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Old 03-21-2008, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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If you want to make a statement to the oil industry ~ buy their gas and nothing else. Don’t get cigarettes, coffee, soft drinks, etc from inside their stores, buy nothing but gas.
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Old 03-21-2008, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Looking East and hoping!
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While in NJ a few weeks ago I was using my daughter's Suburban and she left me 1/4 tank. So I went and put in $30 worth-that only brought me to just below a half and it was then $2.68/gal.
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Old 03-21-2008, 10:10 AM
 
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Trains, anyone?
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Old 03-21-2008, 12:36 PM
 
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I'm surprised the the trucking industry hasn't stepped in on the rising cost of fuel...

As ILNC has stated..everything else also rises, eggs have almost doubled in a year !!!!!!

"Do to the state of the economy....the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off".....
My school cafeteria has now raised their prices because of gas prices... so they say. All salads are $9-$10. Sandwiches are $7-$9. Soup is $4. And the list goes on and on. Not to mention I'm about to call the health dept. on them. I'm appalled. Most of the time I just starve until the end of my day. This last semester I had a full day of class every mon. from 8 am- 10pm and I would get by on a bag of chips and an energy drink. I need to buy one of those lunchboxes that keep things cool all day.

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If you want to make a statement to the oil industry ~ buy their gas and nothing else. Don’t get cigarettes, coffee, soft drinks, etc from inside their stores, buy nothing but gas.
How could that help? I would think they make most of their profits off the gas they sell rather than the foodmart inside??
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Old 03-21-2008, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Thank God I work from home!! I at least save on not having a daily commute.

One thing I don't understand... before the craziness of gas prices started getting out of control, diesel always seemed to be cheaper. I've noticed that for the past year or so, diesel prices have been WAY higher than regular. Here in Tucson, I saw diesel for $3.96, while regular is $3.15. I thought that diesel was cheaper to produce, so it doesn't really make sense to me.

I've also noticed that my grocery bill has nearly doubled over the past two years. It's just me and my husband, and we haven't changed our eating habits, so the only thing I can chalk it up to is that we're feeling the effects of the gas prices in other areas now.
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Old 03-21-2008, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Hot-Houston Texas
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I received an email from a friend yesterday that suggested that if everybody was to stop purchasing their gas from Exxon, Shell, and Citco that we could make the prices come down. I don't know that I believe that it would work, but might be worth a try. I think the email said if everybody did it, it could push gas prices down to close to 2.00 a gallon. If I can find the article I will post it later.
I've gotten that email several times in the few months, I wonder if it would work too........any thoughts from anyone on this?
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Old 03-21-2008, 05:40 PM
 
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How could that help? I would think they make most of their profits off the gas they sell rather than the foodmart inside??
My understanding is that they only make a few cents on a gal of gas, however their bigger profit comes from the sale of other items inside their store, beer, cigarettes, candy, soft drinks, etc. all add up to a much larger profit then what is pumped.
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Old 03-21-2008, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Hot-Houston Texas
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My understanding is that they only make a few cents on a gal of gas, however their bigger profit comes from the sale of other items inside their store, beer, cigarettes, candy, soft drinks, etc. all add up to a much larger profit then what is pumped.
Now that you mention it I have heard that. And those things are always a lot more expensive at gas stations.
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Old 03-21-2008, 05:54 PM
 
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Now that you mention it I have heard that. And those things are always a lot more expensive at gas stations.
You’re right ILNC ,,,, so why buy items inside their store? You have to buy their gas but you do have a choice on where you buy other items.
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Old 03-21-2008, 07:30 PM
 
Location: On the plateau, TN
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I just paid 3.15 this morning for gas. When I first brought my car it took about 16.00 to fill it up, now it takes 30.00 to fill up if I'm on a quarter of a tank.

I received an email from a friend yesterday that suggested that if everybody was to stop purchasing their gas from Exxon, Shell, and Citco that we could make the prices come down. I don't know that I believe that it would work, but might be worth a try. I think the email said if everybody did it, it could push gas prices down to close to 2.00 a gallon. If I can find the article I will post it later.
If (and I mean If) you can get a couple of million people to stop buying gas from Exxon/mobile period ( not just a day or two ). This would have a great impact IMHO....
I have stopped buying gas from both of them several months ago.......
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