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    "The Horror" Gasoline Nightmare!!!

    Post up the average gas price in your area. Use the lowest grade and please give the area.
    My area is one of the highest in the U.S.A.

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    Average 87 octane. $4.45 a gallon
    OUCH! Bastards!
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    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    Average price on Maui was $4.86 this week. In Hana it's $5.98!

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    $3.93 for 87 octane
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    $4.19 for premium in Southeast Phoenix area. 91 Octane.

    Over $50.00 to fill up a Mini Cooper?! WTF!

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    Israel. 7.74 NIS a litre of 95 octane, which makes 7.81$ a gallon. Do I need to explain why I commute by bike?

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    3.90 here in sunny Ocala,FL
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    Here in venezuela 0.08 usd a gallon,

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlosmontiel View Post
    Here in venezuela 0.08 usd a gallon,
    Looking down the road, that might not be as good as it seems. LINK

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    Around $3.80 in pittsburgh

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    Toronto its $1.33 per litre

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    I'm pretty sure it's still under 4 bucks for 87 here in central texas. Don't really pay attention since employer buys gas.

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    Near Stuttgart, south germany average 8.30$ per gallon.

    Plus tax on car & road. Plus fu.... expensive insurance. No wonder biking for 20miles in rain, snow and with -20°C is better ;-)

    Have fun...

    and wait till next year.... I bet the prices doubles...

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    $9.17 a gallon in Denmark and as a non car producing country we also get to pay roughly triple for our cars, for example a Toyota Prius T2 (the cheapest one) would set me back $69.000 and a BMW 328i would be 106.000 us dollars for the stripped down, base version without aircon, leather and fancy stuff.

    But hey, the beer is cheap and the girls are pretty, especially after a bunch of cheap beers..

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    I live just north of NY/NJ border. NY = $4.09. I mile away in NJ $3.55. Both prices are too high. Pedal power!

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    $3.65 Here in the 'burbs of Minneapolis, MN
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    The petrol down here in South Australia is curently around $5.30USD/gal (equivalent).

    I moved here from the U.S. (DC area) about three years ago and the car has only been driven about 9,000 km / 5,600 miles per year. I commute to work on my bike and almost always ride to the trails.

    At one stage I had five cars and two bikes. Now I have five bikes and share a car with my wife.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huffster View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    Oh man, that's so harsh for you guys, if only you knew what really high fuel prices were Down here we pay over $13 for a gallon local currency (which is about $6.50> US) but doing it that way doesn't work because our minimum wage is actually less than yours, just the currency is different - yours=$6/ours=$5 .

    Way to go Dude, that the way it should be
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    The petrol down here in South Australia is curently around $5.30USD/gal (equivalent).

    I moved here from the U.S. (DC area) about three years ago and the car has only been driven about 9,000 km / 5,600 miles per year. I commute to work on my bike and almost always ride to the trails.

    At one stage I had five cars and two bikes. Now I have five bikes and share a car with my wife.
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    1,85 euro's here in The Netherlands..

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    $4.12 with Safeway club card discount
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    $3.77 for 87 in the Atlanta burbs. I would consider riding my bike if there weren't cars on the roads. Still on 2 wheels but this on pedals itself.
    Everyone is entitled to my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrub View Post
    S.F. Bay Area
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    Here's a WTF mind blower for you to ponder.
    San Francisco (Northern Cal.) Is paying $4.12
    San Diego (So. Cal) is paying $4.45
    And San Diego is higher than Los Angeles
    The kicker is San Diego has the huge storage tanks that the truckers fill from. They haul the gas north.
    Yet San Diego pays higher prices. Hello!
    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE, View Post
    Here's a WTF mind blower for you to ponder.
    San Francisco (Northern Cal.) Is paying $4.12
    San Diego (So. Cal) is paying $4.45
    And San Diego is higher than Los Angeles
    The kicker is San Diego has the huge storage tanks that the truckers fill from. They haul the gas north.
    Yet San Diego pays higher prices. Hello!
    Could be local/county taxes. Here on Maui we pay more than any other county in Hawaii because of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE, View Post
    Here's a WTF mind blower for you to ponder.
    San Francisco (Northern Cal.) Is paying $4.12
    San Diego (So. Cal) is paying $4.45
    And San Diego is higher than Los Angeles
    The kicker is San Diego has the huge storage tanks that the truckers fill from. They haul the gas north.
    Yet San Diego pays higher prices. Hello!
    Well my dad recently retired from the Tesoro refinery here in the SF Bay Area and all that gas didn't stay local. And no family discount
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    $3.69-$3.85 for 87 Octane in East TX.

