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ski_king
03-04-2005, 02:16 PM
I filled my truck up yesterday for $1.809. Now I see the price at the convience store next to where I work is $1.969.
Now I see it is going to go up $0.25 (http://money.cnn.com/2005/03/04/news/economy/gas_prices/index.htm?cnn=yes)

Professor
03-04-2005, 02:20 PM
Is it a good time to invest in oil futures or maybe HAL???

MasterMason
03-04-2005, 02:25 PM
$2.21 at the cheapest place in town yesterday here.... We always have to pay more in CA. :uglyhamme

BrianM
03-04-2005, 02:30 PM
Interesting. Gas prices here did the opposite. Three days ago I paid $1.79 today at the same station $1.74.

But al indications are that it will be going up. I figure we will be back to where we were at last summer again this summer..............Brian

MarkP
03-04-2005, 02:38 PM
I filled my truck up yesterday for $1.809. Now I see the price at the convience store next to where I work is $1.969.
Now I see it is going to go up $0.25 (http://money.cnn.com/2005/03/04/news/economy/gas_prices/index.htm?cnn=yes)

Dont you go to the Giant Eagle and Get Go?

Brn85ss
03-04-2005, 02:45 PM
Went up to $230 yesterday.Nor cal ski town.Probably higher today.

ski_king
03-04-2005, 02:47 PM
Dont you go to the Giant Eagle and Get Go?
Butler dosn't have a Giant Eagle/Get Go yet, but I here one is coming.
I get most of my gas at Sam's which is almost always 3 cents less than the Sheetz next door.

I hope the prices go down once it is time to get the boat in the water or I might have to ski behind a row boat like I saw on MythBusters.

Mark, how fast can you row?

Nova Scotia Skier
03-04-2005, 02:47 PM
$4.04/gal for regular and 4.40/gal high test. And only high test goes in the boat. :cry: I'm sure it will be more by boating season. It always goes up for summer.

ski_king
03-04-2005, 02:48 PM
$4.04/gal for regular and 4.40/gal high test. And only high test goes in the boat. :cry: I'm sure it will be more by boating season. It always goes up for summer.
OK, I will stop complaining about the price of gas..... :confused:

MasterMason
03-04-2005, 02:52 PM
$4.04/gal for regular and 4.40/gal high test. And only high test goes in the boat. :cry: I'm sure it will be more by boating season. It always goes up for summer.


yea but that is candian right? So it is about the same or cheaper with the conversion rate

MarkP
03-04-2005, 02:52 PM
Mark, how fast can you row?Cant row..

but I will run along side the lake:headbang:

André
03-04-2005, 03:02 PM
95 cents cdn a liter,3.78 liters in a US gallon.So that's 3.59 cdn for a us gallon.Anybody knows today's rate exchange?

ski_king
03-04-2005, 03:06 PM
95 cents cdn a liter,3.78 liters in a US gallon.So that's 3.59 cdn for a us gallon.Anybody knows today's rate exchange?
Date: 3.59 in Canadian dollars equals: Exchange rate:
04 Mar 2005 2.91 US dollars (noon) 0.8113 (1.2326)

André
03-04-2005, 03:13 PM
Thanks ps 82!
Almost 40% taxes here on fuel!!!

Sales taxes on everything is a bit less then 15 %. :eek3:

bcampbe7
03-04-2005, 03:15 PM
Date: 3.59 in Canadian dollars equals: Exchange rate:
04 Mar 2005 2.91 US dollars (noon) 0.8113 (1.2326)
Still higher than I care to pay. I am going to pay about $2.15/gallon for Premium after work today.
Where's Smitty? I think he can provide some good insight on this stuff...

east tx skier
03-04-2005, 03:17 PM
High gas prices just piss me off.

MasterMason
03-04-2005, 03:18 PM
Thanks ps 82!
Almost 40% taxes here on fuel!!!

Sales taxes on everything is a bit less then 15 %. :eek3:


speaking of Taxes... is it 6 months past the end of WWII yet? That is when income tax was to be repealed when originally passed :confused:

mgurley
03-04-2005, 03:18 PM
Around Christmas I found a place to get gas @ 1.56 a gallon. That was 10+ cents cheaper than everyone else at the time and has not been that low since.

bcampbe7
03-04-2005, 03:21 PM
High gas prices just piss me off.
I thought you just pulled up to those pumps out in the oil fields and they filled-er-up for free. :D

east tx skier
03-04-2005, 03:23 PM
The east tx oil patch isn't pumping quite like it used to.

Professor
03-04-2005, 03:39 PM
Thanks ps 82!
Almost 40% taxes here on fuel!!!
Sales taxes on everything is a bit less then 15 %. :eek3:
GA legislature has not been able to increase the gas tax here in years. Some of the lowest in the country:
GA tax = 7.5 cents and total tax less than 30 cents/gal. And we still have great roads
:D

ski_king
03-04-2005, 03:47 PM
GA legislature has not been able to increase the gas tax here in years. Some of the lowest in the coutry:
GA tax = 7.5 cents and total tax less than 30 cents/gal. And we still have great roads
:D
Not much snow and ice removal required in GA. Also the freeze/thaw cycle dosent kill your roads like it does for us up north. Guess it costs $$ to keep up the roads....

bcampbe7
03-04-2005, 04:00 PM
GA legislature has not been able to increase the gas tax here in years. Some of the lowest in the country:
GA tax = 7.5 cents and total tax less than 30 cents/gal. And we still have great roads
:D

Never been on the back roads of Georgia. Are they like Tennessee? Gravel roads are nearly non-existent here.
Much better roads down here than in Iowa. But like powerslot82 said, we don't have the freeze/thaw frequency down here that they have up North.

loeweb
03-04-2005, 04:16 PM
Gas here is 1.93 today and has been on a slow but steady increase for about two weeks. Nebraska roads are aweful too. It would be interesting to see where the money goes.

Bobby
03-04-2005, 04:26 PM
OPEC should be bombed

Smitty
03-04-2005, 04:27 PM
This is where I rush in. Easy there guys. If your looking for someone or something to blame then look east. I mean Far East. China is now the dominate importer of crude oil in the world and their demand is growing everyday. With such a short world supply and increasing demand in foreign country's, OPEC is taking advantage of the situation by cutting production and increasing prices. Oil is currently trading at $52 a barrel and is not expected to come down. Also, the recent cold chill in the Eastern US has put an increase demand on fuel oil at a time when fuel oil supplies are being cut back to make room for summer gas supplies. I could go on for hours, but here is your 2005 gas price hit list:
Higher world demand for oil
Instability in oil-producing countries
Spring transition to summer-blend fuels
Refining constraints
The continued proliferation of "boutique" fuels
Higher U.S. demand in warmer months
Competition for the gasoline customer
The wild card that can't be anticipated

I hope this gives you guys something to chew (or choke) on. Have a great day :)

Mag_Red
03-04-2005, 04:32 PM
OPEC should be bombedIt's not OPEC.......it's the fact that the US hasn't increased it's refining capacity.

Smitty
03-04-2005, 04:34 PM
If you compared today's prices to March of 1981 @ $1.42. That was the market record for gasoline prices. If you adjust for inflation that would equal $3.08 in today's dollars. Be thankful.

