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      04-25-2008 02:31 PM #141
      Lovely. Glad I filled up this morning.

      Quote, originally posted by AP »
      US Ship Fires On Iranian Boats, Oil Prices Rise

      NEW YORK — Oil prices rose sharply Friday on news that a ship under contract to the U.S. Defense Department fired warning shots at two Iranian boats. Retail gas prices as expected rose further into record territory, nearing $3.60 a gallon.

      Word that a U.S. ship had fired on the boats in the Persian Gulf raised concerns that a conflict between U.S. and Iranian forces could cut oil supplies from the region. Light, sweet crude for June delivery jumped as high as $119.50 on the news before retreating to trade up $2.70 at $118.76 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

      Prices were already up before the report on news of a pipeline attack in Nigeria and a looming refinery strike in Scotland.

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      04-25-2008 02:39 PM #142
      im at 3.40 give or take which puts me a 68.00 for a fill up

      x3 a week 200.00 a week just to go to work

      well this is going to take some getting used too........

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      04-25-2008 02:44 PM #143
      It has been $1.20/L here for the past week
      That's like (1.2x3.78)= $4.54/gallon

      The head lines today read "Be ready for $2.35/L" ( $8.88/G )

      Yet the Imperial oil stock went down


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      04-25-2008 02:56 PM #144
      Quote, originally posted by Sporin »
      Lovely. Glad I filled up this morning.

      Ugh. Don't even get me started. $50 buys me 2 gallons less than it did the last time I filled up, which was 2 weeks ago.

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      04-25-2008 05:08 PM #145
      I just filled up the tank on my Scirocco for $50. Well, I pre-paid with a fifty, but it started to spill over at $48, but screw this, I thought, I paid for it, they're not gonna keep it, nosirree.
      Still less than what I paid in Germany over a decade ago.
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    6. 04-25-2008 05:31 PM #146
      I thought the diesel was a bargain until lately... $4.09 ouch

      Time to get on the motorcycle


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      04-25-2008 05:31 PM #147
      I paid $40 yesterday for Premium... Only got about 9.6 gallons out of it. Was $4.20 a gallon... Pretty ****ty.

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      04-25-2008 05:39 PM #148
      Are prices rising this quickly around the world or is it just us? I spoke to my parents in Greece last night and they told me they're still paying around 1.20 Euro/liter. Around the same as last year. Maybe it's subsidized by the gov, I don't know.
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    9. 04-25-2008 05:51 PM #149
      Quote, originally posted by Kar98 »
      I just filled up the tank on my Scirocco for $50. Well, I pre-paid with a fifty, but it started to spill over at $48, but screw this, I thought, I paid for it, they're not gonna keep it, nosirree.

      So instead, you just let it spill out all over the ground? Why not just walk back in and get change???


    10. 04-25-2008 05:52 PM #150
      Quote, originally posted by quailallstar »
      Are prices rising this quickly around the world or is it just us? I spoke to my parents in Greece last night and they told me they're still paying around 1.20 Euro/liter. Around the same as last year. Maybe it's subsidized by the gov, I don't know.

      Well now you know. While places like Europe have high gas prices because the tax is used to help pay for free healthcare, 6-8 week vacations, and excellent retirement, we're dumb so our big shots have figured out they'll just raise ours to the same price and just pocket the profit


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      04-25-2008 05:58 PM #151
      This morning here it was 1.30 CDN a litre.

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      04-25-2008 06:13 PM #152
      Quote, originally posted by Captain Yar »

      So instead, you just let it spill out all over the ground? Why not just walk back in and get change???

      That's just how I roll, man.

      Dude, it was a joke! Sheesh.

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      04-25-2008 10:12 PM #153
      Got some V-power for the volvo at $3.87 a gallon

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      04-25-2008 10:28 PM #154
      $3.68 for the cheap stuff here at the cheapest gas station. It was $3.58 on Tuesday.
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      04-26-2008 09:35 AM #155
      Last time I checked diesel was around or over $4.30... and has been for months. The local truckers are a miserable bunch.

      But I'd still go for a fantasy 3.0 TDI A4 Avant.

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      04-26-2008 09:52 AM #156
      Quote, originally posted by varanus »
      $3.68 for the cheap stuff here at the cheapest gas station. It was $3.58 on Tuesday.

      Thats about where we are here in Western Pennsylvania...odd

      This is the first time that I have ever known the Hawaiian island prices to be relatively in line with mainland. At least you guys can get a tan while getting screwed at the pumps...


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      04-26-2008 09:54 AM #157
      Filled up at $3.68/gallon and filled up my Scirocco for about $40~.

      Still way too much.....but 27 mpg aint bad.

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    18. 04-26-2008 10:04 AM #158
      This spring, we as Car Loungers need to start planting Freedom Gardens to grow our own corn and produce our own ethanol.

