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post #1 of 240
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During my 1 hour drive to golf this morning, many of the gas stations' posted prices seemed too good to be true. I kept seeing posted prices of 1 and 2 cents per litre. For the first time, the price for regular non-leaded has passed $1.00 per litre and it seems most of the gas stations' signs were made to handle only up to 99.9 cents. It's like a mini-Y2K problem or something. This is a good time to be in the sign business.

$1.00+ per litre! When I first started to drive it was only $0.32 per Imperial gallon! Yikes! I see a 3 cylinder car in my future.
post #2 of 240
here in NYC, its already about $2.60 per gallon. which is crazy high, but people still buy gas.
post #3 of 240
Its Y-.1k

Think road warrier. First gas prices reset to 0 spuring mass chaos at the pumps, driving all the gas stations out of business, followed by people storing massive gas tanks in their back yards. Rival gangs begin to form and then the sand storms come...

Biggie.
post #4 of 240
$2.58 to $2.64 mid-grade here. This sucks. I'm seriously thinking of getting a scooter for my commute (15 miles each way). Do they make snow tires for scooters?
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I just paid $2.67 a gallon for full service cheap stuff (thunderstorm so I didnt want to get out). I remember the good old days when I griped about $1.75 a gallon.
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Originally Posted by MrSlacker
here in NYC, its already about $2.60 per gallon. which is crazy high, but people still buy gas.

People here in the US have sadly become a mass of lemmings that are so pathetically apethetic that they do indeed continue to buy gas at these insane prices, as if nothing had changed. And the fact that they will is what feeds the greed of the oil companies and OPEC to rob us blind. Has anyone noted the record profits that big oil is making these days, and also, every other time they have been able to artificially inflate gas prices?
The Boston Tea Party that spawned our nation was based on far less inflated prices. Add the fact that our current president was an oilman, seems willing to do nothing to control the problem, and we have the current disaster. Through most of modern history, the US president could dictate oil prices when they got out of hand due to either OPEC or big oil playing their games. Only Carter, Clinton and George JR. have failed to even attempt that.
Add in the fact that Mexico has been continuously pushing for higher gas prices ever since they were able to join OPEC, and its literally a joke. Mexico? A country we could BUY, in its entirety, for about a months worth of national debt? We allow THEM to push this economy damaging agenda for all of north and south america?
People who cared would already be preparing for a revolt, by whatever means necessary to see this ended and to assure it never happens again!



JC
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Someone better come up with an efficient hydrogen fuel cell car right now, and then find a even more efficient and cost friendly way to provide the hydrogen for us....

No seriously, gas prices are killing me lately, so I've actually succumbed to riding my bike places or taking the bus, which is actually quite inefficient in Minnesota IMO. Our public transportation isn't quite up to par with what I use in Chicago during the school year, although the new light rail service is nice...
post #8 of 240
Gas is the type of product that people will buy even if it was $5 per gallon. And what sucks the most is that i am going to start learning how to drive soon and these prices will just kill me...
post #9 of 240
And PLEASE spare me any pointless comments about what gas costs in Europe. Thats completely meaningless (though I wish their prices were lower too). Countries there are not even remotely placed, geographically, as we are here. Most are as close as the next county in your state. Add in the fact that less than 50% of the population own cars or drive, and seldom need to, and you have your answer. There are outstanding mass transit options. Many businesses are within easy reach by bicycle, and thus, there are millions everywhere in Europe. Few people truly need to drive for work, or otherwise, and I envy them that.


JC
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Originally Posted by MrSlacker
Gas is the type of product that people will buy even if it was $5 per gallon. And what sucks the most is that i am going to start learning how to drive soon and these prices will just kill me...

They are also killing the cost of transporting goods via truck in the US. Prices on EVERYTHING are rising because of this. Virtually everything sold here depends on this kind of transport. Add in the increases in airline fares and its capable of crippling this nations economy, and thus, all of us.


JC
post #11 of 240
about public transportation, here its $2 a fair, and they are thinking of making it $2.50 which is just crazy!!!
post #12 of 240
**** here in cali its 2.73 last time i saw for the CHeapest a gallon
post #13 of 240
Bleh ~2.90 down here in orange county...
post #14 of 240
I just noticed they raised the price to $2.57 for the cheap stuff on my way home today. :P Great excuse to get a motorcycle tho.
post #15 of 240
amoco was $2.90something for 93oct....$23.00 didnt fill my small tiny gas tank half way!

first time in my life I was like "wtf?".
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