These gas prices are becoming increasingly ridiculous. How does the gas jump .20 cents a gallon in one day. We are almost at 3.00. Is there an end in sight. Someone is getting rich and it's not us. I need a raise to pay for the gas at the pump.
Was thinking the same thing today . Luckily I live close enough to school and work that a bike ride is possible. Plus I could use some cardio every now and then.
I heard from somebody (could be full of ****) that a bill has been signed that gives all owners of Hybrids like $2k at the end of the year....makes me think. Anybody else heard this?
I did hear about that and I think it was a rider on the energy bill...
and DT, I am like you I am close enough to work I could ride my bike if I needed to.. or decided that I need to save my gas for going to my grad classes..
But it is retarded that the gas prices are going up but at the same time I have seen estimates that we don't have but 20-50 years worth of oil unless we have other countries start using more like India and China, then the estimates start dipping even lower to 10 or 15 years.. I just hope that we decide soon that we don't really need oil in our future and start working extremely hard on alt fuel sources..
Agreed. I made the switch from a Chevy Blazer to a Toyota Celica and it has helped a lot. I think my breaking point would be $3/gallon...no way am I willing/able to pay thatOriginally Posted by Matthew D
Anybody know anything about those new hybrids coming out? I am not very car savvy and was seriously considering making one of these my first car. Also, how are motorcycles on gas? Like a 750cc Triumph? What would that cost me as far as gas i concerned?
A few of my friends laughed at me when I got a hond civic coupe two years ago, but I am laughing now at around 42 mpg, I was listening to some so called expert on this subject and his response was, selling gas is just like selling a house, why would a realtor sell a house for less that what people would pay for it, as long as we pay these high prices they will not drop, he called it free enterprise, however someone puts it, it still sucks
Hey everyone, well the kicker is ALL the oil companies posted 2 quarter profits
and they were way up there. Exxon was about 7.5 billion $ profit for just
2nd quarter ! They had the most profit.. other companies only had $3-5
billion dollar profit, ( don't cha just feel sorry for them ! not).
Hey Builtolasst, those hybrids are good, I was looking at the Ford Escape,
the only problem is that the difference between the Hybrid Escape and
the 6 cylinder(gas) Escape with the same features is; you end up paying
$4000 more for the Hybrid ! Read it on some article and they said with the
price hike it wasn't worth it yet ,not unless you just got to have one.
If I could get a hybrid for the same price as the gas vehicle I'd definately
go for the hybrid.
As far as motorcycles go , the triumph 750 should get 40-45 mpg?
I have had motorcycles my whole adult life, and they really help with
saving on gas. Plus they are fun to ride !
Originally Posted by builtolast
this is what i heard on the cavuto show (fox news)
gas station owners do not set the price per gallon, they are TOLD what to charge, the PPG is not related to the current supply of nor price per barrel of oil but to what the CEO's think it will cost years in the future. ie the war and rumors of wars. somebody living in a mansion is always making money off your misfortune.
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I know Americans like to complain about gas prices since we're used to paying under $2 per gallon. But the reality is that we have it relatively cheap. I'm still looking in a Hybrid SUV, nonetheless.
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I'll buy hybrid in 6 years when the car I have now is paid off..
I Didnt VOTE for HIM!!! Ohh yeah your oil buddy BUSH. All i can say is i didnt vote for him.
The oil price pressure being felt is one caused by demand and not supply. With expanding and growing economies around the globe, demand is the driving force. India and China are now serious oil consumers which pushes demand. During the 1970s the USA experienced a supply related oil shock; the scenario today in the USA and others countries is very different. Oil prices in reality are not outrageously high when one adjusts for inflation.
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Umm....huh?????Originally Posted by buffb2
Please tell me you don't believe Bush has something to do with this!
Bush has a shiload to do with tons of other problems and stupid ****, but our oil problem is not one of them. Pick one of the legitimate (one of thousands) reasons to trash Bush.
Size....now...screw inflation. All I know is that my wallet is deflating lol...just messin'...I"m rollin' a civic these days--got rid of the tundra--so, gas ain't too bad for me.
When it gets $3.50 a gallon, cause right now its $2.80 here in Dallas, I want this:
I have 2 jobs, one 65 miles one way and other 55 miles away. Spent ****ing 500$ in last 4 weeks just on gas. Crazy.
time to bust out my bandit 600. i get like 50 miles on that bike, but i want gixxer now.
The oil companies LOVE it when the price of oil goes up, and
wouldn't doubt it one bit if they encourage high prices. No telling
how they or what they do to keep it high...
PRICE GOUGING, and it's going on right now....
8 billion $ profit , give me a break, how about building some
oil refineries ? They been saying that for years.....
I guarantee that Oil companies are testing the american people right now
as far as how high they can raise the price of oil/gas before
the majority of people start walking the streets in protest.
It's amazing how fast the gas stations raise the price of gas from one
day to the next , and so slow to bring it down when the price of oil
Glad you're making a profit, but more than a few americans are starting to
feel the crunch......
at least the ones I know.....
Originally Posted by jmh80
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