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(USA Today)   Gas dips below $1 in some states. Woohoo!   ( divider line
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3373 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 Oct 2001 at 11:22 AM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-10-15 11:24:56 AM  
Wow. This deffinatly puts the lotion in the basket.
2001-10-15 11:28:59 AM  
I still can't figure out why cow-juice is 2.50 - 3.00 a gallon.
2001-10-15 11:32:27 AM  
This has to be one of the (the only?) reasons it's good to live in Georgia.
2001-10-15 11:34:59 AM  
Damn, I was in Savannah yesterday and the cheapest I saw was $1.16. Where was the $1.05 stuff?
2001-10-15 11:35:48 AM  
Bah, and people were saying we should stop controlling oil supplies in the middle east. Whoo hooo.
2001-10-15 11:37:56 AM  
$1.10 a gallon in Jackson, MS
2001-10-15 11:38:08 AM  
There goes the environment. Why should my taxes subsidize gas if I don't drive?
2001-10-15 11:51:37 AM  
It's about $1.69 in Oregon, but in washington I found it for $1.45 (same brand too). I am only 20 minutes from washington, so it's worth the trip up
2001-10-15 11:52:20 AM  
I filled up for $1.09..but decided to splurge on PREMIUM for $1.29.

That's more like it.
2001-10-15 11:52:32 AM  
Around here it's as low as $1.09...northeastern Ohio....
2001-10-15 11:53:19 AM  
In Cleveland I've seen 1.05. Sweet. I'm gonna stockpile now.
2001-10-15 12:04:44 PM  
Well lucky you...even tho your gallons are smaller than ours...

We're still on $5 a gallon here...

Bigpeeler: Yep that one's got me as well. Add OJ and bottled water to the list of more expensive liquids
2001-10-15 12:05:36 PM  

/me can smell the air pollution from the SUV even here.

2001-10-15 12:13:14 PM  
Exactly. I was SOOOOO wanting all of those Ford Excursion owners to feel some discomfort... other than the pain of not being able to fit that UPS-truck wannabe in their garages..
2001-10-15 12:13:36 PM  
Why are all these new fangly eletric cars little things??

They're only targetting the market of people who drive small petrol cars, and so aren't saving much fuel/environment by changing.

What they need to do is start making big fark off eletric SUVs and pickups, then that would make a big difference to fuel consumption.
2001-10-15 12:14:46 PM  
or maybe even electric SUVs and pickups
2001-10-15 12:28:32 PM  
....they dont want us to drive electric SUVs. You already explained the problem Meepx2. They are targetting a market that isnt going to change the consumption of fuel all that much. Duh. They want us to consume fuel.
2001-10-15 12:36:00 PM  
I feel sorry for Meepmeep.

Your gas prices in the UK are based solely on tax gouging by your government, period. $5 for a gallon? You people need to revolt.
2001-10-15 12:39:52 PM  
I, too, am in Oregon and we're still paying at least a buck fifty five a gallon. Senator Ron Wyden rattled the cages of the oil industry awhile back and there for awhile our prices were below the national average. Now that we're all distracted with the Crisis the oil corps nail us for an additional twenty cents a gallon above the US average.

Makes my 35+ mpg automobile, carpool-riding ass sick that we're being gouged so. I'm all for companies making a profit, but this is sick.

Oh yeah, and fark you all you SUV-driving yuppy farkers. I've got a wife and two kids and my Escort does fine.
2001-10-15 12:43:30 PM  
$1.07 per gallon in Beufort, SC.
2001-10-15 12:44:38 PM  
hmmm, was down to 1.19 here in mo this weekend, shocked me!!!
2001-10-15 01:14:24 PM  
hey jodi, i'm near st. louis, 1.14 ...IL is 1.17..
2001-10-15 01:21:21 PM  
Think of it this way. The faster we use up the gas, the faster we use up the oil, which means alternatigve engery is just that much closer to being the norm.
2001-10-15 01:30:27 PM  
1.55 here in Missoula, MT , or so.

