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benazirquemuel

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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2012 6:45:46 PM

Gas is too much. We should all make a day to ride bikes, buses, or walk to work. Lets see how we can affect there pockets, instead of theirss, ours.
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hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 9:32:10 AM

People who do not pay taxes should not have a privilege to drive.
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mandoid
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Message Posted: May 11, 2014 7:26:08 AM

well I wonder who you voted for. Leftist tend to force the price up. We are seeing what he promised in 2008. He wanted to see European prices for gas.
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Awing1
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 8:17:27 AM

It's good to cut it yourself, but it won't affect gas prices. They will rather increase prices more because demand decreases. Gas industry is not controlled by natural market economics anymore because of monopoly.
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NemoIL
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Message Posted: May 6, 2014 7:48:48 PM

Cut unnecessary trips.
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must87searcher
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Message Posted: May 5, 2014 10:09:59 AM

Everything comes with a price. Even if we did put on concentration on public transportation or do it by ourselves, there is would still be a need for gas and other energy resources. Besides, this nation is so big there is no way to get around with the demand we have today.
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jetskijerry
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Message Posted: May 4, 2014 1:02:25 AM

When you live in the country, there's no choice.
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Michael29644
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Message Posted: May 3, 2014 11:18:18 PM

"Said it before try not filling up every day, take a bus, or walk or ride a bike. It will work if we all do it!:("

For many of us, your advice is impractical.
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muquee
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Message Posted: May 3, 2014 10:21:01 AM

It is about ridiculous.
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Beau2140
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 10:00:17 PM

I live too far out in the country and I work strange hours to ride with someone. So I drive.
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ARCO
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 10:08:01 AM

YEA DUMB IDEA
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tklsr
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 9:59:40 PM

dumb idea.
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sent4456
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 9:33:39 PM

Taking public transit.
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razzaq
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 11:30:27 PM

Okay
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magpie2013
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 7:28:47 PM

Said it before try not filling up every day, take a bus, or walk or ride a bike. It will work if we all do it!:(
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TX_HOU
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 11:45:15 AM

Gas talk.
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magpie2013
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 12:02:25 PM

Ride your bike, take a walk, DON'T FILL UP!
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Mikeyl
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 9:17:34 PM

The real problem is we can't control the growth of other places in the world.

China has 1.3+ billion people - that's a little over 4 times the population of the United States. With all the newfound wealth (we've given them since they make 90% of what we consume in this country), what else are they going to do but buy cars and other things that run on gas?

We need to invest in the "next big thing" and move on at some point.
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magpie2013
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 9:08:42 PM

Buy only what you need and no more, if we all would do this it will make their life a little tough too. There is no reason for Gas prices to be this high, its time to do it back to the big guys in the oil industry and let them know that we wont take this crap anymore!
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skaboss79
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2014 1:30:42 PM

it'd only make a small dent for a short period of time
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xbAG
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2014 7:07:33 PM

not likey to happen.
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51stovi
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2014 7:35:36 AM

Wishful thinking, but not practical for many.
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flguy71
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2014 7:38:20 AM

not everyone lives near bus routes or with their times.... I work 3rd shift, so buses don't run when and where I would need it
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flguy71
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2014 7:10:47 PM

we have almost no control over the price of fuel....

best you can do is get fuel efficient vehicle that burns less fuel...

I did that when I purchased my diesel Jetta (average 42 mpg combined!!! )
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Mikeyl
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2014 2:34:17 PM

Since the president has NOTHING to do with gas prices, this is ludicrous! What planet are you all from?

Now, certain policies and business practices may have lead to the increase in prices, but so has the world's usage of oil (up 50% in the last 10 years at least), the availability of oil, and EPA mandates.

