How much is gas where you live?

United States
May 17, 2007 7:02pm CST
Well, it has reached the highest it has ever been here. $3.00/gallon. Isn't this ridiculous? We live so far out away from everything or I would start walking everywhere. How much is it where you live?
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@vokey9472 (1488)
• United States
18 May 07
Currently the premium gas where my mom gets her car filled up is at $3.14 9/10 a gallon. It is so high that we try to make as few trips as possible. So instead of going to 3 or four stores, we make up a list and then my mother, my granny, my self and my sister carpool to the Super Walmart or Super Target and do all our shopping in one place. If we know that we have to go somewhere specific and can get there by bus, we have started riding the bus. It costs $2.50 for a day pass and we can ride the buses all day to go anywhere. It may take longer, but it is still cheaper than a gallon of gas.
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• United States
18 May 07
Yes, the bus certainly is cheaper. We don't have buses here so it is drive or walk or bicycle. That is a great idea to carpool. Thanks for posting.
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@LouisJ (490)
• Turkey
18 May 07
I do not know how many liters are there in a gallon but what I do know is that we pay $2 per liter here in turkey, which according to me is quite high?
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@vokey9472 (1488)
• United States
18 May 07
It is just under 4 liters to a gallon. So gas for you is almost $8 a gallon. You win so far with the highest price per gallon for gas. :)
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• United States
18 May 07
Well at $8/gallon, I'd have to be walking or having a horse and carriage. Thanks for posting.
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@RosieS57 (889)
• United States
18 May 07
About the same here in Central Florida: $3.05 And it's not done rising. It will probably cost the same for a gallon each of gas and milk when the summer's done. It sure cuts into the budget, no driving elsewhere cooler for vacation this year.
• United States
18 May 07
You are right. Our budgets are blown to bits! There will be no long trips planned for us either. Thanks for posting.
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
18 May 07
I live in New Albany, Indiana and it is currently about $3.29. I live within walking distance of places, but I try to make all my trips in one run and not go out running any extra than I have too.
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• United States
18 May 07
I understand what you are talking about. We have to combine all our errands to cut down on using gas. Thanks for your post.
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@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
18 May 07
According to http://www.virginiagasprices.com/ in Virginia it ranges from $2.78 - $3.34. Just as well I don't own a car!
• United States
18 May 07
Yes, it is as well, you don't have that worry then do you? Do you walk or ride a bus? Thanks for posting.
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@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
18 May 07
I mainly use public transport, bus and metro. We live close by to the metro and places like the grocery stores, family doctor, dentist etc are like a 10 minute bus ride away :)
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• United States
18 May 07
Right now, we're at $3.09 per gallon in Maine. They've reported on the news, though, that there will be a slight decrease once the height of the tourist season is over. I don't think that's very fair.
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• United States
18 May 07
I don't think it is fair at all that they hike up the prices for the touist season. Today gas has gone up another dime, it is $3.10. Thanks for posting.
• Canada
18 May 07
the bus passed a gas station on the way back downtown from the mall, and I saw that gas was up to $1.08 a litre. I think there are almost four litres to a gallon, and that was in Canadian dollars, so that should give an idea of what it was in the States.
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• United States
18 May 07
It is going up so fast! i cannot believe how much it is going up. We all will be walking or riding a bus before long. Thanks for posting.
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@vokey9472 (1488)
• United States
18 May 07
I dont think it is fair that gas prices go up in teh summer when we have to use our air conditioners and therefor use more gas in our cars. It's the same with electricity. During peak months (June-October) we pay something like 14.6 cents per kwh. But in the non-peak months we pay around 12.5 cents per kwh. It doesn't seem like much but it adds up fast when during the summer you may use 2500 kwh in a single month and in the winter if you have gas heat, you may only use 900 kwh. Gas prices should be kept reasonable. I seriously doubt that the cost of crude oil has gone up that much per barrel. I think it is all about making profits.
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• United States
19 May 07
I think you are right, it is all about making profits. Gas prices went up to $3.15 today! That is 15c since Tuesday! It is awful. Thanks for responding.