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Are gas prices exploding where you live?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Aneka, Oct 18, 2021.

  1. Aneka

    Aneka Well-Known Member

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    One bus a day lol
     
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    watersprite inadvertent vagabond V.I.P Member

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    Yeah it got expensive again.
    Strange how it seems to happen just in time for the holidays wha’d’ya’know.
     
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    Aneka Well-Known Member

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    Which holidays are coming where you live? Thanksgiving?
     
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    Petrol is usually cheaper early in the week here, so I try to fill Monday/Tuesday. Not sure if it's the same elsewhere.

    Am driving a bit less than usual but I'm a bit of a homebody anyway. I'm walking distance to some shops (incl groceries) but it's quite a gossipy little shopping centre so I usually go a bit further away...might have to brave the gossipy local shops if prices keep up.
     
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    Gerontius Well-Known Member

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    $3.25 at the pumps today. Glad I have an old four-cylinder instead of a six.

    Moving nearer to the college & can switch over to using the bicycle for commutes. Time to retire the gasoline car except for longer trips.
     
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    Cheapest gas in Sacramento is at the truck stop near the 5/80 junction at $4.09/gallon. Most expensive is at the Chevron in the Gardenland barrio on the north side at $4.99. Average price seems to be around $4.59 or so.

    I have a Hyundai Accent 5 door which has a small 4 cylinder engine. Lots of people bought huge SUV's and pickup trucks when gas was much lower a couple years ago and now have to pay up to $1000/mo in fuel costs in many cases, if not more. They can't go get smaller cars either since there aren't any cars of any kind being manufactured right now due to the chip shortages.

    I've seen this happen a couple times in my life-gas is low so people buy huge vehicles, price shoots up so they can't get rid of the big guzzlers for small cars fast enough, price goes down so they get rid of small cars for huge ones, back up so they can't afford their guzzlers. Stupid.

    I've hauled a small freezer and a 1930s chest of drawers in my Hyundai, simply flip down the seats.
     
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    I've been paying $1.43/litre here in Alberta for a few weeks now, even with a small car it's getting expensive to drive, unfortunately my work cummute is 60 km round trip

    I would love to do some more local travel (ie. Canadian prairies) but the gas price is holding me back, I haven't had a good photography/prairie trip for almost two years now and getting rather itchy... :(

    And unfortunately we are in a situation of high inflation right now, even hearing the term stagflation - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stagflation - tossed around, which is not a good thing... Everything will get expensive, plus concerns about how many ships are stuck at sea trying to get into ports with their goods... Basically we're screwed :(
     
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    The wife has an escalade which can't really be changed to another vehicle. I mean for it's size it doesn't do too bad and since we live in the Midwest I bought gas tonight at 2.87. Sometimes it's 7 person seating isn't enough, (we do foster care,) and we haul trailers with it and she needs to haul photography equipment. My jeep is what kills me, im a rural mail carrier so I have to drive my own right hand drive vehicle; due to terrain and several hundred stops a day I only average 13.5 mpg and drive 150 miles a day. I'm looking into building my own mail vehicle and thinking about going with an om617 Mercedes diesel which in its original 4k pound car averages 30mpg.
     
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    I hope we survive in the interim while all of this is happening. I know that many will not.
     
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  10. Yeshuasdaughter

    Yeshuasdaughter You know, that one lady we met that one time. V.I.P Member

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    My daughter saw the title of this thread earlier this morning, and we joked about gas prices literally exploding. As in, the sign...

    Don't ask. lol
     
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    Progster Gone sideways to the sun V.I.P Member

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    Here in Europe, the price of just about everything is exploding. Gas prices are going supernova (not really, I just wanted a good metaphor, but they are up a lot).
     
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    Yes, it is.
    We are looking at around ZAR20.00 per/l ($1.37) coming end of year. And just getting worse. and the crooks running this place are just continuing to add unnecessary "levies" to the price.
    In this instant those "levies" means more money for them to loot.
     
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    Tom Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I think we need to take a page out of the Dinosaur's survival handbook.

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    We'll survive. Most of this transition will not be because of governments and regulations, but rather consumer demand,...they almost always have. New products must be better than the ones that they are replacing,...or they don't sell. The people will determine how quickly this transition will occur, and usually money talks and the BS walks. In 1900, 99% of city dwellers were using horse and buggy,...by 1910, 99% of city dwellers were using cars,...despite all the nay-sayers in 1900. Same thing with cell phones and personal computers,...about 10 years of exponential market growth and these products just become a way of life. People eventually adapt and overcome, job descriptions change, and the world keeps turning.
     
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    What's a ZAR? Where do you live?
     
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    I came across an article talking about people in Australia taking old Japanese cars from the 70s and 80s, removing the powertrains, and then putting electric motors in their place. In the US it seems limited to the hot rod "restomod" community for now, but Oz is far ahead of the US in the transition to renewable energy, there was never any doubt as to the reality of global warming there, so they were able to roll up their sleeves and get to work. Personally I think the ultimate solution may be to abandon industrial civilization and return to the Dark Ages. Indeed, we may be in the opening stage of the collapse of industrial civilization right now. They're talking about "transitory" inflation and supply chain shortages and such while they're getting the private jet ready out back to fly to their remote buried bunkers to ensure that they survive while we don't.
     
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    The problem I'd see with "returning to the Dark Ages" is that the Dark Ages would only affect common people. It would be similar to the disparity between the apes and humans in the Planet of the Apes films only it would be be between different classes of humans and the disparity would be astoundingly greater. So who would benefit by common people "going back to the Dark Ages"?
     
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    LadyS Work in Progess

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    I'm near Washington DC in the States, gas is roughly $3.20 - 3.30 a gallon for Regular unleaded, less than 2 months ago it was about 15% less. I don't know how you all do it in Europe:eek: with the liters, I'd probably never drive there at those prices.
     
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    ZAR is South-African Rand.