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    Quote Originally Posted by Mybad!
    Remember way back, a long time ago, when it was .99 a gallon and less. Man, I remember pushing my Honda into a gas station in highschool and filling up at less than .90 I believe. This was in the 80's of course. Just remembering the good days when you could put in 5.00 and not get laughed at.

    Ha I remember gas being around $.90/gallon in Jersey in the late 90s. Hell, it was even $1.30 or so about 3 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mybad!
    Remember way back, a long time ago, when it was .99 a gallon and less. Man, I remember pushing my Honda into a gas station in highschool and filling up at less than .90 I believe. This was in the 80's of course. Just remembering the good days when you could put in 5.00 and not get laughed at.
    It was that price in the late 90's, when oil was about $10-20 a barrel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit
    Do they deliver it to your home for that price?

    Either that's a typo or you got screwed.

    www.chicagogasprices.com

    I actually didn't get it at that gas station. But here is a pic.

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/04/19/fee...ces/index.html

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    Christ, I just filled up with premium yesterday here in Boulder for 2.89/gal. Sounds like my next fillup wil be a good 20-30 cents higher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mybad!
    Remember way back, a long time ago, when it was .99 a gallon and less. Man, I remember pushing my Honda into a gas station in highschool and filling up at less than .90 I believe. This was in the 80's of course. Just remembering the good days when you could put in 5.00 and not get laughed at.
    I can fill up my Honda's tank for $5.00...

    ... the tank of my lawnmower.
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    lets see now, the last 10 gallon i put in my car cost me ........























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    $75

    and i do this twice a week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mybad!
    Remember way back, a long time ago, when it was .99 a gallon and less. Man, I remember pushing my Honda into a gas station in highschool and filling up at less than .90 I believe. This was in the 80's of course. Just remembering the good days when you could put in 5.00 and not get laughed at.
    When I moved to Laramie in 1997, that winter it hit .87/gallon.

    I don't know what it is today, But I need to fill up the Explorer this weekend.

    Bending over........
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    Good thing I still have my old rollerblades.
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    Remember US demand is the primary force that lets gas companies charge what they want. Reduce the demand, and the price increases will follow.

    Next time you see someone getting low milage in their vehicle or making unneccessary trips thank them for increasing your prices too.

    Why yes, I have been commuting to work by bicycle this week..... 15 miles each way, and it feels good (and only takes about 10 minutes longer than driving).
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    getting it for 2.64 at the station close to my place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtq_99
    getting it for 2.64 at the station close to my place.
    Slooooooow pitch...
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    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    I remember paying $.73/gallon in Charleston, SC in '98.

    I also used to spend my off seasons road tripping. Sure couldn't do that now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemon boy
    Roo, it is the Euro that is primarily driving our high gas prices.
    Chinese demand
    Nigeria, Venezuela, Chad & Iraqi production issues
    Iran concerns
    refinery capacity
    ethanol
    price gouging by big oil
    rumors of depleted US reserves

    How did Exxon do last quarter?

    Oh it's so about the Euro
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    Just a rant:

    I FUCKING HATE the stupid CC machines on the pumps b/c many/most of them have 50 or 75 dollar limits, at these prices hitting 75 per fill is easy for me and doing two transactions makes me angry beyond reason. DUMB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit
    Chinese demand
    Nigeria, Venezuela, Chad & Iraqi production issues
    Iran concerns
    refinery capacity
    ethanol
    price gouging by big oil
    rumors of depleted US reserves

    How did Exxon do last quarter?

    Oh it's so about the Euro
    I still like blaming it on you Brits though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lemon boy
    Just a rant:

    I FUCKING HATE the stupid CC machines on the pumps b/c many/most of them have 50 or 75 dollar limits, at these prices hitting 75 per fill is easy for me and doing two transactions makes me angry beyond reason. DUMB.
    And the goddamn nacho cheese machines with the lumpy, week-old luke-warm cheese. Change the fucking bag already!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit
    Chinese demand
    Nigeria, Venezuela, Chad & Iraqi production issues
    Iran concerns
    refinery capacity
    ethanol
    price gouging by big oil
    rumors of depleted US reserves

    How did Exxon do last quarter?

    Oh it's so about the Euro
    Sorry, while those are contributors here in the US the greatest single factor is the dollar v the euro. No time for a googlewar but feel free to find it for yourself.
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    Thank god I only drive 8 miles to work in no traffic... my dad commutes 50+ miles each way every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 72Twenty
    I still like blaming it on you Brits though.
    We don't use the Euro

    It cost me $90 to fill up a mid size rental car in London the other week. I should have Fed Ex'd some gas over there to use - would have been cheaper.
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    Yeah, it hurts to pay that at the pump. That's part of the reason I sold my snowmobile, and own two Toyota Corolla's.

    Fuck it, we need to change our thinking anyway. This continued trend of bigger, faster, more powerful isn't helping anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtq_99
    getting it for 2.64 at the station close to my place.

    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra
    Slooooooow pitch...
    Alright...

    If it=the ol' h.j., that doesn't sound too bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funkendrenchman
    Funny how gases prices go up EVERY single summer. Every year there is some other reason.

    Summer = more people driving = increase in the demand for gasoline = rise in the price.

    That part is basic supply/demand analysis but the reasons its higher this year are more complicated and since I have to run to class I'll come back to edit some of them in later.
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    Here's my problem - I was going to start riding my bike to work, but the wife and I commute together and she works a few blocks from me (about 9). Even if I ride my bike, she is still going to drive about the same distance, plus she works on campus, so she will be circling around looking for parking, burning even more.
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    thank god my boss is paying for boat gas this summer!

    (2.90ish in Juneau)
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    Does anybody here (old farts like me) remember the odd/even days during the Carter years? The Iran hostage situation created some long fun waits at the gas pump that summer.

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