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The gas stations in my area are pretty consistent and that map only confirms what I've observed. One station is always the lowest. There's only a 10 cent a gallon difference between the highest and lowest stations in my area. That's only a $2.00 difference if I'm filling up the truck, $1 for the smaller car.

 

I've had an opportunity recently to make a couple of trips between cities ( a four+ hour trip ), and the only cars that were speeding and burning up more gas were small cars. There were also a lot less 18 wheelers on the road and NONE of them were going over 65.

 

So I guess we're changing our driving habits here in states where distance matters.

 

Now if I could just figure out a way to beat the higher price of food and other goods. Somehow I don't think the family and animals would appreciate me slowing down the amount of food they get. :unsure:

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The gas stations in my area are pretty consistent and that map only confirms what I've observed. One station is always the lowest. There's only a 10 cent a gallon difference between the highest and lowest stations in my area. That's only a $2.00 difference if I'm filling up the truck, $1 for the smaller car.

 

I've had an opportunity recently to make a couple of trips between cities ( a four+ hour trip ), and the only cars that were speeding and burning up more gas were small cars. There were also a lot less 18 wheelers on the road and NONE of them were going over 65.

 

So I guess we're changing our driving habits here in states where distance matters.

 

Now if I could just figure out a way to beat the higher price of food and other goods. Somehow I don't think the family and animals would appreciate me slowing down the amount of food they get. :unsure:

I know I'm trying to take it easy on the starts and stops, and keeping close to the speed limit on the highway, and I'm driving a little Hyundai Accent that gets about 40mpg in my normal driving, at least when the weather is above 45 F. (When it's colder, it drops down to 36-37mpg.) Yeah... cutting the food costs would be good too.

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Now if I could just figure out a way to beat the higher price of food and other goods. Somehow I don't think the family and animals would appreciate me slowing down the amount of food they get. :unsure:

You'd be amazed at just how many different ways you can fix a pot of beans! :lol::P:lol:

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I know I'm trying to take it easy on the starts and stops, and keeping close to the speed limit on the highway, and I'm driving a little Hyundai Accent that gets about 40mpg in my normal driving, at least when the weather is above 45 F. (When it's colder, it drops down to 36-37mpg.) Yeah... cutting the food costs would be good too.

 

My Miata seems to get around 30 miles per gallon no matter how I drive or whether the top is up or down. Since I'm retired and only drive about 150 miles a week, the gas prices are not killing me. But if they go much higher, I'm going to have to reconsider driving to Houston twice a week for volunteer work - I just keep reminding myself that the driving for volunteer work is tax deductible.

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My Miata seems to get around 30 miles per gallon no matter how I drive or whether the top is up or down. Since I'm retired and only drive about 150 miles a week, the gas prices are not killing me. But if they go much higher, I'm going to have to reconsider driving to Houston twice a week for volunteer work - I just keep reminding myself that the driving for volunteer work is tax deductible.

You don't do it for tax deduction reasons......you do it because you're just a great guy (and I mean that!)

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For those of you in the states that care enough (I can't care anymore about things I can't control) you can check your area for daily updated prices by zip code. I don't like my job all that much but who'd want to have to update these prices everyday? :P

 

Gas price by zip code

 

I typed in zip code 12345 and that came up with a rough average of $3.85 a gallon.

 

The average price in my area in Canada is $1.25 per litre (converting to Cdn gallons thats $5.60).

 

Just talking to a cousin in England and there over 1 British pound (per litre) which is roughly double what we pay.

 

 

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$3.85--$4.09 (low to high) in my zip code. And at the station I buy my gas at, the owner said he was pretty sure by the middle to end of June it would be about $0.10/gal more !! In my area the more driving one does the hight the price goes.

 

Frank...

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I'm shelling out $1.23 a litre around here (Niagara Falls, Can.)

 

That's pushing $5 a gallon to all you folks down south of me. There are times when the prices can spike ten cents a litre...40 a gallon, at a time. That's probably one of the biggest joys the industry up here ever inherited when we adopted the metric system. The red faces would be a lot redder if we woke up to a jump of 45 cents a Can. gallon.

 

To combat it somewhat, I know a lot of people who cross to NYS weekly to fill up. I've just got an Escort so it's not even close to worth the effort myself.

 

Regardless of our cars, I agree that it's the transportation and cultivation of food that hurts more. People who don't even own one feel the pinch in everything they buy.

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you are all so lucky on your side of the world...(and as vidman says , thats a heck of a lot more per gallon)

Here is a snipit from our news paper

 

Oil majors Caltex and Mobil have reversed their latest fuel price rises after pleas from consumer groups to give motorists a break over the long weekend.

 

That left BP alone last night on record prices which have pushed its "boutique" 98-octane petrol almost 3c above the $2-a-litre threshold, to 202.9c.

 

BP led the pack on Tuesday by lifting its petrol prices 3c a litre to 188.9c and diesel by 5c to 156.9c as the world oil market continued to tighten.

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We have like 8 stations in town and from driving around they are usually within 3 or 4 cents of each other.I paid $3.85 yesterday.

The chart says $3.82-$3.86 so it's pretty right on.The same chart says that just over 100 miles south in Albuquerque the price is $.20/gal cheaper.

 

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  • 2 weeks later...

Gas came down in my neighborhood by 6 cents between Sunday and Monday.

 

Of course, it had gone up by 10 cents between last Wednesday and Friday. So basically, it's gone up by 4 cents in five days.

 

Normally, I don't follow gas prices that closely, but I was driving to and from an event all weekend and passed a lot of gas stations.

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It's almost there.Ours went up this morning to $3.999.I can't believe they don't just round that last 1/10th of a cent up to $4 even.Oh for the days of 17 cent gasoline.

I can remember .23 or .25 cent gas but don't remember .17. We went up .03 today and there were much less cars on the road yesterday. On another economic note, I don't go to Walmart but my wife does occasionally and said it's much more crowded than it use to be. People are definitely watching what they're buying.

I'm not looking forward to my first summer electric bill!

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My wife goes to a farther gas station as she says it is cheaper there than the closer stations (maybe by 3 cents). I was teasing her that the distance she covers to go there and back plus the AC energy that she uses, the savings is already gone by the time she gets back to our place. :D

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Went down town this morning and the cheapest gas I saw (regular unleaded) was $4.09. And I heard last night on one of the TV news broadcasts that by the end of July it would be at $5/gal. in our area. Whooooaa !! :ninja:

 

Frank...

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.... by the end of July it would be at $5/gal. in our area. Whooooaa !! :ninja:

$5 a gallon gas might would definitely make a dent in my budget.

 

Still, we probably should be grateful. One news program said that gas in England is approaching the equivalent of $10 a gallon in the U.S.

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Not to state the obvious, but alot of Sam's club & BJ's have gas stations where the price of gas is about 6-10 cents less than typical service stations. If you belong, its worth considering. Not great, but every bit helps these days.

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Not to state the obvious, but alot of Sam's club & BJ's have gas stations where the price of gas is about 6-10 cents less than typical service stations. If you belong, its worth considering. Not great, but every bit helps these days.

I use Sam's often. The station across the street is usually only 1 cent more than Sams.

You know what else aggravates me? 3.799. Why the .9? That's an insult to our intelligence. :D

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I use Sam's often. The station across the street is usually only 1 cent more than Sams.

You know what else aggravates me? 3.799. Why the .9? That's an insult to our intelligence. :D

Agreed.

 

Sorry you have such a small differential.

 

I fill up one car Saturday mornings and the other Sundays at Sams. I know its only a few bucks less but it makes me feel better.....

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