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Low_Prices_2007

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Fresno

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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 2:11:39 PM

try not to drive that well make the prices lower lol well not much
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renegaudet
Veteran Author Houston

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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2013 12:05:23 PM

I don't drive much, but then I have a hybrid and can get 500 miles a 14 mile tank.
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JOB_Dave
Sophomore Author San Francisco

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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2013 12:00:09 PM

It doesn't matter, if you don't drive but you will have to at some point so the price won't be affected.
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ronbo2010
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 1:22:11 AM

This is funny thread. Thanks.
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gas_phil
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 11:26:25 PM

ok I will not drive for 12 hours. everybody please join me! :)
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bighatch65
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:36:43 AM

say what????
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olympusman2004
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 9:21:44 AM

right
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 8:33:31 AM

try not to post any more dumb ideas
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 8:27:32 AM

Maybe that's why gas prices are higher in California.
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 8:03:04 AM

ridiculous
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olympusman2004
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Message Posted: May 9, 2013 7:48:14 PM

lol
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ace12012
Champion Author Phoenix

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Message Posted: May 9, 2013 6:20:42 PM

cant remember a day that I have not driven.
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grampi47
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Message Posted: May 9, 2013 2:50:43 PM

Saying "don't drive" is as ridiculous as saying "don't eat"...
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: May 9, 2013 5:11:44 AM

I don't drive my truck much, but drive my car practically everyday.
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DoctorV
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Message Posted: May 8, 2013 5:05:25 PM

I'm with DerTaubman; I go days without driving in the spring/summer.
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1OILMAN
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Message Posted: May 8, 2013 4:55:01 PM

Get a Hover Round, it will take you where you want to go.
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Mopar4me
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Message Posted: May 8, 2013 4:44:05 PM

Great idea! if you live in a fantasy world.
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DerTaubman
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Message Posted: May 8, 2013 9:30:49 AM

I use my bicycle more as the weather gets warmer, but thats not always an option.
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rmw10rpw
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Message Posted: May 8, 2013 9:26:48 AM

not an option out here in the country - I work 25 miles from my house

[Edited by: rmw10rpw at 5/8/2013 9:27:43 AM EST]
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: May 8, 2013 8:35:39 AM

Nice thought, but the distances that I travel, and the time alloted for that travel - driving is the only option
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gassprite
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Message Posted: May 8, 2013 6:39:31 AM

I'd say about 95% of my driving is work and family care related. What can you do.
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stopspeculating
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 5:55:26 PM

Walking sucks.
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 9:42:31 AM

Don't drive as much as I used to. But I still drive to plenty of places.
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metalhat73
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 8:56:39 AM

I drive for a living. I can't help. :(
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Dennis783
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 8:33:30 AM

It's not that easy, I have to drive
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valby
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 7:43:20 AM

Like that is going to happen.
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sheba24
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 7:22:12 AM

Have no choice.
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MIT05
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 10:12:24 AM

Have no choice, must drive but we can cut back.
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smugutu1234
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 8:41:49 AM

Not buying gas will do more.

[Edited by: smugutu1234 at 5/5/2013 8:42:04 AM EST]
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zardoz74
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 10:24:05 PM

Beats the heck out of walking.
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:29:01 PM

Not much choice most of the time but I hardly ever drive purely for pleasure or leisure anymore. Then again, I am not a teen now.
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lil_ebb
Sophomore Author Virginia Beach

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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 12:00:20 PM

gas too high!!
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Low_Prices_2007
Veteran Author Fresno

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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 11:51:19 AM

sometimes its impossible to resist
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bear7167
Rookie Author Florida

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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 3:54:52 PM

Thats like we should pull our kids out of school and homeschool them also. You think they cant make it now what would they do if they lost all that money if we did that
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scottyboy
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 3:24:40 PM

thi tried and in a realistic sense will never work
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gas_phil
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 2:52:33 PM

i dunno :\
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BUSSY
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 10:51:00 AM

ok
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grim_farva
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 10:16:21 AM

they'll still find a way to keep prices high
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ggg452
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 10:13:52 AM

Takes time for actions to have affects...
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hornet17
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 10:06:41 AM

It makes gas cheaper for YOU, since you don't use as much.
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rex0000
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:49:32 AM

Same
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:45:46 AM

We are not driving as much and the prices still go up.
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 5:02:00 AM

Driving is a "catch 22" situation. We have to drive to get to work, school, doctors and other appointments, and in most places there isn't public transporation.
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Michael29644
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:23:34 PM

"well it would hurt businesses porb wouldent effect the oil rigs out there"

Here's my problem with that statement. When you say "businesses" I must presume you mean gas stations, and there are a lot of hands that touch that oil (and make a whole lot more money off it) between the rigs and the stations. Then you have people like speculators who never touch or even take possession of the oil who make a killing off of it, too.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 6:20:19 PM

diesdown wrote:

"Sad state of affairs when all we(consumers) can do is explain about it, with no recourse.....great democracy!"

What does democracy have to do with this? First, gas prices are high around the world, not just in the United States. Sorry, not just in democracy's.

Second, what do you think democracies should be doing? Voting on gas prices, and majority rules?

This is one of the lesser thought out responses that I've seen concerning prices.
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mr_thumper
Sophomore Author Fresno

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 6:10:33 PM

Big oil could keep all the oil here, drop the price $2,00 from its present level and still make a bundle...BUT...they want a bigger bundle. And there are just as many "libs" as "conservatives" in the pockets of big oil!

[Edited by: mr_thumper at 2/27/2013 6:11:20 PM EST]
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diesdown
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 6:02:53 PM

Sad state of affairs when all we(consumers) can do is explain about it, with no recourse.....great democracy!
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1OILMAN
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 1:15:30 PM

I think you should rethink your theory. Another graduate of the Obama School of Economics, lol.
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grampi47
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:45:53 PM

Gas Buddy

I agree with your last post, but let's look specifically at what's going on in the oil industry right now. US demand has dropped pretty steadily over the last couple of years. Instead of gas prices dropping here in the states as it should with lower demand, oil companies start exporting refined products, keeping our prices high and going even higher. I say for the good of our own economy US oil companies should be able to export refined products ONLY when the supply here in the states is great enough to bring our gas prices down to a more reasonable level...say at least $1 a gallon less than current prices. What incentive do we consumers have to use less if prices are not going to come down no matter how much we cut back?
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Low_Prices_2007
Veteran Author Fresno

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:35:00 PM

well it would hurt businesses porb wouldent effect the oil rigs out there
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 6:29:09 PM

FocusFree wrote:

"Note that as demand falls they cut back on production to keep the price up."

Let's suppose that you're in business and have a special product to sell. There's a regular demand and then that demand drops. Are you going to keep up production if no one or fewer people are your product, or are you going to adjust production of your product so that the potential buyers of your product will essentially try to outbid each other to get the supply that they want? And by doing so, you essentially keep the same income?
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