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Old 11-21-2005, 06:00 PM   #81
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"Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated." :P

aint that the truth
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Re: $4 Gas - Here We Come
Old 11-21-2005, 06:04 PM   #82
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I paid $1.95 for regular gas today in South TX and was relieved that it was finally down to under $2.00.* Who would have ever thought you would be "happy" to pay $2/gal?*

"Resistance is futile.* You will be assimilated." :P

Hey, in the People's Republic of New Jersey, regular unleaded (about $2) is about half the cost of a gallon of whole milk (~$4). Think about how much more complex it is to get a gallon of gasoline: you have to find the oil, successfully drill a well, transport the oil, refine it, transport it to the service station, and finally sell it to the consumer. For milk, all you need is a cow.

From now on, the cat drinks unleaded.
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Hey, in the People's Republic of New Jersey, regular unleaded (about $2) is about half the cost of a gallon of whole milk (~$4).* Think about how much more complex it is to get a gallon of gasoline: you have to find the oil, successfully drill a well, transport the oil, refine it, transport it to the service station, and finally sell it to the consumer.* For milk, all you need is a cow.
Ya, but try convincing a cow of that.
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Ya, but try convincing a cow of that.
Yeah, but nobody is worried about "peak milk".

I've spent time on a dairy farm and happen to know a longtime dairy farmer, so I am aware that it is not quite as simple as "having a cow", but it pales in comparison to the complexities of getting a refined fuel to market.
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Old 11-22-2005, 08:57 AM   #86
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Milk is sold by the gallon. Bottling is required. Cold storage is required. It is perishable and has a very limited shelf life.

Gas is sold by the tank (10-50 gallons at a time). It is pumped through a pipeline for most of the trip to your pump- the cheapest method of shipment for any good. The shelf life isn't an issue. It is stored in a tank in the ground.

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Milk is sold by the gallon.* Bottling is required.* Cold storage is required.* It is perishable and has a very limited shelf life.*

Gas is sold by the tank (10-50 gallons at a time).* It is pumped through a pipeline for most of the trip to your pump- the cheapest method of shipment for any good.* The shelf life isn't an issue.* It is stored in a tank in the ground.*

The problem is that milk has price control by the government so the price can stay high.... along with sugar and many other food products...

Now, what would you think if we said that we had to pay twice as much for gas because the government wanted to help out the poor oil man make a living!!!
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For milk, all you need is a cow.
Not so easy or nice once you've worked the "business end"!
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Not so easy or nice once you've worked the "business end"!
Yep, but much easie and nicer than a heavy crude refinery.
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Just paid $1.99/gallon tonight. I guess you can't predict gas prices either.
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$1.94 at Costco. Woo hoo!! Buck a gallon, here we come! (Yeah, right)
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I would be if the gas price stays at the current level. It would be nice if natural gas price will follow suit.
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