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From:   †Phoenix  (Original Message)
Sent: 5/15/2001 10:33 PM
I can still get it for $1.49 at one station in my town.

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From: Alee
Sent: 5/15/2001 10:35 PM
I just paid $1.83!!!!!! That was for regular!!!!

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From: suelb
Sent: 5/15/2001 10:38 PM
$1.77 today!

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From: GHPC4ever
Sent: 5/15/2001 10:39 PM
Arco gas in Fresno, CA is $1.75 reg unleaded $1.95 super.  Chevron , Shell , etc are like $1.85+ reg. $2.05+ super

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From:   Mâjit
Sent: 5/15/2001 10:42 PM
I paid $1.56 and was complaining half the day about it.  Maybe I should shut up?

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From: Sassy
Sent: 5/15/2001 10:44 PM
Jeeze Gha, should be cheaper down near y'all...
 
I paid $1.42 today!!!  But that's the cheapest gas at the cheapest station!!!
 
I go to Arco, where do you get your gas?

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From:   ScampiCat
Sent: 5/15/2001 10:47 PM
Geez Sass, if it wasn't 50 miles away, I'd drive up there to fill my tank.  It cost me $1.67 today at the local Texaco in Seattle.  But I did get a 'free' car wash in the deal.

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From: yawns
Sent: 5/15/2001 11:56 PM
I think that I may have all of you beat.  Gas costs $2.11 for the cheapest by my house, and it increases by 10 cents for each type of gas.  I live in the Bay Area. 

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From: donut
Sent: 5/16/2001 12:40 AM
Vancouver, BC: gas rose to 79.9 cents per litre today- $3.20 per gallon Canadian.  It's quite sickening.

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From: donut
Sent: 5/16/2001 12:43 AM
Okay, I'm obviously super-tired, cuz that's about the same price... duh.  It just sounds like so much more...  Should curb cross-border gas shopping though.

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From: redhotnails
Sent: 5/16/2001 1:24 AM
In San Diego Ca...the cheapest I'm paying is $1.93....I couldn't believe it today when some stations were at $1.99..........between that and the Gas N Electric around here it's enough to make you eat Chocolate!!!              Redhotnails

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From:   topwop™
Sent: 5/16/2001 4:17 AM
Well, this weekend we were up to $1.99 for unleaded, and it jumps ten cents every grade you go up.  However, last night on the news, they claimed we may see it drop all the way down to $1.89.  What good news, huh!  LOL
 
But the worse, the absolute worse, is the price of gas on the water.  Gas is always about $1.00 more when filling up on the water, which puts a gallon at about $3.00.  And a gallon of gas might let you start the engine. 

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From:   ms_mayor
Sent: 5/16/2001 4:39 AM
I don't own a car, I walk everywhere.  Too many drivers in this city.
 

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From: Joni
Sent: 5/16/2001 6:59 AM
I paid $1.69, drove 3 miles and saw it for $1.63. Drat!

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From:   Joynel
Sent: 5/16/2001 7:00 AM
We live in North San Diego County. We put 18 gals in the tank Saturday and it cost $37. That averages out to $2.09 per gal.

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From:   Joynel
Sent: 5/16/2001 7:08 AM
Woop's.......Calculated wrong...$2.04 per gal......................

From: Sonny'sBabe
Sent: 5/16/2001 7:08 AM
Chicago drivers are paying about $2.13/gallon.

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From:   Joynel
Sent: 5/16/2001 7:13 AM
Drive up to Waukegan. They are only paying $1.87.....................

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From:   tuckmag
Sent: 5/16/2001 7:14 AM
I just paid $1.49 here in South Carolina. I was complaining until I talked to my mom in Michigan. She had just paid $1.89.

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From: jen
Sent: 5/16/2001 7:18 AM
sonny's babe, I live in Chicago too, and paid 2.25 for regular the other day. It is making me so upset though to see people saying they're paying 1.49 here. Not that I want everyone else to pay more, but Chicago is 3rd in the country for gas prices right now. Yawns, San Franciso is 1st by the way. In the suburbs you can get regular for about 1.95, but that is still ridiculous.

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From:   rubylune©
Sent: 5/16/2001 7:58 AM
Here in the west side of Michigan we paid $1.92 over the weekend but now it's $1.88.  If you go into the ghetto it's about 4 cents cheaper.  I'm not complaining anymore though because my company just gave me a gas card!!

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From: TracyLou
Sent: 5/16/2001 8:01 AM
Here in Atlanta it's about $1.46 a gallon.

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From:   Mary024®
Sent: 5/16/2001 8:01 AM
I'm in San Francisco, and i'm paying $2.03 for gas.  Thank goodness for carpool or else I'd be struggling even more than I am now.  And to top it off, gas and electric is costing between $60-$100 a month.  And considering that I'm at work from 7-6, at the gym from 8-10, I'm not home all that much to be using that much gas and electric, and i live in an apartment!  Thank goodness the warm season is coming 'round.  No need for heaters anymore.  Hopefully I won't need the air conditioner too much.

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From: Belinda
Sent: 5/16/2001 8:06 AM
Another Atlanta person checking in. I paid 1.37 yesterday at Sam's Club. The QT by my house is charging 1.38 for regular. The $1.46 Tracylou mentioned is pretty typical as you get closer
to the city. We just had an article in the paper that Atlanta has the lowest gas prices in the nation. It's because of our tax structure, but believe me, we get beat up in other areas to make up for it.

My heartfelt sympathies to those paying some of the outrageous prices I've seen here.

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From:   Vikks™
Sent: 5/16/2001 8:14 AM
In some parts of my city (Chicago) gas is above the $2.00 mark. YIKES! We've been warned that it will reach $3.00 sometime during the summer. That also means that heating (houses etc.) prices are INSANE (thank god for the warm weather) and rent skyrocketed everywhere in our area....it's getting pretty tough over here.

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From: NikkiB
Sent: 5/16/2001 9:01 AM
In Centra Minnesota we are paying 1.73/gallon.  One of the stores around here gives 3 cents a gallon off coupons if you buy things at their store.  They are the HOT ticket.  3 cents a gallon can add up if you drive a gas hog like my husbands truck!  $20 for not even a half tank!

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From: TheStace
Sent: 5/16/2001 9:04 AM
I paid $1.69 for the "cheap stuff" which my car really doesn't like very much.  However, I just can't afford the premium grade right now.  I work for the State of Missouri, and they pay us $.295 cents per mile.....somehow, that just doesn't compute! 
 
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From: X-ina
Sent: 5/16/2001 9:13 AM
I paid $1.49 at the price club this morning.  Just an interesting side note...unless you drive an extremely high performance car (Porsche, lamborgini, Ferrari) You don't need the Premium octane.  Unless you enjoy wasting money that is....might want to check you car manual and see what they suggest, I was throwing away money on the higher octane until I read this report my hsuband showed me in Consumer reports.

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From:   ghfanfav1
Sent: 5/16/2001 9:16 AM
In Augusta, Maine we are paying $1.56 to $1.58.  Almost makes you want to ride bike. 

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From: elite281
Sent: 5/16/2001 9:39 AM
Wow - over here it's 87.9 cents for regular (Canadian money)......which is what? About 50 cents American??
 
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From: elite281
Sent: 5/16/2001 9:40 AM
oh wait - should have mentioned that it's per litre.......
 
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rom:   Panda•
Sent: 5/16/2001 9:57 AM
elite, where are you from?  thats about the price gas is here too.

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From: elite281
Sent: 5/16/2001 9:59 AM
It's so freakin' expensive!!! I live in Montreal.....
 
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From:   Panda•
Sent: 5/16/2001 10:06 AM
Sorry I thought I put where I am. I'm in Saskatchewan right now. And  your so right. The gas in this country IS SO FREAKIN EXPENSIVE!!!!!!

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From:   Danica
Sent: 5/16/2001 11:14 AM
The cheap stuff here is $1.69 and if you drive around you can find it for $1.66 but then you've wasted all of that gas driving around looking for it $0.03 cheaper.  The expensive stuff goes from $1.89-$1.93.  If you go outside our county you can get if for about $0.20 cheaper.  We have long thought that there is a gas mafia here in Alachua County Florida    Or at least it seems that way.  Fortunately we carpool & live w/in 2 miles of work/grocery/bank/post-office and almost everything else necessary.  BUT I do put on about 60 miles on Saturday when I do the garage sales to get inventory for my Ebay auctions. 

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From:   MichelleChasez1
Sent: 5/16/2001 11:16 AM
I pay $1.85

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From: Margaret-MO
Sent: 5/16/2001 11:18 AM
Missouri - regular unlead = $1.69; rumored to be going to $3.00 by summer .... EGAD!

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From:   Thelma•
Sent: 5/16/2001 11:38 AM
Here in Arizona (Phoenix area) we paid $1.57 at Costco.  That is the cheapest we've found, it changes almost daily.  I've seen it as much as $1.89 at the Mobil and Texaco stations.

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From:   carlyandsonny4ever
Sent: 5/16/2001 11:41 AM
We are paying 80.5 per litre in Ont. it's just nuts anyway there is 4.5 litres to the gallon so per gallon we are paying 3.62 canadian a gallon Joel

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From: elite281
Sent: 5/16/2001 1:26 PM
Then in Montreal, it's 3.95......almost $4.00 for a gallon!! I am so happy I don't pay for gas......
 
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From:   Wren•
Sent: 5/16/2001 2:14 PM
Here in central Arkansas we are paying as low as $1.48 to as high as $1.70, depends on where you get it. 
Now for my little rant on this subject....I think this is just a ploy of the oil companies to jack up the prices, never to go down again.  Some friends and I were discussing this the other night and one of them worked at a gas station during his high school days in 1974.  For those of you who weren't around then or are too young to remember gasoline was around $.25 to $.35 a gallon.  During that supposed shortage gas went up to around $.75 a gallon and never went back down.  In fact it has gone up ever so slightly each year.  It must be time for them to have another major adjustment and we are seeing it now.  I just wish someone would explain to me how oil companies can have profit in the BILLIONS of dollars yet they say they have to charge more because of drilling costs.  It just doesn't make sense to me.  OK, rant over.

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From: gingermaxim
Sent: 5/16/2001 2:42 PM
$1.69 here in central NJ for regular. I have no idea what premium goes for.

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From: Wendy
Sent: 5/16/2001 2:48 PM
StefanSnores--where in Ontario are you?  Here in Sudbury it's about 84.9 for a litre.  It just went up from 75.4 yesterday.  Hmmm, is there a long weekend coming up?

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From: Sandy
Sent: 5/16/2001 4:36 PM
I'm paying $2.17 per gallon over here in CA. Really really sucks........I'll probably start walking all those miles to school pretty soon 
 
 
 
 
               

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From: Amanda696
Sent: 5/16/2001 4:58 PM
Here in BC it's gone up to 74.4 cents per Litre....that's in Canadian so I guess double that and you get about $1.58 american

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From:   cpboo
Sent: 5/16/2001 5:14 PM
About $1.54 per gallon in South Carolina.

From:   SharonR
Sent: 5/16/2001 7:40 PM
I paid 1.85 last weekend.  (Multiply that by the 27 gallon tank my van has!  OUCH)...Saw some for 1.76 this afternoon, this is in the Cincinnati area.

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From:   carlyandsonny4ever
Sent: 5/16/2001 8:16 PM
Hi Wendy We live in the Blue Mountian area and it will probley go up Tommorwo sometime for the weekend. Joel

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From: LADY JASON
Sent: 5/16/2001 10:03 PM
IN CENTRAL LONG ISLAND, NY IT IS $1.89 FOR REGULAR AND GOING UP EACH DAY.  WHAT IS THE FUTURE FOR ALL OF US?  MARY

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From: MopsyTop
Sent: 5/17/2001 3:00 AM
  Need I say more?

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From:   MichelleM197611
Sent: 7/19/2005 1:37 PM
Wow, found a thread for people griping about gas prices back in 2001.  Just imagine if they knew how much we would be paying 4 years later.  It averages 2.50 a gallon in northern lower Michigan lol.

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From: sshenao
Sent: 7/19/2005 1:42 PM
I live in Texas and I been paying being 2.15 - 2.25.  Ouch. 

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From:   Andee
Sent: 7/19/2005 1:43 PM
I paid $2.59 in CT this morning.  For regular!!! 

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From: cmGH
Sent: 7/19/2005 1:47 PM
$2.41 in DE

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From:   GHFidget
Sent: 7/19/2005 1:54 PM
2.20 +/- in Hampton Roads, Va

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From:   Stingrayfan
Sent: 7/19/2005 1:59 PM
$2.08 in Charleston, South Carolina

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From:   NLC_
Sent: 7/19/2005 2:10 PM
$2.95 for premium in Downtown L.A.

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From:   carlystwin
Sent: 7/19/2005 2:16 PM
2.36 Indiana

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From: allaboutsoaps
Sent: 7/19/2005 2:18 PM
$2.29 in Hampton Roads, Virginia. It cost me $47 to fill my van up the other day! 

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From:   Kara641
Sent: 7/19/2005 2:19 PM
$2.12 in Mississippi

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From:   ghfaneternal
Sent: 7/19/2005 2:21 PM
2.30 in IL

From:   saffyreblue
Sent: 7/19/2005 2:28 PM
$2.46 in Philadelphia, PA - It cost me $26.70 to fill my tank this morning....

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From: moanie
Sent: 7/19/2005 2:28 PM
2.53 in Wa state

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From:   ELIZ•
Sent: 7/19/2005 3:30 PM
$2.69 in my town - LI, NY

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From:   Duckydawn2
Sent: 7/19/2005 3:35 PM
$2.08 for regular this morning in Minnesota  (just went down from $2.26)

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From:   ShaniasMom
Sent: 7/19/2005 3:37 PM
We are at $2.49 in Ramona, CA. (Southern)

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From:   Lilybo
Sent: 7/19/2005 3:58 PM
We are at 2.19 for regular in Hope, Ar.

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From:   Makennasmommy
Sent: 7/19/2005 4:01 PM
$2.11 in Columbus, OH...just went down this morning...was up at $2.29.

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From:   j_girl44060
Sent: 7/19/2005 4:35 PM
2.29 in mentor on the lake, ohio

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From:   Cassie-CarJaxBubbleFF
Sent: 7/19/2005 4:41 PM
About $2.45 in Sacramento, CA

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From:   Shorlock1
Sent: 7/19/2005 4:50 PM
Hey, my aunt lives in Mentor, OH!
 
$2.45 yesterday in Detroit metro area.

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From:   Shark_lover1
Sent: 7/19/2005 4:51 PM
$2.51/gallon for regular unleaded at the Chevron near where I live in Sacramento... I've also been paying well over $2/gallon since for over the past year and a half, so it's the norm.   Drove by a Shell station across from the mall on Arden Way yesterday and it was $2.57/gallon for regular.
 
What's interesting though is that people will fork out $4+ for a 20 oz. cup of coffee at Starbucks without batting an eyelash, but will gripe about paying $2 for a gallon of gas...hear it all the time in my neck of the woods.   Think the mark-up on gas is high, consider the costs of a mocha before the mark-up.  

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From:   Shorlock1
Sent: 7/19/2005 5:00 PM
Yeah, but the Starbucks coffee tastes a lot better than the gasoline!  

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From:   Shark_lover1
Sent: 7/19/2005 5:13 PM
That's why I muck it up and pay for both...savor that coffee while driving on the freeway.

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From:   Barnzgal
Sent: 7/19/2005 5:25 PM
$2.08 in Cedar Rapids, IA and we have Crispy Cremes!!!!

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From:   Duffy_Duck69
Sent: 7/19/2005 5:38 PM
I  pay $2.75 here in San Francisco...I don't whine anymore because frankly, I have more important things to complain about!

rom:   Curry710
Sent: 7/19/2005 5:39 PM
$2.19 in Tulsa

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From:   SBRH1
Sent: 7/19/2005 8:22 PM
$2.49 in Ann Arbor, MI
I drove a little further away and got it for $2.21

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From: canuck fan
Sent: 7/19/2005 11:25 PM
Hi...
If it makes anyone feel better... I just paid 1.02 a liter, for regular!! (and that's down from earlier this week).
 
That converts to 3.86 per gallon!!

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From:   SnippetyKimberly
Sent: 7/19/2005 11:42 PM
$2.27 in Tucson.

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From: buckomommy
Sent: 7/19/2005 11:46 PM
$2.41 in Queen Creek, AZ by my house, but I drive into Mesa for work and get it for $2.37.

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From:   SQRefusingtobesoiled
Sent: 7/20/2005 1:02 AM
$2.87 in San Diego(mission Valley) I live in an area that is a tourist area lots of hotels so that may explain the prices.

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From:   turboblu52
Sent: 7/20/2005 8:01 AM
I live in Toledo, Ohio $2.21, 6 miles further it's $2.14, across the street from that station, it's $2.11.

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From:   Joynel
Sent: 7/20/2005 8:13 AM
Please do not post by email!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Thanks,Management

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From:   Kimmie396
Sent: 7/20/2005 8:35 AM
In Akron Ohio its 2.30 a gallon.. We have found it for 2.18..but thats rare right now.

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From:   luvdsonnyb4soily2
Sent: 7/20/2005 8:53 AM
2.38   My new Explorer is loving it :)

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From:   turboblu52
Sent: 7/20/2005 8:55 AM
I feel your pain Luvsonny2, my new Bravada thinks it's Kool-aid!!

From:   Makennasmommy
Sent: 7/20/2005 9:08 AM
Whoa - lotsa Ohio folks and we are all paying something different for gas!!! Go figure!
 
Kimmie - I am from Barberton! ;)

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From: shade11850
Sent: 7/20/2005 9:18 AM
99.9 per liter self serve in Eastern Canada

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From:   Shark_lover1
Sent: 7/20/2005 9:19 AM
As a good rule of thumb I never buy gasoline at a station that is right off the freeway...unless that is the only place around.  Gas tends to run a few pennies more.  I also know out of the three Chevron's by my house one is typically a few cents higher than the other two...
 
Alas, I don't drive around looking for cheaper gas, because I will wind up using more of it to find cheaper prices, which pretty much negates the whole purpose.

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From: Traci
Sent: 7/20/2005 9:33 AM
I just paid $2.46 yesterday at a total of $45.00 to fill my minivan.  I almost died!!!!!!!!!!  (I live outside of Boston, MA)

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From:   avi8torwife
Sent: 7/20/2005 9:59 AM
I paid $2.19 in yesterday in southern Illinois. It ranges anywhere from there to $2.29

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From:   NascarRulesJG
Sent: 7/20/2005 10:27 AM
I payed $2.33 here in Mesa, AZ

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From: DSC
Sent: 7/20/2005 10:48 AM
$2.35 in Southfield (Detroit), MI.

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From:   Kimmie396
Sent: 7/20/2005 11:34 AM
Mommy im from Barberton too.. I live on the east side. I said akron cuz i didnt think anyone would know barberton

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From:   Makennasmommy
Sent: 7/20/2005 11:47 AM
Okay - email me! ladyzip15@hotmail.com 
 
I don't want you to post personal details but we have to find out if we know each other. I grew up about a block from Tuscora park!!!!!

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From:   Kimmie396
Sent: 7/20/2005 11:51 AM
Ok check your .. Get back to me

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From: lizzie
Sent: 7/20/2005 11:53 AM
I paid $2.62 this morning. I live in Westchester County, NY about 30 miles north of NY City.

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From:   SQRefusingtobesoiled
Sent: 7/22/2005 9:25 AM
well just from looking through this thread, those of us in Cali seem to be getting gouged bigtime for Gas.

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From:   ♥♥Nellie♥♥
Sent: 7/22/2005 9:47 AM
I bought gas this morning, and thought it was a good deal. It was $2.20 per gallon.
 
Sigh

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From:   xMessiexFanx
Sent: 7/22/2005 9:48 AM
Just yesterday I paid $2.10, but that was at a Costco where it's normally cheaper. On average gas around here in UT is about $2.23 or so.

From:   maliblue70
Sent: 7/22/2005 9:50 AM
WaWa is the cheapest around here (Pa)
$2.23

You could drive up the road and it'll be at least $ .10 more. It's crazy.

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From: PatientGher
Sent: 7/22/2005 9:51 AM
Wow - can't believe how much gas has risen over the years!  $1.49 just a few years ago, now we are lucky if we can find $2.49 per gallon...

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From:   SQRefusingtobesoiled
Sent: 7/22/2005 10:11 AM
I live across the street from two gas stations and they play games with the gas prices on the daily. The owners wait until the station owner of the other one goes home for the day and then raises or lowers the prices.
 
A few weeks ago one had gas for 6 hours at 1.00 per gal and the cars lined up for miles for 1.00 gas and free oscars breadsticks.

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From:   Shark_lover1
Sent: 7/22/2005 10:48 AM
We in CA will always pay more for gas.  What is interesting is two years ago when our prices were nearing the $2 mark,  there weren't any reports about the spike in gas prices until the midwest  was nearing $1.75. 
 
Granted, fuel costs are high, but as I said before, people will shell out $1.50 for a half-litre bottle of water, $1.75 for a venti coffee Starbucks (of which $1.50 is purely profit) without batting an eyelash, but the minute gas prices shoot up, it's another story.  We should also consider that our gas is cheaper than the costs others pay elsewhere in the world, even though we consume much more on a per capita basis than places like Canada, Great Britain, etc...  When adjusted for inflation, gas is actually cheaper now that it was in 1980 - when the all-time high for gas reached $2.59/gallon (based on inflation).
 
Additionally, gas stations don't have much control over the price of gas at their paticular station.  They can mark it up (typically a few cents - and many states have restrictions on the mark-up) a tiny bit because of the cost of doing business, as well as a small profit (and most stations rake in the proft on the stuff in the mini-mart -- liquor, smokes, snacks), but gas prices are set on a daily basis, and flucutate  based upon supply, demand, time of year and the corporation that the station is a franchise of.  Roughly 26 % of the cost of gas goes to distribution, marketing, refining costs and profits (to the company),  31% is paid in taxes, and 43% is is the cost of crude oil. 
 
Why are California gasoline prices higher and more variable than others?
The State of California operates its own reformulated gasoline program with more stringent requirements than Federally-mandated clean gasolines.  In addition to the higher cost of cleaner fuel, there is a combined State and local sales and use tax of 7.25 percent on top of an 18.4 cent-per-gallon federal excise tax and an 18.0 cent-per-gallon State excise tax.  Refinery margins have also been higher due in large part to price volatility in the region.
California prices are more variable than others because there are relatively few supply sources of its unique blend of gasoline outside the State. California refineries need to be running near their fullest capabilities in order to meet the State's fuel demands. If more than one of its refineries experiences operating difficulties at the same time, California's gasoline supply may become very tight and the prices soar.  Supplies could be obtained from some Gulf Coast and foreign refineries; however, California's substantial distance from those refineries is such that any unusual increase in demand or reduction in supply results in a large price response in the market before relief supplies can be delivered. The farther away the necessary relief supplies are, the higher and longer the price spike will be.  
California was one of the first states to ban the gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) after it was detected in ground water. Ethanol, a non-petroleum product usually made from corn, is being used in place of MTBE. Gasoline without MTBE  is more expensive to produce and requires refineries to change the way they produce and distribute gasoline. Some supply dislocations and price surges occurred in the summer of 2003 as the State moved away from MTBE. Similar problems have also occurred in past fuel transitions

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From:   Shark_lover1
Sent: 7/22/2005 11:02 AM
Sonnysqueen ~ I think some gas stations do those publicity stunt things where they lower the price of gas for a few hours.  Periodically, one of the radio stations I listen to will do a joint effort where they will give away concert tickets and other prizes for four hours at a gas station, where the prices are lowered to like $1.00 - I think last year they did one where gas was 99-cents/gallon for three hours.  It drummed up business for the gas station, because a lot of those people waiting in line went into the mini0mart and bought sodas, snacks, etc...   Some stations also have those McD's and other fast food establishments joined into the store, so it creates additional profit for them.
 
What's funny is people will sit there for an hour with the engine idling, or stopped with the radio on, to buy gas at that price...all the while burning gas, using up their battery, and increasing the wear and tear on the car, which winds up costing them more in the long-run. 

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From:   LLL480
Sent: 8/25/2005 5:59 PM
Well we hit $1.00 a lite here in Ontario---roughly translated, about $4.00 per gallon

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From:   golfmama1
Sent: 8/25/2005 7:22 PM
$2.67 a gallon in St. Simons Island Ga.

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From:   SBRH1
Sent: 8/25/2005 8:36 PM
A week ago it was about $2.89. Now it went down to $2.69 here in MI.

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From: fairyeprincess
Sent: 8/25/2005 8:55 PM
San Diego, CA

$3.11

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From: Sky
Sent: 8/25/2005 8:59 PM
2:76, in Hawaii

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From:   LEPTwins1998
Sent: 8/25/2005 9:08 PM
I live in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas market. Yesterday I paid $2.5299 after my Kroger card took off $.03 per gallon.
 
My husband and I have started to carpool together 2 days a week (we work about 6 miles away from each other).  Those are the only days our schedules will allow it, but we hope it helps a little. 
 
BTW, we don't spend money at Starbucks, etc.  With 4 children, there isn't really room for such little luxuries.  We are trying to use that time to communicate and eat lunch together once a week.  Of course if we're not careful, whatever we saved in gas money, we used for food!  But hey, at least, we're spending "quality" time together!
 
LEP
 
p.s. to Sharklover, my 75 year old great-aunt lives in Fair Oaks.  When I came to visit her 2 summers ago, I got off the plane in July to 111 degrees.  She kept trying to tell me that it was still cooler there than Texas because "it's a dry kind of heat."  I'm sorry, when it's 111, that's pretty d*** hot!  LOL!  I thought I would die because at night she'd turn off the A/C.  I opened windows--no breeze and about 85-90.

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From: buckomommy
Sent: 8/25/2005 11:26 PM
Gas here today in the Queen Creek/Mesa, AZ area was between $2.59-2.63. I thought that was bad until I read some of the other post. Youch!

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From:   SQRefusingtobesoiled
Sent: 8/25/2005 11:44 PM
$2.95 In San Diego

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From:   ShaniasMom
Sent: 8/26/2005 12:36 AM
In Ramona, CA we pay $2.79 a gallon.. I hate having to take my truck to San Diego to fill up.. I am paying aroun $90 everytime to fill my gas tank.. Its a darn good thing I have a car to get to work.. I only use my truck to pull my trailers when I am moving my animals...
 
Renee

From:   csmp3
Sent: 8/26/2005 8:10 AM
$2.56 NE Oklahoma

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From:   turboblu52
Sent: 8/26/2005 8:14 AM
Toledo, Ohio:  Two days ago, I got it for $1.48/gallon with $.03 off with my Kroger card. Today it's $1.69.

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From: kalikgold
Sent: 8/26/2005 8:17 AM
They say that we can be paying up to $4.50 soon, right now it is around $4.05.  I am in Nassau, Bahamas. 

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From:   Meganl021
Sent: 8/26/2005 9:04 AM
i am in Strongsville Ohio and its 2.69

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From:   sprite0229
Sent: 8/26/2005 9:06 AM
$2.59....but you can find it for $2.53 if you hunt for it, and don't run out before you do find it.
I am in Raleigh NC

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From:   luvdsonnyb4soily2
Sent: 8/26/2005 9:08 AM
2.64  in Mass..  

