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Holy moly, filled the car up this morning and *SHOCK` paid one Euro eighty one cents that be 2.40 US dollars a LITER

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Holy moly, filled the car up this morning and *SHOCK` paid one Euro eighty one cents that be 2.40 US dollars a LITER
I thought we were badly off in the UK!! Prices vary, but around here the price is around £1.32, equating to roughly $2.05 a litre.

Would our friends across the pond like to rub our noses in it, and tell us how little they pay, OR is that a fiction of the European media?

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We are at about $3.80 a gallon going up daily, some places in major cities are at $4.00. I'll let you do the conversion so I will not be seen as rubbing it in.

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Hey, give us the autobahns and we'll pay the gas price!

I think it is the taxes. Problem is, our gov't cant' seem to spend road money on roads. and when they do, they hire the lowest bidder who from the looks of it, can't build good roads around here

We really do pay about the same when you take repair bills due to bad roads into account.
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We are at about $3.80 a gallon going up daily, some places in major cities are at $4.00. I'll let you do the conversion so I will not be seen as rubbing it in.
Look again prices in downtown LA just topped $5 gallon. In NorCal some prices are at $4.30 and going up daily. SO much for the recovery.

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[QUOTE=amariderSO much for the recovery. [/QUOTE]
I hear that... The talking heads said that U.S Gas prices should be at or above $4.00 by Easter. If CA is at $5 now, where will we be by Easter?

I have a pool going... I'm in for $6.34 by Easter... takers?

Hey.... Didn't the gas dudes (those what make the final product) have record profits this year???

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Good point Mark.......and the point to ponder here is a multitude of ???????????

1st; US is currently producing more oil than ever, historically.
2nd; the refineries are producing more distilled product than ever.
3rd; Oil producers are making more profit than ever.
4th; Exports to China are higher than ever............

Maybe we should put an export tax on petroleum products.............keep that stuff in country instead of exporting it..............

and I haven't mentioned the state side surplus because of the mild winter............



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Hey.... Didn't the gas dudes (those what make the final product) have record profits this year???
And didn't we pull out of Iraq?

They'll keep raising gas prices because they can. It's as simple as that.

And what are we gonna do about it? Drive less? Hardly.

A few years ago, we were all pissed off when it went above $3/gal, and livid when it hit $4. Then they dropped back around $3, and we now consider that "normal". Now they'll push above $5/gal, then drop back down to around $4/gal, we'll be glad that it dropped again, and $4/gal will be the new "normal".

The same applies in Europe, with the addition of massive additional local taxes.

Also, it's an election year, so if they can piss off the majority of the commuters, and then blame it on the incumbents . . .

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$ 1,85 a litre here.
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And didn't we pull out of Iraq?

They'll keep raising gas prices because they can. It's as simple as that.

And what are we gonna do about it? Drive less? Hardly.

A few years ago, we were all pissed off when it went above $3/gal, and livid when it hit $4. Then they dropped back around $3, and we now consider that "normal". Now they'll push above $5/gal, then drop back down to around $4/gal, we'll be glad that it dropped again, and $4/gal will be the new "normal".

The same applies in Europe, with the addition of massive additional local taxes.

Also, it's an election year, so if they can piss off the majority of the commuters, and then blame it on the incumbents . . .

Actually Ken we all know where the blame lies, its with you - Yes Ken it's your fault.
How You might ask? The theory is simple.........

For years Ken you were eating up natural resources, 6 to 11 gallons at a shot all over North America. You were doing this for no other purpose other than to feed your massive Asphalt Addiction. The economy along with big oil started to rely on your small but frequent purchases every 3 to 5 hours.
But then you went and had a right of way violation with a coyote (another nature resource gone) which left you unable to ride and feed your addiction. Thus not continuing to eat up big oils drug of choice, making a surplus that big oil needs to sell. Not wanting lose all those profits big oil had to find another buyer for it's drug. Exporting filled the void that Ken left and started to raise the price with no end in site.
So again it's all Kens and his Asphalt addiction fault. Not to mention taking out that poor innocent coyote that surely crawled off and perished. Causing an over population of road runners that he did not hunt. Thus causing ....... well that's another fine mess that Ken got us into.

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Actually Ken we all know where the blame lies, its with you - Yes Ken it's your fault.
Now that's funny right there... Ken??? How could you sir...

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Dear John.........................

Dear Ken....................did you see them ducks..........?




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Also, it's an election year, so if they can piss off the majority of the commuters, and then blame it on the incumbents . . .
Well, are not the incumbents supposed to be "in charge" now? Seems it is happening on their watch this time. Are they not the ones pissing off the commuters then? Well, it is really the oil companies, but they have been "allowed" to do it.

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Also Iran has stopped oil exports, things like that sends the oil industry into convultions.
A guy had a heart attack after arguing with the pump attendent over high prices.

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Actually Ken we all know where the blame lies, its with you - Yes Ken it's your fault.
It usually is . . .

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I'm in. Let's vote out all the incumbents. All of them, across the board, in every office. Even those that aren't currently up for re-election . . .

Sorry 'bout that. Must've slipped into Crapper mode . . .

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With the current round of price increases and predictions of more to come, it must be about time for yet another Congressional inquiry into (pick one):

(a) oil company profits
(b) root cause of high gasoline prices
(c) increasing domestic production
etc.

Collectively, America has a very short memory. Every year or so as we go through this Congress pretends to take some action, there is a lot of smoke and noise about "getting to the bottom of this", and then it fades away... until next time. We are victims of our own elected officials.

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In Alberta we fluctuate between .98 cents a liter and 1.10 a liter

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I'm in. Let's vote out all the incumbents. All of them, across the board, in every office. Even those that aren't currently up for re-election . . .

Sorry 'bout that. Must've slipped into Crapper mode . . .
I liked Warren Buffet's idea. If the sitting Congress fails to deliver a balanced budget, they are all ineligible for reelection.

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I liked Warren Buffet's idea. If the sitting Congress fails to deliver a balanced budget, they are all ineligible for reelection.
If Congress......?

Screw them, they've had more than enough time to get things straight.

I'm all for running every single one off and starting over.

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