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Gas Futures Point to Pump Relief

The Wall Street Journal -- After a sizzling start to the year, gasoline futures prices are sliding, easing pressures on drivers and the U.S. economy and raising the prospect that prices at the pump could be headed lower still.

Gasoline futures, a key yardstick for wholesale prices, are down 6.3% from their high for the year reached on March 26, as the price of crude oil that gets refined into gasoline has dropped a similar amount amid easing tension over Iran, the world's fourth-largest oil producer.

On Wednesday, futures tumbled for a fourth consecutive trading day, finishing down 1% at $3.2027 a gallon.

The month-long decline already has been reflected in lower pump prices.

The average cost of a gallon of gas nationwide has fallen for two straight weeks, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration


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Submitted Apr 19, 2012 By: angel4me
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2012 8:18:01 AM

heydano: I totally agree.
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heydano67
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2012 3:54:36 AM

Not falling fast enough for me
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2012 12:12:35 AM

I'll believe it when I see it.
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2012 11:28:42 AM

OK
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Harry813
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2012 12:25:06 AM

Prices at the pump still prove otherwise .
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Zonk
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2012 12:23:46 AM

I don't project any drastic cut in pump prices.
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2012 12:18:53 AM

Ok.
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Buddy2264
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2012 12:16:29 AM

I have not seen a big drop but I am guessing people are conserving more. As inventory rises either the price will drop or they will just ship it elsewhere for a better profit.
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2012 12:16:14 AM

I'll wait and see, like the rest.
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2012 12:14:33 AM

I'm not seeing any 6% drop
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2012 12:14:18 AM

Still watching
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2012 12:13:24 AM

I think that more regulation on the speculators will result in much lower prices and cut the Wall Street Pigs out of their ill-gotten gains. Money is too cheap to allow speculation to continue.
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2012 12:13:05 AM

"Gas Futures Point to Pump Relief"

My magic 8 ball says "Doubtful".
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2012 12:12:19 AM

Agree, but not enough.Still high.
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2012 12:12:19 AM

15 miles away it has droped 6 cents a gal
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2012 12:11:42 AM

Good!!!
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2012 12:11:31 AM

if only U.S. regular working man(meaning both women and men) could get in on this futures stuff then we could afford skyrocketing taxes and gas prices along with everything else. : )
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2012 12:11:20 AM

Never!
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2012 12:10:48 AM

Don't hold your breath.
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2012 12:10:44 AM

Not holding my breath.
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2012 12:10:39 AM

At what point is that going to happen?
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2012 12:09:08 AM

Not doin' much in Ky!
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2012 12:08:26 AM

No where near to what the pump prices jumped up to lately!!!!!
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2012 12:06:11 AM

Dropped 11 cents in the ATL...
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2012 12:06:08 AM

Could this finally be some good news?
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2012 12:05:27 AM

I agree still to high
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2012 12:05:26 AM

Agree, but not enough.
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2012 12:05:25 AM

point away
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2012 12:04:03 AM

still too high...
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2012 12:04:01 AM

OK
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jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2012 12:03:38 AM

no change here.
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2012 12:03:05 AM

I'm sure they do.
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2012 12:02:21 AM

this sounds like good news too
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2012 12:01:43 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2012 11:59:13 PM

keept falling....like a lead balloon...
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2012 11:56:22 PM

dont hold your breath
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2012 11:55:26 PM

Gas has gone down a few pennies in this area.
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2012 11:54:36 PM

Don't know where they are seeing lower gas prices. They have certainly not dropped here!
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2012 11:53:17 PM

Slow to fall fast to rise!
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2012 11:52:40 PM

I'll be amazed to see that 1% make it to the pump prices.
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2012 11:52:29 PM

Over supply meet lower demand.
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2012 11:51:35 PM

Gas is still going up here.
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2012 11:49:48 PM

I doubt that prices will be going down significantly while Obama is in office.
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2012 11:49:31 PM

Time will tell.
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abcdMA
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2012 11:49:04 PM

it is still higher than it was last year
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2012 11:48:09 PM

@hagar2935 is apparently missing his meds.
WSJ is a Rupert, therefore Obama hating publication.
@hagar2935 has gone palin (gone rogue)

Reelect the President
Obama 2012
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Beaveronparade
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2012 11:46:42 PM

I think we are ALL ready for some relief at the pumps! Bring it on.
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2012 11:46:03 PM

will have to see it
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2012 11:40:21 PM

Not going to happen as long as the DemocRATs stay in office!!!!!!

NOBAMA 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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LaVonneK
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2012 11:33:55 PM

I'm ready for pump relief.
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