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Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by efhondakid, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. efhondakid

    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Just wondering how high the price of gas will get before people start boycotting it. Its up to $3.45 for regular and $3.85 for premium. I understand its a neccesity but come on, its getting stupid. I seen a figure on another website on how much the oil companies would lose if no one bought gas for just one day, I dont remember how much but it was a lot, somewhere in the billions.:eek:
     
  2. Briansol

    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    and they'd just buy it the next day... gas-out's don't do a damn thing.

    will i boycott gas? probably not for a long time.

    i will however, boycott going to work if it breaks $5 and i don't get a 10k a year raise :)
     
  3. endlesszeal

    endlesszeal Senior Member

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    gas would be fucking cheaper in california if we werent so stupid and wanted our "special blends." most people fill up at am/pm or watever is the fucking cheapest anyway, so no one really cares about techron or whatever hell special clean gas they got.
     
  4. efhondakid

    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Im with you on boycotting work. It would be a lot easier to get the desired results, Or a free trip to the unemployment line. lol.
     
  5. B16RacerN2NR

    B16RacerN2NR Working Hard VIP

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    yeah, that's the reason it's so god damn expensive :rolleyes: none of the other states get techron or v-power :rolleyes:
     
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    nootrac22 Well-Known Member VIP

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    it's all relative, the price of oil is being driven up by the weak us dollar, and emerging industrial nations (china) using a shit load more oil. So as far as that gas out goes, if we stop buying gas for a day or even longer china will just buy up what we don't use. The high price of oil is mainly a direct result of the mismanagment of our dollar
     
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    The price here in Portugal for 1 liter Unleaded 95 is 1,40€ ($2,14), beeing 1 gallon equals 3.7 liters... we in Portugal are screwed :(
     
  8. LS_VTEC

    LS_VTEC you get the BRAKE

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    We have Shell V-Power here in NJ. Unless you were referring to something else. Gas anywhere here is roughly $3.80 per gallon for regular (87 octane).
     
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    rafa B rafa B

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    texas gets v-power and techron and its about 3.50 for 89
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    i fill up for $3.05 - $3.12 on 87 octane in MA.
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    I'm buying gas on the company dollar....for two months...... hehe. free gas rules...

    but when I get back, and if gas goes up over $4/gal...then it's time for me to bite the bullet and think about getting a bike. 60 mile commute will kill my wallet. (if I keep the S12)
     
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    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    i'm already looking into getting a bus pass. i get fucked having to pay for parking already. it's a lose/unless you live in a downtown city and can walk everywhere. good luck taking a vacation somewhere distant though. it will be spendy.
     
  14. LightWeightChamp

    LightWeightChamp Honda FTW!

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    in MN its like 3.05-3.10 for 87, we went to wisconsin to get my buddys car out of storage and 87 was 3.25 and e85 was 2.74....
     
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    We'll correct this;

    "The high price of oil is mainly a direct result of OPEC controlling a limited oil production, limiting the supply and thus increasing the price. In past years, US oil reserves or oil reserves from another country were able to increase production and cause the price of oil to plummet. Those oil reserves have begun to run out and US production is down 30% from the 70s.

    Before any market problems this year, futures prices for oil were skyrocketing.

    Read "Oil" by Matthew Yeoman. Its a bleeding heart liberal book and I don't agree with the entire second half of the book, but the facts provided in his background analysis are fairly spot on. The book also talks about PEAK oil theory which many experts think we've crest the top of the production peak and extraction prices will only climb in future years.

    The oil we buy from Canada costs $12 a barrel to produce, whereas the Middle Eastern stuff costs $1 to produce.
     
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    nootrac22 Well-Known Member VIP

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    also if the dollar is weak everything will cost more.
     
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    ...but see, thats not the primary cause. It has added to the price increase, but the real reason for the price increase started long before the market was in hot water. OPEC is on a mission and has something to prove.
     
  18. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    we (the u.s.) is bitching about high prices, when it is 2-3 times as much in other parts of the country. but then again, we are in control of 1/2 the oil producing countries. we should be getting oil for $50/barrell still and paying sub $2/gallon.

    we can't do fuck about it either. I wish someone would make an SUV with 40mpg for under $30k.
     
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    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    Really? Then why all the talk (and brick shitting) over OPEC switching to the Euro?
     
  20. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    because we are losing value against the euro also. we are fucked.
     
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