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Maverik
04-18-2003, 04:19 PM
I live in Maryland and right now the prices are ........ing me off. esp. when I have to drive 20 miles to and from classes then another 15 to work. I wanted to know waht they were like around the US or where ever. Rightnow they are ranging from $1.48 - $1.69. And i know the people over in europe have to pay like $5 a gallon.

Anyone else ........ed about this, let me know.

-Bill

P.S. and since we oblirated Iraq i thought the prices would go down. When is this suppossed to happen?

alpha
04-18-2003, 05:13 PM
wow, we have about 1.80 i think, i didn't look at the gas station as i drove by today. I'll know the actual number by tomorrow. This is in CO.

But I think parts of Cali is still over $2. I guess I'm just used to Cali prices, so I would think what you are paying is fairly cheap.

Cheeze-It
04-18-2003, 05:41 PM
Take the bus... It's cheaper, and you can read (or sleep) during
your trip.

Hammer
04-18-2003, 05:53 PM
In the UK, prices are apparently going to get lower (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/2959963.stm).

But even at 75.4p(estimated) per litre, that's still way more than US prices.

TechWins
04-18-2003, 06:02 PM
Just a month ago our prices were from around 1.90-2.20. The prices are little bit cheaper now ranging from 1.80-2.10. This is in AZ, btw.

ZerOrDie
04-18-2003, 06:38 PM
if you can afford a car and insurance you really shouldnt be allowed to moran and groan about how much gas is

OneStiffRod
04-18-2003, 06:49 PM
In Cali u need a car to do anything - McDonalds is 5 miles away and so is the gym...

I'ts about a $2.00 right now it got to be around $2.10 just a few weeks prior... it's begining to go down now though.

I think the fuel prices have done more than anything to ruin this economy - we've had a few spells that the gas dropped to $0.99 cents a gallon but that lasted only a few months and spiked back up to 1.50 or 1.60 a gallon...

dP munky
04-18-2003, 08:12 PM
you guys shoulda stocked up...in indianapolis, the day before the war started 1.79......4 days later 1.38

its been going up ever since......


...but im back in redmond now so im not sure how much they flutuate, i dont drive here

Maverik
04-18-2003, 09:36 PM
Originally posted by ZerOrDie
if you can afford a car and insurance you really shouldnt be allowed to moran and groan about how much gas is

shouldn't be allowed to???? what's the deal with that?? You should be allowed do say what ever you want. wait a sec I think that's call the first amendment. Yeah that's right it is, so we are allowed to moan and grown. DAMN GAS PRICES!!!!

dP munky
04-18-2003, 09:45 PM
i think he means if you cant afford it, why does it concern you? the 1st amendment doesnt give you the right to B*tch

FillYourBrain
04-18-2003, 10:48 PM
first ammendment prohibits "congress" or the government from preventing free speech. It doesn't effect message board rules. certainly board admins can shut you up any time they feel like it because the first ammendment doesn't cover non-government censorship. so there!

rick barclay
04-19-2003, 12:16 AM
We're paying around $1.50 for regular in N.J. I like my Toyota
Celica convertible. I really hope those dophers who insist on driving SUV's get the message this time around. But I doubt it.

TravisS
04-19-2003, 12:24 AM
$1.58 is the cheapest I know of in an approx. 200 mile range. Thank god it's at a gas station 5 minutes from my apartment :D

We can $$$$$ about gas prices all we want. When you're like me and drive 30,000 miles a year gas prices matter. They matter a lot. At approx. 30 miles per gallon, and at $1.50 per gallon I pay about $1500 a year for gas. If that's not worth $$$$$ about, I don't know what it.

TechWins
04-19-2003, 12:42 AM
if you can afford a car and insurance you really shouldnt be allowed to moran and groan about how much gas is

How about when your 16, you have to pay for your own car, pay for your own insurance, pay for practically everything else, then on top of that try to find the money to afford paying for the outrageous gas prices, and the only way you can do any of this is by working all the F* time! So when I'm having to drop like $30 a week on gas I'm going to get ........ed off. I have every right to get ........ed; I don't have the money to afford giving all of my money away on gas. Even if I did have the money I still wouldn't be happy about having to do it. Maybe if you worked you could have enough money to pay for a car and insurance then lets see what you say about the gas prices.




sorry for the overreaction above lol...

