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Motorists pay for refinery, pipeline problems

GasBuddy Blog -- The day when motorists see such rapid increases in gasoline prices is the day when it should be asked by lawmakers if there is enough spare refining capacity. That day should have been long ago.

The number of refineries have dwindled. Unstable margins have added into the risky future of expanding a refinery. The U.S. can require a certain amount of ethanol to be consumed and produced yearly, prompting hundreds of new ethanol refineries. But oil refineries? Nothing new in decades. Why hasn't the U.S. looked at oil refineries and the lack thereof in the volatile prices? It doesn't matter how much oil prices are or how much ethanol we produce- if we're still subject as a country to sticker shock like we're seeing- what's the point?


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Submitted Aug 10, 2012 By: PD
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Let the free marketplace decide.
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2012 10:45:52 AM

ditto, we pay so they can make record profits every quarter.
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we pay for it all
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Of course they do.
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 5:40:06 PM

Congress should also put strict penalties on the oil companies and not the consumers. The oil companies are getting away with serious price gouging and we the consumers are getting screwed more and more. We need a fair market rate for gas period. When oil prices per barrel go up the gas you buy that day was not at the new price it takes almost 30 days for oil purchased today to go through the refinery and then make it to us at the pump
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And less restictions or at least slow them down.
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sad but true
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 1:21:51 PM

The oil/gas companies don't want more refinery capacity.
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 10:37:09 AM

Consumers pay for everything... taxes, regulations, and profit. But then without a profit there is no product. Make a choice, let the "greedy" corps make a profit and enjoy their product. Or no Ipads, no gas, , no food, no houses, no a/c, no games, no movies, etc. That's how and what a free market does.
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The consumer ALWAYS pays, that's why I don't understand people that want to slap corporations on the wrist, it just means their product is going to be more expensive
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our politicians don't care about us, just their own pocketbooks. called my congress representative and didn't even get a call back
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old post
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oh, yeah... sure motorists pay... for many things.
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old
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I thought they added all these new refineries in TX?
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We are definitely paying
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That Don't surprise me at all
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It sure look like it!
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No relieve anytime soon.
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We pay for Big Oil's problems!
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Why can't they absorb this cost with their profits?!
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motorist pay for everything that happens, i thought equipment repairs were just part of doing business. instead they pass the cost of it on to us.
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Big oil got us still.
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whatelse is new
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Real old!
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 9:47:00 AM

Start fixing/replacing the old refineries.
Modern updated ones should save the price of gas.
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Some things never change, like these days old posts.
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Suffer the poor and middle class, or what's left of it.
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yes,Big Oil Greed!!!
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we sure do
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end used always pays the bill.....
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Motorists can only pay for the greed of the oil industry if they buy products produced by that industry. CONSERVE till it hurts, use any alternative available!
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Mototists pay for everrything.
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"Wonder if big oil is suppressing the development of more refineries?"

Seems to work in their favor does it?
I smell a rat!
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Big Oil Greed
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Wonder if big oil is suppressing the development of more refineries?
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No new news is BAD.
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old news
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OK WE GOT IT
NEXT
GO TO THE NEXT ?
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Fridays story
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Ok.
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Gasoline is up 35 cents/gal. in San Bernardino.
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And again.
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