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Gas Prices are Starting to Come Down!

Discussion in 'Performance & Fuel' started by ChevyFan, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

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    Well, we can debate to the ends of the earth on why gas prices seem to not be tied to free market economics, but in fact are manipulated outside of regular supply and demand ... but the good news is that GAS PRICES ARE STILL FALLING!

    I took this the other day when filling up, and they've dropped a little bit more since then.

    Arlington, Texas on I-20 - paid $2.999 for unleaded last Saturday.

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  2. murdog94

    murdog94 New Member

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    Steve are you trying to make the rest of the country want to end you??? We are finally down to $3.47, but what sucks is it is getting on twards snowmobile time and i have to run a minimum octane rating of 91 in that SOB and that $3.88 a gallon right now
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  3. Caddiac

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    Dang Murdog! I run regular in my Porsche.LOL We have lower prices here due to the low gas tax. When folks text on the interstate down here they occasionally look up thinking they're on a dirt road. You know asphalt is expensive. You should thank your elected officials for using it in your state.........:lol:
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  4. murdog94

    murdog94 New Member

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    Yeah Regular in my sled= $500 in a rebuild kit. If i could find offroad 93 i would run that all the time. but the max in MN is 91 unless i feel like ridding on pavement to get to my parking space..

    Oh and i know it is because of road tax and blah blah blah. but i actually drive on the worst section on I35 in the country when i come to work.. good thing Struts are cheap lol
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  5. marko54

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    WOW, i saw $3.39 today In Neenah Wi. and thought that was cheap.
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  6. 2COR517

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    Sadly, it's just temporary.
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  7. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer New Member

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    Dropped 6 cents a gallon since last week.:great:
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  8. sstoner911

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    Yup...if Obama gets his way we will be taxed to death for gas as soon as the Oil companies lose the tax breaks and they pass that on to the consumer. My wife and i watched the episode of The Amazing Race last night(we had it on the DVR) which was Indonesia.

    My wife was amazed at the amount of scooters...I told her we may be riding those by the time I retire. I am 40 now.

    87 Ocatane is around 3.23 to 3.33 per gallon depending on what side of town your on.
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  9. TELORVEHC

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    Woah, $2.99?????? That's awesome lol. Cheapest I've seen around my neck of the woods is $3.32 as of Saturday.
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  10. murdog94

    murdog94 New Member

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    I still hate you all! LOL
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  11. pmf608

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    You think you have it bad.... :lol:

    After the liter-gallon conversion, gas is at about $4.16 per gallon here in Alberta right now. Our provincial economy is mainly based on oil production but we get screwed on it because of the deal our government made with the US years ago that means we ship our oil to the states to be refined rather than doing it ourselves, and then we pay more to buy our own product back.
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  12. sstoner911

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    Really..I didnt know that. We need to stop refining your damn oil so we can refine more of what oil we produce! I am sure your environmental nuts are worse than ours.

    ---------- Post added at 09:21 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:17 PM ----------

    Oh...kinda off topic...but are alot of people from Alberta Cincinnati Bengals fans? The bengals are coming to Phoenix in December to play the cardinals and my wife and I are Colt McCoy fans from his Texas University days....we bought tickets off Stub Hub and they came from Alberta....ok...back on topic now..sorry.... I degress...
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  13. pmf608

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    :lol: yep, pretty sad that we pay a premium for our own product, and even more so after hurricanes that take out oil refineries. Not much we can do about it though unless the government removes that legislation... but after the time its been in, I personally don't see that being too likely to happen. On the up side, at least I don't live in british columbia where there is an additional 8% provincial tax on everything in addition to the 5% GST. By the time they build taxes in, their gas is usually considerably more expensive than in alberta.

    And I've never heard of the Cincinnati Bengals. I have bought tickets from StubHub though and they always seem to be local to here (then again, it has always been for local events). Apparently there are at least some Bengals fans here in Alberta
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  14. Dnarvel

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    I'd Gladly pay $4.16 pmf608. As of this morning its ~$1.24 / Liter... so $4.71 per US Gallon. That will be higher than other areas of B.C, since I'm mid-way up the Island, so everything costs more. Ironically that is still similar to Ontario. I think Alberta still has some of the cheapest gas in Canada though.
    On a side note, Funniest/Angriest thing I ever saw. Was in Sault Ste. Marie (US) getting gas because it was alot cheaper, saw the truck fill up that station, then cross the border and fill up one on the Canadian side, where the price was posted at ~$1.20 / gallon more. Gotta love that eh?
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  15. pmf608

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    I can appreciate that Alberta has cheap gas relative to the rest of Canada, but the whole country got screwed over on that deal. We produce a lot of oil (mainly here in Alberta) but there is no reason we should have to pay more for the gas because we ship it to the states to be processed and then pay a premium for our own product. The whole country should be more reasonably priced. You story in Sault Ste. Marie would drive me nuts, and that's a perfect example of that.

    As a side note, gas here was running around $1.30 / liter until probably about a month ago. I was glad when it started to come down a bit. Every little bit helps in my '97 ford 460 that I use for work.
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  16. tbplus10

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    I was Southwest of DFW in Hico Tx. an hour ago and filled up my work truck with regular Unleaded at $2.79 a gal.
    Cheapest I've seen in a long time.
    But with dual 75 gal tanks it still wasnt cheap at just over $400 for a 150 gallons to fill up, and I'll be seeing the pump later this week since the dang truck only gets a solid 9mpg.
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  17. pmf608

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    I'd say it would be lucky if my F350 with the 460 gets 9mpg. Dual 75 gallon tanks would at least be a nice convenience. I has dual tanks, but they are only about 18 gallons each and the second one doesnt work. Needless to say, when I'm driving that truck for work, I spend a fair bit of time at the gas station.
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