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Old Mar 29th 2019, 12:31 am
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I filled up yesterday at $2.75. Hasn't been up there for a long time.
We hit $2.759 at the weekend and it has dropped slightly, saw $2.729 from one of the more competitive stations this afternoon. Hopefully it will have dropped a bit more by the time I need to fill the beast, although it seems to be headed up more than it heads down recently.
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Old Apr 1st 2019, 7:57 pm
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Bit of a jump in a couple of days to $2.48G with the Cumbies discount card.
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Old Apr 1st 2019, 8:08 pm
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The gas analysts are estimating we will hit $6.27 per gallon this summer, if so it will break the all gas price record.
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Old Apr 2nd 2019, 3:55 pm
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We hit $2.759 at the weekend and it has dropped slightly, saw $2.729 from one of the more competitive stations this afternoon. Hopefully it will have dropped a bit more by the time I need to fill the beast, although it seems to be headed up more than it heads down recently.
$2.99 yesterday when I filled up, $2.79 this morning. Great timing as always.
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We seem to be stuck at $2.459 locally at the moment, and flat in the area, compared to the usual typical range of 10-15¢.



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Old Apr 3rd 2019, 3:36 am
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$2.699 today.
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Old Apr 3rd 2019, 4:07 am
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Mississippi today was at $2.37 on Highway 11 and $2.49 in town.
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Old Apr 4th 2019, 7:39 pm
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Jumped from $2.22 to $2.39 in two days.
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Old Apr 4th 2019, 7:41 pm
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$2.57 last night.
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Some stations hit record high never seen before gas prices today, some stations at $6.34 per US gallon, while other stations are a bit lower in the $6.15 to $6.20 range.

Was as low as $5.66 yesterday.
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Curious, at what price if any would you stop driving?

We stopped driving a while back as the cost to put gas into even a Mazda 2 became a burden, example at today's prices from empty, would be close to $60 for a sub-compact,
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Curious, at what price if any would you stop driving?
Don't know. I've paid $4.25, even a little more, for a gallon years back when I was making less money so probably at least $6-7 (though realistically I need my car so much I'd probably have to keep going to $10.00 or more), but I'd start riding my bike into work whenever possible to stretch out a tank first.

It's been years since it's been over $4.00 here, but it was sitting at $3.07 on my way into work this morning, which would make me guess it's at or above $4.00 in California by now. Either way, I still have just under half a tank left so hopefully it drops a bit before I have to fill up again. Or hopefully I'm in or near Wisconsin when I next need to fill up. One of the two.
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Don't know. I've paid $4.25, even a little more, for a gallon years back when I was making less money so probably at least $6-7 (though realistically I need my car so much I'd probably have to keep going to $10.00 or more), but I'd start riding my bike into work whenever possible to stretch out a tank first.

It's been years since it's been over $4.00 here, but it was sitting at $3.07 on my way into work this morning, which would make me guess it's at or above $4.00 in California by now. Either way, I still have just under half a tank left so hopefully it drops a bit before I have to fill up again. Or hopefully I'm in or near Wisconsin when I next need to fill up. One of the two.
Looking at gas buddy using my dads zip code near San Diego a couple stations are over $4, majority are in the 3.69 to 3.81 range.

We packed in driving when it hit $1.40/liter on a consistent basis, at current prices even a Mazda 2 (which is what we had) is a $60-$70 fill up each week, would hate to see what people in large cars pay.

I did go to a scooter for a year, I used like 2 1/2 gallons of gas a week on it doing about 20 miles per day on workdays.
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Old Apr 5th 2019, 8:19 pm
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Looking at gas buddy using my dads zip code near San Diego a couple stations are over $4, majority are in the 3.69 to 3.81 range.

We packed in driving when it hit $1.40/liter on a consistent basis, at current prices even a Mazda 2 (which is what we had) is a $60-$70 fill up each week, would hate to see what people in large cars pay.

I did go to a scooter for a year, I used like 2 1/2 gallons of gas a week on it doing about 20 miles per day on workdays.
The biggest fill-up I ever had was just over $50.00 (about CA$66.00) but that was a one-off, even though I'd regularly see between $40.00 and $45.00 at the pump. I had a 13gal tank then, and a 15gal one now, though I always try to fill up at around 1/4 tank left so it's always around 12-13 gal. I haven't really had to think seriously about at what point I'd have to stop driving though, so it's hard to put a number on it.

That being said, for work at least, it's only a 10 mile bike ride, which is really a piece of piss (I often walk 10-15 at weekends for exercise anyway when it gets nice out), and I was actually thinking about riding in at least a couple days a week this summer for the exercise anyway if I could find away around the fact that I'd have to have a whore's bath in the sink or something when I made it into work

I'm a 15 minute walk from the train at home, and it's a 45 minute walk from the station to work but I can't imagine fares will be cheap if gas were to hit something ridiculous like $7.00/gal and the train is only really usable for one line between my town and Chicago so that limits me quite a lot.
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Biggest hurdle for most and driving in large parts of US/Canada are not designed for people not having cars. Here within the city its decent transit, but your going to be largely stuck in the city as Greyhound pulled out so there is very limited inter-city transportation these days and most city's don't have 24/7 transit so shift workers are often stuck with no alternatives.

It wasn't just gas, the overall costs to drive a car became crazy.$400-$500 per month just for gas and insurance excluding the costs for oil changes, tires, parking fees etc.
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