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New take on fuel prices

Unread postby skipnchar on Tue May 13, 2008 6:03 pm

This is an interesting article and I HOPE he's right but historically he's wrong as often as he's right so take it for what it's worth.
http://moneynews.newsmax.com/money/archives/st/2008/4/25/175710.cfm?s=sp&promo_code=6235-1
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Re: New take on fuel prices

Unread postby Zinger on Tue May 13, 2008 6:16 pm

It would be great It really makes you think something illegal might be going on I can smell the beginnings of a class action suit against big oil if the price per barrel is a trumped up figure.
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Re: New take on fuel prices

Unread postby Limey on Tue May 13, 2008 6:26 pm

You think prices are bad here - Yesterday I checked diesel prices in my home town in England, and after converting from liters to US gallons and pounds to dollars, it is $8.92 a gallon.
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Re: New take on fuel prices

Unread postby Zinger on Tue May 13, 2008 8:57 pm

Is the average pay more or less than here?
what really puts the price in perspective is when it costs $10-$15 to fill the lawnmower!
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Re: New take on fuel prices

Unread postby The Wood Tinker on Tue May 13, 2008 11:21 pm

It's going to get a lot worse before it gets better. In fact I don't believe it's going to get better. We really are spoiled here, like Limey said look at prices overseas. It is what is until we can find a better solution. Electric? Fuel Cell? Natural Gas?
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Re: New take on fuel prices

Unread postby Limey on Wed May 14, 2008 12:39 pm

Zinger wrote:Is the average pay more or less than here?
what really puts the price in perspective is when it costs $10-$15 to fill the lawnmower!


Good question - but the answer makes it worse - pay on average is probaly only about 70% of what we get for a similar job in the USA. Plus the cost of a lot of other things is much higher, causing the overall cost of living to be exorbitant!
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Re: New take on fuel prices

Unread postby Rough2000 on Wed May 14, 2008 7:50 pm

I don't think the price of fuel is too bad when compared to $28 a gallon for water at the movie theater last week. :D
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Re: New take on fuel prices

Unread postby skipnchar on Wed May 14, 2008 7:57 pm

Rough2000 wrote:I don't think the price of fuel is too bad when compared to $28 a gallon for water at the movie theater last week. :D

Yeah but how many gallons did it take to get through the whole movie? :D
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Re: New take on fuel prices

Unread postby PrivatePilot on Wed May 14, 2008 10:49 pm

Diesel hit the equivalent of $4.87/gallon here today. Sure glad I put aside $3000 for the fuel budget for our big trip this summer, but I'm starting to think we're going to go over that.
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Re: New take on fuel prices

Unread postby The Wood Tinker on Thu May 15, 2008 1:47 am

PrivatePilot wrote:Diesel hit the equivalent of $4.87/gallon here today. Sure glad I put aside $3000 for the fuel budget for our big trip this summer, but I'm starting to think we're going to go over that.


I'm hearing just over $5.50 by summer (in Calif) :o
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Re: New take on fuel prices

Unread postby catmom on Thu May 15, 2008 6:51 am

I'm hearing just over $5.50 by summer (in Calif
Wouldn't surprise me. I expect the same in Yellowstone. :(
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Re: New take on fuel prices

Unread postby PrivatePilot on Thu May 15, 2008 7:52 am

The Wood Tinker wrote:
PrivatePilot wrote:Diesel hit the equivalent of $4.87/gallon here today. Sure glad I put aside $3000 for the fuel budget for our big trip this summer, but I'm starting to think we're going to go over that.


I'm hearing just over $5.50 by summer (in Calif) :o


In Montreal they're already paying the equivalent of that.

If diesel doesn't go above $1.50/Liter ($5.50/Gal) on either side of the border, and I get the fuel milage I aim for overall, I think we can *just* stay in budget, and despite being pissy about paying so much, in the end I can be satisfied with at least staying within the budget. Barely. A few days pushing a headwind, or an unexpected detour will blow it.
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