> > > > > > Attention to "nobody": Success as you call it is not against the law,
> > > > > > but "financial ***" is.
> > > > > Care to cite that law?
> > > > There are laws (federal and state) against price gouging. These laws were
> > > > used to prosecute some vendors in the short term after the 9/11 attacks,
> > > > when some stations were selling gasoline for $5 a gallon. They were also
> > > > used (and well I remember) during the Arab Oil Embargo in the 70's when
> > > > gas
> > > > stations everywhere raised prices from 30 cents a gallon to in some cases
> > > > over $1 a gallon (our stations in Oregon averaged around 79
> > > > cents/gallon).
> > > > At that time, offenders were made to give out several millions of gallons
> > > > of
> > > > free gasoline (if you weren't around back then, you would never believe
> > > > the
> > > > lines... we could only buy gasoline on alternate days, and the lines were
> > > > often 3 to 4 blocks long waiting to get in (and the gas was being
> > > > rationed,
> > > > as we later found, not by the govt., but by the oil companies.. those
> > > > lines
> > > > were nothing compared to the days when the feds required the oil
> > > > companies
> > > > to give away the free gasoline... )
> > > Yeah, but how does that apply to Exxon-Mobil today. As other posters
> > > have admitted, Exxon-Mobil prices are quite competitive.
> > That depends on where you are in the country.
compared to their competition in the same area.
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