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Old 01-21-2015, 01:47 PM   #41
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In the UK we paying around 1.05/liter. I've done a rough calculation on today's tourist exchange rates and converted all your figures into $US per gallon US.

Lets say in the US that you pay $1.90. Auzzies pay $5.76, Kiwis pay $4.74, Brits pay $6. Oh what a privilege it is to live in the most expensive, damp, freezing little island on this planet.

Just for fun(!!!!!###**!!) if your car does 20mpg, and you drive 12,000 miles a year, in the UK the fuel would cost you $3600. The same fuel in the US would cost you $960.

No wonder Prof Henry enjoys his road trips.... just don't try doing them over here!
The last time I was in England (about 4 years ago) even with the high fuel prices the motor ways were bumper to bumper.like us yanks you Brits really love your cars!Phil
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Old 01-21-2015, 01:59 PM   #42
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Here in Ontario to-day the price per gal. is $4.50, last summer it was $6.00. Jack
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Old 01-21-2015, 02:16 PM   #43
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Hi Everyone, In the DC suburbs I paid $2.09.9 yesterday. Using a discount I got from the grocery store it down to $179.9, unbelievable! Only bad part, I was putting fuel in the wife's car!

Here's a place I've successfully used to find cheap gas: http://tools.automotive.com/gas-prices/ Especially helpful when on the road.

I'm 55 years old, and remember $0.33/gal or so when I used to fill up the mini-bike in the late '60's. Cigs were also the same price.
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Old 01-21-2015, 03:04 PM   #44
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Hi, from south central New Mexico...around here there are stations selling 87 octane gas for $1.73 per...
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Old 01-21-2015, 03:15 PM   #45
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Just saw $1.73.9 this AM. in NJ. Filled up 10 days ago for $1.95.9. Prices seem to still be going down
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Old 01-21-2015, 06:45 PM   #46
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It's those "terrible" taxes that build and maintain our highways. I don't know about your roads, but here in CO we need lots of repairs.
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:14 PM   #47
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About 2.25 for 87 octane at competitive stations in mid-eastern NY State. VT NH usually 0.20 less due to their lower state gas taxes. MA has generally been about same as NYS.

In HS around 1957 one could get name-brand for 0.25. Amico (long gone) white gas was most expensive. Many name brands incl Shell long gone from eastern NYS.

Drilling of new wells down significantly; lots of hard hats on the closet hooks. But they're still pumping and we still get tremendously long and hazardous CNR (Canadian Nation Railway) tank-car-trains coming through our cities and across our state from Balkins and Canada, all heading down along the Hudson River to NYC and NJ for refining and export. It ain't staying here !! Might as well run the pipe line direct to China.
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:18 PM   #48
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Yes MrTexas your right the government [all] has their fingers right in it. NOW just after I posted I heard on the news that BP where putting their prices up by 14c might have even been 17c overnight, but point is they raised the price the next day by a whopping amount when fuel prices come down here they delay and it only seems to come down in 2c lots over weeks Pfft! its a very sad joke..
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:24 PM   #49
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During the summer of 1969 our Texaco station sold Fire Chief gasoline for 29 9/10,
and Sky Chief for 31 9/10 cents per gallon.
We sold Havoline 10W-30 oil for .$75 per quart at the pumps.
In 1961/1962 Texaco switched from 5 quart oil cans to 4 quart size for oil
changes, in addition to the 1 quart cans. They also replaced our beautiful
round 'Banjo' sign with a new logo, revolving hexagon monstrosity in 1962.
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:46 PM   #50
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$1.97 around the Illinois Quad Cities.

$1.79 around Peoria area and about $1.75 in Iowa (Ia has less tax than us)

CEO of Shell was on news Wed. said 'Don't be comfortable with these prices. It will go to over $5.00/gallon in six months time and not come back down.' I suspect that is what they(oil companies) WANT to happen but Fox Business News says prices should stay down here at least until Fall of 2015, probably into 2016. They said the Bakken oil reserve in the Dakotas are soon going to make the U.S. the world's largest oil producer.

The Germans and Japanese are still working hard on electric and hydrogen powered cars. Good to have competition with oil.
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Old 01-21-2015, 09:41 PM   #51
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Price in Minnesota, twin cities, is $1.99 per gallon. Some one mentioned gas taxes going to roads, here in Minnesota a good part of money raised with fuel taxes goes to public transportation subsidies.
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Old 01-21-2015, 09:50 PM   #52
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It's those "terrible" taxes that build and maintain our highways. I don't know about your roads, but here in CO we need lots of repairs.
Very true! A dime a gallon increase would create a lot of jobs and give us highways that don't knock your teeth out. Who'd notice a dime a gallon?
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Old 01-21-2015, 10:28 PM   #53
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1.68 reg fuel here in northeast Ohio.
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Old 01-21-2015, 10:45 PM   #54
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$2.41 a gallon for 86 octane. 3 or 4 refineries within thirty miles, and surrounded by oil wells. Go figure.
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Old 01-21-2015, 10:47 PM   #55
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It was 1.62 here in Tulsa area, but has increased today to 1.75.
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:03 PM   #56
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Very true! A dime a gallon increase would create a lot of jobs and give us highways that don't knock your teeth out. Who'd notice a dime a gallon?
That might be OK if that is what they used the money for. Too much goes to bike paths, city buses, and stupid commuter trains like those in Houston and other liberal bastions.
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:04 PM   #57
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$1.97 around the Illinois Quad Cities.

$1.79 around Peoria area and about $1.75 in Iowa (Ia has less tax than us)

CEO of Shell was on news Wed. said 'Don't be comfortable with these prices. It will go to over $5.00/gallon in six months time and not come back down.' I suspect that is what they(oil companies) WANT to happen but Fox Business News says prices should stay down here at least until Fall of 2015, probably into 2016. They said the Bakken oil reserve in the Dakotas are soon going to make the U.S. the world's largest oil producer.

The Germans and Japanese are still working hard on electric and hydrogen powered cars. Good to have competition with oil.
I can assure you that oil companies don't want low prices. You think they want low prices? Dream on that they can somehow manipulate anything.
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Old 01-22-2015, 03:34 AM   #58
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It's those "terrible" taxes that build and maintain our highways. I don't know about your roads, but here in CO we need lots of repairs.
Our roads are pretty bad, especially in rural areas. Last year, vehicle fuel duty raised 25 billion. Road tax (annual levied on each vehicle) raised 6 billion. Gov't spent 7.5 billion on road construction and repairs.
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Old 01-22-2015, 05:39 AM   #59
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Price of Petrol in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia is $1.029 per Litre at the Gas Station around the corner for Unleaded 91.
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Old 01-22-2015, 05:56 AM   #60
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Price of Petrol in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia is $1.029 per Litre at the Gas Station around the corner for Unleaded 91.
The attached picture was taken in 2013. From there, the price went up to $1.69 a Litre. Todays prices are very much appreciated, but how long will they last?
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