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Old 04-23-2007, 09:40 AM  
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:44 PM   #3256
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people lined up 10 deep at costco so they can fill up at $4.20 a gallon. insane. what going to happen when its $5 everywhere? $6? Its going to get ugly
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:44 PM   #3257
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:47 PM   #3258
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people lined up 10 deep at costco so they can fill up at $4.20 a gallon. insane. what going to happen when its $5 everywhere? $6? Its going to get ugly
I don't see the average hitting $5.00/gallon this year. If I had to guess, I'd say that $4.25 to $4.50 max is more realistic this year.
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:55 PM   #3259
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I don't see the average hitting $5.00/gallon this year. If I had to guess, I'd say that $4.25 to $4.50 max is more realistic this year.
Do you get odd looks with your Cockney accent in Denver much?
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:57 PM   #3260
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I don't see the average hitting $5.00/gallon this year. If I had to guess, I'd say that $4.25 to $4.50 max is more realistic this year.
The average can kma, we're paying about 4.50 RIGHT NOW.
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:57 PM   #3261
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:58 PM   #3262
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Do you get odd looks with your Cockney accent in Denver much?
My normal speaking voice utilizes an American accent, but no, even my British accent is nowhere near close to being cockney.
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:58 PM   #3263
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I don't see the average hitting $5.00/gallon this year. If I had to guess, I'd say that $4.25 to $4.50 max is more realistic this year.
I read an article stating that how people change their habits, basically just shut down everything, when the national average gets higher than 3.75/gal. I'd say the people that go about setting the prices have definitely taken notice of that, as well.
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:58 PM   #3264
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The average can kma, we're paying about 4.50 RIGHT NOW.
The average price is the only one of real relevance.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:02 PM   #3265
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I read an article stating that how people change their habits, basically just shut down everything, when the national average gets higher than 3.75/gal. I'd say the people that go about setting the prices have definitely taken notice of that, as well.
Yes, folks started making changes in the driving habits right around $3.75 if I'm remembering this thread correctly.

Unfortunately, while our demand is down, China's (and others) demand is up 5+%.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:03 PM   #3266
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Yes, folks started making changes in the driving habits right around $3.75 if I'm remembering this thread correctly.

Unfortunately, while our demand is down, China's (and others) demand is up 5+%.
Then let THEM absorb the costs of sucking down the oil.
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My normal speaking voice utilizes an American accent, but no, even my British accent is nowhere near close to being cockney.
How conscious to you have in efforts to speak American accent? I only ask because this shit interests me and personally though Ozarkian born and raised, my Kentucky family have impacted me enough that I cannot correctly pronounce "for" anymore, and I'm assuming brain damage from booze is the reason why I say "kyar" instead of "car".

This video at 1:39 is how I envision your brand of English sounding like, Dongerman.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:05 PM   #3269
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Thankfully it really doesn't hurt me, I mean it does cut into our extra money, but it has no real impact on how we live daily. If it gets up to $5 a gallon we will definitely be watching our "extra" spending. We've been running pretty tight paying extra towards our current schooling, but we could trim that back a little if needed. Fortunately we don't really buy anything, we don't buy clothes, but maybe once a year, we have a Wii and net flix for entertainment, although we do go out to eat a few times a week. So we maybe spend $50-$60~ a week eating out.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:06 PM   #3270
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Then let THEM absorb the costs of sucking down the oil.
Meh. We still consume almost twice the amount of crude per year than China. I'm just pointing out that while our consumption figures still play a large part of crude pricing, we aren't as "important" in the process as we used to be.
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