GAS

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 02/25/2011 ( 39 moms have responded )

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How much do you pay for gas where you live? Do you think it will be getting higher?
At what price would you stop buying gas? 5,10,15,20! Dollars a gallon


Ours is average 3.29 (it is higher and lower in some places), but going to be going up
“Supposedly” because of what’s going on in the Middle East…but that is a load of rubbish!

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I think gas is around $3.50/gallon here, but to be honest, I really have no idea--I have to have it regardless of the cost, so I have no reason to pay attention to the price.

It would have to get really, really high for me to stop buying it. We do try to do our part for the environment: We had solar panels installed last year, we use a cistern for water, and we recycle what we can, but honestly they are not for economic reasons--they don't save us any money at all. We have to pay to recycle, the solar panels cost over $18,000 and save us about $8/month in electricity--they will never pay for themselves, but I feel better, and the cistern, I won't even go into the logistics of that money pit....The point? High prices are not going to make people stop buying gas. The only thing that will get people to move to more renewable energy sources is to create products people WANT that use them. The electric car options on the market right now are simply not desirable, and public transport is simply not feasible in many, many locations.

Tara - posted on 02/27/2011

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Here's a link to a great documentary about the electric car and why it's not on the market.

I like Jenny's attitude but really what is our alternative right now? The price of gas is never going to go down beyond a few cents here and there, but ultimately it will keep going up and up and up.... and with each increase we further rape our planet of a resource that we know is contributing to our decline on the planet and in the process we are taking many other species and ecosystems down with us.

Our reliance on oil goes far beyond needing gas for transportation, oil is used in the production of so many of our day to day purchases. It is said that about 7 percent of the entire world's oil production in a year is used for plastic manufacturing. In addition to that there are oil byproducts in our food, cosmetics and cleaning products.

The worst thing humans have done so far on this planet is the mass production and refining of crude oil. In the time since we first began extracting this resource from our earth on a large scale, we have managed to destroy so much of our land, water and environment. We have created billions of tons of waste on our earth, we have created billions of tons of toxic emissions that stay in our atmosphere, we have caused the decline of almost every species on the earth. We really fucked up on this one, and unless we find an alternative and fast we better get ready to go back to horse and buggy.



http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/who-kille...



edited to add the link.

Tara - posted on 02/26/2011

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Gas here is about $116/L about $4.50 a gallon I guess.
I find it expensive and since I drive an 8 passenger Safari with a 6 cylinder engine, with a HUGE gas tank, it is excessive to fill up. But that's how I do it. I keep it in the top 1/4 of the tank most times. It seems to run more efficiently and this way if I ever need to go on a long trip, I'm all tanked up and ready to go!
It's only going to keep going up. We will hit peak oil production in 2015 and continue to go down hill from there. It's projected that by 2050 we will have no more oil reserves worth drilling for and our whole system based on oil production will have to change. Better to start now than wait wouldn't you say?
Did you know it takes 75 gallons of oil to bring a cow to slaughter for beef? did you know that each small bottle of bottled water required at least 1/4 of its own volume in oil to produce it?
The discovery of oil is what will eventually lead to our demise if we don't change things now.

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Lindsay - posted on 02/28/2011

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I just filled up for $3.08 a gallon. That was the highest I've ever paid for gas. I will keep paying for it until a better option is there.

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Wow Tara, that's an awesome program! We actually do save more than $8/month, that was an exaggeration, but re-reading it, it's not as obvious as I thought :P
Even so, the system will never pay for itself; we don't make enough power to fully run our own home, much less any extra to sell, it's just something we wanted to do to reduce our own footprint.

I was happy to find electric charging stations in the parking garage downtown the other day! A lot of the people who live there are driving the fully electric smartcars, but they are not an option for families, as they only seat 2, and they cannot go on the interstate. I have not seen any fully electric cars suitable for families yet, or people who do not live in town. I would like to see them.

I agree, people must demand change, or it won't happen. We have to invest in Green technology even though it is more expensive, because if we don't, they won't keep making it.

