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trop-a-cal

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The moves in fuel cost is early this year, but why? Many thought that we were assured of government watching specultors bet the prices move either up or down to gain fast money. Then when you least expected it to go up, as it did over 50 cents US,BAM here we are at Historical highs, dropping values of RV's and dampening our wonderlust. So, how does one conclude it's nothing new,and just pay the cost and move on? Or, can we do anything to drop the prices? Let's remember the price is calculated by consumption, and that's where we can make a major move. What if we never filled up, but stopped at a half or three quarter full tank. That is not what we usualy do, and the consumption,then would drop to 50 to 75 % of what it is now causing a backup in the supply chain, a spike in inventory, and a DROP in speculation, and PRICE at the pump, plus more MPG in every vehicle on the road. COULD THIS BE DONE? DO WE HAVE THE POWER OR NOT? Well maybe not on a long trip, but day to day when we drive past fuel stations,it would be easy, as that's where most of the consumption occurs anyway. IS THIS A HALF --- IDEA OR....

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It sounds to me like the old 'Don't buy gas on Tuesday' if no one buys gas on Tuesday the oil companies will be flooded with gas and forced to drop the prices.
You would just buy gas the next day....
I don't see how buying half a tank would really do anything, you'd just stop more often. JMO.
But, it's a good thought.

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That idea would work great... If we also only drove half as many miles. Otherwise, it does nothing for supply and demand. We'll still use the same amount of fuel, and have to stop twice as often to buy it, likely costing us a bit more in lost mileage.


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I never realized that the 5 gallons of gasoline and 5 gallons of diesel that I keep in my barn was driving up the cost of fuel. OMG no wonder propane costs so much, I have 500 gallons of it sitting around. Maybe I should start heating my home with those barbeque tanks.

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Posted: 02/25/13 07:42am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

trop-a-cal wrote:

...IS THIS A HALF --- IDEA ...
Yes, it is.


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Nothing has changed in the last 5 years to make oil cheaper in the long run; why would you expect gas prices to go down? Keep on doing what you've always done and expecting a different outcome - sounds like the definition of insanity to me.

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trop-a-cal wrote:

...Let's remember the price is calculated by consumption, and that's where we can make a major move. What if we never filled up, but stopped at a half or three quarter full tank...


Nonsense. That wouldn't be changing the amount of fuel sold. You would just buy twice as often.


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I say its historic inflation. The government is out of control with its spending.


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