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Demonpenz
05-06-2008, 12:07 PM
I heard on the radio it is expected to go through the roof tomorrow. Up the car lawn mowers and everything and got some stalked up.

Donger
05-06-2008, 12:10 PM
I heard on the radio it is expected to go through the roof tomorrow. Up the car lawn mowers and everything and got some stalked up.

Panic buying won't make the prices go up, will it?

StcChief
05-06-2008, 12:12 PM
prices change on Wed

Bugeater
05-06-2008, 12:12 PM
EVERYBODY PANIC!

picasso
05-06-2008, 12:13 PM
Hell with it I'll refuse to drive my vehicles for anything.
I believe that if everyone just stopped..... it would benefit everyone the next day.

Demonpenz
05-06-2008, 12:15 PM
NEW YORK - Oil futures blasted to a new record over $122 a barrel Tuesday, gaining momentum as investors bought on a forecast of much higher prices and on any news hinting at supply shortages. Retail gas prices edged lower, but appear poised to rise to new records of their own in coming weeks.

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A new Goldman Sachs prediction that oil prices could rise to $150 to $200 within two years seemed to motivate much of Tuesday's buying, although a falling dollar and increasing concerns about declining crude production in Mexico and Russia contributed, analysts say.

The Energy Department raised its oil and gasoline price forecasts, but also predicted that high prices will cut demand more than previously thought.

Light, sweet crude for June delivery jumped to a new record of $122.73 a barrel before retreating slightly to trade up $2.10 at $122.07 on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Oil prices have nearly doubled from about $62 a barrel a year ago, which Goldman sees as a sign that the world is in the midst of a "OH'S NOES! spike" in oil prices. Analyst Arjun Murti said in a research note released Monday that prices would ultimately force demand to fall sharply.

Not everyone shares Goldman's view. Tim Evans, an analyst at Citigroup Inc., countered Goldman's analysis with a note predicting that crude prices could as easily fall to $40 a barrel as rise to $200 over the next two years because supplies are, as Evans put it, comfortable. Goldman was quick to point out that the cost of oil has caused hot pockets to remove their sleeves leaving Hot pockers every where pissed

James Cordier, president of Tampa, Fla., trading firms Liberty Trading Group and OptionSellers.com, said Goldman's prediction isn't necessarily new: "We've heard numbers like these out of Goldman Sachs, especially over the last 12 months."

Indeed, it's not the first time Murti has espoused a OH'S NOES theory; in an April 2005 note, he predicted the oil market was in the early stages of an unprecedented rally that would send prices from a then-record of about $57 a barrel to $105.

But some investors respond to such predictions by buying, Cordier said.

Meanwhile, in a monthly report, the Energy Department's Energy Information Administration predicted oil prices will average $110 a barrel this year, up $9 from last month's forecast. The EIA also said high prices will cut U.S. demand for petroleum products by 330,000 barrels a day this year; last month, the EIA predicted U.S. petroleum consumption would fall by 210,000 barrels a day.

But strong demand for oil from countries such as China, India, Atchison Kansas, Russia, Brazil and in the Middle East will support high prices and keep global oil demand growing by about 1.2 million barrels a day this year, unchanged from last month's forecast, the EIA said.

A falling dollar on Tuesday also gave traders reason to buy. Investors often buy commodities such as oil as a hedge against inflation when the dollar falls, and a weaker greenback makes oil cheaper to investors overseas. Many analysts feel the dollar's protracted decline is the real reason oil prices have nearly doubled since last year.

Cordier said investors are also increasingly concerned about falling oil production in Russia and Mexico, which are both major oil producers. And prices are still supported by concerns about supply disruptions in Nigeria, where production at a Royal Dutch Shell PLC facility was cut after a weekend attack, and in Iraq, where Kurdish rebels warned they could launch suicide attacks against American interests to punish the U.S. for sharing intelligence with Turkey after Turkey bombed rebel bases in Iraq on Friday.

At the pump, meanwhile, the national average price of a gallon of regular gas slipped 0.1 cent overnight to $3.61, according to AAA and the Oil Price Information Service. Analysts are split over how high gas will go; while prices have slipped lower since May 1, leading some analysts to say gas is close to peaking, others predict the fuel will follow oil's upward surge.

