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Old 10-05-2012, 10:06 AM   #1
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Just My Luck/Fuel Prices Up

Great! MH been sitting for the last month or so and could have driven down to the station to fuel it up but was waiting for prices to come down a bit. Now we're leaving for a vacation up north and what happens last night? You guessed it, prices jumped at least $.15 -$.25 OVERNIGHT! Blamed it on the refinery problems. What does that even mean? This is getting out of hand folks. I mean really, the gas station buys fuel at $X per gallon and has full tanks, then, raises the price overnight and makes $$$$$$$$ on their fuel that they bought for a lot cheaper. And us Sheeple just keep paying them without complaint. Lots of grumbling though. I'm NOT for more government interference but if they really want to help out the economy, GET A GRIP on the oil companys! OK, rant over, I've got to go fill my 200 gl tank now.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:10 AM   #2
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I sure hope you feel better, we all know where your coming from though. Have a great vacation.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:11 AM   #3
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The same thing has happened to us in the past. Have learned to fill up at most opportunities but sometimes, do not follow our own best judgment.

But just look on the bright side, the motor home seems to run much better on the higher priced fuel!

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Old 10-05-2012, 10:12 AM   #4
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True, sometimes regulations keep us out of the clutches of the most powerful who control the process and Congress.
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:27 PM   #5
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Sometimes breaking everything down to just go and fuel can be a pain to the body. I fuel when needed and have made it a habit to not park when the tank is less than half, until we are topped off.
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:33 PM   #6
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When the phone companies use to charge HUGE amounts for long distance the government called it a monopoly and regulated phone companies .

Long distance phone calls are dirt cheap now ...

The same needs to be done with oil companies they control the entire country with oil prices ... one could argue that they even control the government now

90 billion dollars in profit ... how much is too much ?
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:48 PM   #7
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I am totally amazed that the trucking industry does not shut this country down ! I am amazed the farmers of this country allows some agency to set prices for the goods they grow ! I am amazed the insurance companies son't just say if you get in a motorcycle accident and don't wear a helmet and have head injury " you arent covered, same with seat belts ! but maybe I wonder too much ? DO some things just make too much sense to be common sense ?
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This past summer I drove to Fl, and used gasbuddy, Flying J, and love's websites to determine where I would fill up. It made for an easy trip, and saved me some money as well.

You might want to give it a try on a long trip.
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DO some things just make too much sense to be common sense ?
Common sense is not so common. Voltaire

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Old 10-05-2012, 11:24 PM   #10
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Oil is a world commodity. Bigger than the President of the US. The world price is determined by OPEC, and the non-OPEC nations that have no such controls. Neither Obama nor Bush could do a damn thing about it.

The oil futures market is manipulated based on hunches, rumors, and politics. Even though supply and demand may be constant the price jumps depending on the confidence of the oil futures speculators.

Even if the pipeline were built it would take years and have little effect on gasoline prices.

The United States has been exporting gasoline for quite awhile now.....as you would expect it's all about $$$$$
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:40 PM   #11
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Leaving for a weekend trip and the gas just went up 50 cents a gallon in the past two days.... heading out for a long trip next week, will wait till we cross the state line (out of Cal.) before we fill up....
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I do believe that pipelines and new drilling do have an immediate effect on futures.
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When I had my boat I would always fill on Monday, not waiting till Friday, On average I saved.
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I asked my home heating oil company if he though the fuel prices might be going down and I should wait to fuel up. He replied "if I knew where the price of oil will be next week do you think I would have to be delivering oil for a living". Good point, commodities traders do very well when their right.
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