News

Gas $1.75 a gallon, Damn

Discussion in 'Other Off Topic Forum' started by Mojo, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. Mojo

    Mojo Formula 3

    Sep 24, 2002
    1,292
    Washington St.
    Full Name:
    Joseph
    Whats up? Im so tired of prices going from $1.20 to $1.90 a gallon.
    I think they do it just to let us know who's boss. Nothing else flucuates
    that much, Whats up?? If we don't hurry up and burn all the fuel up,
    how are we ever going to find a new source of energy for cars?
    I guess the war didn't help prices.
    So what does it cost where your at? And how do you feel?


    O.K. Im better know :)
     
  2. PeterS

    PeterS Three Time F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Jan 24, 2003
    38,144
    95370
    Full Name:
    PeterS
    The oil companies really piss me off regarding this. Their reasoning is that they have a few processing plants that are doen for 'maintenance'. Supply is lower so the prices go up! What other industry on God's green earth could ever get away with this? If I shut my company down for two weeks, I can't raise my prices during that time and expect to get it! Why should the oil companies be able to do this and why does our government step in and tell them to stop this practice!
     
  3. beast

    beast F1 Veteran

    May 31, 2003
    8,965
    Lewisville, TX
    Full Name:
    Rob Guess
    Gas in AZ is bumping $2.00 a gallon for regular unleaded. The BS of this is they say that 2 refineries are down in California. the last surge we had here was due to a shortage from a broke pipeline coming out of El Paso Texas..

    I say it is a bunch of BS that they are handing us in order to boost the oil companies profits.
     
  4. F SPIDER

    F SPIDER F1 Rookie
    Owner

    Jan 30, 2002
    2,873
    NYC, A'dam, W'stock
    Full Name:
    rijk rietveld
    $2.00-2.25 in NYC

    $5.00 in the Netherlands

    I guess there still some upward potential

    Rijk
     
  5. Kenny94945

    Kenny94945 Karting

    Nov 1, 2003
    153
    Marin Calif
    $2.25 a gallon super 91 octane.
    Marin County California.
     
  6. PeterS

    PeterS Three Time F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Jan 24, 2003
    38,144
    95370
    Full Name:
    PeterS
    Keep in mind that we paid $1.20 15+ years ago. With inflation, $2.00 is not all that bad, but does not lend any excuse to the oil companies that bend us over three or four time a year. Kalifornia also has Oxygenated fuel that the politicians shoved down our throats three years ago with the MTBE additive. It's now showing up in our watersheds. That additive added about $.25 per gallon here. Again, the 'environMENTAList’s hard at work, screwing up our health!
     
  7. 150shot

    150shot Formula Junior

    Jun 15, 2003
    807
    San Dimas, CA
    $2.15 avg for 87 here in Southern CA, for 91 $2.30 and above
     
  8. Evolved

    Evolved F1 Veteran

    Nov 5, 2003
    8,206
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Gasoline Taxes are ussually half of the cost of a gallon of gas.

    I am probably one of the few who supports higher gasoline prices.

    I do not think the gov't should get to higher prices by taxxing gasoline more. The free markets are doing a great job of it. More people driving and the same supply should bring 4.00 inside of four years.


    The mindset that to get anywhere you must get into a car that has evolved over the last 35 years has made for an unhealthy culture of traffic jams and more land being devoted to parking lots then parks. A nice spike in gas prices might help change this.
     
  9. Lawrence Coppari

    Lawrence Coppari Formula 3

    Apr 29, 2002
    1,909
    Kingsport, TN
    Full Name:
    Lawrence A. Coppari
    It seems to me that oil companies may more money when the price they pay for imported oil is low. The reason is that when prices are high, they keep their margins low so as to no totally agitate the public. When the price of oil falls, they make a lot more profit because the public is happy and unwittingly are paying a higher profit margin without knowing it. So long as the bottom line is low, the public does not investigate. When the price goes up due to the cost of imported oil, the public and politicians get thier microscopes out.
     
