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Originally posted by wolf241e
Is it just me or has everybody else noticed that nothing has really changed due to gasoline and the price that it commands now.
The oil still gets here every day in our ports. Sure, it’s more expensive than it’s ever been, but we still use it as we have before, with out care for the most part.
Planes still fly, cars still race, the military still does their exercises and trucks and trains still deliver the goods.
Answer honestly; do you try to save gas?
Are you restricting your life to a huge degree because of gas prices?
Are you conserving?
I can say honestly that I don’t conserve a whole lot. I ride my Harley’s when I want,
take the car out when I want and when I have to get to work.
We drill all of this crude oil but we only have a handful of domestic facilities to refine the oil we are making, and these refineries were made back in the 70s and beforehand which means that they are aging and we are not able to build anymore new refineries or significantly upgrade any already in existence. So in turn we are forced to ship much of our crude oil out of country in order to process it more quickly, and then from there in those countries where it gets refined it gets more likely to be sold over there because it isn't very economical to haul all that refined oil back here to the states and it's easiest to sell it there.