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Gas prices hit $5/gal in some places in USA!!

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posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 12:55 AM
Everything is overpriced in New York and California. People who reside in those states need to move out if they can't afford to live there.

posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 02:56 AM
Going to look at this from a slightly different angle to what I have read on the first 4 pages...

I think looking at the 10 most popular cars on sale in the US currently may shed some light on this.

10. Toyota Corolla
MSRP: $15,450 - $18,960

Fuel Economy: 35 mpg Hwy/26 mpg City

9. Honda Civic
MSRP: $15,605 - $25,490

Fuel Economy: 34 mpg Hwy/26 mpg City

8. Honda Accord
MSRP: $21,180 - $29,730

Fuel Economy: 33 mpg Hwy/23 mpg City

7. Ford Fusion
MSRP: $19,720 - $28,645

Fuel Economy: 29 mpg Hwy/22 mpg City

6. Dodge Ram 1500
MSRP: $20,610 - $41,585

Fuel Economy: 20 mpg Hwy/14 mpg City

5. Honda CR-V
MSRP: $21,695 - $27,895

Fuel Economy: 28 mpg Hwy/21 mpg City

4. Nissan Altima
MSRP: $19,900 - $30,100

Fuel Economy: 32 mpg Hwy/23 mpg City

3. Toyota Camry
MSRP: $19,720 - $29,370

Fuel Economy: 33 mpg Hwy/22 mpg City

2. Chevy Silverado
MSRP: $20,850 - $41,775

Fuel Economy: 20 mpg Hwy/15 mpg City

1. Ford F-150
MSRP: $22,415 - $51,140

Fuel Economy: N/A

Now clearly - the highest MPG I saw above is a meagre 35mpg for extra urban (the city MPG obviously lower) so its no wonder you people suffer so much when what seems like a pretty low rise to most of the other countries.
I would be wondering why your country cannot start getting in vehicles that offer 50+mpg, and no they don't need to be pocket sized vehicles.

Economical 4x4s
These cars - just shy of 50mpg on the combined cycle.

Pickup Trucks
We have pickups over here that do 35mpg combined, against your frankly obscene 20 for the Chevy Silverado.

Maybe its time you Americans started demanding more economical vehicles, rather than having this absurb approach to just keep churning out VERY uneconomical vehicles as though oil is an infinite resource.
Over here in the UK, they are producing vehicles that are knocking on 80mpg. Same all round the world.
Over there, it seems no one is trying the same approach. Vehicles still being produced with 6litre V8s in them and screw the fuel cost.
As an outsider it almost smacks of total arrogance and disdain for the fuel supply. If all Americans replaced their 18mpg vehicles with 36 mpg models, would the fuel not go twice as far, would the bills be halved?
If you drive "thirsty" cars you can expect to get hammered at the pumps.
Buy an economical vehicle.
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posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 05:35 AM
Well tonight I filled my car up in Australia @ $1.42 per litre . that hurts

posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 08:09 AM
Try living in the UK, In some places we are paying £7.10 a gallon! That's more than $11 US!! Fuel prices are crippling, The only good part is if your a petrolhead (like me
) you can pick up some really high performance cars (5 - 15 years old) pretty cheap over here because people can't afford to fuel or insure them. Loadsa fun! Well... for the 2 days a week I can afford fuel.

posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 09:25 AM
reply to post by Anon77

Yep, my local petrol station is roughly $8.25 per Gallon, this is worked out at the current £1.40 per litre

posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 11:28 AM
reply to post by Biigs

Biggs, at least your country has invested in a mass transit system that works. We reinvest in military weapons. Which i believe will get some use in the near future. by then Americans will be irritated by paying high gas prices and we will support anything to bring down the prices. You need to bomb Iran so that I can have 3.50 gallon gas, by all means, do it already.

posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 12:00 PM
its funny how when the gas prices go up like this everybody cries poverty but its those same people that own suvs and see at the pump filling it up just so they can drive around town to shop...if you dont like the prices buy a bike carpool and stop spending so much on gas and maybe and thats a big maybe if enough people stop complaining and take action even if if its only to make themselves feel better or make a little difference it could hopefully someday catch on

posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 12:07 PM
reply to post by gdaub23

That's EXACTLY what I did!
I now own a 250cc quad bike for daily running about. Much cheaper. Got an old fast car sat outside for a few hours entertainment 1 or 2 days every week and an old 4x4 with all my tools n stuff in for when I go out working. Only bother to insure them 1 day at a time, Much cheaper.

posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 05:05 PM

Originally posted by The Sword
reply to post by dntwastetime

Maybe if you stopped attacking the poor and started attacking those who MADE them poor, you would get somewhere.

