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Oil bottleneck gives Rockies cheaper gasoline

Casper WY Star-Tribune -- A boom in domestic oil drilling has helped lower U.S. gasoline prices, though the steepest drops have missed California commuters, Midwestern farmers and even New York commodities traders who know all about oil and gasoline pricing.

You have to be in the Rocky Mountains to see the lowest prices — ideally in Casper, the Wyoming city of 56,000 people where gas costs $1 less than what many drivers on the East and West coasts are paying.

At $2.69 a gallon for regular, Casper had the lowest prices of any city on Friday..

The reason? Cheap Canadian tar sands oil and oil from North Dakota’s booming Bakken shale are pooling in the Rockies because there isn’t enough pipeline capacity to export enough of it to drive down prices elsewhere.

refineries in the Rockies region are scoring good deals o


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Ray: me too. LOL
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I am in the wrong state
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must be nice.
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 4:23:53 AM

OK.
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Lucky Rockies.
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Quick! Everybody move to Wyoming!!
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:49:27 PM

yep
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:48:49 PM

Really. So our eastern supply grows and so does the price along with it?

That is just absolute,y pure BS and GREEEED!
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:48:31 PM

Must be nice. Pump prices are going through the roof here!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:48:17 PM

That's called taking advantage of the situation.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:45:08 PM

Way to go.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:44:49 PM

when is it showing up in WI where the price has risen .30 cents in the last month
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:41:18 PM

and good ol' north carolina's prices just keep rising and rising..
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:41:07 PM

Goes to show the manipulation of the system now, doesn't it?
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I seem to recall that Obama is the one that is against the pipeline, and low cost gas for the rest of the country!
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Good for Colorado! Enjoy it while you can!
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:37:56 PM

I really have a bone to pick. Just a few weeks ago local prices were around $3.40 per gallon. Now local prices have soared to over 4 Bucks per gallon. To say I am pissed of would be a huge understatement.
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Bring it my way please!
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:32:07 PM

Yeah, its always somebody else or some other area getting over on the rest of us.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:32:02 PM

Does that mean lower prices for us
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lOAD IT ON TRAINS AND
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I wish I wish
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Blah
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the story will not load.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:29:08 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:27:43 PM

Good for them
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:25:47 PM

We need a pipeline to Florida.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:23:10 PM

Good for them.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:21:14 PM

Prices are also cheaper and have always been in Alberta where the tar sands are located. Lower transportation costs and less taxes on the fuel.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:20:11 PM

good for them
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:20:08 PM

Pipe lines & Rail tankers.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:19:55 PM

we should be so lucky up here. good for them.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:19:29 PM

good for them!
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:19:07 PM

and why is it not that cheap everywhere other than just pure greed by the oil companies.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:19:04 PM

Casper ... here I come!
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:18:26 PM

I agree with Wshokie12.
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I should be so lucky.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:17:42 PM

Good for them
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:17:39 PM

As has been said, Same Old Story
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Glad I'm going to Denver
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:16:24 PM

same old story, it's a matter of supply and demand.
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Good fot the Rockies.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:14:22 PM

More pipelines.
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Nice to see someone is getting a break
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:14:20 PM

Too bad it is not filtering down to the Las Vegas, NV area.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:14:02 PM

Wow! I don't care how much it cost.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:13:44 PM

Better then shipping overseas.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:13:03 PM

Can't remember when I last paid 2.69/gallon!!??
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 9:12:52 PM

Old news.
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Send it over to Michigan.
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