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edsf100 01-07-2011 11:17 AM

GAS PRICES
 
Whats up with the cost of Gas! Need to make some noise on the social networks. "Lower gas prices NOW!" Twitter or FB this

mechmagcn 01-07-2011 12:04 PM

As the stock market rebounds, the folks in higher places think the economy is good. As stocks go higher, so do oil prices. I just wish the folks who have would look at the conditions of those of us who don't. In my part of the world, the economy still stinks, so higher fuel prices hurt.
If I thought it would do some good, I would shout it from the highest rooftop, but alas I think it would only get me arrested as a pshyco :-missingt

thomabb 01-07-2011 12:24 PM

The Republican House's second order of business should be to get the offshore drilling ban lifted. It's the futures market that is driving gas prices up.

iwanaflattie 01-07-2011 12:39 PM

im paying 3 69 a gal im baker....7.80 for marlboros.25.00 for a 12 pk of coronas

maverickman514 01-07-2011 12:44 PM

it's pure and simple GREED that drives the prices up.... now that the BP oil catastrophe is not front and center in the world's eye. they have jacked up thier prices and the others have followed.... funny how the middle east still enjoy prices under a dollar a gallon...

Oh, and as far as our "new" gov't is concerned: SSDD all the politicians are the same.. all they really care about is what THEY will get out of all this.... and screw the people that believed enough of thier BS to vote for that particular liar.

SORRY FOR THE RANT AND THE HI-JACK

hellfirejim 01-07-2011 12:53 PM

The real reality of the price of gas is tied directly to the price of oil. Oil has been going up do the very high demand of China and India. As the demand for more oil increases, it lowers the amount left for everybody and hence the price goes up. Speculation in the oil price? Absolutely as you remember that was what drove the price up before but this time it is different.

If the idiots in washington will allow more offshore drilling it would help. Are you aware that we can't drill off shore but rigs from other countries are out there drilling and tapping into the oil resrves that feed our off shore wells???

There is so much more to this but this is a good starter. I know that political stuff is not allowed but I will say this, before I am ready to condem the new congress i will wait and see. If they don't do good we will through them out and bringin a new group untill they get it right.
jim

ibuzzard 01-07-2011 02:46 PM


Originally Posted by hellfirejim (Post 9789389)
... i will wait and see. If they don't do good we will through them out and bringin a new group untill they get it right.
jim


I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you, at least not for this millennium.

hellfirejim 01-07-2011 03:26 PM

I guess I just am an optimist.... but i am willing to give them a chnce.
jim

harleymsn 01-07-2011 03:34 PM


Originally Posted by hellfirejim (Post 9790032)
I guess I just am an optimist.... but i am willing to give them a chnce.
jim

Seeing as they broke nearly every 'pledge' they made to get elected, on the very first day, I'd say the taxpayers are screwed again.
As Maverickman514 said SSDD!

CharlieLed 01-07-2011 04:47 PM

I was in Germany on business a few years ago and looked at a sign at a gas station...the price was about what we were paying in the US. I brought this up at dinner with a few of the locals and they laughed...the price that I saw was per LITER not per gallon. Multiply the per liter price by 3.8 and you get the per gallon price!

sdetweil 01-07-2011 04:59 PM


Originally Posted by harleymsn (Post 9790075)
Seeing as they broke nearly every 'pledge' they made to get elected, on the very first day, I'd say the taxpayers are screwed again.
As Maverickman514 said SSDD!

depends on which level of screwed you think we're getting..
they all have a tough problem to solve.. I just wish they'd shut up about EACH OTHER and get to work.

I want controls.. you think the budget office is wrong.. cool.. you bet YOUR SALARY AND BENEFITS if you're wrong. every year OVER budget, we cut YOUR salary, and your districts benefits. every year UNDER budget, you get a raise.
congress uses OUR benefits package, same as for everyone else.

and I want campaign controls.. you can't talk about THE OTHER GUY.. you can ONLY talk about YOU.. what are YOU gonna do.

altho the govt was setup intentionally to be adversarial, there are ways to work this crap out.

Sam

bobj49f2 01-07-2011 05:26 PM

One more factor in the price of gas is oil is traded in US dollars, the US dollar is worth a lot less since our buddy, the annoited one, is screwing with everything. He's spreading the wealth, thanks, but no thanks.

52 Merc 01-07-2011 09:05 PM


Originally Posted by hellfirejim (Post 9789389)
The real reality of the price of gas is tied directly to the price of oil. Oil has been going up do the very high demand of China and India. As the demand for more oil increases, it lowers the amount left for everybody and hence the price goes up.

What Jim said! And as the world economy improves, oil prices won't be getting cheaper any time soon, unfortunately. There was talk in the news the other night about $5/gal within the next year or two. Who among us wants to be the first to transplant a Prius drivetrain in an old truck? :-X16

ALBUQ F-1 01-07-2011 09:17 PM

When you see the production figures for China/India/etc., understand that these aren't people replacing their old cars, these are new consumers for the most part. The price of gas ain't ever going to be this low again, no amount of drilling will change that.

The only surprise to me is how quickly Americans rushed back to driving F350's and such as daily drivers; today I was in a traffic jam and 75% of the vehicles were large trucks, people commuting to work, not a one with more than the driver in them (no cargo). Really?????

havi 01-07-2011 11:48 PM

Would it be an insane thought to think that maybe the country should get itself out of the hole BEFORE the gas prices skyrocket again? Who's shoulders would that fall on to get that done? I know it ain't on mine, I ain't nearly that rich, or greedy to screw the middle class and below.


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