mbj-11
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Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sat May 22, 2004 10:51 am

With outrageous gas prices all the way round how many of you guys still manage to fill your tank? The last time for me was March and at that time it cost me US$22. I guess now would be $25. How much for you?
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jutes85
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sat May 22, 2004 10:56 am

Costs us around $60CND for every 450km driven. Its not like our prices are as much as the UK's and the rest of Europe's. If you live in North America and complain about gas prices, you are spoiled. Either STFU or sell the SUV.
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sat May 22, 2004 11:03 am

Exactly my thinking...

If you can afford that huge gas guzzling vehicle, then you should be able to afford to run it.

Of course we still fill it up. I still have to get around don't I? It's also not getting any cheaper so...

It costs about $60CAD to fill our Intrepid and that will last for about 550 Km.

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mbj-11
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sat May 22, 2004 11:09 am

Well if my 1995 honda civic is a gas guzzler, I guess I can't blame some of ya for thinking it's an SUV. hmmm
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sat May 22, 2004 11:11 am

I still fill my tank. Today I had to fill a 2 gallon gas can along with my car:

US$40 even.

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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sat May 22, 2004 11:15 am

It cost me 37$ CAD to get on average 600kms on my Corolla, it use to cost me 28$ a couple of weeks ago.
 
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sat May 22, 2004 11:21 am

I just filled my tank up 2 days ago. 52 dollars. And now the prices are up to 2.33 a gallon, so it'd be closer to 60 dollars if I were to fill it up tomorrow.
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sat May 22, 2004 11:57 am

I just filled my tank up 2 days ago. 52 dollars. And now the prices are up to 2.33 a gallon, so it'd be closer to 60 dollars if I were to fill it up tomorrow

Cry me a river, it's your fault you bought a 23 gallon gas guzzling HUGE sized SUV for regular house-work-store driving... Mine was 25 or 27 for a full tank (13 gallons)
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sat May 22, 2004 12:04 pm

I am curious to see what mine works out to be, I need to do it tommory. Been hoveing about 40-50 a fill up but I usually do that with about a 1/4 tank remaining.

They just had a story on the news tonight about how the RV industry was being affected. The rental bookings didn't seem to be too badly hurt, but a lot of guys are dropping 100-120 into their tanks to fill them.

Of course they where willing to spend 150 grand on the RV itself so gas might not be that bad of concern.
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sat May 22, 2004 12:11 pm

since its only a 22 litre of gas on my bike, it runs me about 22euro so i have no problem filling it up  Smile
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sat May 22, 2004 12:19 pm

Yeah, but I don't have to worry about laying my truck down on a freeway at rush hour.

That can be bad.

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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sat May 22, 2004 12:23 pm

since its only a 22 litre of gas on my bike, it runs me about 22euro so i have no problem filling it up

It costs less to fill my car.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sat May 22, 2004 12:33 pm

Not all RVs cost $150K. My parents bought a 26 ft with a Ford 460 in 1994 for $14,500 (It was 8 years old). Back when gas was $1.25/gal, it was over $50 to fill the tank.

Our F-150 has dual tanks. 19 in the front, 16 in the rear. So that'd be about $62-64 to fill both (gas is $1.95 here today). One reason why the truck is only driven when it absolutely has to be.

My Camry has an 18.5 gallon tank and it'll take me 400 miles (city driving). Last week I paid $27 to fill it up, which was a first.
 
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sat May 22, 2004 12:42 pm

Whats the difference if you fill it up or fill it half way twice as often?
 
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sat May 22, 2004 12:51 pm

Yes. The last time is was about $80. I put in 35 gallons.
 
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sat May 22, 2004 1:11 pm

I fill my tank every 5 days. Today was $36.00 US. But, so what. I can only think if I were still driving the old Ford 80 miles per day, then I'd be filling up every 3 days for the same amount.

Damn, I want a Prius! I can deal with ugly cars but I need my trucks. Oh well.
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sat May 22, 2004 1:22 pm

It was kind of nice the past three weeks because I didn't have classes and therefore didn't have a real need to drive anywhere, but with classes for the summer comming up, I don't have that luxury again.

Before I was averaging about a tank+ a week.
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sat May 22, 2004 4:41 pm

Wellhung, does it annoy you to be paying that much for gas with your new Chevy?
 
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sat May 22, 2004 4:47 pm

What does it matter?
Sooner or later it's empty anyway.
Better fill it up every chance you get and save a few cents over the gasprice next time you're on the pump...

I paid €41 yesterday for 31 liters of gas, late last year that would have cost me €10 less...
I expect to pay €45-€50 before the year is out.

