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Old 04-24-2008, 03:43 PM   #15
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In Dallas and Grand Prairie prices vary from $3.43 to $3.56 a US gallon. Sometimes just across the street from each other.
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Old 04-24-2008, 03:44 PM   #16
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I'm not sure I understand the concept of American oil companies gouging the public.

Canadians pay more than Americans for fuel and Europeans pay a LOT more than either for fuel.
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Old 04-24-2008, 04:13 PM   #17
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I'm just going to buy a piece of land within walking distance of my house and setup the Scamp on it. When we want to camp we'll just walk or ride our bikes over there and camp.
I allready work out of the house.
When we want to have an egg gathering, we can all setup webcams on our laptops and setup a virtual campground at FGRV where we each virtually camp and send our images in from our walking distance piece of ground. We can do virtual dutch ovens, campfires, and virtual marshmallows. It'll be great fun and you no longer have to drive to Oregon for NOG, which means you'll be able to spend much more time at the gathering.
Problem solved.
I found some land today not too far from the house, think we could bike there easy! Checking on zoning now... Plan is coming together..
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Old 04-24-2008, 04:21 PM   #18
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it is also a matter of economic balance, & lifestyle... in the USA, we are much more dependent on our cars, & virtually all our consumer goods are transported by trucks...
someday soon we may need to subsidize diesel fuel prices so that there are not shortages/inflation caused by transport costs... but gasoline for cars will always remain a consumer-demand cost item...
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Old 04-26-2008, 07:15 AM   #19
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The price we all pay at the pump isn't always a reflection of the cost/barrell but the tax our g'mint thinks we'll overlook.
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:18 PM   #20
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Here's a calculator that won't make you feel good...

http://www.unfocusedbrain.com/projec...es_per_dollar/
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Old 04-27-2008, 02:27 AM   #21
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Hi: All... Gas closing in on $1.25 a ltr. here X3.8 U.S. Gal. X 4.5 Imp. Gal. Fuel economy and trailer towing is an oxymoron!!! Do you want to go camping or not... If you do then I suggest "Tow with the Flow".
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Old 04-27-2008, 06:17 AM   #22
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If you find something an individual can do about the price of fuel, let me know. All we can do is cut our losses, which means trying to buy less fuel.
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Old 04-27-2008, 11:17 AM   #23
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I beleive fuel prices of which we have now will continue to climb. I personally have driven over 4000kms in the last month. I made it a point to drive slower and also improve my driving habits. I have gained more mileage out of a tank of fuel, thus reducing my fuel costs. (Have saved up to 4 liters of fuel per 100kms)

I use cruse control whenever i can, and take advantage of long down hill runs.

I have also noticed that others on the road still drive much faster than me, so that indicates to me that they are not concerned about fuel prices.

I only use my truck on the highway when going out of town or towing and my wife and i use our small car for around town or walk.

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Old 05-01-2008, 01:20 PM   #24
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A discussion on how cheap gas in the USA still is:

http://money.cnn.com/2008/05/01/news/inter...dex.htm?cnn=yes
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Old 05-01-2008, 03:09 PM   #25
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Looking for cheap gas? -- eat baked beans!
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Why gas in the U.S. is so cheap

http://biz.yahoo.com/cnnm/080501/050108_us....html?printer=1
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Old 05-01-2008, 06:31 PM   #27
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That's a good article, Pete.
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Old 06-14-2008, 03:47 PM   #28
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Fuel today in my town is:

Diesel

$6.52/Imperial Gal
$5.37/US Gal

Gas

$5.10/US Gal
$6.16/Imperial Gal

My Cost to fill my tank which holds 128 liters will be $185.60
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