"You're going to see new highs for gas prices for mexicans because of cinco de mayo," said Cordier, who predicts an average price of $4 a gallon in the coming weeks.

In its report, the EIA said gas prices will peak at a montly average of about $3.73 a gallon in June, about 13 cents higher than its previous forecast.

In other Nymex trading Tuesday, June gasoline futures rose 5.87 cents to $3.1116 a gallon after earlier setting a new trading record of $3.126. June heating oil futures rose 5.48 cents to $3.3613 a gallon after rising to their own trading record of $3.3634, and June natural gas futures rose 5.4 cents to $11.232 per 1,000 cubic feet.

In London, June Brent crude futures rose $2.35 to $120.48 on the ICE Futures exchange.

Donger
05-06-2008, 12:15 PM
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WTF?

Gonzo
05-06-2008, 12:19 PM
Heh....
Remember when we were freaking out about this not so long ago...


http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?p=3090900#post3090900

recxjake
05-06-2008, 12:23 PM
I'd like to make money on this.... I want to buy light sweet crude at 122, and sell it at 200.... tell me how.

keg in kc
05-06-2008, 12:28 PM
They'll be 4 or 4.25 by October, then miraculously drop 50 cents about two weeks before the election. Since we'll be conditioned to the higher prices by then, 3.50 or 3.75will seem like a bargain.

Speaking of that, it's amazing how well we've been conditioned. I remember the days when it was less than $10 to fill my tank, and I swear since I moved in 2003, I used to fill up and get my truck washed for $20-25, and now it's $30+ for just the gas. Prices have more than tripled in my lifetime, and I'm so well condititioned that if they ever fell back below $3 (or, god forbid $2), I'd probably have a seizure.

Demonpenz
05-06-2008, 12:30 PM
I would kill to have them under 3 or 2 dollars. I had some girls I was dating in Topeka and I had to call it off because I couldn't afford it.

recxjake
05-06-2008, 12:31 PM
I would kill to have them under 3 or 2 dollars. I had some girls I was dating in Topeka and I had to call it off because I couldn't afford it.


Buy a new Chrysler... they have a new program that caps gas at 2.99 a gallon, they pay everything over that for 3 years

BigChiefFan
05-06-2008, 12:34 PM
The economy isn't as bad as it seems, but the oil prices are out of control, which is causing others thing to inflate and could spiral things out of control. I'm all for profit, but not price gouging. The USA better start working on some alternative fuels or these ****ing greedy SOBs will keep taking advantage and hold us over a barrel, literally.

recxjake
05-06-2008, 12:34 PM
They'll be 4 or 4.25 by October, then miraculously drop 50 cents about two weeks before the election. Since we'll be conditioned to the higher prices by then, 3.50 or 3.75will seem like a bargain.

Speaking of that, it's amazing how well we've been conditioned. I remember the days when it was less than $10 to fill my tank, and I swear since I moved in 2003, I used to fill up and get my truck washed for $20-25, and now it's $30+ for just the gas. Prices have more than tripled in my lifetime, and I'm so well condititioned that if they ever fell back below $3 (or, god forbid $2), I'd probably have a seizure.

I'm actually not as mad about high gas prices because if you think about, you get to travel 20-30 miles on 1 gallon of gas for $3.50. Compare that to what you spend on other things.... pop, beer, food, etc....

I'd rather travel 30 miles for 3.50.

Brock
05-06-2008, 12:34 PM
I'd like to make money on this.... I want to buy light sweet crude at 122, and sell it at 200.... tell me how.

First, buy an oil company. I'll tell you the rest afterward.

Demonpenz
05-06-2008, 12:34 PM
Thanks rex! Rep is on the way I am thinking hard on a Chrystler it sounds like a good deal. I have heard good things about it but this is one that is def worth checking out!

Radar Chief
05-06-2008, 12:35 PM
EVERYBODY PANIC!

;)

keg in kc
05-06-2008, 12:36 PM
I would kill to have them under 3 or 2 dollars. I had some girls I was dating in Topeka and I had to call it off because I couldn't afford it.Find cheaper hookers closer to home...

blueballs
05-06-2008, 12:37 PM
People will rush out and dump their SUVs
and buy compact cars
although it will cost them more in the long run then higher gas

damaticous
05-06-2008, 12:40 PM
Last week I figured up the MPG on my truck....5.6 MPG!!!!! F-That! I started walking to work. 3.6 miles round trip per day....saves about 2.50-3.00 a day in gas.

