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#23750 - Tue May 22 2007 08:49 PM Re: IT's RIP OFF TIME AGAIN!!!!!!
MetroPetro Offline
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Registered: Fri Mar 25 2005
Loc: North Jersey
$2.75 here for regular in No. Jersey, but I'm sure it'll be going higher. Ed
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Looking for photos, etc from 60s era Shell-A-Rama gas station and Pal's Diner, Rt. 17 Mahwah, NJ
& US or state highway signs, shields, route markers

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#23751 - Tue May 22 2007 08:57 PM Re: IT's RIP OFF TIME AGAIN!!!!!!
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
WAS thinking about Taking a few pumps to sell, might help to OFFSET the fuel bill.
NO fun in flying, can't stop @ other collectors & look in junk pile.
db
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Reproduction/Fantasy Cans
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p2/oldegaspump/AllCansMASTERTHUMBNAIL_zps4bfdbbc7.jpg
Rnd Can Re-lids


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#23752 - Tue May 22 2007 09:20 PM Re: IT's RIP OFF TIME AGAIN!!!!!!
Tara Worsham Offline
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Registered: Sat Mar 10 2007
Loc: Decatur, IL
$3.49 here today. Ok, so maybe the good ol' Grand Am is good for something - it gets pretty good mileage. Man, I'm glad I work really close to home. Maybe I'll just start leaving an hour earlier and walking...but then again, maybe not! LOL.
Tara

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#23753 - Tue May 22 2007 09:36 PM Re: IT's RIP OFF TIME AGAIN!!!!!!
Seth Robbins Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Thu Dec 21 2000
Loc: Guthrie, OK. 73044
Guthrie, OK is @ $3.38/gal for Regular. Diesel can be bought here for about $2.68. Thank GOD for Duramax diesels. Got a 2500 HD (heavy 3/4) with duramax & allison and right now I'm getting no less than 17.5 MPG on the highway, sometimes up to 19-20 MPG if the wind is with me. Gets about 15.5 MPG pulling a small (14') trailer. My father-in-law (Vic) has an '07 Duramax Dually that he pulls a 48' Featherlite two-car hualer with. He's on his way right now to Rockford to sell some Corvettes and he told me that we has getting better than 13mpg even with a huge trailer & 2 cars, albeit an aluminum featherlite. None of my family ever drove anything but big gasoline trucks, but I guarantee you, it's WELL worth the money to go with the Duramax.

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#23754 - Tue May 22 2007 10:02 PM Re: IT's RIP OFF TIME AGAIN!!!!!!
cdncon Offline
Active Member

Registered: Thu Oct 19 2006
Loc: ontario, canada
Gas here is only a bit over $1.10 per, eh! Unfortunately thats per litre and there is approx 4 1/2 of those in your gallon my friends. You do the math... then consider yourselves very lucky, huh.

For those that dont have a calculator thats $5.00 a gallon for the cheap stuff, duh!

Also recently completed a 7,500 mile USA road trip and I'm not going there with the math.

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#23755 - Tue May 22 2007 10:29 PM Re: IT's RIP OFF TIME AGAIN!!!!!!
midway oil Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu May 23 2002
Loc: Illinois
Was in Chicago area today...looked like average was $3.55 for the cheap grade.

News had story about refinery problems but is supposed to be 'fixed; and prices to edge down----we shall see

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#23756 - Tue May 22 2007 10:55 PM Re: IT's RIP OFF TIME AGAIN!!!!!!
Dick Bennett Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
When PIGS fly, we'll see cheap gas AGAIN.
But, then we won't have the extra money to buy it.
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Reproduction/Fantasy Cans
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p2/oldegaspump/AllCansMASTERTHUMBNAIL_zps4bfdbbc7.jpg
Rnd Can Re-lids


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#23757 - Wed May 23 2007 02:12 AM Re: IT's RIP OFF TIME AGAIN!!!!!!
lordparaffin Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
$3.05 here in central PA and with the holiday just around the corner, you can forget about any price drops. Ironic in a way, the hobby we love of yesterday is so connected to what we hate today. Dave
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........Dave
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Looking for old, rare, auto light bulb tins

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#23758 - Wed May 23 2007 10:24 AM Re: IT's RIP OFF TIME AGAIN!!!!!!
texaspelican Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 13 2006
Loc: 7 miles from Texas in Louisian...
Diesel here is $2.71 per gallon. I drive a 2004 Dodge Cummins diesel 2500 series crew cab long bed and getting right at 20MPG. My wife drives a Volkswagen Jetta diesel and get 45-50 per gallon. Most of the time I drive the 1988 Toyota 4X4 (the old grey mare) bought her new in late '87....just can't part with her.....
It's about time that diesel was cheaper than gas....the way it use to be.....but it won't be long till it goes up again.
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Paddy
Wanted. Billups, Ride with Rose, Har-V, LORECO, STANOCOLA, Pan Am (early), Hurricane, Evangeline, Canal, Gulf Coast, oil companies.

