First, I must apologize for the non-veterinary related post. It's just that some of the information contained in this article really yanked my chain.
I'm sorry, but the oil producers, who posted record profits again in 2008 are robbing Peter to pay themselves. In case you haven't noticed, gas prices are rising in spite of the nearly 5-year record low of crude prices. You'd think these low crude prices would cause gas prices to go down, right? Nope. Refiners are "trying to match supply to demand" by CUTTING PRODUCTION. This, of course, causes gas prices to go up, because there is less supply. If you read toward the end of the above linked article, there is a line or two about refiners trying to keep their [refineries] margins about the same as before, meaning that they want the same profit they've come to expect over the last year or two.
I'm sorry POS Big Oil companies, but when our country is in a severe recession, we have record unemployment, and it would be nice to save a little bit of money at the pump while driving around to put in applications trying to find a job, you are SCREWING us just like always. It would be nice if we could simply choose not to use your product. Unfortunately, you have us by the (in my case figurative) balls and you know it. So I have to vent on this blog (again, sorry for the non-veterinary post) and scheme of ways to turn vegetable oil into gasoline.
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