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2013-07-10 09:10:44 PM  
Yep. That's pretty much why.
 
2013-07-10 09:16:08 PM  
Nothing's gonna stop us from buying gas, so they'd be stupid not to raise their prices.
 
2013-07-10 09:16:27 PM  
*supplyanddemand*squawk*supplyanddemand*squawk*
 
2013-07-10 09:23:25 PM  
EGYPT!

LIBYA!

OMG!
 
2013-07-10 09:43:52 PM  

Shostie: EGYPT!

LIBYA!

OMG!


More along the lines of CHINA! INDONESIA! and BRAZIL!
 
2013-07-10 09:53:07 PM  
i42.tinypic.com
 
2013-07-10 10:56:16 PM  
If only we produced enough oil domestically to not need imports, then prices would drop back to $.50 a gallon!
 
2013-07-10 11:22:32 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: If only we produced enough oil domestically to not need imports, then prices would drop back to $.50 a gallon!


The great part about that argument is that the US is one of the largest exporters of gasoline.
 
2013-07-10 11:25:41 PM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: MaudlinMutantMollusk: If only we produced enough oil domestically to not need imports, then prices would drop back to $.50 a gallon!

The great part about that argument is that the US is one of the largest exporters of gasoline.


Thank you
 
2013-07-10 11:47:21 PM  
It's already happened here.  Twice now, the moment gas drops below the $3.20 mark, there's a sudden jump back up.  Because something something refineries.
 
2013-07-11 12:00:10 AM  
That always seems to be the reason.
 
2013-07-11 12:02:08 AM  
Meh, random price fluctuations on an essential commodity in a market dominated by oligarchy vultures. Today, driving with an almost empty tank, I saw prices that varied between $3.34 and $3.42 at gas stations on the same road within about a mile. So, I filled up at one of the stations that was selling at the lowest price... so now I'm set for a couple of weeks until the next arbitrary price change.
 
2013-07-11 12:05:35 AM  
I'd absolutely love it if someone just went on TV and used that as the reason. In fact, I'd only purchase fuel at that company's stations from that point forward.At least that company would be honest.
 
2013-07-11 12:06:31 AM  
It's down about 75 cents a gallon from earlier this year. Who gives a flying f*ck if it goes up 10 or 20 cents?
 
2013-07-11 12:10:27 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: MaudlinMutantMollusk: If only we produced enough oil domestically to not need imports, then prices would drop back to $.50 a gallon!

The great part about that argument is that the US is one of the largest exporters of gasoline.

Thank you


Crude oil, or gasoline?  I thought what we exported wasn't fit for US consumption either way.
 
2013-07-11 12:13:31 AM  

Lsherm: MaudlinMutantMollusk: The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: MaudlinMutantMollusk: If only we produced enough oil domestically to not need imports, then prices would drop back to $.50 a gallon!

The great part about that argument is that the US is one of the largest exporters of gasoline.

Thank you

Crude oil, or gasoline?  I thought what we exported wasn't fit for US consumption either way.


So we've gone from "Drill, baby, drill" to "Our oil isn't good enough for us"?

/America, f*ck yeah
 
2013-07-11 12:21:07 AM  

ArkAngel: Shostie: EGYPT!

LIBYA!

OMG!

More along the lines of CHINA! INDONESIA! and BRAZIL!


More like some double chinned executive needs another golden toilet since his last one cracked
 
2013-07-11 12:29:21 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Lsherm: MaudlinMutantMollusk: The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: MaudlinMutantMollusk: If only we produced enough oil domestically to not need imports, then prices would drop back to $.50 a gallon!

The great part about that argument is that the US is one of the largest exporters of gasoline.

Thank you

Crude oil, or gasoline?  I thought what we exported wasn't fit for US consumption either way.

So we've gone from "Drill, baby, drill" to "Our oil isn't good enough for us"?

/America, f*ck yeah


You didn't answer the question.  I'd look it up, but I'm tired.  And the reason whatever the hell we're exporting isn't good enough for us is either because of environmental regulations or because it can't be turned into fuel, or a little of both if my memory serves correct.  You were the one who brought it up like we had stores of fuel we were shipping off to other countries.  We aren't shipping off stuff we can use here.
 
2013-07-11 12:31:51 AM  

Lsherm: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Lsherm: MaudlinMutantMollusk: The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: MaudlinMutantMollusk: If only we produced enough oil domestically to not need imports, then prices would drop back to $.50 a gallon!

The great part about that argument is that the US is one of the largest exporters of gasoline.

Thank you

Crude oil, or gasoline?  I thought what we exported wasn't fit for US consumption either way.

So we've gone from "Drill, baby, drill" to "Our oil isn't good enough for us"?

