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post #31 of 130
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Originally Posted by JennT

GUZZLE, GUZZLE!! That's all we hear around here! DH just recently bought a big diesel truck with 2 tanks...I haven't even asked what it takes to fill it up!! (I know it's not as much as unleaded gas, but jeez...2 tanks!!) lol



Jenn- Just to give you an idea... although i'm sure you really don't want to know, lol. We have two 1 ton chevy trucks at work, also 2 tanks. Last time I filled one up it was a little less than 1/4 of a tank. I personally filled it up about 1.5 weeks ago-2 weeks and it cost over 90 dollars!!! I am soo glad i don't have to pay the bills! also thankfully it is our slow season at the moment so we don't have to travel much for work, hopefully when we pick up more work the gas prices will have gone down.

We can dream can't we?

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post #32 of 130
Jenn- Just to give you an idea... although i'm sure you really don't want to know, lol. We have two 1 ton chevy trucks at work, also 2 tanks. Last time I filled one up it was a little less than 1/4 of a tank. I personally filled it up about 1.5 weeks ago-2 weeks and it cost over 90 dollars!!! I am soo glad i don't have to pay the bills! also thankfully it is our slow season at the moment so we don't have to travel much for work, hopefully when we pick up more work the gas prices will have gone down.

We can dream can't we?

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post #33 of 130
We live in Southern Indiana, right across the river from Louisville, KY, and gas prices hit $2.69 tonight...I hope they stop soon, or we will all be raising cake prices to cover delivery!!!
post #34 of 130
I'm going to tell my age...but....

Does anyone remember the late 70's, the gas crunch, long lines at the gas pumps, WHEN you could get gas?(I actually made some money off the guys my Dad worked with, just to sit in their trucks in the long lines and fill them up for them, I was 16 and desperately wanting money). That's when prices went all the way up to $1.00 and little more, from .39 cents or so. People back then were driving big vans, big trucks and big station wagons. Everyone just prior to the gas crunch was buying big cars, then, the car makers came out with little cars and everyone was getting those, and trying desperately to get rid of the gas guzzlers....

Everything cycles every 25 years or so? I think we're there, guess we'll all be getting rid of our SUV's and trucks and going back to the 4 door small sedans...

I work for an oil refinery...and I'm still shocked at the prices, but not so much as I was this spring...DH and I went on a Western Carribbean cruise, first stop, Belize (very much like a 3rd world country). If they had a car, they were paying $4.50 a gallon, back then! Ouch! (They didn't even have a fast food restaurant in their capital city! No BK, Mickey D's, nothing like that. icon_rolleyes.gif
post #35 of 130
I live in Central Illinois and I filled up after work today.........$2.75 a gallon!!! THIS IS CRAZY!!! I commute from a small farming community to the city for work...I have to fill up at least twice a week. I've been spending at least $250 a month on gas, I hate to think what I'll be spending now that the prices keep going up, up, up!!
post #36 of 130
Loree - my dad owned a gas station in the late 70's in a small town. He had to figure out how much gas he had in the tanks and how many cars he could serve. He used to pay my friends and me to sit on the back of his pickup truck at the end of the line with a sign saying "no more gas today". We sure got an education that summer!! icon_surprised.gif People were not nice and we were only 9 or 10.

Actually, JennT, diesel around here costs MORE than unleaded! I bought a diesel volkswagen last year (after I got rid of an Expedition) for the added perk of great gas mileage and low cost. My main reason was because diesel has a higher flash point than gasoline - after DH's pickup exploded in our driveway I became a little paranoid. Yesterday I paid $2.99 a gallon for diesel!! Up from 2.29 the same time last year. It's very discouraging.
post #37 of 130
Welcome to Southern California , San Diego to be exact, we have the "honor" of having the highest gas prices in the nation. $2.79 a gallon and climbing. I drive a big Chevy SUV, can't afford to go to work anymore!!. Will have to sell the car to pay for the gas, LOL
post #38 of 130
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This high gas price is hitting everyone! I wanted to trade my minivan in for a SUV but not anymore! I have 5 more payments on my van & I think I'll just keep it!! It goes around 400 miles on one tank of gas so I'll keep it!! No SUV for me!

Loree001, thanks for that story!! That was interesting! My dad was stationed in Holland during the late 70's. We didn't get to see any of that news then. We didn't have English tv then.

I can't believe the prices might be over $3 by Labor Day!!! I am fixing to get my CDL license so I can drive a school bus. It might be better just to stay home & start raising cows & chickens like JennT said!! I know how to do that & raise a garden. That's what we all need to do!! LOL!! I'm scared to death of chickens but love fresh eggs!!!!
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post #39 of 130
beachcakes...I remember well my dad with us kids in the car sitting in the long line of cars waiting for gas when the owner of the station brought out his lawn chair, sat down and ate his lunch right in front of us instead of pumping gas tapedshut.gif ~needless to say my dad was livid along with all the others in line! (that was in Oregon where you don't pump your own gas)
Here the price is $2.77, really $2.77 & 9/10 so you could say it's $2.78 a gallon at Texaco, but it keeps going up thumbsdown.gificon_cry.gif and I drive less!
post #40 of 130
I remember about 8 or 9 years ago when I lived in Florida we actually got gas for $0.99 a gallon. Boy do I miss those days!!!!!!!
post #41 of 130
Here in Lexington...Tennessee, that is...gas is around $2.43/gallon as off tonight. I was on a half of a tank last week when it was about .10 cheaper and it still cost me $21 to fill up - from a half a tank mind you. I'll have to fill up again tomorrow and I'm dreading it.
post #42 of 130
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I'll need to fill up before Fri. I dread it too.......
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post #43 of 130
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Originally Posted by mjones17

I remember about 8 or 9 years ago when I lived in Florida we actually got gas for $0.99 a gallon. Boy do I miss those days!!!!!!!



BOY DO I REMEMBER THOSE DAYS TOOO!!
I USED TO LIVE IN FORT LAUDERDALE
TONIGHT I SAW 2.59 PER GALLON IN HOUSTON
THAT IS JUST CRAZY!!!!!!



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post #44 of 130
You know what is sickening? We are not only paying higher gas prices to fill our vehicles...we are paying higher prices for everything else too, cause companies are raising their prices DUE to the increase in the cost of oil.

I had a miscellaneous charge on my recent garbage pick up bill. When I called to ask what it was for, the lady said that it was a price adjustment to offset the increase in gas prices. The same thing happened at my work last year...the vending machine prices increased and I asked the vendor why and he said since gas had increased, they had to increase the prices.

SO, we consumers are paying DOUBLE for alot of things!!! Maybe you ladies that have DH's who have their own business should consider this. ??? I know it is not an ideal solution, but you might HAVE to make some sort of adjustment.

Tonight on the news they said gas prices may taper off in Sept. So, hopefully after Labor day, they will start to drop.

UGH!!
post #45 of 130
Well, you guys are making me feel a lot better. Our gas prices are pretty comparable to everyones, it's about $2.60 at costco and about 2.80-2.90 at other places. But I feel pretty lucky. We moved to hawaii in September of last year and were told that the gas prices would kill us. So considering that we're way out in the middle of the ocean, I guess our prices aren't too bad.
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