Good News, Gas Prices are going up:

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Good News, Gas Prices are going up:
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Mon, 04-18-2011 - 12:19pm

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Registered: 03-09-2001
Tue, 04-19-2011 - 6:33pm

Well, I paid $4.119 this week for unleaded regular gas at our cheapest source locally, Costco. And I am also, as usual, facing much higher grocery costs as well as any other products. Whenever the cost of gasoline goes up, so does everything else. Costs gasoline to get products to the grocery and other stores. So, it's all interrelated. We get the shaft with higher costs for just about everything, not just the gasoline. :|


Blessings,

Gypsy

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Tue, 04-19-2011 - 11:13pm

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Registered: 03-09-2001
Wed, 04-20-2011 - 12:04am
Less deaths. Maybe. In many places with no or lousy public transit, driving is often the only reasonable option to get to work. I don't think people will stop driving. Higher gas prices also mean a much higher cost of food. That can be, already is, hard for families. Even if they don't drive much, own fuel efficient cars, take the bus, ride a bicycle, walk. That high cost of gas will increase the costs of trying to feed their families because the food will cost more as prices rise because it costs more to transport and deliver good to the stores. And the stores raise their prices because their operating costs rise. We are already paying nearly more for the same amount of groceries. As soon as gasoline goes up, my grocery costs go up. From week to week the cost of milk, and other basic foods have risen right along with the cost per gallon of gas. Hardships all around based on spiraling high gasoline prices. :|

You know, they used to have the speed limit @ 55 and enforced it. Now it's back up to 65-75 and people speed faster than that. Streets in our city that used to be 30-35 are now 40, with drivers speeding faster. Why did the idiot gov't raise the speed limits back up? Seems backwards to me. So they encourage people to burn more gas. Doesn't make sense, does it? And increased speeds, idiots driving one handed with cell phones at their ears, and other risky habits are what create higher deaths. Bad drivers.


Blessings,

Gypsy

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Wed, 04-20-2011 - 9:01am

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Registered: 03-18-2000
Wed, 04-20-2011 - 10:17am

Compared to the UK we're receiving a deal at $4 per gallon. As of today a pound is worth $1.639r. ($9,84 approx.)

Petrol prices hit a record-breaking £6 per gallon

Rising cost of oil, as well as fuel duty and VAT increases, sees petrol prices at the pumps surging to record highs

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/mar/09/petrol-prices-record-breaking-6-per-gallon

 


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Registered: 11-13-2009
Wed, 04-20-2011 - 11:04am
People aren't having to cut back on just non-work driving. Families are suffering already, and will be suffering even more if gas reaches $5/gallon or more. My family is suffering. Paying more for gas is cutting into the food budget this week. I won't be able to drive to see my son this weekend for Easter. Your view is disturbing, and I don't believe that traffic accidents are going to drastically drop. In fact, with texting and cell phone use on the rise, I doubt they will at all.

 

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Registered: 11-13-2009
Wed, 04-20-2011 - 11:13am
I agree with you as to the real causes of traffic accidents - bad drivers. And I don't know what's going on with this thread, but I can only see the first part of Libra's post, can't see mine at all, or any others that may come behind mine. Libra, I don't know why it's always brought up that the US pays less than other countries. I don't find it relevant.

 

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Registered: 03-18-2000
Wed, 04-20-2011 - 11:40am
The new Windows 7 plus Firefox are giving me problems on this board.... That's why I haven't been posting. Will take a hiatus until my problems are solved.
"I don't find it relevant."
I disagree, for the most part, oil comes from the same sources & the price of a barrel of oil is set by the supplier.

 


Photobucket&nbs

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Registered: 11-13-2009
Wed, 04-20-2011 - 1:52pm
Well, tried Google Chrome and it seems to be working for me today....

You say oil comes from the same place. Does it? The US still drills for alot of it's oil. Does the UK? I have 4 gas well sites in my pasture. Is that type of thing common in the UK? And even if so, if the UK can't get a better price than us.. what does that mean? Am I to feel like I'm getting a deal because of it? I don't think so. UK and the other countries are responsible for their own gasoline prices.

 

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Registered: 02-05-2011
Wed, 04-20-2011 - 3:31pm
Well Tom,
I guess it depends on your perspective. As a conservative, I see higher energy and commodity prices as lowering our standard of living. Some may drive slower, and some lives may be saved. However, more have died due to CAFE, which is an attempt to save gas, than due to higher speeds on highways.

Worse, people may die if they can't afford to cool or heat their homes due to higher energy prices, or if they can't afford to eat or buy necessary meds due to higher commodity prices.

Generally, as a conservative, anytime I see commodity prices going up, I know our people will have a harder time as their standard of living will go down. Our government has changed how it calculates inflation and unemployment over the years.

Using the standard from 1980, inflation is at about 10%, today our government has told seniors for the past 2 years that there is 0% inflation.

Revel in your happiness, but I'll feel sad for those who suffer. We see different outcomes from the same events. :(

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