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From: nascargirl
Sent: 8/26/2005 9:11 AM
Tampa Florida  $2.59-$2.79 gal. depending on which part of the city your in.   That's what I don't get... It should be the same shouldn't it?

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From:   Gabby36341
Sent: 8/26/2005 9:39 AM
$1.69 in Toledo????  WOW!!!
 
It's been hovering right at $2.65 here in the Detroit area.

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From:   Brookenstein
Sent: 8/26/2005 9:45 AM
I paid $3.09 Tuesday night in Gorman, CA.

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From:   Shark_lover1
Sent: 8/26/2005 10:04 AM
LEPTwins ~  I've heard that said before... LOL! It's hot, doesn't matter if it's dry or not.  Although I must say, when I visit places that are humid, I notice the difference...to me, it's more uncomfortable.  Every now and then it will be humid in this area, and I can't stand it... Gimme my dry heat and a/c anyday! LOL! 
 
As far as gas prices go, I think we can kiss the days of el cheapo gas bye-bye.  Due to various economic factors, we will soon be paying what other countries in the world pay...not that it makes us feel any better, but we have been paying less than the majority of other industrialized countries in the world, and we use more gas per capita than they do.   
 
In Hawaii I think there is talk of putting a cap on gas prices which IMPO is not a good idea.    Putting a cap on will only make it worse by either limiting availability, or causing a really bad situation when the cap can no longer hold prices down.

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From: moanie
Sent: 8/26/2005 10:12 AM
I'm in Poulsbo, Washington & gas is $2.79 for regular unleaded and $2.99 - $3.06 for premium.
 
The gas prices have gotten so bad that I've parked my 4x4 and went and bought a Hyandia.  I'm actually saving money by doing this........my payments are $265/mo.  I fill the tank for around $24.00 & it lasts me 13-17 days.  So, for the most part I'm filling up 2x a month.  My 4x4 was costing me about $60.00 to fill and I was going thru a tank of gas every 3-4 days.  I'm saving a little over $100 because I bought the little Hyandai.

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From:   Soapnexis1
Sent: 8/26/2005 10:24 AM
$2.67 in suburban Phila

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From: juliemac
Sent: 8/26/2005 10:28 AM
Our gas is around $2.59-2.69 here in Carrollton TX. I buy mine at Kroger, and save .03 a gallon by using my Kroger card.  While I'm not working, I stay home more than usual, and my gas lasts longer, about 2/1/2 weeks for a tank.  Of course, it gets good mileage anyway--I have a 91 Mitsubishi Eclipse. 
 
How many people are now using their credit cards to pay for gas? Our news was showing a clip where it seems more people are using credit cards to pay for gas now. Sad. 
 
julie

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From:   LEPTwins1998
Sent: 8/26/2005 10:34 AM
Definitely humidity makes a big difference on how hot it feels, and it can be very humid here in Texas, but when you can bake cookies outside..........
 
We'll start to see a lot of effects of higher fuel passed on.  But maybe it will be a catalyst for positive change--think and act smarter.  An article in our paper this morning talked about how American Airlines has reduced the amount of water they carry on flights and only bringing catering supplies for the number of booked passengers rather than the number of seats.  They've also reduced the amount of surplus fuel they carry.  Those two things alone are estimated to saves them millions.  Gee, why not already be doing those things?  Well, for the same reason I've just started carpooling.  We don't typically look for solutions until the market forces require it.
 
That same article pointed to record profits by an oil company.  So I do think there is some price gouging.  But it's supply/demand--basic economics.
 
LEP

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From:   Magon_GHFan
Sent: 8/26/2005 10:38 AM
I'm in East Texas and we are paying 2.49 for regular gas.

From: CreepyCassadine
Sent: 8/26/2005 12:15 PM
In a way I'm kind of glad gas prices are so high. I'm driving a lot less and making trips more responsibly. I think I paid $2.64 last week and I shouldn't have to fill up again for 2-3 weeks.

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From: JennM
Sent: 8/26/2005 12:35 PM
Well, here is Harrisonburg, Virginia we are paying $2.43 a gallon, but I swear it changes everyday!!!

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From:   j_girl44060
Sent: 8/26/2005 5:32 PM
too much.  i had to raid my piggy bank this morning to fil up...now it looks like this.....
 
 

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From:   burtonfanatic
Sent: 8/26/2005 5:42 PM
i girl--too cute!

60 miles west of Chicago it is running between $2.59 and 2.79 for regular depending on the day.

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From:   baybj
Sent: 8/26/2005 6:26 PM
 *my fault.. forgot to add something*
 
I'm from the suburbs of Chicago as well and it's nonsense! I'm sure the city is worse, but yesterday the BP by my house was at $2.68 (regular), today morning as I drove to class, it was $2.78 (regular).... on my way home tonight, it's up to $2.81 (regular)!   A poor student like me (who only works 4 hours a week) can not afford this! 
 
 

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From:   Kara641
Sent: 8/26/2005 9:39 PM
I saw it at $2.51 today.  It was only $2.35 two weeks ago at the same place! 

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From:   miss_jason
Sent: 8/26/2005 9:58 PM
I live in Tacoma, WA area and paid $2.80 the other day for supreme.... I am going to have to stop eating to pay for gas......ha

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From:   GHHShirley_
Sent: 8/26/2005 11:36 PM
Right now, we are paying about $2.65, in the Dallas area.
 
LOL, the that pic is cute!
 
 

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From:   GHHShirley_
Sent: 8/26/2005 11:57 PM
(waving at my neighbor, juliemac...)
 
I always pay for gas with a credit card.
I began that habit 13 years ago, when my
first was a baby.  It was easier to pay at
the pump, than wrestle with the car seat/
carrier, waking her up in the process,  and carrying her
as I went inside to pay for the gas.
When our second came along, 18 months
later, that cemented it.
 
 
 
 

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From:   cjfbubbles
Sent: 8/27/2005 7:56 AM
$2.67 in suburban Phila
 
 
That's about it.

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From:   DoolGirl05
Sent: 8/27/2005 9:07 AM
Wow, I did not realize how many folks on the board are Texan's.  I live in Lewisville, and gas here is about $2.51-$2.54...I keep my tank filled, so I don't have to spend so much for gas.  I fill up on Sunday, even if I worked at home most of the week, and am only down a quarter of a tank.
 
Cari in Lewisville, TX

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From:   Jilli4425
Sent: 8/27/2005 9:19 AM
Frisco, TX at Sam's I paid 2.549 last Thursday.  And by credit card!  I use my credit card for everything!  And I pay it off each month.  I receive 1 airline mile for each dollar, so those miles add up quick!   Some credit cards will pay the user 3% back on purchases.  I seldom use cash. 

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From:   LEPTwins1998
Sent: 8/27/2005 10:59 AM
I also pay for everything I can by credit card and pay it off every month.  It's pretty much the same amount every month.  I've only paid cash for gas once recently, and I didn't know how to do it!  LOL!
 
Weird fact, we were in Oregon a year or so ago for a friend's wedding and learned all of the gas stations are full serve.  They believe too many people waste gas when putting it in their cars and that those fumes and gas spillage harm the environment, so only trained professionals are allowed to pump gas.  Don't know what they pay.  Here full serve (when you can find it) adds $.10-.20 cents per gallon.

From:   S_Cfan
Sent: 8/27/2005 11:17 AM
Here in Phoenix, AZ I am paying $1.60. I usually go to Costco to fill up my tank because it is .10 cents cheaper.

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From: wildj
Sent: 8/27/2005 11:37 AM
$2.56 at BJ's in Buffalo, NY.  That's the cheapest around here.  It's $2.61 - $2.65 at Sunoco, Mobil and all the other chain gas stations.

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From:   SQRefusingtobesoiled
Sent: 8/27/2005 11:39 AM
I know from some of my road travels there is another state that doesn't allow you to pump your own gas. its on the east coast. I just can't remeber where I was.

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From:   GHHShirley_
Sent: 8/27/2005 11:39 AM
Did you just say ONE dollar and sixty?  Hey, S Cfan, do you think you could stretch that hose to Texas?  Or better yet, build a pipeline directly to my garage!
 
 

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From: LiasonChick
Sent: 8/27/2005 11:58 AM
sonnysqueen-
New Jersey is probably the state you're thinking of. You're not allowed to pump your own gas there.

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From:   NEF•
Sent: 8/27/2005 12:02 PM
That's right in NJ you can't pump your own gas.  I live in Delaware, but I work in NJ and gas is cheaper in NJ  and they pump it for you!  In Delaware I paid 2.56 this week and in NJ this week I paid 2.48

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From: holsgem
Sent: 8/27/2005 1:32 PM
I am in Salem, Oregon and regular gas is running around $2.49 per gallon.  It has been up to $2.70 for regular at times this summer.  At my mom's in Medford, OR it was $2.77 per gallon for regular last weekend.  We Oregonians like full-service gas, people keep trying to get rid of it...not sure why...but it is always voted down.  Sometimes it's a hassle cuz you have to wait for service but when the weather is bad or you are all dressed up, it is really nice   !

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From:   LizUMD
Sent: 8/27/2005 6:55 PM
Hey, NEF, I grew up in Delaware!
I live near Baltimore now and I filled up at $2.67 for regular today.

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From:   Joynel
Sent: 8/27/2005 7:14 PM
 
Did you just say ONE dollar and sixty?  Hey, S Cfan, do you think you could stretch that hose to Texas?  Or better yet, build a pipeline directly to my garage!
The member that lives in Phoenix left $1.00 per gal off.
Just found out from Thelma that they Got there gas at Costco before they left on vaca and it was $2.51 per gal.They live in Mesa,AZ

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From:   Nikka™
Sent: 8/27/2005 8:27 PM
I live in Northern NJ & paid $2.43 at Delta gas station yesterday.

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From:   PSPAddictCrystal
Sent: 8/27/2005 11:35 PM
I'm also in Phoenix, and in my area it is 2.63... so I think they did mean 2.60 and not 1.60.

If not, I need to find their gas station!

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From:   SQRefusingtobesoiled
Sent: 8/28/2005 12:32 AM
yeah NJ is the place. I was in Annandale Nj when I got the gas and was told I wasn't allowed to pump my own. I was headed to baltimore to visit family for a reunion.

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From: rew1020
Sent: 8/28/2005 6:59 AM
Just got back from St Thomas (US Virgin Islands) and we paid $3.01 down there! I guess that is the price you pay to live down there!

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From: trites
Sent: 8/28/2005 4:24 PM
It's crazy that the price of gas is cheaper in the Virgin Islands than up here. I'm in northern Alberta, and the price right now is 1.039 per litre. It works out to somewhere around 3.95 a gallon.

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From:   turboblu52
Sent: 8/29/2005 8:53 AM
I think Katrina is going to cause gas prices to skyrocket. They've shut down the off shore rigs, so we're probably all going to feel the pain from that shortly. 

From: orange_crush1111
Sent: 8/29/2005 9:37 AM
i live near boston and it costs me $2.61 a gallon

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From:   -friscoandfelicia--
Sent: 8/29/2005 9:44 AM
A little humor to lighten up this thread.
 
the below is the answer to inflated gas prices.  It is a new motorcycle.
 
 
 
 
 
It is a COWasaki.

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From:   NascarRulesJG
Sent: 8/29/2005 3:11 PM
I live in Mesa, AZ and the cheapest I can find gas is $2.63..

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From:   Shorlock1
Sent: 8/29/2005 4:40 PM
I saw $3.00 gallon today in Detroit metro area.

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From: Jeter4Life
Sent: 8/29/2005 4:47 PM
Okay so I have no idea how much we pay cause my dad's boss buys our gas in lieu of insurance but I had to come in and say to holsgem, if you see this- you are in Salem??? I live in Sheridan which is like 30 miles east of you! How about that?

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From: Dayerin
Sent: 8/29/2005 9:19 PM
Way Way Way too much 

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From:   Cassie-CarJaxBubbleFF
Sent: 8/29/2005 11:07 PM
$2,80 in Sacramento, CA.

European style petrol inflation has hit the US and is here to stay.

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From: holsgem
Sent: 8/29/2005 11:36 PM
Jeter4Life...Howdy neighbor!  Good to know that I'm not the only Oregonian obsessed with GH!!!

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From:   turboblu52
Sent: 8/30/2005 6:30 AM
Toledo, Ohio
Yesterday I saw it from $2.57 - $2.69  

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From:   Gabby36341
Sent: 8/30/2005 6:32 AM
Rochester Hills, Michigan - Jumped from $2.69 to $2.99.  Ouch!!

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From:   j_girl44060
Sent: 8/30/2005 6:36 AM
hey, if you like to shop around your town for the best gas prices, to to www.gasbuddy.com
 
it is updated daily with the local gas station's prices. it all stinks and sounds like it's gonna get worse because of the hurricane 

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From:   carlystwin
Sent: 8/30/2005 9:36 AM
2.99 Fort Wayne, IN

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From:   Shorlock1
Sent: 8/30/2005 9:36 AM
$3.08 today in Troy, MI.

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From: Sky
Sent: 8/30/2005 2:42 PM
I am in Hilo Hawaii, it and is going to go up to $3.00! which really sucks, because everything is so far away from everything!

From: JennM
Sent: 8/30/2005 3:05 PM
Harrisonburg, Virginia went from $2.43 ~ $2.53 today!

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From:   LuckyCharm
Sent: 8/30/2005 3:10 PM
New Castle, DE is about $2.63.

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From:   NEF•
Sent: 8/31/2005 6:40 AM
Hey lucky Charm I live in Newark Delaware and gas just went up to 2.69 this morning! 12 cents from yesterday

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From: boricuanena88
Sent: 8/31/2005 7:21 AM
Gas has gone up .40 cents in the last two days!  I was paying 2.52 on monday.  Come today gas is now 2.93!!! I hate to have to say this but it looks like I'm going to be getting more in shape with a new found devotion to walking!
 
Janelle

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From: cmGH
Sent: 8/31/2005 7:26 AM
Newark, DE too.
 
$2.61 to $2.73 yesterday after work at my local Mobil.  It's $2.69 down the street.

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From: mcmkrymer1
Sent: 8/31/2005 7:32 AM
gas went from 2.63 to over 3.00  in winston salem nc

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From:   LLL480
Sent: 8/31/2005 7:43 AM
Way Way Way too much 
 
1.20 per litre/$4.80 per U.S. gallon here in Cental Ontario

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From:   luvdsonnyb4soily2
Sent: 8/31/2005 7:50 AM
Should hit $3 here in Mass today due to the Hurricane affect...
 

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From:   Shorlock1
Sent: 8/31/2005 7:58 AM
I saw $3.43 at a gas station in Clinton Twp. Michigan. 

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From:   cjfbubbles
Sent: 8/31/2005 8:08 AM
We are going to CA next month.... and renting a car.
 
I shudder to think what we will be paying for gas.

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From:   Kellys_Waittress
Sent: 8/31/2005 8:28 AM
I use regular unleaded, at one station I say $3.39, 1/2 a mile from there it was $2.89.  The higher one was a bp station. I wonder if they are so much higher because bp is owned by a British company? (I'm in Omaha BTW)

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From:   Stingrayfan
Sent: 8/31/2005 9:21 AM
We went from 2.49 to 2.69 here in Charleston, SC

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From: allaboutsoaps
Sent: 8/31/2005 4:55 PM
Gas prices jumped up .40 cents here. My friend in Memphis area said that several gas stations are already out of gas and that one chain in particular has laid off workers?? She said the stations that still have gas have long lines.

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From:   kbrushing
Sent: 8/31/2005 5:31 PM
In Raleigh, NC the cheapest gas station near my house was $2.55, but the pumps were literally dry. No signs or anything - my husband tried to pull up and pump gas, and nothing came out!! The next cheapest was $2.69 and cars were lined up 3 or 4 deep.

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From:   Soapnexis1
Sent: 8/31/2005 5:37 PM
$2.67 last week. 2.99 today! Phila Pa

From:   j_girl44060
Sent: 8/31/2005 6:37 PM
mentor on the lake, ohio...last nite it was 2.49, this morning 3.09 

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From: juliemac
Sent: 8/31/2005 7:20 PM
$2.78 tonight for regular unleaded  Carrollton TX

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From:   avi8torwife
Sent: 8/31/2005 7:23 PM
$2.52 yesterday morning............$2.79 yesterday afternoon...........$2.99 today in South / Central Illinois.

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From:   -princessalica-
Sent: 8/31/2005 7:25 PM
On sat I got ot for 2.44, Last night we saw stations ranging from 2.59 to 2.89.  Now all of the stations in town are at 2.99.  Luckily I filled up at 2.44.

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From:   ELIZ•
Sent: 8/31/2005 7:26 PM
It's over $3.00 on LI, NY according to which type you buy.

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From:   -princessalica-
Sent: 8/31/2005 7:27 PM
O, I'm in NW Oklahoma. Alva,OK to be exact Almost to Kansas and the panhandle

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From: Brickets
Sent: 8/31/2005 7:42 PM
Here in Austin we are paying beween $2.60-$2.80/gallon.

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From: GH4ever
Sent: 8/31/2005 8:10 PM
I filled up Monday for 2.63 (for premium) and today its up to 3.19 
Seems like such a massive jump is price gouging

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From: Sky
Sent: 8/31/2005 8:49 PM
They are starting a cas cap here in Hawaii...I think it is going to go up to $3.11! I

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From:   aprilspainhour
Sent: 8/31/2005 8:56 PM
I live in Wilmington, NC and gas prices range from $2.79 to $ 3.10
We also have several gas stations that have run out of gas and will not get anymore until early next week!!!
 
                      April

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From: faeriefly
Sent: 8/31/2005 8:58 PM
I filled up last night in Austin for $2.49 and deliberately averted my eyes from the signs on my way home tonight. I remember when it was $0.89 

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From:   maliblue70
Sent: 8/31/2005 9:25 PM
It went up 5 times today at the same gas station!
At 7pm when I drove by it was $2.79 and when I came home around 9 it was $2.95. This is nuts.

(Oh and I didn't drive by 5 times. People in my family were discussing it at dinner.)

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From:   SQRefusingtobesoiled
Sent: 8/31/2005 9:53 PM
3.23

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From: buckomommy
Sent: 8/31/2005 11:40 PM
Last night we saw gas for 2.65 today when I had to get some it was 2.99.  I actually had to go to 3 different stations before I found a station that had gas. 

From: LouRain
Sent: 9/1/2005 1:46 AM
I'm also in Wilmington, North Carolina and saw the gas prices change three times yesterday.  I kept putting off putting gas in the car, but the longer I waited the higher the prices went up!  I think I'll buy a bicycle
 
 
Hi neighbor ....
From: <NOBR>  aprilspainhour</NOBR>
Sent: 8/31/2005 11:56 PM
I live in Wilmington, NC

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From: Ann Hammack
Sent: 9/1/2005 1:56 AM
I paid 2.59 a gallon on Monday and haven't left the house since. However my daughter has been out and about. She didn't say anything about it so I don't know. But from the news it's close to three dollars a gallon.
 
I thought Pres Bush was going to help with the prices by releasing some stored fuel or something.
 
This is a mess, my heart breaks for everyone who is suffereing right now. I'm so happy Texas has opened our hearts to them and they are now coming here. If I had room in my house I would let a family stay with me. Even if I didn't know them, at this point it wouldn't matter at all. I live in Plano.
 
Ann

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From: crochet barb
Sent: 9/1/2005 4:20 AM
not sure if it is true, but just read that someone
had to pay $7.00 a gallon in Atlanta yesterday.

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From:   ghfanfirst
Sent: 9/1/2005 4:47 AM
I also live in NC (Raleigh) and I paid $2.69 yesterday afternoon for reg unleaded and my husband had to pay $3.39 at the same gas station about 4 hours later.  He also said half the pumps were dry and lines for the others!

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From:   turboblu52
Sent: 9/1/2005 5:00 AM
Toledo, Ohio  $3.09 to $3.29. The stations are running out of unleaded as everyone is filling up now. Analysts say it could go as high as $5/gallon. 

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From:   NEF•
Sent: 9/1/2005 6:16 AM
This was my post from yesterday,
 
From: <NOBR>  NEF•</NOBR>
Sent: 8/31/2005 9:40 AM
Hey lucky Charm I live in Newark Delaware and gas just went up to 2.69 this morning! 12 cents from yesterday
 
Now that seems like a bargain since gas at the same station is now 2.99
 
 

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From: shade11850
Sent: 9/1/2005 6:24 AM
I live in Eastern Canada, yesterday morning I paid $110.9 per liter, this morning it is $133.9 per liter, self serve!

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From:   avi8torwife
Sent: 9/1/2005 6:47 AM
 
not sure if it is true, but just read that someone
had to pay $7.00 a gallon in Atlanta yesterday.
 
 
This morning on the news they showed signs at a BP gas station in Atlanta in premium was $7.38. Regular was just over $6.

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From:   -friscoandfelicia--
Sent: 9/1/2005 6:49 AM
I have to tell you, this is one of the only times I will say that I am happy I do not have a car in NYC.  My car is at my parents home, and I fill it so infrequently that the gas prices do not effect me.
 
But, I cannot even imagine how much it is in NYC since in NJ the price for premium was $2.69 last weekend.  It cost $33.50 to fill up half of my truck!

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From:   carlystwin
Sent: 9/1/2005 7:23 AM
3.29 Ft wayne, IN
 
And most stations here are out of diesel.

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From:   Curry710
Sent: 9/1/2005 7:27 AM
In Tulsa gas was at $2.79 yesterday morning, but up to $2.89 in the late afternoon.  My husband called me on his way to work this morning at it was up to $2.99 this morning.  I haven't heard of any shortages so far.

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From:   spirit☺
Sent: 9/1/2005 7:30 AM
Nova Scotia - Went up again this morning to $4.85/gallon.  We've been warned of another increase as early as this afternoon which will bring the price to $5.31/gallon.

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From:   JaynesAddictionX3
Sent: 9/1/2005 7:32 AM
3.07 portland maine

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From: shade11850
Sent: 9/1/2005 7:42 AM
Hey spirit - Eastern Canada in my message above meant NS also 

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From:   Duffy_Duck69
Sent: 9/1/2005 10:14 AM
I just put gas in my car today...it was 3.29 in San Francisco...what a mess!

From:   Shorlock1
Sent: 9/1/2005 10:23 AM
My mom just e-mailed me... she lives near Charlotte, NC.  They ran out of gas already.  More was supposed to come in this morning, but it didn't.  I guess I should be glad that I at least have gas to pay high prices for! 

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From: moanie
Sent: 9/1/2005 10:28 AM
I'm in Washington State, and the gas prices haven't jumped yet.  I'm not sure if they will much, as I think that we get our gas from a pipeline in Alaska.

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From:   ObsessiveGHer
Sent: 9/1/2005 10:32 AM
$3.29 in Kalamazoo, MI.  I heard it was 3.69 in Northern MI where we are headed camping this weekend...

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From:   Andee
Sent: 9/1/2005 10:40 AM
$3.16 in Connecticut.

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From:   CourtneyCassadine
Sent: 9/1/2005 11:30 AM
$2.99 Her in El Mirage Arizona. And we are told to expect alot more increases befor this weekend.
 

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From:   Lizlucky4ever1
Sent: 9/1/2005 11:38 AM
I'n Fresno, California it's 3.15

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From:   sprite0229
Sent: 9/1/2005 11:46 AM
I live in the Raleigh, NC area. NC has not run out of gas yet.  Some stations have, but not all of them.  The governor issued a statement earlier. 
Our gas is anywhere from $2.99-$3.49

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From: Nikita's Twin
Sent: 9/1/2005 11:59 AM
In Grand Rapids, MI, it's about $3.19 for regular grade.  I also heard that Northern MI (where I also am going camping) is going to be nearly $3.75 for regular soon.  No shortages yet.  *sigh* I wish I didn't own a gas-guzzling Durango!!!!

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From: LouRain
Sent: 9/1/2005 1:13 PM
I just sat in a 45 minute line for gas in Wilmington North Carolina.  It was nuts.  There is no deisel.  Some places are reporting $5.00 a gallon by Monday.  I'm hoping that is just "talk".  I paid 3.09 this afternoon.  There are some closed stations.

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From: juliemac
Sent: 9/1/2005 1:21 PM
This has to be gas gauging! Here in Carrollton TX I bought gas at Kroger's with my card for $2.79 this afternoon, and it would have been $2.89 without it.  It has been the same price for at least two days now, so why can't all stations refrain from hiking the price?
 
julie

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From:   BringBrendaBack
Sent: 9/1/2005 1:22 PM
LouRain, I'm not far from you. Maybe 45 minutes. I'm in White Oak, near Etown. Some stations in Elizabethtown are out of 87 and 89 grade and only have Premium left. Gas was 2.93 this morning and this afternoon it was 2.99 a gallon.
 
I filled my husbands truck up this morning at 2.93 a gallon =$60.00
 
I filled my Chrysler van up this afternoon and for a little less than half a tank I spent $38.00    2.99 a gallon Almost $100.00 today in gas!!
 
I don't know if all of NC is doing this, or just Cumberland county, but Gas stations are rotating on and off days. Some are closing down at certain times or after they've sold a percentage of their gasoline while others are open and vice versa to conserve.
 
I know some gas stations in Charlotte have run out of gas.
 
 

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From: mercury
Sent: 9/1/2005 1:24 PM
I live in Troy, NC which is an hour from Charlotte and 50 mins from Greensboro, and an hour from Raleigh. Last night there was such lines at the gas stations that the cops were directing traffic, not a pretty site while trying to get gas yourself, lol. The prices were 2.85 last nite and were up to 2.99 for regular unleaded this morning. Some stations have run out already in our county and in surrounding areas but our town isn't out yet.

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From: juliemac
Sent: 9/1/2005 1:32 PM
Since I'm in northern TX, we could get ours from OK or even Galveston. I really don't know, because it never seemed to matter before. Amazing how we take things for granted, isn't it?

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From: crochet barb
Sent: 9/1/2005 1:48 PM
I just topped off my tank for 2.99 a gallon
in FL.     some stations here also running out.

From:   BringBrendaBack
Sent: 9/1/2005 1:56 PM
My delete...sorry I wanted to ad some info...I heard we in NC get ours directly from the Gulf. Do we all get our gas from various sources? I'm thinking we do?

JulieMac, it just occured to me that maybe your gas is less because your are closer to it? Not as far to travel etc. meaning lower costs?

I wanted to post some info I found at the government website from the Energy Information Administration.
This may even be for this year, because it was last updated July 31, 2005.

