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Thread started 05/20/08 7:39am

nurseV

Gas Prices and You

How has the increasing price of gas affected you and your family? sad I know I have had to cut back my food budget, clothing budget, leisure time budget and just about everything else in between neutral What about you? Are gas prices killing you as well?
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Reply #1 posted 05/20/08 8:11am

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nurseV said:

How has the increasing price of gas affected you and your family? sad I know I have had to cut back my food budget, clothing budget, leisure time budget and just about everything else in between neutral What about you? Are gas prices killing you as well?


Not yet, but they will be when it goes higher.
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Reply #2 posted 05/20/08 8:22am

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nurseV said:

How has the increasing price of gas affected you and your family? sad I know I have had to cut back my food budget, clothing budget, leisure time budget and just about everything else in between neutral What about you? Are gas prices killing you as well?


Not yet, but they will be when it goes higher.


If it even looks like it will hit $5.00 a gallon-I'll just give up driving all together lol
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Reply #3 posted 05/20/08 8:27am

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gas prices and me.

supply and demand and me.

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Reply #4 posted 05/20/08 8:47am

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Almost $25.00 for 20 litres of gas neutral
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Reply #5 posted 05/20/08 8:51am

nurseV

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Almost $25.00 for 20 litres of gas neutral


I know sad
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Reply #6 posted 05/20/08 9:42am

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You guys dont know how lucky you are. Fuel prices in the UK have been taxed heavily for years. Once thing that always amazes me about the US is just how cheap your petrol prices are. I pay around $2.40 a litre, which is why these days I cycle everywhere.
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Reply #7 posted 05/20/08 9:46am

Stymie

It was only just last week that gas prices really affected me. I had to do more driving that my usual back and forth to work and had to fill up twice in one week instead of the once a week I'm used to. I feel so bad for families whose breadwinner(s) have to drive everyday.
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Reply #8 posted 05/20/08 9:58am

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I paid $45 for my little Cavalier to fill her up!! Thank God I dont have to drive far to work but I have to budget to provide for my Grandmother's special needs. I have her medicines taken care of, I clip coupons, buy everything on sale. I budget out gas and electric in the home becasue that is a big expense as well. More vegatble based dishes, chicken and turkey, some fish. Red meat is too expensive. Plus I am growing a vegtable garden on my own to cut costs. I also support the Farmer's Market instead of Kroger's or Walmart for fresh produce like my fruits.
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Reply #9 posted 05/20/08 9:59am

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Well thankfully for me I work for an oil comapany and live around the corner from work in the energy sector of Houston but I wonder when it will all stop because it's really hurting non energy related people.

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Reply #10 posted 05/20/08 10:03am

nurseV

Stymie said:

It was only just last week that gas prices really affected me. I had to do more driving that my usual back and forth to work and had to fill up twice in one week instead of the once a week I'm used to. I feel so bad for families whose breadwinner(s) have to drive everyday.


I live in a suburb of Ft. Worth and recently found a position about ten minutes from my house which is a blessing-we drive in Texas! But here lately it's been to work and back home because of gas prices.
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Reply #11 posted 05/20/08 10:06am

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I paid $45 for my little Cavalier to fill her up!! Thank God I dont have to drive far to work but I have to budget to provide for my Grandmother's special needs. I have her medicines taken care of, I clip coupons, buy everything on sale. I budget out gas and electric in the home becasue that is a big expense as well. More vegatble based dishes, chicken and turkey, some fish. Red meat is too expensive. Plus I am growing a vegtable garden on my own to cut costs. I also support the Farmer's Market instead of Kroger's or Walmart for fresh produce like my fruits.


It's costing me roughly around the same price to fill up my Pontiac mad I didn't use to clip coupons, but when I was at work Sunday I got the paper and started clipping lol
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Reply #12 posted 05/20/08 10:08am

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righteous1 said:

Well thankfully for me I work for an oil comapany and live around the corner from work in the energy sector of Houston but I wonder when it will all stop because it's really hurting non energy related people.

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You are really fortunate wink Hopefully relief will happen for the rest of us soon pray
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Reply #13 posted 05/20/08 10:10am

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yxl1 said:

You guys dont know how lucky you are. Fuel prices in the UK have been taxed heavily for years. Once thing that always amazes me about the US is just how cheap your petrol prices are. I pay around $2.40 a litre, which is why these days I cycle everywhere.


I am amazed at how people in Europe can afford to drive at all...but I suppose there HAVE to be givebacks.

I mean, do you guys over there pay $200 a week for health insurance? Do homeowners in the UK pay 5-to-10 thousand dollars a year for school taxes? Do your retail purchases get taxed? Do your groceries get taxed? Do you have income taxes on top of social security taxes on top of medicare taxes on top of disability taxes so that every week the difference between NET and GROSS wages is anywhere from 30 - 50%?

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Reply #14 posted 05/20/08 2:20pm

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nurseV said:

righteous1 said:

Well thankfully for me I work for an oil comapany and live around the corner from work in the energy sector of Houston but I wonder when it will all stop because it's really hurting non energy related people.

