Hadn't heard about it yet. Shows how much I watch the news/newspaper! Will do it. I can make it 3 days if I top it off on the 6th. How much is a gallon of super now in Canada? It's about $1.50 in Mass.
Posts: 1334 From: Indianapolis, IN, USA Registered: May 99
Not more then a year ago, i seen gas for a 110. Now ive seen it around 150 for regular. It sucks that i have to buy higher octane. The news said its suppose to go back to normal in the summer because they dont want to increase production at this time.
Last summer, a friend and I were discussing the impending y2k bug and decided that motor fuel might get expensive if the bug really bit. So, we went to a local station with three 55 gallon drums and tanked up at .80 per gallon. I have not had to buy fuel from a station in a month! My wife made fun of us for buying and storing that much fuel, but I am the one laughing at her now.
Posts: 15796 From: N. Wilkesboro, NC, USA Registered: Nov 1999
I did the conversion and gas up here in Canada is going for $2.31 cents US a gallon. To figure out the conversion I multiplied our price per litre by 4.7 to get it into gallons. I then converted the Canadian funds into US dollars. Were getting bent over royally up here!
sure, why not. I think I can avoid buying gas for 3 days..
however, the logic is slightly flawed. People are going to be buying gas again on the day after it's over, so it might not have the effect people are looking for. gas stations will be slow for those 3 days, then, depending on the number of people involved nation wide, they could be swamped in the following days. However, I don't think enough people will take part to do any serious damage.. what could work, is boycotting the most expensive brand for say.. a couple of weeks. if enough people did that, it could severely damage them.
if anyone hadn't guessed, I have no great love for the oil companies..
Mar 3rd, 2000
Posts: 84 From: san francisco, CA, USA Registered: Jun 99
Seems to me that a better use of the three day period would be for all Americans to check their tire pressure as the average car would probably gain 3-5% in gas mileage if tires were properly inflated.
So many simple things could be done by the average person at little expense to raise their fuel economy. And lower demand translates to lower prices.
Gas just went up to $1.62-87 $1.72-89 $1.82-91 at my local chevron here in oregon. I put 89 octane in all my cars and they say that will be over $2.00 this summer. Thank god i have a 85Sc with the 4banger gets 30 miles to the gallon.
I heard from a reliable source last night that gas will be up to $0.90/liter by May..
I have some information on engine modifications to dramatically increase fuel efficiency, if anyone is interested, email me and I'll send you a link to a research company. And yes, it's real research.. not some cheap gizmo that doesn't do anything.
I'll also be converting a scanned article to html that one forum member sent me, it was about a modified engine in an 84 fiero that got amazing mileage. over 50mpg if I remember correctly.
Posts: 544 From: Saskatchewan,Canada Registered: Oct 1999
Regular is 68 cents per litre ($1.72US per gallon) here in my town. I heard on the radio that in Newfoundland they are paying 84 cents per litre ($2.13US per gallon). Didn't the oil companies do the same thing(cut production to raise prices) back in the seventies?? And wasn't that deemed illegal?? or was that just a price fixing scam... I sure wish I could cut back the supply of my businesses service and double my price in the process.
hey guys in malibu california 2.57 super 2.40 mid and 2.20 for good old regular. yu know what's funny? is that we the usa went to protect these poeple from sadam and look what they do to us, stop the production of oil, and thats how they say thank you.
Posts: 2912 From: Loveland, Co Registered: Feb 2000
Gas is around $1.45 here in northern Colorado. It gives me another reason to drive my Fiero instead of my full size Chev short-bed ext-cab 4x4. (nothing special, 1990 with 170,000 miles pickem up truck)
Mar 12th, 2000
Posts: 439 From: Tyler, Texas Registered: Mar 2000
AAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! I just drove around town and the gas stations are changing their signs again... another 4 cents per litre higher putting it at 72 cents (1.83US/gal). I run a cab company here and this is killing me. It's deffinitely time to switch to diesel or natural gas. Ford sells a Crown Victoria factory built to run on natural gas.
Mar 13th, 2000
Posts: 38927 From: Carrollton GA. Out in the... country. Registered: Oct 1999
Why? As far as the oil companies are concerned, it will all average out. Everyone is going to swamp the gas stations, the day before the gas out, then they're going to swamp them again, the day after. All that's going to happen is that (maybe) the retailers will have to adjust their ordering schedule, just a bit. Many of the retailers (especially the "mom 'n' pop" operations) are just working stiffs, like the rest of us. They are not to blame for the high prices.
Okay. Blast away.
Posts: 1334 From: Indianapolis, IN, USA Registered: May 99
The way I look at is that this is just a statement. From my standpoint I am saying that I think that the prices suck.
Will this make a difference??? Maybe not, but I don't see where it could hurt. My statement of not buying gas those 3 days just makes me feel better. If it helps, GREAT, and if it doesn't, I don't think I really have a choice (at least I tried).
Posts: 92 From: Charleston, WV 25314 Registered: Jan 2000
The prices in WV now are $1.55 regular, $1.65 plus, and $1.72 super. I can still remember a year ago when it was $0.92 for regular. Wonder how these vehicles run on ethanol? I'd stop going to the pump and start going to the still!
We can always follow Fred Flintstones' lead, cut a hole in the floorpan? Ought to be able to get at least 20 miles/six pack. Guess we should have put a trans-Atlantic pipeline in after we finished putting out all those oil well fires.
Next time we save a country, why not make 'em put up some colateral!
Posts: 50 From: N Sioux City,SD Registered: Feb 2000