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hansenj
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I got gas here (Beaverton, OR) for $3.55 yesterday. It's been going down a few cents at a time for quite a while now! *crosses fingers that this won't change any time soon*
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Noemon
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I paid $4/gallon on Tuesday, which was down from $4.30 at thte same station on Sunday. After the fact, I found out that I was lucky to have been able to get gas at all. A lot of the stations didn't have power, and those that did had had sold out, for the most part.
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Now that speculators know that UncleSugah is gonna cover their bad debts from making bad bets on the mortgage market, they are taking the money set aside to cover those bad debts and sinking it back into betting up oil.
Since the mortgage bailout announcements, the price of a barrel of oil has gone up from $91.23 to $104.55 for a 14.6% increase in less than 3 days.

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Now that speculators know that UncleSugah is gonna cover their bad debts from making bad bets on the mortgage market, they are taking the money set aside to cover those bad debts and sinking it back into betting up oil.
Since the mortgage bailout announcements, the price of a barrel of oil has gone up from $91.23 to $104.55 for a 14.6% increase in 2days.

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This bodes well:
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Oil prices leaped more than $25 (U.S.) a barrel Monday the biggest one-day price jump ever as anxiety over the U.S. government's $700-billion bailout plan battered the dollar and touched off frenzied buying of safe-haven investments including crude.
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Crude has gained about $40 in a dramatic four-day rally that has at least temporarily halted oil's steep two-month slide below $100. At this rate, crude is within striking distance of its all-time record of $147.27, reached in July.

http://www.globeinvestor.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080922.woilprices0922/GIStory/
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Time to gas up.
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$3.27 here (has steadily dropped all week)
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Shortages all over in my area. I paid $3.95 yesterday.
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No gas to be had here [Frown] (Atlanta)
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Lyrhawn
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Gas dropped like a stone for the last two days. It's down to $3.59 now in some places.
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It was $3.37 today. With the grocery store 10 cent discount we paid $3.27 a gallon. Its hovered around that for about a week now.
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Due to hurricanes Gustav and Ike shutting down refineries and pipelines, there is a gas shortage panic in the South causing long lines and high prices .
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Yeah, it's been pretty difficult to find gas around metro-Atlanta lately. Took nearly half an hour to find a station with gas the night before last. The stations that did have gas were charging $4.29/gallon or more and limiting purchases to $25.
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$2.95 !!! Whoo hoo! Finally dropped below $3 per gallon here today.

(Kansas has the benefit of having several different providers - so more competition, and not the problems like the South is having with gas shortages since they get all their fuel from one area)


(of course - clear back when this thread started, in 2005, gas was still lower than this [Frown] )

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$3.51-$3.55 'round here,
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Yesterday when I was out and about I spotted one station selling gas for $3.07. The next cheapest was $3.34, and the most expensive I passed was $3.66.
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Lyrhawn
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Farmgirl, where does Kansas get its oil? If I had to guess, I'd say Alberta and North Dakota.

$3.29 seems to be the average going rate around here. Nothing below $3.20, and nothing above $3.40 that I saw.

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Reading the first page of this thread is depressing and funny at the same time.
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$2.85 today in Lexington, MA
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Three-Ninteen out here in the Great American Desert.
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$2.75 in Minneapolis this morning @_o This can't last...hope my tank gets low enough to fill up before prices start climbing again.
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Lyrhawn
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We're at $2.89 here in metro Detroit. I can't believe how fast the price has dropped. It was down to $2.75 earlier in the week then popped back up to $3.09 and back down again. Word on the street is prices are in the $2.40 range for cash downriver. Crazy.

I'd love it if it came down to the $2.50-$2.75 range and stayed there all Winter.

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$2.49 in Springboro, Ohio this morning.

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Noemon
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Really? Nice. I'm starting to get low. I was seeing $2.75 to $2.83 when I was out yesterday evening (in Dayton, OH)
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maui babe
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Gas dropped about 10 cents overnight last week from $4.32 to $4.22. It's still exactly the same at pretty much every station on the island, but at least it's down a bit.

