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  1. Gas Prices and You


    How have you changed your life to deal with the ever increasing gas rates? What chnages do you plan to take?


  2. it hasn't... but it will start to when it hits the 8.00 mark. like most people i think i will just have to keep on keeping on
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  3. It hasn't affected me to any noticeable degree.

    I do however find myself consciously walking places that are close by that I might have driven to a year ago.
  4. tattoopierced1
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    outside of siphoning gas out of neighborhood cars, it hasnt affected my driving at all

  5. I live in the country, I do not have the options of public transport or getting where you need to go on foot or on a bike.

    I only drive where I have to go, but I have been doing that for years now. Since my gas consumption was already at a minimal level I am just watching money fly out of my wallet.

  6. It cost me 97 frickin dollars to fill up my truck yesterday....this BLOWS!

    *tripdog finds his siphon hose*
    The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.-Psalm 18:2

  7. Ugh. I live in the DC-metro area and commute to DC for work by metro everyday, and with gas prices going up there are more and more train riders by the day... And the parking lot keeps filling up earlier and earlier by the day... It's freaking ridiculous! For the past couple weeks I've been getting to the parking lot 30 minutes before I need to catch my train, and I waste all that time trying to find a spot. I've been late for work every single day for the past 2 weeks, and I've had to park illegally 4 times. I've gotten 2 parking tickets, and I'm pretty effing sure I'm gonna have one when I get to my car this evening.... It's ****ing ridiculous and frustrating as hell. I'm not willing wake up at the butt crack of dawn to catch a freaking train and get to work an hour early... I'm just not a morning person and I workout in the evenings, and this is taking away from my rest time...

    My only other real options are to drive to work and sit in traffic for an hour and pay $20 to park my car in a garage on top of the $10+ in gas I'd spend, suck it up and head in early and start working out in the mornings again (which I reeeeeaaaaaally don't want to do), or find a new job.... It sucks. It really ****ing sucks...

  8. I now work four 10 hour days instead of five 8 hour days. I also only go to the grocery store 1x per week instead of 2-3. I do anything I can do maximize my trips when I do drive.

    Oh I wish I didnt sell my bike!

  9. Haha, I stopped commuting to the bay area. It mostly had to do with other circumstances, but driving 100 miles each direction, 5 days a week made it easier to quit.

    (...Anyone hiring? lol)


    Edit: And I sold my 400hp Camaro as well, but that didnt really have much to do with gas. It did save me a ton of money on gas though.

  10. a lot of you guys have it worse than me with your commutes and all.it all sounds really shyutty im sorry..but yeah gas right now is $4.17..are there really predictions for gas up to $8.00??
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by Squeaks4ver View Post
    it hasn't... but it will start to when it hits the 8.00 mark. like most people i think i will just have to keep on keeping on
    Squeaks!!!

    I'm more studly now than the last time I saw you on the board. So stop fantasizing about my pecs, you horn ball.

  12. Quote Originally Posted by vpower View Post
    a lot of you guys have it worse than me with your commutes and all.it all sounds really shyutty im sorry..but yeah gas right now is $4.17..are there really predictions for gas up to $8.00??
    No.

    I work for an oil company. Crude has dropped near 10 bucks in the last week.
    Some Asian countries that were subsidizing the price of gas for their citizens (to a dime or 40 cents or whatever) have realized how much it is bleeding their country's budget and are raising the price of gas.
    That should help lower consumption in their countries.

    The dollar is strengthening against the Euro.

    Those should combine to continue to bring down crude oil. Gasoline prices will follow, but a lag of 2 weeks or so.
    I think pretty soon we'll reach the crest in prices and then they will fall.



    (This is excepting a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico or some catastrophe in the middle east that knocks out crude oil production.)

  13. Quote Originally Posted by jmh80 View Post
    Squeaks!!!

    I'm more studly now than the last time I saw you on the board. So stop fantasizing about my pecs, you horn ball.
    HAHAHA we will see about that!!! Nice to see you again hun!

  14. Quote Originally Posted by vpower View Post
    a lot of you guys have it worse than me with your commutes and all.it all sounds really shyutty im sorry..but yeah gas right now is $4.17..are there really predictions for gas up to $8.00??

    Its $9/gallon in the UK.

    66% of that $9 is taxes. So when you elect people who say they want to tax oil companies because they make so much money, you are moving toward what Europe already has.
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  15. Quote Originally Posted by Soup Nazi View Post
    Its $9/gallon in the UK.

    66% of that $9 is taxes. So when you elect people who say they want to tax oil companies because they make so much money, you are moving toward what Europe already has.
    Insert Hillary Quote

    "The other day the oil companies recorded the highest profits in the history of the world. I want to take those profits. And I want to put them into a strategic energy fund that will begin to fund alternative smart energy, alternatives and technologies that will actually begin to move us in the direction of independence."