Top Suppliers of U.S. Crude Oil Imports, 2004

Rank Country of Origin Thousand Barrels/day
1 Canada 1,616
2 Mexico 1,598
3 Saudi Arabia 1,495
4 Venezuela 1,297
5 Nigeria 1,078
6 Iraq 655
7 Angola 306
8 Kuwait 241
9 United Kingdom 238
10 Ecuador 232
11 Algeria 215
12 Russia 158
13 Norway 143
14 Colombia 142
15 Gabon 142
16 Argentina 59
17 Brazil 51
18 Trinidad and Tobago 49
19 Indonesia 34
20 Australia 21
21 Libya 18
22 Cameroon 18
23 Guatemala 18
24 Malaysia 18
25 Brunei 15
26 China, People’s Republic of 14
27 Congo (Kinshasa) * 14
28 Oman 10
29 Congo (Brazzaville) 8
30 United Arab Emirates 5
31 Ivory Coast 5
32 Qatar 4
33 Yemen 4
34 Denmark 2
35 Peru 1
36 Syria 1
37 Thailand 1
Other 158
Total 10,088
Persian Gulf ** 2,400

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From: Sky
Sent: 9/1/2005 2:11 PM
You'll find this most interesting - read it through - I'm switching! :-)
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>We really do need to heed this if we expect the gas prices to ever come
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>back down to reality. You might really want to pay attention to this as
>they are
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>now saying that gas is going to hit the $3.00 mark! (Was on the nightly
>news 3/9/05).
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>WHERE TO BUY YOUR GAS, THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW.
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>The Saudis are boycotting American goods. We should return the favor. An
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>interesting thought it to boycott their GAS.
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>Every time you fill up the car, you can avoid putting more money into the
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>coffers of Saudi Arabia. Just buy from gas companies that DON"T import
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>their oil from the Saudis.
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>Nothing is more frustrating than the feeling that every time I fill up the
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>tank, I am sending my money to a regioni with people who are trying to kill
>me, my family,
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>I thought it might be interesting for you to know which oil companies
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>import Middle Eastern oil and those that don't:
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>Buyers of Middle Eastern oil:
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>Shell......................... 205,742,000 barrels
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>Chevron/Texaco......... 144,332,000 barrels
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>Exxon /Mobil............. 130,082,000 barrels
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>Marathon/Speedway.. 117,740,000 barrels
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>Amoco....................... 62,231,000 barrels
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>If you do the math at $66/barrel, these imports amount to over $36 BILLION!
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>Here are some large companies that do NOT import Middle Eastern oil:
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>Citgo.............0 barrels
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>Sunoco.........0 barrels
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>Conoco.........0 barrels
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>Sinclair.........0 barrels
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>BP/Phillips....0 barrels
>Hess............0 barrels

>ARC0...........0 barrels

All of this information is available from the Department of Energy and each

is required to state where they get their oil and how much they are

importing.

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From:   BringBrendaBack
Sent: 9/1/2005 2:21 PM
Thanks Sky, I just emailed this to everyone I know.

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From:   MichelleM197611
Sent: 9/1/2005 3:43 PM
The cheapest I have found regular unleaded here around me in Northern Michigan is 3.27 a gallon, the highest I personally have seen is 3.56 a gallon.  I did hear that in Cadillac, about an hour from me, it was 3.80something a gallon.

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From:   Shark_lover1
Sent: 9/1/2005 3:52 PM
 
Sky ~ That is an urban legend.   Please see the following from Snopes.  BTW, I am not posting this to be argumentative, but I think a lot of the emails like this that go around perpetrate misinformation.  There is one that goes around telling people to participate in a gas-out which really does nothing to bring prices down at all.
 
If it weren't for all the gross statistical errors and the naïve grasp of oil industry economics exhibited here, this piece might actually have some validity.
Although the message quoted above doesn't address where (outside of the Middle East) we import oil from, many people come away from reading it with the mistaken impression that most of the USA's crude oil is imported from the Middle East. It isn't. According to some recent figures regarding crude oil imports, only 31% of the USA's imports came from Arab OPEC countries (Algeria, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia) in January 2002. The top six countries (by percentage of total USA imports) supplying crude oil to the USA in January 2002 were:
Saudi Arabia:       16.9%
Mexico:      15.1%
Canada:       15.0%
Venezuela:       14.4%
Iraq:       11.4%
Nigeria:       5.9.%

(Henceforth, our definition of "Middle East" will encompass the five countries identified by the U.S. Departmentof Energy as "Arab OPEC" nations: Algeria, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia. This definition does not include other oil-exporting countries identified by the DoE as "Persian Gulf" exporters, such as Bahrain, Iran, and the United Arab Emirates.)

Moving along, we find that nearly all of the statistics offered in the piece quoted above are erroneous or outdated:
By the way, 86% of all middle eastern oil comes from Saudi Arabia and Iraq.
Sorry, but no. According to the chart below, straight off the U.S. Department of Energy's (DoE) web site, only 56% of the oil exported from the Persian Gulf in 2001 came from Saudi Arabia and Iraq, and that figure is probably even lower now that Iraq has cut its oil exports in protest of Israel's recent actions on the West Bank.
 
Here are some large companies that do not import much Middle Eastern oil:

Citgo 0 barrels of oil
Sunoco 0
Conoco 0
Sinclair 0
Phillips 0
BP Amoco 62,231,000
Wrong again. The DoE tracks oil imports by company each month, and although the raw data are a little hard to follow (fortunately, the DoE also provides an explanation of their symbols), for February 2002 the totals were as follows:
• CITGO is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the national oil company of Venezuela, so naturally most of its crude oil comes from there. However, in February 2002 CITGO also imported from Middle Eastern countries in the following quantities:
Iraq:       1,342,000 barrels
Kuwait:       437,000 barrels
•  Conocoimports primarily from Mexico, Venezuela, and Canada, and not from Middle Eastern countries. However, they are planning to merge with Phillips, which does import from Middle Eastern countries (see below).
•  BP imports from a variety of oil-producing countries, but in America also imported from Middle Eastern countries in the following quantities (BP has also recently merged w/ ARCO):
Iraq:       470,000 barrels
Kuwait:       415,000 barrels
Saudi Arabia:       2,123,000 barrels
Algeria:       3,853,000 barrels
•  Phillips also imports from a variety of oil-producing countries, but in February 2002 Phillips imported from Middle Eastern countries in the following quantities:
Iraq:       717,000 barrels
Saudi Arabia:      1,100,000 barrels
•  Sinclair imports from Canada, not the Middle East.
•  Sunoco imports primarily from Canada, Angola, and Nigeria, not Middle Eastern countries.
So, "doing the math" and multiplying these monthly figures by $30/barrel and projecting them over the course of a year, supporting only the companies listed above would still be putting $3.76 billion dollars per year in the coffers of Middle Eastern countries. Statistics aside, the glaring fallacy here is the suggestion that we could possibly buy our gasoline only from these selected companies. This notion is like claiming that we could put the big grocery chains out of business if we all bought our food only from small mom & pop stores, but ignoring the fact that these small shops couldn't possibly come close to supplying all our grocery needs. The oil companies named above are relatively small (which is a large part of the reason why they don't necessarily import from the Middle East) and could not satisfy the demand that would be created if a significant portion of the USA's consumer base were to shun all the largest oil companies, unless they bought up the output of the companies we were supposed to be avoiding in the first place (or, alternatively, unless they raised their prices sky-high).

Moreover, the idea that oil companies sell gasoline only through their branded service stations, and therefore if you don't buy gasoline from Shell-branded gas stations you're not sending money to Shell (or, by extension, the Middle East), is wrong. Oil companies sell their output through a variety of outlets other than their branded stations; as well, by the time crude oil gets from the ground into our gasoline tanks, there's no telling exactly where it came from. (A good deal of the crude oil purchased from Russia, for example, is oil from Iraqi fields sold through Russian middlemen.)

As the St. Louis Post-Dispatch noted:
Economics Prof. Pat Welch of St. Louis University says any boycott of "bad guy" gasoline in favor of "good guy" brands would have some unintended (and unhappy) results.

Although foreign relations wax and wane, Welch says, the law of supply and demand is set in stone. "To meet the sudden demand," he says, "the good guys would have to buy gasoline wholesale from the bad guys, who are suddenly stuck with unwanted gasoline."

So motorists would end up buying Arab oil anyway — and paying more for it, because they'd be buying it at fewer stations.

And yes, oil companies do buy and sell from one another. Mike Right of AAA Missouri says, "If a company has a station that can be served more economically by a competitor's refinery, they'll do it."

Right adds, "In some cases, gasoline retailers have no refinery at all. Some convenience-store chains sell a lot of gasoline  and buy it all from somebody else's refinery."

St. Louis University's Welch says, "The e-mail presupposes that you know who the supplier is, and that's not always the case."
Finally, what this scheme proposes is merely a symbolic solution rather than a practical one, because even if the USA stopped importing oil from the Middle East, other countries will still purchase it. (Japan alone, for example, generally buys as much or more oil from countries such as Saudi Arabia and Kuwait than the USA does.)

Complex problems rarely lend themselves to simple, painless answers. Simply shifting where we buy gasoline isn't nearly as good a solution as the much tougher choice of sharply curtailing the amount of gasoline we buy.

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From:   Shark_lover1
Sent: 9/1/2005 4:13 PM
 
And since I mentioned the gas-out idea, here is why that does not work.
 
The above-quoted pieces advocating one-day gasoline boycotts are proof that some bad ideas never go away; they just keep getting recycled year after year.

This year's e-mails (proposing a one-day "gas out" on 1 September 2005, or a three-day event later in the month) is a carbon copy of the e-mail that circulated in May 2004 right down to the labeling of the putative boycott effort as "STICK IT UP THEIR BEHINDS DAY"), which was itself a recasting of similar messages that have been circulating since 1999. All of them are reminders that "protest" schemes that don't cost the participants any inconvenience, hardship, or money remain the most popular, despite their dubious effectiveness. A one-day "gas out" was proposed in 1999, and a three-day-long event was called for in 2000, but both drew little participation and had no effect on retail gasoline prices because they were based upon flawed premises. This year's version is no different.
First of all, everyone's "not purchasing a drop of gasoline for one day" will not cause oil companies to "choke on their stockpiles." Oil companies run their inventories on a weekly basis, and since the "gas out" scheme doesn't call on people to buy less gasoline but simply to shift their date of purchase by one day, oil company stockpiles won't be affected at all.

Next, merely shifting the day(s) of purchase will not "hit the entire industry with a net loss of over $4.6 billion." Consumers won't be buying any less gasoline under this "gas out" proposal; they'll simply be purchasing gas a few days earlier or later than they usually would. The very same amount of gasoline will be sold either way, so the oil companies aren't going to lose any money at all.

By definition, a boycott involves the doing without of something, with the renunciation of the boycotted product held up as tangible proof to those who supply the commodity that consumers are prepared to do without it unless changes are made. What the "gas out" calls for isn't consumers' swearing off using or buying gasoline, even for a short time, but simply shifting their purchases by a couple of days at most. Because the "gas out" doesn't call on consumers to make a sacrifice by actually giving up something, the threat it poses is a hollow one.

Not buying gas on a designated day may make people feel a bit better about things by providing them a chance to vent their anger at higher gasoline prices, but the action won't have any real impact on retail prices. An effective protest would involve something like organizing people to forswear the use of their cars on specified days, an act that could effectively demonstrate the reality of the threat that if gasoline prices stay up, American consumers are prepared to move to carpooling and public transportation for the long term. Simply changing the day one buys gas, however, imparts no such threat, because nothing is being done without.

Moreover, the primary potential effect of the type of boycott proposed in the "gas out" messages is to hurt those at the very end of the oil-to-gasoline chain, service station operators — the people who have the least say in setting gasoline prices. As such, the "gas out" is a punch on the nose delivered to the wrong person.

Either apathy or an outbreak of common sense has made previous "gas outs" non-events with very low levels of participation, as documented by these snippets of news accounts from across North America:
Friday's gasoline boycott was an effort that sputtered, coughed, then died. Motorists continued to fill up gas-guzzling sport-utility vehicles and trucks alongside smaller vehicles despite a one-day protest aimed to pressure oil companies to lower gas prices.
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Although a gasoline boycott that began as an electronic mail campaign kept some drivers nationwide away from the pump, dealers say they saw little, if any, effect on their traffic.
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In Seattle, there were so many cars waiting to get into [a] Texaco station . .yesterday afternoon that it caused a backup five cars deep into [the] right-hand lane.
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Reports indicated few motorists paid attention to a nationwide boycott touted initially by Internet and later by word of mouth.
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A planned nationwide boycott protesting the high price of gasoline didn't have much effect on local gas stations.
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"We were expecting something substantial," said Mark Johnson, the owner of a Chevron station. "We haven't really noticed much of a difference."
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Irving stations in sunny Halifax said the boycott had no effect on business.

"It's been busy as a bugger here," said Bruce Riley, manager of one station. "We haven't been busier in the last two weeks," added the manager at another Halifax outlet.
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Gas stations [in Ottawa] reported "busier than ever" conditions at the pumps on the day of The Great Internet Gas-Out.

Gasoline is a fungible, global commodity, its price subject to the ordinary forces of supply and demand. No amount of consumer gimmickry and showmanship will lower its price in the long run; only a significant, ongoing reduction in demand will accomplish that goal. Unfortunately, for many people achieving that goal would mean cutting down on their driving or opting for less desirable economy cars over less fuel-efficient models, solutions they find unappealing.

An event like a "gas out" can sometimes do some good by calling attention to a cause and sending a message. In this case, though, the only message being sent is: "We consumers are so desperate for gasoline that we can't even do without it for a few days to demonstrate our dissatisfaction with its cost." What supplier is going to respond to a message like that by lowering its prices

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From: Sky
Sent: 9/1/2005 6:28 PM
Shark_lover1

Thanks for giving the right infomation! This is what needs to be done though! people need to know about all this stuff! And what better way then to start here!

Once again thanks Shark_ lover.

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From: GH4ever
Sent: 9/1/2005 8:14 PM
 
From: GH4ever
Sent: 8/31/2005 11:10 PM
I filled up Monday for 2.63 (for premium) and today its up to 3.19 
Seems like such a massive jump is price gouging
 
This morning that SAME premium at that SAME station went up to 3.39, and probably still climbing.
I'm in NC too, about 45 mins north of Charlotte.
Its totally uncalled for for them to keep upping the prices so much

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From: Rainbow99
Sent: 9/1/2005 8:28 PM
Here in Ontario,  I just paid 1.27 a liter which translates into  4.81 a gallon. That meant $80 to fill a Chevy Cavalier

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From:   SQRefusingtobesoiled
Sent: 9/1/2005 8:47 PM
3.50 in San diego

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From:   Brookenstein
Sent: 9/1/2005 9:17 PM
I paid $2.91 in Corona, CA (about 90 miles N of San Diego or 45 miles SW of LA) today.

From:   Joynel
Sent: 9/1/2005 9:25 PM
From: <NOBR>  Joynel</NOBR>
Sent: 9/1/2005 9:19 PM
$2.80 this morning. It is a good thing we don't do much traveling anymore.It costs a bundle to fill up the Lincoln Cartier.
Forgot to tell you where we live.lol Las Vegas,NV We get our gasoline from California. There are pipe lines. It is not trucked in.

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From:   kbrushing
Sent: 9/2/2005 12:00 PM
$3.29 in Raleigh, NC

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From:   DarcyMae2
Sent: 9/2/2005 12:46 PM
Here in CT, our governor is in talks to temporarily remove the State tax on gasoline to unburden its citizens.  This would decrease the cost by $.25 (which would be a huge help at this point).  Today a HESS gas station had its price listed 2.85 and there was a line down the road.  The gas station next door had its price at 3.09 and it was empty.  I have seen prices as high as 3.39 in CT. 

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From:   Duckydawn2
Sent: 9/2/2005 1:19 PM
It was $2.97 yesterday morning for regular and this morning it went up to $3.13....  Minnesota

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From: ek4gh
Sent: 9/2/2005 1:24 PM
It was at $2.97 yesterday in Southern Wisconsin.  The other day my husband had the deal of a century.  He stopped at a BP station and was filling up when the attendent came out and asked him if he saw the price.  My husband thought it said $2.79 but the attencent said there had been an error and the gas was ringing up as .279/gallon.  My husband put just over 9 gallons of gas in his car for only $2.69.  The attendant said he didn't have to pay the difference and of course put an out-of-order sign up right away.  Too bad he wasn't filling up the van. lol

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From:   Shark_lover1
Sent: 9/2/2005 1:28 PM
Sky ~ I am always on the lookout for proof that mass emails like that are true.  Periodically they are, but it's just the skeptic in me that leads me to look this stuff up.
 
Gas in Sacramento last night was hovering around $3.00.  Drove by Safeway last night and the cars were lined up for gas at $3.07/gallon ($3.04 if you use your club card).   At Chevron it was $2.93, and here I was expecting Safeway to be less... so I filled up my car (which was at 1/2 a tank) for $22.  I think I'll be filling up when it hits half... because $22 doesn't send a shock to my brain like $44!

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From: SonnyCarlyFan
Sent: 9/2/2005 1:49 PM
Here in Wyoming it is $2.99. The cheapest in town is probably $2.69

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From:   Shark_lover1
Sent: 9/2/2005 2:30 PM
Gas price surge no conspiracy
You may hate $3 a gal., but it beats no fuel available at $2
Sept. 2, 2005 12:00 AM
It is one thing to witness the destruction of a major portion of U.S. fuel-production infrastructure by Hurricane Katrina and conclude, logically, that the storm's effects are going to hit consumers at the gas pump sooner or later.

It is another matter entirely to see gas-pump prices leap 30 to 50 cents per gallon overnight, almost before the remnants of Katrina had blown out over the East Coast.

Consumers are outraged, of course. Who wouldn't be?

Most of the gasoline in underground tanks at the corner gas station was there well before Katrina shut down a single Gulf Coast refinery. Thus, the shocking price spikes that began greeting us on Wednesday and Thursday are de facto evidence of gouging. Are they not?

Well, no. They aren't. At least they aren't evidence of gouging on the part of station operators, who know full well that their next tab for a tanker full of regular is going to shock them out of their socks. That is, assuming the almost certain depletion of gasoline supplies nationally doesn't leave them off the delivery list.

Infuriating as it may be, the rapidly rising cost of gasoline may be explainable as "gouging" - that is, reckless demonstrations of appalling greed - in only a very few circumstances.

In 2003, state Attorney General Terry Goddard investigated more than 600 complaints of gouging following the summer pipeline break that threw Phoenix into a gas-buying panic. Fewer than 10 of those complaints would have violated anti-gouging legislation in states that enforce such laws, which is a good argument in itself for avoiding such well-intentioned but largely futile laws in Arizona.

As Jerry Taylor of the CATO Institute points out, there are two ways to ration an increasingly scarce commodity like automotive fuel:

• You can regulate price artificially, thus assuring its scarcity.

• You can allow the price to find its balance between supply and demand, thus helping assure a relatively uninterrupted supply.

At $3-plus per gallon, that is an infuriating choice to have to make. But it beats the unanticipated consequences of regulation.

"There's no mystery about what happens when you regulate scarce commodities," Taylor says. "The commodity disappears."

It is important to remember that the current spike did not occur in an economic vacuum. For more than two years before the Katrina disaster, oil prices have been marching consistently toward Tuesday's eyeball-glazing $69.81 per barrel. All that while, U.S. oil consumption steadily rose, completely ignoring skyrocketing pump prices that averaged $2.61 nationally just before Katrina.

And we're not alone. India and, especially, China have experienced booming economies the past three years, creating a giant sucking sound at the end of the world's fuel pumps.

Worldwide, excess oil production capacity has averaged just 1.5 million barrels per day, which is less than 2 percent ahead of demand. In other words, it doesn't take much more than one big storm to set the entire worldwide industry on its head.

Now, post-Katrina, the ceiling for price rises is anyone's guess. Some experts quoted in Thursday's Wall Street Journal on the subject, such as Marshall Adkins, energy-research director for Raymond James & Associates, predict $4 per gallon for gasoline. Others see prices rising to the point that recession finally rears its ugly head and halts the increase in energy consumption (and energy costs) all by itself.

In the meanwhile, consumers must contend with jaw-dropping overnight price hikes and the specter of more to come.

It's infuriating. But it's not a conspiracy.

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From: redwing
Sent: 9/2/2005 4:18 PM
Here in Toronto, Ontario gas prices are now $1.33 a gallon.

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From:   CaptStevieY
Sent: 9/2/2005 6:44 PM
Please stop all the complaining about gas prices. Can't people just be grateful that they have a car to put gas into and a job and a home to take that car to.  There are a lot of people in this country who don't have anything.

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From: Sky
Sent: 9/2/2005 6:52 PM
Please stop all the complaining about gas prices. Can't people just be grateful that they have a car to put gas into and a job and a home to take that car to. There are a lot of people in this country who don't have anything.

I am very grateful to have a car to drive... as I went for my 10 years (counting when I could actually be old enough to drive) without a car... know how it is to have to bus it all over the place!

But I think if people don't show out rage there will be no change! The rich get richer and the poor just get poorer.

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From:   SQRefusingtobesoiled
Sent: 9/2/2005 7:05 PM
Please stop all the complaining about gas prices. Can't people just be grateful that they have a car to put gas into and a job and a home to take that car to.  There are a lot of people in this country who don't have anything.
 
 
There are also very hard working people who are not yet unemployed but may be if they can't afford to put gas in their cars to get to work. Just because a person has a car doesn't mean they are wealthy. Lots of people have cars because of a neccessity to get to and from work. A person on minimum wage would be hard pressed to pay $3.50 a gallon for gas.

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From:   LEPTwins1998
Sent: 9/2/2005 7:09 PM
Sharklover - how funny.  Just last evening I got about 1/2 a tank of gas and thought I'm going to keep doing this just for the mental reason of thinking I'm not spending so much.  That'll probably change when I realize I'm having to stop twice as often!
 
Sky - I agree with you.  If my only problems are paying more for gas, then I should count my blessings.  I'm very grateful to have a car, gas, a home, etc.  My husband and I are trying to carpool two days a week to soften the blow to our budget and help in a tiny way towards saving the gas supply.  We also walk to the grocery store some which is 2 blocks away.  We do it for the exercise, but it's also a few less car starts. 
 
Also, my office is letting me work from home one day a week.  I hope more employers will consider this.  I know some large companies are coordinating van pools.  My office has only 15 employees and we all live all over the place and work weird hours. 
 
LEP
 

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From:   BringBrendaBack
Sent: 9/3/2005 5:24 AM
I don't think people should stop complaining about high gas prices. There are also single mothers making minimum wage that cannot afford these gas prices!! Just because people are complaining about high gas prices does not mean they are not grateful. We have a right to be heard. 

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From:   cjfbubbles
Sent: 9/3/2005 5:37 AM
3.50 in San diego
 
thanks for the tip.
We will be in San Diego later this month and will be renting a car.
We intend to do a lot of driving while in CA and I do know from past experience that CA gas prices have always been higher than here on the east cost.

From:   CaptStevieY
Sent: 9/3/2005 6:16 AM
Sonnysqueen- I am extremely far from being wealthy,  I do nothing but go to work and come home.  All my money goes to bills and gas, but why rant and rave about what we can't change, no matter what we say the prices will still go up, that is how this country works.  All I am saying is stop wasting your time and energy complaining and just be happy for what you do have at this moment.  That is all I have to say.

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From:   LizUMD
Sent: 9/3/2005 7:54 AM
Capt I for one agree with you. Gas prices will go up and they will come down in the long range, there's nothing you can really do about it today. The vast majority of us drive more than we really need to, and have much larger vehicles than we need (very few people actually need a giant SUV or truck over a compact car, they just prefer it). I think we've brought this on ourselves with our wasteful consumption, especially in the booming 90's. Even that single mom struggling to put gas in her car is still better off financially than most people in entire continents. I choose to drive a Jeep, I choose to go to the beach on the weekend, and I choose to keep a teaching job that put me 30 miles from home. Therefore I will just suck it up, pay the price, and move on. It stinks, but I guess it just means that much fewer Starbucks coffees or lunches out this month. I'll get over it.

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From: carlyfan1
Sent: 9/3/2005 8:40 AM
3.25 for regular here in Boston... upwards of 4.00 for premium.
Thank god that we aren't submerged in water with no one coming to help us, however... that's all I can say...

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From:   SQRefusingtobesoiled
Sent: 9/3/2005 10:03 AM
Sonnysqueen- I am extremely far from being wealthy,  I do nothing but go to work and come home.  All my money goes to bills and gas, but why rant and rave about what we can't change, no matter what we say the prices will still go up, that is how this country works.  All I am saying is stop wasting your time and energy complaining and just be happy for what you do have at this moment.  That is all I have to say.

I don't consider my time and energy being wasted. I complain because I can. In San Diego there is a letter that has been drafted and is being sent to the state goverment demanding that there is a cap put on the amount that can be charged for gas. We are being gouged and a tragedy is being used as an excuse to charge outrageous amounts for gas.
 
For the record I am happy with what I have but I fight for my rights and being passive is not going to help the situation.
 
LIzmd- You may choose to drive 30 miles to or from work , however I know of people who work that far from home because it is the only job they can get. Should they have to decide to take food out of their families mouths to buy gas?  they have to eat but they also have to drive to get to that job that barely pays their bills.

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From:   MichelleChasez1
Sent: 9/3/2005 12:50 PM
I am paying $3.29 and it keeps going up, up, up....

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From:   burtonfanatic
Sent: 9/3/2005 4:37 PM
Small town 60 miles west of Chicago--$3.09 last night.

Today I did some thinking to put this into perspective. I started driving in the late 60s living in CA. Gas was around 33 cents per gallon. That means it is not quite ten times as much. That sounds terrible but I realized that my salary today is about ten times what I was making then, too.

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From:   cjfbubbles
Sent: 9/3/2005 5:03 PM
$3.39 for regular
$3.59 for premium

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From:   Kimmie396
Sent: 9/3/2005 5:19 PM
I can say for myself, I just got laid off with no warning. My last check was enough to pay my bills for this month and now i have less than 20 dollars to my name.I for one cannot afford$3.00 to $4.00 a gallon for gas.I paid 3.09 yesterday and i put 15 dollars in my tank.I have less than a 1/2 tank and still no job..Now how can someone with no job afford to put any gas in their car if they unexpectedly get laid off?I know i cant afford gas prices or at that rate look for another job,I have to conserve gas for my kids apts and etc...So if everyone wants to complain i say complain away.I know im not the only one in this kind of pridictament..

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From: Jezzabell222
Sent: 9/3/2005 5:49 PM

$3.69 for premium in Washington D.C.

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From:   Kara641
Sent: 9/4/2005 9:24 AM
I just paid $2.64 in central Mississippi
The problem here has been 1) finding a gas station with power 2) finding a gas station with power and gas!  So many that do have power are out of gas or have lines miles long and they run out just as you reach the pump!  Yikes!

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From:   Barnzgal
Sent: 9/4/2005 10:56 AM
$2.99 for regular in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Have not seen any lines or panic here at all.  When the hurricane first hit there were a 'few' that raised the gas 25 cents in a heart beat but it has all leveled out here.

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From:   BethanySarah-16
Sent: 9/4/2005 4:54 PM
It is $3.69 for a gallon of regular here in Oswego, New York.

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From:   Joynel
Sent: 9/4/2005 5:55 PM
Here is my post from the 1st.
From: <NOBR>  Joynel</NOBR>
Sent: 9/1/2005 9:19 PM
$2.80 this morning. It is a good thing we don't do much traveling anymore.It costs a bundle to fill up the Lincoln Cartier.
Forgot to tell you where we live.lol Las Vegas,NV We get our gasoline from California. There are pipe lines. It is not trucked in.
 
The price this morning was $3.09(# day jump)
 

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From: texasgirl
Sent: 9/4/2005 7:18 PM
$2.89 in San Antonio (HOME OF THE WORLD CHAMPION SAN ANTONIO SPURS )

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From:   banazi4
Sent: 9/4/2005 8:12 PM
$1.34 per liter in Niagara Falls Canada
Which works out to be just over $5.00 a gallon

From: laurakh
Sent: 9/4/2005 10:46 PM
Here in Connecticut the gas stations in my town went from $2.69 to $3.39 in less than one day.  Then today one came down to $3.30 (big deal!)

