Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

The price of gas is a pain in the ass.....

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
 
marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:01 PM
Original message
The price of gas is a pain in the ass.....
... I had the day off yesterday and stayed home all day. Today I went over to El estacion de gaz for the first time in a few days and YIKES!!! $3.35 per gallon :hurts: ..... When I pumped fuel just a few days ago it was $2.99.

Mierda! :scared:

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:03 PM
Response to Original message
1. $3.69 here
so don't complain too much yet! :mad:

:kick:

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:03 PM
Response to Reply #1
2. Northern California?
n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:06 PM
Response to Reply #2
3. yes, for now anyway!
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 01:07 PM by CountAllVotes
I move around a lot. I'm kind of stuck right now. I bought 4 gallons the other day and it was about $15.00!

On edit: I heard it was going for $4.00++ in San Jose, CA! YIKES!

:kick:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:07 PM
Response to Reply #3
5. Good grief....And four gallons doesn't move the needle too much....
.... unless you're driving a hybrid.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:08 PM
Response to Reply #5
6. it is a Honda Accord SE
it gets about 25 MPG around town; 30 on long trips. Time for a long trip I'm thinking!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:09 PM
Response to Reply #1
7. holy hell, i went by safeway yesterday and regular was $3.55 a gallon, premium
was absurd.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Rosemary2205 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:07 PM
Response to Original message
4. Walmart sales are suffering.
We can still afford enough gas to get to our hard to come by jobs that haven't given us raises in 6 years - but we can't afford much of anything else.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:16 PM
Response to Reply #4
9. I had a job for awhile
it was only part-time and it was a 100 mile a day commute and the pay was just over $8.00 an hour. If I still had said job, I'd have to quit as it would cost me $15.00 a day to drive to/from said job!

I wonder how many others are in a similar situation?

:mad:

:kick:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
liberal renegade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:01 PM
Response to Reply #9
17. a few million.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:16 PM
Response to Original message
8. Isn't it grand to have two oily ones in the WH?
The costs of all goods and services rising 20-30% over recent years has been crippling.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
pink-o Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:28 PM
Response to Original message
10. Time to get out of our cars...
Until we refuse to consume their product, the oil companies will continue to gouge us. The problem is, most 'burbs don't have real alternative transpo, and most people live in the burbs. Most people have a huge long commute to work, and getting there by bus or train would lengthen it intolerably.

However, there are other way. You can check into carpooling in your community, you can park your car and not drive it in your leisure time. And the more we walk, the better our lives are gonna be. Seriously! We've been bi-peds for a few eons; humans are supposed to put one foot in front of the other, it's how we evolved. Barring a catastrophic reason, most everyone can walk.

I own a moped and a bicycle, and it's the latter I prefer. I also own a car, and I probably drive it too much myself (it's a little beater that gets 30 MPG) but that's gonna change. I'm sick and tired of giving money to EXXON and the like! We gotta hit 'em in the wallet, and leave 'em scrambling.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:30 PM
Response to Original message
11. I have been seeing diesel in the $3.80 range lately n/t
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 01:30 PM by NNN0LHI
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:36 PM
Response to Original message
12. $3.19 here in Royal Oak - up $0.17 in the last week
I doubt I'll see ANY reduction in the proportion of gaz-guzzing single-passenger SUVs on Woodward or cross-town Mile-Roads.

This area is insane with gas-guzzlers. It was a shock to move back from 15 years in Callyfornia.


Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:58 PM
Response to Reply #12
15. YES it is insane with single-occupant gas guzzlers.....
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 01:58 PM by marmar
And I guess I'll get some gas when I'm down at the Main Art Theater today. .... It's apparently cheaper than in big-box/strip-mall heaven Auburn Hills.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:08 PM
Response to Reply #15
19. I tend to gas up at the Citgo - either at Crooks & 13 Mile or Crooks & 12 Mile
Both are typically near the low end of pricing and I rather like the Chavez connection. The BP station at Crooks and 12 Mile is my third choice if only because the owners/operators have been particualry helpful and responsive when I've needed them. While it's priced a penny or two more, I feel obliged to support good people whose assistance I've appreciated.

I avoid stations on Woodward ... or anywhere within sight of I-75.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:10 PM
Response to Reply #19
20. Yeah, that CItgo at Crooks and 12 does seem consistently cheaper than most.....
.... and like you I kinda dig the Chavez connection.



Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:45 PM
Response to Original message
13. The price of gas is a pain in the ass?
Addicted to car? Perhaps you are.
Try a bike...you just might like.
Or take the bus. No road-rage fuss.
It may not seem cool, but you're less of a fool.
Don't just knock it...it drains Bushco's pocket.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:05 PM
Response to Reply #13
18. Addicted to the car? Right you are....
I'd love to ride a bike, but it's too far a hike....
The bus would be cool beans, but my job's location won't allow such means
So for now I'm stuck paying the high price of gas, feeding an economy that's not built to last

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:00 PM
Response to Reply #13
22. Might I ask: How far do you live from work/shopping and family?
And other things that people do in their weekly life?

Just curious. Suggesting one ride a bike or take a bus. Maybe some of us live too far from work to ride a bike and still have any time left in the day for sleep or other things.
Maybe some of us don't have mass transit readily available. Have you ridden a bicycle in 12 inches of snow?

That is what I am looking at out my window right now and damn if I am going to try and ride a two wheel contraption on these roads. Little too far to ride to work efficiently and safely. I would need a shower once I got to work or my colleagues would kick me out of meetings.

America is not set up for bicycling and mass transit only exist in the urban areas and not all suburbs in those areas.


So I am just asking, do you have the ability to do these things and do you use them?


The next thing is the distance I live from my family, parents and children live in different parts of the country. Should I just give up ever seeing them again?

It all makes sense when you talk but not so easy to put in practice.


:rant:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
XOKCowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:50 PM
Response to Original message
14. $2.99 yesterday here in Denver...
I didn't look today. Glad I filled up... $40 in my little Stratus.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:00 PM
Response to Original message
16. $3.12 a gallon in Indiana . Bush energy plan sucks!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:52 PM
Response to Original message
21. Friday morning on way to work $3.01 on one corner $3.39 on the other
I quickly pulled into the $3.01 an topped off. Unbelievable that I found $3.01 acceptable.

I have a trip planned in 2 weeks the cost is going to be through the roof.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ileus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:08 PM
Response to Original message
23. gas should be 1.00 a gallon...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:38 PM
Response to Reply #23
25. why?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:24 PM
Response to Reply #25
26. Because oil companys are exporting our oil that they drilled off public land.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:42 PM
Response to Reply #26
27. Then there's also the soaring profits and huge subsidies from TAX PAYERS!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:10 PM
Response to Original message
24. I fill my tank every 2 weeks.
It's time to do so again. Now I don't want to. :(
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sat Dec 20th 2014, 01:59 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC