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Old 05-12-2011, 06:54 AM   #341 (permalink)
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thanks PW! my little trip to france looks like being cheap on fuel! (as long as I don't fill up on the autoroutes!

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Old 05-12-2011, 07:34 AM   #342 (permalink)
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The price of oil went back up. I didn't see any drops in price around here -- just maybe a brief pause in the increase? I've seen several stations over $4/gallon for regular 87 octane.
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:38 AM   #343 (permalink)
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my local dinojuice store (asda) has just dropped its derv price from 141.9 to 135.7! loving it - and i never thought I'd say that about a 135p litre! hope it keeps going especially if oil keeps dropping

saying that everywhere else seems to be stay at the 140-143 range
Our local Morrisons put on an offer of spend more than 40 you get 6p a litre off. So we went home and brought both cars, and a can If I had a chance to get to Machine Mart I could have got a Jerrycan.
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:40 AM   #344 (permalink)
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I've seen several stations over $4/gallon for regular 87 octane.
$4.23 here in Southern California.

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Except when the topic is political/ideological: just quit discussing it.

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Except when the topic is political/ideological: just quit discussing it.
Nice in theory, but how do you discuss gas prices in a way that's anything beyond the kind of reporting you could better from sites like gasbuddy, without bringing some level of politics & ideology?

I mean, just some people whinging about how gas prices are such a burden, and me happening to mention that I drove the Insight for a month on $20 worth*... Well, that's politics & ideology right there :-)

*OK, complete honesty. April 4th, put in $20.47 with the fuel light on. May 4th, it came on again, and I put in another $20 at the cheapo cash-only station, $3.92/gal IIRC.
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Old 05-12-2011, 01:56 PM   #349 (permalink)
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Im seeing about $50 every two weeks in fuel costs, it seems. Diesel is $4.25 to $4.39 around me, so 5-6 gal/wk consumption, driving back and forth to my job yard to pick up a van, with little "side drives" here and there.

18 miles each way, there and back up to 3 times a day.

I'm not really concerned too much w with my fuel bills, except to say that I wouldn't complain if it were cheaper.
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Old 05-12-2011, 02:05 PM   #350 (permalink)
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You know gas is high when you put a coroplast and tape mod on your car and instead of cringing, your wife just asks "So how much is that supposed to save?"

Side note, Gas was 3.99 in my area, and them BOOM! Plummeted to 3.79 in 14 hours. It was crazy!

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