Smitty
03-04-2005, 04:37 PM
The US can't increase it's refining capacity under current EPA and Fed. regulations. The last refinery to go online was over 30 years ago. Many have tried and failed to build new facilities over the past 3 decades. We are now importing refined product from Europe in order to keep up with demand. There is also no money to be made in the US refining industry. Most profit is made overseas.

east tx skier
03-04-2005, 04:37 PM
I still come back to the fact that high gas prices piss me off.

bcampbe7
03-04-2005, 04:47 PM
I drive an SUV that get about 14MPG and a boat that burns I don't know how many gallons an hour. Anyone know how much a 1996 PS190 burns an hour? Maybe I don't want to know.
I can't complain too much. :o

boatwake
03-04-2005, 04:51 PM
Not much snow and ice removal required in GA. Also the freeze/thaw cycle dosent kill your roads like it does for us up north. Guess it costs $$ to keep up the roads....
Sorry, I get a chuckle every time I hear this. I grew up in western PA. The roads were always bad, but as soon as you crossed the border into OH or WV they got much better. Thank goodness they don't have winters as bad as PA. :rolleyes:

Nova Scotia Skier
03-04-2005, 04:58 PM
If you compared today's prices to March of 1981 @ $1.42. That was the market record for gasoline prices. If you adjust for inflation that would equal $3.08 in today's dollars. Be thankful.
Actually, I have to agree with Smitty. As high as the price is, it's still a better buy than it used to be when comparing it to wages. It just sounds like a lot.

ski_king
03-04-2005, 05:01 PM
Sorry, I get a chuckle every time I hear this. I grew up in western PA. The roads were always bad, but as soon as you crossed the border into OH or WV they got much better. Thank goodness they don't have winters as bad as PA. :rolleyes:
That and the fact that PA uses bubble gum as asphalt binder.

You are right, the roads are better in WV, OH, NY etc.

bradamerry
03-04-2005, 05:02 PM
The east tx oil patch isn't pumping quite like it used to.
Maybe not oil, but Natural Gas sure is.

ski_king
03-04-2005, 05:10 PM
Anyone know how much a 1996 PS190 burns an hour?
According to 83 WaterSki Magazine test where they actually checked gallons per hour
4.7 gph @ 17 mph
8.1 gph @ 30 mph
10.6 gph @ 36 mph

measured w/o skier

Add for the newer bigger, heavier more powerful newer boats.

Brn85ss
03-04-2005, 05:26 PM
By the end of the day I always seem to use about 5gals hr.Sometimes alittle less.Gas just hit $239 at the Chevron.

east tx skier
03-04-2005, 06:30 PM
The figure I always heard was 12 gallons per hour.

MarkP
03-04-2005, 06:35 PM
Sorry, I get a chuckle every time I hear this. I grew up in western PA. The roads were always bad, but as soon as you crossed the border into OH or WV they got much better. Thank goodness they don't have winters as bad as PA. :rolleyes:What part of PA is that?

Lance
03-04-2005, 07:08 PM
I used to keep track of usage in my 87 Prostar I averaged about 3.75 gallons per hour for a typical day skiing.

Smitty
03-04-2005, 08:58 PM
I was just watching the Dukes of Hazard. Jesse Duke just solved all our problems: Moon Shine. :steering:

bradamerry
03-04-2005, 09:44 PM
I was just watching the Dukes of Hazard. Jesse Duke just solved all our problems: Moon Shine. :steering:
The Toolman probably has many uses for the Shine!!!

Professor
03-05-2005, 10:00 AM
That and the fact that PA uses bubble gum as asphalt binder.
You are right, the roads are better in WV, OH, NY etc.
Gas taxes high and roads still in bad shape? GA has a lot of old carpet to recycle and thanks to govt. grant (ISTEA) they mix it with asphalt.
Excellent article: http://americancityandcounty.com/mag/government_paving_road_st/index.html
What did PA do: "Pennsylvania DOT experimented with "glassphalt" but discovered the pieces of glass would cut up vehicle tires..."
Thought you guys would enjoy that???

André
03-05-2005, 10:04 AM
Who could have knew that glass would cut up tires?

André
03-05-2005, 10:11 AM
Who could have knew ...

(Not sure of my words here)???
Can i say that ?
English lessons Professor?

MasterMason
03-05-2005, 11:09 AM
(Not sure of my words here)???
Can i say that ?
English lessons Professor?


I think "who would have known" is actually the correct way to say it, but your way is just fine Andre. Better than the vast majority of those that claim to speak english as their first language.

MarkP
03-05-2005, 11:35 AM
WHAT, gas going up:eek: !!

:rant:!!

Ric
03-05-2005, 12:54 PM
This is where I rush in. Easy there guys. If your looking for someone or something to blame then look east. I mean Far East. China is now the dominate importer of crude oil in the world and their demand is growing everyday. With such a short world supply and increasing demand in foreign country's, OPEC is taking advantage of the situation by cutting production and increasing prices. Oil is currently trading at $52 a barrel and is not expected to come down. Also, the recent cold chill in the Eastern US has put an increase demand on fuel oil at a time when fuel oil supplies are being cut back to make room for summer gas supplies. I could go on for hours, but here is your 2005 gas price hit list:
Higher world demand for oil
Instability in oil-producing countries
Spring transition to summer-blend fuels
Refining constraints
The continued proliferation of "boutique" fuels
Higher U.S. demand in warmer months
Competition for the gasoline customer
The wild card that can't be anticipated

I hope this gives you guys something to chew (or choke) on. Have a great day :)

Refining constraints :mad:

Professor
03-05-2005, 07:15 PM
(Not sure of my words here)???
Can i say that ?
English lessons Professor?
No, not my field (Political Science with state/local govt. specialty).

milkmania
03-05-2005, 10:09 PM
No, not my field (Political Science with state/local govt. specialty).

then you would be able to give me some insight to "Bohemian Grove"???

a guy was telling me about it last night, and I'm just starting to learn about it.

6ballsisall
03-06-2005, 12:27 PM
87 Octane all over the Tri-State Area (Cincinnati) is $2.09 :mad:

This blows!! :mad:

Jim
03-06-2005, 12:40 PM
2.25 for regular, 2.45 for premuim in So.Cal..

milkmania
03-06-2005, 10:39 PM
paid $1.87 for regular unleaded at Sam's in Ft. Smith Ar. tonight

Brn85ss
03-06-2005, 10:50 PM
I think I win for the highest price gas so far at $2.39for reg.Nor Cal.You guys in the midwest got it made.I can't remember when I last paid under $2.00. In the U.S that is.

Professor
03-06-2005, 10:50 PM
paid $1.78 for regular unleaded this afternoon (Speedway in GA)

Professor
03-06-2005, 11:01 PM
then you would be able to give me some insight to "Bohemian Grove"???
a guy was telling me about it last night, and I'm just starting to learn about it.
Shhh… I’m sworn to secrecy, but if you are not the paranoid type and worry about computer viruses, phone bugs, or the Patriot Act…then I will PM you…Keep it just between us and I will edit later. Wait, you don’t have satellite TV do you?

milkmania
03-06-2005, 11:18 PM
Shhh… I’m sworn to secrecy, but if you are not the paranoid type and worry about computer viruses, phone bugs, or the Patriot Act…then I will PM you…Keep it just between us and I will edit later. Wait, you don’t have satellite TV do you?

PM me away!!!
I'm very interested in learning about this little "club"
was also reading about Gerinomo's skull showing up in New Haven Conn. thanks to Prescott Bush.

is this truly conspiracy stuff or what?

