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sammielynn
04-17-2006, 07:03 PM
Just watched the evening news and yes, gas prices are up again. They are saying that prices would be $3.00 or over by Memorial Day :sad2: Is this going to affect your trip? We are all set to leave on May 25. We nearly froze to death(well it seemed like it) this winter to keep the utility bills down to a payable level so we could still go to Disney. Now I'm worried about the gas prices for the trip. On March 1 gas was $2.03 here and now it is $2.75. and after the jump in prices today who knows what it will be tomorrow. I have also heard rumblings about shortages. What to do?????? What have your heard???

stahshee
04-17-2006, 07:16 PM
I know that stinks :furious: I live in NY and I can not say that I have seen the gas at 203 in a year or more. I am still going .... my friend brought this up medical has gone up and gas and utlities every thing has gone up but... the paycheck

sammielynn
04-17-2006, 07:49 PM
That is the TRUTH! My paycheck seems to never go up. I work in Higher Edu. and all other state employees get twice the raises we get. I'm going but we may have to push the van.

cobbler
04-17-2006, 08:23 PM
Oh but the Exxon Mobile exec made 100.44 cents a MINUTE. NBC nightly news said he made like 600 some odd million dollars in the last few years.

Nope, there isn't any greed at all.

canwegosoon
04-17-2006, 08:25 PM
Gas is $289 for 87 octane by me... :guilty:

brivers222
04-17-2006, 10:05 PM
As high as gas prices are going it is still cheaper by a long shot to drive down to FL from Michigan.... As Auto Gas goes up so too does Jet Fuel Therefore Airline tickets will be on the rise shortly as well.

BTW... Welcome to the 3.00 mark! We have been there since Good Friday.

Unleaded $3.00 Super $3.10 Premium $3.20

BeccaGrace
04-17-2006, 10:52 PM
My dh is a GM of a gas station on the NJ Turnpike and their gas is going up another 14 cents tomorrow morning :sad2: From what they are being told it is going to keep going up into the summer--eeep! The sad thing is that free or even discounted gas is not a perk of his job and since he doesn't drive we have to drive him back and forth to the station twice a day so we are spending a small fortune on gas!

MyGoofy26
04-17-2006, 11:33 PM
I am SO glad this semester is almost over. Just 2 exam days and 2 review days left - I commute about 80 miles each way to campus. At least it's going up as the semester is winding down. I still have one more class to take this summer to finish out the degree but haven't decided which to do yet - but either option works out that I work from home. One is to complete a professional field experience. . if I can't get one lined up by May 22nd, then I do a course where I read a bunch of books and write papers and just show up the first and last day.

I was debating a different course which would have had me making that commute 5 days a week for 6 weeks. No way could I afford it. I'd have been spending at least $100 a week in gas.

It's pretty sad when I'm sitting here debating how worthwhile those review days are. It's already costing about $30 a day to get to class. . . I'm sure now it'll be around $40. I might be better off rereading the chapters a few more times and memorizing notes at home. Probably learn more that way too, LOL.

Carrie Ellis
04-17-2006, 11:51 PM
At what price do ya'll feel yourself making different decisions? I can feel myself thinking about not going certain places at about $2.50/gal. For example, our library is about a 15 minute drive for me. A week ago I checked out 3 DVDs. They were due this last Wednesday but I remembered on Thursday. I drove to the library on Thursday and they were already closed and it said that we could not drop them in the book drop. We just moved here so this was my first experience with this library. Anyway, they were closed Friday so I scooted over there today. I had to pay a $3 fine. I told the lady that after one drives as much as I did to return the DVDs, I might as well as bought them. I get around 20miles/gallon so it cost me $5 in gas for 2 trips plus the fine. I definitely start to do less outings as the prices go up.

What about you?

speedyf
04-18-2006, 12:14 AM
It's all a bunch of BS anyway....

The price rises on speculation. The market is speculating that something will happen with Iran. Then, the news tries to panic everyone saying that gas will go up to $5 per gallon....then, everything settles back down again.