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You are really fortunate wink Hopefully relief will happen for the rest of us soon pray



Yeah I met a fellow a while back at a buddies house and as we spoke he asked what was my profession and when I told him it was petroleum engineering he said "you guys are killing us" eek dude I don't make the prices lol
But I understood that it is just killing some folks and with all the production we are seeing right now I just don't understand the constant hikes every week, heck it was $3.85 per gallon 2 weeks ago by my house.....and I live in Houston for goodness sake, heck the BP corporate office is right across the freakin freeway from me.
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No I'm like everyone else, I don't get it either, it's going to completely tank the economy.
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Reply #15 posted 05/21/08 3:22am

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PurpleJedi said:

yxl1 said:

You guys dont know how lucky you are. Fuel prices in the UK have been taxed heavily for years. Once thing that always amazes me about the US is just how cheap your petrol prices are. I pay around $2.40 a litre, which is why these days I cycle everywhere.


I am amazed at how people in Europe can afford to drive at all...but I suppose there HAVE to be givebacks.

I mean, do you guys over there pay $200 a week for health insurance? Do homeowners in the UK pay 5-to-10 thousand dollars a year for school taxes? Do your retail purchases get taxed? Do your groceries get taxed? Do you have income taxes on top of social security taxes on top of medicare taxes on top of disability taxes so that every week the difference between NET and GROSS wages is anywhere from 30 - 50%?

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Yes. It really is that bad. I'm constantly amazed at the volume of traffic and the amount of large gas guzzlers on the road. I just dont know how people afford to travel by car these days. Mind you, we do cut corners on our dental health...lol!
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Reply #16 posted 05/21/08 5:20am

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Sounds like higher gas prices have forced you into assuming better habits. A good thing.
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Reply #17 posted 05/21/08 7:09am

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See folks don't know how to cook or budget and some don't have any interest in learning either!! Like now that it is warm i hang all of my laundry outside to "air" dry. I will can veggies from my garden to have in the fall and winter. I drive only as needed but everything here is close. Kepp the maintainace up on my car as well as check the tire pressure weekly. The materialism of the USA has finally caught up with us, thank God i never bought into this crap and I am happy to be "thrifty"!!!
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rachel3 said:

See folks don't know how to cook or budget and some don't have any interest in learning either!! Like now that it is warm i hang all of my laundry outside to "air" dry. I will can veggies from my garden to have in the fall and winter. I drive only as needed but everything here is close. Kepp the maintainace up on my car as well as check the tire pressure weekly. The materialism of the USA has finally caught up with us, thank God i never bought into this crap and I am happy to be "thrifty"!!!


Exactly. Hopefully the prices keep rising ever higher and may the reliance and consumption of finite oil reserves be put under ever greater scrutiny.

There really isn't anything close to an alternative power source waiting in the wings either.
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Reply #19 posted 05/21/08 8:22am

nurseV

Dsoul said:

Sounds like higher gas prices have forced you into assuming better habits. A good thing.



eek My habits were always good-nurses have excellent habits lol $4.00 a gallon gas is just wrong sad
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Reply #20 posted 05/21/08 8:38am

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nurseV said:

Dsoul said:

Sounds like higher gas prices have forced you into assuming better habits. A good thing.



eek My habits were always good-nurses have excellent habits lol $4.00 a gallon gas is just wrong sad


In the short term it's "wrong", if humans thought long term and saw the bigger picture its actual value is probably like $10,000 a gallon. You're still getting a bargain by living in this era.
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Reply #21 posted 05/21/08 8:44am

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eek My habits were always good-nurses have excellent habits lol $4.00 a gallon gas is just wrong sad


In the short term it's "wrong", if humans thought long term and saw the bigger picture its actual value is probably like $10,000 a gallon. You're still getting a bargain by living in this era.


eek Okay-you got me on the long term aspect lol
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Reply #22 posted 05/21/08 9:16am

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nurseV said:

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In the short term it's "wrong", if humans thought long term and saw the bigger picture its actual value is probably like $10,000 a gallon. You're still getting a bargain by living in this era.


eek Okay-you got me on the long term aspect lol


Yep, a whole society ignorantly based around a resource that will run out and has no real viable alternatives on the horizon. Couple that with the knowledge that burning this said resource has a destructive effect on the life sustaining abilities of the planet and it's virtually priceless in real terms.
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Reply #23 posted 05/21/08 12:09pm

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I work for the petroleum company, so as long as gas prices stay high, the more profit my company gets the better off we are and our bonuses like i had in March. I also walk to work so the gas prices have not affected me at all nor will it inthe forseeable future!! BUT, it is bothering me to see prices this high!!I am seeing everything i like being affected like my airline American, food prices , and my friends!! Something needs to be done!! How can gas prices be 99 cents a gallon in 1999 and when bush leaves office it is darn over $4 or higher. I blame him and i am republican!! Cheney too!!
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Reply #24 posted 05/21/08 12:41pm

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the higher prices have really impacted my life, in a positive way. I cut back on extra trips to the store, school, and work. I now ride my bike to work. I walk to the store, which is good and bad. I now have to pay attention to what I really need at the store. My kids love walking to school, so this helps...unless it rains and we are walking 8 miles back home, then it becomes a problem. But overall, we have had to reduce in some areas.
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Reply #25 posted 05/21/08 7:56pm

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cheeseburger said:

I work for the petroleum company, so as long as gas prices stay high, the more profit my company gets the better off we are and our bonuses like i had in March. I also walk to work so the gas prices have not affected me at all nor will it inthe forseeable future!! BUT, it is bothering me to see prices this high!!I am seeing everything i like being affected like my airline American, food prices , and my friends!! Something needs to be done!! How can gas prices be 99 cents a gallon in 1999 and when bush leaves office it is darn over $4 or higher. I blame him and i am republican!! Cheney too!!


People keep foretting that Bush is an OIL man. He is in bed with big oil. AND in 8 years has managed to make them all that much wealthier (at our expense).
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