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End of the Line

I cant beleive it!

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Its really something. Gas fell to $1.99/gal this week here in my local town. As much as this still really chaps my butt, I guess its better than $3.00. I honestly felt that I would never see it below $2.00 again in my lifetime.

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The worst part is that they've got everyone so brainwashed that we're all happy its below 2.00 bucks.

Diesel is still nuts and there's no reason for it to be higher when there's less refinery to it. Diesel goes hand in hand with heating oil. I've lived in my house 5 years. The first time I filled my fuel oil tank I payed .93 cents a gallon. Now its 2.50+

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Welcome to the war. The American war machine is almost totally run on diesel. They refine it here and ship it to Iraq so the law of supply and demand is in full effect. More demand makes for higher prices

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both heating oil and diesel are basically the same thing which is a bi-product of making gasoline,, so you are basically paying more for what they are pulling out while making the cheaper stuff....

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I guess Pres Bush's critics were right: we only went to war to get cheap gas...eventually.

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I guess Pres Bush's critics were right: we only went to war to get cheap gas...eventually.


Everyone is a critic in their own way.... Just depends on what side of the isle you sit on... I prefer the right side, but mostly in the middle if you know what I mean!

Now I need to get back to my fishing dreams!! lol grin.gif

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With the gas prices falling, what really gets me is the price of E-85. Before, when gas was above $2.20 E-85 was .40 cents cheaper. Now, its only .25 cents. I dont understand how the gas can fall while the E-85 hasnt moved much at all. Yeah, I know that corn prices have risen but still. It shouldnt influence it that much. For only quarter less, I dont really know if its economically better to buy E-85.

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my dad just took my moms car into the ford guy in des moines, and he said that if your car is not 2005 or newer he wouldnt run any ethanol blend gas in your car or truck. he said that it is hard on stuff and eats stuff up. my moms explorer is a 99 and we have been replacing this 60 dollar part for a while and the reason it has been going out is b/c of the ethanol. so now we run premium in all of our cars.

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I don't believe that's true about ethanol causing problems. I have used ethanol since it first came out around 1980 with no problems. When ethanol was a new thing, some of the fuel companies mixed gas with alcohol derived from the oil distillation process and that caused some problems (dissolving rubber & plastic parts in the fuel system). Grain alcohol doesn't do that and won't cause problems with the car. It's an old wives' tale that it causes problems IMO.

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http://autorepair.about.com/cs/generalinfo/a/aa102100a_2.htm

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On the news last night some town in MN had it for $1.63!!

Wasn't gas around $2.00 in the late eighties early nineties? Then it started dropping dowm to $1 around the mid to late nineties right? I think we may have gotten a little spoiled around that time! Unless my memory is off on a tangeant. If thats the case never mind grin.gif

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my dad just took my moms car into the ford guy in des moines, and he said that if your car is not 2005 or newer he wouldnt run any ethanol blend gas in your car or truck. he said that it is hard on stuff and eats stuff up. my moms explorer is a 99 and we have been replacing this 60 dollar part for a while and the reason it has been going out is b/c of the ethanol. so now we run premium in all of our cars.


I think your mechanic is missinformed as well. Unless he is talking about E-85 and then still the advice is still off skew!! I run regular unleaded in everything I own. I have yet to run into an issue that I could blame on fuel!

What part are you replacing? where are you buying the new part from? how many times have you replaced it?

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The only reason prices are low now for it is winter and few are driving.

It will get hiked up again in the spring and especially by the 4th of July.

Always does.

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At work we got hit with fuel surcharges when it went over 3 dollars per gallon. Now that it is under 2 we still pay the surcharge. I think the reason gas went back down is to prevent the oil shale production. Everytime when they get going on that project the price of gas goes down and they stop working on it. My opinion is that we continue to work on the shale and work toward loosing out dependency on foreign oil.

We use regular unleaded in our 99 explorer. I believe your mechanic ment that cars prior to 1985 should not use ethonal due to how hard it is on rubber.

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Anyone else notice over the last couple of years the gas goes up 5-20 cents on wed/thurs and back down on Sundays? I doubt oil fluctuates that much, that and Mobil have record profits over the last couple of years, sounds like a racket to me.

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On the news last night some town in MN had it for $1.63!!

Wasn't gas around $2.00 in the late eighties early nineties? Then it started dropping dowm to $1 around the mid to late nineties right? I think we may have gotten a little spoiled around that time! Unless my memory is off on a tangeant. If thats the case never mind
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my dad just took my moms car into the ford guy in des moines, and he said that if your car is not 2005 or newer he wouldnt run any ethanol blend gas in your car or truck. he said that it is hard on stuff and eats stuff up. my moms explorer is a 99 and we have been replacing this 60 dollar part for a while and the reason it has been going out is b/c of the ethanol. so now we run premium in all of our cars.


I think your mechanic is missinformed as well. Unless he is talking about E-85 and then still the advice is still off skew!! I run regular unleaded in everything I own. I have yet to run into an issue that I could blame on fuel!

What part are you replacing? where are you buying the new part from? how many times have you replaced it?


I thought I paid around 85 cents a gallon when I was in high school- 91 to 93.

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The real reason gas prices are going down is because the oil companies are getting nervous about all of the ethanol talk. Gas prices go up, people scream for altenatives, talks for expanded ethanol production heat up. The gas prices go down, alternative fuels are not the big rage they just were, and don't look as cost effective anymore. The people running the oil companies are not stupid. They gouged all of us for months, making record profits, and talk their way out of it by claiming "the money is needed for exploration". They will keep on pulling the string on the gas price yo-yo. You watch and see.

Roscoe

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I agree with Roscoe16, anyone else notice gas went from 1.85 to 2.09 today. 25 cents in one day, it will go down after the weekend too. Tell me they aren't taking us for fools.

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