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Tracking the price of pumping

January 27, 2013

Some call it the ‘‘rocket-and-feather theory.’’ That’s when it appears prices at the gas pump shoot up at the speed of a rocket, but drop at the speed of a feathe....

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featherstone

Jan-28-13 10:40 AM

MARMALADE, I'm surprised your siamese twins didn't jump on board with you. Happy hunting corporate s u c k. Azz.

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featherstone

Jan-28-13 10:35 AM

MARMALADE, hey if you enjoy licking the love sack of big Oil, Slurpee away! 100% of the people I know feel same way about big Oil as myself. Then again you Probaly don't leave your cave much so gas prices don't really concern you.

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featherstone

Jan-28-13 10:19 AM

MARMALADE, YES, I am a jack-azz. But I never mentioned Bush, and simply however sarcastically asked a ? The president can have an indirect influence to a limited degree on gas, but not to the extent or reason Big Oil gauges whenever they find opportunity. You throw your miserable political Crap in every chance you get.

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featherstone

Jan-28-13 10:18 AM

Azzmonger, YES, I am a jack-azz. But I never mentioned Bush, and simply however sarcastically asked a ? The president can have an indirect influence to a limited degree on gas, but not to the extent or reason Big Oil gauges whenever they find opportunity. You throw your miserable political Crap in every chance you get.

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featherstone

Jan-28-13 10:10 AM

Td. Excellent point, which backs part of what I said, maybe should've worded it differently ,Yes they know whoever will be 1st to developer alt energy will gain most, U can bet they will do anything to eliminate all and any competition. Thanks. Good point.

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Marmel

Jan-28-13 8:31 AM

Feather your a jackarse. Of course the President can set policy that effects gas prices. Are you seriously having trouble understanding that????

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Marmel

Jan-28-13 8:22 AM

Feather some. I guess first we would have to assume that you believed the president and his enertgy secretary when they said they wanted gas prices in the US to equal what they pay in Europe. Second we would have to assume that taxes effect the price of gas. Third we would have to assume that regulation costs effect the price of gas. And last we would have to assume not issueing drilling permits effects supply and demand dynamics thuse effecting the cost of gas.

So the answer to your question is Yes a president and can effect the cost of gas.

Remember all the libs blaming Bush for high gas in 02.

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touchdown

Jan-27-13 1:38 PM

produce energy "at a competitive price" is what I meant to say.

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touchdown

Jan-27-13 1:37 PM

featerstone, if you look it up, you'll find that BP is the largest producer of wind energy in the US, and they also have invested millions in other alternative fuels such as solar. They know, every bit as much as you know, that oil will not last forever, and whoever is first to produce energy from alternative sources, whether wind, solar, geothermal, or waves, will reap the benefits.

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featherstone

Jan-27-13 11:18 AM

Is that price switch under Prez desk in oval office, and is it like a dial on an old radio or a digital control button?

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featherstone

Jan-27-13 9:49 AM

What, does the president control the price of gas? Hmm, didn't know that.

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joeisback

Jan-27-13 9:21 AM

How is it that gas was nearly $3.00 right before the election, then shot back up to $3.45 a couple days after? Was that Bush again???

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featherstone

Jan-27-13 8:15 AM

Corporate manipulating greed, always an excuse for abrupt increases in price. One of the Big Oil CEOs (can't remember who, beleive it was BP's) accuses AMERICAS ADDICTION TO FOSSIL FUEL, but Big Oil will do anything to slow down or stop research , exploration and or alternative energy. They take full advantage of this "Addiction". Fat Cats have helped run economy into the ground.

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Purecountry495

Jan-27-13 7:42 AM

In my previous post about regulation, we need people that will stand up for the American people. What we don't need is our elected leaders appointing people that are associated with them and having control over them. Otherwise we are just going to end up with a smoke and mirrors situation. Laws need to be passed that any elected official cannot be hired or do any type of lobbying for 10 years after leaving office too. Today most elected leaders of our gov't gets hired as lobbyists or consultants as soon as they leave office. In other words they are getting paid back for protecting that company while in office. Companies fleece us, while they spend billions of dollars on campaign contributions on their special interests. If they used that money wisely, they could lower prices on products alot. It is time we as Americans stand up together and demand major changes in this country. What is going on today, is not what our forefathers wanted in this country.

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Purecountry495

Jan-27-13 7:15 AM

What we need is regulation of the oil and gas industry, until that happens we are going to be fleeced. Our elected politicians always try to tell us otherwise about regulation. But in every instance where they supported De-regulation, we the consumer has been fleeced. They lead us to believe its going to bring more competition, which will mean lower prices for the consumer. Until we the consumer push and demand regulation, companies are going to continue to fleece us. As it is now, they can fabricate anything and charge the consumer what ever they want. In business there is always risks, but without any regulation those risks are eliminated. As it is now they can control there profit margins, which is usually in the high billions every year.

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