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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis View post
    It is around $3.49 here around here.

    Sad part is it is so high because refineries are shutting down to change the blends from winter production to summer production, and the EPA will not permit any new oil refineries from being constructed in the US.
    Actually an oil refinery is about ready to be built near Yuma, AZ. A judge issued an injunction on construction due to the tribal sensativiy of the land in question.

    Although no new refineries have been built in 30 years, most refineries have expanded. The problem is they are such a NIMBY industry. The above mentioned refinery has been on the drawing board for over a decade and is still 5 years away or more.
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    Average in metro Louisville is $3.35/gal for regular unleaded. Some prognosticators are calling for $4.00/gal this weekend.

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    Filled up for $2.99 Friday afternoon. Prices today at lunch were in the $3.05 to $3.15 range.
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    Today was a first: the "Racetrack" station here in Sanford, Central Florida, has always managed to stay below $3, even after the hurricanes. This morning, however, I drove by and seen they had $3.01 posted for regular.

    Unfortunately we have a roadtrip planned this weekend. Going to New Orleans to visit my aunt. Bad timing...
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    I can't do anything about it, except drive less, which I already do. Complaining about it is getting really old to me.

    It is no coincidence that prices shoot up right before a holiday weekend. The same thing happens with bus, train and plane tickets. We have a five-hour drive coming up on Saturday and a return trip on Monday. We will spend about $100 round trip. It is still cheaper than any other mode would be for two people and tons of gear.

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    Quote Originally posted by jmello View post
    I can't do anything about it, except drive less, which I already do. Complaining about it is getting really old to me.

    It is no coincidence that prices shoot up right before a holiday weekend. The same thing happens with bus, train and plane tickets. We have a five-hour drive coming up on Saturday and a return trip on Monday. We will spend about $100 round trip. It is still cheaper than any other mode would be for two people and tons of gear.

    Sorry, sticking to my usual tack, I have to be the guy who points out that you're only talking about gas costs there. If you were to tack on all of your sunk costs, as well as the added depreciation and maintenance costs from driving the car this weekend, your cost would be significantly more. As much as other modes? No, probably not. I just know from my personal experience of owning a car, then deciding to sell it and go car-free and use car-sharing at times, then rent cars for trips like yours this weekend - the total expense is not nearly as "cheap" as you think.

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    In the field (in the County car) this morning, the lowest price I saw was $3.05.9 at two stations. The place I usually fill up was up to $3.15.9.

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    Ouch!

    The national radio guy this morning was interviewing some sucker in NEEDLES California this morning.....the guy paid $4.28 a gallon....he got one gallon, just enough to get him to Arizona, where it's almost a dollar less!
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    Now let me put this all in perspective...

    Ok lets use some maths.....

    1 US Gallon= 4.4 (or so) Litres
    4.4 Litres x AU$1.30= $5.72 for an average gallon of petrol in Sydney.

    AU $5.72=US4.70

    Hmm you guys are getting gas for say... $3 or so?

    Quit complaining!!!!!
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    First of all, I thought this was a new post, so when i read the first page, and saw the gas prices under 2 dollars, I was stunned

    ...

    then I saw the posts were 3 years old.

    Since then, I think the prices have nearly doubled. Here in Chicagoland it's around 3.50 a gallon. I don't pay too much attention to it though. Even though I have a car, my job, my home, my car mechanic, a small grocery store, three doctors, 2 gyms, and a college are within half a block of a bike trail, which I also use for exercising. My home is 1.1 miles from work along the bike path. I drive a compact with decent miles to the gallon, and I can stretch out a tank of gas for 2-3 weeks if I really need to.

    Wish others had it as good as I do.

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    Quote Originally posted by natski View post
    Ok lets use some maths.....

    1 US Gallon= 4.4 (or so) Litres
    4.4 Litres x AU$1.30= $5.72 for an average gallon of petrol in Sydney.

    AU $5.72=US4.70

    Hmm you guys are getting gas for say... $3 or so?

