Lets do somthing about gas prices

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by caz1, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. caz1

    caz1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    PMLAWN from what i here from the shipper is that the price fuel keeps going up but the fuel charge stays the same..

    Ok from what i see from the replies i may be wrong i though it was a good idea well do i at least get an A for effort well lets just try to stay home and spend time with the family may be do something special with the kids if you have them maybe even go to church if you havan't in a long time thanks for showing me all the other points of view good luck in the coming season and gods peace
  2. GrassBustersLawn

    GrassBustersLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 981

    BUGSPIT said "have been sucking on some liberal tit."

    WOW, I'm surprised that didn't get edited by the MODERATORS! The way they've been cracking down on the 2005 CALENDAR PHOTOS, I thought they'd be moving over to all the other forums. By the way, don't bother going to the Calendar Forum anymore, the only thing they can post now are girls that look like they were living in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule.

  3. spoolinaround

    spoolinaround LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 331

    go TROLL somewhere else
  4. crawdad

    crawdad LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,938

    OK, we all fill up on the same day, supply goes down, and price goes up. This sounds like one of those foolish email things...I'm not even gonna read this whole thread...
  5. EC-Rider

    EC-Rider LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    …Than to those oil companies. We cut down on GVW (gross vehicle weight) to get better gas mileage on automobiles by using more plastics, which are made by…you guess it! Oil derivatives… a classic catch 22 if there ever was one! LOL! :angry:

    In Germany they’re paying $4.50 a gal. England I’m told $5.00 a gal…it appears we may have a way to go. :realmad:
    The only thing that keeps us lower is that we have more buying power and thus command a better price. :p

    Every time they go up, we use less, and they make less profits…but! (Darn those buts! LOL!) Eventually we’ll lose out, until it is more worthwhile to buy or sell more hybrid engines. :waving:
    Moreover, those if I may add, have been around since the invention of the modern diesel locomotive, which uses the diesel engine to run an electric generator that in turn powers the wheels.

    Oh yeah…and most of those are made by no less then… GM! Go figure! :dizzy:

    Bottom line? We’re oil addicts…until we find a cheaper fix! LOL! payup

    It’s all good! Enjoy! Peace! :angel:


    EC-Rider :waving::
  6. EC-Rider

    EC-Rider LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    I have a vision! :angel:

    A small indestructible Redmax two cycle engine that runs an electric generator on a ZTR mower! :blob3:

    It would save gas! LOL! :rolleyes:

    Can we? payup

    It’s all good! Enjoy! Peace! :angel:


    EC-Rider :waving::
  7. SproulsLawnCare

    SproulsLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    from IN
    Messages: 365

    From what I have heard from a friend who has friends in the right places, the cost to drill an oil well and pump the oil into a barrel at this time is around $7-$8 per barrel. Why then is it costing $55 per barrel by the time it gets to the refineries?

    Maybe the best way we could get the price of oil to come down would be to give our local representatives a call and let them know that we will be voting come next election! Maybe if they realize they will have to get a real job if they don't act, the price of gas will go down!!
  8. Remsen1

    Remsen1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    It's a kind of silly idea. I don't think that not buying gas for one day would make a big difference, nor would staying home on the weekend. It would be impossible to get everybody to abstain from buying gas on one day. Secondly, that would just mean more people buying gas the day before, or the day after or in the next day or two following the protest. Thirdly 90% of Americans don't buy gasoline every single day. I would guess that at least 50% of americans only buy gas once or twice per week. If these same Americans didn't buy gas on tuesday, but instead waited until wednesday, what difference would it make? None.
  9. Remsen1

    Remsen1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    I think another piece of the problem is that the price is not only based on supply and demand, it is also based on pure speculation. Meaning if the people setting the prices think that the price of crude oil is going to go up they raise the prices, if the price doesn't go up they lower the prices back down (maybe), but they don't lower the price back to where it was before the panic. I think the same thing happens with the price of crude, if they predict (right or wrong) a possible shortage or increased demand, they raise the price of crude. And you know what? We're powerless to stop it. They know this. That is why they can control the price in anyway that means their bottom line never goes down. Their bottom line goes up, no matter what happens. They can increase profit due to a shortage, a surplus, a war in Suadi Arabia, I bet they can even profit from an oil spill.

    I agree that the oil from Alaska could help us, but I bet that it will only line the wallets of those who are rich enough to profit from it unless the government were to take control of the oil there.
  10. kwelch

    kwelch LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    What kills me is when I see 2 different gas stations....side by side or across from each other. One will have gas at say 2.10 and the other for 2.34. You would think everyone would be at the gas station that has it for 2.10 and the other gas station that has it for 2.34 would be empty. Well it's not the case....ever. They both are still busy as hell. I think this is one thing that needs to change. If everyone would get gas at the 2.10 station and leave the 2.34 station empty I think gas prices would come down to the lowest offering in that area. What do you guys think?

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