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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
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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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    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.
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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!
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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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    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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    Stockholm Sweden.

    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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    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.
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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....
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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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    $8.15

    Nobody drives a large truck here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by clunkklonk View Post
    $8.15

    Nobody drives a large truck here...
    Where's here?
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    This was my quote from 3/25/2012

    Quote Originally Posted by huffster View Post
    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!
    NOW: $4.35 in NY and $3.55 a mile down the road in NJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    Where's here?
    Remind me not to go "there" where ever that is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Remind me not to go "there" where ever that is.
    It's right by there . . . . next to over yonder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
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    three clicks says Helsinki

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    You poor things ... over here the cheapest is, in 'murica speak, 7.66USD/gallon for 95 RON/your 91 octanes, while the 98/your 93 will be even more expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Remind me not to go "there" where ever that is.
    Not to worry, you can't get there from here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emu26 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    It's right by there . . . . next to over yonder.
    Which is right around the corner from the back fourty. Which would explain my hesitancy in wanting to go there.
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    $4.10 for diesel, $3.6ish for gasoline (I don't buy it on a regular basis). West of the DFW, TX area.

    We get gouged a little because it's a resort community (generally about $0.20 a gallon more than in Fort Worth), but I don't complain. I also walk to work though....that helps

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    "The Horror" Gasoline Nightmare!!!

    Just paid $4.29 for regular in San Diego yesterday. Meh. It is what it is.

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    I think it was $3.80 when I filled up the work truck today.
    Thankfully it does not come out of my pocket.

    My car gets around 30 mpg mixed driving.
    I get 27-28 mpg in town 33-34 mpg hwy.
    I usually only use it to go to the trails and back which are about 15 miles from the house.
    So I burn 2-3 gallons a week.

    Thankfully gas prices directly affect me very little other than with the increased cost of other goods.
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    I think it's around $3.70-$3.80 for a gallon of 87 octane right now. With the Safeway club card discount, I can get up to a dollar off per gallon. I few months ago I paid $2.50/gallon because of that discount. In the Reno, NV area.

    My car is old and falling apart and averages around ~16 mpg with my driving -- some city, mostly open freeways and highways. So I don't drive much. I fill up maybe once a month.
    Sometimes, I question the value of my content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gouda Cheez View Post
    Just paid $4.29 for regular in San Diego yesterday. Meh. It is what it is.
    So when I started this thread a year ago I was living in San Diego and it was $4.45 a gallon. So a year later it has gone down slightly.
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    Yup, amazing how fuel prices go down before elections and go back up after.

    Of course that would just be a conspiracy theory.
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    "The Horror" Gasoline Nightmare!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    So when I started this thread a year ago I was living in San Diego and it was $4.45 a gallon. So a year later it has gone down slightly.
    It was as low as $3.69 a gallon a few months ago. Then it spiked back up.

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    "The Horror" Gasoline Nightmare!!!

    3.65 for 87 octane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandrenseren View Post
    But hey, the beer is cheap and the girls are pretty, especially after a bunch of cheap beers..
    I hear the girls in that area are pretty because the vikings just killed all the ugly ones back in the day. Any truth to that?

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    Oh, and this morning, I was it for 3.59 in Colorado Springs.

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    3.89 last night for 87 octane
    There is not much choice between rotten apples.

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    I can't quite compete with Denmark for getting ripped off, although I expect our new car prices are fairly similar, but current gas price for 95 Octane here in New Zealand is NZ$2.28 per litre. (Yes, that's how we spell liter here). That works out at US$7.17 per gallon.

    My motorbike runs on 98 which I dare say is a few cents more per liter again. And it costs me $450 per year to register my bike for the road. Could be worse I guess. If I had anything bigger than a 600 I'd be paying nearly $700 per year for registration. Not really a particularly cost effective alternative to the car.

    Should be talk about house prices and rent costs? Then I could really have a good whinge!
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    I was talking to an engineer in Switzerland earlier today and he said fuel prices are about $8.50 a gallon right now.

    Quote Originally Posted by clunkklonk View Post
    $8.15

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    "The Horror" Gasoline Nightmare!!!

