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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by readymix, Aug 31, 2005.
Regular just hit 3.31 a gallon on base here today. Up from 2.65 yesterday.
Price gouging bastards
This says it will be $4.00 soon http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/31/news/gas_prices/index.htm?cnn=yes
That means $160 to fill the 'Burb.
Paid $3.05 today.
Yesterday morning $2.89
Yesterday evening $2.99
Scared to look today
some places that have a heart still have it at 2.69 here, but most are up to <3.00............
Looks like the k5 will be parked for a while and the carolla and bike will be getting a lot more use
Wow... I dread winter...
This is going to jack up prices on everything now as the costs of transporting everyday products go up...
I just looked and the two stations outside my window are selling for $2.48. i think that I'll go fill up.
No kidding, have you been out to breakfast lately???
its 6 a gallon in some places in atlanta
Just wondering how long these prices can be sustained before we have some serious economic backlash. Most everything is petroleum based, plastics, et. I think we are headed for some rough times.
I've quit driving my truck unless absolutely necessary. I can't justify 100.00 a week in fuel.
It's been $2.99 a gallon around here for that last few weeks, I'm afraid too look now. Oh well, what can you do but just pay it.
boy im sure glad i just bought my 87 v30 weighing in at 8 mpg.
6 bucks in atl? yikes...
The worst of it is, once everything "stabilizes", the gas prices will come down, but I guarantee not to what they were before, and inflation has nothing to do with that. Once they figure out what cost of fuel will finally make us get off our butts and do something to get away from oil, instead of just paying for it, is where they will finally stop.
but comparatively, the price of oil per barrel in 81/82 (cant recall exactly) today would be $80/barrel.. so we have been through bad times before and it will be ok
also agree with this very much!
m personally hoping and thinking ethanol (which is corn alcohol i think) which farmers have made and used for years should be the big hit soon. i mean grow it yerself... run it in yer truck... and tractor... hey thats good for me!
I started driving in '81 and recall the first fuel I bought being about 85-90 cents a gallon. Within months the price doubled plus a little. At the time everyone was moaning about gas prices...but as the years went by the price just stayed the same. The only blip on fuel prices I saw was during Desert Storm and the prices went down almost immediately.
So, for over 20 years the price has stayed the same here with our wages and stuff going up most every year. Gas had become a bargain.
Now, I see the same thing happening all over again...although i still think prices will drop at least a little before they stabilize again. I don't fear the price as much as i fear the volatility of the oil market right now.
Stability is pretty important to a good economy, and I think if this keeps up much longer it will turn the economy south in a hurry. '81 saw fuel prices double, by '82 we were in a major recession here. No coincedence in my mind.
.80-90?? Are you talking in Canada? I remember in my lifetime(recent memory mind you) the price of gas was sub 1.00 a gallon. It went up shortly before I turned 16(yay) and stayed there until the past 2 years I'd say. When I was driving my K5 I remember paying 1.30 a gallon. When I could throw $10 in it and last a week of light driving. That same $10 would last me about 2 days in my K5 nowadays. I agree, we had it easy, but at the same point, the insane fluctuation of gas prices is crazy. If the price per barrel of crude affects the price of gasoline THAT much, why does the price of motor oil not change? Sure its less refined, but it comes from the same place....
its good for you, but not even me. I can't grow grass, and I'm WAY handier and more capable when it comes to "old fashioned" things then the average American these days. Tell the guy in his BMW living in Doyelstown PA(where your yard is about 5' from your townhouse to the sidewalk), to grow his own corn and refine his own fuel....
And if we took our corn products and started mass refining fuel from it... what would we do for food? Feed for animals? Not to mention the ever shrinking farm lands of America.
Oil is easy, we are too lazy to adopt or find a new way IMO, but I am not out there helping anything so I have no room to talk.
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