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OT: GAS PRICES WHERE U ARE

Discussion in 'Old School Metal Discussion' started by kittybeast, May 2, 2006.

  1. sixxswine

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    $2.98 a gallon unleaded...
    no tax...
     
  2. Walter_Langkowski

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    Werd muthafuckin homie.:headbang:

    This gas-jack is the biggest bunch of American swindling I've seen in my days anyways.

    And the lowest I saw it was the other day at $2.87 in a neighboring county.
     
  3. Walter_Langkowski

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    And I know in general we in the U.S hate taxes like a passion, but does anyone else think taxing an item so high that is essentially a necessity item to be a bunch of bullshit? I know driving is considered a 'luxury', but how is a luxury when I use the gas to drive my car so I can get to work?

    And with NO public transportation in a lot of areas!
     
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    You've got one hell of a memory then!:kickass:

    I'll go much more recent: it was $1.03 in the Chicago-area as recent as 1999.
    I remember the articles saying how low the prices were and we should appreciate them.


    Umm...yeah I really do now.:rolleyes:
     
  5. Nemesis_lxix

    Nemesis_lxix Drunk Lord's Greasy $@#%*

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    Looks like we are all getting butt-f**d by oil corporations there days.last night I put gas for 1,20 or more and the thing is that every week i drive from the city I study to my home town so it's 200-230 km.
     
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    Well, I work in the auto industry and believe me this stuff is watched and scrutinized very carefully. If any funny shit is going on someone is going to spot it. Too many powerful big toes out there that would be stepped on which will affect THEIR industries' bottom line. Not to mention the one huge career it would make for some reporter who could discover this kind of corruption.
    Too many eyes and big egos' involved yet nobody can find any hint of price-gouging. I'm sory but this Skull and Bones, Star Chamber conspiracy stuff is just getting to far-fetched and outragous.
     
  7. Dän

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    Yeh and the thing is what the hell can we do about it as consumers? pretty much bugger all, most of us need oil on pretty much a daily basis. The only real answer is an alternative source which was discussed earlier on in this thread i belive.

    The price of oil will for ever increase so long as it is a non-renewable resource ie/ once we use it all thats it, no more oil. And when youve got growing economies such as China and India who each have like 1b people in their countries then the demand for oil is huge, as is with a lot of other things
     
  8. TRrEiTxIxRiE DTrash

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    Hard to compare mine to yours because we measure by the litre instead of the gallon (I dont even know the difference) and also our currency is obviously also different...

    But around here in Melbourne its averaging around $1.30 per litre for regular petrol (which I assume is the same as what you call "gas" over there). When I got my licence 3 years ago, petrol was about 80 cents per litre.. So it's gone up heaps.

    Premium, Diesel & LRP (Lead Replacement Petrol for cars that are meant to run on leaded) are even more, they are about $1.40 per litre at the moment. AutoGas is still cheap though, only about 40 cents per litre, but I assume what we call AutoGas is different than what you call gas there? I'm guessing gas is just the word you use for petrol in America. Hardly any cars run on AutoGas here, unleaded petrol is the standard. The gas we have is more like what you put in BBQ's except made for cars obviously, and that's cheap as - taxis use it and ppl who wanna save lots of money (especially with current petrol prices) get their cars converted to run on it too...
     
  9. SickBoy

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    Many people over here tend to buy BMW series 3 or 5 and then install gas in their car, so they can afford the fuel. Rednecks... :lol:
     
