01-13-2006, 03:20 PM #1
My gas bill for one month.
For 2 people. With the heat stuck on 60 degrees at all times.
Using cold water for the wash. Taking lukewarm showers.
Chesapeake Utilities can go Screw themselves.
01-13-2006, 03:41 PM #2
On Christmas day while cooking Christmas dinner, my gas tank went empty (damn gas company was supposed to monitor and fill my tank as needed). Anyway, at $2.39 a gallon, my 500 gallon tank cost nearly $1000 to fill (they only fill 400 gallons). Then they charged me $150 for a holiday call for service, which I had no choice but to pay (try telling the wife she can't cook Christmas dinner because you refuse to pay a BS service charge). This is my first year in this house, so I'm curious as to how long the gas will last
01-13-2006, 03:49 PM #3
My oil Bill for 5 people this month was 102.56. Actually kind of high. The wife and I would fight over the thermostat. I like it at 67,68 she likes it on 90. actually on 73. But it feels like 90.
01-13-2006, 04:05 PM #4
i'll refrain from commenting since I am one of the few here that think bush is a fucking piece of shit. But here's some of the reason why we are going to keep seeing energy prices skyrocket.
Energy Task Force
On his 10th day as vice president, Dick Cheney established a secret "Energy Task Force," formally known as the National Energy Policy Development Group (NEPDG), for the purpose of making recommendations to President Bush on energy policy. In formulating a new energy strategy for America, the task force met secretly with lobbyists and representatives of the petroleum, coal, nuclear, natural gas, and electricity industries. Many of these individuals work for energy companies which gave large campaign contributions to Bush/Cheney 2000. Environmental groups were mostly excluded from the task force.
Members of Congress demanded Cheney release the names of individuals and corporations who gave information and advice to the task force. But the vice president refused. After pressure from the General Accounting Office (GAO), the independent auditing arm of Congress, Cheney did release limited information about the task force. The GAO issued a report on the information and found several corporations and associations, including Chevron Corp. (now part of ChevronTexaco Corp.) and the National Mining Association, gave detailed energy policy recommendations for the task force.
01-13-2006, 04:11 PM #5
Thats brutal.....Down here,FPL sucks ass!! !! Plus those dirtbags keep raising our rates after each hurricane(God forbid the shareholders should help a little!!)
01-13-2006, 04:22 PM #6
Yeah its fuggin stupid.
My heat is going off tonight, I'll freeze before i pay another $400 to heat a dman house. My roomate already complained that it will be to cold, but I dont effin care. Its stupid cause my moms house is BIGGER, and she pays $150 or so a month.
I want to know what the hell is going on.
And yes president bush is an idiot and should probably.... well ill refrain since hes watching
P.S. I do agree with the NSA spying on americans tho
01-13-2006, 04:23 PM #7Originally Posted by RustySeaRustyDoo
01-13-2006, 04:38 PM #8
Is it possible they miss read the meter? you should check it out. Our gas compnay did the same thing and now we dont owe them for a cuople of months.
01-13-2006, 04:39 PM #9Originally Posted by miket
let me see...a man who took $31 million dollars of oil company money (Cheney) as a "parting gift" is now the man who is in charge of our energy policy?
I LOVE being an American...but I think our prez and vice are not only stupid, but dishonest to the CORE.
01-13-2006, 05:02 PM #10
Actually Mike..I think the Green Socialists have sued any company trying to build a coal or nuclear plant, and tied them up with endless litigation, for years. And these silly natural-gas fired plants are relatively very cheap to build, but are using all the natural gas right now so there is less for homes and industry. A Denver geologist said years ago that anyone firing a boiler with natural gas should be hung.
Your electrical power is either generated by hydro, nuke, coal, natural gas, heavy or light oil, or wind/solar, plus a few other fuels. Natural gas generation costs roughly $50-60 per MWh to produce electricity; coal costs roughly $15 per MWh. Now this excludes externalities of course, but who cares about externalities when you get a $400 monthly electric bill? I feel for you guys paying high heating oil bills..but put the blame squarely on those responsible and figure out a way to be more effecient or find other ways to heat.
Heck..ya'll can move down here to Florida!! No heating worries down here.
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