Old 23rd September 2012, 20:15   #1
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How much are you paying for gas?

Since I'm in Texas I know gas is cheaper here than in California. I paid $3.37 on Friday its down to $3.34 now(Walmart/Murphy USA 10cent giftcard discount deal).

How much was gas last time you filled up?

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Old 24th September 2012, 04:30   #2
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Old 24th September 2012, 07:59   #3
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3.92 Obamabucks. Food is the bitch. You can avoid driving some, but eating is probably up 20% in the last year.
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Old 25th September 2012, 20:42   #4
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€1.79/l at local pumps, €1,87/l on the highway

€1 = $1.2944
1 gallon = 3.78541 liter

That's somewhere between $8.77 and $9.38 per gallon.

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Old 26th September 2012, 03:57   #5
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We'll stop whining when it goes back to a reasonable level, not three times what it used to be just a couple years ago. You guys have always paid high gas prices (and have good mass public transit). We haven't (and don't). A third of your $8.76/gal is $2.92. When you guys were at that price, we were still paying about a third of THAT ($1/gal or €0.20/liter).

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89 cents here.
After working for Taco Bell for 4.5 years I have found that you do get something but it's not what you want. You get gas and then some...

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Getting around in the United States is a pain in the ass without a car. Maybe we should have invested in the mass transit stuff like Europe did. It might not be a bad deal to pay $9 a gallon for gas if mass transit was worth it's salt. In Europe, it's practical to do your commute with mass transit.

So maybe you take your car out on Sunday. Portland has one of the best mass transit systems in the US and it still sucks. A train bound for nowhere. If you can get within 5 miles of where you wanted to be... on a weekend or after 6.. you might as well forget it.

I did a train commute for a while. It took a while, but I had some coffee and read the paper. It was really kinda pleasant. But getting anything even remotely like door to door rail or bus service is a giant fluke.

I still won't drive downtown. Good way to get your car dented, parking is expensive, and a bike and the light rail is just a hell of a lot better way to get around in the city. You are "parked" at the closest light pole. Usually you are passing cars. But that's the problem... there is nothing in downtown Portland except a bunch of yuppie weirdness.

I think the idea is that people would build up around the rail corridor, but not so far.

But hell. If I can get where I need to go with a half hour bike ride and a train or bus.... I'm in.. A mile you use the car for is a mile closer to having to fix the sob. Cars are just a freaking money pit. I try to avoid using them if I don't have to. If my old ass can't pump a bike for a few miles, I'll know I'm old and I'll buy a hoverround just to see if I can jump the snake river.

So, I'm in better shape at 50 than 40. The shit was getting bad. Too much cube dwelling and donuts. Use it or lose it
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Sure enjoying that Infiniti and its premium gas requirements right about now!

Actually, it really is a lot of fun to drive. Fun enough that I'm not really pissed off about how much I'm spending on gas.

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Old 30th September 2012, 00:34   #11
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I don't think that graph doesn't give an honest picture of pricing. Any statistics teacher or professor will tell you that making a graph that starts above zero is very misleading, and it sucks that so many people make them that way anyway.

This isn't something you can blame on Obama without actually pointing to a reason. As a matter of fact, despite inflation that has happened since, gas prices climbed higher during the previous USA presidency.

Oil prices can indeed be a problem, but it makes me laugh when people with 8-cylinder vehicles seem to be the ones crying the most, even though they aren't towing something that would require a V-8.

We (and I too) need plug-in electric and or plug-in hybrid vehicles that can use domestic energy sources. Then, at least the money stays within our own economies rather than in places were the peace seems damn near impossible to be kept. My last place of residence was Northwestern Iowa, which is a major producer of wind energy. Now I live in Southern West Virginia, which is a major producer of coal energy. Other people live near hydroelectric or geothermal or solar or other sources of energy. These local markets would greatly benefit from electric vehicles such as cars and trains.

I wish we only needed oil for lubricants and plastics. As far as energy goes, there are far too many more sources available locally; we shouldn't be relying on foreign oil from less-than-peaceful sources.

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Old 1st October 2012, 01:53   #12
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I should stab you for visiting 9gag, Ted. They profit from stealing content and claiming it as original.

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Someone sent it to me; I generally don't visit those types of sites.

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Filled up at an Exxon on the north side of Houston today at $3.60 a gallon.
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Old 7th October 2012, 11:04   #19
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1.57 AUD per litre = $6.22 per gallon of Caltex Vortex (95 RON). Regular unleaded (91) is 0.10 AUD cheaper.

It's been around that price for about a year, I guess. Previously it was a bit lower -- around 1.20-1.40 AUD.

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I paid $3.30/gal(10c off with Walmart gift card at Murphy USA) on Friday. Is ~265 miles (11.5 gallons) good?

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According to my calculator - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...UNldFR5U093eUE - you get 23 MPG, and your Litres Per 100 Kilometres is 10. That may be good, depending on what type of car you drive.

ShyShy's 1.6 litre automatic wagon uses 10L/100km (24 MPG), which is similar to yours.

For comparison's sake, my 1.4 litre automatic hatch uses 6.8L/100km aka MPG is 35.

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94 Corolla 1.8L. 23mpg is good for mostly city driving.

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$3.78/gallon here.

With the Rav4 grocery-getter, we usually get around 24-25 mpg (miles per US gallon) in the mountains commuting to work for Renee, or around 26.5 mpg during long trips. It runs on a 269hp 3.5L engine.