This state has always had high gas prices though, guess they have to make up for not having a sales tax.
2001-10-15 01:46:53 PM  
Aracnix- That's a cold comfort.

Buckshot- i know all the libertarians go apeshiat over the thought- but Britain actually takes care of its citizens with that $$ collected by tax. Yes, I am infavor of socialized health care, flame away. Back on topic though- higher gas taxes could help spur research on alternative energy sources. Not bloody likley it'll happen anytime soon.
2001-10-15 02:09:44 PM  
That's all good and dandy for all you you others... but I work in the oilfield. My city, Houma, LA, relies on the oilfield for our living. When gas drops that low, we are all in trouble because that means that there is less Exploration and Production due to the fact that it's not really worth it to drill. You can't make enough profit to overcome the expense.
2001-10-15 02:20:37 PM  
Lol, I've gotten to the point where I don't even give a flying fark about the prices. I live about 3 miles from work. I fill up once every 2 - 3 weeks. Nyah Nyah.
2001-10-15 02:43:29 PM  
Meanwhile, I am still paying almost $2.00 for super unleaded. And to add insult to injury, in July of this year the octane rating of super unleaded dropped from 92 to 91 - WTF is that shiat? farkin-a, my car is carburated and needs all that octane!

-he who stacks pork
2001-10-15 03:13:22 PM  
$1.65 here in the Last Frontier. I guess making all this oil still doesn't entitle us to better gas prices. Oh, well, I've got a Civic so what do I care anyway. Plus, there's that PFD thing. Heh.
2001-10-15 03:33:03 PM  
94 cents a gallon at the 'no-frills' stations here in Southwest Ohio, while several 'big-name' stations near
the major freeways are still selling for $1.03 a gallon.
I just filled up my 14 gallon tank for $13.16 ,just a week and a half ago it cost me $20.00 to fill the same tank at
the same 'discount' station.

As a footnote, a few relatives own gas stations hereabouts and assure me that the profit they make (if any) from gas sales is negligible. They make their small profit on the convenience store items.
2001-10-15 04:01:23 PM  
$1.13 last night, $1.09 this morning in South Texas
2001-10-15 04:08:22 PM  
bigpeeler, just by chance I happen to be doing research on milk, and the reason the price is so high is because they have a gov't regulated advertising program (Got Milk?)that costs tax payers 325 million every year, and they say there is no tax on milk, bah, hum bug! Also, the gov't spends billions of dollars buying up un-sold milk every year.

Anyway, it is too bad that this thread came up because someone in the gov't is going to see it and jack the farkin price up again!
2001-10-15 04:54:32 PM  
fark you people are sickeningly lucky.

Gas costs about five times as much here in Kiwi land than in the US - despite the fact we, just like you, pump crude out from under our own country and refine it here.

I guess I'll just have to stick to the much more fuel efficient diesel commuter car for a while longer.
2001-10-15 06:24:36 PM  
A week from last Saturday I filled up at a Meijer in East Lansing, MI for $1.159.
2001-10-15 06:46:39 PM  
wtf, here in Seattle it's like $1.59 for unleaded...
2001-10-15 07:21:51 PM  
Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't we in the USA pay the least per gallon per gas?

Either way, my little Festiva is supposed to be fuel-efficient, I average 40 miles to the gallon. :)
2001-10-15 08:02:45 PM  
Thunder, where are you in SW Ohio? I paid $1.05 at a Kroger in Northern Cincinnati the other day. I'd drive out of the way a little for $.94!
2001-10-16 06:48:53 AM  
yes, it is now time to go and set fire to things, cos gas is cheap, upon hearing the news i went to my garage and sparked up my (fictitious) 7 litre ford pick, and let it idle in the garage cos no expense is to great for me. I laugh at the europeans ( i am not european but live in that region) with their pathetic 2 litre family cars that couldnt pull a slimy stick out of a dead dogs arse and their pathetic attempts to save the planet. BURN BABY BURN!!!!! dont you just love the smell of burning petrol in the morning.
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