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When was the last time you could afford to fill the tank?

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Posted about 6 years ago

 

Its been over a year since I think I filled my truck up! Its always over $60 and still is a little over half a tank, what can a family do? Who is to blame? Who is seeing a big change in you department gas use?


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This should be a good post!


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Filled up my gas tank tonight. Gas is under $3 a gal here, not that is anything to celebrate. As fror the department no orders have come out regarding the use of patrol vehicles.

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Well as of the 10th of OCT 2008 gas in Richmond Virginia is 2.85 a gallon @ exxon, shell, and BP


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SCREW TIBET FREE SCOTLAND !!!!

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DAMN LT...it's still $3.12 here

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3.45 in tn

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It has dropped 30 cents in the last week here


For so long as one hundred men remain alive, we shall never under any conditions submit to the domination of the English. It is not for glory or riches or honours that we fight, but only for liberty, which no good man will consent to lose but with his life.

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SCREW TIBET FREE SCOTLAND !!!!

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$3.59 - $3.69 here in Rochester. Not having a family and having a small car has helped me be able to fill the tank regularly, though I am fortunate I use a Deartment car for work or trainings. Thats helped alot. I used to have jobs that I had to use my car for work. The mileage checks would not have helped make up for all the driving. I feel for those of you with families and large vehicles.

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It has dropped 30 cents in the last week here



same here in SE Wisconsin.... just filled up at 3.21 the other day and 4 hours later same station was 3.16.....


Heck....part of the reason I moved closer to work recently was because it was pushing 4 bucks a gallon and  I was commuting 42 miles 1 way to work.... now I drive about 11 miles 1 way to work.... that's some real easy math!!!!


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$3.45 in northern VA this morning. It's been so long since I actually filled up from empty, I can't remember when. I usually put about $40.00 in every weekend.

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I just filled up my F150 and my wifes Dodge Nitro yesterday. Found a station where the gas was down to $3.32 a gallon. it was a madhouse there though. People pulling in from both ends of the station then arguing over who was next at the pump. My F150 had about half a tank and my wifes Dodge had about 1/4 tank so I filled them both up. cost me about $70.00. As for the department vehicles they have us using the state gas pump at our facility now since we had our state budget fiasco. we used to have a gas card but they don't want us buying at the regular gas stations anymore. The state buys gas cheaper than a regular station. I don't know why they didn't have us using the state gas pump to begin with.

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I am able to fill my tank when I need to. I am a cheap ass and never spend any money. If I ever run into a crunch I can use my bike.

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I use the Goverment gas credit card.................I fill it all the way to the top every time I stop...............

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Prices are finally falling around here and there isn't the shortage that there had been too. It had gotten as high as $3.99 for Regular Unleaded and for now at least it is down to $3.69 and seems to be on the downward trend. During the worse part of this whole thing there were several stations in and around the Calhoun County Alabama area that would keep running out of gas because the demand was so high. It would seem that everyone kept going and filling up their tanks and the stations couldn't keep up with the demands.


I'm hoping that the prices will continue to fall, but I wouldn't be surprised if it starts to climb again. Say, maybe around election time...


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Gas this morning in Central Ohio: $2.749 for regular unleaded....


Fill that tank regularly... the truck sits in the garage most days, and the bike only holds 5 gallons...the Road King gets about 44 mpg...can't beat it!


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Its still at  a whopping $3.79 here! Went to to Texas last weekend filled up at $3.12.

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You can still easily find gas for under $2.80 in Cleveland.  I don't understand why it's so expensive elsewhere, especially Texas with all its refineries.

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 Wow, things have really been changing since that last post..


 


I paid 1.99 a gallon today

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Right about that.  $1.82 now at my corner gas station. Cleveland

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1.86 here in upstate sc. i really believe it couldve been this cheap for a while.........

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1.72 here now.... been there for about 4 days I think. Thats a little  worrisome though because at the rate it had been falling I am thinking we are getting ready to see an increase again. Its obscene how much we were paying and now it just feels normal. I can actually buy fresh produce again... since I am not paying almost 100.00 to fill my tank!!


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$2.19 here in nothern Virginia. I was able to fill the tank in my truck yesterday (half full) for around $30.00. They tax gasoline in the area highly so we don't get as much of a break here.

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$1.83 I filled it for under $30.00


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I have filled up fpr $1.73 a gallon.  Please don't be to upset.  And if you got to Safeway and you get a discount I actually filled up fpr $1.61.  I have no idea how long it will last but when I can fill my Pacifica up for $25.00 bucks.  YAY.


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$1.92/gal last week,  I filled my F-150 (with the fuel light on) for $42.00.  It's down to around $1.85 now.

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     I actually just filled my H3.  The gas has dropped to $1.88 here so it's been a big change from $80.00 to fill my tank to half that now.

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Finally below the $2 mark in some places around my area!


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Filled my truck today $2.17 a gallon. Before today I was on my bike and that was $12 a fill up until last Friday when I filled it for $9.

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filled up my carmy hybrid today @ $1.83 a gallon. That should hold me for another 3 weeks or so.

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In Central Az it is about 2.07, and in the Phoenix area it is still as "high" as 2.40.


Funny how $2 gas sounds cheap!  I remember when I thought 50 cents was too expensive, but then again during high school we bought gas for less than a quarter, and 2 bucks would let ya cruise all night long.


Local beer was a buck a six-pack! Of course minumum wage was about a buck.


Oh well!

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