Gas Price Rant #7

Exxon Mobil Corp: (NYSE:XOM) posted the largest annual profit by a U.S. company Friday — US$40.6 billion — as the world’s biggest publicly traded oil company benefited from historic crude prices at year’s end.

There’s no business on the planet that gushes forth more profit than selling oil—nothing even close…

And if I were speaking (to their North American customers…) on behalf of Exxon (via this blog), I would say…

Thank-you! Oh, thank-you! You lovely people you! Thank-you so much for paying these obscenely inflated prices at the pump.

Thank-you! Thank-you for not uttering a word while we price-fix in communities all over North America! Thank-you! Thank-you!
We love you, we really do!

And we know that as we artificially raise the price higher and higher, you good people will be there for us – your hearts and wallets open!
Oh thank-you! God bless! Thank-you!

Seriously though: When Lee Raymond retired from Exxon last year, he received a staggering 400M Dollars. link

I can almost hear him singing… Oh, thank-you! You wonderful people, thank-you!