Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    11:43 PM

GasBuddy News Article

49
votes
Global demand, refinery maintenance cause gasoline prices to rise in Oklahoma

newsok.com -- Refinery maintenance and global economic indicators haven't done Oklahoma drivers any favors as the price of gasoline has risen about 50 cents in the past month.

“It's been on a steady climb ever since mid-January,” Mai said. “I think it's been driven by crude oil prices and the perception in the commodities markets that worldwide, and in this country to some extent, we're seeing economies rebound.”

Mai said the latest federal report on petroleum showed supplies of oil and gasoline are ample to meet gasoline demand, which typically falls in the winter months. But refineries are switching to their summer blends of gasoline earlier than normal, he said.


Read the Full Article

Submitted Feb 26, 2013 By: NOTSOGRN
Category: Daily News Article Discussions > Topics Add to favorite topics  
Author Topic: Global demand, refinery maintenance cause gasoline prices to rise in Oklahoma Back to Topics
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
Profile Pic
Bearcat500
Champion Author Cincinnati

Posts:11,520
Points:1,989,195
Joined:Nov 2005
Message Posted: Mar 21, 2013 7:36:31 AM

Refinery maintenance causes gasoline prices ti rise. I guess there was never any refinery maintenance in the 1950s-1973 and in the late 1980s to the early 2000s. In those times gasoline prices were constant whether refineries were in full operation or whether some had refinery maintenance. This is just another excuse to get the American consumer to bend over once again.
Profile Pic
tomok
Champion Author Portland

Posts:43,705
Points:2,945,260
Joined:Aug 2006
Message Posted: Mar 21, 2013 2:25:41 AM

Global demand, refinery maintenance cause gasoline prices to rise in Oklahoma? It's the same all over the US, high fuel prices. When the refineries are down for maintenance or an upgrade, they are still producing fuel. There should be No shortage of fuel at the pump!
Summer demand, Winter demand – No Difference in supply, still the same high prices!
Big Oil and Big Gas sells fuel and natural gas on the world market for higher prices.
The US ‘oil and natural gas resources’ belong to the citizens of this country and are to be used by those same citizens! The price at the pump needs to go down to $2/gallon - *$3, *$3.50/gallon or *$4.00 is Not the new low!
More Refineries are Not the answer, Stop exporting fuel is!
Take care of the domestic fuel market first and above all else!
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
Profile Pic
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:22,898
Points:2,209,615
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Mar 3, 2013 7:57:54 AM

time to crack down on Pig Oil's game of creating artificial fuel bottlenecks so that prices can remain inflated.
Profile Pic
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:22,898
Points:2,209,615
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Mar 2, 2013 7:15:27 AM

maintenance in OK and fire in TX. Get ready for higher prices in the Midwest at least.

(Igg2: I drive both diesel and gas engine vehicles. Definitely true for all fuels).
Profile Pic
eyegotgas2
Champion Author British Columbia

Posts:4,018
Points:848,730
Joined:Sep 2011
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 7:15:14 AM

There is no doubt refinery maintenance is being used to influence fuel prices.

I have seen it in the diesel refineries as well.
Profile Pic
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:22,898
Points:2,209,615
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 6:01:21 AM

awww.. if prices ain't high enough, go drive 'em up with maintenance.
Profile Pic
gasseddup
All-Star Author Michigan

Posts:842
Points:32,635
Joined:Nov 2012
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:26:05 PM

no new refineries until BOENHER kills the EPA!
Profile Pic
gasseddup
All-Star Author Michigan

Posts:842
Points:32,635
Joined:Nov 2012
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:22:09 PM

hows come wyoming and montana are ALWAYS the lowest! aint that CHENEY country? and maybe it's the PALIN effect on oil comapnies, GOIN ROGUE! or OIL and NRA are in cahoots?
Profile Pic
skybiker
Champion Author South Carolina

Posts:9,105
Points:2,114,995
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 6:33:35 AM

It's BS..There is no shortage of gas in the US!
Profile Pic
jrs4125
Champion Author Indiana

Posts:4,817
Points:1,178,270
Joined:Sep 2011
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 5:52:55 AM

