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Subject: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ... on 05/05/04 at 3:54 pm

Just out of curiosity, what are the gas prices near where you live right now?

In my neck of the woods, they started going back up today, after going down a little.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Paul on 05/05/04 at 5:53 pm

Hm...who could this 'guest' be?

Has Gordie Brown sneaked onto the board to annoy me?!!

At the mo', I'm splashing out anything between 78-84 pence per litre for unleaded...probably different around various parts of the country...

90-odd% of that price is TAX...wonderful way this country operates...!!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Bobby on 05/05/04 at 5:58 pm

For me? Ten quid a month. I walk to work and then take a lift home from a friend. Walking about 3 miles after 10:00 at night is not the best thing to do.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Ellipsis on 05/05/04 at 6:10 pm


Hm...who could this 'guest' be?

Has Gordie Brown sneaked onto the board to annoy me?!!

At the mo', I'm splashing out anything between 78-84 pence per litre for unleaded...probably different around various parts of the country...

90-odd% of that price is TAX...wonderful way this country operates...!!

The guest is me! I use the ellipsis mark as my pseudonym. I do sometimes spell it out though.

Anyway... where I live, the gas is currently over two dollars a gallon at just about all the stations. :-\\

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Paul on 05/05/04 at 6:27 pm

Heh! Just kidding! Gordie Brown (you probably wasn't wondering) is our 'beloved' Chancellor whose governmental department sets the tax and duty limits...

Petrol (Gas) being just one of many...

I'll give you an illustration how bad it is (I assume you're American) - your equivalent gallon over here would amount to nearly seven dollars...ouch...!!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: QueenAmenRa on 05/05/04 at 6:50 pm

Hmm, ours is around $1.70 per gallon.  Not too bad compared to most of y'alls....but perhaps that's a benefit of living in Oklahoma.  ;)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Fred on 05/05/04 at 6:53 pm


I'll give you an illustration how bad it is (I assume you're American) - your equivalent gallon over here would amount to nearly seven dollars...ouch...!!

I'm the type of person who never complains about gas. But if it were that expensive over here in Canada  :o, nobody who'd drive anymore.

For a litre in Canada, it's about CAD 0.80 or approx. GBP 0.33

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Indy Gent on 05/05/04 at 7:52 pm

I really don't want to talk about gas prices. I will say that if the price of regular goes up to $2.00 per gallon, then I will have to use bussing more often. >:(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Powerslave on 05/05/04 at 7:54 pm

I drove past a Shell today where the price was $1.04 per litre! That's about $US3 a gallon!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/05/04 at 8:30 pm


I drove past a Shell today where the price was $1.04 per litre! That's about $US3 a gallon!


Powerslave, what's your location?

Here in western Mass. I paid $1.81 per gal. at Shell for regular grade yesterday.  That's about the highest I've paid so far.  I anticipate it'll get worse over the summer.
>:(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: 80sRocked on 05/05/04 at 9:09 pm

My feeling on gas prices is this:

If you put it in perspective, just how high are they?

Think about it.  Some people pay nearly $3.00 for a cup of Starbucks on a daily basis, then turn around and complain about gas prices.  Same goes with certain brands of "premium" water going for about $3.00/gallon, yet people still buy those with no complaints.

There was a report on one of the news shows that showed how much many of the normal things we buy in small amounts would cost per gallon...such as Pepto Bismol, Windex, Toilet cleaners, etc etc.  WHen you think about it, gas is very cheap compared to the things we buy in small amounts on a dailiy basis and don't even think about.

Yes I hate paying more for gas, but when I put it in perspective of the other things we buy every day without a second thought, I really don't feel like we should be compaining.


Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/05/04 at 9:22 pm


My feeling on gas prices is this:

If you put it in perspective, just how high are they?

Think about it.  Some people pay nearly $3.00 for a cup of Starbucks on a daily basis, then turn around and complain about gas prices.  Same goes with certain brands of "premium" water going for about $3.00/gallon, yet people still buy those with no complaints.


Yeah, but I don't drink three gallons of coffee a day.  Not quite anyway. 8)
More to the point.  One has a choice whether to buy other products.  Your comparison has merit when you consider the actual value of gasoline with other fluids we consume.  However, if you drive a car you MUST buy gas.  Oil prices are set through a collusion of the oil companies, OPEC, and our government.  There's no mom & pop discount oil corporation operating independently of these influences.  Thus, we consumers feel powerless because we're at the mercy of forces we can't control.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: NbC on 05/06/04 at 3:07 am

$2.24 for regular unleaded.  >:(  It keeps going up!!!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: karen on 05/06/04 at 4:25 am

I was thinking about restarting this topic when I was filling my car last night.

I paid 79.9 p a litre for unleaded.  My hubby fills his car in the town where he works and pays only 74p.  (Note to self: get hubby to take my car to ork when the tank needs filling!)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: elodie on 05/07/04 at 11:49 am



Powerslave, what's your location?

Here in western Mass. I paid $1.81 per gal. at Shell for regular grade yesterday.  That's about the highest I've paid so far.  I anticipate it'll get worse over the summer.
>:(


In some parts of Boston you can pay as much as $2.25/gallon. In Salem, MA, where I work, average price is $1.80/gal... in Fitchrburg (Western) MA, it's as low as $1.40/gal.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: AL-B on 05/07/04 at 7:00 pm

I just paid $1.94/gallon today for 89 octane w/10% ethanol (the cheapest option) here in Lincoln. My ass still hurts. >:( Time to start riding my bike to work.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/08/04 at 12:30 am


I just paid $1.94/gallon today for 89 octane w/10% ethanol (the cheapest option) here in Lincoln. My ass still hurts. >:( Time to start riding my bike to work.

Do you ever go "outstate"?  I know a kid from Alliance.  I asked him, "What do you do out there?" He replied, "Not much."
:-\\

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: AL-B on 05/08/04 at 12:12 pm



Do you ever go "outstate"?  I know a kid from Alliance.  I asked him, "What do you do out there?" He replied, "Not much."
:-\\
I don't get out to the western part of Nebraska too much.  I have been out to Alliance before, and while it is true there's not all that much to do out there, I do like to get out that way once in a while because I think the Sandhills region of the state is pretty cool. If your friend ventures out east toward Lincoln he almost surely takes State Hwy. 2, which IMHO is one of the most scenic drives in Nebraska. (Although considering the f**king gas prices and the fact that I drive a Mercury Grand Marquis, I highly doubt I'll be moseying out that way anytime soon.)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ... on 05/10/04 at 5:10 pm

I never understood why they have to charge so much more, per gallon, for full serve. Seriously. I mean, there are some people who can't pump their own gas and need the attendant to do it.

Another thing I've never understood is the "fraction-of-a-cent". What I mean is, all the prices have a "9/10ths" suffix; I don't know why. For example, if one gallon of gas is $1.859, and you got exactly one gallon, you can't cut your penny into ten pieces and give 'em only nine; U.S. currency doesn't work that way. Wouldn't you really be paying $1.86? ::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: karen on 05/11/04 at 4:40 am


I never understood why they have to charge so much more, per gallon, for full serve. Seriously. I mean, there are some people who can't pump their own gas and need the attendant to do it.




I took part in a focus group discussing our (bunch of females) attitudes to cars and car ownership.  We discussed how much routine servicing etc we could do on our cars and one woman confessed she has never put petrol into her own car let alone topped up the oil etc.  She drives out of her way to go to the only attendant serviced petrol station here or she gets someone else to fill the car for her (which is o.k. if they pay  ;) )  The rest of the group were just totally amazed at this.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: pennsygirl on 05/11/04 at 7:08 am

It's $2.29 where I live and going up.  I've heard it will reach $3.00 by summer, but that's in NYC, I didn't hear if the rest of the country will go that high.  What a coincidence, isn't it?  Gas prices going up just about the time everyone takes summer vacations.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: pennsygirl on 05/11/04 at 10:18 am




I don't think it's a coincidence.  They are always higher in the summer ???



I know it's not a coincidence.  It does always go higher in the summer, but $3.00 a gallon? :D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ... on 05/12/04 at 10:12 am




I know it's not a coincidence.  It does always go higher in the summer, but $3.00 a gallon? :D

That would be frightening. :o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Powerslave on 05/13/04 at 1:15 pm



Powerslave, what's your location?



I live in Australia, where 80% of the oil used for petrol production is domestic. Most of the oil we import comes from SE Asia and is mostly used in industry. In the state where I live, the prices are even higher than they are elsewhere because it's taxed three times. Tonight I paid $50 for gas and I didn't even fill the tank.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: gumbypiz on 05/13/04 at 3:19 pm

Its $2.28 in Southern California for regular unleaded.
We're still getting the "switching to summer blends" excuse, which is BS, and it's predicted that we'll see $3.00 a gallon by late summer (and I believe it).
What a lot of people don't realize is that the cost of diesel is also up and that rise in cost to operate the heavy trucks that deliver our goods are effecting us in other ways...

A large group of local container truck operators stopped their trucks on the 710 (freeway liking LA to ports of LA, & Long Beach) to protest the high fuel costs and shut down traffic for the whole day a week ago. >:(
So not only do we have to bend over and take it at the pumps, we have angry truckers to deal with too..

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Fred on 05/13/04 at 5:50 pm


My feeling on gas prices is this:

If you put it in perspective, just how high are they?

Think about it.  Some people pay nearly $3.00 for a cup of Starbucks on a daily basis, then turn around and complain about gas prices.  Same goes with certain brands of "premium" water going for about $3.00/gallon, yet people still buy those with no complaints.

There was a report on one of the news shows that showed how much many of the normal things we buy in small amounts would cost per gallon...such as Pepto Bismol, Windex, Toilet cleaners, etc etc.  WHen you think about it, gas is very cheap compared to the things we buy in small amounts on a dailiy basis and don't even think about.

Yes I hate paying more for gas, but when I put it in perspective of the other things we buy every day without a second thought, I really don't feel like we should be compaining.




We had a talk like this on the old board right? But yes, we shouldn't complain.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Powerslave on 05/14/04 at 3:17 pm


My feeling on gas prices is this:

If you put it in perspective, just how high are they?

Think about it.  Some people pay nearly $3.00 for a cup of Starbucks on a daily basis, then turn around and complain about gas prices.  Same goes with certain brands of "premium" water going for about $3.00/gallon, yet people still buy those with no complaints.

There was a report on one of the news shows that showed how much many of the normal things we buy in small amounts would cost per gallon...such as Pepto Bismol, Windex, Toilet cleaners, etc etc.  WHen you think about it, gas is very cheap compared to the things we buy in small amounts on a dailiy basis and don't even think about.

Yes I hate paying more for gas, but when I put it in perspective of the other things we buy every day without a second thought, I really don't feel like we should be compaining.





I don't know about you, but I don't buy 52 gallons of toilet cleaner, bottled water or coffee a week. I doubt we'd use that much in a year. I use that much gas every week, and I only have a small Toyota with excellent mileage. Plus, if I needed to, I could give up buying coffee, bottled water or toilet cleaner for a while. I can't not buy gas, because I need to drive my car to get to work. When you work 46 miles from where you live, it's a bit difficult to walk there.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: 80sRocked on 05/14/04 at 4:03 pm


Plus, if I needed to, I could give up buying coffee, bottled water or toilet cleaner for a while



Thats good, you're the exception. :)

My point was that many people who refuse to give up their expensive little luxuries like $3.00/cup Starbucks or $3.00/gal "premium" water, etc, will then complain about gas.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: zcrito on 05/14/04 at 4:13 pm



I saw this on the news last night.
Has anyone checked this out before? ???

http://gasbuddy.com

:)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/14/04 at 4:42 pm

Yesterday, Holyoke, Mass., $2.15 a gallon for any grade.  Highest I've seen yet in this state.  The service station wouldn't even post the prices on the signs, only on the computer read on the pumps themselves.  It's gonna be a long, expensive summer!
:\'(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ... on 05/17/04 at 1:39 pm




I saw this on the news last night.
Has anyone checked this out before? ???

http://gasbuddy.com

:)


No, I haven't checked it out before! Thanks for sharing this link! I've always been familiar with the gaspricewatch.com website (if I remember the URL correctly; but it was something like that).

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: 80sRocked on 05/17/04 at 1:50 pm




I saw this on the news last night.
Has anyone checked this out before? ???

http://gasbuddy.com

:)



I've never been there before, but our local news does a similar service each night/day showing the cheapest stations in town.

What I still can't figure out, is how there can be such a huge price difference between stations, in some cases only a few blocks away from each other.

For example.  Downtown, there is a BP station that this morning was $2.08/gal.  And no more than 300 feet down the street, there is a Kroger station that was only $1.89/gal.  Some days, like last week, when it hit $2.13, the Kroger station still remained below $1.99. 

I just don't get it.  Seems like there is some price-gouging going on. 

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Kitten on 05/17/04 at 2:40 pm

There is reason that gas price are so high though. Fuel is a NONE renewable resource and for the past 50 years we have been eating it like its nothing. And people are now angry that it cost 70$ to fill up there SUVs, well-boo-freaking-hoo. It's about time that we actually realized that we are going to run out of gas with fossil fuels (i know bad pun). I just think that as a collective we all have to wake up and look for a better solution, or even just DRIVE LESS. Not just complain about how expensive gas pricing is. If you had to add in the the price of environmental derogation thats caused by  fossil fuels to out planet then it would have been far to expensive to use a long time ago anyways.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: gumbypiz on 05/17/04 at 11:39 pm


There is reason that gas price are so high though. Fuel is a NONE renewable resource and for the past 50 years we have been eating it like its nothing. And people are now angry that it cost 70$ to fill up there SUVs, well-boo-freaking-hoo. It's about time that we actually realized that we are going to run out of gas with fossil fuels (i know bad pun). I just think that as a collective we all have to wake up and look for a better solution, or even just DRIVE LESS. Not just complain about how expensive gas pricing is. If you had to add in the the price of environmental derogation thats caused by  fossil fuels to out planet then it would have been far to expensive to use a long time ago anyways.

Totally agree with you Kitten, but alas it isn't that simple, nothing in life ever is.
I would like to drive less, but I live in southern California. I live 24 miles away from work, the job that will support me so I can live & pay my bills. It takes about 40 mins to get to work with regular traffic, sometimes more, much more time than that to get home.

That means I HAVE to have a car, if I want a life. I tried public transport when I first moved here.
As most know public transportation in LA sucks :P  I had to get up at 5am to get to work by 9 and that still included a 10 block walk. Taking the bus and light rail back got me home at about 10pm, with only 6 hours to eat, sleep and just live, well, I couldn't make it living like that (I feel for the lot of poor folks out there make do public transit).

In the last 8 years most business, corprate and state ,have done away with company & state ssponsoredvanpools/ridsharing and the like.
What we all need to do is to get our ggovernmentback into these ridesharing/conservation programs again or at least we're going to have to bite the bullet to pay more taxes for better public transportation.

But we can't even get Gov'ner Terminator to even pay our public school teachers or universitys the funds they need...

Until we make those changes in our governmentsand public transport, if we don't offer a reasonable alternative to driving our own (empty) 4-pass automobile nothing will change and the average Joe will not drive less...

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/17/04 at 11:55 pm

That 2.00+ gas is finally out here, and now I miss my 4-cylinder!
:\'(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Powerslave on 05/18/04 at 3:30 am


My point was that many people who refuse to give up their expensive little luxuries like $3.00/cup Starbucks or $3.00/gal "premium" water, etc, will then complain about gas.


Well anyone who can afford to pay $3 for coffee (in Australian money, that's about $6.50. I've never been to a Starbucks here, but if that's what their coffee costs, I ain't ever gonna, neither) probably doesn't have any right to complain about gas prices, but I don't think the article you mentioned is a fair comparison. Most things we buy in small quantities would cost more than gas per gallon, but we also don't need to buy them by the gallon. If I bought 50 gallons of Pepsi, I'd probably get a bulk discount, yet gas costs me the same per gallon whether I buy 1 gallon or 100 gallons.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Powerslave on 05/18/04 at 3:36 am



Totally agree with you Kitten, but alas it isn't that simple, nothing in life ever is.
I would like to drive less, but I live in southern California. I live 24 miles away from work, the job that will support me so I can live & pay my bills. It takes about 40 mins to get to work with regular traffic, sometimes more, much more time than that to get home.

That means I HAVE to have a car, if I want a life. I tried public transport when I first moved here.
As most know public transportation in LA sucks :P  I had to get up at 5am to get to work by 9 and that still included a 10 block walk. Taking the bus and light rail back got me home at about 10pm, with only 6 hours to eat, sleep and just live, well, I couldn't make it living like that (I feel for the lot of poor folks out there make do public transit).

In the last 8 years most business, corprate and state ,have done away with company & state ssponsoredvanpools/ridsharing and the like.
What we all need to do is to get our ggovernmentback into these ridesharing/conservation programs again or at least we're going to have to bite the bullet to pay more taxes for better public transportation.

But we can't even get Gov'ner Terminator to even pay our public school teachers or universitys the funds they need...

Until we make those changes in our governmentsand public transport, if we don't offer a reasonable alternative to driving our own (empty) 4-pass automobile nothing will change and the average Joe will not drive less...


It can be difficult to just "drive less". I live 45 miles from where I work, so not driving there is an incredible hassle. Nevertheless, I do agree with Kitten to some extent in regards to SUVs. Sure, it's personal choice, but is it really necessary to buy an SUV? Unless you need to tow a boat or something I can't see the benefit of owning one just to run around in the city. I came in one night while my wife was watching Oprah and this woman had given her husband a Hummer as a gift! Why would anyone want to drive a vehicle that only gets 5mi/gal? It's madness!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Tomm on 05/18/04 at 1:58 pm

Ok, I worked it all out: gas prices in the UK are currently at about 81.9p per liter. This works out as £3.10 per gallon, which then converted into dollars comes to $5.47 per gallon! And the current price isn't too different from regular prices (about 75p per liter normally.) The thing is that 80-90% of the price is tax, going straight to the government.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: zcrito on 05/18/04 at 7:49 pm

People are always bashing SUVs but to me they may not be the only problem.

Most gas is wasted by an engine idling - at the stop light, in the fast food drive thru and in traffic. That's a lot of energy wasted to keep your car's battery charged.

A six cylinder SUV is going to get better gas milage than most 8 cylinder cars. A 6 cylinder SUV that gets say 10mpg, driven 100 miles a week (10 gallons of gas used) is using less gas overall than a 4 cylinder that gets 20mpg but is driven over 200 miles per week.

It's not just gas milage, it's how many miles a vehicle is driven and the amount of time spent in wasteful engine idle.

If people wanted to save some petrol they could go inside instead of the drive thru (which have only been around since like 1984?) or maybe, (gasp) try to live closer to work?

:)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: zcrito on 05/18/04 at 10:41 pm




Yeah, if you saw the house prices near hubby's work, you'd be doing more than gasping.  We paid 1/3 of what we'd pay for our exact same house if it was located near his office.

And, I agree with the mpg:miles driven correlation.  I get around 18 mpg with my Expedition, but I only drive (on average) 20-30 miles per week.  Compare that to hubby's car, which gets 30+, but is driven (on average) 300-400 miles per week.

80s_cheerleader where I work it's not uncommon to have people live 50-60 miles from work! They do it because there's an interstate nearby and they want to. For me, I couldn't handle the drive in and back. To each his/her own, but a lot of gas is wasted on the interstate highways every morning and late afternoon.
;) :)


Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ... on 05/20/04 at 2:06 pm

Ack!! :o I just visited the gaspricewatch.com website (which tells you the highest, lowest, and average U.S. prices on the homepage), and some place actually had it above THREE DOLLARS! It was Bridgeport, CA; I have no idea where that is.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Cheetara on 05/20/04 at 3:05 pm

I REALLY feel like going postal over these darn gas prices.  Normally, it costs me about $18.00 to fill up my tank.  This morning it cost me $23.95 to fill up!  Just to think a few months ago I was complaining about paying the 18 bucks!  Geez...now ....I wish it were 18 bucks again!!!  >:(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Hairspray on 05/20/04 at 6:05 pm

The rising gas prices will stall the slowly recovering economy, IMO.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/21/04 at 1:52 am

Yesterday I paid $2.05 for 87 grade here in Hadley, Mass., $22.30 and my tank wasn't even on "E."  Still, it's better than $3.00+ in California.
Not to worry, they'll find a way to pin this on the Dems.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: NbC on 05/21/04 at 4:46 am

Went up again...$2.31

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: FussBudgetVanPelt on 05/21/04 at 7:22 am

In Brisbane at the moment, doing the conversion, it's $ 3.80 per US Gallon

Curent currency conversion is about 69 cents US to an Australian Dollar, so :

US $ 2.58/gallon  ::)

And Brisbane is the cheapest of all the Aus capitals because our State Government gives us a fuel rebate of about 8 cents per litre (30 cents per gallon)

So in southern states at present it is about $ 3.00 US a gallon

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: AL-B on 05/21/04 at 7:18 pm

Just fueled up Wednesday for $1.98/gallon. Thursday it jumped another 6 cents.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 05/21/04 at 9:32 pm

They're finally nearly at $2 per gallon....just like the experts predicted would happen back in 1979...at the END of the Carter debacle....his presidency :P  I also heard that we were kinda spoiled up to this point and now gas prices are right where they're supposed to be ???

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: AL-B on 05/21/04 at 10:03 pm


They're finally nearly at $2 per gallon....just like the experts predicted would happen back in 1979...at the END of the Carter debacle....his presidency :P  I also heard that we were kinda spoiled up to this point and now gas prices are right where they're supposed to be ???
This reminds me of something I saw in a book by the writers of the Onion which spoofed historical events of the 20th century. There was an article parodying the 1980 presidential election, in which the candidates outlined their platforms. Underneath a picture of Jimmy Carter was the caption, "Let's Talk Better Mileage." Underneath Reagan's picture was, "Kill The Bastards." ;D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: zcrito on 05/21/04 at 10:08 pm


They're finally nearly at $2 per gallon....just like the experts predicted would happen back in 1979...at the END of the Carter debacle....his presidency :P  I also heard that we were kinda spoiled up to this point and now gas prices are right where they're supposed to be ???


According to an inflation calculator I found $2.00 in 1979, is equal to $5.31 in 2002 (it doesn't go to 2004) and $2.00 today (2002) would be $.75 in 1979 (for the same products). 8)

Some would say the year 1979, is worth more than year 2004 anyway ;D

:)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 05/21/04 at 10:11 pm



This reminds me of something I saw in a book by the writers of the Onion which spoofed historical events of the 20th century. There was an article parodying the 1980 presidential election, in which the candidates outlined their platforms. Underneath a picture of Jimmy Carter was the caption, "Let's Talk Better Mileage." Underneath Reagan's picture was, "Kill The Bastards." ;D
;D No wonder Reagan won by a Land-slide over peanut boy...let the liberals say what they may but those elections he won speak for themselves. And to give the clinton cronies some kudo's...thier boy won twice as well...maybe he could've satified the cold witch Hillary had he used his nose for something else other than lying to a grand jury!http://elouai.com/images/yahoo/55.gif

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: scarletgail on 05/23/04 at 12:53 am

ours is about 2.20 a gallon i don't drive that much since i live so close to downtown so it doesn't hurt my pocketbook but sucks for those who have to drive any distance at all :-\\

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Written By: FussBudgetVanPelt on 05/24/04 at 7:56 am

Time to lighten this thread up  ;D

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Written By: FussBudgetVanPelt on 05/24/04 at 7:56 am

2 more

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Written By: FussBudgetVanPelt on 05/24/04 at 7:57 am

last one  :)  (more on previous page)  :)

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Written By: mandamoo on 05/24/04 at 9:02 am


In Brisbane at the moment, doing the conversion, it's $ 3.80 per US Gallon

Curent currency conversion is about 69 cents US to an Australian Dollar, so :

US $ 2.58/gallon  ::)

And Brisbane is the cheapest of all the Aus capitals because our State Government gives us a fuel rebate of about 8 cents per litre (30 cents per gallon)

So in southern states at present it is about $ 3.00 US a gallon


It's actually more than $3.00 a gallon, here.  I'm too tired to be bothered converting it, but I saw it at AU$1.12 on the weekend !

Driving will become a luxury here soon. :(

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Written By: mandamoo on 05/24/04 at 9:08 am


Time to lighten this thread up  ;D



And you did ! Love the bowser ones in particular ! ;D

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Written By: pennsygirl on 05/25/04 at 7:13 am


Time to lighten this thread up  ;D




Too funny!   ;D

In Queens, NY, gas is now $2.30 for regular, $2.49 for unleaded, and $2.69 for premium.  I'm sure it will be hovering around $3.00 by the end of June.

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Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/25/04 at 7:33 am

Fussbudget,
Thanks for the 'toons!  Sometimes humor is the best medicine.
;D

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Written By: Fred on 05/25/04 at 9:23 pm

You would think that auto manufacturers would have now invented an engine (or carburetor) that can actually get mileage around at least 100 MPG.  >:( What's with vehicles only getting around 8 or 9 MPG.  >:( >:( >:( But the World is ruled by Oil Companies, and that won't happen for a while.   :\'(

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Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/25/04 at 10:07 pm


You would think that auto manufacturers would have now invented an engine (or carburetor) that can actually get mileage around at least 100 MPG.  >:( What's with vehicles only getting around 8 or 9 MPG.  >:( >:( >:( But the World is ruled by Oil Companies, and that won't happen for a while.   :\'(

At least, you would think more Americans would have enough confidense in their personal endowments to drive, ahem, little cars that get 50 mpg.
I remember in the late '70s and early '80s, auto manufacturers proudly displaced MPGs in their ads.  Whatever happened to those days?

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Written By: zcrito on 05/25/04 at 10:23 pm


You would think that auto manufacturers would have now invented an engine (or carburetor) that can actually get mileage around at least 100 MPG.  >:( What's with vehicles only getting around 8 or 9 MPG.  >:( >:( >:( But the World is ruled by Oil Companies, and that won't happen for a while.   :\'(


Yes, it's odd. For a while there avg. gas milage was getting better every year or so, then things started shifting toward horsepower. They're getting incredible horsepower out of auto engines nowadays and decent gas milage too, but if they gave up some horsies they could do even better with the MPG.
:)

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Written By: Fred on 05/25/04 at 11:17 pm


At least, you would think more Americans would have enough confidense in their personal endowments to drive, ahem, little cars that get 50 mpg.

At least then, you wouldn't hear as many people complain about gas prices.  ;)

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Written By: 80sRocked on 05/25/04 at 11:22 pm



At least, you would think more Americans would have enough confidense in their personal endowments to drive, ahem, little cars that get 50 mpg.


Supply and Demand...again.

People have spoken.  They don't want little rollerskates with seats and steering wheel...despite the high gas prices.  SUV's sales numbers are rising annually.


Consumer choice is a good thing. ;)

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Written By: gumbypiz on 05/26/04 at 12:56 am


Supply and Demand...again.

People have spoken.  They don't want little rollerskates with seats and steering wheel...despite the high gas prices.  SUV's sales numbers are rising annually.

Consumer choice is a good thing. ;)


Agree somewhat, that part of the problem is with the popularity of SUV's and trucks, BUT note that SUV and large truck sales have FALLEN in the last sales quarter, ask a Ford dealer trying to sell a Expedition or a Toyota dealer trying to move a Sequoia nowadays, they just aren't moving like they used to. Why do you think Ford stopped production of the super-elephant sized, gas-guzzling Excursion?

Some of the blame goes to us, the consumer, a lot to the automakers, and a lot to our easily lobbied congress...
Once the $$, profits and demand for SUV's/trucks shot up over the last 15 years, the automakers just about lobbied the CAFE (Corprate Average Fuel Economy) standards out of existence, there wasn't much incentive for car makers to really try to make more fuel efficient cars (or SUV's or trucks for that matter).

Every year new proposals for a standard benchmark for truck and SUV fuel economy (and saftey) is proposed, and each year the automkers, with enough $$ and lobbists, shoot it down. I'm not talking about just US companies, Toyota & Subaru wiggled out of the regulations this year.

...if you think for a moment that the automotive giants that be cannot or don't already have the ability to produce a 50mpg car...
Toyota and Honda both have hybrids that push very close to 50mpg. VW has TDI (diesel) motors that get 40mpg. Ford is now producing a hybrid version of the Escape (SUV) with more to come. Honda already is market testing a hydrogen/fuel cell car in CA.

So, if the consumers really want better MPG, then they do have a choice. The Toyata Hybrid is pretty damn popular here, and is selling well. We'll see just how much gas prices play a part in what we drive just yet..

BTW, don't equate more horsepower with a loss in MPG, actually just the opposite. The reason we're getting 225-300hp out of 4cly motors nowadays is because of better enginered & efficient motors, which by defalt will burn cleaner, produce more HP per less amout of fuel, and as a result better MPG. In an engineers perfect world, high HP and MPG should go hand in hand. Engineering a motor to make less HP in ordrer to make better MPG usually results in a less efficient motor and wasted energy (more accelerating, more work for the transmission/shifting, keeping up with traffic, etc., ever driven a Geo Metro?) in the long run.

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Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/26/04 at 1:30 am

I agree with Fred here.  The Super Rich, those who don't have to budget their mone, will drive whatever the like, no matter what the cost. But I'll bet if the price of gasoline went up to three bucks a gallon AND STAYED THERE, you'd see a huuuge drop off in sales of SUVs among the hoi poloi!  It might not have to get to three dollars, if it stayed in the two dollar range without let up, you'd see a similar trend.  Right now we're all anticipating prices will come down in a few weeks or months.  If you could count on your at-pump costs eating a hole in your pocket, those rollerskates-with-steering wheels might put a twinkle in your eye.
I drive an Accura sedan (she's old, but she's paid for!), a six cylinder.  Right now I miss that four cylinder Geo Prizm I had seven years ago.
:\'(

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Written By: 80sRocked on 05/26/04 at 1:38 am


I agree with Fred here.  The Super Rich, those who don't have to budget their mone, will drive whatever the like, no matter what the cost. But I'll bet if the price of gasoline went up to three bucks a gallon AND STAYED THERE, you'd see a huuuge drop off in sales of SUVs among the hoi poloi! 


Once again, you generalize.

Guess what, I am definitely not "super rich", in fact not even close.  But, I bought a Chevy Trailblazer. 

Why?  Becasue I wanted to and could. ;)

Of course I knew the not so good mileage before I bought it.  But, I wanted it, and I bought it.  And at the sma etime, I don't walk around whining about gas prices all day either.  I knew what I was buying, otherwise I wouldn't have signed the papers.  And if gas goes up to $3, I will be putting $3 gas in my Trailblaser.  Life goes on.

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Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/26/04 at 1:54 am




Once again, you generalize.

Guess what, I am definitely not "super rich", in fact not even close.  But, I bought a Chevy Trailblazer. 

Why?  Becasue I wanted to and could. ;)

Of course I knew the not so good mileage before I bought it.  But, I wanted it, and I bought it.  And at the sma etime, I don't walk around whining about gas prices all day either.  I knew what I was buying, otherwise I wouldn't have signed the papers.  And if gas goes up to $3, I will be putting $3 gas in my Trailblaser.  Life goes on.

Oh-bla-di!  Yes, I generalize.  If I didn't generalize, my posting would be 100 paragraphs long!  A lot of guys will pump $3 gas into their SUVs and say "life goes on."  Others will do some quick calculations and decide to trade in for a Honda, and be able to pay off the mortgage instead!

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Written By: 80sRocked on 05/26/04 at 2:01 am



Oh-bla-di!  Yes, I generalize.  If I didn't generalize, my posting would be 100 paragraphs long!  A lot of guys will pump $3 gas into their SUVs and say "life goes on."  Others will do some quick calculations and decide to trade in for a Honda, and be able to pay off the mortgage instead!


Luckily we have freedom of choice here. ;)

I could have went for the Honda, but went for a gas-gussler instead...becasue I could.


Anyone that wants a Honda can buy a Honda.  In the meantime, I will keep gussling gas in my SUV...with a big smile on my face. :)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Mr X on 06/02/04 at 3:05 pm

Do I wanna talk about gas prices?

No. Not really.

But thanks for asking!

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Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/02/04 at 3:23 pm




And, some of us will pump the $3 gas into our SUV's and still complain as we don't have much choice.  Until they make a minivan or a hybrid that can get me through 2' of snow, and drive on snowy roads that haven't been plowed, or get me through roads that are flooded with 3 kids, a stroller, diaper bag, 2 car seats and assorted groceries, etc. I will be pumping and complaining.

Soon there will be enough customer demand for a hybrid minivan that can handle all that.  You do raise a good point.  In many of the European countries where they drive those tiny four cylinder cars, they don't have the same hellish winter road conitions as you get in many areas of North America.  The Scandinavians seem to do alright with their Volvos, and the Germans build some good cars for winter conditions in the snowier terrain of that country.  They still pay $4.00 a gallon for gas.  Another factor you have to add in North America is the distances people travel.  A lot rural residents drive 100+ miles a day all year round.  Such mileage is extremely rare in Europe, as far as I know.

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Written By: ... on 06/02/04 at 11:48 pm

Well they haven't gone any higher in my neck of the woods. They haven't gone lower, either, but ya never know. :-\\

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Written By: hoogbest on 06/03/04 at 9:56 am

Gas is around $1.98 to $2.25 depending where you buy.  You now this has been an incidious work of brilliant economics and marketing by the industry. For many years each spring gas prices have risen, the media and gas folks have blamed it on anything they felt the public would swallow. In the fall the prices would go down BUT NEVER TO WHERE THEY WERE BEFORE THEY WENT UP IN THE SPRING! Therefore we were behind a few cents going into the next cycle but by that time any decrease was welcomed. Next spring same thing.......and it will happen again this fall.  The greatest bs argument is the one that we are actrually paying less then ever because cars get much better gas mileage that they did when gas was under a buck. Yea but the buck is worth a heck of a lot less.

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Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/03/04 at 1:09 pm


Gas is around $1.98 to $2.25 depending where you buy.  You now this has been an incidious work of brilliant economics and marketing by the industry. For many years each spring gas prices have risen, the media and gas folks have blamed it on anything they felt the public would swallow. In the fall the prices would go down BUT NEVER TO WHERE THEY WERE BEFORE THEY WENT UP IN THE SPRING! Therefore we were behind a few cents going into the next cycle but by that time any decrease was welcomed. Next spring same thing.......and it will happen again this fall.  The greatest bs argument is the one that we are actrually paying less then ever because cars get much better gas mileage that they did when gas was under a buck. Yea but the buck is worth a heck of a lot less.

Not to mention the size of cars has increased in the past decade.  Not just SUVs, but the whole fleet is bigger and heavier.  I got my hands a '91 Acura with low mileage.  I'm hanging onto it because I hate making car payments.  Anyway, it's relatively small compared to the sedans of Japanese makes today.  You remember the OPEC embargo of the '70s.  Prices adjusted for inflation went much higher than today.  Following that scare, Japanese cars got more and more popular.  That's when Detroit churned out its first compact losers, the Vega, the Maverick, the Pinto, and so forth.  As soon as Detroit learned how to make a good compact car, like at the end of the '80s, peple had lost interest in conserving.  Remember how every auto advertisement posted MPGs?  You don't see that anymore.  You may again, if this keeps up!

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Written By: ... on 06/08/04 at 1:36 pm

A couple days ago I drove past a gas station that had outrageous full-serve prices. Why are they outrageous? Because they were all above three dollars a gallon! (Now the self-serve ranged from $2.39 to $2.59, which I'm used to seeing by now, but the full serve---;P). Anyway, I could not believe my eyes when I saw $3.29, $3.39, and $3.49 for the FULL serve! I wonder who, in their right mind, would go for that?! Full serve used to mean that the attendant would do more than just pump your gas; he'd look under the hood, check the tire pressure, wash your windows, etc., but they don't do that anymore! >:( Nowadays, they just wanna rip you off! I know I've asked this before, but why do they have to charge so much more, per gallon, for full service?

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Written By: Mr. X on 06/15/04 at 12:30 pm


I know I've asked this before, but why do they have to charge so much more, per gallon, for full service?

I don't know, Mr. Ellipsis. It's beyond my comprehension. ??? ::)

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Written By: DJ Midas on 06/15/04 at 11:29 pm

It's gone down a little here in the past month.  It was as high as $2.21/gallon for regular unleaded and now I've seen it as low as $2.09.

My sis drove through Oregon on her way up to WA a few weeks ago and there you're not allowed to pump your own gas or something.  She didn't mention how much it was there.

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Written By: IWannaBeAGoonie on 06/15/04 at 11:59 pm


I'll give you an illustration how bad it is (I assume you're American) - your equivalent gallon over here would amount to nearly seven dollars...ouch...!!


Dang!  And here I thought WE had it bad!  :-[

I spent a bit less today to fill up than a week or so ago.  But it was still $2.20 a gallon for regular old unleaded.  And, though I LOVE it, I'm one of those folks that drive a big old SUV.    :(

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Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/16/04 at 12:07 am

Orange, Mass.  $2.06 for cheap grade today.  Never thought I'd be glad to see that!

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Written By: IWannaBeAGoonie on 06/16/04 at 12:08 am


My sis drove through Oregon on her way up to WA a few weeks ago and there you're not allowed to pump your own gas or something. 


That's true.  I HATE driving through Oregon--it is against the law or whatever to pump your own gas there.  Drives me nuts. I think somebody there set themselves ablaze or something because of pumping their own gas.    :o

My mom never used to mind it--she would go all over trying to find a full service station here (until my sister started to work at AM/PM..then she'd just sit there in her car until my sister came out to do it for her!   ;D)
My dad, on the other hand..whoa boy.  >:( 
He was having his car filled up one night over in Oregon and told the kid he wanted Premium Unleaded--the little twit gave him regular instead.  You should've heard THAT conversation!    :-\\

Me, we've just learned to do all we can to not need gas when we deive through Oregon.  We do have to, of course, occasionaly, but we at least try to avoid it!  ;)

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Written By: IWannaBeAGoonie on 06/16/04 at 12:19 am




I just filled up my gas-guzzling SUV today and it was over $40.


Yeah, I hear ya there! I try not to let mine get to the "beeping you need gas!" point, but even so, I'm spending aound $30 to fill it up from the halfway point!  :(

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Written By: DJ Midas on 06/17/04 at 9:43 pm

Gas has come down to as low as $1.99 today here in the Valley.  :D  $32 to fill up the truck today.

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Written By: goldie on 06/18/04 at 8:59 am

Gas is down to $1.74 here. I've gotta fill up today. Never know when it's gonna shoot back up!

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Written By: IWannaBeAGoonie on 06/18/04 at 12:19 pm

Ours went UP again.   :(

I mean, it was only by 2 cents, but a sign to me to worry about it..  :-\\
I know that often it goes up for the weekends,  but I saw it yesterday, which was only Thursday, so....?

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Written By: Dagwood on 06/18/04 at 6:36 pm

The gas station I usually go to just went down to 1.89.

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Written By: Corky on 06/18/04 at 9:00 pm

It took my father almost 60 dollars for gas in his truck a few times. What can you really say about gas prices? They're too high.

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Written By: RockandRollFan on 06/18/04 at 11:27 pm


Gas is down to $1.74 here. I've gotta fill up today. Never know when it's gonna shoot back up!
You are very fortunate there...here it's hovering anywhere from 1.98 to 2.08 for the low grade! It also didn't help that I watched the movie "Dumb & Dumber" from 1995 and it showed a gas price of 1.09! Those were the days :-\\

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Written By: nally on 06/20/04 at 12:13 am

I've basically been avoiding this topic because I haven't really wanted to talk about the gas prices; I am well aware that they've been abnormally high the past few months. But now I am in the mood.

I live in Southern California, in the Los Angeles area, where every station around has gas for as little as two bucks a gallon now. Near my home (in oxnard), they've gotten up to about two and a half bucks, but lately they've actually come down a bit. If they'd drop back under two dollars, that would be good. ;)

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Written By: goldie on 06/20/04 at 7:47 pm

It was $1.70 at Sams Wednesday night.

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Written By: nally on 06/20/04 at 10:52 pm


It was $1.70 at Sams Wednesday night.

I wish it was like that in So-Cal. ::)

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Written By: southernspitfire on 06/20/04 at 10:57 pm

Paid 1.83 for it yesterday but did see it as low as 1.79 in Little Rock Friday

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Written By: tv on 06/21/04 at 2:52 pm

Well I paid 28.00 dollars to fill up my Acura CL. It was unleaded plus though not regular though. 28.00 dollars is like SUV prices. I remember it took me 14.00-16.00 dollars to fill up my late 90's Mazda 626 a few years ago. I used to only take me only 22.00-23.00 dollars I think to fill up the CL. Gas prices are going down but I spent 28.00 dollars the last time to on fuel so I don't notice any price change. I live in New Jersey.

I don't understand how people who own SUV's can pay skrocketing prices for fuel. It would drown my wallet every week. I was looking at a local new paper and they said sales of large SUV's are down 11.2% from last years numbers. Minivan sales up 12.4% from last years numbers. Car Based SUV's(Chrysler Pacifica, Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Ford Escape.) are up 13.3% from last years numbers. Those statisics were put out before May car sales came out. However in the month of May(I look at Auto sales statistics every month because I am a car fan) SUV sales went up from last years(may 2003) numbers. High gas prices did not stop people from buying SUV's last mointh. Now dealers are putting in their ads in the weeknd papers stuff like free gas for a month.)

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Written By: tv on 06/21/04 at 3:06 pm




Yes, it's odd. For a while there avg. gas milage was getting better every year or so, then things started shifting toward horsepower. They're getting incredible horsepower out of auto engines nowadays and decent gas milage too, but if they gave up some horsies they could do even better with the MPG.
:)


INissan was the manufacturer that pushed the horsepower thing a few years ago with the 255-260 Horsepower 2002 Nissan Maxima. Honda followed that up with the 2002 Acura CL/TL Type S that made 260 horespower. Now you got Nissan Altima's and Honda Accord's making 170-180 horsepower out of a 4 cylinder engine.

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Written By: tv on 06/21/04 at 3:09 pm



I remember in the late '70s and early '80s, auto manufacturers proudly displaced MPGs in their ads.  Whatever happened to those days?

If you notice Honda and Toyota show MPG of their cars in their commercials the last couple of years.

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Written By: ... on 06/28/04 at 12:23 pm

Well they've actually come down in the past week.

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Written By: ... on 07/07/04 at 3:48 pm

Looks like they've come down some more. :)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: annieox03 on 07/07/04 at 9:45 pm

$1.78 per gallon regular unleaded
$2.01 for premium

I can't complain

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Written By: ... on 07/28/04 at 4:42 pm


$1.78 per gallon regular unleaded
$2.01 for premium

I can't complain

Neither can I. Right now they're just about down to the two-dollar mark.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: blackdog on 07/29/04 at 3:08 pm



Neither can I. Right now they're just about down to the two-dollar mark.


Wow, that's so cheap!  Unleaded is about $2.30 - $2.50  where I live.  (I guess I can still complain but trying not too)   I'm ready to start walking or take the bus. 

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Kyle on 07/30/04 at 7:32 pm

Where I live, it is 1.79 per gallon, but in another small town close to my hometown, the gas prices were 1.97 per gallon.  ;D  Do you think somebody accidentaly switched the number around, or on purpose just to be mean.

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Written By: AnchorBay1986 on 07/30/04 at 7:49 pm

$1.87 in shelby twp michigan for the baby gas ,premium is $2.07 !  my 2 camaros are grounded  because i use the premium in them ! so my gmc jimmy  runs on the baby gas  20 mpg ! 

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Written By: RockandRollFan on 08/01/04 at 10:27 am

Down to $1.74 at some stations here!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ... on 08/13/04 at 2:11 pm

yay!!! Today I passed by a station that had gas under two dollars a gallon! :D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/13/04 at 2:55 pm

Hadley, Mass.
Paid $1.83 for the cheap stuff yesterday.  Better than June, but still not as cheap as I'd like to see it.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Jessica on 08/13/04 at 3:11 pm

It's $2.05 over here. That's the cheapest that you can get. :P

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Koop on 08/13/04 at 4:51 pm

It's $1.57 at a gas station near my house.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 08/13/04 at 5:45 pm

Down to $1.65 here.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 08/13/04 at 6:00 pm

On last check, the Shell station near my home had $2.03 for the low grade, but that was on Monday, I think.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ... on 08/18/04 at 1:53 am

Well the cheapest I've seen in the past week (on any grade) is $1.95 (ignoring the stupid fraction of a cent thing).

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ellipsis on 08/23/04 at 5:46 pm

They haven't gone any lower...but they haven't gotten any higher either (which is a good thing). If they went down another 20 or 30 cents, that'd be fine with me.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ... on 08/30/04 at 3:01 pm

Rats...they're going back up now. This one station that I'm close to is a dime higher than it was a week ago.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: gemini61 on 08/30/04 at 4:21 pm

Down to $1.69 today where I live!!  :)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ... (Ellipsis) on 10/01/04 at 11:18 am

I thought I'd bump this topic back up, since I noticed they made a big jump yesterday.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Jessica on 10/01/04 at 11:45 am

No kidding. Last week the cheapest gas station in town jumped from $1.99 to $2.03 in ONE day. The next day it was $2.07. Wednesday it jumped to $2.13. Then I looked at the sign last night (I can see it from my house) and it's up to f*cking $2.17!!!! That's a massive jump for a span of one week. :P

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ... (Ellipsis) on 10/06/04 at 4:06 pm

What's even more ridiculous is for full serve to be THREE dollars a gallon. >:(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: bbigd04 on 10/06/04 at 6:21 pm

$2.05 here in Cleveland. I remember about 4 years or so ago it was $.78 a gallon at one point. 78 cents, lol. That was at the height of the good economy, then Bush took office.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Jessica on 10/07/04 at 12:24 pm

I can beat you all. Yesterday morning gas was at $2.19 (it went up two cents in five days). Last night I looked at the Beacon sign and it said $2.23. WTF?! Pretty soon we won't be able to go anywhere because gas prices will be too flippin' high! >:(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 10/07/04 at 12:34 pm


I can beat you all. Yesterday morning gas was at $2.19 (it went up two cents in five days). Last night I looked at the Beacon sign and it said $2.23. WTF?! Pretty soon we won't be able to go anywhere because gas prices will be too flippin' high! >:(

The highest-grade price is up to 2 1/2 dollars a gallon in some places. >:(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/07/04 at 3:39 pm

I paid $1.91 for low grade in Hadley, Mass., the other day.  Heck, it's still cheaper than gas in most other countries.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ... (Ellipsis) on 10/13/04 at 2:52 pm

They just keep going higher and higher... ::) :-\\

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Jessica on 10/13/04 at 4:49 pm

$2.27 over here now. :P

Gotta love California...

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 10/13/04 at 6:25 pm


$2.27 over here now. :P

Gotta love California...

As a California native and resident, I am well aware of the gas price jump; they're going up a wee bit more every day now, it seems. The high grade is up to $2 1/2 a gallon in stations near where I live; it's unreal! :o :P

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ... (Ellipsis) on 10/18/04 at 2:14 pm

It's unreal...they're now averaging two-and-a-half dollars a gallon in my neck of the woods! :o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: zcrito on 10/18/04 at 3:37 pm


It's unreal...they're now averaging two-and-a-half dollars a gallon in my neck of the woods! :o


Where is your neck of the woods ?  ???


Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: danootaandme on 10/19/04 at 5:52 am

Average price is between 2 and 2.10 here in Massachusetts.  It ain't gonna down,
I would say, ever again, you can take that to the bank... well not to the bank, the
oil men will be having it all.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: joedeertae on 10/19/04 at 6:32 am

It went from about 1.75ish last week to 1.88 for low grade around the Houston area. I hadn't notice the price jump till I filled up my truck and it was over $40 bucks :o CRAP that sux

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Berg Katse on 10/19/04 at 7:20 am

Maxwellsmart said it, it's still cheaper than gas in most other countries.

Considering America is the largest pollutant on Earth I wouldn't get bent out of shape for having to pay $2 a gallon.... (I would get annoyed at where that $2 is going, but that's another story entirely)

There's a world out there to gain some perspective from... And without trying to sound like a Yoghurt Knitting Tree Hugger (thanks Mike Dicken on TalkSport.net) the cost is always higher for the future generations... but who cares about them, right?

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: philbo on 10/19/04 at 9:07 am


Considering America is the largest pollutant on Earth I wouldn't get bent out of shape for having to pay $2 a gallon.... (I would get annoyed at where that $2 is going, but that's another story entirely)


...$2 a gallon?  If petrol cost that here, I'd be saving more than £1k per year...

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Ellipsis on 10/19/04 at 12:39 pm




Where is your neck of the woods ?  ???




Somewhere in the great state of California. And yours? ???

