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    Default My Weekly Rant / Retorical Question / Comment Column Pt.3

    My rant this week is about an "Unnamed" North American airline and their quarterly profit as well as a tidbit on their reason.

    This airlines profit is up $17 Million or 132% over the same quarter last year.
    The number one reason for this increase....LOWER FUEL PRICES!

    Now, I'm no idiot here, but come on.

    How do they get a break from the oil companies, we pay a fuel surcharge, and they get higher profits, while we get to pay more at the pumps for gas?

    The following week, the statement was changed to say their profits were driven by the sale of head sets...


    Here's a thought. If gasoline prices were legit and really based on the price of oil, then how come I am paying the same today for my 5W30 engine oil than I did 5 years or more ago? 5W30 is closer to the barrel than gasoline is!
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    Quote Originally Posted by h*bunter View Post
    Here's a thought. If gasoline prices were legit and really based on the price of oil, then how come I am paying the same today for my 5W30 engine oil than I did 5 years or more ago? 5W30 is closer to the barrel than gasoline is!
    My belief is gasoline needs to be more refined than motor oil, and a lot of times you hear it's not that oil is short, but refining capicity is not able to keep up with the demands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    My belief is gasoline needs to be more refined than motor oil, and a lot of times you hear it's not that oil is short, but refining capicity is not able to keep up with the demands.
    Yes, yet the same principle was used to explain a "drywall shortage" a few years ago. How the fuck can there be a shortage of drywall? All one need do is make more, then stick it in a warehouse.

    It's not like gasoline is made, then poured directly into the tank of one's SUV, piping hot from the stove while one waits in line at the Rudolf Hess station.
    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
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