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    why are they so high. price drops gas goes up. think theres a little greed on this distributers part.what do you think
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    i was told that monday there was 20 cents per gallon difference between soo mich and makinaw

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    Thats not bad since 20 cents a gallon difference is 5 cents a litre difference. Its 33 cents a litre difference between the two Saults.

    Its strange when the oil barrel price goes down but the pump price goes up. Never happens the other way around for sure.

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    Weird... people going into a business to make money...
    People are weird...
    As soon as capitalism causes YOU problems, you want it to be socialized, but once socialization causes YOU problems, you want capitalism...
    Christ... pick one or the other....
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    Wait...asking why gas prices are high means someone favors socialism???

    Wha???

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    If Venezuela, which is a third world country, can offer gas prices of 4 cent/gallon why can the more industrialized countries not offer something similar?
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    Where's the best place to buy pizza? Why do people who can clearly work, sit on welfare?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dancingqueen View Post
    Weird... people going into a business to make money...
    People are weird...
    As soon as capitalism causes YOU problems, you want it to be socialized, but once socialization causes YOU problems, you want capitalism...
    Christ... pick one or the other....
    There's not much competion in gas sales, which means loose collusion, not capitalism. Long ago, I worked in the gas bar, and every morning the regional manager would call in to tell us the price for the day, but first he wanted everyone else's price. Funny how we all ended up at the same price. It wasn't this city, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RWGR View Post
    Wait...asking why gas prices are high means someone favors socialism???

    Wha???
    Never said that.
    you are jumping to conclusions, I'm dissapointed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dancingqueen View Post
    I'm dissapointed.
    So are your parents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Bulzonya View Post
    So are your parents.
    Ooops, did I hit a sore spot?

    Nope, my parents are quite proud of me, I wonder how yours would feel if they knew you where trying to bully someone over the internet and FAILED at it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans View Post
    If Venezuela, which is a third world country, can offer gas prices of 4 cent/gallon why can the more industrialized countries not offer something similar?
    Gas prices in Venezuela are by the litre, not the gallon. It's cheap but not THAT cheap.
    Gas prices in Venezuela are government subsidized, since the government owns all of the oil rather than private companies like we have here. The low gas prices are stagnating the economy and are detrimental to economic progress. Chavez never raised the price of gas because it was considered political suicide to do so. Now that he is dead, who knows what will happen next? My sister in law lives in Maracaibo, Venezuala with her husband & son. They may have access to cheap gas but believe me the price they pay for grocery staples (If they can even find them) and other necessities of life pretty much negates the gas savings!

    I bet if you took away the Canadian Gas taxes, our actual gas price is no different than the US gas price. Why is our gas more expensive than Sault Mich? CANADIAN/ONTARIO GAS TAXES!
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    the gas companies here are subsidized by the government to the tune of 1.5 billion a yr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tutones View Post
    Gas prices in Venezuela are by the litre, not the gallon. It's cheap but not THAT cheap.
    Gas prices in Venezuela are government subsidized, since the government owns all of the oil rather than private companies like we have here. The low gas prices are stagnating the economy and are detrimental to economic progress. Chavez never raised the price of gas because it was considered political suicide to do so. Now that he is dead, who knows what will happen next? My sister in law lives in Maracaibo, Venezuala with her husband & son. They may have access to cheap gas but believe me the price they pay for grocery staples (If they can even find them) and other necessities of life pretty much negates the gas savings!

    I bet if you took away the Canadian Gas taxes, our actual gas price is no different than the US gas price. Why is our gas more expensive than Sault Mich? CANADIAN/ONTARIO GAS TAXES!

    Yes, it is that cheap : http://money.cnn.com/2013/03/06/news...venezuela-gas/


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    The really interesting part is nobody seems to be interested in putting a pipeline between there and the nearest US location.
    Think about how many billions of profit a year you could get from transporting gasoline between Venezuela and the US.
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