Ok. So someone is going to have to help me here because I need it. I do not know enough about the oil business to really get why every one is so pissed off at the big oil companies for making record profits. I know that most of the heart burn is over how you feel when you fill up. I feel it too...but I'm not really understanding why the oil companies are synonymous with evil these days. This must be because everyone else knows something I do not.
They are selling their product and we are buying it. If we don't like it, we should find alternative methods of transportation, travel less, car pool, buy a more fuel efficient car, invent alternatives, seriously investigate and believe in other fuel options, etc. I guess I hesitate to really criticize a company for making profits and growing as much as they can. That's a primary goal and one of the key concepts of business. Says the scorpion: "It's my nature..."
So what is the root of the issue here? Unless someone clues me in on the big secret, I will continue to be upset at high gas prices (while not blaming the oil companies), do what I can to lower their impact on me (I drive a hybrid), and try to move on with my $30 tank of gas. I would love to see us lose our dependence on foreign oil - or oil for that matter - but that only happens when each of us stops complaining and actually starts doing something about it.