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Not sure where everyone is but I just filled up my boat and SUV @ $2.95/gal. here in Dallas. They were changing the prices as I was filling up. This is crazy!! What's the deal?? No hurricanes, no rig blowouts, no refineries shut down, no debt deal yet, WHY??? Just had to get this out of my system, cause I had a blow out when I saw it. I feel for you folks that make your living on the water.
 

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they will tell you its changing formulas, blends, whatever. You want to know the real reason, wait a week or two and look at the refined petroleum export numbers. Most people don't know that for the last few years, the US has been a huge exporter of refined products to other countries. All the media and government BS about being energy independent, produce more oil and prices will go down, blah blah blah. As long as the giants can hold prices in the US up by exporting more overseas they will. You could reduce prices here at home if they had to sell it all at home, but no way that will ever happen. We produce and sell to whomever will make us the most $$
 

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they will tell you its changing formulas, blends, whatever. You want to know the real reason, wait a week or two and look at the refined petroleum export numbers. Most people don't know that for the last few years, the US has been a huge exporter of refined products to other countries. All the media and government BS about being energy independent, produce more oil and prices will go down, blah blah blah. As long as the giants can hold prices in the US up by exporting more overseas they will. You could reduce prices here at home if they had to sell it all at home, but no way that will ever happen. We produce and sell to whomever will make us the most $$
It's a world commodity. If they can get more for it overseas compared to selling it locally, they will do so. It's called capitalism. Sucks when it works against us though. Unless you want to nationalize the US oil industry like what other "socialist" type countries do? Then you can start dictating where the oil goes etc... Capitalism does not know patriotism in a world economy.
 

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Wait a minute!! Socialism / Capitalism. What is it when you force (penalize) people to get health insurance...oh and by the way...increase the premiums of those of us that have health insurance. Oh, my bad, we were talking about gas!!
 

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Same here in Missouri. Has been around $3.30 - $350 for months. Then last week low dipped to $2.95. Today. $3.10. Manager of local git n rip said that distributors were changing over to winter blends and had to get rid of all stock. Can expect to see it back to high $3 by holidays. Regardless of the prices, I'm hitting the road anyway come Nov. 1:thumbsup:
 
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