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Oh and 1.37 a litre is roughly 5.17 a gallon. OH CANADA..........
That sucks! We're up to about 1.26. They're forecasting that by May it'll be 1.40 here.
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Well up to $3.69 from 3.19 on Sun!!
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$4.07 today.
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3.60 here, getting to the point I don't wanna leave town due to the price.
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3.86 here in maine, over $65 to fill my tank
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$4.15 at the station I normally go to. Up 8 cents over night.
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About 3.40 a gallon here... for regular. Ain't gonna last too long though... 4.50-5.00 a gallon is said to be coming soon...
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It is the middle of winter and gas prices in the Northeast have skyrocketed up and over what the prices were during the in summer. It went from 2.8? to 3.00+ in the past 3 months. I paid 2.98 the last time I filled up. Most of the prices this week have been from 2.90-3.05.

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3.19

WHAT IS THIS!? THE WEST COAST??!!



So what is your current gas price range?
Clicked on the first page and it made me laugh.
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And just when we think ours are bad.

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Most Expensive Gas in the World: Asmara, Eritrea
Cost per gallon of regular gas: $9.58
Cost per gallon of premium gas: (Unavailable)

2nd Most Expensive: Oslo, Norway
Cost per gallon of regular gas: $9.33
Cost per gallon of premium gas: $9.69

3rd Most Expensive: Rome
Cost per gallon of regular gas: $8.51
Cost per gallon of premium gas: $8.71

4th Most Expensive: Copenhagen, Denmark
Cost per gallon of regular gas: $8.48
Cost per gallon of premium gas: $8.77

5th Most Expensive: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Cost per gallon of regular gas: $8.46
Cost per gallon of premium gas: $8.55

6th Most Expensive: London
Cost per gallon of regular gas: $8.12
Cost per gallon of premium gas: $8.35

7th Most Expensive: Paris
Cost per gallon of regular gas: $8.06
Cost per gallon of premium gas: $8.56

8th Most Expensive: Hong Kong
Cost per gallon of regular gas: $7.85
Cost per gallon of premium gas: $8.30

9th Most Expensive: Berlin
Cost per gallon of regular gas: $7.76
Cost per gallon of premium gas: $8.34

10th Most Expensive: Tokyo
Cost per gallon of regular gas: $6.59
Cost per gallon of premium gas: $7.15
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Crazy to think we're still the cheapest.
I like how everyone is blaming the president, however i read an article the other day that said no president can do anything about the price of gas. furthermore, anyone that says they can do something about the price of gas is lying (looking at you, Gingrich)

$3.55 this morning.
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Just paid $3.67 this morning. Ugh. At 800 miles a week, this **** is getting out of hand.
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Crazy to think we're still the cheapest.
I like how everyone is blaming the president, however i read an article the other day that said no president can do anything about the price of gas. furthermore, anyone that says they can do something about the price of gas is lying (looking at you, Gingrich)

$3.55 this morning.
I can do something about the price of gas.
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To lower the price of gas, which they could've done in the 70's, is to drill for and refine our own damn oil.

Thank the environmentalist asshats the tend to drive hybrids.

Also thank large oil corporations... they really are making way more than they need to. Greedy asshats.
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To lower the price of gas, which they could've done in the 70's, is to drill for and refine our own damn oil.

Thank the environmentalist asshats the tend to drive hybrids.

Also thank large oil corporations... they really are making way more than they need to. Greedy asshats.
I agree they are greedy and always say they have way less than they do. ("A shortage" as they call it.)

I also don't think it's just the "tree huggers" who are stopping us from drilling in the states.
If it comes down to it we might get to a point when we need our own oil supply. War/Everything dry's up randomly in the short/long future/something really, really significant happens/or just saving it for many generations to come. As much as you've read and know it's probably only 0.000000001 of what's really going on. We are just the "little people" who complain (which we still should). At the same time we are having to take in the derriere.

Also if you think about it you know that oil is a vital resource in the world. Who ever has it has a bit of power. Might create the power of money. (like fort knox and all the gold is what decides the American dollar). Plus that of comparative money to other country's. Never know. Something to think about.

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$3.47 here in North Louisiana. I bought new tires for my bike (as in bicycle) last year. Looks like they'll finally be seeing some use.
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About $3.45 here in Iowa. Just clicked the original post by accident, $3.19 doesnt seem so bad now lol.
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Just went up to $1.30/L today... $4.91/gallon.

$51 and my truck was still over 3/8 full!
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I posted this on another forum regarding gasoline prices... So I am just gonna copy and paste it here... Some of it may not reflect some of the discussion in this thread, but it pretty much sums up the entire landscape of gas prices.

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Another interesting tidbit no one bothered to mention, is that 80% of the oil/gas stock is bought and sold by big banks, hedge funds, and mutual funds. Only 20% of oil stock is bought up/ traded by oil and related corporations. So the next logical question is, why are largely BANKS driving up the cost of oil on the markets?

Blame bush, blame Obama. Doesnt matter. The big part of the price of oil problem stems from the way oil is traded. Which is in futures. By doing it this way, instead of the other way, like how other commodities are bought and sold, it causes prices to jump all over the place.

