GAS PRICES: What are they currently in your area?

  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 11, 2008 2:22 PM GMT
    Of course its pretty rough everywhere, but here in the Wichita, Kansas area they still remain relatively constant for this moment. Regular unleaded is at $3.69 when I got mine this morning. I heard that some
    gas vendor in western Kansas was charging over $4.00 per gallon and that the price of gas is much higher than that in many parts of the country.

    What is it per gallon where you are? Are you doing anything different yet?

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    Jun 11, 2008 2:24 PM GMT
    the shell's got it for 3.99; but the valero's and others might get as low as 3.70 on a good day.
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    Jun 11, 2008 2:28 PM GMT
    around $1.40 a liter.


    so $5.29 a gallon.
  • Koaa2

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    Jun 11, 2008 2:37 PM GMT
    Palm Springs, CA area, around $4.35 per gallon, reg
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    Jun 11, 2008 2:46 PM GMT
    I paid $4.15 at Valero last night. Everywhere else around here is $4.25 or higher.
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    Jun 11, 2008 2:47 PM GMT
    In Scottsdale, AZ, I filled up the tank the other day at $4.15 / gallon for regular unleaded. Two weeks ago, I filled up at $3.83 !!

    Right now I'm in San Francisco, and the station around the corner is at $4.55 / gallon for regular unleaded.

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    Jun 11, 2008 2:48 PM GMT
    Toronto is one of the cheapest places in Canada I think. "Only" $1.34-1.36/litre, which is still over $5 US a gallon.
  • Koaa2

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    Jun 11, 2008 2:53 PM GMT
    It is a crime, I think the Bush administration is doing this, so they can cause a crisis in the country and than blame it on the Democrats!
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    Jun 11, 2008 3:09 PM GMT
    JBE60 saidToronto is one of the cheapest places in Canada I think. "Only" $1.34-1.36/litre, which is still over $5 US a gallon.


    Ontario is always $0.10 cheaper than quebec... stupid ontarrible. but you pay for it with ridiculous liquor prices.
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    Jun 11, 2008 3:17 PM GMT
    It's disgusting. Thank God for public trans. Right now here in SF average range is 4.33- 4.49-4.69. Chevron on Market is asking 4.89 for premium. Won't even give out diesel range.
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    Jun 11, 2008 3:18 PM GMT
    In Columbus, I saw it top $4.00 for the first time this weekend, at $4.01, but it's now between $3.96 and $3.99 it appears ....
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    Jun 11, 2008 3:19 PM GMT
    When I fill my tank once every four or five days at $4.09 (currently), I wanna cry.

    Outta curiosity, has gas in Canada and abroad risen so rapidly in price too? I mean, I know we're just now catching up to the prices parts of Europe have had for ages, but I hafta admit global fuel prices haven't always caught my attention.
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    Jun 11, 2008 3:27 PM GMT
    z_squared saidWhen I fill my tank once every four or five days at $4.09 (currently), I wanna cry.

    Outta curiosity, has gas in Canada and abroad risen so rapidly in price too? I mean, I know we're just now catching up to the prices parts of Europe have had for ages, but I hafta admit global fuel prices haven't always caught my attention.


    I hate to admit this but I hadn't been paying that much attention beyond U.S either and talking to a friend the other day who lives part time in Canada I was surprised to find out they actually pay more than we do on the average. I can't imagine paying over 5 for regular. I'm still stunned I'm paying over 4
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    Jun 11, 2008 3:38 PM GMT
    your gallons are different to UK gallons so I shall let you work it out but per litre at the second its

    £1.24 near me which is $2.41 per litre!!!!!!!!!!

    Its set to doble by this time next year though
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 11, 2008 3:39 PM GMT
    jsttennis77 saidIt's disgusting. Thank God for public trans. Right now here in SF average range is 4.33- 4.49-4.69. Chevron on Market is asking 4.89 for premium. Won't even give out diesel range.



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    Jun 11, 2008 3:41 PM GMT
    this is crunch time though the prices will not go down again they are set to rise and are running true to predictions of 5 years ago.

    the worrying thing is that highlighted a major crunch in the next 2 years ie crisis stockpiling and then war
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    Jun 11, 2008 3:47 PM GMT
    Funny that this issue was brought up today, 'cos Dubai finally came up with not just a solution to traffic but to reduced oil consumption as well!



    Back to basic...
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    YO, TAXI HABIBI!!!

