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Old 01-22-2016, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by poodlestix View Post
I don't want their cold weather, but I DO want their gas prices!
Michigan's average is $1.60, only about .20 lower than the national average.
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Old 01-25-2016, 03:33 PM
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Here in the DC metro gas averages $2. However, oil prices are below $30 a bbl and projected to decrease. Cheap gas is here to stay. Yay!!!
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Old 01-25-2016, 10:52 PM
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It was down to $1.86 in NEPA today.
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Old 02-06-2016, 02:17 PM
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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When I started driving in 1985, gas was a bit over a dollar - about $1.15, which had the purchasing power then of approximately $2.50 in 2015 dollars. So, gas is really cheaper now than it was then - significantly so (though I know some people can't understand this, no matter how simple it is).

Originally Posted by notmeofficer View Post
California is screwing the middle class... Gas still high here ..lots of taxes and regulations... When one half of the state pays for the other half the politicians will take money one way or another
Yes - it's mostly the successful and affluent coastal counties paying the way for the not-so-successful and not-so-wealthy interior counties. It's a sort of microcosm of the nation.

Report: Bay Area counties give so rural counties can receive - San Jose Mercury News

Originally Posted by danielj72 View Post
You people in California are being robbed. Here in Tennessee its around $1.65 give or take ten cents. Are your taxes that bad or are oil companies stealing from you. Oil is 30 dollars a barrel so you should not be paying that.
Yeah, but... you have to live in Tennessee...

Then there's the fact that though gas is 60% more expensive in California (see below), people also make 40% more in California (see below), they have much nicer weather, a significantly lower violent crime rate than Tennessee (see below), people live longer there (see below), the poverty rate is lower (see below), and so forth and so on.

That's probably why 6x as many people choose to live in California over Tennessee, despite it being more expensive. Supply and demand.

US Average Gas Prices by State - GasBuddy.com
Median Annual Household Income | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
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Old 02-06-2016, 07:58 PM
Location: NC
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$1.85 - 1.88 in Raleigh NC. We pay 35 cents gal tax to insure that our white lines are painted with disappearing paint as we like to guess which lane we are in at night or when it rains, LOL!! Would gladly pay a little more for roads with better markings and more lights.
in 1976 it was around 56 cents gal.
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