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have gone up again. tsk.
 

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Hehehe, that was pretty good... and not that far from the truth. My mother has a Ford Tempo and I went to the gas station for her to put some gas in her car. I popped 30 bucks worth into the tank and it was between 1/2 tank and 3/4 tank. For a Tempo. Not that long ago 30 bucks would have filled it from bone dry, running-on-fumes empty.
 

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£3.50 a gallon over here in the UK. Only it's sold in litres to make it seem less. I put 30 litres in today, I think my car costs .10p a mile on fuel. 16 us cents?
 

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Teri, here in Canada its sold in Litres as well. Pump prices here are about 84 cents per Litre (Canadian Dollars) for regular, self-serve gas which is about $3.20 per gallon. For us, that would work out to approximately $2.25 US dollars per gallon.
 

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I really don't worry about the price, since its a necessity. If it gets to the point I can rearrange my budget to purchase gas, I'm going to buy a scooter.
 

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I thought we had it bad here. I pay 1.82 a gallon right now. just went up 3 cents last week.
 

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$1.89 here in San Diego.. I'm still looking for a job, one of my strong prospects (i'll prolly know in a week) is about 35 miles away... I was hoping to find a job within 15-20 miles so I could bike to work... but I'm sure I wont be commuting a 35 mile bike ride! If gas prices keep climbing, I might think about driving half way and biking the rest... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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price just went up another 2 cents today...<br><br><br><br>
there's a piece on the news tonite about price gouging. I'm interested to hear what they have to say about it.
 

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I paid $1.65/gal for gas today. I put in $15 and that almost filled my car. Tis very nice when the gas prices are lower and I can put in $10 and be done with it for another week or so. However, if the worst thing that happens to me because of all that war crap is paying a little more for gas, I don't have a right to complain.
 

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I paid $1.93 a gallon for regular today. I love the snow but I need it to break so I can ride my motorcycle 65 mpg!!! I commute 65 miles round trip daily. so that would work out nice
 

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I'm flying to Florinda in July and have been keeping an eye on fares for a few months now. I know it's related to gas prices. They just aren't budging. ARGH!!
 

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The last time I filled up (about a week ago), I think it was $1.59 a gallon.<br><br><br><br>
I remember being 16 years old and filling up my old Jeep at 79 cents a gallon. Where did those halcyon days go? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:">
 

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So it's $5.53 a gallon in the Uk.<br><br>
Or you're paying £1 and we're paying £3.50 a gallon.<br><br><br><br>
The price went up $1 a barrel when the Exxon place blew up earlier today. People in England are assuming it was a limpet mine, although the news is saying it was an accident. Hmm.
 

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personally i don't drive and therefore don't care about the gas prices, and think it's just a symptom of a much more serious issue. but i thought the pic was funny <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Here it's like 1.10 a litre so that's like 4 dollar 50c for a gallon.<br><br><br><br>
Personally I think the price should double.<br><br>
I don't have a car anymore and I think the prices should have to go up dracticly to "force" people to make more environmentally right desicions.
 

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1vegan,<br><br><br><br>
I agree that higher gas prices would drive people more towards conservation, and conservation is a good thing...but some people don't have the option of not having a car.<br><br><br><br>
The public transit system in my area is very lacking. Housing within an appropriate distance of my work for me to walk or bicycle is prohibitively expensive. I work second shift, and I would not feel safe walking from a bus stop to my home late at night, and because my shift is oddly timed, I have no one to carpool with. A car is a necessity, for me, and increased gas prices would be a hardship.<br><br><br><br>
I do what I can. My car is as fuel-efficient as it can be, considering that it's not a hybrid. (Which I cannot afford.) I keep my vehicle well-maintained so that it uses resources efficiently, and I practice conservation to the best of my ability by combining trips, riding with friends when I can, for social outings, and walking/cycling when the distance is appropriate for that.<br><br><br><br>
I would love to give up my car. I would love to give up sitting in traffic, paying car insurance, and buying gasoline, but it's not in the cards for me right now.
 

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"The last time I filled up (about a week ago), I think it was $1.59 a gallon.<br><br><br><br>
I remember being 16 years old and filling up my old Jeep at 79 cents a gallon. Where did those halcyon days go?"<br><br><br><br>
You are a baby. I remember being 16 years old, and paying $0.179 / gal. That't right. 18 cents a gallon. But it didn't last long. We had a dramatic cost increase, and for several years, gas was $0.29 per gal
 
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