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From:   Cassie-CarJaxBubbleFF
Sent: 9/4/2005 10:52 PM
$3 a gallon in Sacramento, CA.

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From:   Cassie-CarJaxBubbleFF
Sent: 9/4/2005 11:00 PM
however I know of people who work that far from home because it is the only job they can get. Should they have to decide to take food out of their families mouths to buy gas?  they have to eat but they also have to drive to get to that job that barely pays their bills.
 
Let me also add that in many places in the country, folks cannot afford to live in the city center, and public transportation is either non-existent or inconvenient.  Now, if you have to make six transfers and take three hours to get somewhere that would only take you one hour to drive (and you have a family at home to tend to), really, what would you do?  Most people will look for alternatives if public transportation is inconvenient.  That's a basic principle of good transporation design.  For example, my husband's jobs (he's works home health care nursing) are all over the county. It would take him two to three hours each way.  Forget it!!!
 
As for me, I live fairly close to the city center, and close to the light rail line, so it's going to be all public transportation for me now, at least when I go to work.   It was such a convenience to drive in, but between parking and the cost of gas, forget it.  On the weekends, though, it isn't worth it to drive myself and my toddler crazy taking public transportation to go to the mall or shopping, but I will be taking it to work virtually every day.

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From:   Cassie-CarJaxBubbleFF
Sent: 9/4/2005 11:03 PM
no matter what we say the prices will still go up, that is how this country works.  All I am saying is stop wasting your time and energy complaining and just e happy for what you do have at this moment
 
How about demanding that our country get serious about alternative sources of energy?  There is rarely nothing one can do.  Other countries are far ahead of us.  We need to begin showing demand for more convenient public transportation, for other types of fuel to run automobiles (electricity, hybrids, hydrogen), for safe bike lanes to work (yes, some cities have made all these kinds of provisions...and one, Vancouver, is just outside our nation's borders), encouraging carpooling, etc.
 
No, there are things we can do.

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From: Sky
Sent: 9/5/2005 12:06 AM
Cassie--CarolineFF,

great post!

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From:   GHHShirley_
Sent: 9/5/2005 1:45 AM
$2.99 as of this morning here in the DFW area.
 
One week ago, on August 27th,  we were paying
$2.65 (see my post on that date).
 
 

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From:   -friscoandfelicia--
Sent: 9/5/2005 6:32 PM
In north Jersey, ultimate is $3.69.
 
Across the street it was $3.59.  It cost me about $55 to fill my truck (obviously not entirely...I think there was more than 1/4 tank left).

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From:   LLL480
Sent: 9/5/2005 6:35 PM
Well, we hit $6.00 a gallon here in Central Ontario this lovely Labor Day week-end

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From:   jumpjack109281
Sent: 9/5/2005 7:52 PM
Friscoandfelicia, you live in north Jersey?  It's so rare that I meet anyone from my home state.  I was born in north Jersey, lived in Clifton for many years,  but live in south Jersey now.

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From:   -friscoandfelicia--
Sent: 9/5/2005 7:53 PM
No, actually, I live in NYC now.  I grew up in Bergen County, and was home for the weekend.

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From:   cjfbubbles
Sent: 9/6/2005 10:29 AM
jumpjack,
I have an Aunt and Uncle who live in Clifton, NJ

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From:   Soapnexis1
Sent: 9/6/2005 10:33 AM
I paid 3.59 over the weekend in Maryland on my way to visit my son. It cost me $33.50 for 9 and a half gallons!

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From: GHfan4400
Sent: 9/6/2005 1:04 PM
Gas just went down from 2.99 to 2.79 in central Texas

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From:   jenlovesmessie
Sent: 9/7/2005 11:19 AM
Shirley - you are getting some good deals - I live in Rowlett and we are paying $3.09 for regular and as much as $3.39 for premium!!!

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From: wildj
Sent: 9/7/2005 11:39 AM
Still $3.49 for regular in Buffalo, NY.  I have heard/read that gas prices are going down. 
 
Well, I'm waiting...

From: nascargirl
Sent: 9/7/2005 12:04 PM
Tampa Fl  = 2.99 to 3.15  depending where you are in the city.

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From:   SQRefusingtobesoiled
Sent: 9/7/2005 9:11 PM
in california there is a commission that is going to begin looking into the price gouging that is going on. There is going to be a cap on how much they can raise prices and a specified time period.

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From:   MichelleM197611
Sent: 9/8/2005 8:24 AM
Here in Northern Michigan a few stations have lowered their prices to $2.97 a gallon for regular.  There are still some that are over $3.00 though.

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From:   lovinBrax4ever
Sent: 9/8/2005 8:38 AM
East Coast of Central Florida ... regular is $2.99 - 3.24 depending on the where you get it .... doesn't seem to be going down at all!!!!

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From:   turboblu52
Sent: 9/8/2005 9:01 AM
Northwest Ohio  down to 2.95/gallon, but not everywhere.

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From:   SQRefusingtobesoiled
Sent: 9/9/2005 8:05 PM
I actually got gas for $2.97 down from 3.29. I think the San Diego city council scared the stations into lowering prices. They have been doing undercover random price checks and will be issuing tickets and upto 6 months jail time for gouging.
 
Still cost me $40 to fill up.

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From: juliemac
Sent: 9/10/2005 7:18 PM
Gas at 2 stations in Carrollton tonight was $2.86/gal. So maybe gas it slowly coming back down again.
 
 
julie

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From: juliemac
Sent: 9/10/2005 7:19 PM
Correction to above post: that is Carrollton TX: and should be IS coming, not IT coming.   sorry--fingers moving faster than brain, I guess.  

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From: OzzieDumpling
Sent: 9/10/2005 7:42 PM
I just passed a gas station in Long Island, NY that had regular for $3.19 and premium for $3.39, diesel was $3.00

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From:   LizUMD
Sent: 9/11/2005 5:52 PM
Here outside Baltimore it is down to 2.99 for the first time in awhile now. That should be a good sign, since I've seen it reported that Maryland has the third highest gas rates after New York and D.C. Maybe if its going down here it is/ will be lower elsewhere.

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From: faeriefly
Sent: 9/11/2005 7:26 PM
$2.87 reg unleaded in Austin 

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From: buckomommy
Sent: 9/11/2005 10:56 PM
We are still paying between $3.05 to $3.15 in the Mesa, AZ area.  Hopefully one day it will go down.

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From:   GHHShirley_
Sent: 9/12/2005 12:17 AM
Laurie...$6.00 a gallon???
How do you Canadians afford it?
 

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From:   csmp3
Sent: 9/12/2005 9:36 AM
As of today, $2.65 in NE Oklahoma.

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From:   -princessalica-
Sent: 9/12/2005 9:48 AM
I live in NW Oklahoma and this weekend, Enid and Woodward were both 2.89 or higher, but Alva where I live where I swear teh fix prices it was 10 cents cheaper.  That is a first in my recolection and in my mothers.  So at least it is coming down a little.  I would love for it to be 1.50 again or lower, but if wishes were horses than beggars would ride.

From: Mindy Kay
Sent: 9/12/2005 4:46 PM
Most of the stations were at $2.68 today.  I found one that was at $2.65.  I'm in southern Minnesota.

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From:   S_Cfan
Sent: 9/12/2005 4:50 PM
Here in Chandler, AZ, right down the street from me, it is $2.99 a gallon. It was up at $3.15 a week ago. I am glad that it finally went down.

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From: Sky
Sent: 9/12/2005 4:50 PM
remember how I said here in Hawaii they put a gas cap? well it is scr**ing us now! While gas is starting to go down on the mainland the prices are going up here! Its prob will go up tell the reach the max of amount the gas cap was set for!

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From:   Joynel
Sent: 9/20/2005 10:22 AM
 
 
 
 
 

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From:   Joynel
Sent: 4/14/2006 8:21 AM
It will be $3.00 again(if it is not there already) by June 1st

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From:   SusieQ0520
Sent: 4/14/2006 9:20 AM
Well it's close enough to that by me already. I live in the Chicago suburbs. I paid 2.93 a gallon yesterday! And they say it's going to keep going up! At this rate it will soon be too expensive to get to work! 

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From:   Brookenstein
Sent: 4/14/2006 9:46 AM
I'm paying $2.85 in SoCal about 50miles SE of LA and about 90miles N of San Diego.

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From:   CeliaPutman
Sent: 4/14/2006 9:51 AM
3.09 Los Angeles.

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From:   SBRH1
Sent: 4/14/2006 10:36 AM
$2.85 in Michigan

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From:   Jilli4425
Sent: 4/14/2006 10:39 AM
Far North Dallas ~ I paid 2.71 on Monday, but those "cheap" prices are gone.  It's mostly 2.89 everywhere, for regular. 

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From:   ♥♥Nellie♥♥
Sent: 4/14/2006 10:47 AM
$2.75

SOB!!!!

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From:   Curry710
Sent: 4/14/2006 11:16 AM
$2.69 as of this morning in Tulsa, up from $2.52 yesterday morning.

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From:   cjfbubbles
Sent: 4/14/2006 11:20 AM
2.71 ......  way too much 

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From: moanie
Sent: 4/14/2006 11:27 AM
It's 2.89 here & they're talking about it hitting 4.00 this summer!
 
I don't know if anyone else has gotten emails from friends/family, but I've gotten a couple about this & they're advising not to buy Exxon or Mobile gas, as they're the biggest gas retailers.  The idea is that if everyone stops going to those stations then it'll force the prices to drop.  I don't know if it'll actually work, but I know I'm tired of gas being so darn expensive.

From:   Magon_GHFan
Sent: 4/14/2006 12:10 PM
In Van, TX (East Texas) I paid $2.78 a gallon on Tuesday.

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From: pamela021
Sent: 4/14/2006 12:13 PM
$2.59 gallon yesterday...My husband fills his work van for $77.00 a day...  And I fill my truck for $60.00.  This is terrible!

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From: sonnysideup
Sent: 4/14/2006 12:23 PM
Last week I paid $2.57 a gallon at Safeway in Tracy California. This week other stations have the price at $2.79.
 
My parents paid $2.81 in the San Francisco Bay Area yesterday.

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From: GHfan Tanya
Sent: 4/14/2006 1:14 PM
$2.995 yesterday!!!! AHHHH!!!!!!!

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From:   NLC_
Sent: 4/14/2006 1:21 PM
Last night I paid $3.25! I was in shock!

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From:   CeliaPutman
Sent: 4/14/2006 1:24 PM
Where are you NLC?

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From:   NLC_
Sent: 4/14/2006 1:25 PM
That was in Pasadena.

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From:   CeliaPutman
Sent: 4/14/2006 1:27 PM
That means it's headed our way.

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From:   NLC_
Sent: 4/14/2006 1:29 PM
That was the highest grade, mind you. I have to get that for my car.

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From:   jasonswifey22
Sent: 4/14/2006 1:34 PM
ha.. try $3.08 for regualr and $3.38 for premium... Hawaii sure sounds like paradise huh?

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From:   NLC_
Sent: 4/14/2006 1:37 PM
That sucks, but Hawaii is the most isolated island chain in the world. You guys even pay more for sugar than us, don't you?

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From:   Suzyq9280
Sent: 4/14/2006 1:47 PM
With my Kroger Plus card I pay $2.71 for a gallon of regular unleaded.  Without it, I would pay $2.74.
 
Have you heard about the addition of ethanol to the gasoline?  It's supposed to be added to make the engines run cleaner.  I haven't noticed a difference in my car lately, but some people I know swear that their gas is burning faster.  This ring true for anyone else?
 
I'm in Houston TX.

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From:   Suzyq9280
Sent: 4/14/2006 1:51 PM
Oh, forgot to add.
 
The president of Exxon-Mobil retiring.  He's getting at least $400 million in a retirement package. 
 
Anybody as insulted as I am? 

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From: AlexisChgo
Sent: 4/14/2006 2:53 PM
$2.919 for regular unleaded in a Chicago suburb.

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From:   Researcher3108
Sent: 4/14/2006 4:34 PM
The retirement package that Exxon President received was unbelievable. Ugh.

I paid 2.89 today in Baltimore.

From: Leesa
Sent: 4/14/2006 4:44 PM
I have converted.....where I live I am paying approximately $3.56 a gallon.  I live in Canada. 

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From: madisonsmom
Sent: 4/14/2006 5:09 PM
I paid 2.67 in casa grande,arizona

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From:   jasonswifey22
Sent: 4/14/2006 5:30 PM
NLC... you're right about the sugar thing... it's all dumb logistics... sugar cane is grown here but process mostly in california then shipped back here.... they just love making things difficult for us here in isolation... aghhh!

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From:   NLC_
Sent: 4/14/2006 5:51 PM
There's not nearly as much sugar production there as there used to be though, is there? I heard that the government stopped subsidizing it (switched to China or somewhere) and there's pretty much just a few (or maybe even only 1) plantation left on Maui. None on Kauai, right? You've got lots of cattle ranching though and tourism, of course.

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From:   burtonfanatic
Sent: 4/14/2006 6:22 PM
60 miles west of Chicago $2.79

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From: fairyeprincess
Sent: 4/14/2006 6:45 PM
I just paid $3.19 a couple hours ago

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From: marykaymom
Sent: 4/14/2006 6:52 PM
With my Fred Meyer card (Kroger)  I paid 2.29 yesterday, without it I would have paid 2.32--just driving by the same station and the price was 2.34 so 2.31 with your card.

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From: marykaymom
Sent: 4/14/2006 6:53 PM
Oops!  That is in Idaho.

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From:   Makennasmommy
Sent: 4/14/2006 7:05 PM
Woulda been $2.89 w/out my Kroger card - which made it $2.69!

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From:   Makennasmommy
Sent: 4/14/2006 7:06 PM
Woops - the above is in Columbus, OH!

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From:   SQRefusingtobesoiled
Sent: 4/14/2006 8:18 PM
$3.05 in San Diego

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From: buckomommy
Sent: 4/15/2006 12:12 AM
$2.73 in Mesa, AZ.  I have seen it jump about .17 cents in the past 3 days.  So very wrong.

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From:   cmm0815
Sent: 4/15/2006 4:03 AM
2.69 in St. Louis, MO

From:   lizziedylanzack
Sent: 4/15/2006 6:52 AM
$2.56 by the Jersey Shore

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From:   Shark_lover1
Sent: 4/15/2006 7:40 AM
$2.86 in Sacramento.   It's high, but for perspective, it's cheaper than the mocha I buy every day.

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From:   mimithree
Sent: 4/15/2006 8:51 AM
$2.87 for premium at Costco in Huntsville, AL.

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From:   lizziedylanzack
Sent: 4/15/2006 8:56 AM
SO just an update from my last post of $2.56 at the Jersey Shore.

This morning it was $2.67

Unbelievable

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From:   luneybin43
Sent: 4/15/2006 9:08 AM
$2.66 in Augusta Ga.  We used to be one of the cheapest places to buy gas until Hurricane Katrina.

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From: ek4gh
Sent: 4/15/2006 9:29 AM
$2.79 in Madison, WI

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From:   baybj
Sent: 4/15/2006 9:39 PM
I paid $2.85 in Chicago suburbia! 

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From:   Miamba78
Sent: 4/16/2006 12:05 AM
$2.89 in NY near PA border.  Not any better in PA, either.

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From: zelphia
Sent: 4/16/2006 12:31 AM
$2.59 in sunny Alaska!

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From: Donzie
Sent: 4/16/2006 6:47 AM
2.25 in Salt Lake City, Utah--heard we have the lowest price in the U.S.

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From:   Shark_lover1
Sent: 4/16/2006 7:02 AM
Something to consider - we have been in the travel period known as spring break, and are also heading into the month of May which is the beginning of the summer travel period.    It's no secret that on an annual basis, gas prices steadily creep up as we head into the summer travel months when demand goes up -- it's basic economics, not filling up at certain gas stations isn't going to force these companies to drop the prices... urging our elected officials to put money into the research and development alternate resources will, as well not purchasing gas-guzzling SUVs.
 
For those of us in California, the refineries will begin producing the summer formulation of gasoline that we buy, causing the cost to increase further.

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From: fairyeprincess
Sent: 4/16/2006 7:24 AM
I'm getting envious, I would love to pay under $3 for gas.

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From:   Brookenstein
Sent: 4/16/2006 7:59 AM
I'm now on vacation in South Lake Tahoe.  Gas stations vary between $3.09-3.29 here.  Somewhere south of Sacramento about 150 miles I paid $2.93 which I thought was pretty good given its pretty much in the middle of nowhere and a trap for many motorists to gas up there.  I really thought it would be well over $3 that I actually said, 'wow gas is cheap here' and my friend thought I was crazy.

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From:   Jilli4425
Sent: 4/16/2006 9:44 AM
Shark Lover ~
ITA.  I've been saying that very same thing since fuel prices started going up at the beginning of "spring break"; how convenient.  An insurance agent told my friend she is busy writing new policies for new vehicles being purchased.  What's everyone buying?  SUV's!!!  I'm sure the price of SUV's are down now that gasoline is up.  And I'm sure many people live on plastic, not paying off their monthly credit card bill in full each month, so do they really understand the long term effect?  And now, the price of everything will increase because everyone has to pay increased prices to ship.  It is vicious!  But the retiring exec from Exxon must get his 400 million dollar package.......and we are all contributing.  Sigh...............

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From:   iloveghandi
Sent: 4/16/2006 10:18 AM
$2.71 in Cleveland - Maybe we should start a thread about what we're giving up in our budgets to pay more for gas!  We're stopping our newspaper, except for Sundays (since that paper has coupons in it).  We also cut back on our lawn service to just the minimum amount of fertilizing, etc.  Next, I'm going to try and get my hubby to give up something on the cable bill - that will be a challenge!  (Of course I won't be giving up tivo - since that's how I watch GH!)

From:   SQRefusingtobesoiled
Sent: 5/8/2006 10:37 AM
$3.69 in San Diego for premium. $3.53 for reg.

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From: moanie
Sent: 5/8/2006 11:07 AM
Jilli,
 
Actually, SUV sales have dropped dramatically for the past couple of years.  They've dropped so much that Ford & Chevy were both in quite a big of financial struggle because of this.  Small car sales have increased greatly over the last couple of years, because of the price of gas.  The only reason I know this is because my team did a paper on it in my economics class. 
 
I think that in many cases (like it was is mine) commuters are finding it's cheaper to take on a car payment for an economical car then pay for gas in a guzzler.
 
Poulsbo, Wa gas is running at 3.05 (reg) & 3.29 (premium)

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From:   MamaNASCAR
Sent: 5/8/2006 11:26 AM
Farmington, NM   I am paying 3.17 for regular unleaded
 
It takes me $45 to fill up my explorer, but it does get good gas mileage

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From: clare75
Sent: 5/8/2006 11:30 AM
$2.63 in South Texas!!!

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From:   Kevjo7
Sent: 5/8/2006 11:43 AM
just went DOWN to $2.89.9 in Oregon, WI

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From: mskissa123
Sent: 5/8/2006 11:46 AM
Hemet Ca. about $3.39 to 3.60

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From: mtjr8
Sent: 5/8/2006 11:48 AM
$2.77 at the Sams Club in Kannapolis, NC.

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From:   turboblu52
Sent: 5/8/2006 11:59 AM
$2.73 - $2.80 in Toledo, Ohio

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From:   meaka23
Sent: 5/8/2006 2:05 PM
Dropped 4 cents over the weekend to $2.87 in Jacksonville, NC.

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From: gilda
Sent: 5/8/2006 2:29 PM
Paid $3.09 today in Phoenix, Az. 

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From: Belinda
Sent: 5/8/2006 2:32 PM
I saw 2.71 in Atlanta today. It's dropped several cents over the weekend. I paid 2.84 the middle of last week.

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From:   MaverickCougar21
Sent: 5/8/2006 3:01 PM
$3.32 to $3.45 in Los Angeles.

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From:   Shellbaby4651
Sent: 5/8/2006 3:06 PM
Between $2.95 and $3.00 in the Chicago suburbs.
I saw $2.91 the other day and got excited.

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From:   Joynel
Sent: 5/8/2006 3:07 PM
$3.12 Reg. Unleaded here in Las Vegas.
 
National average is $2.90

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From:   Suzyq9280
Sent: 5/8/2006 3:59 PM
I just paid $2.76 at Kroger.  Didn't look at the marquee to see what the original price was.  If I've hit another $100 with the store, they count .10 off the total price per gallon.  Whatever, I was most grateful! 

From:   MaverickCougar21
Sent: 5/8/2006 4:16 PM
I saw some newscaster interviewing people in England who said that they did not feel sorry for Americans because in England they pay over $6 a gallon.  I was thinking, yeah but you live on a island.  You can drive around the whole country on tank of gas.  Lots of Americans have supercommutes (like hundreds of miles a day).  I think the gas prices probably have a bigger effect here (generally speaking) than over there.  That's my gasoline price rant of the day.

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From:   MamaNASCAR
Sent: 5/8/2006 4:49 PM
At our Smiths (Kroger) If I spend $100 in the store at one time I get .15 off per gallon, so really I can't complain.

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From: madisonsmom
Sent: 5/8/2006 5:50 PM
in phx on saturday $3.14

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From:   sethbosmom
Sent: 5/8/2006 6:48 PM
2.99 in Pleasant Grove, Alabama.  There is also a service station here that has been in business since my dad was a teenager that was in the newspaper a few months back---he says that he has so many elderly customers that have come to him for so long that he refuses to increase gas for them.   If you are a senior citizen, you pay 2.00!

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From: krismas
Sent: 5/8/2006 6:54 PM
$3.09 in long island ny
he says that he has so many elderly customers that have come to him for so long that he refuses to increase gas for them.   If you are a senior citizen, you pay 2.00!
 
is possible to soras in real life ? your dad is generous it'll come back to him twice fold

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From:   kbrushing
Sent: 5/8/2006 7:30 PM
$2.85 in Raleigh, NC

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From:   Leighsaidit
Sent: 5/8/2006 7:31 PM
2.76 Titusville, FL

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From:   1Meghan
Sent: 5/9/2006 3:36 PM
$2.66 on one side of the street and $2.75 on the other side.  Now why would you fill up at the more expensive gas station?  But people line up - HELLO big rip off   ya think! 
 
Allen Park/Lincoln Park, MI

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From:   sethbosmom
Sent: 5/9/2006 4:47 PM
 
$2.66 on one side of the street and $2.75 on the other side.  Now why would you fill up at the more expensive gas station?  But people line up - HELLO big rip off   ya think! 
 
Allen Park/Lincoln Park, MI
 
Ya gotta watch those deals!  I have discovered most who have a lower rate close to another station a full of alcohol and burn much more quickly.  They are not good on mileage and can hurt your car in the longrun.

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From:   Shark_lover1
Sent: 5/9/2006 5:16 PM
$2.66 on one side of the street and $2.75 on the other side.  Now why would you fill up at the more expensive gas station?  But people line up - HELLO big rip off   ya think! 
 
 
I somehow imagine the line at the station that is charging 9-cents more is probably shorter.   Also, if the station charging $2.75 is a Chevron and the station charging $2.66 is Safeway - I will be heading over to Chevron.   I don't care what those news reports say, my car runs better and the gas seems to last longer. 
 
Alas, I bet people in both groups are also lining up for their $3.50 latte at Starbucks every morning as well.  Now, want to talk about a rip off...coffee that costs 15-cents to make, and is marked up 23 times over...that's a rip off, but it tastes so good!

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From: dragonfly
Sent: 5/9/2006 5:21 PM
I am curious as to whether people find their cars "behaving" differentlyif they have made a choice to switch to a cheaper grade of gas or a cheaper store, such as Shark describes, people being accustomed to Mobil or other premium brand and going to a convenience store type of gas for the savings.

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From:   1Meghan
Sent: 5/9/2006 6:01 PM
I try to go to the same couple of stations.  A lot of the stations around here are in clusters.  Last night both stations were the same price when I took my daughter to swim practice.  When practice was over the one station raised their price and then dropped it back down by late afternoon today.  It's all a joke. 
 
 
I agree they probably were lined up at Starbucks this morning. LOL

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From: fairyeprincess
Sent: 5/10/2006 9:23 PM
$3.59 in So. Cal

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From:   Duckydawn2
Sent: 5/10/2006 9:27 PM
$2.67 in MN.

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From: juliemac
Sent: 5/10/2006 10:07 PM
My car behaves very badly if I use RaceTrac gasoline. I've been told it is watered down, and I would believe it. I'll use Krogers , Shell, or most anyone else, but my car only starts acting up when RaceTrac gas is put into it. I don't know it RaceTrac is national, don't think so, its probably a regional thing. I'm in the Dallas TX area.
 
julie
 
And gas here is around $2.78 gal for regular

From: buckomommy
Sent: 5/10/2006 11:13 PM
We are paying between $3.09 to 3.15 for regular in the Mesa, AZ area.  Sure wish it was under 3 because it is killing us.  Don't go hardly anywhere anymore.

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From:   SQRefusingtobesoiled
Sent: 5/10/2006 11:25 PM
there are 2 stations directly across from each other near my house. one is$3.59 & the other is $3.49.

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From:   AyLoveNico
Sent: 5/10/2006 11:30 PM
I paid 3.39 this morning. I could get it for cheaper here in So. Cal if I got to an Arco...but my friend took her care into her mechanic and he told her the fuel injection system was ruined...the first question he asked was, "do you use arco gas" and when she responded "yes" he told her not to...said something about it is not as good as other major stations. I don't know how much more I can handle of this...I have even contemplated *gasps* taking the bus 

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From:   Shark_lover1
Sent: 5/11/2006 10:26 AM
The only way I will use Arco gas is if it is the only station on a deserted stretch of highway and my car is near E.  Since I typically don't let my tank get below a quarter of a tank, and if I am on the road, I make sure I stop when I see a Chevron or a Shell station. 
 
Another reason not to use Arco - they don't take credit cards and they charge a fee to use an ATM card... if I am trying to save money, why would I go there and pay 25-cents to use an ATM card if their gas is two-cents cheaper?    Besides, around my neck of the woods there has been a great deal of ATM card fraud going on at Arco stations.... I'll stick to Chevron - I can use my Chevron card.

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From: sonnysideup
Sent: 5/11/2006 11:09 AM
Here in Tracy California, gas runs about $3.21 to $3.29.  At Safeway I get a 6 cent discount so I paid $3.15 on Monday.
 
I retired a year and a half ago so I am not driving as much as I was.  I now fill my tank about once a month now as opposed to once a week. 

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From:   turboblu52
Sent: 5/11/2006 11:14 AM
Make sure you look at the price ON the pump when you pull up. One gas station had a great price, I pulled in, when I got to the pump I looked at the price, it was a dime higher than the sign at the road. I left.  

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From: pamela021
Sent: 5/11/2006 11:57 AM
$3.15 yesterday in my Tahoe....There goes $65.00.

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From:   vinnyandjoeysmommy
Sent: 7/25/2006 9:35 AM
Had to dig a little to find this. paid $3.09 at wawa in philadelphia suburbs. have a tahoe and a cavalier.  the tahoe cost well over $60 to fill

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From:   Shorlock1
Sent: 7/25/2006 9:40 AM
$3.15 here in the Detroit suburbs too.  I only filled it halfway until I can find time to go to Costco.  I think that is $2.95 right now!  I was on the very bottom "E" line though, I couldn't wait!

