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Old 04-23-2008, 06:51 PM   #41
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It's now $3.99 for unleaded and $4.50 for diesel. I just got back from Portland OR where I got unleaded for $3.45 a gallon... I hadn't had to buy gas since August and it was quite a shock...
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:39 PM   #42
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We need more refineries. We need to use the "Surplus Oil" we have stock piled ofr the next 200 yrs.. If we built more refieneries, used some of the stock pile oil, we would be able to reduce the need for foreign oil. By 200 yrs.. we may not even need oil.
But.. that is just mho
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:06 PM   #43
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Vashon Island in Washington just broke the $4 mark
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Old 04-27-2008, 04:50 AM   #44
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I worked out the price that we pay in the UK a couple of days ago. We paid $9.20 i think it came to. The price has since gone up again because i think BP is on strike and everybody is panic buying.
cost me $120.00 to fill the tank yesterday.
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Old 04-27-2008, 09:49 AM   #45
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I worked out the price that we pay in the UK a couple of days ago. We paid $9.20 i think it came to. The price has since gone up again because i think BP is on strike and everybody is panic buying.
cost me $120.00 to fill the tank yesterday.
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:51 AM   #46
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Actually supply and demand has little to do with what is happening with oil prices at the moment. The biggest problem is speculation on the commodities market. The speculators are the ones who have driven up the market.

Many of us are demanding that our representatives take action to have oil removed from the market and placed back on the regulated market just as it was before they stupidly allowed it to be placed on the commodities market in the first place. Legislation is currently being considered to do just that.
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Yep, oil prices as well as the stock market, are highly manipulated by the big wheels trying to make a few more bucks (or millions of them).
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Old 04-27-2008, 12:53 PM   #48
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I was at Costco yesterday, and watched as they took down one price and put up another at $3.50/gal.

Didn't cost me $120.00 to fill up my tank, and I really feel for anyone who has to pay that, but $41.00 is bad enough. We're already only filling up twice a month and doing everything possible not drive anywhere we don't have to.
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Originally Posted by Knitting_Guy View Post
Actually supply and demand has little to do with what is happening with oil prices at the moment. The biggest problem is speculation on the commodities market. The speculators are the ones who have driven up the market.

Many of us are demanding that our representatives take action to have oil removed from the market and placed back on the regulated market just as it was before they stupidly allowed it to be placed on the commodities market in the first place. Legislation is currently being considered to do just that.
I sure don't want to hear that these speculators need a government bailout when the oil "bubble" finally bursts...like the real estate speculators who are currently facing foreclosures. It would only add insult to injury.
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I paid $3.39 a gal...$28 for a half tank this past Thursday. Counted myself lucky because other stations posted $3.45 a gal. I usually only need to get gas about every other week and I think prices were on the rise locally because of the Apple Blossom Festival coming up this week. Hoping when that has passed prices will level off a teeny bit.
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