Drivers in for crude awakening as gas prices skyrocket

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posted on Feb, 25 2011 @ 09:09 AM
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Drivers in for crude awakening as gas prices skyrocket

delcotimes.com


With the balance of power in oil-producing Libya in question, that uncertainty caused some panic on Wall Street early Thursday as crude oil barrel prices topped the $100 mark for a short while before falling to about $96 later in the day.

The price per barrel was at just over $86 at the start of the week. Every $1 rise per barrel in crude oil is equal to a 2.4-cent increase in the price for a gallon of gasoline.

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posted on Feb, 25 2011 @ 09:09 AM
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After the Sept. 11 attacks in New York, the prices rose a quarter in most places and even $1 per gallon in some areas of the nation.

After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, prices rose 40 cents per gallon in most regions. Last year during the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, prices went up $3 per barrel for crude oil, reaching $85 per barrel.

According to AAA Mid-Atlantic, every time the gas price rises 25 cents per gallon for a whole year, it costs the average consumer $333 per year. The average price at this time last year was $2.77.

Prices are rising rapidly and are expected to continue to rise throughout the year.

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posted on Feb, 25 2011 @ 09:28 AM
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Well over here in the UK. The Petrol courts are warning they will have to put an extra 10p on the price of a Gallon off Petrol, not as if Motorists have enough to pay, with the dear costs of petrol nowadays.

Oh they profiteer while the rest of us struggle. Scumbags I say!!



posted on Feb, 25 2011 @ 09:36 AM
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I live in Uk and paid £1.25.9 pence per litre today and that is the cheapest around, Texaco petrol stations are selling at £1.30 a litre, its ridiculous that people are just accepting this. Where's all the lorry blockades ?? The problem is, the gov know we'll just put up and shut up and carry on takin the p!ss out of us....



posted on Feb, 25 2011 @ 09:39 AM
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Oh do not worry, people will only take so much. Remember what happened when the lorry drivers blockaded the Oil Refineries. I can see that happening once again. But as per usual, there will be the same ole alarmist propoganda, spouted out buy the News Channels in the UK. With the Government right behind it.

It is funny though. Where I work (will not say where, in case I land myself in trouble), Workers moan about it. When I reply rather than moaning about it do something. They just look at me. Enough said I think


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posted on Feb, 25 2011 @ 09:42 AM
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Originally posted by AnonymousFem
Well over here in the UK. The Petrol courts are warning they will have to put an extra 10p on the price of a Gallon off Petrol, not as if Motorists have enough to pay, with the dear costs of petrol nowadays.

Oh they profiteer while the rest of us struggle. Scumbags I say!!



www.dailymail.co.uk...


More like an extra 50p per litre, taking us to what, nearly $15 gallon equivalent!



posted on Feb, 25 2011 @ 09:46 AM
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Well there you go.

Profits Profits, while the rest of us struggle.

Again I repeat. Scumbags the lot of them!!!



posted on Feb, 25 2011 @ 09:49 AM
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There is nothing you can do, thats how they get ya. You cant drill, refine, or import your own oil, they know this. E- 85 is a joke , so is biofuel in larger quantities. Every aspect of your life revolves around oil, so much that you will die without it, relatively speaking. We cant even get cars to a 30mpg standard in 100 years, to much science is suppresed to make a difference.



posted on Feb, 25 2011 @ 09:50 AM
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You do know that crude oil prices stabilize
right now it's just a few pennies above $97

Couldn't say how far it will drop, if it does, but it looks like the panic is over



posted on Feb, 25 2011 @ 09:54 AM
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If NATO or the US get into Libya FAST and secure the pipelines from these Muppets, then we can probably say that gas prices will not go too silly.

But if this is a spark for the whole Middle East to go up (Israel, Syria, new Nuke plant found, Iranian Ships etc.) then we might unfortunately be looking at quite high oil prices soon.



posted on Feb, 25 2011 @ 10:17 AM
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Not to mention the untold amount of money that is made worldwide due to speculation. Suppose you bought 1000 crude oil shares at 85$ a share and the price went up to 100$ next week and you sold said shares?



posted on Feb, 25 2011 @ 10:19 AM
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The big oil racketeers always , always say that when the price of oil drops it takes about 3 months for the drop to filter it's way down to the pumps . On the other hand the minute the speculators drive the price up , and they are the speculators , it hits the pumps instantly . They have multi-million barrel storage facilities before crude goes to their refineries so if the extracted and bought crude at 50 or 60 bucks and it hits 90 , they instantly tag 90 on the price and the consumer gets killed . If they aquire at 50 or 60 bucks and the price falls to 35 like it did 18 months ago it doesn't show up at the pumps until 3 months later and even then the pump price is chump change compared to what it should be . If the price of crude drops the speculators (them) have shorted it so they never lose . Only the consumer loses , all of the time , every time . Big oil designed OPEC to manage the price higher no matter the market availability . Libya produces 2% , not enough to move the price of crude by 2 dollars . 2% of the daily spot price of crude and Libyan crude is still flowing so there has been zero impact on the physical market . If Libya totally shuts down it's still 2% . Fear mongering and speculation . Same as the bs about the Arabs of any country shutting off our oil . It may hurt us a bit in the short term but we have so many sources . Those countries that that have a single resource would commit suicide over night and their own people would put the heads of the governments on stakes as their economy collapses over night and the starve and freeze in the dark . Iran is loaded with oil but they buy refined fuel from other countries because they only have two refineries and need every dime of crude sales to support the country and subsidize everything . We may be the market but one , month long interruption in their sales and they are finished . All based on fear and speculation designed to seperate us from any money or wealth we have . No different than a ring toss at any carnival where the sucker has no chance of winning , and they own the carnival . Step right up , winner every time , step right up .