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Jessica on 10/19/04 at 12:51 pm

$2.35 now...give it a couple hours, it will probably go up again. ::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ... on 12/13/04 at 4:14 pm

I thought I'd bring back this thread again. The oil prices have been as high as two and a half dollars a gallon since I last posted here.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Jessica on 12/13/04 at 4:20 pm

They're going down over here finally. Cheapest is now $1.97. :)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: joedeertae on 12/14/04 at 5:49 am

For the last 3 days it has been $1.59 at the gas station near my house :o
Filled up the car and truck both on Sunday to make sure I didn't miss out on that!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: karen on 12/14/04 at 5:53 am

I'm going to fill mine car up later today so I'll report back after that.  In all honesty I don't check the prices that closely.  I tend to use one or two supermarkets and get points on my loyalty card at the same time.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: philbo on 12/14/04 at 7:07 am

Well, yesterday it was 82.9p


...per litre (=£3.77 per gallon... somewhere in excess of $7 per gallon).  Some people don't know when they've got it good, do they?

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 12/14/04 at 7:44 am

Now I know why I am glad not to own a car!  ::)  ;D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: karen on 12/14/04 at 8:25 am


Well, yesterday it was 82.9p


...per litre (=£3.77 per gallon... somewhere in excess of $7 per gallon).  Some people don't know when they've got it good, do they?


I just paid 79.8 per litre for premium unleaded.  The super (which has a higher octane rating) was 81.8.  That was in the local Sainsbury's.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 12/14/04 at 9:53 pm

The prices have been going down little by little, but this past weekend at a Shell station, the mid-grade had gone up by 8 cents while the other two grades inched down a couple cents. The sign there showed them as $2.06/$2.28/$2.30. No joke. I think it's strange because there usually isn't a two-cent difference in the grades. $2.18 would have made more sense. ::) After all, the other two stations nearby had $2.15 and $2.19 for the mid-grade, and they were halfway between the low and high octanes at their respective stations. :-\\

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 12/14/04 at 9:58 pm

$1.67 down the street from my house :)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: karen on 12/15/04 at 4:25 am


Well, yesterday it was 82.9p


...per litre (=£3.77 per gallon... somewhere in excess of $7 per gallon).  Some people don't know when they've got it good, do they?


Philbo

I'm not sure you took into account the smaller gallons they use in the states.  According to Dai they're about 3.5 litres which makes a bit of a difference, still probably talking about $5 a gallon though.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: philbo on 12/15/04 at 5:40 am

What?  They can't even measure a gallon accurately over there?  Sheesh..

;)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ... on 01/16/05 at 10:20 pm

They've gone down gradually over the last month; they're actually below two bucks a gallon...again.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Ellipsis on 03/07/05 at 9:43 pm

I just heard on the news that they might be going back up some more....I'm scared! :o :-[

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 03/09/05 at 1:31 pm

They're averaging 53cents a gallon higher than at this time last year and they predict they'll keep climbing :-\\ $1.97 per gallon here and now ::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: joedeertae on 03/23/05 at 5:34 pm

regular unleaded is averaging $2 here in Houston.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 03/23/05 at 6:26 pm

still hovering just under $2.00

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: jiminy on 03/24/05 at 1:10 pm

75 cents, the price of a can of pork & beans  ;D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 03/24/05 at 1:32 pm

They're now averaging about two and a half dollars a gallon where I live. It's a nightmare. :o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/24/05 at 11:51 pm

it's been about $2.10/gallon...but they said that it is going to go up to about $2.50/gallon soon...that totally sucks!


Erin

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: NbC on 03/25/05 at 4:54 am

As of today it has gone up to $2.63 a gallon.  Outrageous! 

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ... on 04/11/05 at 4:08 pm

Now you can't get gas anywhere for less than $2.50 a gallon. IMHO that's completely outrageous!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 04/11/05 at 4:55 pm


Now you can't get gas anywhere for less than $2.50 a gallon. IMHO that's completely outrageous!
Come out to Colorado Springs...it's $2.12

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 04/11/05 at 5:49 pm


Now you can't get gas anywhere for less than $2.50 a gallon. IMHO that's completely outrageous!

I know, Ellipsis. It's never been this high in So-Cal before. ::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Ellipsis on 04/13/05 at 10:40 am

I sure hope it doesn't hit three dolars a gallon any time soon; that would be completely ridiculous. ::) If I ever have to pay that much to fill my tank, I'll start using public transportation.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/13/05 at 10:42 am

I heard from somewhere that it supposedly peaked and it is supposed to be coming down in price....humpf....we shall see.


Erin :)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/13/05 at 11:10 am


Really?  Here in Chicago, they're predicting it's still going to go up and may get as high as $3.00/gallon for the lowest grade :o



that SUCKS!  right now here in the Pittsburgh, Pa area...it is up to about $2.19/gallon.....I hope that it doesn't go any higher....although...vacationing season is quickly approaching...so what better time for the gas to be sky high, huh?


Erin :)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ... on 07/05/05 at 10:35 pm

It's going up up up again...

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Alchoholica on 07/06/05 at 10:40 pm


I paid $2.05 in Iowa over the weekend and $2.04 right across the border in IL.  Here, on the other side of the state, it's $2.29 ::)


It was $2.39 in Belleville IL the other day, but looking out the window down the street i can see it's $2.20 here in MO. I have found Illinois to be a good 10 cents more all the time. During the middle of the week the gas stations round here tend to drop down another 10 cents but the ones in Illinois don't.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Carrie on 07/08/05 at 2:09 am

It is about $2.09 here is SE MN. I goes from about $2.05 up to $2.25 and just keeps bouncing around. Sad thing is, when the gas goes up so does the cost of everything else. High gas prices really effect us a lot.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: NullandVoid on 07/08/05 at 12:26 pm

I'll put in my two cents as soon as I learn how to drive

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Mr. Powell on 07/08/05 at 9:50 pm

GAS PRICES ARE BAD SO I RUN EVERYWHERE.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/09/05 at 1:10 am

I've taken to filling my tank when it's at the halfway mark 'coz when I look at the register it reminds me of the old days.  Like 2002 or something!
;D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/09/05 at 10:01 pm

well, it's up to $2.30/gallon here in western PA.



Erin

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ... on 08/09/05 at 11:06 am

Aaaargh!! The "cheap" stuff is now no less than two and a half bucks a gallon! :o :o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Mushroom on 08/09/05 at 11:23 am

Well, when I got gas Saturday afternoon, it was $2.19 a gallon.  On the way to work this morning it was $2.29 a gallon.

What has been bothering me most is this yo-yo effect we have had all summer.  It goes up for a few days, then back down, then up again.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: FaultyDog on 08/09/05 at 11:31 am

I've just filled her up... it's EUR 1.363 per liter over here.
If I calculated correctly that equals $4.18 per gallon (US) or GBP 8.96 per gallon (UK). Quite expensive, I'd say. But remember: our gas price consists of about 65% taxes!! :o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/09/05 at 8:34 pm

in Pa it is up to almost 2.40/gallon.





Erin :)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: NbC on 08/10/05 at 1:44 am

$2.77 as of last night and still going up.  >:(  >:(  >:(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 08/10/05 at 1:54 am

I've invested in getting my bike fixed. This city is small enough, and the bus system is great, who needs a car?

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/10/05 at 2:37 am


I've invested in getting my bike fixed. This city is small enough, and the bus system is great, who needs a car?

People who live where it's too far to ride a bike, there's no bus service, and you've got three kids and a dog to cart around!
:o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 08/10/05 at 2:38 am


People who live where it's too far to ride a bike, there's no bus service, and you've got three kids and a dog to cart around!
:o
OK, I'll change my post:

I've invested in getting my bike fixed. This city is small enough, and the bus system is great, in this city, why would I need a car?

:o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: JoeConsumer on 08/10/05 at 9:38 am

  In the 70's we had a peanut farmer for president, the price of peanut products goes up. In the 80's we had a former actor for president, the price of going to the movies rises. Now we have an oil baron for president, the price of oil products goes up. Weird coincidence? Hmmmmmmm

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Powerslave on 08/11/05 at 1:41 am

OK. I filled my car last night. It cost me $56 at $1.11 a litre. That's about $US3.41 a gallon. Last week it cost even more.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: *MaRgIE88* on 08/11/05 at 8:57 am

WELLLLL as I was driving to the store last week monday ( i live in Texas), i passed a gas station whose price for the lowest grade was $2.32...the VERY next day while driving to a friends house, i passed the same gas station and the price had gone up to $2.40....i hope this isnt some new trend! my parents dont buy gas for my car!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 08/11/05 at 10:45 am


Aaaargh!! The "cheap" stuff is now no less than two and a half bucks a gallon! :o :o

That's just how it is here, too. Some stations here in California are pretty darn close to three bucks a gallon. Full serve (at stations that still do it) is well more than that...nobody's gonna want to pay that much. ::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: karen on 08/11/05 at 10:55 am

The cheapest diesel here is about 91 pence a litre (about $1.65) and the most expensive is about 95 pence.  I've no idea about petrol prices at the moment.  We were in Scotland last week in hubbys diesel car and he was commenting on the prices

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: FaultyDog on 08/11/05 at 1:07 pm


That's just how it is here, too. Some stations here in California are pretty darn close to three bucks a gallon. Full serve (at stations that still do it) is well more than that...nobody's gonna want to pay that much. ::)


Ummm...yes, they do (and even far more than that too)... see reply #186. :-[

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/11/05 at 11:17 pm

Hadley, Mass.
$2.52 for 87 grade.

$28.00 with a couple of gallons to spare.
::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Alchoholica on 08/12/05 at 12:13 am

At the start of the week it was $2.19 here in Mizzou. 2 Days ago they hiked it to $2.29.. it is now $2.55. It's the slow climb towards the Labor Day weekend.. It'll drop again

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Jessica on 08/12/05 at 2:36 am

$2.65 for cheap at the Valero across the street. :P

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 08/12/05 at 3:04 pm


Ummm...yes, they do (and even far more than that too)... see reply #186. :-[

I was saying, nobody really wants to pay three bucks a gallon, or be charged so much more (per gallon) for full serve. ::) But the way things are going, we might see outrageous prices in the next few days. :-[ :-\\

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/12/05 at 3:19 pm

No pun inteneded, but they've got us over a barrel!
We've spent the last sixty years becoming an automobile-dependent society.  What are you going to say about sprawling developments with no mass transit, no stores, and sidewalks?  First you're going to say, it's what the suburban utopians thougth they wanted! 
:D
Then you're going to say, "I guess you have to drive!"

What are you going to do?  Ride a bicycle ten miles each way--
to pick up the kids from soccer practice, do the family grocery shopping, get the dog at the vet, and drop off the computer for repairs? Ha!

Time was little Billy could walk home from school, walk the dog to the vet, and pick up some bread and pork chops on the way back.  He still can if he lives in Manhattan, or in 1935!

Chances are your little Billy doesn't, so you're going to pay three, four, five bucks a gallon while  the government gives giant subsidies to the oil industry when it's raking in record profits!  And you're going to like it.  You know why?  Because that is freedom.  The automobile equals freedom, and if you don't like it, you're un-American!
:P

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: whitewolf on 08/12/05 at 5:49 pm

I'm not sure what it would be in american dollars but here in NB canada its $1.12 per litre.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/12/05 at 10:30 pm

well they went and raised it another 8 cents in one day....it's up to $2.45 a gallon, although at some places I have seen it at $2.50 a gallon...and that's for the cheap stuff! >:(




Erin

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Alchoholica on 08/12/05 at 11:57 pm

Hey, Missouri gas prices just droped. Well, prices in the city did, the county is still the same.

They dropped 6 cents to $2.49

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 08/13/05 at 3:05 pm

I gassed up at $2.23 per gallon yesterday.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: tv on 08/13/05 at 6:28 pm

My gas costs me 28..00-29.00 each time I fill it up.  I usually get unleaded plus. I don;t like the prices.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: rich1981 on 08/13/05 at 11:08 pm


That's just how it is here, too. Some stations here in California are pretty darn close to three bucks a gallon. Full serve (at stations that still do it) is well more than that...nobody's gonna want to pay that much. ::)


You are right, here in San Diego I saw gas prices at a local gas station reach $2.89/gallon. This has me all confused as to whether I should even consider buying a car or suffer through public transportation another year  :-\\.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Alchoholica on 08/14/05 at 2:48 pm


You are right, here in San Diego I saw gas prices at a local gas station reach $2.89/gallon. This has me all confused as to whether I should even consider buying a car or suffer through public transportation another year  :-\\.


Hey, if your gonna get one you might as well get one now, before too long we'll have to pay almost half what the rest of the western world does at the gas station  ;D ;D

I'm sorry to tell you all this, but we have it lucky. At the moment we pay around one quater of what a gallon of Unleaded regular gasoline costs in England. We pay about Half of what it costs in some other European nations.

It will be many years before we even Begin! to rival what they pay.

A fact i often address is that over in England, Gas costs around 4 times as much. Taxes are much higher. Commodities cost more. Yet people still run vehicles with no problems. Blame that dumbass Bush for how much gas has gone up. Gas was always going to go up, and with the emerging Chinese and Indian economies it would have to. However, Dubyah has caused it to happen faster than it should do.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 08/14/05 at 4:30 pm


My gas costs me 28..00-29.00 each time I fill it up.  I usually get unleaded plus. I don;t like the prices.
How much is it per gallon?

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: danootaandme on 08/14/05 at 4:34 pm


  In the 70's we had a peanut farmer for president, the price of peanut products goes up. In the 80's we had a former actor for president, the price of going to the movies rises. Now we have an oil baron for president, the price of oil products goes up. Weird coincidence? Hmmmmmmm


Now if we could only start working for oil instead of working for peanuts  ;D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: danootaandme on 08/14/05 at 4:37 pm


Hey, if your gonna get one you might as well get one now, before too long we'll have to pay almost half what the rest of the western world does at the gas station  ;D ;D

I'm sorry to tell you all this, but we have it lucky. At the moment we pay around one quater of what a gallon of Unleaded regular gasoline costs in England. We pay about Half of what it costs in some other European nations.

It will be many years before we even Begin! to rival what they pay.

A fact i often address is that over in England, Gas costs around 4 times as much. Taxes are much higher. Commodities cost more. Yet people still run vehicles with no problems. Blame that dum**** Bush for how much gas has gone up. Gas was always going to go up, and with the emerging Chinese and Indian economies it would have to. However, Dubyah has caused it to happen faster than it should do.



Yeah... and we shouldn't even consider what the other countries pay since the quantities we buy should, in an open market, dictate a reduction in the price we pay.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: tv on 08/14/05 at 10:15 pm


How much is it per gallon?
Oh I just picked out my reciept from my wallet. Its 2.33 a gallon. The total was $27.10 not 28.00-29.00. Sorry!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 08/14/05 at 11:19 pm


Oh I just picked out my reciept from my wallet. Its 2.33 a gallon. The total was $27.10 not 28.00-29.00. Sorry!
No, I'm sorry....thanks for clarifying though ;) :)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Sine Pesroh on 08/15/05 at 2:20 am

Just hit $2.49 for the cheap stuff here. Does anyone else here think gas will hit 4 bucks a gallon within the next 2 years?  ???

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Tam on 08/15/05 at 2:32 am


Just hit $2.49 for the cheap stuff here. Does anyone else here think gas will hit 4 bucks a gallon within the next 2 years?  ???


If it does I guess that will mean that I'll be using my bike more often!!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: danootaandme on 08/15/05 at 6:22 am

I had to mothball the 75 Plymouth Scamp(slant six) for a Ford Escort.  Still have the Plymouth but that will be a week-end just for fun special.  :-\\

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: gemini on 08/15/05 at 3:59 pm

On my way to work this morning at 7:00 it was 2.44 and on the way home at the same station at 3:00 it was 2.69  :o  >:( 

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 08/15/05 at 4:01 pm


On my way to work this morning at 7:00 it was 2.44 and on the way home at the same station at 3:00 it was 2.69  :o   >:( 

You serious? It climbed 25 cents in just eight hours?!? :o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: gemini on 08/15/05 at 4:06 pm


You serious? It climbed 25 cents in just eight hours?!? :o

Yep! I couldn't believe it either. I wish I would've stopped on my way to work.  And the thing that ticks me off the most is, they know you have to have it, so they'll just keep raising it. 

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/15/05 at 10:26 pm

well it is now up to between $2.55 and $2.60 per gallon now.  These jerk offs keep raising it big time...every single day.





Erin :)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Skippy on 08/15/05 at 10:44 pm

You know, I'm for free enterprise as much as the next person. And I know petroleum hasn't kept up with the rising cost of everything else. But at what price does national security and emergency services start to become affected? These services have to buy petroleum products(from taxpayer's money) like everybody else. Many emergency services have a yearly budget. What happens when they can't afford fuel for ambulances, fire engines, police cars, etc.?When is the national oil reserve to be used?

  The "experts" say part of the problem is with refinery capabilities. They are too old and run down and can't keep up with demand. Many have had accidents from overworking obsolete equipment.
 
  OK, so why haven't these companies been upgrading? Why do the oil companies receive tax credits? I firmly believe that any industry that effects security and emergency services should be under some sort of regulation. Instead of tax credits, they should be receiving fines and shouldn't be allowed to pass the expense down to Joe(or Jane  ;) ) consumer.

  Who's with me on this?

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/15/05 at 10:47 pm


Now if we could only start working for oil instead of working for peanuts   ;D

If only we could run our cars on peanut oil!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Skippy on 08/15/05 at 10:54 pm

If only we could run our cars on peanut oil!

  Actually, a diesel engine will run on peanut oil, as well soybean oil.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: danootaandme on 08/16/05 at 5:49 am


You know, I'm for free enterprise as much as the next person. And I know petroleum hasn't kept up with the rising cost of everything else. But at what price does national security and emergency services start to become affected? These services have to buy petroleum products(from taxpayer's money) like everybody else. Many emergency services have a yearly budget. What happens when they can't afford fuel for ambulances, fire engines, police cars, etc.?When is the national oil reserve to be used?

  The "experts" say part of the problem is with refinery capabilities. They are too old and run down and can't keep up with demand. Many have had accidents from overworking obsolete equipment.
 
  OK, so why haven't these companies been upgrading? Why do the oil companies receive tax credits? I firmly believe that any industry that effects security and emergency services should be under some sort of regulation. Instead of tax credits, they should be receiving fines and shouldn't be allowed to pass the expense down to Joe(or Jane  ;) ) consumer.

  Who's with me on this?



I'm with you but it won't happen until at least the next presidential term.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 08/17/05 at 4:50 pm

I was out and about today...driving past several gas stations, most of which had three-dollars-a-gallon or higher prices. You might think I'm crazy for saying this, but I'd rather see 'em back at two bucks a gallon again!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Mushroom on 08/17/05 at 5:05 pm


I'm with you but it won't happen until at least the next presidential term.


I am always puzzled by statements like that.

What in the heck does the President have to do with the price of oil?  Last time I checked, the price is set by OPEC.  Then speculators in the various commodities markets drive it up or down, depending on supply and demand.

The only possible way to break that kind of cycle is to open up our own reserves, and become self-sufficient.  Only in that case will we be able to set our own prices, and not have to worry about the price OPEC charges for oil.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Sine Pesroh on 08/19/05 at 12:24 am


If only we could run our cars on peanut oil!
Actually, Max, you'll be heartened to know that since the latest surge in crude oil prices, there has been quite a buzz in the trucking industry about "biodiesel." Last year, Willie Nelson started up his own company which manufactures and sells biodiesel, which is cleaner burning than petroleum based diesel and can be made from vegetable oil, used restaurant grease, and animal fats. Not only can this benefit the environment, but it could also be a boon to our nation's farmers, who could grow soybeans and other crops strictly for processing into biodiesel. There have been a few truckstops that have been starting to sell a blend of 80% petroleum/20% biodiesel, and although I haven't compared prices I have heard that it is substantially cheaper than conventional 100% petroleum based diesel.
   As a matter of fact, I did not know this until just the other day, but Dr. Rudolf Diesel, the German engineer whose compression-ignition engine bears his name, originally designed his engine to run off of vegetable oils.


For more information check out http://www.wnbiodiesel.com/

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/19/05 at 12:33 am


Actually, Max, you'll be heartened to know that since the latest surge in crude oil prices, there has been quite a buzz in the trucking industry about "biodiesel." Last year, Willie Nelson started up his own company which manufactures and sells biodiesel, which is cleaner burning than petroleum based diesel and can be made from vegetable oil, used restaurant grease, and animal fats. Not only can this benefit the environment, but it could also be a boon to our nation's farmers, who could grow soybeans and other crops strictly for processing into biodiesel. There have been a few truckstops that have been starting to sell a blend of 80% petroleum/20% biodiesel, and although I haven't compared prices I have heard that it is substantially cheaper than conventional 100% petroleum based diesel.
   As a matter of fact, I did not know this until just the other day, but Dr. Rudolf Diesel, the German engineer whose compression-ignition engine bears his name, originally designed his engine to run off of vegetable oils.


For more information check out http://www.wnbiodiesel.com/

There are a few cars going around here that boast of running on vegetable oil.  I'm afraid if we ever do mass-produce vehicles that can run on peanut oil, Jimmy Carter's family will become the new oil barons!
::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/19/05 at 12:36 am


I am always puzzled by statements like that.

What in the heck does the President have to do with the price of oil? 

In re the current one, you don't want to know.  I mean you, specifically.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Sine Pesroh on 08/19/05 at 11:52 am


There are a few cars going around here that boast of running on vegetable oil.  I'm afraid if we ever do mass-produce vehicles that can run on peanut oil, Jimmy Carter's family will become the new oil barons!
::)
Max, do they sell gasoline with 10% ethanol where you live? They've had this in the Midwest for about 20 years now.  (They used to call it "gasohol," but they did away with that term once junior high kids figured out how to translate it into Pig Latin.) It usually costs about a dime less per gallon than regular unleaded and has a higher octane (usually 89, versus 87 for regular unleaded). They make the ethanol mainly from corn.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/19/05 at 7:28 pm


Max, do they sell gasoline with 10% ethanol where you live? They've had this in the Midwest for about 20 years now.  (They used to call it "gasohol," but they did away with that term once junior high kids figured out how to translate it into Pig Latin.) It usually costs about a dime less per gallon than regular unleaded and has a higher octane (usually 89, versus 87 for regular unleaded). They make the ethanol mainly from corn.

Nah, they don't do asoholgay up this way, not that I've noticed anyway.

I remember "gasohol" as a buzzword in my 1970s childhood, about the same time as "Laetrile," the bogus cancer remedy. 

Horse Pines Al?

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Sine Pesroh on 08/20/05 at 3:16 pm


Horse Pines Al?
No, not "pines."  ;D

(Hi, neighbor, have a "Gansett!")

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 08/20/05 at 5:44 pm

There's this one Union Oil station in Camarillo, CA (seven or eight miles east of where I live) whose mission is to rip everyone off. Every time we pass by it, the full serve prices are WAY out of proportion. My mom said she drove past it the other day, and the FULL SERVE prices are...

no joke...

FOUR dollars a gallon. More than a dollar higher than the SELF serve prices.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Sine Pesroh on 08/21/05 at 1:16 am


FOUR dollars a gallon. More than a dollar higher than the SELF serve prices.
Is that with or without Vaseline?  ???

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/26/05 at 2:10 am

http://www.masslive.com/newsflash/national/index.ssf?/base/national-50/1125034464287660.xml&storylist=national&thispage=1

Gas station workers face angry customers

OK, guys, now we all hate high gas prices, but just remember, the kid in the booth doesn't make 'em up!
:P

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: rich1981 on 08/27/05 at 12:03 am

San Diego's prices are bordering three bucks a gallon, insane.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/27/05 at 1:31 am


San Diego's prices are bordering three bucks a gallon, insane.

Is it cheaper to fill up acros the border?  Well, maybe that wouldn't be so good.  I wouldn't fill my tank with Pemex unless I had no choice!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 08/27/05 at 12:55 pm


San Diego's prices are bordering three bucks a gallon, insane.

I'm not goin' down there anytime soon! :o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: tv on 08/27/05 at 2:15 pm


http://www.masslive.com/newsflash/national/index.ssf?/base/national-50/1125034464287660.xml&storylist=national&thispage=1

Gas station workers face angry customers

OK, guys, now we all hate high gas prices, but just remember, the kid in the booth doesn't make 'em up!
:P
Speaking of that I live in Jersey and in Jersey we have gas station attendants. I was watching the price as the tank of fuel was going into my car. At the end when filling my car up I saw the price 33.00 to fill up my tank. The gas station attendant says oh its pretty full. I said yeah at that price it should be full.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: jackas on 08/27/05 at 3:05 pm

It's costing me almost $70.00 to fill up.  Good thing I don't drive around too much.

I'm in Pensacola, FL, we're paying between $2.59 and 2.89. 

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/27/05 at 3:08 pm


Speaking of that I live in Jersey and in Jersey we have gas station attendants. I was watching the price as the tank of fuel was going into my car. At the end when filling my car up I saw the price 33.00 to fill up my tank. The gas station attendant says oh its pretty full. I said yeah at that price it should be full.

Oh yeah, NJ has that dumb law against self-serve gas.  I was never clear on why they don't allow it.  When I was a kid, "self-service" gas pumps were pretty new.  I still remember, in the mid '70s, my parents or whoever stopping for gas and saying, "fill it up with regular."  The attendant would clean windshield and check the oil too!  Unleaded was relatively new on the scene then.  There are still toxic particles in the atmosphere from all that "regular" (leaded) gasoline sold up until the early '80s.
Anyway, I avoid full-serve, I prefer self.

I was at the local BP station the other night.  I noticed they started requiring you to pay first.  You used to be able to fill up and then pay at the register.  I asked the clerk if there was a problem with drive-offs (customers leaving without paying).  She said the policy change came right from headquarters to every station.  I'll bet it had something to do with high prices and drive-offs.  I never stole any gasoline.  I'd get caught for sure!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: jackas on 08/27/05 at 3:15 pm



I was at the local BP station the other night.  I noticed they started requiring you to pay first.  You used to be able to fill up and then pay at the register.  I asked the clerk if there was a problem with drive-offs (customers leaving without paying).  She said the policy change came right from headquarters to every station.  I'll bet it had something to do with high prices and drive-offs.  I never stole any gasoline.  I'd get caught for sure!


It's been pay before you pump for the longest time in CA.  I always assumed it was because of people driving off without paying, but then California is a crime ridden state.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 08/27/05 at 3:19 pm


It's been pay before you pump for the longest time in CA.  I always assumed it was because of people driving off without paying, but then California is a crime ridden state.

I should know...I've lived in it for a quarter of a century. Pay at the pump; yes, it's been like that at most gas stations I've been to during the past several years.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/27/05 at 3:28 pm


It's been pay before you pump for the longest time in CA.  I always assumed it was because of people driving off without paying, but then California is a crime ridden state.

I'm old fashioned.  I like to pay for things in cash whenever I can.  Sometimes I used my debit card at the pump, but I prefer to just pay the cashier.  Pumping before paying saved me an extra trip to the cashier, but it's no big deal.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: jackas on 08/27/05 at 3:34 pm


I'm old fashioned.  I like to pay for things in cash whenever I can.  Sometimes I used my debit card at the pump, but I prefer to just pay the cashier.  Pumping before paying saved me an extra trip to the cashier, but it's no big deal.


I'm from CA, but in 95 I moved to NC.  I had gone to get gas one day and before I pumped I went into the station to pay up front.  The cashier looked at me like I was nuts.  :P

I like to pay at the pump with debit, I'm too lazy to go indoors. ::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 08/27/05 at 3:36 pm


I'm from CA, but in 95 I moved to NC.  I had gone to get gas one day and before I pumped I went into the station to pay up front.  The cashier looked at me like I was nuts.  :P

I like to pay at the pump with debit, I'm too lazy to go indoors. ::)

Yeah, paying at the pump is convenient; you don't have to go too far away from your car.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: jackas on 08/27/05 at 3:37 pm


Yeah, paying at the pump is convenient; you don't have to go too far away from your car.


Especially if you have two car seats to unbuckle and buckle again. ::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 08/27/05 at 4:02 pm


Especially if you have two car seats to unbuckle and buckle again. ::)

Is that how it is for you?

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: jackas on 08/27/05 at 4:07 pm


Is that how it is for you?


Yes and the reason I don't pay inside.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Sine Pesroh on 08/27/05 at 6:01 pm

http://www.bumpertalk.com/bt/images/thumb/BD309A.jpg

;)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/27/05 at 6:48 pm


http://www.bumpertalk.com/bt/images/thumb/BD309A.jpg

;)

GAS, @SS, OR GRASS.
NOBODY RIDES FREE!

;D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Johnny_D on 08/28/05 at 2:43 am


I posted this on Chucky G's song parody website a few days ago at:

http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/thebyrds23.shtml



"Mr. Tambourine Man" Based on the performance by The Byrds

"Pay THIS Fer Gasoline, Man?" Parody by Johnny D

( --- instrumental intro --- )

Pay THIS fer gasoline, man? --- guess again, you dweeb!
I'm not greedy, man, but ain't no way I'm going to ---

--- pay THIS fer gasoline, man! Hey, I'll pump for free!
In the steal-a-tank-full morning, I'll come bor-row-ing fuel

Make me pour a dripper from
Your cash-ingesting pump
Though I'm not a changeless chump
I still ain't no Donald Trump
This price is the highest yet
And I must admit,
I'm tempted to drive-off again

I'm ready to drive-off and stiff
Exxon for my self-serve
'Round that gas-pump I'll swerve
Disappear around that curve
My S.U.V. will go for it!

Pay THIS fer gasoline, man? --- not a chance, you dweeb!
My car's needy, and, will gain octane I've stolen, too!

Pay THIS fer gasoline, man? Hey, I'll pump for free!
In the steal-a-tank-full morning, my car's swal-low-ing fuel

Crunchy hippies love to drive
Their pinko hybrid cars
Wish they'd send them all to Mars
Let 'em stop by truckers' bars,
And meet Rocco, Vince, and Lars,
And us macho-men,
Will teach 'em all a thing or two!

I drive my muscle-wagon as
A method to disguise
And hide from other guys
My salami's tiny size
I'm just a gas-hole hooligan!

Hey, Mister Gasoline-Man! Hey, I pumped for free!
I was sleazy, and, I gained octane I stole from you!

Dis-as-ter blasted me, man! Diesel pump fooled me!
Got a stinkin' tank of fuel-oil --- I'm a car-filling fool !

( --- instrumental fade --- )

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Tam on 08/29/05 at 8:24 pm

Got this in an email today! ;D 8)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Bobby on 08/29/05 at 8:49 pm

Some good jokes there, Tam.  ;D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/31/05 at 9:45 am

I got this e-mail today:


IT HAS BEEN CALCULATED THAT IF EVERYONE IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA
>>>DID NOT PURCHASE A DROP OF GASOLINE FOR ONE DAY AND ALL AT THE SAME
>>>TIME, THE OIL COMPANIES WOULD CHOKE ON THEIR STOCKPILES.
>>>
>>>AT THE SAME TIME IT WOULD HIT THE ENTIRE INDUSTRY WITH A NET LOSS OF
>>>OVER 4.6 BILLION DOLLARS WHICH AFFECTS THE BOTTOM LINES OF THE OIL
>>>COMPANIES.
>>>
>>>THEREFORE SEPTEMBER 1st HAS BEEN FORMALLY DECLARED "STICK IT UP THEIR
>>>BEHIND " DAY AND THE PEOPLE OF THESE TWO NATIONS SHOULD NOT BUY A SINGLE
>>>DROP OF GASOLINE THAT DAY.
>>>
>>>THE ONLY WAY THIS CAN BE DONE IS IF YOU FORWARD THIS E-MAIL TO AS MANY
>>>PEOPLE AS YOU CAN AND AS QUICKLY AS YOU CAN TO GET THE WORD OUT.
>>>
>>>WAITING ON THE GOVERNMENT TO STEP IN AND CONTROL THE PRICES IS NOT GOING
>>>TO HAPPEN. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE REDUCTION AND CONTROL IN PRICES THAT
>>>THE ARAB NATIONS PROMISED TWO WEEKS AGO?
>>>
>>>REMEMBER ONE THING, NOT ONLY IS THE PRICE OF GASOLINE GOING UP BUT AT
>>>THE SAME TIME AIRLINES ARE FORCED TO RAISE THEIR PRICES, TRUCKING COMPANIES
>>>ARE FORCED TO RAISE THEIR PRICES WHICH EFFECTS PRICES ON EVERYTHING THAT
>>>IS SHIPPED. THINGS LIKE FOOD, CLOTHING, BUILDING MATERIALS, MEDICAL
>>>SUPPLIES ETC. WHO PAYS IN THE END? WE DO!
>>>
>>>WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. IF THEY DON'T GET THE MESSAGE AFTER ONE DAY,
>>>WE WILL DO IT AGAIN AND AGAIN.
>>>
>>>SO DO YOUR PART AND SPREAD THE WORD. FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO EVERYONE YOU
>>>KNOW. MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND MAKE SEPTEMBER 1ST A DAY THAT THE
>>>CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA SAY "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH"
--



So no one buy gas on Sep. 1st.



Cat

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: joe mama on 08/31/05 at 4:01 pm


GAS, @SS, OR GRASS.
NOBODY RIDES FREE!

;D
i think they can take there fudgeing gas prices and kiss my ass, i been driving up, i fill up, and drive away, how about that, free gas  :D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Alchoholica on 08/31/05 at 4:58 pm

$2.99 a Gallon here in Missouri.

I repeat, this is not New York, This is not Maryland, this is Not California. This is Missouri, come on people, this has gone TOO FAR!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: jackas on 08/31/05 at 4:59 pm

Just saw some footage on the news.  Over $6.00 a gallon at a gas station in Atlanta.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Alchoholica on 08/31/05 at 5:04 pm


Just saw some footage on the news.  Over $6.00 a gallon at a gas station in Atlanta.


You have to be kidding me!

Ya know.. Rebellion has always seemed very glamerous

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: jackas on 08/31/05 at 5:13 pm


You have to be kidding me!

Ya know.. Rebellion has always seemed very glamerous


;D

Price gouging at it's finest. ::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Alchoholica on 08/31/05 at 5:17 pm


;D

Price gouging at it's finest. ::)


The Attorney General's in both Missouri and Illinois have said they are going to investigate Prices and decide if they are 'extortionate' or not..  ::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: gemini on 08/31/05 at 7:29 pm

$3.09 here in Ohio today  :o  We also use fuel oil to heat the house in the winter. I'm afraid we'll be in big trouble this winter  :( 

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/31/05 at 7:32 pm

I just got gas today at one of the cheapest places around...it was at $2.59/gallon....I went by later today and they had raised it to $2.79/gallon. I also went to a nearby town and there cheapest gas was at $2.89/gallon....and I heard that this weekend it is supposed to be up well over $3.00/gallon.....if it goes up anymore...I will be going nowhere....ever!! >:( >:(




Erin :)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 08/31/05 at 10:19 pm


Just saw some footage on the news.  Over $6.00 a gallon at a gas station in Atlanta.

Seriously?!? :o :o :o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Alchoholica on 08/31/05 at 10:22 pm


Seroiusly?!? :o :o :o


yeah, the pipelines to the Locations that the Atlanta stations get there gas from have been bust up and they only have a 10 day supply

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 08/31/05 at 10:24 pm


yeah, the pipelines to the Locations that the Atlanta stations get there gas from have been bust up and they only have a 10 day supply

Probably due to the Hurricane Karina. :-\\

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Alchoholica on 08/31/05 at 10:24 pm


Probably due to the Hurricane Karina. :-\\


Correctamundo!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: DeutscherGirl on 09/01/05 at 12:09 am

Here in the town I'm living in, the price is $2.69 a gallon for unleaded, but in Vegas its $2.89 a gallon, for now...it went up 10 cents from yesterday. :o


Baby

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Alchoholica on 09/01/05 at 12:24 am


Here in the town I'm living in, the price is $2.69 a gallon for unleaded, but in Vegas its $2.89 a gallon, for now...it went up 10 cents from yesterday. :o


Baby


Wow you guys are lucky.

When i walked to college earlier it was $2.59 a gallon. When i walked home it was $2.69 a Gallon. When i got home from Illinois it was $2.99.

Sieg Heil George!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: DeutscherGirl on 09/01/05 at 12:27 am


Wow you guys are lucky.

When i walked to college earlier it was $2.59 a gallon. When i walked home it was $2.69 a Gallon. When i got home from Illinois it was $2.99.

Sieg Heil George!


Holy crap!!!

I wouldn't doubt its about $3.00 a gallon in Vegas now, if not it will be tomorrow, and then again, I was only seeing the gas prices of one gas station, there's only about a thousand in Vegas.... :D

Baby

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 09/01/05 at 12:30 am

In San Francisco it was up to $3.95

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Jeff on 09/01/05 at 12:31 am

Yea, its up to $2.99 here in PA too, f***in sux bigtime.  Gonna basically work my a$$ off for nothing but college & work commuting.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 09/01/05 at 3:49 am

NZ$1.50 a litre for petrol here.  :o

No idea how to exchange to US$ or British$, but all you need to know is that $1.50 is the highest it's ever been. Thank god I don't drive.  :o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: karen on 09/01/05 at 4:20 am


NZ$1.50 a litre for petrol here.  :o

No idea how to exchange to US$ or British$, but all you need to know is that $1.50 is the highest it's ever been. Thank god I don't drive.  :o



It converts to approximately $1.04 or £0.57 a litre.  I think we'll all say "you lucky beggar".

Petrol is about 92p a litre here with diesel slightly more.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 09/01/05 at 4:27 am


It converts to approximately $1.04 or £0.57 a litre.  I think we'll all say "you lucky beggar".

Petrol is about 92p a litre here with diesel slightly more.


So 1.50 is low compared to other countries?  :o

I'll tell my friends to stop complaining then  ::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: karen on 09/01/05 at 10:16 am


So 1.50 is low compared to other countries?  :o

I'll tell my friends to stop complaining then  ::)



I guess that depends on what proportion it has gone up in relation to how much 'average' wages have gone up or how much other every day product prices compare across the three countries.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Valhalla on 09/01/05 at 10:48 am

it's at 2.89 here in my part of Pa. it's expected to hit 3.00 by the weekend. and why not...the holiday is coming up.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: jackas on 09/01/05 at 12:08 pm

All the gas stations here have long lines, proabably at least a 30 minute wait.  What a pain.  I think I might go back around ten oclock tonight when everyone is at home.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/01/05 at 12:32 pm


it's at 2.89 here in my part of Pa. it's expected to hit 3.00 by the weekend. and why not...the holiday is coming up.



what part of Pa are you from Valhalla? I live about 40 minutes east of Pittsburgh.




Erin :):

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 09/01/05 at 1:16 pm


In San Francisco it was up to $3.95

Ouch! :o That's for self serve, right?

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/01/05 at 9:27 pm

well today I drove by the gas station and it went up to $3.19/gallon!!! :o





Erin

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Tam on 09/01/05 at 10:01 pm

www.gasbuddy.com

Click the state you want and it will tell you what you want to know!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: refrigerationdude on 09/01/05 at 11:31 pm

Yup, $3.19 here today too. 

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/02/05 at 12:45 pm

Pioneer Valley area, Massachusetts--

Yesterday the cheapest I saw here was $2.99, most expensive was $3.19 for cheap grade in both cases.  I think premium was up to $3.34.  It cost me $35.80 to fill my tank from near empty, and I've got a 12 gallon tank!
>:(

I haven't ventured out yet today, but I'll bet they've gone higher.  I'm soooo looking forward to the cost of heating fuel this winter!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: gemini on 09/02/05 at 1:02 pm

I didn't check today, but a guy at work said it cost him $96.00 to fill up his truck today  :o 

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: jackas on 09/02/05 at 1:02 pm



Yesterday the cheapest I saw here was $2.99, most expensive was $3.19 for cheap grade in both cases.  I think premium was up to $3.34.  It cost me $35.80 to fill my tank from near empty, and I've got a 12 gallon tank!
>:(


:o

I've got a 26 gallon tank and don't want to think about what it's going to cost. :-\\

I guess I won't be filling my tank any time soon anyway because almost all of the gas stations in the city are out of gas.  Good thing I don't have to be anywhere.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 09/02/05 at 3:48 pm


:o

I've got a 26 gallon tank and don't want to think about what it's going to cost. :-\\

I guess I won't be filling my tank any time soon anyway because almost all of the gas stations in the city are out of gas.  Good thing I don't have to be anywhere.


Well, Jacks, lemme figure this out:

26 gallons for lets say $3.29 per gallon - equals to about $85.54... yikes!! That's even shocking to me!  :o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Red Ant on 09/02/05 at 4:01 pm

Last week it was $2.69 regular, $2.89 for Hi-Test.

Yesterday gas was $3.19 for regular, $3.39 Hi-Test.

Today it was $3.49 for regular, $3.69 Hi-test, the station closest to my house.

Of course, that was 2 hours ago that I checked the price. When I get dinner in a few minutes it'll probably be higher.

Can anyone explain to me how losing 7-11% of our supply/capacity from Katrina has caused a 30%+ increase in gas prices?

And is gas really close to $6.00 a gallon in Georgia?

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: refrigerationdude on 09/02/05 at 5:16 pm


Last week it was $2.69 regular, $2.89 for Hi-Test.

Yesterday gas was $3.19 for regular, $3.39 Hi-Test.

Today it was $3.49 for regular, $3.69 Hi-test, the station closest to my house.

Of course, that was 2 hours ago that I checked the price. When I get dinner in a few minutes it'll probably be higher.

Can anyone explain to me how losing 7-11% of our supply/capacity from Katrina has caused a 30%+ increase in gas prices?

And is gas really close to $6.00 a gallon in Georgia?


My sentiments EXACTLY....and yet some still fail to see this price gouging.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: rich1981 on 09/02/05 at 9:51 pm

In some places near I live, gas prices have reached four dollars!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: jackas on 09/02/05 at 10:04 pm


Well, Jacks, lemme figure this out:

26 gallons for lets say $3.29 per gallon - equals to about $85.54... yikes!! That's even shocking to me!  :o


Thanks for the shock! ;D 

Hey, at least I got it out of the way.  I won't pass out at the pump now. :P

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: jackas on 09/02/05 at 10:07 pm


Last week it was $2.69 regular, $2.89 for Hi-Test.

Yesterday gas was $3.19 for regular, $3.39 Hi-Test.

Today it was $3.49 for regular, $3.69 Hi-test, the station closest to my house.

Of course, that was 2 hours ago that I checked the price. When I get dinner in a few minutes it'll probably be higher.

Can anyone explain to me how losing 7-11% of our supply/capacity from Katrina has caused a 30%+ increase in gas prices?

And is gas really close to $6.00 a gallon in Georgia?


Not anymore, the Governor put a price gouging statute into place.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Skippy on 09/02/05 at 10:40 pm

Not anymore, the Governor put a price gouging statute into place.

  We've had an anti-gouging law since 1992, where the price of gas isn't supposed to be raised over $0.25 per gallon in a 24 hour period. It isn't working too well. The state said they are "monitoring" the situation, which is currently in a deficit condition financially. Although the higher the price gets, the more they make on gas taxes...hmmm, go figure. Illinois is considering a temporary abatement on gas tax for this same reason.

  On another subject, I keep hearing that crude oil supply isn't the problem, but rather the rise in gas prices is because the refineries can't process the petroleum quick enough to meet demand. Now then, how come it's price of crude oil futures that goes up if we have a glut on that end? Is this a legal loophole that the speculators on the commodities market use to justify raising the end products? Would this activity be allowed on the floor of the NYSC, or would the SEC intervene at some point? Will speed racer stop before he gets to the bridge that Trixie warned him was out? Ooops, sorry, mind wandering.

  I heard that the supply pipeline to the mid-west is now coming back online. Who thinks prices will start to fall soon east of the Mississippi?

  Any input, pro or con, on this?

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/03/05 at 7:44 pm

Our governor, Mitt Romney (R) literally laughed when the legislature proposed suspending the state gas tax.  Typical Republican.  Deadset against taxes that affect rich people, but scoffs at a little tax relief for the rest of us.

What scares me is the psychological leverage the oil companies will use here.  After 3.50 or 4.00 bucks a gallon, $2.50 will seem like a sweetheart of a deal, even though $2.50 would have gotten everybodies blood boiling just a few years ago.
I love these industry shills that get on the tube and say, "Oh, government price controls never work, that's a sure way to kill the supply."  Yep, you have no recourse Mr. and Mrs. American Consumer, you just have to let the oil barons rape your bank account, because the free market is always right!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: tv on 09/03/05 at 10:22 pm

In Central New Jersey at the gas station I go to it was 3.19 for regular and 3.31 for plus yesterday. I got it filled up with Unleaded plus. 38.00 to fill up the tank. I drive an Acura CL and its a 2dr coupe. I wanted to go to the Jersey Shore again in a couple weeks for the last time this year. I think I will postpone that trip now.  Imagine what it cost to fill up a big truck like a GMC Yukon! On a side note General Motors said last months sales for their big SUVs like the Yukon, Chevy Tahoe(Ithink)and Hummer H2 were down 30% in comparing August 2005 sales with August 2004 sales of those 3 SUV'S. Ford also said Explorer and Expedition sales were down 40% from a year ago.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Dominic L. on 09/04/05 at 1:42 am

All the stations near me have about $3.00 for normal gas.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Paul on 09/04/05 at 3:54 am

98.9p a litre of unleaded at South Mimms services last night!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Alchoholica on 09/04/05 at 12:05 pm


98.9p a litre of unleaded at South Mimms services last night!


Ugh, you lot will be paying a quid a litre by the time i come back for a visit. That'll be fun  ::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Paul on 09/04/05 at 4:27 pm


Ugh, you lot will be paying a quid a litre by the time i come back for a visit. That'll be fun  ::)


It'll be cheaper filling up the car with beer by the time you get back!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/04/05 at 6:00 pm

We went near Pittsburgh today...and some of the places were a bit lower than us (like around $3.17)...and some were higher (around $3.28)...but most were still right around what ours is ($3.19).




Erin :)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 09/04/05 at 6:44 pm

Holding at $2.95 for the past week or so :P

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: jackas on 09/04/05 at 6:50 pm

If we had gas here it would be 2.79..................not bad compared to some places.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Tam on 09/08/05 at 9:22 pm

Got this in an email today! ;D 8)


How to actually read your gas gauge!

http://us.f2.yahoofs.com/users/40d0e23c_83e1/mail/__sr_/2227.jpg?phAWPIDBTflbjwl1

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: whistledog on 09/08/05 at 9:40 pm

It's up to about $1.30/L around here :(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/08/05 at 10:28 pm


It'll be cheaper filling up the car with beer by the time you get back!

There's a few towns not so far from here where you see the cars in the yard up on cinder blocks, and the people sitting on the porch drinking beer.  I'm starting to think they've got the right idea!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: refrigerationdude on 09/08/05 at 11:53 pm

Tam:

The picture isn't showing up, could you resubmit or email to me?  Thanks.

RFdude

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Jessica on 09/10/05 at 1:43 am

Within a two week time span, our gas went from $2.69 a gallon to $3.29 a gallon. Now it's back down to $2.99. I was more fascinated than horrified by the gas prices because each day they would change.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: tv on 09/10/05 at 2:02 am

I just paid 38.60 for a full tank of unleaded plus this yesterday afternoon in Northern New Jersey. It was 3.39 a gallon. I live in Central Jersey so the gas in Northern New Jersey is a little bit more pricier than it is in Central New Jersey.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Tam on 09/11/05 at 12:23 am

Lets try this again for refrigerationdude!
This is the new way to read your gas gauge!! ;D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: refrigerationdude on 09/11/05 at 1:47 am

LOL, ha, thats good.  Thx for getting it to show up.  How true, I put $25 in yesterday when I had between 1/4 and 1/2 and it didn't even go back up to over half, maybe 1 slash past half, by the time I got home it was back on half again.  Its absurd, $25 used to fill the tank last summer.

Jeff

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/11/05 at 12:50 pm

well...the cheapest I have seen around here is $2.88/gallon.




Erin :)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 09/11/05 at 2:06 pm

It's now sitting at $2.84 :D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Alchoholica on 09/11/05 at 7:50 pm

$2.77 in Fenton MO

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Paul on 09/12/05 at 7:33 am

Meanwhile, back in Blighty...here we go again!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: karen on 09/14/05 at 6:01 am

There is supposed to be some fuel price protests this week in the UK.  So far the only evidence I've seen is people panic buying last night.  And my husbadn planning a car share with a work colleague.

slow start to fuel protests

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/14/05 at 10:34 am

They lowered it a bit around here...it's now down to $2.85/gallon.





Erin :)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 09/14/05 at 4:29 pm

They lowered it just a tad here, too...which is a good sign. The Shell station nearest my home had $3.00 even for mid-grade on Sunday; yesterday I saw that it was $2.96...if it could go down another whole DOLLAR that'd be nice.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Alchoholica on 09/14/05 at 4:57 pm

$2.67 in Kirkwood St Louis earlier

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Mushroom on 09/14/05 at 8:06 pm

In SE Alabama, it is #2.75 a gallon.

