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Topic: How much is gasoline in your neck of the woods?
Posted By: Belladonna
Subject: How much is gasoline in your neck of the woods?
Date Posted: May/05/2008 at 3:38am
We're up to 3.59 around the corner from my house, but in larger more populated areas it can be as high as 3.65-3.71.



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Posted By: christophersnow
Date Posted: May/05/2008 at 3:59am
Don't know, I don't use the stuff. I'm a good environmentalist.

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Posted By: masha99
Date Posted: May/05/2008 at 5:09am
Haha good one Chris.

The cheapest one we have is 3.49

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Posted By: gemtaur80
Date Posted: May/05/2008 at 6:50am
I'm in Cali, so regular unleaded is in the 3.80s if you're lucky, 3.90s more commonly. Luckily my civic gets good gas mileage and I live close to work.


Posted By: Nigrodamus
Date Posted: May/05/2008 at 8:31am
were at 3.39 for unleaded

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Posted By: MONSTER
Date Posted: May/07/2008 at 9:34pm
$3.49 here in south Texas, i know a guy at work (different department) who has to step down on his supervisor gig, he cant afored the gas to get to work any more...now thats f*#king sad.

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Posted By: pattirose
Date Posted: May/07/2008 at 9:46pm
That's really horrible! Poor guy.

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Posted By: Nigrodamus
Date Posted: May/08/2008 at 3:20am
tell him to buy one of those scooters

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Posted By: Belladonna
Date Posted: May/09/2008 at 3:08pm
Just filled up tonight, it was 3.59 on the 5th, now it's 3.69.

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Posted By: pattirose
Date Posted: May/09/2008 at 5:14pm
$1.29 a litre here, and we have tons of gas - it's all tax!

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Posted By: MONSTER
Date Posted: May/11/2008 at 5:23pm
$3.59 now, but i saw an exxon that had it at $3.64...
Cant we bomb someone and take there oil, that would bring the prices down right? whats a few million lives for discount fuel..

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Posted By: Nigrodamus
Date Posted: May/12/2008 at 3:16am
$3.59 here too, but with the holiday weekend coming up I bet $4/gallon by the end of the month.

Is it just me, or is it extremely coincidental how holidays always makes the gas prices soar.

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Posted By: WhiteWolf
Date Posted: May/12/2008 at 4:23am
I filled up for $3.77 a gallon yesterday. Ahh, you just gotta love New York State taxes making everything more expensive for us than anyone else.

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Posted By: Belladonna
Date Posted: May/12/2008 at 2:26pm
3.72 here!

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Posted By: masha99
Date Posted: May/13/2008 at 2:35am
Originally posted by WhiteWolf WhiteWolf wrote:

I filled up for $3.77 a gallon yesterday. Ahh, you just gotta love New York State taxes making everything more expensive for us than anyone else.


I dunno. They had some idiot on the radio from NYC who said he doesn't want a gas tax holiday. I wonder how high it has to be for people to wake up and demand that taxes be lowered at least. Much easier to blame the oil companies.

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Posted By: Nigrodamus
Date Posted: May/13/2008 at 3:17am
I'm at that point!!!! My bike gets 50 miles per gallon and I'm actually watching how many joy rides I go on!!!!!!

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Posted By: MONSTER
Date Posted: May/13/2008 at 7:47am
thats a frigan travisty..come on people lets start a petition to bomb the hell out of someone with more oil than us...

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Posted By: masha99
Date Posted: May/13/2008 at 10:33am
Or...HOW ABOUT STOP BEING A-HOLES AND START DOMESTIC DRILLING AGAIN????

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Posted By: WhiteWolf
Date Posted: May/16/2008 at 5:16am
From Business and Media.com:
http://www.businessandmedia.org/articles/2008/20080515172437.aspx - Global Warming Bill could cause oil prices to spike at $5 a gallon?

Senators Inhofe and Sessions are two of the only people in Washington DC with any brains in their head at all.

Quote By Jeff Poor
Business & Media Institute
5/15/2008 5:44:34 PM



     Worried about gas prices hitting $4 a gallon and beyond? Imagine if they were $6, $7 or even $8 a gallon. Those levels are a certain possibility should Congress pass cap-and-trade legislation, which could face a vote in early June.



     Oil is trading at record levels, in excess of $120 a barrel. Leading Republican Sens. James Inhofe (Okla.) and Jeff Sessions (Ala.) both told the Business & Media Institute (BMI) energy prices would drastically increase if the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act (S. 2191) is signed into law.



    “The studies show it would be directly affected, would be a $1.50 a gallon, in addition to what it is today,” Inhofe, the ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said to (BMI).



     Inhofe spoke at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on May 15 to introduce the “We Get It!” campaign – a program founded by evangelical Christians that question the merits of global warming alarmism. According to Inhofe, the bill will make it to the floor of the Senate on June 2.



