(1)So do you guys think the gas price will hit $5.00 this summer?
(2)What would you do about it if you were the president?
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Mar 17, 2012, 05:10 PM #1
2. Nothing. Gas/oil prices are determined by global markets. It is a finite commodity that is becoming more scarce and harder to pull out of the ground. Demand from developing nations is outpacing supply and driving the prices up. Nothing a president can do would reverse that. Ask them, it's all a political ploy. IMO the only way to get lower energy costs is to seriously start developing renewable sources and gradually ween ourselves off of oil dependency.
Mar 17, 2012, 06:17 PM #3
prices are already nearing $5 in places like hawaii & california. the idea that the president has any kind of control over the price of free-market commodities is ridiculous. the only thing the president can do is encourage people to buy/drive more fuel efficient vehicles &/or use public transportation more. i'm reasonably certain that i'll live to see $10/gal. or higher.
Mar 17, 2012, 06:57 PM #4
i would give every mofo who buys a hybrid a huge tax break
2. Invade a country that has oil (Iran, Venezuela, Canada...)
Yes most likely.
President has no control on that. US has to work with other countries where there is enormous amounts of oil like venezuela. The gas there is very cheap. Or progress faster and rely on something else. The brains and technology is out there. Just has to all be put together. And oil companies have to stop paying off people when an idea comes up that could work and help people's pockets like ours.
Mar 17, 2012, 08:20 PM #7Senior Member
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alleviate the problem by drilling and refining here and really exploring our fossil fuel resources (which btw the numbers thrown out like 2% are complete bs)/dont dismiss pipeline deal (which china got in a global competing market and will burn), reducing dependancy on pathetic foreign countries/markets, and in turn getting some jobs domestically through these efforts.
Mar 17, 2012, 08:30 PM #8
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I fixed the problem myself. I bought a new honda fit sport. I can sleep in the back. Fit up to a 7'9" board inside (when seats are in long mode). And still get 38 mpg.
Mar 17, 2012, 10:05 PM #10Member
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1- I doubt it- Supply & demand- a lot of supply should keep it even.
2- Depends; Democrat- I have little to no effect even though THIS PRESIDENT said he would not mind 5 or 6 dollar gallon gas. His Energy Sec said he would like to see 8 or 9. Not my words- its what they said.
Republican- It's my fault, my friends & evil oil companies. I would love to see who's fault this wouuld be if a Libetarian were elected.