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

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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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      sprayed it on, waited some time, and proceeded to go at it with a scraper, some pliers, and a lot of f-ing hard work.

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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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      10-08-2012 07:14 AM #31
      It's $7.70 a gallon here in Düsseldorf..... Diesel is about $7.20 a gallon.

      Thankfully, the fat yellow thing gets 60+ mpg, and the smallish blue thing gets about 43.....

      So, uh, quit yo bitchin'.
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    7. 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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      10-08-2012 08:46 AM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by Sporin View Post
      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.
      Which one?

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    12. 10-08-2012 08:46 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by Sporin View Post
      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.
      the governor just okd selling winter blend early this year so you're theory will be tested soon

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      10-08-2012 08:53 AM #38
      The fast-rising prices are linked to a string of supply disruptions, beginning with a huge fire at San Francisco-area Chevron refinery in August.

      On Monday, a power failure shut down an Exxon Mobil refinery in Southern California. And a crude oil pipeline in the state is also out of service.

      California pollution rules require a gasoline blend that isn't readily available from refineries outside the state.
      http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_16...-gas-stations/

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      10-08-2012 09:08 AM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by xdre View Post
      Was just trying to get teh "why" out there since it hadn't been mentioned yet.

      Quote Originally Posted by mookieblaylock View Post
      the governor just okd selling winter blend early this year so you're theory will be tested soon
      So Cali uses the same winter blend as the rest of us? (ie. watered down with Ethanol )

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      10-08-2012 09:15 AM #40
      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?
      our county in florida is @ .35c (highest in state) not including the federal tax... (.18c?)
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      10-08-2012 10:07 AM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by Sporin View Post
      Was just trying to get teh "why" out there since it hadn't been mentioned yet.
      Just tweaking your nose a bit.

      So Cali uses the same winter blend as the rest of us? (ie. watered down with Ethanol )
      Hear hear. In Indiana it's basically impossible to get Ethanol-free gas year-round.

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      10-08-2012 10:14 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by xdre View Post
      Just tweaking your nose a bit.



      Hear hear. In Indiana it's basically impossible to get Ethanol-free gas year-round.
      yeah, here in VT we have 10% Ethanol year round now.

    18. 10-08-2012 10:33 AM #43
      We are still below $3.50/gal for regular.

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      10-08-2012 10:53 AM #44
      Oil producers are just testing the market threshold. Prices will never return to pre-shortage levels. Why go back to $4 when people still buy at $5 ? Prices around the rest of the country will creep up to match the price spreads seen before this "crises".
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      10-08-2012 11:26 AM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by MN6845 View Post
      Wow, some of these prices are crazy. Shell 93 is $ 3.94 and regular is $ 3.69 in my area.
      Just filled up for 3.599 this morning in Cleveland.

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      10-08-2012 11:39 AM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by MatchStick View Post
      The fast-rising prices are linked to a string of supply disruptions, beginning with a huge fire at San Francisco-area Chevron refinery in August.

      On Monday, a power failure shut down an Exxon Mobil refinery in Southern California. And a crude oil pipeline in the state is also out of service.

      California pollution rules require a gasoline blend that isn't readily available from refineries outside the state.

      http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_16...-gas-stations/
      See above.

      Not going to $6 for a long time people, just calm the hell down. This is simply a temporary pinch in supply which will sort itself out in a couple months max.

    22. 10-08-2012 11:51 AM #47
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      No one was talking about crub sensors, whatever those are.

      And also, what are "fents, burshes, and briks." ?

      We must not have those in Florida.

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      10-08-2012 12:21 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by mm3 View Post
      Give it a year, we'll see mid-$5 marks across the country, then it'd slowly creep its way up to $6.


      It will happen, just a question of when
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      likely not for quite a while, but yup

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      10-08-2012 12:23 PM #49
      "Only poor people care about gas prices"

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      10-08-2012 10:43 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by Sporin View Post
      So Cali uses the same winter blend as the rest of us? (ie. watered down with Ethanol )
      It's actually the summer blend (reformulated to reduce volatility, in part by maximizing ethanol content) that is horrible - I need about 15% more of that stuff in my Passat - defeats much of its purpose.
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