Imagine--I have seen gas for $.20 a gallon, coke out of a machine for a nickle, new loaded cars less than $2000, movies a dime. On the other hand I have worked for less than $1.00 an hour. I am riding no matter what it costs--SO FAR!
I will believe that fuel prices are high when I see that people stop wasting it and drivers slow down to the legal speed limit. When people start looking at getting a smaller RV instead of a bigger one so they have room for a 40" TV (or two).
Our "RV" averages 15 MPG and there are the Class B motorhomes like the Roadtrek that are built on the Mercedes platform and with the 5 cylinder diesel engine that average over 25 MPG. That assumes that people can forgo some of their creature comforts and the bigger is always better mentality.
Gas and diesel are more expensive in Europe but then they have protected pensions, free university schooling, free medical, great mass transportation systems (London to Venice entirely by high speed rail at 200 MPH), and work a month less per year than in the USA, and they live longer and they don't have to worry about their sons and daughters going off to fight and die or be permanently damaged in foreign wars for oil, so I guess it evens out.
hedgehopper wrote:rehoppe wrote:
Soooo, Has everyone figured out that we will not see cheaper gas unless we leave the country?
So who has cheaper fuel than the US? Last time I was in Canada the fuel was higher. And the last time I was in Europe it was way higher.
Invoke the Defense Production Act Make the US companies fulfill America's requirement first before shipping overseas.:W
We were energy independent and can be again. We just have to WANT to be.
Little known fact about strategic reserve... it is not the high grade crude that refineries are used to, so it takes more effort to refine it.
The act is largely symbolic, and has a very short term impact on price.
Spoiled? Really. Since we have and can produce more oil and gas than any country in the world why shouldn't it be cheaper here? It has become a cash cow for state and federal taxes and now is being used by the current administration to encourage sales of electric vehicles. Do you really think our gas & oil supplies just disappeared all of a sudden? 2 years ago we were energy independent and all of a sudden we are begging the world to sell us oil.....Where did it go?