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Posted: 29 Aug 05, 16:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Will soon be hitting the £1 a litre barrier.

Disgraceful.

The sooner somebody invents a teleportation device the better. Or have the oil companies bought the technology and suppressed it just to annoy me?

Time to buy a horse.

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Posted: 29 Aug 05, 17:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Petrol, or gasoline as we call it in the states is going to an historic mark here as well. It's going to hit $3 a gallon, although when I did the conversion, I found I shouldn't be bitching about it. You guys pay the equivalent of $6.81. OUCH. Nevertheless, it's shitty business.

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Posted: 29 Aug 05, 19:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

you know it getting a joke here in the UK on fuel prices as other things. i believe the fuel in USA is really cheap is it not?


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Posted: 29 Aug 05, 22:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's a joke here too. My 1300cc car is costing about NZ$60 to fill, this time last year it was about $40. The government put a 5c tax on it for some roads a year or so ago, before prices started going crazy, and next year another 4c carbon tax is going on it. They're refusing to do anything about it.

We'll see come the September 17 election...


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Posted: 29 Aug 05, 22:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Unfortunately, we are feeling the effects of the failed energy policies of Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Sr, and Bill Clinton hitting the world square in the gonads....


The alternative sources, especially automotive wise, should have been heavily invested in 20-30 years ago, to that end, especially in the 90's, when the technology was readily available.


It is convenient to blame the worlds current leaders for this, but the fault lies in the past.
I guess that Clinton was too busy covering his ass, Reagan was too busy selling weapons, Bush Sr. was too busy saying "Not Gonna Do It", and Carter was just a fucking tool.....


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Posted: 30 Aug 05, 18:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Isn't your fuel in the US the equivalent of about 89 NZ cents? I read an article the other day that it isn't taxed as much as anywhere else because the politicians know the people won't stand for it.

All right for some. Our politicians know that we don't have any choice but to put up with it if we want to keep driving.


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Posted: 30 Aug 05, 18:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The prices here are horrific at the moment. I don't usually take much notice I need petrol to get around so regardless of how much it is, I have to have it.

When I bought my 1300cc car in April 2004, it took £27.30 to fill her up. Gradually that cost has crept up and up and this last time, it cost me £30.00 :( It took £13.00 on Sunday to fill her up just from 3/4 of the tank which is even worse. I had an email at work recently suggesting we boycott such as BP and Esso (who are being taken over by BP anyway) as they're the ones keeping the price up - at present BP are at 93.9 a litre near where I live.

But to catch the bus every day, only halfway to work (I walk the rest of the way) would cost me approx £60.00 a month whereas for the most part I'm in the car a total of 30 minutes there and back, and with all the other costs involved it's stupid leaving the car at home to use the bus, as much as I advocate the use of public transport.


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Posted: 30 Aug 05, 19:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gas rising in my area today. My friend who is Jamaican and owns a gas station asked me to check another store's gas prices... $2.53 a gallon, it'll be up today since they both got gas today at the same place, and it's gonna be UP.. the Jamaican is rising his price (he's at $2.49) due to the fact he's two pennies below any profit. On average, a gas station makes a penny per gallon. If someone stole 20 bucks of gas, image how many gas tanks he'd have to fill to add the penny per gallon to reach 20 bucks? Thus is why it's very bad to steal gas!


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Posted: 30 Aug 05, 19:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Haystacks Calhoun wrote:

Unfortunately, we are feeling the effects of the failed energy policies of Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Sr, and Bill Clinton hitting the world square in the gonads....


The alternative sources, especially automotive wise, should have been heavily invested in 20-30 years ago, to that end, especially in the 90's, when the technology was readily available.


It is convenient to blame the worlds current leaders for this, but the fault lies in the past.
I guess that Clinton was too busy covering his ass, Reagan was too busy selling weapons, Bush Sr. was too busy saying "Not Gonna Do It", and Carter was just a fucking tool.....


Actually when Bill Clinton was president, the economy was great and so were the gas prices. I remember the winter in 2001/2002 I think it was, maybe 2000/01... the gas price was near $1 a gallon. That'll never happen again!


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Posted: 30 Aug 05, 22:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Messenger Of Leah wrote:

Haystacks Calhoun wrote:

Unfortunately, we are feeling the effects of the failed energy policies of Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Sr, and Bill Clinton hitting the world square in the gonads....


The alternative sources, especially automotive wise, should have been heavily invested in 20-30 years ago, to that end, especially in the 90's, when the technology was readily available.


It is convenient to blame the worlds current leaders for this, but the fault lies in the past.
I guess that Clinton was too busy covering his ass, Reagan was too busy selling weapons, Bush Sr. was too busy saying "Not Gonna Do It", and Carter was just a fucking tool.....


Actually when Bill Clinton was president, the economy was great and so were the gas prices. I remember the winter in 2001/2002 I think it was, maybe 2000/01... the gas price was near $1 a gallon. That'll never happen again!



How much of that economic windfall of the mid to late 90's did Clinton invest in new refinerys? How much did he invest in new technology to eliminate our dependence of foreign oil?

Maybe.....zero??? Same goes for his predecessors. It has been over 30 years since a new refinery has come online in the US. That, quite simply, is shameful.


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Posted: 30 Aug 05, 23:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What is a gallon to a litre?

We're paying $1.23 per litre over here.

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Posted: 31 Aug 05, 02:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The patrol prices here in Holland are mad.... I pay 1,34 euro à litre fuel. That's 65,- euro to fill (40 litre).


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Posted: 31 Aug 05, 04:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This morning I managed to get gas for 1.32 Euro per litre. Which is very expensive but they said that the prices are still rising :(
I guess I'll get a horse too ;)


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Posted: 31 Aug 05, 04:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

iGSM wrote:

What is a gallon to a litre?

We're paying $1.23 per litre over here.

I'm intending to grow wings. Denny Laine will help me.


Typical, losing the Ashes series and the brain goes numb......

There are 4.54 litres to a UK gallon (8 imperial pints).

Current exchange rate, according to Yahoo, is £1 = $2.39AUS

A litre of petrol in the UK is about $2.24AUS, therefore a gallon is $10.17AUS


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Posted: 31 Aug 05, 20:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just waited in line to pay $2.99 a gallon...thanks to the Hurricane Katrina. Some stations are out of gas apparently, but I haven't seen this yet.

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Posted: 31 Aug 05, 20:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here in Baltimore County, Maryland, USA, yesterday, the price of the Lowest grade, as well as mid grade and premium, officially cracked and went over $3.00 gallon even for crap gas like Hess.

Last night the Exxon down the road charged for mid grade, $2.84. This morning, it had jumped to $3.15!


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Posted: 31 Aug 05, 20:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know of someone filling up their RV and it cost like, $165 or something!


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Posted: 31 Aug 05, 22:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How many of you ACTUALLY believe there is a "gas shortage?"

Not I.

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Posted: 01 Sep 05, 00:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There's no SHORTAGE as such - we've only used about half of the world's fuel supply. It's just that the second half is much harder to get at.
My boyfriend knows someone who makes his own diesel out of something or other (I lost track when it got technical) and it costs him about 30 cents a litre to make. Diesel here has just topped a dollar for the first time in NZ history.


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Posted: 01 Sep 05, 09:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Okay, let's do it. The Dutch petrol prices:

The price here is 1,47 euro á litre... 1 (American) gallon is 3,8 litre. 1,47 * 3,8 = 5,59 euro á gallon.

1 euro = $1,22.. So one gallon regular costs here $6,81!!!

So please don't complain ;)


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