Why? Why reward people for making poor decisions in their vehicle purchases? Like the picture of the truck next to the A/C unit, you can tell nothing has ever touched the bed.The end of inexpensive oil has been coming for a long time and people have willingly ignored that fact. All this will encourage is a three-month up tick in truck sales and then a couple of months down the line we'll read these people's hand wringing because they're tired of paying for their 13MPG ship o' fools.
I'll bet anyone who wants to take the bet for any amount they name that the oil companies manage to work the prices back to where they were and pocket the extra. But at least there's nothing like looming elections to make politicians actually act for the benefit of the people.
I have heard from several people that on May 15th no one is suppose to buy gas. I think it is a good idea and especially don't buy from companies like Exxon/Mobil.
bull crap bull crap. bull crap.
Can you say "deregulation"? If Pill, er, Phil King is involved, the price of gas will JUMP $.20/gal.
Hey 10:23, you might check out www.snopes.com about the May 15th boycott. I think May 16th has been declared "Top it off" day. :-)
Doesn't it seem ironic with the profits the oil companies are making that there is so much downtime - taking longer to restart production, explosions, fires etc. You'd think they'd have the money to get maintenance going and upgrade equipment. More than convenient when gas prices dropped to create a shortfall of supply causing prices to rise again.
This is also the same legislature that supposedly lowered our school property taxes to a $1 a hundred and bragged about it even as the state pressured the local appraisal districts to raise property values, which means none of us really get any kind of tax break. I keep reading where housing prices have fallen in the last year, but that didn't keep the Wise County Appraisal District from deciding my home is worth over $16,000 more this year than last. Kinda like when they bragged about lowering taxes in the state a couple a years ago even as they voted to jack up state fees on virtually everything they could think of such as license plates and vehicle registration fees.
Instead of not buying gas, perhaps the local eating establishments could turn up their Polar Express thermostats to a more comfortable level. It'd be nice to eat without bundling up in a sweater and having your food cool down as soon as it hits the table. Fuel consumption is more than about gas tanks. How many of you have already turned on your air-conditioners at home?
The technology for engines to run on natural gas has been around for 30 plus years.Wise County is sitting on top of a deposit estimated to be the largest in the county which requires almost no refining for use as a energy source to power automobiles.Can anyone tell me why no one discusses this as an alternative to gasoline?P.S. I already know the answer.
The problem is too much use of fossil fules for transportation and electricity. We simply must learn to use less of it - not lower its cost.
8:54AM, converting a engine with a carburetor to natural gas/propane is easy. A fuel injected one, not so much.The Barnett Shale will not last forever. It is already in decline. Hint: When you have to "stimulate" wells to keep production up, those wells have already started declining. And when that happens, the decline is a steep cliff.
And they are not going to fix which roads?
My question is if you can temporarily suspend a tax, was that tax necessary in the first place?...but who am I to ask, I don't have to pay for gas anyway.
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