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    Same here, there's a lot of people that buy big American pickup trucks and install a LPG( earthgas, cargas, whatever you call it) installation. The fuel consumption price will be the same as driving a normal gasoline car, as LPG is much cheaper, AND road taxes for pickup trucks are much lower than for a car (pickups are concidered as 'light trucks'). I surely wouldn't mind driving a big Dodge 3500 mega cab, it's cheaper to drive than your usual car here :lol:
    BTW do you guys in the US have some kind of road taxes ?? Over here we do, and the more horses or cubic inches (whatever is highest on their list) you have the more you pay...For any V8 powered car you have to pay the max wich is about 2500$/year ! That's one of the main reason you see mostly lighter engines here, and alot diesels ! The power of diesel engines has gone up immensly last years. Diesel is a bit cheaper than gasoline and diesel engines consume much less than gasoline engines.
    I pay about 500$ for my new Chevy Nubira SW (1600cc with LPG) wich is a little more than my 2 liter Chrysler Stratus (about 400$, but it hasn't LPG, so is a bit cheaper). Add my oldtimer (very cheap taxes for those) and so I pay about 1000$ road taxes a year :erk:
    Than our third tax; when you buy a car you have to pay a tax to put the car on the road, we called it in-traffic-tax ... Same goes here; the more horses or cubic inches (or cc's for non-Americans) the more you pay! This also depends on the age of the car...Again, if you got a high power new car that will be upto 6000$ extra when you start that engine of your new car!!
     
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    Well that's one of the problems with our infrastructure. Due to what I consider poor planning, there really isn't effective mass transit for most of the country which, unfortunately, makes driving a necessity and not a luxury for most.
    However, the sad fact of the matter is that a tremendous tax on gas would work its desired effect in that sales of ridiculous SUVs and pick-ups would drastically decline. It would also help if the current admin didn't pass legislation which reduces any regulation on the most burdensome 'monster trucks' (which would make them more expensive to produce and therefore more expensive to buy).

    Perhaps the time has finally come for Americans to suck it up and show what they're made of. Pay the extra money for necessary gas (assuming a tax) and cut the fat elsewhere (from personal budgets). It can be done.
    Why should we continue to be the fattest nation (literally and figuritively)?
     
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    Taxes varies from state to state. What kind of car you buy( luxury or ecomomy, new or used) effects how much you pay in the tax. Here in Illinois road taxes are paid through the pump and renewal stickers. You have state, county and city taxes. It can very from county to county, city to city. I live right outside the Chicago city limits. If I walk out my door go north three house down and cross a street I'm in Chicago and will pay .10 cents to .25 cents more a gallon. If I go about 50 miles south I would be in a different county and will pay less. Also, you pay for a state license plate sticker every year from the state and most cities or counties have vehicle stickers you have to renew every year. How much you pay depends on where you live.
     
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    The cost is about the same in Adelaide
     
  14. kittybeast

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    Which means most state governments are making a huge windfall profit from the tax on gasoline as well.

    hmmm CA. 2nd highest gas tax in the US 43rd on the list for worst road and highways....yep our tax dollars at work.
     
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    it was 2.71 here this morning. Down 6 cents from yesterday.
     
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    went up again.... $3.49 for 87 octane :ill: I saw it at $3.60 7 miles up the road from me which is the last place to buy gas for about 43 miles. By the looks of barrell pricing it's going to be one rough summer for everyone worldwide.
     
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    Before the weekend we expect a new rise, ~3.92/gal for super :erk:

    Oh sweetie you haven't seen our streets and highways :puke:

    Avalanch - 'Vientos Del Sur'
     
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    Congress passes new Tax Bill


    "Sen. Charles Schumer (news, bio, voting record), a New York Democrat, also noted that negotiators dropped a tax increase for big oil companies that was in the original Senate bill. He said that $5.1 billion tax increase would have paid for education credits and other popular tax breaks such as the research and development tax credit that were dropped."
     
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    I agree with all these sentiments. We need better public transit. Like it or not, we are going to run out of oil (probably in my lifetime, I'm 35), and we are making no plans for this at all, let alone the environment. I'd just assume take public transit, spare the car for occasional trips or what have you, and just let it go at that. The public transit in England was fantastic, and I don't blame them a bit for saying, "Americans drive everywhere!"
     
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    I just filled up an hour ago a couple miles away from Disneyland. Paid $3.21 for 87. $38 to fill up.

    I'm 36..when I was first driving, I could give the clerk $10, fill my tank, and then get change!
     

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