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I was doing good with my TDI VW at 43mpg, now with high diesel prices I’m about break even with a 20mpg gas hog suv lol
 
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jyoutz

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Hey, 60 million barrels were released from the reserve! We'll see 2$ a gallon soon! ;)🤦‍♂️:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
Oil industry has to repay shareholders who lost their butts during Covid. The corporate boards are in charge. Exxon Mobile just listed RECORD profits.
 
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Mrlunchbox

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Oil industry has to repay shareholders who lost their butts during Covid. The corporate boards are in charge. Exxon Mobile just listed RECORD profits.

Just like after Katrina. "We lost rigs so supply is down while demand increases" All while quarter after quarter of "record profits" give me a break.
 
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skeets

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An old fellow told me back inthe 70s when there was the last gas crunch,, if they control the food and fuel,, they control the masses,, Seems to be so
 
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An old fellow told me back in the 70s when there was the last gas crunch,, if they control the food and fuel,, they control the masses,, Seems to be so
This time they even went after the newborns.
 
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skeets

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Start when they are a pup and you can control them till they die
 
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Dont worry guys, recession will hit soon enough and the gas prices will drop
 
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DustyRusty

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The cost of my little blue pill has gone up so much, that I had to choose between my wife and my mistress.
 
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Just like after Katrina. "We lost rigs so supply is down while demand increases" All while quarter after quarter of "record profits" give me a break.
Profits are projected as a percentage in a lot of cases. 10% of $1000 is $100. 10% of $10,000 is $1000. If the cost goes up so does profit, especially on fuel since when the cost of fuel rises, almost nobody changes their driving habits, thus people are still using roughly the same amount of fuel. On that note, people griping about the cost, yet I see few changes in driving habits. The streets are still very busy just before school, right before school lets out, then again from 1630 until 1800 (end of most folks' work day). Then from 1630 until 2000, the grocery store parking lot is totally packed. Daily. Sunday afternoons are just as bad. No wonder oil companies are raking in the dollars. Secondly, demand doesn't seem to have dropped any but apparently supply is down. So there you go.

"WE" can reduce the cost of fuel by changing our driving habits! But we won't because it's inconvenient (we, used collectively, I know there are a few exceptions).

Those of you who bought diesel powered vehicles get screwed and this includes the trucking industry. A while back I mentioned that UPS had changed a bunch of their local delivery vehicles, they were replacing aged trucks and buying new with gas engines. Now you see why. They saw some of this coming, and I suspected it too. Since everything we (as consumers) buy relies on a truck at some point, the cost of fuel is being absorbed by us (the consumers) in the form of goods and services costing a lot more.

I'm in kinda the same boat. In Jan I sold my Mustang to a dealer, made a decent amount of money on it. Didn't really need it since my antique was finally finished up and driving. In March a guy at the gas station made me an offer on the antique that I could not refuse and I sold it too. Ordered a new Mustang, not thinking that it'd be 4-5 months before it shows up, so I'm driving my old truck-2003 F250 diesel. Costs me $110/week in fuel and that's not going anywhere other'n back & forth to work. I've cut my driving way back. I haven't been fishing in several months, and generally with decent weather I'm on the water regardless of weather conditions. Crappie season is in full swing and my freezer is getting bare. Not planning on going to the races at all this year, fuel alone for one trip to and from the track is about $175, plus race fuel (which is cheap), and all the other expenses....I can't do it.

But the bright side. Even though fuel is up, the opportunity to invest & make a little money is out there.
 
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lynnmor

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On that note, people griping about the cost, yet I see few changes in driving habits.

"WE" can reduce the cost of fuel by changing our driving habits! But we won't because it's inconvenient (we, used collectively, I know there are a few exceptions).
They are still driving 80 MPH on a 55 MPH speed limit highway near me. Obeying the law and driving a reasonable speed in not a consideration.
 

jrsavoie

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Thieves cut the fuel line under our church van and drained all of the gas out, so I suppose that their gas was free.

I hate a thief !!
Around here theives have been stealing fuel tanks and all.

A guy went to fill up, called the cops that his fuel tank was empty. Had to leave and couldn't wait for the cops to arrive.

The cop called him back and asked if he got the correct address. There was no fuel tank there at all.

Not an isolated thing.

Pretty interesting time frame on that one though.
 
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Hearing more reports of fuel theft in our area.
 
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jrsavoie

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I have room for 800 gallons.

Should I fill or should I wait?

I hate going to gas stations. We are used to filling at home and sometimes forget we are out of fuel here.
 

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Regular gas is now $5.01 average in AZ.
 
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jyoutz

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An old fellow told me back inthe 70s when there was the last gas crunch,, if they control the food and fuel,, they control the masses,, Seems to be so
Who is “they?” Is that the corporate boards? They make the petroleum production decisions.
 

skeets

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If I have to explain it to you,,,, you wouldnt understand
 
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