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Why did gas prices rise? The latest reasons

Variety of factors blamed for 14-cent increase in a week

Schenectady resident David Golden gases his truck up at Holmes & Kugler Gas Station on Erie Blvd. Thursday afternoon.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Schenectady resident David Golden gases his truck up at Holmes & Kugler Gas Station on Erie Blvd. Thursday afternoon.
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Sandra Sharp of Niskayuna said she was a little shocked when she pulled into the Hess station in Glenville and saw that the price of regular unleaded gas was $4.07 a gallon. “I think it’s ridiculous, especially since we just read that they were coming down,” she said. “I just wish I knew what the real cause of the rise is. We’d probably be angered.” Tropical Storm Isaac, a refinery explosion in Venezuela, a switch ...


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ed186
September 14, 2012
8:27 a.m.

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Blah blah blah. Same old same old, one excuse after excuse. What ever happened in years gone by with the same problems. Or is it greed? I'm not better off, are you?

rsmall803
September 14, 2012
12:39 p.m.

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wild swings in 2008? 2009,10,11, and 12. ya, they swung wildly to. but tell anybody.

rsmall803
September 14, 2012
12:39 p.m.

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don't

newyorker65
September 14, 2012
1:33 p.m.

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A lot of paragraphs that boil down to one word... greed!

Sparkys_Dad
September 14, 2012
2:29 p.m.

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The USA is not run by a government elected by the people. We are run by corporate-terrorists. There is no accountability any more and we just keep voting in all these stooges over & over again, every time -- both parties.

BTW-- anybody notice that the 'US' flag burned in the mid-east et alia are not real American flags but phonies? Who's REALLY causing all this stuff anyway? What if it's the OIL companies and not really those mean and terrible muslims? Hmmm?

Check out www.legitgov.org for the other side to the story. I don't buy it -- (a bit over the top) but it's worth the read never-the-less. Maybe their purpose is just to keep us on our toes.
Or maybe it's George Carlin reachin' out to us (lol).

harvick
September 14, 2012
2:37 p.m.

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First thing is to get that lying SCUMBAG voted out of office! He and his lack of action is much part to blame.

Sparkys_Dad
September 14, 2012
6:17 p.m.

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Agreed.

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