/America, f*ck yeah

You didn't answer the question.  I'd look it up, but I'm tired.  And the reason whatever the hell we're exporting isn't good enough for us is either because of environmental regulations or because it can't be turned into fuel, or a little of both if my memory serves correct.  You were the one who brought it up like we had stores of fuel we were shipping off to other countries.  We aren't shipping off stuff we can use here.


Prove it

/your Google works exactly the same as mine does
 
2013-07-11 01:15:30 AM  
prices around me had dropped almost a dollar in the last 3 weeks.  OK.
 
2013-07-11 01:18:34 AM  

reported: Meh, random price fluctuations on an essential commodity in a market dominated by oligarchy vultures. Today, driving with an almost empty tank, I saw prices that varied between $3.34 and $3.42 at gas stations on the same road within about a mile. So, I filled up at one of the stations that was selling at the lowest price... so now I'm set for a couple of weeks until the next arbitrary price change.


Without giving anything away, my wife works at a place that also sells gas. The general manager is supposed to look at the prices at nearby establishments and price gas for that day at two or three cents per gallon lower. What I'm saying is that some places, like this, don't even try to figure out what price will give them what return on investment. It's all about underselling the nearby competition. The profit is found in the non-gas sales at the same locations. It's something like movie theaters. They don't make any profit to speak of from ticket sales, so the have to make their profits from sales of candy, popcorn, drinks, etc.,, etc....
 
2013-07-11 01:38:14 AM  
God DAMN the man who taught Obama how to use a Gemini Pronto Changer Arm Double Suction Cup Assembly! You've destroyed America!
 
2013-07-11 04:39:30 AM  

BunkoSquad: Nothing's gonna stop us from buying gas, so they'd be stupid not to raise their prices.


Electric vehicles.
 
2013-07-11 05:32:26 AM  
It's gotta happen over the long term. Might as well start the shift with this generation..
 
2013-07-11 05:34:32 AM  
It's dangerous to be short on oil right now, so all the long players are driving prices up for the little guys at the pump.
 
2013-07-11 05:35:59 AM  
Because it just went down 40 cents?  at least here it did.

but the real reason is that the people who are fixing the prices already have set the new prices into motion.  The kicker is that they have not enough shame in their price fixing that they actually ALERT THE MEDIA that it is going to happen.

If your industry is fixing prices to the point that they issue press releases, PERHAPS an investigation is in order.
 
2013-07-11 05:36:40 AM  

BunkoSquad: Nothing's gonna stop us from buying gas, so they'd be stupid not to raise their prices.


When gas is above 3.50 I drive the cheaper to drive car.  I DO buy less gas.  I am not alone.
 
2013-07-11 05:40:18 AM  

Lsherm: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Lsherm: MaudlinMutantMollusk: The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: MaudlinMutantMollusk: If only we produced enough oil domestically to not need imports, then prices would drop back to $.50 a gallon!

The great part about that argument is that the US is one of the largest exporters of gasoline.

Thank you

Crude oil, or gasoline?  I thought what we exported wasn't fit for US consumption either way.

So we've gone from "Drill, baby, drill" to "Our oil isn't good enough for us"?

/America, f*ck yeah

You didn't answer the question.  I'd look it up, but I'm tired.  And the reason whatever the hell we're exporting isn't good enough for us is either because of environmental regulations or because it can't be turned into fuel, or a little of both if my memory serves correct.  You were the one who brought it up like we had stores of fuel we were shipping off to other countries.  We aren't shipping off stuff we can use here.


you might want to look that up.  I think it has more to do with transportation logistics.  but, hell if im looking it up.  :)

I doubt japan's cars like oil that is "not good enough for us" any better than ours do.
 
2013-07-11 05:40:35 AM  
http://www.brightsourceenergy.com/ivanpah-solar-project">http://www.b rightsourceenergy.com/ivanpah-solar-project

inneresting
 
2013-07-11 05:46:53 AM  
25.media.tumblr.com

/Been done
 
2013-07-11 05:49:15 AM  
I always get a kick out of people who use possessive pronouns with domestic gas/oil.


/drill baby drill!
 
2013-07-11 05:58:54 AM  
The dollar dropped to the lowest in almost three weeks against the euro after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said inflation and unemployment rates show the economy still requires monetary stimulus.
 Hmmmmm.
 
2013-07-11 06:01:28 AM  
The Lord is punishing this country, and we deserve it for how we live and who we elect.

It is going to get a lot worse before it gets better.
 
2013-07-11 06:04:00 AM  

phrawgh: The Lord is punishing this country, and we deserve it for how we live and who we elect.

It is going to get a lot worse before it gets better.


I know people that actually believe this.
 
2013-07-11 06:05:21 AM  

Speaker2Animals: It's down about 75 cents a gallon from earlier this year. Who gives a flying f*ck if it goes up 10 or 20 cents?