     “So now I think we need to concentrate on what it will cost the American people,” he said during the press conference. “To try to put it in a perspective people understand, if we had ratified, according to the Wharton School of Economics, the Kyoto Treaty, back five years ago, it would have cost about – between $300 and $330 billion – that was the range they had. This bill that’s up today is $471 billion – far more than that. And the question is, what do you get for it?”



     Sessions, a member of the Senate’s Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, went a step further. He cited sources that suggest the increase could be as much as $5 a gallon.



     “Let me tell you what’s heading down the tracks,” Sessions said to BMI on May 14. “In a few weeks, we expect that the cap-and-trade legislation that’s been voted out of Sen. Barbara Boxer’s (D-Calif.) Environment and Public Works Committee will be on the floor and according to the Environmental Protection Agency it will increase gas prices by $1.50. The National Association of Manufacturers says it will increase it as much as $5 per gallon.”



     Sessions proposed that money should be spent on energy investment versus a regulatory bureaucracy to enforce the provisions of the Lieberman-Warner bill.



     “So instead of actually coming forward with any idea about what to do about rising prices, we’ll soon be voting on a bill that has already passed committee, has some Republican support, that would surge the price of energy, create a bureaucracy – and I just don’t think is the right thing to do,” Sessions said. “I’d rather spend our money in investing in the new the technologies, helping get nuclear power online, improving batteries, researching cellulosic ethanol. Let’s spend our money on that without creating cap-and-trade bureaucracies that have not worked in Europe.”



     According to the Energy Information Administration, the average price of a gallon of gas in Europe ranges from $8 to $9 a gallon.



     Gas prices have been one of the most reported news stories of the past several years. Reporters have repeatedly warned of prices approaching the levels Inhofe and Sessions warned about. However, journalists have consistently complained about oil company profits, not taxes, making gas prices higher.



     On NBC’s May 15 “Today,” host Matt Lauer interviewed ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) CEO Rex Tillerson. Lauer quizzed Tillerson on oil companies’ profit margins and higher gas prices, but Lauer didn’t ask Tillerson about the potential impact Lieberman-Warner would have on the price of gasoline.



     “Well, the problem we have right now, and fortunately we have several months before the election, to make sure the American people know that this is a supply problem that is causing the gas prices to go up,” Inhofe said to BMI. “You know the Democrats, right down party lines – they do not want to drill in ANWR, they do not want to drill offshore. They don’t want the tar sands. They don’t want more energy. And they don’t want refinery capacity.”



     The Senate defeated a measure to drill in ANWR on May 13. The vote, an amendment to another bill, was killed by a vote of 42-56, largely along party lines. Only one Democrat voted for the amendment, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), and five Republicans voting against it.



     Inhofe blamed Democratic policies going as far back as the Clinton administration.



     “The Democrats are the reason we have high prices at the pumps, and we’re not going to be able to alleviate that until we start producing again in America,” Inhofe added. “And I knew this was happening way back, well 10 years ago, when President Clinton vetoed the bill that would have allowed us to drill in ANWR. I said on the Senate floor that day 10 years ago that in 10 years we would regret this. It’s now 10 years later.”



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Posted By: Nigrodamus
Date Posted: May/16/2008 at 5:36am
at $8 a gallon I'll be riding that motorcycle in the snow.

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Posted By: masha99
Date Posted: May/16/2008 at 6:42am
Originally posted by WhiteWolf WhiteWolf wrote:



Senators Inhofe and Sessions are two of the only people in Washington DC with any brains in their head at all.



And yet, look at the people actually running the show, or the presidential candidates. UGH.

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Posted By: MONSTER
Date Posted: May/16/2008 at 7:33am
Originally posted by masha99 masha99 wrote:

Or...HOW ABOUT STOP BEING A-HOLES AND START DOMESTIC DRILLING AGAIN????


domestic drilling sound kinda kinky...im for it , then we can bomb California....betcha theres oil under them weirdo's

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Posted By: WhiteWolf
Date Posted: May/18/2008 at 6:06am
I've often thought of California being a seperate country, so I wouldn't mind that so much. No offense, Gene (if you read this thread).

We already know there's oil off the coast of California, but we're not allowed to drill there because California says it looks bad and is bad for the environment. Funny thing is, there are a bunch of platforms there and off of Florida anyway, and they all belong to the Chinese. I'm still trying to figure that one out.

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Posted By: Belladonna
Date Posted: May/18/2008 at 9:29am
It's reached 3.77, I wonder what Memorial Day weekend will bring.

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Posted By: Belladonna
Date Posted: June/12/2008 at 3:37pm
It was 4.05 for me yesterday. Oil is going to be frightening this winter.

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Posted By: christophersnow
Date Posted: June/12/2008 at 4:19pm


I just don't understand why gas prices are so high. I mean we tax away all the money made off of gas.

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Posted By: masha99
Date Posted: June/13/2008 at 4:08am
You lower the price by raising taxes, right? No? But that's what the senators are saying so it must be true.

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Posted By: gemtaur80
Date Posted: June/24/2008 at 8:02am
Originally posted by christophersnow christophersnow wrote:



I just don't understand why gas prices are so high. I mean we tax away all the money made off of gas.


