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As gas prices go up lets place the blame where it belongs.

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by FIMCO-MEISTER, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    And all this propaganda has what to do with irrigation?
  2. Dripit good

    Dripit good LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,081

    Poor Du.

    Lot of funds are drying up.

    How does one explain a 20 cent per gallon hike overnight at the pumps without re-stocking, and when crude goes down?

    We're all getting screwed (except the investors) and all we hear is mumbo jumbo.

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    Pretty weak to whine about what gas prices have to do with irrigation but no whining on music or bbq threads.

    Every business that uses vehicles as I suspect most in this business do buys gas.
  4. Marin Lawn Care

    Marin Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    Interesting read on this topic.

    Lewis used GasBuddy.com to further test his theory in 2008. Consumers can use GasBuddy.com to search for the lowest gas price in their area. Lewis observed that as gas prices raised traffic to the website increased. As gas prices dropped later on in 2008 so did the traffic to GasBuddy.com showing that consumers stopped shopping around for the best deal on gas. With consumers not shopping around for cheap gas, gas stations can level off their prices and gradually decrease the price of gas rather than having to have their gas prices plummet in order to keep up with competition from other stations.

    Source: Gas 2.0 (http://s.tt/12zx0)
  6. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    don't forget that everything we use in this industry in derived from petroleum. Nevermind the fuel used to get get everything to us
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  7. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,334

    I see corporate America has found another mindless mouth piece. Bent over for your new master now. :laugh:

  8. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    A little touchy today, are we? :rolleyes:

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    I like those corporate America dividend checks for sure. I can depend on corporate America to provide for my retirement security. But hey if you don't like buying from corporate America sell all your stuff and go live in a tent.

    Failed subsidized alternative energy vs a profitable oil company.I'll invest in the oil company thank you very much.
  10. FLAhaulboy

    FLAhaulboy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    After what happened in Alaska, Exxon is on my life time BAN LIST!


    Exxon Valdez oil spill:

    "Exxon was widely criticized for its slow response to cleaning up the disaster. John Devens, the Mayor of Valdez, has said his community felt betrayed by Exxon's inadequate response to the crisis."

    "In 2009, Exxon still uses more single-hull tankers than the rest of the largest ten oil companies combined, including the Valdez's sister ship, the SeaRiver Long Beach."

    Exxon's Brooklyn oil spill:

    "New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced on July 17, 2007 that he had filed suit against the Exxon Mobil Corporation and ExxonMobil Refining and Supply Company to force cleanup of the oil spill at Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and to restore Newtown Creek."

    "the spill consists of approximately 17 to 30 million gallons of petroleum products from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century."

    Sakhalin-I in the Russian Far East:

    "Scientists and environmental groups voice concern that the Sakhalin-I oil and gas project in the Russian Far East, operated by an ExxonMobil subsidiary, Exxon Neftegas Limited (ENL),[42][43] threatens the critically endangered western gray whale population."

    Funding of global warming skeptics:

    "ExxonMobil has been accused of paying to fuel skepticism of anthropogenic global warming."


    Human rights:

    " The suit alleges that the ExxonMobil knowingly assisted human rights violations, including TORTURE, MURDER and RAPE, by employing and providing material support to Indonesian military forces, who committed the alleged offenses during civil unrest in Aceh."

    Is that enough to distrust ExxonMobil, if not let me know...I have plenty of more spit to spew!

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