The Tacoma truck has the 236hp 4.0L engine and gets about 17 mpg over really slow and rough (unpaved) valley roads on the way to and from work, or about 20 mpg on highway trips.

With as much as we drive in opposite directions to work and other trips, it averages around $400 per month. I need an off-road Prius.


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$400?? I thought I was mad about ~$160/month for gas.

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Perhaps a bit under 400 average right now, but not much under. That big spike you see is when I had to rent a big truck plus my own truck both towing to move a significant amount across the continent. I'm pretty big on crunching numbers and keeping track of my budget. This is vehicle fuel expenditures per month since 2009. This of course doesn't count flights or other transportation, nor does it count tractors, mowers, boats, weed wackers, chainsaws, leaf blower, snow blower, etc. or other non-road vehicles.

vertical axis is money spent on road-vehicle gasoline, horizontal is month in which the credit card closing date happens

Holiday and summer travel sometimes cause smaller spikes too.


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As my car is on a novated lease, I always use Caltex and BP fuel cards to refuel. All costs against these cards are automatically recorded in my online account.



Since April 2011, my hatch has cost me $4410.15 in fuel, or $244.78 per month. Since I average almost exactly 30,000 km per year, that equates to $9.79 per 100km. Dividing 9.79 by my mileage of 6.8 per 100 km, I can determine that the average price I have paid over the past 18 months is 1.44 AUD per litre, which is pretty much spot on.

Fuel costs me almost exactly $6.00 USD per 100 miles, or $0.06 per mile. *Corrected below* How much do you pay for gas, per mile?

(sorry if this question was specifically answered in your graph/s, Ted -- I can't see them at the moment because imageshack is blocked by my work filter.)

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to get price per mile: Take price per gallon divided by mpg.

For the truck when commuting to work, getting firewood, etc.: $3.789 (they throw in that point nine cents, bastards) per gallon divided by 17mpg equals:
22 cents per mile (US $0.22), or when on the highway, 20mpg makes 19 cents per mile, so:
19-22 cents per mile

For the grocery-getter:
14-16 cents per mile depending on whether it's a highway trip or regular commuting

A Prius at 50 average mpg would get 7.5 cents per mile at my local current gas price.

To get your prices, you'd have to see very low pricing on fuel and an extremely efficient vehicle. Do you convert with US or Imperial gallons? Were there a few times when you fueled up with someone else's card or at a non-covered station?

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You're right, I stuffed up my calcs somewhere. Mine now works out to $0.1777 per mile (6.22/35).



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ShyShy's 1.6 litre automatic wagon uses 10L/100km (24 MPG), which is similar to yours.
Correction: hers is a 1.8 litre, not a 1.6. That makes more sense when compared to deeder's mileage with the same size engine.

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Old 18th October 2012, 15:17   #29
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I paid $3.26/gal 10.8gallons ~$33.50 I'm getting about 23-24mpg. ~$0.145/mile I need to get rid of my lead foot.

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Today: $3.789 USD still;
16.183 US gallons;
$61.32 total

didn't do fuel economy figures on this tank

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I was thinking about buying a Segway... I burned about a half tank of gas this month. About 200 miles cycling and 200 by car. Gas prices don't really confront me. Food, on the other hand, because some liberal nutjob thought corn should be fuel.... that pisses me off....

My $4 a pound sirloins at Costco are now $6. $2 a pound pork sirloin is now $3. Milk is $3.50, when it used to be $2.50. Electricity is up 20%. I sorta reconciled myself to not driving nearly as much after the last gas crisis, and got used to it. I haven't gotten used to not eating what I want.

I am gonna bop out to Montana and ruin my average, but most of the time there are not too painful alternatives to turning a key. And hell, I might fly. Then I'll take the train to the airport, put my bike in a locker at the airport... Overall, by the time you parked... you might save 20 minutes taking a car which would be sitting out getting dirty and broken into for a week.

Cars really kind of suck. The glamour wore off for me when I started figuring out what the bastards cost. Mine likes the garage, and at 200 miles a month, it might be my last car.

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$3.18/gal 11.05 gallons I swear I need to fix that fuel gauge.

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I am gonna bop out to Montana and ruin my average, but most of the time there are not too painful alternatives to turning a key. And hell, I might fly. Then I'll take the train to the airport, put my bike in a locker at the airport... Overall, by the time you parked... you might save 20 minutes taking a car which would be sitting out getting dirty and broken into for a week.
For whatever it's worth to you, flying to Montana may worse for the environment than driving. http://calculator.carbonfootprint.co...tor.aspx?tab=3

I've been saving quite a bit of fuel over the past couple of months, as I've had the use of a company car. That won't last much longer, what with having been laid off and all. Ah well.

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$3.12 / gallon, yesterday.

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Where are you guys getting these prices? Even with the prices having gone down recently, I still paid $3.49/gallon today. I had to relocate for a couple days due to the nice little hurricane/blizzard we had. That took a lot of gasoline to do.

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Murphy USA with a Walmart giftcard. It's 10 cents a gallon off until Christmas. It's 15 cents off with a Walmart credit card.

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Today I paid $3.38/gal. I got the good stuff. Plus I put in some fuel system cleaner stuff too.

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$6.11/gal equivalent (1.559 AUD per litre) for Caltex Vortex 95.

We can't wait to leave on our holiday and consequently NOT drive our cars for the next 2+ weeks.

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