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Aghhhhhh! Gas Prices

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Ok, so yesterday when we were on our way home from work gas was 3.17 at this station. A few hours later I ran to the dollar tree to get some things for some easter baskets....the same station was 3.30! This is just nuts. I know there is nothing much we can do about it, no matter what I have to go to work. We barely go anywhere else as it is....what more can we give up?

Just had to vent this sorry folks!


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In the Portland Oregon area it's upward of $3.40 a gallon for regular! :blink: ...and I have to fill up this morning. :ph34r:


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This weekend I had two plans, Tonight was to go to York (45 mins away) and have dinner and drinks and then go bowling and catch this band play at a club. We see my college friends only every few months so it would be both John and I going to see them.

Then I wanted to take Sabrina to breakfast with the Easter Bunny, it is at Wegmans and free. So I would be going home to see my family. ( 2 hrs away)

John told me I needed to choose one or the other. We didn't have money to do both, have the gas to go both places.

I choose my family and this will be my Easter visit.

We need to fill up too, my neighbor below has a Sam's Club membership and gas is 3.18 there...which is still high but a savings compared to the other gas stations. So she lent us the card and we are going there to fill up after work.


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I think we are 3:09, but i havent looked in a while, i filled up 3 weeks ago and still have over an half lol, one good thing about living in a small town lol. Gas is crazy anymore. What my dad does, he is king of cheap, when gas is cheap like out of town and he has to go there anyway he will fill up like 8 gas cans of 10 galloons each and that is enough gas to fill up the cars for about an month lol.

We always get gas at safeway cause u get 10 cents off if u spend 50 bucks on food, well we always have a few of the 10 cents off threw the month lol I dotn get gas at places i dont get some kind of discount.


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San Diego always has the highest prices in the country.

We paid 3.65 for Regular Unleaded this week & we were looking for a good price.

We call it the Sunshine Tax ! B)

omg i would cry lol, i think i will stay in colorado.

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Sorry, but if we could find gas at $3.18 we would be doing a happy dance in the middle of the street. Try $3.55. :angry:

There was a news story yesterday that somewhere in Northern California it was $5.12! :o:ph34r: They asked the station owner why he charged so much and he had two answers. 1) Because he was in the middle of nowhere. (True but irrelevant.) and 2) (Get this) BECAUSE HE COULD GET AWAY WITH IT! :o

AARRRGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tourists from Germany thought $5.12 was (gasp) CHEAP! They were happy to pay it!

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"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows" probably was not referring to us . . .

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San Diego always has the highest prices in the country.

We paid 3.65 for Regular Unleaded this week & we were looking for a good price.

We call it the Sunshine Tax ! B)

Here's a link to help you the next time you go hunting!

http://www.sandiegogasprices.com/


Sandi ~ learning to live in a world obsessed and infested with wheat.

"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows" probably was not referring to us . . .

"For the love of money gluten is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs." (apologies to 1 Timothy 6:10 (NASB)

The person we most dislike is still a soul for whom Christ died. (David Jeremiah)

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Here's a link to help you the next time you go hunting!

http://www.sandiegogasprices.com/

Thank You

I know Hawaii pays 4 something, heard it on the news this morning.

Wow, $4 something ... that's unbelievable. I don't think it's gonna get any better any time soon.

Yeah, Hawaii pays a serious sunshine tax :P ! I guess I should restate: San Diego typically has the highest average price of the Continental United States. Although, last year when I was visiting Oahu, we paid about the same we were paying here.

Yeah, Paula, we don't cry about it. We just pay it - but it stings a bit.

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I paid 1.09/litre yesterday which I think is just about $5/gallon. There would be VERY long line ups if gas went as cheap as $3.30 gallon which would be about 75 cents/litre. I don't think gas has ever been that cheap since I've had my licence. I wonder why gas is more expensive in Canada?

* I get confused with imperial gallons and "metric gallons" so my math may be a bit off.

