Go Back   Computer Forums > Welcome To Computer Forums .org > Social Lounge | Off Topic
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-06-2005, 10:46 PM   #1
Golden Master
 
ISOwner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 12,208
Default Gasoline Prices

I'm paying $2.99 a gallon here in Southern California, USA. Definitely an inflation there. This is my first time paying this high for gas. Unfortunately, I'm forced to use Premium so that puts a downer on things. What's everone else paying across the nation or outside the US?
__________________

__________________
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?
ISOwner is offline  
Old 04-06-2005, 11:31 PM   #2
Fully Optimized
 
rakedog's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 2,718
Send a message via AIM to rakedog
Default Re: Gasoline Prices

I am SO getting a hybrid when I can drive. I hate gasoline anyways.. we need hydrogen/fuel cells.. fast! And yeah, we have like 2.69 here (norcal), I'm not exactly sure. Varies from station to station.
__________________

__________________
hackthissite.org (criticalsecurity.net) | gentoo.org

The best argument against evolution are creationists themselves. They prove that life is devolving rather than evolving.
rakedog is offline  
Old 04-06-2005, 11:51 PM   #3
BSOD
 
Giancarlo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 4,788
Send a message via AIM to Giancarlo
Default Re: Gasoline Prices

$2.99? Oh premium... It is $2.65 here in the Valley.. well get used to it because they pay far more in Europe. Hopefully you have a gas efficient car. What we need right now are cars with better gas mileage. Hydrogen cars are very dangerous. You crash it you'll explode half a city block. They still have to perfect the technology.

Hopefully I'm looking at indicators. Recently demand in China has slowed. So that's important. In Alberta they are opening new reserves... perhaps 160 billion barrels of oil... that's more then we have consumed every since we started refining oil. There is definitely a ton of more supply out there. Also they opened up the ANWR for drilling which is important because there is plenty of oil in that area. Only 2% of the area will be affected.
Giancarlo is offline  
Old 04-07-2005, 12:01 AM   #4
Golden Master
 
alvino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 19,967
Send a message via AIM to alvino
Default Re: Gasoline Prices

Yeah, Alberta has alot of tar pits, so it's a potential source for oil (Canadian Pride! ).
alvino is offline  
Old 04-07-2005, 12:12 AM   #5
BSOD
 
Giancarlo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 4,788
Send a message via AIM to Giancarlo
Default Re: Gasoline Prices

Canadians should be very excited about this, especially Albertans.. this could really bring a huge boom to Alberta's economy. 160 billion barrels of oil in untapped reserves.. that's huge.
Giancarlo is offline  
Old 04-07-2005, 12:22 AM   #6
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 90
Send a message via AIM to Phantom8 Send a message via Yahoo to Phantom8
Default Re: Gasoline Prices

I'm in North Carolina and I'm paying $2.26... and I thought that was alot.

0_0
__________________
-Dan
CrayonSandwiches.com Server
Windows 2000 Server Edition
Pentium II - 350Mhz
512MB Ram - 6GB HDD - Soon to be 80GB
Phantom8 is offline  
Old 04-07-2005, 12:30 AM   #7
Fully Optimized
 
rakedog's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 2,718
Send a message via AIM to rakedog
Default Re: Gasoline Prices

Yeah ginacarlo, that's why I really like the Prius. That car looks hella good to (futuristic style if you ask me). I really like it.
__________________
hackthissite.org (criticalsecurity.net) | gentoo.org

The best argument against evolution are creationists themselves. They prove that life is devolving rather than evolving.
rakedog is offline  
Old 04-07-2005, 12:35 AM   #8
BSOD
 
Giancarlo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 4,788
Send a message via AIM to Giancarlo
Default Re: Gasoline Prices

http://www.toyota.com/vehicles/2005/prius/specs.html

It lacks horsepower, but does good gas mileage. I'd like something with a bit more horsepower.. like 25-30MPG with 250HP..
Giancarlo is offline  
Old 04-07-2005, 12:36 AM   #9
Golden Master
 
alvino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 19,967
Send a message via AIM to alvino
Default Re: Gasoline Prices

Yeah, the Prius is a bit underpowered for my tastes.
alvino is offline  
Old 04-07-2005, 01:04 AM   #10
Fully Optimized
 
rakedog's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 2,718
Send a message via AIM to rakedog
Default Re: Gasoline Prices

Lol, I really don't need any horsepower... Our Forester is only like 180HP, and it has never had any problems going off road. Considering the most it would ever do would be driving up to the Sierra Nevada mountains to go snowboarding (all on highway, not off-road), it's enough for me. I can see your point Gian, but for me it would be just fine.
__________________

__________________
hackthissite.org (criticalsecurity.net) | gentoo.org

The best argument against evolution are creationists themselves. They prove that life is devolving rather than evolving.
rakedog is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0