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Dragonbite
April 26th, 2007, 06:26 PM
According to this article, we can expect to see $4 per gallon of gasoline?!! Ugghh.... just in time for summer vacation, huh?


http://money.cnn.com/2007/04/26/news/economy/gas_prices/index.htm?eref=rss_topstories (http://money.cnn.com/2007/04/26/news/economy/gas_prices/index.htm?eref=rss_topstories)
... it will be in those states, and possibly New England and the northern Midwest, where prices have the best chance of hitting $4 a gallon ...

Time to pump the air into the bicycle tires (how quickly can I commute 35 miles from Waterbury into Hartford on a bicycle?)

TheIdiotThatIsMe
April 26th, 2007, 06:30 PM
Howdy. I already dont drive because of gas and insurance rates :popcorn: Nothing like the wind in your hair from a bicycle ;)

ViRMiN
April 26th, 2007, 07:27 PM
Count yourself lucky, a equivalent price of a US gallon in the UK is around 3.80, which is probably about $7.50!!!

garlik42
April 26th, 2007, 08:27 PM
Maybe we should start calling this group, the international ubuntu-connecticut loco!!

I am planning on getting a hybrid this summer, and I'm in process of converting my house to use solar energy. I'm tired of burning extinct rotted animals and plants!!

pmasiar
April 26th, 2007, 09:15 PM
According to this article, we can expect to see $4 per gallon of gasoline?!! Ugghh.... just in time for summer vacation, huh?

$4 if we are lucky and no war with Iran. War = $120 per barrel = $8 / gallon. Check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strait_of_Hormuz : The strait at its narrowest is 21 miles wide [1], having two 1-mile-wide channels for marine traffic separated by a 2-mile-wide buffer zone.

So 4 miles wide path to get big part of our oil out. Guess what happen if Iran is upset? Russians sold them http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VA-111_Shkval_torpedo capable of speeds in excess of 200 knots (approximately 370 km/h. = 230 mph )

If you really want to worry, check http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/ Blogger, former CIA operative, writes about new generation warfare - he calls it "open source guearillas" . Swarming, system disruptions, etc.

ViRMiN
April 26th, 2007, 09:33 PM
How much is a US gallon of petrol (gasoline) for you guys right now?

paulfife
April 26th, 2007, 10:07 PM
It's about $2.65 here in Oklahoma City. This is one of the cheaper areas in the US though. I think the US average is closer to $3.

MRiGnS
April 26th, 2007, 10:12 PM
in europe you would pay at least 5.5$ / gallone with all our taxes.

ViRMiN
April 26th, 2007, 10:16 PM
Yup,as I say, I'm looking at $7.50 (based on 93pence per UK litre) for a US gallon... lots of conversion work going on here!

garlik42
April 27th, 2007, 02:40 PM
Just did a quick search,
Highest prices in US are in California 3.35
Lowest prices in New Jersey 2.68
Connecticut Average is 3.00

Here in Hamden, the lowest price station I pass on the way to work, went from 2.99 to 3.09 in one day.

ViRMiN
April 27th, 2007, 02:50 PM
Is there much difference in price between petrol and diesel over there? They only differ here by a couple of pence per litre...

garlik42
April 27th, 2007, 05:30 PM
There is a difference between diesel and gasoline, but it is more seasonal, since diesel and home fuel oil are actually the same (except for taxes) during the winter, diesel will get real close to the price of gasoline.

Years ago, diesel was quite a bit cheaper.

Just spoke to a client, from Australia he says about $5.50 (au) a gallon ...

Hendrixski
April 27th, 2007, 05:40 PM
Greetings Connecticut team.. from a NY-loco team members
howdy neighbors... our Gas prices are about on par with yours. So yea, it's that entire "peak oil" thing. read about it on Wikipedia.

This summer it'll be $4... next summer it'll be $5.50 the summer after that $7 the summer after that $13 the summer after that $21, then $30 then... then a recession as we adjust to alternative energy, and in 15 years we'll be right back where we are now and everything will be dandy. :-)

ViRMiN
April 27th, 2007, 05:50 PM
Is diesel advertised at the pumps as diesel or does it go by another name? Just thinking wth you guys calling it "gasoline" and us Brits, "petrol" :)

Dragonbite
April 27th, 2007, 06:15 PM
It's "Diesel"

Sunflower1970
April 27th, 2007, 06:28 PM
*sigh*

Time to get back to riding the bus part way to work/biking the rest of the way...I don't mind doing it, but it takes about an hour + to and from work

ViRMiN
April 27th, 2007, 08:31 PM
Cheers! I drive a diesel, hence the question :) Don't know if I'll ever find myself drifting over the ocean like but, best to know the terminology if you do :D

elephant007
April 29th, 2007, 04:59 AM
Maybe we should start calling this group, the international ubuntu-connecticut loco!!

I am planning on getting a hybrid this summer, and I'm in process of converting my house to use solar energy. I'm tired of burning extinct rotted animals and plants!!

