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#178572 06/05/08 08:29 AM
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THis subject may be getting a bit sore, but out here in Southern California, gas is well over $4/Gallon, even hitting $4.50 for MIDDLE grade in a lot of areas.

I've had to bump my rates 3 times in the last year just to make it work.

How is it in your area? What measures have you had to take to get by?

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It's right about $4.00/gallon here in south-east virginia for the cheap stuff, and $4.40 for high-test. Painful to fill up the Porsche... I've even started carpooling.

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Not sure about gas prices but "cheap" diesel is $5.02 here....

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Central NJ range is $3.77 to $3.95 for regular gas. Diesel has been jumping; $4.69 to $5.29. Changes seem to be at the state mandated 24 hrs; 1 price change.

Two weeks back....Sunoco Ultra, 1 station $ 4.79.....1/2 mile away, same town, same brand....$ 3.89. The record last week was two Exxon stations in Summit...$ 4.79 for regular.

As to me; I commute 50 miles one way to the office, door to door (about 2 gal. 1 way); don't have any choice but to drive and pay.

BTW: NJ does NOT have self-serve gas.


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I got regular the other day and it was $4.25. The good news was it came down.


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The price should drop some?? as barrel prices are down and dollar is stronger. I know rack prices in Maine have dropped as much as 20 cents on diesel in the last few days. Haven't seen much change at the pump though. Everyone better get used to the high cost of fuel, its here to stay. Its killing my business as local oil companies are getting killed by the cost of receivables, credit card charges etc. They in turn can't spend money on their equipment which means no worky for me:) Also in Maine gas sales are down 4 percent, less broken equipment

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The price at the pump right now is not reflecting the cost of oil so much as limitations in the refining. It may drop, but I think "drop" is figurative and only back to $3.50 or so. $4/gallon gas is a reality. And soon, we'll be looking at $5/gallon. I've heard projections of $12-15/gallon within 10 years.

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Originally Posted by Zapped
How is it in your area?


You really don't want to know! shocked

At my nearest gas station: Regular unleaded $8.90, diesel $9.60 / gal.

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Germany near Cologne: $ 9.12 for both Diesel and 95 octane unleaded (=Eurosuper)

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The frustrating thing in SW Florida is the range of prices on the same day. You can pay anywhere from $3.89 to $4.35 within a few miles of each other. It seems the farther south you go the more expensive it is. Guys who drive from Ft Myers to Naple$ better fill up before they go or pay a ripoff price to get home.


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