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Old 04-15-2011, 02:49 AM   #256
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Tim, 67 miles one way? I do that everyday with the added pleasure of driving scenic I-270 so I feel your pain. Currently paying $3.75 thanks to the Central Banking Cartel.
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Old 04-16-2011, 06:15 AM   #257
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You guys complaining about driving to work are sissies. I'm planning on pulling a fifth wheel over 15,000 miles this summer on VACATION. Do you hear me complaining?

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Old 04-16-2011, 07:09 AM   #258
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do you think you'd get any sympathy?
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:23 AM   #259
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The weather is finally turning nice enough to ride the motorcycle most days. I get 60mpg riding the bike, 20mpg driving the truck.
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:33 AM   #260
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Joe ,, Just be careful out on the road
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:36 AM   #261
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How many minutes per gallon?

I don't like $4.00 gas any better than anyone else, but this gives a little perspective. Based on historical avg. gas prices and wages that I was able to dig up, I did a little figuring and came up with this little comparison. I figure it's heading back in the direction of the 1/2 hour/gallon range.

Minutes worked to buy 1 gallon of gas:

1920 ( .30/gal., .62/hour ) - 29 minutes

1940 ( .18/gal., .65/hour ) - 17 minutes

1960 ( .31/gal., 2.37/hour ) - 8 minutes

1980 ( 1.25/gal., 7.88/hour ) - 9 1/2 minutes

2000 ( 1.49/gal., 16.08/hour ) - 5 1/2 minutes

2011 ( 4.00/gal., 20.35/hour ) - 12 minutes

I used this http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehicles...t_fotw364.html for gas prices and this http://www.ssa.gov/oact/cola/AWI.html for wages.
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:17 AM   #262
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Based on Steve's calculations above (30 minutes per gallon), I've concluded that for those driving 60 miles one way to work you'll have to work 3 hours to pay for the fuel you burn (120 miles at 20 mpg=6 gal=3 hrs). Let's hope Steve is wrong.

Diesel in Houston: 3.90

Unleaded gas: 3.70 and counting.
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:22 AM   #263
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i see that too John, i just dont know how people can do it these days.


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Old 04-23-2011, 11:58 AM   #264
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:21 PM   #265
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prices here in the uk £ 1.44 per litre which equates to $10.80 a gallon
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:57 PM   #266
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Based on Steve's calculations above (30 minutes per gallon), I've concluded that for those driving 60 miles one way to work you'll have to work 3 hours to pay for the fuel you burn (120 miles at 20 mpg=6 gal=3 hrs). Let's hope Steve is wrong.
Holy mackerel tileman, cheaper for me to stay home under that thar math.
120 miles at only 10mpg=12 gal=6 hrs of work. Not sure how I can support the family on 2 hours of work a day.
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:56 AM   #267
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Here's the economic reason for higher prices and the reason they won't come down...http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...googlenews_wsj
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:37 AM   #268
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We are at $3.59 for reg. and $4.09 for diesel...The diesel price just doesn't make sence to me. I don't see either price going anywhere but up through the summer, then it will (hopefully) start dropping again.
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:29 AM   #269
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Here we're paying $4.09 for reg. and $4.32 for diesel. This station is the one I fuel up and it's usually on the lower side compared to the rest of the state.
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:34 PM   #270
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