Gas Prices

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    Rod i wish , lol , it would cost me about ( useing salvage and scammable parts ) 100k to make a still . We do have a commercial still localy , and i do get the " thin stillage" off it for basicly free ( its high protene and the cows love it ) . I personaly love the bio fuel bs , it makes money , but honestly i will spend more " carbon credits " to make a gallon of fuel than its worth . On a personal note i have decided not to sell " carbon credits " for our place , one reason is that if i do all the land becomes public access , the other is that if i do the land that i have would net about 3k every 10 yrs or so , with no change , I am a businessman and glad to sell a lot of things , but things i dont do i wont sell, and there gentlemen we have carbon credits . gas and desil can go up or down , its honestly of no matter since wheat and beef willl mirror it .
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    We'll the old f250 drinks diesel which now is cheaper than gas!
    In Augusta,Maine $2.85 for diesel,regular $2.86 this has not happen
    in a long time.I think once fuel prices hit 3 bucks a gallon cusumers
    start conseving fuel subconciously and buy less creating less demand
    and lower prices hopefully if it works right.My truck cost $120 to fill up!

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    Damm re reading my post it made nonsense . let me see if i can make a fiew posts on energy sense .

    1. We still cannot afford bio fuels .
    2. farm subsitys do in fact protect the consumer , folks sorry its about keeping the price of the bread you eat down , not keeping my wheat subsodised .
    3. it costs a lot to farm , a used comine runs 100+k . and you use it for 2 weeks to a month a year depending on acerage and weather . I personaly own close to a half million worth of equipnent alone , my take home pay last year was below poverty level . I guess my sole point is that when ya see someone with a lot of " stuff " such as land or expensive equipment ... well it does not make them any better off , and many times worse off than you are . We all work month to month anymore , and the only difference is the desmil point . The state says i have over a million dollars worth of assettes , and i have to budget an ar 15 upper build since i cannot afford to buy it outright . I am in fact one of them " rich farmers " and cant scrape up 200 bucks cash .

    I started not to post this , and most likely shouldnt have , Its not a poor little me post , it is a cost of doing business on your own post . fuel is one of the costs , today a major one , but only one . On the books , i am a millionaire , and taxed as such . On the net i clear less than 30k which puts me solid paycheck to paycheck . income . I have a family heratige of ranching , and a gift that i hope i can pass on , but damm 2k a month for fuel , comeon lol snce i spent 150k to feed my and my neighbors cattle this last winter . its all relitave . Yes for the folks who dont/cant know i am getting sticky on the check in hand is worth all the promises lol . but none the less , right now no cattle i could get to died of starvation , and i spent a boatload to do that . we will see what comes back .

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    sorry folks , but i just got a $14k bill due in 30 days , i have less than it cash on hand . but hey the account i got it on was 30 days + and the + i now deal with . I am just frustrated , i dont know at this point where the money will come from , but i will get it paid eventualy .
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    Errrrrrr...

    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Repairs View Post
    Sonofa ... i would love to lol . how would you like to keep 2 4wd tractors running , a sprayer , buy all the ferteliser and herbicides , ect . do it in and " environmentaly friendly manner ( no uncertified applicators ) , loose half your calf crop to an unusual winter , and then get your local dsl rate raised because of " winter storm cost over runs " LOL .
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    The last tankful of gas was $44. Yesterday, it was $57. I don't even want to look, today. VW Passat 2.8's don't have the most fuel-efficient nature, what with the tiptronic gearing and gobs of power. Putting the little mileage thingy on "continuous" mode is a frightful thing, what with it burping out MPG numbers like: 2.6, 3.1, 5.2, 2.9, etc. That occurs during hard acceleration up hills. Can get 100mpg coming through the mountains, on slight descents, but that's equally rare. Average is: ~15mpg or so (13 in town, 23 on hwy).

    I hear ya. I used to drive a 1.8 liter VW Golf, and even if I beat the bag out of it, I still averaged 34 MPG. Now, my V8 Lincoln LS with sport package averages me about 17 MPG during the work week. The best I ever saw from that car was 27 MPG, driving up to Massachusetts last month. It is somewhat disconcerting to acclimate to a 300 mile range on a tank, and then all of a sudden you're good for 450. It's also depressing to have three tanks @ 450 miles per tank, and then get back to the day to day grind, and boom, 300 miles later... sigh.

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    Oh Ohio too hunh. I thought it was the Kentucky Derby. They normally hike the prices for special events around here.