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From:   sethbosmom
Sent: 7/25/2006 9:42 AM
I am paying $2.89/gal in Pleasant Grove, Alabama at Chevron. Wavaho across the street has $2.69 a gallon and I have found it's watered down. I filled up at both places and the Chevron gas lasts 3 days longer! Since I drive a car with a 10 gal tank, that 20 cent per gallon difference doesn't make too bad a difference in the long run. Thank God for my Prizm--it may be 9 years old, but still gets almost 30 mpg!

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From:   Andee
Sent: 7/25/2006 9:51 AM
$3.29 (!!)  in Southwest CT.

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From: AlexisChgo
Sent: 7/25/2006 11:55 AM
$3.39 for unleaded regular just inside the Chicago city limits.  $3.29 one mile down the road in the suburbs.

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From: GHloverforever
Sent: 7/25/2006 12:00 PM
3.14 here in DC...I don't normally cry at the pumps, I live 3 miles from work, and everyone uses the metro here, plus i have a small car, that is not a gas guzzler at all...So I barley fillup, maybe once every 2 weeks But I cried today...I have never ever had my gas over 35 for a fillup, lately it is not less than 40

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From:   Riclover3
Sent: 7/25/2006 12:24 PM
I pay $3.11 in Quakertown, PA. 

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From:   kbrushing
Sent: 7/25/2006 12:25 PM
$2.98 in Raleigh, NC

From:   isawjess
Sent: 7/25/2006 1:28 PM
2.89 in Austin, TX

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From:   Brenimom1
Sent: 7/25/2006 1:36 PM
Paid $3.07 per gallon today at lunch in Delaware

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From: DSC
Sent: 7/25/2006 1:38 PM
From: <NOBR>  Shorlock1</NOBR>
Sent: 7/25/2006 12:40 PM
$3.15 here in the Detroit suburbs too.  I only filled it halfway until I can find time to go to Costco.  I think that is $2.95 right now!  I was on the very bottom "E" line though, I couldn't wait!
 
I'm in the same boat you are - Detroit suburbs and an avid Costco gas buyer!

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From:   Dawnmarie329
Sent: 7/25/2006 1:38 PM
2.95 in Phoenix and rising!

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From: juliemac
Sent: 7/25/2006 2:11 PM
I paid 2.75 at Kroger with my 10 cent discount in the Ft Worth TX area.
Thank goodness for my Mitsubishi Eclipse, it may be a 1991, but its paid for, and gets good mileage!

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From:   CaptStevieY
Sent: 7/25/2006 2:12 PM
Just watched the news and here in the Detroit area the gas station owners are saying that they aren't making any money with the gas prices being so high, but I wonder, if they aren't making any money how can they all stay open.  I haven't seen on gas station close down because of they aren't making any money, and I highly doubt they are selling that much in pop and cigarettes to keep from shutting down.

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From: GHloverforever
Sent: 7/25/2006 2:14 PM
Not sure Capy...But I know there was a special on GMA about people boycotting gas stations, and all that did was hurt the owners of the gas stations not the big oil companies.

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From:   Cassie-CarJaxBubbleFF
Sent: 7/25/2006 2:21 PM
About $3.14 a gallon. However, the price varies all over the county where I live.
 
We've been trying to cut back on mileage.  We mostly just drive our Saturn now (which gets 30 in the city), and try to avoid taking the Odyssey (which has horrible mileage, but I can't convince my hubby to swap it out for a cheaper car).  I also now take public transporation to work whenever feasible.
 
The problem is, in too many areas of the country, public transportation is either unavailable or awful and inconvenient.    Here in Sacramento, the system is pretty good, but when I lived in LA, forget about it.
 
 they aren't making any money with the gas prices being so high, but I wonder, if they aren't making any money how can they all stay open.
 
Yeah, just like the oil companies were boo hooing about the cost of production, yet they saw record profits.  Let's do the math.  If all they were doing was passing on the extra costs to the consumer, they wouldn't be making record profits, now would they.  

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From:   Curry710
Sent: 7/25/2006 2:24 PM
$2.89 in Tulsa, so I guess I'll quit complaining, compared the rest of you guys!

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From:   MamaNASCAR
Sent: 7/25/2006 2:42 PM
loudly complaining here with gas
3.09 at the cheapest place.

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From:   Cassie-CarJaxBubbleFF
Sent: 7/25/2006 2:47 PM
The closer you are to Texas, the cheaper the gas.  Unless you live in NJ, which I never get, lol.
 
CA is sooo expensive.

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From:   SBRH1
Sent: 7/25/2006 6:49 PM
When I was in Maryland last week it was $3.18

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From:   genuinelysweetspirited
Sent: 7/25/2006 7:09 PM
2.85 in Wichita, KS

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From: cw1981
Sent: 7/25/2006 7:45 PM
You know what's very sad?  I just read the first post in this thread (granted, from 2001) where they said that they could get gas for $1.49!!!!!
 
I just paid $2.92/ gal for gas in MS.  

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From:   Brookenstein
Sent: 7/25/2006 7:48 PM
$3.24 in Corona, California.
 
On a side note kinda sorta related my electric bill was $432 for a 1200 sq ft house.  Rates went up the 20th this month, so the next bill will be even higher.

From:   Kevjo7
Sent: 7/25/2006 8:18 PM
3.19 here in the midwest but my real ?? is WHO is making the $$??
My sister and her husband own 2 gas stations and the high prices are killing them!! If something doesn't change they are going to have to close and file for bankrucy.....................so who IS the big winner?

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From:   SQRefusingtobesoiled
Sent: 7/25/2006 8:27 PM
$3.45 in San Diego

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From:   Alexis_Fan_4_Life
Sent: 7/25/2006 10:14 PM
$3.09 here in good ol ohio

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From:   Duanesbelle65
Sent: 7/25/2006 10:20 PM
2.81 here in Vancouver, Washington, and that is with the extra gas tax imposed by our wonderful (blech) governor.

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From:   1Meghan
Sent: 7/26/2006 3:14 AM
Paid $2.93 last night in Allen Park, MI

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From:   lizziedylanzack
Sent: 7/26/2006 3:37 AM
$2.96 at the Jersey Shore

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From: GHloverforever
Sent: 7/26/2006 5:18 AM
so who IS the big winner?
 
-Big Oil companies, they are probably charge more to local gas stations, which in turn make gas stations charge more to their customers.  I am sorry to say it is only going to get worst.  I think it is Chevron that gets their oil from Venezula, who has decided that their profit to america is too little, and has decided to stop selling oil to America.  So we are going to have to look else where.

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From: GHloverforever
Sent: 7/26/2006 5:19 AM
OR we need an alternative, their is corn oil, just have to change something in ur engine for it to take that, there are other alternatives, we as a country need to focus on them, especially since the environment is in such bad shape.  Global Warming.

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From:   amcfeely
Sent: 7/26/2006 6:20 AM
so who IS the big winner?
 
OPEC.  I just caught the tail end of a news segment about OPEC.  They are basically an oil running cartel, is what the new segment said.  I believe they said there was going to be a huge lawsuit against them.  A couple of years ago when we had a drop in gas prices it was because there were some countries that were not in OPEC sellling gas to the U.S.  this brought the price down because they were selling an unregulated amount.  OPEC had a meeting with these countries and now they have some kind of agreement that they will only sell what OPEC says can be sold for the day.  It cut out oil supply by millions of gallons a day.  This made the gas price jump 35 cents in one day.   OPEC regulates who much oil can be sold each day, so in essence they dictate how much we are paying for gas.  A spokes person for them said they saw no problem with the gas prices as they are now.  To them it is just a product of inflation and is right where it needs to be.    At least that's what the new report said.
 
 

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From: VickiD
Sent: 7/26/2006 6:27 AM
$2.89 is the lowest I can find in Cocoa Beach, Florida

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From: Princess15
Sent: 7/26/2006 10:19 AM
3.17 on Cape Cod.

As for who is making all of the money, OPEC certainly is, but we can look even closer to home. Exxon had the highest profits of any company in the world in the first quarter, breaking Walmart's multiple year run as the most profitable company in the world. What baffles me is how the government is doing nothing about Exxon, an American company literally stealing money from millions of people-that's what government regulations are supposed to be for.

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From:   GHFanBrandy
Sent: 7/26/2006 12:29 PM
2.99 for the cheap stuff in SE Michigan

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From:   Laurie197530
Sent: 7/26/2006 4:29 PM
I pay $1.15 a liter in some places here in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia.

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From:   amcfeely
Sent: 7/26/2006 4:37 PM
how does that translate into U.S. dollars.  Not sure what the canadian exchange is.

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From:   natassja26
Sent: 7/26/2006 4:59 PM
how does that translate into U.S. dollars.  Not sure what the canadian exchange is.
 
i would shoot for a general estimate of 4.60 per gallon plus about 4 oz.  then, i would use the 1.50 CDN to 1.00 USD ratio that's really close, and you've got about $3.06 per gallon, give or take. 

From:   genuinelysweetspirited
Sent: 7/26/2006 6:28 PM
Gas went up 15 cents since yesterday. Its now 3.00 a gallon in Wichita

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From:   Makennasmommy
Sent: 7/26/2006 7:30 PM
I am on business in Boca Raton, FL and it is $3.15/gal

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From: GHloverforever
Sent: 8/7/2006 9:49 AM
BP shuts down largest U.S. oil field
Indefinite closure removes 8 percent of U.S. production, raises price fears
 
Get ready for a rise in gas prices :(

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From:   vinnyandjoeysmommy
Sent: 8/7/2006 10:06 AM
Seen it for $3.20 at Exxon then it was $3.11 at Wawa. now i know why they have those record breaking profits and nobody does anythng about it. I've stopped driving as much .I put $45 in my car 1 1/2 weeks age and i still have a half a tank. The tahoe that he drives is another thing.

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From:   genuinelysweetspirited
Sent: 8/7/2006 11:08 AM
$3.09/gallon in Wichita. Its gone up another 9 cents.

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From:   Suzyq9280
Sent: 8/7/2006 11:46 AM
Yesterday I heard on NPR that a big pipeline had rusted through and ruptured.  That's the reason BP shut down the oilfield.  As of this morning, there was no estimated up-time.
 
Oh, yesterday I paid $2.95.  Houston TX.

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From:   ghsoapgeek
Sent: 8/7/2006 1:06 PM
$3.35 for Regular where I live in CT. 

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From:   LuvinLiason
Sent: 8/7/2006 1:29 PM
I just sold my kidney to fill er up!

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From:   sethbosmom
Sent: 8/7/2006 1:38 PM
There's an article in Sunday's paper here (Birmingham News) talking about oil wells/production in Alabama and how it helps Alabama economy.
 
Ummm...where? How?
 
I live 12 miles west of Birmingham and pay now $3.09/gal-$0.20 HIGHER than last week....

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From: crabby
Sent: 8/7/2006 1:42 PM
$2.85 in Douglassville PA

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From:   LuvinLiason
Sent: 8/7/2006 1:44 PM
$3.09 for 87 in Worcester, MA

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From: YoungGHlover4ever
Sent: 8/7/2006 2:07 PM
$3.15 in College Park Maryland..... about $3.3o in rockville, Maryland

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From: mskissa123
Sent: 8/7/2006 6:48 PM
its doen to about $3.23 here in SoCal, but I guess it will be going up agian

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From:   NHRocker1
Sent: 8/7/2006 6:53 PM
$3.10 for self-serve 87 in Greenland, NH

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From:   vinnyandjoeysmommy
Sent: 8/18/2006 8:02 AM
$2.99 at the wawa never thought i would be so happy to see it go down below $3

From:   LuvinLiason
Sent: 8/18/2006 8:05 AM
3.09 this morning in MASS

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From:   Stingrayfan
Sent: 8/18/2006 11:09 AM
2.71 in Charleston, SC

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From:   Dawnmarie329
Sent: 8/18/2006 11:10 AM
2.81 in Phoenix.  Ours are starting to drop.

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From: Belinda
Sent: 8/18/2006 2:10 PM
I paid 2.8x something the other day, but saw it for 2.79 on my way home this afternoon. Prices are dropping fast. This is for the metro Atlanta area.

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From:   tif0002
Sent: 8/18/2006 6:11 PM
$2.89 for regular here in Huntsville AL.  I paid $89.00 yesterday to fill up my Suburban

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From: charty
Sent: 8/19/2006 1:50 PM
$2.83 in Youngstown, Ohio

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From:   elikaiham
Sent: 8/19/2006 2:44 PM
I guess I can't complain too much... It is $2.67 right now for the car killer grade.

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From:   elikaiham
Sent: 8/19/2006 2:45 PM
Forgot to add... I live near St. Louis, MO.

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From: allaboutsoaps
Sent: 8/19/2006 4:00 PM
$2.95 today for premium in Hampton Roads area of Virginia. It was $3.16 a few weeks ago...........

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From: JasonsDholl
Sent: 8/19/2006 6:08 PM
$2.95 in Nashua NH for self service
 
I was in Salem NH yesterday and full serve was $3.23

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From: Blondethinkin
Sent: 8/19/2006 6:10 PM
$3.19 in Palm Springs, California...... It was $3.25 a week ago... ekkkkkk Makes you want to stay home.

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From: stormy5
Sent: 8/19/2006 8:46 PM
$2.68 in Jonesboro, AR

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From:   1Meghan
Sent: 8/20/2006 5:54 AM
Wow it amazes me that there is such a wide difference in prices. Last I saw was 2.84 in Allen Park, MI

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From:   cjfbubbles
Sent: 8/20/2006 6:14 AM
Seen it for $3.20 at Exxon then it was $3.11 at Wawa. now i know why they have those record breaking profits and nobody does anythng about it. I've stopped driving as much .I put $45 in my car 1 1/2 weeks age and i still have a half a tank. The tahoe that he drives is another thing.
 
The WaWa in our neighborhood is 2.99 right now.
 
 
 
 

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From:   ♥♥Nellie♥♥
Sent: 8/20/2006 6:26 AM
I live in NH Too in Haverhill, and the up here, it is much more Northen than Nashua, It around 2.95 a gallon.

From:   mommykaykay
Sent: 8/20/2006 6:29 AM
Here in Talladega, Alabama it is $2.79 for the lowest grade.

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From:   DvS_Prizm
Sent: 8/20/2006 10:40 AM
$2.83 is the cheapest I've found in Vegas.

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From:   SnoopyPigPen
Sent: 8/20/2006 11:36 AM
It is about $3.14 for regular at the Shell station by work (one of the priciest towns in Jersey) but is only $2.89 by where I live.  Needless to say I fill up close to home not near work!

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From:   turboblu52
Sent: 8/20/2006 11:51 AM
I saw it for $2.65 today that's the least it's been in quite some time. Toledo, Ohio

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From: juliemac
Sent: 8/20/2006 8:29 PM
I paid 2.56 today at Kroger with my 10 cent discount. (in Hurst TX--near Ft Worth TX)
 
julie

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From:   NHRocker1
Sent: 8/20/2006 9:07 PM
Nellie and JasonsDholl - I paid 2.96 for self serve 87 this morning at Cumby's in Greenland, then went to Bartlett for the day.  One the way home, in Wakefiled, I found a station that was at 2.83!  I haven't seen it that low since before the hurricanes last year.

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From:   ♥♥Nellie♥♥
Sent: 8/21/2006 5:09 AM
That is almost worth driving too!!! Thanks for the tip!!!!

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From:   NHRocker1
Sent: 8/21/2006 5:20 AM
Nellie ~ - It's Mobil on the Run at the junction of 16 and 109  

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From:   mimithree
Sent: 8/21/2006 8:52 AM
$2.69 for regular on I65 at the Hartselle, AL exit.

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From:   Stingrayfan
Sent: 9/13/2006 8:31 AM
Paid $2.13 here this morning    Its dropped 30 cents in 30 days.

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From:   JGlazer_79
Sent: 9/13/2006 9:23 AM
Ours has done the same.  I paid $2.19 in Columbus last weekend and now we've got it at $2.22 where I am.  I'm hoping it continues to go down before I need to get gas on Friday!  LOL

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From:   luvdsonnyb4soily2
Sent: 9/13/2006 10:09 AM
2.59 here in Foxboro Mass

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From: DSC
Sent: 9/13/2006 10:57 AM
$2.29 in Royal Oak, MI!!!!

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From:   HyTen22
Sent: 9/13/2006 11:09 AM
$2.91 in Geneseo, NY (25 miles south of Rochester)
 
Down from $3.01 last week
 
Both prices are ridiculous!!!  

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From:   Beejie19
Sent: 9/13/2006 11:19 AM
Just paid $2.39 in Beverly Hills, Florida.  Down from the upper $2.90's in the past 6 weeks or so.  I think I filled up a week and a half ago for $50.  I filled up today for $41.05.  Big difference!

From: sonnysideup
Sent: 3/31/2007 12:14 PM
Since gas prices have gone up again, especially here in the San Francisco Bay Area, I thought I would bump this thread up.
 
Last week at Safeway here in Tracy CA I paid $2.97 a gallon after their 10 cents-off-a-gallon promotion.  In the San Leandro-Hayward area of the Bay Area I saw prices vary from $3.15 to $3.25 a gallon. As of Wednesday their price was posted at $3.11.
 
Two months ago I paid $2.27 after Safeway's 10 cents off. 
 
 

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From:   4girls588
Sent: 3/31/2007 12:21 PM
I paid $2.75 the other day but went today it is up to $2.91. In February the gas was around $2.19. I live in Hamden, CT

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From: dani46
Sent: 3/31/2007 5:13 PM
I'm paying between $2.90 - $3.10 for regular. I live in Vegas

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From:   schmoolatte1
Sent: 3/31/2007 5:45 PM
It's costing us a fortune, but we are paying $3.33 a gallon. I live about an hour and a half away from Sacramento. It now costs me over $60.00 to fill up my Honda Pilot. Needless to say we no longer take Sunday drives

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From: juliemac
Sent: 3/31/2007 7:23 PM
Gas is $2.53 here in Hurst TX,  just outside Ft Worth TX!

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From: mskissa123
Sent: 3/31/2007 7:57 PM
Here in Riverside, Souther California
reg, unleaded at Shell was 3.19 today and 3.29 @ Cheveron
it sucks and the news said $4.50 this summer

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From:   soaplvr
Sent: 4/1/2007 12:07 AM
Filled up down here in the deep south at $2.26 per gallon today!  
Each time I spend $100.00 on groceries at Kroger, I get .10 cents off per gallon.

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From:   phat4gh
Sent: 4/1/2007 4:54 AM
 
Where in Riverside are you MKissa?  I was just in Perris & Temecula few weeks back :)
 
Gas here in Fairfax, VA is 2.63 for regular unleaded, I forget the premium price but was like 2.79 or something. It was 2.53 just few days back for regular *sigh*

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From:   Suzyq9280
Sent: 4/1/2007 6:52 AM
Would you believe I honestly don't know?  Somewhere around 2.56.
 
I try not to look at the price board, because I know I'm going to have to buy it anyway.  

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From: Princess15
Sent: 4/1/2007 11:47 AM
I paid $3.25 in LA on Tuesday, but since then the cheapest I've seen for regular is $3.29.

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From:   SQRefusingtobesoiled
Sent: 4/1/2007 11:49 AM
EL Cajon CA $3.33

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From:   sethbosmom
Sent: 4/1/2007 11:54 AM
$2.23 in  Pleasant Grove, AL

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From: JasonsDholl
Sent: 4/1/2007 4:00 PM
$2.59 in Nashua NH

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From:   NascarRulesJG
Sent: 4/1/2007 4:35 PM
2.75 in Mesa, AZ.

From:   turboblu52
Sent: 4/2/2007 7:46 AM
$2.65 in Toledo, Ohio

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From:   hdhuggermama
Sent: 4/2/2007 9:21 AM
Filled up yesterday for $3.38 in Oakland CA. Ouch!

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From:   luvdsonnyb4soily2
Sent: 4/2/2007 9:34 AM
Back up again.... Oh well... 2.62 in  Mass

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From:   miss_jason
Sent: 4/2/2007 9:42 AM
3.15 on Ft. Lewis in Washington State

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From:   charliesangel_25
Sent: 4/2/2007 9:58 AM
$2.69 in Pittsburgh, PA

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From: scbydu
Sent: 4/2/2007 10:04 AM
2.58 in Tiffin, OH
 
Hi turboblu52, we're pretty close to ea other.  lol

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From:   Duffy_Duck69
Sent: 4/2/2007 10:17 AM
$3.57 in San Francisco, CA

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From:   isawjess
Sent: 4/2/2007 10:30 AM
2.49 Austin TX

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From:   Loveghtoomuch1
Sent: 4/2/2007 11:57 AM
$2.49 in Parma, OH  at least it was yesterday.
 
 

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From:   mnmranch
Sent: 4/2/2007 12:00 PM
$2.55 Conway, Arkansas

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From:   turboblu52
Sent: 4/2/2007 12:26 PM
Hi Scbydu! Yeah, we're pretty close, my nephew played football for Tiffin College a few years ago. We spent a few cold afternoons there. 
 
And now we're up to $2.69/gallon, but CA is still beating us. It really hurts to fill up.

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From:   AyLoveNico
Sent: 4/2/2007 12:30 PM
The cheapest station I found is 3.19 in Los Angeles 

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From:   sweet-trinity
Sent: 4/2/2007 2:43 PM
$2.79 in Eagle, Colorado
 
My husband paid over $3 in Aspen over the weekend.
 
We got as low as $2.25 last year before prices started to rise again.

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From: Belinda
Sent: 4/2/2007 2:44 PM
$2.42 this morning in Atlanta, GA

From:   AaronsMama406
Sent: 4/2/2007 3:21 PM
$2.69 in Martinsburg, WV

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From:   SBRH1
Sent: 4/2/2007 3:25 PM
$2.77 in Baltimore

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From:   longtimegher
Sent: 4/2/2007 4:50 PM
2.59 today in Toledo, Ohio

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From:   turboblu52
Sent: 4/6/2007 5:19 AM
$2.85 in Toledo, Ohio, we bounced up a quarter over night! 

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From:   Shark_lover1
Sent: 4/6/2007 7:04 AM
$3.25 for regular unleaded in Sacramento.

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From:   Dawnmarie329
Sent: 4/6/2007 7:08 AM
It is 2.87 here in Phoenix.  What I need to know is why it is 3.10 in Oakland, CA and you drive 15 MILES across the Bay Bridge and it is over 4.50 in San Francisco??   I think they are price gauging in the City.  

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From:   turboblu52
Sent: 4/6/2007 8:35 AM
It's the same way here as well. I can drive 8 miles and get gas, sometimes 28 cents cheaper. Doesn't make a bit of sense.

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From:   Shark_lover1
Sent: 4/6/2007 9:29 AM
What I need to know is why it is 3.10 in Oakland, CA and you drive 15 MILES across the Bay Bridge and it is over 4.50 in San Francisco??   I think they are price gauging in the City.  
 
A lot of depends on location, location, location, and the proximity of gas stations near freeways, how many gas stations are around, etc...    According to SanFranGasPrices the highest gas is $3.99 a gallon for regular unleaded.  Perhaps the $4.50 is for the highest octane gas.

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From:   Dawnmarie329
Sent: 4/6/2007 10:03 AM
The news showed yesteday a few stations in the City that were 4.50 for regular.  I am from the Bay Area and most of my family and my husband's are still there.  Some places in San Francisco do this everytime prices start to creep up and it is not right at all.

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From:   Cnickers•
Sent: 4/6/2007 10:06 AM
I'm in upstate NY (about 30 minutes east of Albany)............ Gas is currently $2.93 a gallon.

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From:   Shark_lover1
Sent: 4/6/2007 10:15 AM
One of the joys of living in California is getting pay for two different formulations of fuel throughout the year.   We are heading into that time of year where the summer formula is going to be used.
 
I wonder if the prices being that high in San Francisco is more of a local government thing than a gas station thing.  This is the city that wants to levy a tax against people to use plastic shopping bags at the grocery store.  I wouldn't be surprised if this was a method by some elected officials to separate San Fanciscians from their cars and encourage the use of MUNI. 
 
Alas, $4.50 a gallon is high, but many San Fanciscians will also pay that much for their morning latte and not bat an eyelash.   
 
 

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From:   Dawnmarie329
Sent: 4/6/2007 10:21 AM
I wonder if the prices being that high in San Francisco is more of a local government thing than a gas station thing.  This is the city that wants to levy a tax against people to use plastic shopping bags at the grocery store.  I wouldn't be surprised if this was a method by some elected officials to separate San Fanciscians from their cars and encourage the use of MUNI. 
 
Alas, $4.50 a gallon is high, but many San Fanciscians will also pay that much for their morning latte and not bat an eyelash.   
 
I would have to agree with you there.    Kind of the same way they upped the prices on the bridges.  I believe that was to try to encourage people to take BART in instead of driving, even though BART is way overcrowded during commute hours.

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From: sonnysideup
Sent: 11/14/2007 3:48 PM
I paid $3.21 a gallon in Tracy California yesterday after a discount of 10 cents a gallon at Safeway.  Throughout Tracy, it runs between $3.25 and $3.31. 

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From:   MichelleChasez1
Sent: 11/14/2007 3:56 PM
I am paying $3.50 in Pacifica, CA. That's 15 minutes outside San Francisco.

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From:   iam4liason
Sent: 11/14/2007 4:00 PM
3.28 In Grand Rapids Michigan!

From: GH Carol
Sent: 11/14/2007 4:06 PM
$3.57 Today in Napa, CA

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From: JasonsDholl
Sent: 11/14/2007 4:07 PM
$2.99 in Nashua NH

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From:   marley_fan
Sent: 11/14/2007 4:11 PM
$3.42 in Reno, NV

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From:   maygirl33
Sent: 11/14/2007 4:18 PM
Last week $ 2.89 
This week  $3.09!  Lexington, SC

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From:   blitzydarlings
Sent: 11/14/2007 4:33 PM
$3.17 in Alabama

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From:   bigskyMT
Sent: 11/14/2007 4:34 PM
3.14 here in Cut Bank, MT

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From:   turboblu52
Sent: 11/14/2007 4:36 PM
$3.09  Toledo, Oh
 
Word has it that it'll go up 15 - 40 cents a gallon buy the end of the week.

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From:   ♥♥Nellie♥♥
Sent: 11/14/2007 4:36 PM
We are $3.24 YIKES

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From:   ♥♥Nellie♥♥
Sent: 11/14/2007 4:37 PM
sorry, In Haverhill, New Hampshire.

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From:   Dawnmarie329
Sent: 11/14/2007 4:57 PM
2.89 in Queen Creek Arizona (45 miles outside of Phoenix)

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From:   burtonfanatic
Sent: 11/14/2007 4:58 PM
60 miles west of Chicago - the BP station uptown said $3.12 half an hour ago.

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From: charty
Sent: 11/14/2007 5:18 PM
In Youngstown, Ohio, we are paying $3.19. It is being reported that by tomorrow it will up 20cents a gallon. I'm going broke!!!!!!

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From:   Jen886
Sent: 11/14/2007 5:20 PM
In Minneapolis, Minnesota we are paying about $3.10.

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From:   texasgalfw
Sent: 11/14/2007 5:20 PM
I paid $2.85 at Walmart today in Fort Worth, TX

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From:   kbrushing
Sent: 11/14/2007 8:59 PM
Depends on which side of town I'm on - anywhere from $2.95 to $3.15. I just put $72 worth of gas in my Sequoia tonight. . . gasp!

From:   kbrushing
Sent: 11/14/2007 8:59 PM
Oh - and that's Raleigh, NC. Duh.