ZerOrDie
04-19-2003, 08:58 AM
Originally posted by TechWins
How about when your 16, you have to pay for your own car, pay for your own insurance, pay for practically everything else, then on top of that try to find the money to afford paying for the outrageous gas prices, and the only way you can do any of this is by working all the F* time! So when I'm having to drop like $30 a week on gas I'm going to get ........ed off. I have every right to get ........ed; I don't have the money to afford giving all of my money away on gas. Even if I did have the money I still wouldn't be happy about having to do it. Maybe if you worked you could have enough money to pay for a car and insurance then lets see what you say about the gas prices.




sorry for the overreaction above lol...

hahaha maybe if i worked i could afford a car... what a riot.... no i think i will keep paying for my tuition instead(15k a year)...

and for the people who didnt understand me... if you have enough money to buy a car(~10k) and pay for insurance(~2k) how can you not have enough money to pay for gas(~1.2k a year)? and if you think gas is that expensive and you cant afford it, do what us university student do... take the damn bus



How about when your 16, you have to pay for your own car


if your sixteen and you have a car well, how many sixteen year olds have a car? do you really need that car?



I don't have the money to afford giving all of my money away on gas.


gee whiz simple dont drive...



the only way you can do any of this is by working all the F* time!


and how do you think we pay for tuition?

its simple folks you want to drive your going to have to pay for gas no matter what price it is at. get used to it pay the bill and stop complaining at least you have a damn car...

alpha
04-19-2003, 09:19 AM
well, the way i see it, you can go ahead and complain. but it won't change much, and for most people, they don't have a choice to drive or not, especially getting to work, school, etc. Since you have to drive, you have to pay, so...

Xei
04-19-2003, 11:39 AM
I cannot afford a car. I have to take Public Transit, which is depressing, then I have to put up with losers on it. Haha, in the U.S. the gas is so much damn cheaper than Here. Hmm.. we pay 89 Cents a Litre lately!!!!! BTW, the Gas Prices are going up because alot of the oil companies etc.. from Iraq, their share holders are selling because they are afraid that their shares will go down.

edit: omg, it wont let me post! It keeps saying error... error...

Fountain
04-19-2003, 02:28 PM
Originally posted by TechWins
How about when your 16, you have to pay for your own car, pay for your own insurance, pay for practically everything else, then on top of that try to find the money to afford paying for the outrageous gas prices, and the only way you can do any of this is by working all the F* time! So when I'm having to drop like $30 a week on gas I'm going to get ........ed off. I have every right to get ........ed; I don't have the money to afford giving all of my money away on gas. Even if I did have the money I still wouldn't be happy about having to do it. Maybe if you worked you could have enough money to pay for a car and insurance then lets see what you say about the gas prices.




sorry for the overreaction above lol...


$30...about 18.....Jesus, you dont know you are born son!


Originally posted by OneStiffRod
In Cali u need a car to do anything - McDonalds is 5 miles away and so is the gym...

I'ts about a $2.00 right now it got to be around $2.10 just a few weeks prior... it's begining to go down now though.

I think the fuel prices have done more than anything to ruin this economy - we've had a few spells that the gas dropped to $0.99 cents a gallon but that lasted only a few months and spiked back up to 1.50 or 1.60 a gallon...


Ummm so dont live in the middle of nowhere. Move nearer McDonalds-god knows why ANYBODY would drive 5 miles for that crap. Oh, and RUN to the GYM-think about this one.



Originally posted by TravisS
$1.58 is the cheapest I know of in an approx. 200 mile range. Thank god it's at a gas station 5 minutes from my apartment :D

We can $$$$$ about gas prices all we want. When you're like me and drive 30,000 miles a year gas prices matter. They matter a lot. At approx. 30 miles per gallon, and at $1.50 per gallon I pay about $1500 a year for gas. If that's not worth $$$$$ about, I don't know what it.

Lets see now...30k at 78p per litre------ok worked it out for you......STOP MOANING! See how cheap you have it....imagine you were a rep driving 30k PA in UK! So, you need to drive less miles or get a company fuel card!

Unregd
04-19-2003, 05:49 PM
Gas is expensive ($1.39/gal. regular last time I filled up) but not quite as much as it was a month or two ago. The problem is more than its costliness; it's social.

Fast-paced suburban development has created a strongly car-oriented society. Neighborhoods are designed (or, really, not designed at all) in a sporadic fashion often creating very pedestrian- and alternative-transportation-hostile conditions. Now we are paying the price of the suburban boom, including the cost of having to drive to get Big Macs and supersized french fries because getting anywhere, even to a park, requires traversing busy roads and congested highways.

