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Old 11-20-2010, 09:04 PM   #81 (permalink)
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I use the Exxon Mobile gasoline.

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Old 11-20-2010, 09:44 PM   #82 (permalink)
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Castrol -- Now What?

I have been using Castrol (BP) as my engine oil of choice -- which has to change. I may just go back to Mobil (non-synth), but they're the reason I switched to Castrol (Mobil boycott).

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Old 11-20-2010, 10:21 PM   #83 (permalink)
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use the car to tell you what fuel it likes

screw the political fuel purchase choices
let the car decide for you
i have been using shell 87 octane because in this area shell is the only fuel retailer that sells top tier fuel and
my car has shown a preference for shell based on FE results
until
i was in a hurry so i got 1 tank full of mobil 87
and noticed a big GAIN in FE ? compared to long term logged results for shell ?
could be an error on my part ? so the next tank was shell again .
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either way
MOST of the profits do not go to the oil companies
they go to the GOVERNMENT in the form of taxes to oil speculators and on taxes to oil company profits and taxes on shareholder profits and finally
plain old taxes at the pump to the final purchaser
EWE
but all the taxes in the chain have also been passed on to
EWE
as a Business expense - the enemy is not the big oil companies

it is your own government - do you think they will tamper with their revenue stream ?
completely and fully paid for by ...
EWE .




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I have been using Castrol (BP) as my engine oil of choice -- which has to change. I may just go back to Mobil (non-synth), but they're the reason I switched to Castrol (Mobil boycott).

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Old 11-21-2010, 01:40 AM   #84 (permalink)
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screw the political fuel purchase choices [SNIP]
I was referring to motor oil here... Besides, Missouri has the lowest taxes on fuel, so we're fine for now
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I should of known that BP would still make a large profit, but I wonder how much of the pie is from sales of fuel versus sales of soda-pop, candy, lotto tickets, cigs all being sold in thier gas stations. I get the feeling the gas gets the customers to stop, but the hard profit is made on all the over price junk they sell inside every station.

Check out BP Solar. It turns out the are heavy vested into solar systems for homes! BP is more diversified than many think.
Most oil companies are very diversified, even into drugs, TV, medicine and obviously alternative energy.

Chevron owns rights NiMH technology that GM sold to the for no good reason.

You will find many of the patents regarding producing biodiesel from coal stacks (aka microalgae oil and sea creatures) are also owned by large interests. They know oil is going to slowly come down so they need to control the next thing to stay profitable.

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