Instead, your post is just more "us vs them" nonsense.

I'm curious! How is your post any different? It sure looks like "more "us vs them" nonsense" to me.

See ya,

posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 10:09 PM
There is no public transportation where I live. No taxi's nothing if you don't own a car, bike, horse or scooter. Well maybe our riding lawn mowers. Mine gets pretty good mileage..I mow 2 acres on a half gallon of gas.

A year and a half ago I traded in my silverado pickup for a small kia rio. I think I save in gas what the payment for the payment compared to gas the big truck took. I get 40 miles a gallon now instead of around 15.

Hard times are coming folks..they forget in government us little people can't stash away a few hundred thousand for rainy times each year like they all can.

posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 10:48 AM
Almost hitting $6/gal in some places in Florida!!

posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 10:56 AM
reply to post by THE_PROFESSIONAL

Thats funny look closely at the prices on the pump they used in the picture!! $3.49 for 87 octane lmao. And I am wondering if the suncoast station in Orlando is the one inside of Disney, I am pretty sure it is. If so that place is always astronomically expensive.

Also from the article:

One reason for the high prices is the conflict with Iran over the Strait of Hormuz. Iran has threatened to disrupt oil shipments through the waterway due to the European Union sanctions leveled against the country over its nuclear program, causing the price of crude to skyrocket.

Thought that wasn't the case and it impacted us little to none? More of the media slinging bs around perhaps?
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posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 11:42 AM
Here in my neck of the woods, Southern Ohio, gas today is $3.69 a gallon, a few days ago when I fuelled, it was $3.24 q gallon. There are ways to really enhance your mileage, but many members have said it does not work, and violates the laws of science and psychics, so I quit posting updates on my design. People don't believe me, but I am getting 32 mpg highway, and 22-27 city with my V-8 4300 pound Chevy G-20. I am screwing the oil companies, are you?

posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 11:51 AM

Originally posted by Biigs
Its £6 a gallon in the uk, thats around 9.5$ btw

Yeah, cry about 5 bucks .......

Oh and thats around 62% in tax.

Yep, anytime someone in the US complains about gas prices, there's always someone in Europe saying that we shouldn't bitch.

Well, the one thing I noticed in my many years of living in Europe is that:

1. You have way better public transportation than the US.

2. You tend to live a lot closer to your place of business than most Americans.

We drive more, and not just for pleasure but for work. The US is a tad bit more spread out than Europe.

posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 11:57 AM
One person you can blame is Obama.

"What? He has nothing to do with gas prices!!"

Yes, he does. Remember when he was campaigning for President? One of the things he promised and delivered on was high gas prices. He wanted them nice and high so that everyone would buy hybrids/electric cars and invest more in alternative fuels.

His Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, said he wants price on par with Europe. That's about $9 a gallon.

Well, when he took office, gas was about $1.83. Now it's about $4. Guess he got his wish.

Hey, how's that hope and change working out for everyone now? Nice time with that Socialism that the Grand Community Organizer has brought to us?

I love the last line of this article:

"Leave this topic with one last thought. If you goal is to cripple a free market economy – to destroy capitalism – engineering an increase in gas prices is sure one way to go."

posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 03:10 PM

There is a list of who is in charge of the petroleum exports. OPEC is a big player that dictates our gas prices. So you can thank Obama for being the police man of the world. If we would just do business the right way instead of trying to takeover their business we probably wouldn't be having these problems...

posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 07:43 AM
Looks like Frau Merkel is getting an education on the cost of being green:

Meanwhile, Obama doesn't want the US to use the oil we have.

posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 08:25 AM

Gas prices changing before your very eyes! I told you it was coming.

posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 10:24 AM
Gas prices rise 12 cents this week:

posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 10:53 AM
With these rising gas prices, fuel theft is increasing:

As gasoline prices rise at the pump, so apparently does the brazenness of some thieves trying to steal it. In Tampa, Fla., authorities say criminals used a minivan with a cutout floorboard, a pump and a big plastic container in an elaborate scheme to siphon gas directly from a gas station’s underground storage tank.

Pure genius by cutting out the bottom of the van lol. When will we see fuel tanker hijackings...only a matter of time..
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