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Old 04-23-2007, 09:40 AM  
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:19 PM   #3931
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Who claimed that?
You did, in post 3910. The one where you also said demand is up. What better time to do maintenance than when a demand for oil is going up?
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:24 PM   #3932
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Everytime I do maintenance i'm going to hike my prices up.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:46 PM   #3933
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You did, in post 3910.
I think you need to re-read. I didn't say that maintenance was the only reason for the recent price increase, just one of them.

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The one where you also said demand is up. What better time to do maintenance than when a demand for oil is going up?
Well, unfortunately, summer blends are required by the government and the refineries have to take production offline to get ready to switch over to it. That isn't the fault of the energy companies. And, yes, it coincides with our busiest driving periods (hence demand increasing).
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:52 PM   #3934
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:10 PM   #3935
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I think you need to re-read. I didn't say that maintenance was the only reason for the recent price increase, just one of them.



Well, unfortunately, summer blends are required by the government and the refineries have to take production offline to get ready to switch over to it. That isn't the fault of the energy companies. And, yes, it coincides with our busiest driving periods (hence demand increasing).
I know that Americans just can't get enough of driving around in blizzards! Better jack the price of gas up!
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:11 PM   #3936
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I think you need to re-read. I didn't say that maintenance was the only reason for the recent price increase, just one of them.



Well, unfortunately, summer blends are required by the government and the refineries have to take production offline to get ready to switch over to it. That isn't the fault of the energy companies. And, yes, it coincides with our busiest driving periods (hence demand increasing).
And again, I don't remember the prices spiking so sharply in the past as they have now just to get the refineries ready to pump out the summer crude blends.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:20 PM   #3937
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I know that Americans just can't get enough of driving around in blizzards! Better jack the price of gas up!
The switch from winter to summer blends doesn't happen with the flip of a switch. It usually happens this time of year to make sure that it's ready for shipment by June 1 (which is mandated).
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:22 PM   #3938
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And again, I don't remember the prices spiking so sharply in the past as they have now just to get the refineries ready to pump out the summer crude blends.
And again, refinery maintenance isn't the only reason for the recent increase. I don't know why you continue to claim that it is (and that I claim that it is).

I suspect that you are allowing your emotions to cloud your objectivity.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:27 PM   #3939
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And again, I don't remember the prices spiking so sharply in the past as they have now just to get the refineries ready to pump out the summer crude blends.
I don't recall that either.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:36 PM   #3940
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There isn't any more demand than normal. People drive to work every day, just like they did last month. No more, no less. Now it just costs more because oil companies want more profits.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:26 AM   #3941
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:58 AM   #3942
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$3.62 this morning in my area. Its Obamas fault!!!!!
Probably. I doubt it was coincidence the price of gas fell pretty low around election time.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:23 AM   #3943
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:38 AM   #3944
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