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Old 02-21-2012, 08:27 AM   #113
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Jim the guy who owns the gas station in the small town near me ,told me yesterday that his supplier informed him that gas will be $4.25 to $4,50 /Gal by April 15. (Wisconsin) I am looking forward to summer and no snow but not to gas prices at that level . If gas prices are that high in the midwest I hate to think what the prices will be in California!! At least the oil companies can benefit from the unrest in the Middle East ,we won't
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:35 AM   #114
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A report on fox news said that part of what is driving prices up here is that a larger percentage of U.S. refinery production is being sold/shipped to china. Overall demand for product like home heating oil has been lower than normal in the U.S. due to the milder winter weather. So it sounds like the oil companies have just decided they can make more money by shipping the products overseas, and thereby also reducing supply here, which of course helps to keep prices up domestically.

I know I put $122 worth of diesel in the dually the other day ! Oh well....they have it, we need it....
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:40 AM   #115
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Ya, $69 of the cheap stuff in my mivivan yesterday.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:47 AM   #116
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I was figuring it was a symptom of economic recovery, increased demand etc.
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:32 AM   #117
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Evidently Oil is our biggest domestic Export product.

Tell me why or how that makes sense?
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:30 PM   #118
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Evidently Oil is our biggest domestic Export product.

Tell me why or how that makes sense?
Ed, you have to member that the "we" you talk about are 'for profit' companies. We don't have US oil/gas... The oil belongs to companies who sell it wherever they make the most money. That's why I laugh when people say "we" should be drilling in Alaska. Why? You and I won't benefit from it at all. Some big companies will sell it wherever they want for the highest price they can get.

We have exported a lot of diesel fuel for a number of years now because it can be sold for more money elsewhere (Europe). Oil companies don't gain anything by selling it to us (Americans) for less money.
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:51 PM   #119
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When I worked for an oil refinery an engineer told me that a lot of the Alaskan and Canadian crude was a Sour crude with a high sulfur content . So even if all the oil from these sources was sent to the US our refineries could not process it so it was sold on the open market.. I also know that at the refinery I worked for we could only run so much "Sweet crude" because the plant was designed for sour crude. All Oil goes on the world market and if China's willing to pay the price they get the oil. Gas prices will not drop here even if our refineries are running at reduced levels if the rest of the world wants the crude oil and is willing to pay the piper
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:08 PM   #120
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Gas prices will not drop here even if our refineries are running at reduced levels if the rest of the world wants the crude oil and is willing to pay the piper
Yet Canada is the biggest export of oil to the USA but we pay more for it at the pump ...... go figure.
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Yet Canada is the biggest export of oil to the USA but we pay more for it at the pump ...... go figure.

Taxes. Pure & simple. One of the two reasons why I always try to get my gas in Bellingham is that its cheaper. The other is that I consider it to be my patriotic duty to deprive the gov't of as much tax $$$$ as I possibly can.
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Taxes. Pure & simple. One of the two reasons why I always try to get my gas in Bellingham is that its cheaper. The other is that I consider it to be my patriotic duty to deprive the gov't of as much tax $$$$ as I possibly can.
Yup your right - a big chuck of the tax in the lower mainland is the Transit tax - got to pay for all those new sky trains some how - to bad none of them will ever come to the North Shore
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Tell me why or how that makes sense?

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Old 02-21-2012, 05:26 PM   #124
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Unhappy You ain't seen Nothing

But we have and have a picture to prove it.

Notice price of gas in first picture in St Helena, CA.

(I notice when Google took the picture of this intersection, the gas was $4.27!)

Second picture is of Nothing, AZ, pop 4.

(How do I intersperse text with pictures?)
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Same panic, different year!
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Same panic, different year!
It is this year the picture was only taken yesterday!
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