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I paid 1.09/litre yesterday which I think is just about $5/gallon. There would be VERY long line ups if gas went as cheap as $3.30 gallon which would be about 75 cents/litre. I don't think gas has ever been that cheap since I've had my licence. I wonder why gas is more expensive in Canada?

Ouch !

That's rough. Ooooh - $5. That's a lot.

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Alex, it can be confusing indeed.

The Imperial gallon is 160 ounces, while the smaller volume that the misguided folks in the Excited States mistake for a "gallon" is only 128 ounces. They further confuse things by calling 32 ounces a "quart" (should be 40), and 16 ounces a "pint" (should be 20). :o

Converting 1.09/l to US I get about 3.99/US gal.

I can remember gas at 39.9 cents per Imperial gallon (yes, the decimal point is in the correct place).

Oh, well, at least at the moment a dollar is a dollar, or close enough.

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be. :lol:


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I wonder why gas is more expensive in Canada?

The US has Texas; we have Taxes. :lol::angry:


Peter

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Thanks for clarifying the gallon conversion Peter. I'm firmly rooted in the metric generation and get awfully confused doing conversions. Very confusing that there are two different gallons. Everything I learned in school was metric. It always drives me crazy when recipes use ounces as a measurement! My measuring cups have cups and mL!!! And then fl. oz. vs. oz., don't even get me started! :wacko: I am an SI/metric girl -- well besides for how I measure my height and weight. ;)

The US has Texas; we have Taxes. :lol::angry:

Yeah, you're right about that! I should have figured that was the reason!

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I think we're at $3.05-$3.09 as of yesterday. Sadly, I too remember paying under a dollar a gallon. It's such a scam!!

wow, I have not seen gas that low in a few weeks.

The US has Texas; we have Taxes. :lol::angry:

We have tax on gas don't we....in the US?

I filled up yesterday at $3.34.

The gas prices are really hampering our plans for spring break!!!

I know, my mom and dad and family live 2hrs away, in the spring/summer/fall I visit more often since the winter is iffy with snow and all...this will make me not visit so much. I always said I wouldnt let gas slow my family contact but it might hamper it...

Plus I am not sure I can afford to go to the shore for vacation this year now, between gas and tolls....no room for hotels and such!


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San Diego always has the highest prices in the country.

We paid 3.65 for Regular Unleaded this week & we were looking for a good price.

That's about what it is here in Los Angeles. Ugh, it's SO expensive!!!


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We have tax on gas don't we....in the US?

Yes, but the tax on gas in Canada is much higher. Each province has a per-litre rate, and there is a federal per-litre rate, and then the GST is added to the price with the first two taxes included, so we pay sales tax on the excise taxes. :angry:

In Ontario, the provincial tax is 14.7 cents per litre, added to the federal tax of 10 cents. If we pay 1.05 for a litre, 29.7 cents of it is tax, once you add the sales tax (GST) to the already taxed price of 1.00. :angry:

State taxes in the continental US range from 14 to 31.2 cents per gallon (PA is the highest). The federal rate is around 18 cents per gallon, if I recall. A US gallon is about 3.7 litres.


Peter

Diagnosis by biopsy of practically non-existent villi; gluten-free since July 2000. I was retested five years later and the biopsy was normal. You can beat this disease!

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Markham, Ontario (borders on Toronto)

Celiac.com - Celiac Disease Board Moderator since 2007

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wow! When I fill up my truck, in 3 weeks or so, it'll be expensive!

(Big fan of public transport)


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We were $3.45 yesterday (Indiana) when I had to fill up. Seems like I always need to fill up right after the price has jumped and I can't wait to see if it's going to come down a bit . . . although, I don't think it is.


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We have to get 92 octane, so I paid $3.80/gal yesterday. Regular unleaded was, I think, $3.55/gal. Pretty sure it'll hit $4 before June.

Europe pays so much more, and it helps keep me aware of being efficient about diving, carpooling, and alternative transportation.


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