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(Yahoo)   Gas in 6 states tops 4 bucks a gallon, 5 bucks on its way   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 516
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2011-04-18 01:09:29 AM  
Hawaii has the highest price in the U.S. at $4.48 per gallon.

When I was on the island of Lanai in like, 2000, gas at the only gas station on the island was 2.65/gal.

In California, it was like 1.70.

Pretty sure that's why.
 
2011-04-18 01:09:34 AM  

BearToy: I'm so tired of seeing giant SUVs that seat 20 with the only occupant being the driver racing around town I really do hope gas goes up to $10/gallon.


Looks like someone isn't invited to the Love Shack.
 
2011-04-18 01:10:24 AM  
Oil prices go up? Gas prices go up immediately.

Oil prices go down? Gas prices go... up immediately.

It all makes sense!
 
2011-04-18 01:12:24 AM  
So get an electric bicycle, or moped, or NEV if you live very close to work and can get there via low speed roads. There are in fact electric options outside of the Leaf or Volt that are drastically cheaper. Invest in one while you have the money for it so that when you don't, you still have personal mobility.
 
2011-04-18 01:14:15 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: cretinbob: Yeah, but you get paid relatively more and most likely don't commute 50 miles a day like most people. Go fark yourself.

People who commute 50 miles a day are idiots.


This.

The days of the grand suburban sprawl are over, ladies and gents.

I hope you all like apartments, or living in houses next to *gasp* black people! It's OK, though. As soon as you come back here to the real city, you'll wonder why you ever left. Sure, there may be less room down here. You may have to take the bus, or ride a train, or park your car on the street, but I promise you, down here in the real city, we're a friendly bunch. Being able to walk to work is great.

So come on back, the water's juuuuuuuuust fine.

/East Side Milwaukee, represent
//despises big city suburbs, especially Milwaukee's
 
2011-04-18 01:15:44 AM  
Good thing oil companies get all that money in tax write offs. (new window)
 
2011-04-18 01:16:06 AM  
why don't we just start a war in Libya and the middle eas...
oh never mind
 
2011-04-18 01:16:21 AM  
$3.77/gal this evening. Beltsville, MD
 
2011-04-18 01:18:19 AM  
i84.photobucket.com
 
2011-04-18 01:19:09 AM  

hitchking: But, long-term, higher gas prices mean cleaner air, better public transportation, more efficient vehicles, etc. It's not all downside.


Until America changes the general urban/suburban/rural planning models that exist, and more Americans have easy/affordable access to public transportation (or can get jobs nearby), the only long-term impact will be the further reduction of the middle class. Americans are still going to need to commute. There will be less joy-riding, but that's not going to amount to much when China starts their "joyriding/tour the nation in an automobile" phase in the upcoming decades.
 
2011-04-18 01:19:20 AM  

dahmers love zombie: Well, if this keeps up, the true horror of the situation may present itself, and the auto industry may have to actually design cars that are...my God, it terrifies me to even breathe it, but...

Efficient. There, I said it. Efficient.

FFS people, Europe has cars running on TDI engines that get 50-60 miles a gallon. No matter what happens in the future, we're not going to get back to buck a gallon gas. We will have to change the way we do things.


They also have looser emissions standards. We could have those high mileage engines too, but then nitrous oxide emissions would increase.
 
2011-04-18 01:20:11 AM  
Maybe it's time for me to buy a trike.
 
2011-04-18 01:20:32 AM  

CmndrFish: So come on back, the water's juuuuuuuuust fine.


You mean, the water that comes from the country?
 
2011-04-18 01:20:47 AM  
 
2011-04-18 01:22:28 AM  
Free Market, I am disappoint.
 
2011-04-18 01:22:41 AM  

CmndrFish: cameroncrazy1984: cretinbob: Yeah, but you get paid relatively more and most likely don't commute 50 miles a day like most people. Go fark yourself.

People who commute 50 miles a day are idiots.

This.

The days of the grand suburban sprawl are over, ladies and gents.

I hope you all like apartments, or living in houses next to *gasp* black people! It's OK, though. As soon as you come back here to the real city, you'll wonder why you ever left. Sure, there may be less room down here. You may have to take the bus, or ride a train, or park your car on the street, but I promise you, down here in the real city, we're a friendly bunch. Being able to walk to work is great.

