What's Your Local GAS PRICE?

By kirock ยท 43 replies
Apr 26, 2006
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  1. Akio

    Akio TS Rookie Posts: 249

    Well DonNagual, I used to live in Daikanyama AKA "Fashion District". Although I failed to mention before, that I hadn't lived in Japan for long. It's a pretty confusing story... :rolleyes:
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    Daikanyama. Great spot to live! Not enough nature for me though. That's why I got myself out of the city. I am in the mountainside now. Had a nice 2 hour hike in the mountains near my house this morning. Awesome.

    Gas. Expensive. (just staying on topic ;) )
  3. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,221

    The problem is gas prices will fuel (pun intended) inflation. Across the board consumer goods will go up bc of transportation costs. What do we buy that is not shipped from somewhere to somewhere?

    The 2nd problems is, now that "they" know we'll just pay these prices for gas, we'll never see prices go down or roll back to reasonable levels again. Thus inflated prices are coming and will stay too.

    We have all just taken an "effective" pay cut and our standard of living just fell.
    An example is: It now costs me $60.00/wk to get to work and back. Last yr it cost me $40. That's $1000.00/year less for me and my family to spend. And that's bc my car gets pretty good gas mileage.
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    well thank your tree-huggers for high gas prices. We haven't built any new refineries in more than 30 years.
  5. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Only 95- and 98-octane petrol here, for 1.35 & 1.37 EUR / litre, ie. $6.44587 and $6.54101 / gallon.
  6. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    $2.99 & 9/10 of a cent. (9/10ths of a cent, what a joke) That is for 87 octane

    EDIT ahh i forgot to list where i live.

    I live in Baltimore Maryland.
  7. Fiziks

    Fiziks Banned Posts: 226

    not very effective if we don't know the region in which you reside, atk
  8. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,221

    Here's a tip. Use Premium octane gas.
    Try this experiment for yourself and you'll believe me. Now let me premiss this with saying if you have an older car with a low compression engine or just a worn out engine this probably won't work for you.

    Buy your standard octane gas you normally buy, but fix the amount to a given amount of cash. Let's say $20. Reset your trip odometre and make a note of how far you got on that cash amount of gas.
    Now repeat with a high octane gas (the higher the better), buying only $20 again. Note how far you got.

    Of course you actually buy less gas by volume with the higher octane fuel, but you should see about a 10% increase in distance. You will also notice an increase in horsepower, but if you use the car like a rally machine then the experiment is null and void. You must drive with both types of gas in a reasonable acceleration curve and top end speed.

  9. DragonMaster

    DragonMaster TS Rookie Posts: 327

    Mmmm... Nice to know! More distance and less fuel...
  10. Dundas2

    Dundas2 TS Rookie

    Gas Prices.

    $1.08 CDN/litre in the Vancouver area!
  11. Fiziks

    Fiziks Banned Posts: 226

    won't work, my car is a rally machine, indefinitely
  12. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    My 2.3L 96' Ranger (2wd) did not get any better mileage with 89 octane 10% ethanol fuel than it did with 87 octane 0% ethanol. I also discovered I got less gas mileage with the tailgate down than I did up (I did this expirement about a year ago when I was driving literally 100 miles a day to and from work).

    I guess you can blame the ethanol for the problem, since it has lets BTU/gal than gasoline, but perhaps the higher octane trumps that?

    In any case, the price where I live is now $2.759 a gallon for 87 octane gasoline.

    And Mict - you can't even buy higher than 93 octane gasoline around here if you wanted.
  13. Greenmachine

    Greenmachine TS Rookie Posts: 149

  14. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    I have an '03 ranger with flax fuel also. Problem is I have never found a station with ethenol - even E85.

    but I could run on pure ethanol if it was offered.
  15. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Yeh I was doing a bit of 'research' or more stumbling across and found the 03 rangers will run on either. E10, even though its not specifically labled that, is only avaiable at Caseys gas stations around here. To get E85, the closest place to me is ~70 miles away.

    Google it up if you must, but I think missouri is the leading state in ethanol production, and if its not, then I think it is for biodiesel production.
  16. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    Are goverment is going to look into all the main Oil and Gas companys and find out why it's going up so much. Just to make sure no one is adding unesasery wight to there pocket.
  17. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    I just learned my bike will run on several diff products like E85, hydrogen, and such. Mines is low compression engine and will convert quite easily.

    They are killing the middle class with these prices and not just the US.
    So they better fix it or open up they're pockets so we can buy juice to get to work..
    I have six gallon tank, it just ate a $20 to fill...
  18. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    why waste the government's time? The problem is there ARE NOT ENOUGH REFINERIES!
    Thank your eco-nazis for that.
  19. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    I just did a little research and found that texas finnally opened up it's first enthanol plant. - but in the panhandle FAR, FAR away from where I live.

    I have been stationed in el paso off and on for about 9 years and now I am stationed in central texas. I'd like to go back to el paso or seattle after I get back from Iraq.

    We need to go enthanol like Brazil did. We have the resources.

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