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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:55 PM
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Gas under $2 a gallon
Am I just dreaming here? Will we ever see it again?
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merwin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:58 PM
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1. I remember just 10 years ago when gas was under $1
Gotta love it when gas prices double every 4 years
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NinetySix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:17 PM
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10. In the Spring of 1999
I was paying 74 cents a gallon in the Southeast. Just last week, gas prices were around $2.15 per gallon. That's almost triple in only six years.
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:33 PM
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14. 2.19 here in E. TN
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 11:34 PM by cynatnite
I'm getting settled into the idea of never seeing it again, but the prospect of going over $3 scares the hell out of me. We've cut back as it is. I do as little driving as possible these days.

on edit: How high will it have to get in order for more people to reconsider their driving habits?

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ailsagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:01 PM
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2. You're dreaming. Sorry. Those days are gone forever.
:(
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Tommymac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:02 PM
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3. Here.
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tyedyeto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:02 PM
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4. Is it a dream or a nightmare? n/t
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Pam-Moby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:09 PM
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6. Wake me up when its over. The nightmare that is. n/t
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tyedyeto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:12 PM
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8. Wishing I could say it's all been a nightmare
but those of us here know better.
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Cobalt Violet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:08 PM
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5. Don't get too use to gas under $3.00.
It's going to get worse.
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:10 PM
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7. No
at least that's what someone who works for the DOE told me.
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:14 PM
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9. WHERE????
I paid $ 2.25 a gallon today.

Premium (does anyone even buy that???) is $ 2.40-2.45.

Whew.
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Incitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:20 PM
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11. $2
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 11:20 PM by Incitatus
Enjoy it while you can, cause it's about to :nuke:


I saw hummer with a yellow ribbon today.
Is it just me or... :wtf: ?
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alphafemale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:25 PM
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12. Just before the 2006 elections I'll bet. nt
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GiovanniC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:26 PM
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13. It MUST Have Really Happened!
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getmeouttahere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:46 PM
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15. Paying 2.65 here in El Segundo, CA....
with a refinery right down the street. How long will it take to reach $3, is the better question. Surely we will be the first here.
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FloridaPat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:59 PM
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16. Lowest I ever paid was 25 cents. There was a gas price war in the
early 70's.
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tritsofme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:10 AM
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17. They want us to be delighted to pay $1.99
Edited on Thu Jul-21-05 12:20 AM by tritsofme
Like its a special treat.

That's what I've been saying for awhile now.
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 01:11 AM
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23. You're right
My mother keeps hoping for that price. We had it not too long ago and she filled up her gas guzzling SUV :eyes:

I quit telling her she needs to trade the beast in for something more affordable.
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:17 AM
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18. I have seen 1.89 for premium in the OC.
No freeper EVER utters a discouraging word about the price of gas, it's amazing how brainwashed those goofs are!
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cubschicago Donating Member (123 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:33 AM
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19. I paid under a $1 for gas just five years ago.
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friesianrider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:45 AM
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20. When I got my driver's license almost 7 years ago...
I remember my friends and I saying "OMFG...OVER ONE DOLLAR A GALLON, WHAT IS NEXT??!!!!"

Today I drove 4 miles out of my way for regular gas at $2.13. So I'd say no, we will never see gas under $2 a gallon again.

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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:59 AM
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21. Not in my neck of the woods ................
lowest I can find in San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles is $2.49. I predict $3 by Labor Day and never again under $2.
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conflictgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 01:09 AM
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22. Ha ha ha ha ha. I'm not thinking so.
I do remember when I lived in Texas just 4 years ago, I could still get a gallon of regular unleaded for 99 cents a gallon. Ah, the good old days.

It's up around $2.40/gal here in Michigan right now.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 01:29 AM
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24. No. But that SUV will make a lovely lawn ornament.
(What? You mean this black goo that we pump out of the ground isn't an infinite, ever-replenishing resource? Fuck! No one ever told us THAT!!!)

On the plus side, filling up one of these is remarkably reasonable:

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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 01:30 AM
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25. Maybe in Venezuela. n/t
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ObaMania Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 04:04 AM
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26. You're dreaming.
.. matter of fact, the retard * said in NC on Friday(?) that prices will not go down. This was while he was talking about alternative fuels.

What a fu@king moran.
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