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Bloody hell, petrol/ gas is 1.30 per litre which is around $10 per US gallon
You guys over the water are so lucky
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Bloody hell, petrol/ gas is 1.30 per litre which is around $10 per US gallon
You guys over the water are so lucky
Come on over - Hell everyone else is. At least you already speak Ingles.
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And we think we have it bad over here. I started riding my V more over the winter (whenever the roads aren't coated in snow, or salt) to save money from driving my truck. After the first $100 fillup I figured I had to do something. People at work think I'm crazy (and they probably aren't wrong)
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I KNOW it's a free enterprise system but dang; in the same news program where they announced that by 2012 gas prices will at least double because of the US's reliance on imported crude, they also announced that once again, oil companies are reporting record profits for the quarter.

All this while one of the largest reserves in the world is right here in the US but it is not being tapped because of...

http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=1911

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My husband is a Brit. Reminds me how cheap fuel is every time we gas up our giant SUV (we have four kids).

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Regular is 117.4 per liter here.
Mid grade is 122.4
Premium is a whopping 127.4
Thats at self serve places, add more for most full service stations.

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They say there is a lack of jobs. Seems here to be more a lack of people willing to work hard, and take pride in the work they do.

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I have no cause to complain it appears. Regular ranges between $2.83 and $2.89 per gallon in the greater San Antonio (People's Republic of Texas) area. One of the few things that isn't bigger in Texas is the gallon, unfortunately

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I run Sunoco 93 Octane and this morning it was at $3.23 US this morning in Mantua, NJ.
P.S. Here in NJ it is illegal to pump your own gas (except for motorcickles)
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They keep telling us it's because the price of crude is so high. But it's about $30 a barrel less than when we were paying 90 pence a litre. So one is robbing us blind. We get charged a fuel tax and then they add VAT ( sales tax) on that tax. Our VAT is now 20%. a litre of fuel is almost 60%tax.
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It's still amazing though how much energy is in a gallon of gasoline. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gasoline_gallon_equivalent

Sometimes when I'm riding my bicycle up a long climb at 10 mph and I'm passed by a car doing 50 mph and I think about the fact they will be able to travel in comfort for at least another 20 miles, with 200 lbs of person and 4000 lbs of car for about $3...it is simply amazing.

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It's still amazing though how much energy is in a gallon of gasoline. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gasoline_gallon_equivalent

Sometimes when I'm riding my bicycle up a long climb at 10 mph and I'm passed by a car doing 50 mph and I think about the fact they will be able to travel in comfort for at least another 20 miles, with 200 lbs of person and 4000 lbs of car for about $3...it is simply amazing.
+1000 Being on road bike really makes you appreciate a motorcycle or a car Especially when you are in the middle of a nasty climb and cars are passing right next to you.
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I run Sunoco 93 Octane and this morning it was at $3.23 US this morning in Mantua, NJ.
P.S. Here in NJ it is illegal to pump your own gas (except for motorcickles)
What ignoramous came up with that law? Haven't you got pay at the pump? Damn, that really is wrong!

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Yea here in California it's:

$3.17 87 octane
$3.35 89 octane
$3.55 91 octane

That's at the chevron across the way from us nothing compare to prices across the wate even though California pays some of the highest gas prices in the u.s.
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When we find ourselves complaining about the high gas prices, and the record profits of oil companies, let's remember that we purchase their product voluntarily. There's only one way to send a message to the oil companies, and that's by simply purchasing less of their product. I don't see that happening any time soon for many of us.

So, I drive a Honda Fit, ride a Versys, and grin and bear it. I also plan to increase sales at my own business so as to afford more of the luxuries I desire in life, including gasoline.
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What ignoramous came up with that law? Haven't you got pay at the pump? Damn, that really is wrong!
No, it's cool: Jersey has the cheapest gas in the northeast, AND they pump it for you!

We're paying $3.40 for self serve 87 octane in Connecticut
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When we find ourselves complaining about the high gas prices, and the record profits of oil companies, let's remember that we purchase their product voluntarily. There's only one way to send a message to the oil companies, and that's by simply purchasing less of their product. I don't see that happening any time soon for many of us.
Oil is like oxygen there are so many products made from oil that if it was gone tomorrow it would be Armageddon. So good luck giving up oil.

There is a movie called collapse that has micheal ruppert in it. About 30-45 mins in the movie he talks about oil and just how dependent we are on it also how screwed we are it brings him to tears in the movie.you can check it out on Netflix
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Oil is like oxygen there are so many products made from oil that if it was gone tomorrow it would be Armageddon. So good luck giving up oil.

There is a movie called collapse that has micheal ruppert in it. About 30-45 mins in the movie he talks about oil and just how dependent we are on it also how screwed we are it brings him to tears in the movie.you can check it out on Netflix
Exactly my point. Most of us reading this forum live lives of luxury, and many of those luxuries come from products made from oil. There are ways to live without supporting that system, most are not willing to make the sacrifices that would be necessary - myself included. So, again, I grin and bear it.
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I get more tax refund when I spend more on gas... Things are also looking very good on my crude market venture shares, especially with the high barrel value.
We'll all be burning gas until reserves are completely depleted, which might happen before the planet is destroyed if we hurry.
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$3.13 self serve 87 in WI
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