How station operators set their pump prices
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#1 May 24, 2008
HURRAY TO OUR GREEN POLITICAL LEADERS WHO RECOGNIZE OUR ENERGY SHORTAGE AND ARE TRYING TO MAKE A CHANGE ON THE WAY WE SEE AND DO BUSINESS AS USUAL. HOW DID WE EVER GET INTO THIS MESS ANYWAY? DID NOT OUR POLITICAL LEADERS SEE THIS COMMING YEARS AGO? WHY DO WE KEEP ELECTING THE SAME OLE POLITICAL PEOPLE THAT SEEMS NOT TO DO ANYTHING FOR THE FOLKS. IGNORING ISSUES THAT WILL BE KILLING OUR (AND THEIRS) CHILDREN AND FUTURE GRANDCHILDREN!......WHAT PLANET DO THEY LIVE ON?......WHAT HAPPENED TO "BY THE PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE?" .....SEEMS THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR A LONG TIME AND WHY HAVE OUR LOCAL, STATE AND NATIONAL LEADERS NOT GIVEN MORE MEANS TO OUR UNIVERSITIES TO RESEARCH AND COME UP WITH NEW POWER SOURCES. WE NEED TO GET AWAY FROM THIS OLD BLACK STUFF LEFT IN THE GROUND MILLIONS OF YEARS AGO.........LETS MOVE ON FOLKS TO CLEAN ENERGY!.........ITS TIME WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF.......AND AIR!
#2 May 25, 2008
I can give you a little history on the subject.In the 1960s I worked in my dad's service station in the summertime pumping gas. I remember the gas wars,where it was 29 cents a gallon across the street and 30 cents a gallon at the opposite corner. I remember getting my hump busted by a customer that filled up with premium leaded gasoline at 44 cents a gallon."It's hyway robbery,it should be illegal." Then in 1973 my dad and I went to the L.A. area to pick up some tires for his station. We got caught in a gas line. Could only get 15 gallons maximum and watched two guys almost go to blows over a spot in the line.The country didn't learn then. In 1977 the oil embargo brought odd ,even license plate rationing. People with two cars who just happened to have one odd and one even plates were swithcing plates to gas up. We didn't learn then either. What's it going to take? 10.00 a gallon, 20.00 a gallon?
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