Have YOU been to the Lakeside Talks??? :uglyhamme

Leroy
03-06-2005, 11:52 PM
Paid $2.05 in CA Friday by the SAC airport and $2.05 Saturday in Indianapolis. That doesn't normally happen and I'm a bit worried when I'm paying the same living in the midwest as the CA people.

6ballsisall
03-07-2005, 12:19 AM
Yeah, it went down to $2.03 today! Man this is sick, I can't remember getting excited about paying "only" $2 per gallon. This is crazy!!

I wonder how many Minn-Kota's it would take to Power the MC thru the course with me in tow? :D

betsy&david Harrison
04-12-2005, 12:19 AM
Update...Ventura, Ca 2.63 and climbing...

Brn85ss
04-12-2005, 01:01 AM
$285.00 at the Chevron today.

sizzler
04-12-2005, 03:43 AM
85 pence per litre for unleaded this weekend and 90 pence for deisel this weekend..thats $7.26 for unleade and $7.69 for deisel.....

how wrong is this :rant:

erkoehler
04-12-2005, 03:44 AM
2.40ish around here

jsonova99
04-12-2005, 07:28 AM
2.29 for regular and 2.49 for premium in central Florida (Atlantic coast central Florida). I need to take a loan out to fill the boat and the truck. The truck drinks premium and run me about $60 to fill, I give the boat 89 and that runs about $45 or so. :rant:

jsonova99
04-12-2005, 07:30 AM
85 pence per litre for unleaded this weekend and 90 pence for deisel this weekend..thats $7.26 for unleade and $7.69 for deisel.....

how wrong is this :rant:

I'd have to take out a second mortgage if I lived over there for the season

Mag_Red
04-12-2005, 07:33 AM
I beat we would be posting :woohoo: 's if it was at the price on the first page of the thread now. Like anything else in life, we will learn to live with it. :steering: I was pretty thrilled yesterday to fill up at $2.19/gal

Ski-A-Rees
04-12-2005, 08:46 AM
93 octane is around 2.55 here but I did find it for 2.33 at the members only gas station of Sam's club. I think I know where I will be getting gas from now on.

sizzler
04-12-2005, 09:07 AM
I beat we would be posting :woohoo: 's if it was at the price on the first page of the thread now. Like anything else in life, we will learn to live with it. :steering: I was pretty thrilled yesterday to fill up at $2.19/gal

thats the trouble,,,,we just get on with it because theres nothing we can do......beats spending the money on wine,women and song.................or 'B' :dance:

6ballsisall
04-12-2005, 09:40 AM
$2.15 yesteday, $.20 less than last week!

captkidd
04-12-2005, 12:52 PM
Average price here last week was around $2.23/gal. We stopped by the local Sheetz station on Saturday as their prices are usually a few cents lower. Their price was $2.09/gal. and there were cars lined up 3 deep at every pump (and there were at least 20 pumps). You'd have thought they were giving gas away.

Ric
04-12-2005, 01:11 PM
I beat we would be posting :woohoo: 's if it was at the price on the first page of the thread now. Like anything else in life, we will learn to live with it. :steering: I was pretty thrilled yesterday to fill up at $2.19/gal
My grandad always said "It doesn't matter if it's 2 dollars or 3 per gallon.... What matters is, do you have the 3 dollars?"
We learn to live with it.
another note, A buddy of mine with a gas station said he's seeing quite a trend upward in credit card gas purchases recently as prices increase to sickening tankful tickets!

JEREMY79
04-12-2005, 01:48 PM
Gas on a credit card. :confused: Think of it this way. When gas goes back to 2.00/gal. you are still paying 2.75 for the gas you bought a month ago.

oh yeah 2.18 here for regular

tex
04-12-2005, 02:05 PM
1.75l Bombay Saphire-$33.99-Holiday Depot Liquor!

Ric
04-12-2005, 02:55 PM
1.75l Bombay Saphire-$33.99-Holiday Depot Liquor!
yeee hawwwww

milkmania
04-12-2005, 11:02 PM
$1.95 today at Wal-Mart SuperCenter

5¢ discount made it $1.90:woohoo:

erkoehler
04-13-2005, 12:40 AM
I charge my gas all the time. I hate going in to the store to pay. If you pay off the card every month it isn't a problem!

tex
04-14-2005, 01:35 PM
1.75l Jim Beam-$21.98-Majestic Fine Wines and Spirits!

BrianM
04-14-2005, 01:40 PM
Gas has dropped a bit here over the last two days. I go to the local discount stations. Last week $2.13 yesterday and today $2.09

MarkP
04-14-2005, 01:40 PM
I don’t know how much gas is in my area now:o

I don’t use a lot of gas in the winter. Typically I fill up the F250 about once a month. It looks like my last fill up will last 6 weeks.

Now Summer is a different story.

BrianM
04-14-2005, 01:46 PM
my last fill up will last 6 weeks.




Wow :eek: I burn a tank of gas out of my truck 26 gallons about every 4 - 5 days.

MarkP
04-14-2005, 02:07 PM
Wow :eek: I burn a tank of gas out of my truck 26 gallons about every 4 - 5 days.
That’s it, I have a bigger tank. I have an 18 and a 19 gallon tank. Oh and I don’t drive the boat to the lake in the winter.

My last three fill ups. I guess I can tell you what my gas price WAS

ski_king
04-14-2005, 02:23 PM
Mark, you are going to have weeds growing up around that truck soon!

I see gas went down $0.05 today here.

jsonova99
04-14-2005, 02:30 PM
that's a start, I don't think it has budged down here at all.

erkoehler
04-14-2005, 03:11 PM
I sure hope it goes down some, I have to fill up my Durango today when I pick it up from the dealer. It is going to be VERY sad to see that bill. :eek:

JEREMY79
04-14-2005, 03:30 PM
Just filled up my truck and the misses car. WOW. $ 73.50. Gas right now is 2.18 here

jsonova99
04-14-2005, 03:30 PM
I think I paid $2.39 last time

MarkP
04-14-2005, 03:34 PM
Ok, it looks like I paid 1.739 last time and I have most of my bigger tank left.

jsonova99
04-14-2005, 03:34 PM
Ok, it looks like I paid 1.739 last time and I have most of my bigger tank left.



rub it in.

MarkP
04-14-2005, 03:35 PM
Mark, you are going to have weeds growing up around that truck soon!

I see gas went down $0.05 today here.
That’s one reason I need to keep in the garage in the winter.

bradamerry
04-14-2005, 03:39 PM
rub it in.
Thank god I have a company truck to ride in!!!

LakePirate
04-14-2005, 03:40 PM
The thing that really makes me mad is the cap on credit card purchases. $50 just don't cut it anymore. The neighbor down the lake filled up their Maristar last week $90. I don't know if I can afford to go down and fill ours up.

MarkP
04-14-2005, 03:41 PM
rub it in.
Jason,

I’m not trying to rub it in. HEII, its sad.. Daddy sweetwaters truck don’t go no ware in the winter.

And that price does reflect the discount offered by one of our larger grocery chains for shopping with them. The wife just bought gas on the way to work today at .90 off of whatever the regular price is.

MarkP
04-14-2005, 03:42 PM
Thank god I have a company truck to ride in!!!Rub it in..

bradamerry
04-14-2005, 03:45 PM
Rub it in..
That's what he said.... Rub it in.. And we go everywhere in the company ride. Brandy just drives her truck to school and back.