I guarantee that the news people were predicting $3.50 per gallon right before the price of gas went back down to the low $2's.....

High gas prices actually helps me. I feel sorry for some people and I wouldn't want the gas prices to go to $4...but, working for a tug boat company down in Louisiana.....high oil prices are a good thing for us.

The people I don't feel sorry for are the people who complain about the price of gas while driving around in Tahoes and Suburbans. If you can afford a $40k vehicle...then, you should be able to afford an extra $15 per week to fill it up. If not, then sell the thing and buy something more fuel efficient.

No....It doesn't have to be a hybrid....but, I drive around in a 5-speed Corolla and my wife drives an automatic Camry. Between the 2 of us....we spend the same amount of money in fuel as my friend driving a Suburban.

Speed :teleport:

mickeyloverx2
04-18-2006, 01:06 AM
when we left wdw on sunday april 9th gas outside the park was $3.00 so Im sure it will be much higher now! I think its crazy too...but what choice do we have?? I cant afford a new car yet so I guess I will have to pay it!

jennifer293
04-18-2006, 06:55 AM
We drive a Ford Expedition AKA GAS GUZZLER....that is our family car and we both have Jeep Wranglers that we drive around day to day traffic to save on gas. Our trip to WDW is coming in July and we have plans to drive the Expedition but if the prices keep going up we may just come out cheaper to fly. :confused3

On the average we spend about 500.00 a month on gas (that is a car payment and almost as much as my house payment) IT IS RIDICULOUS!!!!

Our cheap stuff here is $2.81 !!!! UGHHHHHHH

sarahsmom73
04-18-2006, 07:05 AM
We are over $3.00 a gallon here.... for the cheap stuff

we3disneygo
04-18-2006, 08:05 AM
:rolleyes: :confused3 gas has been a steady 2.79 for the cheap stuff for a good month, it goes up to 2.89 or 2.99 and in a week they'll drop it back to 2.79. our family is already thinking of how we can get to nearby errands walking, putting baskets on the bikes..........

patsal
04-18-2006, 09:32 AM
I'm just more careful about how I plan things, try to run errands together and do everything in one trip. As for the driving to WDW I have to multiply the airfare by four so it really still will be cheaper to drive than to fly. We are doing what we can to lessen the burden--fuel efficient vehicles, turning down thermastats, etc, but it is crazy that so much depends on speculation and corporate greed.

rbork
04-18-2006, 09:44 AM
Getting ready to leave for Florida in 2 Weeks! Driving! We planned on 300$ in fuel round trip. Now at 3$ per gal. - it will run $450. Checked into flying but thats $900+ for 4 still cheaper to drive dare I say. I do consolidate and change my driving habits for $3 a gallon. AND YES I do drive an expedition- IT's paid for in full. To the poster who said, just sell them and buy something cheaper...who'd buy it at a decent price now? I couldn't sell it if I wanted too. We even MOVED to a smaller house recently to be in the same city as our jobs to cut costs.. and guess what? Now Gas/Electric will be going up 75% due to some deregulation @#!t. Can't win.
Thanks for letting me vent.

kimbac3
04-18-2006, 10:00 AM
We are planning on driving too. It's still cheaper for us. There are 5 of us so the $$ for flying will be pricey and we are staying offsite so we'd have to rent a car too. I am planning my errands together and hopefully that will save some money.
Kimba

Wickedmom75
04-18-2006, 10:16 AM
As another gas guzzler owner ( love my Sub) I will just have to rethink all the driving I normally do and consolidate trips (Did it last summer when prices went up will just have to do it again) Also means the kids have to start getting up earlier again so they can start riding the bus again. Also traveling at better times during the day ( not that anyone likes to be in rush hour stop n go). Now instead of quarters for Disney it is going to be quarters for gas :thumbsup2

MickeyP
04-18-2006, 10:22 AM
I am nervous about August. Maybe things will settle down by then. It's hard to keep budgeting for more necessities all the time.
I just sold 2 beds on Saturday. I guess that will go for gas now.

