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Time to Rescind the Jones Act

GasBuddy Blog -- Just how bad have gasoline prices really gotten? Here's the answer: folks in Los Angeles ($4.36 per gallon) and Chicago ($4.51) look at New York City ($4.12) as a relative bargain.

(Isn’t it the east coast that has the worst refinery problems, lost capacity and over-reliance on Brent crude?)

With steadfast consistency we continue to see the U.S. average price of gasoline climb steadily as the world awaits what might happen in the Middle East. What comes next?

Will Iran be the aggressor? Will Israel launch a first strike? Should Israel believe inertia is in its own best interest? Will President Obama commit U.S. troops to Israel’s defense? As early indicators of answers to any of these questions develop, global...


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I believe you are an idiot don
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does anyone know what it is
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what ever
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Kar: agreed. Seems that there are too many articles recently that were pulled and yet, Patrick DeHaan puts out lots of his own writings. My guess is that the radio and TV stints aren't offering much right now.
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yawnnnnnnnnnn...........
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maybe the pipeline needs to come to the east coast instead of the gulf coast
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GasBuddy really should stop repeating this Blog. It serves no purpose, and hurts GasBuddy's credibility. Especially after some of the articles GasBuddy censors.
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Time to rescind the propaganda masquerading as news act.
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vote it out...
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Oil & gas are getting more difficult to use.
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do it . .
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Yes, this got posted yesterday so GasBuddy blog can continue to shill for FOX.



[Edited by: KAR120CSII at 3/30/2012 7:03:01 PM EST]
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Once upon a time, there was this MYTHICAL country called America...the end.
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humblepie - "longshoremans union wont like this"

Why not? They represent longshoremen, not sailors.
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longshoremans union wont like this
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Wasn't this posted last week?
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Sure, yes!
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yep
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Should have done that a long time ago.
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Things happen that we have no control over and we will roll with the punches.
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That's good, just keep reminding us of the pain of high prices.
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2012 3:16:17 PM

old news i think. there will always be something driving the price of crude up
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Thank the maritime unions.
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Old News!

Also, not entirely accurate. If there were a shortage of US tonnage available to transport Product, a waiver would be issued to allow non American flag ships to do so temporarily.
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I answerd this yesterday.
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i have no idea what the headline has to do with the article.
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Wasn't this story up yesterday?
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Hummm...
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Right on, TAT36!
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This was in the news a few days ago. Why post it twice?
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Utter chaos.
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Time to cut the red tape
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This is all of wall street and our governments fault
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Repost article again..............
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Didn't we look at something like this yesterday? If we did the answer is still the same today, overnight has probably not changed any minds one way or the other.
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2012 2:55:30 PM

Thanks for your post KHSmadhatter. It answers some of the questions I had about the Jones Act.
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2012 2:54:26 PM

the jones act does need to be repealed
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2012 2:53:04 PM

I really don't see what any of that blog had to do with the Jones Act, but since it mentioned it lets go there. Does the Jones Act protect US shipping? Yes absolutely, but in so doing it also prevents sketchy "flags of convenience" ships from traveling up and down the US coasts and inland waters. These ships are not subject to the rigorous standard of the US Coast Guard, meaning their material condition may very well be substandard and the training of the crews less than acceptable (I know it is possible to get a Master's/Captain's license from some countries without much difficulty). Rescinding the Jones act isn't the answer to lower gas prices, cutting through all the red tape to allow new refineries to open and to allow new drilling both offshore and on land is the answer. So before you call for repealing the Jones Act ask yourself if you want cheaply made Chinese ships with poorly trained Chinese crews (if they would even stay on the ship and not simply run away into the first US port they reach) sailing up and down the coasts and rivers of America...I certainly don't.
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2012 2:47:40 PM

Those are old prices.
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2012 2:45:49 PM

The cost to drill, transport, and refine has changed little over the last 10 years. The cost increase is due to speculation, and the extra dollars being spent are lining some pockets with a lot of green.
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What if, what if, what if...what if an asteroid the size of Texas hits the earth...all will be irrelevant

Oh wait this is 2012 we're all doomed anyway...lol
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"When Obama took office gas was $1.83 per gallon."

And we were at the bottom of a severe recession. We can have $1.84 gas again if you want another severe recession. Be careful what you wish for.
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Really!
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Ok, whatever.
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went through IL, IN, and OH.

Saw prices everywhere from 3.64 to 4.56.
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old news
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November can't come fast enough.
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no, Iran is playing games
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OBAMA is the reason.
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