT... It's a joke
  • Demonic... MW121 2012/02/21 02:25:16
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     bassboat

    OK now where do I hook up that damn volt so I can tow it home
    chevy volt car
  • MW121 Demonic... 2012/02/21 02:30:18
  • zbacku Demonic... 2012/02/21 03:50:58
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    LOL. So True. And don't you dare think of going more than 30 miles away in a Leaf.
  • johnc MW121 2012/02/23 20:54:54
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    the peoples car, the chevy volt, germany had the VW, but for some reason the leaders don't use them, what is that all about?
  • MW121 johnc 2012/02/24 05:23:35
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    Because it's a piece of crap..
  • johnc MW121 2012/02/24 17:38:42
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    well yea, but Obama gets a nice return for the UAW
  • The Gov-Here to help BN362 2012/02/19 22:21:05
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    The president doesnt set gas prices.

    Gas prices sucked under Bush, they suck under Obama and they are going to get alot freakin worse.
  • zbacku The Gov... 2012/02/20 01:25:30
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    Gas prices came down during Bush because he let us drill for our own. It would come down the day Obama does the same. Which we all know he won't.
  • The Gov... zbacku 2012/02/20 01:30:53
    The Gov-Here to help BN362
    I seem to remember the summer I couldn't even get gas right before Obama was elected.

    There are reasons we don't drill and it is alot deeper than Obama.
  • Flaming... The Gov... 2012/02/20 03:13:04
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    Heck, EVERYTHING is deeper than BO
  • LADY LI... Flaming... 2012/02/21 14:28:57
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    GOOD MORNING JOAN! WELL SAID! HAHAHA! THANK YOU
  • zbacku The Gov... 2012/02/20 14:26:54
    zbacku
    I know, the Dems want us to be dependent on oil from countries that what to 'kill us'.
    And the Environmental wackos want us to go back into the dark ages.
  • Flaming... zbacku 2012/02/21 14:53:26
    Flamingolady
    The dems don't have any agenda but to re elect BO. Their thought process is arrested to that of a 2 year old wanting their pacifier.
  • zbacku The Gov... 2012/02/21 03:53:41 (edited)
  • Demonic Rat Hunter 2012/02/19 22:19:52
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    No matter how high the obamabots will say it's still "Bush's Fault".
    If we cut down our refined exports and drill here it would help. But that goes against the obama's dream.
  • LADY LI... Demonic... 2012/02/21 14:37:12
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    +2
    IT'S BUSH'S FAULT THAT WHITNEY HOUSTON DIED!

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