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These gas prices!!!

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Balladeer
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0 posted 07-15-2000 06:15 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer


There are a lot of folks that can't understand how
   we ran out of oil here in the USA.
   Well, here's the answer:
   It's simple.........nobody bothered to check the oil.
   Didn't know we were getting low.  
   And of course the reason for that is geographical.
   All the oil is in Texas and Oklahoma,
  and all the dipsticks are in Washington, D.C.


Anyway, those are my feelings............
Poet deVine
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1 posted 07-15-2000 06:37 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

LOL...truer words were never spoken!
X Angel
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2 posted 07-15-2000 06:40 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

LMAO 'Deer....it seems I am just a step behind you in the forums...
Gas is 1.71 per gal reg unleaded here right now and I am cranky bout that!
:P~*
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3 posted 07-15-2000 08:15 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Well Heather, it could be worse...you could be in Michigan.  Prices were about $2.50/gal for reg unlead a few weeks back.  Now, they're hovering between $1.69-$1.90/gal for reg unlead.

And Balladeer, I have to agree with you.

Alicat
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Well, the prices keep fluctuating here as everywhere else I suppose. At the ONLY gas station I ever get gas at anymore, it went from $1.42 to $1.39. Its still a bit high, but at least it gets better once in a while. WOW!   Will someone just look at that? I think I just had an optimist moment.   COOLERS FOR ME!  

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Ain't that the truth!

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We're plunging down to $1.28...a Washington dipstick must've come through KS on I-70 on his way to his Colorado retreat and got stuck...

Sunny

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Helen Keller ~~~

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Balladeer~
Just tooooooo funny !

'All the oil is in Texas and Oklahoma,
and all the dipsticks are in Washington, D.C.'

I'm sending this to a whole bunch of people !
~*Marge*~


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WhtDove
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I thought those words looked familiar  

LOL but so true! Ours went down to 1.49-1.59.
And that's great for me! Though of course, just a year ago, it was less than a dollar a gallon! I would love to see it go back down to .98 a gallon  
Rex
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Hey folks...don't feel too badly.  When I was a teenager and got my first car, gas was .19 cents a gallon and I was *****ing about that!  Of course, that was a 1000 years ago and, at the time,  I was making .85 cents an hour washing dishes in a coffee shop.  Balladeer is certainly right about where the dipsticks are located.
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10 posted 07-16-2000 11:21 PM       View Profile for StarrGazer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for StarrGazer

My husband is in petroleum production, so the price increase makes me even more confused... right now he is  working more hours than he has been previously, yet  gas and oil prices get higher ...HELP!! I don't understand!!!
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11 posted 07-17-2000 08:37 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

You poor darlings, so hard done by..*g*...try 0.82 per litre, so that's roughly 0.82 * 4.5 = 3.69 a gallon...

I wonder which country is the most expensive, anyone know?

HUSG
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Gas has come down a bit here, to about 1.45 a gallon. Last week, it was 1.65 a gallon.

The United States has reserves that could last the entire nation 5 years (without any addional sources). Have they been released? (I don't think so, but I could be wrong. I never have time to watch the news anymore   )

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
"The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief" -Shakespea
Nan
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I'm REEEALLY glad to hear prices are coming down in some places... that's encouraging...

Time to change the oil...
doreen peri
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14 posted 07-17-2000 10:32 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

There are no dipsticks in DC. Trust me.
Just squeaky oil cans.  

Sometimes, we just have to pay the price.....

but it's worth it if it gets us there.

Nothing we can do about it.
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15 posted 08-01-2000 02:40 AM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

Well, I had heard on the radio that prices were coming down in lots of places, but it would be sometime in the middle or end of August before Mississippi would start seeing the decline.  The gas station where I faithfully fuel up is down to $1.35 per gallon now.  I am thankful for that right now at least.
Jamie
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If everyone in the country would unite we could drive the prices back down to where they should be. Simply pick one of the major companies and boycott them. Matters not which one. If everyone would stick to a pledge to buy no fuel from say "exxon" until the price per gallon was at the level of 1998 with a small allowance for inflation..(which as we all know is way low the past few years)... just a thought
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17 posted 08-02-2000 02:41 PM       View Profile for JulieAnn   Email JulieAnn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JulieAnn

I agree totally!!! We should have went on stike the day the prices went up.....LIKE THAT WOULD HAVE DONE ANY GOOD!!! The bottom line is WE NEED GAS!! And THEY know that...as long as we use it they will raise the prices!!

Julie :)


Jamie
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JulieAnn-- certainly we have to use it,,, but what we do not have to do is buy from a particular company,,,,, They may resist for awhile,, but when they begin to drown in their own oil watch them drop the prices...either that or go out of business
 
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