What choice do you have anyway? PT is no alternative for me. Car (despite traffic jams) takes me an hour to get to work, train would take 4 hours and cost almost the same despite skyhigh gasprices.
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sat May 22, 2004 5:21 pm

Sure I fill up. Despite the gas prices, I still need the car to drive to work. There are eally no public transportation alternatives here. If there were, it would certainly be something to consider.
 
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sat May 22, 2004 9:41 pm

When I bought my SUV 6 years ago I knew, KNEW, that I would be paying about $2.00/gallon eventually. I'm kind of suprised it took this long. It was a conscious decision to buy the truck. I'm happy I don't live in Europe, where its probably closer to $6.00/gallon now. Truth be known, I would probably buy something similar if I had to move to Europe right now. I know its not going to influence what I buy when I'm ready to replace.
 
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sat May 22, 2004 10:37 pm

Yesterday I paid 60€ when I filled up 58 liters of 98 octane. Next fill up will be somewhere around wednesday-thursday. I havent even thought about not filling it up. If I would take public to work, it would take an hour. By car it only takes 15 minutes. Then I also prefer using my car when going somewhere in the city instead of taking the tram.
 
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sat May 22, 2004 11:03 pm

I usually fill up when the tank is between 1/4 and 1/2 when not on a road trip; it capitalises on current prices (they'll still probably go up for a while), plus it's a safety net for not running out and there's less condensation in fuller tanks if you let that particular vehicle sit for a while.

Halfway intelligent folks calculate insurance, maintenance, fuel costs, etc. in the total equation when they choose a vehicle. As Air2gsx said, it was pretty
clear that fuel costs would be rising for quite some time now. That a person can't afford higher gas costs shows bad planning.

A local news survey calculated gas at $3.00/gal here in the U.S. in 1980 when adjusted for inflation. Right now I've seen it between $2.07 and 2.33 in the greater Detroit area. Of course I spring for the 2.07. I don't LIKE the 2.33, but it's not going to break me, either. Regards...Jack
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sat May 22, 2004 11:23 pm

I put 3/4ths of a tank in my car the other day, and it cost me $20 for barely 10 gallons of gas (Unleaded Plus was $1.98 a gallon), and I'm not driving an SUV. I'm glad I filled up when I did, as the same gas is now over $2 a gallon. I'm just glad I don't like in California, Oregon, Hawaii, Nevada, and Washington; these five states have the highest gas prices in the country.
 
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sun May 23, 2004 1:35 am

I drive about 300 miles a week, and fill up my car every Sunday when I'm coming home from the driving range (there's an Exxon along the way). Normally, it costs me about $25 to fill it up, which isn't awful, but I would like it if it came back down to the $20 range (where it was last summer).

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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sun May 23, 2004 1:55 am

Wellhung, does it annoy you to be paying that much for gas with your new Chevy?

Yes and no.

Yes because of the irrational war we are fighting and its impact on the gas prices. No because it's a truck and the lower gas mileage is to be expected. When I'm not travelling, sometimes I can go 2 weeks without filling up. When I am, it gets cut down to every 2 days or every day.

Also, with the credit card I use, I get 5% cash back at gas stations, grocery stores, etc., so I'm actually paying a little less.
 
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sun May 23, 2004 2:11 am

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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sun May 23, 2004 2:58 am

I filled up today and about $33.00 for 14 gallons of premium (93). The sign posted said $2.299/gallon, but when I was pumping and I just happen to land on 1.003 gallons (testing), the total was $2.319. So, I don't know if they are trying to jip people out of a few extra cents or what.
 
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sun May 23, 2004 3:07 am

Cost me EUR55.00 to fill my 45 litre tank the other day - lasts me about 2 weeks normally - price of petrol has gone through the roof here, 15c in the last 2 weeks or so.
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sun May 23, 2004 3:22 am

Cry me a river, it's your fault you bought a 23 gallon gas guzzling HUGE sized SUV for regular house-work-store driving... Mine was 25 or 27 for a full tank (13 gallons)

Considering that I wasn't even close to complaining about it (I was merely answering the topic).....bite me!

Mind you it's not a huge SUV by any means. I actually feel small when compared to POS's like Escalades or Navigators. Also, how on earth do you know what I use my car for?

This is my favorite line though: it's your fault you bought a 23 gallon gas guzzling HUGE sized. Oh really? Man! I thought it was someone else's fault that I drive a Jeep! I'm sorry that you're used to blaming your "problems" on other people, but I'm not that way. I drive what I drive quite willingly and happily, thank you.