That is down from $3.25 the week after Katrina.  Gas is still in short supply out here, but it is getting better.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/14/05 at 8:23 pm


Same here....I even saw $2.83 today....unfortunately, if I had stopped to fill up, I would have been late for an appointment, but there's always tomorrow....maybe it will be even LOWER ;)



here's hoping!! :)



Erin :)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 09/15/05 at 1:03 pm


Same here....I even saw $2.83 today....unfortunately, if I had stopped to fill up, I would have been late for an appointment, but there's always tomorrow....maybe it will be even LOWER ;)

Let's hope so... still approximately $2.90 here!! :o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Harmonica on 09/15/05 at 5:22 pm

It'll cost me around 100 bucks to drive home!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: gemini on 09/15/05 at 5:48 pm

$2.77 here! Pretty sad that actually makes me happy  :-\\

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Alchoholica on 09/15/05 at 11:07 pm


$2.77 here! Pretty sad that actually makes me happy  :-\\


We're being conditioned..

Now, i won't go in to my rant on how spoilt we are here, but soon enough Gas will be $4 a gallon and we'll all think that's just so darn cheap!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: rich1981 on 09/16/05 at 11:51 am

A local 76 station here in San Diego still sells gas for $3.09 and above.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/16/05 at 1:16 pm

I filled up my tank today (it is down to $2.78/gallon)...and it took $28.00 to fill it up..although, I only have a Ford Focus ZX5....so it's pretty small.





Erin :)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: whitewolf on 09/16/05 at 3:09 pm

cheapest here is 101.9 a litre. CAN dollars, if anyone could convert it, it would be appreciated :)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Alchoholica on 09/16/05 at 3:27 pm

It's dropped again here in St Louis, at the Gas station over the street it's $2.63 and we're right in the city, i bet it's in the $2.50's out in the county.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Sine Pesroh on 09/16/05 at 5:34 pm


It's dropped again here in St Louis, at the Gas station over the street it's $2.63 and we're right in the city, i bet it's in the $2.50's out in the county.
I saw it as low as $2.42 here in K.C.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Alchoholica on 09/16/05 at 10:20 pm


I saw it as low as $2.42 here in K.C.


Get on your tractor's and drive!  ;D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/16/05 at 11:27 pm

well it dropped again here....the lowest I saw was $2.69/gallon....although the gas station down the road from this one was 10 cents more expensive...go figure?!!




Erin :)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Sine Pesroh on 09/17/05 at 10:19 am


Get on your tractor's and drive!  ;D
Yee-haw!!!  ;D ;D ;D

http://www.jasper.k12.ga.us/JCHS/clubs/tractor%20pull%201.jpg

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Harmonica on 09/20/05 at 12:19 am


What's it at out there?  I'll probably stop right before I get back on 80 to fill up....either that or in Brooklyn cuz it's usually cheaper there (at least the few times I've been out there)


Brooklyn as in Brooklyn, Iowa?  Ha ha ha, I worked in Brooklyn this past summer! 

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Alchoholica on 09/20/05 at 12:29 am

$2.48 in Mizzou.

The gas station across the road had a high of around $3.29 (give or take a few cents) I dare say by this time next week our gas prices will have dropped a whole Dollar.  :o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/23/05 at 3:20 am

OK, how bad is the big ****- over gonna be following Rita?
$4.00, $4.50, $5.00 a gallon?  More?
:o ???

I got a baaaad feeling here!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: gemini on 09/23/05 at 6:56 am

I filled up for 2.57 a gallon yesterday, just in case what they're saying is true. It could go over 4.00 after Rita hits  :o 

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/23/05 at 6:59 am

Well the prices are down to $2.67 here...so I am going to fill up my tank today...just in case they decide to raise it 5 bucks a gallon!!




Erin :)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/23/05 at 1:01 pm

It looks like Rita is losing strength and tacking away from the Houston area and more toward Port Arthur and Lake Charles.
It's premature to say, but if Houston gets spared, the oil companies will have pocketed a tidy profit from all those Houstonians clogging the highways on the lam from Rita, and then the TX refineries DON'T get damaged, but what the h*ll, they raise prices ANYWAY!
>:(

I filled up the other day for $2.85 and had to remind myself not to feel grateful for under three bucks a gallon!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/23/05 at 8:17 pm

well...they are going back up again...today they went up 12 cents.




Erin :)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: whistledog on 09/23/05 at 8:23 pm

I heard in U.S. prices, Gas is going to flow over $5.00/gallon  :o

Here in Canada, in some parts, it's already over $2.00/litre  >:(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/24/05 at 2:55 am


I heard in U.S. prices, Gas is going to flow over $5.00/gallon  :o

Here in Canada, in some parts, it's already over $2.00/litre  >:(

It ain't the market, it's a heist!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: jackas on 09/24/05 at 2:59 am

No!  I don't want to talk about gas prices, thanks.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/05 at 3:08 am


No!  I don't want to talk about gas prices, thanks.
It would have to be petrol prices over here in the UK.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: loki 13 on 09/24/05 at 10:30 am

What i don't understand is,in past years when a hurricane
passed through the Gulf of Mexico gas prices increased by
.20 or .25 cents now with an oil barren in the White House
prices are almost doulbed with a passing hurricane.How can
prices double when most of our crude comes from Venezuela?

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: annonymouse on 09/27/05 at 7:39 am

i guess soo weall want to talk about it

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 09/29/05 at 4:28 pm

I don't really want to talk about them, but I do want to mention that they've been going down where I live...but just a little.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 09/29/05 at 9:25 pm

From $3 to $2.81 over the last few days ::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/29/05 at 10:35 pm


It would have to be petrol prices over here in the UK.

At first I didn't get that "petrol" was short for "petroleum."  I thought the Brits were saying "petrel."  How do you run a car with big seabirds?
:D

http://morgue.anglicansonline.org/020630/images/issueart/020630/petrel.gif

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: RockandRollFan on 09/30/05 at 4:21 pm

As of right now it's $2.73 per gallon

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 10/03/05 at 3:13 pm

Well I just started to see 'em go back up a day or two ago...right now it averages around the $3 mark again. ::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: rich1981 on 10/04/05 at 1:34 am

$3.05-$3.25 here in San Diego.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/05 at 1:39 am


$3.05-$3.25 here in San Diego.
Is that cheap?

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: rich1981 on 10/05/05 at 2:52 am

$3.29 tends to be the average

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 11/01/05 at 5:09 pm

Well...just a few days ago I noticed that all the stations near my house have slipped below $3/gallon once again!! :D I still see a few high-octane prices above that mark though.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Alchoholica on 11/01/05 at 5:51 pm

$2.19 here in St Louis. I've seen it lower at a couple of stations out in the county.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: danootaandme on 11/01/05 at 6:26 pm

There is a station here at 2.19 and there are 2 stations within a half mile of that one that have a
comparable price.  One is a Hess and there is a Hess station 1 mile from that on the highway
charging 2.46.  They all get there gas from the same gas storage facility 3 miles away, so there
isn't any reason for the price gap except maybe ....greed

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: whistledog on 11/01/05 at 10:06 pm

Gas is going down here in Ontario.  I got gas today for 85.7 / litre  :o

Not too long ago, it was like 1.40 / litre

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: chiefyamick on 11/02/05 at 11:55 pm

We're paying about $2.45/gallon here, rumor has it that it should be down around $2/gallon by the end of the year, however, if I had a nickel for every time I heard rumors like that......      ;)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/02/05 at 11:56 pm

gas keeps going down here.....it's like at $2.19/gallon and it's supposed to be near $2.00/gallon soon!





Erin :)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Alchoholica on 11/03/05 at 12:00 am


gas keeps going down here.....it's like at $2.19/gallon and it's supposed to be near $2.00/gallon soon!


There are big time inquries nationwide in to the price gougeing. Now even if they are tainted by this administrations oil stained fingers, we should see significant drops all over the country.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: whistledog on 11/03/05 at 1:18 am

Today on the indian reverse, it was 65.9/litre.  The line-ups were unbelievable  :o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: danootaandme on 11/03/05 at 3:44 pm

There is a gas station a couple of miles away that was on the news.  He is charging 1.97 and says he
is doing a booming business, and is making money.  So what gives?

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Alchoholica on 11/03/05 at 3:47 pm


There is a gas station a couple of miles away that was on the news.  He is charging 1.97 and says he
is doing a booming business, and is making money.  So what gives?



All it takes is one station to drop the prices. I live right off a very busy street and i can see three gas stations if i walk out of my front door. When one changes the others all change within the hour.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: PETER on 11/03/05 at 9:13 pm

To see the confidential letters the oil comp  brass passed out go to  www.mrkabc.com

This guy totally NAILED a big reason why the prices are so high and exposed their tactics..look up confidential letters and you will see how they conspired.

There's the answer!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/04/05 at 11:25 am

It's down to $2.17/gallon now.






Erin :)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Sine Pesroh on 11/04/05 at 11:58 am

Down to about $2.05 here in KC. 

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 12/04/05 at 10:17 am

Woo hoo!! :D They're below 2 1/2 dollars a gallon in California!!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/05 at 10:25 am


Woo hoo!! :D They're below 2 1/2 dollars a gallon in California!!
Quick everyone over to California!!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Dagwood on 12/04/05 at 10:35 am

Stop in Utah...$1.87 by my house. WOOHOO!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/05 at 10:41 am


Stop in Utah...$1.87 by my house. WOOHOO!
Utah it is then?

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Dagwood on 12/04/05 at 11:10 am

Sounds like a plan to me. Party at my neighbor's house. ;D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 12/04/05 at 12:07 pm


Woo hoo!! :D They're below 2 1/2 dollars a gallon in California!!


Yeah, someone told me the other day that gas has gotten fairly cheap again in California (which is where I'm at, too). I stopped noticing because I just realised I needed it and I couldn't care anymore how much it was costing - pretty bad of me, lol.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 12/04/05 at 6:34 pm

Gasoline may dip below $2.00/gallon for a while, but the post-Katrina prices will be back...and then some.  Mark my words!  In 2015 Americans will be be stomping and cursing, "Oh why, oh why did we laugh at Jimmy Carter?  Why did we snub our noses at little three cylander cars?  Why did we pooh-pooh public transportation for eighty years?  Why did we spread ourselves so thinly in suburban subdivisions with no stores and no sidewalks....?"
And so on and so on and so on.
http://www.clicksmilies.com/s0105/auto/car-smiley-003.gif

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 12/06/05 at 2:05 pm


Stop in Utah...$1.87 by my house. WOOHOO!

I wish we had some of your gasoline! It's been above $2/gal in So-Cal for the longest time.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Mushroom on 12/06/05 at 2:12 pm


Why did we snub our noses at little three cylander cars?

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: whistledog on 12/06/05 at 4:33 pm

Gas is about 83 cents/litre, which is where it was before all of the prices went up.  If it gets below 80, I will surely be surprised

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 12/06/05 at 6:10 pm


Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 12/06/05 at 6:33 pm


Motorcycles are great.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/07/05 at 12:00 pm


If they're not being used for commercial purposes, why should they be taxed as such?

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Written By: Mushroom on 12/07/05 at 1:42 pm


Motorcycles are great.

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Written By: Skippy on 12/07/05 at 5:29 pm


Motorcycles are great.

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Written By: MaxwellSmart on 12/07/05 at 9:04 pm


If they're not being used for commercial purposes, why should they be taxed as such?

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Written By: Skippy on 12/07/05 at 9:48 pm

What I don't get is people who bought a Hummer. Are they planning on using it as a future urban-assault vehicle? If you've noticed, the Hummer has gotten smaller with every succesive model. At this rate of shrinkage it should be about the size of a Mini by oh, say 2023.

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Written By: nally on 12/16/05 at 9:37 pm

The gas prices are averaging about $2.29/gal where I live. Glad to see they're on a down trend now...at least for the moment. I bet they're probably gonna start goin' back up again around the first of the year. ::)

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Written By: jackas on 12/16/05 at 9:45 pm


What I don't get is peoplel who bought a Hummer. Are they planning on using it as a future urban-assault vehicle? If you've noticed, the Hummer has gotten smaller with every succesive model. At this rate of shrinkage it should be about the size of a Mini by oh, say 2023.

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Written By: Badfinger-fan on 12/16/05 at 9:59 pm

Coming home from work, I bought gas for $2.09 per gal in Orinda, Ca. but the real gouge came this morning when I paid Starbucks $3.05 for a 12oz mocha.  ???

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Written By: nally on 01/01/06 at 11:03 am

The other day my dad and I traveled out to Palm Desert to see my grandparents, and on the way back, we filled up at an Arco station in Fontana; the price for the low-grade there was $2.07 per gallon...about ten cents cheaper than stations near where we live.

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Written By: YWN on 01/02/06 at 3:24 pm

At the BP station right outside my subdivision, it's around $2.15, but at Summit, just a little farther, it's $2.08.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 01/03/06 at 8:39 pm

well...here they go again..raising the prices. They did it right at Christmas and now they did it again for the New Year....it's now up to $2.39/gallon!!!  Ya..Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. :-\\ >:(

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Written By: nally on 01/06/06 at 11:42 am

I figured they'd start going back up again around the first of the year! >:( ::)

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Written By: bruce on 01/11/06 at 10:13 pm

paid $2.44 today in hammondsport ny it was 5 cent off sale day 
funny how as soon as the christmas shopping season was over the price of gas started climbing back up  (hmmmmm)
it was $2.53 ten miles down the road
a week ago i paid $2.34

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 01/11/06 at 11:07 pm

They are close to $2.50/gallon now....jeez..when is it gonna stop? :-\\

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Written By: jackas on 01/11/06 at 11:54 pm

I just noticed yesterday that the prices had gone up.  :-\\  Last time I got gas it was $2.11.

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Written By: ... on 01/12/06 at 10:05 am


They are close to $2.50/gallon now....jeez..when is it gonna stop? :-\\

That's about what it is here too. >:(

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Written By: Ellipsis on 01/28/06 at 11:43 am

Yikesy! The other day I noticed $2.68 for mid grade! :o

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Written By: gmann on 01/28/06 at 12:35 pm

I have a lengthy commute to work everyday, so any price spike has a painful effect on my wallet.  >:( When prices briefly topped three dollars a gallon following Hurricane Katrina, I thought I would have to quit my job and find work closer to home. Thankfully, it didn't last long and prices are now closer to two dollars a gallon.

...and to think I almost had a stroke when gas was two dollars a gallon in the summer of 2000.  :D

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Written By: nally on 03/12/06 at 9:00 pm

bumpidy...

Right now the gasoline prices near my house are roughly around $2.60 per gallon.
I just hope we don't see three-dollar-and-up prices again. :-\\

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Written By: batfan2005 on 03/12/06 at 9:03 pm

I have a feeling that it will even get higher than last year (even higher than when it was above the $3 mark after Katrina).

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Written By: nally on 03/20/06 at 10:35 am


I have a feeling that it will even get higher than last year (even higher than when it was above the $3 mark after Katrina).

Yep...in fact, they're on the rise as we speak, especially out by my house. Even shortly before Hurricane Katrina, as I recall, we saw some pretty high prices at the pump. :o

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Written By: ... on 03/21/06 at 11:23 am

Oh no! :o Please not that again! I don't wanna see three-dollar-and-up prices at the pump again! We had our share of that after Hurricane Karina! :\'(

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Written By: Ellipsis on 03/28/06 at 4:12 pm

$2.89 for regular... tisk tisk...

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Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 03/28/06 at 7:04 pm

$2.65 a gallon here. I just dont have enough money to pay that much for gas :(

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Written By: La Roche on 03/28/06 at 7:12 pm

$2.39 last time I looked.

This really isn't that bad.

When I was in France last year Gas Prices were around $6.50-$7.00 per gallon (the equivilant).

Wages are higher here in the United States, Taxes are lower and general consumer durables are far cheaper as well.
It staggers me that we all seem to have such a problem buying gasoline.

The problem is not that it's expensive, it's that the prices are being gouged.

If the Government were taxing the Gas to these kind of prices I would be able to say, Ok, that's fine, however, with Exxon declaring profits larger than any corporation IN HISTORY it's fairly obvious where the money is going.

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Written By: ... on 04/03/06 at 2:28 pm

I would assume everybody's gasoline prices in the U.S. are at or nearing the danger zone right now... it's soitenly like that here.

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Written By: Echo Nomad on 04/04/06 at 1:37 am

Well, it's not at the 3.00+ level as it was earlier, but it's creeping up closer at 2.59 in NW Illinois. We try to get gas across the river which is cheaper in Iowa because they blend it with Ethanol.

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Written By: Trimac20 on 04/04/06 at 10:12 am

You'd have to do two conversions, but here in Perth, Western Australia they average between $1.10 and $1.30 a litre (we call gas 'petrol') here. So you just convert litres = imperial gallons and AU Dollars to US Dollars.

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Written By: YWN on 04/04/06 at 10:19 am

I saw three dollar unleaded gas the other day...

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Written By: Trimac20 on 04/04/06 at 10:21 am

Maybe it'll make us get out of our cars.

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Written By: La Roche on 04/04/06 at 10:27 am


Maybe it'll make us get out of our cars.


Agreed.

Unless I need to go a long way, I really can't see the point in having a car to be honest.

I'm moving to a city which has excellent bike trails this summer (plus I'll be living downtown anyway) and then within the next few years I plan to move to New York, where once again, a car is just a hinderance.

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Written By: La Roche on 04/04/06 at 10:36 am


Unfortunately, for those of us who live in more rural areas, where there is NO public transportation, that's not an option :-\\


You're a good runner right?

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Written By: karen on 04/04/06 at 10:41 am


You're a good runner right?


I expect Kim has the same problem I do - the kids can't keep up

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Written By: Trimac20 on 04/04/06 at 12:15 pm


Agreed.

Unless I need to go a long way, I really can't see the point in having a car to be honest.

I'm moving to a city which has excellent bike trails this summer (plus I'll be living downtown anyway) and then within the next few years I plan to move to New York, where once again, a car is just a hinderance.


You're lucky. In Perth, WA it's a bit harder if you don't have a car. For one, bus services stop at about 11:30pm (in some areas as late as 1am, in others as early as 9:30pm!), trains aren't much better. Getting from one side of the city to the other (Save the circle route or along major corridor) involves catching numerous (3-4-5) buses and waiting potentially hours. Though at least it is improving (we're getting out first underground rail station late this year, can't wait). So for many things I'm forced to use a car.

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Written By: La Roche on 04/04/06 at 12:26 pm


You're lucky. In Perth, WA it's a bit harder if you don't have a car. For one, bus services stop at about 11:30pm (in some areas as late as 1am, in others as early as 9:30pm!), trains aren't much better. Getting from one side of the city to the other (Save the circle route or along major corridor) involves catching numerous (3-4-5) buses and waiting potentially hours. Though at least it is improving (we're getting out first underground rail station late this year, can't wait). So for many things I'm forced to use a car.


Where I live right now the buses are awful, millions of dollars have been invested in a metro-link public train system.. which has made 0 progress  ;D

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Written By: Trimac20 on 04/04/06 at 8:56 pm


Where I live right now the buses are awful, millions of dollars have been invested in a metro-link public train system.. which has made 0 progress  ;D


Where do you live?

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Written By: La Roche on 04/04/06 at 11:15 pm


Where do you live?


A mid sized town in the United States called Saint Louis. You may know of us, we're the crown jewel of the mid-west.. there's some other town, Chigabo or something.. I forget what  ;D

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Written By: La Roche on 04/05/06 at 4:55 pm


I think I've heard of you.....you're the ones who gave McDonald's the inspiration for the "Golden Arches" aren't you? ;D

:P

Away with you.

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Written By: nally on 04/06/06 at 11:01 pm

Well... it happened again. Three dollar prices for gasoline here in California. :o But only the high-grade gasoline is in the three dollar range. That's outrageous. ::)

Good thing I use public transportation when I can.

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Written By: nally on 04/10/06 at 12:25 am

Well...the "cheap stuff" in my area is as little as $2.69 per gallon now.

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Written By: whistledog on 04/10/06 at 12:43 am

The gas around here goes up and down on a regular basis.  The highest it's been in the last month was $1.04.  The lowest I've seen it in the last little while is 86.5c

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Written By: La Roche on 04/10/06 at 9:13 am

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Written By: gemini on 04/10/06 at 1:13 pm

$2.61 a gallon today

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Written By: whistledog on 04/10/06 at 1:31 pm


That's per litre isn't it.


I could say it is in Gallons, but I don't want to give you a heart attack ;D

It is in litres yes. 

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Written By: Mr Tumnus on 04/10/06 at 1:45 pm


When I got gas earlier today, it was $2.59.  I just drove past the same station and it's now $2.67 ::)


Heartbreaking for me, I paid 94 pence a litre here  >:( >:(

rip off Britain

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Written By: deadrockstar on 04/10/06 at 1:49 pm


Heartbreaking for me, I paid 94 pence a litre here  >:( >:(

rip off Britain


Do they do that to encourage people to use Public transportation?

Although that wouldn't make much sense considering Thatcher slaughtered it.. :D


I can't wait til I move to Dallas, I'm never going to drive, ever.  I'll use the buses, the lightrail, and the trollies. :)

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Written By: La Roche on 04/10/06 at 1:53 pm

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Written By: Mr Tumnus on 04/10/06 at 1:56 pm


Do they do that to encourage people to use Public transportation?

Although that wouldn't make much sense considering Thatcher slaughtered it.. :D


I can't wait til I move to Dallas, I'm never going to drive, ever.  I'll use the buses, the lightrail, and the trollies. :)


I doubt it - Public Transport sucks here, all people do is buy more and more cars oddly enough!

Cars ***k the Planet!

You're right to do that Alex wish PT was a practical option for me right now, I'll be able to use my bike a lot more once I'm central again and not stuck out in the sticks.

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Written By: La Roche on 04/10/06 at 2:04 pm


Do they do that to encourage people to use Public transportation?

Although that wouldn't make much sense considering Thatcher slaughtered it.. :D


I can't wait til I move to Dallas, I'm never going to drive, ever.  I'll use the buses, the lightrail, and the trollies. :)


Property Taxes in Dallas are pretty high (especially compared to the low real esate prices) I think that is a big source of revenue for the city PT.

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Written By: deadrockstar on 04/10/06 at 2:07 pm


Property Taxes in Dallas are pretty high (especially compared to the low real esate prices) I think that is a big source of revenue for the city PT.


Yeah, i think thats also why rent seems pretty high..

I guess the landlords have to charge more because of the higher property taxes they're paying..

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Written By: La Roche on 04/10/06 at 2:11 pm


Yeah, i think thats also why rent seems pretty high..

I guess the landlords have to charge more because of the higher property taxes they're paying..



What's rent like down there?

Doubt it's as high as MN.

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Written By: deadrockstar on 04/10/06 at 2:15 pm


What's rent like down there?

Doubt it's as high as MN.


Well to give you an example-

My older cousin moved out of his home from which he'd been living 15 years, its a woodframe house from the 50s or 60s in an older neighborhood with similar houses- and its not too big, perhaps 1100 square feet, and 2 bedrooms, and the landlord jacked the rent from 650 a month to 800 dollars a month.

800 seems steep for a 2 bedroom 1 bath house in an older neighborhood like that.

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Written By: La Roche on 04/10/06 at 2:17 pm


Well to give you an example-

My older cousin moved out of his home from which he'd been living 15 years, its a woodframe house from the 50s or 60s in an older neighborhood with similar houses- and its not too big, perhaps 1100 square feet, and 2 bedrooms, and the landlord jacked the rent from 650 a month to 800 dollars a month.

800 seems steep for a 2 bedroom 1 bath house in an older neighborhood like that.


Not really.

By older neighborhood do you mean a bad one?

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Written By: deadrockstar on 04/10/06 at 2:28 pm


Not really.

By older neighborhood do you mean a bad one?


Yes.  Well, both old, and bad.  Its no Compton or anything but its not exactly Beverly Hills either..

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Written By: deadrockstar on 04/10/06 at 2:29 pm

Actually i prefer that kind of neighborhood though.  People there are less nosy and us Herbman like that.. :)

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Written By: La Roche on 04/10/06 at 2:30 pm


Yes.  Well, both old, and bad.  Its no Compton or anything but its not exactly Beverly Hills either..


I suppose that's a bit steep. I can't really say though, not knowing what it's like.

My knowledge of Dallas is slim.

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Written By: Mr Tumnus on 04/10/06 at 2:56 pm


Oh no, wouldn't worry about that.
I unlike the rest of us Yanks have a basic concept of what fuel costs elsewhere.

The thing that annoys me is that the extra charge isn't in Taxes (which I'd be fine with) it's all for profit to the oil companys.

I'm a big business lovin' sonofabitch.. but I have my limits.


Sorry mate but you guys in the States have it good when it comes to freakin' fuel prices.

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Written By: La Roche on 04/10/06 at 3:14 pm


Sorry mate but you guys in the States have it good when it comes to freakin' fuel prices.


Like I said, I understand what fuel costs elsewhere, having paid the obnoxious prices  ;D

The point I was making is this..

You's guys pay about $8 a gallon, but a lot of that Tax goes toward the NHS, it may not be great, but it's free. We pay a few thousand bucks a year for our health care.

We pay $2.50-3.00 a gallon (some idiots of course have enormous vehicles and pay $100 to fill up) but most of that is just going to the oil company.

Of course, I'm sure in England, France etc.. 50% is taxes, but the rest goes to the oil company as well.

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Written By: Echo Nomad on 04/10/06 at 3:25 pm

Well were now up to 2.73 in N.Illinois

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Written By: Mr Tumnus on 04/10/06 at 3:44 pm


Like I said, I understand what fuel costs elsewhere, having paid the obnoxious prices  ;D

The point I was making is this..

You's guys pay about $8 a gallon, but a lot of that Tax goes toward the NHS, it may not be great, but it's free. We pay a few thousand bucks a year for our health care.

We pay $2.50-3.00 a gallon (some idiots of course have enormous vehicles and pay $100 to fill up) but most of that is just going to the oil company.

Of course, I'm sure in England, France etc.. 50% is taxes, but the rest goes to the oil company as well.


Yeah it certainly is a high % of tax here, hey  I never knew that you had to pay that much pa for your healthcare  :o

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Written By: La Roche on 04/10/06 at 3:44 pm


Yeah it certainly is a high % of tax here, hey  I never knew that you had to pay that much pa for your healthcare  :o


Well, some don't pay anything.

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Written By: deadrockstar on 04/10/06 at 3:50 pm


Well, some don't pay anything.


It depends on whether or not you luck out as far as the employment health insurance game..

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Written By: deadrockstar on 04/10/06 at 3:51 pm


Sounds like the neighborhood my bro/sil live in now.  In fact, their house used to be a "green" house (they had a green lightbulb in the front fixture).....they have this scary-looking shed in their back yard and they went into it after they bought the house to see how hard it would be to tear down and found some growing 8)


Found some what?  ???

;)

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Written By: La Roche on 04/10/06 at 3:53 pm


Found some what?  ???

;)


Tomatoes.

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Written By: nally on 04/12/06 at 2:24 pm

I heard on the news that they may climb even higher... oh no! :o :o As if three dollars wasn't bad enough >:(

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Written By: whistledog on 04/12/06 at 9:18 pm

Today on the reserve, the gas was 74.6c / litre.  You should have seen the line-up of cars.  It was longer than an American Idol audition line :o

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Written By: La Roche on 04/12/06 at 9:20 pm

$2.80

HA! Zelly Ameerecans shall now feel ze pain yez  ;D

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Written By: rich1981 on 04/12/06 at 11:21 pm


I heard on the news that they may climb even higher... oh no! :o :o As if three dollars wasn't bad enough >:(


Well it's a good thing I still don't drive a car!

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Written By: La Roche on 04/12/06 at 11:23 pm


Well it's a good thing I still don't drive a car!


I'm riding my bike a lot more.

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Written By: La Roche on 04/12/06 at 11:24 pm

See, it's all cyclical, the convenience of car's has turned us in to a nation of fat bastard, now as gas prices go up we'll get healthier by riding bikes and walking..
.. HA!  A likely story.

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Written By: jackas on 04/13/06 at 1:33 pm


ummmm.....oregano....at least that's their story and they're sticking to it 8) ;)

I filled up the other day and it cost me almost $80 :o


Yeah, I had a quarter of a tank yesterday and filled it the rest of the way up and it still cost me $56.00.  $2.73 on the Navy base.

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Written By: La Roche on 04/13/06 at 1:35 pm

What the hell do you's guys drive?

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Written By: jackas on 04/13/06 at 1:38 pm


What the hell do you's guys drive?


Chevy Silverado.....I only have the 26 gallon tank.  Some of the Silverado's have 34 gal tanks.

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Written By: La Roche on 04/13/06 at 1:41 pm


Chevy Silverado.....I only have the 26 gallon tank.  Some of the Silverado's have 34 gal tanks.


I'm gonna assume the 4 door?

Just.. a hint.

It's gonna cost a cost a comparitive sheesh load to run anything that size.

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Written By: jackas on 04/13/06 at 1:46 pm


I'm gonna assume the 4 door?

Just.. a hint.

It's gonna cost a cost a comparitive sheesh load to run anything that size.


Yeah, the four door. 

I know, it is expensive to drive it, but I don't mind because I feel safer in it.  We were going to get a Tahoe once we found out that my husband wasn't going to get stationed in England, but now were considering something a little smaller.

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Written By: La Roche on 04/13/06 at 1:49 pm


Yeah, the four door. 

I know, it is expensive to drive it, but I don't mind because I feel safer in it.  We were going to get a Tahoe once we found out that my husband wasn't going to get stationed in England, but now were considering something a little smaller.


Well.. I.. Ok, I suppose I can understand feeling safer in it.

Tell you what not to get, this shocked me.
I drove one of those VW Bugs, the new ones.. now, they're nasty cars, but I was borrowing it.
It get's worse gas mileage than me car  :o

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Written By: jackas on 04/13/06 at 1:51 pm


Well.. I.. Ok, I suppose I can understand feeling safer in it.

Tell you what not to get, this shocked me.
I drove one of those VW Bugs, the new ones.. now, they're nasty cars, but I was borrowing it.
It get's worse gas mileage than me car  :o


Really?  Wow....damn Germans! ;D

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Written By: La Roche on 04/13/06 at 1:54 pm


Really?  Wow....damn Germans! ;D


I get.. like.. 30-34 MPG right..
that thing got about 28-30. It was awful for such a small car.

Didn't have a great deal of power either.

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Written By: jackas on 04/13/06 at 1:55 pm


I get.. like.. 30-34 MPG right..
that thing got about 28-30. It was awful for such a small car.

Didn't have a great deal of power either.


Naw, even worse....I just looked it up. 

22 city  31 hwy

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Written By: La Roche on 04/13/06 at 1:58 pm


Naw, even worse....I just looked it up. 

22 city  31 hwy


Exactly.

YUCK!

German technical brilliance  ::)

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Written By: Rice_Cube on 04/13/06 at 1:59 pm

I would not get a VW New Beetle because they just seem very impractical.  Not very much cargo space and it just looks crampy to drive in.

I drive a VW Jetta and it gets me 24 city/31 highway.  I drive it a certain way though (standard shift allows me to sorta optimize, I guess) and can usually average 29-30 mpg no matter where I'm driving.

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Written By: Rice_Cube on 04/13/06 at 2:03 pm


German technical brilliance  ::)


Actually the German cars aren't as bad as you think ;) 

Overall my Jetta is pretty nice.  It has airbags up the wazoo (driver, passenger, side curtain), LATCH system for my baby's seat, spacious trunk, lots of passenger space.  It also runs very cleanly, doesn't make a lot of noise unless I downshift from 5th to 4th by accident because I forgot I don't have a 6th gear.  I only have to change the oil once every 10000 miles, and the coolant system runs indefinitely because they employ a special perpetual coolant.  The diesel version of the Jetta gets approximately 55 mpg, and runs surprisingly cleanly as well.

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Written By: La Roche on 04/13/06 at 2:20 pm


Actually the German cars aren't as bad as you think ;) 

Overall my Jetta is pretty nice.  It has airbags up the wazoo (driver, passenger, side curtain), LATCH system for my baby's seat, spacious trunk, lots of passenger space.  It also runs very cleanly, doesn't make a lot of noise unless I downshift from 5th to 4th by accident because I forgot I don't have a 6th gear.  I only have to change the oil once every 10000 miles, and the coolant system runs indefinitely because they employ a special perpetual coolant.  The diesel version of the Jetta gets approximately 55 mpg, and runs surprisingly cleanly as well.


I took a look at those.

I don't have a problem with German cars, just wanted to be obnoxious  ;D

As long as you only want to fit two people in them those bugs are great, because it's a dome shape there is a lot of room in the front. I couldn't actually fit in the back, I tried but couldn't fit.  ;D

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Written By: nally on 04/13/06 at 6:37 pm


Well it's a good thing I still don't drive a car!

Apparently I still don't either...and I'm 25 3/4. However, if I wanna get myself somewhere, I gotta do it somehow. :-\\

When I finally get my own car, it'll be one that's NOT big and bulky.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: A. Guest on 04/18/06 at 3:54 pm

I just read in the news that oil rolled past 70 bucks a barrel...that's gonna have a tremendous impact on how much you pay at the pump in the months to come. I'm scared! :o :\'(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: bbigd04 on 04/18/06 at 4:05 pm

$2.65 right now.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: jackas on 04/18/06 at 8:58 pm

Anyone ever try this?  It finds all the gas prices in your area and lists them from lowest to highest.


http://autos.msn.com/everyday/gasstations.aspx?zip=&src=Netx

$2.75 is the lowest for us.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/18/06 at 8:59 pm

$2.95 reg, this was today, last night was 2.85

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/18/06 at 9:09 pm

it's up to about $2.86/gallon here for regular gas. >:(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: jackas on 04/18/06 at 9:22 pm


Anyone ever try this?  It finds all the gas prices in your area and lists them from lowest to highest.


$2.75 is the lowest for us.


Oops....forgot to paste the link.  http://autos.msn.com/everyday/gasstations.aspx?zip=&src=Netx

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/18/06 at 9:26 pm


Oops....forgot to paste the link.   http://autos.msn.com/everyday/gasstations.aspx?zip=&src=Netx
thanks Chrissy, thats a great link, I saw the stations I normally get gas at and the cheapest were in areas I dont usually drive to.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 04/19/06 at 8:54 am


Expedition....28 gallon tank :o


Answers your question really dosen't it.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/19/06 at 8:59 am


it's up to about $2.86/gallon here for regular gas. >:(

The price for regular will pass the $3.00 mark by Memorial Day. This crap had to happen just when I went from working at home to commuting 50 miles a day.

Makes me want to do to oil executives what Clark Griswold is doing to Marty Moose in your siggie pic there!
>:(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: wsmith4 on 04/19/06 at 10:48 am

it's a total joke and something needs to be done about it!!  this can't go on.  why can't we as Americans pull together and do something?  how long are we going to continue paying $3.00 a gallon for gas???  it cost me $40 to fill up my tank this weekend.  that is unbelievable.  i can't afford it.  :\'(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Tia on 04/19/06 at 11:04 am

i don't mean to be a pessimist, but we're all doomed.

it's peak oil, it's staring us all right in the face. every once in a while if you read an article about it to, say, the 19th paragraph, they say the reason for the high prices is that demand is outstripping supply, even though production/extraction is pretty much full on. all the kooks have been predicting this since 9/11 and i find it disconcerting that they're turning out to be right.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: jackas on 04/19/06 at 2:13 pm

From what I understand, some of the problem lies with the additive they put into the gasoline to help it burn cleaner.  They were using something called MTBE and are now phasing that out and switching to ethanol.  But.......there aren't a lot of ethanol refineries up and running right now, so the prices are up until the refineries being built are producing ethanol.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: deadrockstar on 04/19/06 at 2:48 pm

That ethanol sounds like interesting stuff.

One day when I can afford to I'm going to get a hybrid.  I'm not all that much of a driver though; if I'm in the city I prefer PT.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 04/19/06 at 4:18 pm


it's a total joke and something needs to be done about it!!  this can't go on.  why can't we as Americans pull together and do something?  how long are we going to continue paying $3.00 a gallon for gas???  it cost me $40 to fill up my tank this weekend.  that is unbelievable.  i can't afford it.  :\'(

Nicely said!

Today I passed by three stations (all at the same intersection) which had all three grades above three bucks. Who's gonna wanna pay such an outrageous amount? :P >:(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 04/19/06 at 4:35 pm


Nicely said!

Today I passed by three stations (all at the same intersection) which had all three grades above three bucks. Who's gonna wanna pay such an outrageous amount? :P >:(


Anybody who has ever been out of the U.S.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 04/19/06 at 4:58 pm


Anybody who has ever been out of the U.S.

So I guess I wouldn't qualify, as I have never been out of the U.S.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 04/19/06 at 5:10 pm


So I guess I wouldn't qualify, as I have never been out of the U.S.


I was being obnoxious..

$3 really isn't much in the grand scheme of things.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Some Person on 04/22/06 at 1:47 am


i don't mean to be a pessimist, but we're all doomed.

it's peak oil, it's staring us all right in the face. every once in a while if you read an article about it to, say, the 19th paragraph, they say the reason for the high prices is that demand is outstripping supply, even though production/extraction is pretty much full on. all the kooks have been predicting this since 9/11 and i find it disconcerting that they're turning out to be right.

yeah, it sure seems that way >:( :(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Some Different Person on 04/22/06 at 1:49 am


yeah, it sure seems that way >:( :(


sure does  :\'(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Another Different Person on 04/22/06 at 2:26 am


sure does  :\'(


You said it  :\'(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Mushroom on 04/22/06 at 4:34 am


Anybody who has ever been out of the U.S.


Yes, I have been.  And as I recently stated in another thread, people here in the US have absolutely no idea how spoiled and pampered they are.

I lived for over a year in Japan.  And when you converted from yen and litres to dollars and gallons, I had to pay around $3 a gallon for gasoline.

And that was in 1990!  Traditionally, gasoline in Japan costs twice what it does in the US.

And in most of the world, it is the same thing.  In fact, we have the lowest prices of any country that imports it's oil.  The only way to find cheaper gas prices is to go to a country like Venezuela or Iran, which is an exporter of petroliem.

Of course, there is a simple solution.  There is enough oil in the US and Canada to make both nations net exporters.  But the same people that frequently scream the loudest at oil prices are also the ones who scream loudest and first when it comes to drilling for that oil.  They are also the ones that scream when a new refinery is needed.

Some people are simply spoiled, and want to have temper tantrums whenever somebody proposes a solution.  They have no interest in fixing something, they are having to much fun having their tantrums.

If you think gas is to expensive, buy a motorcycle.  It uses less gas and oil, and uses less raw materials to manufacture.  If you drive a 12 MPG SUV, I got absolutely no pitty for you when gas reaches a new record high.  You did it to yourself.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: jackas on 04/22/06 at 8:00 am


Yes, I have been.  And as I recently stated in another thread, people here in the US have absolutely no idea how spoiled and pampered they are.

I lived for over a year in Japan.  And when you converted from yen and litres to dollars and gallons, I had to pay around $3 a gallon for gasoline.

And that was in 1990!  Traditionally, gasoline in Japan costs twice what it does in the US.

And in most of the world, it is the same thing.  In fact, we have the lowest prices of any country that imports it's oil.  The only way to find cheaper gas prices is to go to a country like Venezuela or Iran, which is an exporter of petroliem.

Of course, there is a simple solution.  There is enough oil in the US and Canada to make both nations net exporters.  But the same people that frequently scream the loudest at oil prices are also the ones who scream loudest and first when it comes to drilling for that oil.  They are also the ones that scream when a new refinery is needed.

Some people are simply spoiled, and want to have temper tantrums whenever somebody proposes a solution.  They have no interest in fixing something, they are having to much fun having their tantrums.

If you think gas is to expensive, buy a motorcycle.  It uses less gas and oil, and uses less raw materials to manufacture.  If you drive a 12 MPG SUV, I got absolutely no pitty for you when gas reaches a new record high.  You did it to yourself.


Amen, brotha!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 04/22/06 at 9:02 am


Yes, I have been.  And as I recently stated in another thread, people here in the US have absolutely no idea how spoiled and pampered they are.

I lived for over a year in Japan.  And when you converted from yen and litres to dollars and gallons, I had to pay around $3 a gallon for gasoline.

And that was in 1990!  Traditionally, gasoline in Japan costs twice what it does in the US.

And in most of the world, it is the same thing.  In fact, we have the lowest prices of any country that imports it's oil.  The only way to find cheaper gas prices is to go to a country like Venezuela or Iran, which is an exporter of petroliem.

Of course, there is a simple solution.  There is enough oil in the US and Canada to make both nations net exporters.  But the same people that frequently scream the loudest at oil prices are also the ones who scream loudest and first when it comes to drilling for that oil.  They are also the ones that scream when a new refinery is needed.

Some people are simply spoiled, and want to have temper tantrums whenever somebody proposes a solution.  They have no interest in fixing something, they are having to much fun having their tantrums.

If you think gas is to expensive, buy a motorcycle.  It uses less gas and oil, and uses less raw materials to manufacture.  If you drive a 12 MPG SUV, I got absolutely no pitty for you when gas reaches a new record high.  You did it to yourself.


I lived In Europe for a long time and saw $8-10 prices in every country I was in.

You're exactly right, there is an estimated 180 Billion barrels in Canada, in the U.S there could easily be a vast amount more.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Mushroom on 04/22/06 at 1:56 pm


I lived In Europe for a long time and saw $8-10 prices in every country I was in.

You're exactly right, there is an estimated 180 Billion barrels in Canada, in the U.S there could easily be a vast amount more.


This topic comes up every time that the price of oil (and gasoline) rises.  And to me, this simply shows how ignorant the US people are ov how "Supply & Demand" economics works.

Oil is a comodity.  The price is not set by Texaco, Mobile, or Chevron.  It is set by OPEC.  Just like De Beers sets the world price for diamonds.  If there is a large supply, the price drops.  If there is a small supply, the price rises.  And when you have a smaller local company that makes an identical product (like the Kelsey Lake diamond mine, the only one in the US), they of course sell the item at the going international rate.  What do you suppose they do, sell it at less then the international rate?

The only way to break out of this cycle is to go from being a net-importer of the comodity in question to being a net-exporter.  The US holds this position in reguards to most food items.  We have probably the largest variety of cheap food in the world.  Rice, chicken, wheat, potatoes, beef, fish, corn, the list goes on and on and on.  It is cheap for us to buy because we produce a surplus.  The same things cost far more in other countries that either import it, or place price controls on the item.

Currently, gasoline in Venezuela is 12 cents a gallon.  Gas in Iran is 50 cents a gallon.  Gas in Saudi Arabia is 35 cents a gallon.  But all of these nations are major exporters.  They can almost give it away, because of the huge amount of money they make selling it to you and me.

Myself, I say we open up the drilling in the US.  And I am going to be even more radical: keep charging the same amount now that we do for import oil.

And that 100% of the excess profit be turned around and invested in alternative sources.  Bio-diesel, fuel cell technology, gasahaul, and other forms of renewable energy that can be used with existing vehicle technology.  I bet that we could do that for 10 years, then cut back our oil use to petrochemical use only.  The only "conventional" fues that would be needed are for things like aircraft and heavy machinery.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 04/22/06 at 2:59 pm

The more I read this, the more I'm glad I don't have a car. 

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 04/23/06 at 6:52 pm


The more I read this, the more I'm glad I don't have a car. 

Same here! In fact, every station around me now has $3 and up for oil. It's worse than the post-Katrina days. :-[

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/24/06 at 1:22 am

I keep remembering ten years ago when gasoline was cheap and I had a four-cylinder Geo. I could fill my tank from empty to full for twelve bucks! I'll never see that again. You couldn't fill a push-mower for that price these days!
::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Mushroom on 04/25/06 at 10:51 am


I keep remembering ten years ago when gasoline was cheap and I had a four-cylinder Geo. I could fill my tank from empty to full for twelve bucks! I'll never see that again. You couldn't fill a push-mower for that price these days!


One big reason why gas is so expensive is that the US demand for gas the last 10 years has almost doubled.  And I blame all those people who have gone out and bought Hummers, and Ford Expeditions, and every other gas guzzling - emissions belshing SUV.  I hate the things, and wish they would put some form of "Gross abuse of natural resources tax" on the damned things.

I filled my tank yesterday with premium, and it only cost me $12.  Of course, my day-to-day vehicle is a motorcycle.  The 8 cylinder Dodge Intrepid sits in the driveway unless I am going shopping, or there is bad weather.  Of course, it sat in the driveway a few months ago when gas was cheap.  I simply like to ride my motorcycle, and hate cars in general.

Ya all wanna see gas prices drop?  Junk all those beasts that do not get at least 25 mpg, and buy something more economical.  I really do not have any interest in listening to people who whine about the cost of gasoline, when they drive those wastefull beasts.  It is kinda like marrying the town prostitute, then complaining because she sleeps around.  Well DUH!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 04/25/06 at 11:42 am


One big reason why gas is so expensive is that the US demand for gas the last 10 years has almost doubled.  And I blame all those people who have gone out and bought Hummers, and Ford Expeditions, and every other gas guzzling - emissions belshing SUV.  I hate the things, and wish they would put some form of "Gross abuse of natural resources tax" on the damned things.

I filled my tank yesterday with premium, and it only cost me $12.  Of course, my day-to-day vehicle is a motorcycle.  The 8 cylinder Dodge Intrepid sits in the driveway unless I am going shopping, or there is bad weather.  Of course, it sat in the driveway a few months ago when gas was cheap.  I simply like to ride my motorcycle, and hate gars in general.

Ya all wanna see gas prices drop?  Junk all those beasts that do not get at least 25 mpg, and buy something more economical.  I really do not have any interest in listening to people who whine about the cost of gasoline, when they drive those wastefull beasts.  It is kinda like marrying the town prostitute, then complaining because she sleeps around.  Well DUH!


So true, so true.

Yeah, people will complain about paying $80 to fill up... of course, what they often neglect to mention is they're filling up a leviathan.

I love the excuse "Well I need room for the kids." What, you have 12 of them?

As a youngster, my mom would often take me and friends, often 3-4 of them to different places, she drove a decent sized car. A Puegot sedan. It got about 28 Miles to the gallon and could fit 5 people and sports equipment quite easily.

I pay about $35 to fill up and am perfectly happy with that. I don't drive hundreds of miles a week or anything but because of some of my day to day responsibilities I have to drive a fair amount.
Specifically over to Illinois and back about 3 days of the week which is about a 40 mile round trip.

Of course I'd 'rather' pay less, but it dosen't kill me to throw 30-40 bucks in there every week or so.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/06 at 3:24 pm

In the next few days, the UK will hit the benchmark of

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Mushroom on 04/25/06 at 3:42 pm


In the next few days, the UK will hit the benchmark of

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 04/25/06 at 4:56 pm


One big reason why gas is so expensive is that the US demand for gas the last 10 years has almost doubled.  And I blame all those people who have gone out and bought Hummers, and Ford Expeditions, and every other gas guzzling - emissions belshing SUV.  I hate the things, and wish they would put some form of "Gross abuse of natural resources tax" on the damned things.

Agreed! I have no desire to ever own one. Why do people feel the need to drive big bulky @** vehicles? What ever happened to the traditional family-sized car??

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Mushroom on 04/25/06 at 5:21 pm


Agreed! I have no desire to ever own one. Why do people feel the need to drive big bulky @** vehicles? What ever happened to the traditional family-sized car??


Oh, you must mean those things that were known as "Station Wagons".  I seem to remember seeing them, about 30 years ago.

During the 1980's, they became "uncool".  This was when gas finally dropped after the end of the Carter Administration.  When gas was down to $0.75 a gallon, economy did not matter as much.  At the same time, the "Mini Van" became the thing to have if you were a status-seeking yuppie.  The good old Station Wagon was something your parents had, and of course that was no longer good enough.

During the 1990's, gas stayed fairly stable, and people were making more money.  So of course, the trend was to get something which got even less gas mileage.  After all, if your neighbor had a Mini Van, you had to have a Maxi Van.  Then your neighbor got one of the early SUVs with 2 wheel drive, you had to get an even bigger one with 4 wheel drive.  Who cares that it will never go off-road, you had to have one.

Then there came the Hummer.  Upset that guy cut you off?  No problem, scare the bejesus out of him with a monster so big you can run right over him.  And you can justify them, simply saying you are getting them to keep your kids safe.  Who cares that they are top heavy, and roll over more easily.  And who cares if you kill the mother and 2 kids in the Toyota that you broadsided, at least your kids are safe.

Myself, unless you run a business that requires the large cargo capacity or live in an area where 4 wheel drive is an advantage (Northern Idaho, Alaska) I see no reason to have the damned things.  I am the only person at work that drives anything even remotely "economical".  My boss, his 2 sons, and the other 3 employees all drive either huge V-8 trucks, or SUVs.  They even have a large 4 wheel drive truck to go and make pick-ups at the UPS office every morning.  They could just as easily use a standard Toyota longbed, but that does not look as cool.

And the same goes for heating oil.  Even though it is almost summer, people are going on about how this is going to affect people heating their homes in the winter.  Well guess what, I don't care.  They have had decades in which to change over to something more affordable and less poluting, like natural gas or propane.  But when oil is cheap, who cares about saving it?  Now that it is expensive again, people are starting to whine.

