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    Red face $4 Gasoline? Here we go again!

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

    Howdy. I already dont drive because of gas and insurance rates Nothing like the wind in your hair from a bicycle

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    Re: $4 Gasoline? Here we go again!

    Count yourself lucky, a equivalent price of a US gallon in the UK is around £3.80, which is probably about $7.50!!!

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    Re: $4 Gasoline? Here we go again!

    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!!

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    Re: $4 Gasoline? Here we go again!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonbite View Post
    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.

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    Re: $4 Gasoline? Here we go again!

    How much is a US gallon of petrol (gasoline) for you guys right now?

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    Re: $4 Gasoline? Here we go again!

    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.

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    Re: $4 Gasoline? Here we go again!

    in europe you would pay at least 5.5$ / gallone with all our taxes.

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    Re: $4 Gasoline? Here we go again!

    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!
    Last edited by ViRMiN; April 26th, 2007 at 10:28 PM. Reason: Maths error!

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    Re: $4 Gasoline? Here we go again!

    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.

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