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    I just paid 3.84 a gallon and felt like I was getting a deal.:eusa_shifty::clap2:
     
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    lol ... I paid $4.13 a gallon last night! And was thinking about buying a tanker truck, and filling it up to keep in my driveway! Woohooo!!! Things are lookin up? :eek:
     
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    I'm surprised the drop in oil has been quick to hit the gasoline market.

    Perhaps the belief that oil companies will continue to charge high prices because we'll pay it is wrong?
     
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    That's what "they" are wanting us to believe.

    They raised the prices to $4.25 a gallon, then back to $3.84-so we can say,


    "Cool, I got a bargin at Shell!"

    It's all a big oil conspiracy, didn't anyone tell you Charles?

    :(
     
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    I am well aware, Didn't you note hint of sarcasm in my post :)

    Now when I pay 78 cents again, like the first time I bought gas. Then I will celebrate :D
     
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    So while we're already complaining that the prices are going higher, let's complain that they're going lower now.

    You can't just be content that the prices are dropping in correlation with the price of oil? If the oil companies were really out to fuck you that hard, they would just leave the price at $4.00 because they already know you'll pay it regardless.

    But no...the price of oil comes down a bit, and when the price of gas responds as well, you complain that it's not enough. You wouldn't be happy unless the oil companies were GIVING you gas.
     
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    Well, that's not what it takes to make me happy.

    But it they want to give me free gas, sure, I'll take it!

    Now, tell me, what was a gallon of gas a year ago? Why has it gone up so high in the past year?
     
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    maybe because the speculators in the market have seen no reason to believe we were going to do a damn thing to increase supply and lower demand in the last year. Maybe because during the last year, it has looked like a war with Iran might happen, and now that seems a bit less likely?

    Maybe the fact that there are some signs of hope of that now, is why it is coming down??

    Just maybe!:eusa_eh:
     
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    That certainly could be the case, at least part of it. But we're nowhere near out of the danger of war with Iran just yet.

    In my opinion, this price decline is going to be short lived. Congress can ban speculation in futures all they want. Unless something really changes in the geopolitical scene, oil is going up. So is gold. So is silver. So are all commodities.
     
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    Ah yes, hope!

    Without it, where would we be!


    Well, it's been fun! I'm off to a romantic night with my fiancee-ya all have a GREAT WEEKEND! :cool:
     

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