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Old 10-05-2012, 04:18 PM   #91
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How many litres in your gallons?

£1.30 per litre here in the uk
1 US gallon = 3.785411784 liters
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:36 PM   #92
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1 US gallon = 3.785411784 liters
ah,, so we pay $7.62 per gallon,, cheapest
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:13 PM   #93
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Well our gas was around 3.54/3.56 all week and on my way home from work tonight I saw it is up to 3.79 NE OH
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:38 PM   #94
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:16 PM   #95
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$3.39(9) ~ an hour West of St Louis for regular, $3.89(9) for diesel.
Spoke too soon - that was on the way in this morning. Everything was 20 cents higher when I got off work.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:32 PM   #96
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San Diego...$4.59 i dread tomorrows prices....
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:32 AM   #97
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4:15 as on this week. Went to work it was 4.09 and came home to 4.15. Holding steady for the past 3 days.
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:08 AM   #98
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Two weeks ago it was $4.04. Last week it dropped to $3.99 but now it's back up to $4.02.
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:31 PM   #99
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ah,, so we pay $7.62 per gallon,, cheapest
Since you overseas folks love to join in and tell us your costs, how many times per week do you fill with that $7.62 per gallon gas? How many miles do you drive?

Friday I filled 2 cars up with about $50 each. I'll fill my wife's up with another $50 before the week is up. By the time I get paid again in 2 weeks after filling up this past Friday, I'll fill 4 more tanks of gas. Combined, we put 50,000 miles a year on vehicles. THAT would by why a lot of folks over here complain about $4+ gas. From my median income paycheck, I spend 50% on housing and 30% on gas. That leaves me 20% to pay for everything else including the required 10% they say you should save for retirement. So, with 10% left after not wanting to work when I'm 104 years old, I have to pay electric, phone, heat, insurance, home repair, car repairs, car replacement, clothing, kid's school supplies, everything. Groceries are the only thing that doesn't have to come out of that 10% because my wife solely and only pays for groceries.

That 10% left is about $200/month for the median income folks to pay a general average of $100/month electric bill, $100/month insurance bill, $100/month averaged over a year for heat. So, yeah, gas increasing from $3/gallon last year to $4/gallon this year is quite destructive to the finances of median income folks who don't live in the big city.

Every $1 per gallon difference is about 7% of my paycheck.

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Old 10-06-2012, 10:43 PM   #100
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Since you overseas folks love to join in and tell us your costs, how many times per week do you fill with that $7.62 per gallon gas? How many miles do you drive?

Friday I filled 2 cars up with about $50 each. I'll fill my wife's up with another $50 before the week is up. By the time I get paid again after filling up this past Friday, I'll fill 4 more tanks of gas. Combined, we put 50,000 miles a year on vehicles. THAT would by why a lot of folks over here complain about $4+ gas. From my median income paycheck, I spend 50% on housing and 30% on gas. That leaves me 20% to pay for everything else including the required 10% they say you should save for retirement. So, with 10% left after not wanting to work when I'm 104 years old, I have to pay electric, phone, heat, insurance, home repair, car repairs, car replacement, clothing, kid's school supplies, everything. Groceries are the only thing that doesn't have to come out of that 10% because my wife solely and only pays for groceries.

Every $1 per gallon difference is about 7% of my paycheck.
That implies it's somehow normal for one couple to drive 50,000 miles a year, which it's certainly not.

For most people, who put say 15,000 miles on a car that gets say 25 miles to the gallon, a dollar more a gallon is $600 a year. It's not nothing but nor is it even remotely close to 7% of anyone's paycheck.

Even if someone drove 50,000 miles a year, at 25mph, that'd be $2000 more a year for $1 increase. If that's 7% of your combined income, you make $35,000 a year, combined. Possible, but seems quite low for two people.
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:45 PM   #101
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Since you overseas folks love to join in and tell us your costs, how many times per week do you fill with that $7.62 per gallon gas? How many miles do you drive?

Friday I filled 2 cars up with about $50 each. I'll fill my wife's up with another $50 before the week is up. By the time I get paid again in 2 weeks after filling up this past Friday, I'll fill 4 more tanks of gas. Combined, we put 50,000 miles a year on vehicles. THAT would by why a lot of folks over here complain about $4+ gas. From my median income paycheck, I spend 50% on housing and 30% on gas. That leaves me 20% to pay for everything else including the required 10% they say you should save for retirement. So, with 10% left after not wanting to work when I'm 104 years old, I have to pay electric, phone, heat, insurance, home repair, car repairs, car replacement, clothing, kid's school supplies, everything. Groceries are the only thing that doesn't have to come out of that 10% because my wife solely and only pays for groceries.

That 10% left is about $200/month for the median income folks to pay a general average of $100/month electric bill, $100/month insurance bill, $100/month averaged over a year for heat. So, yeah, gas increasing from $3/gallon last year to $4/gallon this year is quite destructive to the finances of median income folks who don't live in the big city.

Every $1 per gallon difference is about 7% of my paycheck.
not to mention, a better transportation system... we dont even have a single high speed rail here in the US.
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:45 PM   #102
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How many litres in your gallons?

£1.30 per litre here in the uk
It is about the same here in Ontario, Canada per litre. The range is usually between 1.23 and 1.38 lately per litre. It is nuts! I have a small hatchback car and it costs about $45 to fill, depending on how much I drive I can usually get it to last 1.5 weeks.
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:49 PM   #103
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It's kinda funny since they always say NJ gas prices are cheap, we went to VA last weekend I filled up before we left at 3.69 we got to our destination 6.5 hrs later and filled up again at 3.54 so much for that, on the way home the closer we got to NJ the more it went up so we stopped in Maryland and topped the tank at 3.64, 2.5 hrs later when we hit NJ it was 3.79 go figure, but since last weekend I got gas today at 3.75
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:33 AM   #104
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I paid $3.77 a gallon tonight.
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:52 AM   #105
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DD#2 filled her tank on Wednesday after work, spending $3.49 a gallon. She said she heard/read/was told not to buy gas between 10:00 a.m. on Thursday until 5:00 p.m. on Monday; that's when station tanks are filled and "weekend prices" are in effect. I remember that's true from when my Dad owned a gas station.

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