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Re: Actually behavior drives the price we pay for gas

Ever heard the phrase the nuts are running the asylum? We are all
environmentalists in that we do not try to poop where we eat, but the
environuts will stop eating so the do not have to live with the poop.

Governments, both federal and local individually and totally, today make as
much as five times the profit on a gallon of gasoline than do the oil
company, refiner, distributor or the retailers. Gasoline is one of the
worlds most competitive
commodities, as well as the most competitive fuel used by consumers. Think
about, it when you drive down the street and see one station selling gas for
2c less, which one will you patronize? IF the oil companies really could
control the price why would it ever go down? If you want to have any
control over the retail price per gallon, buy less of. There are only so
many places to store gasoline, when they can't sell at a high price they
lower the price if they till can't sell to cover the distribution price,
they will have to burn it off at the refinery like they did before it became
a motor fuel, to get to the part of the crude that pays real profits.

Numerous Congressional Committees have called in the various evil oil
executive many time to discover who is making a killing on oil You never
hear the result of those investigations because, every time the result is
the same, supply and demand. There was a economist of TV last week that
said if the Democrats are successful in enacting all of the legislation the
have on the table that effect the oil industry the price of gasoline will
got up another $1,50 a gallon. The politicians like to make it appear they
are going to give you something for free, but I don't believe they will be
stupid enough to cause a $1,.50 increase of the price of gasoline, yet alone
in the price of diesel fuel.

IF all of sudden we used 20% less crude than we do today, the Depression
would seem like a church picnic. The world economy runs on crude oil and
whether we like it or not, there is noting today or in the next ten years at
least that can replace oil as it is used today, nothing. Some say ethanol
but there is no way we can possibly produce enough mental to replace even
15% of the gasoline we use with out adversely effecting the worlds food
supply. The price of corn, is going up dramatically as we speak and the
supply is going down, because your government giving your tax money to the
ethanol industry to subside the cost so as to compete with gasoline.
Farmers are not stupid they will sell their corn to the commodity buyer that
pays the highest price, just as do crude oil commodity buyers. When one
considers the cost of a gallon of gasoline vis v a gallon of water, what are
we complaining about anyway?

Speaking of global warming to lower the amount of the so called dangerous
hothouse gas known as cardoon dioxide, in the atmosphere, it would not
surprise me to hear the environuts propose that we only breath on alternate
days and that we cut down more of the trees so they don't die from lack of
carbon dioxide LOL




mike


"Jim Higgins" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Daniel Howes: Prices we pay for gas drive behavior
> http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070122/AUTO02/701220338/1148/AUTO01
>
> W e Americans can have the collective attention span of 4-year-olds -- we
> want what we want when we want it and complain loudly when we don't get
> it.
>
> So last spring and summer, when gas prices were going through the roof and
> Big Oil was basically synonymous with Terrorism Inc.,
> politicians-cum-nannies fell all over themselves trying to soothe the
> whining because we're entitled to cheap gas, right? (Even if we aren't.)
>
> Right on cue, Gov. Jennifer Granholm led an election-year petition drive
> to cap oil company profits. Sen. Debbie Stabenow called for revoking tax
> breaks for Big Oil. President Bush lamented our "addiction" to the black
> gold even as he eased environmental restrictions on fuel and suspended
> deposits in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
>
> Higher gas tax in future?
>
> Now, gas has slipped below $2 a gallon in Michigan. Crude oil prices are
> slumping and global oil consumption, according to the Organization for
> Economic Cooperation and Development, last year declined for the first
> time in 20 years -- and it didn't take European-style fuel taxes or
> draconian legislation to get us there.
>
> What it took was simply a rational reaction to rising prices: When fuel
> gets too expensive, business and consumers buy less of it. Which is why
> the quickest, if not the wisest, way to cut fuel consumption and change
> behavior would be to sharply raise fuel taxes.
>
> It wouldn't be popular in most places or here in Detroit, where selling
> big SUVs and pickups still matters mightily to preventing erosion to the
> bottom line. Nor would it enhance the chances for Democrats to retain
> control of Congress in '08 or regain the White House.
>
> But it would work.
>
> The energy price slide probably isn't what Congressional Democrats or
> their friends in the environmental lobby want to see right now. It'd be
> easier to talk gas taxes or demonize Big Oil, Big Auto and even Toyota's
> gas-guzzlers in upcoming global warming hearings if gas hovered between $3
> or $4 a gallon and American dollars were swelling the petro-coffers of
> Iran, Russia and Saudi Arabia.
>
> Be green, or pay dearly
>
> Which isn't to say the hearings shouldn't take place. They should, because
> business today knows customers may not pay you to be green but they'll
> punish you if you aren't.
>
> Even our allegedly retrograde auto companies here in Detroit understand
> that the days of arguing the premise of a) global warming and b) fuel
> conservation and c) alternative powertrains and renewable fuels are pretty
> much long gone.
>
> What domestic politics, pressure tactics and business strategy haven't
> necessitated, the volatile Middle East, gyrating oil prices, the success
> of gas-electric hybrid vehicles and common sense have. This isn't your
> father's world.
>
>
>
> --
> Never hire a Ferret to do a Weasel's job
>
 
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