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    Thread: Will gasoline hit $6.00 or more a gallon?

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      10-07-2012 02:22 AM #1
      Here in San Jose the cheapest I have seen it today was $4.59 a gallon. Do you think gas will hit $6 or more?

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      10-07-2012 02:24 AM #2
      Good God! The HIGHEST here is only $3.69.. That has to blow!
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      10-07-2012 02:26 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by AlexMBM View Post
      Good God! The HIGHEST here is only $3.69.. That has to blow!
      Where do you live?

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      10-07-2012 02:32 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by MKV Wabbit View Post
      Where do you live?
      Im gonna say PNW. It's under 3.80 in Washington

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      Actually, Oklahoma. South/Midwest.. Whatever you wanna call it!
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      10-07-2012 02:52 AM #6
      Hell, I just filled up for $3.52. $35 fill up, Yaris was thirsty today.

      So yeah, IF gas jumped an entire $2.48 overnight, I'd be a little pissed.
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      10-07-2012 02:53 AM #7
      I paid 5.50ish in socal a couple of days ago. So yes, we'll be seeing 6 bucks before end of october.

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      10-07-2012 03:08 AM #9
      Paid $4.99 tonight.
      And according to the need for summer blend till the end of this month, I could see pricing get to $6 in LA/OC and Bay Area

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      10-07-2012 03:10 AM #10
      Wow, some of these prices are crazy. Shell 93 is $ 3.94 and regular is $ 3.69 in my area.

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      10-07-2012 03:26 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by bubbagti View Post
      I could see pricing get to $6 in LA/OC and Bay Area
      Agreed, unfortunately.
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      10-07-2012 05:28 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by MKV Wabbit View Post
      Do you think gas will hit $6 or more?
      Indubitably.
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      never thought once to use my lefty for the brake. sorry in my opinion it is dumb.

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      10-07-2012 05:39 AM #13
      Wow, that is ridiculous. It's still in the mid $3 range in NC:

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      10-07-2012 06:08 AM #14
      Glad I went to SD a few weeks ago. It would suck to be there now

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      10-07-2012 09:06 AM #15
      $3.38 here in Houston, $3.97 back home on Long Island, $4.89 in NYC.

      Give it a year, we'll see mid-$5 marks across the country, then it'd slowly creep its way up to $6.


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      10-07-2012 09:11 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by mm3 View Post
      It will happen, just a question of when.
      Yep. You can't tell that to people that believe we can drill our way to cheap oil though. They firmly believe it's impossible, even though they've done zero research and are oblivious to the fact that all the oil recovery techniques we're using now are incredibly more expensive than it used to be a few decades ago. It's worse when you tell them there's no shortage of oil, just a limit on how much people are willing to pay for it. They only hear the first part.
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      never thought once to use my lefty for the brake. sorry in my opinion it is dumb.

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      10-07-2012 09:15 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by leaftye View Post
      Yep. You can't tell that to people that believe we can drill our way to cheap oil though. They firmly believe it's impossible, even though they've done zero research and are oblivious to the fact that all the oil recovery techniques we're using now are incredibly more expensive than it used to be a few decades ago. It's worse when you tell them there's no shortage of oil, just a limit on how much people are willing to pay for it. They only hear the first part.
      Naturally.


      What people also fail to realize that we have the cheapest gas prices of any western country. Toss American SUVs and pick-ups into the middle of the UK, Norway, Sweden, Germany... anywhere in Europe, and they'll be sold quick.


      Manufacturers should start working on selling those little 1.0L little zippity cars here in the US market, because they'll be a market for them in the near future.
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    18. 10-07-2012 09:18 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by MKV Wabbit View Post
      Here in San Jose the cheapest I have seen it today was $4.59 a gallon. Do you think gas will hit $6 or more?
      Not in 2012, and CA is the exception here. Elsewhere it is nowhere near as bad as there, with the national average at least a dollar to a dollar fifty less per gallon than CA. In my area, it's sub 4 and dropping for the upcoming winter season, as expected.

