High gas prices keep getting higher

Jason Patterson BC Managing Editor Published April 06, 2006 2:59 PM CDT If you thought gas prices were outrageous when they climbed above $2 per gallon take a look at the pumps these days. Full Story
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Becky

Lebanon, TN

#1 Apr 7, 2006
I think if the oil companies keep getting richer then they should take on americans paychecks and see if they can afford the gas like we have to do.. The politicians don't have to worry about the prices of the gas since untimately their paychecks are paid for by us anyways...
TAE

Memphis, NE

#2 Apr 7, 2006
I AGREE I THINK THAT THE SHOULD LOWER THE GAS PRICES JUST A LITTLE EVEN IF IT ID JUST 10 CENTS BECAUSE THE STATE DONT REALIZE THAT FAMILIES HAVE OTHER THINGS TO DO WITH THERE MONEY LIKE BILLS AND FINACE ETC.THEY SHOULD GIVE YOU MORE GAS IN GALLONS FOR SO MUCH MONEY IT IS NOT OUR FALUT WHAT HAPPEND OVERSEAS. PLEASE REPLY
Nancy

Sparta, GA

#4 Apr 13, 2006
There is an e-mail going around about a gas boycott. Communties should try to get together and have a day where no one buys any gas. Try to get the local newspaper to help set a day and everyone just don't buy any gas on that day. It could speak volumes to the gas companies. It would certainly be worth a try.
Ali

Jackson, MS

#5 Apr 14, 2006
I totally agree with you Nancy, but just like on the news the other night a lady made the statement, "I'm just going to have to keep paying just like everyone else is. There is no sense in complaining about it."

That made me so angry that most of the population thinks like that.
Matthew

Summit, MS

#6 Sep 11, 2006
2.51 everywhere I go... but some areas are 2.45
BeeBee

United States

#7 Sep 11, 2006
Actually gas prices are lower here on the coast now, then they have been since Katrina. Im thrilled to only pay $2.59. If they drop to the expeced $2.49 by November, I may just die.
Matthew

Brandon, MS

#8 Sep 14, 2006
well there getting to be around 2.39 south of I-10 on 49 weeeee
Shawn

Fort Dodge, IA

#9 Nov 29, 2006
How is it that the oil companies were saying that gas prices were so high this summer because of a shortage of oil, and now gas prices are climbing back up again because they are intentionally cutting back production because of lower demand? I think we need to revolt against those fat bastards who care only about themeselves.
Estelle

Indianapolis, IN

#10 May 24, 2007
I had to fill both my cars last night at 2.71 a gallon, I am sick to my stomach. there is no public transportation where we live. and we have to drive 30 miles to work and back. Somethings gotta give!!!

“MS Gulf Coast Proud”

Since: May 07

United States

#11 May 24, 2007
Gas prices suck. Too bad hybrids are so expensive....its a catch 22
Andrew

Lakeland, FL

#12 Feb 6, 2008
well gas prices in Florida is to high im only in high school and i have a low paying job and i can barely afford 10 gallons of gas because i have to help my mom and dad with the bills
Reality

Diberville, MS

#13 Feb 7, 2008
Isn't it great to be a consumer with an addiction?
As good little consumers, we have to get up in the morning and go to work so that we can make money so that we can consume more goods.
Oil companies know that we have to this and that we have to it while driving giant SUV's with V8 engines.
WALK...are you kidding me, I'm an American, I drive.
So the little comsumer does what he always does...bitch, complains, and falls in line to buy.
Bryan

Houma, LA

#14 Feb 8, 2008
As I sit here on an offshore drilling rig I have a different perspective of oil/gas prices. With the cost of many of these deep water exploration wells running over $100 million dollars things can get expensive really quick and there's no guarantee that they'll find oil. If they do find oil you're looking at another $1-2 billion dollars to build a platform to produce it with. So trust me when I say that most of these companies are spending many of the dollars that they make and need these profits to keep searching for new deposits of oil to feed our need to drive SUV's.
Then, also keep in mind that right now wholesale gas prices are around $2.27 a gallon. Anything above that cost is either profit for the company or taxes, with taxes making up the biggest portion. Taxes in most areas on a gallon of gas run around 50-60 cents a gallon, so if you want to save 10 cents a gallon on gas, write your congressman.
Or, if you are not the writing type, do whatever you can to lower your consumption of gas. Carpool, walk, ride a bike, the bus, the subway, or just stay home, whatever it takes.
Insider

