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Old 09-15-2003, 03:01 PM   #1
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Old 09-15-2003, 03:06 PM   #2
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Old 09-15-2003, 03:07 PM   #3
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I like how all the pre-Labor Day newspaper articles said that prices had jumped, but would go back down after Labor Day.

I guess they're right in a sense...I mean, they didn't say when after Labor Day...because prices have not dropped in three weeks around here...
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Old 09-15-2003, 03:09 PM   #4
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it takes some time for production costs to reach the consumers - the stores have to empty out their tanks that they filled the gas with at say 1.70
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Old 09-15-2003, 03:09 PM   #5
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quote: "U.S. government data last week showed that stubborn petroleum supply shortages, which underpinned oil prices in recent weeks, may be easing."

Because it takes time for oil to be processed into gas and prices to adjust, maybe? Note the words "may be easing"
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Old 09-15-2003, 03:10 PM   #6
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Old 09-15-2003, 03:22 PM   #7
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I like the way they hike them when as soon as prices rise but then they have to "empty their tanks" when the prices drop. How about "emtpying the tanks" of cheap gas before hiking prices.

Pure greed. We need gas - We will pay for gas.
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Old 09-15-2003, 03:29 PM   #8
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$2.00/gallon has been established as an accepted baseline (people have paid over that much for months now). Don't expect them to go back below that.

In 1989, it was $0.75 for 87 at arco, so just accept it or find another way to get around. I'd ride my bike to work if it weren't so damn dangerous.
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Old 09-15-2003, 03:31 PM   #9
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$2.00/gallon has been established as an accepted baseline (people have paid over that much for months now). Don't expect them to go back below that.

In 1989, it was $0.75 for 87 at arco, so just accept it or find another way to get around. I'd ride my bike to work if it weren't so damn dangerous.
As recently as 1999-2000, regular was $0.95/gal for regular at Mobil in Framingham on MA135.
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Old 09-15-2003, 03:32 PM   #10
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I'd ride my bike to work if it weren't so damn dangerous.
Same here, except replace "it weren't so damn dangerous" with "I weren't so damned lazy"
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Old 09-15-2003, 03:33 PM   #11
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As recently as 1999-2000, regular was $0.95/gal for regular at Mobil in Framingham on MA135.
I'm used to paying only Cali rates, since I started driving it was never below $0.75 anywhere I filled up.
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Old 09-15-2003, 03:35 PM   #12
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the 36 mpg I'm getting now sure beats the 22-24 I was getting with the Impreza. I miss the low end tho .

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Old 09-15-2003, 03:36 PM   #13
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its dropped in houston and austin, about 5-10 cents
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Old 09-15-2003, 03:45 PM   #14
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it takes 2 weeks for prices to rise and 2 months for them to fall, thats the average.
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Old 09-15-2003, 03:47 PM   #15
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I like the way they hike them when as soon as prices rise but then they have to "empty their tanks" when the prices drop. How about "emtpying the tanks" of cheap gas before hiking prices.
That is the question I've had on my mind for a while now. They can raise the prices quickly when something happens but it takes 3 months for the prices to go back down.

I really don't even want to ask this for fear of making this political but please tell me someone else noticed that gas prices went up when Bush got into office.
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Old 09-15-2003, 03:51 PM   #16
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It's all BS! They raised the price by, let's say $.30/gal and we have no choice but to pay it. But, then they decide to lower prices (being the nice oil companies that they are.) about $.10/gal.

Once they raise the price, there is absolutely no reason for them to lower it. What are we going to do...go electric or with natural gas or propane? BWAHAHAHA! Riiight.....
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Old 09-15-2003, 03:52 PM   #17
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It's gone down 8 cents locally, since Labor Day.
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Old 09-15-2003, 03:57 PM   #18
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Ours has gone done about 10 cents since labor day, but the gas stations raised it 34 cents the Thursday before Labor Day weekend.
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Old 09-15-2003, 04:42 PM   #19
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Old 09-15-2003, 04:47 PM   #20
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Old 09-15-2003, 04:49 PM   #21
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I must have lived in Japan for too long cause unless gas prices hit $5 a gallon I still think gas is dirt cheap. I don't care if its $1.80 for 89 octane here in MD as long because its still not bad. We could be paying the same amount as people do in the rest of the world. If we did there would sure be a huge rush to trade in SUV's.
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Old 09-15-2003, 05:26 PM   #22
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After losing about $20,000/yr from what I used to make, and living expensives going though the roof, What a time for god damn oil companies to mark up on gas prices.

It only irritates me more when the federal US goverment says:

"Oh yeah, we're going to investigate why such the big pricehike..."

Yeah, right, the higher the price, the higher the tax.

But hey thats America, ask any Subaru or Mitsubishi salesman who has markups on there "hot rally vehicles", free enterprise.
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Old 09-15-2003, 05:28 PM   #23
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Actually the tax is fixed. The higher the price, the same tax.
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Old 09-15-2003, 05:29 PM   #24
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it takes some time for production costs to reach the consumers - the stores have to empty out their tanks that they filled the gas with at say 1.70
Then why do prices go way up right away BEFORE they empty out their tanks when a gas crisis happens like it did in Phoenix a couple weeks ago.

Over 4 days, gas prices went up over 50 cents when they were still using the same gas as they did when it was cheaper.
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Old 09-15-2003, 05:31 PM   #25
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It's because the oil companies are owned by a J-O-O.

That one is for those of you who are loyal South Park fans and is not meant to be offensive.

For real, Shell Oil sucks my ass. I'm just glad my second car takes regular piss instead of their so called "high octane". Oh, for those of you OUTSIDE of California, we are stuck with 91 octane crap.
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