Time to get a motorcycle license.

These prices are rediculous. Just like the housing bubble, or the dot com bubble, it's gotta burst at some point...right?

Brock
05-06-2008, 12:41 PM
People will rush out and dump their SUVs
and buy compact cars
although it will cost them more in the long run then higher gas

I don't know about that. If you're spending 400 dollars on a car payment and buying 300 dollars worth of gas every month, the math comes out in favor of a new car I think.

Sure-Oz
05-06-2008, 12:42 PM
Man my tank is near full must go fill it up now!!

damaticous
05-06-2008, 12:43 PM
I'm actually not as mad about high gas prices because if you think about, you get to travel 20-30 miles on 1 gallon of gas for $3.50. Compare that to what you spend on other things.... pop, beer, food, etc....

I'd rather travel 30 miles for 3.50.

Wrong!!!! I get 5.6 MPG in my 1994 v6 F150.

I was thinking about getting a motorcycle, but a moped would get better mpg.

Brock
05-06-2008, 12:44 PM
Wrong!!!! I get 5.6 MPG in my 1994 v6 F150.

I was thinking about getting a motorcycle, but a moped would get better mpg.

I'd guess your truck has some serious problems.

recxjake
05-06-2008, 12:46 PM
2010 will be the year of the high MPG car and truck. All of the automakers are working day and night on new technology to boost MPG. The Chevy Volt will be coming out this time next year... and I want one.

Hybrids ----> Plug in Hybrids---> Hydrogen

recxjake
05-06-2008, 12:47 PM
Little things like this will help out...

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/technical/gm-edges-closer-to-roll-out-of-hcci-technology/

Radar Chief
05-06-2008, 01:11 PM
I'd guess your truck has some serious problems.

Itís my understanding that a í94 F-150 had three engine options. A 4.9L I-6, a 5.0L V-8 and a 5.8L V-8. If he has a ďV-6Ē the problem may be that heís missing a couple of cylinders. ;)

BigMeatballDave
05-06-2008, 01:16 PM
But strong demand for oil from countries such as China, India, Atchison Kansas, Russia, Brazil and in the Middle East will support high prices and keep global oil demand growing by about 1.2 million barrels a day this year, unchanged from last month's forecast, the EIA said.

WTF? LMAO

whoman69
05-06-2008, 01:25 PM
prices change on Wed

They used to change on Friday here, but the gas stations have started throwing curveballs.

keg in kc
05-06-2008, 01:25 PM
What's the flag of the free nation of Atchison Kansas look like?

keg in kc
05-06-2008, 01:26 PM
They used to change on Friday here, but the gas stations have started throwing curveballs.The ones between my apartment and work often seem to change during the day on Tuesday. They were 3.41 going in, I won't be shocked if they're 3.51 going home.

Ari Chi3fs
05-06-2008, 01:30 PM
That Demonpenz... he's crafty.

Ari Chi3fs
05-06-2008, 01:31 PM
btw, im going to go work out and get some gas, right now. DAMN YOU BUSH!!!

bkkcoh
05-06-2008, 01:31 PM
Wrong!!!! I get 5.6 MPG in my 1994 v6 F150.

I was thinking about getting a motorcycle, but a moped would get better mpg.

My brother's Kenworth gets about that milage and he is pulling a trailer with his.

Geesh, better have it looked at.

whoman69
05-06-2008, 01:31 PM
2010 will be the year of the high MPG car and truck. All of the automakers are working day and night on new technology to boost MPG. The Chevy Volt will be coming out this time next year... and I want one.

Hybrids ----> Plug in Hybrids---> Hydrogen
Hybrids ----> +$10,000 on the sticker price

SBK
05-06-2008, 01:37 PM
After Hurricane Katrina everyone here in Atlanta panicked and went out and filled their tanks. Gas stations were empty for days. I got lucky and found one that had just been filled as my tank was about empty and paid $3.50 a gallon. I was happy just to be able to find gas. Some people paid over $6.00 a gallon during the frenzy.

