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Hmm, by my calculation, here in the UK I've just paid the equivalent of US$8.19 for the same quantity ...
I've been paying $4.01 for weeks. Just went up to $4.12 today.
Still "only" $3.59 here in Michigan.A sinner saved by God's Grace.Jim from Michigan
It's $3.55 a gal on the NJ Turnpike - for 87 octane. But, that's because the Trucking Industry has always been able to hold the line on gas prices. Sometimes, the guys in North Jersey with vowels at the end of their last names do some helpful things. The other benefit is that it's against the law here to pump your own gas. Small mercies.
It should come as no surprise. The U.S. has not sited a new refinery in thirty years, We are not allowed to drill off the florida coast . . . but China is, there are over 1000 pages to the preliminary application for a nuclear power plant. It can take twenty years to get final approval. Oh, and Ted Kennedy and his friends killed a wind farm that would have supplied thousand of houses with electricty because it would have spoiled the view from his families compound on Hyannis Port. And now, the rocket scientists in Congress are thinking (although that is giving them way too much credit) of way to further hamper the oil industry and make sure that we cannnot produce enough energy to make ourselves independant of people who have the mindset of 7th century barbarians, and who, by the way would kill most of the people who frequent this site, including you Mother Elizabeth because of you lifestyle. Yes gas prices are high, and will go higher. Why? Because morons at all levels of government and the mind numbing stuipdity of the American people, who should have required energy independance after the oil crisis of the 70's. The simple fact is, although conservation is great, we cannot conserve our way out of this. We cannot wind farm or solar cell our way out of this. We need OIL, for the foreseeable future. We have enough coal and the technology to produce synthetic fuel at around $50.00/barrel, but we are not. the question is WHY?
$3.79 in Chicago's suburbs. I am so glad I ride, my bike gets about 50 miles on a gallon of premium, and allows me go laugh at SUV's at the pump. ;-)FWIWjimB
And meanwhile some folks continue to buy a 20 ounce bottle of tap water for $1.09, which works out to a higher amount that a gallon of gas. Priorities, I guess.A sinner saved by God's GraceJim from Michigan
$3.59 in Pensacola, home turf of the real Bishop Duncan, but 20 cents more over in Tallahassee, which has three new "Anglican" churches with African bishops. I wonder if I can get Canterbury to fund a study to determine if there is any connection between schism and the price of gasoline.
get used to it Susan - here in western australia it is around $A1.60 per litre, or $A6.06 per gallon, which at present exchange rates of around 93.5USc per $A is around $US5.66 per gallon. I thank God that I have a car to fill up, unlike the majority of the world's population, and that fuel is not as expensive today as it will be tomorrow, hopefully giving some bright spark the opportunity to come up with an alternative sustainable mobile fuel source to continue powering our desire for fast independent personal transportation.
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