So big oil *really* makes a point - Fuelly Forums

Android Users - Coming Soon! - Migrating from aCar 4.8 to 5.0

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-17-2007, 04:27 PM   #1
...
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 425
Country: United States
So big oil *really* makes a point

Want ethanol ? Fine "We" won't bring more refineries online ...and we'll still make more money ! I guess they really *do* have us by the b***'s
__________________

MnFocus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2007, 05:40 PM   #2
Registered Member
 
billynjoanna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 23
Country: United States
They will always have us by the b***'s.
__________________

__________________
He who lives the longest WINS!
billynjoanna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2007, 05:51 PM   #3
...
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 425
Country: United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by theclencher View Post
it is clear that's the way the industry wants it, and they are restricting capacity on purpose. They have no incentive to do otherwise; we've proven more than willing and able to pay $3-$4-more? for gas.
Eggzactly ! and it stinks too ! Guess that lil ol monopoly should be busted up - after all Ma Bell got it ...Microsoft is a target why not big oil ? Oh yeah ...No way to bust em up if we can't get there ...bastages .....*fuming*
MnFocus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2007, 05:56 PM   #4
Driving on E
 
Matt Timion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 3,110
Country: United States
perhaps the only way to fix the monopoly situation is to let it get out of hand first. Seems to be the way things work here in America. There is no foresight, only hindsight.
Matt Timion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2007, 06:01 PM   #5
...
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 425
Country: United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt Timion View Post
There is no foresight, only hindsight.
as the saying goes "If you are not the lead dog , the view never changes ."
MnFocus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2007, 07:28 PM   #6
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,138
Country: United States
Well, if building a refinery was such a great idea, wouldn't some group of bankers or wall street guys do it? Maybe, just MAYBE, it really ISN'T a great investment to build a refinery... Especially when it looks like the government is about to change the rules on you again.

Do refiners make a ton of money? Sure. But compare their profits vs revenue to just about anyone else. The margins aren't that great. If oil companies could buy Starbucks franchises, that would be a better investment than building refineries.
__________________
Bill in Houston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2007, 07:52 PM   #7
Registered Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 23
Country: United States
Ethanol is a red herring.

The only difference between last year and this, is the elections.

Inhofe et al. won't be able to push through relaxing regulations.

The article does correctly address refining capacity rather than "building refineries." There won't be new refineries in any case as long as it is much cheaper and there are much lower environmental hurdles to clear to just expand existing plants.
savoF3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2007, 08:08 PM   #8
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 155
Country: United States
****ing oil monopolies.

I think I'm going to go work on some car mods now just to spite them.
__________________

atomicradish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2007, 09:40 PM   #9
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 358
Country: United States
Good. Let the situation get worse, and maybe people will stop driving their SUVs and pickup trucks.
repete86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2007, 05:03 AM   #10
Tuggin at the surly bonds
 
Silveredwings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 839
Country: United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by repete86 View Post
Good. Let the situation get worse, and maybe people will stop driving their SUVs and pickup trucks.
Yep, just like any addiction. It has to hurt them bad enough first.
__________________

__________________
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. - Albert Einstein
Silveredwings is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Where's the Jeep Wrangler forum? Revolution Fuelly Web Support and Community News 2 04-16-2012 10:40 AM
Help! AlfieGT Fuelly Web Support and Community News 1 05-23-2011 12:35 AM
A RAV4 to go with the Prius? krousdb General Discussion (Off-Topic) 31 12-30-2006 05:32 AM
Hi to everyone hawkgt647 Introduce Yourself - New member Welcome 21 04-09-2006 09:11 AM
"active" aero grille slats on 06 civic concept MetroMPG General Fuel Topics 21 01-03-2006 01:02 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.