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Old 08-19-2005, 12:35 PM
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My dad manages a 30 inch crude pipeline that runs from Freeport to Cushing, OK, and he's got ships lining up in the Gulf waiting to be unloaded. There is TOO MUCH oil and they can't find enough places to put it.

The refineries can't keep up.......
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Old 08-19-2005, 12:53 PM
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While politics, stock market speculation, supply and demand all have an effect on the end result of pricing, the part that I find personally hard to take is the .50 to .60 cents a gallon road tax that everyone pays at the pump at a marina. If you go by AV gas at an airport, if they will sell it to you, either pumped straight into a boat or a container, they are very cautious because they can be fined if it is used on the highway. The diesel at the marinas, is the same diesel used for farm, and for construction implements, dyed red so it can be detected if used in a highway vehicle, why cheaper, no road tax. Again big fines if used on the highway...and caught. If you have a large non trailer-able boat you have to by gas in a marina, no option to put it on the trailer and go save a few dollars. Think of the thousands of gallons pumped into boats every weekend, and the extra cost we pay as consumers, for boats to make our highways better.
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While politics, stock market speculation, supply and demand all have an effect on the end result of pricing, the part that I find personally hard to take is the .50 to .60 cents a gallon road tax that everyone pays at the pump at a marina. If you go by AV gas at an airport, if they will sell it to you, either pumped straight into a boat or a container, they are very cautious because they can be fined if it is used on the highway. The diesel at the marinas, is the same diesel used for farm, and for construction implements, dyed red so it can be detected if used in a highway vehicle, why cheaper, no road tax. Again big fines if used on the highway...and caught. If you have a large non trailer-able boat you have to by gas in a marina, no option to put it on the trailer and go save a few dollars. Think of the thousands of gallons pumped into boats every weekend, and the extra cost we pay as consumers, for boats to make our highways better.
some states will give you a refund for road tax if you fill out the forms and keep all your receipts. i do it every year here in Missouri.

http://www.dor.mo.gov/tax/business/fuel/forms/

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My dad manages a 30 inch crude pipeline that runs from Freeport to Cushing, OK, and he's got ships lining up in the Gulf waiting to be unloaded. There is TOO MUCH oil and they can't find enough places to put it.

The refineries can't keep up.......
if oil is backing up and the world has too much crude than supply and demand would make crude very cheap.
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the president is buying all the crude he can now for the reserves. 300,000 barrells this month. why would you buy oil at the highest price in history and take more oil from the market driving the cost higher? Unless you were actually paying the highest price in history to companys that are your friends using americans money.
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the president is buying all the crude he can now for the reserves. 300,000 barrells this month. why would you buy oil at the highest price in history and take more oil from the market driving the cost higher? Unless you were actually paying the highest price in history to companys that are your friends using americans money.

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if oil is backing up and the world has too much crude than supply and demand would make crude very cheap.

BINGO !

All these theories but it all comes down to what GSMITH said.......say all you want but it makes zero sense to the public and MEGA CENTS $$$$ for the oil companies and OPEC.....which I thought had certain restrictions on pricing abuse. How come Mr. Bush and our government are doing and saying absolutely nothing or at least telling the American people WHY this is going on and nothing can be done. It just makes no sense at all.
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eliminator daytona. in the shop for last two weeks. problem with the 525 efi. idles at 1800 rpm. changed iac and now on to gaskets.
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eliminator daytona. in the shop for last two weeks. problem with the 525 efi. idles at 1800 rpm. changed iac and now on to gaskets.

Sounds like a great boat. Hope your back on the water soon.
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got gaskets in and its fixed, WHOOOOOO !!!! Off to burn so hign dollar gas. Have a GREAT weekend!!!
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