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#23759 - Wed May 23 2007 02:02 PM Re: IT's RIP OFF TIME AGAIN!!!!!!
Jim Winter Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Dec 28 2002
Loc: Winfield, WV, USA
$3.35 9/10 in West Virginia today. Was $3.19 9/10 yesterday evening. Quite a jump overnight!

Jim
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#23760 - Wed May 23 2007 02:22 PM Re: IT's RIP OFF TIME AGAIN!!!!!!
Larry Johnson Offline
Member

Registered: Fri Sep 08 2006
Loc: Gillette, WY
I recall in 1968 when I graduated from high school that my dad was selling Fire Chief gasoline for $0.35 a gallon, Pepsi out of the machine for $0.10, candy bars for $0.05, and Lucky Strike and Camel cigarettes for $0.25. At the drug store we bought ice cream cones for $0.05. At the bakery we bought fresh sweet rolls for $0.05. And a case of beer was $5.00. My parents together made only about $10,000/year. In that respect, if you'll check the inflation of forty years, gasoline is cheaper today than it was 40 years ago! And, the state gasoline tax is double what it was back then! Too, look at all of the additional equipment the oil refineries have installed to stop pollution. And, I know of one company who owns two refineries that spent $500 million in upgrades just to produce the Ultra Low Sulfer Diesel that was mandated by the government for the 2007 diesels. Today, huge refineries are being built in India to refine Saudi crude so the product can be shipped to the U.S. to meet our demands because no additional refineries can be built in the U.S. because of environmental concerns. I could go on and on, but you get the idea..............Happy Motoring!

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#23761 - Wed May 23 2007 02:28 PM Re: IT's RIP OFF TIME AGAIN!!!!!!
texaspelican Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 13 2006
Loc: 7 miles from Texas in Louisian...
O' TA.....didn't EXXON / MOBIL report record profits around 36 billion dollars in just the last quarter?....thats after the 500 million I guess they spent.

Paddy
I WANT CHEAP GAS!!!!!

[This message has been edited by texaspelican (edited 05-23-2007).]
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Paddy
Wanted. Billups, Ride with Rose, Har-V, LORECO, STANOCOLA, Pan Am (early), Hurricane, Evangeline, Canal, Gulf Coast, oil companies.

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#23762 - Wed May 23 2007 03:03 PM Re: IT's RIP OFF TIME AGAIN!!!!!!
tx_oil Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Sep 14 2006
Loc: Lafayette, LA
Its a DAMN DISGRACE!

The reason for all this is just GREED. There is NO REASON other than avarice and greed, for fuel prices to be this high. I WORK for CHEVRON and they cannot justify it..much less anyone else..

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Robert Usrey
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Robert Usrey

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#23763 - Wed May 23 2007 04:30 PM Re: IT's RIP OFF TIME AGAIN!!!!!!
Gaspedler Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Feb 04 2001
Loc: Lebanon, Indiana. USA
Stuck on $3.59 here.

I'm riding my bicycle to work. A little more exercise won't hurt me anyway.


[This message has been edited by Gaspedler (edited 05-23-2007).]

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#23764 - Wed May 23 2007 04:42 PM Re: IT's RIP OFF TIME AGAIN!!!!!!
Seth Robbins Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Thu Dec 21 2000
Loc: Guthrie, OK. 73044
#1: You take 6 giant oil companies (Exxon & Mobil, Chevron & Texaco, Conoco & Philliips) and let them combine into 3 MEGA oil companies and you just doubled your chance that they can practice price collusion and time their refinery "maintenance" to coincide with one another. It makes perfect sense...double the price and make 1/2 as much...wouldn't we all love to do 4 hours work for 8 hour pay!

#2: As long as oil is traded willy-nilly like shares of Wal-Mart or Microsoft, the prices will be subject to artificial run-ups based on rumor & innuendo. You got some guy behind a computer buying options on 50,000 barrels of oil in hopes that in the 30 days that the option contract is good for, the price will go up and he can sell it. Either way, he's selling during the 30 day period regardless of price because obviously he doesn't have a spare 50,000 barrel storage tank in his backyard.

Listen guys, the majority of crude in this country runs right to Cushing, Oklahoma and is stored there. Right now, Cushing is jam-packed full of crude. What does that tell you. It's not oil we're hurting for, it's distillate stocks, i.e. unleaded, diesel, kerosene, etc....

[This message has been edited by Seth Robbins (edited 05-23-2007).]

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