Tara - posted on 02/27/2011

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Therein lies a problem. If no one demands change, if no one says "Hey Ford, or GMC, I'm not going to buy any cars from you until you make them green and nice to look at etc." then why would they ever change?
If no one stands up and says "give us cleaner water or make sure our land is not contaminated by toxic waste" than what is stopping industry from further polluting our land and water?
It is public pressure and public awareness that will bring newer greener products that do serve a purpose beyond making people feel better. :) Kelly you're doing more than I am!! Way to go.
We want to go solar in the next 5 years, in Ontario you can go solar, financed if you want and the Ontario Power Authority will sign a 20 year contract with you to buy power from your source at .80/kwh. (you have to be tied into the grid) through their "Fit and MicroFit" programs. An average 3 bedroom home could have solar power and generate about $480 in income every month.
This the biggest climate change initiative happening in North America, and I want to be part of it!!
It's part of their green energy plan to get Ontario away from our coal fired plants and nuclear facilities.

Stifler's - posted on 02/27/2011

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that's right, the "green" cars are hideous! and everything and anything green is ridiculously expensive so of course people are going to keep buying the same old things.

Stifler's - posted on 02/27/2011

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1.32/L? I wouldn't stop buying fuel, it's one of those necessary evils. I use premium anyway, no one who uses premium can whinge about the price of fuel just like no one with a plasma screen tv can whinge about the price of electricity.

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big oil companies and their partners killed the car that ran on water idea by buying the patent and never producing it.
I don't buy gas or oil, i walk everywhere. literally everywhere, i don't care if it takes me 45mins to get there, my two feet will do just fine. Gabby likes going for walks, she pretends shes in a racecar. The technology exists to solve our addiction to oil. Money is more important to people though.
gas is around a dollar here, and i do hope it skyrockets to push people towards renewable energy. Oil biproducts in our food and hygienic products cause cancer and other illnesses, they are carcinogenics. So eliminating the products there will only better us in more ways than stopping pollution.

Rosie - posted on 02/27/2011

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$3.23 a gallon. i can't stop buying gas, i need it. however i'd have to see how much public transportation is for us, i doubt it would be any cheaper than buying gas for our vehicles.

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We're in upstate NY and over the winter we've hovered at around $3.30 ~ $3.40. I saw it for $3.33 yesterday somewhere. That's for Regular gas....not the super, extreme, high end, gold plated Supreme stuff lol I don't ever even LOOK at those prices lol



Edited to add: From empty (like with the idiot light on), it costs us on average $50 to fill the tank. We do this once a week. In 1987, when I bought my first car, it cost me $10 to fill the tank and I remember thinking THAT was a lot lol Inflation.......

~Jennifer - posted on 02/26/2011

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Costco / New Jersey was $2.93 a gallon yesterday when I stopped there for gas.

Jocelyn - posted on 02/26/2011

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I just found out our Costco gas is at .99/litre! Woop! Know where I'm filling up next!

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Yes, I am. But Yippee!! Costco gas is only $3.72 today. :)

It's $3.86 right by my house still and $3.82 at other stations in town and $3.72 at Costco (finally managed to make a trip there... been several weeks).

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Teresa, aren't you in Hawaii? Maybe I am confusing you with someone else! But those prices are really high!

Jenny - posted on 02/26/2011

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$1.259 per litre where I live right now. I hope it goes to like $10. Really expensive gas is about the only thing that will get us away from using it. Either that or running out of oil which I also hope happens soon. We've fucked our planet up enough for that resource, let's try something cleaner.

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$3.86 as of yesterday. It was $3.82 a few days ago. Regardless of price I can't stop buying gas. It's not a feasible option for me (may be possible, but not worth all the other troubles it would cause).

Sharon - posted on 02/26/2011

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Gas was $3.29 last night and when I filled up the beast it cost me $89. My gas guage was at the alarm level, it was so low. A full tank like that will generally last me 2 weeks if I only drive to & from work. Since I work in a major shopping center I can do all my shopping before or after work IF someone remembers to check for milk & cat litter before I get halfway home.

Thankfully the kids are on a hiatus with their activities. But I'm looking at a smaller vehicle for daily running around. I've got a nice 4 cyl truck that isn't running at the moment, I may put in the money to get it fixed.

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:::Sigh:::: Gas just went up again this weekend in my area because of 2 major events in my town that brings in the tourists! In addition to the rising prices. Down the street, it was $3.29 a gallon in the middle of the week. Now it's $3.47. I'll have to go a town over to get the gas at $3.29. In 2 weeks we're going to DisneyLand in California. By then it will be Spring Break and gas will be at $4.00/gallon.

