Gas prices?

Was just reading an article (ABC news affiliate) saying gas prices have risen over a dollar a gallon in the last year? Where? In my area it has gone up from aprox $2.89 for regular, to $3.09 at my last fill up. The non ethanol is more expensive but since I only use it for moped fuel now I have no idea what it costs, nor do I care, just fill up my jerry can and pay for it. Anyone else notice a larger price hike than what I have seen?

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$1.42 per liter here. Our imperial gallon is roughly 10% more than the US gallon so $1.42 x 4.54 = $6.45 per imperial gallon. $6.45 x .90 = $5.80 per US gallon. We're getting raped at the pumps and expect to pay around $1.70 per liter by Christmas. Fasten your seat belts...It will only get worse...

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Stephen Keller /

Wow...we are lucky here is guess

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I always ask them to pull my hair when I fill up but they never take me seriously...

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Here in the RVA area, prices seem to go up $.05 to $.10 every day. It’s up to $3.29 for regular now.

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9,26$ a gallon here right now, I'm just glad I dont need a car.

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> Bas Autowas wrote:

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> 9,26$ a gallon here right now, I'm just glad I dont need a car.

Europe has always been very expensive. I don't have any current prices but I wouldn't be surprised if gas was $10.00 per gallon in Northern Manitoba where fuel is brought in on winter ice roads. Here's some pics from 2016 when I worked the ice roads and paid dearly for groceries. A kilogram is 2.2 pounds.

https://www.smugmug.com/app/galleries/Lwcjkg

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daan SJAARLOOS /

I've said it before on this forum. Americans are not allowed to complain about gas prices ;). Period.

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Stephen Keller /

Not complaining at all, just wondering where this big jump the news was talking about is happening, it's not in my area. I know Europe is far more expensive than what we pay.

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Stephen Keller /

> Bas Autowas wrote:

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> 9,26$ a gallon here right now, I'm just glad I dont need a car.

It would actually be kind of cool to not"have"to own a car. I enjoy them but only because I grew up in a place where cars could even be considered a hobby, I do really well on getting good ones cheap, so not into them for much, but to not have to pay for fuel and insurance would save me some big bucks!

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Probably Fred /

Filled up the van in Kent Ohio yesterday. Got almost 16.5 gallons for $50 ($303.9 a gallon) but I doubt from here on in if I can get it any cheaper.

Gonna suck if it’s going to be bad winter (like farmers almanac says) because I use mopeds for errands/small shopping even in winter months if roads are dry.

The vehicles we use for winter don’t get the best mpg. Being stored outside they have to be warmed up, snow cleared off of them getting 0 mph before they go anywhere.

Home heating gas prices and electricity up too so monies are going to be tight, less money for holiday things but that’s OK cause there won’t be much in the stores to buy anyway.

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Stephen Keller /

Home heating is going to be a big issue this yrs, glad I don't have to pay that!

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Sometimes I fill up at the town gas pump for free

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Stephen Keller /

> Probably Fred wrote:

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> Filled up the van in Kent Ohio yesterday. Got almost 16.5 gallons for

> $50 ($303.9 a gallon) but I doubt from here on in if I can get it any

> cheaper.

>

> Gonna suck if it’s going to be bad winter (like farmers almanac says)

> because I use mopeds for errands/small shopping even in winter months if

> roads are dry.

>

> The vehicles we use for winter don’t get the best mpg. Being stored

> outside they have to be warmed up, snow cleared off of them getting 0

> mph before they go anywhere.

>

> Home heating gas prices and electricity up too so monies are going to be

> tight, less money for holiday things but that’s OK cause there won’t be

> much in the stores to buy anyway.

Not buying is the way to live comfortably, pretty sure you know that, spending for things other than straight up needs is foolish, a waste of resources. While i have not seen a big rise in fuel prices in my area, groceries have one up a great deal, average trip for me was like 26.00, now is between 30-35 buck's, got to pare down, use dollar store more, I could go to the expensive grocery stores, I can afford it, but why? Even if you have a little money you should save every cent you can, it all add's up! THINK before every purchase, no matter how small, do you really need it? Prob not, stop yourself, you will have way more money left at the end of the month! :)

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I agree with Stephen. Most of us in North America live well above our needs. I could easily get by with 1/4 of my possessions. We take advantage of coupons and any sale items at the grocery stores. My buddy from Poland only had one set of good clothes that he would proudly wear on Sundays. He didn't have much but he was happy...