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From:   Alesia1405
Sent: 11/14/2007 9:45 PM
I have seen 2.89 and 2.99.  That's St. Louis, Mo.

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From: juliemac
Sent: 11/14/2007 10:23 PM
texasgal,   which Walmart in FW did you buy your gas?  I'm in the HEB area, and need to get gas, hoping it doesn't go up before noon today.  Thanks!
 
julie

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From:   Cnickers•
Sent: 11/15/2007 3:31 AM
$3.26, upstate NY

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From:   phat4gh
Sent: 11/15/2007 4:34 AM
This is pretty crazy, there is absolutely no reason for them to be increasing gas again, and for the past few weeks they've just been increasing and increasing it, knownig that people are are traveling more and the holiday season is started. It's really pathetic and it makes me sick at how rich the oil execs are and how much money they're making,
*sigh*

Refular for 2.93 at BJ's wholesale club in Fairfax, VA...but that was the lowest, I'm sure it's gone up by at least 10 cents since then...

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From:   Shark_lover1
Sent: 11/15/2007 6:49 AM
This is pretty crazy, there is absolutely no reason for them to be increasing gas again, and for the past few weeks they've just been increasing and increasing it, knownig that people are are traveling more and the holiday season is started. It's really pathetic and it makes me sick at how rich the oil execs are and how much money they're making.
 
Gas is a fungible commodity with high volatility and prices are set by the marketplace.  The holiday season brings with it higher demand, and given the fact that as a country, we consume over 20 million barrels a day, our demand will increase over the next few weeks, and typically prices increase to bring the market back to equilibrium... but there are other things in play this year.
 
Recent legislation from Washington to increase ethonal in gasoline to reduce daily imports is also going to drive prices further.. as ethanol production increases, refineries cannot keep up with the demand.  Other factors are also at play - continuing tension of Iran's Nuke talks, conditions in Nigeria (an oil-rich nation), ....
 
Not sure how oil executives are any more or less evil than any other business person... Blaming them takes the focus on the consumer I guess... they produce what we consume - they give us what we want and need... no different than the t.v. movie excutives who produce shows that garner ratings.   Oil companies make their profits off of oil production, not sales.  For example, most oil companies invested in oil fields when prices were low, and so they could break even when prices hit, let's say,  $25 per barrel... well, currently the price per barrel is over $94 = a $69 profit.  No different than a corn farmer who raises his crop at $1.25, and the market price is $1.75.   The prices are driven by the market, and if they try to control prices it would create a disaster.
 
That said, I paid $3.45 a gallon the other day.  What I've never understood (and this is directed at no one in particular - just a general statement) - people will complain about paying $2.50, $3.00, $3.50 for a gallon of gas, but will turn around and spend $4.25 on a 20 ounce latte at Starbucks, or whatever trendy coffee shop is out there.  The mark-up on coffee is far higher and the profit margin is much greater for a company like Starbuck's...yet when their execs are rolling in $$$ does anyone bat an eyelash?
 
 
 

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From: cw1981
Sent: 11/15/2007 7:15 AM
Shark, I guess what is so frustrating is the fact that this time last year we were paying almost a $1 less for gas.  You can't really say that about Starbucks.  I mean, I know coffee is expensive, but you don't go in one week and it's $2.15 and then three weeks later it is $3.49 for no apparent reason (b/c the reasons that the futures gives on oil are laughable at best).  But I also understand that gas prices/supplies are fluid and therefore subject to a market value.  I guess we are all just so frustrated.  I realize that this is a situation of our own making by being so dependent on gasoline.  But I can't help but wonder...most oil companies have been making record profits of late (I think this past quarter they didn't make as much, but for the past few years they have).  I know that sometimes I feel like my extra $$ is going right into some rich corporate head's pocket.  It's like that with every product, but I guess b/c the oil/gas market seems so volatile people tend to think that they have no control over the situation. And a lack of control equals anger for most folks.
 
That's just my $.02.  And I paid $2.99 for gas yesterday.

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From:   sethbosmom
Sent: 11/15/2007 7:44 AM
I paid $2.89/gallon in Pleasant Grove, Alabama (12 miles west of Birmingham) this week--and I couldn't afford Starbucks if I wanted to 
 
Thank God for my little Prizm--it's 10 years old but I still get 30 mpg.  Since I work less than 10 miles from home and my little car has a 10 gallon tank, $20 a week gets me to and from work and the kids to and from school. 

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From: Furby
Sent: 11/15/2007 8:06 AM
Charleston WV- $3.15 gallon.  Working round trip almost 100 miles. Every three days costing me $49-$50 for fill up.  So figure $16+ day in gas. Sure would make a nice lunch out.

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From: moanie
Sent: 11/15/2007 8:42 AM
Silverdale, Washington  $3.48/gallon

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From:   kristyleigh121
Sent: 11/15/2007 9:02 AM
Winchester, VA $2.99 - $3.03, after seeing ya'lls gas prices I shouldn't be complianing

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From:   NascarRulesJG
Sent: 11/15/2007 9:11 AM
Mesa, Az  I paided $2.95 at a Shell station last night..
 
 

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From:   charliesangel_25
Sent: 11/15/2007 9:12 AM
Pittsburgh, PA $3.09/gallon

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From: clare75
Sent: 11/15/2007 9:45 AM
corpus christi, texas.....$2.95/gallon

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From:   Shark_lover1
Sent: 11/15/2007 10:31 AM
cw ~ I guess the comparison with Starbuck's is an apples-to-oranges one, but I view gasoline as a necessity, and a latte from Starbuck's as a luxury. Some folks give the same amount of money in one week to the java gods as they spend filling up their gas tanks, and complain about one, but not the other -- so that is where my frustration comes in.

There are four main areas associated with the costs of gasoline:

1. Crude oil cost
2. Taxes
3. Refinery costs and profit margin
4. Dealer costs and profit margin

About the only area that doesn't change much are excise taxes.

Crude oil cost is the price paid for a barrel of crude oil on the international market divided by 42 gallons in a barrel. This will give the price of crude oil per each gallon of gasoline.- this is often the most volatile price of the fuel. Crude oil is traded as a commodity, and as the price goes up, prices for gasoline can change very quickly. When prices for crude come down, the price for gasoline typically comes down -- but very slowly. This is typical for most commodities.

For every one dollar increase of the cost of a barrel of crude oil, there is an average increase of about 2.5-cents per gallon of gasoline. So, a $10 increase per barrel in crude prices means a 25-cent increase at the pump. The $29 increase in crude oil from January 4, 2005, to April 11, 2006 means a 70-cent a gallon increase in gasoline prices. This additional cost will not go away until crude oil prices start to come down.

Dealer costs and profit margin (or the amount that the dealer charges for the fuel) includes all costs associated with the distribution and retailing of motor fuel, including but not limited to: franchise fees and/or rents, wages, utilities, supplies, equipment maintenance, environmental fees, licenses, permitting fees, credit card fees, insurance, depreciation, advertising and profit. Dealer margin normally lags changes in the wholesale price of gasoline.

Refinery costs and profit margin (which includes those 'record' profits being made by oil companies) must cover ALL costs associated with production, distribution, and acquisition of gasoline. The refinery costs and profit margin covers all costs associated with refining and terminal operation: crude oil processing, oxygenate/ethanol, product shipment and storage, oil spill fees, depreciation, brand advertising, purchases of gasoline to cover refinery shortages and profits..

I guess I understand the explanations offered by the oil companies are not sexy, but they are legitimate - OPEC decisions to tighten the market, world affairs, weather, etc... All of these things are out of our hands, but the one thing that is in our hands is how we choose to consume oil - driving that huge SUV that gets 3 miles to the gallon, or a Civic that gets 25?

From: sonnysideup
Sent: 11/15/2007 10:55 AM
Last week my husband spent $110 on diesel fuel to fill our Dodge Ram pickup.  Diesel used to be cheaper than gas but that has changed over the years.

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From:   grnmtfan
Sent: 11/15/2007 11:01 AM
$3.14 in Burlington, VT.

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From: juliemac
Sent: 11/15/2007 11:38 AM
I get upset about gasoline prices because gas is a necessity. Well, to me it is. Public transportation isn't really an option in this podunk town yet.
 
As opposed to my eating out, buying clothes, going to movies, that sort of thing that is not a necessity. Granted, what all of these high paid idiots get paid is a disgrace to the American public. Some you can vote out of office, some are in business that aren't quite so easy to do away with. My husband's company higher mgmt spends money like crazy, yet has the nerve to say they can't afford to give bonuses, and may even have to lay them off. Ok, sorry, this shouldn't be in this thread....Gas keeps going up, and at least TX is cheaper than most states.

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From:   naclyk9
Sent: 11/15/2007 11:42 AM
$3.06 in Maryland

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From:   BongoLovesGH
Sent: 11/15/2007 11:46 AM
Almost spit my tea out when I clicked on this thread and saw that in May of 2001 the gas price was $1.49...oh, how I wish for the good ol days.
 
$ 3.15 for mid-grade in New Orleans.
 
Bongo

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From:   leese2001
Sent: 11/15/2007 11:51 AM
I can get gas for 92.9 LITRE at the Husky Station down the street.

Calgary, Alberta

CANADA

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From:   texasgalfw
Sent: 11/15/2007 5:30 PM
juliemac
Sent: 11/15/2007 12:23 AM
texasgal,   which Walmart in FW did you buy your gas?  I'm in the HEB area, and need to get gas, hoping it doesn't go up before noon today.  Thanks!
 
julie
Sorry Julie, I just now got back on and saw your message.  I actually got the gas in Hurst there at Harwood and Precinct Line Rd.  All of the stations right there close  have the same price whether you go to the QT, Racetrack, or Walmart.

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From:   Duffy_Duck69
Sent: 11/15/2007 5:42 PM
I paid  $3.79 this morning in the Bay Area 

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From:   GH_ROCKS_LIASON_
Sent: 11/15/2007 7:13 PM
$3.13 for the cheap stuff.  NEW HAVEN, CT.

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From:   JesalynlovesGH
Sent: 11/15/2007 9:28 PM
I live in So. Cal. San Diego to be presise, and today I filled up at $3.30 a gallon up in the Rancho Bernardo area.

P.S. Thank God I don't have an SUV

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From:   GHgroupie2
Sent: 11/15/2007 9:31 PM
contra costa county , CA 3.49 for the cheap stuff! and i do have an SUV

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From:   JesalynlovesGH
Sent: 11/15/2007 9:37 PM
I hope you are not driving too much sister in contra costa co. These prices hurt us. I have a smaller luxury car, and it hurts me driving 50 miles a day.

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From:   turboblu52
Sent: 11/16/2007 7:12 AM
Saw one station advertising $3.05 today.  Toledo, Ohio
 
I drive an SUV, can figure about $40 to fill it up, unless I let it get really, really low.

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From:   nawlins13
Sent: 11/16/2007 7:51 AM
Guess I'm still lucky.  I can get it for $2.89 in Houston.  I remember when I first started driving (in 1997) gas was .99 cents.  So it's gone up $2 in 10 years.
 
Ouch!

From: juliemac
Sent: 11/16/2007 10:39 AM
Texasgalfw,  thanks for the info!!!! that's right around the corner from where I live!
 
I actually got my gas last night at Krogers in NRH  for 2.77/gal  with my 10 cent discount

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From:   sethbosmom
Sent: 11/16/2007 10:54 AM
I paid $2.89/gal less than a week ago and paid $3.05/gal last night at the same place!
 
I remember when i paid $.79/gal, but not the year I started driving (1985)--I believe it was up for some reason then. 

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From: Belinda
Sent: 11/17/2007 11:01 AM
I paid $2.95 on Thursday in a suburb of Atlanta, then noticed it had dropped to $2.94 at the same station the next morning.

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From:   HyTen22
Sent: 11/17/2007 11:17 AM
$3.29 in Geneseo, New York

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From:   burtonfanatic
Sent: 11/17/2007 4:28 PM
$3.09 down from $3.12 earlier in the week 60 miles west of Chicago.

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From:   TammoCassadine2
Sent: 11/17/2007 5:44 PM
$2.95 for regular in Cullman, Alabama

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From:   LaneyCoop
Sent: 11/17/2007 5:58 PM
I paid $3.15 for reg unleaded for my car, but $3.79 for diesel for my truck 

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From:   brehernandez
Sent: 11/19/2007 9:52 AM
WE ARE PAYING $3.06 IN KANSAS CITY, KANSAS ON THE MISSOURI SIDE ABOUT $3.02

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From:   sweet-trinity
Sent: 11/19/2007 11:00 AM
$3.29 in Edwards, Colorado -- That's about 1 1/2 hours straight west from Denver on I70.  Can't remember the last time I paid less than $3/gallon.
 

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From:   brehernandez
Sent: 11/19/2007 11:15 AM
Just got off the phone with a girlfirend of mine and she said all they are talking about on the news last night and today in Kansas City is that it is going up again...FILL UP NOW!!!

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From:   iam4liason
Sent: 11/19/2007 11:29 AM
Wyoming Michigan Is 3.01 a gallon

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From:   sweet-trinity
Sent: 11/19/2007 12:09 PM
Let me amend my prior posting of $3.29 in Edwards.
At the station right off the interstate they're charging $3.35.
The station nearest my home is $3.21.  Most of the discrepancies between these stations has everything to do with the location's overhead.

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From:   pinkcutieGH
Sent: 11/29/2007 7:32 PM
Norfolk, Virginia--$2.87

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From:   ShirleyGHH1
Sent: 11/29/2007 8:42 PM
$2.84 ten minutes north of DFW Airport, Texas.

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From:   burtonfanatic
Sent: 11/29/2007 8:51 PM
60 miles west of Chicago. I went to the town 5 miles east yesterday twice. At noon it was 3.05 and at 4 p.m. it was 3.09.

From:   the_goddess_to_be
Sent: 11/29/2007 9:32 PM
$ 3.19 on a good day 
In CT.

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From:   GHgroupie2
Sent: 11/29/2007 10:23 PM
I just filled up after being very much on EMPTY! I drive a 07 durango ( without the hemi) and I just topped off at $120. I live in the good old Bayarea of Ca.

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From: fairyeprincess
Sent: 11/30/2007 1:28 PM
I just paid 3.50 in North San Diego County.

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From: JasonsDholl
Sent: 11/30/2007 3:30 PM
$3.03 in Nashua NH

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From: John8960
Sent: 11/30/2007 3:44 PM
It was 146.9 when King George took office

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From:   GH_ROCKS_LIASON_
Sent: 11/30/2007 3:45 PM
WOW  WEST COAST, IT LOOKS LIKE YOUR GETTING HIT THE HARDEST SO FAR. I FILLED UP 2 DAYS AGO AT $3.29 FOR THE CHEAP STUFF IN NEW HAVEN, CT.

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From: charty
Sent: 12/1/2007 7:12 PM
Gas is $3.09 in coooold Youngstown. Ohio.

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From: DSC
Sent: 12/3/2007 6:50 AM
I can't believe I'm excited that I only paid $2.79.....Allen Park, MI.

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From:   turboblu52
Sent: 12/3/2007 7:13 AM
Depending on location, $2.91 - 3.09, Toledo, Ohio.

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From:   longtimegher
Sent: 12/3/2007 7:27 AM
I was just in Toledo, Ohio yesterday and paid $2.97

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From:   kristyleigh121
Sent: 12/3/2007 10:15 AM
its dropped to 2.89 in Northwest VA

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From:   StefferDoodle8
Sent: 12/3/2007 10:30 AM
$3.49 in Connecticut and that is for 87 regular

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From:   juicelady4
Sent: 12/3/2007 8:52 PM
I don't buy gas because my truck is diesel and we get it at wholesale but at the gas pumps here in HI have topped off with regular costing about 3.55/gallon

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From:   IndianaStacy
Sent: 12/4/2007 4:45 PM
Well, somehow (and I don't care how) prices have dropped a bit in Evansville (Southern) Indiana. I paid $2.89 for good ol petro today.

From:   soaplvr
Sent: 12/6/2007 8:35 PM
$2.85   Just past the Louisiana/Mississippi line north of New Orleans.

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From:   1Meghan
Sent: 12/7/2007 3:29 PM
I paid $2.75 in Lincoln Park, MI last night.  It's pretty bad when we start to think that this is a great deal. LOL.  I keep waiting to get back to the price in the first post - $1.49

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From:   marley_fan
Sent: 3/11/2008 10:36 PM
$3.49, Reno, NV

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From: DSC
Sent: 3/12/2008 6:40 AM
$3.24 in Royal Oak, MI last night.

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From:   LJB9294
Sent: 3/12/2008 10:14 AM
$3.18 in South Arkansas.

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From:   ClooneyBelle1
Sent: 3/12/2008 10:28 AM
I saw $2.99 over the weekend in NW Houston.  But it changes several times a day down here so who knows now?

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From:   1amanda16
Sent: 3/12/2008 10:30 AM
Here in Vancouver BC, gas averages $1.15 per litre, which I believe is something like $4.35 per gallon

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From:   brehernandez
Sent: 3/12/2008 10:32 AM
$3.12 in Kansas City on the Kansas side. On the Missouri side it averages about 10 cents less than ours

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From: Nikita's Twin
Sent: 3/12/2008 10:34 AM
$3.45 for reg. unleaded in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  This sucks!!!!!!!!!

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From:   sethbosmom
Sent: 3/12/2008 10:42 AM
I paid $3.19 yesterday in Pleasant Grove, Alabama.  That is the only reason I am hanging onto my beloved 1997 Geo Prizm--it may not be very pretty to look at with it's fading paint and door dings and all, but with 179,000 miles I am still getting 28-30 mpg.  It has a 10 gallon tank so I'm not taking a loan out to fill up yet.  

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From:   carlystwin
Sent: 3/12/2008 11:03 AM
3.65 Fort Wayne, Indiana...
 
And with all the political campaigns going on right now...why aren't these insane prices being addressed?

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From:   Dawnmarie329
Sent: 3/12/2008 11:05 AM
3.15 a gallon for regular in Phoenix.

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From:   1amanda16
Sent: 3/12/2008 11:14 AM
Well in BC we are getting a carbon tax added to our fuel prices in July, an additional 2.4 cents a litre.  The environmentalist in me thinks its great, but these prices are ridiculous. Next car I buy will have to be a hybrid.

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From: kay
Sent: 3/12/2008 11:16 AM
North Idaho - $3.30 for gas, $4.00 for diesel

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From:   WellDonna_mae
Sent: 3/12/2008 11:19 AM
When I filled up yesterday in Monroeville, Alabama it was $3.13 per gal.
Loks like another banner year for the oil companies.

From:   ghfanfirst
Sent: 3/12/2008 11:25 AM
$3.30 in Raleigh, NC

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From:   DevotedPrincess2417
Sent: 3/12/2008 11:36 AM
$3.09 in St. Louis

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From:   kristyleigh121
Sent: 3/12/2008 11:40 AM
$3.16 in Winchester, VA

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From: Nina
Sent: 3/12/2008 11:45 AM
$3.23 in North Raleigh, NC

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From:   GHgroupie2
Sent: 3/12/2008 11:45 AM
3.89 in antioch ca...my sis went to SF last night though and it was 4.11.and yes thats the cheap stuff not premium

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From: marina
Sent: 3/12/2008 11:50 AM
$3.22 in Denver, CO

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From:   Dawnmarie329
Sent: 3/12/2008 11:52 AM
3.89 in antioch ca...my sis went to SF last night though and it was 4.11.and yes thats the cheap stuff not premium
 
Gas in San Francisco is ALWAYS ridiculous.

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From:   gimmecarson
Sent: 3/12/2008 11:53 AM
$3.26 in Portland, ME

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From:   Kimmie396
Sent: 3/12/2008 2:21 PM
3.49 barberton oh

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From:   Fanifrog
Sent: 3/12/2008 3:05 PM
$3.59 paid yesterday in Redlands, CA

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From:   naclyk9
Sent: 3/12/2008 4:05 PM
$3.19 in Camp Springs, Maryland

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From:   GHfordecades1
Sent: 3/12/2008 4:16 PM
I paid $3.53 in Mission Viejo, CA this morning at a "bargain" station.  4 weeks ago it was $2.96 at the same station.  Considering oil was $110 a barrel today - I see only worsening prices on the horizon - plus they haven't started for our "summer" fuel formula.

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From:   mskissa12345
Sent: 3/12/2008 4:58 PM
$3.61 Yuciapa Ca

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From:   miss_jason
Sent: 3/12/2008 5:09 PM
$3.43 Olympia, WA area

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From:   charmed6770
Sent: 3/12/2008 8:44 PM
$3.12 Albert Lea, MN

From: Kaedy
Sent: 3/12/2008 8:46 PM
$3.27 in Las Vegas, NV

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From:   NascarRulesJG
Sent: 3/13/2008 10:31 AM
3.18 Mesa, AZ

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From:   JLanush
Sent: 3/13/2008 10:41 AM
SP 3.79 Los Angeles
a little bit more than 50$ a week if i dont drive extra  , which i normally do

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From:   bigskyMT
Sent: 3/13/2008 10:41 AM
3.15 Billings, Montana

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From:   miss_jason
Sent: 3/13/2008 10:43 AM
Everyday it is going up and I am getting fed-up!!!!! 
 
We need a solution!

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From:   GHFanBrandy
Sent: 3/13/2008 10:57 AM
Went up to $3.35 today in Monroe, MI (30-50 miles outside Detroit).

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From:   Duffy_Duck69
Sent: 3/13/2008 11:12 AM
Shell Station one block from my work is $3.99 regular...
 
I think there is a conspiracy here in San Francisco...hmmmmm

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From:   mikemosam
Sent: 3/13/2008 11:16 AM
$3.19 in Meredith, New Hampshire

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From: GH Carol
Sent: 3/13/2008 11:25 AM
$3.69 in Napa, CA  this morning:(

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From: Kaedy
Sent: 3/13/2008 11:25 AM
I am at half a tank, better fill up because by the time I need it the cost will be much higher. Why are they not looking into this?????? Instead they are having hearings on steroids in MLB?!!??

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From: Kaedy
Sent: 3/13/2008 11:37 AM
I just emailed my senators, maybe if we start to make enough noise they might start to listen. Just a thought.

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From: sonnysideup
Sent: 3/17/2008 7:43 PM
I filled the tank on 3-13 at Safeway in Tracy California at $3.42 a gallon after their ten-cents-off-a-gallon promotion.  We went to Reno for 4 nights and paid $3.29 a gallon yesterday in Reno.

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From:   burtonfanatic
Sent: 3/17/2008 8:50 PM
60 miles west of Chicago $3.29--up form $3.09 not too long ago.

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From:   LaneyCoop
Sent: 3/17/2008 8:53 PM
I paid $4.14 for diesel today in So Cal...crying really loudly now

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From:   TammoCassadine2
Sent: 3/30/2008 8:53 PM
I live in Cullman, AL and I am paying $3.29 for regular at a Texaco, Shell, or Exxon.
What is weird, is (Wal-mart) Murphy USA is $3.12 today//how is there such a difference in the same small town? I'm going to Murphy's cause it's less expensive but I feel  bad for the little gas stations that need the business.
When are we going to start gettin gas out of OUR oil reserves? When we hit a depression? This has been gettin out of hand now for a while. 
 
Just had to rant a moment. Does no good, but it's an outlet.

From:   Kara641
Sent: 3/31/2008 2:53 PM
Paid 3.19 this weekend in Mississippi
My husband paid 3.85 for diesel
 

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From:   NZ59
Sent: 3/31/2008 2:55 PM
$3.16 just outside Providence, RI

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From:   WvJenn2
Sent: 3/31/2008 2:57 PM
$3.28 for the lowest grade in WV

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From: irish81
Sent: 3/31/2008 3:01 PM
I guess, compared to some others, I should consider myself fairly lucky...I paid $3.07 just last week, near Boston.

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From:   heraldpam
Sent: 3/31/2008 3:09 PM
$3.29 in Salt Lake City, UT

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From:   charmed6770
Sent: 3/31/2008 3:40 PM
Paying $3.19 here in MN jumped from $3.07 in 1 day!!!!!!!!!!

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From:   marley_fan
Sent: 3/31/2008 4:02 PM
$3.69, Reno, NV

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From:   JGlazer_79
Sent: 3/31/2008 5:02 PM
$3.12 in Mansfield, OH
 
BTW, did anyone else hear about the (semi) truckers going on strike tomorrow to try to drive down gas prices because the price of diesel is ridiculous?!  It's putting some small businesses out of business because they can't pay the prices!  I just heard that this weekend and wanted to see if anyone else had heard about it.

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From:   burtonfanatic
Sent: 3/31/2008 5:17 PM
$3.39 near Milwaukee this weekend.

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From:   marley_fan
Sent: 3/31/2008 10:49 PM
BTW, did anyone else hear about the (semi) truckers going on strike tomorrow to try to drive down gas prices because the price of diesel is ridiculous?!  It's putting some small businesses out of business because they can't pay the prices!  I just heard that this weekend and wanted to see if anyone else had heard about it.
 
Oh wow!  I didn't hear about it, but I lived in England back in 2000 and 2001 where they did the same thing.  I have to tell you, if you live in any of these places where they are striking, you have to get to the grocery store early.  In England the store shelves were bare.  There was no bread, milk, eggs, cereal, anything.  It looked like something from a sci-fi movie when they show doomsday.  The reason of course is because the delivery trucks don't have the gas to deliver the food to the stores and the stores run out.  My advice, stock up on your food storage if you live there!  Not to mention, fill up you cars with gas before the strike.  Otherwise you will run out of gas and not be able to get any more and you may be stranded!

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From:   GHgroupie2
Sent: 4/25/2008 2:06 PM
Antioch ca, 3.99 for the lowest Prem. was about 420
Im seriously feeling the money crunch now! Im not sure what was worse, the 10 dollar bag of apples or the tank of gas I bought.

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From:   jesa343
Sent: 4/25/2008 2:09 PM
$3.65 in central pennsylvania for lowest grade

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From:   sethbosmom
Sent: 4/25/2008 2:12 PM
$3.48 for lowest grade in Pleasant Grove, Alabama.

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From:   brehernandez
Sent: 4/25/2008 2:12 PM
$3.54 in Kansas City

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From: sonnysideup
Sent: 4/25/2008 3:17 PM
$3.75 a week ago in Tracy, CA after 3 cents off at Safeway.

From:   Suzyq9280
Sent: 4/25/2008 3:29 PM
$3.41 last weekend.
 
I'm relearning the joy of rolling down windows and letting fresh air blow in.
 
That won't last long though.  I'm in Texas. 

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From:   Jen886
Sent: 4/25/2008 4:36 PM
$3.45 in Minneapolis

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From:   marley_fan
Sent: 4/25/2008 5:47 PM
I just drove from Houston to Sacramento.  Here are the prices in the various cities:
 
San Antonio, TX    3.37
Ft. Stockton, TX    3.59
El Paso, TX           3.45
Buckey, AZ            3.37
Bowie, AZ             3.79
Blythe, CA             4.09
Santa Nella, CA      3.75
Newhall, CA           3.85
 
 

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From:   mama2charles
Sent: 4/25/2008 5:48 PM
$3.69 Long Island, NY

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From:   baabell1999
Sent: 4/25/2008 6:05 PM
$3.75 Sebastian, FL

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From:   JesalynlovesGH
Sent: 4/25/2008 6:07 PM
$3.89 in San Diego, CA.. yikes...

