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Old 07-05-2008, 11:20 PM   #31
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Gas at $3.79 and 9/10ths, anybody higher?


I pay over $5 per US gallon.

Where I live it's $1.37 Canadian per liter.

There are 3.7854 liters in a US gallon.

or, $5.186 per US gallon.

But, those are Canadian dollars that trade for anywhere from 61 cents US to $1.09 $US, depending on the time of day.

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Old 07-10-2008, 07:56 AM   #32
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its been staying around $4.29 here for a bit , also, somewhat related, got our contract for next season fuel oil, its $4.99 a gallon, thats 2.20 a gallon higher then this past winter. Oh Joy
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Old 07-10-2008, 12:15 PM   #33
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Wow, this was first posted in the middle of May and now almost 2 months later the price where I live is only $.20 higher($3.99.)

I guess it is bad that I am happy about only a 5% increase in 2 months...
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Old 07-11-2008, 09:04 AM   #34
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Gas $4.39/gal
Oil Who knows.

I called the oil company in mid June about locking in a rate. THey said they were locking (or selling to people) at $4.25/gal, 400 gal minimum, and the deal was done on June 30th, then after that, no lock in rate.

I am switching to NG for my heat this summer. Makes sense since my current oil-fired furnace is over 50 years old.....
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:22 PM   #35
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I paid $4 and a quarter the other day, I'm here in Lansing, Michigan now.
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:05 PM   #36
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I usually buy my gas in Vermont, where it can be $.15 to $.20 cheaper (less tax than NY). Also, our local grocery store has a deal for the summer where you earn $.10 / gal for every $50 you spend. You can acummulate the earnings but have a 20 gal maximum. The last time I filled up, I saved $.60 per gallon. It was nice!
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Old 07-16-2008, 01:13 PM   #37
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7 cent drop since the ok of off-shore drilling (?)
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Old 07-17-2008, 01:24 AM   #38
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I'm really concerned about drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean.

There were very good reasons for banning the drilling for oil on the continental shelf and under the ice north of Alaska. In both places, a "blowout" (uncontrolled flow out the wellhead into the ocean water) would destroy the ecology. When oil was reasonably cheap, responsible people considered that drilling in those places presented too much of a risk to the ecology to be acceptable. Now that oil is expensive, has the risk gone down at all? No, it hasn't. We very well could end up with slightly less expensive fuel, and no fish stocks off the coasts anymore and an northern Alaskan coastline totally devoid of life even in the summertime.

I want cheaper fuel too. But, once we start drilling under the ice in the arctic, we're really playing with fire.

How, for example, could one "clean up" 100,000 barrels of crude oil trapped between the water and the ice in the Arctic Ocean? The honest answer is that you simply couldn't. You could only leave it for Mother Nature to deal with as best she could. I don't think anyone knows what would happen to the Arctic ecology if that happened, but it would clearly be a disaster.

I really don't know the issues concerning drilling for oil on the Contintal Shelf, but I understand that the Grand Banks are part of the Continental Shelf, and I presume there was good reason for banning that in the first place, too. I presume it was because that was an ideal place for fish stocks to flourish, and that an oil spill there would wreck that ecosystem too.

I, for one, feel it's better to pay the extra 7 cents per gallon than risk losing such precious resources/ecosystems for decades or even centuries.
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Old 08-18-2008, 06:52 AM   #39
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We pay up to 1.20 a litre which is over $8 a gallon so stop complaining!

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Now locally, it is $3.95 to $4.09
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Old 08-18-2008, 08:28 AM   #41
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I paid $3.57 per gallon yesterday.

Our gas tax is too low. As people drive less and buy better mileage cars, there will be even less money for road repairs/maintenance. Increased electric powered care will really cause bigger maintenance cost problems.
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We pay up to 1.20 a litre which is over $8 a gallon so stop complaining!
I do not think it is quite as cut and dry as all of that, because the cost of gas is about the same. The increase in cost is related to the more than 50% taxes you pay on every liter.

In addition your cars are much more energy efficient, smaller, and generally you do not have to do as much driving as those of us in the states.

This last point is something we should be, or have been, working on, but is something that should be considered when comparing the gas prices of the different countries.

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Wow, Im shocked that gas is that much more in other areas than it is here ...$3.44. Now I know why I didnt leave the Dallas area this summer!
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4.51/gallon here yesterday for the cheap stuff. Diesel was 5.35.
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Old 09-15-2008, 02:38 PM   #45
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Paid $3.449 at a Costco on Saturady afternoon (9/12). Also get a 3% ($0.10) rebate by using the right credit card.

Apparently, the Ike hurricane effects do not travel that far.

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