Jenn - posted on 02/26/2011

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I don't know about the 2050 thing. According to estimates - Canada alone has a reserve life of 188 years.

Jenn - posted on 02/26/2011

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Gas right now is about $1.20/L or about $4.54/gallon. Canada is one of the major suppliers of oil to the US, but we also import oil. The reason for this, is because it's cheaper to import oil for the central and eastern parts of the country, than it is to run the needed system to transport it from the west coast. Also, the reason we pay more for our gas here is because of fuel taxes - so it might seem illogical for the US to charge less for their gas than we do, when we're supplying you with oil, but it's not the actual fuel price that is cheaper - it's the taxes.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 02/26/2011

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It just jumped to $3.21 It was at a steady $2.90 for quite some time. I hear it will hit $4.00 by the summer time. My hubby needs a new car, and comutes 1 1/2 hour EACH way, so we are looking into a Prius.

Mary - posted on 02/26/2011

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We were just talking about this last night...gas here (suburbs of Baltimore) went from $3.05/gallon to $3.29/gallon within the past 4 days.

Sal - posted on 02/26/2011

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around $1.35 per litre i am rural nsw though and we are more expensive than city nsw and loads dearer then qld, it cost me about $80 to fill my car depending how low it gets and it gets me about 600km

April - posted on 02/26/2011

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I'm currently living in the Philippines, the price of gas (if i convert it) is about USD$4.60 per gallon. It's really hard here considering that this is a third world country. So you can imagine how people would rather use public transportation, but even the fare prices have gone up! tsk tsk. I'm moving back to Australia in a few months, wonder how it's going over there?

Louise - posted on 02/26/2011

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Our petrol prices are very high we pay £1.30 a litre which makes an average size car nearly £50 a fill up. Petrol costs in the UK are about to rise again and it is putting alot of companies out of business because they can not afford the fuel prices. In fact everything to do with road usage is going up. My road tax was £200, on average we spend about £200 a month on petrol and now the government is trying to get people to put devices in their car and then charge them for road usage by the mile. If this comes into force I will be giving up my car for good as I just wont be able to afford it.

Jodi - posted on 02/26/2011

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I actually wouldn't know what the price was today, but that was the last receipt I found that my husband purchased. My car is diesel, and funnily enough, that doesn't fluctuate that much, but it is around $1.30 at the moment too.

Meghan - posted on 02/25/2011

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It went from 1.14 to 1.23 overnite here...wasn't very happy yesterday when I had to "fill" up

Nikki - posted on 02/25/2011

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It's $1.40 a litre here at the moment, it's crazy, I remember when I first started driving it was 70 cents a litre! At one stage it was almost at $1.60, it was about 2 years ago, it made a huge difference, it was so expensive.

Jodi - posted on 02/25/2011

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We pay around $1.30 a litre (which is about $4.90 a gallon). You guys have no idea how good you have it with your fuel costs. Australia is also an exporter of fuel, including to the US and you guys manage to get it cheaper than we do.

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Ha! I clicked on this thread because I thought "gas" was going to be about farting! I've got a savage gastro bug at the moment so it must be on my mind!

Mrs. - posted on 02/25/2011

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Whelp, we are lucky to live in a big city and are right next to a major subway station. We don't have a car and choose subway or streetcar. If we have to be in a car, we autoshare or cab it. So, we avoid the whole gas thing thank God! I know not everyone has that option though.

I think it's bullshit too, it has nothing to do with the Middle East - it's more like a gap in the middle of the money pile one of the BP execs is pissy about.

Johnny - posted on 02/25/2011

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Ours was $1.25 a litre ($4.73 a gallon) here in Vancouver today.

It's been hovering around $1.20 ($4.54) for the last month or so and shot up in the last 2 days. I expect it will likely go up to $1.35 before it averages out.

Canada is a net exporter of oil. If we hadn't privatized our national oil company, we wouldn't need to be in this mess. Now we export the majority of our oil to the US and China and then import what we use here. The entire shell game makes me ill. And sadly pays my bills.

Jocelyn - posted on 02/25/2011

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Lately our has been around 1.04 for a litre.
There's .26 gallons in a litre, so that would be about $4 a gallon?

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