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JT

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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2004 12:01:01 AM

Rationing of fuel has been implemented in the past, do you think fuel rationing will be put in place anytime during the next year?
Yes
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YB1234
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vanpools, for starters...
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2008 10:52:13 PM

telecommuting and
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2008 10:51:53 PM

of handling shortages
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2008 10:51:28 PM

There are other ways
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2008 10:51:07 PM

Not at all likely
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rschnoor
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2008 8:17:45 AM

No
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No!!!
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No
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Message Posted: May 23, 2008 10:14:28 PM

No
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2008 12:42:32 AM

No
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2008 11:49:51 PM

No-not at all.
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2008 6:10:21 PM

No
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dongo50
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2008 10:04:55 AM

no, but i wish they would.
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esquimau
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2008 5:36:19 AM

there is no shortage of fuel like there was in the 70's.
the price is going up because of speculators in the stock market.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2008 5:04:10 AM

No
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no
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2008 4:11:57 PM

no
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2008 7:05:33 AM

No...
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2008 10:28:45 AM

no
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No
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2007 11:03:26 AM

no
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2007 10:41:29 AM

No-not at all
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2007 9:18:49 PM

vanpools, for starters...
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YB1234
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telecommuting and
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2007 9:17:40 PM

of handling shortages
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YB1234
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There are other ways
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2007 9:16:58 PM

Not at all likely
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throttle
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2007 12:14:51 PM

Rationing in the 1970's was a disaster. I can't imagine any thoughtful person would try it again.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2007 6:00:18 AM

No
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No
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2007 7:00:22 AM

No
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2007 6:41:40 AM

no
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2007 6:38:06 AM

I don't believe so...
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2007 9:44:40 AM

No. There is no need for it until there is a major shortage of gas.
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2007 12:38:27 PM

No
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Dorkchop
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2007 9:44:50 AM

No. Not unless there is a serious bottleneck in the supply chain that could be caused by a major Katrina-like hurricane taking out refineries and platforms in the gulf. Or war with Iran. With the supply reduced, you would need rationing to spread out demand.
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2007 3:05:48 PM

no
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impala1
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2007 11:15:48 AM

No
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2007 9:39:38 AM

The only type of "Ration" that would work is a sliding scale. ie. Every driver can get 500 gallons at $3.00/gallon. You can receive an additional 500 gallons, but the price goes to $4.00/gallon. The next 500 gallons goes to $5.00/gallon, etc....
This way each person can get all the gas they want, however there is a major reward to conserv.
This would be based on the driver's license. You would slide your license at the pump, and the "system" would then determine the price per gallon.
I still prefer to let the market determine the price (let economics works)
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2007 9:27:09 AM

The only time the USA did rationing (nation wide) was during WWII. But what happened then (as would happen if it were to happen now) an instant black market would form. People would barter for gas rations.
Let the free market take care of the issue. If the price went to $10/gallon, people would cut back.
The problem with rationing is determining how many gallons each family gets. I work from home, and my family only puts a total of 12,000 miles on all three vehicals each year. Would I get more gas rations than I need?
What about the guy who has to travel 200 miles a day for his job? Gov't doesn't do a good job figuring this stuff out.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2007 8:17:42 AM

no. but i would rather see them ration the fuel than see the prices go sky high. then your doing the same thing as ration the gas. people will have to shut down their vehicles. so it might as well be with rationing the gas. and maybe the gas will stay at a price that the poor people can at least have an chance of getting some gas for their vehicles.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2007 8:14:05 AM

no
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2007 7:53:01 AM

No
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2007 7:20:47 AM

No, not at all
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2007 6:55:06 AM

No, I don't think it will anytime soon either.

Chris Chase
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2007 6:52:20 AM

No
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2007 7:06:53 AM

No.
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No
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2007 11:45:21 PM

no
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2007 1:06:54 AM

No
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