Wednesday, May 23, 2007

"Have f*$#@ng Great Summer" - Big Oil

  1. Gas prices reach record levels during the same period the oil companies report record profits. Hmmm....?
  2. The oil lobbyist are campaigning against a bill to make gasoline price gouging a federal crime. Why would that be an issue for them if they are not price gouging?
  3. The oil companies partly blame their annual 'maintenance' period for price increases. Shouldn't they be paying for maintenance and upgrades with their 'record' profits instead of having consumers foot the bill?
  4. In the run-up to the 2006 election, gasoline prices dropped an unprecedented 82 cents over a four-week period. Perhaps to soften the public's disdain for incumbent "oil industry bedmate" Republicans?
  5. The oil companies also like to 'spin' consumers into blaming environmentalist for limiting where they can drill. Though, for them it's not a big problem since a limited supply apparently results in record profits. See point #1 above.
  6. In the early 1960's JFK vowed to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade, and American ingenuity made it happen. Why then, 34 years after the first gas crisis is gasoline still the only viable and widely used fuel for automobiles? Scientist have created cars and engines that run on hybrid fuels, electricity, even hydrogen.

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