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Old 04-15-2008, 08:15 AM   #897
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$3.24 for unleaded at Sam's in Pueblo, Colorado, yesterday.

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Old 04-15-2008, 09:02 AM   #898
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$3.18 to $3.23 for regular - $3.98 for diesel - right here on the river.

I was looking at the first entry of this thread in 2003. I am amazed that we were shocked when gas went from $1.47 to $1.65. I am still shocked, but I guess more accepting.

Like Jimmini I am older than the hills. I can remember gas being 22 cents a gallon and then there would be a gas war between the 4 stations in town it would go down briefly to 18 cents. Of course, that is also when bread was only 19 cents a loaf and hamburger was 39 cents a lb. All things being relative, I was only making $1.15 per hour at the time.

Good grief, is nostalgia a good thing?
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Old 04-15-2008, 10:39 AM   #899
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Back in the old days (after WW II), gas was 14.9 ¢ in NJ—they had a perpetual gas war out in the swamps around Secaucus. We'd go from Queens to Rutherford to visit my grandparents and always fill up in NJ.

To save money, my father would have my mother and I push the car each way (somebody had to steer).

That was when I walked 20 miles to school, up hill each way, through 20 foot snowdrifts and we lived in a tin can, underwater. We wore the labels off the can for clothes…

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I paid 3.499 for regular last night in Libertyville, IL.
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Old 04-15-2008, 12:25 PM   #901
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Diesel: South Mississippi - One arm and most of the leg - I was able to hobble away ......... Dang this hurts - next fillup and I will have no limbs......
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Old 04-15-2008, 12:42 PM   #902
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Unless you buy at Costco or pay cash @ Arco...we've been seeing:

Regular $3.82 (in our neighborhood)
Diesel $4.40 +/-


http://www.sandiegogasprices.com/index.aspx?fuel=D
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:46 PM   #903
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I thought this was funny till we went and filled the truck for this weekend.

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Old 04-16-2008, 07:15 PM   #904
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3.45 reg diesel 4.05 one place had diesel @ 4.49 wow its killing me to fill up put a hundred dollars in the surbaban today...SAM
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:45 PM   #905
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I was looking at the first entry of this thread in 2003. I am amazed that we were shocked when gas went from $1.47 to $1.65. I am still shocked, but I guess more accepting.
Yeah man... we're all more accepting and that's the problem. Don't know what to do so we all sit back and try not to think about it (but gripe). I don't have the answer other than to wonder, how do we generate enough outrage to change things by finally getting the attention of politicians who are debating if "the people are really bitter or not and if that word bothers us"? What the??? What planet are these folks from?

I don't mean rationalize the excuse as to why it's this way using alot of "numbers" and "economics" justifying those profits... at face value, oil & the middle east are generating more profits than even their wet dreams ever generated. Paying for the loss of their future revenues now, due to going green?

Bitter? Perhaps. P*ssed off? You bet! Our interests in traveling and Airstreamin' are significantly tied to this.

These politicians won't budge until we do. Guaranteed.
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:50 PM   #906
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What is the real problem?

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I thought this was funny till we went and filled the truck for this weekend.
Laughter, much of it dark humor, is all we got because we are powerless until we vote in November. Check out who votes with the oil lobby—one party is closely aligned with that lobby.

It isn't the gas tax that's the problem—that's a diversion from the real problems. Without the gas tax, less money for roads (which are already underfunded), unless we want to borrow even more and further degrade the dollar and the nation's credit.

Some of the price of crude is speculation, some a conscious policy by oil companies of having smaller amounts of crude and refined products in storage causing extreme price instability, a refusal by administration to actively and effectively promote alternatives, no incentive for manufacturers to produce efficient vehicles, an enormous increase in motor vehicles in developing countries, OPEC, and increased costs of production. It's something of a perfect storm. There has been no leadership by the administration on this except to block any proposal that would reduce profits and tax breaks for the industry.

The free market hasn't worked or we'd have vehicles with much higher gas mileage.

If there were a truck that was engineered for higher gas mileage and the manufacturer had a reputation for high quality, and could pull my trailer, I would have bought it.

Now, can I think of anything funny to say? Nah…

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Old 04-16-2008, 10:21 PM   #907
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Well today in Montreal the price for regular gas was $1.30/Litre, which translates to $4.87 USD per gallon.



For regular gas.
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Old 04-17-2008, 05:24 PM   #908
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For last 2 summers have I NEVER let mine go below 1/2 tank, as it makes me along with the hart can not take it.
I now also do shorter trips and stay longer in one place and have just as much fun and give less $$$ to Foreign countries , BIG OIL comp and our owen BIG Government (GAS TAX)all of which like us only for are $$$$$$$$$$$$$$.
I was out 170+ days last year in my BIG Ford V10 Excursion and squarestream and loved it all but the gas $$.
I am old as I can remember gas at less than .30 cents per gal.But I could only afford to buy $1 worth at a time,but that got me and my girl to the back row of the drive in movie.
Wow - $0.30/gal! When I was working at the Gulf Service Station in my home town (Sarasota, Florida) we used to have gas wars where regular dropped to $0.149/gal. The normal price in '55 was around $0.21/gal. One of my buddies had a Nash (---standard sedan - not the Metropolitan) that, with overdrive, got almost 21 mpg. A dollar provided a whole weekend of fun. Five of us would pile in - with three hidden in the trunk - to take in the latest movie at the drive-in theater. Later we would chase down our more fortunate buddies who, with dates, could usually be found parking among the sand dunes on the beach. Spotlights mounted on the front windshield post were common accessories and made for a lot of fun - or embarassment - depending on your point of view! We'd wrap up the night at the local drive-in restaurant with a root beer float and french-fried onion rings. This usually led to lots of horn blowing - at the guy we had spotted on the beach - as he cruised through after dropping off his date. Just think, $3.50 would have given us a full tank back then!
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Old 04-17-2008, 05:46 PM   #909
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I'm not that old to remember gas that cheap but recently I told some frinds I remember .55 cent gas. I would get a dollar on Saturday mornings when I was 10 years old and put one gallon of gas in my dirt bike, buy a Barq's root beer (in the bottle pre Coke ownership) for .22 cents, a Snickers candybar for .11 cents and a wad of .01 cent hard candy and gum then ride all morning until I was exhausted. Then I would collect returnable bottles on the way home to get some more gas for the afternoon. Those were the days.
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... I would get a dollar on Saturday mornings when I was 10 years old and put one gallon of gas in my dirt bike,..Those were the days.
I can remember buying $.15 worth of gas, that was enough to get my honda to my buddies house and back home, a several mile trip.

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