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      04-26-2008 11:35 AM #159
      Quote, originally posted by TabulaVicious »
      This spring, we as Car Loungers need to start planting Freedom Gardens to grow our own corn and produce our own ethanol.

      Corn is not the greatest thing for ethanol. We need some sugar cane or something like that.


    20. 04-26-2008 11:37 AM #160
      Quote, originally posted by GermaniuM »

      Corn is not the greatest thing for ethanol. We need some sugar cane or something like that.

      Try planting sugar cane in North Dakota.


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      04-26-2008 05:36 PM #161
      That false flag op that supposedly has Iranian small craft buzzing a US freighter in the straights sounds very familiar. Kinda like the incident that happened 6 months or so ago.

      Specualtors must be curbed also.

      Also raise the interest rates to stabilize the USD.


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      04-26-2008 05:49 PM #162
      Pretty soon they'll be scrambling everytime an OPEC minister breaks wind.


      Modified by spitonit at 2:18 PM 4-26-2008

    23. 04-26-2008 06:09 PM #163
      The cheapest where I live is around $3.50 for regular. Its really putting a strain on me because I'm a college student. I'm selling my car ASAP and buying a motorcycle.

      I remember when I first got my car gas prices started rising. Over the years I've been driving my car as little as possible. I don't even remember the last time I drove around just for the fun of it.


    24. 04-26-2008 06:30 PM #164
      just paid $4.03 a gallon in new York for 93.......i want a street bike but i dont like the fact that people in the states can't drive and i fear for my safty

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      04-27-2008 01:45 AM #165
      Quote, originally posted by cricketchirp »
      That false flag op that supposedly has Iranian small craft buzzing a US freighter in the straights sounds very familiar. Kinda like the incident that happened 6 months or so ago.

      Specualtors must be curbed also.

      Also raise the interest rates to stabilize the USD.

      Iran enjoys having expensive oil, it gives them more money since they have one of the largest oil reserves in the world. They can send out crappy old speedboats and cause a scene to raise the price of oil. Even if they get some old boats shot up, it's still a profitable move on their part.

      As for interest rates, this is where the problem comes in - they want to devalue the dollar because the government can't afford to pay off the debt. The government also can't just default on the national debt, so instead, they devalue the currency and thus dilute the cost of the national debt. They prefer that to actually balancing the budget. Also, the lower the rates, the less interest they have to pay on the debt. That's what this all goes back to - our politicians refuse to stop spending more than they make.


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      04-27-2008 03:10 AM #166
      we are losing, and someone is winning.

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      04-27-2008 04:03 AM #167
      It's a little irritating that I was just in the heart of New York City at the beginning of the month (2nd-6th) and 87 was trading for about 3.43/gal. Expensive, yes. But you can imagine my surprise at the fact that it's taken just three weeks for shathole Middle Tennessee to start at 3.02/gal (which is what it was when I left Nashville Airport on the 2nd) and reach the same price as the largest city in the nation.

      I can only imagine how much it is in New York now. I guess my trip back there in June is probably cancelled now, SOLELY to the cost it would take to get me there. And that sucks.

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    28. 04-27-2008 04:18 AM #168
      I'm curious, how often does the price fluctuate for you people in the U.S.?

      I work at a gas station here (OLCO) and it's getting downright silly. For instance at one point last week the price changed 6 times in 24 hours.


    29. 04-27-2008 10:35 AM #169
      Quote, originally posted by TabulaVicious »
      This spring, we as Car Loungers need to start planting Freedom Gardens to grow our own corn and produce our own ethanol.

      As opposed to Victory Gardens? Or next to...??


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      04-27-2008 11:17 AM #170
      And with Grangemouth off line (handles 700,000 bpd), I'd guess monday is gonna see petroleum prices go nuts.
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      04-27-2008 12:26 PM #171
      Quote, originally posted by SoSuMi »
      And with Grangemouth off line (handles 700,000 bpd), I'd guess monday is gonna see petroleum prices go nuts.

      You know those traders on Wall Street are chomping at the bit to get in tomorrow.

      I like what AZ has to say regarding the interest rates. The only ones being helped by the cuts are the banks. But that's a different story.

      The public is bent over a barrel and our collective pants are bunched around the ankles.


    32. 04-27-2008 01:07 PM #172
      I paid $4.15 for 91 oct this past Thursday.

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      04-27-2008 01:43 PM #173
      gas prices are really high

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      04-28-2008 01:42 PM #175
      It looks like in the last two days, prices have leveled off, at least for the time being. A couple weeks ago I had boldly predicted there was no way gas would hit a nationwide average of $4.00/gal by May 26th and after that, it was almost like the prices rose extra fast to try and prove me wrong. I may still be wrong, but if the current pause holds for long enough, we may still see prices fail to reach $4/gal by May and as long as there's no hurricanes in the gulf again this year, that will hopefully be the price peak of the year.

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