      Prices in CA will drop soon. This is temporary.
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    19. 10-07-2012 09:27 AM #19
      Premium is 5.87$/GallonUS here. 5200$/yr in gas.
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      10-07-2012 09:29 AM #20
      It got down to 3.38 last week here.

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      10-07-2012 09:30 AM #21
      Gas prices in california are terrible. State gas tax?

      Yup. $.35/galon. One of the highest in the nation.

      ETA: Who cares?

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      10-07-2012 09:40 AM #22
      Gas is already something like 5.50$ in Montreal. 6$ will only be a matter of time
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      10-07-2012 10:22 AM #23
      well looks like im not trading my gti for a truck anymore. Its still under $4 in ohio hopefully it stays that way for awhile

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      10-07-2012 10:25 AM #24
      Makes me think more and more about getting my '88 Suburban or not.
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    25. 10-07-2012 10:47 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Saintor View Post
      Premium is 5.87$/GallonUS here. 5200$/yr in gas.
      I spend more a year in gas at prices about half of what you are paying.

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      10-07-2012 10:51 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by mm3 View Post
      Makes me think more and more about getting my '88 Suburban or not.
      I want an old Ramcharger myself. Seems like every time I set my sights on something, an outside force comes along and blows it up.
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      10-07-2012 10:52 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post
      Wow, that is ridiculous. It's still in the mid $3 range in NC:

      its in the 3.70's/3.80's in Asheville
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      10-07-2012 10:54 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Fe2O3 View Post
      I want an old Ramcharger myself. Seems like every time I set my sights on something, an outside force comes along and blows it up.
      Actually, a Ramcharger is my second choice. There's one in Houston with no rust that's listed as a bargain.
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      10-07-2012 11:23 AM #29
      I paid between $4.30 and $4.50/gallon last time I pumped 93 here in RI. It's getting insane.

      Can I see $6 happening? Absolutely. I'd give it 6 months.
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      10-08-2012 07:02 AM #30
      Premium is about $4.90, here - Diesel is a good $.50 cheaper, and still $.25 cheaper than regular.

      Quote Originally Posted by bubbagti View Post
      Paid $4.99 tonight.
      And according to the need for summer blend till the end of this month, I could see pricing get to $6 in LA/OC and Bay Area
      Governor Brown is taking steps to allow the sale of the (regular) winter fuel immediately, to bypass (California's horrible) summer fuel blend shortage to affect prices.

      Quote Originally Posted by lojasmo View Post
      Gas prices in california are terrible. State gas tax?

      Yup. $.35/galon. One of the highest in the nation.

      ETA: Who cares?
      Just take a look at prices: taxes and differences in taxes are negligible (except for Diesel). Unfortunately, I might add.
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      It's $7.70 a gallon here in Düsseldorf..... Diesel is about $7.20 a gallon.

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    32. 10-08-2012 07:40 AM #32
      winter rat gets 8 or 9 but it's been in hibernation since march banking mileage, crazy $150 to fill it

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      10-08-2012 07:57 AM #33
      California in particular has some specific problems right now. Prices have been coming down here in Ontario over the last two weeks, so I'm not feeling that pain. It's come from about $4.92 on track for $4.55 (converted), and was as high as $5.22 a month ago.

      Gas prices usually come down a bit after the end of summer. They're on track to again. The delay was partially due to the Middle East embassy protests, the 9/11 embassy attack in Libya, and lingering effects of Iranian oil coming off the market.

      I am sure $6 will happen sooner or later. Not this year, not nationwide though.

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      10-08-2012 08:00 AM #34
      California's gas price spike is related to A) Refinery problem limiting B) a Cali specific blend. They just need to open up Cali to the same gas blend the rest of the US has (at sub-$4/gal. prices) and their prices will return to normal.
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      10-08-2012 08:41 AM #35
      I'm pretty sure I saw regular for $3.5x down the street from my place.

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