United States

#15 Feb 8, 2008
Bryan wrote:
As I sit here on an offshore drilling rig I have a different perspective of oil/gas prices. With the cost of many of these deep water exploration wells running over $100 million dollars things can get expensive really quick and there's no guarantee that they'll find oil. If they do find oil you're looking at another $1-2 billion dollars to build a platform to produce it with. So trust me when I say that most of these companies are spending many of the dollars that they make and need these profits to keep searching for new deposits of oil to feed our need to drive SUV's.
Then, also keep in mind that right now wholesale gas prices are around $2.27 a gallon. Anything above that cost is either profit for the company or taxes, with taxes making up the biggest portion. Taxes in most areas on a gallon of gas run around 50-60 cents a gallon, so if you want to save 10 cents a gallon on gas, write your congressman.
Or, if you are not the writing type, do whatever you can to lower your consumption of gas. Carpool, walk, ride a bike, the bus, the subway, or just stay home, whatever it takes.
No question it takes big $$$ to search for and produce oil, however, when the companies like Exxon are showing their biggest PROFITS ever it makes you wonder. The key word here is profit...that is after expenditures, operating expenses, R&D, etc.
Bryan

Houma, LA

#16 Feb 8, 2008
Insider wrote:
<quoted text>
No question it takes big $$$ to search for and produce oil, however, when the companies like Exxon are showing their biggest PROFITS ever it makes you wonder. The key word here is profit...that is after expenditures, operating expenses, R&D, etc.
True enough... but them main point here anyway is that if people are disgusted with the high profits then maybe they need to stop complaining and start changing their lifestyle so that they are not spending any more money on gas than they need to.

Pascagoula... you must work for Chevron. Virtually right around the corner from where I live in Ocean Springs.

“Science is the Solution”

Since: Feb 08

Ocean Springs

#17 Feb 8, 2008
Bryan wrote:
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True enough... but them main point here anyway is that if people are disgusted with the high profits then maybe they need to stop complaining and start changing their lifestyle so that they are not spending any more money on gas than they need to.
Pascagoula... you must work for Chevron. Virtually right around the corner from where I live in Ocean Springs.
Actually I live in Ocean Springs, my IP address just shows up as Pascagoula. No, I do not work for Chevron!
jjj

College Station, TX

#18 Feb 13, 2008
you know me wrote:
Gas prices suck. Too bad hybrids are so expensive....its a catch 22
Wait until the SmartCar or the Toyota Aygo hits these shores. 70MPG without hybrid technology!
curious

United States

#19 Feb 14, 2008
What gets me is that they boast about the amount of profits they make at the end of the year... what was it last time in the billions or millions either figure is just an outrageous profit... and they say keep wanting to raise the price... just the other day... Cisco have been ripping people off at the pumps... you think you are paying $2.85 but in reality you are paying $3.09 or somewhere in that figure. Investigators closed Exits 1 and 6 off of 95 North right when you enter Georgia state... makes you wonder what other gas companies are ripping us off? Please pay attention and do a little calculation at the pumps when you pump your gas... the gas companies are ripping us a new a-hole, who to say the service stations are not doing the same. If you go to First Caoast News of Jacksonville or Brunswick you will be able to read the article.
(copy URL and place it in your browser to read article)

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/georgia/ne...
Gas

New Baltimore, MI

#20 Jun 16, 2008
Man I wish Gas was 3.09 a galon. we pay 4.28 4.30 on the west coast. I got a motorcycle to save as much money as possible and only drive the car when I have too. If the government is taxing so hardcore on gast then they are the ones that need to lower the Tax then see how much that helps. The Government got us addicted to Gas and now are screwing us. We could have had had fuel type cars but because of how big the oil industry is the Gov pushed car makers away from aulternate fuel ideas. Now we are starting to get more and more but how many years behind are we becuase of the lust for Money by the oil companies and our own gov. Its like they force fed Crack on us and now they are going to raise the price so high we cannot afford anything else.
Wade Bay St Louis

Hackberry, LA

#21 Jun 23, 2008
Heres one for you its from earlier this year:
n 1964, 3 silver dimes could buy you a gallon of gas (about 27/gallon); At the current rate of silver, the metal value of 3 silver dimes would be about $3, just enough for a gallon of gas.
I checked the math. Silver was $1.29/ounce in 1964, according to Kitco.com . Today's spot price is $12.93, again, according to Kitco. According to 1960sFlashback.com , gasoline was 30/gallon in 1964. And according to MSN, a gallon of gas in Charlottesville today ranges from $2.27 to $2.59/gallon.
So if anything, gasoline has gotten cheaper. At least by the silver standard. By the gold standard ($35.10/ounce in 1964 versus $650/ounce today), we should expect a gallon of gasoline to cost $5.55 in present dollars, so by gold-standard prices, gasoline prices have fallen significantly.
Today's spot price for silver is $18.20. That would put a gallon of gas at $4.23.
In Charlottesville, gas prices range from $3.71 to $3.92 per gallon.
So Gas hasn't really gone up the Dollar has gone down!
Something to think about if Gold was $5k per OZ a loaf of bread would be $500! Gallon of gas Only God knows!
Thanks Federal Reserve!( btw they have nothing to do with the federal Gov. they regulate the value of the Dollar )

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