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Old 05-04-2004, 10:46 PM   #11
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$2.03 a gallon in wisconsin put 6 in @ $1.99 I'm always riding on E my new car has never seen a full tank with me driving its expensive for a kid that has a crappy job and likes to drive alot
It doesn't cost you any more to drive with a full tank of gas than with an almost empty tank. I make $5.15 and hour and work 10-15 hours a week and I can manage paying $2.20 a gallon and keeping a full tank of gas and averaging only 18mpg, so I'm not really feeling sorry for you.

I don't pay attention to regular gas prices, but I know that I always put in 94 octane and it fluctuates between 2.05 and 2.29 a gallon.

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$2.03 a gallon in wisconsin put 6 in @ $1.99 I'm always riding on E my new car has never seen a full tank with me driving its expensive for a kid that has a crappy job and likes to drive alot
It doesn't cost you any more to drive with a full tank of gas than with an almost empty tank.
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You know I bet it does (my guess) the weight of the gas in the gas tank whats 1 gallon of gas weigh 10 lbs ok you have a 16 gallon tank..........thats a 160 lbs compared to me with 2 gallons of gass in my car (if that) @ 20 lbs? Thats a additional 140 lbs like driving with another person all the time..............
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well, in the chicago suburbs its usually upper $1.90'*. But, for some crazy reason, there are two stations real close to Kennginn'* Napa that are $1.66!! I filled er up, then topped it off adding another 2 gallons... Heading home to Indiana on thursday- where it'll be the normal- just shy of $2...

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You're not going to notice that extra weight in your gas mileage. You MIGHT notice the weight at the dragstrip, but I would doubt it if the additional weight hurt your gas mileage a noticable amount. Not to mention, the way I drive I'm not really worried about gas mileage...but tire prices worry me.

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well my boss buys the gas from the refinery and we distribute it out to gas stations. so once in a while my friend get a gas price report and he tells me when i should fill up. this is once in a while and i thinks its local only so it wouldnt help u guys much. but the high gas prices are hurting us but we buy alot of bulk oil so it kinda evan out but we do get it at a discount we have to take our cut and pay our bills. but we do not control the prices and people think we do, a few of our driver have been spit on and swore at cuz people think that they control the prices. is geting bad out their so be save.
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well I would have liked to have thought that most people are intelligent enough to realize that the guy DELIVERING the gas doesnt set the prices LOL.

Some people.

As much as I drive, watching my MPG and fuel prices is a big part of my day, as well as vehicle maintence regimen. At this point, I could stand to lose some power if it would improve MPG in the work car. Already running MOBIL 1, change the air filter about every other month and have new plugs and wires. Starting to seriously think about synthetic trans fluid.
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Anyone paying $2 bucks for 87 should buy a gun
I buy at a local Marathon station, and I'm paying $1.99/gallon...
...for 93octane!

I definitely agree that gas prices are getting out of control though, stations on the north side of Columbus, where I work, are up to $1.89 for 87, and premium(93) is $2.09.
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I remember when bread did the same thing, when I was a kid, (32 yrs old now LOL) I remember bread costing .25 cents a loaf. Now its 1.59 a loaf. People groused and grumbled, my folks included. Now its just a fact of life. Milk is getting set to hit 4 bucks a gallon. I am not a financial wizard by any means (help me out JimW) but maybe its economic adjustment?

It does make me wonder why gas is going so high. 4 years ago, we went thru a brief low when I filled up one day for 73 cents a gallon. It only lasted about a week though
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Just paid $1.95 for 90 tonight. $2.02 for 91....

20 Bucks for half a tank... Good thing I filled up now before the weekend prices kick in.
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bread and stuff is due to inflation, the economic strategy for our country since the Depression. Oil prices...blame the OPEC ****ers. That and not enough refineries (at least in Illinois).
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