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Nothing will happen if everyone riots and doesn't get gas for a week. First of all you could never get enough people to make any damage of anything and second if you were to get everyone to stop buying gas for a week, the day everyone goes to get gas again it will be $20 a gallon just because they can. Rioting and revolting against gas companies will get you no where.
I never said anything about rioting.

I honestly dont want to turn this into a political tirade/debate, so lets please keep it centered around gas prices and how much they suck
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has anyone looked into CNG?
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Like most of us our income depend on getting to our jobs. I believe if the cost of gas goes back into the $5.00 per gallon range we're going to see massive lay-offs again.... I've been employed at the same company for 24 years next month, over the past two years in this economy we went down to 75% off our seniority list till around the middle of September last year. They called back everyone they could get in contact with that wanted to come back. The longest laid-off were 22 months. It is amazing though, reading what most people believe this is a "No Win Situation". I never smoked so the cost of a pack of cigarettes never made me say "WTF" to anyone. The cost to take public transportation is another "WTF" issue to lots of people. This is just one website where we all have one idea in common...the Ford Ranger. Form the total over the top rock crawlers to the slammed street prowling machines......there wont be many of us doing much of anythings if we can't afford buying anything else but basics. Most everything we buy revolves around the cost of a barrel of crude oil and OPEC controls that.

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thanks, I could not find anything about the real meaning of OPEC so I went back a deleted that. It was developed in the 60's to allow mexico, canada, and anyone else drilling for oil that wanted to climb on board the OPEC train. They wanted to fix oil prices so they all could profit. Fixing the price is what they did...at what ever they want. I remember in the early 70's we're were on vacation driving thru Texas (going to 6 flags) my dad had a 69 Plymouth station wagon with 7 people in it and he could only get 5 gallons of gas per stop. In Texas...then the oil capital of the world...only 5 gallons, I think it was 0.75 cents then. Now you can get it as much as you want on any corner you drive past. What's the price on a bushel of wheat, corn, or the almighty American Armed Forces protecting those ports.

Thanks again, and your right the sooner I can move out of Illinois (Crook County especially) the farther my dollar will go.
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Thanks again, and your right the sooner I can move out of Illinois (Crook County especially) the farther my dollar will go.
Amen. Crook county the thieving democratic powerhouse of the midwest.
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$3.18 over christmas, I paid $3.03 last night at walmart. $20 gave me 6.5 gallons 3quarters of a tank in my focus.
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Finally made a point to look at the gas prices here...

$2.89/gal. for regular 86 unleaded (cheap gas)
$2.99/gal. for regular 86 unleaded (good gas)
$3.29/gal. for 15PPM Diesel #2
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Starts at 86 octane huh? What elevation do you live at?
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Paid $3.09 here in Indy today. Its been hanging around $3 since Christmas.
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Starts at 86 octane huh? What elevation do you live at?
3,573 ft.

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SUL 90 (91 a few places)
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$2.89 here still, also 86 octane
$3.29 for diesel still
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everyone under 3.00 is luck, high in south central PA it was 3.19 for 87 last i filled up which was on thursday, and 3.29 for my 89 octane
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NEO UPDATE: $3.08 today!!!! woot!!
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we've got 87, 91 and a higher 90 something.
i use 87.
right around christmas it was a $1.06/L i went up to london and was like wtf!? it was $1.12/L. i come home and we are now at $1.10/L and my reaction is WTF!!???!
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back up to 3.15 today
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paid 3.15 today
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$2.96 today with my Kroger points. yay Kroger. $3.03 regular cash.
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as of 1-6-11: $2.98 Regular Unleaded.
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filled up last week at 3.03 at costco. its 3.12 to 3.19 everywhere else. However much like a smoker when the cost of cigs go up, i will cut back other vices in my life to drive if the cost of gas goes up.

That or i'll drink more and drive less.
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i'd say if it hits over 3.50 its time to quit driving and start drinking.
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Do you guys not remember what gas prices were like a little over two years ago, or are most of the people here like 16? lol

I remember putting gas in my sport trac and the pump always shutting off at $75 i think. Had to swipe the card and start again.
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haha i was thinking the same thing Brian. It wasnt that long ago I went to the dunes and paid 5.20 a gallon for diesel the whole way. I think it was 125-145 to fill it. (not my diesel but I was borrowing it). I almost had to swipe the card 3 times. haha
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I remember putting gas in my sport trac and the pump always shutting off at $75 i think. Had to swipe the card and start again.
I definitely remember, made fueling with a government gas card a pain. Had twice the paperwork.
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I remember driving my Sport Trac from Oregon to Kentucky during that time period, pulling a trailer at 10mpg with premium. That was an expensive trip.

Everyone who doesn't like it should go trade in their trucks for econoboxes again so truck prices drop.
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