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Article about OPEC and their resemblance to a cartel.

I HIGHLY ADVISE READING THIS. (It's only 2 pages)

http://www.newsweek.com/id/119895

Sidenote rant against news agencies: If I hear one more thing about Elliot-I luv me some whoooores-Spitzer, I'm going to implode.
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3.29 here in Pittsburgh, I really miss my 01 Hyundai Accent now. I got 40 MPG driving like an idiot. I have a 38 mile round trip to school and back four days a week. luckly I only live 1 1/2 from work. (which i'm only working less then 15 hours a week right now ). and it cost me about $46 right now to fill my 2.3l Ranger. which mean's it may get the "for sale" mod soon. I want to get another 4cyl Hyundai. prohibably an Elentra this time. I love my truck and I really don't want to get rid of it right now... but I can't afford it, and this is coming from a 4cyl truck owner
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Article about OPEC and their resemblance to a cartel.

I HIGHLY ADVISE READING THIS. (It's only 2 pages)

http://www.newsweek.com/id/119895

Sidenote rant against news agencies: If I hear one more thing about Elliot-I luv me some whoooores-Spitzer, I'm going to implode.
Lets look at your news article :

"For much of its 47-year existence, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has been a cartel in name only. It could not, in practice, control oil prices because many of its members regularly breached the production quotas that were intended to regulate the market. So OPEC generally followed oil prices up and down, as supply and demand conditions shifted. But now OPEC may be the real deal: a cartel that works. If so, that's bad news for us."


OK, OPEC- Oil Producing/Exporting countries.. Where do our laws cover these? Where can we regulate an entity OUTSIDE of our boarders?

You can call them a ' cartel ' or a bunch of ' nappy haired hoes ', it makes no difference, your still a slave to their grind with not a say in THEIR pricing. ' Government! we need more of it! ', that what their supposed ' regulatings ' were, and were looking at 4$/gallon?

Looks like a failure to me, your rants and shedding wallet proves it.

More Government means 5$/gallon comes quicker.


Lets go more into your article..


"Look no further than last week's OPEC meeting in Vienna. Oil ministers declined to increase production despite a fairly obvious case for doing so. Not only were oil prices fluttering just above $100 a barrel, but the United States is either in or near a reces sion and much of the rest of the world faces a noticeable econom ic slowdown. The OPEC ministers were unmoved. Indeed, they indicated that they might actually reduce production if weak de mand—presumably reflecting weak economies—threatens to de press prices. Not good."


So.., we can make all these demands ' we need more! ' and what will they do? They will yawn and go back to sleeping or playing texas hold'em or whatever they feel like doing.

We sold out our securities when we let all the import products come here and wouldn't let our own industry compete on a level playing field. We won't allow our own to drill off the gulf coast or ANWR, the Greens have locked up our supplies quite nicely.

Need I plagerize Mr. Griggs on this? ' Buy American, your future depends on it '. Looks like all of your futures depends on how much ****-kissing it takes to get another nation to ramp up their production when we COULD have done it for ourselves.

Lookie lookie...

"The American approach is to rant at foreign producers on the silly presumption that they should subordinate their interests to ours. The resulting self-righteousness rationalizes a refusal to do much that would actually influence their behavior and limit their freedom of action. It was only last year that Congress raised fuel-efficiency standards for new cars and light trucks: the dampening effects on oil consumption will be years in coming. We have steadfastly re jected higher gasoline taxes to curb unnecessary driving and strengthen demand for fuel-efficient vehicles (better to tax ourselves than let foreigners tax us through higher prices). And we have consistently restricted oil drilling in Alaska and elsewhere."

Hmm.. sound familiar anyone?