  10. storminnormin

    storminnormin Formula Junior

    Jul 31, 2002
    572
    California
    I saw 2.49 for 91 this mornning in Mill Valley, CA
     
  11. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

    Sep 28, 2002
    9,193
    And what, sir, were you doing in Mill Valley w/o me? :D

    --Dan
     
  12. mjgermane

    mjgermane Formula Junior

    Jan 21, 2003
    507
    $1.97 for 91 octane in Utah. I then drove down to the freeway and saw a gas station that was selling 91 for $1.81, I know here I am going. I remember about 5 years ago prices were under $1.00 for a short time. It was so nice to watch the gallons go up faster than the money on the pump.
     
  13. LA Swede

    LA Swede Formula Junior

    Dec 5, 2003
    369
    SoCal
    Lets see, gas are prices up at least $0.75 for supreme (in socal anyway).

    The average tax refund is up $100 per yesterdays news from the IRS.

    I guess that means that the average tax refund increase under the Bush tax plan are effectively given directly to the oil companies when the average customer consumes 133 gallons of gas.

    Coincidence?

     
  14. LA Swede

    LA Swede Formula Junior

    Dec 5, 2003
    369
    SoCal
    in 1998/99 I saw Pilot sell regular for $0.75/ gallon. Probably in Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma or Arkansas.


     
  15. MarkCollins

    MarkCollins F1 Rookie
    Owner

    Jul 2, 2002
    3,198
    South England
    Full Name:
    Mark Collins
    I feel for you guys............ we are paying around $5.75 for a gallon in the UK :)
     
  16. dm_n_stuff

    dm_n_stuff Global Moderator
    Global Moderator Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Dec 10, 2003
    35,454
    The Sunshine State
    Full Name:
    Dave
    $1.89 gallon 93 octane, $1.99 94 octane, $4.29 100 octane (last 2 courtesy of the Sunoco station where you can buy pump 100 octane unleaded.

    Suburban Philadelphia.
     
  17. SrfCity

    SrfCity F1 Veteran

    Nov 1, 2003
    9,842
    Orange County, CA
    We now own the second largest reserve in the world. Are there not any fringe benefits to occupying Iraq? $2.15+ here........
     
  18. JH

    JH F1 Veteran

    Nov 14, 2002
    5,014
    Odense, Denmark
    Full Name:
    Jonas H.
    How many liters is a gallon?

    Here in Denmark, a liter is around 1.80$ :)
     
  19. MarkCollins

    MarkCollins F1 Rookie
    Owner

    Jul 2, 2002
    3,198
    South England
    Full Name:
    Mark Collins
    Jonas

    4.5 litres to the gallon roughly
     
  20. beast

    beast F1 Veteran

    May 31, 2003
    8,965
    Lewisville, TX
    Full Name:
    Rob Guess
    Jonas,

    there are 3.784 liters in a gallon

    Rob
     
  21. enzorio2001

    enzorio2001 Rookie

    Feb 21, 2004
    21
    Long Beach/Australia
    Full Name:
    Steve C
    $2.20 Chevron in Long Beach
     
  22. JH

    JH F1 Veteran

    Nov 14, 2002
    5,014
    Odense, Denmark
    Full Name:
    Jonas H.
    Then you guys have nothing to complain about :)
    a gallon here is around 5$ :)
     
  23. thecarreaper

    thecarreaper F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Sep 30, 2003
    15,970
    Savannah
    Full Name:
    I NEED A JOB
    $1.79 for 93 here in savannah ga. if it does go up to $3-$4 i am getting another sport bike. i promised myself i would never get on another one, but to hell with these oil a$$holes.maybe i should get one of these newer super efficient cars and get a 308 for fun on the weekends. i stated in a thread a while back that high gas prices will affect muscle car and exotic car resale prices. hope i am wrong.
     
  24. rob

    rob F1 Rookie

    May 22, 2002
    3,614
    Vt
    I've been giving more than my fair share of my hard earned money to the oil companies. My winter hobby is snowmobiling and I have to run premium in my sled which costs 1.96 at the 7-11 nearest to me. The last two winters gas has seriously spiked. I average about 100 miles on a day out and I get about 10 miles to the gallon.
     
  25. milstanselnino

    milstanselnino Formula Junior

    Jan 8, 2004
    573
    MN
    Full Name:
    Jon P.
    Maybe it's just time to buy oil co stocks, and laugh all the way to the bank. Anyone know how any oil stocks are doing?
     

Share This Page