In 1980, a new home cost $75k.  Median income was $17.7k.  Milk was $2.16 a gallon, and gas was $1.55 a gallon.

Today, a new home costs $166k.  Median income is $44k.  Milk is $3.30 a gallon, and gas is $3.00 a gallon.  Seems to me that after adjustment for income, gas costs less then it did 26 years ago.  Milk is also cheaper, and houses cost to much.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 04/25/06 at 11:13 pm


Today, a new home costs $166k.  Median income is $44k.  Milk is $3.30 a gallon, and gas is $3.00 a gallon.  Seems to me that after adjustment for income, gas costs less then it did 26 years ago.  Milk is also cheaper, and houses cost too much.

A new home costs more than that out where I live... ::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: rich1981 on 04/25/06 at 11:46 pm

Try $300K+

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Tia on 04/26/06 at 8:14 am

so the admin is trying to lower gas prices by rescinding environmental standards on gasoline. this when half the days during summer around here are already code orange or code red days for toxic fumes.

you don't have to be a member of greenpeace to know that's colossally stupid.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Mushroom on 04/26/06 at 1:41 pm


A new home costs more than that out where I live... ::)


That is the "National median" price.  It may be more expensive in your area, but it is cheaper in my area.  YOu can actually buy a new house (3 bedroom 1

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 04/26/06 at 1:51 pm

If you hate Hummers and SUVs, don't come to Alpharetta, GA.  They're everywhere down here.  I've never seen so many off-roading vehicles in an area where there is no where to go off-roading.  It's obscene. 

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 04/28/06 at 3:12 pm


That is the "National median" price.  It may be more expensive in your area, but it is cheaper in my area.  You can actually buy a new house (3 bedroom 1

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Mushroom on 04/28/06 at 8:44 pm


Ah..I see. National median price. Makes sense. And where is your area again?? Mine's in southern California.


I live in SE Alabama.

But I understand what you mean.  Until just over 3 years ago, I lived in LA.  And trust me, I do not miss the expense and BS at all.  I was tired of a 90 minute commute, $1,000 a month rent, and outrageous insurance rates.  I may make half as much as I did in LA, but I live twice as well.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/28/06 at 11:50 pm

Speaking of the behemoths-on-wheels, I was listening to our local idiotic radio personality, Howie Carr, the other day. He and his idiotic call-ins were boasting about how THEY'RE not going to downsize their vehicles. What I heard in their voices was embarrassment and hubris. Of course they're going to downsize if cheap gas doesn't come back. Howie isn't 'coz he's loaded and he's a total pig of a man, but all those loudmouths who made fun of those of us who drive small cars are now getting their comeuppance.

Basically, in the 1980s and 1990s, we had our last hurrah with cheap oil. The industry made a big push to exploit our last big reserves in areas such as the North Sea. Now it's over and it's not coming back! If you see an SUV in ten years, it'll be a novelty, like seeing a '59 Caddy with giant tailfins!
Now, I do believe the oil industry is price gouging, and they will continue to gouge unless the G-O-V-E-R-N-E-M-E-N-T stops them!  However, we still won't see $1.19 for premium again, no sir!
Oh, and Bush isn't going to do a dang thing on behalf of the consumer here. Fogget about it! Who's he tryin' to kid?
:D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Echo Nomad on 04/29/06 at 1:29 am

It's actually dropped .10 here in N.Illinois to 2.87 . I'm greatful that I don't have to spend much on gas for what I need. I used to spend about 10 a week but now it's around 12 dollars for a week. The only long distance I go is twice a week to a community college 23 miles doen the road, for a total of 92.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: bbigd04 on 04/29/06 at 1:33 am

I paid $2.76 tonight, that actually seemed cheap, lol.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Jessica on 04/29/06 at 1:39 am

$3.15 :P

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 04/29/06 at 3:49 am

Petrol has hit an all-time high, which is also bringing up prices of everthing else (due to cost of petrol to trasport etc).  :-\\

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 04/29/06 at 1:31 pm

We dropped back down to the $2.70's after flirting with the $3 mark for a couple weeks.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 04/29/06 at 3:19 pm


I live in SE Alabama.

But I understand what you mean.  Until just over 3 years ago, I lived in LA.  And trust me, I do not miss the expense and BS at all.  I was tired of a 90 minute commute, $1,000 a month rent, and outrageous insurance rates.  I may make half as much as I did in LA, but I live twice as well.

My commute is roughly an hour long; I ride the train. And I'm glad I do; with gasoline prices the way they are, it is not worth it to sit in heavy traffic. Not only that, with the train you can relax, study/read, do lots of things you can't do if you're stuck in traffic.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/29/06 at 5:49 pm


My commute is roughly an hour long; I ride the train. And I'm glad I do; with gasoline prices the way they are, it is not worth it to sit in heavy traffic. Not only that, with the train you can relax, study/read, do lots of things you can't do if you're stuck in traffic.

I started working from home again to avoid the  50 mile round trip commute to the office. Fortunately, I have a job that allows me to work off-location.The commute was quick, mostly interstate, but why burn the gas?
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Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Guest on 05/01/06 at 2:18 pm

ARE THEY EVER GONNA COME BACK DOWN AGAIN??!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 05/01/06 at 2:49 pm


ARE THEY EVER GONNA COME BACK DOWN AGAIN??!


Yes, we've had a 40 cent decrease in the past week.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: F.U.B.A.R. on 05/01/06 at 6:17 pm

Well, since we are talking about gas prices...
Here's what we have to pay in Estonia.

I've converted the local gas prices to more common currencies, for YOUR convenience  ;)
GBP -> 0.65 per litre
EUR -> 0.96 per litre
USD -> 4.38 per gallon

(should be accurate)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/01/06 at 7:37 pm


Yes, we've had a 40 cent decrease in the past week.




lucky you....ours keep going up (they are at $2.97/gallon currently).

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 05/01/06 at 8:14 pm




lucky you....ours keep going up (they are at $2.97/gallon currently).


$2.65 over the road, but it was at $3.10 for a long time.

People often fail to realise that although living in my state is exceptionally cheap, living in the city isn't. Everything is more expensive. Of course.. then I just drive over to Illinois and smile because nothing compares to those taxes  ;D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/01/06 at 8:16 pm


$2.65 over the road, but it was at $3.10 for a long time.

People often fail to realise that although living in my state is exceptionally cheap, living in the city isn't. Everything is more expensive. Of course.. then I just drive over to Illinois and smile because nothing compares to those taxes  ;D



Living in Chicago with high gas prices was the worst.  Cook County taxes you twice on gas.  There's the regular federal gas tax, and then the county gas tax. 

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 05/01/06 at 10:06 pm



Living in Chicago with high gas prices was the worst.  Cook County taxes you twice on gas.  There's the regular federal gas tax, and then the county gas tax. 


It's the same in most of Illinois.

I live just over the river from the city of Belleville. (Used to live down the road from it) and they do the same. Regular tax, and then a county tax.

It's usually 20-30 cents higher.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ... on 05/02/06 at 11:24 am

It's unbelievable. They're higher than ever in my area. :o In the 26 years (exactly, to the date) that I've been alive, I've NEVER seen $3.50 prices for gasoline in the States. :P


ARE THEY EVER GONNA COME BACK DOWN AGAIN??!

Geez, calm down, fellow Guest. I know you're probably angry about the high prices...but whining about it isn't gonna change them. I don't like it at all either, but at least I don't post in large font when I rant about them.

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Written By: nally on 05/02/06 at 12:32 pm


It's unbelievable. They're higher than ever in my area. :o In the 26 years (exactly, to the date) that I've been alive, I've NEVER seen $3.50 prices for gasoline in the States. :P


That's exactly how much they are in southern California right now. :P

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Written By: Ellipsis on 05/02/06 at 2:09 pm


That's exactly how much they are in southern California right now. :P

Which is the area that I live in, too. And I'm sure there are additional Californians who have posted on this thread.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Tia on 05/02/06 at 2:12 pm

i answer to the enormous-fonted query, i personally think they'll fluctuate but they're pretty much gonna stay where they're at. a buck-twenty gas is gone forever.

have i mentioned how i don't want to seem like a pessimist but we're all doomed?

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/02/06 at 10:39 pm

Today, in a few towns over from where I live...2 different gas stations decided to have a little gas war and they kept lowering their prices all day long...it ended going down some 60 cents a gallon....there were people waiting in line for an hour...in order to fill up their tanks!!  The police told them they had to up the price before it got dark because they are both on a heavily populated highway...and they didn't want cars lining up and down the highway all night long. :D

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Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/02/06 at 10:48 pm


Today, in a few towns over from where I live...2 different gas stations decided to have a little gas war and they kept lowering their prices all day long...it ended going down some 60 cents a gallon....there were people waiting in line for an hour...in order to fill up their tanks!!  The police told them they had to up the price before it got dark because they are both on a heavily populated highway...and they didn't want cars lining up and down the highway all night long. :D
That's wild and i appreciate these gas station owners doing that. I paid $3.29 gal for regular this evening

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/02/06 at 10:52 pm


That's wild and i appreciate these gas station owners doing that. I paid $3.29 gal for regular this evening



that's insane! :o  And here I am complaining about our $2.97 a gallon...wow.

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Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/02/06 at 10:56 pm



that's insane! :o  And here I am complaining about our $2.97 a gallon...wow.
$2.97 is too much anyway. I held off on gettin the car wash at the gas station, I figured gas cost so much, I better wash it by hand tomorrow.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Dominic L. on 05/02/06 at 10:56 pm

Our local gas station that is about 3 dollars a gallon has cars flowing out of it into the street because it's 20 cents cheaper.

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Written By: bbigd04 on 05/02/06 at 11:02 pm

It was $2.71 yesterday, but I bet it's probably up again.

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Written By: La Roche on 05/02/06 at 11:22 pm

I saw $2.61 yesterday.

If this proposed tax cut comes through I could be paying just over $2.00 again, that'd be freakin nice.

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Written By: Tia on 05/03/06 at 10:36 am


I saw $2.61 yesterday.

If this proposed tax cut comes through I could be paying just over $2.00 again, that'd be freakin nice.

without a tax revenue base we can forget about switching over to alternative fuels. i personally don't think the economy will restructure around alternatives without public sector funding. it's going to be too long before it becomes profitable.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 05/03/06 at 1:20 pm


without a tax revenue base we can forget about switching over to alternative fuels. i personally don't think the economy will restructure around alternatives without public sector funding. it's going to be too long before it becomes profitable.


You are correct.

I have always said, I don't think we pay too much, but I'm not gonna balk at the costs going down for a while.

To be perfectly honest.. and this goes against everything I believe in.. the Tax cuts need to be abolished and you're right, more funding needs to go in to alternatives.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ... on 05/08/06 at 10:20 am

Somebody has apparently started another thread about Gas on here, also discussing prices... so I thought I'd put this one back on top. This one was here first, so we do NOT need a second thread to discuss the same thing.

Back on topic, we're still paying too darn much for gasoline. >:(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: karen on 05/08/06 at 10:22 am


Back on topic, we're still paying too darn much for gasoline. >:(


So ... do you think we shold try and take action on this.  Such as a boycott of one particular company or not filling up on Fridays (nor cheat by filing up the day before)?

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 05/08/06 at 11:45 am


I'd gladly buy one if you can find me one that will fit 5 people, baseball equipment for 3, lawn chairs for 4, a cooler and jackets....oh, and it has to be able to withstand the "predictable" Illinois weather, drive on ice/snow, etc. ::)


Easy.

My old man had a big station wagon for years.

He could fit me and my buddy's when we were kids, with bikes and balls to play football.

It didn't get 30 miles to the gallon, granted, it got about 18-20.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/08/06 at 12:25 pm


I'd gladly buy one if you can find me one that will fit 5 people, baseball equipment for 3, lawn chairs for 4, a cooler and jackets....oh, and it has to be able to withstand the "predictable" Illinois weather, drive on ice/snow, etc. ::)


Have you considered a hybrid vehicle?  I don't know how the savings will pay off in the long run, but it might help  :-\\  At least in California you get a tax break for driving an alternative-fuel vehicle as well.  I think Ford and Jeep have a hybrid SUV on the market but I am not certain.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/08/06 at 2:00 pm

Volvos are very good cars and are actually quite good on gas mileage in my experience.  I don't think they can tow a boat though  :-\\

When you have a big family and towing needs and live in the Midwest where it snows and gets really cold, an SUV is justified.  It's the people who just drive them around as status symbols and to compensate for whatever that annoy me because they are driving up everyone's fuel costs through unnecessary demand  :-\\

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 05/08/06 at 2:37 pm


When you have a big family and towing needs and live in the Midwest where it snows and gets really cold, an SUV is justified.  It's the people who just drive them around as status symbols and to compensate for whatever that annoy me because they are driving up everyone's fuel costs through unnecessary demand  :-\\


Fair point.

I have no problem with people driving big cars to be honest.

I looked at a lot of trucks before I bought the car I have now.
Mainly, because I enjoy off-roading and we get nasty snow and ice.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 05/08/06 at 2:40 pm

I paid $40 last Friday for a full tank. I've got no tiger in my tank, just some expensive liquid.  ::)

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Written By: La Roche on 05/08/06 at 2:41 pm

Ok, so..

when I can't fill a lawnmower for less than $5 something is wrong  ;D

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Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/08/06 at 3:26 pm


Ok, so..

when I can't fill a lawnmower for less than $5 something is wrong  ;D


We got an electric lawnmower for just this reason when I lived with my parents.  More clean and energy-efficient.  Of course you can always use the old-school unpowered mowers but those don't cut very well through thick grass.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/08/06 at 6:35 pm

Jim Cramer (that screaming a-hole on CNBC) vehemently defends the oil companies Oh, the poor oil companies. Life has been so hard for them with their profit margins so low for the past 20 years. It is good, moral, and right that Exxon-Mobil get the chance to at least make some money today. God knows they've slaved away for it! Just look at that poor Lee Raymond....
Anyway, there's been a memo from Chevron (Condi's company, I might add) leaked from 1995 entreating the oil companies to limit production and limit supply. If premium stayed at $1.32 a gallon, the cupboards would be bare at the executive mansions. In California over tha last decade 18 out of 32 refineries have been shut down. Shut down by whom? Environmental whackos? Wrong, guess again. The federal government? Nope, give it another try. Could it possibly be...the refining companies themselves? Ding ding ding ding! You are correct, sir! Give that man a set of steak knives!
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Written By: bbigd04 on 05/08/06 at 11:43 pm

I saw $2.67 per gallon tonight.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/09/06 at 6:13 am

ours is down to a whopping $2.85/gallon. ::)

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Written By: nally on 05/14/06 at 6:11 pm

Ours hasn't gone up any further in the past week or so... the highest I've seen for self-serve is a whopping $3.67/gallon (for the record, the low-grade gas was $3.47 at that station).

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/15/06 at 12:49 am

About half the service stations in my area are just above $3.00/gallon. About half are just below. By next week I expect them to all be above $3.00. It's been raining a lot in Massachusetts this week. I'm surprised the prices haven't gone up to $4.00/gallon. Why? 'Cuz it's raining. Gas is more expensive when it's raining, you know!
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Written By: ... on 05/15/06 at 4:32 pm


About half the service stations in my area are just above $3.00/gallon. About half are just below. By next week I expect them to all be above $3.00. It's been raining a lot in Massachusetts this week. I'm surprised the prices haven't gone up to $4.00/gallon. Why? 'Cuz it's raining. Gas is more expensive when it's raining, you know!
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That is, if it's raining in your neck of the woods!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: karen on 05/16/06 at 4:11 am

I paid 98.9 a litre the other day.  I could have paid 96.9 for a lower octane petrol but I wasn't sure how much difference it made to the car?

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Written By: danootaandme on 05/16/06 at 4:28 am


I paid 98.9 a litre the other day.  I could have paid 96.9 for a lower octane petrol but I wasn't sure how much difference it made to the car?


Most cars can take the cheap stuff.  Having gone through an auto mechanics class and going out with mechanics, I learned that using the expensive stuff is usually a suckers game.  It is best to check the owners manual for the octane rating, or, fill up with the cheap stuff, if your enging starts to chug when you shut it off, it means you need the more expensive brew.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 05/16/06 at 8:41 am


Most cars can take the cheap stuff.  Having gone through an auto mechanics class and going out with mechanics, I learned that using the expensive stuff is usually a suckers game.  It is best to check the owners manual for the octane rating, or, fill up with the cheap stuff, if your enging starts to chug when you shut it off, it means you need the more expensive brew.
You're absolutely right.  According to almost every mechanic I've known, the only cars that really "need" the higher octane are the high-performance cars and some of the foreign cars (Audi's in particular).  Even those won't be damaged by using lower octane gas, but they might have a decrease in performance.  Strangely enough, I've put higher octane gas in my Expedition (at my MIL's house, 89 is usually cheaper than 87) and the engine makes MORE noise than if I put in the cheap stuff ???

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Written By: Skippy on 05/16/06 at 6:15 pm


Most cars can take the cheap stuff.  Having gone through an auto mechanics class and going out with mechanics, I learned that using the expensive stuff is usually a suckers game.  It is best to check the owners manual for the octane rating, or, fill up with the cheap stuff, if your enging starts to chug when you shut it off, it means you need the more expensive brew.


Or a tune up.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Tia on 05/16/06 at 11:18 pm


Or a tune up.
did i mention my feelings about car exhaust?

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/17/06 at 2:51 am


did i mention my feelings about car exhaust?

My objection to the HBO documentary "Too Hot Not To Handle" was the ending in which the hybrid car is presented as the wave of the future. Sorry, the wave of the future is the end of the personal passenger car and a more meager existence than we have seen in over seventy years! Even HBO didn't dare dis the car companies.
We've always had a vision of the future as being:
a. Convenient.
b. Lieisurely.
c. Full of flying cars free of pollution.
Sorry, it'll be none of those.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Mushroom on 05/17/06 at 8:25 am


Most cars can take the cheap stuff.  Having gone through an auto mechanics class and going out with mechanics, I learned that using the expensive stuff is usually a suckers game.  It is best to check the owners manual for the octane rating, or, fill up with the cheap stuff, if your enging starts to chug when you shut it off, it means you need the more expensive brew.


It all depends on the engine.

Unless you have a "high compression engine", there is no difference between the different grades of gasoline.  And just as you said, 90% of the cars it does not make any difference.

I have 2 vehicles, and they both have high compression engines.  One is my 1997 Dodge Intrepid.  It has the 3.0 liter engine, and midgrade is recommended.  And yes, I do see a performance difference between the two.  I run the cheap stuff most of the time though, saving the midgrade for long trips.  Since I only drive it 1-2 times a week (no more then 5 miles round trip), is a waste for me to use anything higher.  I only fill it up once a month, and the engine never gets warmed up before I am done.

My bike is a different matter however.  With the cheap stuff, acceleration is off, and it is harder to start.  When I put in mid-grade, performance increases greatly.  In addition, I get another 10-15 miles per tank.  Putting in Premium is even better.  With Premium, I actually get 20-40 miles further on a tank over the cheap stuff.  This almost pays for the difference in cost.

However, my '75 van sees no difference, and neither did my Goldwing.  Since neither of these has high compression engines, putting in anything but regular is a waste of money.

This is where reading your user manual helps.  Also learn how to compute your own gas mileage and track it.  That is the best way to see which works best for your vehicle.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 05/20/06 at 2:13 am

Paid $3.39 a gallon for regular today (actually, yesterday).

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: danootaandme on 05/20/06 at 7:43 am

I still have managed to stay below the $3.00 mark, although that could end within the next week.  The most I have paid out is $2.95.  I have a Ford Escort, so I am one of the lucky ones, but even then, I have cut down on
my driving.  The kid next door to me got his license and his parents bought him a car, and listen to this, they wanted to get him a smaller SUV and he said no way, he picked out a Neon, opting for a small economy car.  Good on him.

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Written By: Tia on 05/20/06 at 8:26 am

neons are cute, i like em. they're supposed to be kinda unreliable though.

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Written By: danootaandme on 05/20/06 at 8:39 am


neons are cute, i like em. they're supposed to be kinda unreliable though.


Wouldn't have been my first choice, but his father owns a shop so they won't have to worry too much.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: A. Guest on 06/13/06 at 12:57 pm


I still have managed to stay below the $3.00 mark, although that could end within the next week.  The most I have paid out is $2.95.  I have a Ford Escort, so I am one of the lucky ones, but even then, I have cut down on
my driving.  The kid next door to me got his license and his parents bought him a car, and listen to this, they wanted to get him a smaller SUV and he said no way, he picked out a Neon, opting for a small economy car.  Good on him.

That was wise on the kid's part. Glad he opposed the suv. Those things are gas guzzelers.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: wndysbg on 06/13/06 at 2:29 pm

Almost $3.00 a gallon out here in California.  I am glad I only live a little over a mile from work.  :)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 06/13/06 at 2:36 pm


Almost $3.00 a gallon out here in California.  I am glad I only live a little over a mile from work.  :)

Are you kidding?? They've been $3 and over in California for the last couple months! :o I should know, I live out there too.

It's good that you live close to your work; you could practically walk there. Where in California do you live?

Edit:
Never mind...I just remembered from another thread that you were in the Central Valley. :) Maybe it's just now approaching $3 in that part of the state.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: wndysbg on 06/13/06 at 2:58 pm


Are you kidding?? They've been $3 and over in California for the last couple months! :o I should know, I live out there too.

It's good that you live close to your work; you could practically walk there. Where in California do you live?

Edit:
Never mind...I just remembered from another thread that you were in the Central Valley. :) Maybe it's just now approaching $3 in that part of the state.


Depending on which gas station you go to. . . .  it can range anywhere from $2.95 to over $3.00.  My hubby usually fills up the cars so I do not pay much attention to the prices.  However, I took my little VW out the other day and paid $15.00 for 5 gallons of gas.  I remember I use to be able to fill it up for 10 bucks.  Oh - to go back to those days.

I've thought about walking to work, but from my house to work you either have to get on the freeway for one whole exit or drive down a frontage road that is surrounded by cow fields.  Not exactly the best way to commute.  :)

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Written By: nally on 06/13/06 at 6:15 pm


Depending on which gas station you go to. . . .  it can range anywhere from $2.95 to over $3.00.  My hubby usually fills up the cars so I do not pay much attention to the prices.  However, I took my little VW out the other day and paid $15.00 for 5 gallons of gas.  I remember I used to be able to fill it up for 10 bucks.  Oh - to go back to those days.

I've thought about walking to work, but from my house to work you either have to get on the freeway for one whole exit or drive down a frontage road that is surrounded by cow fields.  Not exactly the best way to commute.  :)

Nope. :-\\ I'm not the least bit familiar with that area...and the closest I've been to your area is probably Fresno, where my family and I went six years ago for a family reunion. Back then, I remember gasoline was right around $2.00 a gallon...and I thought that was too much! :D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: rich1981 on 06/13/06 at 11:26 pm

In San Diego, prices have been around $3.50 as of late.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/14/06 at 6:58 am

We need a new government, one that will help us break up the oil monopolies and at the same time help us wean ourselves off petroleum dependency. Right now Big Oil is fleecing you because they know that light sweet crude, the kind that flows like water, is running out. We're in the last gasp of easy extraction. That does not make it right for the fatcats to get fatter by making people struggling to get by struggle even more, but they will continue to do it as long as the get to make the money and the rules!
::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: wndysbg on 06/14/06 at 11:40 am


Nope. :-\\ I'm not the least bit familiar with that area...and the closest I've been to your area is probably Fresno, where my family and I went six years ago for a family reunion. Back then, I remember gasoline was right around $2.00 a gallon...and I thought that was too much! :D


I am about 2 hours north of Fresno - but is basically the same landscape - flat land - full of  "California Happy" cows and crops, with housing developments slowly taking over.  What amazes me is the people who commute to the San Francisco Bay Area everyday.  It is about a 2 hour commute one way, in heavy traffic.  I can ONLY imagine what their gas bill is like. 

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 06/14/06 at 1:59 pm


I am about 2 hours north of Fresno - but is basically the same landscape - flat land - full of  "California Happy" cows and crops, with housing developments slowly taking over.  What amazes me is the people who commute to the San Francisco Bay Area everyday.  It is about a 2 hour commute one way, in heavy traffic.  I can ONLY imagine what their gas bill is like. 

With prices the way they are now...I probably don't wanna know! :o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 06/15/06 at 9:15 am

I just saw on the news the other night that gas prices are supposed to be going down, but in my town, they keep going up....$2.92 last night when the night before it was $2.89 ::)

Mod to add:  today it's $2.94 :o 

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/15/06 at 11:07 am

I'm soooo relieved it's $2.93 at Cumby's, instead of $2.99. OK, it may not be $1.42 like it was before the Bushies cheated their way into power, but at least I can buy myself a Mars Bar with the savings on a full tank--when the Mars Bars are on sale!!!
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Written By: nally on 06/15/06 at 4:54 pm


I just saw on the news the other night that gas prices are supposed to be going down, but in my town, they keep going up....$2.92 last night when the night before it was $2.89 ::)

Mod to add:  today it's $2.94 :o 

Yours went up? Ours just went down a couple notches. :-\\ It's still above three bucks in California.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 06/16/06 at 12:52 pm

I saw $2.59 in Lexington.

$2.79 over the road here in St. Louis.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: whistledog on 06/16/06 at 12:54 pm

Yesterday, the gas around here was 99.9/L 

Today, it was 1.09/L :o

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Written By: nally on 06/27/06 at 4:35 pm


Yesterday, the gas around here was 99.9/L 

Today, it was 1.09/L :o

I wonder how much that would be in U.S. gallons. :o ??? Actually, I'd probably have to convert the liters to gallons to figure that one out.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Me on 06/27/06 at 6:51 pm


I wonder how much that would be in U.S. gallons. :o ??? Actually, I'd probably have to convert the liters to gallons to figure that one out.

It's quite easy: there are 3.79 gallons in a liter, so to convert liters to gallons, all you do is multiply by 3.79...and with some conversion, you might be able to figure out how much that'd be for gallon.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Tia on 07/21/06 at 10:31 am

we need to invade europe and make them all convert to the gallon system of measurement before gas gets too expensive for us to fill up all the armored tanks.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/06 at 1:30 pm

I have no idea on the price of petrol over here, I will ask a friend.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/21/06 at 2:03 pm

The cheapest gas around here is at Cumberland Farms convenience stores.  It's all the way down to $2.89/gallon!

You know what I hate about this?  The oil companies have no incentive to significantly drop prices.  They've realized that at $3.50 or $4.00/gallon, consumers will b*tch a lot, but they won't stop driving.

They have no choice!

It's not that I don't want to take the bus to work, it's that I can't!  Now, a lot of my fellow Americans will not take mass transit even when its available.  Don't do that!  People might think you are poor, and that's the most shameful thing to be in America!  I mean, most Americans are poor, but they'll make themselves even poorer trying to keep up appearances.  There really isn't a "millionaire next door," but you don't want to look like the one who isn't!  That's why there's little fear among car companies of Americans reverting back to "economy cars."  Buy that big SUV! Pay hundreds of dollars to the finance company for the next five years, spend a hundred bucks just filling the tank!  It's OK if you can't afford orthodunture for your kid.  Fewer people will see his crooked teeth than will see, ugh, a four-cylinder!  You want the neighbors to think you got class don't you?

I know a retired linguistics professor whose savings and investments total a couple of million net.  What does he drive?  A 1986 Toyota Camry.  Why? Why not?  He's the type of guy who is the purported "Millionaire Next Door."  However, that book was less about praising thrift than guilt-tripping the 99% of the public who are not millionaires.


Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Steve on 08/21/06 at 2:14 pm

Speaking of gas prices here's a funny song parody about driving a Hummer called "Ain't No Gas Price High Enough" you might enjoy: http://theointment.com/?m=20060821

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: danootaandme on 08/22/06 at 3:43 pm

I saw a station selling gas for $2.67.  Cars were lined up.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/22/06 at 3:53 pm


I saw a station selling gas for $2.67.  Cars were lined up.


Imagine that...and just a few years ago, they would have lined up to torch the place if a gas station was trying to charge $2.67/gallon!
::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Tia on 08/22/06 at 3:55 pm


Imagine that...and just a few years ago, they would have lined up to torch the place if a gas station was trying to charge $2.67/gallon!
::)
torching a gas station might not be a mob's smoothest move... :o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/22/06 at 3:59 pm


torching a gas station might not be a mob's smoothest move... :o

Well, I look at what the "mob" did after the Red Sox won the series after 86 years...and that mob was celebrating, so.....
::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Wiffle on 08/22/06 at 4:02 pm

I paid $2.77 for premium today in Dallas area at Sam's Club. Lowest it has been in a long time. I do not drive very much, and consolidate trips whenever possible.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Dave79 on 08/22/06 at 8:32 pm


I paid $2.77 for premium today in Dallas area at Sam's Club. Lowest it has been in a long time. I do not drive very much, and consolidate trips whenever possible.



That is lower then our regular is. Be glad you have such "low" prices.

--
Dave.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Wiffle on 08/22/06 at 9:21 pm

I am trying to be glad, but have a hard time when I look at a three year gas price chart.

I went to my doctor today, 60 mile round trip, I guess that cost me about $8 in gas alone never mind wear and tear.

At least I think I can sell this vehicle fairly easily when the time comes. People seem to be more than willing to throw their money away on wasteful vehicles in this area. In our defense, we bought that car when gas was much less and we didn't even realize it requires premium until after we bought it.  >:(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: bj26 on 08/24/06 at 6:37 am

Just paid $2.53 for reg here in Lexington, KY.  Guess the oil cos. feel they've taken enough profits for now.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 08/24/06 at 9:41 am


I am trying to be glad, but have a hard time when I look at a three year gas price chart.

I went to my doctor today, 60 mile round trip, I guess that cost me about $8 in gas alone never mind wear and tear.

At least I think I can sell this vehicle fairly easily when the time comes. People seem to be more than willing to throw their money away on wasteful vehicles in this area. In our defense, we bought that car when gas was much less and we didn't even realize it requires premium until after we bought it.  >:(


Ok, I can save you $50 a year.

Don't see a Doctor that's 30 miles away.  ;D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Wiffle on 08/24/06 at 12:10 pm


Ok, I can save you $50 a year.
Don't see a Doctor that's 30 miles away.  ;D


True, very true...

You must be one of them city folks, though. It is 7 miles for me just to get to the main highway. To go to Sam's or Costco, it is about 40 miles round trip.

Honestly, we have tons of doctors here in town and that's where most of ours are. We do have a few near where we used to live who have taken such good care of us that we hate to give them up. Those are the ones we don't see all the time.

I actually make a written plan out when I plan to go more than a few miles, as in what places I am going, for what, and in what order, I try to lump errands together.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 08/24/06 at 3:00 pm


True, very true...

You must be one of them city folks, though. It is 7 miles for me just to get to the main highway. To go to Sam's or Costco, it is about 40 miles round trip.

Honestly, we have tons of doctors here in town and that's where most of ours are. We do have a few near where we used to live who have taken such good care of us that we hate to give them up. Those are the ones we don't see all the time.

I actually make a written plan out when I plan to go more than a few miles, as in what places I am going, for what, and in what order, I try to lump errands together.


Dang!

That's not a bad idea, lumping things together, saves way more time and gas than you could imagine.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 08/24/06 at 3:36 pm

Still above three bucks in California! ::) :-[

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Wiffle on 08/24/06 at 3:42 pm


Dang!

That's not a bad idea, lumping things together, saves way more time and gas than you could imagine.


Saves aggravation too, I hate having to invest an extra half hour because I forgot to buy butter or some other piddly item. We are getting a Walmart nearby soon. That is not a good thing, IMO, but not entirely a bad thing either!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 09/20/06 at 11:53 am

Over the past week or so, it finally got below three bucks here in California! :) :D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/20/06 at 1:16 pm

Currently in our area it is down to around $2.45/gallon.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/20/06 at 1:32 pm

Gas at the QuikTrip 5 minutes from my house is $2.19/gallon.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 09/20/06 at 1:58 pm

It cost me today around $29 for 12 gallons. I got the cheapest gas which was $2.69 a gallon and this was in Concord, California.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/06 at 2:00 pm

For some reason the price of petrol is coming down in the UK.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Tam on 09/20/06 at 2:12 pm

In Central Texas the cost of gas has gone down to $2.25 a gallon!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/20/06 at 7:06 pm

They lowered it again today..it's down to around $2.37 now.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: whistledog on 09/20/06 at 7:27 pm

Gas here was 87.1 / Litre the other day

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: rich1981 on 09/21/06 at 12:07 am


Over the past week or so, it finally got below three bucks here in California! :) :D


Yeah I know, even though it doesn't affect me much it's a psychological relief.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/21/06 at 12:17 am

I paid $2.71 today, I could have found lower but was limited on time because I was at lunch from work. I'm amazed at how thrilled we are at the lower prices, but really, the prices are still high, but now that we've been gouged so painfully $3 plus at the pump, $2.71 doesn't seem so bad. The brainwashing has worked  ;D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/21/06 at 12:28 am


I paid $2.71 today, I could have found lower but was limited on time because I was at lunch from work. I'm amazed at how thrilled we are at the lower prices, but really, the prices are still high, but now that we've been gouged so painfully $3 plus at the pump, $2.71 doesn't seem so bad. The brainwashing has worked  ;D



I expect gas prices down here to be about $2/gallon in a month or so.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Wiffle on 09/21/06 at 1:04 am

I paid $2.28 today for 93 octane premium north of Dallas, TX. It was $2.18 for regular.

Don't look at it like it is a big gift though... that's their goal. Keep being outraged at the high prices.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/21/06 at 1:06 am

Dang! I got ripped off at the pump.  and I had to fill up my 2 gallon can to have gas for my lawnmower also. You people have much lower prices than California bay area. I think i saw it in the $2.50 range at the lowest

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Wiffle on 09/21/06 at 1:17 am

I'm from California and missed out on making my $$$ in real estate so let me wallow in my measly gas price savings...

Plus don't forget we have dirt cheap houses but pay 3X the property tax percentage... In spite of that a HUGE foreclosure rate...

And then those damned Jones and their leased Hummer to keep up with...

Last I read, we have the suckiest murder rate in the country...

Hey, that's just me making fun of Dallas/North Texas. I don't understand how we always manage to look like such idiots compared to the rest of the U.S.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/21/06 at 1:25 am


I'm from California and missed out on making my $$$ in real estate so let me wallow in my measly gas price savings...

Plus don't forget we have dirt cheap houses but pay 3X the property tax percentage... In spite of that a HUGE foreclosure rate...

And then those damned Jones and their leased Hummer to keep up with...

Last I read, we have the suckiest murder rate in the country...

Hey, that's just me making fun of Dallas/North Texas. I don't understand how we always manage to look like such idiots compared to the rest of the U.S.
Please enjoy your savings, by all means. Had you foreseen & had the means to aquire houses here and sell them in the last 3 years, you would have scored heavily. But the housing boom here has subsided and they aren't selling fast, prices are having to be reduced which is usually the kiss of death per my realtor.  stay out of the way of the bullets as you're filling up.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Wiffle on 09/21/06 at 2:00 am

Yeah, I moved out of there for good 13 years ago. I actually had the means to acquire but didn't, due to being young and dumb and living through two recessions, yet will still acquire through aged wise parents.

I am constantly amazed by the influx of Californians who come here and then lose their houses to foreclosure... how can they be so dumb?

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/21/06 at 2:05 am


Yeah, I moved out of there for good 13 years ago. I actually had the means to acquire but didn't, due to being young and dumb and living through two recessions, yet will still acquire through aged wise parents.

I am constantly amazed by the influx of Californians who come here and then lose their houses to foreclosure... how can they be so dumb?
what part of The Golden State did you reside in?  I lived in San Antonio in 1958-1960 and then moved out West and have been here since and don't plan on moving. We're in a good area and our neck of the woods seems to be a fairly safe haven away from the crime in the bay area. Aged wise parents are good. just don't get too eager to aquire  ;D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Wiffle on 09/21/06 at 2:17 am

I lived in the Long Beach area of Los Angeles. At the time I left, it was hard to sell anything, especially the "own your own" conversions in Long Beach. You could buy 650 sq. ft. for well under 100k at that time, maybe $60k if you were lucky... with a beach view (if you crane your neck).

Here, in far, far, far North Dallas, we don't have the same crime problems as the big city. But we have the low housing costs. What we have are Californians who have cashed out and come here thinking they can live in a 6000 sq ft mansion and drive expensive cars... and buy expensive cars for the kids... and the money goes real fast. Especially when they get hit for the $600+ electricity bill in the summer. We actually know people who have had electric bills over $1200 in the summer.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/21/06 at 2:20 am


I lived in the Long Beach area of Los Angeles. At the time I left, it was hard to sell anything, especially the "own your own" conversions in Long Beach. You could buy 650 sq. ft. for well under 100k at that time, maybe $60k if you were lucky... with a beach view (if you crane your neck).

Here, in far, far, far North Dallas, we don't have the same crime problems as the big city. But we have the low housing costs. What we have are Californians who have cashed out and come here thinking they can live in a 6000 sq ft mansion and drive expensive cars... and buy expensive cars for the kids... and the money goes real fast. Especially when they get hit for the $600+ electricity bill in the summer. We actually know people who have had electric bills over $1200 in the summer.
you nailed it exactly with the Californians selling here, and moving to Texas thinking to live the life of luxury but it's all relative and balances out. I may be going to Long Beach soon to scout out LB State for my kid nect year. she took a tour and liked it and wants to go there for college. Did you go there?

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Wiffle on 09/21/06 at 2:37 am

I didn't go to LB State... and if I did, it would be so different now I bet because I'm pretty old.

Regarding the "life of luxury" in Texas, it must be a horrid shock to come here and watch the money get eaten up if you only look at the listing price of housing. When you add the taxes, other costs, plus pest control due to large bugs, scorpions, transportation to a county that actually sells booze, etc., it isn't so cheap.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/21/06 at 2:43 am


I didn't go to LB State... and if I did, it would be so different now I bet because I'm pretty old.

Regarding the "life of luxury" in Texas, it must be a horrid shock to come here and watch the money get eaten up if you only look at the listing price of housing. When you add the taxes, other costs, plus pest control due to large bugs, scorpions, transportation to a county that actually sells booze, etc., it isn't so cheap.
scorpions??  I'm sure a lot of people do only that, and imagine they have a nest egg from their California home sale that will get them thru. You guys do have some good mesquite BBQ joints I'm sure and you can probably wear a holster & 6 shooter in public  ;D  J/K

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Wiffle on 09/21/06 at 3:01 am

I never managed to get all the gun laws straight. There are some stupid laws, like if it is dark, you can shoot at people if they are threatening your property.

There are some good barbeque joints around, but we'll still drive 40 miles up to the Carl's Jr. for one of those burgers Paris Hilton used to advertise.

If you can ever get an In N Out Burger here, you will have people from a five state radius clogging the drive through.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 09/21/06 at 11:41 am


Here, in far, far, far North Dallas, we don't have the same crime problems as the big city. But we have the low housing costs. What we have are Californians who have cashed out and come here thinking they can live in a 6000 sq ft mansion and drive expensive cars... and buy expensive cars for the kids... and the money goes real fast. Especially when they get hit for the $600+ electricity bill in the summer. We actually know people who have had electric bills over $1200 in the summer.


The mean streets of Carolton are round North Dallas though, watch out for Vanilla Ice wannabe's.  ;) ;D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 09/21/06 at 11:46 am

The gas stations nearest my house all have prices under $3 now!! :D So maybe our gas bill for the next cycle won't be quite so much.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Brian06 on 09/21/06 at 9:55 pm

$2.09 here.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/21/06 at 11:05 pm


The mean streets of Carolton are round North Dallas though, watch out for Vanilla Ice wannabe's.  ;) ;D

Vanilla Ice wannabeez?  Thought at least they'd be Eminem wannabeez by now!

Gas over here in western Mass. is averaging about $2.60/gal., but at least it's not $3.60...it's coming though, Memorial Day weekend '07.  I'd put money on it...money like $3.60 for a gallon o' gas!
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Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/23/06 at 8:52 pm


Vanilla Ice wannabeez?  Thought at least they'd be Eminem wannabeez by now!

Gas over here in western Mass. is averaging about $2.60/gal., but at least it's not $3.60...it's coming though, Memorial Day weekend '07.  I'd put money on it...money like $3.60 for a gallon o' gas!
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$2.60?  Man, you're gettig a ream job up there in Mass.  :o

I was in Findlay Ohio today and gas was $1.999  ;)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/23/06 at 8:53 pm


$2.60?  Man, you're gettig a ream job up there in Mass.  :o

I was in Findlay Ohio today and gas was $1.999   ;)



wow! under $2.00.......it's been going down here...today we got gas for $2.30

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Brian06 on 09/24/06 at 2:34 am

Down to $2.05.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/06 at 4:25 am

Has anyone every brought gas/petrol online?

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/24/06 at 2:23 pm


Man, you're gettig a ream job up there in Mass.  :o


Well, it wouldn't be the first time!
::)


Has anyone every brought gas/petrol online?

How does that work?
???

Think they're gonna stay $1.99 after election day?  Wouldn't count on it!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/06 at 2:18 am


Has anyone every brought gas/petrol online?




How does that work?
???


I think I have discovered one thing you cannot buy online.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: danootaandme on 09/26/06 at 4:48 am

Down to 2.17 at a station around the corner from me, but go a couple of blocks and it jumps to 2.34.  The generic independents have the lowest prices.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/26/06 at 6:25 am

The lowest I have seen it around here is $2.27.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 09/26/06 at 6:26 am

It's down to $1.96 at the gas station down the street.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 09/26/06 at 2:40 pm


It's down to $1.96 at the gas station down the street.

That's the first under-two-dollars price for gas I've seen in...ages! I can't remember when it was last that cheap.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 09/26/06 at 2:48 pm


That's the first under-two-dollars price for gas I've seen in...ages! I can't remember when it was last that cheap.
Kinda sad when we're saying gas is "cheap" just because it's under two dollars. I think that we're being conditioned by the oil companies to think that.

I still remember the good old days when I could fill my tank up, give the cashier a $20 bill, and still get some change back.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Wiffle on 09/26/06 at 11:45 pm

I dunno about hardboiled eggs and whatnot  ;D but I saw gas for $2.10 at a Sam's Club in the DFW area over the weekend. I wish we could see under $2 again, and I think "shame on us" for being thrilled at paying as much as we are paying now. Come on, peeps, let's not fall into the trap!

/soapbox

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ... on 09/27/06 at 12:36 pm

I haven't seen it under two and a half dollars a gallon since maybe last year.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 09/27/06 at 5:27 pm


I haven't seen it under two and a half dollars a gallon since maybe last year.

Neither have I.


I wish we could see under $2 again

Heck, just plain two dollars would be okay by me...at least for now!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 09/29/06 at 3:16 pm

$2.75 for regular (as of last night). It may have gone down another two cents today.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/29/06 at 10:22 pm


Kinda sad when we're saying gas is "cheap" just because it's under two dollars. I think that we're being conditioned by the oil companies to think that.

I still remember the good old days when I could fill my tank up, give the cashier a $20 bill, and still get some change back.

Back inthe mid '90s I had that Geo 4-cylinder. I could coast to the pump running on vapors and fill 'er up and top it off for about $12.00.  Ah, good old 1995!  Of course, that car was like driving a lawn mower down the Interstate, but that's a different kettle 'o fish!
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Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Wiffle on 09/29/06 at 10:45 pm

I paid $2.26 for premium today... I didn't really need it, but I was there in town, at Costco. Regular was $2.06. There was a lady filling up who said the price had been cheaper a few days earlier.

I filled up our Honda Civic out in the boonies (where we live) for $2.14 because the gas light came on.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/29/06 at 10:46 pm

Regular unleaded is down to $2.05 over here.  My sister's hoping it gets down to $2.00 by the time she needs to fill up.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 10/11/06 at 3:43 pm

I paid 85 pence per litre today. That's the cheapest I have seen it in the UK for several years.
That's $1.59 per litre or $7.24 for a gallon.

Quit complaining about $2.00 a gallon!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Mushroom on 10/11/06 at 4:20 pm


I paid 85 pence per litre today. That's the cheapest I have seen it in the UK for several years.
That's $1.59 per litre or $7.24 for a gallon.

Quit complaining about $2.00 a gallon!


American's really are spoiled about the cost of things.  They get something for less then half the cost of the same item in most areas of the world, and still they complain.  I invite some of them to go buy petrol in Japan.  Where even in 1988 a Big Mac would set you back almost $5, and gasoline was almost 200% higher then it is in the US.

Of course, for most of them it is their own fault.  They are so brain-washed into the "bigger is better mindset", that they buy either 8+ cylynder luxury cars, or beast sized SUVs which get 15 MPG.

I just laugh at their whines though.  As even when gas was at it's highest, I still spent only $5-10 per week for Premium.  After all, nothing stopped them from getting a motorcycle like I did.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 10/11/06 at 4:25 pm


American's really are spoiled about the cost of things.  They get something for less then half the cost of the same item in most areas of the world, and still they complain.  I invite some of them to go buy petrol in Japan.  Where even in 1988 a Big Mac would set you back almost $5, and gasoline was almost 200% higher then it is in the US.

Of course, for most of them it is their own fault.  They are so brain-washed into the "bigger is better mindset", that they buy either 8+ cylynder luxury cars, or beast sized SUVs which get 15 MPG.

I just laugh at their whines though.  As even when gas was at it's highest, I still spent only $5-10 per week for Premium.  After all, nothing stopped them from getting a motorcycle like I did.

Right.

I love how cheap things are in the states, and when I pay those prices, I feel I'm getting a real bargain.  ;D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 10/11/06 at 4:31 pm

I paid $26 for a full tank. Now that's nice  8)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 10/12/06 at 11:03 am

It's been down around 2.17/gallon here.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 10/12/06 at 11:34 am

Still above $2.50 a gallon here! :P

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Jessica on 10/12/06 at 11:42 am

It's $1.97 over here.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Mushroom on 10/12/06 at 12:42 pm


I paid $26 for a full tank. Now that's nice   8)


I had to flip over to my reserve yesterday, so I knew that it was time for me to fill up again.

I pulled in, and gave the cashere a $10, and filled up my tank with Premium.  And I even got .75 in change back!  And that $9.25 will be all I need to spend for the next 2-3 weeks.  But then again, lately my driving has only ammounted to maybe 50 miles a week.

And even last summer when I had a 60 mile commute, the price of gas did not eat me up.  Driving an economy vehicle makes even more sense to me now then it did when I was a teenager and gas was under $1 a gallon.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 10/12/06 at 6:09 pm


I had to flip over to my reserve yesterday, so I knew that it was time for me to fill up again.

I pulled in, and gave the cashere a $10, and filled up my tank with Premium.  And I even got .75 in change back!  And that $9.25 will be all I need to spend for the next 2-3 weeks.  But then again, lately my driving has only ammounted to maybe 50 miles a week.

And even last summer when I had a 60 mile commute, the price of gas did not eat me up.  Driving an economy vehicle makes even more sense to me now then it did when I was a teenager and gas was under $1 a gallon.


Well, you put me to shame, even though I drive a car that is known to be economical - Honda Civic - on gas. But, wow, how many gallons did you pay for? That's awfully cheap!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Mushroom on 10/12/06 at 6:55 pm


Well, you put me to shame, even though I drive a car that is known to be economical - Honda Civic - on gas. But, wow, how many gallons did you pay for? That's awfully cheap!


It was somewhere between 4-5 gallons.  My bike has a 5 gallon tank, so could not have been more then that.  I think it cost somewhere around $2.45, I never pay attention to the price to be honest.

I have always prefered motorcycles, for many reasons.  For one, they use far less natural resources to build.  You can build 5-8 motorcycles with the resources that go into 1 SUV.  They also use less oil and gasoline in operation.  And because of simpler engines, they use less (if not no) toxic chemicals like DOT hydrolic fluid, antifreeze, or freon.

And many states are now recognizing this fact.  In California, there are 2 ways to get to use a car pool lane.  1 is to have 2 (or more) people in your car.  The other is to drive what they consider a "high efficiency vehicle".  Under the California code, that covers electric cars, hybred cars, and motorcycles.  They are trying to pass legislation now to include biodiesel and other alternative fuels to that list.

I wish that more people would consider motorcycles for routine comutes.  I am not advocating a total conversion, since I also own a car.  But when the weather is nice and you have nothing (or nobody) that needs to be carried, motorcycles would go a long ways to reducing fuel use, polution, and congestion.  Even the smallest car engines are larger then the vast majority of motorcycles engines.  Only the latest models of Goldwings and Harley-Davidsons come anywhere close to that of a car.  And at 1.8L, even the massive Goldwing is a runt compared to what is used in most SUVs (the current Ford Explorer comes with either a 4L or 4.6L engine).

And that massive 1.8L Goldwing engine?  It is double the size of the engine in my 900cc motorcycle.  And I drive what is considered to be a "sportbike".

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/13/06 at 1:40 am

I think it's down to $1.90 down here.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 10/13/06 at 1:43 am

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Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 10/13/06 at 3:34 pm


no way  :o  I paid 2.40 yesterday and was pleased with that, because my gasoline bill hits me hard with 3 drivers and 3 cars.


