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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by Kushinator View Post
    The U.S. lacks the capabilities to offset any supply disruptions from the middle east. Are you aware of how long it takes to get an oil rig up, running, and pumping?
    Not only that the Keystone oil takes extra steps in refining since it's not light sweet crude, which will drive the cost up.
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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    Are you so naive that you think gas will ever again be cheap?

    And, are you so naive that you think Obama runs the oil world?
    Two completely incongruous thoughts, lol.

    Gas prices are artificial, and it is painfully obvious that we are being "conditioned" to accept higher prices for something that, if we took the bull by the horns, we could produce much cheaper for ourselves.

    Obama doesn't run anything, other than a skyrocketing deficit, best we can tell. Catasphrophic liberal brainwashing and the religion of global warming are preventing us from doing just that.

    Cut off our need for Middle Eastern oil, and watch that part of the world literally fade to complete irrelevance.

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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Two completely incongruous thoughts, lol.

    Gas prices are artificial, and it is painfully obvious that we are being "conditioned" to accept higher prices for something that, if we took the bull by the horns, we could produce much cheaper for ourselves.

    Obama doesn't run anything, other than a skyrocketing deficit, best we can tell. Catasphrophic liberal brainwashing and the religion of global warming are preventing us from doing just that.

    Cut off our need for Middle Eastern oil, and watch that part of the world literally fade to complete irrelevance.
    Gas prices are not artificial.. they are based on exploration and lift costs.. quantity of flow, qualtity. refining costs . transportation and market demand..

    You are like a child wanting cheap candy.. The oil business is a business not a convenience ... Its ll about ROI and profit.

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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    Gas prices are not artificial.. they are based on exploration and lift costs.. quantity of flow, qualtity. refining costs . transportation and market demand..

    You are like a child wanting cheap candy.. The oil business is a business not a convenience ... Its ll about ROI and profit.
    We've seen gas prices go up and down by 25 percent in a matter of a week. Yes, they are largely artificial.

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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    I'm not sure I follow your statement. Care to reiterate, please?
    I think I was pretty clear. Obama = Bush. When it comes to wanting to attack other countries, it seems they are one in the same. It would be clear to you IMO if Bush was doing this.

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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    Gas prices are not artificial.. they are based on exploration and lift costs.. quantity of flow, qualtity. refining costs . transportation and market demand..
    $145 was artifical.

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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
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    I just don't get it.

    You build a a new refinery or two, which will directly and indirectly create hundreds of thousands of jobs, and you drive the price down on gasoline, groceries, travel, and everything else. You run that pipleline and you pick up our on- and off-shore drilling production, too

    Basically, Obama has extended the social security tax cut so people get to keep another $40 per month, then gas prices spiral upward so all that and more goes back into the gas tank. What is the point?

    Why we let this go on, while other countries simply pick up the slack and gouge us on the back end, is completely beyond me.

    But I guess the Jedi global-warming mind tricks always work on the weak minded, eh Obi Wan?
    What I don't get is why Conservatives are complaining about high oil and gas prices ... I thought y'all were the champions of free market enterprise? Oil companies exercising capitalism is suddenly a problem for you now that we have a Democrat in the White House?

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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    $145 was artifical.
    I guess nobody paid $145 for oil since the price was "artificial". I believe the term you are looking for is volatile. Volatile and artificial are not the same thing.
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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    I think I was pretty clear. Obama = Bush. When it comes to wanting to attack other countries, it seems they are one in the same. It would be clear to you IMO if Bush was doing this.
    Please, that is such utter tripe. George Bush invaded two nations with troops inside those countries for a combined 13 years for the two wars on his watch. Barack Obama has invaded no countries, and the closest he's come was aiding a U.N. effort to help a rebellion in Lybia, which lasted months.

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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
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    I just don't get it.

    You build a a new refinery or two, which will directly and indirectly create hundreds of thousands of jobs, and you drive the price down on gasoline, groceries, travel, and everything else. You run that pipleline and you pick up our on- and off-shore drilling production, too

    Basically, Obama has extended the social security tax cut so people get to keep another $40 per month, then gas prices spiral upward so all that and more goes back into the gas tank. What is the point?

    Why we let this go on, while other countries simply pick up the slack and gouge us on the back end, is completely beyond me.

    But I guess the Jedi global-warming mind tricks always work on the weak minded, eh Obi Wan?
    Oil demand is at its lowest level since 1997. Supply and demand says that the price should follow demand. Manipulation seems to be the accepted status quo. Find the bottleneck. If it is banks and hedge funds buying tankerloads and holding them just outside the three mile limit to control, do the right thing, shoot them. That'd be the bankers that we bailed out. Don't let them make bail.

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