The price of gasoline is only an indicator of the greater cost our poorly planned community development has had on us. Finding alternative fuel sources will be a step in the right direction, but the deeper problem remains. It is up to everyone to reconstruct their frustration towards putting pressure on politicians and bureaucrats and changing some lifestyle choices to create a better, healthier society.

beege31337
04-20-2003, 02:40 PM
http://www.gemcar.com/
Here's a solution, a street-legal (US) electric car thingie
They actually sell these at some of the local car dealerships now.

Silvercord
04-20-2003, 02:51 PM
about 1.50 to 1.80 here in Maine. I don't see what the big deal is. Most vehicles get at least 18 miles per gallon, so even if it does take 30 bucks to fill up a tank of gas (assuming about 15 gallon tank and 2 bucks per gallon) you can still go 270 miles with that.

EDIT:
and don't many new cars (not trucks or vans) get like 25+ mpg?

Maverik
04-22-2003, 01:50 PM
Originally posted by beege31337
http://www.gemcar.com/
Here's a solution, a street-legal (US) electric car thingie
They actually sell these at some of the local car dealerships now.

LOL it's a golf-cart. ahahahahahaha look at it. That's great. doesn't even have doors. But yeah a dfferent fuel sorce is most definatley needed.

-Bill

biosninja
04-22-2003, 11:19 PM
well, in SA it's R4.24 per litre (duno...you do the maths) But aparently it's going down by 40 cents 'cos the goverment aparently used the wrong formula to calculate the price of gas. OMG.....just to think of the bribery and coruption in this country!!!:confused:

novacain
04-23-2003, 01:12 AM
Here petrol is $1.00 per litre ($4.50 per gallon)

And we are payed about the same as Americans.

It varies +/- $0.10/L a day sometimes.

TravisS
04-23-2003, 01:18 AM
We like complaining when it goes over $2.00/gallon. It's fun.

jessie23
04-23-2003, 07:50 AM
in my town it is at about $1.40 right now. it was $1.32 in St. Louis this weekend when i went to visit my grandma. note: i live in central missouri

Silvercord
04-23-2003, 09:56 AM
about the new fuel source thing, in bush's presidential address thingamabob not too long ago he said there was a group of scientists working to create a fuel source that obtains energy from 'a reaction between hydrogen and oxygen' and of course he slurred everything when he said it but that'd be interesting to look into.

I don't do drugs.

Maverik
04-23-2003, 11:19 AM
yeah i do remember hearing about that i think it's something like the hydrogen ion battery. Where somehow the ions become charged and pass through a conductor where it getsmost of the energy supply. Granted this is a good start but I believe even this alternate fuel sorce still rely's on gasoline, somehow. But do correct me if i am wrong. I am just recalling what i read about 6 months ago.

-Bill

TravisS
04-23-2003, 01:14 PM
Fuel cells.

DirX
04-24-2003, 02:43 PM
The first cars that drive on hydrogen have already been released in the past few months and they do not need any gasoline. All they need is hydrogen and oxygen (air). I beleive that is a major breakthrough as the only omits water and the hydrogen will mostly be won by seperating it from water. The problem is however to get pure hydrogen you need power so fossil fuels will still be needed for some time and another problem is that it is quite hard to get hydrogen at petrol stations...

I rlly hope that i won;t take to long till they get all the cars in the world replaced with hydrogen ones. To bad however that the US will most likely ban em to protect it's oil industry.....

Further more i also wish to state that i sincerely hope that fuel prices will soon exceed $10 a gallon. Only then will people be motivated to find more efficient ways of moving themselves, something that is currently really needed in this world.

TravisS
04-24-2003, 02:56 PM
Originally posted by DirX

I rlly hope that i won;t take to long till they get all the cars in the world replaced with hydrogen ones. To bad however that the US will most likely ban em to protect it's oil industry.....


No.... just no. We've had alternative fuel vehicles here in the US for a long time. Before electric, and fuel cell cars we had cars that would run on natural gas. We've had cars like that for a long time, and though few people know, a lot of the cars you buy at the dealership can run on either pump gas or natural gas. They just don't tell you that when you buy the car.

We've had electric cars for a while too. GM released the EV1 sometime in the mid 90's, but I can't remeber the exact date. Also the hybrids. Probably 50% of the new civics I see are hybrids, I see quite a few Prius's as well. I don't see too many Insights, but I think that's because they're just too expensive/only a 2 seater/ugly.