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Old Nov 19th, 2008, 04:17 PM        Gas prices
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

BUT WHY? D:

It's so awesome the gas prices are so low. I filled my tank for 20 dollars the other day. And really, it seems like the best way to stimulate the economy to me. I went and spent money at shopping places :O I CAN ACTUALLY TRAVEL FOR FUN.

But at the same time I find myself asking WHY THE FUCK were the prices almost five dollars a gallon for so long and then were suddenly dropped to 2 dollars a gallon? is it a joke, like, Hey, we were obviously fucking you and here's what it's like not to have that dick in your ass. It's easy to pull out!
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Old Nov 19th, 2008, 04:28 PM       
partially because people stopped buying so much gas.
It'll go back up soon I'm sure.
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Old Nov 19th, 2008, 07:45 PM       
Such is the whim of the economy.

To quote Lewis Black: "No one knows what's going on with the economy! It goes up, it goes down, it goes up, it goes down and no one knows why the F&*^ it happens! I know because I took economics in college and I'd explain it to you, but I failed that course. Not my fault. They taught it at 8:00 in the morning and there is nothing in this world that can be taught through one bloodshot eye."
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Old Nov 19th, 2008, 10:35 PM       
cause the banks are not loaning tons of cash to asshole oil speculators who drove up the cost of oil, plus if the oil industry murders the retail industry in the two months that the retailers actually make a profit there will be no golden goose to kick around next year cause hardly anyone will have any particular place to go.
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Old Nov 19th, 2008, 10:52 PM       
Great Lewis Black reference, ZQ. I remember hearing him say that.
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Old Nov 19th, 2008, 11:54 PM       
OPEC wants to keep the price of oil just low enough that it isn't profitable for the US to produce it's own energy. It costs around $90 per barrel to squeeze oil out of shale so as long as oil costs just less then that, arabs will get the money and not the Canadians.
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Old Nov 20th, 2008, 08:01 AM       
about time someone did something to force those canadian bastards to institute Total Quality Management and produce oil for less.
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Old Nov 20th, 2008, 01:25 PM       
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Great Lewis Black reference, ZQ. I remember hearing him say that.
Thank you.

I love Black. He's one of my favorites on Comedy Central.
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Old Nov 21st, 2008, 07:44 PM       
My main reasoning behind it is:

Bush's friends realized his final term was up about a year ago, jacked up the prices so they can squeeze as much out as possible. Now that he won't be president much longer they realized someone else won't stand for it.

My city has the highest gas prices in the country for some reason and I don't like it one bit.

http://www.wgrz.com/news/local/story...62327&catid=37

I paid $6.68 a gallon last week.
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Old Nov 21st, 2008, 09:32 PM       
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I paid $6.68 a gallon last week.
10K, is this a typo? I thought the record for gas in the US was set over the summer at around $4.11 (nationwide average price) with local variation in the mid 5's. $2.68 I can believe, although that's still pretty high.
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Old Nov 21st, 2008, 10:26 PM       
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10K, is this a typo? I thought the record for gas in the US was set over the summer at around $4.11 (nationwide average price) with local variation in the mid 5's. $2.68 I can believe, although that's still pretty high.

Oh, wow. Yeah, that's a typo. I meant $2.68. I haven't gotten much sleep lately and work right now is draining me.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2008, 11:39 PM       
The gas station by my work is now charging $1.42 per gallon for regular. No, that's not a typo. I'ma buy me a fuckin' Excursion.
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Old Nov 23rd, 2008, 02:12 AM       
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Old Nov 23rd, 2008, 04:52 PM       
Get some of those exhaust pipe whistles, they go "Woooooo woo-Hooooo!"

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or for the remix

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Old Nov 24th, 2008, 02:56 PM       
Dude! Last Friday on my way home from work. I prepayed $40 and had to go back in for change!!!!
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Old Nov 24th, 2008, 04:13 PM       
gas is 191 a gallon at chevron here

as for why it's so low, maybe it is for the christmas season -- I didn't really consider that ;o
and because of the arabs
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Old Nov 24th, 2008, 10:01 PM       
It's too bad lifting the ban on offshore drilling wouldn't matter too much, as most of the oil that is being drilled right now is already purchased and accounted for over the many years to come.
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Old Nov 25th, 2008, 10:13 AM       
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Dude! Last Friday on my way home from work. I prepayed $40 and had to go back in for change!!!!
That's nothing. I filled up my tank on less than $20! First time in over a year.

All good things will come to an end, however....
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Old Nov 25th, 2008, 11:38 AM       
Wow! Less than $20. I could probably do that if gas drops below $1/gal.
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I cheated - I own a Saturn SL-1. The car with the thimble-sized tank.
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And I would have gotten away with it too, if it wasn't for you darned kids, and that pesky dog! :rawr
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Old Dec 6th, 2008, 09:53 AM       
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I meant $2.68. I haven't gotten much sleep lately and work right now is draining me.
Even though gas prices are dipping wayyy low, Upstate is still more expensive than most of the country. It's $1.97 where I am right now, $2.09-$2.15 where I am during the week. My father was in Texas, and he says it's $1.50 a gallon there.

I still think it's important to find alternatives, because I'm not confident this will last long.
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