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Gas Prices Are Going Out Of Site This Summer They Say


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#1 cowsgonemadd3

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 05:40 PM

They say gas prices are going to go up to 3.00 and above this summer and probably stay that way for a while. What are we going to do? Work longer hours just so we can pay for the way back home from work? Or all drive mopeds?

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 07:28 PM

Its already almost at 3.00 here (+/- 10 cents). But its supposed to get to 5.00!+ during the summer here. I might seriuosly think about totally rebuilding my engine this summer, it gets 50 mpg, but cause it hasnt been rebuilt in a while that number probably slipped some lol.

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 07:42 PM

the gas prices are going up because they are running out of fuel believe it or not, they are tryin to get people to by hybrid cars, like electric etc... :thumbsup: they should be coming out with new fuel source, methane! :flowers: isnt that cool? i thought so

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 11:25 PM

Yeah they said like by 2010 or 2012 it will be peaked and then run dry within a few years....
I think we should all invest in some solar panels in case they have trouble switching to a new source of power or have a power "limit" law where you can only use so much power per month.

I read hybrids arent as good as they say they are. Some only get good milage where you break a lot like in the city. Then the batteries(big batteries) go out after so many years and they cost money. At 5.00 a gallon it would still take around 5 years I think to get your money back vs a normal car of that model.

I was just reading it and could not believe it. Peak at just 2012! I mean thats only 5 1/2 years from now! Then were looking at another 1 or 2 years before were dry?

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 12:18 AM

.....crap...... i'm going to get a summer job, which means i'm going to be driving back and forth a LOT during the high prices. This probably means that the majority of the pay i get (low-level job) is going to be going to transportation to get there....... crap.........

Well, at least i drive a mini cooper... it's fairly good on gas (when i drive it the way i SHOULD :thumbsup:)

Edited by Heretic Monkey, 29 March 2006 - 12:18 AM.


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Posted 29 March 2006 - 01:28 AM

It is running $2.40 to $2.80 here. There are just getting us use to $3.00/gal ethanol or biodiesel.
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Posted 29 March 2006 - 06:29 AM

I live in a small town of 3,000 and our gas price is 2.30$. :thumbsup: It was 1.98 a few weeks before. Kind of a big price jump.
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Posted 29 March 2006 - 06:42 AM

jus be happy your not living in ireland where we pay over 5 dollars...so stop your crying and buy a japaneese car where 5 dollars will get you around the entire state of texas!!!!

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 06:43 AM

You gotta lot of cows CGM....why dont u jus bottle the methane....

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 09:19 AM

jus be happy your not living in ireland where we pay over 5 dollars...so stop your crying and buy a japaneese car where 5 dollars will get you around the entire state of texas!!!!


Why? I like my one ton truck that gets 11 mpg.
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Posted 29 March 2006 - 09:26 AM

Why? I like my one ton truck that gets 11 mpg.
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Wel unless u work for microsoft and are loaded with money...lets assume u were living in ireland here are the sums...


11mpg at 5 dollars per gallon..

i drive 60,000 miles per year ...

thats 5454 gallons

27,000!!!

Sure yea 27 thousand dollars per year on gas!!!!!

ARE YOU MAD!!

or just rich??!! :thumbsup:

or did i do the sums wrong?? cause thats possible,..after all i am a dog and dogs normally aint so good at math...only countin bones.... :flowers:

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 09:38 AM

20,000 miles / year. It is my personal vehicle not a commercial vehicle. You would be hard pressed to put 60,000 mile\ year on a personal vehicle, at least in the States. That would be over 164 mile per days, 365. I live 20 miles from work.
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Posted 29 March 2006 - 10:40 AM

my vehicle is private too!... and i live just 12 miles from work...

Somthing is wrong here :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 05:12 PM

A methane generator that goes over the lagoon is expensive. We spread most of it anyways so it would not sit there all year.

Hey why not drive a moped to work? Some go 80+ miles per hour and most of them get over 80 miles per gallon!

Insurance is also cheap....

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 06:35 PM

Walking or a bicycle would work too. How about car pool or pulic transportation. Get a job working out of the home. Don't take a vacation. There are always alternative. It just has to cost too much to force you to make a change. I like thing just like they are for now.
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