Holy Cow! What happened to gas prices?

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  1. Craig

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    Regular 87 octane is down to $.76/gal in Atlanta at some outlying QwikTrip stores. Heck, even my usual downtown BP/Amoco station is .$91/gal for regular grade.

    Don't know how long it will last, but I'm enjoying it.
     
  2. Mike V

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    Supply and demand.
     
  3. PhilipW

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    Basically the Russians and OPEC have different views on how supply and demand work. OPEC thinks they should control how much oil is in supply. Russia thinks their economy sucks and they're going to sell as much oil as possible to help it. OPEC says OK we'll sell more and drive you out of business. US consumers [​IMG]
     
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    Paid $1.34 in Chicago for regular yesterday[​IMG]
     
  5. DennisHP

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    Consider yourselves lucky. In Oregon it's still $1.40 plus for the cheep stuff.
     
  6. Carlo Medina

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    Yup, they did drop. In LA for mid-grade I paid $1.32 per gallon last week, and this was during Thanksgiving travel season where gas usually is bumped up a nickel! I guess there's not much oil in Afghanistan [​IMG] (kidding, kidding, no real political message meant here!)
     
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    Perhaps United and the other bailed-out airlines will stop whining for a little while, now that their fuel costs are half of what they were a few months ago.
     
  8. Jeff Kleist

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    under $1.10 here
     
  9. Scott Merryfield

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    Prices actually jumped up about $.05 per gallon for the holiday weekend around here.
     
  10. PatrickM

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    Yep, I guess OPEC is playing hard ball with Russia but its in OPEC's best interest to keep oil prices below $21 a barrel. If not, alternative energy and harder to get oil like the oil sands of Alberta will become very viable and they of course have no control over that.

    I believe I read that the oil sands of Alberta have 4 times as much reserves as all of Saudi Arabia. Now developing that would be nice so we won't be so dependant on the middle east.

    Patrick
     
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    $1.19 here.

    haven't seen it this low for over a year I suspect.
     
  12. Richard Cooper

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    Well it's 68.9p for a litre over here, so you guys just all the good prices, as usual [​IMG]
     
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    It is a conspiracy by the big oil companies to lose money.

    (There are always morons who go on about conspiracy theories when gas prices rise.)

    1.07 here in Hannibal, MO
     
  14. Joseph Young

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    As of yesterday, the per gallon here was down to an unbelievably low $1.53 for mid grade. For the Bay Area, that's really cheap! I can still remember when it was up to $2.50!

    Joseph
     
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    Memo to self...don't move to Sunnyvale... [​IMG]
     
  16. Joseph Young

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    [​IMG] No kidding!
    Yeah, I remember after seeing the gas prices at .89/gallon in Georgia, being amazed at how low gas prices were. To the native southerner at my side, it was too high!
    Everything is expensive here, and the average daily commute is the highest in the country. Ack! And to think I willingly moved back here! Although, those of you in Britain have to contend with outrageous petrol prices, so I guess I have it easy!
    Cheers,
    Joseph
     
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    Actually it's more than just supply and demand..it's demand and shelf life. What I saw on TV...so you KNOW it HAS to be true [​IMG] ... is that the prices are dropping as quickly as they are due to less consumption and limited shelf life of the product.
     
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    I think it's interesting that a recent Forbes article suggested that it would actually be cheaper for the government to convert all of the gas stations in the U.S. to hydrogen/alternative energy than to fight a war defending Saudia Arabia....
     
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    Gas was around $1.10/gallon (87 octane) in North Jersey (Edgewater/Paramus/Secaucus area) this weekend. Down in suburban Philly, I saw gas for $0.99/gallon and $1.09/gallon yesterday. Here in Delaware, a Wawa near me is at $1.07/gallon. The best price I have seen around Delaware is a Pilot station off of exit 2B of I-295 in New Jersey (just over the Delaware Memorial Bridge). When I was there about ten days ago, they were charging $0.95/gallon and were at $0.91/gallon a week before that. I work about five minutes from the Pilot station in Delaware and would love to be able hop across the bridge to fill up there after work. The problem is I would have to pay $3 to cross the Delaware Memorial Bridge just to get home. [​IMG]
    Maybe gas prices will come down even more. I remember when I moved to Delaware in April, 87 octane gas was around $1.50/gallon.
     

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