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    Why is it when oil prices go up theres an instantaneous price increase at the pumps but when they drop it takes several days or weeks to reflect the price difference
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    Why is it when oil prices go up theres an instantaneous price increase at the pumps but when they drop it takes several days or weeks to reflect the price difference
    Its called profit.
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    Actually I think it is called profiteering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CT-Mike View Post
    Actually I think it is called profiteering.
    Good point, You chose the verb, I chose the noun.
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    For your information. 1 gallon of gas is $9 in Sweden. How crazy is that???

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    There is a remote village in Alaska that was paying $8.55 last I heard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Good point, You chose the verb, I chose the noun.
    Ok,

    How about price-gouging?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CT-Mike View Post
    Ok,

    How about price-gouging?
    That would imply there actually is a shortage of supply!
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    I'm not complaining just yet. I learned quickly how good we have it when I filled up my Peugeot when I was in France a couple of years ago and it cost more to fill it up than my Chevy Silverado.

    Do I like the prices, nope but I ain't complaining yet.
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    What bothers me most is that we could be bleeding both Iraq and Kuwait dry... but we are not.
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    How about "sticking it to the middle class working man."
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    What bothers me most is that we could be bleeding both Iraq and Kuwait dry... but we are not.
    Drill Alaska and that big oil field that was found in the middle of our country, they need to make more refineries.

    I heard a local talk show host with a good idea, give each of the branches of the Military their own refinery and then they can be self supporting. Not sure how well it would work, but at least its an idea.

    And the first time Iran farts wrong we need to turn that place in to a large piece of glass and then drill through it for that oil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CT-Mike View Post
    Ok,

    How about price-gouging?
    Just plain old "Greed" comes to mind!
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    Even TOUGH Tony and his pals would not strong arm you like they do at the pumps!! That my friends is a good old fasion shake down..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paco View Post
    I heard a local talk show host with a good idea, give each of the branches of the Military their own refinery and then they can be self supporting. Not sure how well it would work, but at least its an idea.
    Thats a damn good idea. The only problem I have with drilling our own oil is that we have some very oil rich country's that owe the U.S. a lot.
    Why use up our own when two oil rich country's owe us for everything? Seems to be there should be a convoy of tankers heading our way around the clock, until we get down to the same price point they sell it for in their own country.

    U.S. has paid for their freedom with the lives of our service members. I know we cant get them back, but we certainly could recoup the financial investment payable in cash or oil.
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