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      02-03-2011, 03:52 PM   #1
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11.5Bn profit in 2010 and they charge me 1.37 a litre.

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      02-03-2011, 03:55 PM   #2
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Large profits require even more profits the following quarter and/or following fiscal year...

Anyhow, yeah, gas prices outside US simply sux.
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      02-03-2011, 04:05 PM   #3
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It will go up since I got my M3 and I almost always get my gas from Shell

I've gone through 3 tanks of gas already. Numbers not on top of my head but first is 15, second is 18, and the last one is 14mpg.
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By the way, Ralphs club members get 10 cents discount on every gallon at Shell
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      02-03-2011, 04:14 PM   #5
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After buying the M, I now consider oil companies drug dealers.
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11.5Bn profit in 2010 and they charge me 1.37 a litre.

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lucky you we pay 1.43 for bog standard 95 and probably more since I last filled up and the pipelines come ashore just up the road.
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By the way, Ralphs club members get 10 cents discount on every gallon at Shell
Fred Meyer or some other grocery store does it here as well. I wasn't really thinking about it but I think I should
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Because clearly there's no risk or capital investment required to find, refine and sell a bajillion gallons of oil/fuel.
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Solution: Buy stocks of oil companies. Chances are, the extra profit you may make on their huge profit will exceed the extra amount of money you pay for gas. (Depending on how much you invest, of course.) Nice way to hedge.
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By the way, Ralphs club members get 10 cents discount on every gallon at Shell
REALLY???

How does it work???
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i use shell gas myself

side note: if you're in Houston, TX the shell station in Chinatown has a discount for the premium stuff
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11.5Bn profit in 2010 and they charge me 1.37 a litre.

Gits.
Blame part of that price on your government which,like so many governments,taxes the hell out of petrol.Here we pay about $3.25 a gallon,which (I think) means that you pay about twice as much as do we.

Another factor....I've been to China twice in my life.Once 30 years ago and once last November.Guangzhou both times (major city not far from Hong Kong).Thirty years ago...bicycles.That's it.Bicycles wherever you looked and *no* cars.Last November...traffic jams.And no bicycles! So now a billion Chinese are competing for a finite supply of oil whereas the West had that supply all to itself back then.

Oh,and don't forget OPEC...they're laughing all the way to the bank.
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      02-03-2011, 05:41 PM   #13
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REALLY???

How does it work???
The gas pump LCD screen starts off w/ 2 choices for Ralphs members (forgot the exact wordings). I lost that little mini plastic Ralphs card, so I need to manually punch in my Ralphs member numbers, so I just select the "Alternate Ralphs blah blah" and get to the screen where I punch in the numbers (saved in my BB phone). Then, the gas pump system authenticates said numbers and indicates that you'll be saving 10cents for each gallons, and then moves onto the usual transaction screen: i.e. it asks you credit or debit, you make your selection & do your normal card transaction. At this or around this point, you should see the price per gallon on the pump station reduce by 10 cents. Exactly at which point it does this varies from gas station to gas station, I noticed. And, the receipt printout should show it too.

Addendum: oh, and those old Shell stations w/ ghetto pump system aren't equipped for this.
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      02-03-2011, 06:35 PM   #14
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^Did not know this. Will have to check this out.
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well in europe it about 50% of the price of gas is tax. This is due to the gov't encouraging people to use the public transportation system.

Disclosure: I do own stock in oil companies...
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The gas pump LCD screen starts off w/ 2 choices for Ralphs members (forgot the exact wordings). I lost that little mini plastic Ralphs card, so I need to manually punch in my Ralphs member numbers, so I just select the "Alternate Ralphs blah blah" and get to the screen where I punch in the numbers (saved in my BB phone). Then, the gas pump system authenticates said numbers and indicates that you'll be saving 10cents for each gallons, and then moves onto the usual transaction screen: i.e. it asks you credit or debit, you make your selection & do your normal card transaction. At this or around this point, you should see the price per gallon on the pump station reduce by 10 cents. Exactly at which point it does this varies from gas station to gas station, I noticed. And, the receipt printout should show it too.

Addendum: oh, and those old Shell stations w/ ghetto pump system aren't equipped for this.
I am trying this tonight when i fill up! I wondered what that Ralphs option was i thought it was a special credit card (rewards card)
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      02-03-2011, 07:52 PM   #17
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Do it! We have the same program but for Winn Dixie, a regional grocery store here in the south...
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Just used my Ralph's card earlier this week....whatever helps...
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is the ralphs club number your phone number like it is for albertsons and vons?
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nanakuli v. shell

shell is not a nice company
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Large profits require even more profits the following quarter and/or following fiscal year...

Anyhow, yeah, gas prices outside US simply sux.
Not necessarily...we pay 1 dollar a gallon
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is the ralphs club number your phone number like it is for albertsons and vons?
you need your actual ralph's club acc number, not your phone number..at least that's what i used...

you can get it if you register on ralph's.com...just use your phone number to register the acc...then when you go into your acc info, it'll show the actual card # and not your phone #
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