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Gas to hit $4 a gallon in August

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Mmmm_Donuts, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing because motor oil is little more than residue after they get the good stuff — gasoline — out of it at the refinery. Plus, you only need 4 quarts of it every couple of months, as opposed to 15-30 gallons a week. Not as strong demand, so it stays cheap. Oil changes, even at the dealerships, are so cheap these days that it's not even worth changing the oil yourself.
  2. I guess the cool thing to do today is Exxposing Exxon, but there isn't any proof that they are jacking up prices any more than any other industry. When you have rising demand coupled with lowered supply and tension in the Middle East, the prices are going to rise.
  3. Madhavok

    Madhavok Well-Known Member

    I'm taking a 2003 Civic SI out for a spin today and if I like it (which I'm sure I will), I'm going to go after it. I know the SI's aren't as good as the regular civics on gas but it's far better than my monte ss.
  4. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Oil prices drop for a third consecutive day. Gas futures drop in price. So when will we see a reflection of this at the pump?

  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    We're doomed:

  6. digger

    digger New Member

    Did anybody see Meet the Press about a month ago when they had half the oil company executives on?

    One of them actually said he couldn't charge less for gas than what all the others were charging because then everybody would flock to his stations, and his company would run out of gas.

    So they all charge around the same price, all making huge profits, because the other guys are all doing it.

    Talk about an industry that desperately needs regulation.
  7. longgone

    longgone Member

    It's been proven that regulation is the best thing for some industries, although the Repubs will fight you tooth and nail on it.
  8. WSKY

    WSKY Member

    gas ... ah ... i shat into my gas tank and I still had to pay. what's that about?
  9. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Shut the fuck up.
  10. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    You say market forces, I say, within the context of a oligopoly dealing product with no elasticity of demand, it's price gouging.
  11. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Ignore the trolls . . .
  12. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Since the $4/gallon question popped up today ...
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