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Old 05-08-2011, 07:27 PM   #15
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Gas Prices

I try to control the things that I can control and I don't worry about the rest. Life is to short to worry about should-a, would-a, could-a.

I'll just enjoy life at whatever the price

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Old 05-09-2011, 05:28 PM   #16
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The oil companies and the Wall Street speculators know what they are doing...raise prices over $4 a gallon and when it drops by as little as $0.50 a gallon the consumers will be reasonably happy.

I spoke with a person directly involved in the oil industry last winter and asked her if we had hit peak oil yet...she laughed and said "no"...she also laughed and said "no" when I asked if there was an actual shortage....the energy speculators on Wall St. are running up the prices. Just my humble opinion.

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Old 05-09-2011, 05:41 PM   #17
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Know how to get juice out of a lemon or orange?

Just SQUEEZE real hard!

Oil companies are VERY familiar with that principle - 50 cent drop in fuel - yeah - not for very long, if ever...

Ever notice that the feds and the states claim to need "new tax revenue" to counter the increase in fuel efficient vehicles - while the oil companies are STILL raking in record profits?
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Old 05-09-2011, 06:09 PM   #18
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We all of us have the bull by the horns, and we (me included) don't choose to do it. We stop buying anything we don't actually need to exist, we in effect shut down the economy, which would show business and oil who runs the show. But, ever one of us, and everyone outside of the RV community has to buy into the deal, and none of us will. With fuel at what it's selling for, we are only making trips within our area, nothing long distance on the hope by fall things will get better.
High oil will put an end to any economic expansion, and wall street already knows it. Today, it was discussed that QE2 ends the end of june, now they are talking about QE2.5. That will only make matters worse, you cannot print money to end the economic problems, you have to solve them.
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Old 05-09-2011, 06:43 PM   #19
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And you would believe a CNBC article? Really? I hope it turns out to be that way, but what about the other $1.50 price increase? Big wooop. Funny how so many of us so easily get "used" to things that should not be in the first place. And any article, news clipping, survey, etc., involving CNBC is suspect before the ink even dries. Just my HO....
Maybe you're thinking of MSNBC. CNBC is the business cable channel/web site. Generally pretty well-balanced, except for opinion content like Larry Kudlow.
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:09 PM   #20
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:14 PM   #21
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Gas prices have dropped over the past week to $3.99 from a high of $4.29
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:05 PM   #22
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Originally posted by Old Rv'er
I do hope you put sta-bil in the fuel tank
Thanks for the advice but I did before I put the MH in storage
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Old 05-11-2011, 02:12 PM   #23
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I read an article in the paper, this morning that claimed gas prices would go down by about .50 cents per gallon, this summer, except in California. Unfortunely I live in California. They are blaming it on the lack of refinerys in Calif. and the special blend of fuel we have to use in this state.
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Old 05-11-2011, 02:19 PM   #24
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The speculators are betting on a spike in prices due to supply disruptions at refineries along the Mississippi River in Louisiana due to the floods headed in their direction.

I guess we'll see.....

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I would LOVE to know what's going on here in SE Michigan. I filled the car up last Friday at $4.169. By Sunday prices had dropped at the same station to $3.999. Today it's at $4.359 same station. Now how do you explain that?????????????? I did hear something on the news last night dealing with all the flooding going on down South but didn't hear the total story but this is ridiculous.
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Actually, crude oil dropped by about $5 (depending on the source and delivery location) on the NYMEX today. Gasoline futures, at the time I posted this, show to be down by almost $0.24!! I really question whether that's accurate, but if it is.....

You can watch the futures trading HERE.

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Would you have ever thought years ago you would be racing to the corner gas station for $3.99 gas and think that was a deal

When I see a large drop in oil, I'll hold off filling the tow vehicle, thinking the price at the pump will drop at least some.....

Here in Ohio and western PA. the local grocery chain (Giant Eagle) has a bunch of it's own gas stations (Get GO's)....for every $50 you spend on groceries you get 10 cents off per gallon for a 30 gallon purchase. A few times a year they bump that up to 20 cents off per gallon. What makes it cool is the offer is good on "gift cards" for just about any retailer or restaurant in the country. So we waited till the 20 cent offer happened over a 2 week period before Easter. Bought $500 in Home Depo gift cards for a new dryer. The $500 brought me $2.00 off on a 30 gallon fill up. (savings of $60 on fuel). We'll load up on restaurant gift cards every time they offer the 20 cent fuel perks. We'll sitting on $12 off right now. So this will give me 3 fill ups in my tow vehicle. I can only get 20 or 22 gallons in my vehicle. I'll take two 5 gallon gas cans to get my whole 30 gallon limit.
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I sure hope this pans out to be true. Let's not forget to thank the EPA and environmentalist along with the speculators and oil companies.

It's called politics and we are the pawns in their little game.

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