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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

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...d=afOlUzd30YOo

Pretty alarmist, IMO, but possible.

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Old 02-20-2013, 08:31 AM   #3946
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It's amazing that we are actually cheaper than you guys for once ($3.5499). However, it's going up a nickel a day so that probably won't last long.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:42 AM   #3947
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:01 AM   #3948
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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.
As an FYI for those of you that think the maintenance is just made up:

My company is a structural consultant for a couple of oil refineries and, as Donger stated, each year they have a "turn around" period in their production in which the refinery is essentially shut down to do maintenance and to convert their systems over to different blends.

I am only a structural guy so I do not know (or care to) learn all of the chemistry and mechanical engineering that it takes to refine oil into its multiple states, but needless to say it is more than just flipping a switch as some of you seem to think.

Also, my understanding of why they do not build more refineries is due to the EPA/Government. They have placed so many restrictions on what has to be done that it is not feasible to build a new refinery when the older ones are just "grand fathered" in that they would also have to compete with. The EPA is also part of the reason it costs so much to refine oil now as compared to 10-15 years ago when they did not have the restrictions. (All of this information is from the refinery guys themselves and does not mean that I agree (or disagree) with their opinions.)
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:04 AM   #3949
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:17 AM   #3950
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I can't remember the last time I've seen such a fast increase in prices at the pump. Maybe around 9/11, when prices went crazy? The price has literally raised upwards of .90/gal in the span of five weeks around where I live in KC.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:21 AM   #3951
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I can't remember the last time I've seen such a fast increase in prices at the pump. Maybe around 9/11, when prices went crazy? The price has literally raised upwards of .90/gal in the span of five weeks around where I live in KC.
The biggest increase I remember was the day after Desert Storm started - IIRC gas went from $1.00 to $1.50 overnight.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:24 AM   #3952
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:37 AM   #3953
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:38 AM   #3954
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:44 AM   #3955
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Probably. I doubt it was coincidence the price of gas fell pretty low around election time.
Since elections take place in November, which happens to coincide with very low demand, yes it is just a coincidence. Correlation not causation.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:46 AM   #3956
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Piss on these bastards and their $3.99 gas. If the Govt cared about the price gouging they could step in and do something about it.
There isn't any gouging.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:48 AM   #3957
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HAHA DONGER JUST RUBBED OUT A BIG OILY ONE BECAUSE YOU PAID TOO MUCH FOR GAS
Not at all. If you chose to buy a car that requires premium fuel, you should expect to pay the premium price.

If you chose to live in a location that has very high local and state taxes, same thing.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:50 AM   #3958
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Since elections take place in November, which happens to coincide with very low demand, yes it is just a coincidence. Correlation not causation.
Yeah, I was kidding, but I don't think the same thing happened in 08 if I remember correctly when the dems suggested Bush would get his buddies to lower the price about that time.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:13 AM   #3959
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:16 AM   #3960
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Yeah, I was kidding, but I don't think the same thing happened in 08 if I remember correctly when the dems suggested Bush would get his buddies to lower the price about that time.
You don't remember correctly. It fell from record highs that summer to under $2/gal in some places.
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