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theophilus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 06:32 PM
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How much is gas per gallon in China and India?
I hear it is their demand that is taking away the "surplus" gas and driving up the price....so how hard is it for the Chinese and the Indians to pay at the pump? How much IS gas over there? I assume the same price pressures are driving their prices through the roof? Somebody please fill me in.

Also, we spoke to a lady who has a husband working on an offshore oil rig. She stated that "they" are capping off wells right and left to keep the price up. Who knows? If there were a modicum of investigation all sorts of interesting info might gush forth......
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UndertheOcean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 06:35 PM
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1. sigh , Americans need their crack
Edited on Tue Apr-29-08 06:35 PM by UndertheOcean
and They think they are the only ones entitled to it.
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Wcross Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 06:37 PM
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2. 1.48 a gallon in China.
Google is your friend.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 06:41 PM
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3. Hmmmm...This is from December:
"The Chinese government raised regulated prices of gasoline and diesel by nearly 10 percent on Nov. 1, to the yuan equivalent of $2.65 a gallon. But that still roughly equals the wholesale price of diesel on international markets and is slightly higher than the wholesale price of gasoline, leaving nothing to cover the cost of distributing fuel to service stations, not to mention profit."

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/08/world/asia/08trucks.h...

Maybe they lowered the regulated rate since? Hmmm.
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Wcross Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 06:55 PM
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7. My apologies- my prices were from 2006.
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theophilus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 06:42 PM
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4. Thanks for that number. The question then arises.....why are they
being charged so little compared to US? Are there different oil companies involved that have more compassion on the Chinese?

(By the way, I am all for America getting off the petroleum teat. If we don't we are all gonna snuff it. The rest of the world must also to survive in the short term. But I don't want to lose my business because of the disappearance of tourism based on gas prices. I don't want to see our economy collapse and millions or billions suffer horribly. We should be getting off of petroleum but not having all of this greed, etc.)
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 06:45 PM
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5. Partially because it's not very refined and therefore cheaper to produce...
2nd, Chinese gov't regulates prices. Here's a fantastic article about the trucking business in China and the devastating pollution it's causing:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/08/world/asia/08trucks.h...
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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 06:55 PM
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8. This has already affected the upcoming Olympic games
this summer.

One long distance runner has pulled out because of the intense pollution
in Beijing. His lungs can't take it.

:(
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 07:07 PM
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9. When my Professor was there last summer, they told them
not to open their mouths while showering, because the water is SO polluted. :wow:
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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 09:43 PM
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12. Oh that is too much!
I really feel for the people living in those conditions!

:(
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-30-08 03:58 PM
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19. So do I.
Let's be grateful our immediate ancestors didn't go overboard in the bedroom.

:shrug:
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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-30-08 04:09 PM
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20. Also remember that the Chinese oil industry is basically state-run.
There isn't as much of a middleman there to bathe in the $40 billion a year in profits many of our oil companies are making.
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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 06:52 PM
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6. I just paid $4.04/gallon today.
Why the huge difference in price?

Hi, Wcross!

:hi:
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AZ Criminal JD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 11:07 PM
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14. They don't charge government taxes, just the gas itself.
So there is no real difference in price.
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coriolis Donating Member (691 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 07:13 PM
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10. No, "they" aren't capping wells. Someone is lying to you.
:grr:
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cayuga Donating Member (405 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 08:01 PM
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11. How do you know what 'they' are doing?
No one knows what 'they' are doing except 'they'. 'They' wouldn't want us to get our information straight from the horse's mouth. 'They' want us to get our information from the horse's ass.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 09:51 PM
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13. Here it is from a "horse's mouth." What a vulger expression.
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coriolis Donating Member (691 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-30-08 01:59 PM
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15. Well, I am actually one of "them"...been in the awl bidness for 46 years
and keeping up with this kind of thing is what makes me a living.
Not every person involved in producing oil is an asshole...or a Republican.
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cayuga Donating Member (405 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-30-08 03:25 PM
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16. Actually I was referring to the 'they' as the murky powers that be
Who manipulate the price of oil. But since we have your ear, maybe you can explain why the war is not being funded by the sale of Iraq oil? Who is getting the profits of the oil and are they now a member of OPEC? And if so, don't they have a say in the price of oil? Just asking since we get so little information.
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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-30-08 03:51 PM
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17. 17 cents a gallon in Venezuela.
Nifty chart, not 100% up to date, but still interesting.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Price_of_gasoline#Average_...
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-30-08 03:54 PM
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18. $2.90
Mon Apr 21, 2:19 PM ET
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080421/ap_on_bi_ge/china_a...

Gas costs 5.34 yuan (76 cents) a liter or 20.5 yuan ($2.90) a gallon. State oil companies are barred from passing on rising crude costs to consumers, instead covering their losses out of profits from their drilling units.

Both foreign and Chinese automakers are using the Beijing show to highlight luxury sedans, muscle cars and SUVs. It opens to the public Thursday after a weekend press preview.

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