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posted: 5/11/2013 4:40 AM

No accounting for increased gas prices

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Recently I heard on the radio that crude oil is at $93 per barrel. When it was at $107 per barrel, we were paying less for gasoline than we are now. The wars are winding down, there is no gulf oil spill, no refineries on fire -- what is the excuse for the gas prices this time? It went from $3.61 three weeks ago to $4.15 here in the Fox Valley today.

The big oil companies continue to make obscene profits and raise the gas prices for consumers struggling to get to work and other places. What possible excuse is there this time? It is ridiculous, and no one is protesting. I don't get it.

Doris Aussin

Lake in the Hills

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