Go Back   EcoModder Forum > Off-Topic > The Lounge
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-24-2008, 11:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
igo
Master EcoModder
 
igo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Wheeling, WV
Posts: 410

Mini Box Truck - '05 Scion Xb
90 day: 32.87 mpg (US)

It FITs - '09 Honda Fit Sport
90 day: 38.02 mpg (US)
Thanks: 12
Thanked 13 Times in 9 Posts
Record High Gas Prices?

I was just wondering I anyone has been seeing any record gas prices in your area? Pittsburgh is at $3.19/gal that is 2 cents short of the record high hurricane Katrina spike in 2005 of $3.21 (it only lasted a few days).

Just about everyone will be seeing records this summer it is just a matter of time.

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 02-24-2008, 11:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
Dartmouth 2010
 
SVOboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Hanover, NH
Posts: 6,427

Vegan Powa! - '91 Honda CRX DX
Team Honda
90 day: 66.52 mpg (US)
Thanks: 92
Thanked 113 Times in 82 Posts
Send a message via AIM to SVOboy Send a message via MSN to SVOboy Send a message via Yahoo to SVOboy
I know darin told me he just spent the most ever for gas, *shrug*
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2008, 11:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
Giant Moving Eco-Wall
 
DifferentPointofView's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: The Dale, IL (or A-Dale)
Posts: 1,120

The Jeep! - '95 Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ Laredo
90 day: 23.75 mpg (US)

The Caliber - '07 Dodge Caliber R/T
90 day: 30.6 mpg (US)

The 'Scort - '98 Ford Escort LX
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
I filled up about 2 hours ago, and 3.19 was the gas price, but I got it at Buy Low and my mom works there. She found and got 5 coupons off 15 gallons of gas and I ended up saving 65 cents per gallon, making the gas price like $2.56 a gallon.

So basically I've figured it out, go there to buy stuff, save more money on gas, and pay significantly less for gas than I would normally. It's a brilliant plan
__________________


Yea.. I drive a Jeep and I'm on a fuel economy site, but you just wouldn't understand... "It's a Jeep thing!" *Jeep Wave*

Did I Use Too Many Abbreviations? Here's The Abbreviations List
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2008, 12:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
igo
Master EcoModder
 
igo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Wheeling, WV
Posts: 410

Mini Box Truck - '05 Scion Xb
90 day: 32.87 mpg (US)

It FITs - '09 Honda Fit Sport
90 day: 38.02 mpg (US)
Thanks: 12
Thanked 13 Times in 9 Posts
I am usually pretty conservative with my gas price forecasts. Here it goes:

USA average will be consistently in the $3.40 to $3.60 range from May to September. Possible near $4.00 spike (that won't last too long). Oil will continue to be $100+ a barrel.

I cant predict 2009, but it doesn't look good. I don't know if the election will keep gas prices artificially low this summer either (it may be a possibility).

Last edited by igo; 02-25-2008 at 12:17 AM..
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2008, 01:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Peakster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Regina SK Canada
Posts: 407

Red Jeep Patriot - '07 Jeep Patriot
90 day: 20.94 mpg (US)

Beige Ford Ranger - '95 Ford Ranger XLE
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
The price in Regina SK this weekend was $1.139 a litre ($4.328 a gallon), still a ways away from our record of $1.279 a litre ($4.860 a gallon) last summer. More incentive to ditch my cars and live car-free soon! I filled my tank 7.459 gallons today for $32.

Let's see... 23 gallon fuel tank in a Jeep Grand Cherokee. That would be a $99 fill for a vehicle like that, yikes!

A fair few Canadian drivers I've spoken to lately are mentally preparing themselves for $1.50 - $2.00 a litre ($5.70 - $7.60 a gallon) gas this summer. We're sure optimistic aren't we?

Last edited by Peakster; 02-25-2008 at 02:01 AM..
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2008, 03:13 AM   #6 (permalink)
MechE
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bay Area
Posts: 1,151

The Miata - '01 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Thanks: 0
Thanked 20 Times in 17 Posts
The recent spike, for the US, is a result of a refinery explosion about a week ago - that on top of the normal cycles of bad oil news etc. I believe the explosion was Feb 18.
__________________
Cars have not created a new problem. They merely made more urgent the necessity to solve existing ones.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2008, 09:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
H4MM3R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Mackinac City, Michigan
Posts: 235
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
$3.15 Gas $3.70 Diesel
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2008, 01:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
Eco Noob
 
Doofus McFancypants's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Tosev 3 - Atlanta GA
Posts: 293

Red Rover - '01 Nissan Altima GXE
90 day: 30.07 mpg (US)
Thanks: 5
Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts
on the drive in today - Atlanta was $3.05 for Regular
__________________
Steve - AKA Doofus McFancypants
------------------------------
"If there's a new way, I'll be the first in line - But it better work this time"

First Milestone passed - 30 MPG (city) 5/15/08
Best City Tank - 8/31/09- 34.3 MPG (EPA= 20)
Best Highway Tank - 5/20/09 - 36.5 MPG (EPA= 28)
------
In effort to drive less:
Miles NOT driven in 2009 = 648 (Work from home and Alt Transporatation)
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2011, 01:14 AM   #9 (permalink)
(:
 
Frank Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: up north
Posts: 12,372

Blue - '93 Ford Tempo
Last 3: 27.29 mpg (US)

F150 - '94 Ford F150 XLT 4x4
90 day: 18.5 mpg (US)

Sport Coupe - '92 Ford Tempo GL
Last 3: 69.62 mpg (US)

ShWing! - '82 honda gold wing Interstate
90 day: 33.65 mpg (US)

Moon Unit - '98 Mercury Sable LX Wagon
90 day: 21.24 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,455
Thanked 3,182 Times in 2,014 Posts
Prices jumping a dime today, from $3.39 to $3.49. Decided they're only going to go up for a while (but I could be wrong) so filled up car, pickup, and a few gas cans. Spent $140. Good thing I won $40 at the casino!
__________________


  Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2011, 01:47 AM   #10 (permalink)
dude...wait...what?
 
Odin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Cincinnati Ohio
Posts: 161

Diesel Rx-7 - '82 Mazda Rx-7 GSL

merc 300d - '82 Mercedes-benz 300d dt

b2200 diesel - '84 Mazda b2200 D
Thanks: 6
Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frank Lee View Post
Prices jumping a dime today, from $3.39 to $3.49. Decided they're only going to go up for a while (but I could be wrong) so filled up car, pickup, and a few gas cans. Spent $140. Good thing I won $40 at the casino!
free money! free lunch! diesel is at 3.899 here

__________________
82 rx7 diesel
82 300d diesel
84 b2200 diesel

All veggie, all the time!
  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
EcoModding for Beginners: Getting great gas mileage. SVOboy EcoModding Central 55 08-21-2012 12:34 AM
Trouble-shooter's top question in '07? How to handle high fuel prices. MetroMPG General Efficiency Discussion 7 03-14-2011 02:37 PM
Gas prices in Hawaii are iNsAnE!! no_roads Introductions 13 03-04-2008 06:37 PM
News: Canadian gas prices may pass $1.30/L ($4.93/US gal) in months with $100 oil MetroMPG General Efficiency Discussion 5 01-04-2008 03:08 PM
As Vancouver gas prices soar, so does transit use MetroMPG Alternative Transportation 0 12-02-2007 12:26 AM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com