Gasoline Companies Complaint - Fuel Is To High - Gas Prices

Review by squirl from ms on 2007-05-02
The rising gas prices are out of this world!! Our local government blames the White House and the White House does not accept responsibility!! I say the whole U.S. should go on a 2 day gas strike including the 18 wheelers and that would force their hand and the prices would drop! I think it is pretty sad when you can't even go to your daughter's award ceremony [edited] because the gas is so high!

The schools have discontinued field trips because they say fuel is to high!
That to me is pretty doggone SAD!!
Comments:17 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-12-06
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-05-02:
You might want to re-write or correct your post. Use a grammar and spell checker as most of us really do not know what a "award ass" is. Yes gas prices are high.
Posted by tnchuck100 on 2007-05-02:
Washington won't do anything about it. Bush stands to make too much money with his oil interests. Forcing price controls would only cut into his profits. That ain't gonna happen!
Posted by MRM on 2007-05-02:
I thought an "award ass" was an adult convention...LOL I think the reviwer meant award class.
Posted by Sparticus on 2007-05-02:
Isn't there a national "no gas" day coming up where folks are suppose to not buy gas? Any one else heard of this?
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-05-02:
I believe the whole thing hinges on "supply and demand."
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-05-02:
by the pound gas is still cheaper than apples. Saying gas prices are high is subjective. As an owner of producing mineral rights I'd say gas/oil prices were unreasonably low in the 90's and are now rising to a point reflecting the true value of oil/gas to the world. The days of sub 2.00 gas are probably gone but who knows with these crazy commodity futures markets.
Posted by LennyGuy on 2007-05-02:
check www.snopes.com. If you think about it a 'no gas' day means nothing unless you don't use any gas. You will either buy gas the day before or after the 'no gas' day, big deal. The oil companies still get your money and you get their gas.
Posted by shawnp80 on 2007-05-02:
If you cant go to your daughter's award ceremony because gas is too high that is sad, sad because you refuse to pay for gas to see your daughter on her proud day. Gas is pretty affordable in the U.S compared to the rest of the world.

P.S.

Stew, we dont need apples by the pound daily, or coffee, or milk, or any other thing that is cheaper by the pound/gallon than gas.
Posted by Noneill on 2007-05-02:
When are the "Blame Bush" folks going to wise up? Fact is there is a limited amount of oil to be obtained and the oil companies know it. They have to plan for a future without oil and that is what the rest of us should be doing. There are no easy answers but blaming Bush is getting old.
Posted by shawnp80 on 2007-05-02:
By the way I agree that gas prices are ridiculous but there is really nothing we can do about it but pay or walk.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-05-02:
Mobil/Exxon made a profit of 33 BILLION dollars first quarter. You could boycott them for a year, and it wouldn't even make a dent.
Posted by adzidek on 2007-05-02:
Gas prices are similar everywhere. George Bush has nothing to do with. I mean, don't get me wrong, the man's a moron, and his legions of loyal supporters are just as stupid as he is, but fuel prices reflect supply and demand. Fuel prices in most of the US are relatively low compared to the rest of the world. That's why you can see sharp fluctuations in short spans of time - because there's wiggle room. For example, in places like Newfoundland, Canada, gas prices don't fluctuate - they're just ALWAYS really high. Take a walk to work; ride a bike; hug a tree. Demand a raise from your boss, citing a need for a cost of living adjustment. Just be happy that you're not paying as much for gas as some Eurpoean countries. You'd fall off your chair if you saw what they're paying.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-05-02:
Well said, petalmom.
Posted by ejack053824 on 2007-05-02:
Petalmom...I couldn't agree more!!!
Posted by heaven17 on 2007-05-03:
Stew, I agree with shawnp80 about comparing gas prices to other products.
I used to get these chastising emails about gas not being so expensive when compared to so many other things (if purchased by the gallon).
For example (from one of those emails), a gallon of mouthwash is way more expensive than gas.
Well, yeah. Duh.
But how many gallons of gas would you go through before you used all of that gallon of mouthwash?
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-05-04:
Stew, you are NUTS! The oil companies make so much money in profits it is ridiculous the only people more ridiculous is the state, local and federal governments that make more off of the taxes then the damm oil companies. You must have stock and think you make money, it wont last.

And comparing other products is kind of stupid when you consider that gas is the reason the other products are so high in the first place, DUH!!! Come on man!
Posted by Mario The Great on 2007-12-06:
When I visited stores in Oregon, I was caught off guard when everywhere I went, there were no sales taxes. Period. I hear that the tax rates for homeowners is much higher than other states though. Also, if you try to pump your own gas, they don't let you. There is a state law prohibiting the consumer from pumping their own gas. What a beautiful and weird state!

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