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  1. Fuelish

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    Gas prices ain’t too bad here in East TN, maybe $2.83 last time I paid attention….our taxes on fuel are fairly low… not to mention that I drive a Honda Fit, get 37 mpg around town, 43 or so on long highway drives….. would be worse and more painful if I drove one of the oh so common bro-trucks down here ;)
     
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    I think back to when I was 16, making $3.35 an hour minimum wage at Pep Boys. Cost roughly 2 hours labour to fill the tank.

    Now my kids are that age, the older with a minimum wage job. Would take her about 4 hours to earn a full tank.

    Hell in a hand basket, and a nearly empty basket at that. Gotta be happy for what we still have, and that we still have a little to share.
     
  3. northernguitar

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    That’s pricey! I filled up yesterday for 1.17/litre….CAD$4.53/gallon or USD$3.69….
     
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    Yes.. and they cost £6.35 :mad:
     
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    £4.10 of that is government tax :mad:
     
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    No complaints about gas from me. When I returned fro Germany in 2001 gas was about $2 or so a gallon. In the ensuing 20 years it's gone as high as $4.25 here and as low as $1. For the last couple of years it's been hovering between $2-2.50 and right now is right at $3. Meanwhile Europeans have been paying double that and many countries have been forced to explore other forms of fuel for their cars. No sir, no complaints from me.
     
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    Why do people spend so much time worrying about weekly/seasonal fluctuating engine fuel prices?

    The cost of fuel is the average of all the highs and lows during the year and your car’s tank is too small to game the system if you drive regularly.

    I understand it’s natural to think about it but once you take a step back and look at the bigger picture it really makes no sense to pay attention to anything but the total annual cost.
     
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    My last trip to the gas station I paid $4.53/gallon for regular gas.
     
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    Bah, you think you guys have worries, - I just read in the news that here in the uk we are running out of coal for our steam engines!
     
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    You can run a diesel engine on used oil from the chippy, you know?
     
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    Even higher in the lower mainland. When I moved and drove west from Ottawa, I watched gas prices rise steadily -- dip in Alberta -- and then get back to rising.
     
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    Rudolf Diesel’s engines were designed to run on peanut oil.
     
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    I live in the United States so my concern is about our rising fuel prices and the direct effect it has on the transportation costs of everything we consume .

    A lot of places in Europe have always paid a lot more than us.
     
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    Dat true, but the supply is controlled by the seller ;).

    If we paid the real and true cost for gasoline, it's price would be much higher.

    Us Americans like cheap and easy, so naturally we're going to complain when the pump price begins to reflect reality.

    Regardless of how much we kick and scream, it's coming ;).

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    Regular unleaded is bumpin' up on $3.50 here in Idaho. I look at this like the lobsters they put in the pot of water and slowly crank up the heat until they're boiled --- and they never see it comin'. Hopefully we're more conscious than a bunch of crustaceans ...
     
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    Seriously folks, complaining about gas prices in the USA is the definition of myopia.
     
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    I have heard ( and smelled ) such a thing!
     
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    The good news is that prices have been stabilizing nationwide for the last few weeks. It’s even dropped a few cents here.
     
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    All we need is a steady and reliable source of energy :).

    The lights don't know and don't care where the energy that powers them comes from ;).

    I'm an old gear-head from way back, so of course I'm partial to gasoline powered vehicles.

    It'll be different, running errands or going to the grocery store in an electric-powered vehicle, but I'm sure I'll adapt to it (I'm getting old, so there isn't any guarantee I'll see how it plays out).

    There will always be some sort of gasoline to power my Mustang or Panhead when I want to run them, as long as I'm willing to cough up the bucks it's going to cost, so I don't see any problem there :).



    edit: In fact, I'll be glad to see Big Oil go :).

    I worked in the energy sector for quite a few years, and I've experienced the arrogance that comes with having a basic monopoly, even though we are too polite to call it a monopoly.

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