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D. i dont agree with you on alot of things but with others you hit the nail on the head....
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all these good reasons as to why Im glad I got a bike.. 55 mpg makes me happy
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This Iraqi (insert other oil bearing country) burns just fine

87 is $3.25
diesel is $3.99-$4.19 (i havent checked so im assuming)

i do feel bad for Sarah though, she just started school and will be driving a lot.
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up to 3.30 here in my small town. considering last weekend it was just 3.19
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around 4.20-4.30 per gallon in manitoba
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ooooooooooooooooooook bursting your bubble..........regular gas avg. here in washington is 3.50 or a little higher...diesel is over 4 bucks....and on one of the islands in the puget sound of washiington....................$4.09 for regular 87 octane.....there was a guy stealing gas from stations all around here he had a master key and would go in at night and steal over 800 gals of diesel and prem! thats 800x lets just say $4.00 = $3,200....he got away like 3-4 times that the news knew about...but they arrested his yesturday!
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4.10 gears getting 13 mpg.....WTF?
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What I can do is transfer to a closer store from home and ride my bike but only if I trust the intersection in my way.

My only advice is to suck it up. Reguardless of prices, you gotta get gas anyway and go somewhere, especially traveling distances to work. You got mouths to feed.
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In for another gas thread.

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re:gas

I remember gas @75 cents a gallon.....long time ago
now its $3.50 here in indy....wasn't this whole Iraq war suppose to benefit us some how in access to oil ??? well there goes that concept!!! any ways
why bother complaining .. it use to **** me off.. but they have got it.. I need it I..buy it whats worse gas @ $3.50 a gallon or water @$1.99 for a pint???
I'll take the gas....lol
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It's $ 3.75 a gallon for the cheap stuff here in Ohio. I'm glad I don't have to drive much. I only use about a tankful a month, so a fill up now costs me around $37 vrs $30 before. So it's not the end of the world for me.
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put yourself into a higher income bracket

granted you'll be paying higher taxes, the higher amount of disposable income won't make the cost of gas, food, or expenses affect your lifestyle or interests at all

but for the OP: gas was $3.55 last week, and in the low $3.6X.xx this week for me

I went from a '91 2WD, auto/3.0 ranger (15mpg) to a '97 4WD 2.7/stick Tacoma (21mpg) to save on gas, but lucked out since Toyota offered to buy my Tacoma for 1.5x KBB "excellent" condition, and got a corolla instead (30mpg)
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It's $ 3.75 a gallon for the cheap stuff here in Ohio. I'm glad I don't have to drive much. I only use about a tankful a month, so a fill up now costs me around $37 vrs $30 before. So it's not the end of the world for me.
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a tank of gas normally lasts me a month, but i have a bigger tank and it takes me about $70 to fill up my truck if its on E, gas here is also at $3.75 for reg.

i need to get a new o2 sensor, mine is bad and its causing me to get crappy gas mileage.


btw, speaking of gas, i had taco bell today.
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$3.85 or $3.89 depending where you are in my area of Wisconsin for the cheap stuff. Did find $3.79 today so I filled up there. Truck does not go below half a tank anymore because I don't want to pay all that money to fill up.
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$3.85 or $3.89 depending where you are in my area of Wisconsin for the cheap stuff. Did find $3.79 today so I filled up there. Truck does not go below half a tank anymore because I don't want to pay all that money to fill up.
Thats what my dad says but personally i donm't see the point. your at half tank u put 30 in it...3 days later u put 30 in it...basically just filled it up from E
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$3.75 here is SW Wisconsin. Do the math with my 130 mile round trip to school and home=way more the I'd like to shell out.
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Thats what my dad says but personally i donm't see the point. your at half tank u put 30 in it...3 days later u put 30 in it...basically just filled it up from E
i use to fill up at half a tank then i figured i was wasting more gas going to the gas station to fill up twice a week then i was just going once and filling it up at E
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Hah Ive seen 4.26 here for premium, and 4.99 for diesel

Yay for a driving a 4.0 6cyl and 5.0 8 cyl
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u guys are all lucky in the low threes up here in ohio its 3.75
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3.71 in boston
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just paid $3.58 a gallon....pumped 19.7 gallons into the tank....I got 250miles on that tank. Not bad for a 3.0 with 4.10's 35's and no tuner...and that was all In-town
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It is like $3.76ish here. I plan on fixing up grandpas old bike this summer and getting better mileage.
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