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Old October 3rd, 2003, 09:55 AM
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Ok can someone please make sense of how gas can go up 20 cents in a matter of hours?

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Old October 3rd, 2003, 10:23 AM
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It's very simple, the little guy walks over to the sign and changes the numbers on top of each pump then he goes back inside and changes the price on the computer.
Why . PURE GREED
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Old October 3rd, 2003, 10:27 AM
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I know I will be flamed for this but I don't mind the gas prices going up. It will drive more and better conservation efforts. We are way too wasteful of our natural resources.

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Old October 3rd, 2003, 11:05 AM
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Although I don't like the raising of prices I have to agree with you Thomas. too many SUVs out there.

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Old October 3rd, 2003, 11:23 AM
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Gee are you from California too ???
Let see gas here is $1.83 reg 1.93 and 2.03 for super-- that what my car uses
Just got back from Az and their prices 1.63 -1.73 and 1.83
Was in CO the first part of Sept and there prices even during Labor day were
1.52-1.62 and 1.72-----
I pass my cheap local gas station going to and from work-- and yes I've seen it change several times in one afternoon -----
My husband truck takes diesel and the price for that can vary wide with in the same area-- over 30 cents
Who know why--- good question
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Old October 3rd, 2003, 11:59 AM
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Well Thomas I won't flame you because to some extent I agree... here in Lexington, KY every other car you see is an SUV with on passenger in it. I myself drive a Chevy S-10 which I feel by all means is effecient on gas and it carries everything I need. I realize we do need to be more conservative but personally Im gonna trip that little guy that is sneaking out there and changing the dang prices on me!!!! Then Im gonna poke his eye out!!!

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Old October 3rd, 2003, 12:48 PM
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Why do you need an SUV in any area of the country which does not receive snow?

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Old October 3rd, 2003, 01:36 PM
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Worse yet Mark, how many SUV and Monster Pickups have 4 wheel drive in Florida?

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Gas went up to 1.10Euro PER LITER for regular this weekend. That´s roughly 4$ per gallon. They´re predicting gas to go up by another .25Euro by Christmas and another .07Euro tax will be added on Jan. 1. That will make gas about 5$ a gallon by New Year´s.

Very few SUVs around here!

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Old October 4th, 2003, 04:55 PM
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Wow gas is down .22 since labor day here in my part of Florida. Not going up at all.
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Old October 6th, 2003, 07:39 AM
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Finally coming down here. Fron 1.56 last week at Crown to 1.49 today. There are 7 stations within 4 blocks and I LOOOOVE the competition. Citgo, Wilco, Exxon, Shell, 7-eleven, Texaco,and Crown. Only Texaco an Exxon have branded trucks delivering. All the rest have non-brand transports...soooo I'm thinkin',,,from the same company, perhaps? Possibly the Same product?? Inquiring minds want to know. I wonder how the gas companies would react if NO-ONE bought ANY gas on any given day? Say, the 1st Tue. of the month. No gas sales anywhere. I know this would not work simply because we (myself included) don't really seem to care how much big companies charge for their product. We gripe and grouse, but we still shell out, don't we? We let the cruise lines know when we don't like something THEY do, don't we? By not booking with them OR writing the corp.HQs. hmmmm..just a thought. O.K. Down from the soap-box.
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Old October 6th, 2003, 09:21 AM
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When I was in college and working at a gas station/convenience store we bought gas from a local distributor. This distributor bought gas from Exxon, Shell, Texaco, etc. which was left over in their tanker trucks after making all their deliveries for the day. He might buy 200 gallons from Texaco, 400 gallons from Shell, etc. and he would put them in the same tank. He bought it at a discount because the gas companies wanted to empty their tanker trucks.

This mixture was the gas sold at the convenience store. Don't know if this is still going on since I was in college when gas was $0.29 per gallon.

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