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    Jun 11, 2008 3:49 PM GMT
    jms84 said[quote][cite]JBE60 said[/cite]Toronto is one of the cheapest places in Canada I think. "Only" $1.34-1.36/litre, which is still over $5 US a gallon.


    Ontario is always $0.10 cheaper than quebec... stupid ontarrible. but you pay for it with ridiculous liquor prices.[/quote]

    I don't drink much so I can handle the high liquor prices! Mind you I don't drive much either. What really pisses me off is the high food prices. $2.99 for a loaf of bread. It was not long ago it was $1.99.
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    Jun 11, 2008 3:56 PM GMT
    You and I are just the opposite, JBE. I'd much rather pay less for gas and more for food...I drive lots and really don't eat.
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    Jun 11, 2008 3:56 PM GMT
    z_squared saidWhen I fill my tank once every four or five days at $4.09 (currently), I wanna cry.

    Outta curiosity, has gas in Canada and abroad risen so rapidly in price too? I mean, I know we're just now catching up to the prices parts of Europe have had for ages, but I hafta admit global fuel prices haven't always caught my attention.


    Yes gas has gone up in Canada and by quite a bit. It used to be around 0.70 - 0.80/litre, but now it is (in Toronto) $1.34/litre+. I spent $62 to fill up my Altima recently. It already had 1/4 of a tank. Even with mid-grade fuel (89 octane) it would cost about $90 to fill up. Mind you it is pretty good on fuel consumption.

    We are still far better than the UK, where prices per litre are around $2.41. That is partially due to higher taxes.
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    Jun 11, 2008 4:09 PM GMT
    JBE60 said[quote][cite]jms84 said[/cite][quote][cite]JBE60 said[/cite]Toronto is one of the cheapest places in Canada I think. "Only" $1.34-1.36/litre, which is still over $5 US a gallon.


    Ontario is always $0.10 cheaper than quebec... stupid ontarrible. but you pay for it with ridiculous liquor prices.[/quote]

    I don't drink much so I can handle the high liquor prices! Mind you I don't drive much either. What really pisses me off is the high food prices. $2.99 for a loaf of bread. It was not long ago it was $1.99.[/quote]

    I've got a fighting chance to work with food prices with club prices, bulk buying, sells and coupons. Finding that needle in the hay stack station to get the lowest cost for gas is a bitch. When you have to automatically budget in over 600 a month for gas you are like this icon_eek.gif I'm still grateful for public trans. My own vehicle sits in my garage more than it actually hits the road these days.
  • NickoftheNort...

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    Jun 11, 2008 4:40 PM GMT
    We're at about $10 a gallon here, though gas in Norway has "always" been significantly more expensive than in the US.

    I generally use public transit, though it is also fairly expensive (about $8 for the bus + ferry to Oslo).
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    Jun 11, 2008 4:51 PM GMT
    Texans don't care about gas prices (kidding). Still not sure why government can't step in and regular prices. I mean, oil companies seem to be the only ones making a buck these days.

    i am selling my jeep for a cheaper, more feul efficient car. However, I do understand that the yearly cost for such a change is not significant. I am doing it to also scale down to a smaller car with lower payments. the combination of better MPG and lower payments make it worth the change. Looking at the big picture and not trying to feed the mania that is going around over gas prices. It will only make thing worse for us all to get into a panic and make huge changes. It will ruin the economy brought on my SUV sales and resales, leaving many Americans with a loss of investment and a lot of fine autos on sitting.

    If I were a business man right now, I would be investing in retro fit shops that could build new engines for existing gas hogs. I wonder if something like that exists.
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    Jun 11, 2008 4:54 PM GMT
    DJBens77 saidTexans don't care about gas prices (kidding). Still not sure why government can't step in and regular prices. I mean, oil companies seem to be the only ones making a buck these days.


    The recent rise in oil prices is partially due to speculators buying oil as a hedge against the US dollar falling. Raising interest rates would boost the dollar, help curb inflation and probably drop the price of oil. Of course raising interest rates in a presidential election year is about as welcomed as a skunk at a wedding!
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    Jun 11, 2008 5:01 PM GMT
    jsttennis77, if I had my way my partner and I would not own a car. I think it is an expensive luxury when you live within walking distance of work.

    It is convenient when you want to jump in the car to visit friends in the suburbs, or family out of town, but I have done the math and it is cheaper to rent when needed, or if I need a car for a few hours, to use a company like "Zip Cars". They rent you a car by the hour.

    Insurance, maintenance and gas each year has got to be over 2,500 bucks a year. That is equivalent to about 40 days rental of a compact car. And I have not factored in depreciation as yet.