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Old 05-23-2008, 12:43 PM   #1
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$10 Gas
Yesterday I posted a link about an alternate universe where gas is $10/gallon in the U.S. Of course, the Europeans were quick to point out that reality already exists over there . . .

From: Daniel
Date: Tue, May 20, 2008 at 4:23 AM
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To: briggsb@bbspot.com

The following link appeared in your "links archive" today: What If Gas Cost 10 Dollars a Gallon?

1 gallon = 3.785412 liters

Today (20th May 2008) in Belgium (Europe), 1 liter petrol costs 1.568 Euro

Today (20th May 2008) the exchange rate US$ / Euro is 0.644122383 Euro for each dollar.

3.785412 * 1.568 / 0.644122383 = 9.214903608 US$ per gallon (for 98 Octane fuel).

For diesel fuel the following applies:

price per liter : 1.421 Euro

Exchange rate US$ / Euro is 0.644122383 Euro for 1 dollar.

3.785412 * 1.421 / 0.644122383 = 8.351006395 US$ per gallon (for diesel)

So what exactly are the Americans crying about?

Of course, when you can walk across your entire country in fifteen minutes, gas prices aren't much of an issue.

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lmao at the last line


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yea they dont drive like we do here
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its called quantity breaks. we use more, thusly it costs less. the companies can sell it for a lower price per unit to whomever purchases more and still maintain the same profit margins as compared to whomever buys less at a higher price per unit.

I do the same in my job, and same with other materials suppliers worldwide. i can sell 200k SF of panel at say $3.50/Sf and come in at xx profit margin total, as compared to a smaller 5k Sf project that would need to sell at ~8.00/Sf to make the same margin.

this how its always been, US buys more thusly we get it cheaper. Now thats not the case, we still buy more, but the price is more expensive and nobody has a straight answer why, only speculation that its our own fault for pissing off our suppliers, in which i respond "if they want to shoot themselves in the foot by killing their largest customer then let them"

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Old 05-28-2008, 10:58 PM   #6
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absolutely, tom say I have thousands of desirable product item, we'll say "cards" you need them really badly and I can sell them to you for a fair market price.... but if my card price gets out of hand guess what? I still need to sell my items just as bad as you need to buy them and now your not buying them... your getting them somewhere else, maybe even paying more for them than you would be me, but your not using me as principle. don't piss off your biggest customer.

I cannot understand for the life of me why we don't improve output with the companies that we own in the state (one or two supply its own oil from the gulf and import) and go ahead and drill in ANWR, what I find funny is that moment washington decided that we would continue to not drill in the states the opec increased 9$ a barrel overnight and were going to sue an organization thats not in the states? what are we the united nations?

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I think the one of the main problem is nobody wants a refineray in thier backyard When California had the rolling blackouts because the power grid was overstressed- people blamed enviromentalist for the lack of refineray being built. But it turned out that everytime a refineray was purposed the people in the local vicnity protested and did not want one near them


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