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Do you use Gas Buddy?
I'll check it to find lowest area prices and can often see when the next increase will hit full force. It will also give you the latest on crude prices. Those have gone up quite a bit lately. It was at about 82 bucks a barrel sometime last month and shows at $97 today. That's quite an increase so it's not just a change in blends but a hefty increase in the raw material. There seems to be a ratcheting effect where the stations will all raise prices suddenly and then they'll decrease a bit until the next increase. If you're astute enough, you can catch the low points and avoid the higher ones.
true, but not quite as applical when you live in rural area
Now it isn't far to different stations, but the only real difference in less than 20 miles is one or two are a lot higher. The rest are within a couple of cents of each other.
And the problem with distance is saving enough to pay for the trip. Even at 30 mpg, a 45 mile round trip takes over a gallon, so your tank has to be large enough so that 10 cent a gallon savings adds up to over $7 dollars. So you need a vehicle that has a 70 gallon tank that gets 30 mpg. I'd be interested in learning of such a vehicle.
Price in crude jumped suddenly 2 weeks ago
It's just now making it to the pumps. The Algerian situation is what caused it to jump. It's not come back down since then. Seems a Canadian might have been behind the Algerian hostage taking too.
"Hostages who made it
out of the facility later told reporters that one of the hostage takers
had fair hair and skin and spoke perfect English with what was described
as a Canadian or British accent.
Since then, despite
the forceful demands of Foreign Minister John Baird and other Canadian
officials, Algierian officials have failed to provide any further
information that would help Ottawa verify the identities of the
suspected Canadians, such as identification papers or physical evidence
such as DNA or fingerprints."
as I recall a bit of news, it was possibly a naturalized
Inconvenient details, Roger. We're in the Denison Zone !!!
The paper didn't say
I looked around at some others and like the usual avoidance of mentioning anything that might offend PC feelings, neither did they say he was naturalized. In fact it seems they were trying to imply perhaps he wasn't by saying he had "fair hair". One mentioned he might be Chechen, so maybe a Chechen who became Canadian, or maybe someone confused the terms. Maybe "Chechen" and "Canadian" sound too similar to foreign ears? Anyway, it was an interesting twist to the situation I'd not expected.
James' new Crusade. Certainly it was rumoured, but I have
not seen sufficient confirmatory evidence, and I've been looking. He had a Muslim name and looked like a Muslim judging from the photo. Sadly, a Canadian passport tends not to excite suspicion and so it is often forged and used by bad guys.
Or do you think Canadians are trying to drive up the cost of gasoline?? American Corporations have a long standing record of such market manipulation and collusion on that issue, and Canada has none.
And how exactly does an attack on a natural gas facility in Algeria force up the cost of Petrol in the US at the Pump?
Are you capable of making a logical argument, or do you just flail around in a kiddie pool of words, and post the slop-over.
I think an apology is in order. Not to JP, or any Canadian, or to me. You owe an apology to the others at SE who are forced to read your irrational, illogical rants based only on half remembered rumours and a surfeit of bile and paranoia..
I'd think that if an apology was required
by all members for every transgression against forum policy or even human decency and respect, there would be little else to read but "I'm sorry" posts.
making things up again are you?
I never said anyone, Canadian or otherwise attacked the facility in order to drive up crude oil prices. That's just what happens when there's conflict in certain areas of the Middle East. Seems you could have realized that by now. That should cover most of your misdirected questions.
Hopefully Reuters isn't too offensive a news service to you.
"NEW YORK, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Oil prices rose on Wednesday
after an Algerian gas field came under attack from Islamist
militants and as data showed crude stocks fell in the United
States last week. The possibility of supply disruptions in Africa and the
Middle East remain a supportive factor for oil after Al
Qaeda-linked Islamists on Wednesday claimed to have seized up to
41 hostages, including seven Americans, in a raid on a gas field
plant in OPEC-member Algeria."
UPSTREAM, international oil and gas news source
"Oil prices rose on Wednesday after an Algerian gas field came under
attack from Islamist militants and as data showed crude stocks fell in
the US last week.
" I like the picture too.
just 5 days later.
"U.S. crude futures
may test $100 a barrel this week - possibly breaching triple digits -
after an attack against a gas facility in OPEC member Algeria on
Wednesday escalated into an international hostage crisis, leading to
renewed fears that supply may be disrupted in other politically-unstable
parts of North and West Africa."
"Are you capable of making a logical argument, or do you just flail around in a kiddie pool of words, and post the slop-over.
Now, go wipe some embarrassment off and remember to research and study next time before posting inaccuracies.
"I think an apology is in order. Not to JP, or any Canadian, or to me.
You owe an apology to the others at SE who are forced to read your
irrational, illogical rants based only on half remembered rumours and a
surfeit of bile and paranoia.."
Pick out the log in your own eye before obsessing over some perceived speck in another's? SE awaits your apology; or maybe not, knowing you already.