    thankfully I don't drive much so the prices really don't hurt me. still ride my bike a lot because I just enjoy it more. haven't had time to ride the trails lately, so commuting is where I get my pedal turns these days.

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    Anybody have the prices for.
    Arizona
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    Road trip in a couple weeks.
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    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    gasbuddy.com has prices for everywhere.


    East idaho, $3.71 for 87

    $4.42 for Diesel :-/

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
    gasbuddy.com has prices for everywhere.


    East idaho, $3.71 for 87

    $4.42 for Diesel :-/
    Cool thank-you! I didn't know about that site.
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    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    15SEK/litre.

    That's like $5000/gal.

    Glad I don't own a car.

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    I was spending $400-$500 a month in gas to fill my Ford F150 every week. I bit the bullet and did a business lease on a Ford Fiesta SE 5-sp with all bells and whistles. Now I spend $120 a month in gas, plus the tax deduction for the lease (as opposed to the cruddy business deduction I get when owning).

    They want to play games? I play back, Mr. gub'ment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    I was spending $400-$500 a month in gas to fill my Ford F150 every week. I bit the bullet and did a business lease on a Ford Fiesta SE 5-sp with all bells and whistles. Now I spend $120 a month in gas, plus the tax deduction for the lease (as opposed to the cruddy business deduction I get when owning).

    They want to play games? I play back, Mr. gub'ment.
    Sad thing is, the 20-somethings that need it most can't pull any of this off. I know a 22 year old welder making $13/hr with a 30 mile drive to the only work he could find, in his 1990 Bronco. He paid $1000 for a clapped out POS because cash-4-clunkers drove used car prices through the roof. When/if they send him home early after 4 hours of work (on a slow day) he barely breaks even after gas and taxes.

    20% unemployment, $5 gas, looks like the present occupant hates young adults.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pursuiter View Post
    Sad thing is, the 20-somethings that need it most can't pull any of this off. I know a 22 year old welder making $13/hr with a 30 mile drive to the only work he could find, in his 1990 Bronco. He paid $1000 for a clapped out POS because cash-4-clunkers drove used car prices through the roof. When/if they send him home early after 4 hours of work (on a slow day) he barely breaks even after gas and taxes.

    20% unemployment, $5 gas, looks like the present occupant hates young adults.
    Yes... this indeed sucks. When I was in my 20's a would commute from Santa Cruz to San Jose State University and spend, maybe, $15 in gas in my 1988 Nissan Pulsar? I think it was $1.05 a gallon back then.

    Working in the financial industry, I've come to really despise the baby-boomers, how they've voted in the past and how they disregard legacy. We should've had an electric car 20 years ago - but nope! They've been great in social and cultural advances (like Civil Rights), but financial and legacy building? Not so much. If it wasn't for the Japanese to teach us how to build a gas efficient car, we would still be driving 20 ft. long Lincoln Continentals.

    The WWII generation - complete opposite. Not much in terms of social and cultural advances, but from a financial point of view, have left incredible monetary legacies behind that have been mismanaged by their heirs for the most part.

    Unfortunately, young adults of today don't have the capacity to consider saving, legacy, wealth preservation, etc. Sadly, they're too busy trying to survive - barely making it. This goes with the Gen-X'ers, too - you make $100K, you spend $70K, $20K in taxes, and what's left over, goes to paying off debt and day care, so both parents can work, to continue the suck cycle of financial slavery. Not all, but most.

    It's all very, very sad.