According to my friends in Honolulu, it's between $3.22 and $3.80 over there.

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Kwea
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It dropped about 25 cents here in three days, down to $2.93
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Yeah, I was surprised when $40 nearly filled up my tank.

-o-

Hey Kwea, do you like Sugarland? Would you be interested in seeing them in concert?

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Down to $3.25 today (but $.10 more per gallon if paying by credit card, which I thought was not legal?).
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I do like them, but I don't know if I can afford to see them. I have a hearing regarding my unemployments soon, and if they decide in favor of JCPenney I have to pay thousands of dollars back. [Frown]


Where are they playing?


JenniK said that a service station had $1.99 gas for a day, but they sold out in about 4 hours. I think it was some sort of promo, because they usually aren't a cheap place to buy gas.

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Lowest I've seen it here in northwest Atlanta area is $2.89. About a dollar lower than it was a few weeks ago.
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$2.52 was the lowest that I saw last night in Minneapolis.
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quote:
Originally posted by Kwea:
Where are they playing?

Kissimmee in early November.

-o-

Have you gotten a lawyer? I know it's expensive, but remembering how my father got screwed around with when he applied for Social Security benefits without one, and how smoothly it went with, I'm inclined to say you probably can't lose if you get a lawyer.

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My regular station is down to 3.36. However, I was out and about in areas not normal to me today and was able to fill up for 3.19 instead. Less than $30 to completely fill the tank!
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We were down to around 2.19 here in OK today, too. It was nice. I still miss being able to pay $5 in gas to fill my VW's gas tank for two weeks.

[ October 18, 2008, 01:27 AM: Message edited by: BelladonnaOrchid ]

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quote:
Originally posted by BelladonnaOrchid:
We were down to around 2.19 here in OK today, too. It was nice. I still miss being able to pay $5 in gas to fill my VW's gas tank for two weeks.

$2.19?
Or is that a typo?

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I hope that was a typo. I paid $3.32.
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2.19 seems pretty low, but it's believable. It's 2.38 here in Minneapolis.
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Hey Kwea, I was looking at Google maps, and I figured that the intersection of the turnpike and US-27 near Leesburg and Howie-in-the-Hills is about exactly between us. It'd be less than an hours drive for each of us--more like 45 minutes. I don't know if there's anything there, but I figure there must be a bar or something, if you wanna hang out sometime without either of us having to drive 90 minutes.
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Sure...I'll give you a call. I would have been in town this evening to pick up my friend Pete...he had a job interview up here but his car is in repairs....but on the way there I blew an electrical circuit and had to get a $175 tow into town.


All for a $25 dollar repair. [Frown]

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I can beat the $175- I just got a $260 tow. There might have been better options, but late at night 60 miles from home with a sleepy toddler, it seemed like the best choice.
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quote:
Originally posted by Kwea:
Sure...I'll give you a call. I would have been in town this evening to pick up my friend Pete...he had a job interview up here but his car is in repairs....but on the way there I blew an electrical circuit and had to get a $175 tow into town.


All for a $25 dollar repair. [Frown]

Will your car insurance reimburse the tow? Some will do that without having to pay a deductable.
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Kwea-nope, not a typo. That was the price at the local gasohol (up to 10% ethanol) down the road from me. Non-gasohol places were at 2.29. I was talking to my Mom on the phone today and she said that it was 2.34 where she is in Wichita.

Cost of living is really low in Oklahoma, however in turn, jobs pay less.

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Where Kwea and I live--well, maybe more where I live--wages are low but prices are high, thanks to the tourism.
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I don't have towing on my insurance, and my AAA had expired two months ago (which I did not realize).

It could be worse...at least this is a repair I can do myself.

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We're down another 0.09 to $4.13 as of this morning. Still quite painful, but better than the $4.70+ it was all summer.
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Down to $3.67 in the Detroit burbs.
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Woo! I paid $2.59 per gallon today! (DFW)
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We paid $3.39 Sunday night (Camarillo, CA).
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0.967 yesterday (Waterloo, ON)
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$2.69 in Atlanta.
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