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Old 11-23-2008, 12:53 PM   #11
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I usually gas up when my car is at 3/4 tank (just so it's not so painful) and when I went to town and saw gas had dropped from $2.09 to $1.83 at Costco I decided to wait a few weeks and see how much lower it goes. I can still drive over 200 miles before I need gas and I generally only drive 40-50 miles a week which is one trip to town.
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Old 11-23-2008, 01:37 PM   #12
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Good grief, I thought gas was cheap at $2.20... compared to you all i'm getting ripped off! Though I think in general gas is more here...
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Old 11-23-2008, 01:59 PM   #13
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You're in California, I think your state gas tax is a percentage instead of a flat rate (8 or 12 or 18 or 22 cents per gallon) so that tends to make your prices higher. Also Cal EPA regulations make prices higher to comply.
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Old 11-23-2008, 02:03 PM   #14
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OOps!!! I misspoke. Just got back from the Piggly Wiggly and their gas is now $1.94.
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Old 11-23-2008, 02:05 PM   #15
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Aw man, no fair! It's still 2.37 here! I heard on the radio the other day that the reason for that, according to a AAA spokesperson is because Western NY is on the last of the supply line, or something like that.
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Old 11-23-2008, 02:19 PM   #16
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At it's peak here last August (?) it was $4.69 so when it down to $3.50 I was thinking wow, gas is getting cheap again!! Wait.. that's still not cheap just better than it was! I think they plan it that way. Anyway, not sure what it is right now, but last time I looked it was $2.59.

And to add to history...when I was in HS I got my first car, a VW Bug, and it cost me $3 to fill the tank...at 30 a gallon. That was back in about 1970.
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Old 11-23-2008, 02:58 PM   #17
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I remember those days, I'm not sure we ever put in more than $2 worth.

Yesterday I got 7 gallons for $10; two months ago they cost $25. So yeah it's really gone down. The price for crude oil was at a high of $140 per barrel in July, now it's about $55.
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Old 11-23-2008, 03:11 PM   #18
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The Chevron out by us had it for 1.60 and I pulled in real fast. Filled up my tank for less than 30 dollars. Haven't been able to do that in a long time. I am actually going out and doing stuff on the weekends again now that I can afford the gas.

Not too much stuff though for fear of when it will go back up again.
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Old 11-23-2008, 05:54 PM   #19
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I'm trying very hard not to envy you all -- we are still over $3 a gallon here. The lowest I have seen is $3.17, but the average is $3.25. Hoping and praying it drops below $3 here soon!
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Old 11-23-2008, 06:00 PM   #20
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I'm waiting for someone from across the pond to tell us all to just shut up. It's somewhere near $8 there now, I think. Maybe more.
I guess I should be thankful for my $1.87.
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