Price Gouging By Major Oil Companies?

carl william spitzer iv cwsiv_2nd at JUNO.COM
Mon Feb 24 16:25:00 MST 2003

Its up that much and more depending on where you are.  In california we
risk killing the summer travel / tourist season months in advance.  Of
course we cant buy cheaper gas out of state because state law prevents
stations from shopping out of state.

It might be time to regulate the industry.


On Wed, 19 Feb 2003 12:53:08 -0700 Jim Nantz <jnantz2 at GETNET.NET> writes:
>On Wed, 19 Feb 2003, Richard A Whitenight wrote:
>> CBS news showed a group of people protesting the high price of
>> which in many areas is close to, if not over $2 per gallon.  Do you
>> that the major oil companies are taking advantage of current events
>> price gouging the American public?
>Of course they're price gouging.  The price of gas here in Phoenix has
>gone up 25 cents a gallon over the last two weeks.  Every day the
>price is
>going up.  Sure the oil companies have to pass increased costs along
>the customers.  However oil takes two or three months to get from the
>Middle East to here.  The oil company people are raising the price of
>before the new expensive oil reaches their refineries.
>Now to the next  obvious question, what should be done about it?

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