    We are just under 4 bucks per gallon and I drive a truck. I only live six miles from work, so I don't use that much gas. It hurts to see a triple digit bill at the pump b
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    I paid 3.53/gal. for 87 octane yesterday, so I guess it's coming down a bit.
    I'm enjoying my childhood way too much to ever give it up.

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    Skullcap, I think that could be due to the stock prices falling because of the predicted budget cuts. I think it will go back up very soon, but one can hope.
    There is not much choice between rotten apples.

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    Yeah, I'm sure it's just a case of what comes down must go back up, but one cans still dream. It's freakish sometimes what will cause little knee-jerk fluctuations in the price.
    I'm enjoying my childhood way too much to ever give it up.

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    No doubt. I'm hoping it will go down here. Once I heard about the economic scare I didn't fill my car up so I can wait until the price goes down a little.
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    Gas has jumped up to $3.71 here. Incredible.
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    It did drop 5 cents or so per gallon in the last day here in Los Angeles. I know, BFD???

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    Here in California they just raised the tax on gas. You save gas and they
    find another way to screw you out of money.

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    "The Horror" Gasoline Nightmare!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kuhl View Post
    Here in California they just raised the tax on gas. You save gas and they
    find another way to screw you out of money.
    Isn't it supposed to raise prices by a total of like 3 cents a gallon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gouda Cheez View Post
    Isn't it supposed to raise prices by a total of like 3 cents a gallon?
    Yes, starting in July

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    "The Horror" Gasoline Nightmare!!!

    3 cents on top of $4+ a gallon... Oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kuhl View Post
    Here in California they just raised the tax on gas. You save gas and they
    find another way to screw you out of money.
    Come on now, don't be so selfish. Don't you wanna help uncle Jerry fund the highspeed rail going to Madera? Everyone knows Central Valley is the latest vacation destination hotness.


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    Surprise Surprise –
    If you triple the amount of USD in circulation in just a few years, an international commodity goes up by a proportional amount.....

    IE: The price of gas didn't change, it's the value of the dollars we are paying with.

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    Gasoline price today in Caledon Ontario is 129.6 cents /litre
    The price dropped 2 cents from yesterday and is suppose to continue to drop
    It's the same price as Toronto 45 km away

    Compared to US our gas prices at the border is higher

    Buffalo, NY Gas Prices - 108.2 ¢/litre
    Toronto Gas Prices - 129.6 ¢/litre


    Gas price in Timmins (Northern Ontario) is 139.9 cents/ liter (800 km north of Toronto).

    I found this link

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    I know its only 3 1/2 cents per gallon, but we pay the highest tax on gas
    in the US. I really like San Diego, but I'm sick of the state always finding
    new ways of taking my money, and what do we get in return, less than
    before.

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    As long as futures traders are speculating in oil based on rumors and innuendo, prices will remain high and an economic recovery is going to remain slow. Gas is $3.85 in South Florida...
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    3.98$ here in Northern Virginia today, for the cheap stuff.. Up about 12 cents this week.
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    Looks like SouthWest airlines even stopped by to fill 'er up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    hee hee
    One of the gas stations on the other side of campus has its regular ol' sign for gas prices. Regular gas is $3.79/gal, Plus is ARM/gal, and Premium is LEG/gal. Gets me every time I drive by it.
    Sometimes, I question the value of my content.

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    ^ That is not far from the truth!

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    "The Horror" Gasoline Nightmare!!!

    I remember, and still see on occasion, digital signs that were only programmed to show prices up to 1.99. How long will it be until signs that show up to 9.99 will be obsolete?
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    Why is gas so expensive?..............................It's the profit. Ha.

    When i was deployed to Kawaite in 2003, gas was 50 cents per gallon.

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    Anyone care to add some horror gas price to the list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryBeaver View Post
    Why is gas so expensive?..............................It's the profit. Ha.

    When i was deployed to Kawaite in 2003, gas was 50 cents per gallon.
    Lol, I missed this one. Funny all around.

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    Not horror story but actually good news. Gas prices where I live have been fairly stable at around $3.79-$3.89 since at least spring.

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    Phew! Just got me a Prius a few weeks ago! I am seeing over 50 mpg so the horror is less... (smug look)...
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