Of course, that was all cheaper than the $3.61 I paid yesterday.....LMAO

Donger
05-06-2008, 01:51 PM
$3.61 national average. Heh.

BIG_DADDY
05-06-2008, 01:54 PM
$3.61 national average. Heh.

Paid $4.30 today

DeezNutz
05-06-2008, 01:55 PM
Paid $4.30 today

Wow. :shake:

Donger
05-06-2008, 01:57 PM
Paid $4.30 today

Your bargaining skills must suck.

Fat Elvis
05-06-2008, 02:05 PM
2010 will be the year of the high MPG car and truck. All of the automakers are working day and night on new technology to boost MPG. The Chevy Volt will be coming out this time next year... and I want one.

Hybrids ----> Plug in Hybrids---> Hydrogen

Woot! You're pretty smart, aren't you? Just double your total cost of ownership on a car so you don't have to pay as much at the pump! No wonder you buy GM and blow Guilianni (or wtf his name is).....

BIG_DADDY
05-06-2008, 02:07 PM
Wow. :shake:

It's hit $5 on some place on the coast a week ago. Several out there were expected to follow into that unchartered territory.

BIG_DADDY
05-06-2008, 02:08 PM
worst thing is I get 9 miles to the gallon and lil momma gets about 13

Frazod
05-06-2008, 02:11 PM
It's hit $5 on some place on the coast a week ago. Several out there were expected to follow into that unchartered territory.

On the way from Reno to Yosemite, we drove through some shithole eastern Sierra town north of Lee Vining that was selling gas for over $4 a gallon LAST MAY. God only knows what they're selling it for now. :shake:

Chiefmanwillcatch
05-06-2008, 02:14 PM
buy a diesel car.

grown soybeans on your lawn.

Donger
05-06-2008, 02:14 PM
Woot! You're pretty smart, aren't you? Just double your total cost of ownership on a car so you don't have to pay as much at the pump! No wonder you buy GM and blow Guilianni (or wtf his name is).....

Some people don't view gasoline prices with a logical eye. I got into an argument with my MiL last weekend about it. She is going to sell her 16 mpg Jeep and get something in the 25+ mpg range, in the process losing about $3,000. I did the math with her and it came to ~3.5 years for her to get even.

She just looked at the numbers and said, "Well, maybe, but at least it won't cost so much to fill up!!!"

Lzen
05-06-2008, 02:15 PM
WTF? LMAO

Lol, if you read the whole article, you'll notice several Demonpenzisms added in there.

El Jefe
05-06-2008, 02:23 PM
Wrong!!!! I get 5.6 MPG in my 1994 v6 F150.

I was thinking about getting a motorcycle, but a moped would get better mpg.

Then your truck isn't running right, my 455 Cutlass with 4.11 gears in it gets better than that.

chasedude
05-06-2008, 02:26 PM
Some people don't view gasoline prices with a logical eye. I got into an argument with my MiL last weekend about it. She is going to sell her 16 mpg Jeep and get something in the 25+ mpg range, in the process losing about $3,000. I did the math with her and it came to ~3.5 years for her to get even.

She just looked at the numbers and said, "Well, maybe, but at least it won't cost so much to fill up!!!"


I've been doing some experimenting in my Nissan hard body truck as of lately. Mileage averages out to me with my 4 cylinder 2.4L truck at about 20mpg. I've been changing some driving habits as of late and decided to drop my max speed limit back on the highway 5mph. The last calculations from the fill up netted me 22mpg. That extra 2mpg equals out to about 30 extra miles per tank. I think I'll keep driving this way even though I get the finger alot!

DeezNutz
05-06-2008, 02:27 PM
worst thing is I get 9 miles to the gallon and lil momma gets about 13

Ouchie. Rectum, damn near killed 'em.

BIG_DADDY
05-06-2008, 02:28 PM
Some people don't view gasoline prices with a logical eye. I got into an argument with my MiL last weekend about it. She is going to sell her 16 mpg Jeep and get something in the 25+ mpg range, in the process losing about $3,000. I did the math with her and it came to ~3.5 years for her to get even.

She just looked at the numbers and said, "Well, maybe, but at least it won't cost so much to fill up!!!"

Gas guzzlers are hella cheap right now. I almost wish I had put off getting lil mommas SUV.

