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Posted: 12-Jan-2012, 01:36 PM
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I just received notification from a DC think tank and verified by "Gas Buddy" in my state that a substantial price increase is eminently pending. 60 miles away across the state line it is was $3.60 this AM. In my state it is expected to increase from$3.38 (this Am) to $3.70! Causative factors are said to be Iranian threats of war, crude oil increases and falling value of the US Dollar (thus inflation).

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Posted: 13-Jan-2012, 01:11 PM
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Wow, that's spooky! We just finally stated getting gas here down to $2.80. (Isn't it crazy that we get excited when gas is "down" to $2.80? The times they are a changin,!)

Haven't seen anything out west here in New Mexico and Arizona yet, but I'm sure it will come!

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Posted: 13-Jan-2012, 01:19 PM
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I have really cut back on my driving. I'm glad to stay home and listen to Celtic Radio. Cheers to one and all in the new year!
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Posted: 13-Jan-2012, 11:19 PM
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Our prices have been bouncing between 3.25 and 4.00 for the last year. At this point I would be happy with just some stability in the price for at least a week.


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All I have to say is " It's all about money"!!
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Here, in Minnesota, prices are around 3.50. The other day a station was at 3.35 so I thought I would just top off the tank, and then later that day, I was less than a mile away and saw a station at 3.24...!

I don't understand why gas prices have to change hourly when prices of all other goods take much longer to change.

Every time I stand at the pump watching the numbers fly upward, I remember as a kid watching the TV commercial where a guy in a VW bug asks for 50 cents of good Gulf service. That included someone ELSE pumping the gas, an oil check, and a windshield washing...!
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Posted: 26-Jan-2012, 12:17 PM
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All we ever hear are excuses for the prices, no excuses for why the fuel consumption hasn't been limited more by the technological advances we have had for years and years, in fact, we are not even getting as good of mileage again yet as we were before since the invention of having bigger intake valves than exhaust valves to get power up enough to get cars going faster on the "new" paved roads!

The only vehicles ever made that could match the mileage of the early auto's with valves the same size while having them off-set for extra power (that would seat a full-size person) have been hot rods in which a old rig was made over with an over-powered engine being planted into the engine compartment, why doesn't someone make a hybrid of the hot-rods by putting the bigger engine in with same size valves to make it go just right instead of going from too slow to to fast?
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Obama want everyone to spent money and go have fun but all money goes into a gas tank!!!!! start drilling for our own fuel!!!!!
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QUOTE (82farmerandthedell @ 26-Jan-2012, 01:17 PM)
why doesn't someone make a hybrid of the hot-rods by putting the bigger engine in with same size valves to make it go just right instead of going from too slow to to fast?

Several years ago there was an individual who had entered a national competition to produce the "best milage vehicle." I believe the prize was 1 M dollars. He withdrew his entry, which was supposed to produce 400 hp and get 100 mpg, when he had to explain how it was done. He claimed he had not patented the engine yet and had to protect his invention. These hp/mpg numbers are approximate as it appeared to be a fraud and I did not save the info. My community was considering backing him though fortunately "someone" questioned him publicly and made him mad. He went elsewhere and all who invested lost money. From what we learned later, he only considered the gasoline it consumed, not the voluminous amounts of more expensive ethanol. Actually with a few modifications all engines can run on ethanol. The price of ethanol and the need to subsidize it with tax dollars prevents it's wide spread use. Also all gasoline today must contain 10% ethanol and since the subsidy ended 12/31/11 that to has caused prices to increase at the pumps.

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Ethanol-another example of the Federal Government at work on us...oops...at work for us. rolleyes.gif


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QUOTE (Patch @ 01-Feb-2012, 08:27 PM)
Several years ago there was an individual who had entered a national competition to produce the "best milage vehicle." I believe the prize was 1 M dollars. He withdrew his entry, which was supposed to produce 400 hp and get 100 mpg, when he had to explain how it was done. He claimed he had not patented the engine yet and had to protect his invention. These hp/mpg numbers are approximate as it appeared to be a fraud and I did not save the info. My community was considering backing him though fortunately "someone" questioned him publicly and made him mad. He went elsewhere and all who invested lost money. From what we learned later, he only considered the gasoline it consumed, not the voluminous amounts of more expensive ethanol. Actually with a few modifications all engines can run on ethanol. The price of ethanol and the need to subsidize it with tax dollars prevents it's wide spread use. Also all gasoline today must contain 10% ethanol and since the subsidy ended 12/31/11 that to has caused prices to increase at the pumps.

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[QUOTE] Yes of course if a vehicle if a vehicle is efficient enough to make that much power, or has big enough of an engine to have that much you will get good mileage as long as the vehicle is small and light weight enough to only 'breath' on the pedal to make it get going freeway speed, the problem is controlling all the extra power, not all can do this. I once had an old 1/2 ton truck, though I doubt it could have carried that much as it weighed maybe half of what most of it's vintage did, with a 440 cubic inch displacement engine in it, I controlled the speed more often with the brake than the accelerator, but it often got 40 miles per gallon despite of it usually running too rich!
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QUOTE (Patch @ 01-Feb-2012, 08:27 PM)
400 hp and get 100 mpg,
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OOOps! I guess I don't know the correct way to get it to quote only the part I wanted too, I'll try and see if it does this time!
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For the first time in years, the price of regular gasoline here has passed that of Diesel fuel. $3.89 for gas as opposed to $3.83 for Diesel. The price of Diesel has not changed for at least two months which one should find suspect. Inflation is now coming to bear in the market place. Those who have not prepared and many who have are in for some rough times. The outlet for precious metals in a neighboring state is doing a land office business and one must now have an appointment to take scrap in for reprocessing or to pick up purchases. We live in interesting times!

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Scuse my ignorance- are the prices you're quoting per gallon or per liter? Here in the Czech Republic we pay the equivalent of 2 dollars a liter, which works out at about 7.50 a gallon. That's a lot when the average pay here is 800dollars/month.
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QUOTE (Jermy @ 01-Mar-2012, 03:55 AM)
Scuse my ignorance- are the prices you're quoting per gallon or per liter? Here in the Czech Republic we pay the equivalent of 2 dollars a liter, which works out at about 7.50 a gallon. That's a lot when the average pay here is 800dollars/month.
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Most, if not all the prices mentioned in this thread are for US Gallons. We Yanks tried, but we never could figure out how to use metric in our daily lives (You'd think we all have 12 fingers and 12 toes laugh.gif ).
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