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Up, Up, UP and away!!!!! Interesting the price is still sensitive to the so called fear factor as well as supply and demand since we have actually started selling surplus oil we dig up, but do not use on the open market. YOu would think the price would drop and be low like how it is in Iraq or some of the Arab countries like 11 cents or so. Wonder if we could start to limit our exports to demand a higher price to pay for our stuff over here?


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At $4.25 a gallon, filling up our Insights will still cost less than 40 bucks per tank.
 

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And of course I'm taking a road trip in March/April putting about 10,000 miles on my car! Hmmmm, so if I get 70 MPG (conservative for Hwy miles) and go 10,000 miles at $3.53 a gallon it will cost me $502 dollars. I can live with that!
 

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It will cost you around $607 with 70 MPG at $4.25 a gallon.
 

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Supply and demand capitalism does not run our economy. Our economy is centrally planned the exact opposite of true capitalism. 1/2 of every transaction (the money 1/2) is manipulated and the cost of gas can be as much about having difficulty selling our debt (treasury bonds) as it is the cost of crude or the lack of demand.

That is why I bought the Insight. Cannot trust the central planners.
 

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I was shocked to see on the nighty news that CA residents are paying almost 5 bucks a gallon where its 3.20 or so in my area.

No one said supply and demand is fair. :D Basically they keep raising the price til demand tapers off. Problem is in many cases when price rises people do 1 of 2 thing. THey panic thinking it will go even higher and buy more than they need. They will see value and buy it over a bargain brand. Who would buy a cheap Mercedes?


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My point was there is much more to it than supply & demand (perceived or real). Many coins have serrated edges so you could tell when some of the precious metal was shaved off. Coins today have no precious metal and paper never has, of course. The central planners have shaved off about 96% of the value of the dollar since the federal reserve (which is not federal and has no reserves) was established 100 years ago. In silver and gold, gas prices have not changed so much. An ounce of gold will still buy today pretty much what it would buy 2000 years ago in ancient Rome.

Yeah? so what, you say? Well I just encourage people to realize you cannot have a supply & demand capitalist system when 1/2 of every transaction is manipulated by a central planner. Supply & demand still has an effect, but sometimes, as in the recent run-up of gas prices that make no sense, there are more important factors at play in our manipulated economy.
 

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I use to listen to the Art Bell show, Coast to Coast. To what extent do you believe its controlled? Do you believe in the alien theory, the Anaraky(SP?), or just flat out greed?

I work for a company that uses segma 6(SP?). Its like planning steps ahead for the desired and undesired outcome before you put something in to place. I like to say its looking 14 cars down the road ahead of you before you make a lane change, gas vs brake, etc.

As a business student I see its those who try to take advantage of people who truly succeed and the nice guy finished last, ie goes out of business. 2nd most successful business owners are those who cook the books when it comes to uncle sam.


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Ha! You don't have to believe in aliens to understand a private banking cartel determines the value of our money. I suppose the answer is greed of money or power, but most people won't sit idly by when an opportunity to get ahead is present for the taking. Unfortunately for us, power is for sale and I suppose always has been.

Money should be a store of value, but as you know you cannot put dollars in a mattress without all the value leaking out. Instead you are required through necessity to give it to wall street investors who attempt to maintain or grow its value. I happen to think that is by design and is corrupt. If you had $10K in silver dollars in 1950 you could have bought a house and if you kept it in a mattress it would still buy a house. OK that is old fashioned, but why can't we make dollars today that hold their value? Answer: They are designed to lose value, ie: your money is taken from you while it is yet in your wallet. And that has at least as much to do with the cost of gas as a growing population in China.
 

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As a banker, officer, csr rep, online banking specialist, etc Ive met a lot of people. Upwards to 100 a day with banking issues for 6 years. One thing that stood out, everyone had financial problems. No one had enough money. Ive met people who had a hard ship with 52 million in their account as well as the little old lady who got 300 amonth in social security.

I have also never had anyone say a fee charged for a service was fair, it was always argue, fight, let me speak to a super or Ill just close my account. Ive never seen that behavior at the gas pump. People just bend over and pay it.

I hope the next time gas spikes people park in front of a pump, go to the cashier and demand to speak to a super visor or they will go else where for gas.


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6 $ a gallon today.

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From Montreal, Canada.

Sorry for the french writing but it translates to about 6 $ a gallon today. Probably a record. Too bad, I do not have an account at a petroleum company to close. :!:

Ok, we are still at a better price than United Kingdom.

ALERTE D'AUGMENTATION DU PRIX
Il existe une possibilité d'une augmentation du prix aujourd'hui 11 septembre 2012

On nous a rapporté que certaines stations services avaient augmenté leurs prix à 153.4/L aujourd'hui, une augmentation versus le dernier prix affiché à 139.4/L. Si cette pratique se poursuit il y a de fortes chances que la majorité des stations auront augmenté leurs prix d'ici demain matin.

Afin de trouver le meilleur prix affiché dans votre région visitez Essence Montréal | Les prix de l'essence au Québec

P.S. to dylanheyne, check if air filter is clean to save gas. I would suggest hypermiling except following a truck close. Unless you are part of the Volvo computerized car train software tester group.
 
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