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steve19438    Posted 10-28-2004 at 07:47:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
of gasoline have to be before you would SERIOUSLY change your driving habits?
since i drive four mi. to work and my wife drives but one i think about $4.00 a gallon for us.

KatG    Posted 10-28-2004 at 16:50:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Our taking drives through the back roads has stopped...we go to town just twice aweek...unless something happens...None of our vehicles get good gas mileage..But they are paid for so ...KAtG

Cosmo    Posted 10-28-2004 at 14:45:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
If I drive any less I won't even be able to go to work.:(

big fred    Posted 10-28-2004 at 14:25:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm just glad someone is asking this question. Gotta ask quick, though, before the prices start going down again. I see crude has been dropping pretty drastically the past couple days.

j    Posted 10-28-2004 at 09:59:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Experts believe that there is 1 trillion barrels of recoverable oil left in reserves throughout the world. This is not very much. I am involved in the oil industry and truly expect gasoline/diesel/fuel oil prices to hit $5-$6 dollars per gallon within the next 5 years. Countries that used very little fuel in the past, such as China, are now using record amounts. Imagine how much fuel a billion people can use just to heat homes.

toolman    Posted 10-28-2004 at 10:06:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
does that include the tar sands in alberta,just last week or when oil hit 54 a barrle they were say it could hit 70 i heard a couple days agonow it could hit 100, so yup your right .

j    Posted 10-28-2004 at 11:43:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes, tar sands too.

I was recently in Alberta.

It is amazing how many barrels of oil that can be recovered from the sand. 100,000 bbl per day when I was there. Quite a costly extraction method though.

Chad K    Posted 10-28-2004 at 09:38:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
about $1.50...
anyway thats about when I stopped driving the big truck ('98 Chevy w/454) and started running around with the '84 Ranger. I just hate coughing up $60 for a tankfull

KraigWY    Posted 10-28-2004 at 09:25:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
I did some figuring. Compairing wages I got when I got out of the Army in 69, and the price of gas then, compaired to my income now and the price of gas, it would have be over $9 a gal to compair with my lot in life in 1969. I always wanted a big luxury car. Now I have a restored 77 T-Bird that is the most comfortable ride I ever had even at 8 mpg. I'm old and whimpy, and withs wifes broken back I doubt I live long enough to see gas so high I will give up that car.

Burrhead    Posted 10-28-2004 at 10:35:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
how much was gas in your area in 69 kraig?? Red Ace and Site Oil were the main cheapies around me and in 69 the price was from 15 to 17 cents.

They would have a gas war 2-3 times a year and the price would run around 12 cents.

That kept Union 76, Shell, Gulf and Phillips down too.

We're having a gas war again now but it looks like gas has gone on the offensive.

kraigWY    Posted 10-28-2004 at 10:36:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was paying .299 and making $1.25 an hour. in the Portland Area

Burrhead    Posted 10-28-2004 at 10:43:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was in Clarksville, TN--stationed at Ft Campbell. I don't remember what my big Army pay was. I think it was around $250 or so including separate rations and housing allowance.

MW/Ks    Posted 10-28-2004 at 08:04:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a battery customer who also sells fuel(unleaded,diesel and kerosene).His best month ever,from a gallonage standpoint,was September of this year.He is amazed that climbing prices have had no effect on decreasing the rate of consumption.In fact,just the opposite is happening out here.Good time to buy a big SUV is coming soon! Mark in Kansas

ron,ar    Posted 10-28-2004 at 07:56:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can walk across the back yard and be on my job's property. Actual job shop is 5 minute walk. As I have some exxon stock, the price of gasoline/crude oil has a direct relation with stock price and dividend check. I guess what I am saying is I have a different perspective than some folks.

Bkeepr    Posted 10-28-2004 at 07:53:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Gas price has always been a big concern for us.

Until last year when I changed jobs, my daily commute has never been less than 110 miles. So MPG was always the big selection criterion whenever we bought a new vehicle. Now that I'm only commuting a few miles, I don't feel the price increase except on the new "farm truck" which is a gas hog...and I don't drive it much.

So it'd have to go a lot higher before I'd really get concerned about my own driving. The real issue will be cost of products that we buy going up as a result of high fuel.
Tom A

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