momofdbsdc
04-18-2006, 11:22 AM
Gas was at $2.98 yesterday for the cheap stuff! We leave next week for Disney! Last time we drove it cost $ 140 round trip (almost 4 years ago) My guess is that I can almost triple that this time! :sad2: Oh well, I'm still gonna have a fun time! :thumbsup2

LetsgoDisney!
04-18-2006, 11:47 AM
RBork- do you live in MD,too? For those of you that haven't heard, our Baltimore Gas and Electric company (previously regulated) is coming up for deregulation in July. This means that they are planning a 72% increase in our bills just in time for the hot days of summer. I don't know how people are going to be able to pay their bills. :badpc: This winter, we kept our thermostat down when home, off during working hours, put extra plastic over the windows etc which kept us around the 200.00 mark during winter. I hate the thought of paying 350 for the same thing.
Our gas is going up, too. We're planning a trip to Maine this summer and for the first time I'm really budgeting for gas and tolls. Money I'd much rather spend on other things!

spiceycat
04-18-2006, 11:54 AM
just make the gas be $3.75 per gallon in your budget for Disney...

mind was $3.50 until this latest rise...

this March I went to WDW - gas was one price on the way down - it has gone up on the way back....

now I try to make sure I am covered.... It shouldn't get that high (I am going in May) - but it is best to have a little more than you need than find out you didn't budget enough....

I hate to fly.... although SW does tempt me....especially when I staying onsite at Disney the entire time... (not this trip nor the next)

CarolA
04-18-2006, 12:03 PM
And I am reminded of why I take the subway to work.. LOL!
I know for a lot of you that's not an option, but what I find interesting is that I am the ONLY one of my coworkers who does. And the rest of them whine about gas prices. I filled up two weeks ago and I "might" have to fill up this weekend....

The subway station, gym and grocery are all pretty close to my condo so I don't drive a lot on a day to day basis.

Tinkerbelle32
04-18-2006, 12:08 PM
Yesterday, gas was $2.69. Today, $2.79 for the reg. I just told my hubby that gas has gone up exactly $1.00 a gallon since we left for Disney last June. I remember filling up the day before we left for $1.79 a gallon. I'm also trying to consolidate trips, etc. Yes, I drive a Tahoe and I love it. But, I'm also complaining about the gas. No way, could we all fit into some little 4 door!

speedyf
04-18-2006, 12:08 PM
To the poster who said, just sell them and buy something cheaper...who'd buy it at a decent price now? I couldn't sell it if I wanted too.

Sorry about that....just kinda get worked up when everyone starts talking about gas prices and blaming the oil companies because that's what they see/hear on the news.

I guess I should be happy that people drive bigger vehicles and help to make the prices go higher. Better job security for me.....

Speed :teleport:

speedyf
04-18-2006, 12:31 PM
Yes, I drive a Tahoe and I love it. But, I'm also complaining about the gas. No way, could we all fit into some little 4 door!

I agree...but, last year...my friend traded his 150hp 4 cylinder mini-van for a 300hp Suburban. I asked him why he would want to do this and waste so much money on gas. He just said he wanted a Suburban.

That's fine...everyone has their own choices to make. Now he drives around in a Suburban and his wife in a Tahoe. Yesterday, he asks me how I can afford to go to Disney 3 times within the next year. First, I tell him it's because of all of the wonderful people on this board. Next, I tell him it's because I'm not spending $150 per week on gas for my 2 vehicles.

I guess that's what's great about this country. Everyone has a choice. If you love your Tahoe, then that's great. I love my Sentra and my Camry. My friend likes to drive in luxury and I like to waste more money on WDW vacations :teeth:


Speed :teleport:

MickeyP
04-18-2006, 02:23 PM
I didn't ask for the mini-van, but had another child and our family didn't fit in our SUV. I absolutely hate driving around in that thing. It's supposed to be a nice one (Town and Country),but I still hate the fact that I'm close to middle age, a little overweight, and now......the mini-van. :furious:

ToyStory#1fan'sMom
04-18-2006, 02:29 PM
It went up here overnight by 57 cents! This is getting so outrageous!

