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grab4it

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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2007 1:14:23 AM

Are oil companies greedy?
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grab4it
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 10:50:33 AM

yes yes yes
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grab4it
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 10:50:18 AM

yes yes
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 10:50:08 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 3:34:00 AM

as greedy as politicians
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grab4it
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 3:22:10 AM

yes
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grab4it
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 3:21:58 AM

yes
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grab4it
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 3:21:35 AM

yes
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grab4it
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 3:21:23 AM

y
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grab4it
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 3:21:11 AM

yes
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grab4it
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 3:20:58 AM

y
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grab4it
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 1:05:25 AM

yes
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grab4it
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 1:05:16 AM

yes
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grab4it
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 1:05:04 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 1:04:51 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 1:04:42 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 2:54:09 AM

yes
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grab4it
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 2:54:01 AM

y
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 2:53:52 AM

yes
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grab4it
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 2:53:42 AM

y
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Mikeyl
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2014 6:37:43 PM

No, they are in business to make money for their investors.

Oil speculators are the real crooks.
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grab4it
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2014 12:02:17 PM

yes
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grab4it
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2014 12:02:04 PM

y
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2014 1:18:33 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Jun 9, 2014 4:04:58 PM

y
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Message Posted: Jun 9, 2014 3:32:22 PM

Yes, everyone of them is! The more money they make the more they want to raise the price of gas per gallon. They know the consumer will pay no matter how high it gets. They higher gas gets the higher food and other things get.
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 4:16:31 PM

Like all businesses, they are required to make profit for their share holders which includes YOUR pension or Your Mutual funds
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 4:05:09 PM

No
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 12:05:46 PM

N
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grab4it
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 11:45:06 AM

yes
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2014 7:25:07 PM

On Jan 14, 2014 5:29:27 PM, zBugs wrote:

>Oil and gas companies have created a monopoly with no regulation!

If there is more than one company, there isn't a monopoly. If there isn't a 35% market share, economists don't consider that you have any power to set prices. Shell has the highest number of outlets at around 14,000 but there are around 150,000 fuel retailers.

As to "no regulation" you forget about the competitive forces of the market. Or do you think Big Oil is different than any other industry and they don't compete vigorously for tenths of a point of market share?

At my local C-store, you can buy a 12-pack of Coke, Dr Pepper, or Pepsi for the same price. All three brands have virtually the same cost inputs.
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2014 7:10:40 PM

On Jan 14, 2014 1:16:26 PM, bar1035 wrote:

>Not as greedy as Apple is. Check their profit margins and you'll see
>they aren't anything near as profitable as Apple.

Or Comcast (NBC), CBS, Disney (ABC), Johnson & Johnson, or Coca-Cola.

The difference is people love the companies that keep them from being bored or sick. Conversely, they hate the oil companies. Probably because politicians will say anything about the oil companies to win the next election.
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 8:21:54 PM

yes
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 7:52:58 PM

no comeon
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 12:43:23 PM

No; but your government is.
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 11:28:03 AM

i think so. not the oil co. the ceo's
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grab4it
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 10:47:43 AM

yep
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 10:47:23 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 10:47:14 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 10:47:04 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 10:46:54 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2014 11:38:02 AM

yes
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grab4it
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2014 11:37:10 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2014 4:25:08 AM

No.
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grab4it
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2014 1:23:10 AM

y
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2014 5:57:19 PM

yes
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grab4it
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2014 5:08:20 PM

yes
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2014 6:40:47 AM

YEP.
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grab4it
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 1:31:26 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2014 9:03:57 AM

y
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2014 8:53:33 AM

yes
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