So come on back, the water's juuuuuuuuust fine.

/East Side Milwaukee, represent
//despises big city suburbs, especially Milwaukee's


Damn Race Baiting A$$hole!!
 
2011-04-18 01:22:58 AM  
My commute is shortening from 10 minutes to 6 next year, so I'm really getting a kick...

/plus, I carpool
//suck it, long-distance commuters
 
2011-04-18 01:24:48 AM  
Why did they use a New Zealand photo?
d.yimg.com
 
2011-04-18 01:25:08 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: People who commute 50 miles a day in pickup trucks and SUVs are idiots.


fixed.
 
2011-04-18 01:25:39 AM  

CmndrFish: The days of the grand suburban sprawl are over, ladies and gents.


cool. and for those who don't live in the suburbs?
 
2011-04-18 01:25:56 AM  

puffy999: hitchking: But, long-term, higher gas prices mean cleaner air, better public transportation, more efficient vehicles, etc. It's not all downside.

Until America changes the general urban/suburban/rural planning models that exist, and more Americans have easy/affordable access to public transportation (or can get jobs nearby), the only long-term impact will be the further reduction of the middle class. Americans are still going to need to commute. There will be less joy-riding, but that's not going to amount to much when China starts their "joyriding/tour the nation in an automobile" phase in the upcoming decades.


Well, remember that the current situation of huge urban sprawl, crappy public transportation, and giant cars and SUVs are not an ineradicable fact of life. They all exist that way because of incentives. If fuel is more expensive, over time communities will become denser, voters will start demanding decent public transportation, and drivers will put more of a premium on fuel efficiency.

There's no question that it'll cause some short-term pain. But what's the alternative? Have the government massively subsidize gas prices forever?
 
2011-04-18 01:26:04 AM  
Paid $4.47 a gallon here today

/Ventura Co, CA.
 
2011-04-18 01:27:12 AM  

SouthernManDunWrong: Bush's fault


More than doubled during Obama's term.

I hope that changes.
 
2011-04-18 01:27:28 AM  
Already $5.80-$6.00 for regular unleaded in Texas.
 
2011-04-18 01:28:20 AM  
Are they red states or blue states? I need to know who to blame this on and whether or not I should be outraged.
 
2011-04-18 01:28:51 AM  

hitchking: If fuel is more expensive, over time communities will become denser, voters will start demanding decent public transportation, and drivers will put more of a premium on fuel efficiency.


At this point... I think you have way too much faith in your fellow Americans.
 
2011-04-18 01:28:58 AM  
It's all part of a plan to turn us into serfs.
 
2011-04-18 01:29:40 AM  

hitchking: There's no question that it'll cause some short-term pain. But what's the alternative? Have the government massively subsidize gas prices forever?


Well, I mean, the big elephant in the room is using alternative energies to power the majority of our cars... but that will CERTAINLY never happen.
 
2011-04-18 01:29:41 AM  

Business Bird: Already $5.80-$6.00 for regular unleaded in Texas.


What? (new window)
 
2011-04-18 01:30:47 AM  

Business Bird: Already $5.80-$6.00 for regular unleaded in Texas.


Where the hell in Texas are you buying gas?

I live in Austin, and it is in the $3.64-3.79 for the "cheap" stuff here.
 
2011-04-18 01:31:01 AM  
topropehosting.com
 
2011-04-18 01:31:37 AM  

Business Bird: Already $5.80-$6.00 for regular unleaded in Texas.



just filled up on quantum-octane for $7.34/per hollowed out watermelon full. It's getting hard for us working men. Thanks a lot, Fartbunghole. Is this the change you libs voted for?
 
2011-04-18 01:31:57 AM  

puffy999: Oil prices go up? Gas prices go up immediately.

Oil prices go down? Gas prices go... up immediately.

It all makes sense!


