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Old 11-01-2014, 06:36 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Whereas instead of going about three weeks on $20 worth, I can now stretch it to a full month.
I once put $20 of diesel in the truck just to get home, and it wasn't even enough to turn the low fuel light off. This was back in 2008, when diesel was $5/gallon. It's a sad day when $20 isn't enough to extinguish the fuel light.

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I don't care if gas prices fall below two bucks a gallon, I still want to conserve as much gas as possible!
If my hypermiling in the Insight cancels out the effects of just one gap toothed git-er-done in his big dumb F250 dually with his inbred kids and pitbull hanging off the side rails in the back, glaring at me as they roll coal around me . . . . . then maybe there will be some gas left when my grand kids start to drive.
I assure you that driving and burning gasoline doesn't cancel out the effects of someone else driving and burning gasoline.

Any fuel you "save" will only increase supply, thus forcing prices lower, and consumption by other people up.

Without a worldwide conservation plan, individual conservation is next to pointless for the environment. However, it's extremely relevant to the conservationists pocketbook.

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I have a fifty-cent discount through my supermarket, which is currently charging $2.799. I do not want to blow it and only get seven gallons...

The nearest Costco is charging $2.599.
Save up the discounts until you reach the maximum, and then bring gas cans along with an empty fuel tank. Get the maximum amount of fuel at the discount that you can.

If you don't have fuel cans, just get a couple buddies to go to the station with you and fill their vehicles until the maximum limit is reached.

Until then, fill up on Costco. They recently became Top Tier certified (same as Shell, Chevron, Texico, etc), for whatever that's worth.

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Old 11-01-2014, 08:17 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Until then, fill up on Costco. They recently became Top Tier certified (same as Shell, Chevron, Texico, etc), for whatever that's worth.
Did they really? Because I refuse to put anything in my vehicles except for chevron, shell and 76. The Mustang will barely run on 87 Arco, it pings like crazy. Then again it doesn't like 87 Chevron either, but it doesn't ping like it does on Arco.
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Without a worldwide conservation plan, individual conservation is next to pointless for the environment. However, it's extremely relevant to the conservationists pocketbook.
Agree to disagree!

By being an example to everybody around us, we individuals can definitely make a difference. It's not just about saving a couple of bucks (although I'm not complaining), it's also about waking people up to what's coming!
If my actions can affect a couple of people around me (and I have already changed several people's outlooks), I am making a difference.

Yeah, it's a small one, but it's still a difference!
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Old 11-01-2014, 09:25 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I disagree to agree, whatever that means. A friend mentioned trying to date some guy that always argued with her. I asked "Why don't you ever argue with me?!" I keep trying to start arguments, but I do not expect them to go anywhere...

Fry's discounts only add up until the end of the month, so I already started over. I should be able to find someone to go with me to get gas.
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It's a quote from Anchorman, lol!
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If my hypermiling in the Insight cancels out the effects of just one gap toothed git-er-done in his big dumb F250 dually with his inbred kids and pitbull hanging off the side rails in the back...
Hey, no bad-mouthing pit bulls!
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Sorry man, didn't mean to bad mouth the things, they just seem to always be in very close proximity to rednecks, so I wouldn't feel right not including them
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Old 11-01-2014, 05:55 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Doesn't make sense to waste money when you can use the opportunity to save.

I still drive like a Scrooge.
The point of testing mods while gas is cheap is that it allows you to invest a gallon of gasoline and (for me) a 10% FE gain would translate into about a 20-25 gallon a year return on investment.
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I've been seriously looking at more economical (used) cars lately, although it's hard to justify spending money in the hope of maybe saving money.
That's not a bad idea. History shows you pay through the nose for efficient used cars when fuel prices are high.
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These low gas prices won't last. The cost of finding new dinosaur oil is about $100 per barrel, and rising 12% per year.

The big oil companies announced that they are reducing exploration spending over the next few years. Google oil firms cutting exploration spending for some articles on the subject.

I'm predicting that the average gas price in the U.S. will be about $5.00 per gallon for regular by 2018.

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