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Old 06-19-2009, 12:11 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Two gallons? For me that'd be an hour each way at freeway speeds.

I like to think of it like this: when gas hits $4/gallon, the cost of driving is the same for me as it would be for the guy in the big SUV at $0.80/gal.

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Old 06-19-2009, 12:53 PM   #22 (permalink)
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LOL - I never really thought of it like that...
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Old 06-20-2009, 02:04 PM   #23 (permalink)
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aerohead, Exxon is headquartered in Irving not Plano but there are Exxon gas stations in Plano. I am sure they would be glad to give you a job pumping gas. It beats watching MTV all day.

Suggest you go to EDGAR dot com and research the taxes & tax rates paid by Exxon in their 2008 10A filing. But you probably have already done that. You have shown a lot of knowledge about Exxon.
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I pumped their stuff for 4-years in the Air Force,and watched their back while they prospected for oil in Vietnamese' waters.
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I pumped their stuff for 4-years in the Air Force,and watched their back while they prospected for oil in Vietnamese' waters.
My father watched them do that too.

I thought of "gallon" as "tanks"
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Old 06-20-2009, 10:44 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Gosh, two gallons?
Yep, commuted from my parents' house to college for a year, and the Subaru's fuel economy is merely average (EPA: 19/26). I don't recommend Subarus to people anymore.

I got hooked on cycling at some point, and now I insist on living withing bicycle range of everywhere I need to go on a weekly basis. Side effect: I use less gas, and I spend less on the car all around.
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I got hooked on cycling at some point, and now I insist on living withing bicycle range of everywhere I need to go on a weekly basis.
Also good exercise
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Here is another good side to rising oil prices: Recycling becomes worthwhile again
I don't if this was the case in other parts of the world, but when oil's price went down recently most recycling centers here had to close down. With cheap oil making plastics is cheaper than recycling (same for paper, glass, metals), so the price of recyclable materials dived down, taking everyone who made a living off them along. When we were renovating the house a few months ago I loaded the car with steel, aluminum and copper (over 100kg) which I picked out of the debris, and dropped it off at the local metal collection lot. If I hadn't been driving that direction anyway, the money I got wouldn't have payed for the fuel.
Now oil is on the rise again, but materials are still cheap, mostly because of all of this crisis BS. Hopefully oil will get the recycling biz here back on it's feet.

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