BIG_DADDY
05-06-2008, 02:29 PM
Ouchie. Rectum, damn near killed 'em.

Got GREAT deals on the 2 trucks though. Just wish gas would stablilize.

Brock
05-06-2008, 02:31 PM
Got GREAT deals on the 2 trucks though. Just wish gas would stablilize.

It will, around 6 dollars per gallon, for you anyway.

DeezNutz
05-06-2008, 02:31 PM
Got GREAT deals on the 2 trucks though. Just wish gas would stablilize.

That's good. I'm cynical on the whole deal, however. These spikes better acclimate us to $3.25 a gallon (heck, $3.75 in CA), so when it goes down Joe Dipshit says, "What a deal!"

BIG_DADDY
05-06-2008, 02:32 PM
It will, around 6 dollars per gallon, for you anyway.

I may buy an econobox soon just so I am not driving my guzzlers all the time.

El Jefe
05-06-2008, 02:37 PM
I may buy an econobox soon just so I am not driving my guzzlers all the time.

What kind of SUV's are you guys driving BD

BIG_DADDY
05-06-2008, 02:41 PM
What kind of SUV's are you guys driving BD
She has a GMC Yukon SUV and I have a GMC P/U with lots of extras.

Donger
05-06-2008, 02:47 PM
I think I'll pick up a Tesla Roadster.

Radar Chief
05-06-2008, 02:47 PM
She has a GMC Yukon SUV and I have a GMC P/U with lots of extras.

Still, you should get a little better mileage than that.
Running larger than stock tires on stock gearing?

Chiefs Pantalones
05-06-2008, 02:50 PM
There's a car coming out in 2010 that is supposed to get you 43 miles a gallon.

Even if it is a chick car, I'm ordering mine yesterday lol

Fairplay
05-06-2008, 02:56 PM
I may buy an econobox soon just so I am not driving my guzzlers all the time.



BD who is that hobo looking character you have in your avatar?

Stewie
05-06-2008, 02:57 PM
There's a car coming out in 2010 that is supposed to get you 43 miles a gallon.

Even if it is a chick car, I'm ordering mine yesterday lol

The Geo Metro got that kind of mileage 15 years ago. However, it was a roller skate sold as a car.

BIG_DADDY
05-06-2008, 03:01 PM
Still, you should get a little better mileage than that.
Running larger than stock tires on stock gearing?


Maybe that's it. I should ask the guy. Yes it has a lift kit with larger tires. California Customs did the job. There is just no way I am getting over 10. He has a custom air filtration system and a chip in it too.

Guru
05-06-2008, 03:03 PM
Buy a new Chrysler... they have a new program that caps gas at 2.99 a gallon, they pay everything over that for 3 years
That sucks,. I purchased my chrysler last August.

keg in kc
05-06-2008, 03:04 PM
What my fat ass needs is a bicycle. It's only a 10-minute drive to work, can't be more than 5 or 6 miles.

BIG_DADDY
05-06-2008, 03:05 PM
There's a car coming out in 2010 that is supposed to get you 43 miles a gallon.

Even if it is a chick car, I'm ordering mine yesterday lol

There is lots of cool stuff coming out with good horsepower and decent gas mileage. I can hardly wait as I hate tiny cars. I refuse to have my son and wife driving around in one with all the Chinese drivers we have out here. I'll side with more exensive gas until other things change as long as I live here.

BIG_DADDY
05-06-2008, 03:08 PM
BD who is that hobo looking character you have in your avatar?

Osama?

BIG_DADDY
05-06-2008, 03:10 PM
What my fat ass needs is a bicycle. It's only a 10-minute drive to work, can't be more than 5 or 6 miles.


You need one of these dog.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICh9DpNHMdk

Radar Chief
05-06-2008, 03:14 PM
Maybe that's it. I should ask the guy. Yes it has a lift kit with larger tires. California Customs did the job. There is just no way I am getting over 10. He has a custom air filtration system and a chip in it too.

Thatís it.
Bigger tires have effectively changed your gearing with a larger rolling diameter than stock, plus your slinging more weight. Gearing the axles will get the engine RPMís back where they should be but youíll still be spinning more weight and your gas mileage just wonít be as good as stock.