Kate

jennifer293
04-18-2006, 02:33 PM
Getting ready to leave for Florida in 2 Weeks! Driving! We planned on 300$ in fuel round trip. Now at 3$ per gal. - it will run $450. Checked into flying but thats $900+ for 4 still cheaper to drive dare I say. I do consolidate and change my driving habits for $3 a gallon. AND YES I do drive an expedition- IT's paid for in full. To the poster who said, just sell them and buy something cheaper...who'd buy it at a decent price now? I couldn't sell it if I wanted too. We even MOVED to a smaller house recently to be in the same city as our jobs to cut costs.. and guess what? Now Gas/Electric will be going up 75% due to some deregulation @#!t. Can't win.
Thanks for letting me vent.


Right there with ya. Our expedition is a 97, and it has been paid off for some time now. Yes I could sell it, but we probably couldn't get but about 5,000 out of it. We even plan to put a new engine in it when this one dies because I don't want another car payment on top of the cost of gas. SO I will keep driving the Jeep whereever I can and park the expedition until July...LOL

thelittlemermaid
04-18-2006, 03:58 PM
With the gas prices going up and being on a budget really has me worried. We are expecting our third child in July and I hate to see what the price of gas is going to be then. I will be delivering in a town that is 15 minutes away, but that 15 minute drive can be costly if gas is $3 or over. Especially with DH having to drive back home from the hospital to let our dogs out {we have a Rott who doesn't like anyone but his family, so we can't ask anyone do it for us}.

DH was talking about taking our DS to Cedar Point in June, but if gas is going to be this outragous, that will have to wait until next year and DH will just have to take him fishing instead.

Will gas prices ever stop going up? I'm really starting to think the Amish have the best idea of using a horse and buggy.

loveswdw
04-18-2006, 05:47 PM
Yes, its pretty bad when you have to factor in your gas costs to everything. I'm supposed to meet a friend for dinner tomorrow night. I have to drive 30 miles to get to the restaurant that I chose a couple of weeks ago. 30 miles each way = 60 miles round trip. 18 miles per gallon... a little over 3 gallons is $9 just for the drive. Thinking about changing it to a restaurant here in town.

Is that being cheap? :confused3

staceyfe
04-18-2006, 05:57 PM
Yes, its pretty bad when you have to factor in your gas costs to everything. I'm supposed to meet a friend for dinner tomorrow night. I have to drive 30 miles to get to the restaurant that I chose a couple of weeks ago. 30 miles each way = 60 miles round trip. 18 miles per gallon... a little over 3 gallons is $9 just for the drive. Thinking about changing it to a restaurant here in town.

Is that being cheap? :confused3

No, not cheap, smart. I really feel like if everyone changed their driving habits just a little and were smarter about how they spend their gas, prices would go down. It's supply and demand, right? Yes, I know the current increase is based on speculation, but if demand decreases then supplies will increase. I'm no economist, but if there's ample supply of something isn't it supposed to be cheaper?

brettgirl
04-18-2006, 10:12 PM
It takes me 17 minutes just to get a gallon of milk but I still manage to do all of my errands in town all at once, thus saving gas. I shop only every two weeks and if we run out of something then we make due. I too kept my house cooler this winter and was shocked when I got a bill from my propane company for $139.00 because I did not use enough propane (talk about trying to do something good for the world and getting smacked down for it). I am changing companies all together!!!

MickeyP
04-26-2006, 05:03 PM
With the gas prices going up and being on a budget really has me worried. We are expecting our third child in July and I hate to see what the price of gas is going to be then. I will be delivering in a town that is 15 minutes away, but that 15 minute drive can be costly if gas is $3 or over. Especially with DH having to drive back home from the hospital to let our dogs out {we have a Rott who doesn't like anyone but his family, so we can't ask anyone do it for us}.

DH was talking about taking our DS to Cedar Point in June, but if gas is going to be this outragous, that will have to wait until next year and DH will just have to take him fishing instead.

