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Originally posted by McGuirk
you people really have no idea what it costs to produce and keep refineries going do you. there are two reasons that the price of gas goes up. #1 is the price of oil. when u have to pay more for one of the ingredients, u will pay more for the final product. #2 is the fact that these companies have to spend billions every year to repair existing facilities and install new ones in order to keep up with the EPA's ever changing rules. My job is to design such facilities, so I do in fact know how much they cost.
If you are going to whine and complain about it, dont use it. It's as simple as that. You can't complain about high gas prices and complain about it hurts the environment or whatever it is you want to bitch about. And yes these companies are entitled to profit. The markup on gas is really nothing. You want a real markup? look at the clothing industry.
Originally posted by Freedom ERP
And how many of the posters on this thread have given up their dependance of crude oil based products? None of you as some part of the device you are using to access this website will have been created using crude oil.