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Old 04-26-2006, 04:29 PM   #31
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on a side note, i remember filling up my blazerfor $1.35 when i started driving...
Gas was .99 to 1.04/gallon when I started driving

Used to throw 5 bux in and get a half tank, now its 15-20
Young pups. Gas was .25 a gallon for me. That was for high test.
I bet the gas wasnt as refined as it is now, an you probably didnt have to worry about gunking up any electronics under the hood like we do today
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Old 04-26-2006, 04:44 PM   #32
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i'd rather worry about gunk then pay out the arse for fuel... oh well though, this is the way it is...
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E85 is in the $2.40 - $2.50 range. Although you might fill up for $30, you WILL fill up more often. E85 contains on like 30% the energy gas does and in the long run is more expensive. http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/byfuel/FFV2000.shtml

Also be aware that the oil companies are planning on reducing the production of MTBE'* and then price of E85 should soar as they begin to buy E85 in bulk.
http://www.usatoday.com/money/indust...e85-usat_x.htm
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alls i gotta say is f*** bush and all this c*** he has done to the United States economy...say what u will for all u bush supporters but when a 3rd grader can listen to the presidents speeches and find mistakes in what the leader of one of the greatest nations in the world says, then we have a major problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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This idea is apealing. The problem is there are MILLIONS of people that will buy gas from the companies we boycott. They'll probably not notice, and if they do, they'll reason that they need to raise prices to recover their lost revenue.

The problem with gas prices is that even when there is a bunch of stations next to each other, they don't see lowering prices as a way to attract business. The see it as having left cash on the table for someone else to grab.

As much as I hate it, the only way to stick it to the oil companies is to take the bus or train and leave the car at home. Or buy an electric car. Or ride a bike... you get the idea.

There are three stations at the corner of Rt. 176 and Rt. 31 here in town. Shell, Mobile, and Citgo. They actually rotate prices week to week. One is always about 2 cents or so lower than the next and the highest is like an extra penny per gallon. Now, I'd think that if the price weighed in more than the brand loyalty, the low prices would keep steady, or drive the others down. But no. They take turns.
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This idea is apealing. The problem is there are MILLIONS of people that will buy gas from the companies we boycott. They'll probably not notice, and if they do, they'll reason that they need to raise prices to recover their lost revenue.

The problem with gas prices is that even when there is a bunch of stations next to each other, they don't see lowering prices as a way to attract business. The see it as having left cash on the table for someone else to grab.

As much as I hate it, the only way to stick it to the oil companies is to take the bus or train and leave the car at home. Or buy an electric car. Or ride a bike... you get the idea.

There are three stations at the corner of Rt. 176 and Rt. 31 here in town. Shell, Mobile, and Citgo. They actually rotate prices week to week. One is always about 2 cents or so lower than the next and the highest is like an extra penny per gallon. Now, I'd think that if the price weighed in more than the brand loyalty, the low prices would keep steady, or drive the others down. But no. They take turns.
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