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Old 01-31-2008, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Experts Predict National Average Pump Prices Will Jump to $3.50 a Gallon or More.

Get ready for another surge in gasoline prices.

Experts are predicting pump prices, which jumped by almost a dollar a gallon in each of the last two springs in many parts of the United States, will spike again this year as refiners and gas stations switch from winter- to summer-blended fuels.

ABC News: Gas Hike? Prices Could Reach 50 Cents/Gal
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:21 PM
 
Location: South Central PA
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Yeah.. spring is when they clean their refineries. Coincidentally, they usually start cleaning them when driving season picks up...
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:25 PM
 
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Sorry but this is neither shocking or surprising. What is shocking and surprising is if it doesn't go up .50 to a dollar by this time next year.

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Yeah.. spring is when they clean their refineries. Coincidentally, they usually start cleaning them when driving season picks up...
Spring time it goes up in time for the summer driving season, and in fall it goes up for the winter fuel oil usage, change season, rinse, repeat.
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Old 03-30-2008, 09:03 AM
 
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[SIZE=5]Stop whining about the cost of gasoline and do something.
[/SIZE]The reason for the high cost of gasoline is the failure of our government to act in a responsible manner. The "Energy-Independence and Security-Act of 2007" requires a 35-mpg standard by 2020. Whoop de do!!! Evidently none of the people who created and signed this act did any research on available technology. To require 35-mpg is ridiculous considering the achievements of Shell Oil with modified automobiles; 49.73-mpg around 1939; 149.95-mpg with a 1947 Studebaker in 1949; 244.35-mpg with a 1959 Fiat 600 in 1968; 376.59-mpg with a 1959 Opel in 1973. If you lived in Europe, during 1983, you could purchase a 72-mpg diesel or 65.7-mpg gas fueled Peugeot. Toyota is complaining they can’t meet the mpg standard. Evidently some people at Toyota didn’t get the memo about the 104-mpg diesel sold in Europe during 2002. Do you wonder why these automobiles were not available in the USA? In 2006 every congressional member of the energy committees was informed of this technology, they did nothing. Ask your members of congress for an explanation why these automobiles were not sold here, I did, they don’t respond.
A Philippine inventor has fueled engines with the components of water for more than 30-years, the Japanese have a water fueled mini-van on the street. This is not new technology, more than 200-years ago one of the attempts to make a self-powered vehicle was fueled with the components of water. The technology is not only applicable to automobiles, any device fueled with "fossil" oil can be fueled with water. In January 2007, Dominion Energy sent a "doom and gloom’ letter to customers, I responded with information about commercially available water fueled electricity generators. Dominion did not respond, consider this when paying your electric bill.
You hear, and read, of the presidential candidates expounding about our reliance on foreign oil. Yet, every candidate for president was offered a free computer disk with videos of six automobiles fueled with water, none wanted the disk. You are told there is an oil shortage. A chairman of Exxon/mobile doesn’t think so nor does the governor of Alaska. The governor says there is a 200-year oil supply for the USA in that state.
Documentation, and videos, for the above will be found: www.byronwine.com.
It is apparent there is an effort by our government, and major media, to keep the citizens in the dark concerning achieved energy technology. We must make all politicians, including wannabes, address the energy issue with truth and solutions, not rhetoric. DO SOMETHING don’t whine about the cost of gasoline, demand that our leaders earn their salary by action
Another issue, investigate the privately owned Federal Reserve System.
Byron Wine
Manassas, VA
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Old 03-30-2008, 09:11 AM
 
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Yeah.. spring is when they clean their refineries. Coincidentally, they usually start cleaning them when driving season picks up...
Actually spring is when the federal government mandates a change in a % of fuel mix to curb down on polution, and the change in the past has cost about $.10 per gallon average, but now with the price of corn etc at an all time high (thanks again to the government), the prices are higher then ever..
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