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Old 04-30-2011, 09:05 AM
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Default Highway robbery

The next time you're gritting your teeth as you fill your tank with $4 gas, here's something to consider: Your pain is their gain.

The last of the Big Five oil companies announced first-quarter earnings Friday, so the totals are in. Between the five of them, ExxonMobil, BP, Shell, Chevron, and ConocoPhillips made $34 billion in profits in the first three months of 2011 -- up 42 percent from a year ago.

That's about $110 for every man, woman, and child in the United States -- in just three months.

Exxon alone cleared a cool $10.7 billion profit from January through March, up 69 percent from 2010. That's $82,175 a minute.

Why the staggering increase in earnings? Precisely because you're paying $4 a gallon for gas.

Gas prices shoot up when oil prices shoot up, and when oil prices shoot up for reasons that have nothing to do with how much it costs to bring it out of the ground, it's a windfall for the folks who produce it.
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:15 AM
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$4.00 a gallon? WHERE????
I just paid $4.29 to those cutthroats !
Guess those folks producing the oil can
Thank ME for their raise again!
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:17 AM
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yeah im at like 4.30ish a gallon too over here
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:22 AM
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Between the high gas prices and FasTrak ,
I have no money left to go shopping for Ranger Goodies!
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:23 AM
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$3.589 here.
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:28 AM
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jimmeh can you just fedex me gas!? i think it would save me money...
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:29 AM
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jimmeh can you just fedex me gas!? i think it would save me money...
I nede haz adrez
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:32 AM
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or i can just invest in a reeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaally long hose, and you can just hook it to the pump and fill my truck up from there.
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Old 04-30-2011, 12:26 PM
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$3.99 by me
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Old 04-30-2011, 12:28 PM
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$4.59 for 93 octane here, i think 87 octane was around $4.20
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Old 04-30-2011, 12:38 PM
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Sheww yall are getting screwed. Gas is a cool 3.15 a gallon where i live. XD
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Old 04-30-2011, 12:48 PM
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My lowest is $3.71 and my highest is $3.89
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Old 04-30-2011, 12:57 PM
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It's 3.99 here 4.09 in some places
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Old 04-30-2011, 01:03 PM
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saw 5.03 today. I lold so hard, then i realized im getting fucked.
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Old 04-30-2011, 02:31 PM
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It's 3.99 here 4.09 in some places
good to see gas is low in KY. I will be in Paducah next week
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