.37 in one day in my area. Let me off this roller coaster ride.
Profile Pic
granitestater
Champion Author New Hampshire

Posts:11,950
Points:2,018,655
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 1:04:32 AM

It takes about two months to convert a facility to produce and then refine enough product to send out to the distributors. By then the remaining winter grade product will have sold out. This year demand is down and there should be enough leftover supply to carry into summer. By then summer-grade supplies will be filling the tanks and pumps. Trying to predict the exact changeover date is harder than predicting the hole card of a blackjack dealer...
Profile Pic
granitestater
Champion Author New Hampshire

Posts:11,950
Points:2,018,655
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:57:27 AM

"Speculators" do not control the value of oil contracts. Prices are set on the market floor by traders working the buying/selling of orders placed by refiners as the need arises.
Profile Pic
unicornpmb
Champion Author Buffalo

Posts:11,074
Points:2,229,345
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:32:59 AM

Every year at this time it is the same thing.
Profile Pic
RAE344
Champion Author Virginia Beach

Posts:5,691
Points:1,259,985
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:32:55 AM

Heard this story before, nice cover up to a run up in price. It you print it enough, someone will believe you.

[Edited by: RAE344 at 2/27/2013 12:33:42 AM EST]
Profile Pic
TIGERPAW46
Champion Author Florida

Posts:9,740
Points:1,939,985
Joined:Mar 2004
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:31:22 AM

It has nothing to do with low supplies or US demand. That's just an excuse for the speculators etc to push the prices higher. Why should they sell Petroleum products from the US to the US when the Gov. allows the speculators to buy futures with a fraction of the value as down Payment. Then the US gov. Allows Export of the products to another country, at a higher price than they can sell them in the USA. The USA has been a net exporter of oil & diesel for the past year. Now they also want to be allowed to export Nat. Gas so they can charge more for it also.
Profile Pic
10k
Champion Author North Carolina

Posts:24,730
Points:2,851,575
Joined:May 2006
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:24:35 AM

lol Badjef-so true..

silver: it's $4 everywhere in north carolina ;(

[Edited by: 10k at 2/27/2013 12:25:39 AM EST]
Profile Pic
silverfox63
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:10,474
Points:2,160,100
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:24:10 AM

Just another excuse to jack up the prices. I have never seen $4 a gallon gas in February here in Michigan ever.
Profile Pic
5Golfer8
Champion Author Tucson

Posts:4,647
Points:890,195
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:23:58 AM

The crooks are running wild and Obama is just letting it happen.
Profile Pic
Badjef
Champion Author Florida

Posts:6,707
Points:1,418,190
Joined:Jan 2011
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:23:15 AM

BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!!

Maintenance is something that is planned. A refinery shutting down for maintenance would have refined enough product before shutting down.

BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!!
Profile Pic
jethro5000
Champion Author Kentucky

Posts:4,463
Points:987,310
Joined:Jun 2005
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:23:14 AM

Ditto Badjef
Profile Pic
Badjef
Champion Author Florida

Posts:6,707
Points:1,418,190
Joined:Jan 2011
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:22:50 AM

BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!!

Maintenance is something that is planned. A refinery shutting down for maintenance would have refined enough product before shutting down.

BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!!
Profile Pic
Badjef
Champion Author Florida

Posts:6,707
Points:1,418,190
Joined:Jan 2011
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:22:29 AM

BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!!

Maintenance is something that is planned. A refinery shutting down for maintenance would have refined enough product before shutting down.

BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!! BS ALERT!!!
Profile Pic
TheBill
Rookie Author Detroit

Posts:51
Points:27,140
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:22:08 AM

It's all about the greed, nothing more.
Profile Pic
crreed1
Champion Author West Virginia

Posts:4,375
Points:3,058,310
Joined:May 2005
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:21:22 AM

old news
Profile Pic
sjhman
Veteran Author Atlanta

Posts:429
Points:754,675
Joined:Sep 2008
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:21:18 AM

of course
Profile Pic
KrsnaDragon
Champion Author Montreal

Posts:5,122
Points:1,126,940
Joined:Nov 2011
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:18:57 AM

