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Old 03-25-2012, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Cinco Dinero
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A lot of people have already figured in the toll road costs in their home location - so it's not just the cost per gallon that has been taken in account. They have already decided it was worth it, to them.
Yes, the way they use the tolls for everything, tells me it would take gas going up, up , up, before they'd move.

I live in Cinco. My dh uses the Westpark to get to work & get to work-related appointments during the day. Time = money... so the $4 one way toll is worth it when you have a deadline to meet.

The only time I go into Houston is for personal business... errands, zoo, etc... So I choose not to use the Westpark when I can use I-10 for free. (Mid-day, weekends, etc...) However, that is not the norm around here. SAHMs run on that pricey Westpark all day long, paying $4 each way, just because they can.

As long as folks are willing to pay tolls just for the sake of convenience, gas can get a little higher
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Pearland, TX
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Not sure why anyone would consider moving because of high gas prices. Texas is among a few states with the lowest average. So, like...where would you move?

Daily Fuel Gauge Report--national, state and local average prices for gasoline, diesel and E-85.
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:04 AM
 
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Smaller homes, urban lifestyles attractive to new homebuyers: ULI | HousingWire

People may not move due to high gas prices, but it is having an influence on new homebuyers.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:00 AM
 
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Not sure why anyone would consider moving because of high gas prices. Texas is among a few states with the lowest average. So, like...where would you move?

Daily Fuel Gauge Report--national, state and local average prices for gasoline, diesel and E-85.
Ronnie, I think he meant moving away from the suburbs into the city.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:34 AM
 
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How much is gas in Houston?
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:08 AM
 
Location: New Territory
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How much is gas in Houston?
The stations I pass in Sugar Land were $3.83 this morning. Near the Galleria, regular is already $4.00 at a few stations.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Houston area
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Honestly speaking, gas today is around $4.00 a gallon. Let's assume a scenario where it increases $1.00 a month. My car currently gets 15 gallons and I have to fill up twice a month. Under this worst case scenario ......I would have to find a way to budget for a whole $30.00 additional in my monthly budget. If $30 is going to break me then I have bigger issues going on than the price of gas.

I understand many might live in the suburbs and drive more so would $60, $100 destroy your monthly budget??? That's what we are talking about here.
For the average person on C-D, it probably makes little difference. But for the average American, the extra $60-$100 more a month really makes a difference. The average American probably makes between $40k-$45k a year. With a family of 3-5 people, expenses add up fast.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Houston Inner Loop
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Gas is pretty cheap in the United States. I recently filled the rental car in Germany and it cost around $185 (BMW 3 Series). Let's try to keep things in perspective, please. BTW: I put serious miles on the vehicle and didn't come across one pot hole. I guess the gas taxes go for something there! So much more efficient than the good ole' U.S.!
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:52 AM
 
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Gas is pretty cheap in the United States. I recently filled the rental car in Germany and it cost around $185 (BMW 3 Series). Let's try to keep things in perspective, please. BTW: I put serious miles on the vehicle and didn't come across one pot hole. I guess the gas taxes go for something there! So much more efficient than the good ole' U.S.!
I agree. It is way too cheap and yet everyone complains so much about it. I mean come on, gasoline is about the cheapest liquid you can buy in the U.S. I wish gas prices were around $40-60 per gallon. At least something so valuable as gasoline should cost as much as a starbucks coffee.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:01 AM
 
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I agree. It is way too cheap and yet everyone complains so much about it. I mean come on, gasoline is about the cheapest liquid you can buy in the U.S. I wish gas prices were around $40-60 per gallon. At least something so valuable as gasoline should cost as much as a starbucks coffee.
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