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From:   turboblu52
Sent: 4/25/2008 6:21 PM
$3.53  Toledo, Ohio  

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From:   iam4liason
Sent: 4/26/2008 5:55 AM
3.69 Grand Rapids, Michigan

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From: Belinda
Sent: 4/26/2008 12:57 PM
Atlanta here - $3.48 when I last filled up. I'm seeing $3.55 at a few stations near busy intersections.

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From:   swpace
Sent: 4/26/2008 1:06 PM
$ 3.65 here in Boonville, Indiana. I may have to start riding a bicycle :)

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From:   cnd_loves_jasam
Sent: 4/26/2008 3:15 PM
So, it's $3.67 as of this morning here in Erie, Pa. I may have to learn to ride a bike so I can stop spending so much just driving to class and work. 

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From:   Suzyq9280
Sent: 4/26/2008 4:17 PM
I've been rolling down my windows and turning on the air vent.  It helps a little.

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From: allaboutsoaps
Sent: 4/26/2008 4:36 PM
$3.59 premium in VA

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 Message 690 of 953 in Discussion  
From:   steelfan06
Sent: 4/26/2008 7:08 PM
About $3.59 in Statesboro, GA.  I can't BELIEVE that NOTHING can be done about these prices!

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From:   WvJenn2
Sent: 4/26/2008 10:39 PM
$3.65 for the low grade in WV.... cost me 72 dollars to fill up my trail blazer today that wont even last the whole week

From:   mkb620
Sent: 4/27/2008 5:30 AM
3.46 in south jersey and they pump it for us.

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From:   LaneyCoop
Sent: 4/27/2008 8:22 AM
I have a diesel truck so at this point  I am paying $4.49 a gallon in Southern Cal

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From: AlexisChgo
Sent: 4/27/2008 9:12 AM
In Chicago -- $3.89.  One mile down the street in the suburbs -- $3.75.
 
 

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From:   WvJenn2
Sent: 5/8/2008 10:52 AM
Gas hit 3.89 in wv yesterday... jumped from 3.75

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From: DSC
Sent: 5/8/2008 11:34 AM
How much are you paying for gas?  TOO MUCH!  

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From:   Dawnmarie329
Sent: 5/8/2008 11:39 AM
We are paying 3.43 in Phoenix.

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From:   Suzyq9280
Sent: 5/8/2008 11:40 AM
I still get it for $3.49 at an Exxon station. 
 
I passed by a Shell station that is selling it for $3.75.  Strangely, there were no cars at their pumps.  

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From: Kaedy
Sent: 5/8/2008 11:40 AM
$3.63 in Vegas

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From:   mikemosam
Sent: 5/8/2008 11:49 AM
$3.53 in central NH.  Last week it was different but I filled my VW Jetta up from E and paid $40.33 - Back when I bought my car in 2004 it cost me about $17.35 if I remember correctly on evening in that summer to fill it up from E.  I don't know why I remember that night but I do.  It makes me slightly ill though...  :(

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From:   carlystwin
Sent: 5/8/2008 12:13 PM
4.09 In Indiana...ridiculous, especially when everyone elses appears to be lower...

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From:   IlovetheQs
Sent: 5/8/2008 7:06 PM
4.05 in NY

How is the Gov. helping lol its not...
Don't want a reduction just for the summer...
I want a reduction all the time bring back 2.00 gas... I'll take that again anyday

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From:   JGlazer_79
Sent: 5/8/2008 8:17 PM
We were at 3.79 yesterday and today we're at 3.64, I think, in North Central Ohio.
 
Sadly, I remember paying 99 cents a gallon by my apartment in Cuyahoga Falls before driving home to Mansfield back in 2002 - there and back on one tank!  I used to not get gas at my parents' house because it 1.07/gallon!

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From:   burtonfanatic
Sent: 5/8/2008 8:46 PM
$3.75 sixty miles west of Chicago. I show my age when I say when I first bought gas it was about 35 cents a gallon!

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From:   brehernandez
Sent: 5/9/2008 7:09 AM
$3.63 in Kansas City

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From:   1Meghan
Sent: 5/19/2008 12:26 PM
paid $3.76/gallon yesterday.  Tank was half full.  Paid over $34.00,  and my son looked at me at said "didn't it used to cost $20.00 to fill your tank?"  Kids say to darnest things. 

From:   mkb620
Sent: 4/27/2008 5:30 AM
3.46 in south jersey and they pump it for us.

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From:   LaneyCoop
Sent: 4/27/2008 8:22 AM
I have a diesel truck so at this point  I am paying $4.49 a gallon in Southern Cal

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From: AlexisChgo
Sent: 4/27/2008 9:12 AM
In Chicago -- $3.89.  One mile down the street in the suburbs -- $3.75.
 
 

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From:   WvJenn2
Sent: 5/8/2008 10:52 AM
Gas hit 3.89 in wv yesterday... jumped from 3.75

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From: DSC
Sent: 5/8/2008 11:34 AM
How much are you paying for gas?  TOO MUCH!  

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From:   Dawnmarie329
Sent: 5/8/2008 11:39 AM
We are paying 3.43 in Phoenix.

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From:   Suzyq9280
Sent: 5/8/2008 11:40 AM
I still get it for $3.49 at an Exxon station. 
 
I passed by a Shell station that is selling it for $3.75.  Strangely, there were no cars at their pumps.  

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From: Kaedy
Sent: 5/8/2008 11:40 AM
$3.63 in Vegas

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From:   mikemosam
Sent: 5/8/2008 11:49 AM
$3.53 in central NH.  Last week it was different but I filled my VW Jetta up from E and paid $40.33 - Back when I bought my car in 2004 it cost me about $17.35 if I remember correctly on evening in that summer to fill it up from E.  I don't know why I remember that night but I do.  It makes me slightly ill though...  :(

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From:   carlystwin
Sent: 5/8/2008 12:13 PM
4.09 In Indiana...ridiculous, especially when everyone elses appears to be lower...

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From:   IlovetheQs
Sent: 5/8/2008 7:06 PM
4.05 in NY

How is the Gov. helping lol its not...
Don't want a reduction just for the summer...
I want a reduction all the time bring back 2.00 gas... I'll take that again anyday

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From:   JGlazer_79
Sent: 5/8/2008 8:17 PM
We were at 3.79 yesterday and today we're at 3.64, I think, in North Central Ohio.
 
Sadly, I remember paying 99 cents a gallon by my apartment in Cuyahoga Falls before driving home to Mansfield back in 2002 - there and back on one tank!  I used to not get gas at my parents' house because it 1.07/gallon!

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From:   burtonfanatic
Sent: 5/8/2008 8:46 PM
$3.75 sixty miles west of Chicago. I show my age when I say when I first bought gas it was about 35 cents a gallon!

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From:   brehernandez
Sent: 5/9/2008 7:09 AM
$3.63 in Kansas City

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From:   1Meghan
Sent: 5/19/2008 12:26 PM
paid $3.76/gallon yesterday.  Tank was half full.  Paid over $34.00,  and my son looked at me at said "didn't it used to cost $20.00 to fill your tank?"  Kids say to darnest things. 

From: moanie
Sent: 5/20/2008 10:14 AM
 
Ugghhh........I just paid $4.09!  I live in Washington State.
 
Pretty soon I'm going to need a 2nd job just to pay for gas! 

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From: Kaedy
Sent: 5/20/2008 10:20 AM
Joynel ~ I filled up at Costco last night and was "thrilled" that the price was $3.63. Terrible's across the street was $3.71. Still cost me $32.00 to put a little more than half a tank in my little car. 

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From: DSC
Sent: 5/20/2008 11:35 AM
DawnMarie and PSPAddictCrystal - Just curious....why do you drive so far for work?  Do you live in a rural area and have to drive that far to get where the jobs are?  How long does that take you?
 
(I'm slightly spoiled - 16 miles round trip to work for me.)
 
I'm buying gas at Costco now for whatever savings I can get.  Something has got to be done - bigger tax breaks on hybrids, more mass transportation, new energy sources - and we can't keep saying these are long term ideas.  We've  been doing that for too long (putting off changes from our dependency on oil) and look where that got us.

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From:   HyTen22
Sent: 5/20/2008 11:50 AM
My family reunion is in Vegas in July and even though I could drive there in 4 hours, it is now cheaper to fly.
 
I haven't flown anywhere in the last couple of years, but I would assume that the price of flying must also be going up, right?  How are ticket prices, Dawnmarie?

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From: Kaedy
Sent: 5/20/2008 11:57 AM
Some airlines are raising prices but if you look early you can get a good deal. I just booked a flight to Tampa from Las Vegas and round-trip, non-stop was $317. To go to Orlando was over $500 for the same time frame and airline. Usually Orlando is less expensive because of the theme parks but this time Tampa was.

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From:   Dawnmarie329
Sent: 5/20/2008 11:58 AM
It will cost me 60.00 dollars to fill up my tank to drive Vegas.  The drive would take up more than half of the tank.  I would have enough gas to drive around town for a few days once I got there and then would have to fill up again before I left which would total 120.00 in gas.  Roundtrip airfare from Phoenix to Vegas is 82.00.    I have enough family there so I would not need to rent a car once I got there.

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From:   Dawnmarie329
Sent: 5/20/2008 12:03 PM
DawnMarie and PSPAddictCrystal - Just curious....why do you drive so far for work?  Do you live in a rural area and have to drive that far to get where the jobs are?  How long does that take you?
 
Crystal and I live in a town called Queen Creek.  It is a very rural area although the housing boom hit big here.  Even though there is tons of housing there is nothing else.  It takes 25 to 30 minutes just to get to any one of the 3 freeways you need to drive on to get anywhere.  My job is in Phoenix and door to door my drive is 54 miles each way. The hospital I work for is building a new facility 10 minutes from my home.  It will be ready in 2010 and I can not wait so I can transfer.

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From:   grnmtfan
Sent: 5/20/2008 12:10 PM
Hubby and I have a roundtrip of 150 miles a day
 
Yikes!  And I thought my hubbies 65 mile per day roundtrip was bad! 

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From: sonnysideup
Sent: 5/21/2008 12:14 PM
I paid $51.72 for just over 13 gallons of gas yesterday at Safeway in Tracy California with their 10-cents off promotion. Gas is $3.93 at Safeway but I paid $3.83. 
 
I'm so glad I retired 3 1/2 years ago.  My commute was 94 miles round trip every day which equaled a tank of gas every week.  My husband commutes about 46 miles round trip and he uses my car 2 to 3 times a week instead of the diesel truck.  It cost him $175 last week to fill the tank in the truck.  I think he said diesel was $4.75 a gallon.
 
 

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From:   schmoolatte1
Sent: 5/22/2008 7:15 AM
I just paid $4.09 yesterday in Sonora, CA. I have a Honda Pilot
it's gone from $50.00, $60.00, $70.00, now $80.00 to fill up my tank.

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From:   prov31wannabe
Sent: 5/22/2008 10:29 AM
I just heard that within 2 years the price of a barrel of oil will be $200.  That will put a gallon at about $7.  Somethings gotta give somewhere.  I can't imagine what food will be at that time.

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From: sonnysideup
Sent: 5/29/2008 1:39 PM
Just dropping in to say gas in Tracy California was anywhere from $4.00 a gallon at Costco over the weekend to $4.09 down the street from Costco.
 
Diesel at Shell was $5.09.
 
Yikes!!!

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From: Kaedy
Sent: 5/29/2008 1:44 PM
I went to Death Valley this past weekend and I spoke with a man who said that the gas station near the west entrance (in CA) to the area was charging 5.45 for regular unleaded. It was in the middle of nowhere so if you needed gas you had to pay it. I filled up in Pahrump, NV on the way and paid 3.79. These two stations were probably only a couple hundred miles apart. The station at Furnace Creek at the visitors center was 4.47.

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From: charty
Sent: 5/29/2008 4:38 PM
Youngstown, Ohio-$3.99.99 $4.00 is insane.

From:   marley_fan
Sent: 5/29/2008 11:17 PM
Shell in downtown Reno was $4.39.  I passed on by and went to Costco and paid $3.89.  Thank goodness for Costco!

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From:   eeevon78
Sent: 6/11/2008 9:22 AM
I just paid $4.20 in Plainfield, IL (suburb of Chicago, IL).

In the city itself, the price is in the $4.50 range

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From:   burtonfanatic
Sent: 6/11/2008 1:36 PM
$4.27 this a.m. in a small town (smaller than Plainfield) 60 miles west of Chicago.

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From:   AyLoveNico
Sent: 6/11/2008 1:50 PM
After shopping for the cheapest around I got it at a Mobile station for 4.49/gallon iin Los Angeles...UGH! 

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From:   irisheyes160
Sent: 6/11/2008 1:52 PM
Gas is now $4.39 for regular in Seal Beach ,CA.  It costs over $51.00 for 11 gallons of gas.

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From:   littleredchic
Sent: 6/11/2008 1:56 PM
$3.81 to about $3.99 in San Antonio

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From:   MichelleChasez1
Sent: 6/11/2008 1:56 PM
$4.66 in Pacifica, CA

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From:   Duffy_Duck69
Sent: 6/11/2008 3:38 PM
The gas prices are so freakin' insane here in the Bay Area that I'm having a hard time typing  the numbers!

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From:   luvdsonnyb4soily2
Sent: 6/12/2008 10:03 AM
4.09 now in Mass !!! good thing I have a short commute..

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From:   Mingus001
Sent: 6/12/2008 3:44 PM
4.55 in NYC - glad we got rid of the car!!

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From:   brehernandez
Sent: 6/13/2008 7:11 AM
Down to a mere $3.92 in KC.........hope you could here the sarcassim in my voice!!

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From:   NascarRulesJG
Sent: 6/13/2008 11:23 AM
4.09 Mesa, AZ

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From:   Shellmybell5
Sent: 6/13/2008 11:31 AM
$3.81 fort smith, arkansas

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From:   carlystwin
Sent: 6/13/2008 11:34 AM
4.40 in Indiana...

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From:   Moody_Angélique
Sent: 6/13/2008 12:19 PM
here in Montreal 1.50$ a liter = 5.68 $ US for 1 gallon so don't feel too bad....we are paying way more!

From:   eurekajohn
Sent: 6/13/2008 12:21 PM
4.09 here in Longmeadow MA

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From:   HyTen22
Sent: 6/14/2008 5:53 PM
$4.25 in Dansville, NY.  I got $.30 of a gallon the other day, so I got it for $3.95....it's pretty sad when you think that's a good price!     But I guess that's nothing compared to what you're paying, Angelique!  Ugh!!!

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From:   marley_fan
Sent: 6/15/2008 3:28 PM
$4.69, Truckee, CA

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From:   hrmom26
Sent: 6/15/2008 3:29 PM
3.99  in ma

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From:   turboblu52
Sent: 6/15/2008 3:46 PM
3.95 Toledo, Ohio

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From:   eds1971
Sent: 6/15/2008 5:25 PM
$4.55 Pelham, NY

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From:   Suzyq9280
Sent: 6/15/2008 8:12 PM
June 15, 2008, 4:23PM
U.N. chief: Saudis to increase oil production next month
Associated Press
 
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia plans to increase its oil production by 200,000 barrels a day next month, the kingdom's oil minister told U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon on Sunday, according to Ban's spokesman.
The U.N. secretary-general met with Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi in the port city of Jiddah during a one-day trip to the world's largest oil producer.
Farhan Haq, a spokesman who is traveling with Ban, said in an e-mail that the U.N. chief said al-Naimi told him Saudi Arabia would increase oil production by 200,000 barrels a day from June to July. In May, the kingdom increased its production by 300,000.
By July, production should be at 9.7 million barrels a day, Haq said.
Ban also said Saudi Arabia understands that the current price of oil, which topped $139 per barrel earlier this month, is not normal, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.
"The king believes that the current oil prices are abnormally high, and he is ready to restore prices to their appropriate levels," SPA quoted Ban as telling reporters in Jiddah. The report carried by SPA was in Arabic, and it did not say what language Ban spoke in.
Saudi Arabia is concerned that sustained high oil prices eventually will slacken the world's appetite for oil, affecting the kingdom in the long run.
The kingdom has called for a meeting of oil producing and consuming countries on June 22 in Jiddah to discuss ways of dealing with soaring energy prices.
The New York Times reported on Saturday, citing unnamed analysts and oil traders briefed by Saudi officials, that a production increase of about 500,000 barrels per day was to be announced following the meeting.
On Saturday, al-Naim's adviser told the Associated Press that the minister would address the production increase reports the next day. But on Sunday, the adviser, Ibrahim al-Muhanna, said there was no meeting scheduled.
Further attempts to reach al-Muhanna by phone later Sunday went unanswered.
Crude prices have reached record highs, surpassing $139 per barrel on June 6 after surging nearly $11 in the biggest single-day price leap ever.
The prices had receded by Friday, with the benchmark light, sweet crude for July delivery falling $1.88 to settle at $134.86 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. In London, July Brent crude lost $1.84 to settle at $134.25 on the ICE Futures exchange.
The current president of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Chakib Khelil, has said that the cartel will make no new decision on production levels until its Sept. 9 meeting in Vienna. OPEC ministers often follow the lead of the Saudis when discussing whether to increase production to take the pressure off rising prices

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From:   TammoCassadine2
Sent: 6/15/2008 8:32 PM
$3.99 in Cullman, Alabama

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From:   marley_fan
Sent: 6/15/2008 11:14 PM
here in Montreal 1.50$ a liter = 5.68 $ US for 1 gallon so don't feel too bad....we are paying way more!
 
Yikes Moody_Angelique!  Is Canada on the Imperial gallon or the US gallon?  If it's the Imperial system,  your gallon is larger than ours so you would get a little more bang for your buck.  Either way, it's still higher than the U.S!  In England they are paying about $12 per gallon.  Ouch!

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From:   Dawnmarie329
Sent: 6/16/2008 4:54 AM
4.15 in Queen Creek, AZ.

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From:   Moody_Angélique
Sent: 6/20/2008 11:20 AM
Marley Fan: I calculated it to metric...

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From:   mikemosam
Sent: 6/20/2008 11:33 AM
$3.95 in Laconia, NH

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From:   saw1971
Sent: 6/20/2008 11:57 AM
$3.69 Joplin, Missouri

From:   Cassie-CarJaxBubbleFF
Sent: 6/20/2008 2:21 PM
Last I looked, because I haven't driven all week, it was $4.60 in Sacramento, CA.
 
I saw it was $4.77 in Pasadena CA the other day.  

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From: Belinda
Sent: 7/29/2008 5:22 PM
I paid $3.86 this morning...saw it for $3.83 on the way home (Atlanta, west suburbs)

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From:   Nimue818
Sent: 7/29/2008 5:46 PM
$3.59 Mass. (Self serve)

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From:   turboblu52
Sent: 7/29/2008 6:21 PM
3.59  Toledo, Ohio

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From: sonnysideup
Sent: 7/29/2008 6:30 PM
$3.96 on Saturday in Tracy California at Safeway.

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From:   JGlazer_79
Sent: 7/29/2008 8:15 PM
Believe it or not, I bought it for $3.40 today in Mansfield, Ohio - Sam's Club discount

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From:   LaneyCoop
Sent: 7/29/2008 8:40 PM
I was excited to see $4.09 today in So Cal.

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From:   Suzyq9280
Sent: 7/30/2008 8:29 AM
$3.71 without Kroger card.  $3.68 with Kroger card. 
 
I have a Kroger card.
 
(Houston TX)

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From:   hrmom26
Sent: 7/30/2008 8:35 AM
who would have thought i would be excited to see my local station go down to 3.85 lol
heather

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From:   GHfordecades1
Sent: 7/30/2008 8:56 AM
Sadly, I was VERY happy to pay $4.21 this morning in Irvine, CA.

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From:   luvdsonnyb4soily2
Sent: 7/30/2008 9:16 AM
I paid 3.56 ONLY due to my Stop and SHop rewards cards.. they give you .10 off a gallon for every $50 you spend.. so my points now are  253, I will get .50 off my next fill up!! love it !

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From:   ClooneyBelle1
Sent: 7/30/2008 9:34 AM
I paid $3.81 the other day in West Houston.  Suzy, what part of Houston are you in?  I may need to move to your side!  LOL

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From:   Suzyq9280
Sent: 7/30/2008 9:40 AM
West Houston, too.  The Kroger is at San Felipe and Voss.  The Texaco across the street lowered their price to $3.71 to compete with Kroger.  The Shell on the other side of the street is still at 3.89 or 3.90 something or other.  Kroger knocks off .3 when you have the card, so they still beat out Texaco with regular unleaded @ $3.68.  I think even more will come off (like .10) if you have bought at least $100 worth of groceries there in a month. 

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From:   ClooneyBelle1
Sent: 7/30/2008 9:54 AM
Oh I'm farther west than that.  I'm north of I-10 and west of the Beltway.  Don't know if you know Copperfield/Bear Creek but I'm out that direction.  There's a Chevron at W. Little York and Hwy 6 that usually has the cheapest prices on this side.  I have a newer kroger at W. Little York and Eldridge but not sure if they sell gas.  The one at WLY and 6 does not.  I'll have to check cause I also have "the card".  Thanks for the info!

From: Katy717
Sent: 7/30/2008 9:56 AM
Just went past a BP station in Canton, Ohio and it was $3.43 per gallon

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From:   Suzyq9280
Sent: 7/30/2008 10:05 AM
ClooneyBelle ~ I haven't figured out the criteria that allows one Kroger to get a gas station while another one doesn't.  Not even all Signature Kroger's have them. 

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From:   burtonfanatic
Sent: 7/30/2008 11:21 AM
60 miles west of Chicago--BP was $3.89 down from $3.98 two days ago and $4.05 a week ago.

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From: SonnyBabe
Sent: 7/30/2008 1:16 PM
I'm in chicago too near O'Hare airport and at lunch Mobil was still at $4.25...

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From:   1Meghan
Sent: 7/30/2008 2:39 PM
Okay I got deleted.  Sorry I must have had a cuse word in it.  It guess I got too excited about the price of gas.  Sorry if I offended anyone. 

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From:   Cassie-CarJaxBubbleFF
Sent: 7/30/2008 2:40 PM
It's about $4.19 here in Sacramento: was up around $4.65 a few weeks ago.
 
What is strange is that even before the recent drop, our prices here had levelled out at about $4.45 and didn't change for about two weeks.

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From:   marley_fan
Sent: 7/30/2008 4:14 PM
$3.81 at Costco in Reno, NV.  I've lived here for 3 years, moved up from So. Cal, and gas in Reno has always been more expensive than L.A. or Sacramento areas.  However, over the last 3 weeks, we have dropped well below California, and I am so happy about it!  I have family in Sacramento, and we used to wait to fill up until we got there, now we will be filling up here.
 
$4.07 in Salt Lake City
$4.25 in Island Park, ID (near Yellowstone)
$4.10 in Idaho Falls, ID
 
(As you can tell, we were traveling all week!)

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From: rocket22485
Sent: 7/30/2008 7:33 PM
luvdsonnyb4soily2, I too use my S&S card to get the discounts.  One tip...if you have two cars to fill up, bring them both at the same time and fill them at different pumps using duplicate scan cards...the system can't seem to keep up and credits both transactions with the rewards, and it doesn't violate the 'one car per fillup' sign they have posted.  (At least this happens at the S&S I go to, which if I remember from the NFL thread, is the same one you most likely go to.)
 
 
(Shhhh....I didn't tell you this. )

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From:   miss_jason
Sent: 7/30/2008 9:22 PM
TOO MUCH!!! $4.19 WASHINGTON STATE.
 
my cheap bone has come out big time! The gov. want us to spend they need to lower the gas back down to $1.35 like in 2002 & I thought that was expensive, would be nice but very doubtful hey a girl can dream!

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From:   docwife_84
Sent: 7/30/2008 9:38 PM
It's still $4.10 at the Orem, UT Costco and that's the cheapest in town.  It's been that for a couple of weeks now.

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From:   ClooneyBelle1
Sent: 7/31/2008 8:26 AM
Suzy, just a guess but maybe depends on how large the parking lot is, if there's room for gas pumps, and/or if Kroger owns the property.  Also, I passed a different Chevron on Hwy 6 yesterday and it was down to either $3.73 or $3.71, can't remember.  Only know I should have waited a few days to get gas!!!

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From:   Suzyq9280
Sent: 7/31/2008 9:04 AM
A little tip for those of you who don't know of it already...
 
Google 'Gas by Zip Code' and look for 'Gas Buddy'.  It should take you to a page that will require your zip code.  Enter your zip and a listing of gas prices (with the area stations) will appear.  The list will begin with the cheapest in the area and go up from there.   

I check it every now and then.  I enter the zip for home, work and any other area I will be in on the day I need to fill up.  Sure beats driving around burning what you're trying to save in the first place!     
 

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From:   luvdsonnyb4soily2
Sent: 7/31/2008 9:22 AM
From: rocket22485
Sent: 7/30/2008 10:33 PM
luvdsonnyb4soily2, I too use my S&S card to get the discounts.  One tip...if you have two cars to fill up, bring them both at the same time and fill them at different pumps using duplicate scan cards...the system can't seem to keep up and credits both transactions with the rewards, and it doesn't violate the 'one car per fillup' sign they have posted.  (At least this happens at the S&S I go to, which if I remember from the NFL thread, is the same one you most likely go to.)
 
 
(Shhhh....I didn't tell you this. )
You sure about this ? I will certainly try it , a friend of mine tried the 2 cars and they busted her !! lol... thanks for the tip!

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From:   frazier28
Sent: 7/31/2008 8:08 PM
Hello, Here in Nebraska (boring old cornhusker state) I paid 3.69a gallon today

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From:   sethbosmom
Sent: 8/1/2008 7:32 AM
$3.89 this morning in Pleasant Grove, Alabama.  Down $.10 since July 4.

From: Kaedy
Sent: 8/1/2008 8:12 AM
According to the news this morning, the cheapest gas in the Las Vegas area is 3.79. Sure beats the 4.07 I paid two weeks ago at Costco. Almost to half a tank so I should probably fill up before the prices rise again.
 
I am so thankful I work from home so I can go almost four weeks on a tank of gas. Only put about 7,000 miles on my car in a year. Don't know what I would do if I had to commute.

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From:   cnd_loves_jasam
Sent: 8/1/2008 11:39 AM
Kaedy you sure are lucky!. I commute to school, work and I'm in a long distance relationship. Traveling is horrible with gas prices.
 
$3.79 out by Philly
$3.71 down by Houston (My mom keeps me informed.)

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From: sonnysideup
Sent: 8/20/2008 7:05 PM
Safeway posted gas at $3.82 last Friday in Tracy CA.

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From: DaWay
Sent: 8/20/2008 7:09 PM
Safeway in Junction City, OR was $3.67 today, and that's before any grocery discount.  whoo-hoo!  (never thought I'd woo-hoo at $3+ gallon of gas) 

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From:   Nikka™
Sent: 8/20/2008 7:34 PM
I paid $3.45 this morning ( NJ )

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From:   Joynel
Sent: 8/20/2008 7:42 PM
$3.69 today her in Las Vegas in my area

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From: genhos63
Sent: 8/20/2008 7:53 PM
I just drove cross country from New Hampshire back to Texas and gas was 3.40 in VT and rural NJ, then it was 3.95 in NY state and over $4 on Staten Island, through Tennessee it came down to about $3.64 and now it Texas it is $3.40. Quite an expensive drive compared to last year, but at least less than the drive up in June.