... they don't pay for their own?  ???

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: danootaandme on 10/14/06 at 9:16 am


It was somewhere between 4-5 gallons.  My bike has a 5 gallon tank, so could not have been more then that.  I think it cost somewhere around $2.45, I never pay attention to the price to be honest.

I have always prefered motorcycles, for many reasons.  For one, they use far less natural resources to build.  You can build 5-8 motorcycles with the resources that go into 1 SUV.  They also use less oil and gasoline in operation.  And because of simpler engines, they use less (if not no) toxic chemicals like DOT hydrolic fluid, antifreeze, or freon.

And many states are now recognizing this fact.  In California, there are 2 ways to get to use a car pool lane.  1 is to have 2 (or more) people in your car.  The other is to drive what they consider a "high efficiency vehicle".  Under the California code, that covers electric cars, hybred cars, and motorcycles.  They are trying to pass legislation now to include biodiesel and other alternative fuels to that list.

I wish that more people would consider motorcycles for routine comutes.  I am not advocating a total conversion, since I also own a car.  But when the weather is nice and you have nothing (or nobody) that needs to be carried, motorcycles would go a long ways to reducing fuel use, polution, and congestion.  Even the smallest car engines are larger then the vast majority of motorcycles engines.  Only the latest models of Goldwings and Harley-Davidsons come anywhere close to that of a car.  And at 1.8L, even the massive Goldwing is a runt compared to what is used in most SUVs (the current Ford Explorer comes with either a 4L or 4.6L engine).

And that massive 1.8L Goldwing engine?  It is double the size of the engine in my 900cc motorcycle.  And I drive what is considered to be a "sportbike".


I owned a motorcycle before I owned a car.  That being said I would hate to see the majority of peopel on them.  It is not a vehicle for everyone, and I truly believe that if it isn't in your heart to get on one before the age of 25 then it isn't in your heart to master the beast. 

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Mushroom on 10/14/06 at 12:46 pm


I owned a motorcycle before I owned a car.  That being said I would hate to see the majority of peopel on them.  It is not a vehicle for everyone, and I truly believe that if it isn't in your heart to get on one before the age of 25 then it isn't in your heart to master the beast. 


I agree with you there.  Considering how most people drive their cars, I would hate to see some of them on motorcycles.  However, if just 10-15% would use them more often, it could have a huge impact on traffic.

As a good example, look at Los Angeles.  Here is a city with probably the worst congestion in the nation.  It also has some of the best weather in the nation.  If on the nice cunny days only 10% switched from cars to bikes, you would see a noticeable reduction in traffic.  You can fit 2-3 motorcycles easily into the space taken up by those SUVs.

I am well aware that something like this would not work in the northern areas of the country.  Driving my bike in Alabama in winter is one thing.  I even did it when I lived in North Carolina (as long as there was no snow on the ground or expected).  I would hate to consider driving a bike in Connecticut in the winter.  I am not a Smurf, so would not look good in blue.  8)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/14/06 at 1:51 pm

Motorcycles are fuel efficient, but not everybody's cut out to ride one. 
What we need is a long-term plan for revitalized mass transit and more localized economies.  I used to live where I could walk a few blocks to buy a loaf of bread and a bottle of milk.  Now I have drive five miles to get either (how I ended up living here is a long story!).  I could walk it, but who's got time?  This road existed 100 years ago.  100 years ago the people living on this road milked their own cows and baked their own bread.  I don't have cows or a wheat field!
But if you talk in terms of public transportation and more self-subsistent municipal economies, people call you a commie.  That's because if you drive less, you don't hand over so much of your money to the petroleum and automobile industry.  Of course, it takes steel and fuel to create mass transit systems, but it's 100 times more efficient once it's set up and in use.
That's what all this talk about "individualism" from the Right seems to boil down to.  The "individualist" lives in an exurban tract mansion next to a golf course and drives his SUV to pick up the kids at soccer practice ten miles away!
::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: danootaandme on 10/14/06 at 6:31 pm



That's what all this talk about "individualism" from the Right seems to boil down to.  The "individualist" lives in an exurban tract mansion next to a golf course and drives his SUV to pick up the kids at soccer practice ten miles away!
::)



Then there are the ones who have to pick the kids up at school, 1 mile away, and the kids are in high school.  ???

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/14/06 at 9:11 pm


Then there are the ones who have to pick the kids up at school, 1 mile away, and the kids are in high school.   ???

What?  When I was a kid if you lived one mile away from school, you hoofed it!  In fact one mile was the limit for schoolbus service.  I lived like 0.99 miles from the building, and I couldn't get the bus!  On cold and rainy days, I just walked up the block a bit and caught the bus from there.  The driver didn't care and the school didn't catch on, no harm done! 

These kids grow up with the parents kow-towing to their every desire, then they go out into the workforce and expect the world to kiss their butts...and the world does!  'specially if you're blonde with big boobs!
That's what I said to my brother-in-law who was going on about how he didn't want my niece to grow up spoiled.  He said, "I don't want her to be like those UMass girls with blonde hair and big t*ts who think the world revolves around them!"
I said, "But...the world DOES revolve around them, at least so far as I've observed!"
:P

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 10/14/06 at 9:18 pm


It's $1.97 over here.


I think it's down to $1.90 down here.


I wish I could see prices like that where I live...but it don't look like that's gon' happen any time soon.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Wiffle on 10/16/06 at 1:54 am

I saw 1.96 for reg unleaded yesterday. I didn't need any though.

On hauling children around: It is pathetic. Where we live, it is standard for 16 year olds to get a car, often new or near new. It doesn't matter if the kid is mature or not, as long as they pass the test. And no, the kids are not expected to walk anywhere. Parents gripe if the school will not bus from their house because it is too close. And then there are plenty of parents who cannot stand to be away from their kids that long so the line to pick up children from the school is often blocks long and starts to form more than a half hour before school lets out!

Recently, two moms got into a full on brawl outside of an elementary school.

Stupid people.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: joedeertae on 10/16/06 at 9:35 am

$1.94 this morning when I filled up my car.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 10/16/06 at 9:47 am

The lowest around here currently is $2.13

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 10/17/06 at 9:46 am

It's finally starting to creep under $2.50 over here...

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Mushroom on 10/17/06 at 12:02 pm


Motorcycles are fuel efficient, but not everybody's cut out to ride one. 
What we need is a long-term plan for revitalized mass transit and more localized economies.  I used to live where I could walk a few blocks to buy a loaf of bread and a bottle of milk.  Now I have drive five miles to get either (how I ended up living here is a long story!).  I could walk it, but who's got time?  This road existed 100 years ago.  100 years ago the people living on this road milked their own cows and baked their own bread.  I don't have cows or a wheat field!
But if you talk in terms of public transportation and more self-subsistent municipal economies, people call you a commie.  That's because if you drive less, you don't hand over so much of your money to the petroleum and automobile industry.  Of course, it takes steel and fuel to create mass transit systems, but it's 100 times more efficient once it's set up and in use.
That's what all this talk about "individualism" from the Right seems to boil down to.  The "individualist" lives in an exurban tract mansion next to a golf course and drives his SUV to pick up the kids at soccer practice ten miles away!
::)


You have to realize, I am a huge believer in Public Transit.  When I lived in LA, I took the Subway quite often.  When I needed to go to Long Beach (about 45 miles) I took the train.  But the LA subway system is almost a joke.  To many NIMBY people sabotaged it, so it does not go to half of the locations that it needed to get to.  About the only places it goes to is downtown, Hollywood, and Long Beach.  It does not run across the San Fernando Valley, nor does it run down Wilshire past the first few miles on the East side.  It does not even go to LAX, but stops a few miles away.  You still have to catch either a city bus or a taxi to get to the airport.  You can see from the tracks the spur line that was intended for the airport, but political pressure (mostly from Taxi drivers) prevented it from being finsihed.

In a city like LA, a lot of places are almost impossible to get to by decent public tranist.  When I lived in the Mojave Desert, my commute to work was 3 trains and a bus.  A 100 mile trip took me about 3 hours each way.  And when I worked on Wilshire, it was 2 trains (30 minutes) and a 45 minute bus ride (no trains went West of Highland Ave).  That same trip was just over 30 minutes by car.  And I still had to drive to and from the train stop.  The city bus did not start until after I had to catch the train, and the last bus stopped running before I got home.

New York is unusual, because it grew up around the subway system.  In most US cities however, they are spread wide and far apart.  In LA, a lot of people do not think twice about driving 100+ miles to get to work.  And where your major alternative is slow public transit (which goes on strike for 30-60 days every thrid year), it simply makes no sense.

Here in Alabama, it is very different.  With a population of only 135,000, there is simply not enough of a customer base to make busses affordable outside of the bigger cities.  There have been attempts in the past in my town, and they have all failed due to low ridership.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 11/01/06 at 10:59 pm

The mid-grade gas is finally under $2.50/gallon here. O0

Let's see how long it'll stay that way...

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ... on 11/02/06 at 9:02 pm

Anything above two and a half dollars a gallon is still too high in my book. ::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: whistledog on 11/02/06 at 9:15 pm

I gassed up for 81.6/L tonight

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: rich1981 on 11/02/06 at 9:45 pm


The mid-grade gas is finally under $2.50/gallon here. O0

Let's see how long it'll stay that way...


I hear ya, today I saw unleaded go for $2.39 in my local area.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/02/06 at 10:15 pm

back up they go :-\\ ::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 11/11/06 at 1:03 am


back up they go :-\\ ::)

same here... ::) :(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: joedeertae on 11/20/06 at 4:19 pm

There's this ONE store out towards the country that I pass on the way home that actually dropped when everyone else was going back up...
His Texaco station is down to 1.92 now and the Shell across the street is HATING' it because he keeps dropping to keep up with the other guy. LOL

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 02/27/07 at 10:17 am

They've made a big jump in the past couple weeks in California. Say...I seem to remember we were paying $3+ a year ago at this time. :o :o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: whistledog on 02/27/07 at 12:20 pm

Talking Gas isn't the same without RheemO :D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/27/07 at 12:34 pm

Gas has gone up like 20 cents here, over the past week.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: jackas on 02/27/07 at 9:22 pm


Talking Gas isn't the same without RheemO :D


RheemO sounds like it should be the name of a brand of anal lube. :D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/27/07 at 9:28 pm


RheemO sounds like it should be the name of a brand of anal lube. :D



I think this guy was anal lube.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: jackas on 02/27/07 at 9:49 pm

Gee...I just realized that I'm talking about anal in two threads now.... :-\\

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/27/07 at 9:50 pm


Gee...I just realized that I'm talking about anal in two threads now.... :-\\



Is there something you want to share with us, Chrissy?  ;D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Tia on 02/27/07 at 11:01 pm

once i was at a party and everybody started doing some kinda truth or dare thing, this question would go around the room and people would raise their hands if they'd done it. so the question whether you'd ever participated in anal (pitching or catching) comes up and i'm thinking, dur, who HASN'T? goi?! so i raise my hand and look around in horror cuz NO ONE ELSE HAS RAISED THEIR HAND.

i mean wtf.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 02/27/07 at 11:01 pm

Diesel < Gas now!  :o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Tia on 02/27/07 at 11:02 pm

not sure what this has to do with gas prices though. why the hell don't you people care about gas prices? a great fabulous selfless person like rheemo comes along, wanting to rise up about gas prices, and no one cares! damn you all!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: whistledog on 02/27/07 at 11:28 pm


RheemO sounds like it should be the name of a brand of anal lube. :D


RheemO feels good on the hole :D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: jackas on 02/27/07 at 11:32 pm


RheemO feels good on the hole :D


Now that we've got the slogan....maybe you need to come up with the RheemO package .....how would we market this item?

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/27/07 at 11:33 pm

1/2 price bottles at all gay clubs

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: jackas on 02/28/07 at 8:15 am


once i was at a party and everybody started doing some kinda truth or dare thing, this question would go around the room and people would raise their hands if they'd done it. so the question whether you'd ever participated in anal (pitching or catching) comes up and i'm thinking, dur, who HASN'T? goi?! so i raise my hand and look around in horror cuz NO ONE ELSE HAS RAISED THEIR HAND.

i mean wtf.


LOL  That would be embarrassing. ;D 

We played a drinking game like that at a bachelorette party a few weeks ago.  You find out some interesting stuff playing those games. :D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Tia on 02/28/07 at 8:17 am

i dare ya to start an "anybody want to talk about buttpluggin'' thread.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: jackas on 02/28/07 at 8:20 am



Is there something you want to share with us, Chrissy?  ;D


Uh.....the average gas price in Goldsboro, NC is $2.359.  That's all I have.........for now. :D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: jackas on 02/28/07 at 8:21 am


i dare ya to start an "anybody want to talk about buttpluggin'' thread.


LOL  I think we had something similar on the old rated X inthe00s messageboard.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: jackas on 02/28/07 at 8:22 am

This is so funny because I'm listening to Howard Stern and they're talking about anal sex right now. ;D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Tia on 02/28/07 at 8:26 am


This is so funny because I'm listening to Howard Stern and they're talking about anal sex right now. ;D
that's actually not that strange a coincidence.  ;D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: jackas on 02/28/07 at 8:29 am


that's actually not that strange a coincidence.  ;D


Yeah...I thought about that after I posted. ;D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 02/28/07 at 9:08 am

Gas:  $2.45

Diesel:  $2.44

Gas:  30 mpg on a good day

Diesel:  55 mpg

Hmmm.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Mushroom on 02/28/07 at 11:42 am


i dare ya to start an "anybody want to talk about buttpluggin'' thread.


Hey, I started the "Ask Me About Porn" thread.

But sorry, I have no experience in buttpluging.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Mushroom on 02/28/07 at 11:47 am


Gas:  $2.45

Diesel:  $2.44

Gas:  30 mpg on a good day

Diesel:  55 mpg

Hmmm.


I have long supported Diesel.  While it may be more polluting, it is also the easiest to convert to "Alternative Fuels".  A lot of farmers in the area have converted their tractors to Bio-Diesel.  And if I ever get another vehicle, it will probably be a diesel for the same reason.

In fact, spending $75-200 converting a diesel engine can even get you free fuel.  Most resteraunts pay to have their waste fryer oil disposed of.  However, with some straining it can be run in a diesel engine.  A lot of individuals in the country are already powering their vehicles this way, reducing their effective fuel costs to nothing.

And if you are running low on fuel, ignore the gas station.  Simply go to the local Grocery Store and buy some Wesson.  This will make both Florence Henderson and Mother Nature happy.  8)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 02/28/07 at 11:51 am

I wonder how much it would cost me to roll my loan over to a diesel-powered VW.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 02/28/07 at 2:14 pm

I took the Harris Ranch exit off I-5 to get some gas and the cheapest was $3.05/gal. Ah well...

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Mushroom on 02/28/07 at 2:43 pm


I took the Harris Ranch exit off I-5 to get some gas and the cheapest was $3.05/gal. Ah well...


That is not unusual for Harris Ranch though.  Being in the middle of nowhere on the Grapevine, gas there is normally between 5-15 cents more then anywhere else in the state.

I used to drive the 5 between Vallejo and LA every month, and tried to avoid getting gas along there if I could.  But because of the distances, I always had to fill up somewhere between Lost Hills and Buttonwillow.  All the station owners in the area know this, and take advantage of it.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: jackas on 02/28/07 at 8:13 pm



But sorry, I have no experience in buttpluging.


Damn, are you good for anything? ;) ;D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Tia on 02/28/07 at 8:40 pm


But sorry, I have no experience in buttpluging.
it's better in the movies than in real life. and i was pitching! i was just kinda... gross.

best left to the professionals, i think.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 02/28/07 at 8:41 pm


Damn, are you good for anything? ;) ;D

We finally found a subject Mr. Mushroom doesn't have the skinny on!
I know some dudes who know a thing or two about it, butt for some reason, I've never bothered to ask!

I noticed the prices shot up about $.15 here.  The local cheapest was $2.35 for 87 grade at Cumby's.  They could charge $5.35 and I'd still hafta pay it.  They've got me by the bells!
::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 02/28/07 at 9:12 pm

$0.00 at the nearby gas station, thanks to a fire at a gas station, somewhere in Ontario.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 02/28/07 at 9:44 pm


$0.00 at the nearby gas station, thanks to a fire at a gas station, somewhere in Ontario.

Well, there was one place around here where they put the decimal in the wrong place:
"$233./gal."
"Why they no stop here no more, boss?"
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/07/nut.gif

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/28/07 at 9:46 pm

I think gas is about $2.25 at the QT near my house.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 03/07/07 at 4:10 pm


Well, there was one place around here where they put the decimal in the wrong place:
"$233./gal."
"Why they no stop here no more, boss?"
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/07/nut.gif

LOL! :D
Sometime a few months ago, some wiseacre transposed the numbers on the board listing the gas prices at the local Shell station, so instead of $2.15 it showed $5.12 ::) At first I was stunned when I saw that!



Anyway, it's an even three dollars at that station now.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 03/09/07 at 9:01 pm

The Shell station near my home:
Tuesday night: $3.00 for mid-grade gas.
Wednesday night: $3.09 " " " "
Thursday night: $3.15


I wonder how it is in other parts of the country. :o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: jackas on 03/09/07 at 10:26 pm

I haven't bought gas in a few weeks.  That's the nice thing about living in a city that's about a square mile. ::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: whistledog on 03/09/07 at 10:38 pm


$0.00 at the nearby gas station, thanks to a fire at a gas station, somewhere in Ontario.


I saw that at several Esso stations.  I had to drive out of my way to a Petro Canada

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/10/07 at 4:07 am

ours is now up to $2.63/gallon....totally insane.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 03/10/07 at 3:25 pm


ours is now up to $2.63/gallon....totally insane.

That's cheap compared to So-Cal's current gas prices, lol. I initially had plans to go out for dinner tonight, but I think I'll just stay home so we can save gasoline for going to church tomorrow.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: jackas on 03/10/07 at 8:28 pm

It's about 2.47 here.  I checked the LA area...it's about 3.03 there.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Mushroom on 03/10/07 at 9:19 pm

One of the executives of a local oil company came into my store today, and one of the things I found out kinda surprised me.  And it was mostly a surprise because I am not surprised that people have not realized this earlier.

The simple fact, is that the oil companies can't lower the price they charge for gasoline.  Because it is against the law.

Back in 1911, the Standard Oil company was broken up because of anti-trust regulations.  One of the major charges was that John Paul Getty's oil company was selling gasoline below cost, in order to drive the competition out of business.  Some of the anti-trust regulations put into place was to prevent companies from selling their product below "cost or market price".

And the price of Gasoline is set by the world commodities markets.  If the world commodity price is $100 a barrel, then by law, the oil companies can't sell gasoline for less.  And since they produce between 20-45% of their own oil, that means gross profits off of the oil they produce themselves.

So what is the solution?  Well, either getting after OPEC, which actually sets the "benchmark price" on crude oil.  Or on the commodities speculators who drive the price up even more.

Or we can deregulate the industry, and allow them to sell oil for below the international market price.  Because under current US Laws, they are not allowed to do so.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 03/11/07 at 1:38 am

It's $2.45 here. 


http://www.gasbuddy.com


You can check where the lowest prices in the country are AND you can plot gas prices between up to 3 cities for a 3 year period to see how they've gone up and down.  Back in 2004, a gallon of gas in the Atlanta area was $1.56.  The good old days.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 03/11/07 at 11:12 pm


The Shell station near my home:
Tuesday night: $3.00 for mid-grade gas.
Wednesday night: $3.09 " " " "
Thursday night: $3.15


I wonder how it is in other parts of the country. :o



LOL I had to see where you lived cuz that sounds about right...for LA  I'm in Santa Barbara and its like 3.11 - 3.19 but 3.29 in Montecito...

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: rich1981 on 03/12/07 at 12:55 am

About $3.00 in San Diego, and it's only March.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 03/12/07 at 10:15 am



LOL I had to see where you lived cuz that sounds about right...for LA  I'm in Santa Barbara and its like 3.11 - 3.19 but 3.29 in Montecito...



Actually, I live in the city of Oxnard, which is located about 60 miles WNW of central Los Angeles.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 03/17/07 at 11:17 am


Actually, I live in the city of Oxnard, which is located about 60 miles WNW of central Los Angeles.


gotta love the 'nard what with its red lobster, best buy and close proximity to the camarillo outlets.  the costco gas station was only $2.91 on Tuesday (3/13) I say only like its a good thing but regular in Montecito that same day was 3.39 for regular.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: jackas on 03/17/07 at 3:18 pm

I got some gas for 2.42 today...not bad considering.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 03/17/07 at 3:20 pm

It's $2.39 here now.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 04/16/07 at 4:52 pm

It's $3.50 in southern California now! Ouch!! :o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/16/07 at 8:15 pm

It is currently around $2.80 here.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 04/16/07 at 9:18 pm

It's expensive. I believe around $3.50/gal.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: rich1981 on 04/20/07 at 1:00 pm


It's $3.50 in southern California now! Ouch!! :o


Yeah, and it's only Spring right now.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: whistledog on 04/20/07 at 2:37 pm

Last I checked, it was about 89.9/L

Every so often, the gas stations up on the reservation lower it into the 70 range for like an hour or so, and the cars lined up is unbelievable :o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 05/13/07 at 8:11 pm


It's expensive. I believe around $3.50/gal.

It's right at that level once again over here. :o :o It's never been this high before.

I just hope it doesn't go up to four dollars a gallon anytime soon....although I'm not holding my breath. ::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 05/13/07 at 8:15 pm

$3.09 here in Illinois.. but it's still $2.90 over in Missouri.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: SemperYoda on 05/14/07 at 4:23 am

Northern Virginia:  Regular is around 2.99 /gallon, the high octane is about 3.30 /gallon.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/14/07 at 5:56 pm

It's been between $2.99 and $3.05 for the cheap stuff the past few days.  I think we're headed for that Memorial Day weekend spike.
(W.Mass.)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 05/14/07 at 7:46 pm

Passed this sign the other day 3.79 ~ 3.89 ~ 3.99 (in Santa Barbara)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 05/14/07 at 7:51 pm

^ DAMN!!

I filled up today for $2.87 a gallon, damned if I was gonna miss that!!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/14/07 at 8:05 pm

It was $2.99/gallon here. >:(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Brian06 on 05/14/07 at 8:07 pm

I paid $2.99 a gallon last time I bought gas.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: whistledog on 05/14/07 at 8:15 pm

I paid $1.07/L last time I got gas.  Up on the indian reserve it was 99.9/L

As soon as I get my native band card, I'll be able to get gas much much cheaper

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Foo Bar on 05/14/07 at 9:36 pm

And the moral of this little tale is... whatever you're paying for gas, and whatever you're driving -- be it an all-electric Tesla Roadster, a Prius that you hacked to recharge from cheap overnight "plug it into the wall" electricity and get 100+ miles-per-electric-bill-cost-of-a-gallon-of-gas, a 60+ MPG Vespa scooter, a 40+ motorcycle, a 30-something MPG biodiesel conversion, or even a 10-20 MPG retro luxo-barge from the 50s-80s -- enjoy every mile you drive.  At least, enjoy it enough to say you got your money's worth from every gallon you poured into it.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 05/14/07 at 9:38 pm


And the moral of this little tale is... whatever you're paying for gas, and whatever you're driving -- be it an all-electric Tesla Roadster, a Prius that you hacked to recharge from cheap overnight "plug it into the wall" electricity and get 100+ miles-per-electric-bill-cost-of-a-gallon-of-gas, a 60+ MPG Vespa scooter, a 40+ motorcycle, a 30-something MPG biodiesel conversion, or even a 10-20 MPG retro luxo-barge from the 50s-80s -- enjoy every mile you drive.  At least, enjoy it enough to say you got your money's worth from every gallon you poured into it.


Roll down the window, crank up the stereo, piss off the neighbors!

I figure, it's costing a dollar every ten miles, may as well multi-task and be obnoxious whilst I'm at it!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Foo Bar on 05/14/07 at 11:02 pm


I figure, it's costing a dollar every ten miles, may as well multi-task and be obnoxious whilst I'm at it!


...with whaleskin hubcaps, and all-leather cow interior, and big brown baby seal eyes for headlights!  Yeah!  And I'm gonna drive in that baby at 115 miles per hour, gettin' one mile per gallon, suckin' down quarter-pounder cheeseburgers from McDonalds in the old-fashioned non-biodegradable styrofoam containers...

(I can't yet afford a Tesla, I admire the engineering of the Prius - and while a Prius would probably be my choice for a "second car / daily driver" for its hacking possibilities, but by Dobbs, I enjoy my luxobarge, and as long as I have room in my budget for only one car, then the restored luxo-barge it is!)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 05/15/07 at 12:21 am


...with whaleskin hubcaps, and all-leather cow interior, and big brown baby seal eyes for headlights!  Yeah!  And I'm gonna drive in that baby at 115 miles per hour, gettin' one mile per gallon, suckin' down quarter-pounder cheeseburgers from McDonalds in the old-fashioned non-biodegradable styrofoam containers...

(I can't yet afford a Tesla, I admire the engineering of the Prius - and while a Prius would probably be my choice for a "second car / daily driver" for its hacking possibilities, but by Dobbs, I enjoy my luxobarge, and as long as I have room in my budget for only one car, then the restored luxo-barge it is!)


Mmmmmm... barge.

I'd love something with more chrome than Buckingham palace.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: philbo on 05/18/07 at 8:10 am


...with whaleskin hubcaps, and all-leather cow interior, and big brown baby seal eyes for headlights!  Yeah!  And I'm gonna drive in that baby at 115 miles per hour, gettin' one mile per gallon, suckin' down quarter-pounder cheeseburgers from McDonalds in the old-fashioned non-biodegradable styrofoam containers...

Denis Leary at his most eloquent :)


I'd love something with more chrome than Buckingham palace.

That's easy: there is no chrome at Buckingham Palace - if it's that shiny, it's silver

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 05/18/07 at 3:50 pm


Denis Leary at his most eloquent :)
That's easy: there is no chrome at Buckingham Palace - if it's that shiny, it's silver


:-[

Now my ignorance shows.. even after living in London.. I've never even looked twice at Buckingham Palace, one would just assume they had bathrooms covered with chrome fittings. I would!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/18/07 at 8:37 pm


Passed this sign the other day 3.79 ~ 3.89 ~ 3.99 (in Santa Barbara)

They've got us.  We couldn't give up our cars if we wanted to....and Californians will never want to, for a person's car is how they measure his worth as a human being.  Or so those who live in L.A. tell me.

Seriously, what are we going to do?  Are we going to boycott the oil cartel?  There's a reason why the government broke up Standard Oil in 1911, and you're seeing it now!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 05/18/07 at 8:45 pm


Passed this sign the other day 3.79 ~ 3.89 ~ 3.99 (in Santa Barbara)

Holy crap...that's about 35-40 miles away from where I live. :o :o

They went through the roof a long time ago.

Thankfully, the ones by my house actually went down a few cents this week.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: NbC on 05/19/07 at 4:09 am

$3.31

>:(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 05/19/07 at 2:03 pm


They've got us.  We couldn't give up our cars if we wanted to....and Californians will never want to, for a person's car is how they measure his worth as a human being.  Or so those who live in L.A. tell me.

Seriously, what are we going to do?  Are we going to boycott the oil cartel?  There's a reason why the government broke up Standard Oil in 1911, and you're seeing it now!


Yeah I thought about giving up the car... I have 6 more work days until payday - 13 actual days - I am almost on "E",  I have -$55 dollars in the bank, almost maxed out my credit card, and I live 2+ miles from the nearest bus stop- 17miles from work.  I work 14 hour days and no one else is on the schedule I am so car pooling is out of the question.  Don't know what to do....

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 05/22/07 at 9:47 am

Where I live was just voted the "most expensive gas in the country" ::)  I paid $3.32 the other day in a different town, but gas in ours went from $3.42-$3.46-$3.49 in one day and I think it's now $3.57 :o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 05/22/07 at 11:07 am


Where I live was just voted the "most expensive gas in the country" ::)  I paid $3.32 the other day in a different town, but gas in ours went from $3.42-$3.46-$3.49 in one day and I think it's now $3.57 :o


I saw that on the news last night, I don't get how Chicago is the most expensive, when parts of California routinely touch $4.00?

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 05/23/07 at 4:56 pm


I saw that on the news last night, I don't get how Chicago is the most expensive, when parts of California routinely touch $4.00?

We're not up to $4/gal yet...but with the way things are going, I'm not holding my breath :-\\

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 05/23/07 at 11:29 pm

$3.29. Cost me 53 freakin' dollars to fill up my tank today.  >:(

They've got us.  We couldn't give up our cars if we wanted to....and Californians will never want to, for a person's car is how they measure his worth as a human being.  Or so those who live in L.A. tell me.

Seriously, what are we going to do?  Are we going to boycott the oil cartel?  There's a reason why the government broke up Standard Oil in 1911, and you're seeing it now!
Guess I'd might as well try to find the blueprints for the old Stanley Steamer and get cracking on it. It'd be kind of nice if I could jerk the V-8 out of my Crown Vic and replace it with a steam powerplant, and then mount an old train whistle on the roof so I could blast it every time I pass a gas station just to say "F**K YOU!" to Big Oil.
  Of course, it would be rather inconvenient (not to mention messy), since I'd have to rip out my back seat so I'd have somewhere to store the coal, plus I'd need someone to ride shotgun with me all the time to keep the boiler stoked.
    Any volunteers?  :D :D :D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 05/24/07 at 12:14 am


We're not up to $4/gal yet...but with the way things are going, I'm not holding my breath :-\\


We have held steady at 3.45 & 3.47 for regular unleaded...although that one crazy gas station still has the 3.79 ~ 3.89 ~3.99 I posted last week.  The station across the street from them is at 3.72 ~3.82 and 3.92.  I hope we hit a downslide after memorial day weekend. 

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Foo Bar on 05/24/07 at 12:58 am


$3.29. Cost me 53 freakin' dollars to fill up my tank today.  >:(Guess I'd might as well try to find the blueprints for the old Stanley Steamer and get cracking on it. It'd be kind of nice if I could jerk the V-8 out of my Crown Vic and replace it with a steam powerplant, and then mount an old train whistle on the roof so I could blast it every time I pass a gas station just to say "F**K YOU!" to Big Oil.
  Of course, it would be rather inconvenient (not to mention messy), since I'd have to rip out my back seat so I'd have somewhere to store the coal, plus I'd need someone to ride shotgun with me all the time to keep the boiler stoked.
    Any volunteers?  :D :D :D


Done and Done.

And if the steam-powered car isn't enough, how about a steam-powered Victorian mobile home?

It may not be efficient, but it's fun as all hell to see.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: thereshegoes on 05/24/07 at 6:30 am

You americans are so spoiled!

Try $6.46 :o

Lately,i feel so bad asking someone for a ride,they don't leave me at the door anymore,they come on up for coffee and cake,and can use the restroom 'cause i feel the need to pay em somehow  :-\\

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 05/24/07 at 11:24 am


You americans are so spoiled!

Try $6.46 :o


Where's that at? :o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 05/24/07 at 12:27 pm


Where's that at? :o


Portugal.. and that's cheap in Europe.

In England, Holland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland etc the price is far closer to $10.00.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 05/24/07 at 12:29 pm


Portugal.. and that's cheap in Europe.

In England, Holland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland etc the price is far closer to $10.00.

Wowwee. :o

So let me get this straight...their prices are equivalent to 10 US dollars?

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 05/24/07 at 12:31 pm


Wowwee. :o

So let me get this straight...their prices are equivalent to 10 US dollars?


Yeah, gas is cheap in the US.

Before I moved back to the US from England it would routinely cost me $150+ to fill the tank on my Freelander.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 05/24/07 at 4:15 pm


Yeah, gas is cheap in the US.

Compared to gas in other countries, yes.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 05/24/07 at 5:47 pm


Compared to gas in other countries, yes.


MmmHmm.

.. and that's the price we pay for developing such a reliance on gasoline.

But still, trust me, running a car in the US is incredibly cheap compared to most other developed nations.

Insurance is about a third as much as in most European nations, vehicles themselves are cheaper, there are far less taxes on automobiles, less toll-roads and gasoline is far, far cheaper.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 05/24/07 at 5:49 pm

I paid $41 for 11 gallons yesterday.  :o And I have a small commuter Civic  :\'(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: karen on 05/25/07 at 3:25 am

I filled my car last night and kept the receipt so I could do the conversion.

I put in about 12 US gallons and paid the equivalent of $87.33

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: thereshegoes on 05/25/07 at 9:49 am


I filled my car last night and kept the receipt so I could do the conversion.

I put in about 12 US gallons and paid the equivalent of $87.33


Run,Karen,Run :D

Oh you will move to America right? Very cool btw!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/25/07 at 10:47 am

I've said it before, I wouldn't mind gas prices going double what they are right now if driving was a luxury not a necessity.  A hundred million other Americans and I do not live and work where this is viable mass transit.  That's not how America was civilly engineered for the past 80 years.  The entire layout of the American suburb/exurb---and then most American cities--was prejudiced in favor of the automobile.

Sure, you could move to Manhattan and give up your car, but you'd spend EVEN MORE money for the OUTRAGEOUS expenses of living in NYC.

If I could leave my car in the driveway and just take troilleys and buses everywhere, I wouldn't mind if gas went up to $8 a gallon.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 05/25/07 at 12:32 pm


Wowwee. :o

So let me get this straight...their prices are equivalent to 10 US dollars?


Don't forget they usually price in Liters not gallons. so unless they did the math it could be more than $10 but Europe has better public transportation than most places in the US so I don't feel so bad.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 05/26/07 at 1:24 am


Don't forget they usually price in Liters not gallons. so unless they did the math it could be more than $10 but Europe has better public transportation than most places in the US so I don't feel so bad.

That's right, they use the metric system over there. I could easily convert litres to gallons and figure out the exact equivalence.

I have never been to Europe, but I do know about their public transportation system, having heard about it from people who have been there.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 05/26/07 at 10:58 am


Don't forget they usually price in Liters not gallons. so unless they did the math it could be more than $10 but Europe has better public transportation than most places in the US so I don't feel so bad.


Yeah, public transport is great there.. if you live in a big city.

Live in London, Paris, Lyon, Berlin, Munchen, Amsterdam.. yup, you'll only need a car if you go outside the city.. of course, to rent a closet will cost you about $1000 a week, but hey, you've got public transport.  ;)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: thereshegoes on 05/26/07 at 12:47 pm


Yeah, public transport is great there.. if you live in a big city.

Live in London, Paris, Lyon, Berlin, Munchen, Amsterdam.. yup, you'll only need a car if you go outside the city.. of course, to rent a closet will cost you about $1000 a week, but hey, you've got public transport.  ;)


Yes that's true,some people rather have the BIG house,the BIG car, the BIG boring life in the suburbs ::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 05/26/07 at 12:48 pm


Yeah, public transport is great there.. if you live in a big city.

Live in London, Paris, Lyon, Berlin, Munchen, Amsterdam.. yup, you'll only need a car if you go outside the city.. of course, to rent a closet will cost you about $1000 a week, but hey, you've got public transport.  ;)


Most of my family in Holland travel by train when they want to get out of the city.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 05/26/07 at 1:09 pm


Most of my family in Holland travel by train when they want to get out of the city.


I don't know how expensive the trains are in Holland, when I lived in France as a kid we took the train to places and it was cheap, but in England and Germany the train prices are ridiculous. To travel 100 miles in England from Leicester to London you can often pay as much as 50 pounds or more.. that's $100 - May as well drive.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 05/26/07 at 1:10 pm


Yes that's true,some people rather have the BIG house,the BIG car, the BIG boring life in the suburbs ::)


Ahem, I live in the city and always have apart from in Chicago.. where it was just not possible.. but you try and afford an apartment in the West End, it's not actually possible.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: statsqueen on 05/28/07 at 3:36 pm

I just topped off my tank in Hart, MI (which is approx 70 miles due west of where I live) and I paid $3.34 a gal.  When I got into Big Rapids (where I live) I saw that it is $3.58

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 05/31/07 at 9:39 am

Of course, hubby refused to stop on our way home this past weekend at any of the stations where gas was $3.19 (because I still had over 1/2 tank) so I ended up paying $3.54 2 days later (since I was under 1/4 tank).  Oh, and he also refused to stop where gas was $3.09 on the way out because of the same reason.  He also wouldn't take the extra 2 minutes to get the cashier at Wal-Mart to reload the gift card so we could save 3 cents/gallon because "it's only a dollar or so".....thing is, save a buck or two twenty times and you've got $20-40. ::)  Why can he not understand that burning through $3.19 (or lower) gas is much more sensible than burning through $3.54? 

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 05/31/07 at 11:43 am

Wow - Ferguson; MO $2.92!  :o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 06/11/07 at 11:44 pm

Over the past couple weeks, it's been going down little by little in CA. Still above three bucks a gallon though. I'd like for it to come down a whole dollar, lol.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: statsqueen on 06/12/07 at 9:02 pm

"Down" to 3.17 (as of this morning) here in Big Rapids, MI.  This past Sunday I could have gotten it over in Hart & Shelby for 3.09 (when it was 3.21 here).

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/12/07 at 9:39 pm

The cheapest I've seen around here lately is $2.93

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 06/12/07 at 11:10 pm

Just filled up for $2.73 a gallon.

There's a lot to be said for living on the border of Illinois and Missouri. My tax dollars go to the Illinois state government who provide all manner of wonderful social welfare programs (Including a pretty good health care system) but my sales tax dollars all go to the Missouri state government, who basically do nothing and as such have very low levels of tax on everything.

$2.73 on one side of the river, still about $3.10 here in Ill-E-noiz.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Foo Bar on 06/13/07 at 11:39 pm


Yes that's true,some people rather have the BIG house,the BIG car, the BIG boring life in the suburbs ::)


Somewhere, Peter Gabriel is weeping claymation tears.

(But not me... I'm smarter than that!  I worked it out!  I'll be stretching my mouth to let this big post come right out!  I'm heading up, I'm getting out, to the city, the big, big city.  I'll be a big noise, with all the big boys.  So much stuff I will own!  And I will pray to a big God, and I kneel in the big church...)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 06/14/07 at 6:18 pm

$2.97 here in Illinois, I saw it at $2.71 in Missouri earlier.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: statsqueen on 06/14/07 at 10:06 pm

Paid $3.01 or $3.02 this afternoon (Micah got it for me, haven't checked receipt yet)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: statsqueen on 06/16/07 at 3:43 pm

$2.89 in Hart.  I'm filling up before I leave tomorrow.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 07/25/07 at 3:03 pm

Last night when I was coming home, I finally saw a gasoline price less than $3/gal!!



But it was only $2.99.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 07/25/07 at 3:15 pm

All the way down to $2.60 something in St. Louis, $2.83 in Ill-e-noize.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 07/27/07 at 8:15 am

On Monday I drove past my usual gas station where the price was 3.25 to fill at the cheapest station 3.17 only to pass my favorite corner where gas was still high 3.57. That's a 40cent difference from cheapest to highest in less than 3 miles

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 07/27/07 at 6:09 pm


Last night when I was coming home, I finally saw a gasoline price less than $3/gal!!



But it was only $2.99.


...came down another two cents each of the past two days. O0

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 07/30/07 at 6:05 pm

...and now down to $2.93 (for low grade) near my house!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/30/07 at 9:28 pm

The cheapest I have seen around here is $2.77.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: NbC on 07/31/07 at 4:40 am

For us it seems to just go up.  It is at its record high at the moment at $3.49.  Totally outrageous.  >:(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 08/03/07 at 12:01 pm

cheapest in my expensive town is $3.09 but you really have to drive to find it... we average $3.13.  The only reason I mention it is because $3.09 is the cheapest but that crazy block has three gas stations with gas $3.54.  BTW this is for regular unleaded.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: whistledog on 08/03/07 at 12:02 pm

Around here, it's been as low as 96.3 /L

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Brian06 on 08/03/07 at 12:04 pm

It's like $2.59/gal right now here.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 08/03/07 at 8:33 pm

$2.50!

Normality is nearly resumed.  ;D ;D

That's in St. Louis, in Illinois it's only $2.76.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: statsqueen on 08/06/07 at 8:28 pm

2.93 in Big Rapids, 2.79 in Hart.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 08/20/07 at 3:30 pm

Between $2.70 and $2.90 here 8)


It sure is a relief to not have to pay $3 or more for a gallon of gas anymore. (At least for now, that is.)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Bladerunner on 08/21/07 at 3:36 pm

After looking at the beginning of this topic, I'm wishing gas prices were that low again (although they were high at that time in '04)... Yeah, the cheapeast I've seen it around here lately was $2.65/gallon, the highest around $2.85... Southeastern Massachusetts.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 08/31/07 at 1:25 pm

Last night I noticed they were creeping back up again; I'm suspecting that's due to the holiday weekend coming up. Labor Day weekend in the U.S. is a time of year for mucho travel.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 09/04/07 at 7:17 pm

They might've gone back up a little this morning.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: coqueta83 on 09/05/07 at 12:33 am

It was $2.65 for regular unleaded the last time I filled up my gas tank (last Friday). I found an old gas receipt from about 4 or 5 years ago that said $1.59/gallon and I spent $9.00. I thought back then $1.59 a gallon was outrageous! Ahhhh, the good ol' days.......

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 09/05/07 at 3:13 pm

It's pretty much stayed at or around $2.50 here in St. Louis for nearly a month now.

Even in Illinois it's only gotten up to about $2.75. Not bad really.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: whistledog on 09/06/07 at 11:07 am

I paid 94.7 the other day.  That's the cheapest I'ev seen it in a loooong time

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 09/12/07 at 1:29 pm

Aarrgh! Back up to three bucks a gallon in So-Cal! >:(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 09/21/07 at 12:16 pm

...and still climbing ::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 09/21/07 at 2:21 pm

$2.62 - $2.69 in St. Louis $2.75 - $2.82 in Illinois. Creeping up.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: statsqueen on 09/22/07 at 10:30 am

When oil went over $80/barrel, I was expecting another hike.  Instead, the price has slowlyyyyyyyyyy crept down to its current $2.93.  I paid $2.87 in Cedar Springs last Monday.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: whistledog on 10/23/07 at 12:58 am

Today, I paid 94.6/L

I did alot of highway driving, and I noticed I was almost on E, so I literally coasted into a highway gas station.  I prepaid $40 thinking I would get a little over half a tank, and I ended up overflowing the tank ;D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: NbC on 10/23/07 at 1:39 am

Went up again today:  $3.47 a gallon  >:(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: karen on 10/23/07 at 8:41 am

I'm amazed at how much it varies within the town I live in.  Even two stations next to each other charge different prices.  The cheapest I seen it recently is $2.77 and the most expensive is $3.03

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/23/07 at 11:00 pm


Went up again today:  $3.47 a gallon   >:(

Christ, where is that? 
???

Last week I was filling up for $2.75/gallon (Greenfield, MA), and cursing it as "highway robbery."  I could have filled up down in Hadley for $2.55, but I was so close to dead empty I was afraid I might not make it!  This week the cheapest I can find is up the road from my house at $2.67/gallon.  $0.80 less than what you paid. 

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: statsqueen on 10/25/07 at 11:51 am


Christ, where is that? 
???

Last week I was filling up for $2.75/gallon (Greenfield, MA), and cursing it as "highway robbery."  I could have filled up down in Hadley for $2.55, but I was so close to dead empty I was afraid I might not make it!  This week the cheapest I can find is up the road from my house at $2.67/gallon.  $0.80 less than what you paid. 



Mine's $2.87 (last time I checked).  You got me beat!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: coqueta83 on 10/25/07 at 8:04 pm

Right now it's $2.93 for unleaded at the gas station near my home. >:(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 10/25/07 at 11:18 pm

What's the big hike about today. I filled up this morning for $2.54, driving home it was almost 20 cents more, everywhere!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 10/26/07 at 10:46 am

What the hell?

It jumped up past $2.70, in fact, it was around $2.76 in a couple places, this morning, back down to $2.50 - $2.58.  ???

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/07 at 10:11 am

In the UK, the price for petrol (gas) has now reach £1 for 1 litre

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: danootaandme on 11/08/07 at 10:14 am

I filled my home heating oil tank two months ago for 2.70, just awful.  The other day a friend was incensed, the price was up to 3.15, this is absolutely unheard of, unexpected, and I expect a lot of people will be cold this year.  They expect the cost of heating the home to go up in the neighborhood of 20% to 25%. 

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 11/11/07 at 11:14 am

Well, I paid $3.37 for unleaded, 81 octane gas (the lowest octane they had). SO, no complaints please from anyone else - I am paying the most for the cheapest gas (and I suspect fellow East Bay residents like Mike and Doms, are too).  :\'(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Jessica on 11/11/07 at 1:25 pm

When we filled up a couple of weeks ago, it was $3.00. When we went shopping yesterday, I looked at the prices and it was $3.27. All I gotta say is thank heavens we only have to fill up like once a month.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Brian06 on 11/11/07 at 2:04 pm

It was $3.19 for regular yesterday.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 11/11/07 at 2:15 pm


Well, I paid $3.37 for unleaded, 81 octane gas (the lowest octane they had). SO, no complaints please from anyone else - I am paying the most for the cheapest gas (and I suspect fellow East Bay residents like Mike and Doms, are too).  :\'(


It was 3.37 also in Santa Barbara although that one crazy gas station is up to $3.69 for unleaded gas (the lowest octane available)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/11/07 at 5:29 pm

W.Mass.  It's universally above $3.00/gal.  It's aiming to surpass the post-Katrina spike. 
SOB's are gonna drive me straight to the po'house!

I seem to remember we were trying to wean ourselves off imported oil 30 years ago, gasahol and whatnot.  Then we got the North Sea crude pumping, prices dropped, and we went back to La-La Land instead.  Imagine how far along we'd be  if we had been working on the problem for the past three decades!
::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 11/12/07 at 1:22 pm


It was 3.37 also in Santa Barbara although that one crazy gas station is up to $3.69 for unleaded gas (the lowest octane available)


Wow, $3.69 for lowest octane - we may as well melt gold and put it in the gas lines  ;D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/12/07 at 1:29 pm


Well, I paid $3.37 for unleaded, 81 octane gas (the lowest octane they had). SO, no complaints please from anyone else - I am paying the most for the cheapest gas (and I suspect fellow East Bay residents like Mike and Doms, are too).   :\'(
yes I am paying big bucks too Krissy, and although my car runs on unleaded, the dealership advises Supreme every 4th fillup and that's been in the 3.50 to 3.60 range. It makes me wanna drive as litle as possible because it costs so much.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: coqueta83 on 11/12/07 at 7:26 pm

The lowest price I've seen is $3.03 for regular unleaded. I put in about $35.00 in gas today and it still didn't fill up my tank!  :\'(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Red Ant on 11/12/07 at 7:40 pm

I'm very glad there is a 48.5c write-off per business mile driven... I'm spending nearly 400$ a month for gas, and it's only $2.93 a gallon here.

Diesel fuel in Petersburg is $3.49 a gallon now.  ???

Ant

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: gumbypiz on 11/12/07 at 9:29 pm

In Buena Park/Long Beach/Anaheim,CA area its $3.24, Irvine $3.48. Cheapest I've seen around LA/Orange county is $3.19 at Costco w/Costco card.

We might as well get used to it, we won't see gas below $3.00 again. >:(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Brian06 on 11/12/07 at 9:52 pm

It went down a bit for today. I filled up for $3.08/gal tonight.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 11/14/07 at 9:55 pm


In Buena Park/Long Beach/Anaheim,CA area its $3.24, Irvine $3.48. Cheapest I've seen around LA/Orange county is $3.19 at Costco w/Costco card.

I know where those communities are, having grown up in the L.A. area. It's around 3 1/2 bucks per gallon all over. I'm just glad I don't need to drive to where I need to go every day; I take public transportation. Basically, I've only been driving from my house to the train station, and back. That's about 3 or 4 miles round-trip.



We might as well get used to it, we won't see gas below $3.00 again. >:(

The way things are going, it sure don't look like it's gonna get lower anytime soon. 8-P At least in L.A. or Ventura County.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: NbC on 11/18/07 at 6:40 am

$3.63

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 11/18/07 at 11:42 am

$3.45 is the average for santa barbara but that crazy gas station (actually there are two on the same street) $3.89 ~ $3.99 ~ $4.09

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 11/18/07 at 10:54 pm


$3.45 is the average for santa barbara but that crazy gas station (actually there are two on the same street) $3.89 ~ $3.99 ~ $4.09

Four dollars a gallon now?? :o :o I was afraid of this ::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: whistledog on 11/19/07 at 1:33 am

Per litre, I paid 97.9 today, which is equivalent to about $3.79 USD per gallon

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Henk on 11/19/07 at 1:59 am


Four dollars a gallon now?? :o :o I was afraid of this ::)


...and your complaining? ::)


Last time I paid EUR 1.429 per liter. That's a whopping 7.93 USD per gallon - twice the price you're paying. :o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: danootaandme on 11/19/07 at 6:30 am


...and your complaining? ::)


Last time I paid EUR 1.429 per liter. That's a whopping 7.93 USD per gallon - twice the price you're paying. :o


The reason the US gets a lower price is because of the amounts we buy.  Huge huge amounts, so we get a break on the price. We also are able to produce some of our own.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: karen on 11/19/07 at 8:02 am


...and your complaining? ::)


Last time I paid EUR 1.429 per liter. That's a whopping 7.93 USD per gallon - twice the price you're paying. :o


Did you convert to the correct gallon?  In the US the pint and gallon are smaller than the UK. Not sure which you would use :-\\

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Satish on 11/19/07 at 8:23 am


The reason the US gets a lower price is because of the amounts we buy.  Huge huge amounts, so we get a break on the price. We also are able to produce some of our own.