Really quite simple. Here listen to this derp;

"From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, search
Economics

Keynesian economics ( /ˈkeɪnziən/ KAYN-zee-ən; also called Keynesianism and Keynesian theory) is a macroeconomic theory based on the ideas of 20th century English economist John Maynard Keynes. Keynesian economics argues that private sector decisions sometimes lead to inefficient macroeconomic outcomes and therefore advocates active policy responses by the public sector, including monetary policy actions by the central bank and fiscal policy actions by the government to stabilize output over the business cycle.[1] The theories forming the basis of Keynesian economics were first presented in The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, published in 1936; the interpretations of Keynes are contentious, and several schools of thought claim his legacy"


Maybe in a world far, far away. In this one, we have "investors", politicians and bankers that steal more than they produce. Really screws up the deal.
 
2011-04-18 01:32:25 AM  

Witchydiva: Business Bird: Already $5.80-$6.00 for regular unleaded in Texas.

Where the hell in Texas are you buying gas?

I live in Austin, and it is in the $3.64-3.79 for the "cheap" stuff here.


Shirley he's joking.
 
2011-04-18 01:33:32 AM  
So Long Dental Plan:

Your post hurt to read.

That is all.
 
2011-04-18 01:34:51 AM  
Wife works 23 miles away, but fortunately it's mostly highway and the car gets 35 mpg. Even then, the price spike still hurts. There's the extra $10 each fillup, of course. But everything else is going up as well because of the price of the fuel to get it to the stores. So between the suburban sprawl that makes for long commutes, and the just-in-time product distribution chain that most companies rely on, we're pretty screwed in the near term as far as reducing fuel usage as a nation.
/work is 4 miles away for me
//got a bicycle and a 75 mpg scoot
///scoot has a smug factor off the charts
////slashies are up to $4 a gallon too
 
2011-04-18 01:35:01 AM  
I think they should solve the problem of gas prices in America by putting everything closer together, like they do in Europe. Those guys hardly pay anything for gas because you can practically walk from France to Belgium if you wanted to.
 
2011-04-18 01:35:40 AM  
rds.yahoo.com
 
2011-04-18 01:35:46 AM  

puffy999: hitchking: If fuel is more expensive, over time communities will become denser, voters will start demanding decent public transportation, and drivers will put more of a premium on fuel efficiency.

At this point... I think you have way too much faith in your fellow Americans.



Not necessarily. I'm seeing tons of car commercials on TV for cars that get 40+ MPG.
 
2011-04-18 01:37:54 AM  
Gas is less than $4 a gallon in 44 states? I'm surprised!
 
2011-04-18 01:38:17 AM  
ninjamonkey.us

/rage on, ye farkers, rage on
 
2011-04-18 01:39:07 AM  

Sim Tree: puffy999: hitchking: If fuel is more expensive, over time communities will become denser, voters will start demanding decent public transportation, and drivers will put more of a premium on fuel efficiency.

At this point... I think you have way too much faith in your fellow Americans.


Not necessarily. I'm seeing tons of car commercials on TV for cars that get 40+ MPG.


Anecdotally, I vaguely recall a spate of news stories (during the last gas price spike) about how no one was buying SUVs anymore. Of course, then prices dropped a bit and sales picked up again.
 
2011-04-18 01:40:35 AM  

T-Luv: Witchydiva: Business Bird: Already $5.80-$6.00 for regular unleaded in Texas.

Where the hell in Texas are you buying gas?

I live in Austin, and it is in the $3.64-3.79 for the "cheap" stuff here.

Shirley he's joking.


He's not. And don't call him Shirley.

/Wells Branch representin'.
 
2011-04-18 01:41:07 AM  

GAT_00: Well, demand doesn't change


i54.tinypic.com

Some people are determined to increase demand.
 
2011-04-18 01:42:04 AM  
farm5.static.flickr.com

2008 Suzuki Burgman 400.
 
2011-04-18 01:42:06 AM  
nice pertinent article
Pumped Up- from The New Yorker
 
2011-04-18 01:42:20 AM  
It could be worse if we had two oil men in the White House
 
2011-04-18 01:42:41 AM  

Glendale: /rage on, ye farkers, rage on


Oh and yippie-ki-yi-ya motherfarker.
 
2011-04-18 01:42:44 AM  

SJKebab: I'm sorry this is my fault. 2 years ago, at the peak of the high oil/petrol prices, I lost my licence. Prices immediately dropped. I got my licence back a while ago, but only started driving in the last month or 2. So yeah, sorry about that.


I love you
 
2011-04-18 01:43:00 AM  
Flegular?
 
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