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(NPR)   Better get a new batch of "I Did That" stickers ready, folks. Gas prices have dropped below $4 a gallon. Who's going SUV shopping?   (npr.org) divider line
    More: Spiffy, Petroleum, Peak oil, gasoline prices, Russia's invasion, national average price of regular gas, Oil refinery, OPEC, record high  
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1159 clicks; posted to Main » on 11 Aug 2022 at 11:20 AM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-11 10:49:43 AM  
Thanks Trump!

What? The media never gives Biden any credit for anything.
 
2022-08-11 11:00:16 AM  
ROAD TRIPS BACK ON THE MENU FAMS!
 
2022-08-11 11:09:30 AM  
Saw regular for $3.15 at a Sam's near Chattanooga on a road trip from central VA to LA (Lower Alabama).
 
2022-08-11 11:20:39 AM  
Brandon did that!
 
2022-08-11 11:20:59 AM  
But will it stay that way for long?
 
2022-08-11 11:21:34 AM  
I'm gonna get me a Canyonaro.

Springfield, here I come!
 
2022-08-11 11:22:00 AM  
Still $4.39 here.  They've actually gone up lately.  Was $4.33 most places last week.
 
2022-08-11 11:22:12 AM  

Flogirl: Brandon did that!


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2022-08-11 11:23:33 AM  
Been under $4.00/gal where I'm at in NM for at least a couple weeks now. Last I checked a couple days ago, was at $3.09/gal, which got me all happy, till I remembered that several months ago I was unhappy when gas went over $2.10/gal
 
2022-08-11 11:23:33 AM  

Creoena: Still $4.39 here.  They've actually gone up lately.  Was $4.33 most places last week.


Paid $3.36 yesterday
 
2022-08-11 11:23:37 AM  
"Biden replaced gasoline with children's blood!  The new octane rating is the percent of eight year-olds used!"
 
2022-08-11 11:23:53 AM  

kdawg7736: But will it stay that way for long?


Of course not. Volatility is standard in that market now. As had been forecast for years.

Planning on increasing usage now is like planning on getting diabetes because insulin dropped in price*

/* lol, like that'll happen
 
2022-08-11 11:23:56 AM  
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2022-08-11 11:24:23 AM  
I've already switched to heating my home with the exhaust...

//Oh sure. "It's texas in the summer", they said. But Patriotism requires a sacrifice....
 
2022-08-11 11:24:59 AM  
Now I can afford a bunch of new Biden flags and hats for the upcoming boat parade!
 
2022-08-11 11:26:06 AM  
You joke subby but people actually do that.

I remember seeing a news story when gas prices went down that showed a young family using the low gas prices as an excuse to buy a new SUV and I thought "do they really think gas prices are going to be this low forever"?
 
2022-08-11 11:27:34 AM  
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2022-08-11 11:29:32 AM  

Petit_Merdeux: Saw regular for $3.15 at a Sam's near Chattanooga on a road trip from central VA to LA (Lower Alabama).


We have 5 farking refineries right here in town, and our farking gas is STILL $4.59/gallon at the average affordable spot, higher in others.

Costco is going lower, but they're still above $4 here.
 
2022-08-11 11:29:38 AM  
It doesn't cost you $4/gal to put gas in your car if you don't put gas in your car (or bicycle). Diversify, people.
Yes, I understand that it isn't only gas that went up, but having options helps to keep demand:supply from spiking

Furthermore, $4/gal gas in a 40mpg car is the same as $2/gal gas in a 20mpg car. So you could offset a doubling of gas prices with a car that gets mileage twice as good.
 
2022-08-11 11:29:44 AM  

steklo: I'm gonna get me a Canyonaro.

Springfield, here I come!


"...unexplained fires are a matter for the courts!"
 
2022-08-11 11:30:27 AM  

kdawg7736: But will it stay that way for long?


Probably til next summer. Gas prices spike every summer. It's shameless profiteering. This time the spike was just bigger because they could slap some bs like "9% inflation made the price double!" on their greed as flimsy cover
 
2022-08-11 11:31:45 AM  
Filled up at 4.19 in downstate NY last night. That was the best I found local to me.
 
2022-08-11 11:31:53 AM  
Diesel is still almost $6/gal. on the West Coast and that drives fresh food prices.
 
2022-08-11 11:33:52 AM  

Flowery Twats: "...unexplained fires are a matter for the courts!"


I love parody commercials. SNL has had some good ones, but Canyonaro by the Simpsons is right up there.

The song is perfect. I have it on rotation on my Ipod.

Friends get a kick out of it when they hear it.
 
2022-08-11 11:34:31 AM  

Natalie Portmanteau: Probably til next summer. Gas prices spike every summer. It's shameless profiteering. This time the spike was just bigger because they could slap some bs like "9% inflation made the price double!" on their greed as flimsy cover


You do realize the gas prices are still much higher than they were a year ago. So, regardless of the cause, it can't only be an annual cyclical increase.

For instance, I looked here to see some numbers: https://gasprices.aaa.com/
 
2022-08-11 11:34:44 AM  
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2022-08-11 11:35:27 AM  
The president had nothing to do with the prices going up and had nothing to do with them going down. It is happening all over the world. No blame, no credit.
 
