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High fuel prices, boycott fuel sales, oil companies motives, stop using plastic products, cut driving, fuel consumption reduction, low level of intelligence of American people, energy crisis

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Old 04-13-2011, 07:15 PM
 
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If boycotts dont ever work maybe we need to tell CUBA that they have been complaining for nothing the past 45 years. lol
they are only pissed because the US boycotts them, and that is only because castro nationalized all industry there effectively stealing the means of production from all the companies that were there before castro came to power. had castro let the businesses remain in private hands, their economy would be quite different, and it wouldnt be a hassle for americans to do business in cuba.

 
Old 04-13-2011, 08:09 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle, originally from SF Bay Area
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First problem is that we have no Exon or Mobil stations anywhere around here. We have only Chevron, Shell and 76. More often than not we get gassed up at Sam's, Safeway, or Costco, or the 7-11 that's still at $3.69 today. The other problem is that they all buy from the same refineries anyway, and simply have their own additive formula put into the tanker truck before delivery. The only thing this would do is put some of the Exon and Mobil independent station owners out of business, and the prices would rise with less competition.

The big oil companies will get their profits one way or another, cut down on their sales and they raise the price. I heard this morning gas sales are down 20% from last year, yet the prices are much higher.
 
Old 04-13-2011, 09:01 PM
 
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It would take the entire earth to do this since the world no longer revolves around us. The demand would be the same in China, India, Brazil, Russia etc etc...
 
Old 04-13-2011, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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First I need to clear up someone's misconception about oil companies. They pay their oil field workers very well. Secondly, while American companies are banned from drilling off the coast of Florida, Chba allows China to drill off their coast to access the oil our government won't let our companies touch. Great job!
 
Old 04-14-2011, 04:57 AM
 
Location: Hernando, FL
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Two things- I've always heard the gas companies don't like guys like me, I go in and buy the least amount I need, little $3.50- $6.00 clips at a time. Most of the time I pull in and see the amount from the previous pumper $58 or $65, (probably had a big SUV). Why fill up if your unless your going cross country?

Second staying away from the pump, i.e. gas out is not effective if your still going to go to stores and spend a bunch of money. Virtually everything in your house came to you via 18 wheeler. Most have twin 150 gallon tanks and it can cost $900-$1200 to fill up one of those. Even company 18 wheeler drivers will buy little clips at a time, they get shower credits and other perks for just purchasing a minimum amount of, say perhaps 50 gallons.
 
Old 04-14-2011, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Actually, it's good to fill up to the pump handle click and run down to no lower than 1/4 tank. Last thing you want is water from condensation and ethanol.
 
Old 04-14-2011, 02:34 PM
 
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Two things- I've always heard the gas companies don't like guys like me, I go in and buy the least amount I need, little $3.50- $6.00 clips at a time. Most of the time I pull in and see the amount from the previous pumper $58 or $65, (probably had a big SUV). Why fill up if your unless your going cross country?

Second staying away from the pump, i.e. gas out is not effective if your still going to go to stores and spend a bunch of money. Virtually everything in your house came to you via 18 wheeler. Most have twin 150 gallon tanks and it can cost $900-$1200 to fill up one of those. Even company 18 wheeler drivers will buy little clips at a time, they get shower credits and other perks for just purchasing a minimum amount of, say perhaps 50 gallons.
How does it benefit you by putting in $4 at a time? You must like to have to stop for gas daily. That is the last thing I would do. I fill up everytime and wish my tank was bigger so I could stop less.
 
Old 04-14-2011, 09:14 PM
 
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Good ;there will be more for the rest of us.
 
Old 04-14-2011, 09:53 PM
 
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How does it benefit you by putting in $4 at a time? You must like to have to stop for gas daily.
If everyone pumped $4/time a few times a week, then the numerous transactions might cost the oil companies more money than if the same people pumped a full tank. However as the saying goes, time is money - so I see this "strategy" as a big waste of time. I'd rather watch the market and learn which day of the week and which neighborhood stations are cheapest. In my neck of the woods, the cheapest time to go is Monday evening. Tuesday morning is typically most expensive and as the week wears on, the price gradually begins dropping.
 
Old 04-14-2011, 10:04 PM
 
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If everyone pumped $4/time a few times a week, then the numerous transactions might cost the oil companies more money than if the same people pumped a full tank. However as the saying goes, time is money - so I see this "strategy" as a big waste of time. I'd rather watch the market and learn which day of the week and which neighborhood stations are cheapest. In my neck of the woods, the cheapest time to go is Monday evening. Tuesday morning is typically most expensive and as the week wears on, the price gradually begins dropping.
If the costs go up for the oil companies, what do you think would happen to the consumer price?? "Sticking it to 'em" and wasting my time stopping to fill all the time, sounds like two rediculous ideas.
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