Discussion in 'SouthWest Region Discussion' started by Andromeda13, Aug 15, 2005.
I am not driving any differently than I was before the gas prices started getting out of hand. I want them to be lower, and here are a couple of things that should be done in my opinion.
-Drill in ANWAR. I know a lot of people will not like it, but it is a great way to get the oil we need. From things I have heard and read, this will not even take up 1% of the area there, and will not affect the Porcupine Carabou that environmentalists are so concerned about.
-Oil in Iraq. I do not believe we went into Iraq for the oil as some people suggest. If we did, the prices would not be this high. I do think that since we are there, we should take advantage of it, while still giving the Iraqis a fair price.
That's all I have.
I agree...something is going to have to happen....or we may see that "Spirit of 1776" that we exhibited back then show back up in 2006! Viva Patriots!
I say the only solution is to take over the galaxy! Rally the Star Destroyers!!! But first, everyone please use the restroom... Gosh!
i cant wait until gas is like $5/gallon so i can go postal and claim insanity...i hear las vegas,nm can be nice at this time of year
Well....I put $50.00 in gas over the weekend....and it did not even fill the tank!
Jo gets free gas here in our office. PRRRFFFFFTTFFFFRRRTTT
there's some more free gas
I think I'll pass.
he's gonna pass on the gas...
I think that's what I meant.
Hey! Wait a minute! I'm from Las Vegas NM and it is a nice place. Yeah, I guess that explains a lot... *thinking - my walls were awfully soft*
Better fill up it's coming Labor day?........ $68 a barrel could hit $75 in a days this is history you are seeing. you can tell your kids I remember when gas was $2.67 a gallon that was back in the day.
Invest, Invest, people.
Wow, that is scary info.! A story on the national news said that discount stores are losing money due to rising gas prices. Since discount stores usually target lower income people and these high gas prices are hurting lower income people the most, discount stores are having trouble making a profit. This includes Wal-Mart, who is reporting strong sales when it comes to food, but a decline in sales when it comes to more profitable non-necessary items.
Damn the man!!!
We just traded in our whimpy neon engine for a V-8 HEMI...I can't wait to see what that does to our gas budget for the next two weeks.
Guys stop yer b!tchin...
I pay $200 a WEEK for gas, and thats after changing habits to save where I can...
Remember our entire economy is based on oil.
The price at the pump is only the most obvious increase.
The problem for the US is not oil supply, but oil refineing capacity. The American people want oil, but not the polution involved with turning that oil into useable products, therefore we pay a higher price for another country to do it for us.
9 years ago there was a hugh glut of both supply (oil) and refineries. The price hit historical lows 6 years ago, and the world economy expanded for 8 of those years, not just ours. Now global expansion (China & India) are driving the current consumption jump. Also oil futures traders had gotten use to 30% excess capacity (measured in supply, refinement and infastructure ie gettin that oil to market) now the traders are operating on margins of about 3.5% to 8%, (thats why any attack in Iraq, hurracane, or break down, drive futures up and the price of oil up as well) oil traders job is to guess how the supply & demand equation will go up or down to make money for their clients, because they will make money either way, up or down, as long as they guess right.
I need to become a fireman!
I tell you, we need to lessen our foreign dependance for oil. One way to do this would be to drill in ANWAR or other places in the US.
I filled up my car today, and now look at my poor piggy bank!
Poor little piggy. Want the rest of this ham sandwich?