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  1. #226
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    Re: 2012 gas prices, oh boy..

    Quote Originally Posted by tucker View Post
    Regular unleaded = $4.39

    Peoples Republik of Kalifornia...
    Yeah, my 'fill up at a half tank" trick is gettin' close to fifty bucks.

    I'm gonna have to start filling up earlier.

  2. #227
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    Re: 2012 gas prices, oh boy..

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchcedar View Post
    Yeah, my 'fill up at a half tank" trick is gettin' close to fifty bucks.

    I'm gonna have to start filling up earlier.


    Yeppers a fill up at a ¼ tank would be much less traumatic.

  3. #228
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    Re: 2012 gas prices, oh boy..

    Quote Originally Posted by tucker View Post
    Regular unleaded = $4.39

    Peoples Republik of Kalifornia...
    Ouch! $3.55 here today. Definitelly filling up today.

  4. #229
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    Re: 2012 gas prices, oh boy..

    I wonder if ever in recent history, the prices of gas have been this high when a barrel of oil is now at less than $88 a barrel.

  5. #230
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    Re: 2012 gas prices, oh boy..

    Quote Originally Posted by kbohip View Post
    I wonder if ever in recent history, the prices of gas have been this high when a barrel of oil is now at less than $88 a barrel.
    I've been wondering about that also. Although in my state at least, the gas taxes have never been higher either.
    Brian

  6. #231
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    Re: 2012 gas prices, oh boy..

    Add this cost into high gas costs also:

    http://www.api.org/news-and-media/ne...-biofuels.aspx

    And sure..I know this is from the petrol industry but I have found their information pretty solid. Lemme add something else that occurs to some of us. The validity of higher MPG mandates for the auto industry as a means to change behaviour. The current mindset pushes the notion that as our cars get better mileage our aggregate fuel usage will fall off. Also, as a result, the cost of cars increases as engines are refined etc.
    This hits me as an almost backwards way to reduce total fuel usage.
    And admitedly I have old fashioned views that define being frugal. Frugal folks limit their driving miles and often live close enough to what they need so car travel is minimized.
    It seems to me mpg improvements for a large segment of the driving population will almost encourage more driving...not the other way around. About the same way lower gas prices seem to stimulate more driving miles. Further, tax policy does about the same. Drive more business miles = bigger tax write offs for fuels. Where is the behaviour change really? Assuming that is what were after to save fuel usage. How are frugal gas pinching people rewarded in all this? No tax write offs and higher auto costs? Where is the "gas usage credit" for folks that dont drive over 15,000 miles a year?
    It all seems counter intuitive somehow...if we assume less driving is what were after. If we could have bred horses that ate less what would the net effect have been 200 years ago? More or fewer road trips?
    And dont misunderstand. Im not anti driving by any stretch. But the logic in all this seems inconsistant somehow.

  7. #232
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    Re: 2012 gas prices, oh boy..

    Speaking of being frugal compared to penny wise and pound foolish. I know two people that traded in their paid for suvs and cars to buy hybrids. They wanted to save money on fuel you see. Lol, they tried to convince me to buy a hybrid (it will NEVER happen). I told them no thanks, my paid off old 2002 Maxima comes with $400 in "free" gas every month.

  8. #233
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    Re: 2012 gas prices, oh boy..

    Wow ! At an ARCO today in Highland, So Cal.

    REG $2.89 !
    MID $ 2.99 !
    HI END $ 3.09 !


    Only deal was, you had to buy either a 20lb bag of ice
    or a large pizza. I asked the cashier how much the bag of
    ice was. She pointed towards the cooler and the price for
    a bag was 16.99 and tax !. Damn what a racket.

    I didn't ask about the large pizza. I don't think I'd have enough
    in my combined bank accounts to buy it anyway..

  9. #234
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    Re: 2012 gas prices, oh boy..

    That's hilarious.

    Cheap gas! Frozen water, however, will cost you $6.80 per gallon!
    Tyan S5397 2x X5450 16GB - SuperMicro H8DCI 2x 275 8GB - Iwill DK8X 2x Opteron 250 2GB


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  10. #235
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    Re: 2012 gas prices, oh boy..

    Now I'm officially pissed! Oil is at $78 a barrel and I just paid $3.60 a gallon last night! This is without a doubt the biggest price discrepancy I've ever seen.

  11. #236
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    Re: 2012 gas prices, oh boy..

    Quote Originally Posted by kbohip View Post
    Now I'm officially pissed! Oil is at $78 a barrel and I just paid $3.60 a gallon last night! This is without a doubt the biggest price discrepancy I've ever seen.
    Biggest discrepancy I can remember also but don't complain, still 3.95 here. Dropping fast though by a 1 or 2 cents every day for the past 2 weeks.
    Brian

  12. #237
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    Re: 2012 gas prices, oh boy..

    Good news I saw a gas station yesterday where regular was $3.99 and 9/10

    I can’t remember the last time I've seen gas under $4.00 a gallon.

  13. #238
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    Re: 2012 gas prices, oh boy..

    I just got gas at Costco, 3.59. Cheapest gas I've seen in a long time but I have never seen this much difference between Costco and everyone else (about .35). Usually only about .10 or less.
    Brian

  14. #239
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    Re: 2012 gas prices, oh boy..

    I just paid $3.89 I almost had a heart attack.

    I wish I could fill ‘er up twice…

  15. #240
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    Re: 2012 gas prices, oh boy..

    $3.11 today.

    Less than $35 to fill her up

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