Thursday, March 03, 2011

Gas goes over $4 a gallon in Eureka. Because of Egypt and Libya? MY BUTTOCKS!

Help me understand this. Our largest supplier of oil is Canada, by a long shot. Between Canada, Mexico and Venezuela we receive over 40% of all our imported oil. We buy very little oil from Egypt (Ranked 31st of Suppliers to US) and Libya (Ranked 20th of Suppliers to US). Less than 1% of our total! So if we took both off the list all together, shouldn't we just have a 1% increase in gas prices instead of 10%? Are they just used as an excuse for these inflated gas prices? Even as screwed up as Iraq is, they supply 5% of our oil supply. Someone please explain coherently.

8 comments:

Ernie Branscomb said...

Sure Richard, I'll explain. You are getting screwed, and you can't do a thing about it. The north coast has the highest gas prices anywhere in the states.

Jim said...

...A better question might be...Why does gas that a gas station already have in it's tanks go up in price when there is a speculated shortage for some point in the furure?

Anonymous said...

I blame Renner

They're up to no good

Joel Mielke said...

Renner? For god's sake, why would you blame a retailer?

Anonymous said...

government = large corporations = greed. They want our money.

Anonymous said...

The Truth Doctor says, that has been exactly my thoughts ever since the prices went up at the pumps . You took the words right from my mouth . Now if the whole middle east explodes....that's a different
story .

Tra- Ba said...

Speaking of prices going up it costs about $15 for a joint of some good bud nowadays . I'm taking even at the clinics since i am a medical Cannabis user that's the only place i buy my stash .It's gotten to the point where I'm no longer buying it because it's way to HIGH
( " get it ? ", no pun intended . )

Anonymous said...

Ta-Bra, you are wrong. I know so many people growing weed that thay can hardly give it away.