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civic94 03-19-2010 09:40 AM

gas predition for summer?
 
I really hate to pay more, but even in the winter months it was averaging 2.80 in seattle. now the gas stations around here is a bit over 3. do you think gas can go up to 4/gal in the summer like what we had in 08?

pgfpro 03-19-2010 11:33 AM

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Originally Posted by civic94 (Post 149150)
I really hate to pay more, but even in the winter months it was averaging 2.80 in seattle. now the gas stations around here is a bit over 3. do you think gas can go up to 4/gal in the summer like what we had in 08?

Were around $2.90 a gallon for regular as of right now, but our local newspaper had an article this morning saying with the summer blend fuel to hit in the next few weeks they expect fuel to be over $3.00 a gallon for regular.:(

kit352 03-19-2010 11:56 AM

almost the same here in new england. were paying about 2.70 now. i see 3.00 by may at the rate its climbing. its already gone up .20 in 2 weeks. mid summer id say 3.25-3.50 is possible. again.

jadziasman 03-19-2010 12:03 PM

I wouldn't mind seeing the price hit $3.50 to $4.00 this summer.

Now that nicer weather has come to Michigan, the average speed on the local Interstate is about 75 mph with some people passing me at 90 to 100 mph at least. More expensive fuel should get people to slow down. I have been averaging 70 mph lately - faster than I want but just fast enough to be safe.

These days, the right, center and left lanes are all passing lanes. More semis have been driving in the center lanes lately because it is the slowest of the three. Cars are passing on the far right almost as quickly as they are in the far left. I haven't seen a spectacular crash on my way home yet but expect to soon if the afternoon races get any worse than now.

theholycow 03-19-2010 04:53 PM

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Originally Posted by jadziasman (Post 149156)
More expensive fuel should get people to slow down.

Doubtful, IMO.

Jay2TheRescue 03-19-2010 05:20 PM

Yeah, not here in the DC metro area either. You won't see a significant change in people's driving habits until gas hits $5/gal around here.

FrugalFloyd 03-19-2010 10:50 PM

There were a lot of slow drivers in Summer 2008 when regular gasoline was $4.60/gal. and diesel was over $5/gal. I'd love to see prices reach those levels again this Summer. That's what it took to convert me.

GasSavers_JoeBob 03-19-2010 11:06 PM

Here was a piece I found on the front page of the LA Times (and I guess reprinted in other papers) a few days ago...:https://www.spokesman.com/stories/201...et-refineries/

theholycow 03-20-2010 03:27 AM

We never reached $4.60 here. $4.00/gal never converted me to driving slow. Insurance cost did, though. By "slow" I just mean slow enough not to get a ticket.

I've found that driving slow just isn't necessary for great fuel economy. It can definitely help but there's plenty of other things that can be done.

spotaneagle 03-20-2010 04:38 AM

just don't ever buy gas in connecticut

GasSavers_JoeBob 03-20-2010 09:54 AM

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Originally Posted by theholycow (Post 149174)
We never reached $4.60 here. <snip>



June 27th, 2008. Gas peaked here (according to my gaslog) at 475.9 cents per gallon. That was for premium, but at the cheapest station around.

Jay2TheRescue 03-20-2010 10:06 AM

Connecticut is insanely expensive. Whenever I drive to Ct I fill my tank at the last stop on the NJT, and usually I can get away with not buying gas while in Ct.

theholycow 03-20-2010 02:03 PM

I pass through CT on the way to work. I don't get gas there.

In fact, on my commute I don't pass any gas stations in RI. I pass a few in CT and then get on 395 and then I'm in MA. Gas is cheaper in MA than RI or CT.

kit352 03-20-2010 02:30 PM

im right on the ct/ma line. usually a 20 cent difference between the 2 states with ct being the higher. i cant remember the last time i had to get gas in ct but i assure you i was pissed at myself for letting it happen. though oddly enough id rather ct get my money than ma.
on a side note i just hit 40mpg combined so let those prices climb as high as they want. its smooth sailing for me now. my next goal is 45mpg but its gonna take alot of work.

theholycow 03-20-2010 02:38 PM

I'm hoping to get another month out of decent gas prices before I put the VW back on the road and park the truck.

Jay2TheRescue 03-20-2010 02:44 PM

I can remember last time I was visiting friends in Long Island being really pissed that I drove around enough that I had to buy gas there.

JanGeo 03-21-2010 08:37 AM

Just got a tank full in Tiverton Hess for $27.00 $2.719 3/16 - last fillup was Sunoco in NH coming back from Vermont and only paid $25.00 $2.579 2/26.... Was digging into the media box under the radio where I stash the receipts and found one from last year for $20.00 at $1.839 AHHH those were the days . . . why didn't I drive more back then when it was cheaper!!!

GasSavers_GasUser 03-21-2010 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by civic94 (Post 149150)
I really hate to pay more, but even in the winter months it was averaging 2.80 in seattle. now the gas stations around here is a bit over 3. do you think gas can go up to 4/gal in the summer like what we had in 08?

Yeah, here we go again. It is around 2.80 here right now and it has been going up steadily. By mid summer it will probably be around 3.50 I'll bet.

benfrogg 03-22-2010 09:00 AM

Now this is way speculation, and I hardly wish to insight a riot about conspiracy theories, but here's mine. I figure if profits on $4 gas were at record highs for the oil industry, that tells me they had raised it higher than it needed to be to equilibrate supply/demand. That being said, I noticed many people I thought would never start to seek alternative fuels, driving habits, walking/biking instead of driving, etc than ever before.
I think major oil figured they could sell us $4 gas to maximize profit, and they figured it was below the threshold that people would find a way to reduce their use. Things tanked, so now things are different. I think that when fuel does go up, it will go up to and stay at just under $4 per gallon. That seems to be the point where people won't take it anymore.
Just my 2 cents.
B

spotaneagle 03-23-2010 05:40 PM

who cares? by then ill be getting better mileage with a WAI,,

cumon im jk... lol


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