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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-23-2005, 03:00 AM Thread Starter
 
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people should fill their tanks up today. Gas already went up 10 cents. As the scare of the hurricane continues, they will be jacking up prices


I saw trump on jay leno, and he said this is all bullshit. Washington should get real business guys to get gas at a reasonable price.
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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-23-2005, 03:32 AM
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Yep and the more people go out and try to fill up, the more the gas companies raise the prices. As I said before, how come during the PAST hurricanes that hit these areas before never affected gas prices? THis is just a way the companies can milk more money out of people.
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Yep and the more people go out and try to fill up, the more the gas companies raise the prices. As I said before, how come during the PAST hurricanes that hit these areas before never affected gas prices? THis is just a way the companies can milk more money out of people.
Yup, people panic and make a run for the stations and that causes all of this. last night I went to fill up at the BP by my house. Cars were lined up out onto 59 and people were honking and arguing over pumps. It was absoulutly reDamndiculous. there is no reason for that besides media hype. I'm ready to hang the media with a short piece a rope.




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Yup, people panic and make a run for the stations and that causes all of this. last night I went to fill up at the BP by my house. Cars were lined up out onto 59 and people were honking and arguing over pumps. It was absoulutly reDamndiculous. there is no reason for that besides media hype. I'm ready to hang the media with a short piece a rope.
Might want to hang a few of the clones that buy into this shit and cause big problems too. The next question is what major event is going to trigger a run on the banks and collapse the economy.

How long before someone is shot over a tank of gas?

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If it wasn't for people 'stockpiling' gas the price wouldn't go up as badly. It's the panic mentality that really screws the system; short-term shortage in supply compounded by a preceding burst in demand.

If everyone just went on like normal, the price would be less volitile.

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lol had to fill up yesturday. Cheapest the gas has been for a long time. Was sitll the same on my way in this morning.

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If it wasn't for people 'stockpiling' gas the price wouldn't go up as badly. It's the panic mentality that really screws the system; short-term shortage in supply compounded by a preceding burst in demand.

If everyone just went on like normal, the price would be less volitile.
+1 I filled up yesterday b/c my idiot light came on. It's a storm people... 2-3 days TOPS and the price would be back to normal if everyone didn't rush to fill their 3/4 full tanks.

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As I said before, how come during the PAST hurricanes that hit these areas before never affected gas prices? THis is just a way the companies can milk more money out of people.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't recall a hurricane of this magnitude hitting Texas, or the mad dash to evacuate, in the recent past. Maybe it has something to do with it being one of the largest hurricanes in recent times to hit the Gulf Coast. That same Gulf Coast that happens to be home to several major refineries which might be damaged. I'm not going to say that there isn't some gouging going on here and there, but with decreased supply due to less refining capacity it only makes sense that demand will drive prices up.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't recall a hurricane of this magnitude hitting Texas, or the mad dash to evacuate, in the recent past. Maybe it has something to do with it being one of the largest hurricanes in recent times to hit the Gulf Coast. That same Gulf Coast that happens to be home to several major refineries which might be damaged. I'm not going to say that there isn't some gouging going on here and there, but with decreased supply due to less refining capacity it only makes sense that demand will drive prices up.
But that refining capacity serves the EAST COAST, NOT the midwest....Why the fuck should our prices go up? That gas station on the corner has their gas at $2.69.....and until it's gone, the price should be $2.69!! If they have to get more and it costs more THEN, I could see a higher pump price. Greed drives the price up, nothing more.
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But that refining capacity serves the EAST COAST, NOT the midwest....Why the fuck should our prices go up? That gas station on the corner has their gas at $2.69.....and until it's gone, the price should be $2.69!! If they have to get more and it costs more THEN, I could see a higher pump price. Greed drives the price up, nothing more.
gas stations present the price as what it would cost to replace the gas.

by that same token, when gas prices go down, they have to lower there prices, even though they paid more for that gas, because if they don't lower there prices they wont sell whats left, because people will buy the cheaper gas

it all averages out in the end. You pay more when it goes up and less when it goes down, regardless of what the station payed for it.

