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Old 07-20-2011, 03:13 PM   #21
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yep, the reason our prices are so low is because we have our own refineries, and where the real money is made, but they aren't run at full production.
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yep, the reason our prices are so low is because we have our own refineries, and where the real money is made, but they aren't run at full production.
It's a shame we have these refineries and aren't agrarian bicycle jockies and that we're so dependent on Canadian oil.
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yep, the reason our prices are so low is because we have our own refineries, and where the real money is made, but they aren't run at full production.
Ackchully, it appears that domestic refinery production of gasoline has continued to increase over the years but, I would assume, so has our usage.



And of the 148 operable domestic refineries, 11 are currently out of operation. The notes indicate that 7 of those are undergoing continuing repairs as a direct result of hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the fact that George Bush hates black people.
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Must be local. Gas here is the same as it was about a month ago, which is high!
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Must be local. Gas here is the same as it was about a month ago, which is high!
+1. A few months ago we were well in the mid $4 a gallon range, I paid $4.49 at the highest. Lately it's been hanging around the $3.80-90 range (for premium).
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Same here, $3.84 is what I paid earlier, same as what I was paying about a month ago. If anything it's gone down a few cents, it was up closer to $3.89 a few weeks ago. God I would kill for cheap gas again. Even when I was in high school driving 10 years or so ago, it was under $2.00, seems like maybe $1.79ish. Wow...
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ha in HS I was paying .99 a gallon.
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:59 PM   #28
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ha in HS I was paying .99 a gallon.
Well, how old are you again? Dirt?
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I pick up and deliver gas and diesel from the Colonial Pipeline here in the Chattanooga area. I load at 5 different terminals on this pipeline under normal business conditions. Its very complicated.... the hows and the whys behind who owns a certain gallon of fuel in one of those giant 2.5 or 5 million gallon tanks.... or even when they choose to allocate that particular gallon for distribution. Murphy USA, maybe of the Murphy that is located at the WalMarts is slowly becoming a giant in fuel brokering.... Sometimes our suppliers won't allow us to pick up and we use a different supplier, while we are still hooked to the same loading arm/pipe, weird. We work slow as the prices fall... but when prices start to go back up, all of our stores call and order and want it within the hour.
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ha in HS I was paying .99 a gallon.
$0.99 a gallon of leaves for your goddamn dinosaur, gray bush.
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Because you'll pay for it.
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yep, the reason our prices are so low is because we have our own refineries, and where the real money is made, but they aren't run at full production.
The actual reason is that our prices aren't low (in relation to Europe, etc.) at all.





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What needs to happen to stabilize or bring down prices is for is for the price to hit a point where demand drops off sharply. This hasn't happened yet and prices may continue to creep up until it does....
Unless there's a legitimate environmentally-based oil shortage, this will never happen. OPEC isn't stupid enough to drive the price high enough to cause a demand drop-off, because once that happens, people won't return to oil, the price (and volume) will fall to virtually nothing, and they'll be left holding the bag.
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God I would kill for cheap gas again.
Kill children?
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The actual reason is that our prices aren't low (in relation to Europe, etc.) at all.






yeah, at wholesale we [the US] pay about the same. I don't pay wholesale, I pay much less at the pump than the average European, like I said.

What if we [the US] didn't refine our own gas and bought from a supplier who's gov't taxes the hell out of it?
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Kill children?
You're a horrible person for suggesting such things. Our children are our future. Our sweet, delicious, future.
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In for Sierra Club queers to gay up this thread shortly.
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You're a horrible person for suggesting such things. Our children are our future. Our sweet, delicious, future.
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