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To: jeremiah
"We have been fleeced, and no one coming on here will convince me that the oil companies did not plan to drive prices high, using the WOT as cover."

If the oil companies actually had control of oil prices, you would see stable prices and the obligatory ~4% price increase at the beginning of the year like most other industries do.

Do not try to tell me they had control when plummeted to $10 per barrel some years ago. A lot of small companies from drillers, oil service companies, and refiners went tango union as a result.
20 posted on 11/30/2004 8:00:15 AM PST by Clay Moore
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To: Clay Moore

When the price dropped to around $10 a barrel, the big boys just consolidated power. It is the same with the EPA regulations. They complain about them, while silently cheering. It chased out nearly all of the independent stations, as they could not afford to replace the tanks in the ground yet again.


26 posted on 11/30/2004 8:18:28 AM PST by jeremiah (Sunshine scares all of them, for they are all cockaroaches)
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