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Buy your cheap gas now....just a coupla more weeks

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Yawn, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    Just as Republican pundits began talking "comeback" on the congressional races when gas dropped almost a buck in a week, it will start moving back up as the election outcomes become damn clear. One way or another: if the GOP wins, it will be the pulling back of the carrot; if the Dems win, it's a bitch-slap to the consumer when it's up to $2.75 overnight.
     
  2. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    J.R. has been stockpiling oil. He'll be glad to hear this prediction.
     
  3. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    Look, it's not too hard to figure out:

    FoxNews was all over this the second it happened about how much effect it was having on GOP candidates - really, in 24 hours? And Neil Cavuto was reporting that it would go down "in all likelihood below $2 a gallon" back in early September. Cavuto is owned, hook line and sinker, by Corporate Republicans. Jump? He says "how high."
     
  4. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    $3.50 a gallon by Christmas Eve. Ho ho ho.
     
  5. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Expect the bottom between Tgiving and Xmas.

    After that?

    Duck, you sucker.
     
  6. BigDog

    BigDog Active Member

    Any of you guys the same genius who said "$5 by Labor Day. Book it?"

    Love these moronic conspiracy theories. Predictable as sun rises in east.
     
  7. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    That was only with an unchallenged Republican control of D.C. That hold isn't certain now, and the tycoons are trying their damndest to bring it down.

    And moronic conspiracy theories? Let's examine that. Has China or India suddenly quit using fuel? We kept hearing the price would go up as long as demand was there. Supplies haven't dramantically increased; the gulf refineries are still not at full operation. So are you saying that China has suddenly gone back to rickshaws for transportation? Puh-leese.
     
  8. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    No, but the demand for airline travel has decreased and flights have been cut back. When the holidays come around, flights will be added to handle the holiday rush, which means more petro will be pushed to jet fuel and gas prices will jump back up.
    Then people will reason it will be cheaper to fly, than to drive since gas is costing more. So more people will fly, more flights will be added and more jet fuel is needed and gas goes up even more.
    All that assumes people will want to fly with the increased terrorism checks and all the delays that go with it.
    Also gas prices always go down after Labor Day when states can switch from the summer mix, to the winter mix of gas, which more states use.
     
  9. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Were China and India still using fuel when the prices went down? Of course. Still, the prices went down because the demand always goes down after Labor Day. It has every year and will continue to do so. Another reason prices went down was because the cost of oil went down. It's down nearly $15 a barrel from April. Because of that OPEC has now announced it will cut production. That will probably increase the price a bit. Of course, I'm sure you'll find a way to blame Bush for the actions of OPEC.
     
  10. BigDog

    BigDog Active Member

    Uh, no. Just saying that every few weeks, someone comes on here and proclaims, Bush administration bad, Republicans going to fuck us all again unless we vote for them, blabbity blabbity blooblah, $5 a gallon coming next week.
     
  11. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Active Member

    Yes he is.

    Actually, gas went up 10 cents a gallon here today. It's $2.09.
     
  12. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Save this thread.

    Because I am sure gas prices will rise post Election Day. Not a doubt.
     
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