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Old 10-20-2004
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What exactly causes fuel prices to fluctuate? They started to go down for a while and now they're soaring again. (one good reason i love my 4cyl!)
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$2.55 for 89 in CA. Yes I agree, the prices are going up again.
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going up around here now too, its gone over 2 bucks a gallon again :(
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$1.859 in Mckinney Texas. You californian's are crazy, paying 3-4 times what we pay for a house, and gas is now almost .75 cents higher. All that to live in a state that is destined to be flushed away into the pacific ocean some time.

The smart ones are in Arizona, because they'll get an Arizona bay out of "the big one".
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1.91 here in Brandon, MS(hitty)
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Gasoline prices are based on many things, one of which is the market price of oil. When the oil producing "community" decides to slow production, the law of supply and demand says that the prices should rise. Along the same lines, when the demand rises in the summertime, prices rise because again, the demand is greater relative to the supply. Of course the biggest factor for a state like California is taxes. While gasoline taxes don't cause the fluctuation in price, they do cause the price to be much higher than most other places. There was discussion of raising the tax in NJ by $.12/gallon which the governor decided was a bad idea after being flooded with petitions and hatemail.
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the main thing that lets the prices go up is that we are in a war with the people that sell us it!
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Do you know that a significant amount of the oil consumed here in the US does not acutally come from the middle east? Much of it comes from South America and western Africa!
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Damn CA, .18cents per gallon state tax, .18cents per gallon federal tax, then 8.25% (LA County) sales tax, approx .22cents per gallon sales tax... thats .58cents per gallon... aint that a crock...
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CA. is defiantly an expensive state to live in. Houses 1/2 mile down the street are going for 800,000 to a mil. and there’s a lottery to get them (basically pick your name out of a hat type deal). Never mind the fact that they are so close together that you can hear your neighbor sneeze. Its ridiculous people even want to buy a house with no yard for that much! But they continue to sell day after day

However being born and raised in this state I see there is allot of money to make here. I plan to make it and then venture out elsewhere to find my chunk of land! :D
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lol, yea i used to live in cali for 14 years, till i was a freshmen in high school. The house we bought in Rocklin we bought for like 200,000 and now is worth 500,000 last time we checked it out when we went back to visit
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i just paid 2.05 a gallon today for 87... now i cant affford to eat tomorrow

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It was $2.03 for 87 yesterday! Frickin' insane! I cut back on driving this week and only consumed about 1/2 a tank (according to my truck's less than accurate gas gauge). I found a new off road trail though, so I will consume about 3/4 a tank this weekend.
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2.04 Here, will be 2.09 tomorrow for that "weekend formulated" fuel lol
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I think that gas prices are just fine compared to what they could be. If you don't like it, don't buy so much gas.
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I think that gas prices are just fine compared to what they could be. If you don't like it, don't buy so much gas.
Wouldnt that be great. Everybody stop bitching and dont buy it, then demand would go down and in turn priced would go down.... :D

Radio here said prices are predicted to go down .13 cents this weekend and .30 in the next couple weeks.. we will see if it will happen
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Down here in Texas its pretty good :D...1.79 for unleaded.
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old thread but damn now gas is over $3.50 a gallon and you all were comaplaing at $2.00 a gallon.

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haha, I was just thinking the same thing. geez...hopefully we won't look back in another 3 years and say damn we were b$%#ing about 3 bucks a gallon, now it's 5 or something.
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lol thats depressing.
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wow....
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i just paid 2.05 a gallon today for 87... now i cant affford to eat tomorrow
lol... i'd get on my knees for 2.05 today....





alright... maybe i wouldn't go that far... but still..
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you must have not ate for a longtime now haha
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you must have not ate for a longtime now haha
lol yeah i know really... i'm such a deuche bag, lol.
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