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Old 05-25-2009, 12:08 AM   #81
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you guys honestly ***** too much. compared to the prices in Europe we're lucky to have the record low prices (up to $4 a gallon even), we have had since WWII. Europe has had OD high gas prices, costs over $100 to fill up a mercedes C320 last month in Germany, and that wasnt even a completely full tank. its time for us to stop getting away with using Hummer H2's and Ford tonka trucks on regular city streets. For those that actually own those cars, its time they put them to their use and use them offroad where its really necessary, otherwise get a small passenger car

*complete hypocrite with an m6 burning 13mpg gallon though, with prices $5+, that car is long gone*
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Old 05-25-2009, 12:21 AM   #82
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you guys honestly ***** too much. compared to the prices in Europe we're lucky to have the record low prices (up to $4 a gallon even), we have had since WWII. Europe has had OD high gas prices, costs over $100 to fill up a mercedes C320 last month in Germany, and that wasnt even a completely full tank. its time for us to stop getting away with using Hummer H2's and Ford tonka trucks on regular city streets. For those that actually own those cars, its time they put them to their use and use them offroad where its really necessary, otherwise get a small passenger car

*complete hypocrite with an m6 burning 13mpg gallon though, with prices $5+, that car is long gone*
The difference is in Europe it is much easier to get around without a car. In the US, unless you live in the city a car is pretty much a necessity.

As for the car, if you can afford to buy, insure and maintain 2 bmws you shouldn't be worried about gas money unless you didn't actually pay for the cars yourself, in which case I'm sure whoever bought them will give u gas money.
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Old 05-25-2009, 12:21 AM   #83
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Old 05-25-2009, 01:03 AM   #84
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lollolol dude how many people can honestly afford to drop nearly $200 a week on gas?? (@ $10/gallon)

Rules of supply and demand...People can't afford it, demand will drop, price will drop.
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Old 05-25-2009, 01:48 AM   #85
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lollolol dude how many people can honestly afford to drop nearly $200 a week on gas?? (@ $10/gallon)

rules of supply and demand...people can't afford it, demand will drop, price will drop.
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Old 05-25-2009, 01:50 AM   #86
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I want to see $20/gallon gas to get most of these dumbass drivers off the road.
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I want to see $20/gallon gas to get most of these dumbass drivers off the road.
Word, a little bit too much but $10 a gallon would be perfect, 8 bucks for gas, 2 bucks to fix the fucked up roads.
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Old 05-25-2009, 05:45 AM   #88
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Word, a little bit too much but $10 a gallon would be perfect, 8 bucks for gas, 2 bucks to fix the fucked up roads.
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Old 05-25-2009, 07:43 AM   #89
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Over here last summer it cost over $7 per gallon (probably more if you had calculated it for the exchange rate at the time) and at the moment it's just over $6.

That said, I can't wait for my holiday to America just for the cheap petrol

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Old 05-25-2009, 10:17 AM   #90
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I don't think I'd mind $10 a gallon.
You forgot to mention that the cost of everything you buy would increase exponentially. Anything you purchase in a store gets there via a truck, which of course requires fuel.
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Old 05-25-2009, 02:39 PM   #91
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You forgot to mention that the cost of everything you buy would increase exponentially. Anything you purchase in a store gets there via a truck, which of course requires fuel.
Damnit Russ, you ruined my logic!

I heard from someone about the idea of running all commercial trucks off of compressed natural gas. Large trucks don't usually have the space limitation of small passenger cars so large compressed gas tanks could be added pretty easily, and CNG fill stations would only be needed along the major trucking routes. It's preexisting technology since many cars already run on CNG, much more so than hydrogen or electric.
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Wait till all the middle east sell oil in Euro's....

then we are done for.
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Mmmm, yes denial is our friend.
I know people who work at Entergy and Shell. Two names you should be familiar with if you're in LA. I also know people who trade oil related futures and options. None of them share the same view as you, or your uncited article which came from lord knows where.

Unless Canada magically explodes, you won't see $10 gasoline for a while.
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Wait till all the middle east sell oil in Euro's....

then we are done for.
You must not follow any international news.
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How is people losing jobs in the oil industry any different than everyone else that lose their job in this downturn? The government takes away the tax incentives and you cry foul because you're no longer making "above average"? You're going to threaten us with $10 pump if the oil companies can't make their 10 billion profit a quarter?

What a bunch of bullcrap.
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Yes, to maintain the billions in profits each quarter gas will need to be $10 a gallon. Other wise oil compaines will just be your standard fortune 100 company.
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^exactly. i've posted the net profit question atleast 5 times lol. its just over looked.

its just funny, oil whines about laws that restrict drilling, then turn around and post a 5-10 billion dollar quarter in the worst economy we've seenin 50 years.
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^exactly. i've posted the net profit question atleast 5 times lol. its just over looked.

its just funny, oil whines about laws that restrict drilling, then turn around and post a 5-10 billion dollar quarter in the worst economy we've seenin 50 years.
With a commodity such as oil, profits should be monitored as they are with insurance companies to prevent gouging.
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