JEREMY79
04-14-2005, 03:48 PM
I used to have a company truck that they paid for the gas.
I still have one--its just my company and I pay for the gas :(

JEREMY79
04-14-2005, 03:50 PM
has anyone looked at the prices at the first of this thread?

jsonova99
04-14-2005, 03:51 PM
has anyone looked at the prices at the first of this thread?

I'm afraid to

JEREMY79
04-14-2005, 03:53 PM
They were like 1.809 that would be nice

ski_king
04-14-2005, 04:00 PM
Wish I filled up all my gas cans when they were that price. :(

JEREMY79
04-14-2005, 04:01 PM
I still have a farm tank that I paid .92 for. Too bad it is very low octane

erkoehler
04-14-2005, 04:02 PM
2.38 for 87 right now in IL

mrcrowson
04-14-2005, 04:11 PM
Getting ready for the first time Fill up my 31GAL and can't wait to see how much that is going to run at 2.35 :eek:

:steering: This past Saturday I ran her dry. :steering:

Will probably do it again this Saturday. :cool:

JEREMY79
04-14-2005, 04:12 PM
31x2.85= 72.85

jsonova99
04-14-2005, 04:14 PM
Getting ready for the first time Fill up my 31GAL and can't wait to see how much that is going to run at 2.35 :eek:

:steering: This past Saturday I ran her dry. :steering:

Will probably do it again this Saturday. :cool:

I'm hoping to get out Saturday and run through a tank

mrcrowson
04-14-2005, 04:17 PM
31x2.85= 72.85


So at least I know it will be less than that. :D
If it is only 2.35 here.
but could be up to 2.85 by then :eek:

JEREMY79
04-14-2005, 04:18 PM
Sorry it is my birthday. All numbers and letters are a little fuzzy :toast:

erkoehler
04-14-2005, 04:19 PM
I wish the weather and water was nice enough to spend the day on the water! I have to work anyways! :mad:

mrcrowson
04-14-2005, 04:21 PM
Sorry it is my birthday. All numbers and letters are a little fuzzy :toast:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAN

JEREMY79
04-14-2005, 04:22 PM
Thanks I'll drink one for ya :toast:

erkoehler
04-14-2005, 04:22 PM
wow, those are big letters!

JEREMY79
04-14-2005, 04:24 PM
alright dude back away from the computer.

erkoehler
04-14-2005, 04:25 PM
its just so hard.. :(

tex
04-14-2005, 05:26 PM
Happy Birthday

I'll drink to anything!

erkoehler
04-14-2005, 06:04 PM
well, enjoy the drinks!

NeilM
04-14-2005, 10:49 PM
I still come back to the fact that high gas prices piss me off.


LOL... Me too!

erkoehler
04-14-2005, 11:11 PM
2.27 a gallon for 87! Found the station on my way home tonight, and they got the pleasure of me pumping 26 gallons!

6ballsisall
04-14-2005, 11:21 PM
Down to $2.15 a gallon today!! Woohoo!! :banana:

(I can't believe this price excites me! :rolleyes: )

erkoehler
04-14-2005, 11:26 PM
It is sad :(

tex
04-15-2005, 10:12 AM
It is sad :(
i thought i would wake up today and your count would be over 1000!

milkmania
04-17-2005, 12:43 PM
filled the boat up after the lake yesterday......

$1.87 a gallon after Wal-Mart's 5¢ discount

regular unleaded

erkoehler
04-17-2005, 01:50 PM
i thought i would wake up today and your count would be over 1000!

Not quite, but I am working on it!

erkoehler
04-17-2005, 01:51 PM
:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

Holy Crap, I Passed 500!!!

erkoehler
04-17-2005, 01:51 PM
:) oh and gas is down to 2.24 :D

John B
04-17-2005, 04:49 PM
:) oh and gas is down to 2.24 :D

The prices of gas (regular unleaded) have not been that low in over three or four years here.
Today I paid $2.74 :mad:

BrianM
04-18-2005, 10:00 AM
Got another small drop in prices over the last few days. Last week filled up at $2.09 yesterday filled up at same station for $2.03.

Come on sub $2.00 gas.:)

milkmania
04-18-2005, 11:06 AM
:woohoo:I'm in the lead @ $1.87:banana:

Ric
04-18-2005, 11:12 AM
:woohoo:I'm in the lead @ $1.87:banana:
still 209 here (with refineries in my backyard) hmmmmm :(

JEREMY79
04-18-2005, 04:05 PM
Wal-Mart this morning
$2.05
.05 off for Wal-Mart shopping (gift card)

$2.00/gal for 87.

Never thought I would be happy about that :confused:

BrianM
05-09-2005, 01:48 PM
Prices drifting down a bit more around here. Gas at my usual station is down to $1.97 today. Very nice :D

milkmania
05-09-2005, 11:43 PM
$1.92 today after wal-mart's 5 cent discount

erkoehler
05-10-2005, 01:41 AM
still hangin around 2.30, but I will wait till mid week and post again.

Leroy
05-10-2005, 01:44 AM
Indianapolis is $1.92-$1.99 today.

jayocheskey
05-10-2005, 02:25 AM
Gas seems to be slowing dropping here in the DFW Metroplex. It was around $2.19 last week - now at $2.07. It was $1.98 in San Antonio this past weekend.

Randman59
05-11-2005, 11:05 AM
4.40 CAD divided by 1.26 exchange rate still works out to $3.49/gal !!!

erkoehler
05-11-2005, 11:05 AM
2.09 for 87 yesterday.

ski_king
05-11-2005, 11:26 AM
The trick is knowing when the price has bottomed out before going back up. I probobly won't be getting my boat in the ater for another 2 or 3 weeks, but I want to fill up my cans at the lowest price possible.
Price at local Sam's Club is $2.019 for 87.

jsonova99
05-11-2005, 11:27 AM
4.40 CAD divided by 1.26 exchange rate still works out to $3.49/gal !!!

Welcome to the board and sorry to hear about your gas prices :eek:

Lake_Tippy_Skier
05-11-2005, 11:31 AM
RECENT PRICES
Station Location $

Martin's Super Market Gas Station
3900 E. Bristol St.
Elkhart, IN $1.99 Map Tue 05/10/05 05:30pm

Campbell's Enterprises
State Rd 15 N
Milford, IN $1.99 Map Tue 05/10/05 05:30pm

Speedway
650 Spruce St
Dowagiac, MI $2.15 Map Tue 05/10/05 05:29pm

Steinman's Shell Svc
102 N Front St
Dowagiac, MI $2.15 Map Tue 05/10/05 05:29pm

Speedway
105 North Cass
Berrien Springs, MI $2.01 Map Tue 05/10/05 11:29am

Murphy USA
2105 S 11th St
Niles, MI $1.98 Map Tue 05/10/05 11:24am

Speedway Super America
910 W Lincoln Ave
Goshen, IN $1.87 Map Tue 05/10/05 09:53am

Goshen Marathon
501 E Madison St
Goshen, IN $1.87 Map Tue 05/10/05 09:53am

Speedway
14973 US 12
White Pigeon, MI $2.01 Map Tue 05/10/05 09:53am

Speedway Super America
1908 Lincolnway E
Goshen, IN $1.87 Map Tue 05/10/05 09:52am

