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Old 01-12-2015, 07:03 AM   #1
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Cheapest ever fill up

Gas empty light came on. Pulled into Exxon station, on the toll highway mind you where gas is always 30 cents more.
Gas was $2.01 for regular. $2.40 for 93.
I filled up the car for $36. This has never happened in 11 years. I did donuts in the parking lot.

Regular gas at Costco is $1.67 today.


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Old 01-12-2015, 07:19 AM   #2
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I filled up from nearly empty for $29 last week. That is half of what I paid about a year ago.
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Old 01-12-2015, 07:32 AM   #3
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I filled up my 26 gallon F150 for half price last time. Holy cow the price of fuel is cheap right now.

Sadly, I will have friends and neighbors out of work by March with the price of oil this low. Oil and Gas provides a broad basis for our local economy here in Sauna City, USA (Houston).

This means that today we talk about cheap fuel prices in Houston. Tomorrow we will be talking about how cheaply we can buy a house!
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Old 01-12-2015, 07:40 AM   #4
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Gas in my part of the country (Montgomery County, Pa) is $2.30 for regular, a bargain for my other 2 cars. About $2.54 for premium in the Boxster. Not complaining at all... Pa is always higher than most states because of gas taxes.
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Old 01-12-2015, 07:42 AM   #5
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West coast Canada was about $60 to fill up
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Old 01-12-2015, 08:21 AM   #6
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I've been filling up from near dead empty with 91 octane for around $28.
Sure makes my work easier! (700 miles +\- per week)
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Old 01-12-2015, 08:30 AM   #7
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When I was in high school I drove a 52 chevy and gas was $0.19 a gallon. When Obama took office it was $1.86. It is a lot better now than it has been in the last few years, but that is only because they got us accustomed to $4.00 a gallon. Never fear, they will get it back up there soon. Enjoy it while you can.
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When I was in high school I drove a 52 chevy and gas was $0.19 a gallon. When Obama took office it was $1.86. It is a lot better now than it has been in the last few years, but that is only because they got us accustomed to $4.00 a gallon. Never fear, they will get it back up there soon. Enjoy it while you can.
No doubt. Amazing what conditioning does to the masses. We all should actually pissed at numerous ploys perpetrated on our economy in the last number of years.
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Old 01-12-2015, 09:07 AM   #9
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Our gas in CA went up a little after the New Year.
Something the Governator did a few years back . Thanks Arnold

Its still cheaper that it was 6 months ago and a lot less than 1-2 years ago. Just paid ~$2.55/gal for 91. Cant find any 93 around here in San Diego.

Lots of games being played by the ruling party in DC as well as the oil companies
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This means that today we talk about cheap fuel prices in Houston. Tomorrow we will be talking about how cheaply we can buy a house!
That's what I'm keeping my eye on. If some of these housing prices crash way out in the suburbs....might be a good investing opportunity!
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I filled up my 26 gallon F150 for half price last time. Holy cow the price of fuel is cheap right now.

Sadly, I will have friends and neighbors out of work by March with the price of oil this low. Oil and Gas provides a broad basis for our local economy here in Sauna City, USA (Houston).

This means that today we talk about cheap fuel prices in Houston. Tomorrow we will be talking about how cheaply we can buy a house!
They will be on nothing more than a temporary lay off.
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Friday I filled the Boxster up for $27. Cheap.

I do remember filling up for $1 a gallon back in the late 80's. Prices have alway gone up and down pretty dramatically. I'll enjoy it while it lasts.
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They will be on nothing more than a temporary lay off.
Not necessarily. There is a lot of talk that oil could go down down down much more. If that's the case, it could cause a lot of grief to both the US and Canadian economies. If oil prices fall too much - it just won't be cost effective to get the oil out of the ground - will be cheaper to bring it in from overseas.

It's sad - but we actually need oil prices at a 'higher' level for the good of the whole economy. (not crazy high, just high enough to make it profitable).

When people talk about those low oil prices and cheap gas - remember, that oil all came from the middle east. So we can go back to depending on them for our oil or we can pay a bit more for it and dig it up here.
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Not necessarily. There is a lot of talk that oil could go down down down much more. If that's the case, it could cause a lot of grief to both the US and Canadian economies. If oil prices fall too much - it just won't be cost effective to get the oil out of the ground - will be cheaper to bring it in from overseas.

It's sad - but we actually need oil prices at a 'higher' level for the good of the whole economy. (not crazy high, just high enough to make it profitable).

When people talk about those low oil prices and cheap gas - remember, that oil all came from the middle east. So we can go back to depending on them for our oil or we can pay a bit more for it and dig it up here.
OK and where does GREED come into the equation? I mean since when does oil 'JUST have to make a profit'?
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I heard it said () that OPEC was doing this to get rid of the frackers.
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doughnuts

Did you really do doughnuts in our reliable but not durable cars?
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did you really do doughnuts in our reliable but not durable cars?
That's funny.
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OK and where does GREED come into the equation? I mean since when does oil 'JUST have to make a profit'?
Greed? It's called fiscal responsibility. If it costs more to pull oil out of the ground than what you can sell it for - that's a bad business and will soon be bankrupt.

You don't work for free, so neither will these companies.
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I filled up with 93 Octane yesterday for $2.01 per gallon.

I don't blame the politicians when gasoline is $4.00 per gallon and I don't blame them when it is $1.70 per gallon.

Enjoy it while you can.

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OPEC is flexing, smiling and completely relaxed. Politicians are nervous...

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