It's way over that here. The cheapest place within 20 miles is $4.15 for reg. Most places are around $4.25. Diesel is $5.25.truckerzero wrote:since most of us(not all)have to drive our evil ice lets post our local prices for the cheapest grade as of today it was 3.88 a gallon(about 4 liters) next jump will probably put it over 4 bucks a gallon highway robbery(pun intended)
In the US, CNG jumped a couple of years ago. It was a big dissapointment to the Honda CNG owners.HAL9000v2.0 wrote:In Croatia diesel got up 2% last week. But LPG, metane and propane have same price last 12 years and it want go up soon. Some 25% cars have dual fuel system and few cars run on metane. (Some Fiat Multipla comes standard with metane equipment)
Last I heard, all the big oil companies are publicly traded, so all anyone has to do to participate in their profits is buy some stock.paultrafalgar wrote: We need a windfall tax on the oil companies which is applied to wind farm or LiFePO4 subsidy
I'm not sure that's entirely valid:Dr. Shock wrote: Last I heard, all the big oil companies are publicly traded, so all anyone has to do to participate in their profits is buy some stock.
Only if they sell.Dr. Shock wrote:Shell's stock price is up almost 40% from 2 years ago ($66 to $83), Chevron's almost 80% ($61 to $99). S&P 500 is up about 20% over the same period. While I'm not saying upper management isn't wildly overcompensated, shareholders are clearly participating in the profits these companies are making.
TylerDun, people sell everyday. If they didn't, the prices would be even higher. Check the trading volume on any oil stock. People are constantly taking profits everyday. The shallowness of this statement reminds me of a story about the Roman leader Nero. When he started demanding they increase the taxes on the wealthy citizens to support his ridiculus projects, one of his advisors recomended they tax the estates of people when they die. The rational was that since they were dead, they couldn't rise up a revolution. (like his wealthy aristocrats were currently planning). Nero's response was "I don't have time to wait for people to die, I need my money NOW!" Silly little Nero never stopped think that his kingdom was filled with people that died each day. Not everyone is "your age" or has your financial situation. Don't worry TylerDun, it's a common mistake to misjudge the world by assuming everyone is just like you. Eventually you'll grow out of that.Only if they sell.
Uh... your point was what, again?mcstar wrote:TylerDun, people sell everyday. If they didn't, the prices would be even higher. Check the trading volume on any oil stock. People are constantly taking profits everyday.Only if they sell.
I might use smaller words, Doc. Just a suggestion...docnjoj wrote:Perhaps just elucidation (from your point of view, of course) might be more productive.
By contrast, FirstSolar is up from 67.22 to 317.00 in the past year.Dr. Shock wrote:Rather than protest that the oil companies are making too much money, why not just buy some of their stock? I suspect having a piece of the pie would change one's attitude about it. I certainly hope my pension administrator's got some oil stocks in the mix.