If we didn't want gas/oil, the price would drop. But, since we're addicted to it, it won't.
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BuzzLOL
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2014 11:16:07 AM

< Wackiness wrote below: "When Pres Nobama took office the price of regular was $1.68 a gallon. A very rich guy named Warren Buffet & a few lending institutions sponsored his election.
I point my finger at our President for this unneccesary price increase" >

. Pres. BushJr. took gas from 80c to $4.50-$5... it now $2.96 here...
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tklsr
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2014 9:48:30 AM

go ahead and walk.
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gveteren1
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2014 11:10:25 AM

too high for me.
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espo85
All-Star Author Connecticut

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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2014 3:06:07 PM

If you think gas us expensive here, go to Europe or Canada. Way higher.
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jlc09550
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2014 1:36:05 AM

It's too hard to get everyone on the same page when it comes to gas prices
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mincemeat26
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2013 7:01:37 AM

Mincemet26 opened his eyes yesterday. Tube down his throat and can't talk. Your prayers and good wishes must have helped. Thanks.
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jnate22
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2013 6:13:06 AM

Lets all not buy gas for 10 days. So that way the oil company can lose a lot of money
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RS101
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2013 10:00:58 AM

Billions in profits are not considerered losses to the average person, but within the oil industry it just may be another story.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2013 9:19:43 PM

jnate22:

"I hope the oil companies lose a lot of money"

Forgetting that a lot of investments, including retirement funds and stocks, much of the economy, etc., are in the energy field, this is a great thought, hoping the oil companies lose a lot of money. If they lose a lot of money, one of two things could happen: Either, because they lose money they have to raise prices in order to cover operating expenses, or they go out of business. And if they go out of business, there will be fewer facilities to provide the product, and the fewer "companies" left will have less competition, which means that they raise prices easier without having to worry about competition providing lower prices to the same customers, and their having to match the lower prices the competition would have offered the driving public.

Great thought, jnate22, great thought. I'm sure a lot of research went into that comment before you posted it.
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jnate22
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2013 9:36:04 AM

I hope the oil companies lose a lot of money
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sovacaine
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2013 1:22:29 PM

I moved here 2 years ago and sold my car. I have been biking ever since. sometimes i am forced to take the bus, but I look at how much money I save and how much I am helping the environment. Even on mass transport.
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KnightStorm
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 9:42:03 AM

a day wouldn't do it... they got MUCH deeper pockets than us common folk do
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karl13
All-Star Author Miami

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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 4:31:53 PM

Don't think you can
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Dulaya
Rookie Author Las Vegas

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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2013 6:34:13 PM

One way to boycott them is to start riding motorcycles/scooters instead of driving.
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probedjg2013
All-Star Author Louisville

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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 8:41:59 AM

we haven't hit below $3.009 yet can't wait until we do,Iowa is way under $3.009
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minookaband
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 8:28:30 AM

high
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drillbabydrill2012
Veteran Author Wisconsin

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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2013 10:03:33 AM

At $3.36 a gallon here - yes that is still way too high. I used to bike to work but now I live 8 miles out of the city so that's a bit too much for me. I really do plan my trips around town though as to not make extra ones.
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leo3614
Sophomore Author Arizona

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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2013 9:10:12 AM

I either walk or ride bike unless if I have to drive.
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SammyDA
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2013 4:31:56 PM

$3.54 - $3.99 In Corona, CA. To big a spead. DO NOT PAY MORE!!!!!!!!!!
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caspa504
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 12:50:14 PM

lol
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wackiness
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 11:35:00 PM

When Pres Nobama took office the price of regular was $1.68 a gallon. A very rich guy named Warren Buffet & a few lending institutions sponsored his election.

I point my finger at our President for this unneccesary price increase
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drydem
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2013 5:31:09 AM

I live in a walkable neighborhood. Most of the time I walk to the supermarket. While I am hypermiling a Prius and my overall fuel efficiency is 60 mpg - because I only drive about 12,000 miles per year the impact isn't all that much. While I also buy my electricity from Clean Current - a wind turbine farm consolidator, my all electric home doesn't use that much electricity either (5000 kwh/year) - My hobby is building with Lego - I am building mainly with used (recycled) Lego - which not only is cheaper than new lego and often just as good but it keeps Lego parts from going into the landfills. - it's way too dangerous to bike in my neighborhood - too many aggressive drivers on the roadways and not enough bike paths. The price of gas is dropping in the Washington dc metro area - if the government shutdown continues - the demand and the price for gasoline and diesel should drop a bit.

[Edited by: drydem at 10/2/2013 5:36:49 AM EST]
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pacecar68
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2013 10:44:49 PM

i hate paying for gas, but i loving driving my truck.
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hoosh13
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2013 8:29:05 PM

Gas prices are way too high!!!
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nourdives
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 11:16:58 PM

Whose pockets?
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stonejd
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2013 3:20:00 PM

I don't think it will matter... Look at their annual reports for profits.
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