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Speedbird747
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sun May 23, 2004 6:08 am

I had to pay CHF 75.00 to fill my tank last week. That's almost CHF 1.45 per liter... Well, a high percentage of the fuel-price is tax anyway.
 
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sun May 23, 2004 10:45 am

I can go 400-450 miles with my 15 gallon tank, so it's under $30 when I fill up (usually once every 2 weeks).


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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sun May 23, 2004 12:35 pm

Just spent $45 at $1.93 at Costco

I am going to have to get that executive Costco membership so that I can lower the bill a bit. 2% back is going to be almost four cents at at these prices.

Sad part is now summer school is starting so I will have to drive in every day of the week again.

It was kind of nice these past three weeks not burning up the gas I used too.
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sun May 23, 2004 1:26 pm

All this pissing and moaning about gas prices is a hoot.

Adjusted for inflation, gas is still a lot cheaper than it was in the early 80's. And a huge portion of the difference is in new taxes.

As for those who would blame the prices on "...the irrational war we are fighting ...," well, the increase in oil and gas prices was inevitable, regardless of what happened in Iraq. And there is nothing occurring in Iraq which is, in any material, way affecting oil prices.

The biggest issue with gas prices is refining capacity, with so-called "clean air" regulations exacerbating things.

By the way, avgas has not spiked in the same way mogas has... $2.15/gallon for 100LL at KGLE.
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sun May 23, 2004 1:34 pm

That Avgas price is evidence that supports the contention that a lot of the problems in the US are being caused by over regulation of auto fuel formulas. Gas formulated for ones states emission laws means that if their plants fall below demand they can't import finished fuel from anther state isn't made to their specs.

In a nutshell this describes a lot of what is happening in California.

There isn't a few dozen formulas for AVGAS, in fact I would go so far to say that AVGAS is AVGAS wherever you buy it. The same is definitely not true for autofuel.

That isn't to say the high barrel prices aren't having their effect, but there are regional differences in price due to the incredible variety of gas formulas required by law.
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sun May 23, 2004 1:49 pm

And there is nothing occurring in Iraq which is, in any material, way affecting oil prices.

Is that a fact? While it's not the only driving force in oil prices, dismissing it like that is ridiculous.  Insane

Iraq's oil exports fell by nearly 1m barrels a day last week after its southern oil pipeline was bombed on May 8. The loss was substantially greater than the 400,000 b/d drop reported by Iraqi oil officials last week and is likely to drive already-high world oil prices higher yet. The loss was in part also due to technical problems at Iraq's northern export pipeline.

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ft/20040520/bs_ft/1084907696136

Stocks ended sharply lower on Monday, after the killing of a key figure in Iraq's new government heightened investors' worries about geopolitical stability and helped send oil prices to their highest levels in 21 years of trading.

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20040517/ts_nm/markets_stocks_dc_13

Oil speculation, the war in Iraq and low US refinery capacity were to blame for high oil prices, not a shortage of crude, the head of Venezuela's state oil company said this week.

http://www.busrep.co.za/index.php?fSectionId=565&fArticleId=2084003

Roger Diwan, director of global oil markets for PFC Energy, said that even tapping out Saudi Arabia's reserves might not lower the $8 to $9 a barrel "premium" markets have added to oil prices this year because of the shortage of supplies and political turmoil in Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/business/20040518-112117-3307r.htm
 
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sun May 23, 2004 2:08 pm

There is quite a bit of truth in those stories, Wellhung.

The fact that most of our supply comes from countries and regions does not areas that would consider "stable". Hence the $8-$9 dollar premium you mention.

But what if 1 million barrels a day where just comming on line from a domestic US supply right now. Those prices would be lower. That would have been possible if Clinton had not vetoed legislation in 1994 that would have opened the 1002 area of the North Slope of Alaska to exploration. That 1 million a day is not a high estimate either.

1 million of barrels of crude entering the us market from a stable domestic supply would have had a major effect if Clinton had shown any foresight in 1994.
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sun May 23, 2004 2:11 pm

OPEC ministers meeting in Amsterdam right now to discuss the oil prices have said they are aware that prices are high.
They say they're also aware the effect that high oil prices can have on the world economy.

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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sun May 23, 2004 2:16 pm

Sure, I fill up.. every time. Like someone else said, why fill it up halfway twice as often instead of filling it once? Gas prices don't bother me too much. I just slap it onto my AMEX green card and pay it at the end of the month. Both of my cars cost more than 30 USD to fill and I get between 230 to 260 miles out of a tank for each. The fact that they both take super duper Premium Unleaded has its drawbacks, of course..
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sun May 23, 2004 2:16 pm

BBJ's

I am surprise they would be caught in that small of an aircraft  Insane


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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sun May 23, 2004 2:32 pm

1 million of barrels of crude entering the us market from a stable domestic supply would have had a major effect if Clinton had shown any foresight in 1994.