Wesco
4725 N. M-140
Watervliet, MI $2.09 Map Tue 05/10/05 09:46am

Murphy USA
2301 N Oak Rd
Plymouth, IN $1.85 Map Tue 05/10/05 09:46am

Meijer Gas Station - SB
21501 Cleveland Rd.
South Bend, IN $2.01 Map Tue 05/10/05 09:45am

BP Amoco Pri Mart Quick Stop
101 Front st
Dowagiac, MI $2.15 Map Mon 05/09/05 05:48pm

Speedway
West Plymouth Street
Bremen, IN $1.98 Map Mon 05/09/05 03:18pm

Pendy' Stop N Go
1701 W Jefferson St
Plymouth, IN $1.84 Map Mon 05/09/05 01:44pm

Speedway
U.S. Hwy 30 & U.S. Hwy 421
Wanatah, IN $2.08 Map Mon 05/09/05 10:33am


http://wndu.com/gasprices/

erkoehler
05-11-2005, 11:38 AM
I wouldn't mind most of those prices! I am probably going to go out and buy 6 gas cans so that I can do the same thing. Wait until cheap gas can be found, and not get hammered on the Friday or Saturday that you need gas.

JEREMY79
05-11-2005, 11:39 AM
Filled up this morning for $1.91/gal.

ski_king
05-11-2005, 11:42 AM
I wouldn't mind most of those prices! I am probably going to go out and buy 6 gas cans so that I can do the same thing. Wait until cheap gas can be found, and not get hammered on the Friday or Saturday that you need gas.
Go with a 6 gallon can if you can, but they seem to be harder to find.

The new cans are not as good (or easy to use) as they have the vent in the spout now.

erkoehler
05-11-2005, 11:48 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=4548889936&category=26451&sspagename=WDVW

This is another option. Used, they aren't that bad $$ wise. But its gotta be a pain to move in and out of the SUV.

ski_king
05-11-2005, 11:54 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=4548889936&category=26451&sspagename=WDVW

This is another option. Used, they aren't that bad $$ wise. But its gotta be a pain to move in and out of the SUV.
I would rather carry 4 cans.

bcampbe7
05-11-2005, 12:01 PM
I wouldn't mind most of those prices! I am probably going to go out and buy 6 gas cans so that I can do the same thing. Wait until cheap gas can be found, and not get hammered on the Friday or Saturday that you need gas.


Might want to throw some Stabil in each can so the gas doesn't go bad before you use it. Of course 6-5 gallon cans may no t last too long.

Ron Grover
05-11-2005, 01:18 PM
Seems kinda strange to me gas was on the rise like a rocket. Predictions here in KC of at least $2.50 a gallon before Memorial Day. The national approval ratings for Bush started to nosedive down into low 40's and upper 30's.

All of a sudden gas has dropped to $2.03 and press reports say there is no shortage, the US has record storage levels.

Do you think Bush and Cheney may have called in a few favors from their big oil buddies to put a better spin on things and get the approval ratings back up? After all, in the press conference Bush held he said he had no control over gas prices.

Just thinking out loud.

JEREMY79
05-11-2005, 01:28 PM
I'm gpnna get bashed for this one.

Thats what we get when the President owns a sh!t load of oil

milkmania
05-11-2005, 01:58 PM
paid $1.90 today regular unleaded

milkmania
06-02-2005, 01:11 PM
paid $1.84 all through memorial day week:woohoo:

bradamerry
06-02-2005, 01:13 PM
You guys blame it on me, I'm going up on prices, so you will see it at the pump.... :rolleyes:

JEREMY79
06-02-2005, 01:23 PM
I did 1.82 for regular her yesterday. :D I havnt been to town today. It probably went up. :mad:

bcampbe7
06-02-2005, 01:24 PM
I will be filling up with Premium today. I think it is around $2.14 right now.

ski_king
06-02-2005, 01:36 PM
Station next door went up from $1.999 to $2.099 at 10:00 this morning.

bradamerry
06-02-2005, 01:56 PM
It just cost alot of $$ to drill those wells...

Lake_Tippy_Skier
08-05-2005, 10:06 AM
I just filled up this mornig on the way to work and paid $2.60 per gallon...In related news, oil companies recorded record profits last quarter :mad:

John B
08-05-2005, 10:18 AM
$2.89 here in so cal. :mad:

JEREMY79
08-05-2005, 10:25 AM
2.19 for regular here today.

jraben8
08-05-2005, 10:27 AM
I paid $2.29 for 87 this morning as well and that was the cheapest I could find. I guess I should feel fortunate...

Workin' 4 Toys
08-05-2005, 10:27 AM
Just gave my 2.79 for another 30 gallons. If I complain enough, will they drop the prices, or only if I start to ride my bike???? :eek:

I think between the toys and trucks I burn about 100 gallons a week. D*MN I should not have just thought about that....... :mad:

jraben8
08-05-2005, 10:49 AM
It's not going to change so I wouldn't even think about it if you can avoid it.

If my commute was shorter I would actually ride my bike since I have a completely casual dress code. I have gotten more serious about it lately and have actually dropped 15 pounds.

Workin' 4 Toys
08-05-2005, 11:02 AM
I just bought a new one at the beginning of the year after my wife convinced me if I had a new one I may ride it more. If I could blow the dust off it, I might recall what color it is... ;) If I did not commute almost 100 miles a day, I might consider it too. Oh, well, I guess I'll stick with b*tching about it. :(

jraben8
08-05-2005, 11:11 AM
I completely understand. My commute is 70 miles. I happen to have a mtb trail that is about 2 miles from the office and 5.5 miles long. I can ride there, around it and back and be cleaned up in a hour so we have a group that goes at lunch a couple of times a week. It helps so much to get out and away for a while.

Workin' 4 Toys
08-05-2005, 11:23 AM
Ironicaly I have a bike trail right out the back door of my house. Literally, It is connected with about 100 miles of paths with more in the works all the time. Just not always in the direction I want to go. So as convenient as the local municipalities have tried to make it for the residents it doesn't work for all of us. :o

yzwiley
08-05-2005, 11:43 AM
Geeze, I can't believe some of you still pay in the dollar range. I just filled up my car yesterday and paid $2.79 a gallon. That's in Sacramento, CA. Some of you cats have it easy still. ***?

bcampbe7
08-05-2005, 11:46 AM
Geeze, I can't believe some of you still pay in the dollar range. I just filled up my car yesterday and paid $2.79 a gallon. That's in Sacramento, CA. Some of you cats have it easy still. ***?


I paid $2.39 for premium last night. Not as bad as your $2.79 but still not good.

betsy&david Harrison
08-05-2005, 11:47 AM
I was hoping the prices were going to fall as we drove north this weekend. I just filled the truck at 2.45pg. Hey, we are going to be in the Wallmart parking lot off the 5 on Friday night!! Doesn't that sound groovey? Come on out.

Workin' 4 Toys
08-05-2005, 03:20 PM
I was hoping the prices were going to fall as we drove north this weekend. I just filled the truck at 2.45pg. Hey, we are going to be in the Wallmart parking lot off the 5 on Friday night!! Doesn't that sound groovey? Come on out.
That cracks me up you sleep in the Walmart lot. I guess its safe, there is probably a night guard on duty.

ksmaristar91
08-05-2005, 03:26 PM
I always thought it was bad in Cal, its 2.29 a gallon here, in KS.

mcprostar197
08-05-2005, 03:56 PM
Its $3.00 a gallon where we fill the boat up on the lake and its only 87 octane!

