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Old 05-24-2012, 04:39 PM   #76
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:37 PM   #77
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I don't mind paying the extra gas tax... if our fucking government had a clue on how to spend it.

Example: Traffic signs have been added to the 99/91 routes to show estimated times (i think their are 4 or 5 of them total). Cost, 2.7 million dollars. $2,700,000 to tell me I am going to sit in traffic for 20 minutes. Add this to the list of things they waste my tax money on.
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I don't mind paying the extra gas tax... if our fucking government had a clue on how to spend it.

Example: Traffic signs have been added to the 99/91 routes to show estimated times (i think their are 4 or 5 of them total). Cost, 2.7 million dollars. $2,700,000 to tell me I am going to sit in traffic for 20 minutes. Add this to the list of things they waste my tax money on.
They should have just made an app for that.
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:26 PM   #79
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I actually want to buy a Chevy volt in the near future and go electric,

im waiting for a japanese maker to make an electric car like that though, we will see,

for now, ruckus, when gas goes over 1.50 in the US, I buy electric
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:05 PM   #81
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sighh.... gass prices is getting way too out of hand....

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LOL when I hear "analysts" say that the prices are due to oil demand

If there's so much of this so called demand then is why a barrel of oil around $90 .... grrrr

I think after you adjust for the amount in taxes we pay currently per litre with the amount paid when the barrel was $150, the amount we pay per litre just for gas does not add up...JMHO
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:09 PM   #84
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LOL when I hear "analysts" say that the prices are due to oil demand

If there's so much of this so called demand then is why a barrel of oil around $90 .... grrrr
I thought it was because the oil companies cut the supply (production), so it will drive up prices?
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I thought it was because the oil companies cut the supply (production), so it will drive up prices?
It's speculators trading on the futures market. Give them any news, and they will trade up/down.

Political turmoil in oil rich areas? Bam...even with no substance.

Refinery down in Blaine? There's a lot of demand.....Bam, substantially up.

Its' a game, unfortunately, we are at the wrong ends - unless you have some Oil stocks (not now, but before the rise and paying dividends/gains)
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It was

- $1.41 Tuesday night,
- $1.49 Wednesday night, and
- today I saw $1.48 (morning), $1.42 (9.30 pm, when I filled up), then $1.50.

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It's speculators trading on the futures market. Give them any news, and they will trade up/down.

Political turmoil in oil rich areas? Bam...even with no substance.

Refinery down in Blaine? There's a lot of demand.....Bam, substantially up.

Its' a game, unfortunately, we are at the wrong ends - unless you have some Oil stocks (not now, but before the rise and paying dividends/gains)
But the gas companies are also the oil companies. they produce the oil and make the gas.
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Riding my bicycle more. It's not too bad. Going to be about a 40 min bike ride to work on a dedicated bike trail when I move in a few months. (Only viable if you live close enough)

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i just filled up at 1.50 at shell
but i"m happy with 7.5/100km
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We're getting raped. These gas companies keep giving different bs reasons why gas prices are so high...

1. Depends on price of oil. Back when oil was $150 a barrel, gas went up to $1.50 a liter. Oil is now $90 a barrel.....

2. Depends on supply and demand. Less people are driving by themselves and more people are carpooling now so there should be plenty of supply and less demand.

3. Depends on the price the gas was purchased at. When oil prices go up, gas prices go up immediately or the same day. When oil prices go down, it takes at least a week and sometimes they don't even lower the damn price.

4. Depends on speculation. Anyone can make a speculation. I find it funny how one person makes a speculation and gas prices skyrocket because of this speculation.

It's total bull that these gas companies are gouging us. Someone who has the power needs to do something. This price gouging/fixing needs to stop

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I read an article like 2 weeks ago about the Blaine refinery fire that happened in February. It's prevented the refinery to go full production and thus causing "shortages" in supply which I think is full of shit and more like an excuse to cause fear and drive prices up.

Most places are seeing decreases in prices except west North America. Even California gas prices are insane. So looks like we're just gonna have to wait for the refinery to fix its shit first.

And well of course we're seeing all these new taxes so ya getting owned left and right...fuck
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finsihed gasoline and crude oil is traded on different markets. Think of it as wood (raw) and furniture (finished).

FYI None of Blaine refinery product comes to Canada.
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I thought it was because the oil companies cut the supply (production), so it will drive up prices?
Suncor has been pumping out record amounts of oil out of the ground every month this year. Should be over 200,000 barrels a day by the end of next year for sure.
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Not like I care though. I get gas cards from work all the time
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