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Old 04-27-2007, 10:33 AM
 
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AND yet so many people keep buying poor mileage SUVs and trucks.
What bothers me is the people who are driving these monsterous SUVs are usually the first to complain about gas prices. I know some people need large vehicles, but don't whine and complain about getting horrible gas mileage when the price goes up. If you didn't see this coming then you aren't the sharpest knife in the drawer.
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Old 04-27-2007, 01:50 PM
 
Location: VA
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No one seems to really care why the prices of gas is so high, the energy companies and market is controlling distribution and refining. Why don't they build more refineries?
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Old 04-27-2007, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Wi for the summer--Vegas in the winter
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No one seems to really care why the prices of gas is so high, the energy companies and market is controlling distribution and refining. Why don't they build more refineries?
Don't need more refineries. Suppy is more than adequate.
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Old 04-27-2007, 08:52 PM
 
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The gas in Portland went from the lowest yesterday at Arco from $3.03 to $3.15 overnight. most stations unleaded is $3.25 to a high of $3.40. super unleaded at stations just off the fwy is getting close to $4.00 and I imagine will hit $4.00 by May 7th or so. I don't depend on my truck for getting around so, I haven't been affected by the high prices, if I lived in alot of the usa with no other options but a personal vehicle, it would be different for me, so I can understand people that would be hurting from the cost. I guess alot of cities are just going to have to get some transit or build bike paths, at least in cities that a climate would allow for the bike that is.
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Old 04-27-2007, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland area
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Just my opinion, but don't you know how the housing market slumped?

I think officials think they can make up for that by raising gas prices. Cars are basically as important as houses to many Americans.
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Old 04-27-2007, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Northern MN
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Survey finds average price of regular unleaded gasoline rose to $2.87 per gallon over last two weeks, even higher prices seen ahead of summer driving season.
April 22 2007: 4:26 PM EDT


(CNN) -- Gas prices rose more than eight cents in the past two weeks to a national average of $2.87 per gallon of self-serve regular -- and are expected to further rise -- according to a national survey released on Sunday.

That marks a rise of 69 cents at the pump since late January, Trilby Lundberg, publisher of "Lundberg Survey," said. The "Lundberg Survey" tallies gas prices every two to three weeks at about 5,000 gas stations.

http://money.cnn.com/2007/04/22/news...ion=2007042216
And can you believe the oil companies only make $.09 per gallon while the government pulls in (in my state) $.34 per gallon?? WOW!
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Old 04-29-2007, 10:55 AM
 
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What bothers me is the people who are driving these monsterous SUVs are usually the first to complain about gas prices. I know some people need large vehicles, but don't whine and complain about getting horrible gas mileage when the price goes up. If you didn't see this coming then you aren't the sharpest knife in the drawer.
I agree. Here in AZ, almost everyone commutes around the valley, no one carpools here, the pollution is so awful. Up in my community, the folks w/ the big SUVs and trucks are always complaining about the cost of gas, but no way would they drive a fuel effecient car. I'm happy driving my Prius!
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Old 06-24-2014, 09:05 AM
 
Location: City of the Angels
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A blast to the past ! Who ever would have thought that 2007 would be the good old days of cheap gas ?
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