Poll: Gas Prices--What do you pay?

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  1. Hunter P

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    I filled up my tank and was lamenting the recent rise in prices. I know that it could be worse but how much worse? So I started this poll to make me feel better about myself. (Misery loves company.)

    Sacramento, CA: $2.14/gal 87 octane

    p.s.--The Senate is lauching an investigation into the rising prices to see if the oil companies are taking too much advantage of the pending war.
     
  2. ChuckDeLa

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    Portland, OR: $1.82/gal 87 octane
     
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    Paid $1.40 last night, Georgia has the lowest gasoline taxes in the nation.
     
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    Honolulu, Hawaii: $1.91 Gal/87 Octane

    It probably went up in the week since I filled up.
     
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    Kansas City, MO - $1.63/gal - 87 octane.

    I was pissed the other day, though - I passed on getting gas before work, when it was $1.51/gal, and when I decided to get gas after work, it had jumped to $1.65 in one day.

    Gas prices are so totally arbitrary anyway. Remember immediately after 9/11 when some unscrupulous bastards charged upwards of $5 a gallon? Talk about taking advantage of the situation. It blows my mind.
     
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    It's no different than my parents dumb ass neighbor who spent thousands of dollars stocking up on food, water, gasoline, medicine, propane and even a generator preparing for 1-1-00 when every computer in the world was going to shut down permanently. If his house was the only place to get food in town as much talking as he had been doing we would have known where to start looting if we got hungry[​IMG]
     
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    Carl: good point. Americans just like to live in a state of perpetual fear. It's ridiculous. "Bowling For Columbine" is actually a pretty good meditation on this phenomenon.

    P.S. I used to work for a guy named Carl Johnson, who was store director at a Hollywood Video here in KC. [​IMG]
     
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    $1.39 on Sunday. Same station is at $1.56 today.
     
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    $1.74 in Minnesota last time I filled up. I would say the MN tax on it is probably 50 cents of the total maybe more, taxes are outrageous here.
     
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    1.77 in Tipp City, Ohio
     
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    Zero, we don't own and have no need for a car. We haven't owned one since 1990, when we moved from Kansas City to public transportation-friendly Chicago. It's such blissful freedom. Freedom from payments, tags, licenses, insurance, repairs, maintenance, and, oh yeah, gas prices. There are only about 4-5 places in the country (NY, Boston, maybe Philly and San Francisco) I could live without having to own a car, and Chitown is one of them. Man I love Chicago!

    It'd be nice if some Europeans would chime in and say how much they pay (in American dollars). It might open some eyes to how dirt cheap the gas in this country is.
     
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    The last time I was in Italy, several months ago, gas was about $1.30 (US) per litre. So, we're still gettin' a deal.
     
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    Conversely, I never even learned how to drive until after I left Chicago.
     
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    $35/month for a subway pass
     
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    Hey Vickie, I didn't know you were ever in Kansas City! You're right though, this city isn't interested in public transportation. Just look at the Metro (a joke of a bus system), and how many times light rail has been voted down. It's kind of depressing.

    And in regard to international gas prices, when I was in Japan in the summer of 2001, gas was about ¥300 per liter, which is about $2.50 per liter at today's exchange rate. So, that's almost $10 a gallon. Yikes.
     
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    ahhh, you Yanks and your cheap gas prices...
    Regular just went up to 89.9/litre here which translates roughly to about $3.75/gallon
     
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    Man, it would be worth it to drive to Kennesaw if gas is still $1.40.

    $1.57 in Duluth. In Atlanta it's in the $1.60's.

    I don't like public transportation, it's too slow and filled with hassles, imo. Car ownership has hassles too, but I enjoy driving and the freedom of going where ever I want, when I want.
     
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    $2.08/ gallon 87 octane
     
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    $1.60 in S.C..Can find it for 1.58 in some places here. [​IMG]
     

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