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    $3.19 here for 93 octane. It cost me $76.00 today to fill my Expedition up, and I fueled it up last on Sunday or Monday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by floridaguy911 View Post
    $3.19 here for 93 octane. It cost me $76.00 today to fill my Expedition up, and I fueled it up last on Sunday or Monday.
    I've seen $3.40/gal for 93 octane, in the past two days. That's better than the $3.99 18mos ago, but not by much.
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    $1.27.5 a litre here X4= US gallon, I don't want to do the math I am already depressed enough...

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    I was thinking of traveling Juan Valdez style... How much does it cost to feed a donkey?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom G View Post
    I'm going on vacation in July. I hope the price drops to some where around $2.50. I still think that there is a lot of price gougeing going on. It seems that the supplier uses any excuse to jack up the price.
    "It seems that the supplier uses any excuse to jack up the price."....AS WELL THEY SHOULD.
    There is ABSOLUTELY no such thing as price gouging. The suppliers can choose to set the price at whatever they damn well please(except for the fact that uncle sam gets in the way). It's our choice to pay it or not. Quite frankly the prices would drop if the government would get their grubby hands out of the basket...Also, did you know in most states there's usually a law that says basically "gas station A can't sell their gas more than say...20% less than gas station B across the street from A for more than so many days"....They(Government) call it fair competition when in reality it isn't. It's far from it in fact.

    OH wait what about the EPA...thanks to the EPA when was the last time we built our own refinery mainland? 'round 76ish wasn't it....how many are left again? Folks, we can have oil coming out all orifaces and it don't mean squat, because we can't do anything with it. So whats left? We're forced to make due with the few refineries we have and import the rest which DRIVES up cost. Oil supply is not low contrary to what the politically driven media may lead you to believe. Refined supply is on the other hand. Supply is low and demand is high...we're going to get raped in the wallet...simple economics. Sad thing is that it could all be stopped...yet too many in our country think it's the governments job to fix everything. WAKE UP PEOPLE! Every day I see more and more of what's been predicted by every objective capitalist for the last 6 decades or more. Can we say "Atlas Shrugged".

    Example: Everytime there's a bad hurricane over here in the East...you have every tom dick and harry out on the news screaming about price gouging, "so and so at the quick stop is charging $5 per gallon for gas today". Well, let's think about this now. Is the owner of the quick stop not screwed by the hurricane as well? He provides goods (gas, food, parts, etc...) and services for which we all parttake in some form or fashion. What happens when his tanks run out? Forgetting about that hurricane aren't we? Roads destroyed...trees down...power out...How long until he gets resupplied? And if the power's out he's running his own generator to power his station too right...equals more cost don't it? Some may say...now wait...what about the guys that "gouge" before the hurricane hits? Same deal...What happens right before a hurricane (thanks to our lovely advanced weather forcasts)? If you guessed half the population fills up and raids the grocery stores...DING DING you get a prize. Kinda means the gas guys, the grocery guys, basically everyone providing basic goods have a fear of running out of supplies real quick don't it. If you run down every good and service each of us either provides or partakes...and brake down what is necessary for each at a basic level...you may get a grasp of basic economics.

    It's like a vehicle tire. No one ever thinks about what's necessary to make a tire. Ask someone where a tire comes from and they tell you a factory. But ask them to tell you where the factory got it from...they might say "well we have workers melt different types of rubber and then form it in molds, etc...". Ok, so where did the rubber come from?....the molds? The workers? The power running the equipment?...the machinery?... Who harvested the raw materials to make the rubber? You see where I'm going with this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    VW Passat 2.8's don't have the most fuel-efficient nature, what with the tiptronic gearing and gobs of power. Putting the little mileage thingy on "continuous" mode is a frightful thing, what with it burping out MPG numbers like: 2.6, 3.1, 5.2, 2.9, etc. That occurs during hard acceleration up hills. Can get 100mpg coming through the mountains, on slight descents, but that's equally rare. Average is: ~15mpg or so (13 in town, 23 on hwy).
    See, that's what I don't understand. You're driving a rather small vehicle, and getting a whopping 15MPG. I drive a 1-ton 4WD diesel pickup (Ford F350 Super Duty, 6.0 PSD) with reinforced bumpers front and rear and a 600lbs. Knapheide topper on the back (curb weight is around 12K). I get 13 city/18 highway. A few MPG for a vehicle that's multiple times the size - that doesn't make sense to me.

    If I buy something small, it'll be a Passat TDI... 40MPG sounds good now.

    Diesel dropped yesterday, to $2.699/gal. (DFW area)

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    In a week in a half or so it jumped from $2.69 to $3.19 here in central Ohio where I live. 40 miles one way to work is going to really hurt this summer. :(
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