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(Daily Oklahoman)   Natural gas rates fall 28%   ( divider line
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600 clicks; posted to Main » on 01 Sep 2001 at 8:33 AM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-09-01 09:39:17 AM  
Christ, it must be a slow day for content.
2001-09-01 11:21:30 AM  
I dunno about anyone else, but I was expecting a huge price decline.
2001-09-01 01:12:19 PM  
In related news, the Smith's kids were forced to cut prices at their lemonade stand by 5 cents due to heavy competition from the Wayne's kids' lemonade stand.
2001-09-01 03:12:57 PM  
"The storage numbers were real, real high,"
Assume that when the say "numbers" they mean "workers"
2001-09-01 03:55:00 PM  
Obviously, none of you had your gas prices jacked this winter even AFTER prices had declined to normal... bastards...
2001-09-01 03:55:29 PM  
Make that "last winter." It's been a long day...
2001-09-01 05:27:22 PM  
someone make a "boring" tag. like anyone cares.
2001-09-01 09:17:50 PM  
Okay, I'll explain this slowly. Last winter, there was a natural gas "shortage." The gas companies didn't stockpile enough to power generators and heat homes at what most folks considered "normal" levels. Long story short, people in the midwest wound up paying three to five times their normal gas bill. Market prices dropped soon after, but the gas companies kept the prices to consumers high, screwing everyone in sight.
2001-09-01 09:40:04 PM  
How can this be? George W. is running interference for his buddies in the oil and gas business, isn't he? He's sure lousy at mounting a conspiracy. I'll bet those oilmen are kicking themselves for all the dough they gave him. It's almost as though there's nothing to the story, but we know that can't be true. Let's hope the Chinese and unions get a lot more for their laundered funds.
2001-09-02 07:38:52 PM  
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2001-09-02 07:59:30 PM  
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2001-09-02 11:36:21 PM  
It wasn't just in the midwest! I'm in the southwest and my gas bill went from $12.47 to over $60!
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