2022-08-11 11:36:08 AM  
I know the president doesn't really control gas prices, but for laughs:

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2022-08-11 11:37:26 AM  

proteus_b: Natalie Portmanteau: Probably til next summer. Gas prices spike every summer. It's shameless profiteering. This time the spike was just bigger because they could slap some bs like "9% inflation made the price double!" on their greed as flimsy cover

You do realize the gas prices are still much higher than they were a year ago. So, regardless of the cause, it can't only be an annual cyclical increase.

For instance, I looked here to see some numbers: https://gasprices.aaa.com/


Im sure what's happening in Ukraine hasn't helped.
 
2022-08-11 11:37:50 AM  

natazha: Diesel is still almost $6/gal. on the West Coast and that drives fresh food prices.


It's close to 7 in SoCal
 
2022-08-11 11:38:24 AM  
Gas prices drop because people have to choose between eating and going on vacation. Inflation at 40 year high, grocery prices rising significantly (while package gets smaller), we are in a recession as well regardless of how Democrats 'redefine' anything they don't agree with.
 
2022-08-11 11:39:01 AM  
I would, but Biden set the prices of SUVs too high.
If he can lower gas prices, he can lower car prices too.
Why won't he???
For that matter, why won't he set the price of TotalFark to $9
 
2022-08-11 11:39:41 AM  
It's good to see Putin lowering his gas price hike and those Big Oil executives finally cutting back on their inflated gas prices.
 
2022-08-11 11:40:29 AM  

Avigdore: It's good to see Putin lowering his gas price hike and those Big Oil executives finally cutting back on their inflated gas prices.


I agree!
 
2022-08-11 11:40:41 AM  
Back to destroying the planet with less money
 
2022-08-11 11:41:27 AM  

The Lone Biker of the Apocalypse: The president had nothing to do with the prices going up and had nothing to do with them going down. It is happening all over the world. No blame, no credit.


Funny, people tend to say that when prices go down.
 
2022-08-11 11:41:37 AM  
1t's $1.60 in canada. losers
 
2022-08-11 11:41:56 AM  

The Lone Biker of the Apocalypse: The president had nothing to do with the prices going up and had nothing to do with them going down. It is happening all over the world. No blame, no credit.


You aren't wrong. But after getting so much of the blame, I don't blame Biden for wanting to take some credit on the lower gas prices.
 
2022-08-11 11:42:27 AM  
So the upper limit's been tested. Tax that shiat.
 
2022-08-11 11:43:16 AM  

BeotchPudding: Gas prices drop because people have to choose between eating and going on vacation.


LOL is that a difficult choice?
 
2022-08-11 11:43:54 AM  

scanman61: Creoena: Still $4.39 here.  They've actually gone up lately.  Was $4.33 most places last week.

Paid $3.36 yesterday


I filled up for $3.19 this morning if paying cash. I'm in the southeast.
 
2022-08-11 11:44:07 AM  
I just think it's very inappropriate for libs to go spiking the football over something Biden didn't do or have any control over.
 
2022-08-11 11:44:16 AM  
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2022-08-11 11:44:17 AM  

ElFugawz: It doesn't cost you $4/gal to put gas in your car if you don't put gas in your car (or bicycle). Diversify, people.
Yes, I understand that it isn't only gas that went up, but having options helps to keep demand:supply from spiking

Furthermore, $4/gal gas in a 40mpg car is the same as $2/gal gas in a 20mpg car. So you could offset a doubling of gas prices with a car that gets mileage twice as good.


People will say things like improved biking infrastructure, walkable cities/towns, quality/affordable public transport, and switching to PHEV/EV from straight ICE cars will take time and money and that anyone suggesting these type of solutions now are smug rich elitist and aren't considering the plight of the common man.
Then prices will fall and most people will abandon all the above solutions because gas is cheap and when the price spikes up again will say you are being elitist again by suggesting these type of solutions that don't help at that moment.
 
2022-08-11 11:44:48 AM  
$4.16 on Scott AFB

Last time gas went up, people who claimed to know said that gas station don't own the gas.  They 'lease' it from the distributor.  That's why $4.50 gas that was in the storage tank yesterday can be $4.15 or $4.75 today.  There was an independent guy who bought his gas and got suck with some >$3.00 gas last time.

The wife sold my Scion iQ, bought VW bug and decided she didn't like the VW.  So now, I'm driving a 2015 VW Beetle.  On the upside, none of the F350 that the guppies and poor airmen drive don't tailgate me.  On the downside, it gets less than 30 mpg.
 
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2022-08-11 11:44:56 AM  

steklo: Flowery Twats: "...unexplained fires are a matter for the courts!"

I love parody commercials. SNL has had some good ones, but Canyonaro by the Simpsons is right up there.

The song is perfect. I have it on rotation on my Ipod.

Friends get a kick out of it when they hear it.


Leevi's Three-Legged Jeans is the pinnacle of the genre for me.
 
2022-08-11 11:45:17 AM  

BeotchPudding: Inflation at 40 year high


Well that's wrong.
 
2022-08-11 11:46:36 AM  

The Lone Biker of the Apocalypse: The president had nothing to do with the prices going up and had nothing to do with them going down. It is happening all over the world. No blame,


Thank you so much for explaining that to us poor imbeciles. How can we go back to having fun?
 
2022-08-11 11:46:39 AM  
Weirdly fitting ad.

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2022-08-11 11:47:27 AM  

Target Builder: I just think it's very inappropriate for libs to go spiking the football over something Biden didn't do or have any control over.


And yet he did when prices were higher.
 
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