Actually, I think the main reason that gasoline prices are higher in Europe than they are in the United States is that fuel taxes there are much greater:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuel_tax#Netherlands

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 11/19/07 at 9:23 am


Actually, I think the main reason that gasoline prices are higher in Europe than they are in the United States is that fuel taxes there are much greater:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuel_tax#Netherlands


Correct, most European countries currently pay about $93 a barrel whereas in the U.S the cost is closer to $98 a barrel.

.. and Henk, I know Holland is more expensive for fuel than the U.K and when i did the math last time I was there it was the equivalent of $8.00 a gallon so I assume you're getting your U.S measurements confused. I would hazard a guess that you pay about $9.00 a gallon, or three times what we pay on average.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Henk on 11/19/07 at 12:44 pm


Correct, most European countries currently pay about $93 a barrel whereas in the U.S the cost is closer to $98 a barrel.

.. and Henk, I know Holland is more expensive for fuel than the U.K and when i did the math last time I was there it was the equivalent of $8.00 a gallon so I assume you're getting your U.S measurements confused. I would hazard a guess that you pay about $9.00 a gallon, or three times what we pay on average.


I'm not sure why you think I've got my measurements confused. According to my calculations, we pay about $7.93 a gallon. Why do you think it would be even more than that? ???

According to my information, one liter equals 0.264172052 gallons (US, liquid) and EUR 1 equals $1.46675 (today's rate). Now if I'm wrong about this, so is online conversion.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 11/19/07 at 1:05 pm


...and youre complaining? ::)


Yes, because it's finally that high in California, as I found out from a fellow CA poster.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 11/19/07 at 1:07 pm


I'm not sure why you think I've got my measurements confused. According to my calculations, we pay about $7.93 a gallon. Why do you think it would be even more than that? ???

According to my information, one liter equals 0.264172052 gallons (US, liquid) and EUR 1 equals $1.46675 (today's rate). Now if I'm wrong about this, so is online conversion.


Ooohhh, I'm retarded. You're right, I forgot Holland uses the Euro.

I remembered seeing higher prices in Holland, but.. it's just occurring to me now, I saw a higher price in Euros, the price paid in the UK is still higher because it's in Pounds.  Duh!


Yes, because it's finally that high in California, as I found out from a fellow CA poster.


... straight over your head there huh.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Henk on 11/19/07 at 1:27 pm


...and your complaining? ::)


Hah! I only now notice I misspelt "you're"...


Yes, because it's finally that high in California, as I found out from a fellow CA poster.




Last time I paid EUR 1.429 per liter. That's a whopping 7.93 USD per gallon - twice the price you're paying. :o


So I assume you have no objection to trade places then?  ???

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 11/19/07 at 8:48 pm


Hah! I only now notice I misspelt "you're"...




at least you caught it... do you know how many Americans don't even know that that was wrong? It's one of the more common grammatical errors.

So I assume you have no objection to trade places then?  ???


my mother would love to trade places even tho she pays less in AZ than I do in CA but I know she would love to be back in Holland with her sisters so if you're offering a trade... ;)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 12/04/07 at 12:17 pm


my mother would love to trade places even tho she pays less in AZ than I do in CA but I know she would love to be back in Holland with her sisters so if you're offering a trade... ;)




I take it it's cheaper in Arizona than in California these days?

Meanwhile, the gas prices in my area have actually been going down little by little in my area over the past couple weeks. Still above three bucks a gallon, though. ::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Bladerunner on 12/04/07 at 3:27 pm

I love how everyone else in the world has nothing better to do than criticize Americans. It's getting quite dull, really.

Last time I filled up I paid $3.03/gallon and yes that is a lot if you're used to paying $0.99/gallon or less. I understand that It's expensive in Europe and I respect that but when you're used to paying $0.99, yes, $3.03 is a lot.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 12/04/07 at 3:30 pm


I love how everyone else in the world has nothing better to do than criticize Americans. It's getting quite dull, really.


Can't say anybody was criticizing pal, making a point.

Go figure huh! Opinions!  :o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 12/04/07 at 3:32 pm


I love how everyone else in the world has nothing better to do than criticize Americans. It's getting quite dull, really.

Last time I filled up I paid $3.03/gallon and yes that is a lot if you're used to paying $0.99/gallon or less. I understand that It's expensive in Europe and I respect that but when you're used to paying $0.99, yes, $3.03 is a lot.


Where the hell are you getting gas for $0.99 or less?  :o  Do you live on an oil rig or something?

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/04/07 at 4:46 pm

When the gas prices started going up at the beginning of the Bush administration, I was very angry because I knew it was going up only to make Dubya & his oil buddies rich. There isn't a shortage of oil at this time and actually the demand for oil is down-so why are we paying more? I'll let you figure that one out. But, as the prices go up and up and up, I realize that this could be a very good thing. Why? Because more and more people don't want to pay $3 or more for a gallon of gas so they are starting to look for alternatives. I have been hearing about cars running on biofuels, and more hybrids are being made/sold. Even Detroit is looking into making cars that run on something other than petroleum. Kind of ironic isn't it. Here Dubya had been trying to help his oil buddies out and it just may be the start of the end for  big-time oil.



Cat

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 12/06/07 at 7:19 pm


I take it it's cheaper in Arizona than in California these days?

Meanwhile, the gas prices in my area have actually been going down little by little in my area over the past couple weeks. Still above three bucks a gallon, though. ::)


Yeah they just came up for a couple of days... the most they paid in AZ was 2.99 the most they paid in Cali was $3.59 its about 2.79 where she lives.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: NbC on 12/08/07 at 4:26 am

$3.73

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ninny on 12/08/07 at 11:15 am

$3.27 where I live in New York,unless you want to drive to the Indian Reservations,the last time we were there it was$3.03,but that was a while ago.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 12/08/07 at 11:36 am


When the gas prices started going up at the beginning of the Bush administration, I was very angry because I knew it was going up only to make Dubya & his oil buddies rich. There isn't a shortage of oil at this time and actually the demand for oil is down-so why are we paying more? I'll let you figure that one out. But, as the prices go up and up and up, I realize that this could be a very good thing. Why? Because more and more people don't want to pay $3 or more for a gallon of gas so they are starting to look for alternatives. I have been hearing about cars running on biofuels, and more hybrids are being made/sold. Even Detroit is looking into making cars that run on something other than petroleum. Kind of ironic isn't it. Here Dubya had been trying to help his oil buddies out and it just may be the start of the end for  big-time oil.


Not only that, but Congress voted to raise the levels of what cars get in regard to gas mileage. Of course, Dubya will veto it, which will tell everyone all that need to know about him, but I dare say it'll be forced through.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 12/08/07 at 2:51 pm


When the gas prices started going up at the beginning of the Bush administration, I was very angry because I knew it was going up only to make Dubya & his oil buddies rich. There isn't a shortage of oil at this time and actually the demand for oil is down-so why are we paying more? I'll let you figure that one out. But, as the prices go up and up and up, I realize that this could be a very good thing. Why? Because more and more people don't want to pay $3 or more for a gallon of gas so they are starting to look for alternatives. I have been hearing about cars running on biofuels, and more hybrids are being made/sold. Even Detroit is looking into making cars that run on something other than petroleum. Kind of ironic isn't it. Here Dubya had been trying to help his oil buddies out and it just may be the start of the end for  big-time oil.



Cat

Capitalism without competition is fascism.  It's time to use anti-trust legislation to break up the oil cartels.  Of course Congress can't do that because the oil cartels own congress.  Eisenhower warned us about this crap in 1961.  Nope.  Congress can make it impossible for you to file for bankruptcy when you're flat broke, but they can't help you save a buck on a gallon of gas.  What can I say?  Congress doesn't represent the people, so how can I begrudge people for not voting?

Prices here (I hope) topped out at $3.11 for the cheap stuff this fall.  I never paid more than $3.05 for the 87 grade.  I mean, that's all I buy.  I don't look at the premium grade any more than I look at the wristwatches at Tiffany's.
:D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: statsqueen on 12/08/07 at 11:40 pm

It was up to 3.24, then down to 3.14, then down to 2.97, then down to 2.93 which is what I paid yesterday before coming to the lake.  It was 2.90 in Hesperia (what I consider the halfway mark, even though it is closer to BR than SL).  I went into Hart today and it was 2.78.  However, I saw a station that had 2.89, so that might be what it is when I go to fill up on our way home tomorrow.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Dominic L. on 12/08/07 at 11:52 pm


$3.27 where I live in New York,unless you want to drive to the Indian Reservations,the last time we were there it was$3.03,but that was a while ago.


Though you'd spend the extra money by driving to the reservations.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 12/09/07 at 3:30 pm


$3.27 where I live in New York,unless you want to drive to the Indian Reservations,the last time we were there it was$3.03,but that was a while ago.



Though you'd spend the extra money by driving to the reservations.

I was sorta thinkin' that too.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 01/05/08 at 1:49 pm

Well, after going down a little bit before Christmas, they're going right back up again. ::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 01/05/08 at 2:51 pm


Well, after going down a little bit before Christmas, they're going right back up again. ::)


its 3.33 in Santa Barbara (3.69 at that crazy gas station that never gets it right)  but I paid 3.03 at the costco in Oxnard.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 01/05/08 at 6:57 pm


its 3.33 in Santa Barbara (3.69 at that crazy gas station that never gets it right)  but I paid 3.03 at the costco in Oxnard.

Oh yes, I know where that is. Very close to where I live!! I could drive there in just a few minutes.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 01/05/08 at 7:14 pm


Oh yes, I know where that is. Very close to where I live!! I could drive there in just a few minutes.


you have to wait in line but its worth it... plus its just on the other side of the freeway from Chick-Fil-A  ;)  same exit

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 01/05/08 at 7:30 pm


you have to wait in line but its worth it... plus its just on the other side of the freeway from Chick-Fil-A  ;)  same exit

I should know; we always use that exit to get back home. 8)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: statsqueen on 01/05/08 at 9:52 pm

Was $3.11, but then crude went over $100/barrel, so it is $3.22 now

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Jessica on 01/05/08 at 10:04 pm

At the Citgo near Pulaski and 55th, it was $3.44. Costco had it for $3.19. I am thanking the deities that we only have to fill up once a month.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 01/29/08 at 4:54 pm

The other day, for the first time in what seems like ages, I saw some gas priced at less than $3/gal! Keep comin' down!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: karen on 01/29/08 at 10:21 pm

well it's been comiong down here as well but not below $3 yet.  I paid $3.18 yesterday.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 01/30/08 at 6:51 pm


well it's been comiong down here as well but not below $3 yet.  I paid $3.18 yesterday.


same here...I'm just over an hour away from nally and we're still over $3.  $3.15-$3.17

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MrCleveland on 01/30/08 at 9:42 pm

$3.

Hopefully, we can push Ethanol and recycled Vegetable Oil for our fuel! (But I'll mention it in another post.)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/31/08 at 5:20 am

BTW, the Anglo-Dutch oil firm Royal Dutch Shell has reported annual profits of $27.56bn (£13.9bn), a record for a UK-listed company.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: karen on 01/31/08 at 9:35 am


BTW, the Anglo-Dutch oil firm Royal Dutch Shell has reported annual profits of $27.56bn (£13.9bn), a record for a UK-listed company.



Shell is consistently the most expensive petrol station here.  There are two I regularly drive past.  One is always 5 cents a gallon more than anywhere else, the other is always about 10 cents more.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Bladerunner on 02/15/08 at 1:12 am

Last time I posted gas was around $3.03, now it's $2.91.  Hess and Sunoco are the cheapest around here, and they're right across the street from each other on the main street in my town, and are always competing. Hess will drop a few cents overnight, a day or two later Sunoco will follow. Exxon, of course, is the most expensive around here, it's still over $3.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 02/15/08 at 5:55 pm


Last time I posted gas was around $3.03, now it's $2.91.  Hess and Sunoco are the cheapest around here, and they're right across the street from each other on the main street in my town, and are always competing. Hess will drop a few cents overnight, a day or two later Sunoco will follow. Exxon, of course, is the most expensive around here, it's still over $3.

The Hess station up the street is the cheapest nearby me.  It dipped to $2.87 this week, but now it's creeping back up at $2.89 for 87 grade.  I predict a $.50+ hike by Memorial Day.  They'll find a reason. It's Dubya's last year in office.
::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 02/16/08 at 3:42 pm

When I went on my days off Monday night gas was $3.09 today driving into work the same gas station had gas at $3.19 why did it go up ten cents in less than  a week?

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Written By: nally on 02/25/08 at 10:58 pm

They just went up several cents over the past few days over here. Yesterday the Shell nearest my house had the prices ranging from $3.22 to $3.46. :o :o

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Written By: gumbypiz on 02/25/08 at 11:10 pm


When I went on my days off Monday night gas was $3.09 today driving into work the same gas station had gas at $3.19 why did it go up ten cents in less than  a week?



Its weird, not more than three weeks ago, local so cal (Long Beach/Anaheim) gas had dropped to $2.87. Lately the price has shot back up to $3.19 to $3.30 (Irvine) with no real reason why?

I know there has been some instability in Africa, and threats by OPEC to cut back on production and so on, but the supply of crude has actually INCREASED over the last four months. There is more of a surplus of gasoline now than there has been in the last year, so why the jump in $$?  ???

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Written By: karen on 02/26/08 at 8:03 am

I noticed yesterday how the price has jumped here as well.  Shell want $3.39 for their chepaest grade.  :o

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Written By: midnite on 02/28/08 at 10:10 pm

Crude Oil Futures dropped to $87 three weeks ago.  This week they have been consistently over $100 per barrel.

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Written By: Brian06 on 02/28/08 at 10:18 pm

$3.09/gal yesterday.

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Written By: sugar168 on 02/29/08 at 12:09 am

Tuesday- $2.89 in Jersey  $3.09 in Pa

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Written By: MaxwellSmart on 03/01/08 at 5:57 pm

I'm seeing anywhwere from 3.04 to 3.15/gal for the cheap stuff this week in my area of W. Mass.

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Written By: snozberries on 03/01/08 at 7:00 pm



3.53 in Santa Barbara  or for anyone keeping track the crazy gas station I always reference here has gas at

3.89
3.99
4.09


I'm going to take a pic of their sign next time I am there.


Jeff have you been to Costco lately?  How much is gas there?

I will be driving past a particular restaurant on the 15, 17, & 19 of this month...or dates very similar to that.

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Written By: nally on 03/01/08 at 10:59 pm



3.53 in Santa Barbara  or for anyone keeping track the crazy gas station I always reference here has gas at

3.89
3.99
4.09


Sweet nibblets! :o :o It crossed four dollars already?!?!?!?




I'm going to take a pic of their sign next time I am there.


Jeff have you been to Costco lately?  How much is gas there?

I will be driving past a particular restaurant on the 15, 17, & 19 of this month...or dates very similar to that.

I don't go to Costco very much, but I do sorta pass by it. However I don't get a chance to see the prices there. It's at the Shell, Chevron and Mobil stations near my house that I pass by regularly. It's already at 3 1/2 dollars a gallon there, I can tell you that.

That particular restaurant...does its name start with a "C"? ;D

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Written By: snozberries on 03/02/08 at 2:22 am


Sweet nibblets! :o :o It crossed four dollars already?!?!?!?

I don't go to Costco very much, but I do sorta pass by it. However I don't get a chance to see the prices there. It's at the Shell, Chevron and Mobil stations near my house that I pass by regularly. It's already at 3 1/2 dollars a gallon there, I can tell you that.

That particular restaurant...does its name start with a "C"? ;D


Indeed it does! it also ends with an a!  ;)

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Written By: twistedwarp on 03/02/08 at 2:59 am


Hmm, ours is around $1.70 per gallon.  Not too bad compared to most of y'alls....but perhaps that's a benefit of living in Oklahoma.   ;)



OMG! look how much the price has changed since 2004!!!!  its almost to $4.00 now... Lol that was funny reading the early posts from this thread.

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Written By: nally on 03/02/08 at 9:23 pm


Indeed it does! it also ends with an a!   ;)



Is the name hyphenated too? :D

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Written By: nally on 03/04/08 at 12:31 pm

The station near my home had prices ranging from $3.40 to $3.66 this morning. :o :o

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Written By: McDonald on 03/04/08 at 2:05 pm

In Montreal today it's about CDN$1.12/L. which is about CDN$4.03/Gal. (app. USD$4.08). So it seems like it's pretty much on the level with a lot of the northern US, according to what I see here.

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Written By: MrCleveland on 03/04/08 at 6:43 pm

Compared to what it was 25 Years ago (Including inflation), this is the norm.

In Europe, It's more like $5! No wonder the Euro is doing so damn good. (Not to mention they have half of Europe using it!)

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Written By: nally on 03/05/08 at 1:56 pm

I actually saw $4 for gas at one station that I passed by today. :o :o

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Written By: Tia on 03/05/08 at 1:59 pm

oil reached an all-time high a couple days ago, beating the old high (adjusted for inflation) from 1981. welcome to the apocalypse!

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Written By: MrCleveland on 03/05/08 at 2:17 pm


oil reached an all-time high a couple days ago, beating the old high (adjusted for inflation) from 1981. welcome to the apocalypse!


I smell a remake of that film where the new source of fuel is...sand.

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Written By: sugar168 on 03/06/08 at 10:27 pm

$3.09...hmm

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Written By: karen on 03/07/08 at 7:55 pm

Just paid $3.34 for regular this evening.

Can I have a price check from someone in the UK please?  Hearing rumours of it being near £5 (but didn't know if that was gallon or litre!)

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Written By: Brian06 on 03/07/08 at 9:50 pm

$3.19

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Written By: snozberries on 03/09/08 at 6:54 pm


I actually saw $4 for gas at one station that I passed by today. :o :o


Were you driving past that crazy gas station in Santa Barbara? I drove by there yesterday

3.99 unleaded
4.09
4.19



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Written By: Spirit of 76 on 03/09/08 at 11:57 pm


Were you driving past that crazy gas station in Santa Barbara? I drove by there yesterday

3.99 unleaded
4.09
4.19


You already have over 4 dollars a gallon!?  :o

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Written By: La Roche on 03/10/08 at 1:01 am


Just paid $3.34 for regular this evening.

Can I have a price check from someone in the UK please?  Hearing rumours of it being near £5 (but didn't know if that was gallon or litre!)


Yeah, 5 quid for a gallon which is about $10.50.

I paid more than $3 for the first time in my life tonight. $3.01 at the Phillips 66 way the hell out in west st. Charles county. Back in town it was $2.90ish but I was running on fumes when I left the job.

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Written By: Tia on 03/10/08 at 11:50 am

this is some scary sheesh.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080310/ap_on_bi_ge/oil_prices_30

i hope that's true about the speculators. if the peak oil guys are right, i am SO outta here. :-\\

***

Gas Prices Near Record; Oil Hits $107 By JOHN WILEN, AP Business Writer
31 minutes ago


NEW YORK - Gasoline prices were poised Monday to set a new record at the pump, having surged to within half a cent of their record high of $3.227 a gallon. Oil prices, meanwhile, surged to $107, a new inflation-adjusted record and their fifth new high in the last six sessions on an upbeat report on wholesale inventories.

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The national average price of a gallon of gas rose 0.7 cent overnight to $3.222 a gallon, 69 cents higher than one year ago, according to AAA and the Oil Price Information Service. Last May, prices peaked at $3.227 as surging demand and a string of refinery outages raised concerns about supplies.

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Written By: nally on 03/10/08 at 12:01 pm


Were you driving past that crazy gas station in Santa Barbara? I drove by there yesterday

3.99 unleaded
4.09
4.19






No. I have not even been towards Santa Barbara in the past year.

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Written By: lorac61469 on 03/10/08 at 12:55 pm

$3.18 for regular.

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Written By: MaxwellSmart on 03/10/08 at 9:18 pm

Pioneer Valley, Mass. from my observation ranges from $3.05 for the 87 grade at the cheapest station to $3.59 for the premium at the most expensive station. 

This is an crime!
Somebody has to pay!
And you know who that is?  Do you?

Me.
:\'(

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Written By: snozberries on 03/10/08 at 9:26 pm


Pioneer Valley, Mass. from my observation ranges from $3.05 for the 87 grade at the cheapest station to $3.59 for the premium at the most expensive station. 

This is an crime!
Somebody has to pay!
And you know who that is?  Do you?

Me.
:\'(


I wish $3.05.... your premium price ($3.59) at the most expensive gas station is the average price for unleaded (also 87 grade I believe) for gas at most stations in Santa Barbara. Of course it probably went up since this morning.  >:(

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Written By: ninny on 03/10/08 at 9:32 pm

3.35 for unleaded in NY

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Written By: gemini on 03/11/08 at 4:04 pm

3.45 today in the Dayton area. A customer came into work and said it had just gone up, but one place in town still had it for 3.13, so I went on my lunch hour and filled up for 3.13. Sad thing is, I was calling everyone I knew to tell them gas is still "cheap" at the Shell station. Pretty bad when we're conditioned to think 3.13 is cheap.  >:(

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Written By: Brian06 on 03/11/08 at 8:20 pm

It just rose to $3.45 today.  >:(

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Written By: Badfinger-fan on 03/11/08 at 8:21 pm

I paid $3.69 last night

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Written By: sugar168 on 03/13/08 at 2:11 pm

today it was $3.19 for regular $3.09 this time last week...crazy!!

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Written By: Dagwood on 03/13/08 at 3:23 pm

I just paid $3.01.  The sign said $3.05 so I must have slid in under the wire. ;D

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Written By: MaxwellSmart on 03/13/08 at 6:28 pm

Around here it's gone up about $0.04 since Tuesday and I expect it to keep climbing.
:(

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Written By: snozberries on 03/16/08 at 11:17 am



I took this picture on Tuesday 3/11. 

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/snozberries44/gas.jpg

I'm sure the prices have risen since Tuesday I'll take a new pic when I pass by that crazy gas station again!

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Written By: nally on 03/16/08 at 11:11 pm



I took this picture on Tuesday 3/11. 

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/snozberries44/gas.jpg

I'm sure the prices have risen since Tuesday I'll take a new pic when I pass by that crazy gas station again!


sweet nibbelits! :o :o

I guess I should be lucky that it's not $4 where I live yet.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/17/08 at 3:20 am

On our travels on Saturday, we brought petrol for the car at £1.08, I do not know how it compares in Dollars.

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Written By: karen on 03/17/08 at 8:56 am


On our travels on Saturday, we brought petrol for the car at £1.08, I do not know how it compares in Dollars.


So about $2.20  But that's for a litre right?

So we'd need to also convert from litres into US gallons

O.K. done that calculation.  Not exact currency conversion though.

It's roughly $8.20 a US gallon

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/17/08 at 9:27 am


So about $2.20  But that's for a litre right?

So we'd need to also convert from litres into US gallons

O.K. done that calculation.  Not exact currency conversion though.

It's roughly $8.20 a US gallon
Thanks for the conversion, + karma.

Whatever it works out to, it is still expensive.

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Written By: snozberries on 03/17/08 at 2:36 pm


So about $2.20  But that's for a litre right?

So we'd need to also convert from litres into US gallons

O.K. done that calculation.  Not exact currency conversion though.

It's roughly $8.20 a US gallon


well I know where I'm not going on vacation sorry Philip.

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Written By: Red Ant on 03/17/08 at 7:08 pm



I took this picture on Tuesday 3/11. 

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/snozberries44/gas.jpg

I'm sure the prices have risen since Tuesday I'll take a new pic when I pass by that crazy gas station again!


Wow! Gas is $3.15 here for regular, but mid grade is ~$3.40. Diesel was $3.89 last I checked: I'm sure it's over $4.00 a gallon here now, and perhaps closer to $5 where you live.

Ant

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Written By: sugar168 on 03/18/08 at 12:08 am

$3.07 in jersey and $3.30 in Pa, its crazy!!!

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Written By: snozberries on 03/18/08 at 11:53 am


Wow! Gas is $3.15 here for regular, but mid grade is ~$3.40. Diesel was $3.89 last I checked: I'm sure it's over $4.00 a gallon here now, and perhaps closer to $5 where you live.

Ant


Santa Barbara CA

The average here is about $3.69 - $3.75

That pic is from the one gas station in town that is totally out of touch with reality....  I drove by on Sunday and the prices were still the same...and there were four cars getting gas...Two miles down the road you can get it 30 cents cheaper. 

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Written By: nally on 03/18/08 at 6:05 pm

^it's gettin' that high in Oxnard/Ventura too :o :o

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Written By: snozberries on 03/19/08 at 3:22 am


^it's gettin' that high in Oxnard/Ventura too :o :o


I just go to costco....it was 3.43 today.

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Written By: Tia on 03/19/08 at 9:04 am


I just go to costco....it was 3.43 today.


it's gonna go way up because of summer coming and because of what bernanke is doing with interest rates to help bail out the rich bankers. when interest rates go down, the dollar sinks and the low value of the dollar is the major reason for gas prices being where they are.

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Written By: nally on 03/19/08 at 1:37 pm


I just go to costco....it was 3.43 today.




At the station that's fairly close to my home?

Let me know when you plan on coming there next, so we can meet at Chick Fil A!

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Written By: snozberries on 03/19/08 at 3:08 pm


At the station that's fairly close to my home?

Let me know when you plan on coming there next, so we can meet at Chick Fil A!


I will I would have let you know but i had to fly through the drive thru b/c I was in hurry to get to LA... I spent about 30 minutes longer here yesterday than I intended and you know what difference 30 minutes can make in LA traffic.

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Written By: La Roche on 03/19/08 at 3:59 pm


it's gonna go way up because of summer coming and because of what bernanke is doing with interest rates to help bail out the rich bankers. when interest rates go down, the dollar sinks and the low value of the dollar is the major reason for gas prices being where they are.


It's starting to make me laugh. I can ride my bike to most places, I live right in town and can use public transport very easily, all the theaters I work at are within a 7 mile radius and on the days I have classes I either ride my bike through the park which is lovely on a good day.. or drive the 0.8 miles each way. It makes me laugh, all the white flight mooks who ran to the far distant suburbs are now getting raped at the pump.

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Written By: Tia on 03/19/08 at 4:13 pm


It's starting to make me laugh. I can ride my bike to most places, I live right in town and can use public transport very easily, all the theaters I work at are within a 7 mile radius and on the days I have classes I either ride my bike through the park which is lovely on a good day.. or drive the 0.8 miles each way. It makes me laugh, all the white flight mooks who ran to the far distant suburbs are now getting raped at the pump.
yeah it's a  pretty good time. i drive a few miles back and forth each way to the metro, i dont suffer too bad. but i chuckle at the guys with the lincoln navigators and the F-150s. like, you just had to keep up with the joneses, didnt ya? and now you got this gas-guzzling burning tire around your neck. ;D

of course the effect on food prices isn't so funny. i like food, i'd hate to have to quit eating it.

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Written By: snozberries on 03/19/08 at 4:16 pm


It's starting to make me laugh. I can ride my bike to most places, I live right in town and can use public transport very easily, all the theaters I work at are within a 7 mile radius and on the days I have classes I either ride my bike through the park which is lovely on a good day.. or drive the 0.8 miles each way. It makes me laugh, all the white flight mooks who ran to the far distant suburbs are now getting raped at the pump.


I used to live a mile from work and would actually ride a bike with gas the way it is unfortunately I live more than 15 miles from work  and most of it is up hilly because the only apartment available to me was in the mountainous area of Santa Barbara.  Believe me I never would've chosen to live here...



yeah it's a  pretty good time. i drive a few miles back and forth each way to the metro, i dont suffer too bad. but i chuckle at the guys with the lincoln navigators and the F-150s. like, you just had to keep up with the joneses, didnt ya? and now you got this gas-guzzling burning tire around your neck. ;D

of course the effect on food prices isn't so funny. i like food, i'd hate to have to quit eating it.



There was a quote on an early episode of Good Times.... Florida says while every one is keeping their eye on the price of gas...they're raising prices in the grocery stores...

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Written By: La Roche on 03/19/08 at 4:22 pm


I used to live a mile from work and would actually ride a bike with gas the way it is unfortunately I live more than 15 miles from work  and most of it is up hilly because the only apartment available to me was in the mountainous area of Santa Barbara.  Believe me I never would've chosen to live here...


I'm in no doubts that you would choose to live there. Regardless of that, I'm not even talking about the 30 mile round trips.. that's not so bad. I'm talking about the folks that live way the hell out in the burby-burbs, just so they can have a 12 bedroom house or whatever it is that attracts them to those desolate hell holes.


yeah it's a  pretty good time. i drive a few miles back and forth each way to the metro, i dont suffer too bad. but i chuckle at the guys with the lincoln navigators and the F-150s. like, you just had to keep up with the joneses, didnt ya? and now you got this gas-guzzling burning tire around your neck. ;D

of course the effect on food prices isn't so funny. i like food, i'd hate to have to quit eating it.


But the effect on food prices isn't so bad. I've noticed almost no increase in my grocery bill.. when it really kicks in, hey fair enough, it'll suck. But there's a big difference between an extra $10 at the grocery store and $4.00 a gallon with a 14MPG truck... and the really funny thing is, most of the guys that NEED trucks are the kind of guys who can afford to run them.. ya know, plumbers, contractors etc.  ;D It just makes me laugh.

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Written By: snozberries on 03/19/08 at 4:28 pm


I'm in no doubts that you would choose to live there. Regardless of that, I'm not even talking about the 30 mile round trips.. that's not so bad. I'm talking about the folks that live way the hell out in the burby-burbs, just so they can have a 12 bedroom house or whatever it is that attracts them to those desolate hell holes.

But the effect on food prices isn't so bad. I've noticed almost no increase in my grocery bill.. when it really kicks in, hey fair enough, it'll suck. But there's a big difference between an extra $10 at the grocery store and $4.00 a gallon with a 14MPG truck... and the really funny thing is, most of the guys that NEED trucks are the kind of guys who can afford to run them.. ya know, plumbers, contractors etc.  ;D It just makes me laugh.


in SB they moved 40 plus miles because they could get a house for several hundred K less.... guess that's all moot now.

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Written By: Tia on 03/19/08 at 4:29 pm


But the effect on food prices isn't so bad. I've noticed almost no increase in my grocery bill.. when it really kicks in, hey fair enough, it'll suck. But there's a big difference between an extra $10 at the grocery store and $4.00 a gallon with a 14MPG truck... and the really funny thing is, most of the guys that NEED trucks are the kind of guys who can afford to run them.. ya know, plumbers, contractors etc.  ;D It just makes me laugh.
i haven't either, i keep chowin' down and i havent seen it getting any pricier but i keep seeing headlines so it makes me nervous. and that's true, unless i'm eating a calzone an hour it probably wont make that much of a difference.


true about plumbers etc. truckers are hurting but that's a different kettle of fish.

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Written By: La Roche on 03/19/08 at 4:32 pm


in SB they moved 40 plus miles because they could get a house for several hundred K less.... guess that's all moot now.




Well No, I doubt high gas prices will ever negate a saving of several hundred thousand dollars on a home, but out here in St. Louis, Chicago, Minneapolis etc, a lot of the outlying suburbs are considerably more expensive yet all they are, are endless faceless subdivisions.. shoddily built houses with yard-nazi's patrolling to ensure that your garden is perfectly manicured.

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Written By: snozberries on 03/19/08 at 4:33 pm


Well No, I doubt high gas prices will ever negate a saving of several hundred thousand dollars on a home, but out here in St. Louis, Chicago, Minneapolis etc, a lot of the outlying suburbs are considerably more expensive yet all they are, are endless faceless subdivisions.. shoddily built houses with yard-nazi's patrolling to ensure that your garden is perfectly manicured.


;D

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Written By: La Roche on 03/19/08 at 4:34 pm


i haven't either, i keep chowin' down and i havent seen it getting any pricier but i keep seeing headlines so it makes me nervous. and that's true, unless i'm eating a calzone an hour it probably wont make that much of a difference.


true about plumbers etc. truckers are hurting but that's a different kettle of fish.



True, truckers who own their own vehicles are getting f**ked bad.

Right, I really haven't noticed a difference on my food bill. Ethanol will probably do more to raise prices than gas prices.

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Written By: Jessica on 03/19/08 at 5:25 pm


Well No, I doubt high gas prices will ever negate a saving of several hundred thousand dollars on a home, but out here in St. Louis, Chicago, Minneapolis etc, a lot of the outlying suburbs are considerably more expensive yet all they are, are endless faceless subdivisions.. shoddily built houses with yard-nazi's patrolling to ensure that your garden is perfectly manicured.


Ever seen "Over the Hedge"? The parody of suburbia is beautiful. ;D

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Written By: nally on 03/19/08 at 7:52 pm


I will I would have let you know but i had to fly through the drive thru b/c I was in hurry to get to LA... I spent about 30 minutes longer here yesterday than I intended and you know what difference 30 minutes can make in LA traffic.




oh of course! I know what L.A. traffic is like; I've been through it all my life.

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Written By: nally on 04/11/08 at 5:14 pm

I can see they're already setting record highs in CA... does anyone have self-serve up to FOUR dollars a gallon yet? :o :o

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Written By: La Roche on 04/11/08 at 5:32 pm

$3.31 the other day. One nice thing is that for us at least it's only temporary, Missouri has almost no gas tax and we're just seeing the effects of refinery shutdowns and transport issues, current projections see us hitting the peak of around $3.40 and the slow decline back to $3.00 land.

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Written By: karen on 04/11/08 at 5:33 pm

A couple of days ago they were predicting $4 a gallon by sometime in May here!  :o

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Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/11/08 at 7:21 pm

$3.75 gal yesterday  >:(

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Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/12/08 at 12:14 am

$3.15 yesterday, $3.19 today and that's 87 grade at the Hess station in Amherst, routinely rock-bottom cheapest in the area! The highest price for premium I've seen around the Pioneer Valley today was $3.47 at the Sunoco in South Deerfield; however, I'll bet it has exceeded $3.50 elsewhere in the area.

By Memorial Day it'll be cheaper for me to commute via rented helicopter for fussakes!
:o

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Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/12/08 at 12:45 am

California is getting gouged  >:(

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/12/08 at 12:49 am

ours is at $3.33, I think. >:(

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Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/12/08 at 12:50 am


ours is at $3.33, I think. >:(
that's cheap compared to here. regular is over 3.70

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Written By: gumbypiz on 04/12/08 at 4:27 am


I can see they're already setting record highs in CA... does anyone have self-serve up to FOUR dollars a gallon yet? :o :o

Outskirts, and upscale neighborhoods are at $4 and more.

Irvine, CA unleaded regular (this was last week mind you) $3.89. The more expensive retailers (can't see why anyone would frequent these) are ALREADY at $4.05, $4.15 & $4.25 (regular, mid grade, and super) in the LA area.

Parts further up the coast of LA county, Malibu and others are seeing the same.

There are a few places in Long Beach, Anaheim, and Compton areas that are still in the $3.59 - $3.79 range for regular. But don't expect that to last long.
I've seen gas prices rise 7 cents at most stations in the last week!
A penny a day or more!  >:(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 04/15/08 at 6:50 am


I can see they're already setting record highs in CA... does anyone have self-serve up to FOUR dollars a gallon yet? :o :o


here ya go.... this was taken Apr 8th  at the Mobil Gas Station in Goleta (Santa Barbara) Ca... on Glen Annie Road at the 101 off ramp.


http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/snozberries44/moregas.jpg



edited to say I took the pic myself and did not photoshop it in anyway.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Tia on 04/15/08 at 8:28 am


here ya go.... this was taken Apr 8th  at the Mobil Gas Station in Goleta (Santa Barbara) Ca... on Glen Annie Road at the 101 off ramp.


http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/snozberries44/moregas.jpg



edited to say I took the pic myself and did not photoshop it in anyway.
that's krazzzzzyyyyy. i was watching more peak oil stuff on youtube last night and getting all freaked out again.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 04/15/08 at 11:51 am


$3.15 yesterday, $3.19 today and that's 87 grade at the Hess station in Amherst, routinely rock-bottom cheapest in the area! The highest price for premium I've seen around the Pioneer Valley today was $3.47 at the Sunoco in South Deerfield; however, I'll bet it has exceeded $3.50 elsewhere in the area.

By Memorial Day it'll be cheaper for me to commute via rented helicopter for fussakes!
:o


Wait a second.. why are you paying almost 20cents less per gallon in Taxachussetts than I am in 'No-Tax at all, ain't no education here' Missouri?

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Red Ant on 04/15/08 at 12:56 pm

My ass is still sore from all the money I spent on gas this past week. To wit:

1100 miles roundtrip to SC and back, including 40 miles a day to the jobsite.
My work vehicle gets 17 mpg highway, 11 in the city for an average of 15 mpg.
That's 73 gallons of gas... at $3.30/gal average, that's $242 in one week for fuel.

I'll made that same trip three weeks ago, and will make it two more times before I'm finished down there.


True, truckers who own their own vehicles are getting f**ked bad.


Initially, yes. Same with me. But at the end of the year we can write off all business mileage at 48.5 cents a mile (2007 deduction rates - that should increase this year). I doubt big rigs get better than 8 MPG, so they will basically be able to write off only their fuel costs if diesel stays at ~$4 a gallon. They might still be getting hosed on maintenance costs, which as far as I know are built into that 48.5 cent deduction per mile.

Ant

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 04/15/08 at 1:33 pm


A couple of days ago they were predicting $4 a gallon by sometime in May here!  :o

well it finally happened in California. Yesterday I passed a station that had a whopping $4.03 for the high grade.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 04/15/08 at 1:35 pm


here ya go.... this was taken Apr 8th  at the Mobil Gas Station in Goleta (Santa Barbara) Ca... on Glen Annie Road at the 101 off ramp.


http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/snozberries44/moregas.jpg



edited to say I took the pic myself and did not photoshop it in anyway.


To quote the late Peter Boyle as his "Everybody Loves Raymond" character Frank Barone:

Holy Crap! :o :o :o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/15/08 at 4:12 pm

I paid $3.88 a gallon yesterday here in the bay area Northern California  >:( 

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 04/15/08 at 11:45 pm



I'm seriously thinking about getting an electric bike....but its 15 miles for me and mostly hills... also I now work 12pm to 10 pm... no problem in the morning but at 10 at night I don't really want to bike home.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/16/08 at 11:34 pm



I'm seriously thinking about getting an electric bike....but its 15 miles for me and mostly hills... also I now work 12pm to 10 pm... no problem in the morning but at 10 at night I don't really want to bike home.


The way things are going, I'll be in the market for an electric chair!
8-P

We're still a bit cheaper Santa Barbara.  In western Mass. we're running between $3.25 and $3.65.  This is the creeping death, snuffing us out penny by penny!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: sugar168 on 04/19/08 at 11:23 am

3.55 crazy!!!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: whistledog on 04/20/08 at 12:02 am

Right now, It's about $1.15 /L over here

Not even 2 weeks ago, it was 99.6c /L

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 04/22/08 at 9:16 pm


Right now, It's about $1.15 /L over here

Not even 2 weeks ago, it was 99.6c /L


remind me... how many liters are there in a gallon? 

I'll have some new pics for you tomorrow. I think my station is over 4.16 now....

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 04/22/08 at 11:11 pm


remind me... how many liters are there in a gallon? 

I'll have some new pics for you tomorrow. I think my station is over 4.16 now....

ouch. :o The stations around here are entering the $4 range too. At least when we filled up the tank a couple days ago it was still 3-something.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: whistledog on 04/22/08 at 11:36 pm


remind me... how many liters are there in a gallon? 


3.78 Litres in 1 US Gallon


I got gas today for $1.25 /Litre.  I got $25 worth and it filled my tank just a smidge over half way

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: NbC on 04/23/08 at 6:40 am

$4.19    >:(  >:(  >:(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Tia on 04/23/08 at 6:44 am

check out chucky's article in another thread about how this inflation in gas prices is another speculative bubble like what happened in housing. it's interesting.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 04/23/08 at 7:43 am


check out chucky's article in another thread about how this inflation in gas prices is another speculative bubble like what happened in housing. it's interesting.


That's almost certainly true. Whilst peak oil is a fact, I truly believe we're some way away from that.. humanity may well be dealt another good hand, giving us the necessary amount of time to move from oil to other means of power. At least in the short term, electric cars are probably the best answer until/if we can come up with another easily extractable/refinable/usable/purchasable source of propulsion fuel.

Oil prices are high mainly due to the ridiculously weakened state of the economy (read: dollar), the fact that our refineries are not working at even 70% of their capacity and due to the fact that Oil is controlled by a cartel, mainly made up of countries who's concern for our economic interests isn't exactly a paramount factor in price decisions.

I'm quite sure we're going to have a couple of years paying high prices.. I think it's possible we could see prices of $4.50 or so in the higher tax states.. not much more than that. The market eventually reaches a level were demand tails off and so does the price. Get ready to hold your wallets for a couple of years, but I'm quite sure things will improve. As the dollar gains in strength gasoline should, based on all past experience and economic data, drop back down below $3.00 a gallon, as US refineries are improved and operate at a higher efficiency that price should drop again and if we do begin to drill in Alaska, North Dakota, The Gulf of Mexico and Colorado then the price will drop yet further. Couple this with the cost of living increases that are long overdue to many millions of Americans and I believe the outlook, whilst not rosy, may be a bit more comfortable than this. Just in time for me to buy one of those 2010 Camaro's I hope.  ;) ;D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Tia on 04/23/08 at 8:07 am

nothing makes me more nervous than optimism. :-\\

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/08 at 8:09 am

On the Rise: Oil Nears $120 a Barrel, Gas Average Hits New High

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 04/23/08 at 9:48 pm


I took these last night

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/snozberries44/gas3.jpg  http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/snozberries44/gas4.jpg

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/23/08 at 9:48 pm

I think it's a crooked market manipulation at the expense of the American people who work for a living.  The first thing I'd do as president is open a big investigation and hang the bigshots by their most tender parts!
>:(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 04/23/08 at 9:49 pm


I think it's a crooked market manipulation at the expense of the American people who work for a living.  The first thing I'd do as president is open a big investigation and hang the bigshots by their most tender parts!
>:(




Quick...someone write in Maxwell Smart on the ballot  ;D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/23/08 at 9:53 pm


I took these last night

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/snozberries44/gas3.jpg  http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/snozberries44/gas4.jpg

Where is this?
???

We're still under $4.00 a gallon (W. Mass., lowest $3.44 highest $3.72), but I predict we'll crack the big 4 before mid-May.
:(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 04/23/08 at 10:02 pm


Where is this?
???

We're still under $4.00 a gallon (W. Mass., lowest $3.44 highest $3.72), but I predict we'll crack the big 4 before mid-May.
:(


still Santa Barbara (technically Goleta) ...

the one that's 4.13 is the station I call that crazy gas station in SB... so I guess that makes the one that's 4.19 the really crazy gas station in SB.....

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/23/08 at 10:07 pm


still Santa Barbara (technically Goleta) ...

the one that's 4.13 is the station I call that crazy gas station in SB... so I guess that makes the one that's 4.19 the really crazy gas station in SB.....

Isn't everything more expensive in the SB area?

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 04/23/08 at 10:18 pm


Isn't everything more expensive in the SB area?



yes it is. 

almost $6 for a gallon of milk.

$200K for a mobile home

$500K for a condo.


it's ridiculous.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 04/23/08 at 10:19 pm



yes it is. 

almost $6 for a gallon of milk.

$200K for a mobile home

$500K for a condo.


it's ridiculous.




oh yeah and the mobile home and condo prices....are with the market dropping... last year a mobile home was over $400K and a condo was going for $675 - 750K

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: karen on 04/23/08 at 10:52 pm

The expensive gas station near me put their prices about by about 6 cents today.  I walked past around lunchtime and the cheapest grade was $3.79.? and at about 6.00 this evening it was $3.85.?

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: midnite on 04/23/08 at 11:44 pm



oh yeah and the mobile home and condo prices....are with the market dropping... last year a mobile home was over $400K and a condo was going for $675 - 750K


That is why California leads the nation in foreclosures (Vegas, Miami, Ohio aside).  People are walking away because they owe more on their mortgages than the homes are worth.  If you don't own a home already, grab a foreclosure at a bargain price!



Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 04/24/08 at 1:28 am


That is why California leads the nation in foreclosures (Vegas, Miami, Ohio aside).  People are walking away because they owe more on their mortgages than the homes are worth.  If you don't own a home already, grab a foreclosure at a bargain price!







even the foreclosures are out rageous here... if I wanted to move back to northern ca I could do it but I hate NorCal...sorry Mike and Hawk and the rest... but I spend way too much time in LA to go there and I would love to live in LA but I make more here than I could make there and I'd rather be poor in Santa Barbara than poor in LA  ;D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/24/08 at 10:10 am

I didn't know you were allowed to be poor and live in Santa Barbara...

Remember NWA? 
"Straight Outta Compton," now that's badass!
"Straight Outta Santa Barbara," not so much.
:D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 04/24/08 at 2:36 pm


I took these last night

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/snozberries44/gas3.jpg  http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/snozberries44/gas4.jpg

Makes me actually want to see $3.00 (on the dot) again...lol! :o
Heck, $2.50 would be pleasing to my eyes right about now.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 04/25/08 at 3:28 pm


Makes me actually want to see $3.00 (on the dot) again...lol! :o
Heck, $2.50 would be pleasing to my eyes right about now.


me too  lol....

okay so when I drove by "that crazy gas station in Santa Barbara!" Wed nite Thurs morning at midnight it was still 4.13

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/snozberries44/gas3.jpg


Here's what I saw 22 hours later when I drove by Thurs. Night at 10 pm.


http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/snozberries44/gas5.jpg




NOW THAT IS CRAZY! 









 

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 05/01/08 at 3:18 pm

^ It sure is!!! :o :o

I don't think I wanna travel up that way anytime soon, even though I like the area in general.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: midnite on 05/01/08 at 6:24 pm

In New Jersey, we have the third lowest gas tax and we are only one of two states who do NOT pump our own gas (Oregon is the other).  Yes, we are divas.   However, gas is about $3.45 now.  If it hits $4.00 I am telling my employer that I am going to work from home!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: karen on 05/02/08 at 11:35 am

I just paid $3.86 and it cost me $70 to fill up.  :o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Red Ant on 05/02/08 at 5:11 pm


I just paid $3.86 and it cost me $70 to fill up.  :o


My fill ups now are hitting 70$ as well (20 gallons). Fuel prices seem to be at a peak right now, though I won't be surprised if regular hits 4$ a gallon nationwide by the summer.

Ant

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 05/02/08 at 5:35 pm




My fill ups now are hitting 70$ as well (20 gallons). Fuel prices seem to be at a peak right now, though I won't be surprised if regular hits 4$ a gallon nationwide by the summer.

Ant



I think we need a two gas boycott. I vote for May 14th and 15th and just sock it back to them.



Even though the two crazy gas stations are still at 4.39-  all my stations are high. The cheapest gas, as of May 1st, in town is $3.89 but that's just one station.... really our stations average 3.93 - 3.97.  >:( 



Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 05/02/08 at 9:42 pm




I think we need a two gas boycott. I vote for May 14th and 15th and just sock it back to them.

Oh? What's happening on those days?




Even though the two crazy gas stations are still at 4.39-  all my stations are high. The cheapest gas, as of May 1st, in town is $3.89 but that's just one station.... really our stations average 3.93 - 3.97.   >:( 





which is way too much if you ask me. :P The prices around here are like that too.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 05/02/08 at 9:47 pm

I just went back to the beginning of this thread, when most gas prices were in the $2/gal range, and saw this post from our departed ellipsis guest (assuming he never comes back, lol):


Another thing I've never understood is the "fraction-of-a-cent". What I mean is, all the prices have a "9/10ths" suffix; I don't know why. For example, if one gallon of gas is $1.859, and you got exactly one gallon, you can't cut your penny into ten pieces and give 'em only nine; U.S. currency doesn't work that way. Wouldn't you really be paying $1.86? ::)


That fraction-of-a-cent thingy has always boggled my mind too. I whole heartedly agree with this statement. Yes, you should pay the full cent.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 05/02/08 at 9:51 pm


Oh? What's happening on those days?



nothing I just picked two random days in the near future for us to boycott.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: coqueta83 on 05/02/08 at 11:35 pm

It was around $3.68 at the corner gas station the other day. It probably went up another few cents since then.  :\'(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/08 at 10:40 am

In the UK it now costs £5 for a gallon of petrol and back in 1971 it only costed 34½p.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: midnite on 05/04/08 at 4:14 pm

20 cents per gallon in Venezuala for those interested in relocating.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: karen on 05/05/08 at 9:17 am

I'm contemplating joining BJ's (a warehouse club) simply because their gas is about 20 cents cheaper.  If I can save that much its worth the very slightly longer drve to fill up and I can pick up my groceries at the same time.  I don't know how much it costs to join but I have an offer of 60 days free membership so I figured I'd use that at least.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Brian06 on 05/05/08 at 3:49 pm

$3.39 is the lowest price I saw today.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 05/05/08 at 5:09 pm

$3.49 is the cheapest around here. This is starting to piss me off, Missouri has almost no gas tax so why is our price higher than the national average?!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/05/08 at 5:40 pm

I have to get gas on the way home. I think it's about 3.89 here near work, but closer to home I saw 3.78 gal

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/05/08 at 7:20 pm


I have to get gas on the way home. I think it's about 3.89 here near work, but closer to home I saw 3.78 gal

$3.78.9 is the highest I've seen around here so far. 