BWillie
05-06-2008, 03:16 PM
I would kill to have them under 3 or 2 dollars. I had some girls I was dating in Topeka and I had to call it off because I couldn't afford it.

No kidding, I feel your pain. The guy is supposed drive all over hell. I just tell chicks to come to my house if they are from Lawrence or the Northland. If they refuse to do so, I just don't talk to them anymore. Shit driving to Lawrence and back costs me like twelve dollars. I might as well date chicks within walking distance so I can at least go out to eat or do something tangible instead of driving.

ClevelandBronco
05-06-2008, 03:17 PM
Some people don't view gasoline prices with a logical eye. I got into an argument with my MiL last weekend about it. She is going to sell her 16 mpg Jeep and get something in the 25+ mpg range, in the process losing about $3,000. I did the math with her and it came to ~3.5 years for her to get even.

She just looked at the numbers and said, "Well, maybe, but at least it won't cost so much to fill up!!!"

Just stop making sense.

keg in kc
05-06-2008, 03:18 PM
You need one of these dog.omfg

Funniest part of that was that it's real.

BIG_DADDY
05-06-2008, 03:23 PM
Thatís it.
Bigger tires have effectively changed your gearing with a larger rolling diameter than stock, plus your slinging more weight. Gearing the axles will get the engine RPMís back where they should be but youíll still be spinning more weight and your gas mileage just wonít be as good as stock.

:hmmm:

Frosty
05-06-2008, 03:24 PM
There's a car coming out in 2010 that is supposed to get you 43 miles a gallon.

I get 43 mpg now in my '01 Prizm (Corolla). I'm pushing for 50 mpg, though.

Radar Chief
05-06-2008, 03:33 PM
:hmmm:

It’s just the price of modifying your truck with bigger tires.
Gearing for the tires will get you acceleration and gas mileage back, but it’ll never be the same.
Here’s a quick chart to go by, it assumes a non-overdrive transmission though.

http://www.4lo.com/calc/geartable.htm

Nightfyre
05-06-2008, 03:35 PM
Some people don't view gasoline prices with a logical eye. I got into an argument with my MiL last weekend about it. She is going to sell her 16 mpg Jeep and get something in the 25+ mpg range, in the process losing about $3,000. I did the math with her and it came to ~3.5 years for her to get even.

She just looked at the numbers and said, "Well, maybe, but at least it won't cost so much to fill up!!!"

Maybe you should have thrown in a present value analysis, just to emphasize the point.

BIG_DADDY
05-06-2008, 03:37 PM
Itís just the price of modifying your truck with bigger tires.
Gearing for the tires will get you acceleration and gas mileage back, but itíll never be the same.
Hereís a quick chart to go by, it assumes a non-overdrive transmission though.

http://www.4lo.com/calc/geartable.htm

Cool, thanks. :thumb:

picasso
05-06-2008, 04:47 PM
The thing is you don't have a choice if you drive to work everyday.
I can decline buying a loaf of bread or a frozen pizza but gas I need.
Don't care if it's ethanol, don't care if it's out of an Iraqis asshole but I need to commute.
AFFORDABLY!

Donger
05-06-2008, 04:48 PM
The thing is you don't have a choice if you drive to work everyday.
I can decline buying a loaf of bread or a frozen pizza but gas I need.
Don't care if it's ethanol, don't care if it's out of an Iraqis asshole but I need to commute.
AFFORDABLY!

You don't have access to public transportation? Car pooling?

Fat Elvis
05-06-2008, 09:11 PM
You don't have access to public transportation? Car pooling?


Darn you and your crazy 1970's oil embargo alternative transportation options mindset.

banyon
05-06-2008, 09:25 PM
Yes! I just filled my tank!

SoCalBronco
05-06-2008, 09:46 PM
I drive about 320 miles a week and thankfully, the employer pays for gas.

DaneMcCloud
05-06-2008, 09:48 PM
You don't have access to public transportation? Car pooling?


Seattle's way behind the times

Dunit35
05-06-2008, 09:49 PM
Filled up my caddy earlier. It was on 1/8 of a tank, took 50 to fill it up at 3.72 a gal (premium).

Ugly Duck
05-06-2008, 10:24 PM
took 50 to fill it up at 3.72 a gal (premium).

