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    I stopped to fill up my car tonight about 9:30 pm. The clerk told me to be sure and fill it full as the price was going up at midnight. And will probably be $4 a gallon in a few weeks. :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I stopped to fill up my car tonight about 9:30 pm. The clerk told me to be sure and fill it full as the price was going up at midnight. And will probably be $4 a gallon in a few weeks. :-(
    Looks like I will be making less trips to buy fabric. :-)

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    With the unrest in Libya, following what happened Egypt, it is inevitable, and it will effect all aspects of our lives.

    And, of course, those that can buy stock in oil will probably do well.

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    My Tahoe was $70 to fill tonight. Not too long ago $50

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    I filled up at 11 a.m for $3.12. and on my way to work at 2 p.m. it was $3.25. It doesn't take long to go up.

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    I'm glad the people of these countries know it's worth standing up for their rights to live free and have the courage to know they have the power to do so in sheer numbers. The Chinese are wising up fast about getting higher pay for the labor jobs that they use to do for pennies. Dictators and corrupt leaders can't keep knowledge away from the people like they could before. Everyone deserves the opportunity to have choices to better themselves.

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    Regular was $3.99 a gallon at the EXON station this afternoon.

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    Amen....those were words of wisdom my dear...
    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I'm glad the people of these countries know it's worth standing up for their rights to live free and have the courage to know they have the power to do so in sheer numbers. The Chinese are wising up fast about getting higher pay for the labor jobs that they use to do for pennies. Dictators and corrupt leaders can't keep knowledge away from the people like they could before. Everyone deserves the opportunity to have choices to better themselves.

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    When we are thinking when it's time to trade in my Dodge pickup, we may get a car or an SUV that is better on gas. I am not thrilled about paying 100 bucks again to fill up my truck.

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    Thanks for sharing your total. My daughter just bought a Tahoe. Now I know why she puts gas in every 3 days or so. She cant afford to fill the whole tank at a time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I'm glad the people of these countries know it's worth standing up for their rights to live free and have the courage to know they have the power to do so in sheer numbers. The Chinese are wising up fast about getting higher pay for the labor jobs that they use to do for pennies. Dictators and corrupt leaders can't keep knowledge away from the people like they could before. Everyone deserves the opportunity to have choices to better themselves.
    Agreed, but the only reason the gas prices are up is because speculators are thinking there *might* be a shortage and of course the gas companies are not willing to make any less than the current record profits they make, so it trickles down to us.

    They have us over a barrel, and they know it.

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    Here in Australia where I live we're paying about $1.40AU a litre...that equates to about $5.29 AU a gallon. Our $ for $ is about the same I think, at the moment

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    Maybe it's time for us to rethink our tricycle days... don't they make adult versions with great big baskest on them for shopping? LOL

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    It was $3.15 here so far. We live very close to a refinery, but I guess that doesn't matter

    The oil companys use this crisis to enable them to get richer!

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    Wow. Better stock up on everything! ALL prices are going up! Clothes. Food. Pet supplies fabric!!

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    The price for our gas is 5.00 per gallon and rising all the time

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    We have a lot of tax added to our gas prices here in Ireland, as does the UK. We are about to nudge up to 7.00 per gallon, which is about $9.65 a gallon.

    I would trade your prices any day.

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    I sure haven't seen an increase in our SS checks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miss_ticky2
    Here in Australia where I live we're paying about $1.40AU a litre...that equates to about $5.29 AU a gallon. Our $ for $ is about the same I think, at the moment
    Thanks for doing that conversion for me- I was struggling with gallon/litre proportions!

    And lets not forget the the lion's share of theprice of fuel is....
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    TAXES!

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    WTOP our top radio station just said it will rise by $.30 by Saturday. This is due to the unstability. In the Mideast and north Africa. People are buying into oil and forcing the prices up.

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    Ugh, ours was 3.29 last night!

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    I never understand how people in England and Europe can afford gas at the prices they have over there. Are wages higher, too? Do you all just not drive as much as Americans? Is public transportation more available?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BETTY62
    Regular was $3.99 a gallon at the EXON station this afternoon.
    OMG Betty.............I hope you meant $2.99.
    Ours was anywhere from $3.07 to $3.15 yesterday. I paid $42.00 for a half of tank UGGhhhhhhhh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjtinkle
    Maybe it's time for us to rethink our tricycle days... don't they make adult versions with great big baskest on them for shopping? LOL
    I bought myself an ole fashion Bubble Gum Pink Schwinn bike w/ large basket last summer and I rode it all over to go where I could, over to visit my sister and to the little store. 2 fold I saved on gas and got plenty of excerise. One neighbor girl told me I looked like Angela Lansbury from Murder She Wrote !!! LOL

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    At the beginning of last week gas was $3.56, it's gone up twice and is now $3.76 here.

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