Another thing that no one here also forgot to mention, is that the US gave China, the 'go ahead' to drill off our shores, and also in the gulf. so while we all sit here pointing fingers, other countries are drilling oil, our oil.. in our waters...

Also, part of the nuclear lie being portrayed by the media, regarding Iran is pure BS.

Two major issues surround Iran, which has really pissed off the US, and the powers that be....

1) Iran has made it abundantly clear they will NOT accept dollars for oil.

2) If the UN, and more specifically, the US, continues their acts of aggression, Iran has threatened to flood the oil markets with extremely cheap oil, causing the oil markets to fall thruogh the floor.

Now, consider who is trading oil... banks, and their ilk... So who loses HUGE if Iran floods the markets with dirt cheap oil...

The banks... and we all know how much the banks love to lose... oh wait, banks never lose.

Also, the only saving grace to the dollar has been the fact that OPEC, will only accept dollars for oil. This has artificially propped up the dollar, while other currencies rise and fall, the dollar remains steady. Soley due to the fact that you must buy dollars, to buy oil. However, with the ongoing move by other countries (Iraq, Libya, Iran, Egypt...) all saying they will open their markets to other currencies along with the dollar, and in Irans case, instead of the dollar.. this has caused the US to use aggression against these other countries.

China, Russia, and India, have gotten together already and have discussed how and when to replace the dollar as the worlds reserve currency. This is set to take place sometime between now and 2016. Theres like 5 super economies involved which wish to replace the dollar with a 'basket' of 3-5 other currencies as the new 'reserve'. This will have MASSIVE economical implications on the US.

Also, it should be noted, that gasoline consumption in the US, never recovered to pre 2008 levels. Infact it fell off a cliff (many of you called me a liar when I stated such) It has never come back up.

Also, as of summer of 2011, China surpassed the US for oil consumption. We are no longer the number one consumer of oil.

We also, export some 500,000 barrels (or gallons? cant remember) worth of refined gasoline, per day. The US, IS an Oil Producing, exporting Country... aka OPEC.

All you tree huggers out there keep screaming global warming, but havent bothered to take notice of the fact that China pollutes 100x what the US pollutes. This creates yet another major problem for Amerikans. For one, while our cars get more 'efficient' they also get way more expensive not just to buy, but to maintain. For instance, my pick up truck, has FIVE catalytic converters on it... 5. At $600-$1000 EACH. When they finally die, I will be expecting the treee huggers from this forum to help foot the bill to replace them.

So.. Some of you mentioned our 'weak' economic growth and how this will distroy our 'growth'..

Heres a reality check... there has been no growth. None. The statistics are a lie. Unemployment isnt 8.3%. Not even close! Its more like, 30%. How can that be? there are 250 million able bodied, working age adults in the US... give or take a few million... only 100 million of them have a job. Do the math. There are 88 million americans, that do not have a job. The 8.3% statistic is just those americans who are able, and 'allowed' to collect unemployment from the Govt. Just because your benefits run out doesnt magically mean you have a job. While m,any round these parts veiw those who are unemployed as lazy, one must remember, that while jobs seems plentiful around here, thats not the case in other parts of the country. So you say, why not move here? Well first of all, if they cant afford to put $4.50 a gallon gas in their car thats about to be repo'd, how they gonna get here to get that job, plus alot of employers require an address.

Oh and 2011, made US History, as the most foreclosures, ever, in US History.

In March of 2012, the Commercial Subprimes all reset. SO we could very well be on the cusp of a major commercial property bust.

And... Greece, is financially bankrupt. They just havent made it official...

And while on bankruptcies, lets take a peak at Iceland. The one country that told the Banks to pack up their **** and gtfo. They nationalised their banks, when that country financially imploded in September 2008. They refused any bail outs from the IMF and World Bank. Both entities threatened to sanction Iceland, they even went so far as to threaten military action against Iceland. Iceland basically said 'bring it on' called their bluff... the point is, Iceland's economy is MUCH MUCH stronger than most economies in the world (outside of Asia). They are doing much better now that they scrapped the central bank plan.... wierd, never see THAT on the news.

As far as gas goes, blame who ever you want... But remember, record numbers of americans are out of work. Millions have lost EVERYTHING largely due to shear greed by wall street. The Federal Govt doesnt give a **** about main street, so, add $5 gas, a crappy economy, and lots of summer time heat... this crap is going to hit the fan... Its going to happen, and those of you still living in wonderland, are about to have a very rude awakening...

Oh ya, one last thing, those 'too big to fail' banks, are now 8x larger than they were in 2008. And, the top 5% owns 72% of all wealth in the US.... the lower 50% owns less than 2%. So, you really think our politicians give a flying crap, about the little guy? LOL!

Most countries, with in 200 years, tear themselves apart, and end in civil war. The US is at 232. We are no different than anyothere nation...

Just look at how Rome collapsed.
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Quite an informative read. Great job. Props.
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Just paid $4.22. Its about $4.29 average though.
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Great statement Dave.

Paid $3.65.
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Just went up to $1.30/L today... $4.91/gallon.

$51 and my truck was still over 3/8 full!

F*ck me.....

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I'm telling you guys...We should all buy Geo's.
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Do that, cus I'm gonna need the fuel you are saving. I aint sellin ****.
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