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Old 27 April 2006, 11:36   #11
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Daniel, you got a new car as well?!!

It was usually less than $3 a gallon in new york when I went a couple of weeks ago! Most of their trucks have an engine the size of a house regardless of the job the truck has to do.
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Old 27 April 2006, 11:36   #12
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Current price unleaded in Dubai - 28p per litre!!!
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Old 27 April 2006, 11:44   #13
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The oil companies deserve it though - they have to find the stuff - get it out of the ground - refine it - distribute it - and they also have to pay tax = then petrol stations have to make a profit.

Even if petrol was FREE we would still be paying 69p per litre - and that is NOT counting the taxes on the oil companies - remove ALL taxes and even with the high oil price petrol would be about 28p per litre!!!

fech off!.........the oil companies say......oil is a high price because of demand and supply, petrol has to be expensive because of high oil prices.......so we the consumers have to pay more.........so how is it that oil companies are posting profits higher than ever, they are getting toooo greedy, they should reduce their profits and lower the price to a level that gives them a reasonalby acceptable profit and keep it at that....
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Daniel, you got a new car as well?!!
Was parked in Southampton a few weeks back while out for a curry. Some idiot came round the corner in his BMW 3 series and wrote off my car and a couple of others - apparently trying to avoid a cyclist. So now I have a nice new 55 plate 2.0l diesel Focus Ghia
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Old 27 April 2006, 12:09   #15
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fech off!.........the oil companies say......oil is a high price because of demand and supply, petrol has to be expensive because of high oil prices.......so we the consumers have to pay more.........so how is it that oil companies are posting profits higher than ever, they are getting toooo greedy, they should reduce their profits and lower the price to a level that gives them a reasonalby acceptable profit and keep it at that....

Right assume the oil companies are a charity - they give it to us FREE - we STILL pay 70p per litre!!!

Are you sure it is the oil companies ripping us off???
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That's still 30p a litre less than we're paying at the moment. I'd be happy with that!
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Old 27 April 2006, 12:59   #17
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Crusading in Middle East, and Sabre Rattling, and fueling 2 wars thats why we are paying tro the nose
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Old 27 April 2006, 15:05   #19
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Crusading in Middle East, and Sabre Rattling, and fueling 2 wars thats why we are paying tro the nose
Couldn't agree more - oil WAS $14 a barrel before Bush and Blair started their nonsense - now it's over $70,

And who is suffering the most? The USA and Britain - nice one Mr Bush - the Iranians and the Russians are loving it - an extra $25 billion in revenue EACH - wonder what they will do with the money......
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Crusading in Middle East, and Sabre Rattling, and fueling 2 wars thats why we are paying tro the nose
And because the exponential growth in the Chinese and Indian economies, particularly in the ability of a middle class to buy and run a car is dramatically driving demand.

Anyone who doesnt think that high fuel prices are here to stay is living in cloud cuckoo land IMHO. The oil companies (Exxon Mobil CEO just got a $432m payoff) and the govt (taxation kerchinng!) will see to it even if George Dubbayah's foreign policies dont.

Sail. Its the future..........

Petrol here is C$1.20 a litre. Converted to GBP thats about 60p which sounds cheap. As a % of income, which is a more universal indicator of the cost of fuel in different economies I think its getting up there with UK cost. (Incomes in straight C$ to GBP terms are lower here.) At least Europe has widely available economic car engines. North America is still wedded to its V6 and V8 petrol engines. Only diesel passenger car is VW Golf/Jetta/Passat TDI. Only Diesel 4x4 is Jeep Liberty (Cherokee) CRD. Next size diesel up is your full size trucks (F150, Ram2500 etc) with monster 6.0L diesels!)
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