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A minute in the oil business
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If you were wondering what those gouging oil companies do with your hard earned money, the majority of it goes to speculators and other riff-raff, but they give a tiny bit of it to us. Hope that provides some comfort at the pump.

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Added: May-13-2012 Occurred On: May-13-2012
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  • I delivered the base for one of those rigs a while back up in North Dakota. Beautiful country up there, even though it was hovering around 0 degrees at the time and blowing like it usually does.

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    • @kajidono

      North Dakota sure seems to be where the action is. If you were a young guy looking to make some big money, that sounds like a pretty good place to go.

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    • @sinbad44 That's not the only place. It's pretty crowded up there now. There's drilling going on in Texas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, southern Kansas, and even Ohio. We are quite determined to drive the price of fuel down despite the best efforts of the government.

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    • @kajidono

      It's busy as hell here too. The last boom never really stopped. There have been quite a few companies the last while that have gone under because they simply can't get or keep employees, especially truck drivers, welders, mechanics etc.

      The industry is going to have big problems when the old guys start retiring in large numbers.

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    • @sinbad44 Oh, that's been going on for a couple years now. So many regulations that it feels like there's a noose slowly tightening around your neck. A lot of old drivers have had enough. I even feel that way and I'm only 36.

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    • @kajidono

      Lots of times I'm shocked at how old most of the truck drivers are. You go into some truck stops and it looks like an old folks home. Hardly any young guys.

      I've worked in oilfield trucking for the last ten years. Most of the guys I work with are like me, late fifties, looking to retire in the next few years. Another serious oil boom, say caused by a war with Iran, would drive a lot of guys out of the business, including me. Doing fifteen hour days for weeks at a time is a game for More..

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  • Gas is a product.You can decide not to buy it.Nobody is holding a gun to your head to buy it.
    I'm more concerned about what is being done with my $.55 cents a gallon tax here in Florida...which is nothing compared to the $.70 cents per gallon tax I paid in California.The government did not extract the petroleum,refine it, produce the gas or transport the gas yet they are "entitled" by virtue to a marked percentage just because?

    It's like winning the lottery.If you get lucky and win a More..

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    • @Fire37Rescue
      I give you total respect for your posts and comments but,
      I live a mile and a half from the 35W bridge that collapsed into the Mississippi. I gladly pay the gasoline tax so that the aging infrastructure of our roads and highways can always be safe.

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    • @MurderDenied
      damn! how much did that bridge cost?????
      lol

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    • @Fire37Rescue
      The new bridge cost $234 million plus all the lawsuits from the victims. That does not include the cost of removing the remnants of the old bridge, police, fire and rescue. The bridge was out for about a year and the detour was long and congested.

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    • @MurderDenied A valid point. The big problem is, and this is why that bridge collapsed, is that the road funds have been diverted to all sorts of other bullshit for decades. They've even been closing rest areas all over the country because they claim they lack the funds to keep them open. It's ridiculous.

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    • @Fire37Rescue You'll love this. You're only seeing that one end tax. The whole process of drilling for oil, extracting it, transporting it, refining it, transporting it again, and delivering it to the local gas station is taxed repeatedly at every single step. Then yet again when you fill up. Yet somehow, the road funds are always empty.

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  • Then go buy your own fucking rig and take a chance, then you can have a bigger slice of the pie....or lose your ass like hundreds of others did you crying ass POS.

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    • @niltomega lol I'd love to see you survive an hour in Alberta country you pussy.. he was just stating a fact about how we get paid pennies on the dollar for what that well will make the big companies.. prick

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    • @WhosTerrorizingWho It's even worse. Some little twat in a cubicle in New York City and his buddies are the ones manipulating the price of oil. They keep the recovery from getting traction. Pricks wouldn't know what an oil rig was if you rammed it up their ass.

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    • @niltomega

      Interesting how the most asshole comments always come from people who don't contribute anything. Why don't you try sharing a minute out of your day?

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    • @sinbad44 oil is dinosaur poop

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  • cool upload. thanks.

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  • If only the Bin Laden family would invest in a small oil company.

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  • I don't know what firerescue is whining about, I wouldn't be surprised if he was fucking over the local taxpayer for his personal fill ups.
    On another note, have you seen the gas prices in France? Jesus christ, do you know how much it costs to have a chauffeured mercedes? I don't, my company pays for it.
    Thanks all you private sector, profitable businesses.

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  • So which is worse: roughnecking in places that are hot as hell, or doing it on the N. Slope? That steel could get hot enough to cook on on the right day and that dude was straddling it. At least all the rigs on the slope are enclosed. Never ben in one though so I wouldn't know.

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    • @verykron

      I'd have to say hot as hell would be worse. You can always dress up for the cold, but there's not much you can do when it's too hot.

      I can't even imagine what some place like Iraq would be like where it gets 45-50C. Here about the hottest it gets is 30 or so. Hot but not insane hot.

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  • So is this video from your neighbourhood or your property. Ty for for sharing btw! I think I am going to shoot myself if I see another cat video.

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