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Re: OT: Petrol prices

  • Subject: Re: OT: Petrol prices
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2006 18:26:54 +0100
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__/ [ David Hennessy ] on Saturday 22 April 2006 18:10 \__

> Matt Probert wrote:
>> <rant on>
>> I notice petrol prices are rising every week. I guess they're not
>> included in the UK inflation figures!
>> Look out for more record profits from the British oil companies next
>> quarter!
>> <gnashing of teeth>
>> Someone's extracting the urine out of the British motorist, and
>> without wishing to appear racist, I am glancing westwards.....
>> (No, Mecca's the other way)
>> </rant of>
>> Matt
> I think the consumer has to accept responsibility for this. It's just
> not realistic to expect a company to not try to make as much money as
> it's customers will let it. They keep jacking the price up more & more,
> and people continue to buy larger & larger vehicles with poorer & poorer
> gas mileage. The price has doubled, and I bet consumption has not
> decreased one bit. It's probably still increasing faster than ever. If
> people want it to stop, they have to stop rewarding it, and start
> investing in the alternatives that are already available.

I might as well add:

Exxon Chairman Gets $400 Million Retirement Package Amid Soaring Gas Prices


Flame. Holler. Throw a chair.

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