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Anger and Resignation at the Pump

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Crude oil prices fell yesterday, after the government said it would tap into its strategic reserve to help stabilize prices. But industry trade groups say releasing the reserves won't necessarily affect gasoline prices. They depend on refinery capacity. And Hurricane Katrina has disrupted capacity, closing down a number of oil refineries along the Gulf of Mexico. Yesterday drivers in the region saw the result. Gas prices shot up by 50 cents or more. There there was considerable variety in prices from pump to pump. One rlower-priced station in Potsdam had a long line of cars - an eerie throwback to the 1970s. In Canton, reporter Gregory Warner set out on his bicycle - hey, we have a budget too - to talk to people fueling at the pumps.

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