Lake_Tippy_Skier
08-05-2005, 04:08 PM
the marina's by us are about $3.90ish

BriEOD
08-05-2005, 04:23 PM
Nice avatar LTS...what a hammer!! :banana:

Lake_Tippy_Skier
08-05-2005, 04:43 PM
thanks :toast:

Gofast
08-05-2005, 05:11 PM
I completely understand. My commute is 70 miles. I happen to have a mtb trail that is about 2 miles from the office and 5.5 miles long. I can ride there, around it and back and be cleaned up in a hour so we have a group that goes at lunch a couple of times a week. It helps so much to get out and away for a while.


Erwin Park? I havn't rode there this year yet....Need to make time to hit the trails. We may have met if you were riding thier last year.

Rob

captkidd
08-05-2005, 05:49 PM
I stopped to fill up yesterday afternoon and thought we must have bombed Saudi Arabia overnight. The price was $2.09 last week and $2.25 yesterday. What happened?

6ballsisall
08-12-2005, 11:18 PM
:rant: Filled the 95' up tonight for $2.65 a gallon, 89 octane. Put 91 in the Durango after that. $129 in fuel tonight :eek:

stevo137
08-12-2005, 11:35 PM
Both marinas on the lake are at about $2.73 range with Valvetech added. It's an additive for marine engines.
It's all I use unless we take a road trip which is rare.

PendO
08-12-2005, 11:40 PM
I stopped to fill up yesterday afternoon and thought we must have bombed Saudi Arabia overnight. The price was $2.09 last week and $2.25 yesterday. What happened?


Diesel is up over $2.8 here, get a new fax on the rack rate every day ... what a crock, it's less refined but costs more ... we have not seen 2.09 on anything (except a gallon of milk) in years, if friends come up they beter bring good beer and food to offset the price of gas!

ksmaristar91
08-13-2005, 12:02 AM
Just filled up the Yukon and the boat 155.00!!!! Just thinking about how cool it was when gas was 1.35... It is 2.49 a gallon here in the great wheat state!

milkmania
08-13-2005, 12:10 AM
just filled up the suburban $2.28 x 39 gallons = $90.00

Workin' 4 Toys
08-13-2005, 12:41 AM
Last weekend burned up 40 gallons, @2.95 each, I don't want to know! I guess I won't go out this weekend, oh wait, I can't, trailer ain't fixed yet!! I guess I'll be ahead of myself next weekend, we'll make up for it I am sure.

ski_king
08-13-2005, 12:46 AM
I see the stations here are between 2.45 and 2.50.
My boat tank is full and I have 30 gallons in cans sitting in the shed that I paid $2.20 for so I am good for the next 2 weeks.

kpickett
08-13-2005, 02:46 AM
89 Octane - $4.50 at the marina on Lake Shasta, CA, $2.96 in town. Ouch!

bucky
08-13-2005, 09:30 AM
5 years ago when my vehicle got 33 mpg, I actually paid $.79 a gallon on a couple tanks. Now vehicle gets 14 on the highway and 9 towing, I just paid $2.36 for 87 octane. I think I must be as screwed up as the price.:huh:
I noticed yesterday that Conoco-Philips stock has risen ~150% since January '03.

SteveO
08-13-2005, 10:06 AM
89 Octane - $4.50 at the marina on Lake Shasta, CA, $2.96 in town. Ouch!


That $4.5 hurts just thinking about it. Gas from the street is bad enough, but Marine gas $$$ is out of control. Thank god I still have some of my conoco phillips shares.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
08-13-2005, 05:35 PM
$2.49 here yesterday.

JEREMY79
08-13-2005, 05:44 PM
$2.49 here yesterday.
same here :mad:

erkoehler
08-13-2005, 06:59 PM
I filled my truck up yesterday for $1.809. Now I see the price at the convience store next to where I work is $1.969.
Now I see it is going to go up $0.25 (http://money.cnn.com/2005/03/04/news/economy/gas_prices/index.htm?cnn=yes)


I want these prices back :mad:

Jerseydave
08-13-2005, 07:04 PM
Today's fuel price anywhere between $2.35-2.51 for 87 octane.

This winter I guess I'll watch alot of TV and save for next summer :D

shepherd
08-13-2005, 07:16 PM
$2.90 at the marina where my big boat is. She was 3/4 full and it still cost me $125 bucks to top her off. Maybe that's why she only has one hour on the meter since then (2 weeks ago).

Funny how when this thread started you guys were complaining about $1.80 gas :cool:

bigmac
08-13-2005, 08:35 PM
$2.90 at the marina where my big boat is. She was 3/4 full and it still cost me $125 bucks to top her off. Maybe that's why she only has one hour on the meter since then (2 weeks ago).

Funny how when this thread started you guys were complaining about $1.80 gas :cool:

I have a 200 gallon gasoline tank with a 45 foot hose for filling the boat, and I get premium non-oxygenated delivered. They charge me the day's pump prices when they deliver, but I'm just getting to the end of a 200 gallon fill where I paid $1.90/gallon. This next delivery is going to hurt, I bet.

You don't have to pay state or federal excise taxes on gasoline if it's used in non-highway vehicles, so my accountant always wants my receipts for filling that tank, since it's only used for boats, snowmobiles, and the John Deere. I don't recall if that results in a tax credit, or a deduction from taxable income, but it something. So, I've got that going for me....which is nice..
.

MarkP
08-13-2005, 09:29 PM
I just filled the boat for tomorrow. Man I’m glad it was ½ FULL

already:toast:

Workin' 4 Toys
08-13-2005, 11:14 PM
There was a clip on the news a little while ago, said our prices were 2.49, I wish I knew where that got there facts, no less than 2.79 here.

Reporter was in Calif. at a shell at 3.10 PG.! :eek:

Hoosier Bob
08-13-2005, 11:19 PM
I am not worried, I just had my boat converted to run on Pig S%$#! Stinks but in Hoosier land it is readily available. :D

Workin' 4 Toys
08-13-2005, 11:21 PM
Anybody have a DIESEL engine in their MC? It would have been a conversion, but I would love it.

shepherd
08-14-2005, 10:06 AM
Diesels are generally pretty heavy. Gasoline gives you way more power per pound of engine weight. But maybe there's some light high-performance diesel models out there that would work????

6ballsisall
08-14-2005, 10:13 AM
Someday when time and money is on my side I want to build a Diesel Speed boat. It will be a cigarette type boat with Twin Diesel's (Cummins of course :D ) I figure I'll need multiple speed transmissions and some extremely beefy outdrives. Of course the motors will be twin turbo'd, water meth'd, and along with a long list of other mods, each engine reliably putting out 1k hp each. My goal would be to give those loud arse cigarette boats something to drop their jaws about as I pass their arse on the lake and the gas pump :cool:

JEREMY79
08-14-2005, 10:32 AM
The Tim the Toolman grunt.
:D

Workin' 4 Toys
08-14-2005, 12:38 PM
This is why I ask for those that don't want to deal with the rising prices. How about FREE FUEL?!?!?!?
http://www.greasel.com/
http://www.greasecar.com/
We have been thinking of doing this to one of our trucks. And now, it is in my mind to get boat with blown motor and doing it. I could see it now, Mastercraft with 500HP Diesel engine runs on Free Fuel....... ROI would be outstanding.