YOU are the type of consumer oil companies love.  Prices skyrocket to a $1.00 above norm, it's an outrage.  But if it's only 10 or 20 cents?  Meh, who gives a flying f*uck, it's still lower than it was, right?
 
2013-07-11 06:06:05 AM  

Abacus9: BunkoSquad: Nothing's gonna stop us from buying gas, so they'd be stupid not to raise their prices.

Electric vehicles.


The switch all electric vehicles can't happen soon enough.
 
2013-07-11 06:07:11 AM  
So, let's say somebody manages to arrange the impossible and gets everybody to not buy gas personal use for three days or so.

How would that affect things?
 
2013-07-11 06:08:41 AM  

Raw_fishFood: So, let's say somebody manages to arrange the impossible and gets everybody to not buy gas personal use for three days or so.

How would that affect things?


Any other market, prices would drop drastically. But gas prices would probably rise. They'll find any excuse.
 
2013-07-11 06:09:06 AM  

Raw_fishFood: So, let's say somebody manages to arrange the impossible and gets everybody to not buy gas personal use for three days or so.

How would that affect things?


It would ruin gas station owners who rely on the sale of snacks and soda, but do almost nothing to the oil industry itself.
 
2013-07-11 06:12:13 AM  

Raw_fishFood: So, let's say somebody manages to arrange the impossible and gets everybody to not buy gas personal use for three days or so.

How would that affect things?


You might put some local gas stations out of business, but it would mean fark all to the big oil companies.
 
2013-07-11 06:13:34 AM  

Abacus9: phrawgh: The Lord is punishing this country, and we deserve it for how we live and who we elect.

It is going to get a lot worse before it gets better.

I know people that actually believe this.


I know people who agree with that one congresscritter from MN who said we won't run out of anything because God won't allow it. They scare me more than the "we deserve it" crowd.
 
2013-07-11 06:20:38 AM  

BunkoSquad: Nothing's gonna stop us from buying gas, so they'd be stupid not to raise their prices.


Hello, fellow Illuminati. Thanks for recalling Slide Six on last month's Powerpoint presentation. Did you try the coconut shrimp?
 
2013-07-11 06:21:55 AM  

MechaPyx: Abacus9: BunkoSquad: Nothing's gonna stop us from buying gas, so they'd be stupid not to raise their prices.

Electric vehicles.

The switch all electric vehicles can't happen soon enough.


www.gadgets-weblog.com
The  Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust

"This car was really shaping up to be something wonderful but then ... (with the sound of a dying motor in the background and music slowing down to a stop) ... although Tesla say it will do 200 miles we have worked out that on our track it will run out after just 55 miles and if it does run out it is not a quick job to charge it up again."


www.team-bhp.com
not the future
 
2013-07-11 06:24:05 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: If only we produced enough oil domestically to not need imports, then prices would drop back to $.50 a gallon!


That'll do, Donkey. That'll do.
 
2013-07-11 06:27:49 AM  

Abacus9: phrawgh: The Lord is punishing this country, and we deserve it for how we live and who we elect.

It is going to get a lot worse before it gets better.

I know people that actually believe this.


I would have no hesitation in gouging such dupes into an impoverished, religious frenzy. It's what would make them happiest, so it's a win-win.
 
2013-07-11 06:28:24 AM  
We are down-sizing and just traded in two cars for a new VW Passat TDI so we now get 40 mpg - yea, diesel!

(Yeah, diesel is still a gas product but the mpg is so much better.)
 
2013-07-11 06:29:50 AM  

phrawgh: MechaPyx: Abacus9: BunkoSquad: Nothing's gonna stop us from buying gas, so they'd be stupid not to raise their prices.

Electric vehicles.

The switch all electric vehicles can't happen soon enough.


The  Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust

"This car was really shaping up to be something wonderful but then ... (with the sound of a dying motor in the background and music slowing down to a stop) ... although Tesla say it will do 200 miles we have worked out that on our track it will run out after just 55 miles and if it does run out it is not a quick job to charge it up again."



not the future


Oh, you mean that debunked NYT review? I'll be waiting for your reluctant admission of derpitude.


/plans on buying electric MC next year
 
2013-07-11 06:35:36 AM  
Went up 5 cents per litre overnight here in NB, Canada
 
2013-07-11 06:40:11 AM  

LeoffDaGrate: Speaker2Animals: It's down about 75 cents a gallon from earlier this year. Who gives a flying f*ck if it goes up 10 or 20 cents?

YOU are the type of consumer oil companies love.  Prices skyrocket to a $1.00 above norm, it's an outrage.  But if it's only 10 or 20 cents?  Meh, who gives a flying f*uck, it's still lower than it was, right?


Boil that frog!

/$3.79 at the local Mega-Oil/ConvenienceStop place
 
2013-07-11 06:40:42 AM  
Need...more...money...
 
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