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I hear Exxon and Shell are benefiting from posting record profits.
I think this is an interesting question. With the "idea" in everyone's head that costs of everything are rising (and they are) I wonder if some companies are taking advantage of the rise and putting an extra couple of pennies in the pot? I know I'm not benefiting
Toyota and the Prius is definitely coming out as a winner. In CA there is a wait list. My guess is that any company related to "fuel economy" or "alternative energies" is getting more attention these days. Also, public transportation is getting a boast in revenue. Many people in SF are definitely taking the Bart these days. I can barely find any sitting room.
The environment is a winner.
My guess would be cars that are "fuel efficient" will be benefiting from the gas increase. I'm actually looking to buy a new car and one of my top priorities is to make sure that its good on gas!!!
Any winners with rising gasoline prices. Great question
Think Segway, the two wheeled self balancing vehicle that runs on rechargeable batteries.
Bike stores are also doing a great business.
Vespa, the company known for scooters, tripled their sales from last year. So that's a good market to be in.
As far as car companies profiting...I don't think they will. They come out with hybrids and hydrogen-fueled alternatives, but then everything gets political. Has anyone seen "Who Killed the Electric Car?" Check it out, it'll open your eyes. Unfortunately, it leaves you with more quesstions than answers.
Of course the oil companies seem to be winning. They are recording record profits. The little people like us seem to be suffering the most. I have found a product that has helped me with my gas mileage. Since my wife and I both do a lot of driving and my daughter is now driving (she's 16 now & trying to drive every chance she gets) I really needed something. I came across this product and it's working for me. At least it helps to lessen the pain at the pump. Take a look at www.bestfuelsaversonline.com.
Any winners with rising gasoline prices
10 years ago gas cost $1.00 a gallon. Even 5 years ago, gas was $2.00 a gallon.
But at $4. a gallon it could costs $100. to fill the tank.
Let do some math. The average American drives 15,000 miles a year (YES I said average).
At $2 a gallon we were happy to spend approx $2000. a year, But Not $4,000 a year.
Think how much a new car costs and are you really saving significant amount of fuel
by down sizing??
Ridership is actually up for public transit in Dallas! That is a huge thing! I would ride it if it was more convenient. I tried to ride it downtown on the weekend to only discover that the trains run once an hour in the Dallas heat!! I miss Atlanta's system, Marta. One of my clients is organizing a carpooling program.
I am doing more telecommuting but it is saving me gas money. That's all I've got.
I read in the paper today that sales of electric and manual lawnmowers are up 60 to 70 percent over last year. The rise in gasoline prices are having a two-pronged affect; 1) people are becoming more economical and 2) they're becoming more environmentally friendly
My neighbor bought a scooter. I would say bike/scooter/motorcycle shops are noticing an increase in business?
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Every day in the news I see the same story lines: Rising gasoline prices and negative impacts. This begs the question: Are there any businesses out there that are benefiting? This might be a controversial topic, but I thought I would throw it out there since we always hear about how everyone is getting negatively impacted. I would like to hear some good news on this topic - - is there any?