RRrrrrrrt!!, excuse me, I passed some gas....
February 15, 2003 1:11 PM   Subscribe

More Jet Fuel means higher prices for gassing your cars- The production of jet fuel has gone up. From what I've read when refining oil, you get a higher percentage of gasoline than jet fuel per barrel. Then why are the gasoline prices going up, as we are producing extra gasoline compared to jet fuel.
Some terms. What to do, bitch.
posted by thomcatspike (10 comments total)
My thinking is if we are producing more jet fuel then we should have extra gasoline, so cheaper gas prices, not higher.

Or, is this my part in the war effort, paying higher gasoline prices which I don't see as a contribution.
posted by thomcatspike at 1:14 PM on February 15, 2003

or, you could sell your car and buy yourself a nice plane -- no more traffic on your way to work
posted by matteo at 1:41 PM on February 15, 2003

Except non-jet aircraft use 100LL AvGas... which is over twice the price per gallon as automotive gas.
posted by reverendX at 2:14 PM on February 15, 2003

are you sure you're barking up the right tree?
posted by grabbingsand at 3:37 PM on February 15, 2003

You want fries with that?
posted by Wet Spot at 5:21 PM on February 15, 2003

The US refining system runs nearly at its maximum capacity in normal times, so it's unlikely there is much more total crude oil being refined. So, gasoline prices are affected by the same supply-side issues (Venezuela) mentioned in the article. NPR explained it better here.
posted by SteveL669 at 5:29 PM on February 15, 2003

We demand war without inconvenience or personal sacrifice!
posted by 2sheets at 6:30 PM on February 15, 2003

Some of us demand no war or inconvenience!
posted by botono9 at 6:35 PM on February 15, 2003

in 2001, when the gas prices skyrocketed beyond all reason, I paid $2.05/gallon just outside of Chicago. I am comfortable paying $1.69 right now, because I get 30mpg. I don't expect that my SUV driving neighbours have the same outlook, however.

It's still better here than in Europe, why do you think people drive those minis? They can't afford the gas that our American 12mpg behemoths suck down.
posted by schlaager at 9:05 PM on February 15, 2003

The government should step in. Obviously, our Constitutional right to cheap gasoline is being violated.

Can you imagine being forced to walk like an asshole? We might lose some weight, and then the terrorists have truly won.
posted by Mayor Curley at 6:35 AM on February 16, 2003

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