posted on Feb, 25 2011 @ 10:26 AM
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And the cost of airline tickets has already jumped too, and the price of food will go up, and the cost of heating and electric, and most of these prices will ever come down again even when those numbers at the gas pumps do. Thank Wall Street and no one else
No supply-and-demand excuses this time, Just "worries." Isn't it fun being at the mercy of these "worriers?"



posted on Feb, 25 2011 @ 10:33 AM
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I believe what BANDITO is saying to be fairly accurate . I think of it like this, My company is a monopoly , we make a " universal widget '" we are the only people in the world who make this, you buy from us or you dont. This scheme also drives up the price because this " widget " can only be used once ( gasoline ) . I mean they got ya by the b###ls , nothing you can do about it. How would you get a one month standoff, ive no clue, let alone a one week or day sort of thing. People have to go to walmart and soccer games and to the movies you think they would walk or ride a bike or even carpool?



posted on Feb, 25 2011 @ 10:36 AM
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Sadly, we have only ourselves to blame.

It's not about supply and demand, or refining capacities.

Big Oil was testing us during the summer of 2008 to see what we, as consumers, would be willing to pay before we would change our gas guzzling ways... would we carpool, ride a bike, public transit, etc.?

And we showed them that yes, we are lazy and completely willing to pay $5 a gallon on average. I'm to blame for this as well, since I didn't change my lifestyle until early last year.

As long as we continue to do what we are expected to do... IE, go to work like good little soldiers, do and buy as we're told... then we'll continue to get milked for what little bit of wealth we do manage to get our hands on.

Greed is the most powerful force on this planet.

Not love.
Not nuclear weapons.
Greed.



posted on Feb, 25 2011 @ 10:56 AM
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You are right, we are going to see $5 per gallon gas this summer, maybe even higher. When we last saw this in the US everyone was talking about making changes in their lives. Getting rid of the SUV and buying a smaller car or hybrid, using mass transit, walking and riding bikes more.

Once the oil and gas prices dropped back to more normal levels people forgot all about it and went right back to what they were doing. Everyone is still driving around in giant SUVs. People are in for a rude awakening this summer when it costs $80-$100 to fill their tank.



posted on Feb, 25 2011 @ 11:10 AM
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Costs me 100 bucks to fill my truck up now 3$ 30 gal. We need small car here for short trips to the store or a friends house, and use our normal car for long trip and passengers. Why dont we have affordable autos yet. You cant even get a new car for less than 10,000$ anymore ( i may stand corrected ). Look a all the mini trucks and cars overseas that are cheap but they send over 25,000$ toyota suvs.



posted on Feb, 25 2011 @ 11:25 AM
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This is the problem that can occur when corperate interests seem to outweigh national governments ability to protect thier electorate/population. Idealy speaking , a government should be allowed to prevent these hikes by unanimously saying " Excuse me, but you arent selling fuel to my people for that extortionate amount, and if you try, I will see you in court" claiming global blackmail and extortion. Its a FACT that the oil companies make more per pound on fuel than do the people running the petrol stations, in fact a gentleman who was interviewed yesterday on this subject, told the BBC that he is pretty much at the point where its not economicaly viable to open his petrol station, but that equaly he cannot afford to close.
Odly enough, I cant find any video of that right now... strange.
I see this the same way I see the banks. They only get big bonuses because we let them, the oil companies only charge us the earth to get to and from work because we let them, and government only stiff us on those things, and everything we dont pay a company for, because we let them. It IS time to make a stand and tell them exactly what they can do with thier 1.1billion pound bonuses, forty pence more per litre, thier 20%VAT rise and all the other ridiculous numbers they are demanding from us at this increasingly difficult economic juncture.



posted on Feb, 25 2011 @ 11:34 AM
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Probably my favorite reply right there.
My mindset is exactly the same!
Starred.

Not much else to say except this:
When Americans decide to give up their collectively luxurious lifestyles...
When Americans will actually take a stand and STOP buying overpriced oil...
When Americans will wake up and realize that the world doesn't revolve around money...
Then we might see a change.

This world does NOT revolve around money, sports, music, TV, media or entertainment.
But Americans will still go in debt, up to their eyeballs, just to be a part of it.
And you can't explain to anyone this message.
They don't want to hear it.
Neither do the majority of readers, here on ATS.
Sorry I frayed off topic here...

So until we collectively stop paying for things we absolutely don't need...
There will be no change.

The people who know these things, take advantage of every second.
As long as you buy into it, you are following the pack.
We just bend over and take it.
Just like good sheep.




posted on Feb, 25 2011 @ 11:39 AM
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Originally posted by ~Lucidity
And the cost of airline tickets has already jumped too, and the price of food will go up, and the cost of heating and electric, and most of these prices will ever come down again even when those numbers at the gas pumps do. Thank Wall Street and no one else
No supply-and-demand excuses this time, Just "worries." Isn't it fun being at the mercy of these "worriers?"



Heck the actual COST of airline flying has gone up just with the advent of bed bugs on airlines now...






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