I just paid $4.20 per gal here in the North Bay. Gotta drive, though.... can't hep it, gotta do it....

KcMizzou
05-06-2008, 10:46 PM
I just paid $4.20 per gal here in the North Bay. Gotta drive, though.... can't hep it, gotta do it....$4.20, eh? Damned California pot smokin' hippies! :)

Guru
05-06-2008, 10:50 PM
I get 43 mpg now in my '01 Prizm (Corolla). I'm pushing for 50 mpg, though.

Geez. My 95 Prizm never did better than about 31.

ChiefsLV
05-06-2008, 11:29 PM
One good thing about this gas gouging is that it's creating a market for alternative technologies. Was just watching this documentary today, "Who Killed the Electric Car?" about how the electric car was killed back in the 90's. I remember emailing Saturn back in 98 or 99 asking them when I'd be able to get an EV1 here in Vegas. Their response was that they were currently only leasing in California with no plans to expand to other cities. Eventually the EV1 was scrapped altogether.

Video Preview/Interview for Who Killed the Electric Car? (http://www.pbs.org/cgi-registry/mediaplayer/videoplayer.cgi?playeraddress=videoplayer.cgi&media=%2Fmedia4%2Fnow%2F223%2Felectric-car-lo.rm%2C%2Fmedia4%2Fnow%2F223%2Felectric-car-hi.rm%2C%2Fnow%2F223%2Felectric-car-hi.wmv%2C%2Fnow%2F223%2Felectric-car-lo.wmv&title=Who%20Killed%20the%20Electric%20Car%3F&playertemplate=%2Fnow%2Fmedia_player%2Fvideo.html)




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Guru
05-07-2008, 12:25 AM
One good thing about this gas gouging is that it's creating a market for alternative technologies. Was just watching this documentary today, "Who Killed the Electric Car?" about how the electric car was killed back in the 90's. I remember emailing Saturn back in 98 or 99 asking them when I'd be able to get an EV1 here in Vegas. Their response was that they were currently only leasing in California with no plans to expand to other cities. Eventually the EV1 was scrapped altogether.

Video Preview/Interview for Who Killed the Electric Car? (http://www.pbs.org/cgi-registry/mediaplayer/videoplayer.cgi?playeraddress=videoplayer.cgi&media=%2Fmedia4%2Fnow%2F223%2Felectric-car-lo.rm%2C%2Fmedia4%2Fnow%2F223%2Felectric-car-hi.rm%2C%2Fnow%2F223%2Felectric-car-hi.wmv%2C%2Fnow%2F223%2Felectric-car-lo.wmv&title=Who%20Killed%20the%20Electric%20Car%3F&playertemplate=%2Fnow%2Fmedia_player%2Fvideo.html)




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then California went and started retaxing the people that had environmentally friendly cars because they were using less gas, hence not paying enough taxes to the state.

HMc
05-07-2008, 03:18 AM
STFU, all of you.

Currently US$5.35 per gallon here.

tomahawk kid
05-07-2008, 06:50 AM
Went up a dime in North KC this morning.

$3.47.

kepp
05-07-2008, 07:16 AM
Went up a dime in North KC this morning.

$3.47.

Yep...I filled up both our cars last night at Quik Trip for $3.36 and it was $3.47 this morning when I drove past.

Direckshun
05-07-2008, 07:18 AM
Yep...I filled up both our cars last night at Quik Trip for $3.36 and it was $3.47 this morning when I drove past.
So you saved like a buck and a half.

KCUnited
05-07-2008, 07:44 AM
$3.40 downtown at Grand Slam this morning.

El Jefe
05-07-2008, 08:00 AM
$3.40 downtown at Grand Slam this morning.

Where I am we are looking at about $3.79

recxjake
05-07-2008, 08:09 AM
One good thing about this gas gouging is that it's creating a market for alternative technologies. Was just watching this documentary today, "Who Killed the Electric Car?" about how the electric car was killed back in the 90's. I remember emailing Saturn back in 98 or 99 asking them when I'd be able to get an EV1 here in Vegas. Their response was that they were currently only leasing in California with no plans to expand to other cities. Eventually the EV1 was scrapped altogether.

