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post #1 of 64 Old 05-01-2008, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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gas prices here/there

tonight may 1 08 i saw a marathon 3.69 damm its getting high

i keep hearing guys talk at the refinery about crude per barrel going up to $180.00 this summer,that translates to an average cost of $5.20 per gallon

yesterdays price was 121 which is high but it dropped today to 118 p/brl
but gas went up???????

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yesterdays price was 121 which is high but it dropped today to 118 p/brl
but gas went up???????
the daily price of oil on the markets has nothing to do with the daily gas prices...it takes a month or so to effect gas prices at the pump.

it's very minor (ok, baby steps), but the value of the dollar hit a 5 week high today...if that keeps up, oil prices will stabilize...add in the fact that demand should decrease because of the current insanely high gas prices and oil wont be hitting $180/barrel any time soon. Come on...think positive

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$3.89 for regular here.
Both of my cars take premium, which is $4.09.

$3 gas didn't bother me too much, but $4 gas bothers me.

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I just drive less now. I used to fill up every week with my DD Gram Am. Now I fill up every 14-15 days.

The GTO gets premium. It's not a DD and for a reasonable amount I get hours of SEGs before I put it back into the garage.
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the daily price of oil on the markets has nothing to do with the daily gas prices...it takes a month or so to effect gas prices at the pump.

it's very minor (ok, baby steps), but the value of the dollar hit a 5 week high today...if that keeps up, oil prices will stabilize...add in the fact that demand should decrease because of the current insanely high gas prices and oil wont be hitting $180/barrel any time soon. Come on...think positive
I read demand was level if not less here because of prices. If regular economics are followed, demand down, prices lower. This has not been the case, and I think people are about to start rioting in the streets. Another side note: The geniuses in our state legislature proposed a state gas tax HIKE! Why, you ask? Well, since less fuel is being bought, tax revenue is lower! This state already has one of the HIGHEST gas taxes in the USA. Let me do you all a favor and give you one small piece of advice: NEVER MOVE TO NEBRASKA.In fact, avoid this state no matter what. Unless of course you enjoy high taxes and idiotic state governing.(BTW, I am a Missouri native, and plan to go back some day)

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Missouri is a good place to buy gas! I live in KY , but if I'm in Missouri I fill up.

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i drove my golf cart to the folks house and the store today haha i think im gettin like 70-80 miles to a gallon maybe more thank goodness for wide sidewalks....but yea i been ridding my bike or golf carting it alot lately

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Here in West Lafayette, IN gas is $3.80 for premium. That sucks especially with me being a broke college student.

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. That sucks especially with me being a broke college student.
Not a broke college student - a broke high school teacher here. I spent $104 to fill my dodge truck - 87 octane - at Costco! It was $3.77/gallon, but on the street it is $3.95 - $3.99 for regular. The gas tax in SoCal does not help either ($0.18/gallon).

My truck has a hemi, but I cannot remember the last time I had it over 2000 rpm = no fun!

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Ouch!!! That sucks man. Gas would be a whole lot cheaper if got rid of all those taxes we put on it. Last time I heard numbers on the subject, taxes accounted for something like 47%-52% of the cost of a gallon of gas. Now I do realize that some of these taxes go to fix the roads, but there is no reason the state and federal gov't should have a royalties taxes on gas.

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