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    Re: $4 Gasoline? Here we go again!

    Is there much difference in price between petrol and diesel over there? They only differ here by a couple of pence per litre...
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    Re: $4 Gasoline? Here we go again!

    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 ...

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    Re: $4 Gasoline? Here we go again!

    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.
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    Re: $4 Gasoline? Here we go again!

    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"
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    Re: $4 Gasoline? Here we go again!

    It's "Diesel"
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    Re: $4 Gasoline? Here we go again!

    *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
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    Re: $4 Gasoline? Here we go again!

    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
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    Re: $4 Gasoline? Here we go again!

    Quote Originally Posted by garlik42 View Post
    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!

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    Re: $4 Gasoline? Here we go again!

    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

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    Re: $4 Gasoline? Here we go again!

    Im a new driver and i can tell you there is no worse way to be welcomed into the world of driving

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