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Old 05-21-2007, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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CAMARILLO, Calif. - The average price of self-serve regular gasoline hit a record high of $3.18, rising more than 11 cents over the past two weeks, according to a nationwide survey released Sunday.

The latest figure topped the record of $3.07 set two weeks ago, which had been the highest price since the average cost of a gallon of gas hit $3.03 on Aug. 11, 2006, according to the Lundberg Survey of 7,000 gas stations across the country.

The latest price also beat the previous inflation-adjusted record of $3.15 per gallon in March 1981.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070520/ap_on_bi_ge/gas_prices;_ylt=Ahg0cj1cD0yIZ1lUzIDAyOVI2ocA (broken link)
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Old 05-21-2007, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Maine
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And the oil companies are raking in RECORD profits.
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Old 05-21-2007, 10:10 AM
 
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Here on Thur. gas was anywhere from 2.86.9 to 2.89.9 a gallon, on friday morning all gas was 2.99.9 at all stations from pasadena texas to galveston texas...i'm wondering if that is price fixing....

i have never seen that happen before, there has always been a little difference from station to station and never the exact same price over such a large distance..

PRICE FIXING ???????????
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Old 05-21-2007, 10:33 AM
 
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IL is highest in the nation today - $3.59 per gal avg. Natl. avg= $3.19
IL has the highest gas taxes in the nation I believe though. NY is close I think.
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Old 05-21-2007, 10:59 AM
 
Location: in a house
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IL is highest in the nation today - $3.59 per gal avg. Natl. avg= $3.19
IL has the highest gas taxes in the nation I believe though. NY is close I think.
Last week I reported a station in San Fran was charging $4.45. I wonder what it is up to now? How has this affected your lives? Do you travel less, fill up half way thinking the prices might go down, trade in your gas guzzler, walk more......? I would love to get rid of my Jeep that only gets around 18 miles to the gallon, but it is paid for and can't afford car payments nor do I want any so we drive less and go far only when necessary which in California is easy since the traffic is so bad you are kind of stuck in the burbs anyway.
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Old 05-21-2007, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Around here it's up 10 to 20 cents a gallon from last week. Ranges between $3.09 - $3.19 for regular. Of course this raises the price of everything that is transported - groceries are higher every time I stop at the store. And the majority of workers here drive into Orlando every day which is a minimum of 25 miles one way. I really feel bad for those who have to pinch pennies anyway and this has to be causing major stress on them.
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Old 05-21-2007, 11:16 AM
 
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Drive as little as possible. Slow down to 60 instead of 80. Don't race from one red light to the next. Make sure all tires are inflated properly.

Those cost nothing, and will get the average driver an extra 3mpg and conserve gas by not making useless trips.

Get an engine/transmission tune up, change the spark plugs, fuel and air filters.

That will cost some $$$, but is general maintenance that will help achieve maximum fuel efficiency, and will help reduce wear and tear and help retain value of vehicle.

Just a few thoughts.
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Old 05-21-2007, 11:28 AM
 
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Drive as little as possible. Slow down to 60 instead of 80. Don't race from one red light to the next. Make sure all tires are inflated properly.

Those cost nothing, and will get the average driver an extra 3mpg and conserve gas by not making useless trips.

Get an engine/transmission tune up, change the spark plugs, fuel and air filters.

That will cost some $$$, but is general maintenance that will help achieve maximum fuel efficiency, and will help reduce wear and tear and help retain value of vehicle.

Just a few thoughts.

At the cost of a tune up now days it would take 100 years to make up the savings at 3 mph......
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Old 05-21-2007, 01:46 PM
 
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And the oil companies are raking in RECORD profits.
Yes, when you have a large quantity of a product, and the value of that product goes up, then you will make money.
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Old 05-21-2007, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Traveling from the Cape to Belfast, ME the petrol prices varied from 2.98 to 3.19 in the last week. Most of the stations jumped between yesterday and this morning. Average for 87 seems to be around 3.15 (in Maine).
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