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Published: Tuesday, Feb. 12 2013 11:05 a.m. MST

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Open Minded Mormon
Everett, 00

I wish my company could inflate prices over 20% in just a few short weeks.

Perhaps we could then be reaping in $100 Billion profits, and getting $25 Billion a year in Federal subsidiez as well!

UtahBruin
Saratoga Springs, UT

“The recent increases can be attributed to more expensive crude oil and, more notably, to regional refinery issues plus the approaching switchover to summer-blend gasoline."

The first part of this statement is obvious is it not. Prices go up when crude oil prices go up. Regional refinery issues? Isn't this a company expense, but oil tycoons feel it is the need to pass on this cost to consumers because they have issues. No extra cost to them, but let's pass this on since it is our fault. And "approaching switch over to summer-blend gasoline" There is such thing as summer-blend??? That's funny because I get the same gas mileage no matter what season I am driving in. Oil companies are a racket. Rich get richer and the poorer get poorer because the rich hold everyone down. The world should just start living off the law of consecration and things would get fixed. Of course the rich would whine all the way to the drop off point.

not here
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

I realy thought that every one on here was going to blame Obama. Just ike they have for every thing else, but it's still early will check back just to see.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

not here,
you are clearly mistaken,

EVERY increase in gas prices is clearly Dick Cheney's fault, even though h has been out of power for over 4 years.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Can someone please explain to me why when the tax rate for only the top 1% goes up by a few percentage points, republican right screams and yells, foul.

but,

When gas goes up 37% for everyone (rich and poor alike) - Republican Tea Partiers roll their eyes, shrug their Atlas shruggeds, and say "Oh well, Viva la Capitialism!"?

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

@ not here. Is Bush's fault, haven't you been paying attention to the Democrats for the last 12 years?

joseywales
Park City, UT

Oil being a very global commodity, has blinders on to whoever is POUSA. Prices rose just as steadily under Obama as they did Bush.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

@UtahBruin

"The first part of this statement is obvious is it not. Prices go up when crude oil prices go up."

Actually it's not obvious. Since 2007, gas prices have not correlated well with oil prices. It has much more to do with the cost of refinement and the chemicals it's blended with. To prove it, consider this: When gas was $3.60 in 2007, oil was $135/barrel. Today oil is 30% less but gas is the same price.

one old man
Ogden, UT

According to a comment on PBS, the increase may be due to speculators "anticipating" the annual refinery maintenance and change over to summer mixes.

It would really be nice to know exactly how much of our fuel price structure is affected by wealthy speculators speculating.

Thefullnancy
SOUTH JORDAN, UT

The price of gas is based exactly on what we are willing to pay. Simple as that. When the story ran about four weeks ago about low gas prices in Utah I bought gas for $2.56. The cheapest I can find it now is $3.11. The main reason it went up was because of the story saying we had the lowest prices in the nation. Do us a favor, stop running stories about gas prices.

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