Video Preview/Interview for Who Killed the Electric Car? (http://www.pbs.org/cgi-registry/mediaplayer/videoplayer.cgi?playeraddress=videoplayer.cgi&media=%2Fmedia4%2Fnow%2F223%2Felectric-car-lo.rm%2C%2Fmedia4%2Fnow%2F223%2Felectric-car-hi.rm%2C%2Fnow%2F223%2Felectric-car-hi.wmv%2C%2Fnow%2F223%2Felectric-car-lo.wmv&title=Who%20Killed%20the%20Electric%20Car%3F&playertemplate=%2Fnow%2Fmedia_player%2Fvideo.html)


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Gas was what 80, 90 cents in the 90's... Great car... Bad market.... GM could't give those cars away... GM didn't kill the electric car, the market did.

Pitt Gorilla
05-07-2008, 08:21 AM
So you saved like a buck and a half.If he drove out of the way to do it, it makes even less sense.

Demonpenz
05-07-2008, 08:33 AM
that doesn't make any cents

BigChiefFan
05-07-2008, 08:38 AM
$4.20, eh? Damned California pot smokin' hippies! :)Speaking of which, if they would just use hemp for biofuel we wouldn't be in this mess, but we can thank the lobbyist for hijacking our country.

Mr. Laz
05-07-2008, 09:23 AM
demand going down and yet prices still keep going up.


:hmmm:

Radar Chief
05-07-2008, 09:26 AM
100

Brock
05-07-2008, 09:27 AM
demand going down and yet prices still keep going up.


:hmmm:

No, see, now it's the LACK of demand that's driving the price up. They're selling less, so they need to jack up the price.

BigChiefFan
05-07-2008, 09:30 AM
demand going down and yet prices still keep going up.


:hmmm:George W. :thumb:

chasedude
05-07-2008, 10:06 AM
One good thing about this gas gouging is that it's creating a market for alternative technologies. Was just watching this documentary today, "Who Killed the Electric Car?" about how the electric car was killed back in the 90's. I remember emailing Saturn back in 98 or 99 asking them when I'd be able to get an EV1 here in Vegas. Their response was that they were currently only leasing in California with no plans to expand to other cities. Eventually the EV1 was scrapped altogether.

Video Preview/Interview for Who Killed the Electric Car? (http://www.pbs.org/cgi-registry/mediaplayer/videoplayer.cgi?playeraddress=videoplayer.cgi&media=%2Fmedia4%2Fnow%2F223%2Felectric-car-lo.rm%2C%2Fmedia4%2Fnow%2F223%2Felectric-car-hi.rm%2C%2Fnow%2F223%2Felectric-car-hi.wmv%2C%2Fnow%2F223%2Felectric-car-lo.wmv&title=Who%20Killed%20the%20Electric%20Car%3F&playertemplate=%2Fnow%2Fmedia_player%2Fvideo.html)




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I saw that Documentary, I thought it was very interesting. There were alot of separate organizations that wanted to see the EV1 fail. Then to destroy them all rather than let the cars live out their lifetime, sad really.

blueballs
05-07-2008, 10:12 AM
Very interesting
just in time for Mother's Day travel
how bizarre

Bob Dole
05-07-2008, 10:25 AM
It jumped a dime here yesterday afternoon to $3.59.

Bob Dole knew he should have stopped and filled up at lunch...

kepp
05-07-2008, 10:34 AM
So you saved like a buck and a half.

Actually I saved $2.53 - Would you rather waste that?

MeaTy The Pimp
05-07-2008, 11:06 AM
Where I am we are looking at about $3.79

Where I am right now (the southwestern portion of Louisville Kentucky) gas is at $3.85. Up from $3.58 yesterday.

Frosty
05-07-2008, 11:12 AM
Geez. My 95 Prizm never did better than about 31.

Hypermiling, baby! (http://www.cleanmpg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1510)

Donger
05-07-2008, 11:51 AM
demand going down and yet prices still keep going up.


:hmmm:

Global demand is rising, actually. It is in the United States, too, as expected.

Calcountry
05-07-2008, 12:08 PM
No, see, now it's the LACK of demand that's driving the price up. They're selling less, so they need to jack up the price.
Just don't drive so much.

Ari Chi3fs
05-07-2008, 01:30 PM
I just talked to my buddy who lives in NYC, and gas is $5.09 per gallon there right now.