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If everyone stopped buying from the big companies Exxon Mobile, ect. and bought gas from smaller companies than big companies would have to lower prices to compete.
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I think our gas problem stems from big oil companies. They are pulling down hundreds of millions of dollars each MONTH (yikes!) while middle class Americans can barely afford to even get to work. They claim that they need to make 300 million bucks in a month...I guess to buy all their execs summer homes in the Hamptons or what. Unfortunately, no one has cared about their record profit until someone in congress can't afford to fill the tank of their second private airplane (or something ridiculous).
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If everyone stopped buying from the big companies Exxon Mobile, ect. and bought gas from smaller companies than big companies would have to lower prices to compete.
What smaller companies? There are only so many refineries, and guess who owns them. All the gasoline comes from the same places; the difference in prices between different chains is mostly due to additives and marketing. The smaller chains and independents are still paying through the nose to get it into their tanks.


Even if there were alternatives to buying from the large oil conglomerates, what makes you think that shifting all the business to someone else wouldn't cause them to raise their prices based on demand?
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I think our gas problem stems from big oil companies. They are pulling down hundreds of millions of dollars each MONTH (yikes!) while middle class Americans can barely afford to even get to work. They claim that they need to make 300 million bucks in a month...I guess to buy all their execs summer homes in the Hamptons or what. Unfortunately, no one has cared about their record profit until someone in congress can't afford to fill the tank of their second private airplane (or something ridiculous).
"Big Oil" takes home 7-10 cents a gallon when all is said and done. you get big numbers when you have the number 1 product in the world!
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