6ballsisall
08-14-2005, 12:44 PM
This is why I ask for those that don't want to deal with the rising prices. How about FREE FUEL?!?!?!?
http://www.greasel.com/
http://www.greasecar.com/
We have been thinking of doing this to one of our trucks. And now, it is in my mind to get boat with blown motor and doing it. I could see it now, Mastercraft with 500HP Diesel engine runs on Free Fuel....... ROI would be outstanding.

Hey Workin, if you ever want help makin Biodiesel I could help out. I have made a couple hundred gallons with friends. I am not overly familiar with the injection pump on your Pstroke. Only thing you worry about a little (other than cold weather issues) is the lubricity characteristics are different. I didnt run any in my Cummins for fear of the VP44 failure (if anything deserved Pink Lightnings help, that would be it :rolleyes: ) But guys with the older Ppumps ran it with great success. Over several beers we tried to figure out what the actual cost of making it was and seems like we came up with about $0.35 a gallon or so not including our sweat equity.

erkoehler
08-14-2005, 01:22 PM
There was a clip on the news a little while ago, said our prices were 2.49, I wish I knew where that got there facts, no less than 2.79 here.

Reporter was in Calif. at a shell at 3.10 PG.! :eek:

It is 2.55 around bloomingdale, IL but I did find a station for 2.49 (87) last Tuesday that I filled the boat at.

Workin' 4 Toys
08-15-2005, 12:03 AM
Hey Workin, if you ever want help makin Biodiesel I could help out. I have made a couple hundred gallons with friends. I am not overly familiar with the injection pump on your Pstroke. Only thing you worry about a little (other than cold weather issues) is the lubricity characteristics are different. I didnt run any in my Cummins for fear of the VP44 failure (if anything deserved Pink Lightnings help, that would be it :rolleyes: ) But guys with the older Ppumps ran it with great success. Over several beers we tried to figure out what the actual cost of making it was and seems like we came up with about $0.35 a gallon or so not including our sweat equity.
Sweet, The kit for my truck is about $1300.00 including the tank and pump. We have a manual pump and filter we could use. I am not thinking of doing my truck. We might experiment on a dodge first. My buddy is going to buy one really soon for towing the sleds, so we will probably do his. We have been throwing the idea around for awhile. He actually wants to make the entire bed of the truck for grease. I am in the market for a diesel car/truck I might try to convert. I am skeptical until I see at least one in person. We run the risk of gelling on the diesel as it is up north let alone the grease. Last year we hit -25 below zero. Just shy of the point where engine oil becomes a solid. Lots of additves will have to be on hand.

erkoehler
08-15-2005, 12:14 AM
It was up to 2.79 in St. Charles and Carol Stream IL tonight on the way to the river.

betsy&david Harrison
08-15-2005, 01:07 AM
Sweet, The kit for my truck is about $1300.00 including the tank and pump. We have a manual pump and filter we could use. I am not thinking of doing my truck. We might experiment on a dodge first. My buddy is going to buy one really soon for towing the sleds, so we will probably do his. We have been throwing the idea around for awhile. He actually wants to make the entire bed of the truck for grease. I am in the market for a diesel car/truck I might try to convert. I am skeptical until I see at least one in person. We run the risk of gelling on the diesel as it is up north let alone the grease. Last year we hit -25 below zero. Just shy of the point where engine oil becomes a solid. Lots of additves will have to be on hand.
I know someone that converted a diesel benz and it runs great. Sometimes smells like popcorn! B

JEREMY79
08-15-2005, 09:07 AM
2.47 this morning.

6ballsisall
08-15-2005, 10:10 AM
2.39 in the Mile High city today. We are getting gipped in the Midwest :mad:

ski_king
08-15-2005, 10:28 AM
I filled my truck up yesterday for $1.809. Now I see the price at the convience store next to where I work is $1.969.
Now I see it is going to go up $0.25 (http://money.cnn.com/2005/03/04/news/economy/gas_prices/index.htm?cnn=yes)
That was March 4, 2005.
Same convience store is now at $2.599....... 10 cent increase overnight.

captkidd
08-15-2005, 02:53 PM
Filled up at noon on Friday for $2.43/gallon. Same station Friday night was $2.49, and it was $2.56 on Saturday. How much you want to bet it was the same gas in the underground storage tanks, but it went up $0.13/gallon anyway?

Saw several instances of prices going up $0.10/gallon during the day.

Danimal
08-15-2005, 03:19 PM
I just saw $2.799 in Milwaukee this afternoon at a BP. Ridiculous!!!

Tom023
08-15-2005, 03:47 PM
I just burned 65 gallons through my boat this weekend at $2.57 for midgrade, so it cost me $170 for three straight days of fun with my family on the lake. Still a bargain in my book.

6ballsisall
08-15-2005, 07:18 PM
I just burned 65 gallons through my boat this weekend at $2.57 for midgrade, so it cost me $170 for three straight days of fun with my family on the lake. Still a bargain in my book.

Your right Tom. As much as we biatch about it our sport is still cheaper than golf for the family than family golf or Disneyworld passes.

Tom023
08-15-2005, 07:27 PM
I do try to keep it in perspective so it eases the pain a bit, but then again I don't buy Disneyworld passes every weekend either. Oh well, I'd rather be on the boat anyway no matter what the cost. If it gets too expensive, I'll just sit more watching out for opportunities for the swimsuit thread!

Ric
08-15-2005, 07:32 PM
2.55 here (we're right nextdoor to refineries)

Workin' 4 Toys
08-15-2005, 07:33 PM
Dropped 2.89 for 30 gallons this morning, YAHOOOOOOO!!!

Cousin_Jeff
08-15-2005, 10:26 PM
I had a first time experience yesterday. I payed over $3 a gallon for gas for the first time in my life. At Sunset Marina on Dale Hollow lake yesterday the 93 octane was $3.49. The 87 they had was $3.19. When the guy took the 93 handle from the pump there was a spider webb on it and he jokingly said that since prices have gone up so high that no one is buying the 93 octane.

erkoehler
08-16-2005, 01:37 AM
2.55 here (we're right nextdoor to refineries)


I may be investing in a tanker truck to come visit you and get some gas if prices keep up like this.

twbuckin
08-16-2005, 02:02 AM
Try $2.57 in Potland Ore.

woody
08-16-2005, 05:33 AM
This is where I rush in. Easy there guys. If your looking for someone or something to blame then look east. I mean Far East. China is now the dominate importer of crude oil in the world and their demand is growing everyday. With such a short world supply and increasing demand in foreign country's, OPEC is taking advantage of the situation by cutting production and increasing prices. Oil is currently trading at $52 a barrel and is not expected to come down. Also, the recent cold chill in the Eastern US has put an increase demand on fuel oil at a time when fuel oil supplies are being cut back to make room for summer gas supplies. I could go on for hours, but here is your 2005 gas price hit list:
Higher world demand for oil
Instability in oil-producing countries
Spring transition to summer-blend fuels
Refining constraints
The continued proliferation of "boutique" fuels
Higher U.S. demand in warmer months
Competition for the gasoline customer
The wild card that can't be anticipated

I hope this gives you guys something to chew (or choke) on. Have a great day :)
mmmm most countries use more fuel in winter for heating, for some strange reason the US uses more in the summer for aircon.... leave the developing world alone... they're the reason you can buy kids toys for a dollar rather than having to carve it out of a block of wood by hand yourself. Each to their own - I ain't havin a go....

woody
08-16-2005, 05:42 AM
on the bio fuel front - there's been a few instances of people using cooking oil in their diesel cars in britain - until the tax man caught them..... thats cheap what 15p a gallon. Down side is your car/boat stinks like a fish&chips shop.

sizzler
08-16-2005, 05:53 AM
tax man comes down real hard on those he catches......but with petrol at£4.00 ($7.40) per gallon and diesel even dearer it is not surprising people try

Hoff1
08-16-2005, 09:11 AM
It hit 2.69 per gallon in Lexington, Kentucky yesterday for regular unleaded.

woody
08-16-2005, 09:15 AM
quit your moaning thats a third of what we pay this side the pond

JEREMY79
08-16-2005, 09:48 AM
2.61 this morning in Glasgow

Workin' 4 Toys
08-16-2005, 01:47 PM
Same station that was 2.79 sunday is 3.09 today. HMMMM.. is there something going on here?