    We now have 40MPG cars, but how is a 25 yr. old graduate from college, or a tradesperson supposed to shell out the $17K for that without it affecting their other responsibilities? (i.e. ridiculous tuition costs or gas prices)

    Folks, we have a lot of work to do. Previous generations have really f*cked things up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    ...how is a 25 yr. old graduate from college, or a tradesperson supposed to shell out the $17K for that without it affecting their other responsibilities? (i.e. ridiculous tuition costs or gas prices)

    Folks, we have a lot of work to do. Previous generations have really f*cked things up.
    Maybe those 20-somethings should have thought more critically before they voted in the last election. The present occupant has done plenty to screw them over. And don't miss a student loan payment, you'll meet the new collections procedure, it's a nice gift to his voters....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pursuiter View Post
    Maybe those 20-somethings should have thought more critically before they voted in the last election. The present occupant has done plenty to screw them over. And don't miss a student loan payment, you'll meet the new collections procedure, it's a nice gift to his voters....
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    Quote Originally Posted by pursuiter View Post
    20% unemployment
    Damn, I wouldn't want to live there, thats more then twice the current %8.3 unemployment rate of the USA.

    Source.

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    We are taking a 2400 mile road trip from MN to DC for a spring break/work conference. We are on day 2 of the trip. Last night, as we were pulling into the hotel tired, we see a gas station for $3.95/gallon. We wake up this morning to fill up at a price of $4.07/ gallon. That's just crazy.

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    Then and now…

    It was almost a year ago for these prices. What are your prices like now. Average and go by lowest grade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    what are you all doing using such low octane fuel?

    In Sydney I filled up yesterday at $5.91A a gallon, stop your complaining.

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    $3.79

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    Around $3.65/gallon in the Augusta, Georgia area right now.
    I'm enjoying my childhood way too much to ever give it up.

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    I've seen $3.75-$3.79 in the north metro Atlanta area. Glad I just bought a 40mpg car. My 16mpg truck now sits around waiting for the occasional trip to Lowe's.

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    $3.85 - $4.15 here in Northern Virginia.
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    In between $5 and $6 a gallon here
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    $3.82 in central FL. It was about $3.15 on Jan. 1. Here in the US, they have supposedly switched over to the "summer blends" over the past few weeks. Aren't we in the middle of winter?
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    Los Angeles area: average $4.29/gallon for 87 octane. I use 89 octane in my truck and my work involves driving all over the place! My gas bill last month was $400. This month, it will be pushing $500 with the rapidly increasing prices. FvckitsuckitdammitalltoHell!!!

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    $3.58 here in Oregon.

    Quote Originally Posted by pursuiter View Post
    Maybe those 20-somethings should have thought more critically before they voted in the last election. The present occupant has done plenty to screw them over. And don't miss a student loan payment, you'll meet the new collections procedure, it's a nice gift to his voters....
    What do they do? Threats?
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    be lucky it is $1.30n a litre here in southern ontario. That is $4.90 a gallon in the US
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    At Frys in Tucson AZ yesterday it was $3.41 a gallon. I hate to think what it is in the UK where I used to live right now. It has always been ridiculous there, much like other EU countries. The difference there is that public transportation has always been much more widely available, affordable, and therefore widely used. Problem now is that public transport, especially the train service, has become ridiculously overpriced and unbelievably over-complicated in its fare structure. Horse and cart anyone?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Los Angeles area: average $4.29/gallon for 87 octane. I use 89 octane in my truck and my work involves driving all over the place! My gas bill last month was $400. This month, it will be pushing $500 with the rapidly increasing prices. FvckitsuckitdammitalltoHell!!!
    You should switch to regular . . . . "midgrade" is a total sham if you ask me. A car either needs 90+ octane, or it doesn't . . . . midgrade is only more expensive and lower fuel economy. The "benefits" to the engine are negligible with proper engine maintenance.

    And yes, I still love my premium gas guzzling turbo 4-banger that gets <20 mpg . . . .

    NOTE: This does not apply if your car "requires" 89 octane fuel . . . . however, I've never seen one that calls for that. It's either 90+ or its not.
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