Originally Posted by ford99PSD
that is true exit wound, they might be third world countrys but there needs to be some sort of universal fuel price because reguardless of what anyone says price gouging in this country is crap and needs to be stopped, and no you couldnt pay me enough to live there but the fuel prices are nice
Well unfortunently for us we are not oil executives. The oil companies (Shell,BP,Exxon) do not set oil or fuel prices. They just reap the benefits of our undying need for the product they offer. The Fed is the one that set the price for oil by the barrel. Right now we are in a maxi recession and the U.S. Dollar is really not worth that much. That and the rising demand (and supply barely able to keep up) is why diesel is so expensive right now. There is nothing we can do about it right now as individuals but hopefully one day our economy picks up a bit and our dollar grows in value and the price of fuel will level off or hopefully drop.
When you put it in perspective of all of the countries to live in that are good safe countries, the U.S. still has the cheapest price for fuel. So in a way we are lucky.