That is totally out of context as per discussion we are having . Remember, THEY have to be nice to YOU, not the other way around.<quoted text>
Again Jacques, nations control the price of oil as 90% of all oil is controlled by .... governments. The twelve larges petro companies are OWNED by countries. Like Gasprom from Russia or ARAMCO by Saudi Arabia!
And the president of these United States can shut down all petroleum on fedral lands and waters with just a wave of his pen.
Who's forcing EXXON,Total, Shell, BP. to abide by Opec prices? Opec produces about half the oil worldwide. What about the other half? They could lower oil barrel prices tomorrow morning and Opec would be obliged to follow suit. But they won't, won't they? No, our big boys are happy to follow Opec's lead and plead impotency over the pricing of a barrel.
Your reply comments on not one single point of mine, whether it be Citgo, private companies and private individuals, honesty, govt insiders and screwing of customers. Incidentally, please indicate how 90% of all oil prices are controlled by govts. Offhand, I do know that the single largest producer and exporter of oil and gas is Russia. And it's all private. Just visit the owners' villas in Florida, apts in NY, villas in south of France, Spain, and pvte islands here and there. Yes, it suits the Russians and the Exxons and Mobils and Totals and BPs of this world to follow the bad guys' lead, those Arabs.