At my usual filling station, the Hess up the street, it's been $3.53.9 for the cheap grade for a week steady.  I've taken to filling when my tank is about 60% full.  You don't really save any money, but it feels less depressing to pay $17.00 instead of $40.00!
:D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 05/06/08 at 12:11 am

I've seen nothing under 3 1/2 dollars anymore. :-\\

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Davester on 05/06/08 at 12:25 am


  I feel sorry for you who have to commute.  I know of several people at work who commute from, and back to, Sacramento (60 miles), Tracy (47 miles) Yuba City (78 miles)...

  Ugly...

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 05/06/08 at 12:27 am

I commute, but I use public transportation (namely, the train). I only drive between my house and the train station, which is roughly 1 1/2 miles. We're trying to drive as little as possible with the rising cost of oil. :P

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Davester on 05/06/08 at 12:35 am


I commute, but I use public transportation (namely, the train). I only drive between my house and the train station, which is roughly 1 1/2 miles. We're trying to drive as little as possible with the rising cost of oil. :P


  PT is the way to go...

  We'll all be better off when they hurry-up and start pumping over that black gold from Irak...

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/06/08 at 7:10 pm

My station, the Amherst Hess, went up $0.02 to $3.56* for 87 grade, and that's about the cheapest around.  I've seen a few other stations at $3.56.  The most expensive I saw today was the Sunoco in S. Deerfield at $3.85 for premium.

*I'm rounding up the tenths on all prices cited. 
::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/06/08 at 7:27 pm


$3.78.9 is the highest I've seen around here so far. 

At my usual filling station, the Hess up the street, it's been $3.53.9 for the cheap grade for a week steady.  I've taken to filling when my tank is about 60% full.  You don't really save any money, but it feels less depressing to pay $17.00 instead of $40.00!
:D
that's a good trick and I've been doing that or something similar for awhile, just filling up about 2/3 and then I don't feel so bad wither. Well, it seems prices have gone up again since last night and I need to fill up on the way home since I didn't last night  >:(  I saw $3.90 on the way to work this morning. I'm gonna check that website that shows where the cheapest prices are and see if it works.  this is really getting out of hand.


     We'll all be better off when they hurry-up and start pumping over that black gold from Irak...
isn't that fools gold  ::)  if they start sending it over and the prices of gas go down, I can go ahead and get that Hummer I wanted.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/06/08 at 7:30 pm


Oops....forgot to paste the link.   http://autos.msn.com/everyday/gasstations.aspx?zip=&src=Netx
I'll bump this for anyone that did not see the Link to find the cheapest gas around your area

http://autos.msn.com/everyday/gasstations.aspx?zip=&src=Netx

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: whistledog on 05/06/08 at 8:32 pm

I just got gas for $1.23 /L

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Brian06 on 05/08/08 at 5:04 pm

It's now $3.75.  >:(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/08/08 at 5:31 pm

3.82 is the lowest here  :(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/08/08 at 10:34 pm

I know I've mentioned this before, but I remember the mid-'90s when I had my little Geo, it cost under 12 bucks to fill the whole thing up!  Now it's that high by the time I turn around to look at the gauge!
>:(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: karen on 05/11/08 at 8:54 am

The expensive garages in my town went up to to $4.05.9 on Friday.  They started the week at £3.85.9  :o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: karen on 05/11/08 at 6:47 pm


The expensive garages in my town went up to to $4.05.9 on Friday.  They started the week at £3.85.9  :o


And when I went past this afternoon it was $4.11.9

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 05/13/08 at 3:31 pm


I know I've mentioned this before, but I remember the mid-'90s when I had my little Geo, it cost under 12 bucks to fill the whole thing up!  Now it's that high by the time I turn around to look at the gauge!
>:(

I remember those little Geo's....they were made by Chevy, if I'm not mistaken. They must've had small gas tanks.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Tia on 05/13/08 at 4:14 pm

at the moment i'm torn between picking up one of these

http://www.autonews24h.com/img/200602/Honda-Fit-hybrid.jpg

or one of these

http://www.dsquared.org/cars/2003_1metrosky.jpg

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 05/14/08 at 3:29 am




I've got a new pic from my favorite gas station.... gas at $4.43 for 87 octane... that was from last week who knows where its at since I came to AZ.... today the Arco station a block from my moms was at $3.39 at noon and at $3.43 by 3pm

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/14/08 at 1:06 pm

I have to fill up my tank after work,



and the sign said $3.99 a gallon, come in, kneel down and pay  :(

that's all the parody I got for Five Man Electrical Band - Signs

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 05/14/08 at 6:55 pm




I've got a new pic from my favorite gas station.... gas at $4.43 for 87 octane... that was from last week who knows where its at since I came to AZ.... today the Arco station a block from my moms was at $3.39 at noon and at $3.43 by 3pm

a whole dollar's difference between here and there, I guess! :o :o

If you have a picture, be sure to post it!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 05/24/08 at 1:08 am

No joke... Granada Hills, CA, has gas prices ALL above $4/gal. I was just there a few days ago.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/24/08 at 2:29 am

tonight on my way home from work, I paid $4.05 gal the highest for me so far

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Jessica on 05/24/08 at 12:56 pm


tonight on my way home from work, I paid $4.05 gal the highest for me so far


It's $4.09 at the Valero across the street. My mom said it ranged from $4.15 to $4.25 in Salinas. :o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: ninny on 05/24/08 at 1:05 pm

The only gas station in town is $4.08,if you drive about 10 miles to the next town they range from $3.96-$ 4.17

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/24/08 at 8:19 pm

Nothing under $3.90 around here anymore.  $4.15 is about the highest I've seen so far.  I was rather hoping Memorial Day weekend would be the apex of gas prices, but I've got a sinking feeling our troubles have just begun!
::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Red Ant on 05/24/08 at 8:34 pm

Good thing the internet doesn't run on gas...

Ant

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: NbC on 05/25/08 at 4:29 am

Prices just went up yesterday.....$4.43

Seems to go up every couple of weeks. 

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/25/08 at 1:47 pm

Five bucks a gallon is just around the corner.  Sh*t!  That used to be a nightmare scenario!
::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Tia on 05/25/08 at 6:03 pm


Five bucks a gallon is just around the corner.  Sh*t!  That used to be a nightmare scenario!
::)
it's pretty easy to find talk shows from a few months ago where someone says, "i officially predict that within a matter of weeks or months we will witness.... seventy-dollar-a-barrel oil. and everyone would shake their heads and be like, $70 a barrel? that's crazy talk.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: thewolrab on 05/26/08 at 3:42 pm


Five bucks a gallon is just around the corner.  Sh*t!  That used to be a nightmare scenario!
::)

It still is a nightmare scenario

Where I live in Mass it jumped to $3.85, the lowest is a bit far away in town so it's not worth the drive for $3.83. And close enough to the $3.85 station is an Exxon selling regular unleaded for $4.09. Screw Exxon.

And there are actually morons that fill up at Exxon when it's $3.85 right down the road. What is wrong with some people?

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: limblifter on 05/26/08 at 6:33 pm

Pumps today at Petro Canada are $1.43 per litre.

Looks like we're already past the $5 per gallon mark :\'(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/26/08 at 7:56 pm

just filled up my kid's Civic at $4.05 a gallon, she only needed 7 gallons, and I had to fill up my gas can for the lawnmower, total 31 bucks

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: karen on 05/26/08 at 10:40 pm



And there are actually morons that fill up at Exxon when it's $3.85 right down the road. What is wrong with some people?


I wonder the same when I see people queueing at the Shell garage near me ($4.26 last time I looked) when it was less then $4 a gallon elsewhere.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: thewolrab on 05/27/08 at 5:36 pm

We're easily going to be at $5 per gallon by the end of the year, and easily $6 by the end of next year.

I live in a small town, so I see the same SUVs occasionally, and whenever it's always one person driving them, I get so annoyed. There should be a law that if you're going to buy an SUV, you have to submit an application to prove you need one.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/27/08 at 9:42 pm


We're easily going to be at $5 per gallon by the end of the year, and easily $6 by the end of next year.

I live in a small town, so I see the same SUVs occasionally, and whenever it's always one person driving them, I get so annoyed. There should be a law that if you're going to buy an SUV, you have to submit an application to prove you need one.

Hey man, that sounds like the DDR!  That dog won't hunt, not in America.  I'll drive alone in my Hummer until it just gets too obscenely expensive and I'm forgoing my kid's orthodonture and college I'll downgrade to that big Harley I got in the garage!  Heck, I'll ride my lawn mower around like Alvin Straight iffen I hafta!

:D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/08 at 6:47 am

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm66/Phil_O-Sopher/PetrolPrices001-2.jpg

Judging by this sign at a Shepherds Bush Petrol (Gas) Station, the price of petrol (gas) is all over the place.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 05/28/08 at 5:33 pm

I was out and about today, and saw $4+ gasoline at just about all the stations I passed by. The "cheapest" I saw was $3.99 at an Arco station in Canoga Park.

Also, the Shell station nearest my house just made a big jump yesterday, and a bigger jump this morning. :o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/28/08 at 5:37 pm

I may have to gas up on the way home. it's $4.15 a gallon here

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: karen on 05/28/08 at 6:57 pm


I may have to gas up on the way home. it's $4.15 a gallon here


That cheap!

Some of the cheaper places in town here were at $4.35 this afternoon.  The expensive place was at $4.45 I think.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/28/08 at 7:01 pm


That cheap!

Some of the cheaper places in town here were at $4.35 this afternoon.  The expensive place was at $4.45 I think.
geez karen, I thought we were the highest, you guys are getting gouged worse than us.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: karen on 05/28/08 at 7:08 pm


geez karen, I thought we were the highest, you guys are getting gouged worse than us.


I read in the local paper about some of the smaller gas companies and privately owned gas stations are having to buy new pumps or have them altered because they were preset to stop pumping gas at $70.
Some of the Brits here were saying that when they arrived (12 - 18 months ago)  it cost about $40 to fill the car now it's not too far short of $80!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/28/08 at 8:13 pm


geez karen, I thought we were the highest, you guys are getting gouged worse than us.

Nah, you probably are the highest...but gas costs more elsewhere!
:P

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/28/08 at 8:46 pm


I read in the local paper about some of the smaller gas companies and privately owned gas stations are having to buy new pumps or have them altered because they were preset to stop pumping gas at $70.
Some of the Brits here were saying that when they arrived (12 - 18 months ago)  it cost about $40 to fill the car now it's not too far short of $80!
I found an old post of mine from 2 years ago and the gas price was $2.09 and I was complaining  :-
Nah, you probably are the highest...but gas costs more elsewhere!
:P
Max, I thought we agreed to talk about that in PM  ::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/28/08 at 8:57 pm


I found an old post of mine from 2 years ago and the gas price was $2.09 and I was complaining  :-[
Max, I thought we agreed to talk about that in PM   ::)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7gWB7IzxtU

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/28/08 at 9:06 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7gWB7IzxtU
safe for work?  :-\\ 

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/28/08 at 9:11 pm


safe for work?  :-\\ 

Yes.

Dave's not here!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Brian06 on 05/28/08 at 9:20 pm

http://www.cnn.com/2008/BUSINESS/04/29/shell.profit.ap/

http://money.cnn.com/2008/02/01/news/companies/exxon_earnings/

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24425697/

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/shell-bp-profits-astound-analysts/story.aspx?guid=%7BF1D05FB2-0CE4-476A-9253-C10E57642B2D%7D

We're all getting screwed.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/28/08 at 9:37 pm


Yes.

Dave's not here!
cheech & Chong?  I still better wait til I get home for streaming video at work, no telling who's monitoring my usage  :o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/28/08 at 9:56 pm

it's $3.99 a gallon here.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 05/28/08 at 10:00 pm

Paid $3.65 today. WHAT A DEAL!!!!  ::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/28/08 at 10:07 pm


cheech & Chong?  I still better wait til I get home for streaming video at work, no telling who's monitoring my usage  :o

There's all kinds of Cheech & Chong stuff on YouTube~

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/28/08 at 10:10 pm

Anyway, many stations around here are now 4+ per gal. all grades.

I did hear on the radio the market might be peaking.  I can dream can't I?
:(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 05/28/08 at 10:11 pm


Anyway, many stations around here are now 4+ per gal. all grades.

I did hear on the radio the market might be peaking.  I can dream can't I?
:(


For once I'm going to have to come over to your side. Right now supply is meeting demand easily yet by simply posturing that the price will increase, the thieves on wall street are enabling to go higher, for once, Market sanctions might be a thought.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: coqueta83 on 05/28/08 at 11:25 pm

As of today, it's $3.89 a gallon.  :(

I've read some articles about gas thieves and how they're drilling holes into the gas tanks of other people's vehicles. Now there's something else to worry about.  :(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Foo Bar on 05/28/08 at 11:35 pm


For once I'm going to have to come over to your side. Right now supply is meeting demand easily yet by simply posturing that the price will increase, the thieves on wall street are enabling to go higher, for once, Market sanctions might be a thought.


Theives, schmieves.

March 08/March07 gasoline consumption shows the largest year-over-year decline in 30+ years.

Perhaps $4.00/gallon (USD/USGal) is the tipping point at which US consumers stop buying and start walking, biking, carpooling, swallowing their pride and taking the bus, or moving closer to where they work. 

I don't enjoy $4.00/gallon any more than any other American.  But I'm seriously impressed the geeks who've reverse-engineered their Priuses and developed techniques like "pulse-glide" and "warp stealth".  A skilled driver can get 70-80 MPG out of a stock Prius.  An unskilled driver gets 50 MPG.  And neither driver need be an obstacle to traffic.  My inner gamer geek thinks that "hypermiling" sounds like fun, and my inner engineering geek thinks that "hypermiling" is going to be the 21st century's version of "hot rodding".

There are numerous do-it-yourself conversions for hybrid vehicles that enable them to be recharged by plugging them into the wall socket overnight (thereby using the off-peak-hours, and thus cheapest, electricity that your local utility company can generate), for costs that, even at a mere $3.00/gallon for gasoline, can deliver miles-per-dollar (which is what we really care about) well over the 100-miles-per-gallon mark even for the most unskilled driver.

Necessity is the mother of invention.  (Corollary: Necessity?  She's a mother.)  But that's how free markets work.  The 1970s featured Chrysler's Cordoba (with Rich Corinthian Leather) and upstart Honda's 50MPG "Civic" CVCC technology.  Over the next 10 years, Honda utterly destroyed the Big Three.  But looking at what's under the hood of cars today, is that so bad?  We've got 70s mileage, but we've got 500 horsepower under the hood.  Or we've got 70s CVCC mileage out of four cylinders and the acceleration of a V8.

It's Malaise 2.0.  Who knows what sorts of technological advances will be in the vehicles we'll be driving 10 years from now?  I love my gas guzzler, but within my lifetime (maybe within 10 years), I'm going to have to order fuel for it online.  One day a month I get to turn gasoline into CO2 and noise, but if the Tesla Roadster and whoever makes the Aptera are any indication of what's in store for body styling, and the Prius hackers are any indication of what's in store for shadetree mechanics/hackers, the other 29 days of the month sound like fun too.

(Gas thieves?  LOL!  My car's so old it still has a locking gas cap, and it shipped that way from the factory!)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: thewolrab on 05/28/08 at 11:58 pm

Well, so much for $3.85. The station that was at $3.85 yesterday upped the price, but they were in the midst of changing it, so all I know is that it's 3 ninety-something. I'm betting it'll be $3.99.

I'll edit tomorrow morning.

Edit: Close, 3.95... great.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/29/08 at 1:09 am


Yes.

Dave's not here!
c'mon man, open the door. it's Dave.  ;D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7gWB7IzxtU
I must have watched 10 other Cheech and Chong videos once I got home and got started

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 05/29/08 at 2:55 pm


Theives, schmieves.

March 08/March07 gasoline consumption shows the largest year-over-year decline in 30+ years.

Perhaps $4.00/gallon (USD/USGal) is the tipping point at which US consumers stop buying and start walking, biking, carpooling, swallowing their pride and taking the bus, or moving closer to where they work.


Heck, out here there might be more folks using public transportation, such as the train. I know ridership out here has certainly gone up in recent times.


I don't enjoy $4.00/gallon any more than any other American.  But I'm seriously impressed the geeks who've reverse-engineered their Priuses and developed techniques like "pulse-glide" and "warp stealth".  A skilled driver can get 70-80 MPG out of a stock Prius.  An unskilled driver gets 50 MPG.  And neither driver need be an obstacle to traffic.  My inner gamer geek thinks that "hypermiling" sounds like fun, and my inner engineering geek thinks that "hypermiling" is going to be the 21st century's version of "hot rodding".

I'll have to look that one up; I don't believe I've seen that term before...but I think I can intuitively guess its meaning.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/29/08 at 6:35 pm


Theives, schmieves.

March 08/March07 gasoline consumption shows the largest year-over-year decline in 30+ years.

Perhaps $4.00/gallon (USD/USGal) is the tipping point at which US consumers stop buying and start walking, biking, carpooling, swallowing their pride and taking the bus, or moving closer to where they work. 

I don't enjoy $4.00/gallon any more than any other American.  But I'm seriously impressed the geeks who've reverse-engineered their Priuses and developed techniques like "pulse-glide" and "warp stealth".  A skilled driver can get 70-80 MPG out of a stock Prius.  An unskilled driver gets 50 MPG.  And neither driver need be an obstacle to traffic.  My inner gamer geek thinks that "hypermiling" sounds like fun, and my inner engineering geek thinks that "hypermiling" is going to be the 21st century's version of "hot rodding".

There are numerous do-it-yourself conversions for hybrid vehicles that enable them to be recharged by plugging them into the wall socket overnight (thereby using the off-peak-hours, and thus cheapest, electricity that your local utility company can generate), for costs that, even at a mere $3.00/gallon for gasoline, can deliver miles-per-dollar (which is what we really care about) well over the 100-miles-per-gallon mark even for the most unskilled driver.

Necessity is the mother of invention.  (Corollary: Necessity?  She's a mother.)  But that's how free markets work.  The 1970s featured Chrysler's Cordoba (with Rich Corinthian Leather) and upstart Honda's 50MPG "Civic" CVCC technology.  Over the next 10 years, Honda utterly destroyed the Big Three.  But looking at what's under the hood of cars today, is that so bad?  We've got 70s mileage, but we've got 500 horsepower under the hood.  Or we've got 70s CVCC mileage out of four cylinders and the acceleration of a V8.

It's Malaise 2.0.  Who knows what sorts of technological advances will be in the vehicles we'll be driving 10 years from now?  I love my gas guzzler, but within my lifetime (maybe within 10 years), I'm going to have to order fuel for it online.  One day a month I get to turn gasoline into CO2 and noise, but if the Tesla Roadster and whoever makes the Aptera are any indication of what's in store for body styling, and the Prius hackers are any indication of what's in store for shadetree mechanics/hackers, the other 29 days of the month sound like fun too.

(Gas thieves?  LOL!  My car's so old it still has a locking gas cap, and it shipped that way from the factory!)


The oil companies are not the free market, they're an international fascist cartel.  Mmmmmkay?

And the reason nukes work so well in France is not because it's cheap---it's anything but--rather because it's a government-controlled socialist system, not-for-profit, in the interests of the state and the people.

I am pessimistic about big business and/or big government saving our sorry asses now.
:o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: midnite on 05/29/08 at 6:49 pm


The oil companies are not the free market, they're an international fascist cartel.  Mmmmmkay?



I concur.  I saw an article on Bloomberg last week in which an oil executive said that oil should be priced at $65 per barrell instead of the current $130 per barrell.  They blamed Wall Street for increasing price and demand by buying alot of oil futures.

Its rather annoying.  MOST of the US oil comes from Venezuela, which is crazy because Chavez is a lunatic.  However,  if there is a small fight in Nigeria - price goes up. If it rains in Japan - price goes up.  There are ALWAYS ridiculous excuses to increase the price of oil/gas.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Brian06 on 05/29/08 at 7:02 pm

The cheapest I saw today was $3.95, most were $3.99 though.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: karen on 05/29/08 at 9:34 pm

Mad place near me is now $4.39.9

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/29/08 at 9:36 pm


Mad place near me is now $4.39.9
ouch!  :o    I have to get gas on the way home, not sure what the prices are. probably around 4.17.
that's as much as a triple grande mocha at Starbucks  >:(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: coqueta83 on 05/30/08 at 8:43 pm

The highest I saw today was $4.05 (regular unleaded), and the lowest was $3.92 (regular unleaded) at a very crowded Arco station.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 06/03/08 at 10:10 pm

Out here, they just made a big jump (20 cents) in the past couple days alone. :o

I got this feeling that it's gonna reach five bucks a gallon before this month is over.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 06/04/08 at 12:27 am

I was scouting the gas prices out on my way home from work. the station I usually go to was $4.33 and I'll be needing to get some tomorrow.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 06/04/08 at 1:35 am

As of today, regular unleaded was at $3.85 here in Kansas City.

However, tonight we had a wave of thunderstorms pass through the area, and a bolt of lighting hit a giant tank full of 58,000 gallons of unleaded gasoline at a fuel terminal here in town, causing a massive explosion.  I drove near it after work and could still see huge fireballs shooting out of it.

So I wouldn't be surprised if regular unleaded shoots to well over $4 a gallon tomorrow.  :-\\

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Davester on 06/04/08 at 2:59 am


As of today, regular unleaded was at $3.85 here in Kansas City.

However, tonight we had a wave of thunderstorms pass through the area, and a bolt of lighting hit a giant tank full of 58,000 gallons of unleaded gasoline at a fuel terminal here in town, causing a massive explosion.  I drove near it after work and could still see huge fireballs shooting out of it.

So I wouldn't be surprised if regular unleaded shoots to well over $4 a gallon tomorrow.  :-\\




  I hope no one was hurt...

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 06/04/08 at 3:35 am


  I hope no one was hurt...


Thankfully there were no injuries reported.  :)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 06/04/08 at 2:27 pm


I got this feeling that it's gonna reach five bucks a gallon before this month is over.


I think you're probably right about that, Jeff... :(

Over here, the highest I've seen lately is $4.07/gallon for unleaded...

Thank goodness I don't live on Maui...their prices are much higher!  :o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 06/04/08 at 2:39 pm


As of today, regular unleaded was at $3.85 here in Kansas City.

However, tonight we had a wave of thunderstorms pass through the area, and a bolt of lighting hit a giant tank full of 58,000 gallons of unleaded gasoline at a fuel terminal here in town, causing a massive explosion.  I drove near it after work and could still see huge fireballs shooting out of it.

So I wouldn't be surprised if regular unleaded shoots to well over $4 a gallon tomorrow.  :-\\




That.. is worth the extra cost. Dude you should have taken a picture!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 06/04/08 at 2:49 pm

looks like our prices here in the SF bay Area went up another .20 today  $4.43 gal  >:(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: thewolrab on 06/05/08 at 1:04 am


As of today, regular unleaded was at $3.85 here in Kansas City.

However, tonight we had a wave of thunderstorms pass through the area, and a bolt of lighting hit a giant tank full of 58,000 gallons of unleaded gasoline at a fuel terminal here in town, causing a massive explosion.  I drove near it after work and could still see huge fireballs shooting out of it.

So I wouldn't be surprised if regular unleaded shoots to well over $4 a gallon tomorrow.  :-\\



Damn... good thing no one was hurt, but that sucks. Waste of gas. You're lucky though, barring the fact that you probably will hit over $4 because of this, that's some of the cheapest gas in the country. My area is a little above that.


Out here, they just made a big jump (20 cents) in the past couple days alone. :o

I got this feeling that it's gonna reach five bucks a gallon before this month is over.


I have a feeling you're right.

Prices haven't gone up around here in about a week, so I'm expecting them to very, very soon.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 06/05/08 at 2:29 am

This evening, on my way home from work, I had to get gas and it cost me  $4.45 a gallon

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 06/05/08 at 11:01 pm

I had a tune up on my engine.. I'm getting just under 30mpg now.. let it go to $5.  ;D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: NbC on 06/06/08 at 5:08 am

$4.49 here.  :o  >:(  >:(  >:(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MrCleveland on 06/06/08 at 10:01 am

$3.98...maybe a little lower.

But like I said, the chances of me getting my Drivers License is the same chancs as Cleveland winning a Championship.

And if my temps lapse, I'll get a new packet when Cleveland wins a Championship.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Brian06 on 06/07/08 at 12:58 am

I paid $3.89 last night.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: thewolrab on 06/07/08 at 2:59 am

The station I mentioned at $3.95 is still there, but other prices around town are dropping a bit. The Hess across the street from the $3.95 Sunoco I mentioned dropped from $3.91 to $3.89. A few others did as well.

How exactly to you gauge the MPG you're getting?

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/07/08 at 9:27 pm

gas went up to $3.99-$4.09 (depending on the station) today. :-\\ ::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Red Ant on 06/07/08 at 11:58 pm

Gas in SC is as low as 3.63 a gallon at the Racetrack station...

I have a different philosophy now: I try to find the most expensive gas station I can and fill up. Why? Because my a-hole boss enjoys not paying me on time and tries to dick me on labor. So, I enjoy finding the most expensive gas I can so he can eat a big fat gas bill when he pays me.

I wish I had a diesel truck now, lol.

Ant

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Tia on 06/08/08 at 12:39 am

news flash! gas is running out. we screwed around with SUVs and mcmansions too long and now we're screwed.

so sorry. :( i honestly think a few years from now the wheels will have completely come off the wagon. we just dicked around too long, we knew this was going to be a problem back in the 1970s but we kept diddling about in dreamland, making huge trucks and wasting our resources prespammersitely, and now, to paraphrase churchill, the time for preparations has passed, now is the time for consequences.

i'm not sure i really give a damn, but i feel bad for the people who have kids. maybe there's some chance we might be able to come up with an 11th hour save here, but i doubt it. and if so we'll be leaving the next generation a big pile of epic fail, as the hipsters say. there's gonna be a lot of suffering.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 06/08/08 at 12:59 pm

It's already around $4 1/2 dollars a gallon in Southern Cal! :o :o

This week, I will only go places if I need to...and if I do, it'll probably be to the store.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: coqueta83 on 06/08/08 at 7:21 pm

^^Wow! How awful!  :(

It's $4.16 at my corner gas station as of today.  :(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: saver on 06/08/08 at 7:45 pm

Remember when they used to do commercials for 'gas stations'? Come in and get free Football Team glasses, or GULF will give you a plastic horseshoe to put on your bumper to show you go to GULF.

Guess they don't need our business anymore?

If they do anymore commercials, they should just show the station sign and play the song 'HIGHER AND HIGHER' under it.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MrCleveland on 06/08/08 at 8:36 pm


news flash! gas is running out. we screwed around with SUVs and mcmansions too long and now we're screwed.

so sorry. :( i honestly think a few years from now the wheels will have completely come off the wagon. we just dicked around too long, we knew this was going to be a problem back in the 1970s but we kept diddling about in dreamland, making huge trucks and wasting our resources prespammersitely, and now, to paraphrase churchill, the time for preparations has passed, now is the time for consequences.

i'm not sure i really give a damn, but i feel bad for the people who have kids. maybe there's some chance we might be able to come up with an 11th hour save here, but i doubt it. and if so we'll be leaving the next generation a big pile of epic fail, as the hipsters say. there's gonna be a lot of suffering.


Where the hell did you get that source?

Because if it's true, then we'll be back in the Middle Ages again!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: saver on 06/08/08 at 11:09 pm

As described on the news, the country/suburbs were built on the $1 a gal. gas to get around where we needed, and now it's outdated...what do we do?

Some have talked of Revolt soon..by election time, possible 5.50 gas or more! with oil at 150$ or 200$............

Let's all build underground and 'air' can transport us up and down to various levels and..er.....um...(I GOTTA GO WRITE A MOVIE....BYE!)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/08/08 at 11:15 pm

A recent article in our local paper interviewed a gas attendant at a local station. He said that even though the prices are sky high...there are some people (especially the elderly) still who come in and ask for $1 or $2 worth of gas. He even said that an elderly gentleman came in with a $5 bill. He bought a pack of cigarettes, and there was like 45 cents left over. He asked to put it toward gas. :o

Also..AAA and other towing companies have stated that the number of tows have severely increased, as people are running out of gas because they just don't have the money to put toward gas for their car.

How sad. :-\\

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: thewolrab on 06/09/08 at 2:11 am


Remember when they used to do commercials for 'gas stations'? Come in and get free Football Team glasses, or GULF will give you a plastic horseshoe to put on your bumper to show you go to GULF.

Guess they don't need our business anymore?

If they do anymore commercials, they should just show the station sign and play the song 'HIGHER AND HIGHER' under it.


Actually, gas station owners are making minmal profit if not breaking even... almost their entire profit these days comes from other purchases.

Since we are on InThe00s... let me say, the '00s are turning out to be a terrible decade. It started out strong but after 9/11, it all went downhill. And this is one of many, many reasons. I can't afford this anymore. I'm seriously considering the possibility that I may have to sell my car and not drive anymore. And I live in a suburb. 'Cause now we're all gonna start having to struggle paying for groceries as well soon (mainly because of gas prices, by the way).

All those stations I posted before having dropped, jumped up again - $3.95 is the lowest price.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Tia on 06/09/08 at 5:22 am


Where the hell did you get that source?

Because if it's true, then we'll be back in the Middle Ages again!
it's called lookin' around.  :D

it'll probably be worse than the middle ages, in the middle ages they didn't overdevelop their habitats the way we have.

don't mind me, i'm probably just in a gloomy mood.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: karen on 06/09/08 at 8:59 am

The expensive gas station near me had gone down to about $4.33 last week but then on Firday I noticed it had jumped up to $4.48.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: wsmith4 on 06/09/08 at 9:23 am


it's called lookin' around.  :D

it'll probably be worse than the middle ages, in the middle ages they didn't overdevelop their habitats the way we have.

don't mind me, i'm probably just in a gloomy mood.


I don't think you're in a gloomy mood.  I'm afraid that you're 100% correct.  It's really scary, actually, to see things happening the way they are.  What is this world coming to?  I find myself actually worrying about this on a semi-regular basis... It's more than just a fleeting thought now.  We are in trouble and something needs to be done.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Tia on 06/09/08 at 10:24 am


I don't think you're in a gloomy mood.  I'm afraid that you're 100% correct.  It's really scary, actually, to see things happening the way they are.  What is this world coming to?  I find myself actually worrying about this on a semi-regular basis... It's more than just a fleeting thought now.  We are in trouble and something needs to be done.
crap. i was sorta hoping you were gonna come up with a convincing argument why i was being a chicken little and crazy doomsayer.  :( predicting the end of the world is only fun when you're probably wrong, yanno?  :(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 06/09/08 at 11:59 am


crap. i was sorta hoping you were gonna come up with a convincing argument why i was being a chicken little and crazy doomsayer.  :( predicting the end of the world is only fun when you're probably wrong, yanno?  :(


.. and you laugh at me owning firearms.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Jessica on 06/09/08 at 12:14 pm

Well, you know things are bad when even the Saudis are saying that oil prices need to be curbed.

http://money.cnn.com/2008/06/09/news/international/saudi_oil.ap/index.htm?cnn=yes

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: thewolrab on 06/10/08 at 3:36 am

I think we should stop complaining now. Well, no we shouldn't but we should be a little grateful.

You wanna see some serious pain? http://alaskagasprices.com/Bethel/index.aspx

I've recently started contributing to GasBuddy Massachusetts... but I was looking for the highest prices just for the hell of it, and that's what I came across. Wow. I'm gonna have to take a plane to the grocery store when flying becomes cheaper than driving, lol.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: NbC on 06/10/08 at 4:53 am

Mobil just raised their gas prices to $4.67 over here.  8-P  >:(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 06/10/08 at 12:26 pm

Hey Al -

http://www.slate.com/id/2193222/?y=1

Flyover country don't seem so bad now huh.  ;D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: thewolrab on 06/13/08 at 5:16 pm

There's only one station left at $3.95. The rest are all $3.99 or above.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 06/13/08 at 5:52 pm

i saw signs this morning that said $4.55 for regular. I'll be needing to gas up tomorrow, so it may be up a little, maybe not. no matter what, i gotta get it. me and a couple guys at work were pricing Vespa/Moped scooters online.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Tia on 06/13/08 at 6:58 pm

NO BLOOD FOR...

oh, well, okay, i guess. blood for oil. sure.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUM4u7nF3O4

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 06/13/08 at 7:10 pm


NO BLOOD FOR...

oh, well, okay, i guess. blood for oil. sure.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUM4u7nF3O4
hell yes blood for oil!  unless you're planning on riding a bicycle

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/13/08 at 10:31 pm

The high I saw today was $4.19...the lowest was $3.97, needless to say, we went with the cheaper one.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: coqueta83 on 06/13/08 at 11:07 pm

$4.21 for regular unleaded as of today.  :(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 06/13/08 at 11:11 pm

This evening my family and I went out for dinner...it was my first time going out since Monday...and I noticed that all three of the stations nearest my home had their gas prices above $4.50 a gallon. It was horrible! >:(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/13/08 at 11:30 pm

$4.00 mark is receding into the dust and the sunset.  Some expert said $4.15/gal. was about the max-out point, but prices would continue to remain high.  Yet, the very next day, many stations around here broke the $4.40 barrier.

Who knows WTF kind of s---t is going to go down around here!

Remember the Joads?  They pieced together junk automobiles and headed west from the dustbowl.  This time around, people are going to traveling down the Interstates in drought-horse wagons!

http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/07/peepwall.gif

See, I get the feeling somebody around here is lying about something import and they're lying about it to me!

The Addams Family is not such a great choice if you must have a ruling class!
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/02/blackbat.gif

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: thewolrab on 06/14/08 at 10:58 am

I really feel for some of you guys, with $4.40 - 4.55 in your areas... I mean it's 3.99 here and I'm still struggling.

This sucks. I hate when the Europeans complain about how we complain - you know, theirs is taxed that high. Ours is just BS, so we have the right to complain. The money is going into pockets, not towards anything worthwhile.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 06/14/08 at 11:24 am


Drove by my favorite station yesterday. It was 4.99 5.09 & 5.19 I'll get pix today.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 06/14/08 at 5:28 pm


Drove by my favorite station yesterday. It was 4.99 5.09 & 5.19 I'll get pix today.


Omg! I had a feeling it might've already gotten to five bucks where you're at. :-\\

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Tia on 06/14/08 at 5:36 pm

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5267640865741878159

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 06/15/08 at 10:54 pm

It's dropped a couple pennies a day for the past week around here.

Down around $3.75.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 06/16/08 at 12:36 am

$4.49 for a gallon of regular  >:(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 06/16/08 at 1:17 am


$4.49 for a gallon of regular  >:(


It's interesting to see the difference between states.

You're paying almost 20% more for the same thing exact product!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/16/08 at 1:22 am

It's between $4.03 and $4.49 around here.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 06/16/08 at 1:25 am


It's interesting to see the difference between states.

You're paying almost 20% more for the same thing exact product!
the unusual thing is that here in the bay area, we have several oil refineries, so what's up with that  ???  why are we getting gouged

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: saver on 06/16/08 at 2:58 am

Heard China is already drilling off the Eastern coast, and there's a guy inMontana who is being paid about  10K a month for oil found on his property.maybe getting around 2000 barrels a day but it's being done...BUT WE ARE STAYING DEPENDENT ON THE OVERSEAS COMPANIES.

Go figure. 

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 06/16/08 at 12:48 pm


the unusual thing is that here in the bay area, we have several oil refineries, so what's up with that  ???  why are we getting gouged


Taxes and the fact that to even get the oil it has to travel further. That and also doesn't California have tougher laws regarding what can and can't go in to gasoline and emissions etc?

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/19/08 at 12:06 am

They seem to have dropped by a nickel today, but I'm sure it is only a lull here in outstate Mass.
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/07/nervous.gif

As for drilling, the oil companies don't even drill wells at all the places they're already approved to do so.  This is purely anti-democratic.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 06/19/08 at 1:01 am


Taxes and the fact that to even get the oil it has to travel further. That and also doesn't California have tougher laws regarding what can and can't go in to gasoline and emissions etc?
I believe you're right. this state sucks in more ways than one.  I have to gas up tomorrow, I saw $4.53 per gallon today. that's not quite the deal I was looking for, but I got no choice. tomorrow is Spare The Air Day and free transportation is being provided from almost every mass transit system, from buses to BART, and the Ferry's that go across the bay, but it's only until 12 noon, and then after that you have to pay  >:(  what a cheap ripoff, why don't they do the whole friggin day. 

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 06/19/08 at 12:44 pm


I believe you're right. this state sucks in more ways than one.  I have to gas up tomorrow, I saw $4.53 per gallon today. that's not quite the deal I was looking for, but I got no choice. tomorrow is Spare The Air Day and free transportation is being provided from almost every mass transit system, from buses to BART, and the Ferry's that go across the bay, but it's only until 12 noon, and then after that you have to pay  >:(  what a cheap ripoff, why don't they do the whole friggin day. 


That's retarded. So anybody wanting to use it to go to work is then stuck.. well, they can pay but it sort of defeats the purpose.

I just got an e-mail from my congressman Russ Carnahan (the guy who took over from Dick Gephart - We elect well in South Saint Louis). Anyway, his basic gist was - Give it 6 months and we're going to pass a whole bunch of renewable energy bills as well as, wait 6 months for the shift from the Strategic Oil reserve, the same thing that happened in 2000 when the price dropped a third in the space of a couple of months.

Basic thing still is that this is not a supply - demand issue. Supply is easily meeting demand. It wont forever, but right now it is, this is an artificial price increase and the bubble will pop, we all saw what happened with the 'sub-prime' loan business right?

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Tia on 06/19/08 at 12:50 pm


That's retarded. So anybody wanting to use it to go to work is then stuck.. well, they can pay but it sort of defeats the purpose.

I just got an e-mail from my congressman Russ Carnahan (the guy who took over from Dick Gephart - We elect well in South Saint Louis). Anyway, his basic gist was - Give it 6 months and we're going to pass a whole bunch of renewable energy bills as well as, wait 6 months for the shift from the Strategic Oil reserve, the same thing that happened in 2000 when the price dropped a third in the space of a couple of months.

Basic thing still is that this is not a supply - demand issue. Supply is easily meeting demand. It wont forever, but right now it is, this is an artificial price increase and the bubble will pop, we all saw what happened with the 'sub-prime' loan business right?
http://www.crooksandliars.com/2008/06/19/countdown-mccain-oil-and-the-enron-loophole/

apparently it's less like the sub-prime bubble and more like the enron thing in california from back in 1999, 2000. it may backfire on the oil companies if everyone sells their SUVs and gets subcompacts and moves closer to public transportation and the oil companies are looking at a long-term permanent reduction in demand.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 06/19/08 at 1:31 pm


http://www.crooksandliars.com/2008/06/19/countdown-mccain-oil-and-the-enron-loophole/

apparently it's less like the sub-prime bubble and more like the enron thing in california from back in 1999, 2000. it may backfire on the oil companies if everyone sells their SUVs and gets subcompacts and moves closer to public transportation and the oil companies are looking at a long-term permanent reduction in demand.


I had no idea that smeg-stain Phil Gramm was involved with the McCain campaign, not sure how I missed that.

Same basic concept, purposely inflated prices... watch the bubble burst!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: midnite on 06/19/08 at 11:29 pm

All we can do is get our piece of the pie by shorting stocks in which high oil prices have a negative impact.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Foo Bar on 06/19/08 at 11:41 pm


All we can do is get our piece of the pie by shorting stocks in which high oil prices have a negative impact.


Just remember, the market can remain irrational far longer than you or I can remain solvent.

Still, you've got the right idea.  The market doesn't reward people for being on the long side or the short side of a trade.  The market rewards people for being on the right side of a trade.  The oil bubble will burst when the last agonized bystander finally throws in the towel and says "I give up, I've gotta get on the bandwagon before we hit $100 (oops) $150, $200, $300, or $1000/bbl".

(It's all my fault.  I didn't buy any oil stocks over the past year, and boy, are my numbers showing the pain. :)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 06/19/08 at 11:57 pm

I had to pay $4.59 a gallon today.  I'm about ready to start drilling in my backyard

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/22/32256877_fc1d42d339.jpg?v=0

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: saver on 06/20/08 at 1:16 am

QUESTION TO CONSIDER:

Years ago gas stations gave out gifts, i.e. team drinking glasses(which later proved to contain lead paint and had to be tossed),maybe a mascot doll,flag,or sticker of their company logo.

I would think this was provided by the GASOLINE COMPANY, or at a minimal charge to the owner for your constant patronage of his station...or the brand.

So, are we to assume the BILLION$ making companies could care less of the consumer?- as they have not(or I haven't), seen any 'thank you gifts' for a long time!

They just take our money and run.

So now we know who we are dealing with!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/20/08 at 2:07 am


QUESTION TO CONSIDER:

Years ago gas stations gave out gifts, i.e. team drinking glasses(which later proved to contain lead paint and had to be tossed),maybe a mascot doll,flag,or sticker of their company logo.

I would think this was provided by the GASOLINE COMPANY, or at a minimal charge to the owner for your constant patronage of his station...or the brand.

So, are we to assume the BILLION$ making companies could care less of the consumer?- as they have not(or I haven't), seen any 'thank you gifts' for a long time!

They just take our money and run.

So now we know who we are dealing with!

It was always drinking glasses over here.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 06/20/08 at 8:58 am


QUESTION TO CONSIDER:

Years ago gas stations gave out gifts, i.e. team drinking glasses(which later proved to contain lead paint and had to be tossed),maybe a mascot doll,flag,or sticker of their company logo.

I would think this was provided by the GASOLINE COMPANY, or at a minimal charge to the owner for your constant patronage of his station...or the brand.

So, are we to assume the BILLION$ making companies could care less of the consumer?- as they have not(or I haven't), seen any 'thank you gifts' for a long time!

They just take our money and run.

So now we know who we are dealing with!



Here in Saint Louis, at a few stations (especially Phillips 66) if you buy 10 Gallons they give you a ticket for a buy one get one free baseball deal. I thought it was a great offer until I realized that you only have a chance at getting the buy one get one offer, there are loads of additional crap prizes.. but still, it's something.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Tia on 06/20/08 at 9:48 am

i just bought one of these yesterday. it's getting delivered on saturday. 8)

http://www.raymermotorsports.com/yamaha/scooters/vino_classic/Images/vino125-black.jpg

i think i'll fill it up with premium gas. cuz i can afford it. :P

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: thereshegoes on 06/20/08 at 9:50 am


i just bought one of these yesterday. it's getting delivered on saturday. 8)

http://www.raymermotorsports.com/yamaha/scooters/vino_classic/Images/vino125-black.jpg

i think i'll fill it up with premium gas. cuz i can afford it. :P


THAT IS BEAUTIFUL!!!

I'm jealous :(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Tia on 06/20/08 at 9:57 am


THAT IS BEAUTIFUL!!!

I'm jealous :(
i'll let you drive it, cutie. but you can't run it into any trees, okay? and i can't go faster than 20 mph for the first 300 miles. :o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: thereshegoes on 06/20/08 at 10:14 am


i'll let you drive it, cutie. but you can't run it into any trees, okay? and i can't go faster than 20 mph for the first 300 miles. :o


It was the car in front of me that hit the breaks for no reason,ok? ::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Tia on 06/20/08 at 10:17 am


It was the car in front of me that hit the breaks for no reason,ok? ::)
you know what's weird, the front and rear brakes are arranged backward from how they are on a bicycle (on a bike, the rear brakes are on the right, but on the vino they're on the left). i wonder if it's because the japanese don't read left to right? i dunno, it'll take a little getting used to though.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 06/21/08 at 10:11 pm


you know what's weird, the front and rear brakes are arranged backward from how they are on a bicycle (on a bike, the rear brakes are on the right, but on the vino they're on the left). i wonder if it's because the japanese don't read left to right? i dunno, it'll take a little getting used to though.


wait...

this is your commute vehicle now?

Have you put a new muffler on your Camry? I'll give you a couple grand for it.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 06/22/08 at 3:24 pm



here ya go Jeff...

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/snozberries44/499gas.jpg


it's been this way for a week now.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/23/08 at 1:53 am


I had no idea that smeg-stain Phil Gramm was involved with the McCain campaign, not sure how I missed that.

Same basic concept, purposely inflated prices... watch the bubble burst!

Karma +1 for "smeg-stain Phil Grammmmmm" I could rub that guy's personality in the dough and make me some Ugly Cookies! Back in the '96 presidential campaign.... But this ain't on the politics board so I'd better stifle. 
:-X




http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/snozberries44/499gas.jpg


"If she's not on the 519, then I'm gonna know wot sorrow means and I'm gonna cry, cry, cry all the way home...all the way home..."

-'Tap

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 06/23/08 at 11:34 am



here ya go Jeff...

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/snozberries44/499gas.jpg


it's been this way for a week now.



Ouch. :o


The prices at the stations near my home have stayed pretty much the same for the past week or so now, too: 4.59, 4.71, and 4.81

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 06/23/08 at 8:54 pm


i just bought one of these yesterday. it's getting delivered on saturday. 8)

http://www.raymermotorsports.com/yamaha/scooters/vino_classic/Images/vino125-black.jpg

i think i'll fill it up with premium gas. cuz i can afford it. :P
that's a cool Hog Tia.  I'm jealous. what color did you get?

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/23/08 at 9:11 pm


that's a cool Hog Tia.  I'm jealous. what color did you get?

Hey, I know a dude who could chop that thing real good, stetch those forks out real far, Hell's Angels kinda stuff!
:D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 06/24/08 at 12:58 am


Hey, I know a dude who could chop that thing real good, stetch those forks out real far, Hell's Angels kinda stuff!
:D
oh heck yeah, and I'd cut the sleeves off my levi jacket and get a big  inthe00s  patch on the back http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3280/2361010352_cdd547c1a2.jpg?v=0



i just bought one of these yesterday. it's getting delivered on saturday. 8)

http://www.raymermotorsports.com/yamaha/scooters/vino_classic/Images/vino125-black.jpg

i think i'll fill it up with premium gas. cuz i can afford it. :P
OK seriously, Tia is gonna save an arm and a leg on his gas bill. how many miles per gallon and what's the top speed once it's broken in?

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Tia on 06/24/08 at 5:22 am


that's a cool Hog Tia.  I'm jealous. what color did you get?
as shown. i'm told it'll go up to 60 or so but i've only gone up to about 45. i think it's supposed to get between 75 and 100 mpg depending on how you ride it.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: thewolrab on 06/24/08 at 9:34 am

I guess the individual businesses aren't able to take it anymore. The gas station in my town, Somerset Gas just changed over to a Gulf today.

Meanwhile a couple of stations priced over $4.00 dropped to $3.99 and a few others dropped to $3.95 and $3.97.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/24/08 at 7:37 pm


oh heck yeah, and I'd cut the sleeves off my levi jacket and get a big  inthe00s  patch on the back http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3280/2361010352_cdd547c1a2.jpg?v=0



Haw haw haw! That thing looks campy!  Well done!
;D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Shacks Train on 06/26/08 at 2:58 pm

Way to go..Best bang for the buck when travelling a-b
Just don't try to buy a months worth of groceries at a time!
I'd rather get a Hummer Than drive one!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Brian06 on 06/26/08 at 9:16 pm

$3.89

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/28/08 at 12:03 pm

The Hess station up the street dropped to $3.99 9/10, and I went, "Oh boy!"
:-\\

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: thewolrab on 06/28/08 at 1:55 pm

Still dropping a bit... lowest is now $3.94 at, gasp... an Exxon. But since Exxon is selling all their stations, I really think this one was sold already. It was $4.29 and easily at least 25 cents higher than any other station (and always has been) and overnight one night it dropped to $3.95. Now it's $3.94.

