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I never thought I would be happy to be paying $2.99/gal., but today, I was happy.



NO, this was not a full tank. It was still filling.

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Hi,

I will I could get it at that price!!!! In our eyes that would be more than a bargain, our present price has just been reduced, by strong competition with the supermarkets who lopped of 3p per liter say 15p per gallon - the government changed our price per unit from gallons to liters as the pumps would not othersise be able to display the price!

Living in the duty/tax laden UK our petrol (your gas) price locally is 107.9 pence per liter so x 4.84 = £5.22 per gallon; to dollar rate = $9.25 approx per gallon. The tax portion of that is at about 66%, and that does not include road tax )(licence) or insurance and its (government ) tax!

In the rural areas it is higher than that, and diesel is also higher.

Notwithstanding (lovely word that!) that the government still has empty coffers!

My last 1/2 tankful cost me about £22 ($39) and that was after a long run so it was for us a good MPG rate, with my 2 liter engine.
 

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Jim,

At those prices, why not fill up on super and clean out your engine?!

Ugh, I know what you mean, $2.99 shouldn't be 'a bargain'.
 

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Yes gas was cheap back in KC and KS. We here in the south are fighting just to find gas and paying mega bucks for it. I was lucky to get back home from Marty's. Must be nice to even have gas.
Later RJD
 

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Posted By pimanjc on 10/03/2008 10:25 AM
I never thought I would be happy to be paying $2.99/gal., but today, I was happy.



NO, this was not a full tank. It was still filling.

JimC.



$2.99???? Jeez thats downright cheap!


$3.50 is the lowest I've seen around here.
 

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wow!
$2.99!
I never expected to see that ever again..

We are still around $3.60 in western NY, but thats down a lot from our peak of $4.25 a few months ago..

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Our taxes are still a fair bit higher than yours ... today I paid C$1.03 per litre or C$3.80 per US gallon ... once the currency conversion is done at C$1=U$0.92 the cost of gas here is about U$3.50 per US gallon. Compared to $2.99 thats an extra fifty cents in tax on every gallon so our governments will stay solvent!

Regards .. Doug
 

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I think the lowest I paid going to Marty's was 3.35. My whole gass bill for my round trip to Marty's was somewhere aroun 455.00 bucks.
I didn't think that was too bad. I think what helped was taking Route 54 from Tucomcari NM to Wichtia KS. I was not on the Freeways. It was a good road, deserted, and speed limits was 65 and 70 MPH I never passed one car or truck the whole distance.
Not counting the stuff I bought from MR Kidman my whole trip inclucing three motels was 894.71
Now also this was off set by wining 300 bucks at the "DANCES WITH SKUNKS" casino outside of Albuquerque.
 

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The lowest advertised price in my area is $4.59.9, down about twenty cents from the high point. In Anchorage the lowest I have seen is $4.14.9.
 

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Mahinahina, Maui--$4.49 for regular. And did you know that my Chrysler minivan rental got only 15 mpg? A new Corvette does better!
 

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You just verified exactly what the oil companies want.

Just look at every time the price of fuel has spiked.

It goes up, we all complain, the government say they're going to investigate, then the price drops back to about half of what they raised it and we're all happy to be paying more, because it's less than what it peaked at. Also, you never hear anything out of the government about any investigation findings.

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Posted By rlvette on 10/03/2008 6:56 PM
You just verified exactly what the oil companies want.

Just look at every time the price of fuel has spiked.

It goes up, we all complain, the government say they're going to investigate, then the price drops back to about half of what they raised it and we're all happy to be paying more, because it's less than what it peaked at. Also, you never hear anything out of the government about any investigation findings.

Randy





I thought I was the only one to notice that the oil company's had figured out how to raise the price of gas by 25-cents... raise it 50-cents for two weeks and weather the bellowing then drop it by 25-cents and escape from the scrutiny of Congress cuz everybody breathes a sigh of relief and thanks them for it.
 

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Still about $3.60 (give or take) up here in the real northern California.
 

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Its election time folks, of course its going down now, so its pretty much off the table
as an election issue, neither party wants to deal with it, but don't be surprised at what
is likely to happen AFTER the election!!!
Paul R...
 

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Actually, it will stay low through the holiday season, so we're more inclined to buy more stuff. Then in January, when the bills hit, hold on to your hats!!! 
  And then the {losing political party} will immediately blame the {winning party} for problems that mysteriously appeared the day after they took the oath of office. (Who, me? Cynical?)

Joe, next time, rent the Corvette. You don't really need all that camera gear, do you? 
 

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Posted By East Broad Top on 10/04/2008 10:29 AM
Actually, it will stay low through the holiday season, so we're more inclined to buy more stuff. Then in January, when the bills hit, hold on to your hats!!!
And then the {losing political party} will immediately blame the {winning party} for problems that mysteriously appeared the day after they took the oath of office. (Who, me? Cynical?)

Joe, next time, rent the Corvette. You don't really need all that camera gear, do you?


Later,

K


Rent the Corvette with a trailer hitch and put all your gear in the trailer
 
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