littledragon0861 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 13 08:59:45 PDT 2008
If the definition of gouging is no more than 10% then they can raise prices
.35 and still be in the clear.
This is of course based on gas prices of $3.50 of course. Most of the
personal accounts here are less than that.
And I agree with the previous advice: for those not evacuating, if you have
enough gas for a few days, wait.
On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 8:31 PM, Emma Haldan <emma.haldan at gmail.com> wrote:
> There's a big difference between the waste product of refining oil -- gas
> and the crude that brings in soooo much more profit in other ways. And then
> you have to take corporate accounting into account -- if you own the
> refinery and the distributor, how much money are you really losing buying
> from yourself?
> It's more arcane than Hollywood accounting.
> Emma "always get the NET points" Haldan
> On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 7:32 PM, David Backlin <edrei at smythkepe.org>
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bulgarelli Maria" <
> > scarlettmb at sbcglobal.net>
> > To: "Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc." <ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org>
> > Sent: Friday, September 12, 2008 4:40 PM
> > Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] OT:Gas Prices going up thanks to IKE
> > Actually Chiang is right. The profit on gas is much lower than anyone
> >> thinks it is. You have to remember we are not the only ones paying
> taxes on
> >> the gas. The oil companies pay taxes to be allowed to refine the oil
> >> gas. By the time they are done paying that their profit is almost gone.
> >> Maria
> > Can I roll to disbelieve? ;)
> > I know the local stations make an average of 5 cents a gallon BEFORE
> > deducting credit cards (which charge 1.5 up to 5 percent. And their
> > are set by the local supplier.
> > My 2 pfennigs worth.
> > THL Edrei the Quiet
> > (mka David Backlin)
> > Merchant and Adventurer
> > Shire of Smythkepe
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