Before you spend way too much money on a hybrid vehicle, do some research. Hybrids tend to be over priced. I read an article not too long ago that pointed out that the price you pay for the vehicle itself is more than paying for high dollar gasoline. The example it gave was that gas would have to be 14 dollars for 10 years for the cost difference to be justified. Look at http://www.40mpg.org and find some info there...
I'd just hate to see someone pay 6 to 10 thousand dollars more because it's a hybrid and because of slick marketing that doesn't reveal the whole truth about hybrids. Buy a car that can get 40mpg and save!

Calash
May 2nd, 2007, 09:51 PM
And I wanted to get a more powerful car....guess I am stuck with my lil Hyundai Accent for another year. My cat has more horse power, but I get awesome gas mileage :)

Snargledorf
May 11th, 2007, 06:25 PM
Im a new driver and i can tell you there is no worse way to be welcomed into the world of driving :-P

pmasiar
May 12th, 2007, 01:45 AM
Take it in perspective.

Imagine you will be telling your grandchildren, about how you just got to the pump, pumped full tank for like $3 or $4 per gallon, and just drive around for fun. They would not believe you. For them, it will be past long gone, together with glaciers, polar bear, Great Barrier Reef of Australia, New Orleans and Gulf Stream. Get "Inconvenient Truth", book or DVD.

Someone said that it is misleading to say we inherited the Earth from forefathers - in fact, we borrowed it from our children :-(

Dragonbite
June 26th, 2007, 03:11 PM
I never thought I'd be happy to pay $3.10 per gallon of gas, but when I see the other stations charging $3.32+ I feel a little better.

I remember when I was going to school in New Hampshire where gas was $0.99 and Connecticut was just over $1! Oh, how times have changed (and it's only been about 13-15 years).

Now if only the car manufacturers could keep up with the price in producing cars that had better mileage other than econo-boxes (in other words, usable cars)!

Dragonbite
April 22nd, 2008, 06:50 PM
So, are we going to reach $4 this summer? Your Predictions!!

Kevbert
April 22nd, 2008, 07:02 PM
You're lucky. 65% of our gasoline price is tax (approx $5).

ViRMiN
April 22nd, 2008, 07:21 PM
$4!?!?! It's over $10.50 a gallon over here!

ViRMiN
April 22nd, 2008, 07:23 PM
And to think it was only $7.50 this time last year :(

jken146
April 22nd, 2008, 07:38 PM
It's about $8 a gallon here.

ViRMiN
April 22nd, 2008, 08:12 PM
It's about $8 a gallon here.

D'oh, didn't take into account US/Imperial gallons! It's just under $9 a gallon...

Dragonbite
April 22nd, 2008, 08:20 PM
Whats the Pound vs USD rate?

kg4tah
April 22nd, 2008, 08:25 PM
http://a399.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/102/l_7fd11d3b765fc1474ce7c2d4976e9bf6.gif

I received this in my email today, figured it would make a good addition to this thread.

vrangforestillinger
April 22nd, 2008, 09:05 PM
Heh. In my location, Norway (third largets oil-exporter in the world), the price is now around $9.5 per gallon in todays dollars. I think the price is about the same in most of western europe (according to my german friend, correct me if im wrong).

Most people still drive. Im using the bicycle when its not freezing cold (march-october), and public transportation otherwise.

On the other hand, the Norwegian electricity is quite cheap. Right now, the price is 6 cents per kWh.

Dragonbite
May 16th, 2008, 04:24 AM
I saw $4.09! :(

asmiller-ke6seh
June 8th, 2008, 10:31 PM
Heh. In my location, Norway (third largets oil-exporter in the world), the price is now around $9.5 per gallon in todays dollars. I think the price is about the same in most of western europe (according to my german friend, correct me if im wrong).

Most people still drive. Im using the bicycle when its not freezing cold (march-october), and public transportation otherwise.

On the other hand, the Norwegian electricity is quite cheap. Right now, the price is 6 cents per kWh.

While most European countries have much higher gasoline prices ... isn't it also true that a large part of that price is in the form of taxes that are used, among other things, to make a large aount of high quality public transportation alternatives?

If I could walk a few blocks from my home to catch a bus to work, and get to work in a half an hour or so (I live 12 minutes drive from work) at a cost a dollar or two, I would be glad to pay $9.50/gallon for my gas.

fooman
October 11th, 2008, 09:41 PM
10-10-08

hamden, ct

corner of skiff and whitney.... $3.19 per gallon for regular (thats the cash price...add 10 cents for credit)

...i believe i saw it at that very station as high as $4.40 - $4.50 just a few short months ago.

Dragonbite
October 16th, 2008, 07:14 PM
$2.89 a couple days ago at Costco (Waterbury)!

Anybody have any idea what home heating oil is going at? We've got the house temp turned down to try and conserve as much as we can and hold off on needing oil (or having to take less to re-fill the tank) until Jan or later!

fooman
November 4th, 2008, 01:24 AM
$2.47, cumberland farms in stratford! :D

home heating oil $2.57...

http://www.plainvilleoil.com/

fooman
November 17th, 2008, 09:57 PM
b.j.'s north haven....$1.99 (members price)

Dragonbite
November 17th, 2008, 10:03 PM
b.j.'s north haven....$1.99 (members price)

Wow!

Is anybody else thinking about getting a big 'ol tank to put in their back yard and horde this before it goes back up?!