If one gas station lowered gas prices.........?

If one gas station lowered their gas prices by maybe a dollar then they would get more buisness so they could pay for the gas to be put in the pump, Then the other gas stations would have to lower their prices so they could be good competition then a whole town could have cheaper gas prices right??? Well I'm only a teen so don't blame me if this sonds stupid I am just sick of stinkin high gas prices!

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  • Jay L
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    That would not work. It is not the gas stations that cause the price of gas to be so high, its the people that buy the oil and sell it to the refineries. Gas stations do add some profit, but its more like 10 cents a gallon and not a dollar or two.

  • 1 decade ago

    The gas stations have to buy the gas to put in the pumps. The profit margin on gas is only 10 to 15 cents a gallon, so if they drop the price a dollar, then they are paying for your gas. It is not the gas stations fault gas is so high, it is because the E P A will not let any more refineries be built. The last refinery went on line in 1973, and some of those have closed. This means that we have less refineries producing gas for many times cars that we did have 35 years ago.

  • 4 years ago

    they could sell gas cheaper and not make any money on it if they lower it just a few cents they would sell more and still cover the price and they also pick up more inside sales but they would lose on gas and most are to cheap to do this and it causes a gas war they cant sell it too cheap it will cause people to fight over it ive seen it before back in the 70's sometime it would take a day to get gas.. was not a good time .... but they could lower it some and not make any money they only get a few cent per gallon now you would be surprize who gets the most the goverment and my family ran two stores way back when gas was real gas where we pump it for you and even clean your window without asking ... i think the first gas i brought was like 47 cents a gal a tank of high test was like ten bucks... about the same stuff they use now for racing fuel ... they could sell it for a penny or two above cost and make money from other product they sell now but most are too money crazy...... the war it the problem with where our gas is going..... they dont drive anything that runs good on gas be lucky if they get 6 miles per gal in most

  • 1 decade ago

    If the gas station really did lower their prices, people would go insane pumping gases into their car! The only reason why the gas price is high because this may decrease gas user and as well save the environment a bit. For those people who may not afford gas for their car, they may end up taking public transit. This is a good thing because like I have said before gas is a non-renewable (only could be use up once).

    :D

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The problem is, the gas stations only make about $0.05 margin on each gallon they sell. Out of this, they need to pay for operation of the station as well as income for the owner. If they lowered the price by $1.00. They would be loosing $0.95 on every gallon they sold. Not a plan for continued survival. You cannot make up a loss on volume.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Gas has always been cheap. It's highly subsidized. We are taking our resources for granted. Even if gas was bazillion dollars, don't you think drilling, pumping, transporting it to a facility to convert it, transport it to another facility to make the pseudo engine gunk-free formula, and then transporting it to the gas stations costs a lot?

  • 1 decade ago

    That won't work because of what they have to pay for the gas...

    What would work is if everyone in the country stayed out of their cars for twentyfour hours..on say Tuesday when they would normally drive....for most people it would only save one or two gallon per car....but there are millions of cars.....

  • 1 decade ago

    most gas stations dont make more then .05 a gal.

  • 1 decade ago

    i wish they would do that!!

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