Gas

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  1. kmackey32 profile image63
    kmackey32posted 15 years ago

    Gas here in Bradford PA is 2.69. We also have a oil refinery here, so you would think it would be lower but ITS NOT, and it sucks...

  2. spiderpam profile image72
    spiderpamposted 15 years ago

    It's Monday in the AZ lowest gas $2.33 highest is $2.99.

    1. countrywomen profile image61
      countrywomenposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      WOW!! That is quite a range. We have gas around 2.80 now.

  3. spiderpam profile image72
    spiderpamposted 15 years ago

    Gas Prices have drop 3 cents a gallon nationwide since starting this thread! smile

  4. Sufidreamer profile image78
    Sufidreamerposted 15 years ago

    Wow - it is working. smile

    You should start one complaining about the high price of beer - worth a try big_smile

  5. spiderpam profile image72
    spiderpamposted 15 years ago

    Traveling to CA, how much is gas there?

    1. countrywomen profile image61
      countrywomenposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Whatever place in CA you are planning to travel just enter that zipcode in gasbuddy.com to get the cheapest gas in that area.

      PS: Some of the places like Costco/Sam's club require membership.

      1. spiderpam profile image72
        spiderpamposted 15 years agoin reply to this

        Thank ya much.

  6. HealthCare Basics profile image59
    HealthCare Basicsposted 15 years ago

    Just over $3.10 per gallon for regular and $3.22 upgrade in octane. My rule of thumb is never purchase gas from the stations right off the highways. They are generally higher in price..... smile

    1. spiderpam profile image72
      spiderpamposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the tip.

      1. HealthCare Basics profile image59
        HealthCare Basicsposted 15 years agoin reply to this

        You are welcome friend..........  smile

  7. ledefensetech profile image67
    ledefensetechposted 15 years ago

    CW, don't feed the troll, they'll follow you worse than a lost puppy.  Trolls aren't as cute as puppies though.  Some people you'll never get through to.

    RKHenry, that's a lot of the price increase right there.  But there's evidence China and India are retooling their economies to be less dependent on American consumers.  Let's face it there is much more profit to be made selling internally than there is selling to broke Americans.  If their factories start to hit on all cylinders again, you'll see the demand, thus the price of oil skyrocket.

    1. countrywomen profile image61
      countrywomenposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      I was just trying to help him see a different world from what he is "seeing". Anyway I guess I finally ran out of steam this time. smile

      1. usmanali81 profile image61
        usmanali81posted 15 years agoin reply to this

        I am also trying to help you people see the other sides of hollow slogans of HUMANISM, MATERIALISM, ZIONISM and FREEMASONRY

    2. RKHenry profile image64
      RKHenryposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed.  They will continue to raise the prices as long as the market will bear it.  That's Capitalism!

      1. usmanali81 profile image61
        usmanali81posted 15 years agoin reply to this

        That's the point

        1. earnestshub profile image78
          earnestshubposted 15 years agoin reply to this

          Not just capitalism, that is the human race.

          1. RKHenry profile image64
            RKHenryposted 15 years agoin reply to this

            Excuse me, I just woke up.  I don't quite get the jest of your comment.  That's the whole human race?  Capitalists?  You think?

            1. ledefensetech profile image67
              ledefensetechposted 15 years agoin reply to this

              I think what he's trying to say is that supply and demand are pretty much natural law.  You can cheat them to an extent, but sooner or later things revert to equilibrium between supply and demand. 

              For example, if you try to control the price of oil by fixing the price, you will get shortages.  Why?  Well because you can only charge so much for gas, you'll only sell so much because at some point your costs will exceed your profit from selling gas.  So you have shortages. 

              OK, you might say, let's manipulate supply.  If supply is the cause of high prices, then we'll just subsidize the supply.  The problem with that is oil is not gas.  Gas is refined from oil and for that to happen you have to have a process from which oil becomes gas.  The problem is that there has been pressure in this country over the last 30 years to stop the building of new refineries by people concerned with the ecology of the planet.  So we have a bit of a bottleneck when it comes to supply.  We can buy from foreign producers, but that leaves us hostage to the political climate of other nations.

              OK, let's try biofuels.  After all if we can grow our own fuel, we won't need those pesky foreigners and can avoid destroying the biosphere.  The problem with that is two-fold.  First we need to eat, too.  Every acre that is used for biofuel is an acre that is not available for foods.  The other problem is that using biofuel will require more lands be put under cultivation, which can have a deleterious effect on the environment.

              By refusing to allow the market to set the price of oil and have people change their habits, we engage in so many different schemes that the cure is often worse than the disease.  Price serves a function in a market.  It determines the relative scarcity of a good.  When a good becomes too scarce, people will find alternatives to that good.  In searching for an alternative, the alternative must have as many benefits as the good being replaced or be slightly inferior.  When we approach problems from that perspective we allow the optimal choice to be made, rather than one decided upon by a minority of people.

              1. RKHenry profile image64
                RKHenryposted 15 years agoin reply to this

                ah.

              2. usmanali81 profile image61
                usmanali81posted 14 years agoin reply to this

                roll

  8. ledefensetech profile image67
    ledefensetechposted 15 years ago

    Of course I could be wrong, but that's what I got out of it.  smile

  9. spiderpam profile image72
    spiderpamposted 15 years ago

    We're off to CA, Gas Prices seem to stabilizing! Good for us.

  10. Misha profile image63
    Mishaposted 15 years ago

    Actually I think we might seen the top for years to come smile

  11. sweigand profile image60
    sweigandposted 14 years ago

    3.15 in the San Jose, Cali. Luckily, I am able to take the lightrail to work for much cheaper!

  12. spiderpam profile image72
    spiderpamposted 14 years ago

    Just got back from Cali and spent a total of $250.00

  13. spiderpam profile image72
    spiderpamposted 14 years ago

    Price was $2.53 today smile

 
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