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Gas prices

Discussion in 'Sound Off' started by ccavacini, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. ccavacini

    ccavacini Super Mod Mod

    Interesting info on gas..especially around Labor Day

    Aug. 15, 2005

    Gas prices are going through the roof. The average price of a gallon of regular is now $2.50 a gallon, up 20 cents in the last month and 70 cents since the beginning of the year, according to the nationwide Lundberg survey of about 7,000 gas stations. The most expensive gas station in the country, in Needles, Calif., is charging $3.29 a gallon.

    But there are things you can do to save money at the pump -- even if you can't trek all the way to Evanston, Wyo., which has the nation's cheapest gas at $2.12 a gallon. Brad Proctor, founder of, appeared on "Good Morning America" with tips on how to make the trip to the gas station less painful for your wallet.

    [​IMG] Buy at the right time. The day and time when you buy gas does matter. Through Labor Day, don't buy gas on Mondays and Thursdays. After Labor Day, don't buy gas Wednesday evenings or Thursday mornings. It's generally best to buy gas before 10 a.m., because that's when prices change.

    [​IMG] Leave the air conditioning on. A lot of people think that turning the air conditioning off will improve gas mileage, but they are wrong. If you open the windows, which you probably will, that increases drag, and overall, you'll get worse gas mileage. So you're better off keeping windows closed and the air conditioning on.

    [​IMG] Check all available gas stations. Sometimes when you come to an intersection, you'll see three or four gas stations. Don't assume that just because they're right next to each other they will have the same prices. They could vary by as much as 10 cents a gallon. And, if it makes you feel any better, when adjusted for inflation, the price of gas hasn't reached a record yet. The all-time high, $3.03 a gallon in today's dollars, was set in March 1981-- 63 cents higher than today's average.
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  2. in northern indiana i forget where it was but two gas stattions were haveing a gas war . the price of gas was $1.89 and the lines were a mile long

  3. Steve

    Steve Admin Mod

    I can hardly wait to see what they soak up for over Labor Day.
  4. 3.03 was the record maybe...3.05 has been seen in chicago
  5. Steve

    Steve Admin Mod

    It's going to go over $3 for sure. Maybe even as soon as tomorrow when the market evaluates the hit New Orleans and area are going to take from this hurricane.
  6. With all the talk about the hurricane and gas prices, i stopped to fill up tonight before the gas prices jumped up again.

    It was bumper to bumper at the gas station, saw two people get into a fight over one of the gas pumps, and it is crazy out there ! :yikes:
  7. Does anyone know why we can't capture and sell methane gas for autos? We produce lots of it, both from sewage and from landfills.
  8. They do in some places- Methane is the main gas in the natural gas we get from the gas line. If you use compressed gas you can't get enough to go very far. Kind of expensive to keep it liquified. $3.30 gas will get us all interested in alternatives:rolleyes:
  9. This is a great thread! Look at CCAVANNI'S start to the thread on August 15, 2005 and sure enough, her it is September 1 and prices breezed past $3.00 and are shooting at $3.50 now. I wish my pay would do the same thing, not to mention my investment and retirement accounts.
  10. has any one been watching FOX news? O'Riley is giving the gas companies(Citgo) hell for price gouging
  11. It has me thinking of finding a new job and not driving 50 miles a day like I do now.
  12. ccavacini

    ccavacini Super Mod Mod

    Here's a first

    Talked to my stepdaughter in Santa Monica, CA today....gas price...2.99 a gallon....first time ever we were higher than California.
  13. Was working in Crown Point,In. today, I think its 33 miles one way... got a jeep cherokee, 4.0 straight(inline) 6.. gas milage not nearly as nice as I'd like.. also got a 2 stroke evinrude 40 hp tiller.. am seriously thinking about a e-tec or a honda if these prices stay up(if someone wants it make me an offer I can't refuse, heck make me one I can refuse and we can go from there and work our way up).. am seriously confused on the gas prices... what happens today should have no affect at the pump for somewhere between 3-6 months, thus that should be how long it takes before the prices sky rocket.. I saw $3.89 for premium today, I think 87 was like 3.60-3.69. Just one station where the owner should be.... well I won't post my thoughts on that one, but your welcome to guess..
    I only hope that many oil company execs had homes/property in the affected areas... I can't afford $3 a gal better yet more then that and I HAVE to drive to work because work can be anywhere.. How many here CAN take public trans to work but don't? How many are thinking about it today?

    :banghead3 That is the guy who just bought a new suv with a big V8
    :bash: this is the same guy that just ran into a oil company exec in a dark alley
    :coco: this is what I think of people who say we should just deal with the high prices of gas
    :bouncy: this is me if the price of gas goes down to 2.25 for premium..