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Gas under $2.00???????? I can't remember the last time I saw this....

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posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 09:39 AM

originally posted by: TheArrow

originally posted by: TonyS
a reply to: nwtrucker

What's to stop someone in Washington St. to drive across the border and buy cheaper gas?

The largest population center in Washington state, Sea-Tac, is about 5 hours from any state border.

The Russian mob sold a whole lot of untaxed gasoline in New York City years ago... until they got caught. The amount of tax there was enough difference to make them a lot of money.

posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 09:49 AM

originally posted by: Korg Trinity

originally posted by: Darkblade71
a reply to: Korg Trinity


I'm thinking that it perhaps has something to do with the Russian petro dollar manipulation tactics, as in stealing the wind from the sail, so to speak.

The explanation being broadcast here is that we've become so gosh darned efficient at being ecological that we aren't using as much fuel.


I've eliminated fossil fuel based recreation like powerboating, snowmobiling, jet skiing etc., replacing them with sailing, cycling and swimming, but the biggest thing I've done is stopped flying.

Have others cut back drastically in their non-essential air travel?

Would millions do the same if the recent spate of airline disasters are proven not to be accidental?

posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 10:11 AM
I filled up a couple days ago. It's still $2.60 here.

posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 10:39 AM
a reply to: hillbilly4rent

Any time there's a significant change in the economy, there's those that suffer and those that gain.

In this instance, we the consumer gain. Saving $20 dollars a fill-up, multiplied by all the cars world-wide and that's some serious coin!

That money is now redirected to consumer goods, bills, savings, so on. All those areas gain jobs, profit, expansion..also so on.

It balances out in the long run. This planet doesn't run on the oil economy, it runs on the full economy. Those suffering from this have my limited sympathy....but no more.

Invested in big oil? Oh well....

posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 11:27 AM
Its strange that here in Finland the gas price fluctuates really quickly. It goes down, up, down, up...

Lowest price was 1.31 €/l (5.71 $/gallon), but few days later it was 1.36 €/l, then again after some time back to 1.31 €/l. And that same happened again. They raised the tax by 0.02 €/l on New Year's day. Half of the gas price here is from taxes, which is ridiculous.

posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 11:30 AM
a reply to: Vasa Croe

That's cheap gas!

Here in Montreal we're all excited about our 1$ / litre price... Still no match compared to you.

posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 12:05 PM
a reply to: Vasa Croe

2008, when jp morgan had that tanker full of oil they released

posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 12:08 PM
You really don't know how lucky you are. In the UK at the moment petrol is running about £5. 50 a gallon, with the exchange rate about $1.50 to the pound that makes a gallon about $8.
It might drop here to about £5 or $7.50 a gallon but it wont drop much lower.

posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 12:10 PM
Don't worry US more gas taxes are on the way by summer. Cities, states and Federal taxes all to go up ASAP so $4 a gallon will be back by summer if not higher.

posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 12:11 PM
a reply to: crayzeed

I agree with you there.
I have heard for years that gas here in the US is a lot cheaper than much of the world.

Every time someone complains about prices, people across the oceans roll their eyes and go, you got it good,
and we do.

posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 12:14 PM
a reply to: Darkblade71

You ain't got it good you've got it very very good.

posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 12:20 PM
Here's this bit of doom porn for ya'

When the price of oil falls dramatically, that is a sign that economic activity is slowing down. It can also have a tremendously destabilizing affect on financial markets. As you will read about below, energy companies now account for approximately 20 percent of the junk bond market. And a junk bond implosion is usually a signal that a major stock market crash is on the way. So if you are looking for a “canary in the coal mine”, keep your eye on the performance of energy junk bonds. If they begin to collapse, that is a sign that all hell is about to break loose on Wall Street.

posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 01:02 PM

originally posted by: Aldakoopa
I filled up a couple days ago. It's still $2.60 here.

think yourself lucky you do not live in the uk where we still pay $ 9 + for a gallon

prices there are per litre U.K 1 gallon 1.02 [us] (1 Liter ~ 1.05 Quarts)


posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 01:39 PM
I hear this play in my head every time I see a gas price. I've seen gas prices in MN around $1.87, but have heard of others finding $1.66

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posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 01:50 PM
a reply to: ArgentumAquila

1.81 at Walmart in Hibbing MN.

posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 02:01 PM

"We know there's no silver bullet that will bring down gas prices or reduce our dependence on foreign oil overnight," Obama said Saturday in his weekly radio and Internet address. "But what we can do is get our priorities straight and make a sustained, serious effort to tackle this problem."

Gas prices high? No magic bullet, Obama says.

I remember when Obama said this. Funny that the 'silver bullet' was to drill all along. Funny how that works.
edit on 1/16/2015 by EternalSolace because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 04:07 PM
a reply to: Vasa Croe

Its at $1.62 in the Metro Detroit area today. I remember in wast a quarter a gallon.

posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 10:50 PM
Cant remember where i read it, pretty sure i found a link somewhere on fb though.. saying that ga prices could stay low for years to come. Would be nice, not sure how true though

posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 12:05 AM
I wonder if something else is causing this change. Here in this thread about a real breakthrough in fusion (real meaning it's accepted by mainstream science) I predicted that gas prices might start to fall.

I'm also not buying the theory that low gas prices equal a slowing economy - for the last seven years, the opposite didn't hold true.

posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 05:10 AM
Its interesting how they can change these prices on a drop of a dime. I do not believe the demand for oil has changed that much all of a sudden. This tells me they are changing it at will.

I heard from someone that you can fill up your car in Venezuela for $5!

So what does that tell you?

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