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  Fossil Fuels - Oil, Natural Gas, Coal
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Energy 
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Coal 
Natural Gas 
Oil (Petroleum) 
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ContributorGerald Farinas   
Last ModifiedScott³ June 18, 2008 11:08pm
DescriptionGas Prices

Discuss gas prices, fuel efficiency ideas, public policy on fuel resources
and the impact on the national economy. Share news and comments.

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R:427trevibob ( 0.0000 points)
Tue, August 26, 2003 06:45:47 PM UTC0:00
Here in Northern California, gas has reached 2.30/gal

 
I:13User 13 ( 1518.3322 points)
Tue, August 26, 2003 07:06:34 PM UTC0:00
The Station I went to on 8/23 and paid $1.53/gal was $1.63/gal this morning.

After the "major combat" was declared over in Iraq I was having fun watching the gas prices drop 5 - 7 cents per week. A report on the news this morning said we won't see any relief until after Labor Day.

Its not fun watching them jump 10 cents every couple of days.

 
D:1RP ( 3311.3784 points)
Tue, August 26, 2003 07:35:40 PM UTC0:00
Some analysists don't expect a major drop through the winter.

 
I:13User 13 ( 1518.3322 points)
Tue, August 26, 2003 08:12:17 PM UTC0:00
Some analysists don't expect a major drop through the winter.

Thanks for the good news, I'll start looking for a good pawn shop. :)

 
D:64James in Sacramento ( 633.9631 points)
Tue, August 26, 2003 10:35:21 PM UTC0:00
I just put $35 into my 16 gallon tank and didn't even fill it!

 
R:403Eddie ( 28.8434 points)
Tue, August 26, 2003 11:16:50 PM UTC0:00
I've been happily riding my bike and trying to steer clear of people in SUVs with severe road rage and sticker shock from the gas pump.

 
I:13User 13 ( 1518.3322 points)
Wed, August 27, 2003 06:23:50 PM UTC0:00
The Station I went to on 8/23 and paid $1.53/gal, was $1.63/gal yesterday, is now $1.67/gal this morning.

Stop the insanity!

(Caution: Sarcasm Ahead)
Shove it WBelcher, I need my SUV. I need to compensate for my low self esteem and lack of personal identity by driving a car that will give me both. When I am driving my Hummer down the highway blasting Linkin Park or Good Charlotte with the base pumped up people want to be me or are scared of me and that's exactly what I want in this world. Its more important for people to judge me by the car I drive than by what I contribute to the world. Who needs a Psycholigist and Prozac, when you can get a Hummer for $100,000 or an H2 for $49,000.

Also the gas guzzling Hummer allows me to quickly shift into combat mode. The highways in NJ are filled with Jerks and I might need to pass one on the grassy medium between the Northbound/Southbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway. What exit you ask? My exit, because with Hummer I can create exits! Screw the world, it all about me!

 
D:11Nats In First! ( 11.8254 points)
Wed, August 27, 2003 07:36:26 PM UTC0:00
"The highways in NJ are filled with Jerks and I might need to pass one on the grassy medium between the Northbound/Southbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway."

That's not sarcastic-that's truth.

 
D:1RP ( 3311.3784 points)
Mon, August 29, 2005 02:27:47 AM UTC0:00
Fill your tank now. I expect gas prices to top $3/gallon with the hurricane's disruption of oil supply.

 
D:15COSDem ( 3540.3062 points)
Mon, August 29, 2005 02:30:40 AM UTC0:00
Oooh, good point.

 
D:1RP ( 3311.3784 points)
Mon, August 29, 2005 02:49:34 AM UTC0:00
And that's long term, too. Nearly half of the country's oil industry infrastructure is located in that region, all of is going to be disrupted and some of it is going to be destroyed.

 
R:549kal ( -57.2262 points)
Mon, August 29, 2005 02:54:10 AM UTC0:00
Yeah, I filled my tank this morning and called my wife and told her to do the same.

Gas is currently 2.50 here. I told my wife that I expected it to get to 3.00 too.

 
D:479Brandon ( 1558.3782 points)
Mon, August 29, 2005 02:58:06 AM UTC0:00
Jared and I had to fill his car with gas before we left last night, and while we were standing there at the pump, the price changed from 2.69 to 2.96 for mid-grade gas (they were out of the cheapest stuff)....WHILE WE WERE STANDING THERE (it bore repeating heh).

 
D:854Ex-New Jerseyan ( 2644.1382 points)
Mon, August 29, 2005 04:04:24 AM UTC0:00
Couldn't that be considered price gouging?

 
D:479Brandon ( 1558.3782 points)
Mon, August 29, 2005 04:25:12 AM UTC0:00
Most definitely. And when I get back home to New Orleans (if there still is a New Orleans) I intent to call the Attorney General's hotline to report the station. They put the 1 800 number up every time there's a hurricane.

 
D:1470Tsongas Democrat ( -99.1481 points)
Mon, August 29, 2005 05:21:13 AM UTC0:00
This hurricane will cripple the U.S. economy for months.

 
SAP:262Gaear Grimsrud ( 6920.2134 points)
Mon, August 29, 2005 05:28:25 AM UTC0:00
Cripple, no, but it might cause a limp or a sprain or some other minor injury... :).

 
I:1683Liz ( 3.3128 points)
Wed, August 31, 2005 11:48:59 PM UTC0:00
gas around here has hit 3.50/gal.
dispite the EPA loosening standards through September 15th and the federal reserve begining to be loaned out.

 
REFS:83-- ( 1800.0782 points)
Thu, September 1, 2005 05:46:22 PM UTC0:00
Therising gas prices in the wake of Katrina -- price-gouging or supply/demand?
Price-gouging/looting 11 (61.11%)
Supply and demand 7 (38.88%)
18 Votes Cast
Polls Close September 08, 2005 12:00am

 
Pp:243FreedomDemocrat ( 422.8084 points)
Thu, September 1, 2005 06:21:02 PM UTC0:00
The rising gas prices right now are largely because of price-gouging, but next week when we start to have shortages in various areas along the East Coast it will be simple supply and demand. I expect higher gas prices in the long term for a while.

 
D:410Joshua L. ( 2582.3230 points)
Thu, September 1, 2005 07:27:38 PM UTC0:00
There are already shortages in the southeast.

 
MFL:882The Oncoming Storm ( 344.8853 points)
Thu, September 1, 2005 07:34:48 PM UTC0:00
I agree mostly with 243. Oil that was in the pipeline is being jacked up in price, but future prices will be a combo of grezzie business men and a lack of supply.

 
D:1RP ( 3311.3784 points)
Thu, September 1, 2005 07:39:22 PM UTC0:00
I agree. It's both. Right now it's gouging. But we are going to have serious shortages because we didn't have enough refining capacity to meet demand before this and a bunch of refineries are out.

 
MFL:882The Oncoming Storm ( 344.8853 points)
Thu, September 1, 2005 07:50:50 PM UTC0:00
I'm blaming Hugo Chavez. He should have built more refineries.

 
REFS:83-- ( 1800.0782 points)
Thu, September 1, 2005 08:33:36 PM UTC0:00
There are already shortages in the southeast.

The gas station I went to this morning was out of gas and I heard about another couple of stations locally that ran out as well. (Fortunately, this morning, I just wanted a drink and a Clif bar -- my tank was already full.)