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Old 10-17-2008, 03:09 PM   #21
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Bought for 2.859 today. Hooray!
thanks for rubbing it in! it's justified that you pay less, because my county is bigger than your state.
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Old 10-17-2008, 03:39 PM   #22
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Hasn't "Rhode Island" become an official ISO-approved unit of measure, representing 1,545 sq mi?

http://quahog.org/factsfolklore/index.php?id=12
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Old 10-17-2008, 04:15 PM   #23
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$2.729 here at 7-11.

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Old 10-17-2008, 06:26 PM   #24
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2.759 is what i filled the xb up for yesterday
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:55 PM   #25
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I just stopped @ a station that was $2.699, but they were sold out. I ended up buying Sunoco down the street for $2.759.

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Old 10-17-2008, 07:21 PM   #26
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4.955 cents a mile for me Wohoooooooo!

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Old 10-17-2008, 11:10 PM   #27
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Egads! People talking like 2.75/gallon for gas is cheap? I started looking for a car which got over 30 mpg when gas was about 1.50/gallon! (OK, so it took me a while to find one for a decent price...)

Don't care if gas goes to 25 cents/gallon...using fossil fuel is like living off your savings...you can do it for a while, but.....
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Old 10-18-2008, 03:48 AM   #28
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How true Joe, and unfortunately most people will just revert to their old wasteful ways, and consider the $2.50 a gallon gas a real bargain.

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Yeah, when the prices initially started dropping and news sources said it was from reduced demand, I emailed my brother (who, along with his neighbor, is also on a quest for better mileage) and groused that we could keep this going... but wouldn't.

High gas prices may hurt, but I'm afraid as soon as the price went down most people sighed with relief and went right back to what they were doing before. In very real ways, we drivers are in control of fuel prices, but it seems few add two and two anymore.

Relative to current prices, I snagged $2.48 this week at an Exxon of all places -- they're usually premium-priced but it was actually the lowest in the area that day.

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I believe that the price spike was partly due to the summer olympics in China. China was buying a lot of oil leading up to and durring the olympics to get ready for and run the games. Once the games were over and the news crews left the prices started to come down, but then it was hurricaine season which causes the prices to rise again. Throw in Chavez who has said "We can use the price of oil as a weapon against the United States", and OPEC not shying away from an opportunity to raise prices - well it made for a very unusual summer. Now that the olympics and hurricaine season are over, consumption has dropped, and our refineries are up & running again we are seeing a sharp drop in oil prices and futures pricing.

Also consider this - I've mentioned it before, but OPEC knows which side their bread is buttered. They know if supply isn't increased to bring prices down the US will seek other alternatives and then we won't be buying oil from them at all. They know that we will pay higher prices in a short term, but if prices remained high in the long term we would look elsewhere for alternative energy. They don't want that. When we were seriously looking at alternatives in the 70's & 80's all of a sudden they started producing like crazy until the price of gasoline fell to below $1/gal. It stayed there until we abandoned our efforts in researching alternative energy. What we need to do is keep the research going despite what the price of gasoline does to break free of this hold that OPEC and Chavez holds on us.

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EDIT: I should also note, that because of that statement Chavez has made I stopped buying Citgo and 7-11 fuel all togeather. He can say whatever he wants, but I choose to not purchase fuel from him.
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