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    How much where you are?

    On Monday regular was $2.48 here, a week ago $2.35, today $2.65.

    Tell me they aren't gouging us all.
     
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    Costco sells mid grade for $2.53 here, 92 Octane for $.20 more. :(

    ...with oil company profits at all-time highs, of COURSE they are price gouging. :(
     
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    $2.69 last night, $2.70 this morning, $2.73 this afternoon. :(
     
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    $2.71 here. :( Suppossedly this is still not as high as the 70's, when adjusted for inflation. I must have had more money then.
     
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    If you're at $2.71, we're going up again, then. We average 10-15 cents highter than Illinois most all the time...
     
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    Monday i paid $2.69 for about 14 gallons. however, one of the gas station companies here, Super America, has this 'speedy rewards' program. it's a points card. for every dollar you spend, you get 100 points. the biggest point reward is a free tank of gas, up to 25 gallons, which is 25,000 points. the other rewards are stuff like .50c off per gallon, .25c off per gallon, free fountain drinks, free this, free that for various amounts of points...it is cool. I have already claimed a free tank of gas, and monday i had enough points to take .50c off per gallon for gas, so my $40 gas tab only came to $32.20.

    my husband fills his work truck up at the same stores, and their diesel trucks average a $70 fill up every 2-3 days (more or less depending on workload), and he puts the points on our account, so we reap the benefits faster. if he's driving the boom truck, that one averages $120 fill ups.

    i wouldn't worry about the prices. most people i hear that are more knowledgeable in real-life economics than i am, say this is like the technology bubble...eventually it will burst and settle down.

    we may not go back to the $1.40/gallon (give or take .20c) we were used to, but these super-high prices should not last that long, especially come winter.

    we can't expect prices to stay under $1.75 forever...gas used to be less than a $1/gallon, so it is just something we will adjust to.

    i think it is just the drastic increases over the last 18 months that have people upset. if the increases were to happen over a number of years, with little fluctuation, i think the prices would be easier to take. cost of living goes up every year.

    i am glad i have a car that gets decent gas mileage. but if i owned a truck/suv, i would not be in ANY position to gripe. i have owned 2 trucks in the past, and i knew when i bought them that they were not super great on fuel, so i budgeted for a larger fuel bill. the cost of fuel went up, well, that's my own fault for driving what i do.

    I guess my attitude is "You gotta pay to play". for now, we just gotta

    "...BEND OVER AND TAKE IT UP THE TAILPIPE!!"
     
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    Yer BLONDE aren't ya? :scratch:
     
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    me? hell no!
     
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    Yesterday we were at $2.739/gal. Don't know what it will be today. Guess it's time to bring the bicycles out of the garage and put them to work. I'll be darned if I channel more money to those greedy Arabs who are trying to ruin our economy. Where are the protestors when you need them?
     
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    It's not the Arabs controlling the prices. We get <30% of our oil from the middle east. Most of our oil comes from Venezuela and other North/South American countries.

    The biggest problem is the fact that the liberal tree-huggers have made it so we do not have the ability to refine the oil or drill on our own soil.

    I think there are only 2 refineries left here, as i know one is on the east coast somewhere. Those are starting to fall apart, and since demand is continuing to grow, they are working harder to put out enough to keep up. The rest of the refineries are off shore.

    Alaskans WANT to drill in ANWR. To do so, will provide them jobs, thus creating a better local economy for them. The part that has the oil reserves is only 4% of the total reserve. 4 WHOPPING percent. It's not like we would take out the whole area!

    Florida has a HUGE reserve as well. Guess who made it so we can't make use of our own resources?

    THANK YOU LIBERAL COMMIES!
     

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