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Old May 6th, 2006, 20:04   #61
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BP's premium D was $2.93 today....'bout the same as RUG
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Old May 7th, 2006, 21:04   #62
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A friend of mine in Saudi Arabia said that since a barrel of crude reached $75 ...in local Saudi Arabian gasoline stations have dropped their fuel pump prices from 90 cents a gallon to 59 cents a gallon.


OK here are some figures for Saudia Arabia

Imports—partners: US 21%, UK 9%, Japan 9%, Germany 6%, France 5%, Italy 4% (1998)
Imports—commodities: machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, chemicals, motor vehicles, textiles

Anyone see where I'm going here. Raise our oil prices and we cut off your food supply. Why aren't we doing to some of these countries what they are doing to us with the supply and demand forces.

All is fair in "Oil" and War...
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Old May 8th, 2006, 09:37   #63
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I see where you're going. I wonder if anyone heard the interview on PBS "Science Friday" last week about methynol. The Dr. and Nobel prize winner was insufferably long-winded, but the argument for methynol over ethynol was pretty strong. I presumed when I bought my TDI that the next car I bought would burn something other than an oil... DK
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Old May 8th, 2006, 10:04   #64
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Anyone see where I'm going here.
Yes, isolationism. This back-fired on the U.S. between 1921-1933. If there was a boycott on Saudia it wouldn't hurt them a single cent. China is begging for all that the middle east can produce. China has an ever increasing demand on oil and they'll never complain a second on the price of a barrel.

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Old May 8th, 2006, 10:33   #65
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US$2.87 here in Tampa...
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Old May 9th, 2006, 12:00   #66
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$3.03 in Bristol Connecticut this morning. I went to Impexfest this past weekend in Maryland and D2 was about .20 cents cheaper.
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Old May 10th, 2006, 05:07   #67
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Old May 10th, 2006, 09:33   #68
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On Sunday when I filled up it was $3.03 a gallon at Hess in Alexandria, VA (about 6 miles South of the Washington Beltway on US Rt. 1). I've seen it other places up to $3.29 a gallon in Northern Virginia. Us folks in Northern Virginia have some of the highest priced diesel in the nation, rivaling California prices.

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Old May 10th, 2006, 09:53   #69
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0.855 /litre here, gasoline 1.059/litre
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Old May 10th, 2006, 10:06   #70
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Anyone see where I'm going here. Raise our oil prices and we cut off your food supply. Why aren't we doing to some of these countries what they are doing to us with the supply and demand forces.

All is fair in "Oil" and War...
Here's a little-known problem with your theory.

It's called the national debt. Saudi Arabia owns $Billions and Billions of US Dollars. More than enough that if we decided to boycott them, they could sink our economy in ten seconds. If Saudi Arabia sold their dollar holdings the US economy would collapse in days. (Same can be said for China, the UK and Japan.) Remember what happened to Argentina when their currency collapsed? That could happen to us if we "got tough" with Saudi Arabia. We simply can not afford to piss them off.

In fact the situation has gotten worse in the past 5 years than it was in all the history of the US combined. If you want a real eye-opener on the topic just read this:

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Throughout the first 224 years (1776-2000) of our nation’s history, 42 U.S. presidents borrowed a combined $1.01 trillion from foreign governments and financial institutions according to the U.S. Treasury Department. In the past four years alone (2001-2005), the Bush Administration has borrowed a staggering $1.05 trillion.
http://www.house.gov/apps/list/heari...ks_record.html
As President Clinton said, "How do you get tough on your banker?"
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Old May 10th, 2006, 11:29   #71
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$2.68 on corner of battlefield and airport in Chesapeake, VA. I think the station was a SOLO.
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Old May 10th, 2006, 12:37   #72
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Diesel is $0.965 /litre & gasoline is $1.095/litre or
diesel is $3.33/USG & gasoline is $3.77/USG.

And these prices are down from the winter time.

What are you complaining about????
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Old May 10th, 2006, 17:35   #73
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On Sunday when I filled up it was $3.03 a gallon at Hess in Alexandria, VA (about 6 miles South of the Washington Beltway on US Rt. 1). I've seen it other places up to $3.29 a gallon in Northern Virginia. Us folks in Northern Virginia have some of the highest priced diesel in the nation, rivaling California prices. --Nate
__. Yeah, Nate. More of the same. I went up to visit MzLauraLee over the weekend and stopped at Love's near Emporia. D2 was $2.73; RUG was $2.69. I think she mostly uses the B20 at Pentagon tho.
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Old May 10th, 2006, 18:36   #74
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$3.16/gal. cash at Texaco truck stop in Tracy, CA. I've given up on buying from regular gas stations, they're even worse.
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Old May 10th, 2006, 19:01   #75
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I am in LA for the summer and have seen diesel hanging around 3.59 to 3.79 lately.
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