Price of GAS

Discussion in 'Fred's House of Pancakes' started by phenoyz, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Zeppo Shanski

    Zeppo Shanski Active Member

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  2. ETC(SS)

    ETC(SS) The OTHER One Percenter.....

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    Offended enough to start charging EVangelists a road use tax? ;)

    I'm a little curious as to why dot.gov is going after refineries the way that they are.
    First of all....anybody who knows anything about the petrol biz KNOWS that refineries are running at just about FLAT OUT capacity.
    Secondly, if we kink the hose on domestic production, what are the refineries going to REFINE???

    I can understand (if not agree) with the notion that it's ecologically "more green" to import oil from overseas, because...HEY...everybody KNOWS that tankers are safer and more energy efficient than pipelines......but really?

    I claim credit about 100 posts ago for bringing up the DPA by the way.... :p
     
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  3. Zythryn

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    Yes, although I prefer either charging EVs per mile, or charge everyone a flat fee and eliminate the gas tax for passenger vehicles.
     
  4. ETC(SS)

    ETC(SS) The OTHER One Percenter.....

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    Careful!
    That sounds very close to being a fair (flat) tax rate! ;)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_miles_traveled_tax

    VMT's can be a good thing, actually and they are inherently fair - IF they are done right.
    They can also be a shining example of why you never EVER want dot.gov to try and solve a simple problem.

    er...... "actual" mileage will vary. :)
     
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    bwilson4web BMW i3 and Model 3

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    So $4.42 at a SuperCharger added 57 miles to my Tesla Model 3 ($4.42 / 57 ~= $0.075 / mi. At home it would be $0.12 / $0.35 ~= 34% lower or ~$0.015 / mi.

    Bob Wilson
     
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