And one of the local brand stations converted to a Gulf the other day... the little businesses can't make it anymore I guess.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 06/29/08 at 3:09 pm

Still more than $4 1/2 per gallon here. The good news is that it hasn't gone up any higher in the past week.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 06/30/08 at 6:08 pm

Paid $3.77 today, but I was out in the sticks.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/01/08 at 7:20 pm

Always remember, it ain't the vendors getting rich off the high pump prices.  In fact, a couple of the smaller stations in my vicinity have gone out of business since gas approached the $4.00 mark.
:(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: thereshegoes on 07/02/08 at 10:41 am

Let me see, a gallon is 3.78 liters...1 dollar is 0.62 reais.

In Brazil we're paying 5.90USD for gallon.
But we have ethanol so :P

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Tia on 07/02/08 at 10:45 am

i've gassed up maria twice, each time it's cost less than four dollars. ;D i like to buy premium gas.

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Written By: thewolrab on 07/08/08 at 5:49 pm

Prices still $3.95 here, oil dropped $9 a barrel

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Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/08/08 at 10:09 pm

It's been running anywhere from $4.05 9/10 to $4.39 around here in western Massachusetts, although it runs as high as $4.55 9/10 closer into Boston!  They're really gouging for diesel, which routinely tops over $5.00 gal. That's why prices on food and other goods are skyrocketing.
:(

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Written By: greenjello74 on 07/12/08 at 9:19 am

I saw it hit 4.15 a gallon U.S. I live in Fla.

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Written By: nally on 07/12/08 at 1:06 pm

^Still more than that in California... but I actually saw it come down a bit yesterday. $4.46 to $4.68 at the stations near my home.

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Written By: MrCleveland on 07/12/08 at 6:15 pm

It went up to $4 here.

I now have a bike, but I'm still trying to learn how to ride it. So if I still can't balance that bike, I'll get myself some training wheels.

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Written By: NbC on 07/13/08 at 4:32 am

$4.92  >:(  >:(  >:(

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Written By: La Roche on 07/13/08 at 6:10 pm

Still hasn't broken $4 here. Highest I've seen in the past few days was $3.96 but average is around $3.85. Last time I filled up I paid $3.81.

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Written By: snozberries on 07/13/08 at 8:57 pm



It came down a little here too Jeff.  The gas station by my house went from $4.61 to $4.59 .  The one by my work went from $4.55 to $4.53

those two crazy gas stations are holding steady at $4.99 ~ $5.09 & $5.19  I always see people tanking there  :o


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Written By: Red Ant on 07/13/08 at 9:05 pm

Gas is as low as $3.69 in parts of SC and as much as $4.15 in NC/VA. I spent over 300$ this week driving 1k miles to SC and back.  :o

Ant

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Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/15/08 at 9:37 pm

The prices in Portland, ME, were comparable to Boston's prices, which are high but by no means remarkable these days.  Things out west here are a bit cheaper than Boston area, runnning anywhere between $4.04 and $4.59.

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Written By: whistledog on 07/15/08 at 9:46 pm

Today, I saw gas at Petro Canada was 1.34 /L, so rather than get it there, I decided to take a chance and go to the next gas station, and I'm glad I did because it was 1.27 /L

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Written By: midnite on 07/15/08 at 11:52 pm

Oil down $6 today, so maybe we will see a little drop.  Once people start conserving and slow down oil use, to build up reserves, oil/ gas prices should come down a little bit.

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Written By: La Roche on 07/16/08 at 12:06 am

It actually ended up closing almost $10 down.

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Written By: snozberries on 07/16/08 at 9:25 am


My $4.99 station came down to $4.79 yesterday

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Written By: thewolrab on 07/16/08 at 4:55 pm


Oil down $6 today, so maybe we will see a little drop.  Once people start conserving and slow down oil use, to build up reserves, oil/ gas prices should come down a little bit.

And then people will start being careless again, prices will rise... wash, rinse, repeat.

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Written By: nally on 07/16/08 at 5:03 pm


My $4.99 station came down to $4.79 yesterday

That's still more than we have out here...


It came down to $4.44 over the weekend... my Shell Station ran out of 4's to use for the big sign displaying the prices, they had to make hand-written fours!

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Written By: snozberries on 07/16/08 at 5:32 pm




It came down to $4.44 over the weekend... my Shell Station ran out of 4's to use for the big sign displaying the prices, they had to make hand-written fours!



;D

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Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/17/08 at 10:22 pm

Cheaper than it was, which I never thought would mean 4.02 9/10 gal.
::)

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Written By: nally on 07/19/08 at 11:50 pm

Today I noticed the lowest price at the Shell station near my home was $4.32 a gallon. It's coming down!! :D


The other day I was out and about in L.A. and saw $5+ for full serve at the gas stations along Ventura Boulevard.

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Written By: whistledog on 07/19/08 at 11:55 pm

Today, I was almost on E.  The one station I passed was 1.25.  I took a chance and the next one was 1.24.  I'm glad I gassed up at that one because the next one was 1.34 LOL

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Written By: coqueta83 on 07/20/08 at 12:27 am

It is now down to $4.29.

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Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/22/08 at 8:08 pm

I saw $3.91 in Holyoke but it was probably another desperate attempt by the chamber of commerce to get people to come to Holyoke!
:D

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Written By: midnite on 07/22/08 at 11:41 pm

We can hope that oil reserves are nice and high at 10:35 EST tomorrow morning.  This combined with the "crackdown" on speculators will push oil down more.  $120 would be nice.

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Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/22/08 at 11:49 pm

I have to gas up tomorrow morning at 4.29 gal, that's the lowest around these parts

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Written By: thewolrab on 07/23/08 at 2:50 am

It's down to $3.89 here.

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Written By: La Roche on 07/23/08 at 11:12 am

Finally bust back below $3.70 here in Missouri.

$3.69. I guess this is our return for agreeing to a substandard educational system.

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Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/23/08 at 8:46 pm

My regular station, the Amherst Hess is down to $3.99 for the 87 grade thanks to the recent drop in crude prices.  I'm sure it's just the eye of the storm!
::)

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Written By: nally on 07/23/08 at 10:53 pm

Still above four bucks here. ::) I was out and about in L.A. again today and saw prices above $4 1/2 a gallon as I got closer to downtown.

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Written By: coqueta83 on 07/24/08 at 7:40 pm

$4.09 as of today.

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Written By: NbC on 07/25/08 at 2:57 am

Gas prices came down a bit as of yesterday.  $4.85

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Written By: Vicky on 07/25/08 at 5:27 pm

In 2004 everyone was complaining that it was $2! 
My next car will be a Prius.  I wanted to get one but the 2 dealers I went to were all out.

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Written By: nally on 07/25/08 at 6:08 pm


In 2004 everyone was complaining that it was $2! 
My next car will be a Prius.  I wanted to get one but the 2 dealers I went to were all out.

Heck, even as early as 1999 or 2000, people were complaining about $2 gas.

It's gotten to the point now where $2 for a gallon of gas would be considered super-cheap!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/26/08 at 1:06 am


Heck, even as early as 1999 or 2000, people were complaining about $2 gas.

It's gotten to the point now where $2 for a gallon of gas would be considered super-cheap!

$1.53/gal.  What a ripoff!
;D

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Written By: La Roche on 08/01/08 at 10:11 pm

Down in the $3.50's in town, but I was out in the boonies the other day and saw $3.29.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/01/08 at 10:11 pm

got gas in the car today...it was at $3.89

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Written By: MrCleveland on 08/01/08 at 10:31 pm


Down in the $3.50's in town, but I was out in the boonies the other day and saw $3.29.


Same here.

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Written By: nally on 08/02/08 at 12:22 am

Still above four dollars in California. But it is going down.

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Written By: Badfinger-fan on 08/02/08 at 12:58 am

cost me $55 dollars to fill up today, but that was premium at 4.35 a gal so it is coming down a bit

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Written By: snozberries on 08/02/08 at 10:49 am


Gas in Santa Barbara averages 4.29 -4.39 for regular unleaded.  Mike you can get premium here for anywhere from 4.49 - 4.59

My fun crazy gas station has dropped down to 4.79 for regular unleaded.  Mike would pay 4.99 if he tanked here.  ;D


I have a theory... Perhaps the gas prices went as high as they did to test the population and see just how much people were willing to pay for fuel.  And now that they've dropped the price only to make us think we're paying less but really we're paying more than we were when prices first started to rise however, we're so happy that we're not paying what we were last month that no one is complaining about the current cost.... plus in a few months or a year they know just how high they can raise gas again.


...... or it could be bunnies  ;D    (anyone who gets this obscure reference has my undying loyalty)




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Written By: La Roche on 08/02/08 at 12:06 pm


Same here.


One of the benefits of flyover country.

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Written By: thewolrab on 08/02/08 at 6:42 pm

It's down to $3.79 here in Southeastern MA.

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Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/02/08 at 9:10 pm


It's down to $3.79 here in Southeastern MA.


I'm out in Hampshire County and the cheapest we've got out here (that I've seen)  is $3.87 at the Amherst Hess.

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Written By: La Roche on 08/03/08 at 3:46 pm

$3.35 in town. I've seen it in the 20's and 30's out in the sticks but it's really coming down in town as well. Still more of a drop to come, Oil has dropped by a far larger percentage than the price at the pump reflects so far.

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Written By: gumbypiz on 08/05/08 at 12:43 am

http://www.thepoliticalprogressive.com/products/T490-BIG.gif

Not like he had anything to do with it...'nuff said.

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Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/08/08 at 11:25 pm

At ibid. Amherst Hess, it's down to $3.69.9, which is the cheapest I've seen in six weeks!
::)

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Written By: thewolrab on 08/09/08 at 8:43 am

Yeah it dropped to $3.69 here as well.

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Written By: karen on 08/09/08 at 8:24 pm

Not quite that cheap here in CT but I did pay less than $4 a gallon this week.

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Written By: Badfinger-fan on 08/09/08 at 9:22 pm

$4.01 today, it's the cheapest in what seems a long time

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Written By: NbC on 08/13/08 at 7:51 am

Dropped down $0.20 this week.  Now $4.54. 

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Written By: nally on 08/13/08 at 10:53 am

Well, out here in California, it's finally slipping back under $4! :D In fact, yesterday I was out and about in L.A., and I saw prices as low as $3.95. However, on Ventura Blvd, they were all still higher than $4, with a whopping $5.25 for diesel. 8-P

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Written By: thewolrab on 08/15/08 at 7:11 pm

When I was in Cali in April it was $3.95...


Here it's dropped to 3.59

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Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/15/08 at 8:39 pm


When I was in Cali in April it was $3.95...


Here it's dropped to 3.59


Here too...but so far only at Amherst Hess.  It seems like petroleum limbo...how low can you go...until I remember $3.59 was an unheard-of high, even post-Katrina!
::)

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Written By: snozberries on 08/16/08 at 3:54 am



well as gas prices continue to fall (I paid $4.02 but the average is $4.15) my wacky gas stations were charging $4.79. 

One of them dropped today to $4.49.... but the other stands firm at $4.79.... remember this is for Regular Unlead 87 Octane.....  :o

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Written By: danootaandme on 08/16/08 at 4:29 am

3.59 here.  I called for a quote on fuel oil for the house last week.  It started out at 4.09, but when they delivered it a few days later it had gone down to 3.87.  I am very lucky I have a small house, one story.  People are going to suffer from the cold this year.

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Written By: Shacks Train on 08/16/08 at 6:07 am

Odd thing about oil is when the Alberta Tar Sands were discovered , They claimed it had more reserves there than Saudi Arabia ever had!........Shhhhhhhhhhhhh!...(don't let them know!)
Its a booming community up there where summer is best described as 2 months of bad snowmobiling!

Magazine sung about "I will Drug you & F__K you on the Permafrost"

Canada is  $1.22 per liter - 4.5 liters to the British Gallon (which is bigger than the American Gallon)

Mr.Wizard will explain later!

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Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/16/08 at 10:53 pm


3.59 here.  I called for a quote on fuel oil for the house last week.  It started out at 4.09, but when they delivered it a few days later it had gone down to 3.87.  I am very lucky I have a small house, one story.  People are going to suffer from the cold this year.

Well if they do, they're the fools!  Why can't they just fly down to the place in Bahamas for the winter? 
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/10/tophat.gif

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Written By: thewolrab on 08/21/08 at 4:36 pm

Now the lowest price in town is $3.55 followed by $3.58 at an Exxon which is no longer really an Exxon, because they have been selling their stations (this one used to be the most expensive station in town).

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Written By: snozberries on 08/21/08 at 10:19 pm


we finally fell below $4.  $3.97 today at my gas station...didn't get to drive past my favorite crazy gas stations today...will try tomorrow.

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Written By: nally on 08/21/08 at 10:45 pm


we finally fell below $4.  $3.97 today at my gas station...didn't get to drive past my favorite crazy gas stations today...will try tomorrow.



Good for you!! I'm glad that your area finally got back below $4. As for our area, I noticed yesterday that the lowest price was still $3.90-something.


And I noticed in the newspaper this morning that the average price for gas in our county is back under $4, too. that's a good thing.

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Written By: thewolrab on 08/26/08 at 4:58 pm

Now it's at 3.49.

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Written By: La Roche on 08/26/08 at 5:53 pm

$3.19 is about the cheapest you'll find in town, but if you go out a ways you can find it for about $3.10-3.12.

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Written By: snozberries on 09/02/08 at 1:50 am



we've leveled at about $3.85  my crazy gas stations have not failed me tho... 1 is still $4.49 and the other is $4.69  (for regular unleaded!)

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Written By: midnite on 09/02/08 at 7:13 pm

We are getting there.  Oil was down $6/barrel today since Hurricane Gustav wasnt bad and the N.O. levees were strong.  Let's just hope the goofy Iran President keeps his mouth shut and no more storms come rolling in.

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Written By: La Roche on 09/05/08 at 10:40 pm

Oil's at it's lowest price in 5 months but the prices haven't dropped, no change there then.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/07/08 at 3:36 pm

$3.47 is about the cheapest I can find around here, but I'm waiting to see what happens after Election Day.
::)

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Written By: greenjello74 on 09/13/08 at 8:42 am

With the onslaught of Hurricane Ike they are off and running again. Paid 3.53 on Thursday and now they are 5.00+. And I live In Fla, but everyone got so freaked about the refineries shutting down they went out and filled up. I blame the media in part because they seem to feed off this, and make matters worse.

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Written By: thewolrab on 09/13/08 at 9:41 pm

Filled up for $3.39 today before it jumped to $3.51, but that's just one station, others are 3.59, 3.69, 3.79 etc... it's a total mess around here, and all this happened within the past 24 hours, and I'm from Massachusetts.

Screw you Ike.

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Written By: greenjello74 on 09/13/08 at 10:26 pm


Filled up for $3.39 today before it jumped to $3.51, but that's just one station, others are 3.59, 3.69, 3.79 etc... it's a total mess around here, and all this happened within the past 24 hours, and I'm from Massachusetts.

Screw you Ike.


I live in Fla. I know the Governor said that he will be investigating this sudden jump in gas prices. They are really strict about price gouging down here. I saw a gas line yesterday, something I haven't seen since the 70s. >:( And people were lining up to  buy gas for 3.53 a gallon.
Thank God I have a Beetle.

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Written By: Brian06 on 09/13/08 at 10:43 pm

I just saw $4.09 when I was out before.  ::)

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Written By: nally on 09/13/08 at 11:12 pm

On last check, all three grades were below $4 where I was at!!

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Written By: MrCleveland on 09/14/08 at 1:01 pm

I'm in a fork-in-the-road whether to get my Drivers License or not.

But since gas is near $4-$5 since Oil refineries are closed (with Hurricane Ike) I might decide to ride the bus...forever.

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Written By: whistledog on 09/14/08 at 2:44 pm

The other day, gas zoomed overnight from $1.19 to $1.39 :o

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Written By: nally on 09/14/08 at 3:23 pm


But since gas is near $4-$5 since Oil refineries are closed (with Hurricane Ike) I might decide to ride the bus...forever.

I wonder how that would affect the rest of the country...I seem to recall 3 years ago, after Hurricane Karina, gas prices began climbing everywhere in the US, even out in CA.

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Written By: diofan on 09/14/08 at 10:16 pm

When I was in California a few weeks ago...gas was averaging about $3.89 A gallon. Here in Washington State it's about $3.68 right now.

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Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/15/08 at 11:08 pm

It's gone up a dime since the weekend.  I call it the "Ike Hike"!
::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 09/15/08 at 11:13 pm


It's gone up a dime since the weekend.  I call it the "Ike Hike"!
::)

Makes perfect sense to me, lol! I wonder if anyone else has thought of that.

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Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/16/08 at 3:07 am

no signs of Ike here. I just saw gas at 3.69 which is cheap for Nor-Cal

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 09/16/08 at 10:21 am


no signs of Ike here. I just saw gas at 3.69 which is cheap for Nor-Cal

That's about more or less what it seems to be in Southern Cal, too.

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Written By: karen on 09/16/08 at 10:57 am

I just paid $3.74 which is about the chepaest around here.

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Written By: karen on 10/02/08 at 2:43 pm

today I paid $3.31.  It's gone way down in the past week or so

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 10/02/08 at 3:07 pm

Down to $3 1/2 here.

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Written By: La Roche on 10/04/08 at 11:52 pm

$2.85 at a lot of stations here in Missouri. Down in the $3.50's in Illinois as well which says a lot. It's not been below $4.00 there for some time.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Jessica on 10/05/08 at 12:14 am

Still between $3.90-$4.05 in the Chicagoland area.  We filled up in Indianapolis today though for $3.25 a gallon.

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Written By: 2kidsami on 10/05/08 at 4:37 pm

Down to $3.15 in Iowa - Yeahhhhhhh :D

But why do I ask, when petroleum was last under $100 a barrel, was gas only $2.39 (and now $3.15).  Things that may you go hmmmmmmm ???

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 10/05/08 at 4:41 pm

I just saw $3.47 at the Shell station nearest my house. This is the first time in so long (I can't remember when) that it has dropped under three and a half bucks a gallon!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/06/08 at 1:08 am

I paid $3.61 outside of Poughkeepsie las night, but I saw it in Holyoke tonight for $3.32. 

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Written By: thewolrab on 10/07/08 at 12:58 am

It's down to $3.19 here in southcoast MA.

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Written By: La Roche on 10/07/08 at 8:32 am

$2.78 in Joplin; MO.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: danootaandme on 10/07/08 at 9:06 am


$2.78 in Joplin; MO.


:o

It should get better right up until November 4.  Some guy were Sig works was praising the republicans for bringing the price of gas down.  ::)

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Written By: Dagwood on 10/07/08 at 9:28 am


$2.78 in Joplin; MO.


And I was excited about $3.49.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Jessica on 10/07/08 at 9:42 am


$2.78 in Joplin; MO.


Was this at a Kum & Go? ;D

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Written By: 2kidsami on 10/07/08 at 8:48 pm


Was this at a Kum & Go? ;D
It is now at 2.85 at a Pump & Munch in Iowa

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Written By: Badfinger-fan on 10/07/08 at 9:55 pm


It is now at 2.85 at a Pump & Munch in Iowa
what? that's hecka cheap!  I paid $3.59 in Danville, Ca. just tonight  >:(

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Written By: La Roche on 10/07/08 at 10:12 pm


Was this at a Kum & Go? ;D


You big city slickers with yer mobils and yer shells. I've been kummin' and goin' fer yers n' it ain't done no harm to my car y'hear!

Actually.. The Kum & Go in Springfield is selling for $2.76 but the flying J in Joplin is the cheapest at $2.75.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: 2kidsami on 10/08/08 at 5:03 pm


what? that's hecka cheap!  I paid $3.59 in Danville, Ca. just tonight  >:(
Now if you want cheap - it looks like you need to skip Iowa and go to Missouri $2.75 - that's crazy......  Wait, maybe we are crazy thinking 2.75 is cheap :-\\ :-\\ :-\\

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 10/08/08 at 10:22 pm

Basically, around Springfield and Joplin it's dropping like a rock. (Probably because that's not 'that' far from Oklahoma where the state average is in the $2.80's. But the Quick stop southbound out of Springfield is currently at $2.62. It's dropping like a rock all over in Missouri. The average in Saint Louis has dropped almost 50 cents in a week and it's still dropping about 10 cents a day.

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Written By: Kryllith on 10/09/08 at 12:27 pm


Basically, around Springfield and Joplin it's dropping like a rock. (Probably because that's not 'that' far from Oklahoma where the state average is in the $2.80's.


Was on my way to my job at OU driving down from OKC and saw gas as cheap as $2.59. I'm hoping it will drop below $2.30 by Monday when I'll need to buy some.

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Written By: nally on 10/09/08 at 2:04 pm


Was on my way to my job at OU driving down from OKC and saw gas as cheap as $2.59. I'm hoping it will drop below $2.30 by Monday when I'll need to buy some.

That seems very cheap compared to what we have here in California. It's still coming down, but it's still in the $3 range.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 10/09/08 at 6:47 pm

It dropped below $3.00 in St. Louis today, in the $2.90's in a lot of places around town.

$2.58 out around Springfield now.

I did some investigation, cheapest I can find in the country is South West Oklahoma City where it's just above the $2.50 mark.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: whistledog on 10/09/08 at 11:21 pm

It was $101.4/L today.  I was so excited.  It might soon drop to the 90x range.  MAn, it's been so long, I can't even remember the last time it went below a buck

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Tam on 10/09/08 at 11:37 pm

Here in Northern New York, it is around $3.60/gallon

We pay $3.64 on post, mid-grade so I believe that regular should be around $3.54 on post.
As good as it might sound, the difference between on post and off post normally only varies by about 1 or 2 pennies.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/09/08 at 11:55 pm

After the elections, my friends, after the elections.  You just wait....
:o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 10/11/08 at 12:12 pm



$3.53 where I live and the crazy gas stations are finally down $3.79

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Dagwood on 10/11/08 at 5:22 pm

I just saw $3.29 where it was $3.45 yesterday.  Oil is down to $77 a barrel, gas prices had better go down.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/11/08 at 8:49 pm


Here in Northern New York, it is around $3.60/gallon

We pay $3.64 on post, mid-grade so I believe that regular should be around $3.54 on post.
As good as it might sound, the difference between on post and off post normally only varies by about 1 or 2 pennies.


I was in Duchess County last weekend (not North Country, but Upstate) and it was $3.65/gal.  I saw $2.99 here in W. Mass. today.  I was surprised to see 2 at all!
::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 10/12/08 at 4:00 pm

Cheap stations in Saint Louis are around $2.69 and down around Ozark it's about $2.40.

In Chicago yesterday saw it at almost $4.20 on a station off Lake Shore drive, that's damn near $2.00 more.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 10/12/08 at 9:06 pm

Just filled up about 40 miles east of KC for $2.59.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Kryllith on 10/13/08 at 8:24 am

It only got down to $2.33, although if I'd a Walmart card it would have been $2.30. Pity since it looked like it didn't drop at all on Sunday.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: whistledog on 10/13/08 at 12:11 pm

Yesterday it was 97.9/L
I soo should have filled up, but as usual, I only get $20 at a time.  The more gas I get at a time, the more I tend to drive places I don't really need to go to lol

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: 2kidsami on 10/13/08 at 6:56 pm

Just filled up for $2.67 a gallon - if I would have wanted to wait in line I could have got gas at $2.59 - I had the 2 little ones in the car and they needed supper -so no go.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/13/08 at 7:58 pm


Cheap stations in Saint Louis are around $2.69 and down around Ozark it's about $2.40.

In Chicago yesterday saw it at almost $4.20 on a station off Lake Shore drive, that's damn near $2.00 more.

Sounds like attempted-gouging.  Maybe the dude figures people are so used to paying $4.20 now, they won't know the difference and I'll skim a little off the top!
::)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: thewolrab on 10/14/08 at 1:25 am

$2.99 now

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/14/08 at 2:54 am

3p cheaper at Tesco Petrol Stations here in the UK

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: karen on 10/14/08 at 7:44 am


$2.99 now


I saw that at a gas station in a nearby town.  Lowest I've seen in ages

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/14/08 at 8:48 pm


I saw that at a gas station in a nearby town.  Lowest I've seen in ages


I'm seeing $2.93 now!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: karen on 10/14/08 at 10:57 pm


I'm seeing $2.93 now!


Shame I haven't got enough in my tank to drive up to Mass. then!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/14/08 at 11:11 pm


Shame I haven't got enough in my tank to drive up to Mass. then!

It's a cost-benefit analysis.  Just don't fill up a tank of $3.85 gas to go buy a tanks of $2.93 gas only to have till fill up with $3.85 gas all over again. 
:D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: karen on 10/15/08 at 9:24 pm


It's a cost-benefit analysis.  Just don't fill up a tank of $3.85 gas to go buy a tanks of $2.93 gas only to have till fill up with $3.85 gas all over again. 
:D


I managed to find gas locally at $2.99 so its good.  We'll be up in Mass. in a couple of weeks so I'll be keeping an eye on the prices you post.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: thewolrab on 10/15/08 at 10:04 pm

$2.84 a little out of town, $2.89 in town...

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 10/15/08 at 11:23 pm

I'll be needing to get gas tomorrow. I saw it down to $3.47  geez, we're still getting reamed here in the Bay Area  >:(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 10/18/08 at 2:14 pm

3.29 for me this morning

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: karen on 10/18/08 at 2:54 pm

I happened to spot that the expensive garage is down to $2.95 today

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: danootaandme on 10/18/08 at 3:35 pm

$2.74

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 10/18/08 at 6:33 pm

The lowest price in my area is now $3.19 a gallon. Keep comin' down!!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/20/08 at 7:59 am

More petrol stations are bringing down the price here in the UK, I try and located price details.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Kryllith on 10/20/08 at 8:05 am

Paid $2.25 this morning. I'm hoping it might actually drop below $2.00 sometime this year, but I'm not sure it will happen.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: NbC on 10/20/08 at 8:48 am

Still above $4 here.  $4.05 and it just dropped a couple of days ago. 

I can't even remember when gas was just above $2 a gallon. 

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 10/20/08 at 12:41 pm



I can't even remember when gas was just above $2 a gallon. 

I seem to remember it at that level in 2001-02. Since 2003 or so, it's always been above $2, at least here in CA.


Edit: I just read through the first few pages of this thread and saw that some folks had prices under $2 back in 2004, but in CA it was hovering around that mark. By about 2005 or so, it was above $2 for good...or so it seems.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: 2kidsami on 10/20/08 at 12:46 pm


Paid $2.25 this morning. I'm hoping it might actually drop below $2.00 sometime this year, but I'm not sure it will happen.
wow that is cheap

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 10/20/08 at 12:50 pm


wow that is cheap

sure is...compared to what we're used to paying these days

It still has yet to drop under $3 a gallon in southern California, but I'm not holding my breath.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 10/20/08 at 8:17 pm

It's sort of hit a level here in Saint Louis, anywhere from $2.50 - $2.70. I filled up for $2.53 today. It's dropping maybe 3-4 cents a week I would say, but not much faster. However, in Southern Illinois it's down in the $2.70's which means soon the price gouge alarms will sound on the MO side and the prices will drop even more. (For those who don't know, gas is always about 25 cents more in Illinois due to taxes, so if it's the same price in Missouri as it is in Illinois then the complaints begin - give it a week until a station hits $2.69 on the IL side.)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 10/20/08 at 8:20 pm

the cheapest I've seen it here is 3.19, and this morning i paid 3.43  >:(

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 10/28/08 at 3:11 pm

I heard on the news yesterday that there are areas of the country that have <$2 gas, for the first time in ages!! :o :D

Over here, however, I saw $2.99 as the cheapest. But that may have changed recently

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/28/08 at 3:52 pm

Cheapest around here, Amherst Hess @ $2.45

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 10/28/08 at 3:59 pm

$2.14 is the cheapest in town.

But out in the state it's down around $1.90.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: whistledog on 10/28/08 at 10:58 pm

My jaw about dropped today.  Gas is now at 87.2c /L

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 10/29/08 at 9:20 am

I was in Illinois last night and paid $2.21. That will come as a shock to our friends in Chicago.  ;D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Midas on 10/29/08 at 9:31 am

$2.619 in Maricopacabana AZ

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Mr Tumnus on 10/29/08 at 11:44 am


I was in Illinois last night and paid $2.21. That will come as a shock to our friends in Chicago.  ;D


it's down to 0.94p here in the UK and that's for a litre  >:(

highest it went to was £1.17

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/29/08 at 1:20 pm


$2.619 in Maricopacabana AZ


How about in Tuba City?  That's my favorite AZ town name!
;D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Midas on 10/29/08 at 2:22 pm


How about in Tuba City?  That's my favorite AZ town name!
;D


$2.80-ish there.  The Phoenix area is right around $2.75-ish.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/29/08 at 6:58 pm

Cheapest around here is still Amherst Hess @ $2.39

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: star80 on 10/29/08 at 9:57 pm

I just saw gas around here for $2.16 wonder what all the hype was about this year.......what a great government we have here in the US; Makes me wonder why any foreigner would want to come here and live.  I don't see as many people moving here from Canada.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: 80sfan on 10/29/08 at 10:40 pm

I'm from Nebraska and from the city I am from it is about $2.35 per gallon!  :) I hope this isn't temporary.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/31/08 at 9:09 pm

I saw $2.35 here at the Northampton Hess today.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: 2kidsami on 10/31/08 at 9:11 pm

2.14 in Iowa

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 10/31/08 at 9:13 pm


$2.619 in Maricopacabana AZ


my moms calls me and taunts with these figures on a regular basis.  >:(



I drove past my crazy gas station it finally dropped to 3.39  ::)

My gas station was $2.89 this morning but I was late for work so on my way home I tanked somewhere that was also $2.89 only to find that my station had dropped to $2.79 while I was at work.  sure I would've saved only a $1.30 but its the principal!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 11/01/08 at 9:13 pm

It's dropped below $2.00 in town as well now.

$1.99 to be exact.

In Saint Louis the average is around $2.10, but out of town it's down in the $1.80's.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/01/08 at 9:19 pm


It's dropped below $2.00 in town as well now.

$1.99 to be exact.

In Saint Louis the average is around $2.10, but out of town it's down in the $1.80's.
what the heck!  you guys and your cheap gas.  geez, I thought I was doing great when I paid $2.69 today

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Jessica on 11/01/08 at 9:30 pm

It was $2.47 in Injunana last night and $2.93 in Chicago.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/01/08 at 9:30 pm

Inju what?  ???

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Jessica on 11/01/08 at 9:33 pm


Inju what?   ???


Indiana. :D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/02/08 at 1:33 am


Indiana. :D
thanks for the translation

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 11/02/08 at 7:40 pm

Yayyy!!! :D Today I drove past the gas stations near my home, and all three grades were under $3 a gallon!! I hope this lasts a while, altho I won't be holding my breath in the coming months.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/03/08 at 1:32 am

Down to $2.31 for cheap grade at Amherst & Northampton Hess stations.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/03/08 at 1:37 am

yay! gas prices are down. now congress can charge that .10 cent tax they were talking about and people will hardly notice

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/03/08 at 1:57 am


yay! gas prices are down. now congress can charge that .10 cent tax they were talking about and people will hardly notice

Let's just see what happens after Tuesday...

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/03/08 at 2:04 am


Let's just see what happens after Tuesday...
ok, now why did you have to say that  :(  I was getting used to a low gas bill

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/03/08 at 2:38 pm


ok, now why did you have to say that  :(   I was getting used to a low gas bill


You want a low gas bill?  Buy five cans of baked beans and eat 'em all up tonight!  That's about the only kind of low gas bill you otter get used to!
:P

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: 2kidsami on 11/03/08 at 5:32 pm

$2.09

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Dagwood on 11/03/08 at 6:25 pm

Jealous

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: star80 on 11/03/08 at 6:30 pm

$1.96 in Louisville, KY which is near me

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Dagwood on 11/03/08 at 6:38 pm

Even more jealous :D  $2.49 here

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/03/08 at 7:30 pm

Down to $2.29 for cheap grade at Amherst & Northampton Hess stations.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Midas on 11/05/08 at 2:25 pm

I paid $2.419/gallon in the 'copa Monday night.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: 2kidsami on 11/05/08 at 5:19 pm

Iowa is finally under $2.00  - we are now at $1.97  yeah :D  I 've got more money in my pocket

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 11/06/08 at 1:38 pm

Down to $1.89 here in KC.

I filled up my car for $31 last week! Back in July the highest I paid to fill up was $61.  :P

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 11/06/08 at 1:57 pm


Down to $1.89 here in KC.

I filled up my car for $31 last week! Back in July the highest I paid to fill up was $61.  :P


About the same here Al.

I can fill the tank from empty to full for $30!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: 2kidsami on 11/06/08 at 5:05 pm


Down to $1.89 here in KC.

I filled up my car for $31 last week! Back in July the highest I paid to fill up was $61.  :P
Do you always have to rain on my parade??? ;)
Just when I think gas is cheap - you always come along :P :P :P

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/06/08 at 9:12 pm

$2.12 at the South Hadley Cumby's today.

I've seen it at as high as $2.45 for premium at Exxon this week.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 11/06/08 at 10:43 pm

GAS WAR! GAS WAR! Crestwood, St. Louis. (Home of KSHE 95 by the way.) All the stations along the street competed today dropping prices almost hourly. We're down in the 1.80's here too.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/08/08 at 3:22 pm

$2.02 at the South Hadley Cumby's yesterday.  Haven't been by there today yet....

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 11/08/08 at 6:20 pm

It's down around $1.83-1.85 in town. Just out in O'Fallon; MO.. not more than 20 minutes from downtown. It's down at $1.75.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: greenjello74 on 11/08/08 at 8:01 pm

2.11 at Exxon today,even cheaper than Sprawlmart!!! which was 2.13.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 11/08/08 at 9:45 pm



$2.51 average.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 11/09/08 at 1:32 am


Do you always have to rain on my parade??? ;)
Just when I think gas is cheap - you always come along :P :P :P


I saw it for $1.77 today.

I hope you don't think I'm an asshole for mentioning that.  ;D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: 2kidsami on 11/09/08 at 9:04 am


I saw it for $1.77 today.

I hope you don't think I'm an asshole for mentioning that.  ;D
Not an asshole, just very petroleum advantaged :) :)  Heck, gas maybe cheap enough some may be able to huff it again ;D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 11/09/08 at 4:49 pm

Down to $2 1/2 a gallon here!! :D :D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: karen on 11/09/08 at 6:30 pm

I paid $2.29.9 yesterday and then saw it at another place for $2.25.9

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: whistledog on 11/09/08 at 8:52 pm

I saw it at 79.1/L today.  Lowest it's been in probably 10 years

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 11/10/08 at 12:44 am

Gas is cheaper in Independence (where I work) than in north Kansas City (which is where I live), so I thought I'd fill up there after I got off work tonight. The places just down the street from where I work still had it for $1.77, but I drove down to this QuikTrip another couple miles down the road and I couldn't believe my eyes.

They had it for $1.65, and it ended up costing me $26 to fill up my tank. 

I really hope gas keeps going down even further because the economy could really use the help right now.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: thewolrab on 11/12/08 at 1:10 am

Finally down to $1.99 here in Bristol County, MA. My tank cost $23.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 11/12/08 at 9:27 am


Gas is cheaper in Independence (where I work) than in north Kansas City (which is where I live), so I thought I'd fill up there after I got off work tonight. The places just down the street from where I work still had it for $1.77, but I drove down to this QuikTrip another couple miles down the road and I couldn't believe my eyes.

They had it for $1.65, and it ended up costing me $26 to fill up my tank. 

I really hope gas keeps going down even further because the economy could really use the help right now.


Damn, you're still beating us out there. Lowest here is about $1.71 right now.

But as per usual, if you happen to need to go 25-30 miles out of town it's down in the $1.60's.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: star80 on 11/12/08 at 10:30 am

$1.79 at the Kroger here in Jeffersonville, Indiana

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 11/12/08 at 7:52 pm


Damn, you're still beating us out there. Lowest here is about $1.71 right now.

But as per usual, if you happen to need to go 25-30 miles out of town it's down in the $1.60's.


Spoke too soon $1.60's in town now too.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 11/12/08 at 8:07 pm


Spoke too soon $1.60's in town now too.



I'll bet that just breaks your heart.  :D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/12/08 at 8:31 pm


I'll bet that just breaks your heart.  :D


It breaks mine...still >$2 here  :\'(  Thank goodness we don't drive that much.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 11/12/08 at 8:45 pm


I'll bet that just breaks your heart.  :D


Yup, I'm hating saving all this money.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/12/08 at 8:46 pm


Yup, I'm hating saving all this money.


Spend it on me :-*

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Andria on 11/13/08 at 9:47 pm

The price of regular unleaded at the Arco/AM-PM station near where I live is $2.15.9, and I recently filled the tanks on my car and my truck. The state in which I live has no sales tax (and probably never will, if the general populace continues to vote in the manner that it always has), which makes everything cheaper. The only bad thing about this particular gas station is that it is located next to Interstate 5 and is also in close proximity to the end of a local freeway known variously as "Beltline Highway", "Beltline Road" or "569" (after its state designation as Highway 569), which causes very long lines that often reach all the way back to the bank parking lot behind the station. .

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: 2kidsami on 11/13/08 at 9:50 pm

$1.92 ;D ;D ;D


NOW Al-B tell me how gas is $1.62 - at the station near you!!! ;) ;) ;)

You do it every time ;D ;D ;D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: thewolrab on 11/13/08 at 11:38 pm

$1.94 now.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 11/13/08 at 11:44 pm

About as low as $2.40 over here now. Seeing a 2 in front of the decimal point is certainly pleasing to my eyes; it's a relief from the $3-and-up days!

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/14/08 at 1:45 am

I paid $2.39 pr gallon on the way home from work. I had to fill up my tank because it was empty, the low fuel warning indicator light even came on  :o  I was pleased when that full tank of gas cost just $32.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 11/14/08 at 11:36 am


I'll bet that just breaks your heart.  :D


Caught up with you, $1.65 in St. Louis, I'm sure you're set to tell me it's $1.59 in KC now though!  ;D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Kryllith on 11/14/08 at 1:04 pm


Caught up with you, $1.65 in St. Louis, I'm sure you're set to tell me it's $1.59 in KC now though!  ;D


It's $1.71 here in OKC. I'm starting for feel gypped now.  :D

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: karen on 11/14/08 at 3:29 pm

The cheapest I saw it today was $2.15

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Midas on 11/14/08 at 4:26 pm


It's $1.71 here in OKC. I'm starting for feel gypped now.  :D


Not yet.  I paid $2.219/gallon last night for the low-grade stuff.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Dagwood on 11/14/08 at 4:29 pm

I just paid $1.94. 

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: coqueta83 on 11/14/08 at 8:30 pm

It was $2.19 at my local gas station today.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: Flaming Cuyahoga on 11/15/08 at 8:14 pm

I just paid $2.15 per gallon of Regular Unleaded today.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: karen on 11/15/08 at 8:23 pm


I just paid $2.15 per gallon of Regular Unleaded today.


So did I

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: snozberries on 11/16/08 at 12:38 pm


2.29

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: nally on 11/16/08 at 11:11 pm


2.29

It was slightly higher than that near my house today. I can't even remember the last time I saw gas prices that low!! :o

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/17/08 at 2:24 am

Cheapest $1.99 in South Hadley versus $2.05 in Amherst.

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 11/18/08 at 2:56 am

$1.51 tonight.  :o

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Written By: La Roche on 11/18/08 at 11:26 am


$1.51 tonight.  :o


$1.59.

I think the trend is established.  ;D

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Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/18/08 at 6:21 pm

$1.99 cheapest around here today.

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Written By: La Roche on 11/19/08 at 12:04 am


$1.59.

I think the trend is established.  ;D


Noise!

$1.54.

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Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 11/19/08 at 2:57 am


Noise!

$1.54.


Missouri FTW!!!  :D

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/08 at 2:59 am

When on our trip to Scotland, the cheapest petrol we saw was (per litre) £0.94 ($1.41)

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Written By: La Roche on 11/19/08 at 8:52 am


When on our trip to Scotland, the cheapest petrol we saw was (per litre) £0.94 ($1.41)


About $7.00 a gallon. A veritable deal for you.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/08 at 9:28 am


About $7.00 a gallon. A veritable deal for you.

...but these prices will not stay for long.

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Written By: La Roche on 11/19/08 at 4:04 pm


Noise!

$1.54.


Now $1.52, just behind you Al!

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Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 11/19/08 at 6:54 pm


Now $1.52, just behind you Al!


$1.58 down the street, but the lowball prices have been from Independence, at the QuikTrip where I've been filling up (and where it's typically been about 15 cents less per gallon than it is up north).

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Written By: La Roche on 11/19/08 at 7:06 pm


$1.58 down the street, but the lowball prices have been from Independence, at the QuikTrip where I've been filling up (and where it's typically been about 15 cents less per gallon than it is up north).




Yeah, $1.52 is ghetto-ass North County price, where I live it's $1.56.

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Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 11/19/08 at 9:16 pm


Yeah, $1.52 is ghetto-ass North County price, where I live it's $1.56.


Of course you realize, this means war.   ;D

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Written By: La Roche on 11/19/08 at 9:17 pm


Of course you realize, this means war.   ;D


$1.51 at Dunn and Falls Ferry.

Zing!

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Written By: nally on 11/19/08 at 9:18 pm


Of course you realize, this means war.   ;D

I think it does. ;D As soon as California's prices drop under $2/gal. That is, if they do. Lol

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Written By: nally on 11/20/08 at 11:06 am

Just saw $2.25 this morning at a Union Oil station.

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Written By: La Roche on 11/20/08 at 11:24 am

$1.49 here in St. Louis.

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Written By: karen on 11/20/08 at 11:24 am

$2.05 is the cheapest I've seen this week

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Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 11/20/08 at 12:23 pm


I think it does. ;D As soon as California's prices drop under $2/gal. That is, if they do. Lol


If California ever gets under two bucks a gallon, that would probably put the Midwest in the $1.20 range. If that ever happens I'll trade in my Crown Vic for a new Chevy Silverado 4X4 extended cab.  ;D

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Written By: La Roche on 11/20/08 at 12:25 pm


If California ever gets under two bucks a gallon, that would probably put the Midwest in the $1.20 range. If that ever happens I'll trade in my Crown Vic for a new Chevy Silverado 4X4 extended cab.  ;D


;D

http://www.gatewayclassiccars.com/

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Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 11/20/08 at 12:29 pm


;D

http://www.gatewayclassiccars.com/


Actually, screw the Silverado.

I want THIS CAR RIGHT HERE!!!

http://www.gatewayclassiccars.com/displaycar.php?stock=3952&location=STL

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Written By: La Roche on 11/20/08 at 1:11 pm


Actually, screw the Silverado.

I want THIS CAR RIGHT HERE!!!

http://www.gatewayclassiccars.com/displaycar.php?stock=3952&location=STL


You know it dude.

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Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 11/20/08 at 1:45 pm


You know it dude.


You ever been to that showroom?

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Written By: La Roche on 11/20/08 at 2:19 pm


You ever been to that showroom?


Yeah, probably 2 dozen times. I go there whenever I can. They also have a huge area with lots of things being sold, I've bought dozens of old car ads from the 60's and 70's.

It's an amazing place. Next time you're up here we'll go.

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Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 11/20/08 at 3:46 pm


Yeah, probably 2 dozen times. I go there whenever I can. They also have a huge area with lots of things being sold, I've bought dozens of old car ads from the 60's and 70's.

It's an amazing place. Next time you're up here we'll go.


Oh HELL yeah!  :) :) :)

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Written By: La Roche on 11/20/08 at 4:20 pm

The NYMEX Gasoline future ended today at 99.99 cents! If you live in Missouri add 35 cents to that and you have your price in a week or so.  :)

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Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/20/08 at 4:36 pm

Cheapest I saw today: $1.88 in South Hadley, $1.99 in Amherst. 

Nice to see that big "1" to the left of the decimal!

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Written By: gumbypiz on 11/20/08 at 4:44 pm

Just like usual, the low gas prices are only temporary guys...

Some southern California retailers are selling for as low as $1.99, some larger ones $1.79.

Let me let you in on some info, I work as a scheduler and dispatch for the gas tanker trucks for one of the largest oil companies on the earth ( :-X).
We've seen dealers push off (refuse loads) with large inventories as the demand is low in past weeks, especially if the price for oil was going lower.

But just over the last four days, these same dealers are running out, demanding extra loads of gas they normally don't want or need. Why? 'Cause consumers are running to the $1.99 retailers and buying gas like its going out of style. Dealers normally selling 5000-6000 as day are selling 10000-12000 per day. Note that these retailers aren't really making more than a penny or two on this gas anyway...

As it takes a few days for the increase in orders and volume to impact the market and the demand for refineries become apparent, the price will spike back up and quickly, keeping in mind the additional brief but significant increase in driving before the holiday/holiday travel season.

Taking in mind that we're going back to 12hr days to help keep these guys supplied with gas again, the demand can't double and prices stay low at the same time, simple supply and demand economics. So enjoy the low gas prices for another week or so, at best, its going up again, and quickly.  :P

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Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/20/08 at 4:47 pm

Well, I gotta get gas this weekend so let's hope it doesn't jump before then :P

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Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 11/20/08 at 6:10 pm

I tell people that I wish I had a 1000 gallon tank in my backyard so I could stock up on gas while it's cheap.

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Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 11/20/08 at 11:22 pm

On the news they just reported that it's down to $1.41.

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Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/21/08 at 2:14 am

$2.13 here. that's as cheap as I've seen it. it's low so people will feel like they have more money to spend for Christmas shopping. after New Years, I predict it will rise again

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Written By: La Roche on 11/21/08 at 3:00 pm


Just like usual, the low gas prices are only temporary guys...

Some southern California retailers are selling for as low as $1.99, some larger ones $1.79.

Let me let you in on some info, I work as a scheduler and dispatch for the gas tanker trucks for one of the largest oil companies on the earth ( :-X).
We've seen dealers push off (refuse loads) with large inventories as the demand is low in past weeks, especially if the price for oil was going lower.

But just over the last four days, these same dealers are running out, demanding extra loads of gas they normally don't want or need. Why? 'Cause consumers are running to the $1.99 retailers and buying gas like its going out of style. Dealers normally selling 5000-6000 as day are selling 10000-12000 per day. Note that these retailers aren't really making more than a penny or two on this gas anyway...

As it takes a few days for the increase in orders and volume to impact the market and the demand for refineries become apparent, the price will spike back up and quickly, keeping in mind the additional brief but significant increase in driving before the holiday/holiday travel season.

Taking in mind that we're going back to 12hr days to help keep these guys supplied with gas again, the demand can't double and prices stay low at the same time, simple supply and demand economics. So enjoy the low gas prices for another week or so, at best, its going up again, and quickly.  :P


Yet the NYMEX Future price continues to drop.

I understand what you're saying and you're partially right, but as it gets cheaper for the suppliers to purchase price goes down, as demand goes up, price goes up. Spike? Doubt it. Plateau? One would assume.

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Written By: La Roche on 11/21/08 at 3:04 pm

Independence; MO has the cheapest in the country at $1.37.

St. Louis; MO is the second cheapest at just over $1.40.

I echo Al's sentiment - Missouri FTW.

So what if St. Louis city schools lost their accreditation and those cork smokers that built on flood plains in Chesterfield valley are still underwater, I'm neither a school teacher nor is my house flooded, my power bills keep dropping, I'm filling up my large sedan for less than $20 and food prices have been dropping as well. Happy as a Larry.

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Written By: nally on 11/21/08 at 5:48 pm


Independence; MO has the cheapest in the country at $1.37.

St. Louis; MO is the second cheapest at just over $1.40.



Wow. I can't remember the last time I saw prices that low anywhere.


The cheapest out here (at least that I've seen today) was $2.09.

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Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 11/21/08 at 6:53 pm


Independence; MO has the cheapest in the country at $1.37.


WOO-HOO!!! 




I'M NUMBER ONE!!!
I'M NUMBER ONE!!!
;D ;D ;D

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Written By: karen on 11/22/08 at 1:48 pm

$1.99.9 is the cheapest I've spotted.



WOO-HOO!!! 




I'M NUMBER ONE!!!
I'M NUMBER ONE!!!
;D ;D ;D


No, you're just the cheapest  ;)

Subject: Re: Anybody want to talk about Gas Prices?

Written By: La Roche on 11/22/08 at 4:14 pm

St. Louis is $1.41 now. Just behind Independence; MO.

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Written By: nally on 11/22/08 at 4:25 pm

$2.07 today. Maybe we just might drop back under two bucks...

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Written By: Brian06 on 11/22/08 at 4:57 pm

$1.69 here.

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Written By: 2kidsami on 11/24/08 at 4:32 am

$1.79 - we are not the cheapest, but it still feels good to keep dropping ;)

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Written By: MrCleveland on 11/24/08 at 3:02 pm

It'll probably drop to a buck since there's no need to go anywhere since everyone's almost next to poor!

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Written By: La Roche on 11/24/08 at 3:11 pm

$1.37.

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Written By: nally on 11/24/08 at 4:55 pm

Yesterday I saw a Valero station with $1.99 gas!!! I honestly cannot remember the last time I saw a "1" before the decimal point for a gas price.

The Shell station still has $2.05, though.

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Written By: La Roche on 11/25/08 at 11:48 pm

Hey Al -

Cheapest in St. Louis - $1.33