fuel prices

Discussion in 'Talkback' started by buftflair, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. buftflair

    buftflair Member

    I have a question that I would like to pose to this august body of rv owners. I realize that I am just a "slow ol' southern boy", but a few things do get my attention and cause me to wonder about the greater scheme of things. If you recall a few months ago we were all told that the rising fuel costs were due to the higher cost of crude, at that time is was $140+ a barrel. Now that crude has come down to less than $100 a barrel were are fed the line that now higher fuel costs are a result of low supply and high demand. This is after the AAA told us that the fuel demand had been driven down recently. Are these information peddlers the same ones who sell ocean front property in Arizona? Will someone with a greater understanding of global economics please explain this to this "dumb ol' redneck".
    Thanks for any input as I eagerly await your answers.
     
  2. dennis1949

    dennis1949 Senior Member

    Re: fuel prices

    They had an excuse to raise prices. They want come down nearly as fast as they went up.
     
  3. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

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    Hey Dennis we have oil but no facilities to refine it--i.e. no power. I really do think that once the refine get power and start processing the oil. then the gas will come down. Right now it's supply and demand with a little gouging on the side
     
  4. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: fuel prices

    I heard this morning on TV that the highest prices in VA is right near me in Roanoke. Over 5.00/gallon. They are claiming it is distribution problems.

    We have an area between me and Roanoke that is a storage area. Hooked up to the the pipeline from Texas. When the storm was about to hit, they closed that pipeline. The tanks were empty the next day. Gas was being trucked in from North Carolina. Hopefully soon, this will all get back to normal.

    I can buy here in Bedford for 3.99. We are only about 30 miles from the stations with 5.00.
     
  5. buftflair

    buftflair Member

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    I think Hollis may be on to something with the gouging idea. Here in Beautiful Downtown Beaufort SC within a mile you can find prices from $3.99 to $4.69 per gallon. Obviously the $4.69 gas is of much better quality. There is a law in SC punishing those who charge "unconscionable prices", but it seems that no one has figured out what the exact amount is that qualifies as "unconscionable prices".
     
  6. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

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    Hey Steve, how are things in Beaufort, my son who is in the Air Force live in Charleston which is a beautiful city. anyway gas will come down just as soon as they can get the refineries back in action and I hope that those gas station who are ripping people off get caught and get a BIG FAT FINE.
     
  7. DARLING

    DARLING New Member

    Re: fuel prices

    And the big fine eats up all the price gouging profits that they made.

    Some thing is wrong here is sw Fla because gas is creaping up 4-5 cents per pay but diesel has come down from $4.59 to $4.29 and dropping. :question:

    Darlin :cool:
     
  8. utmtman

    utmtman Senior Member

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    I went to the big city today and the gas was down to 3.67 and I heard on the news here that the price will not go up cuz of the gas we are buying comes from canada from the oil we shipped to them to be refined.
     
  9. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

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    That's the reason we need more refineries here. We have to ship the oil out of states and then at their mercy when buying back. If we keep hugging the trees and building no refineries or drilling then we will continue paying what ever they want. Regardless, we will pay more and my retirement check will stay the same. Well, they do say we get a cost of living ever once in a while HA, HA
     
  10. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

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    dang Lee you are so lucky, wished we had that amount $$$$$$ on our gas is pushing $4.55 pg
     
  11. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

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    Seems like the oil co would prepare for conditions like this and have a reserve so there would be no shortage. Shows what kind of trouble we would face if there was a national emergency. When it reaches the point that it cost more to go to work than you make you got a problem. Really have to take a toll on people with low income and there are a lot out there
     
  12. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

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    hey Nash thanks for identifying me in your post :laugh: us low income people really need some help.It is costing memore to go get coffee in the morning with the high cost of gas. I hoping the Government will bail me out when I am about to go under :laugh: :laugh:
     
  13. DARLING

    DARLING New Member

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    Don't hold your breath for the gov't to bail you out. They cannot even run itself

    OUr neighbor drives tour buses fron Fla to Biloxi, New Orleans, Branson, Nashville. The company he works for had him out for 12 days shutteling the Gustov evacuee to Ala & then to Tx for Ike evacuees. The Feds would say do onething & the state & local people had no clue till hours later. Typical gov't. Hurry up & wait.

    After 12 days , he told his boss he was coming home for some time with his family. If after 3-4 days home, if they still needed him he would go back out there to help. It is easy to get buned out.

    He said that most of the people really appreciated the help.

    Darlin
     
  14. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

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    I know but it sounded nice. I am to low on the pole for Big Brother to help me out
     
  15. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

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    Hollis don't worry you'll get a 1% cost of living raise sometimes between now and never :laugh: Got another pet peeve. Why does Good Sam keep sending me a notice for a bargin 499.00 lifetime membership for the same price as a youngster. Seems as though it should be pro rated for us older :laugh: After all logic says I want get to use it as long as say Rod :eek: :laugh: well' they did offer a 200.00 rebate. WOW, get a couple patches, two hats and business cards that will make all ya'll turn green with envy when I hand it to you. Should have joined way back when it was only 70 bucks or so for lifetime :laugh:
     
  16. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

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    Nash I never been ask for a life time membership, but I agree with you, us older RVer should have prorated cost of membership. But my membership is only 19.00 a year so I might 10 more years that equates to 190.00, so I am good
     
  17. buftflair

    buftflair Member

    Re: fuel prices

    Hollis,
    If you can ever get enough money to buy gas to come to Charleston then let us know and if we can come up with enough gas to run the cooker we'll cook up a Frogmore Stew. For all of those uninitiated inlanders, that's shrimp, sausage, potatos, corn on the cob, onions, and a generous portion of Old Bay seasoning coked in a BIG pot.
     
  18. DARLING

    DARLING New Member

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    Is that what they also call a low country boil? :question:

    Darlin :cool:
     
  19. buftflair

    buftflair Member

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    Yep, that be us!
     
  20. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

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    hey Steve thanks for the offering, it sound like a great meal wish I was coming that way, but we are heading to Gatliburg next month so we are sitting still now. But if you will keep that invitation open I will take you up next year.
     

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