Essays Tagged: "gas prices"

Why Did Gasoline Prices Go Up? Includes also some commentary on American attitudes toward automobiles

If everyone else in the world is paying a lot more for gas, why shouldn't Americans? Take your average spoiled American who blames the Arabs for raising th ... o blames the Arabs for raising the gas prices unfairly in order to make a bigger profit. It's true, gas prices have gone up by a lot in the last few months, but is that unfair? Prices still are a lot ... l in a letter entitled 'Voice of the People' of the Chicago Tribune, said 'Most anywhere in Europe, gas costs are from $3.00 to $5.00 per gallon. We scream when it hits a $1.35 to $1.75 a gallon, whic ...

(2 pages) 134 0 3.8 Nov/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Gasoline prices, spiking and dropping all over the world

The price of gasoline is a major interest to almost everyone in the country and almost everywhere in the world. I ... ountry and almost everywhere in the world. It seems that every month and sometimes more frequently, gas prices are either spiking or dropping, never staying stable. Gasoline prices are affected by man ... fected by many factors, including the price of crude oil in the world market, supply and demand for gasoline, local market competition, temporary supply interruptions, government regulations, or taxes ...

(8 pages) 388 0 4.1 Oct/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

This essay is about why gas prices change. It includes background information on petroleum as well as the way the gas economy works.

Why Do Gas Prices Change?When thinking of modern technology, it is hard to think of anything that does not ... be refined into petroleum products. One refined barrel of crude oil produces 19.4 gallons of motor gasoline. "Because crude oil is the largest non-tax cost component of a gallon of gasoline, the pric ... y of crude oil worldwide."Anyone who has driven a car knows the frustration of fluctuating and high gas prices. One day gas is cheap and the next day it shoots up by 5 cents. "The cost to produce and ...

(5 pages) 427 0 4.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Justice - This is a short essay written to question justice in modern day society.

JusticeJustice can be perceived in many different ways. Is it just that gas prices are so high? Is it just that taxes are so high? Is it just that you should be busted for ...

(2 pages) 96 0 3.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

War, What is it Good For?

irectly he gets more money. From my understanding, Bush owns some oil companies in Texas, so as the gas prices go up he gains money."War is like a delicate flower; the more you pay attention to it the ...

(3 pages) 85 1 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The three most significant problems in the airline industry.

ating expense following labor. According to the Air Transport Association, during times of moderate gas prices, the price of fuel costs the industry 10 to 12 percent of its expenses. As the war in Ira ...

(3 pages) 357 0 3.9 Jul/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

This discussion is about our problems with government and what needs to be done about it.

pocketing money that we Americans work hard to earn. Schools and states are requesting more money, gas prices go up, taxes go up, the constitution gets altered and rights get taken away more each mon ...

(2 pages) 40 1 3.7 Dec/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Everyday there is a new event that effects someplace in the world. In my opinion, there are five pressing issues that are currently facing the international community.

lude the violence between Israel and Palestine, the war in Iraq, North Korea's nuclear threat, high gas prices and overpopulation.First, the violence between Israel and Palestine is an issue that is f ... d, the bombs are so powerful that everyone in the surrounding area would be in harms way.Next, high gas prices is an issue that is facing the international community. In the United States the average ...

(4 pages) 51 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Should We Drill in the Arctic?

ld the United States drill for oil in the Arctic? As most people should have known, the oil and the gas prices had rise since the attacked of the terrorist on 9/11/01. Ever since the evolution of mach ... those that are under 18, because it would give a rise in economic, more job opportunities, and the gas and oil price would drop.People under the ages of 18 may not know much about economic or about t ...

(4 pages) 76 1 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Should there be a change to the current speed limitations?

Ever-increasing gas prices, crowded roadways, and countless American drivers on the streets. As drivers we find ours ...

