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Cuts in production at several Midwestern refineries have played a role. BP reportedly slashed output by 10 percent to 15 percent to boost profit margins at its Whiting, Ind., refinery, and the region's largest. Valero Energy Corp. cut output by more than 10 percent at its facility in Lima, Ohio. Fuel from both refineries is distributed in Michigan.
Originally posted by Chissler
Its small rural areas that get hit the hardest.
Originally posted by Genfinity
Here in Houston, I am seeing cheap gas going for about $2.59 a gallon.
I highest I ever saw a gas price in person was $3.05 inbetween hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
We are all complaining about the price of gas but we continue to buy it.
At what point do we take our complaining to the next level?
The price of gas is already putting a dent in our wallets. How high does it have to go before it totals your wallet?
Would you pay $4.99 a gallon within 2 years and just keep whining about it?
Right now, Hispanics are protesting for immigrants rights. Others are protesting against the war.
Do you have any idea of $3.49 for a gallon of gas will do? To the price of EVERYTHING?!?!
What are people who have to drive more then 10 miles to work going to do?
It make make sense to create an alternative fuel source right away but America has had 30+ years to do that and has dragged their feet every step of the way.
Around and around, down the toilet we swish.
The United States is plugged into just about every major economy in the world. As it falls, so shall the earth.
If your involved in the the world's oil empire, is the easiest resolution a massive population reduction? After all, Wal-Mart isnt going to research a replacement for Wal-Mart. Nor will the gas and oil industry create its own.
It might not hurt to do some research on the American pioneers. Becasue if you dont know how to gather food and BUILD shelter, or ride a horse, or care for a gun (which includes alot more then shooting it), you and your family may be within 25 years of expiring.
If we want to do something constructive, we ought to try organizing a protest against the price of gas and oil. What will it resolve? The same thing that 99% of protests resolve. Nothing.
But it lets the criminals in DC know that we are thinking about them.
What if we organized a national week long strike (one week and two weekends)? During that time, we dont drive anywhere unless its an emergency. That means about 90-99% of us dont report to work.
Opinions? For? Against?
Thanks for your time.
Originally posted by Masisoar
I suppose you can say the big HYPE on SUVs is over.
DETROIT -- The 2006 model year will be the last for the Indiana-built Hummer H1, the hulking, gas-guzzling status symbol that has attracted celebrities and off-road enthusiasts but has drawn the ire of environmentalists.
The H1 gets about 10 miles per gallon, but Walsh said rising gas prices didn't factor into GM's decision. He noted that H1 buyers typically have been less sensitive about gas prices than most other drivers.