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Originally posted by Veltro
Maybe this will get some of the ford Excursions off the road. Got cut off yesterday by one with Bush stickers all over the back lol. Hmmmmmm?
Originally posted by AlphaHumana
Oil is what? In the low-mid $50's/barrel now? I doubt it'll go near $80 soon realistically, but that's what, a little more than a 50% gas price increase? I mean I know Europeans (at least they did on my last visit before the dollar tanked) paid for the liter what we pay for the gallon for gasoline, and their cars are tiny (yeah, yeah I know most of it is taxes). But why would I risk my family's life by cruising down the interstate at 75mph+ in a kia or toyota when I can cruise in my big comfy truck that gets a pretty gosh darn decent 22mpg or so that rides high and safe for just a few hundred bucks a year in gas?
Originally posted by livinlife
maybe we are asking for too much to have reasonable prices with gas-but I don't think so! It seems ridiculous to me the cost of living in the US these days, it's not just the gas-it's soo much more than that.
Originally posted by HokkaidoHillbilly
Waaaahhh! US$2 a gallon for gas...please...stop crying. We Americans are such a bunch of spoiled little babies. And before you ask, yes, I'm an American, although I live in Japan (Hokkaido...think Siberia & hang a right) where we pay over $3 a gallon (81 yen/liter) for diesel and nearly $4.50 (120 yen/liter) for regular unleaded.
Wake up, America...we're living in a dreamland if we think that a) the price of a non-renewable & steadily dwindling resourse won't rise to those in line with the rest of the world, and b) cheap gas is some kind of God-given right for those in the US.
And so many Americans can't understand why a good majority of the rest of the world thinks we're a bunch of assholes....
I probably don't know enough about this to make a good case, but isn't oil bought and sold way in advance on the futures markets, and if so, doesn't that mean that supply and demand is only a portion of the cost fluctuations and a lot has to do with the speculated values that they were traded at previously??
Originally posted by esdad71
Gasoline prices could rocket 24 cents a gallon the next few days, as stations across the USA scramble to keep up with big jumps in the prices of oil and wholesale gas, a veteran energy-price analyst forecast Thursday.
"It's going to be brutal, horrendous," says Peter Beutel, president of energy-price tracker Cameron Hanover. He has followed energy markets for nearly three decades.
This could be why we have ships off Venezuela??? The price of oil is skyrokceting and tensions in the Middle East have never been higher. Oil is expected to over $5 dollars a barrel soon...
It could go higher as increased warm-weather driving in another two months pushes up demand, and therefore prices, forecasters say.
Looks to be a LOOOONGGGG, hot summer in the USA
[edit on 4-3-2005 by esdad71]
Originally posted by cybertroy
Are all these "reasons" for prices going up actually the real reason. Or is it just because they can? I'm just wondering.