Price of gas over the last few months have risen not because of shortages
but because of speculation of what the industry thought might happen do to
world events. These events never happened yet prices never went down. Now do
to the floods in the Gulf states something did happen yet prices were
already inflated because of things that did not happen yet prices have again
began to rise. Prices have already been compensated for things that did not
happen yet the American people are getting screwed again just because
something finally did happen. Yep folks its all a big scam and it wouldn't
surprise me a bit if oil men like the Bush family are profiting from this
scam. I would imagine Condi Rice is doing quite well also with her
connections to the slimey oil companies.
For starters, do not buy gas on September 1st (today now). Get it tomorrow
if you must, but don't get it today. Even if the gas companies loose one
day's worth of profits, it just might make them think twice about what they
are doing. And we should do this often. I know people can not live without
gas. They simply can not do it, but we can all put in effort and choose a
day once a week or so that no one buys gas. Get it the day before or the day
after if you must, but not on that day. It will show them.
This second recommendation I heard somewhere: If everyone went to there gas
station's, put in exactly $6.21 worth of gas, took there time doing it, then
took there time to wash all windows, check oil, trans fluid and what not,
then took there time in paying as well. This would eat into the gas
companies dollars because we are taking so much time to do it. Oh, and the
$6.21? The 6th letter in the alphabet is 'F' and the 21st is 'U'. I mean no
offence to anyone who read's this, but I think those two letters basically
describes what most people think of gas prices right now.
What the Hell does it matter if you buy gas on a certain day or not? So they
make that day's profits on the day before or the day after your "no buy gas"
day. You still use the same amount in the long run. It will only matter if
you don't DRIVE for a day.
Besides, if gas had risen at the inflation rate for the past 20 years it
would be over three bucks by now. Don't blame the oil companies. Blame that
4500-pound SUV in your neighbor's driveway. It was all fun and games when
gas was cheap in the 90's. Let's buy BIG vehicles to show how stylish and
cool we are. Time to pay the piper now.
Fact is there has not been a new refinery built in this country in over 20
Supply vs. demand and the loss of several refineries due to the storm equals
a shorter supply.
Plenty of crude just not enough capacity to make it into usable fuels and
get it out to us folk.
Don't blame the oil companies blame those who are against building a
refinery so we have enough capacity here at home to make what we need when a
natural disaster shuts down the few refineries we have.
"anything you say can & will be misquoted & used against you"
So you are volunteering to put a refinery in your back yard? Quit bitching
unless you can walk the walk.
The same people that complain about high price gas are the ones that don't
allow nuke plants or refineries in their backyard.
I made the choice of moving into an apartment building across the street
from where I work, I drive less than 1500 miles a year anymore, I did my bit
to cut gas consumption.
I laugh at $5 a gallon gas, even at that price it will still be less than I
spend on car insurance each year. If I had my way, gas would be $50 a
gallon, then the streets would be a whole hell of lot less busy, with less
people on the road my bicycle would be a lot safer.
Go live somewhere where gasoline is cheaper. Oh, wait...
The following link was most recently updated about 5 months ago, a
comparo for fuel prices:
And remember: there's an infinite amount of fossil fuel, enough to
last us forever and ever and ever, and we'll never, ever run out--it's
like air or something--right?
Plus we're using less and less of it--right?
There's no shortage of it, never was, nor ever can be, silly! It's
forever and ever!!
So the price should NEVER go up. LOL
Oh, and the whole thing about that it causes air pollution? Don't you
believe it. It's GOOD for the atmosphere.
Glad I could set everybody straight on this.
From what I heard we have not buit a new refinery in over 40 years to
protect the environment. Also what ever happened to all that Alaskan oil. I
remeber all the opposition to the pipeline when it was being built but they
said it would help reduce our need for Arabian oil. Someone said all the
Alaskan oil is being sent to China & Japan.
Actually there has been some refineries built and one corperation is
trying to build on using high sulpher oil that other refineries do not
want (it is cheaper to by but cost more to refine). Every drop of the
Alaskan oil has gone to Japan since day one because it has a higher
sulpher content and is not as profitable for US refineries to use. If
they tap the AWNR in AK it will go to China or Japan to and not a drop
will get here (Bush does not tell you that) because of same sulpher
problem. The days of cheap oil is over and if you are holding uout for
cheap gas, do not hold your breath. I look for it to be $4/gallon in
US by next fall.
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No, it went up because we're all driving fuel efficient vehicles and not
driving more than we have to. It went up because our usage finally
overwhelmed our refining capacity. Believe it or not, when you waste fuel
like we do, it can happen in two years.
Let me guess....you're part of the "blame the oil companies" crowd, right?
Yea, but the people who do the right thing by driving reasonable cars are
getting screwed too.
I wouldn't mind high gas prices to discourage consumption if it were due to
taxes that would benefit society. But when it goes to benefit already rich
people and companies-that is just wrong.
You are mostly right. A day of boycott would only be helpful if it raised
of the problem. And WE are a big part of the problem, and need our
The oil companies have made record profits, no doubt. That is clear in
recent financials. (When this has happened in the past...and it HAS
happened in the past....
the majors have their accountants working nights trying to find ways to
appearance of the windfalls. The publicity can be unpleasant..)
But we dont control the oil companies. We can only control how we plan and
respond to increasing energy costs.
Our daughter just HAD to have a new SUV, even though we tried to tell her
was perhaps not the wisest choice. At $3.00 per gallon, her budget will now
a stake in her energy education.
Actually tighten your belt and go for one day without using any gas.
It would be an exercise in conservationism.
Done weekly, it might take a lot of lard off the American ass. It would
certainly take a lot of butter from the Arabs and the major oil companies.
They would loose the money from that particular day. Sure, they would still
make money the next day and the next day after that but we have to do
something to show them we will not put up with there prices. Suggestions?
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