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Old 04-25-2006, 11:39 AM   #1
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I have to agree with CharlieZ on all counts.

May I also present a fact to ponder. A barrel of oil
to-day is approx $ 75. It holds 45 gallons Imperial.

That amounts to 204.57 litres or 37 cents per litre.

How the heck do the oil companies get from there to over a dollar a litre here in Canada and only make 7 cents a gallon profit.

Somthing is wrong with this picture. So put that in your pipe and smoke it.

By the way I heard an "expert" oil market anal-yst(check the spelling) say today on CBC RADIO that a barrel will be $ 130 - $ 140 in 7 - 10 years.
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I have to agree with CharlieZ on all counts.

May I also present a fact to ponder. A barrel of oil
to-day is approx $ 75. It holds 45 gallons Imperial.

That amounts to 204.57 litres or 37 cents per litre.

How the heck do the oil companies get from there to over a dollar a litre here in Canada and only make 7 cents a gallon profit.

Somthing is wrong with this picture. So put that in your pipe and smoke it.

By the way I heard an "expert" oil market anal-yst(check the spelling) say today on CBC RADIO that a barrel will be $ 130 - $ 140 in 7 - 10 years.
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Old 04-25-2006, 07:56 PM   #3
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Hmmm. The worldwide standard barrel of oil is 42 US gallons, not 45 Imperial gallons. As I recall, an Imperial gallon is about 1.2 US gallons, so that would be about 35 Imperials rather than 45.

Don't know about Canada, but in the US taxes account for around 35-40 cents per gallon (varies by state and locality) and distributors and retailers acount for a substantial portion of the total retail price. Everybody who handles a product has to make a buck.

Still expensive, though, no natter how you do the arithmetic.
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Have to check my references on the size of a barrel but another fact to ponder. Why does todays scaled cost of gas per gallon calculate to around 90 dollars a barrel as compared to the cost of a gallon based on pump prices vs barrel prices two years ago.

Have the oil companies somehow changed the slope of the cost/sell curve from linear to logarithmic.
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