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Old 08-30-2005, 01:42 PM  
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A Tulsa radio station reported today that the retail price rose by 13 cents yesterday while the wholesale price declined 3 cents. I'd like to hear an explanation of that.
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Old 08-30-2005, 01:46 PM   #2
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My General Manager was told today that tomarrow gas will go up .24 here. Of course this station is a bit high, but I doubt they raise it more than everyone else. That would make regular unleaded $2.70
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Old 08-30-2005, 01:48 PM   #3
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Retail is suggested by distributor (or so I've been told)

wholesale is what they distributor pays.
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Old 08-30-2005, 01:49 PM   #4
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Old 08-30-2005, 01:50 PM   #5
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We heard here yesterday that gas was going over $3 by the end of the week.
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Old 08-30-2005, 01:52 PM   #6
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Regular unleaded went from $2.51 on Sunday to $2.79 at the Quik Trip down the block from me today. That's .28 in 48 hours. I can't believe they've burned through their in-station stock in 48 hours to justify such an increase. Premium Unleaded was $2.99.

Can you say Halliburton?
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Old 08-30-2005, 01:53 PM   #7
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Heh.

It's pretty simple really. All of the retailers buy at pretty much the same price, and determine their own retail pricing. Whether or not they drop their price after the wholesale price drops is more or less up to them, generally caused by competition from other stations near them.

As to not getting screwed, we are. We've screwed ourselves.
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Old 08-30-2005, 01:53 PM   #8
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If the natural gas sellers raised prices like this they would get slapped down by the FCC. Gasoline is just as necessary to people as natural gas so why isn't it regulated?
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Can you say Halliburton?
That can't be it. The administration in Washington would never do anything that wasn't in America's very, very, very best interests.
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Old 08-30-2005, 01:54 PM   #10
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Can you say Halliburton?
Sure. What do they have to do with the retail price of gasoline?
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nice call...
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Old 08-30-2005, 01:59 PM   #14
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If the natural gas sellers raised prices like this they would get slapped down by the FCC. Gasoline is just as necessary to people as natural gas so why isn't it regulated?
Here's a good read for you: http://csmonitor.com/2005/0829/p01s01-usec.html
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Old 08-30-2005, 02:00 PM   #15
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Heh.

It's pretty simple really. All of the retailers buy at pretty much the same price, and determine their own retail pricing. Whether or not they drop their price after the wholesale price drops is more or less up to them, generally caused by competition from other stations near them.

As to not getting screwed, we are. We've screwed ourselves.
What about the gas already in their tanks? They bought that at a lower wholesale price, yet they raise the price of it.
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