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Old 06-02-2007, 11:21 AM
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Old 06-02-2007, 01:02 PM
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I'm sure glad I have a single engine. Probably spend about $4,500 on boat gas this year. I couldn't afford twins.
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Old 06-02-2007, 01:15 PM
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My gas bill is down since we are rafting out alot more BUT my beer bill is way up!!
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I would rather send the extra money to Milwaukee than the middle east
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Agreed, 10% profit is killer profit for a industry of that size.

Hey, I can see paying extra when there is a actual shortage. But purposely crying wolf every other day to influence the market as big oil has consistently now that they have created the monopoly, is borderline criminal.
Never seen a actual "shortage" where no one runs out of stuff before.
You hit right on. Speculators and Hedge fund managers are actually taking delivery of oil and gasoline and taking it off the market and storing it in tanks waiting for the price to go. Of course their buddies are making sure the future prices go up. GREED for personal gain is what's happening. There is no shortage anywhere in the USA Lies, more lies and damed lies.

What the average John Doe in America needs to do is realize what the real cause of this is, GREED and the transfer of wealth.

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[QUOTE=Michael1;2148147]Ray, don't blame the oil companies. The industry profit margin is only 10%. Blaming the oil companies makes for great politics, but anyone who reads their income statements knows the whole blame game is a big lie.

10% profit? Why then has Exxon posted record profit for at least 2 quarters? Are we buying that much more fuel?
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Old 06-02-2007, 09:39 PM
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Was out on the boat all day today... 88 degrees, sunny, light winds....the bay and rivers looked like it was a weekday. I'm seeing what I say is about 75% less boats out so far this year.
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Was at my old marina today, Haven't been there since I sold my boat last year. On my old dock alone, they haven't moved their boats once this year. $3.69 a gallon and every boat has 175 or greater tank. They all said they now own a floating home.
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Michael, with all due respect, they are screwing us royally. Boat no boat SUV no SUV. and all. There is only only so much power to be had with burning fuel ( per BTU). They are gouging.
Nothing wrong with disagreeing.

I'm not seeing it. OK, so let's say the oil companies decided to give the gas to us at no profit, $3.70/gallon - $.37 = $3.33/gallon. Big deal. And of course, the oil stocks (and probably the entire market) would tank, ruining a bunch of people's retirement plans.

The liberal media and politicians have hyped this up as fact, and the numbers don't show it. Show me the numbers to the contrary, and I would be glad to reconsider.

It's funny how people will complain about 10% profit, but have no response about paying nearly 10% in sales tax (8.25% in LA County). I don't get it.

I'm not happy about the gas price situation either, but we need to blame the right people (OPEC).

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Are you saying that cost is 3.33 a gallon?
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