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    Cyburbian michaelskis's avatar
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    How high is the cost of gas for you?

    I am sure that this has come up before... but it is all the rage on the news here... Regular gas (not ultra or premium) is now over $2.00 per gallon. The bad thing is it is the highest it has ever been here in the Kalamazoo area...

    They are saying that gas hog type vehicles sales are way down, and the prices is expected to higher. Personally I am excited. Maybe more communities will look at alternative transportation, people will car pool more, and more people will walk or ride a bike to work.

    What are your thoughts on the Gas Prices?
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    Cyburbian ludes98's avatar
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    The Phoenix area is breaking records as well. Gas went up 5 cents over night. Our average is $2.15 for a gallon of regular unleaded.

    I think we will continue to see our prices rise because of our particular blend of gasoline. Arizona also relies heavily on refineries based in California, so we use gas produced in a state with some of the highest operating costs in the country....

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    $2.19...

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    1.94 for 87 octane

    I paid $1.94 for the lowest grade (I think) available in Florida recently. For those of you paying $2 + for 85 octane out west.....ouch.....

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    Canadians - How Much Are You Up To Now?

    Yeah, We Are All Upset About The Gas Prices In The Us, But What I Want To Know Is How Much Do Canadians Pay Now??? Not Per Litre Please, Us Gallon With Adjustment For Exchange Rates......someone.....anyone......

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    87 octane per gallon

    At home: $2.059

    At work: $1.989
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    I paid $1.969 yesterday (Toledo). I saw a couple of places selling for $1.929

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    Quote Originally posted by The One
    Yeah, We Are All Upset About The Gas Prices In The Us, But What I Want To Know Is How Much Do Canadians Pay Now??? Not Per Litre Please, Us Gallon With Adjustment For Exchange Rates......someone.....anyone......
    Here's a good website for converting currencies: http://www.xe.com/ucc/

    We are paying NZ$1.22/litre which is roughly US$2.83/gallon for Unleaded 91.
    Last edited by JNL; 12 May 2004 at 7:23 PM. Reason: got the maths sorted :)

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    I just paid $2.25 for premium, about a $46.00 fill up total.

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    The price ranges from $1.81 to $1.89 per gallon of regular in New Orleans.
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    Just filled up at $1.869/gal. I've seen ranges from $1.859 to $2.099 for regular arounf NH.
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    About 1.99 here for regular, 1.79 for diesel, 2.09 for the good stuff. Boy, am I glad I didn't get a Mini after all (they prefer premium).
    That's gallons, btw.
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    $1.64 to $1.89. I think it has something to do with the fact that we still produce some of our own oil and we refine I think most of the nations oil.

    Anyway, I thought it was bad here...glad Im not from California (of course, im always glad Im not from California )

    http://www.austingasprices.com/

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    $2.159 in north Idaho.

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    Cyburbian Dragon's avatar
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    Gas went up to $1.81 - $1.89 for the cheap stuff around here.

    I've been thinking about biking it, but I would need to buy a bike. Also, there aren't many sidewalks from my apts. to downtown. I'm not a fan of biking in the street, especailly in a retirement community.
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    Cyburbian JNL's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by Dragon
    I've been thinking about biking it, but I would need to buy a bike.
    A relatively small investment for long-term savings. My car currently needs $370 USD worth of maintenance

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    Quote Originally posted by The One
    Yeah, We Are All Upset About The Gas Prices In The Us, But What I Want To Know Is How Much Do Canadians Pay Now??? Not Per Litre Please, Us Gallon With Adjustment For Exchange Rates......someone.....anyone......
    Fun with math! Currently prices are $0.80 CAD/litre. Which equates to $3.08 CAD/gallon or $2.22 US/gallon. And Alberta is one of the cheaper places in the nation... it's way worse in the Maritimes and in Vancouver.

    Quote Originally posted by JNL
    Here's a good website for converting currencies: http://www.xe.com/ucc/

    We are paying NZ$1.22/litre which is um US$0.75/litre which is ah.... can anybody help?
    Just multiply by 3.785... so it's about $2.84 US/gal. You have the suckiest prices yet!

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    Cyburbian JNL's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by nerudite
    Just multiply by 3.785... so it's about $2.84 US/gal. You have the suckiest prices yet!
    Thanks. I just figured that out I have never been good with exchange rates. Yep, pretty sucky - prices are at at 10 year high or something.

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    Filled up yesterday for $1.84/gallon. The highest I've seen here for regular unleaded is $1.90. I'm sure it's much higher in the tourist areas.

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    For regular in Metro Chicago:

    2.15 in the city (at least in my neighborhood)

    2.03 in the suburbs I have to frequent

    I say bring on higher prices. We need a wake-up call!
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    About two bucks/gallon in Helena this morning.

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    Update: I saw gas for $1.829 this afternoon at one station. Elsewhere prices range from $1.899 to $1929 or so.

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    $2.19 for regular. (hey, it's California).

    But, all of my driving is "elective." I bike to work and can walk to most services. Ms Wulf likes to drive places, so we elect to drive with some frequency (usually a once a week trip equal to most people's daily commute).

    I consider my travel to be mileage averaging. If I bike a mile for each mile driven, the effective price is a buck a gallon.

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    $2.20 or so for regular (87 octane) here in the Pac NW.

    I agree with michaelskis, I have absolutely no problem with higher gas prices. $5/gal seems about right to me.

    IMHO, plant a garden, shop the local Farmers Market, walk & bike more often, incorporate fuel economy into auto purchasing decisions, get on board with light rail, etc., and all will be just fine...... :-}

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