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To: tobyhill
I've heard all these reasons over the past two weeks, why gas prices have suddenly skyrocketed.

Pick the one you like.

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Iran is going to take over the world.

The refineries need maintenance

The speculators are doing it

We're running out of oil

We have plenty

Americans are driving less, so we need to raise prices

The Chinese have millions of mopeds to fuel

There is a leak in a pipe in Moose Jaw Alaska

A rodent chewed through a line at the main pump station in Texas.

Demand is down but we are producing more however, our refineries have been and are being shut down

Prices will go to 6.75, but 3 days before the election, Obama will lower prices to 1.40 to ensure reelection

A school of endangered blowfish have been sucked into a pipe, and it takes time to get them out.

Iran has nukes

Unstable markets worldwide.

A big refinery fire

A small refinery fire

A refinery fire could possibly happen

New gas additives are being developed to make Americans even more stupid

They forgot to build a pipe

They don’t like pipes

Rich liberals want the price even higher.

Obama hates the oil industry

The oil industry hates Obama and are hoping this kills his reelection

Liberals want everyone ridding donkeys and bicycles to work as a sacrifice for the planet

We moved more armaments to the gulf because Iran is taking over the world

Wild money printing and massive deficits

Americans love high gas prices

Refinery margins are tight…They hardly make any money at all.

The masses have no idea how free market works.

It is being exported because we are making more than we use.

Demand has fallen

We need refinery upgrades and expansion

We are making more than we use so we have to sell it to the Chinese, (They have 1 billion mopeds to fuel , and need to go to work so they can send us more Communist products .

We have plenty of oil, so much so, we need to sell it abroad to keep prices low.

We have plenty of oil, so much so, we need to sell it abroad to keep prices high.

Barry did this to seriously pissed off the oil companies and seriously limited their profit and boy are they PO’d.

7 posted on 02/26/2012 4:58:51 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

You left out “a camel farted in Saudi Arabia”.


17 posted on 02/26/2012 7:21:23 PM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: dragnet2; All

The explanations that I have heard from various sources that seem most likely to be true are: the oil companies have shut down about 5% of refineries; the oil companies are exporting about 2% of the oil refined here; when the XL pipeline is connected to Houston, most of that production will be exported, not used here to lower prices. If Obama follows the advice I have seen here at FR and either bombs or encourages Israel to bomb Iran, oil prices will probably go through the roof. Some are saying that the current increase is already because Iran has threatened or already cut shipments to Europe. Then see what our current storage supply is Googke “Cushing, Oklahoma”.


19 posted on 02/26/2012 10:52:23 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: dragnet2; All

The explanations that I have heard from various sources that seem most likely to be true are: the oil companies have shut down about 5% of refineries; the oil companies are exporting about 2% of the oil refined here; when the XL pipeline is connected to Houston, most of that production will be exported, not used here to lower prices. If Obama follows the advice I have seen here at FR and either bombs or encourages Israel to bomb Iran, oil prices will probably go through the roof. Some are saying that the current increase is already because Iran has threatened or already cut shipments to Europe. Then see what our current storage supply is Googke “Cushing, Oklahoma”.


20 posted on 02/26/2012 10:52:23 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: dragnet2

Nice list!


21 posted on 02/27/2012 5:53:38 AM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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