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Wow. Congratulations, Chicago. FU

Chicago has the highest gas prices in the nation. At least i can still fill up the bike on less than 15 bucks

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Same thing happened last time the prices rocketed up. Chicago has their own gas taxes on top of all the state taxes and whatever other taxes...which puts Chicago right up at the top.

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...and the EPA just put the kibosh on the Arctic drilling plans for Shell. Awesome regulatory agencies we have here...why? Because the exhaust from one of the drilling ships would cause "unacceptable" levels of air pollution to the nearest town..........of 245 people.

Let's go congress, shut the damn EPA out. They have become one of the biggest inhibitors to progress and growth of all.

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IDK, Yesterday I put gas into the CBR here in LA. $18.00+ and I wasn't on the fumes, either. I put in about 4 gal.

Premium is ranging from $4.20 to $4.70/gal depending on the station here. When you get away from the population centers (like out in the desert), you can add between $.25 and $.50/gal to that.

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It's crazy expensive. But I did get to plainfield on saturday and thornton's was at 3.99. Never thought I'd be glad to see that

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...and the EPA just put the kibosh on the Arctic drilling plans for Shell. Awesome regulatory agencies we have here...why? Because the exhaust from one of the drilling ships would cause "unacceptable" levels of air pollution to the nearest town..........of 245 people.

Let's go congress, shut the damn EPA out. They have become one of the biggest inhibitors to progress and growth of all.
Yeah, that clean air you breath really sucks. Let's go back to smog filled cities. (Devils advocate. )

EPA needs some reduction... not elimination. But that might be what you meant.

Besides.
http://money.cnn.com/2011/04/25/news...ices/index.htm

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The problem is this: While increased oil and gas drilling in the United States may create good-paying jobs, reduce reliance on foreign oil and lower the trade deficit, it will have hardly any impact on gas and oil prices.

That's because the amount of extra oil that could be produced from more drilling in this country is tiny compared to what the world consumes.

Plus, any extra oil the country did produce would likely be quickly offset by a cut in OPEC production.

"This drill drill drill thing is tired," said Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at the Oil Price Information Service, which calculates gas prices for the motorist organization AAA. "It's a simplistic way of looking for a solution that doesn't exist."
But I also support offshore drilling. Drilling in the arctic, drilling in the middle of anywhere. Because without it, we're going to be even further up shit creek for energy in the near future.

People just have to realize..... cheap gasoline, oil, is a thing of the past. It might fluctuate lower at some point, but it will never stay there.
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80 billion dollar profit after all is said and done. thats all i need to know to know someone isnt playing fair

go time traveler style and go back in time, fuck his grandma, then shoot forward in time and then fuck his mom. Then return back to present state and call him a the product of two incest whores and hes your son and show video of you plowing the both members of his family. .
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Yeah, that clean air you breath really sucks. Let's go back to smog filled cities. (Devils advocate. )

EPA needs some reduction... not elimination. But that might be what you meant.

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But I also support offshore drilling. Drilling in the arctic, drilling in the middle of anywhere. Because without it, we're going to be even further up shit creek for energy in the near future.

People just have to realize..... cheap gasoline, oil, is a thing of the past. It might fluctuate lower at some point, but it will never stay there.
It is what I meant (reduction of EPA), the fact that they can regulate without government oversight is a complete travesty and is contrary to virtually every other sector. The EPA can almost literally manage at will. I have to deal with them constantly, they're actually quite a fair group to work with, except at the top where the rules are made.

...they've come a loooooong way since the Clean Water Act.

Also, the notion that gas/oil prices will not be affected much by domestic production is just a complete joke, a complete fabrication. Weird what an impact the reserves had in '08 (not that I think we should tap the reserves, just pointing out what an influx of supply did).



Guess when that happened?

The shear multitude of counterpoints and counter-argumentative articles aimed squarely at any assertion that more domestic drilling would benefit cost points precisely, I think at ulterior motives underlying the whole notion. There (obviously) is simply a large group against "evil" oil (despite the laughably natural development of the stuff) production on any level...that seems to make the most sense to me anyways, because common sense certainly isn't enough.

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...and the EPA just put the kibosh on the Arctic drilling plans for Shell. Awesome regulatory agencies we have here...why? Because the exhaust from one of the drilling ships would cause "unacceptable" levels of air pollution to the nearest town..........of 245 people.

Let's go congress, shut the damn EPA out. They have become one of the biggest inhibitors to progress and growth of all.
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When it all comes down and the statists are left hungry and cold, perhaps then the producers will be appreciated.

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Atlas is shrugging.
When it all comes down and the statists are left hungry and cold, perhaps then the producers will be appreciated.
Indeed...it's amazing to me how easily people will accept a feeble existence at the hands of those that wish to control them, if only they don't have to do anything to support that existence themselves.

You really do feel the tide finally beginning to turn...forced by those of us that do wish to actually earn our keep and thusly support those that purport to do the supporting themselves. End the damn ruling class.

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Indeed...it's amazing to me how easily people will accept a feeble existence at the hands of those that wish to control them, if only they don't have to do anything to support that existence themselves.
I think the media has some to do with it too. I always see just before holidays, these news segments where the reporter says 'gas prices continue to rise, but consumers say that won't stop them form traveling this weekend...'

Well that's nice, you've just told the oil people it's ok to raise prices because everyone said it's ok... WTF

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Yeah well that's bullshit anyways...people do care, and do react. Look at the graph I posted above. This whole notion that supply/demand doesn't matter is laughable. The U.S. remains far and away the biggest user (and still a big producer) of oil, when they cut back prices drop. It will happen again this time, perhaps the biggest difference right now is a President that is reluctant to allow any change to deal with the issue.

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Wait till it reaches $6-$7/gal. I'm wondering if NESBA saw the writing on the wall with this one.

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I think the media has some to do with it too. I always see just before holidays, these news segments where the reporter says 'gas prices continue to rise, but consumers say that won't stop them form traveling this weekend...'

Well that's nice, you've just told the oil people it's ok to raise prices because everyone said it's ok... WTF
you figured it out. the media is running the oil companies. it's a shame the oil companies aren't smart enough to fuck over the people on their own.

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Wait till it reaches $6-$7/gal. I'm wondering if NESBA saw the writing on the wall with this one.
How high does it have to get before we reach Mad Max levels of humanity, $20/gal?
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you figured it out. the media is running the oil companies. it's a shame the oil companies aren't smart enough to fuck over the people on their own.
Hmmmmmmmmm.....

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sooo glad i dont have to put gas in the city. it's stupid rediculous!! here in tinley it's about 4.19 and since i work on the southeast side of chicago, near IN border, i usally put gas in IN since it's usually a good 15 cents cheaper but it's the same as of recently. reeeally lookin forward to a lil nicer weather to be ridin the bike everyday to work and spendin a lil less on gas.
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How high does it have to get before we reach Mad Max levels of humanity, $20/gal?
could get to that level well before that if inflation explodes.

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