Rising Gas Prices

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    Oct 30, 2009 7:01 PM GMT
    Gas prices are rising again. What are you paying for gas in your area? It went up to $2.74 here this week for unleaded and $1. 92 for E-85. Gas prices are expected to rise more next month before the Thanksgiving weekend, which is the busiest travel weekend of the year.
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    Oct 30, 2009 7:19 PM GMT
    Spend a year driving in Europe. Then you will never complain about USA gas prices ever again.
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    Oct 30, 2009 7:29 PM GMT
    I like it when gas prices go up. People tend to drive less. And only do so for work or school or other essential tasks.

    Less traffic, less pollution, less people driving slow in the passing lane.
    I got no complaints. icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 30, 2009 7:35 PM GMT
    More people are getting vehicles here with flexible fuel capabilities that can operate on corn fuel. We have a big corn fuel manufacturing plant right here and they sell the fuel at pumps with no attendants or buildings, so they are able to offer the fuel at almost a whole dollar a gallon less than regular unleaded fuel.
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    Oct 30, 2009 7:59 PM GMT
    $3.03 unleaded in southern cali
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    Oct 30, 2009 8:09 PM GMT
    $3.09 in Chicago for regular. My car takes premiumicon_cry.gif
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    Oct 30, 2009 8:13 PM GMT
    Diesel was $2.59/gallon for me last Friday. (Atlanta)
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    Oct 30, 2009 8:21 PM GMT
    $6.25/gal

    As such i feel little pity for you guys icon_confused.gif
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    Oct 30, 2009 11:54 PM GMT

    Fuel prices will act as a wet blanket on any substantial economic recovery. Supplies are tight as an ant's c*nt so as soon as demand increases, prices will rise. Since people in the US tend not to adjust their behavior to changes to gas prices less than $4/gal, higher fuel prices mean less money for other spending. Gas price spikes had a lot to do with the acceleration into the current downturn and they could work their magic again.

    There are plenty of other things I think are more likely to bring on the second wave of our economic downturn, but tight supplies of oil and limited refining capacity are in the background.
  • styrgan

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    Oct 31, 2009 12:05 AM GMT
    jprichva said
    styrgan saidWe're at about $2.95 around me. But I usually gas up in Jersey for $2.60 or so.

    It's well-known that if you want to get gas, you go to Jersey.
    Any diner will do nicely.


    It's actually way less of a difference than it used to be.

    Thanks, Gov. Corzine!!!!!!

    ...but then you leave your date and go to any one of dirty Jersey's high-end establishments and pick yourself up a Jersey boy while you're there.
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    Oct 31, 2009 12:18 AM GMT
    I'm still amazed that you can't pump your own gas in Jersey. icon_lol.gif
  • coolarmydude

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    Oct 31, 2009 12:25 AM GMT
    xrichx saidI'm still amazed that you can't pump your own gas in Jersey. icon_lol.gif


    Oregon too.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Oct 31, 2009 12:27 AM GMT
    It is amazing.... I'm not happy that we lost our $2.25 per gallon.. now back up to $2.49 here in Kansas.
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    Oct 31, 2009 12:37 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidIt is amazing.... I'm not happy that we lost our $2.25 per gallon.. now back up to $2.49 here in Kansas.



    HAHA! Complains about gas prices in the winter and about severe thunderstorms and tornadoes in the summer.


    btw, i'm just teasing you... icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 31, 2009 12:37 AM GMT
    I just drove through Kansas and it was pretty much $2.69 through the whole state.

    on my corner in Vegas it's $2.62
  • HndsmKansan

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    Oct 31, 2009 12:47 AM GMT
    Lapinblanc saidI just drove through Kansas and it was pretty much $2.69 through the whole state.

    on my corner in Vegas it's $2.62



    Not in Wichita, its $2.49. We never had any prices above the $2.50's here at anytime since prices fall last spring... perhaps along I-70.... but not here.
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    Oct 31, 2009 2:15 AM GMT
    i just paid 3.13 for premium in atlanta last night. boo, hiss!