(3 pages) 24 0 4.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community


help the middle class? Bush is avoiding the issues of tax cuts, minimum wage, rising healthcare and gas prices by giving half answers, and redirecting the subject. Bush is putting this nation in a dan ... isible problems with this administration is something that involves almost all Americans every day: gas prices. With prices reaching record highs all of the country, the point of interest is Bush's in ...

(5 pages) 39 0 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Development Studies

National Average of Gas Prices 2000-2001

National Average of Gas Prices 2000-2001        In the beginning of the summer, when most people drive ... the beginning of the summer, when most people drive to vacation spots throughout the United States, gas prices reached record highs. In June 2000, the national average was $1.68 per gallon and in som ... cession could be triggered as had occurred in the 1970's and 1980's (, 2005).Affects on Gas Costs on the Economy 2000-2001        Fuel prices began to rise because the sup ...

(4 pages) 40 0 3.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Escalating Oil Prices and the Global Economy.

s are of major interest to everyone not only in this country but everywhere. It seems that everyday gas prices are spiking and haven't been stable for a long time. In order to fully understand this pr ... me more severe then anyone expected and is beginning to reflect oil crisis of the past.The price of gasoline is affected by many factors, including the price of crude oil in the world market, supply a ...

(9 pages) 182 0 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Markets & Exchanges

The world we live ans how much it really is falling apart on a day to day basis.

here immigrant minorities can get more funding for education than the minorities already here,where gas prices steadily rise as the employment rate dropsbut dont forget to thank GOD for separation of ...

(1 pages) 15 0 3.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

A Solution to the Growing Gas Prices in the United States.

Gasoline prices have been taking a sharp turn towards the worse. According to, i ... ty-eight it was one dollar, seventy five cents. The recent spike has caused financial hardships and gas itself has had numerous harmful effects towards the environment. To resolve this problem, I urge ... ully consider the need for a resolution, but hopefully to pass my legislation for these reasons:(1) Gas prices have hit record highs in the past years.(2) The increasingly high gas prices are causing ...

(2 pages) 102 0 0.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

The Hybrid Alternative to Gasoline.

There are many potential solutions to the gas and oil situation in the world today. Of all these solutions however, there is one which is with ... ket by storm. It is in our economy's best interest that actions are taken to find an alternative to gas powered cars. That alternative has been realized and it is called the hybrid car.I'm going to lo ... sh off by looking at the tentative future economy as it relates to the car market, hybrid cars, and gasoline.As can be seen in figure 1 (next page), in recent months gas prices at the consumer level h ...

(7 pages) 248 1 2.8 Nov/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Benefits of Drilling ANWR.

to the rise in price for a barrel of oil(mainly imported), which has subsequently caused a rise in gas prices. There are several ways to decrease our dependence on foreign oil and the cost that we pa ...

(3 pages) 46 0 0.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Foreign & International Economics

Internet Article

ld be produced for. This paper will summarize an article from Chevron, and the supply and demand on gas and why prices increase.Throughout the years, the cost of gasoline has fluctuated greatly. Consu ... p to more than three dollars a gallon. In the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the U.S has seen gas prices skyrocket. The greatest single factor that may contribute to the rise and fall of gas pri ...

(3 pages) 116 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

The Impact of Changes in Supply, Demand, and Pricing

r a particular product or service, and consider using alternative methods. The alarming increase in gas prices at the pump is a challenge that is prevalent in most households today.There is a definite ... mp is a challenge that is prevalent in most households today.There is a definite need or demand for gas; consumers tend to rely heavily on personal and public transportation which create a need for ga ...

(3 pages) 292 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Purchasing a vehicle in North America: Comparsion between Honda Civic and Honda Hybrid.

rld's natural oil resources, the entire globe is experiencing an oil crisis. Because of the ongoing gas prices, it is difficult to decide what car to buy. There are several things that should be consi ... nda Civic LX.Honda Civic Hybrid has two types of engines working together simultaneously; a regular gas powered one, and an electric motor powered by a rechargeable nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH) batter ...

(5 pages) 34 0 3.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology