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JT

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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2010 12:01:00 AM

What factor do you think impacts fuel prices the most?
Supply and demand
OPEC policy
Other geopolitical issues
Market speculation
Oil industry profit motives
Government policies
Another factor (explain in the discussion)

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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snirt
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2013 2:32:09 AM

speculation
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M_Pruz
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 11:12:36 PM

G R E E D
and the fact people keep paying.
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sonicmustang
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 2:10:42 AM

Market speculation
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achung53
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:30:17 AM

Oil industry profit motives
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2011 8:56:03 PM

Supply and demand
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randyt58
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2011 11:26:59 AM

market spec
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2011 7:45:10 AM

Government policies
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CJ300
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2011 4:30:45 AM

Oil industry profit motives
Government policies
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billybird001
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2011 5:31:29 PM

Pure "GREED"!!!
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Lefty06
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2011 12:16:12 PM

Market speculation
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2011 10:38:18 AM

Our politicians that can't get enough.
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elt
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2011 1:39:32 AM

government greed
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2011 6:20:52 PM

Gas compaines wanting higher profit. Has nothing to due with demand!!!!! IF so how can ever company change the prices at the same second.
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2011 12:25:23 PM

Speculators! Every time they open their mouths, we have to open our wallets!
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2011 9:49:29 AM

supply and demand
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2011 11:12:03 AM

Speculation in the markets
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2011 12:24:53 AM

Supply and demand
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HardeepWA
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2011 1:45:09 PM

Market speculation.
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Message Posted: Jun 4, 2011 2:07:02 AM

speculation
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Message Posted: May 14, 2011 10:53:57 AM

Supply and demand
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2011 9:16:49 AM

the more people talk about prices going up the more prices go up.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2011 8:36:44 PM

Who profits the most on oil, Big oil or the government?
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2011 12:25:37 AM

Market speculation - driven a lot by fear of shortages.
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monty28
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2010 12:26:52 PM

i used to think it was supply and demand but now i dont know what to think
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2010 7:32:28 AM

Another factor in Oil is the value of the Dollar if anyone cares to notice as the Dollar falls in value the price of oil goes up and as the dollar goes up oil goes down. Be very careful my Democrat friends by Bernaki and the fed buying our debt it will weaken the dollar and send oil and other commodities higher look for $4.00 a gallon gas and thank the fed and our President for helping wall street in the short term and nobody in the long term.
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2010 11:02:46 PM

regulators
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2010 9:32:10 PM

Another factor: The buying decisions by many 100 million consumers or their inability to say no (much less buying) to prices they deem are too high. Does it not tell you that valuation will change if other expenses (luxury items, eating out, vacation travel) are cut back to be able to buy mostly unchanged amounts of motor fuel?
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2010 11:52:52 AM

Market speculation
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2010 3:00:03 AM

Market speculation
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2010 7:41:27 AM

market
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2010 7:36:27 AM

Market speculation
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2010 10:42:37 PM

Market speculation
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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2010 8:28:07 AM

Many different factors
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Message Posted: May 30, 2010 10:17:58 AM

Everything
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Message Posted: May 29, 2010 3:33:47 AM

Supply and demand, Market speculation and climate.
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DanielleNC
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Message Posted: May 25, 2010 2:08:15 AM

WELL supply and demand, economy, barrel prices, weather.
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Message Posted: May 23, 2010 9:19:02 PM

Wall St.speculation,seasonal,weather,investor demands fuels the roller coaster prices increases across the globe.
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DavoIL
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Message Posted: May 23, 2010 9:13:20 PM

definitely supply & demand but with alot of speculative factors
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Message Posted: May 21, 2010 7:40:11 AM

supply-demand with some influence of predictors.
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RobinM2010
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Message Posted: May 4, 2010 9:39:14 AM

Definitely, oil company profits are what drives the market. Example, since the explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, the prices for heating oil and gasoline have jumped considerably. The oil companies have raised the price of oil that's already here (and refined). It happens all the time - they jump on any excuse to raise the prices: it's cold - let's raise the price of heating oil, it's holiday time - let's raise gas prices when everyone is travelling. Obama said taxpayers will not be footing the bill for the clean-up. How stupid do you think we are - we most certainly will be paying for the clean-up; maybe not thru our tax dollars but thru higher prices at the pump and to heat our homes.
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boatcrazyinme
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Message Posted: May 3, 2010 7:01:51 PM

I belive it is all market speculation an greed.
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Message Posted: May 2, 2010 3:07:19 PM

Supply and demand
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Message Posted: May 2, 2010 2:55:38 PM

Wall Street Investors demands,Speculation to drive-up prices,Maybe a regional conflict/potential war,Supply & Demand, Weather/Hurricane or Winter Blizzard,Downright Greedy Brokers.
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BIGBOOTYJUDY
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2010 5:59:32 PM

I think we pay what they want us to pay. The goverment is afraid that if they give us a break in the price they would have to come off of their high horses.LOL
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thinkaboutit
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2010 12:19:25 AM

Costumer preference! The willingness of millions of customers to rather cut back on other expenses than not buying expensive gas has de facto led to a revaluation of currencies' purchasing power.
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jeffrey561
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2010 12:26:37 PM

Greedy OPEC. Period!
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boatcrazyinme
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2010 4:20:50 PM

any world event, is a good reason for them to rise gas prices an GREED itself.
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2010 10:02:02 PM

Total and Absolute GREED!
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rickskitty
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2010 5:36:17 AM

I think the government. Just like in other products I believe they either pay to not produce oil or just don't use certain wells to inflate the prices. I have friends who get dividend checks for oil but if 100 barrels isn't pumped from their wells they don't get paid. Here is the problem, when gas prices are high they don't get paid because I believe their wells arent being used.
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Danny2010
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2010 9:33:29 AM

It is mostly greed.
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