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Old 04-23-2007, 08:40 AM  
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Gasoline at $4 Coming to a Pump Near You, Unfazed by Rising Tab

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Pretty alarmist, IMO, but possible.

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Old 04-20-2011, 02:29 PM   #2596
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Yeah, there was a rather large (and unexpected) drop in our crude inventories this week. That's the reason for this bump.
LOL, right.
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Old 04-20-2011, 02:30 PM   #2597
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LOL, right.
And the dollar had a crappy day, too.
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:23 PM   #2598
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:24 PM   #2599
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Funny how right after September 11th happened stations were charging 4 bucks a gallon and it was so unheard of that the government stepped in and slapped a bunch of wrists for "price gouging" and now the national average is close to that amount.

Just using Occams Razor one would have to think that George Bush played a big role in that, and possibly still does.

Would someone be kind enough to give little old me a synopsis on the events leading to such a huge rise in gas prices over the last 10 years?
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:37 PM   #2600
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Funny how right after September 11th happened stations were charging 4 bucks a gallon and it was so unheard of that the government stepped in and slapped a bunch of wrists for "price gouging" and now the national average is close to that amount.

Just using Occams Razor one would have to think that George Bush played a big role in that, and possibly still does.

Would someone be kind enough to give little old me a synopsis on the events leading to such a huge rise in gas prices over the last 10 years?
Back during the summer of 2000, gas climbed to just over $2/gal. Not sure what the national average was. Anyway, no one blamed Clinton about it. Should we blame Obama for gas prices now?
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:42 PM   #2601
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:43 PM   #2602
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Funny how right after September 11th happened stations were charging 4 bucks a gallon and it was so unheard of that the government stepped in and slapped a bunch of wrists for "price gouging" and now the national average is close to that amount.

Just using Occams Razor one would have to think that George Bush played a big role in that, and possibly still does.

Would someone be kind enough to give little old me a synopsis on the events leading to such a huge rise in gas prices over the last 10 years?
Increases in demand, especially from India and China. And then throw in a big pile of greed and you have $4/gallon gas.
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:44 PM   #2603
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:46 PM   #2604
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Funny how right after September 11th happened stations were charging 4 bucks a gallon and it was so unheard of that the government stepped in and slapped a bunch of wrists for "price gouging" and now the national average is close to that amount.

Just using Occams Razor one would have to think that George Bush played a big role in that, and possibly still does.

Would someone be kind enough to give little old me a synopsis on the events leading to such a huge rise in gas prices over the last 10 years?
I'm not familiar with any price gouging at the retail level after 9/11.

George Bush had/has VERY little to do with gasoline prices. Neither does Obama. About the only thing they can do to influence the price of crude is a release from the SPR or start a war.

Crude has risen (and fallen) over the ten year period. Gasoline is refined from crude oil, hence the price of gasoline is directly related to the price of crude. Crude for various reasons.
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:46 PM   #2605
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:49 PM   #2606
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I remember hearing about some isolated gouging after 9/11, it wasn't anything widespread.
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:50 PM   #2607
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:50 PM   #2608
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I remember hearing about some isolated gouging after 9/11, it wasn't anything widespread.
Hmmm. I don't remember that.

There was also what some called "gouging" after Katrina rolled through. Some stations were charging $6/gallon in the SE.
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I'm not familiar with any price gouging at the retail level after 9/11.
On 9/11, there were reports of several stations trying to gouge people. Cease and desist orders given out by Cleveland police to some local retailers.
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:52 PM   #2610
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One of my outfits has a supercharger on it, so yes it does.
I figured that you did. I wonder how many people own vehicles that don't require it and buy it anyway because they think that it gets them better power.
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