    Quit complaining!!!!!
    I get the same thing from my brother in Germany. The average in Stuttgart is $ 1.36 Euros ($1.83) per liter.
    $1.83 * 3.7 = $6.77 (Thanks Mercer for clearing that up, I should have known my multiplier)

    I keep telling him that it's his problem (lol), but actually we are going to Europe in September and renting a car for a week

    Bottom line, however, is that I don't care. As long as the big oil companies are recording RECORD PROFITS, I have a problem with being taken to the cleaners!
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    Hey

    Quote Originally posted by natski View post
    Ok lets use some maths.....

    1 US Gallon= 4.4 (or so) Litres
    4.4 Litres x AU$1.30= $5.72 for an average gallon of petrol in Sydney.

    AU $5.72=US4.70

    Hmm you guys are getting gas for say... $3 or so?

    Quit complaining!!!!!
    Check out this study from last year:

    http://www.gtz.de/de/dokumente/en-in...-final2007.pdf
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    Natski, not to rain on your parade,but a US gallon = 3.785 liters.

    So, the gas is costing you $4.00 US. This morning I paid $3.52 in Seattle, not really a big savings!

    The worst part is that there are three refineries within a stones throw of my fair City and we have the second highest gas prices in the nation.

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    Quote Originally posted by Mercer View post
    Natski, not to rain on your parade,but a US gallon = 3.785 liters.

    So, the gas is costing you $4.00 US. This morning I paid $3.52 in Seattle, not really a big savings!

    The worst part is that there are three refineries within a stones throw of my fair City and we have the second highest gas prices in the nation.
    Yeah your right- was looking at Dry Litres instead of liquid litres.
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    Soooo....

    Quote Originally posted by natski View post
    Yeah your right- was looking at Dry Litres instead of liquid litres.
    That poor guy in Needles seems to be paying MORE than an Aussie!! WOW......maybe we should invade Australia for cheap gas too.....???....naw....we'd just end up with a bunch of roo meat and even more Fosters.......
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    Quote Originally posted by The One View post
    That poor guy in Needles seems to be paying MORE than an Aussie!! WOW......maybe we should invade Australia for cheap gas too.....???....naw....we'd just end up with a bunch of roo meat and even more Fosters.......
    Off-topic:
    Have you ever eaten Kangaroo? Its actually really good when its cooked medium- if you cook it well done its way too tough. Combine it with some red wine sauce and i promise you have a winner!

    Oh and we dont drink Fosters in oz....
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    Gotta drive, gotta have gas to drive so Ill pay out the nose. Its not made much of an inpact on our lives
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    Quote Originally posted by PlannerGirl View post
    Gotta drive, gotta have gas to drive so Ill pay out the nose. Its not made much of an inpact on our lives
    Dittos.

    It's like paying the water bill.....are you going to not have water in your house?
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    I could go for a Roo-burger and a fosters! What is the public transportation system like down there?

    It jumped 30 cents today... it has officially caused a problem for me given that my gas consumption is now 1/5 of my income! But then again, I drive a long distance (hour each way), and I don’t get paid much.
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    My god ski's, what kind of tank do you drive that 120 miles a day costs 1/5th of your income!

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    $2.88 a gallon today.....driving 80 miles a day just to get to/from work. I'm kinda scared to see what it's going to do over the weekend.
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    $3.05 today, up 4 cents from yesterday. Oh, and it went up another penny between 8 and 11 this morning.

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    I paid $3.36 yesterday (Toledo) and decided to fill the tank instead of just putting one or two gallons at a time like I usually do when price are up. I'm really glad I did.

    Prices went up to $3.49 across the board today.

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    Confirming SAC's reports. Almost everyplace in the Cleveland metro is now at $3.50.

    I drove home from work a few MPH below the speed limit, and turned off the car when it looked like I was going to be sitting at a light for more than a minute.

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    With prices like these I might have to kick down my friends some cash when they let me shlepp a ride to the grocery store.

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