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psaad

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 1:26:18 PM

all the amount of people not upgrading thier cars
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msubobcats
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 1:00:09 PM

Many #'s of reasons: We need to be much more involved in our own drilling; as stated before, refineries shutting down for maintenance AND to change to the boutique blends: the permit process used to take 3 months and now with the "new, improved epa" the process can drag out to 18 months with much more regulation, red tape, FEES; the fed printing WAY TOO MUCH money which in turn make the dollar worthless. Just a few.......The government makes more from one gallon of gas than do the oil companies.....
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PithyOpiner
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 12:48:15 PM

Interantional supply and demand, refineries shut down on the West Coast and the (NE) East Coast, and throw in a little fear of what those nut-bags in Syria and Iran are up to. Just because we are using less oil and gas doesn't mean other countries are using less. India and China are catching up and using much more each year.
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hailsupersport
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:48:48 AM

because they can
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PatAZ
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 11:42:02 AM

Your idea is silly. Cars have nothing to do with gas prices. If you mean updating to get better gas mileage, the cost of a new vehicle will offset any savings for years. Not to mention so many people can't afford a new or newer car.

[Edited by: PatAZ at 2/27/2012 12:45:11 PM EST]
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13Octane
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:33:37 AM

because they can
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FuelPump
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 10:03:00 AM

Oil companies and refineries are profit oriented corporations. Pricing is all about profitably! The goal of any, for profit corproation is get more $$'s from you and into their profit picture. How sucessful they are, depends on what they have to sell. In this case, its something consumers must have, so it works well for them, but not so well for consumers. Then to muddy the picture, we have the speculators involved, since it is a commodity. I think we all know what effect speculators have on energy costs to the consumer. It really matters little how much we cut our usage, the less we use, the higher the cost will become, again, to protect that profitability.
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GasNozzleMoney
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 9:27:06 PM

In California because of taxes, greed. In the U.S. in general because the goverment sold us out to big oil which gets tax breaks and sells our excess supply to India, China, Brazil. We should be paying lower prices here because we have been using less as a result of the economic downturn.
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jeffarklie
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 8:56:14 PM

GREED
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DaisysMomNC
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 5:18:41 PM

I second the reason as "Greed"
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 5:08:42 PM

psaad:

I may be naive but you're saying that gas is getting higher in price because of the amount of people not buying newer cards?

Can you, because I don't quite understand the logic, explain why their not upgrading their cards is causing fuel gas prices to go up?
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gemarti
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 4:22:27 PM

Hey Badger,

Actually the Volt seems to work pretty well. Do I have one? No but I would if I had cash to buy one. Most of the articles that I have read in auto magazines that have tested say it is pretty good. Just too expensive.
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HeavyDuty_cache
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 3:27:06 PM

I thought it was because that is how commodies work, the prices go up and back down.
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progirl016
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 3:15:20 PM

I though at first it was because of the holiday weekend but apparently not!
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ratboy1968
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 3:02:02 PM

greed....
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TrixieNY
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 2:33:22 PM

lol Canada
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badger2
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 1:30:55 PM

You mean all those not switching to the Obama/GM electric car??
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