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I'm not going to say that there isn't some gouging going on here and there, but with decreased supply due to less refining capacity it only makes sense that demand will drive prices up.
It likely will impact refining capacity, possibly severely, and likely for more than 2-3 days. That said, how much is one full tank of gas going to make a difference?

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't recall a hurricane of this magnitude hitting Texas, or the mad dash to evacuate, in the recent past. Maybe it has something to do with it being one of the largest hurricanes in recent times to hit the Gulf Coast. That same Gulf Coast that happens to be home to several major refineries which might be damaged. I'm not going to say that there isn't some gouging going on here and there, but with decreased supply due to less refining capacity it only makes sense that demand will drive prices up.

Gouging don't normally happen on the way up... it happens on the way down when nobody's looking. Sure gas prices go up... but why the delay and slow drop after they start to return to "normal"?

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I filled up my car with 93 octane this morning because I was on E. That should last me a month or so as I do not drive much. While I was at it, I filled up a 5 gallon can with 87 octane as my bike needed gas also. Now when the rush occurs, I'm going to sit back and laugh at all the idiots standing in line.

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But that refining capacity serves the EAST COAST, NOT the midwest....Why the fuck should our prices go up? That gas station on the corner has their gas at $2.69.....and until it's gone, the price should be $2.69!! If they have to get more and it costs more THEN, I could see a higher pump price. Greed drives the price up, nothing more.
Why the fuck our prices should go up is this....If the East Coast runs into supply problems, more has to be diverted from the Midwest to the east coast to make up for it. It's a nationwide problem, not an east coast problem. Greed probably has some hand in it as the oil companies are posting record profits this year, but there's no denying that refining capacity was hurt by Katrina and stands a good chance of being hurt further with Rita. Without the refining capacity it's hard to create the supply needed and prices wil rise to deal with the increased demand.
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Why the fuck our prices should go up is this....If the East Coast runs into supply problems, more has to be diverted from the Midwest to the east coast to make up for it. It's a nationwide problem, not an east coast problem.
Says WHO? They run out, tough luck in my book........yes, I am 'that much' of a bastard.

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Greed probably has some hand in it as the oil companies are posting record profits this year, but there's no denying that refining capacity was hurt by Katrina and stands a good chance of being hurt further with Rita. Without the refining capacity it's hard to create the supply needed and prices wil rise to deal with the increased demand.
Well, then the prudent fucking thing to do would be to MOVE those refineries OUT of such a dangerous area, ya think?
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we have a refinery in lockport. I dont know how much it puts out but no reason gas should go up aslong as it gets the crude that it needs.
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yeah, the "experts" said gas was going up to $4 a gallon after Katrina. What actually happened? It went up to $3 a gallon for a bit now its at $2.76 here in Naperville. Rita may cause gas to go up a bit, but $5 a gallon? Nah. I think we are all going to have to live with gas around $2.80 a gallon for awhile.

I read a report from some of the top guys in futures and they said the gas prices next year will dramatically drop. This is just a bubble like the Internet bubble and the housing bubble. They predicted that barrel of oil will drop to the $35 dollar range again.

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Well, then the prudent fucking thing to do would be to MOVE those refineries OUT of such a dangerous area, ya think?

I can see that line of reasoning - Fuck the East Coast

But, the prudent thing to do would've been not to shut down good working refineries to appease the tree huggers. Once the Blue Island, IL refinery shut down gas prices took a big jump around here.
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Yet another panic for no reason.




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gas was still 2.60 when I left college station on thursday, although most stations were sold out since we were all going to diiiiiie!!!!!! crazies.
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But, the prudent thing to do would've been not to shut down good working refineries to appease the tree huggers. Once the Blue Island, IL refinery shut down gas prices took a big jump around here.
I agree! If it wasn't for the EPA and all tne eviromental wackos, gas would be much cheaper!

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I read a report from some of the top guys in futures and they said the gas prices next year will dramatically drop. This is just a bubble like the Internet bubble and the housing bubble. They predicted that barrel of oil will drop to the $35 dollar range again.
I hope they're right, but I'm not holding my breath.
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