- Jan 3, 2003
- moutain country
iam very sorry about your wife sprintman i can sympathize with you as our son had 2..
quote:don't forget folks, the poms, ozzies, kiwis etc get a BIGGER gallon than you do. and it ain't for free ...
Originally posted by dwendt44: European countries pay more for gas because of the high fuel taxes over there. Shell gasoline in one of the better ones out there; well I don't use it regularly, when I do, I get slightly higher mileage from the Shell. Even so, a case can be made that gas here is over-priced as it is. It's high because we are willing to pay it, and because of speculation. If a terrorist in Iraq belches, they bump the price a couple of ¢¢¢.
quote:If you use it right, you're absolutely correct. Since we drive a combined 4500 miles a month or so, it would save us some bucks if I could convince my wife... Problem is, many (most?) people aren't disciplined enough to pay off their card every month, so they end up paying more interest than they save on gas with rebates and such.
Originally posted by surfstar: I can't switch from Shell when they give me 5% off my gas purchases from Shell each month. That's 16.5 cents off each gallon at $3.30/gal - if a station was selling gas for 3.135 compared to 3.30 everywhere else they'd be lined up for miles. Even if Shell is 3 cents more, I'm way ahead.
quote:The big oil companies have for decades agreed among themselves on what the price of gas will be in this country. There is no competition. That's why the price at the pump is the same or almost the same no matter whose gas you buy and has been as far back as I can remember, which is quite far back. And that's why when gas goes up or down in price it goes up or down the same or almost the same amount for all the companies.
Originally posted by Raven18940: Don't care, my car loves Shell v-power and I'll continue to use it. Besides, they won't raise their rates unless they can get the other big oil companies to go along with them.
quote:Urban legend. Not true.
Originally posted by Gary Allan: There's a reason why 1 mile in every 5 is straight on a Federal highway.
quote:Ooooo -- like I'm really scared. There's always Cheerios, and like Clyde said, Rice Chex. But then there's the matter of all our other foods made from corn syrup!
Originally posted by Clyde65: ...Shell exec... saying that corn based ethanol will cause the cost of Corn Flakes to rise...
quote:This is the kind of lying nonsense that makes me wonder why anyone believes anything that the oil companies say. In addition to which, ethanol can be made from anything that has sugar content or that contains something that can be turned into sugar. It can be made from sugar cane, sugar beets, wild grasses, lawn grass, wheat, wood pulp from lumber mills, and other things.
Originally posted by Clyde65: I listened to the Shell exec Sunday morning on Meet The Press with Tim Russert. I recall the the guy saying that corn based ethanol will cause the cost of Corn Flakes to rise. I'm thinking, it's a good thing I like Rice Chex.