I know I am Not Trishield, But I Think You Guys May Appreciate This One

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  1. art_VW_shark

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    REPORT: Energy Department predicting summer gas price high of just $2.30/gallon [w/POLL]

    by Sebastian Blanco on Apr 15th 2009 at 2:57PM
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    Click on the image above to take our summer of 2009 gas price poll

    We've heard it a million times: What's good for General Motors is good for America. Well, if low gas prices are good for America (and that is a debatable point), then Charles Wilson's saying does not work the other way around. According to USA Today, the U.S. Energy Information Administration is predicting that gasoline prices will hover around $2.23-$2.42 between now and the end of 2010, with a summer high of just $2.30 this year.

    Why does GM care about this? Because they need higher prices to make their forthcoming Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in more appealing. GM has already admitted that the Volt's price tag will be connected to the price of gas when the plug-in car goes on sale at the end of 2010. Before he was booted, then-CEO Rick Wagoner said that $4 gallons were not the worst idea.

    Why does the EIA think that $3 gasoline isn't on the horizon any time soon? Because of low demand and low global crude prices. The weak economy and surplus oil production capacity don't help one bit, either. Diesel fans could feel like winners, though: the EIA thinks that diesel prices might soon drop below gasoline for the first time in two years.

    What do you think the average price of gasoline will be this summer? Click on the jump and place your best guess in our poll!


    Anyone think this is just a load of baloney to get people to visit lots, or what?
     
  2. 5.0Torx

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    Manipulating people with gas prices is wrong in my book. I for one NEED my 15 mpg pickuptruck sometimes. I also cant afford a brand new car, nor would i choose to buy one if i could. Driving, to me, is more than burning as little gas as possible.

    Im glad Wagoner is gone. Forcing people to pay $4/gallon just to make his new gayness look appealing is bad business. I can only sigh and wonder what, if anything, GM has learned in the past 40 years. Theyre going under because theyre way too big and have WAY too many duplicates, and now they want to copy the Volt to make a caddy version. Sorry if thats a little offtopic of gas prices.

    I for one will not be visiting any new car lots anytime soon. My 16 year old mustang gets the same gas mileage as all the new "muscle" cars, if not better since its not hauling around 1500 pounds of airbags and sat nav. Wheres the incentive, if we're looking purely at gas usage?
     
  3. TriShield

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    Good post.
     
  4. MrEous

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    I almost didn't read it because he said he wasn't TriShield.

    :mamoru::mamoru:
     
  5. Run N. Gun

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    Yeah, that's what a struggling economy needs, higher gas prices. :wtc:

    Personally, I think that the outrageous gas prices was what really sent the economy over the edge.
     
  6. art_VW_shark

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    wait.
    are you saying Wagoner was the reason gas prices were high?
     
  7. 5.0Torx

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    No. There were many reasons for the high gas prices. I just wonder if he was one of them!
     
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    The Volt isn't going to sell. There, I said it.
     
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    Freaking .
     
  10. deusexaethera

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    Okay, so you need your 15mpg truck sometimes. Higher gas prices just mean you won't use it when you don't need it.
     
  11. art_VW_shark

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    As in, won't make to market or will and won't move?
     
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    What about construction workers, or others, who need their truck to make their living? Is it ok to fuck with them just because theyre a minority?
     
  13. deusexaethera

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    When there is a single condition (price of gas) applied across a wide range of variables (people and their vehicles), someone will always get fucked. Better for the minority to get fucked instead of the majority.

    In any event, I worked in home construction for a couple of summers in high school, and even though they all drove trucks, I guarantee you only one or two of them ever actually carried supplies in them. The rest of them could've rolled up in Honda Accords for all it would've mattered.
     
  14. you know me

    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    if the price of crude stays the same nd the price of gas goes up I actually wouldn't be that pissed off. The price of gas is entirely to high for what the price of crude is
     
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    ...wat
     
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    Won't move, if it makes it to market.
     
  17. you know me

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    price of crude = low
    price of gas = high


    if crude goes up but gas stays the same = me not that :rant2:
    if crude goes up and gas goes up = :rant2: from me
     
  18. art_VW_shark

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    Ok. I think you mistyped.
     
  19. you know me

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    stop trying to be coy and type what the fuck you mean
     
  20. art_VW_shark

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    that time of month? In your post,"f the price of crude stays the same nd the price of gas goes up I actually wouldn't be that pissed off. The price of gas is entirely to high for what the price of crude is" i think you mistyped. oh well, now i see what you meant i suppose
     
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    So your extensive experience of working home construction for a couple of summers tells you that only a small percentage of construction workers actually carried supplies in their trucks?

    :ugh:
     
  22. art_VW_shark

    art_VW_shark OT Supporter

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    truth be told, all projection is based on personal experience
     
  23. mojito

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    Why Did You Capitalize Every Word
     
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    I couldn't disagree more. Market research and data analysis is not personal experience.
     
  25. you know me

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    price of crude was ~$52/bar last time i checked...course that was 2300 last night so i know things have changed but for the sake of this post I'll work with that number. at $147/bar gas was what $4/gal for 87 octane? we'll use these numbers since i'm to lazy to get the real numbers right now. so when gas is $2.10/gal and crude is ~$52/bar. yeah the price of gas is way to high for what the price of crude is
     

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