have you seen the projections for gas, for this weekend?!?! 10 replies

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jaximus88

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#1 13 years ago

http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/22/news/economy/rita_threat/index.htm?cnn=yes

WOW... CNN is reporting, gas prices may be up to $5 a gal. by sunday. caused by the impending doom of Rita.

now this is just insane to me. that means that if you make minimum wage, you are just over 1gallon of gas an hour. $5 a gallon + 20gallon tank = $100

something has to give!!!




Guns4Hire

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#2 13 years ago

I just filled up at $2.80 a gallon.

Just hope those rigs don't get slammed hard by Rita is all we can do. Prices will be high for a month max while they get repaired/readied again.




Artie Bucco

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#3 13 years ago

looks like it wont hit galveston directly. which is good




jaximus88

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#4 13 years ago

looks like its about time to dust off the old bike. its only 35 miles one way to my work. i should make it if i leave home at 5am...

anyone here live in Arkansas? i need to carpool.




Gauntlet

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#5 13 years ago

uhm...the gas price in Norway is pretty much stable at 7-8$/gallon...I hate our sky high prices on everything...




Admiral Donutz VIP Member

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#6 13 years ago

Well i'm happy with them, the more you drive the more petrol you use thus the more you have to fillup. Since petrol is heavily taxed thos who use the road will pay "extra" taxes in order to maintain these same roads. Pretty fair according to me. But we are going offtopic here :p.

It sucks that the prices of crude oil (and thus gas) are rising that fast, it affects the world (market) :(. The only small advantage is that some people might be looking into alternative ways of transportation and hopefully stick to it even when the gas prices return to normal.




Phoenix_22 VIP Member

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#7 13 years ago

I've been paying alot of attention to gas prices, and pretty much the entire American economy for about a year now.

When Katrina hit, gas prices went anywhere from $2.80-$4.60 or so, and people payed it. The American people need gas, no matter what the price is, and no matter how threatening the hurricanes will be the government will not allow the price of gas to get so high that people can't pay for it. If it gets above $5,00, that is probably the breaking point for most americans. Once people can't pay for it, companies can't get workers, companies go bankrupt, all hell breaks loose, etc.




Oblivious

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#8 13 years ago

Phoenix_22I've been paying alot of attention to gas prices, and pretty much the entire American economy for about a year now.

When Katrina hit, gas prices went anywhere from $2.80-$4.60 or so, and people payed it. The American people need gas, no matter what the price is, and no matter how threatening the hurricanes will be the government will not allow the price of gas to get so high that people can't pay for it. If it gets above $5,00, that is probably the breaking point for most americans. Once people can't pay for it, companies can't get workers, companies go bankrupt, all hell breaks loose, etc.

It costs me $100 now to fill up my Suburban (yes, I know... an evil SUV) and my wife's minivan about $50. It definately hurts more than it used to.

And it also unfortunately affects even people without cars. Higher prices for gas will be felt (as they already are) in everything we buy if it keeps going up. Shipping goods gets more expensive, as does heating oil, and every company we patronize is having to spend more on fuel. All these costs come back on us with higher prices.

Wages sure aren't going up. The only people profiting from all this is the oil companies. It's disgusting how much money they are making, with no tangible reason as for the incredible jump in prices in the past few years.

Our economy will suffer greatly if gas prices keep rising exponentially.




Ensign Riles VIP Member

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#9 13 years ago
jaximus88 something has to give!!!

I completely agree. The American mentality that we are entitled to everything we want, when we want it, and God forbid something tries to take that away from us. I am going to laugh at the riots that will go on in a few decades because both the government and the citizens have generally been too near-sighted about their plight.




colonel_bob

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#10 13 years ago
Ensign RilesI am going to laugh at the riots that will go on in a few decades because both the government and the citizens have generally been too near-sighted about their plight.

Bah, don't be silly. A few years, at most. And see? Houston is important. Who would've thunk it?




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