srbmod
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The Ever Increasing Gas Prices............

Sun Mar 02, 2003 5:17 am

Saw a bit on CNBC last night that showed a gas station in California's gas prices:


But seriously, if gas gets to about $2 where I live (it's hovering around $1.50 right now), I'm going to park my car and get a motorcycle.
 
aloges
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RE: The Ever Increasing Gas Prices............

Sun Mar 02, 2003 5:24 am

Poor Californians... $2.28 for a gallon of gas... How 'bout €1.18 for one litre?

Anyway, those "prices" are fun - if you don't have to pay them! Big grin

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Matt D
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Sun Mar 02, 2003 5:26 am

 
victech
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RE: The Ever Increasing Gas Prices............

Sun Mar 02, 2003 10:20 am

Time to get an all-electric car--36kWh and it's ready for another 150 miles...in Florida, with energy at $0.06/kWh, you can fully charge an EV for less than $2.50...sure beats paying $1.40 for (at best) 20 miles.
 
MaxPowers
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RE: The Ever Increasing Gas Prices............

Sun Mar 02, 2003 12:32 pm

I'm not bitching. I just got an SUV, I'm not paying any price. I have to drive, and I understood that my car would be expensive to mantain.

My moms car (Passat 1.8 Turbo) costs 32+ bucks per fillup becuse her engine was designed for premium gasoline (though her 32 miles per gallon kicks the hell out of my 18 on the highway!)

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IMissPiedmont
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RE: The Ever Increasing Gas Prices............

Sun Mar 02, 2003 3:55 pm

I wish I could buy gas for $1.50. I paid $1.76 yesterday. No big deal as I can afford it, I just wish there were a valid reason for the increase.

Oh well, it's still cheaper than it was 20,30 or 50 years ago when adjusted for inflation. Plus, the higher it goes the cheaper my new truck is in relative terms. I spent $40.25 for gas last week, the old beast would have been over $70.00.
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wardialer
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RE: The Ever Increasing Gas Prices............

Sun Mar 02, 2003 4:11 pm

Oh give me a break. Big deal, compared to the gas prices in Europe we are still OK. No one is complaining about the extremely high prices of houses and esp. rent. Whats up with that. Please tell me.
 
Adam84
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RE: The Ever Increasing Gas Prices............

Sun Mar 02, 2003 5:49 pm

Yeah gas is expensive...not to mention my Neon only takes Premium (currently $2.39/gal) but I am actually enjoying the higher gas prices, the number of people I have noticed taking BART has jumped up, less people are driving their cars to work, not to mention its about time gas has gone up in price.

I hope it goes up more....thats just that many less people driving and less pollution.
 
GC
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RE: The Ever Increasing Gas Prices............

Mon Mar 03, 2003 5:42 am

Try driving over here, then you'll know the meaning of expensive gas!!  Smile
 
daedaeg
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RE: The Ever Increasing Gas Prices............

Mon Mar 03, 2003 6:07 am

I'm always a little perturbed when people say we got it good compared to our European counterparts. However the average American car is probably not as fuel efficient as the average European car. Also our driving lifestyles maybe slightly different. The fact is if you're use to gas being a certain price and it suddenly jumps to 2 dollars/gal, that could have an adverse effect on your livelihood and you have a right to be upset.
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DC10GUY
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RE: The Ever Increasing Gas Prices............

Mon Mar 03, 2003 7:22 am

This my friends is exactly what GW Bush is trying to do ... And has done. All his oil buddies are loving this .... I'll bet he will keep the war pressure on until it hits $3.00 per gallon,
Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
 
Guest

RE: The Ever Increasing Gas Prices............

Mon Mar 03, 2003 7:25 am

You all forget that Europe and the US pay more or less the same price for gas. Its the TAXES that are different. Socialism isn't cheap.
 
maiznblu_757
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RE: The Ever Increasing Gas Prices............

Mon Mar 03, 2003 7:36 am

$2.27 9/10 ????????????????????????

Lucky I can pay for gas on base, were up to $1.85 now.  Big grin
 
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RE: The Ever Increasing Gas Prices............

Mon Mar 03, 2003 8:27 pm

DC10Guy, you have to bring your hatred of the US president into every discussion?

US gas prices are a laugh, they're that low.
Wait until you hit the European level of €2-3 a liter...
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aloges
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RE: The Ever Increasing Gas Prices............

Mon Mar 03, 2003 11:42 pm

"You all forget that Europe and the US pay more or less the same price for gas. Its the TAXES that are different. Socialism isn't cheap."

Well, yeah. Socialism. Errr... ummmmm... huh?
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Andreas
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Mon Mar 03, 2003 11:46 pm

Aloges...we find that in alarmingly increasing number here on this Forum: Europe countries are all communist/socialist; I have absolutely no idea where that comes from, maybe one of these gentlemen cares to tell us all about it...?
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DC10GUY
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RE: The Ever Increasing Gas Prices............

Tue Mar 04, 2003 1:31 am

Jwenting, that's why I dislike him so much... His only concern is OIL & Texas.(And of course robbing the working class of their pensions)
Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
 
Ilyushin96M
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RE: The Ever Increasing Gas Prices............

Tue Mar 04, 2003 1:52 am

I will assert that high gas prices aren't as important to Europeans because the vast majority of them rely on public transportation to get around their cities. I'm not sure about out-lying areas, but at least the major cities in Europe have excellent, reliable buses, trams, trolleys, even subways to get people where they need to go. Hence, cars are not relied upon as a primary means of transportation so much as they are here in the US.

I think the gas prices going up may be a good wake-up call for people to stop using their cars to go everywhere, and start using public transportation. Unfortunately, since most major US cities don't even have a subway, that will be difficult. What our country REALLY needs, in the long run, is to get away from so much private car useage. That, of course, will make it necessary for state and local governments to concentrate on developing a good infrastructure of public transportation EVERYWHERE. The investment might be pretty big, but I DO think it is necessary for our nation to get beyond its current oil-hungry policies. Fuel-efficient cars are only a small part of the progress needed.

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