Old 'news'.
Profile Pic
Doomsday64
All-Star Author Austin

Posts:905
Points:373,550
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:18:51 AM

ok
Profile Pic
Constame
Sophomore Author Oklahoma

Posts:240
Points:26,105
Joined:Aug 2005
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:18:30 AM

Every time I get gas the price has gone up 10 cents.
Profile Pic
mfeldstein
Champion Author Ottawa

Posts:10,623
Points:2,502,535
Joined:Feb 2007
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:16:48 AM

We need more refineries in every region.
Profile Pic
Rooster922
Champion Author Wilmington

Posts:4,145
Points:1,040,245
Joined:Jan 2009
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:16:34 AM

Wow!
Profile Pic
Cableman66
Champion Author North Carolina

Posts:4,917
Points:1,087,925
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:16:27 AM

OK.
Profile Pic
LilRedWagonIN
Champion Author Indiana

Posts:10,372
Points:2,115,065
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:13:08 AM

Oh, so that's the reasons why it went up ten cents yesterday.
Profile Pic
tedjm1
Champion Author New York

Posts:5,609
Points:801,050
Joined:Dec 2006
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:12:30 AM

Storms are no help either.
Profile Pic
wshokie12
Champion Author Winston-Salem

Posts:3,100
Points:754,765
Joined:Aug 2012
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:12:12 AM

Yep.
Profile Pic
rahcat
Champion Author Grand Rapids

Posts:5,280
Points:1,262,700
Joined:Jan 2010
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:09:47 AM

Went up to $3.99 here yesterday.
Profile Pic
PaylessKY
Champion Author Kentucky

Posts:11,320
Points:2,179,875
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:08:59 AM

Fuel prices are going up everywhere.
Profile Pic
CiVX
Champion Author Oakland

Posts:9,379
Points:1,934,215
Joined:Feb 2009
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:08:42 AM

Not OK for Oklahoma.
Profile Pic
regout
Champion Author Quebec

Posts:5,500
Points:1,426,830
Joined:May 2010
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:08:21 AM

Another reason. More and more reasons to increase the price of oil.
Profile Pic
PrinceLH
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:5,287
Points:1,137,795
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:07:58 AM

We are being robbed!
Profile Pic
HawaiianGuy
Champion Author Idaho

Posts:12,092
Points:3,668,765
Joined:May 2003
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:07:09 AM

With the price of crude being what it is, there is no good reason for prices at the pumps to skyrocket as they have.
Profile Pic
Quick68
Champion Author Columbus

Posts:11,803
Points:1,825,550
Joined:Dec 2009
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:05:29 AM

Another excuse.
Profile Pic
boatfloyd
Champion Author Jacksonville

Posts:4,339
Points:987,340
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:04:49 AM

Plus they like making money.
Profile Pic
ManOfLeisureII
Champion Author Philadelphia

Posts:4,420
Points:1,050,465
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:04:12 AM

If you ain't got an oil well.......git one.....
Profile Pic
rippinusoff
Champion Author Lexington

Posts:9,987
Points:2,086,400
Joined:May 2007
Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:03:20 AM

thieves
Profile Pic
DrZNY
Champion Author Albany

Posts:4,546
Points:1,198,830
Joined:Jan 2009
Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:57:32 PM

Yeah right?
Profile Pic
CityCouponer
Champion Author New Orleans

Posts:2,528
Points:599,100
Joined:Aug 2012
Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:57:18 PM

The real reason… GREED.

[Edited by: CityCouponer at 2/26/2013 11:57:57 PM EST]
Profile Pic
Trowinsamoan
Champion Author Los Angeles

Posts:2,349
Points:510,465
Joined:Nov 2012
Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:57:08 PM

More B S
Profile Pic
AKmailman
Champion Author Alaska

Posts:8,252
Points:2,153,170
Joined:Jul 2004
Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:56:46 PM

that's a good excuse as any
Profile Pic
WIWalt
Champion Author Wisconsin

Posts:4,202
Points:1,008,440
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:56:25 PM

Not only Ohio WI. too
Profile Pic
vrossi46
Champion Author San Jose

Posts:5,003
Points:1,359,760
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 11:55:28 PM

sympathies to all who live in Oklahoma
Post a reply Back to Topics