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WTH????

Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:00 pm

Is goin on w/ the gas prices?? OMG.....It went up 14 cents the other day and another 20 cents today......THIS IS NUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:14 pm

Gas is $3.29. Yesterday it was $3.39 and the day before that it was $3.14. The oil industry are the craziest bunch of people ever. This is central Michigan and 10 miles away it could be completely different.

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Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:17 pm

I filled up on tuesday @ 3.09
today it's 3.35

good move by me

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Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:20 pm

its called unrest in the middle east, people are starting to revolt on their governments

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Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:31 pm

I paid just under $3.00 per gallon but expect it to raise again real soon. $100 per barrel is nuts! :x

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Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:43 pm

and yet we continue to let all the execs of these oil companies retire with 50-75 million dollar retirement packages........I heard on the radio the other day that OUR oil reserves are at their highest levels in almost 70 years....hhhhmmmmmmmmmm??? Here's to hoping that they can keep traffic through the Suez Canal relatively trouble free.

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Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:53 pm

and only 5% of our oil comes from OPEC

but markets are based and reacted upon future possible events

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Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:24 am

Most of our oil comes from Canada, Alaska, the Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, and Venezuala. Those idiots who run the futures market are not helping us any and then those Washington bureaucrats, namely the President, needs to release a bunch of that oil in the strategic reserves to help out its own citizens.

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Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:39 am

I was just thinking the same thing. Yesterday it was $3.55 and today it was $3.71 it's crazy.

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Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:45 am

Heather14 wrote:I was just thinking the same thing. Yesterday it was $3.55 and today it was $3.71 it's crazy.



3.71 holy #### :shock:

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Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:15 am

...and we have a lot of the same emissions laws that California has because there as those that feel that "As does California so does Maine" and we do not have anywhere near the population or the pollution.

We are now trying to relax some of those regulations because some of these regulations do not make sense for Maine. Our population is only 1.3 million and we have more forested land than populated area. 3/4 of the population lives in the southern half of the state.

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Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:42 am

It's 3.60 here in central Cali..supposed to hit $4.00 by monday!!!!!! time to start walking or catch the city bus... :evil:

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Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:30 am

We did something unusual this year with our tax return. We bought some gift cards for the grocery store and some gas cards for the local gas station down the street where we always buy our gas. We have 5 stations in town and everybody is always within a pennny of each other. Going out of town is more expensive. So we should be good for a few months on food and a about couple of months on gas...maybe. Things have just been so tight for us like so many others that we decided to go this direction and save a little money in the long run.

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Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:51 am

beaverpond wrote:We did something unusual this year with our tax return. We bought some gift cards for the grocery store and some gas cards for the local gas station down the street where we always buy our gas. We have 5 stations in town and everybody is always within a pennny of each other. Going out of town is more expensive. So we should be good for a few months on food and a about couple of months on gas...maybe. Things have just been so tight for us like so many others that we decided to go this direction and save a little money in the long run.



that is an awesome idea!!! if ya live out in north BFE like i do i have to drive 10 miles to the nearest gas station.. any farther than that it would not be feasible to drive any further.. its not worth the gas ya use to go any further than ya have too.. too cost prohibitive.. in indy some stations are 3.55 for regular unleaded..

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Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:45 am

The oil companies have us consumers over a barrel (pun) and they know it. I have cut way down on my driving. But for folks who have to drive to work every day, well, I'm just glad that ain't me.

The knee-jerk reaction on the futures market to someone 'sneezing' in the middle-east is just an excuse to raise prices.

A global economy can be a good thing, but it can also be a bad thing at times.
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