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Rising Gasoline Prices.....
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SusieQ    Posted 03-31-2004 at 03:02:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Has all read on news about the rising GASOLINE prices? Calif. seems to be being hit the hardest in the USA....what is everyone paying at the pumps where you live? Disel fuel up also.

Here yesterday in mid-atlantic we are paying 1.69 for reg gas...forget supreme, my car runs on reg. gas, good mileage and that is what I like.

Annie    Posted 04-01-2004 at 16:17:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We're paying $1.83/gal for regular here in Palm Beach, FL. They are taxing the hell out of us here on top of the already high cost of gas but what do you expect out of a county that screwed up the 2000 election. No offense Democrats but I wish I could round a bunch of Republicans up to come down here and straighten things out. I'd sure like to see a cap on my ever rising tax bills!!

Rickstri    Posted 03-31-2004 at 09:08:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
California is over populated and under drilled. They don't want exploration, they don't want terminals, they don't want refineries. What do they expect? If it wasn't for scenery you could have them place. Legislated by referedum votes instead of their legislatures. Makes you wonder why the even have a capitol building. Miserable place for normal thinking people to live.

KellyGa    Posted 03-31-2004 at 07:15:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Saw it for 1.56 at the QT yesterday. BP's are higher. Anywhere from 1.56 to 1.63 that I have seen.

Old John    Posted 03-31-2004 at 05:44:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi SusieQ.
I filled up in town yesterday.

87oct. was $1.62
89oct was $1.72
92oct was $1.82

In Spencer, IN.
Not too bad
' Til later........
Old John

bob ny    Posted 03-31-2004 at 05:00:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
in our little village reg. is 1.85 40 miles down the road same gas company same gas is 1.71 of course you cross the state line into pa.les tax i guess

Ludwig    Posted 03-31-2004 at 04:49:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Expect it folks, our handle on the lowest fuel prices in the world is rightfully slipping away. The time of the SUV is over...
I was in California a couple weeks ago and was totally shocked by the number of 4x4 vehicles. This is in Silicon Valley mind you, a place where it never snows. People literally buy an SUV for the 3 times a year they go up into the mountains to go skiing. Saying something like "Couldn't you just rent an SUV for those trips and save like $10,000 over the life of your vehicle?" is considered blasphemous. How dare you suggest something that limits they're vehicle choice?

So these putzes run around at 18mpg in the hot sun with a black car with a dark interior and the A/C on high and then push the govenment to go after the oil companies because they're obviously gouging us on fuel prices....

jughead    Posted 03-31-2004 at 05:53:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
I figure ifen those yuppies can afford the 600 month car payment they need to shut up about the cost of fuel. Not counting their tommy pants, nike shoes, their huge homes, their bottled water, unlimited cell phone costs, etc. Seems like few people learned a lesson from the 70's energy crisis. Never speak of domestic alternative fuels(ethenal, biodesiel)-you will be crucified. Interesting to note that Kerry who you would think would like higher fuel cost to decrease driving and protect the environment is calling for cheaper fuel. Politicians remind me of the teacher on charlie brown waawaaawaaawaawaaa. Noticed today that opec is calling to cut production-looks like I will be able to buy me a SUV for a song.

Ludwig    Posted 03-31-2004 at 05:58:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
You're right, its amazing.
For myself I'm preparing now. Learning about keeping my Mercedes diesel alive. I'm pondering a grease car kit to run it on veggie oil. I talked to the guy that owns the local Wendy's he could get me 15 gallons of veggie oil a week just for the asking. Spend 20 minutes filtering and thats 3/4 of my weekly commuting in the tank for next to nothing. Plus a diesel engine run on veggie oil will last longer. Kinda tough in the winter though so thats when you make bio-diesel.

Its amazing what people will crab about isn't it? I see where they're offering 6 and 7 YEAR car loans now. Thats crazy, I'll never take a 5 year loan again, its just too long. If you can't afford it in 4 years you need a cheaper car.

Salmoneye    Posted 03-31-2004 at 06:11:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Buy your vehicle outright, buy used, pay cash...

I figure less than $1000/year for a vehicle...

Oh yeah...And no one at all ever complains about $1 for a 10-12 oz bottle of water...Figure THAT out on a per gallon basis for something that is free here...

Texas    Posted 03-31-2004 at 03:45:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Im paying $1.59 a gallon for diesel at the Chevron station. Farm diesel is costing me about $1.30 a gallon.

SusieQ    Posted 03-31-2004 at 05:55:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had thought that our gov. wanted auto mfgr to produce a fuel efficient vehicle, instead, we are seeing these gas guzzlers, I think some of those should be taxed higher, because they aren't fuel efficient.

With the rising prices of gas, disel fuel, all is getting more, clothing, products that have to be trucked into each one's state. And with all going up, min. wage stays the same, making life very difficult for the middle groups and poor folks.

Ron/PA    Posted 03-31-2004 at 09:14:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
They are taxed higher. They cost more, so more sales tax, they burn more gas, so more fuel tax.
I'll build my own, before I start driving a yugo!
Lemme drive what I want and what I can afford!

bob ny    Posted 03-31-2004 at 06:04:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
i for one need a 4 wheel drive vehical for the winters up here i shoped around and bought the lightest, BUT HEAVY ENOUGH TO GO IN SNOW, i chose a chevy blazer that is no longer made in its place is a gas guzzeling trailblazer, i have no idea what i will buy next.the car makers are in cohoots with the oil companies maybe

basod    Posted 03-31-2004 at 06:35:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
interesting you make that comment of the oil companies being in cahoots with the automo0bile manufacturers. You would be amazed at the number of sound energy eficient patents that individuals have created, only to be stumped by production costs and later strong armed into selling the patent. Most patents end up on shelves collecting dust in opec's basement or the auto manufacturers buy them up and hold out until sometime in the near future when they can release these ingenious ideas to the public and of course capitalize on our pockets.

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