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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #135 on: August 12, 2005, 12:28 PM »
Got gas this morning… 92 octane $2.66 per gal.
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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #136 on: August 12, 2005, 12:47 PM »

Without getting political, "our representative government" is hellbent on not raising the minimum wage, but they readily vote themselves raises whenever the moment suits them.   

Actually, didn't minimum wage just increase to $6.15 like this month? That's a buck an hour raise. Now if they'd just give everyone a buck an hour raise, things would be a little easier.

Gas for me was $2.55 yesterday. I remember when it sucked ass just paying $2 a gallon. How I long for those days now.  :-\

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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #137 on: August 12, 2005, 01:19 PM »
remember back in the day when gas was $.99.. >:(

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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #138 on: August 12, 2005, 02:38 PM »
I couldn't drive, but I do remember the .99 days.  Now being 19 years old, I'm just glad I drive a small car.  When I first started driving going to high school and what not, I'd fill my tank up for 10 bucks.  Now I'm paying close to 20 to fill the whole tank, when I'm about empty.  Being a college kid now, I really don't have the money to be throwing away to the gas tank....Just glad she's a small car.
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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #139 on: August 12, 2005, 03:23 PM »
Mmm...I remember when 5 bucks would put me at half a tank. Now 5 bucks barely breaches a quarter of a tank. :-\

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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #140 on: August 12, 2005, 04:26 PM »
After putting $50 worth of gas in my truck yesterday, I actually considered selling my beloved 4X4.   If I could find another pickup, possibly the Titan, with better mileage, I might consider getting rid of it.

Although gas really is creaping up slower than inflation, it has made a huge jump in the past year and a half.  Living on a teacher's salary that increases at a lower rate than inflation, this is shortly going to become a sticky situation.  Lucky for my wife and I (both teachers) I don't drive my truck except to work...but she drives about 30 miles one way in her little Hyundai Santa Fe.  Her mileage is pretty good, but not so much for my Ford. 

FWIW, if you guys are having some issues, a tune up and regular oil changes will help to a degree.  The engine will run more efficient...also be sure to keep your tire pressure at the recommended levels.  Preventative maintenance will help with fuel efficiency, as well as long term damage to the pocketbook when something breaks.

Sorry that's long, my mind is kind of jumping all over the place.
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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #141 on: August 12, 2005, 06:30 PM »
Gas prices went up every day at the station I fill up at...last Sunday, paid $2.65...today, paid $2.77!  Still see gas hitting $3 pretty soon. :(

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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #142 on: August 12, 2005, 09:11 PM »
between $2.40 to 2.49 >:(

i know gas will hit $3.00 gallon

most people don't care because they put everything on credit cards

that oil storm movie was very eye opening

a bigger problem is starting up in venuezuela  >:(
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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #143 on: August 12, 2005, 09:27 PM »
Damn, in comparison to the prices I've seen here, it almost feels like a bargain filling up at $2.38 a gallon.
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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #144 on: August 12, 2005, 11:38 PM »
******* gas went up again... 97.9 cents a litre.  >:(

I warned ya.  Ours jumped to $1.059 today.  $4.22 a gallon
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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #145 on: August 13, 2005, 12:01 AM »
It's still 97.9 here. ****! The sign of things to come.  >:(  :'(

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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #146 on: August 13, 2005, 12:11 AM »
LMAO, someone should have listened to Tesla.
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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #147 on: August 13, 2005, 12:22 AM »
Vancouver, anywhere from 109.9 - 114.9 cents per litre.  :o

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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #148 on: August 15, 2005, 05:22 PM »
Great article over at cnn.com.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/08/15/hybrid.tinkerers.ap/index.html

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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #149 on: August 15, 2005, 06:32 PM »
When I filled on the weekend it was $2.29 I think. I saw $2.66 today. That actually kind of scared me. Could this a harbinger of the impending "Oil Crash" that doomsayers have been predicting for years?
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