I'm trying to figure out what this means. I get that there is a tax on gas that adds to the price. But I don't get how that equates to us taxing away all the money made off of gas. Oil company's are posting 4+ bil in profit (not revenue, profit) per quarter completely separate from any amounts that are tax.


Posted By: WhiteWolf
Date Posted: June/24/2008 at 9:53am
Simple. The government--okay, the senators and congressmen who like to make a point to their consittuents that they are making oil companies pay--are taxing the oil companies. Problem is, the oil companies never pay more in taxes, because the tax burden--as it is in any other field or condition--is passed on to and then payed by the consumer--us. Therefore the ammount of tax has little substantial relationship to the ammount of profit-not revenue, yes I get it--made by the oil companies.

This graph shows that record high gas taxes were reached during the Clinton administration (and Republican House and Sentate), sustained through the 1st term of the Bush administration, and has no relationship to oil industry profits.

Oil industry profits are dictated by the demands of the consumers, and in some cases our willingness to pay higher prices in any economic climate. You don't want the big, evil oil companies to keep making profits? Stop buying their product. Higher taxes do nothing but take more money out of your own pocket. Always.

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Posted By: gemtaur80
Date Posted: June/24/2008 at 10:55am
"profit-not revenue, yes I get it" I did the profit not revenue thing because some people I have talked to have assumed that number being as high as it was, was just income. Do not take that as me clarifying it for you specifically or talking down to anyone in any way.

I think more people are finally snapping to the fact that there is an added tax on gas, whereas many had never really paid attention. I don't think people are blaming that tax as being the primary reason for the high prices per se, just that it's another burden on top of an already rising expense. I am not defining oil companies as big and evil nor saying they should not make a profit. I would however say that I see that level of profit as excessive. I get that demand, the oil futures market, etc. are the drivers of the increases. However, I still am not seeing what the purpose is of maintaining that high of a profit level. And yes it's their perogative to sell it at what prices they want. I just couldn't be the guy seeing multi-billions in profits and trying to be straight faced while telling people to like it or lump it.


Posted By: Belladonna
Date Posted: June/24/2008 at 11:04am
Wish I lived in an area where I didn't have to drive much, but it's pretty spread out here and buses are few and far between.

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Posted By: WhiteWolf
Date Posted: June/29/2008 at 5:15am
Just read this over at http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aq_sRQH22HdY&refer=worldwide - Bloomberg.com:

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OPEC Leader Khelil Says Dollar Will Drive Oil to $170 (Update1)

By Ahmed Rouaba

June 28 (Bloomberg) -- OPEC President Chakib Khelil predicted that the price of oil will climb to $170 a barrel before the end of the year, citing the dollar's decline and political conflicts.

``Oil prices are expected to reach $170 as demand for fuel is growing in the U.S. during the summer period and the dollar continues to weaken against the euro,'' Khelil said today in a telephone interview. The leader of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries also serves as Algeria's oil minister.

Political pressure on Iran and the depreciation of the U.S. currency have caused a surge in oil prices, Khelil said. New York- traded crude has more than doubled in a year and touched a record $142.99 a barrel yesterday on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

OPEC ministers generally say that oil output is sufficient, even as Saudi Arabia, the biggest producer, pledged to pump an extra 200,000 barrels a day next month to calm the market. ``The market is completely supplied,'' Venezuelan Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez said yesterday. Libya announced possible production cuts, calling the market oversupplied.

The rising cost of crude is not linked to supply, Khelil said today. ``There is more than enough oil in the market to meet the international demand,'' added the OPEC president, who will take part June 30 in an international energy forum in Madrid.

Prices, which are up 38 percent this quarter, are heading for the biggest quarterly gain since the first three months of 1999, when oil traded between $11 and $17.

Declining Dollar

``The decisions made by the U.S. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank helped the devaluation of the dollar, which pushed up oil prices,'' Khelil said.

Oil may extend gains if the ECB boosts rates on July 3, further weakening the U.S. currency. The dollar has declined 15 percent against the euro in 12 months.

ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet reiterated June 25 that policy makers may increase the main refinancing rate by a quarter-percentage point next month to contain inflation. The Federal Reserve left the benchmark U.S. rate at 2 percent on June 25. On Sept. 18 the Fed began cutting rates to bolster an economy already reeling from the credit crisis.

To contact the reporter on this story: Ahmed Rouaba in Algiers at arouaba@bloomberg.net

Last Updated: June 28, 2008 11:34 EDT


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Posted By: BirdDogg34
Date Posted: July/01/2008 at 3:27am
We're up to more than $4.00 up here in Maine.

There are a few random places, like in NH and a few places around ME, where it's still less than $4.00. However, these places are few and far between.

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Posted By: WhiteWolf
Date Posted: July/01/2008 at 8:31am
$4.25 average in my neighborhood. I just put $50 in my tank and just barely got it filled. I'm glad I have a fuel-efficient car right now.

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