    All for the common good!

  16. Quote Originally Posted by Usf97j4x4 View Post
    Insert Hillary Quote

    "The other day the oil companies recorded the highest profits in the history of the world. I want to take those profits. And I want to put them into a strategic energy fund that will begin to fund alternative smart energy, alternatives and technologies that will actually begin to move us in the direction of independence."

    All for the common good!
    Take their profits!! Sounds like a line right out of Atlas Shrugged.

  17. Quote Originally Posted by Soup Nazi View Post
    Its $9/gallon in the UK.

    66% of that $9 is taxes. So when you elect people who say they want to tax oil companies because they make so much money, you are moving toward what Europe already has.
    Universal health care?

  18. Quote Originally Posted by shaddow View Post
    Universal health care?

    Who's paying for it?
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  19. Anyone who drives!

  20. Quote Originally Posted by shaddow View Post
    Anyone who drives!

    Then get ready for $9/gallon prices if you want to cover 300 million people.
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  21. It's changed some things. I definitely think twice about going places I normally wouldn't go. I get out more and walk more. All in all, it's been for the better. However, I filled up my car yesterday for a total of 61 dollars of 89 grade and almost cried!

  22. Quote Originally Posted by Soup Nazi View Post
    Then get ready for $9/gallon prices if you want to cover 300 million people.
    I think I'm just gonna get a Tesla Roadster and call it a day.

  23. Quote Originally Posted by jmh80 View Post
    No.

    I work for an oil company. Crude has dropped near 10 bucks in the last week.
    Some Asian countries that were subsidizing the price of gas for their citizens (to a dime or 40 cents or whatever) have realized how much it is bleeding their country's budget and are raising the price of gas.
    That should help lower consumption in their countries.

    The dollar is strengthening against the Euro.

    Those should combine to continue to bring down crude oil. Gasoline prices will follow, but a lag of 2 weeks or so.
    I think pretty soon we'll reach the crest in prices and then they will fall.



    (This is excepting a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico or some catastrophe in the middle east that knocks out crude oil production.)

    Crude today is UP 10$/bbl and the dollar has DROPPED further today.
    “Besides, it is a disgrace to grow old through sheer carelessness before seeing what manner of man you may become by developing your bodily strength and beauty to their highest limit.”

  24. I now work from home 2 days a week. On the other 3 days, I ride my motorcycle in, 16$/tank/week vs 85$/tank/week for my truck.

    Bike is paying for itself again and again.
    “Besides, it is a disgrace to grow old through sheer carelessness before seeing what manner of man you may become by developing your bodily strength and beauty to their highest limit.”

  25. Hopefully more people will take the bus/metro and stay off the freeways so I can cruise home without L.A. traffic. It's over 4.50/gal (91 octane) here.

  26. Quote Originally Posted by DGSky View Post
    Take their profits!! Sounds like a line right out of Atlas Shrugged.
    hey i had to read that book for an english project this past year ...long a$$ book.

    but yea i also am unfortunate enough to live in the country and i have to drive 40 miles just to get to town. it kills a teenager to drive that much

    i have been thinking about picking up a small sportbike...any recs??

  27. Quote Originally Posted by Xodus View Post
    Crude today is UP 10$/bbl and the dollar has DROPPED further today.

    Its up $6. Pure speculation. Volume is thin and futures contracts for months down the road are not following the same trend.


    You can't think of this in terms of days...you have to think of it in terms of years. Hell it could go to 150 before you start to see a major turnaround.

    The dollar will improve simply because the fed says it will. That will cause commodity prices to drop.
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  28. Quote Originally Posted by jmh80 View Post
    No.

    I work for an oil company. Crude has dropped near 10 bucks in the last week.Some Asian countries that were subsidizing the price of gas for their citizens (to a dime or 40 cents or whatever) have realized how much it is bleeding their country's budget and are raising the price of gas.
    That should help lower consumption in their countries.

    The dollar is strengthening against the Euro.

    Those should combine to continue to bring down crude oil. Gasoline prices will follow, but a lag of 2 weeks or so.
    I think pretty soon we'll reach the crest in prices and then they will fall.



    (This is excepting a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico or some catastrophe in the middle east that knocks out crude oil production.)
    hehe... eat your words!

  29. Quote Originally Posted by Usf97j4x4 View Post
    hehe... eat your words!

    You can thank Israel for that one. This one was a pure speculative play. Never has the price moved that much without some form of supply/demand data being released.

    You had a short squeeze for the ages today....I think we might peak at 150 then drop like a friggin rock.

    But then again....
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  30. Quote Originally Posted by Soup Nazi View Post
    You can thank Israel for that one. This one was a pure speculative play.
    Damn war mongers.
    “Besides, it is a disgrace to grow old through sheer carelessness before seeing what manner of man you may become by developing your bodily strength and beauty to their highest limit.”
  

  
 

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