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From: allaboutsoaps
Sent: 8/21/2008 4:02 PM
$3.80 premium in Williamsburg, Virginia

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From: sonnysideup
Sent: 8/21/2008 11:07 PM
Just paid $3.68 a gallon tonight at Safeway in Tracy, Ca after my 10 cents off discount. Still too much but better than $4.00 a gallon!

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From:   PSPAddictCrystal
Sent: 8/23/2008 8:44 AM
At the Fry's across the street from our subdivision we are paying $3.59.  With our $.10 off (for all our purchases at Fry's), it brings it to $3.49.

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From:   mikemosam
Sent: 8/23/2008 2:57 PM
$3.45 in Laconia NH!  Seems so cheap now...

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From:   TammoCassadine2
Sent: 9/12/2008 8:47 PM
Since IKE has came through..we are paying $4.75 at some gas stations today around lunch in Alabama..Funny how some gas stations went up $.30 and then some went up a $1. I'm sick over it ,they said that all of them would be up a $1 by tomorrow..
Was about $3.69 as of yesterday

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From:   prov31wannabe
Sent: 9/13/2008 6:55 PM
I'm in eastern Georgia.....I filled up on Thursday for $3.55 by Friday it was $4.69.  I was in shock and so glad I had filled up.

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From:   ♥♥Nellie♥♥
Sent: 9/13/2008 7:09 PM
Mikemosam, I am in NH too!! Haverhill, N. of Dartmouth. It is always a bit highter for us, I paid 3.68, but I was relieved after hearing that even in N. J. gas prices were jumping.

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From: Kaedy
Sent: 9/13/2008 8:35 PM
I filled yesterday at Costco in Las Vegas for 3.53. Today it was the same but we will see what tomorrow brings. Glad I filled up when I did.

From:   LuvRic
Sent: 9/13/2008 9:26 PM
I live in Brandon Manitoba Canada.  Yesterday morning the gas was 132.9 cents per litre (about a quart).  By lunchtime it was 144.9 cents per litre, so up about 48 cents a gallon.  Thank goodness my tank was pretty full.

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From: shade11850
Sent: 9/14/2008 4:52 AM
Same thing happened in Nova Scotia as happened in Manitoba

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From:   lperry222
Sent: 9/14/2008 5:14 AM
$3.85 in West Palm Beach, FL

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From:   genuinelysweetspirited
Sent: 9/14/2008 8:35 AM
Gas jumped from $3.59 to $4.29 in Tuscaloosa, AL

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From:   Moody_Angélique
Sent: 9/14/2008 9:26 AM
What I don't understand is that the gas that are in the containers at the gas pump let's say they paid 1$ for it then why should they increase it? The gas that they should increase would be next load that comes in IF they ran out.
 
It's like if i bought an apple 1 week ago at 10 cents, I would decide to sell it at 50 cents because next week it will probably rain... stupid really.
 
 

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From: sonnysideup
Sent: 9/30/2008 7:10 PM
Just paid $3.39 a gallon after my 10 cents off at Safeway in Tracy California.

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From:   Nikka™
Sent: 9/30/2008 8:23 PM
We just paid $3.17 a gallon in NJ

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From:   GHrach
Sent: 9/30/2008 8:56 PM
3.28 a gallon in Mpls, MN

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From:   ClooneyBelle1
Sent: 10/1/2008 10:04 AM
Moody, I have always had that same theory.  No pun intended, but it's highway robbery.

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From:   burtonfanatic
Sent: 10/1/2008 3:35 PM
Down to $3.79 60 miles west of Chicago.

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From:   Kimmie396
Sent: 10/1/2008 4:01 PM
$3.29 in Akron Ohio

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From:   Duanesbelle
Sent: 10/1/2008 4:12 PM
$3.99 in Anchorage, Alaska, but still over $4 at $4.03 in Wasilla, Alaska.

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From:   Duanesbelle
Sent: 10/1/2008 4:20 PM
I just wanted to add that we are lucky to be paying that low of a price for gas. Earlier this month, our governor eliminated all state taxes on gas at the pump and gas used for heat!!

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From:   mikemosam
Sent: 10/2/2008 10:10 AM
$3.39 in Tilton, NH

From:   dragonfly2112
Sent: 10/2/2008 10:15 AM
3.49, Anaheim, CA

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From:   Suzyq9280
Sent: 10/2/2008 11:44 AM
$3.39 at the Exxon Station, corner of Westheimer @Chimney Rock, Houston TX.

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From:   momoore8997
Sent: 10/2/2008 11:57 AM
$3.25 in mid-missouri, but only $3.09 in Kansas City!!

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From:   sethbosmom
Sent: 10/2/2008 12:47 PM
$3.99/gal still in Pleasant Grove, Alabama

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From:   carlystwin
Sent: 10/2/2008 12:48 PM
Saw it for 3.53 this morning in Indiana...

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From:   eurekajohn
Sent: 10/2/2008 12:54 PM
3.43 in Mass

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From:   DancingHamsters2
Sent: 10/2/2008 12:59 PM
I paid $3.44 this morning here in Maryland.

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From:   ClooneyBelle1
Sent: 10/2/2008 1:03 PM
Bought yesterday for $3.22 at a Chevron station in Northwest Houston.  I almost wrecked the car screeching into the gas station! Right after the hurricane, it was $3.89 so this was a very pleasant surprise.

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From: SonnyBabe
Sent: 10/2/2008 1:23 PM
Were still pretty much at $ 4.00 in Chicago they lure you in with car wash specials. Otherwise in Chicago your well over4

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From:   sethbosmom
Sent: 10/2/2008 1:24 PM
Georgia and East Alabama are bad due to Talladega being this weekend.

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From:   S_Cfan
Sent: 10/2/2008 4:54 PM
$3.21 at the Costco in Chandler, Arizona.

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From:   cfayth
Sent: 10/2/2008 4:59 PM
In Calgary we are paying $1.19 a litre, about $4.20 a gallon. And that is down from $1.39 a litre a week ago.

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From:   turboblu52
Sent: 10/2/2008 5:00 PM
$3.39 in Toledo, Ohio
 
I heard a rumor today that some place in Toledo a guy was changing the prices on the pumps to $3.33, screwed up and put $.33/gal. Not sure if it's true or not, but what a deal!!!

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From: Kaedy
Sent: 10/2/2008 5:12 PM
That happened in Washington, the person inside that reset the price left a digit off. Took them almost half a day to figure it out but by then people who had been there called all their friends to come and fill up. My friend was mad because her son called her to tell her but she had just filled up that morning.

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From:   genuinelysweetspirited
Sent: 10/14/2008 9:09 AM
Miraculously, $2.99 in Tuscaloosa, AL

From:   DevotedPrincess2417
Sent: 10/14/2008 11:36 AM
We are down to $2.94 in St. Louis and $2.79 in the outer regions of the StL.

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From:   momoore8997
Sent: 10/14/2008 11:53 AM
$2.89 in Mid-Missouri... $2.65 in Springfield, MO

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From:   marley_fan
Sent: 10/14/2008 6:24 PM
$3.29 at Costco in Reno, NV.

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From:   Ghfan4ever7
Sent: 10/15/2008 5:27 AM
$2.59 in Indiana.....don't all rush over here for fill ups! 

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From:   Suzyq9280
Sent: 10/15/2008 6:17 AM
$2.99
 
Houston TX

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From:   DancingHamsters2
Sent: 10/15/2008 6:19 AM
$2.94 in Maryland

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From:   Miss_Chicken84
Sent: 10/15/2008 6:55 AM
On my way to work this morning I saw gas for 2.61 and then at another station I saw it down to 2.58... I must say this brightened my morning!
 
Alice, TX... down near Corpus Christi, TX

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From:   carlystwin
Sent: 10/15/2008 7:23 AM
Ghfan4ever7, if you don't mind me asking where are you in IN?
I'm in Ft Wayne and it's still 2.99....maybe I have something to look forward too 

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From:   Blueracer_3
Sent: 10/15/2008 8:28 AM
$2.39 in mid-Missouri, and that was yesterdays price

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From: Dainy
Sent: 10/15/2008 1:24 PM
CT - $3.39 is hte cheapest I have seen (shame I just filled up over the weekend!) though my car wants premium which is still $3.79 (ouch!!)

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From:   JGlazer_79
Sent: 10/15/2008 2:24 PM
Maybe I don't pay enough attention to the world news, but why are gas prices going down like they are?  Not that I am looking for it to be any other way!  LOL
 
We are paying $2.79 right now, but it was down to $2.72 over last weekend in North Central Ohio (Mansfield/Ashland area).

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From: Kaedy
Sent: 10/15/2008 5:06 PM
The price of a barrel of oil is down around $80, was over $120 before. They have dropped the barrel prices because demand has gone down so much. We need to keep demand low to get the prices even lower.

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From:   roblea2
Sent: 10/16/2008 5:27 AM
$3.39 in California. I live about an hour away fron S.f. So it is a little less where I am.The station across the street from this one is still about 35 cents more than this one.
 
I have cut back on my driving. I take my daughter to school and pick her up.We will often walk to the park close to her school.I will run my errands on one day.I also am buying more at the store to cut back on having to run back to the store so often.I am filling up once every couple of weeks.

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From: Desirae
Sent: 10/16/2008 6:20 AM
3.25 in MA

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From:   ILoveLoo
Sent: 10/16/2008 6:22 AM
$2.89 here last week!

From:   saw1971
Sent: 10/16/2008 8:17 AM
In Joplin Missouri gas is at $2.47

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From:   brehernandez
Sent: 10/16/2008 12:23 PM
Oil down under $70.00 a barrel. How low can ya go.............How low can ya go.......

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From:   PrincessKnight0
Sent: 10/17/2008 10:36 AM
In Houston, TX I found gas for $2.73 per gal. I almost passed out when I saw it! Finally a little relief.

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From:   TammoCassadine2
Sent: 10/19/2008 10:00 AM
$2.89 in cullman Al. @ Murphy's

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From:   GHrach
Sent: 10/19/2008 1:07 PM
$2.43 in Golden Valley, MN

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From: DSC
Sent: 10/19/2008 6:01 PM
$2.69 in Troy, MI!!!!!!

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From:   kiyote_lady
Sent: 10/19/2008 10:17 PM
2.58 newnan georgia

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From: Dayerin
Sent: 10/20/2008 6:46 AM
I heard from a newsourse, can't remember which, that OPEC may be holding an emergency meeting soon to discuss decreasing supply.  Their next scheduled meeting is supposedly December 14, so if prices continue to drop I'm sure we can expect OPEC to counter by cutting supply.  The only question is when that will happen.

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From:   cfayth
Sent: 10/20/2008 11:26 AM
That is what I heard too. OPEC will probably cut production by at least 20%.
But I don't think that this decrease in oil prices has to do with supply and demand. I believe that te price of oil and gas went down because if it didn't it would bankrupt nations. The U.S. is a trillion+ dollars in debt, if the price of oil and gas kept going up, the countries that had loaned the U.S. money would need to be paid so that they could continue to run their countries. Plus nations that have surpluses, would be driven into debt. Governments would collapse.
 The price had to came down, and for the for seeable future I don't see it rising as high as it did.
 
Oh and here in Calgary gas is now $1.02 a litre.

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From: ebeck
Sent: 10/20/2008 1:08 PM
In SW Missouri, it is down around $2.20...

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From:   marley_fan
Sent: 10/20/2008 1:09 PM
I'm so jealous!  We're still paying $3.40/gallon here in Reno.  What's up with that?  It makes me so mad!

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From:   DancingHamsters2
Sent: 10/21/2008 12:52 PM
Saw it for $2.67 here in Maryland this morning..

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From: Kaedy
Sent: 10/21/2008 12:54 PM
I saw $2.94 in Vegas yesterday. I wonder why Reno is so much higher?

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From:   irisheyes160
Sent: 10/21/2008 4:02 PM
The cheapest I've found it here in Long Beach, CA is $3.19 a gallon for regular unleaded.

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From: sonnysideup
Sent: 10/21/2008 4:20 PM
My husband said he paid $3.31 in Livermore, CA on Friday.

From:   marley_fan
Sent: 10/21/2008 4:35 PM
I saw $2.94 in Vegas yesterday. I wonder why Reno is so much higher?
 
I'd love to know that, Kaedy!  Costco is of course cheaper, I think around $3.25, but all the gas stations around me are at $3.39.  I remember when I first moved here from Orange County, CA, I was shocked that gas prices were higher than the L.A. area here.  I don't know what it is, other than we're 20 miles from the Cali. border so maybe someone thinks we have to pay Cali. prices?  I dunno.

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From:   Diz34654
Sent: 10/21/2008 4:50 PM
$2.39 in NW Arkansas

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From:   carryelle1206
Sent: 10/22/2008 9:25 AM
I filled up last week in Virginia, and it was $2.59, but I filled up at Sam's Club which is significantly cheaper.  My local station that same day was charging $2.85!

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From:   Suzyq9280
Sent: 10/22/2008 10:54 AM
Well I was too anxious when I saw it for $2.79 at a station close to work.  I filled up.  I hollered when I got close to home and found I could have gotten it for $2.62.
 
Houston TX

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From:   clutterbugg
Sent: 10/22/2008 2:46 PM
I filled up at costco yesterday  silverdale washington  it was 2.75 gal.  It was fifteen dollars less then the last time i filled up.  

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From:   Joynel
Sent: 10/22/2008 2:51 PM
Brenda, what big city are you near. I lived in Spokane for 5 years.
I paid 2.85gal today here in the South East Vegas Valley

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From: Kaedy
Sent: 10/22/2008 2:52 PM
Char ~ Silverdale is near Bremerton. On the Sound about an hour ferry ride from Seattle. It is a beautiful area. My Mom grew up in Bremerton.

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From:   Joynel
Sent: 10/22/2008 2:54 PM
Hi Kae We loved the state of Washington.

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From:   buggerMama
Sent: 10/22/2008 2:56 PM
It's like 2.45 or less here in Lawrence KS.  Everytime I hear NPR give the lowest they have found in the nation, I see one here that is lower...  I guess there is something good about living in the Ethonal rich midwest...

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From:   clutterbugg
Sent: 10/22/2008 3:29 PM
Joynel,  i have a bremerton address but live 10 miles from town between silverdale and bremerton.  yes seattle is a 60 minute ferry ride from us. I live just far enough out of town to have a lake at the end of my backyard.  its beautiful.  ALOT different then when i lived in california.  I was born and raised there but will never go back. washington just does it for me. 

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From:   burtonfanatic
Sent: 10/22/2008 4:33 PM
$2.85 at a Casey's 60 miles west of Chicago in what used to be considered the SuperBoonies but is now somewhat built up.

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From:   buggerMama
Sent: 10/23/2008 8:05 AM
Jeeze louise... 2.34 this morning.  My husband got gas for 2.39 yesterday and compared reciepts to two weeks before when he paid 25 cents more per gallon.  In just 2 weeks it has gone down now 30 cents/gallon.  
 
I am starting to like this recession.. :)

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From:   ALN985
Sent: 10/23/2008 8:08 AM
Its between 2.77-2.60 around detroit

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From:   momoore8997
Sent: 10/24/2008 7:36 PM
$2.45 ... how exciting!
And even better, skim milk is down to $2.23 ... now THAT'S progress!

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From:   GHrach
Sent: 10/24/2008 11:21 PM
$2.22 in Mpls, MN. I cannot even believe that! I last saw those prices in 2004 roughly...

From:   marley_fan
Sent: 10/25/2008 2:37 PM
Wow!  I saw milk yesterday at Target for $4.23/gallon.  I know Target is overpriced for groceries, but still!  What are they thinking?!
 
Oh, and I'm happy to report that the price of gas in Reno is finally down to $3.14 at the gas station by my house.  I don't know how happy I am hearing about all the other great prices, but it's definitely progress.

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From:   ClooneyBelle1
Sent: 10/27/2008 9:36 AM
I saw the funniest thing last week.  There are 2 gas stations, right across the street from each other near my house in Northwest Houston.  They have been having gas wars for months, even when prices were really high.  I passed by the other day and noticed one station had regular for $2.28/gal.  I looked to the left and the other station had covered up the prices with a sign that said "unleaded $0.01/gal cheaper than the station across the street".  Guess they figured they were spending too much on labor for the poor schmucks that had to keep changing the sign!  The station across the street has a new digital sign so they don't have to deal with that anymore.  Anyway, I thought that was funny.  

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From: Kaedy
Sent: 10/27/2008 9:41 AM
I filled up for $2.75 at Costco here in Vegas over the weekend. The other stations are around $2.90.

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From:   GHrach
Sent: 10/27/2008 10:56 AM
I could not believe my eyes...I saw $2.15 today!! Wow...of course I had just filled up when it was $2.30...

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From: clare75
Sent: 10/27/2008 7:41 PM
$1.94 in south texas!!!

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From:   mskissa12345
Sent: 11/3/2008 8:27 PM
here in SoCal we are down to $2.69 and diesle is down to $2.89

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From:   momoore8997
Sent: 11/4/2008 1:40 PM
Dropped 20 cents overnight to $1.99 in central Missouri.  WAHOO!!  I thought this day would never happen...

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From:   MichelleChasez1
Sent: 11/4/2008 1:48 PM
$2.80 in the Bay Area....still too much here. My parents who live 100 miles away from me are paying way less.

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From:   LittleHollywoodMT
Sent: 11/4/2008 1:59 PM
Marly_fan - we pay about that for milk at our grocery stores here in Bozeman MT

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From:   turboblu52
Sent: 11/4/2008 4:02 PM
$1.97 in Toledo, OH, isn't it interesting that the gas prices are taking such a nose dive right at election time. Whatever the reason, I'm lovin it!!

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 Message 897 of 953 in Discussion  
From:   Duffy_Duck69
Sent: 11/4/2008 4:12 PM
$2.49 at Costco South San Francisco.

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From: sonnysideup
Sent: 11/6/2008 7:45 PM
I paid $2.06 a gallon yesterday at Safeway in Tracy California after a $.30 a gallon discount. 

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From:   GHrach
Sent: 11/6/2008 8:38 PM
$1.93 in MN!

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From:   vcrooo
Sent: 11/6/2008 11:04 PM
$2.19 in Texas!  Have a great weekend you all!

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From:   JGlazer_79
Sent: 11/7/2008 5:34 PM
Down to $1.89 in Northcentral Ohio...with 3 cents off, $1.86.  No idea what Sam's is down to, but I'd like to go there to get it, I'm sure!  LOL

From:   LittleHollywoodMT
Sent: 11/7/2008 5:44 PM
I HATE you OHIO!!!  Not really of course, just jelous of your gas prices!!!!  Ha ha, no hard feelings!

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From:   LessThan3_GH
Sent: 11/7/2008 7:25 PM
$2.20ish where I live in North Jersey....of course if you go 15 min. away in any direction it will be different.

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From: Kaedy
Sent: 11/7/2008 7:26 PM
I just filled up at Costco at $2.25 here in Vegas.

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From:   mskissa12345
Sent: 11/9/2008 11:37 PM
Southern California $2.45 today

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From:   vcrooo
Sent: 11/9/2008 11:38 PM
$1.98 in Texas WOW

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From:   turboblu52
Sent: 11/10/2008 4:31 AM
Toledo, Ohio. They advertised $1.83 on the news this morning. 

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From:   tdshark422
Sent: 11/10/2008 4:33 AM
Wow...1.83....we are close here but still a bit higher hovering right under $2 in northern NJ

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From:   grnmtfan
Sent: 11/10/2008 5:09 AM
What the heck is going on with Vermont?  The lowest I've seen here was $2.63!  I wish it were dropping like in other places  ! 

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From:   JGlazer_79
Sent: 11/10/2008 4:19 PM
I bought it for $1.81 this afternoon at Meijer (Mansfield, OH)...Sam's was posted at the same price, but my card expired, so I couldn't go see if they were just behind in changing the signs.  LOL 
 
I had to double take that I put 8.2 gallons of gas in my car for $15!!

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 Message 911 of 953 in Discussion  
From: sonnysideup
Sent: 11/19/2008 12:46 PM
I drove past the Safeway gas station in Tracy Ca on Monday and the gas price was listed at $1.97.

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From:   ClooneyBelle1
Sent: 11/19/2008 2:27 PM
Just saw it for $1.69 in West  Houston.

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From:   genuinelysweetspirited
Sent: 11/19/2008 2:46 PM
$1.89 in Tuscaloosa, AL

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From:   burtonfanatic
Sent: 11/19/2008 2:49 PM
$1.95 60 miles from Chicago. I filled up for $22--had been costing close to $50. Hmmmmm...wonder why it couldn't have been lower before. Price gouging? I also wonder if it will go back up for the holiday driving.

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From:   turboblu52
Sent: 11/19/2008 5:20 PM
$1.75 in Toledo, Ohio woooo hooooo!!!!
 
Maybe as long as the barrel price for crude oil stays down, we'll continue to have lower gas prices.

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From:   ♥♥Nellie♥♥
Sent: 11/19/2008 5:37 PM
It is still $2.34 and it makes me mad, that two hours away it is under $2.00

From:   Blueracer_3
Sent: 11/22/2008 7:10 PM
It's $1.44 here in mid-MO, and I have heard it is as low as $1.36 in Kansas City.

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From:   sftill
Sent: 11/22/2008 9:09 PM
$1.65 in Virginia Beach, Virginia  

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From:   Suzyq9280
Sent: 11/23/2008 11:48 AM
I filled up at $1.79 in Houston TX yesterday.
 
Then I saw stations selling it at $1.69. 
 
At this point, I'm not counting much anymore.  I'm back to filling up for less that $20. 
 
How sweet it is!!! 

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From:   GH_ROCKS_LIASON_
Sent: 11/23/2008 12:03 PM
WOW, I gotta move to MO !! I filled up yesterday for $1.94 here in southern CT.

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From:   LaneyCoop
Sent: 11/23/2008 2:12 PM
I was so excited to pay $1.99 today!!!!!

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From: rocket22485
Sent: 11/23/2008 6:59 PM
Suzy, my sentiments exactly!  I just filled up my little Toyota for $16 and change!  The gas was $1.88, and I had a $.30/gal discount from grocery store rewards, so I only paid $1.58.  Just over one month ago, that $16 would've only gotten me just under half a tank.

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From:   meleigh80
Sent: 11/23/2008 7:03 PM
I live in central Illinois and it is down to $1.59!!! Unbelievable. I just keep wondering how long it will be before they raise to prices again. . .

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From:   ClooneyBelle1
Sent: 11/24/2008 7:50 AM
I filled up Saturday for $1.59/gal in Northwest Houston. (glad I waited since 5 days ago I told  y'all it was $1.69!)  Cost me less than $20 for the first time in a LONG time!

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From: Kaedy
Sent: 11/24/2008 8:20 AM
I paid $1.95 at Costco on Saturday here in Vegas. I am still not driving as much as I used to so thankfully I can get four weeks on a tank of gas. Sure does help that I work from home.

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From: sonnysideup
Sent: 11/24/2008 2:00 PM
I paid $1.73 a gallon today at Safeway in Tracy CA after a 3-cent discount.
 

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From: morningstar
Sent: 11/24/2008 6:07 PM
Here in WV we are finally down to $2.04 a gallon and we think that this is a bargain.

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From:   turboblu52
Sent: 11/24/2008 7:10 PM
I filled up for $1.75 last Friday, today the same station is $1.61. 
 
Sorry, my delete, forgot to put where I am.  Toledo, Ohio.

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From: morningstar
Sent: 11/25/2008 9:01 PM
I filled up for a 2.04 a gal and was doing a dance today I go by the same station and it's down to 1.99. I feel your angst turboblu52.

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From: Furby
Sent: 11/26/2008 10:01 AM
Charleston WV  filled up at $1.89.

From:   DevotedPrincess2417
Sent: 11/26/2008 10:46 AM
It's anywhere from $1.45 to $1.49 in the St. Louis area. I actually filled up all the way from E for under $20 this week!

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From:   SweetAngelic_Eyez
Sent: 11/26/2008 10:52 AM
the cheapest I've seen in Lynn,ma is 1.75

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From:   turboblu52
Sent: 11/26/2008 6:29 PM
Toledo, OH  $1.52, filled up for $20!!! That hasn't happened for a really long time!!

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From:   tdshark422
Sent: 11/26/2008 6:45 PM
I was thrilled and surprised today when I filled my Explorer- a whole tank because I was on empty for about 29 dollars!

Crazy! I can't remember the last time that happened, but it was 1.66!

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From: sonnysideup
Sent: 12/10/2008 4:17 PM
Today I paid $1.49 after my 10 cents-off discount at Safeway in Tracy, CA.

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From:   turboblu52
Sent: 12/10/2008 4:20 PM
$1.47 Toledo, Ohio

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From: morningstar
Sent: 12/10/2008 4:21 PM
$1.89 a gal in WV. $18.00 to fill my car up. I was doing a dance at the pump hehe.

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From:   burtonfanatic
Sent: 12/10/2008 7:15 PM
60 miles west of Chicago--1.54/gal -- down just about every day from around 1.70 a week ago.

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From:   GHrach
Sent: 12/10/2008 7:59 PM
I just saw $1.48 in Brooklyn Park, MN! Wow...love it :)

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From: Debbay3
Sent: 12/10/2008 8:40 PM
$1.25 in Roanoke, VA.  This is very easy on the pocket book!!!!

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From:   turboblu52
Sent: 12/11/2008 4:52 PM
I'm not sure what happened, but gas was $1.43 when I went to work this morning. The same station on the way home was $1.69   We were doing so well.

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From:   Suzyq9280
Sent: 12/11/2008 6:53 PM
$1.48  Houston, Texas.

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From:   docwife_84
Sent: 12/11/2008 8:45 PM
$1.41 at Costco in Provo, Utah.

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From:   cnd_loves_jasam
Sent: 12/13/2008 11:11 AM
We're still at $1.79 in Erie, PA

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From: zelphia
Sent: 12/13/2008 1:37 PM
you guys are spoiled... 2.39 in Wasilla, AK

From:   burtonfanatic
Sent: 12/13/2008 3:09 PM
On the rise here 60 miles west of Chicago.Up about 5 cents to $1.59 from 1.54 yesterday.

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From:   NEF•
Sent: 12/13/2008 4:37 PM
Newark De 1.52

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From:   ClooneyBelle1
Sent: 12/14/2008 2:25 PM
$1.39.9 in Northwest Houston about an hour ago.  These same 2 stations are still dueling it out with the Shell station still saying "$0.01 cheaper than the Chevron across the street" so they don't have to keep changing their sign!  I think they got down to $1.25 last week!

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From: Mic
Sent: 12/17/2008 12:38 PM
Elk Grove, CA, 1.69

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From:   1amanda16
Sent: 12/17/2008 12:59 PM
In Vancouver BC gas is 83.9 cents a litre, which is roughly $3.21 a gallon.  It normally costs me $30-$35 to fill up my Honda Civic, but when I was in the states over the weekend it was just $20 to fill up my tank.   I'm definately jealous :)

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From: sonnysideup
Sent: 12/17/2008 1:06 PM
I paid $1.33 a gallon yesterday after $.30 off discount at Safeway in Tracy, CA.  I put in 14 gallons and it cost only $18.75.  I'm happy it's under $20!

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From: sonnysideup
Sent: 1/26/2009 11:43 AM
Gas is going up again!!  My husband paid $2.11 yesterday in Tracy, CA.
 
Pretty bad when the price of a barrel of oil is down (or was down) to around $37 a barrel.

Kathy aka:sonnysideup