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Old 02-03-2006, 10:21 AM   #9
Hasselhoff
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Originally Posted by King Luis
isn't esso apart of exxon...the dirtiest gas company in north america?
Yes it is. From their website:

'Exxon Mobil Corporation is the parent company of the Esso, Mobil and ExxonMobil companies.'

Link: http://www.esso.com/Global-English/PA/Esso_Homepage.asp

Now, I'm all for companies increasing their profit margins - when they do it via things like technical innovations, increased productivity, efficient management, etc... But when we, the consumer, are being so openly gouged it really pisses me off! It's like their PR department's got a book of BS lines to feed us on why a certain increase was/is justified. I don't know of any other product (or service, for that matter) you can buy that can have it's price fluctuate 20% or more in a matter of minutes.

I wish the government would step in and at least do something to control the crazy price fluctuation, but I guess it's kinda pointless since high gas prices = more cash for them.

Maybe someday we'll have a system like Britain, where the Gov regulates gas/diesel prices through a variable gas tax. Sure they pay more, but at least it's frikken consistent! [/RANT]
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