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punchy60

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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 7:20:53 PM

Could it be manipulating the system?
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sks1586
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 8:51:59 AM

some comments provide the answer.
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jason54915
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 2:59:40 PM

greed
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1OILMAN
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 2:28:23 PM

Why don't you buy one and figure it out. It will become crystal clear when your money is on the line.
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GopherGuy88
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:42:49 PM

Its easy - GREED!
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Shockjock1961
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 12:24:14 PM

Here is one reason:

Whenever times are getting better, it's easy to get caught up in hyperbolic rhetoric. Mostly because we want things like $2.50 a gallon gas and for the country to be a net exporter of oil. Unfortunately, we need to take a step back and realize there are some things that are just not going to change. Here are three things that will still happen no matter how strong the U.S. energy resurgence may be. Oil prices will still go up
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 8:25:53 AM

No, it is a form of "legal stealing" at its best.
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gwhizz13
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 7:38:30 PM

That's what I often wonder, it doesn't make sense to me!
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streetirsx
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 5:43:01 PM

because gas companies only care about their profits
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Jo _Mamma
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 5:32:22 PM

Because they can.
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 5:21:31 PM

In many communities the protectionists writing the laws and regulations forbid a retailer from selling product below cost. So no matter what the replacement cost for product in their tanks they can't lower prices legally until they get cheaper inventory.
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NickoliMB
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 4:06:28 PM

All about $$$$ for the big corporations..
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badger2
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 3:25:34 PM

Profit, profit, profit. Screw the customer.
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NickoliMB
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 2:28:29 PM

Best way to screw the consumer and make it look legitimate.
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WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 8:31:18 PM

Record profit
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AFOS
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 7:48:28 PM

Speedway.
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