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The inflation adjusted average cost of gasoline in the US from 1918-2018 was $2.86. The historic trend shows prices have actually been slowly going down. For example $0.25 per gallon in 1918 would be the equivalent of $4.58 in 2021 dollars.

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Gasoline at 3 US dollars a gallon is a good deal. We had it for way less in FL when Trump was in.

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Fuck off racist bastard.

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Just keep paying your Socialist bosses 9 bucks a gal. Bas. LOL!

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Gas prices dropped because of the pandemic and slowly recovered Don. So ya you can thank the chump not taking covid19 serious in the first place.

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Stephen Keller /

> Don Ohio wrote:

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> Just keep paying your Socialist bosses 9 bucks a gal. Bas. LOL!

Go play with your pipe you racist miserable troll. (edited)

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Makes me feel pretty good about my ebike. Or just a regular bicycle

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Stephen Keller /

Bicycles are SO under utilized in this country, but they really are a very efficient way to get around, I had one as my only transportation for yrs, with the right baskets and a back pack you can get about 80% of shopping done. We have a great trail system here, unfortunately we also have super intense winters...but I have to say I was in amazing shape when I rode a minimum of 7 miles a day for 3 seasons of the year, so hard to get back into it, if you bike regularly DON'T stop, amazing exercise, and it's fun!

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I stopped riding bicycles when I got my first moped at age 14 in 1977. Haven’t ridden a bicycle since. I got my exercise in by running,

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punkrock randy /

Biking is more fun than running or walking. And our gas is still super cheap, beats the heck out of when shit was around $4.50 a gallon. I love how ===D~~~~on is so ignorant to believe that his apfelsine fuhrer gave him cheap gas. Clearly doesn’t understand world economics at all. Our president doesn’t just wake up each morning and decide how much he’ll make us pay for petrol. And even allowing fracking where we shouldn’t didn’t drive prices down for shit, just fucks up our environment and makes a couple assholes more rich.

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Just learned our natural gas for home heating will cost us another 17%. The added cost will be reviewed by a public utilities board in mid Feb. 2022. Expected to go up again. I'm losing my will to live.

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punkrock randy /

Cost of living definitely ain’t dropping, that’s for damn sure. But I’ve been spending so little on day to day living the past couple years aside from a yearly vacation. Covid has helped me become better at saving $$👍🏼

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Same in my area. The news jut reported that natural gas customers will be seeing a 33% increase in price ($25-$40/mo) starting next month. They are blaming inflation, lack of workers and hurricane Ida :).

Funny thing... they always have excuses like that for raising prices, but they NEVER lower the prices back down once the "crisis" is over :(.

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I mean, the biggest factor affecting gas prices is that during covid people stopped using as much gas. But you can't put oil/n gas back in the ground, and you can't easily just cap wells either, so there was a huge excess, and companies had to sell oil at a loss since they had nowhere to put it. Prices tanked and they went through a lot of effort capping the more expensive wells and laying people off to cover the big expenses. The whole support structure suffered next, companies that supply reactors and crackers and catalysts cut down production. Then we sort of globally start coming out the other side and the wells are closed, parts and feed are months behind, or even unavailable since many companies even killed off products and plants. The whole supply chain back to mining catalyst raw materials or making well drills and pumps all slowed and layer off. So now fewer companies had to supply more with less resources, supply is low and slow to recover, demand is huge. Then you have disruptions like Ida, and your limited resources are recovering for an acute disaster and unable to restore capacity in general, the workers laid off found better jobs or want better pay to come back since the market is hungry for workers, its a pretty clear picture of why prices are high and slow to recover.

But also oil companies got really slammed, and I don't see them wanting to allow prices back down either since they're trying to recoup these huge losses. So greed is definitely a big factor too.

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> Moped Lar wrote:

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> I stopped riding bicycles when I got my first moped at age 14 in 1977.

> Haven’t ridden a bicycle since. I got my exercise in by running,

Yes, a bike with an engine is hard to beat! LOL!

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