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Old 03-15-2004, 07:58 PM   #15
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Station I fill up at in Gainesville, Fl is at $1.699 for diesel, regular is $1.749. Does anyone use mid-grade or premium anymore??

Bruno, what do you mean by "At this level of price, it's really a great pleasure to drive my FORD F150 in spite of the US consumption
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Old 03-15-2004, 08:10 PM   #16
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Yeah, gotta use premium in the Suburban, or else it's pinging like a bingo wheel, at least on the "winter fuel".
No fun. 40gal x 2.49 this morning. A hundred Dollars to fill up my truck. This is definitely a first for me.
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Don't come to Canada with an empty tank. Converts to 2.70 per gallon. Has been higher than that at times. Marvin
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Old 03-15-2004, 11:30 PM   #18
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Rumor is that it might go to $1.83 / gal. this summer for regular, then drop as the CA. folks subsidize the rest of us, yeah CA! My last fillup a few days ago was $1.67 for the 89 octane stuff, Reg is $1.60.
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Hi Pick;
I drive my new Ford F150 and the consumption is about 18 liters for 100 kilometers; I consider it's a normal consumption for this kind of US trucks. In Europe and specialy in FRANCE, the level of normal consumption is half, consider 9 liters or less to do 100 kilometers, with the new common rail technologies for diesel.
With our price for diesel or unleaded, I'll be crazy to drive with my F150; Too much expensive!!!
So the solution was to equip it in LPG and I can drive with pleasure, even if the consumption of this US truck is high.

Are you reassured ?

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Hear in the Tidewater Virginia/North Carolina area reg is $1.57 -1.69 diesel is the same.
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Fuel Prices

I just got this email the other day. It made a lot of sense to me.

Subject: Fw: Gas prices...]

I hear we are going to hit close to $3.00 a gallon by the summer. Want gasoline prices to come down? We need to take some intelligent, united action. Phillip Hollsworth, offered this good idea: This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the "don't buy gas on a certain day" campaign that was going around last April or May! The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn't continue to "hurt" ourselves by refusing
To buy gas. It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a problem for them. BUT, whoever thought of this idea has come up with a plan that can really work.

Please read it and join with us!

By now you're probably thinking gasoline priced at about $1.50 is super cheap. Me too! It is currently $1.97 for regular unleaded in my town. Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that the cost! of a gallon of gas is CHEAP at $1.50-$1.75, we need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the marketplace....not sellers. With the price of gasoline going up more each day, we consumers need to take action. The only way we are going to see the price of gas come down is if we hit someone in the pocketbook by not purchasing their gas! And we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves. How? Since we all rely on our cars, we can't just stop buying gas. But we CAN have an impact on gas prices if we all act together to force a price war.

Here's the idea: For the rest of this year, DON'T purchase ANY gasoline from the two biggest companies (which now are one), EXXON and MOBIL. If they are not selling any gas, they will be inclined to reduce their prices. If they reduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow suit. But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of Exxon and Mobil gas buyers. It's really simple to do!!

Now, don't wimp out on me at this point...keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions of people!! I am sending this note to about thirty people. If each of you send it to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300) ... and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000)...and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth generation of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers! If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each, then 30 million people will have been
contacted! If it goes one level further, you guessed it..... THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!!

Again, all You have to do is send this to 10 people. Thatís all. (If you don't understand how we can reach 300 million and all you have to do is send this to 10 people... Well, let's face it, you just aren't a mathematician. But I am ... so trust me on this one.) How long would all that take? If each of us sends this e-mail out to ten more people within one day of receipt, all 300 MILLION people could conceivably be contacted within the next 8 days!!! I'll bet you didn't think you and I had that much potential, did you! Acting together we can make a difference.

If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on.
PLEASE HOLD OUT UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE $1.30 RANGE AND KEEP THEM DOWN. THIS CAN REALLY WORK
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Hey!

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Ever take a course in Economics?
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I have taken a couple of courses in economics. And your point is?
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Re: Economics

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I have taken a couple of courses in economics. And your point is?
Perhaps his point could be this.

As for myself, I never act upon the mindless drivel that some well meaning moron sends me via email. It's just best to ignore it.
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Sorry, I don't buy this gas boycott.

Even if it could work and Exxon can't sell it's gasoline to consumers it will just sell it's gasoline to the smaller gas companies that all of a sudden don't have enough supply to meet the demand.
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Price elasticity

The point is that IF some crazy idea like this took off, the non-Mobil/Exxon stations would raise their prices. Then we'd be worse off. Go back and look up "price elasticity" in your Econ book.
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Bruno, thanks for the explaination. My Duramax diesel is common rail injection, and I am getting a constant 18 miles per gallon city/country/freeway driving. I usually get 19-20 miles per gallon freeway driving.

On a less positive note, my favorite fuel stop raised their prices twice this week, they are now at $1.749 for diesel fuel.
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Station I fill up at in Gainesville, Fl is at $1.699 for diesel, regular is $1.749. Does anyone use mid-grade or premium anymore??

Yup, if I don't, the truck lets me know in no uncertain terms what it thinks of the "ditch water" gas...
Premium, $2.029/gal.
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