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Again With The Gas... #178572
06/05/08 09:29 AM
06/05/08 09:29 AM
Zapped  Offline OP
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 482
Huntington Beach, CA, USA
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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Re: Again With The Gas... [Re: Zapped] #178575
06/05/08 12:00 PM
06/05/08 12:00 PM
SteveFehr  Offline
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,213
Chesapeake, VA
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.

Re: Again With The Gas... [Re: SteveFehr] #178583
06/05/08 08:18 PM
06/05/08 08:18 PM
NORCAL  Offline
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 882
Not sure about gas prices but "cheap" diesel is $5.02 here....

Re: Again With The Gas... [Re: NORCAL] #178584
06/05/08 08:50 PM
06/05/08 08:50 PM
HotLine1  Offline

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 7,090
Brick, NJ USA
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.

Last edited by HotLine1; 06/05/08 08:52 PM. Reason: added BTW

Re: Again With The Gas... [Re: HotLine1] #178592
06/05/08 10:56 PM
06/05/08 10:56 PM
sparkyinak  Offline
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,335
I got regular the other day and it was $4.25. The good news was it came down.

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Re: Again With The Gas... [Re: sparkyinak] #178602
06/06/08 05:51 AM
06/06/08 05:51 AM
walrus  Offline
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 680
Bangor Me. USA
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

Re: Again With The Gas... [Re: walrus] #178603
06/06/08 06:35 AM
06/06/08 06:35 AM
SteveFehr  Offline
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,213
Chesapeake, VA
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.

Re: Again With The Gas... [Re: Zapped] #178605
06/06/08 07:30 AM
06/06/08 07:30 AM
pauluk  Offline
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
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.

Re: Again With The Gas... [Re: pauluk] #178606
06/06/08 09:43 AM
06/06/08 09:43 AM
Wolfgang  Offline
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 153
the very West of Germany
Germany near Cologne: $ 9.12 for both Diesel and 95 octane unleaded (=Eurosuper)

Re: Again With The Gas... [Re: Wolfgang] #178608
06/06/08 10:44 AM
06/06/08 10:44 AM
gfretwell  Online Content

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,361
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.

Greg Fretwell
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