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Gas rises 35 cents since December

Published 11:00pm Monday, February 18, 2013

The average cost of gas in Alabama has gone up about 35 cents since last month and is expected to rise more, but the state is still below the national average, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report.

The current average in the state is $3.56 for regular gasoline, $3.88 for premium and $4.00 for diesel, according to the report.

Nationally those numbers are $3.73 for regular gas, $4.03 for premium and $4.12 for diesel.

On Monday afternoon, the least expensive gas in Troy was being sold for $3.59 at Pinckard’s on Enzor Road. The most expensive was reported by to be $3.76 at Pinckard’s on Three Notch Street. All other stations listed showed gas was being sold at $3.64.

Comparing those numbers to Montgomery reports on, Troy gas is higher. The least expensive gas reported in Montgomery Monday afternoon was $3.41 and the most expensive was $3.59

A month ago, Alabama’s average for regular gas was $3.21, which was down from $3.49 a year ago. The highest recorded average price for a gallon of gasoline in the state was $4.05 on Sept. 16, 2008.

California, Hawaii, New York and Maine are at the top of the gas price list with fuel averaging up to $4.28 per gallon.

The current cost of a barrel of crude oil is $95.91 and that’s a big factor in the increase in gas prices, according to analysts. From December to January, the price of oil increased 10 percent, reported the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

The price of crude oil accounts for 68 percent of the price of one gallon of gas.

Other factors that cause prices at the pump to rise include refinery closings and speculation.


  1. johngalt781

    Gas cost no more now than it did 50 yrs ago. People just dont have a clue how fiat currency works.

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  2. Bill_OReally

    And now here you are a troll on The Messenger. My how proud your men would be. I myself never had the pleasure of riding in boats. I was in the 7th Infantry Division.

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  3. johngalt781

    General if you would care to debate any particular issues concerning my comment then lets do so. Sarcasm does very little to convey a message that contains any substance. To answer your west point question, no i was never and would never join any branch of the military unless it was in direct defense of american soil . The military that serve in foreign counties only purpose is to force the oligarchies will on others by force or threat of force. All branches serve as pawns for the oligarchy. Isn’t that obvious to everyone by now?

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  4. The Wizard

    Ok, just a question for the moderator here, I noticed that in the past week, some comments have been erased here, as I was just looking at them and some went away, not sure what was the problem, but you all allow racist comments, but when it comes to comments about the local government or state government, they are deleted? You can delete this when you figure out how deep you are in those pockets because, as I was reading many sensible comments, they went away, so dig deep and decide, because if you allow racism here and not free speech, you got a major problem.

    So, this company allows racism as I have copied, but this company deletes comments related to “VIPS”, if that is the case would you please state it on record? Otherwise, talking about racism, is much worse than someone speaking about politics… heavy pockets uh???

    Please, explain yourself because, if the people here cannot speak without our comments being deleted when we complain about local situations, but yet, you allow racism, just want it on record, as so much racism has been said here and NOT deleted. But yet, pockets are deep huh?

    So us black people can be talked about, but yet, no one can speak about anything else right? State this on record or explain why comments go away. The people here want to know why racism is ok to speak about but anything else is deleted.

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  5. Bill_OReally

    No, Colonel Troll, we have never met. And I was nominated to attend West Point when I was in basic training but I turned them down (true story). By the way, did you ever actually serve in the military? If so, in what unit?

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