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Poet deVine
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0 posted 06-03-2004 09:03 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine


Does it cost to fill up your gas tank? I don't want to know the price per gallon, just how much money you had to spend to fill it up...

Me? $28.67

And that was BEFORE the price went up $.03 a gallon.
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1 posted 06-03-2004 09:10 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Too much?  Or,

Too much, in the way of blood, guts, determination, sand, desperation, loyalty, committment, honor, pride, and respect for a country that seems in some areas, not to care...

oops.

Wrong thread?

Good question, PdV...it just sidetracked me somewhere else.
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2 posted 06-03-2004 09:52 AM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

I have a beetle... it doesn't take much, it doesn't hold much. I used to be able to fill him up, empty to top, for 17 dollars or so.. now it's 28.

Oh, make me Thine forever
And should I fainting be
Lord, let me never ever
Outlive my love for Thee

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way to much, my next car will be a hybred, I hope??????

And I hope this isn't another pharse like before, or like those Enron folks??????


Boy, if we only knew, huh?
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4 posted 06-03-2004 10:16 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

My blazer was on fumes this weekend and it took $32 to fill it up...when we first got it..it only took about $25.
My daughter has a Grand Am... $17 used to fill it..now its averaging $23.

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No idea how much, as I don't have a car... But you must be glad you are not in Europe or Asia...

Here it costs more than a Euro (1.2 $) a litre of Petrol... and if 50 litres fit in a tank... that is 60 $...

You must be very glad...  

We also pay far too much taxes here

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Frankly I think the cost of petrol should be (at least) twice of the current price... but then I don't have a car and we have excellent public transport facilities...

Sorry, if you are angered,
Regards,
Sudhir
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Filled the van yesterday: $59.23.
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I have a Chrysler Intrepid, and it cost me about $50 CAN the other day to fill up - with the exchange rate to US, that would probably be close to the cost of filling up Ron's van in US dollars, lol.

We've been fluctuating between $0.85 - $0.95 per litre these days. Ouch!  
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The thing is, we still pay the high prices! Sudhir, I'm glad you have good public tranportation, not every city does. When I lived in Phoenix, the bus system was pretty good (had to leave almost 2 hours before work started to get there on time). Here? The bus system SUCKS! (But the weather is nicer - I'll take that trade!)



Filled my tank again today. $28.00 and that's the cheapest I found at $2.02 a gallon.
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yesterday, I put in just 2 pennies shy of $48.00 in the jeep i drive a minimum of 60 miles-a-day.

As I understand it, California has the highest gas rates of the country right now... I'm assuming that's because common logic would indicate that those who use the most (7 out of every 10 adults commute more than 15 miles to work) should also pay the most... come on... hasn't anyone ever heard of bulk discounts???
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Oh, and Kari - while you've got a good heart to bring up that point, both oil manufacturers and refineries are showing increased profit margins (i would put the percentages... but, uh, forgot what they were). this indicates to me that while the conflict may play a part in raising prices, the biggest part of that raise is coming from [them] playing off same for the sake of increased profit. (i know, not the whole story, but i just don't have the ti..
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Supply and demand, guys.

You don't like the price of something? Stop buying it. When the demand decreases, prices quickly follow.

The 30 gallons I just put in the van will last at least through June, and probably through July, and quite possible into August. Of course, judging by the amount of rain we've seen this Spring (only four dry days in May and today is the first dry day in June), I may end up putting twice that much gas in the lawn mower during the same period.  

Titia, how many sheep would I need to keep a couple acres cleared? Gotta keep that demand in check!  
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Like I said, Christopoobear...
wrong thread... ...

Saw somewhere in Google News today that "Oil Barrel Prices DROP" ... and I think it was a whole $1.66 per barrel...wow....
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I'm thinking of buying a horse. I could ride it to work, to the store (I'll need some big saddle bags for my groceries) and to WalMart. I'll have to teach it to bite so no one will steal it...and I'll have to teach it to run from alligators.
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quote:
and I'll have to teach it to run from alligators.
...see, you're one step closer already, 'cause I bet it'll do this anyway!
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I haven't filled up since the prices went up - but I figure about $45 if I did.  $20 brought it just over half today, and it wasn't empty when I went to the pumps...

Good thing work is only a mile from home, eh?

Ron - Rental cars have small tanks...
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16 posted 06-04-2004 01:08 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Vancouver Gas Prices  
As of today gas was at 08:00 PM 96.9 cents per litre (down from 99.9 yesterday)

One US gallon = 3.78 litres here, so today it was $3.66 a gallon,  Now if one were to fill up a Jeep Grande Cherokee, and not put $20.00 in it, then it would have cost about $75.00 or so to fill up.

Right now there are fill and flee drivers galore here, and more and more each day.

Ron: If you plant your lettuce in place of the grass, and left the bunnies alone, you would have a perfectly manicured yard  
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When I got my car in March it cost 21.00 to fill it. Now it costs 28.00
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Ron: That's a great theory... but unless I win the lottery or want to spend the entire week in my office, walking home on weekends only long enough to shower and get a change of clothes (and the shower wouldn't help much with a 25 mile return trip to make), I don't see any alternative to buying gas... whatever the price! I can't afford to not work, can't afford to live close to my job, can't find a job close to where I live... and I'm not particularly enamored with the thought of living in a crate under an overpass. I drive to the nearest bus line so that I don't need as much gas and don't have to pay for downtown parking (and any shopping is done on the way home) - but I still don't have the option of not buying just because I don't like the price!

As for the question... when I got my car 5  years ago, I could fill it up for $11. My last fillup was $26.
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I know you didn't want to know how much a litre or gallon but Vancouver has a website now we all look at to know where to go get gas believe it or not, and thought it may interest you?  Remember there is over 3 litres to one of your gallons here so times this by at least 3x
http://www.vancouvergasprices.com/  Yeah!  It is under $3.00 a gallon today!

Theory always sounds so dang good, but so far in my life it has not worked worth a darn!     No way am I ever living in a crate, or car (unless it's inside a mall maybe   )
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My husband is always insisting I want to spend the night at the office instead of coming home...THAT could help with my personal gas reduction plan!!!
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It costs about $50 to fill my Blazer...and I have a round trip drive four days a week to school of about 40 miles...gas did drop a few pennies here yesterday
 
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