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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    And before that they went down. Here in Minnesota they were slightly below $3 a gallon for a little bit. It's called the free market and supply and demand.

    It costs more in Hawaii because of the added cost of getting the gas out to Hawaii. There are cars on every island (except Niihau) but not refineries! You've got to put it on a boat and take it out there. It costs more in California because of increased demand. Should Obama jump in an demand that the oil companies send more gas to California? Maybe he should just nationalize oil so that he can regulate it...somehow I don't think you're wanting that to happen.

    Gasoline costs more per gallon in Califorina because it has the second highest gasoline taxes in the country, and because of state mandated fuel additives.

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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    I usually try to do that but I have a new car so I am still getting the timing down. I will probably just get half a tank.
    I don't usually do that for several reasons, one being in case I need to hit the road during an emergency. But I'm considering a half tank, unless it only continues to go higher, which would be cheaper to fill up now? Arghhhh....
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    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    I don't usually do that for several reasons, one being in case I need to hit the road during an emergency. But I'm considering a half tank, unless it only continues to go higher, which would be cheaper to fill up now? Arghhhh....
    What I heard about 10 days ago makes me think we are near the peak--refineries are switching over blends which is apparently driving up prices some.

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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    What I heard about 10 days ago makes me think we are near the peak--refineries are switching over blends which is apparently driving up prices some.
    I keep thinking of when we sold drilling Rights to the Chinese in the Gulf and why we couldn't have gave them to our own people.

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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    It costs more in California because of increased demand.
    It costs more in California because of California's air quality laws requiring a certain gasoline blend. Not many refineries make it, so prices are higher, and when one of those refineries slows or shuts down for maintenance, etc., prices climb fast.

    In fact part of the reason for high gas prices is the state by state gasoline requirements forcing a need for refineries to produce many different fuel formulations. When one refinery goes off line the demand might not be able to be picked up by others because they may not be set up to produce that regions fuel.
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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    through i support getting us off of the oil model ASAP, i think it would be wise to force localities and states to choose between maybe two or three "summer blends" max. the way it's set up right now is idiotic.

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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    I keep thinking of when we sold drilling Rights to the Chinese in the Gulf and why we couldn't have gave them to our own people.
    Wouldn't have made a difference except for where the profits go. The price is going to be the price unless we heavily regulate or nationalize the industry.

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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    .You can zoom in and see the prices in your area of the country in the following link:

    USA National Gas Price Heat Map - GasBuddy.com


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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    I finished reading a book called "$20.00 Per Gallon: How the Inevitable Rise in the Price of Gasoline Will Change Our Lives for the better".

    Fact: Crude oil is a limited resource.

    Fact: Saudi Arabia, the world's largest supplier, is no longer giving out numbers of it's reserve. That's because Saudi production has already peaked, and is now in decline.

    Fact: The easy to obtain crude oil has been obtained. We are now extracting the not so easy to obtain crude oil. And it gets harder every day. Yes, there is much oil still in the ground, but when you get to the point that the energy it takes to extract it is greater than the energy yielded, you have reached what is known as a "sink", and that oil will remain in the ground forever.

    Fact: The price of gasoline is going to rise. There is absolutely nothing we can do about it.

    Fact: As the price of gasoline continues to rise, alternative sources of energy will become cheaper than oil.

    Fact: We will adapt, and there will be no "end of the world" scenario. In fact, many companies are adapting right now, and are becoming more profitable because of their efforts. Take Fedex, for example. On the East Coast, most Fedex delivery trucks now run on alternative energy sources.

    Fact: Nationalization of the oil companies will not change the fact that crude oil is running out. Are the oil companies screwing us right now? Of course they are. They see the end of the road, and are doing their best to make their last days their richest.

    Question: Should government get involved? Yes and no. No, they should not nationalize the oil companies, or regulate how much they charge. And yes, the government should invest in alternative technologies, and help move them along, until private enterprise can take the wheel on these technologies. The faster we move to alternative fuels, the less pain we will have to suffer when the oil supply does begin to collapse.
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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I finished reading a book called "$20.00 Per Gallon: How the Inevitable Rise in the Price of Gasoline Will Change Our Lives for the better".

    Fact: Crude oil is a limited resource.

    Fact: Saudi Arabia, the world's largest supplier, is no longer giving out numbers of it's reserve. That's because Saudi production has already peaked, and is now in decline.

    Fact: The easy to obtain crude oil has been obtained. We are now extracting the not so easy to obtain crude oil. And it gets harder every day. Yes, there is much oil still in the ground, but when you get to the point that the energy it takes to extract it is greater than the energy yielded, you have reached what is known as a "sink", and that oil will remain in the ground forever.

    Fact: The price of gasoline is going to rise. There is absolutely nothing we can do about it.

    Fact: As the price of gasoline continues to rise, alternative sources of energy will become cheaper than oil.

    Fact: We will adapt, and there will be no "end of the world" scenario. In fact, many companies are adapting right now, and are becoming more profitable because of their efforts. Take Fedex, for example. On the East Coast, most Fedex delivery trucks now run on alternative energy sources.

    Fact: Nationalization of the oil companies will not change the fact that crude oil is running out. Are the oil companies screwing us right now? Of course they are. They see the end of the road, and are doing their best to make their last days their richest.

    Question: Should government get involved? Yes and no. No, they should not nationalize the oil companies, or regulate how much they charge. And yes, the government should invest in alternative technologies, and help move them along, until private enterprise can take the wheel on these technologies. The faster we move to alternative fuels, the less pain we will have to suffer when the oil supply does begin to collapse.
    Oil is renewable energy. Just wait another million years.

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