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Pain at the pump: GasBuddy analyst expects West Michigan fuel prices to crest above $3.70

Mlive -- West Michigan motorists could be paying as much as $3.79 for a gallon of regular, unleaded fuel as early as this week, a GasBuddy.com analyst said.

Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for the crowd-sourced fuel price index, said a host of issues like spiking wholesale gas prices and expected increases in demand are driving the projected increase.

GasBuddy issued an alert Wednesday, Jan. 30, saying prices are expected to rise by 10 cents to 25 cents within two weeks' time.

In an email, DeHaan said there are multiple factors leading to increased prices.

Maintenance will soon begin at refineries across the nation because demand right now is low, DeHaan said.

"This usually takes 2-8 weeks (mostly 4-8 weeks) and results in lower gasoline production, as the (federal Energy Information


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 5:54:07 AM

good luck up there. We've climbed 20+ cents in less than a week.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 5:59:53 AM

lots of brainwashed Faux Noisers posting here again--no surprise.

As for prices, they've been rising. No surprise there either.
dlemma
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 8:54:09 PM

as long as Nobummer falsely touts the "global warming" hoax, it will go up.

GET EDUCATED, gasbuddies!
virostek
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 6:41:19 AM

OK.
SkooterG
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 2:20:20 AM

Yikes. Didn't take long for the gouging season to start, did it?
NedW
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 1:11:19 AM

Thank you for submitting this article, DellDude2.
Bezalel
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:37:37 AM

"crest" implies they will then go down. Don't hold your breath on that!
hrtdi
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:28:46 AM

There'll always be a reason...
carloco75
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:19:11 AM

Ouch...
NotLoggedIn
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:15:55 AM

wow
ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:14:04 AM

They always have a reason to keep prices up.
jrschl
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:12:56 AM

Great. Thanks GB for setting up the price for the stations. There needs to be some routing to protest these huge price jumps and swings.
Brunduski
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:11:41 AM

Yes King Obama. I am so glad that you are focusing so much attention on the countries major problems like, the economy, jobs, healthcare, the deficit. You know, the thing that affects the "average" American.
silverfox63
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:11:36 AM

We are closer to $3.80 or more.
obimerrill
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:11:33 AM

Ouch...ours already went up by 40 cents. Refiners need to time their shutdowns so they don't all do it at once, but that would be good for consumers and not their pockets!
miteybear
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:09:59 AM

need more refinerie
Toppers
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:09:11 AM

Ugly and won't get any better...
TxPDawg
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:08:56 AM

oh well, what's new
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:08:46 AM

We are headed there on the east coast.
unicornpmb
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:08:32 AM

Stop the presses. Gas is going up.
rahcat
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:08:31 AM

WEst Michigan gets another poke in the eye.
RAKARWOWSKI
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:07:15 AM

I bet EV's are looking better with every price hike!
Slickster223
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:06:47 AM

Thanks Obama!!!!
ican2step
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:06:09 AM

Mr. President, thank you for taking this country in the right direction...NOT!!!
johton
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:03:59 AM

Hey, be sure to thank O!
yakstar
Champion Author Montreal

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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:03:17 AM

better than the $6.25 other motorists pay in Canadian cities!
Blue_Cruzer
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:03:06 AM

Prices around town jumped 20 cents plus a gallon this evening.
coyotegirl1
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:02:25 AM

In Aurora Illinois, we're already at 3.75.

This is just the beginning of the worst prices to come.
rf6480
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:56:33 PM

we are almost there
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:54:29 PM

And does Obummer care? Heck NO! Suffer you Americans
texashoudini
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:53:26 PM

This is insane. It's not just a step, it's a leap! Gas companies are enjoying the squeeze and it won't be long until that have a stangle hold. So much for the recovery.....watch the market drop.....watch Obama's recovery go down....watch the U.S. economy fade......etc., etc.
1Boog
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:52:10 PM

yeah....3.70 by spring and then $4.50 by summer.....Big oil and speculators are going to have a bumper year!!
TXRanger09
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:51:49 PM

Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for the crowd-sourced fuel price index,--------------Hey, hey, hey! We're not "crowd-sourced". We consumer-sourced. Come on Patrick, if you get to be "senior petroleum analyst", we get to be "consumers". But keep up the good work.
VikingWoman
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:46:46 PM

Seems to me the logic for Big Oil is pretty simple:

"Lets raise the prices because WE CAN!"
Spankster85
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:46:00 PM

That's cute. Prices crested $3.70 by me at the beginning of the week. I'm waiting on $4.
Doomsday64
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:45:18 PM

This is starting to get ugly quick.
SpankyMI
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:42:48 PM

"Expected" demand, now that's a reason to jack up the price if I've ever heard of.
FlyNFool
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:40:35 PM

Good!

wild3bill
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:39:59 PM

East side of the Hudson started there bedore th tn Cent s[pikle!
mrbee
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:39:37 PM

Always pain for us!
BREW9
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:36:46 PM

not good
bvrbill
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:35:41 PM

Not good news.
BMWer
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:35:19 PM

The party's over
TDIdave
Champion Author California

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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:34:29 PM

That's still less than here in California.
gd83goldwinger
Champion Author South Bend

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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:26:35 PM

Our area is right with that at 3.65. Its Crazy.
bston
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:26:31 PM

Yep, prices up here & seem to go up daily.
wayoung56
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:26:12 PM

dang...
jellybelly72
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:23:11 PM

And $3.99 at several places!!!
SoutheastdannyB
All-Star Author Grand Rapids

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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:23:00 PM

yep, they pretty much hit that.
jellybelly72
All-Star Author San Bernardino

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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:21:51 PM

Prices are expected to rise by 10 cents to 25 cents within two weeks' time! Hell it jumped here 30 cents in less then three day's!
drz614
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:20:31 PM

hmmmm
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