Will gas prices ever stop going up? I'm really starting to think the Amish have the best idea of using a horse and buggy.


Maybe you could get rid of the dog.Sorry, I'm sure he's a member of your family, but I get nervous with rotweiller and baby used in the same paragraph.

deltachi8
04-26-2006, 06:19 PM
I'm no economist, but if there's ample supply of something isn't it supposed to be cheaper?

Ideally, yes. However, one must remember that a cartel control much of the oil supply (OPEC) and can also artificially keep prices higher by contricting production.

Tiggerlover91
04-26-2006, 10:12 PM
Gas went down .03 here in my area. Could see the $2.80 mark again soon! Was VERY surprised to see that, but happy to see a downward spiral now! :woohoo: It's not much, but definitely a start!

Cindi0511
04-26-2006, 10:56 PM
First off, Tiggerlover91, I am so impressed by your weight loss. You go!!! What an achievement!! :thumbsup2

I read or heard somewhere recently that if people just slow down a little bit, that can have a huge impact, too, regardless of what anyone is driving. I drive a minivan and sure do miss my little Honda Civic. I am no longer in a hurry to get anywhere, and the only time I'm going to stomp on the gas or the brake is when I HAVE to. I'll stretch that fill-up any way I can. :goodvibes

Tamarap
04-27-2006, 02:12 AM
I paid 3.15 a gallon today. I wondered what it would take to make me reconsider plans and this is it. I have really started paying attention to where I drive, and asking myself if I really need to go somewhere before I just hop in and go.

donnajon
04-27-2006, 02:39 AM
My gas went down 8 cents today! I thought I was getting a deal and filled up at $2.77 (I was at 3/4 a tank but wanted to get it before it went up more - and it still cost me $20!) Anyway, I saw a station later that had been at $2.79 down to $2.71. Most of the stations here have been $2.85.

sammielynn
04-27-2006, 07:13 AM
Gas going down :Pinkbounc Everyone chant together: Lower! Lower! Lower!

barbeml
04-27-2006, 07:43 AM
We filled up DH's little Mazda last night. To add insult to injury (regular at $2.89 per gallon), they were "out" of regular, so we had to by super.

Am I the only one who finds these "shortages" another crock?

Shanan
04-27-2006, 08:05 AM
If you haven't built any new refineries in years, won't open the coast line for exploration, have speculators "helping" and the citizens who will still buy fuel inefficient vehicles then yes that does not help "lower" gas prices. I drive a Forestor that gets good gas mileage. It is 8 years old and still in good shape. I could trade/sell it and get a Yukon or Expedition if I wanted to. However, the next vehicle purchase I make will be the Hybrid Highlander. DH owns 2 trucks that don't get the best gas mileage but due to his work he prefers those trucks. That was his choice to make. He generally travels 2 weeks out of the month and our gas bill has gone up quite a bit. However, we still do not pay the prices that people in Europe pay for gas. Ever noticed the normal size of their vehicles???????

Some people that bought the bigger SUV's years ago cannot sell or trade them since they would probably be upside down with them. A friend at church keeps asking me when I am going to sell my car to her. She has a Suburban and also a Yukon. YIKES on that gas budget.

momamy
04-27-2006, 08:37 AM
gas is 3.10 here.

I am so thankful for my civic hybrid! it may be small but i just filled up it cost me 30 dollars i will get 3 weeks off that! my fil just filled up his new dodge ram! ack almost 80 dollars and they will last about 8 days!!

Amy

imsayin
04-27-2006, 08:44 AM
:rolleyes: Yikes! I just filled up my mini-van, and it cost $50.00! Time to rethink my errands, etc.

smfritz03
04-27-2006, 11:31 AM
Its 2.89 here--my gas light came on--I put just over 11 gallons in my car--(4 cyc grand am) and it was $33.00 :crazy2:
I drive 130 miles roundtrip to work everyday------I talked to my boss about either 4 10 hr days or 3 days and a work from home day----havent gotten
approval yet----but Im looking for a new job---just isnt easy w/ the $$ I make and the options that are out there.