Well, since you want to bring Clinton into this, how 'bout this... As bright as he is, even Clinton couldn't have predicted Bush's stupidity. Big grin

Singling out one decision 10 years ago to explain the current price and dependency on foreign oil is ridiculous. But I guess if you can somehow blame Clinton, it's too much to resist.
 
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sun May 23, 2004 6:08 pm

No, I am not using it to explain the current situation.

And I can't help the fact that a particular president was the one that vetoed that particular bill.

But it is one factor that a lot of people are ignoring. Just one factor that would have had an impact. The actual amount of oil involved is not that great but the source of that oil is stable, That is where the influence comes in.



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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sun May 23, 2004 10:37 pm

For a few years it's cost me about £30.00 ($60.00) to fill up my car, that's without the new increases. You lot don't know what expensive gas is!! Our government has always slapped about 80% tax fuel  Sad
 
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sun May 23, 2004 10:42 pm

I've got a 15 gal tank, so usually putting 12-14 gal in it's been around 22-25 dollars lately.



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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sun May 23, 2004 11:00 pm

Given that I drive a Honda Civic HX CVT coupe that gets about 33-37 miles per US gallon fuel efficiency and only has a 11.9 US gallon fuel tank, I still can afford for fill up my car. Big grin
 
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Sun May 23, 2004 11:06 pm

Well after just filling up the Hummer H2, that cost about $88 bucks with Regular Unleaded petro. I think I will be using my little Four banger for a bit until things cool down, which looks like that will not be for a long time. However I feel bad for the Britons who are paying like £ 0.90 per Lt.
 
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Mon May 24, 2004 4:57 am

L-188, if you're not using it to explain the current situation, then why bring it up at all? Or if it is something that might have an impact, why not bring up everything in the past that might have an impact? Singling out that one decision by Clinton, which is what you're doing, reeks of partisanship. Everyone is paying higher gas prices, so we should all work together instead of blaming people and events from 10 years ago.

I mean, if Bush Sr. took over Iraq, we would also have a stable supply. He had quite an opportunity, but failed to capitalize. He could have taken Kuwait, too. But he didn't. Now we're stuck depending on oil from a country we're bombing. Could have had quantity AND stability of oil. But he was *gasp* a Republican. Big grin



Anyway, looks like Scuttler ran back to whatever hole he lives in. I'd appreciate an apology from him for attacking my post with his UNINFORMED DRIVEL, but probably won't get one. Oh well...
 
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Mon May 24, 2004 5:51 am

Right now it is costing me about $65 CAD to fill my Maxima with Premium, which is why I don't fill it anymore, just $20 at a time hoping in vain the prices will go down  Smile/happy/getting dizzy I have discovered that Pioneer has a 90 Octane as their mid-grade - as opposed to the 89 everywhere else but Sunoco. So I have been using that recently (manufacturer reccomends 91 octane) and not noticed any drop off in mileage or performance over 91/93.
 
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Mon May 24, 2004 6:25 am

OK I think I am in the lead here!!!!

Car Rolls Royce Silver Spirit II
Tank 23.75 UK gallons
Cost of Fuel 81.9p per litre ( and thats at a supermarket) a Shell station nearby is 83.9

So to convert into dollars it is .819*4.54*23.75*1.70

Gives 150 USD or thereabouts


Anybody beat that?
 
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RE: Do You Still Fill Your Tank

Mon May 24, 2004 7:50 am

I guess I could beat it with the TBM @ about $1,200, but as it's not a car (even though it is an airshow 'station wagon'), it obviously doesn't qualify. However, the high fuel prices via taxation in GB that you folks mention leads me to ask the question, WHAT is GB doing with all those taxes? The last time I visited, the roads were still narrow AND you guys were still driving on the wrong side of the street  Smile

Seriously, where do all the taxes go? Do they go for the public roads and/or mass transportation? Or, are they simply in effect as another government scam to keep people from affording free choice at the politician's rail of "conservation" and most of that tax money is pissed away?

I'm sure that a lot of people in GB would not only like to drive a larger vehicle, but could actually USE a larger vehicle to facilitate their needs. In my opinion, there are too many variables to justify the common argument that fuel should be taxed even higher to 'insure conservation' and/or 'teach the populace responsibility'. Regards...Jack
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