Workin' 4 Toys
08-16-2005, 01:47 PM
quit your moaning thats a third of what we pay this side the pond
Yeah, but you people have all kinds of money!! ;)

6ballsisall
08-16-2005, 01:50 PM
Paid $2.69 this AM for the cheap stuff :rolleyes:

Ric
08-16-2005, 03:08 PM
I may be investing in a tanker truck to come visit you and get some gas if prices keep up like this.
better yet, BUILD a NEW refinery :rant:

cute girl
08-17-2005, 10:36 PM
here in my small town it was $1.09 today and going up by the day.

André
08-17-2005, 10:43 PM
Welcome cute girl!
You'll have to translate that price into US Gallons and then into US $ for our friends from the south so they can compare!
1.09 CDN $ for a liter . 3..78 liters in a US gallon.
Don't know today exchange rate ...

Farmer Ted
08-17-2005, 10:57 PM
here in my small town it was $1.09 today and going up by the day.


That's for a litre right?

Farmer Ted
08-17-2005, 11:00 PM
Welcome cute girl!
You'll have to translate that price into US Gallons and then into US $ for our friends from the south so they can compare!
1.09 CDN $ for a liter . 3..78 liters in a US gallon.
Don't know today exchange rate ...


1 litre = .264 gallons IIRC

Workin' 4 Toys
08-17-2005, 11:35 PM
What would be the perfect Diesel engine for a 190? I wanna convert one, my buddy is interested too.

6ballsisall
08-18-2005, 12:40 AM
What would be the perfect Diesel engine for a 190? I wanna convert one, my buddy is interested too.

A Cummins of course! :D

Yanmar makes great diesel engines too. However, I'd be interested to see a VW TDI in there with a custom Edge Chip on there. Those things can turn some serious HP for a little engine.

erkoehler
08-18-2005, 01:34 PM
I heard on the radio yesterday that we may see $5.00 a gallon by next year.

Sledneck
08-18-2005, 06:14 PM
Gas price here today in BC translates to $3.62USD/Gallon... :wavey:

captkidd
08-30-2005, 11:05 AM
Looks like we're getting ready to get it again. Gas companies are using the hurricane as an excuse to jack up their prices. According to last night's news report, 10% of the drilling rigs or refineries (don't remember which) in the Gulf Coast area were affected by the storm. These rigs/refineries produce 35% of our petroleum. Therefore about 3.5% of the US production was actually affected. However, they will manage to translate this into a $0.15-0.50 increase per gallon. What really burns me is that the prices will probably increase right away, even though the prices of the gas at the local stations and in the local storage facilities was not affected by this storm. All the while the oil companies keep reporting record profits and earnings.

Danimal
08-30-2005, 11:21 AM
eeeshhhh! $2.92 for low grade at a Mobile here in Burlington this morning.

east tx skier
08-30-2005, 11:41 AM
All the while the oil companies keep reporting record profits and earnings.

Yet our government continues to subsidize them (something like a $4 Billion in tax relief if I recall correctly). What's wrong with this picture?

If I've got any of this wrong, please don't hesitate to correctly. I believe I read it correctly though.

/msn currently has XMO at 29.6 Billion in Profits.

wiltok
08-30-2005, 11:46 AM
How much do you guys spend for gas for the boat? I tallied it up today - since July 11th I've spent $900. Granted - that includes fuel for the MC, a sweet 16 Donzi, Sea Doo and Stand Up Jet Ski. Still, that's a lot of coin - and doesn't include the 220 mile roundtrp by car to the lake. Maybe I'll be able to save some money this winter....

east tx skier
08-30-2005, 11:50 AM
I don't spend close to that, but like you, I probably spend as much towing it to the water as I do towing myself around on the water. Maybe not. I'm working on getting in on some covered storage at the lake at some point. 'til then, a towin' I will go. Probably spend $350 last year if I recall.

Haven't gone as much this year. About $220 so far (doesn't include when I paid cash). Still have a couple of months to go.

LakePirate
08-30-2005, 11:54 AM
My brother was in line to buy gas at Kroger this morning and the attendant hadn't raised the price on one of the pumps the 14 cents that he had on the others. The 20 car line that had developed threatned to beat the attendant to a bloody pulp if he tried to change the price on that pump. They got their gas at the "discounted rate".

stevo137
08-30-2005, 12:15 PM
Doesn't look good for the remainder of the year.

Andyg
08-30-2005, 12:35 PM
One gas station that I drive by every day went up 29 cents over night to a whopping $2.98 a gallon for regular.

jraben8
08-30-2005, 12:39 PM
I filled up last night expecting the same thing. But this morning around Dallas, for whatever reason, all of the stations that I saw were between 2.58-2.63. I guess they just haven't caught on yet. Yes, I feel very fortunate right now but I don't think it will last.

east tx skier
08-30-2005, 12:44 PM
I topped off today for $2.39. Most are going up, but some may just be holding out until they have to resupply. We're expecting $3 per gallon by the weekend.

bradamerry
08-30-2005, 01:19 PM
I topped off today for $2.39. Most are going up, but some may just be holding out until they have to resupply. We're expecting $3 per gallon by the weekend.
$3.50 before this mess is over.

erkoehler
08-30-2005, 01:32 PM
Boat and truck are completely EMPTY!!!! Heading off to the gas station in about an hour, I will report back....

jmyers
08-30-2005, 01:54 PM
This sucks $2.89 a gallon, at Arco Am/Pm their prices used to be the lowest not now since BP bought them!! $202.00 to fill the truck and boat OUCH!!!! :eek:

Cary K.
08-30-2005, 01:59 PM
They went up here $0.15/gal from the time I got to work until lunch today, and I imagine they will climb even higher in the hours/days ahead. I filled up last night in anticipation, and the cashier said to expect at least a $0.30 jump immediately. For reference, it was $2.50 this morning, and is at $2.65 at noon.

MYMC
08-30-2005, 02:12 PM
Take a read:
http://economics.about.com/od/theoilsupply/a/oil_futures.htm

Perhaps things will turn? Thoughts?

6ballsisall
08-31-2005, 04:33 PM
$3.19 a gallon in Cleveland today :eek:

parks_jr_55
08-31-2005, 04:44 PM
$2.74 here in Central Wisconsin.

Anyone in Sumter, SC.

National low at $1.93