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Originally posted by djohnsto77
We live in a capitalist free-market nation, so can a State impose price controls on a commodity like this?
then either they will be cut off,
Especially when Hawaii is out in the middle of the worlds biggest power supply (Pacific Ocean)
Opec is putting the squeeze on the market. No doubt about it
Originally posted by DjOsiris
In my opinion, we shouldn't be wasting valuable tax subsidies on such a wasteful and polluting resource. Especially when Hawaii is out in the middle of the worlds biggest power supply (Pacific Ocean) and hydrogen car research has gotten to the point where there are 100% H2 cars availiable. Hawaii has plenty of people that can easily afford a whole garage of these cars so why can't they put their money to better use and invest in the future by building the beginnings of infrastructure to support this? Or at the least using the tax money for research purposes. While I thik Hawaii is cool and all I sure don't want to be helping them get cheaper gas. I can see it now, the Oil giants will be screaming at congress for this and raising prices even more because of "futures speculation"!
Originally posted by shots
Originally posted by Nygdan
Evian water, $1.49 /9 oz, $21.19 per gallon cite
and here's a great one:
Lipton Ice Tea $1.19/16 oz $9.52 per gallon .
Ice tea, which is water, with lots of other stuff in it, is cheaper than bottled water! ITS ALMOST ENTIRELY WATER!
Lets all agree the overal price of water out prices gas except when you buy it by the gallon, I can get it for 59 cents at a grocery store here if I have my own container. But that is not the norm. Most people buy it in smaller bottles at 2.00 a bottle for Evian here, so here the cost is even higher, but lets not jack DJs thread by getting off topic.
For those in doubt about bottle water read this and you will see you are only buying the marketing hype nothing more.
[edit on 8/25/2005 by shots]
[edit on 8/25/2005 by shots]
Originally posted by Toelint
Okay-okay, it's war-torn Iraq...but .5 a gallon versus 2.63? (Which is what I paid when I gassed up tonight.) Something is rotten in Denmark! And I don't mean the cheese!
PERMANENTLY set rates at which gasoline is allowed to increase. (
"It's a market effect."
Originally posted by dubiousone
That's very glib and vague. People would like to be informed with specific verifiable facts how "the market" is causing the high gas prices. Which "elements" of "the market" are doing this? How? Who? Where? When? What is the per gallon cost of crude? What is the per gallon expense of converting crude into pumpable gasoline? What is the per gallon cost of moving it from the refinery to the gas station storage tanks? What is the supplier's, refiner's, and gas station's per gallon profit margin? ".