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Old 02-10-2012, 11:55 AM   #15
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Article on the web yesterday mentioned thet gas should hit $1.40/litre this summer.
That would make an American gal. =$1.40x3.785=$5.29. Now that's a bummer. Will sure cut some holidays short. EH?
PS our Canadian gal is about 1/5 larger.
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:07 PM   #16
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Where I am in Utah, gas is up to 3.07/gal. The bad news is that I head back to California next week and where I am there, it is over 4.00/gal!
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:14 PM   #17
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Hi: All...If I stay home I still use gas. I don't know what mileage my Kubota gets but I sure could use a herd of goats!!! LoL p.s. A mans happiness is tempered by the number of internal combustion engines he owns.
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:25 PM   #18
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Those of us in the Vancouver BC area have seen it over the $5 per US gallon mark a number of times in the past year. Funny enough we supply the US with a big chuck of the gas.... go figure. Suspect it has a good deal to do with the various taxes etc we pay -closer to a city you live the more you pay in Transit tax - I can go 20 miles north and pay as much as 20 cents a liter less....
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:27 PM   #19
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I wouldn't mind $3.50 - $3.76 here in upstate NY...
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:09 PM   #20
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I just paid $3.17 in Johnson City, TX.
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:35 PM   #21
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Gas prices

I expect with tensions rising in the Middle East , and if the world economy improves and the demand for oil rises , we will see gasoline prices rise accordingly. I planned on gas rising to $4.00 -$4.25 US / Gal. this summer . It sounds like I under estimated on fuel costs so some other discretionary spending will have to be curtailed .. I can stay at lower cost camping spots , eat more meals at home and shorten my trips. Norm I believe has the right idea by choosing a vehicle that has good MPG numbers and is capable of towing his Scamp . The truck I bought can tow 8550 lbs , a bit of overkill for my 2400 lb Scamp and I will pay the price in fuel costs.
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:54 PM   #22
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I expect with tensions rising in the Middle East , and if the world economy improves and the demand for oil rises , we will see gasoline prices rise accordingly. I planned on gas rising to $4.00 -$4.25 US / Gal. this summer . It sounds like I under estimated on fuel costs so some other discretionary spending will have to be curtailed .. I can stay at lower cost camping spots , eat more meals at home and shorten my trips. Norm I believe has the right idea by choosing a vehicle that has good MPG numbers and is capable of towing his Scamp . The truck I bought can tow 8550 lbs , a bit of overkill for my 2400 lb Scamp and I will pay the price in fuel costs.
I consider this to be (in the long run) good news.
(Yeah, I know, I'm weird!) Here's my thinking...

If more & more folks start to "downsize" their tow tugs, the prices on the big ones (that I want) will drop to where I can justify getting a newer one. Maybe there will be more spaces avail in campgrounds too!
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:05 PM   #23
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I expect with tensions rising in the Middle East
I agree, the combination of 40% of world oil going through the strait of Hormuz and fragile peace oil prices could skyrocket. Average EU fuel prices are at $7.50/gal, and $8.73/gal in Netherlands, real ouch.


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Old 02-10-2012, 04:07 PM   #24
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As I have said several times, I don't like $3-4 gas, but it could be a lot worse.

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Old 02-10-2012, 04:18 PM   #25
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$3.33 in Scottsburg, Indiana, this time last week it was $3.59 but there was a Super Bowl just up the road a ways.
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:27 PM   #26
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Colorado must decide to stick their taxpayers some other way! We have high state and county gas taxes in Cook County Illinois. It's around $3.80 at our local BP station.
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:31 PM   #27
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Colorado must decide to stick their taxpayers some other way! We have high state and county gas taxes in Cook County Illinois. It's around $3.80 at our local BP station.
Cook county Illinois is the worst, when I was driving a semi the company had a terminal in Chicago and they didn't even want us to fuel up at that terminal.
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:56 PM   #28
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our Canadian gal is about 1/5 larger.

However, since the Canadian Gallon has not been used as unit of measure since (I can't remember when) - that is not really relevant. Americans want to know how many liters to the (teeny-tiny) US gallon, (about 3.78) and everyone else in the world buys gas by the Liter.

US Citizens always used to get ripped off by getting short-changed on the size of the gallon. Everyone else used the liter or the Imperial Gallon, which was based on a larger quart - 4 imperial quarts exactly equalled 5 US quarts - so an Imperial gallon was 5 US quarts. (the rest of world could never understand how Americans could stand to pay for a full gallon, but only get 80% of a gallon every time!) Imperial gallon was 160 ounces, US gallon was 124)

Now the rest of the world is metric, while the US still uses tiny gallons!
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