How much is gasoline?

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@zeloguy (4913)
United States
January 27, 2008 4:14pm CST
How much is gasoline where you live?I am outside Orlando Florida and the cheapest gasoline has finally dropped under $3/gallon to $2.87/gallon (74¢/litre). What are the gas prices like across the country and around the world?
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
28 Jan 08
lucky you. Here in Windy City we have to pay over $3.16 It is not fair. Not only you don't have to spend much on house heat, but also you have more fun with your car....lol
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
28 Jan 08
Hey it's like 55° outside... I had my heavy jacket on when I went out. Just wait 'til March when it hits 90° and doesn't look back until November. It is vitally important to have a well insulated house. So it's windy, cold, and not even close to an ocean and you (Chicagoans) are up there because.... Well heck if Oprah loves it then it's gotta be great. Remember she got her break (and I remember seeing her in the '70s) on WJZ TV in Baltimore.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
28 Jan 08
cold at 55F? are you kidding, how about -25F when your brain is frozen outside...lol
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
28 Jan 08
I first thought what's your brain doing on the outside then I got what you meant... I used to live where at one time it was literally -38°F/-39°C outside. It was so cold they say you could drop water from a glass and by the time it hit the ground it would be ice. It stayed like that for almost a week and when it hit 0° I was outside in a t-shirt. It's all relative.
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
28 Jan 08
I stopped on Thursday at Walmart and paid $2.78; the Shell station across the street from me has a sign up for $2.98/gallon. Hubby uses premium (darn high performance car!) and he paid $2.89 at Sams on Friday. We live right outside of New Orleans.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
28 Jan 08
That is the cheapest so far... up the middle of the country (for some reason) seems to always be the cheapest. gasbuddy.com great site to find where the cheapest gas is in your area. These guys did great work.
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
28 Jan 08
If I actually bother to look for the cheapest site, my husband has 2 links that I can use. Normally, unless I go to the truck stop and risk my life, WalMart is the cheapest.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
28 Jan 08
Walmart is usually the cheapest here. I use the card and get an additional 3¢ off/gallon. However WHERE or WHICH Walmart to go to varies greatly and I have three that are omnidistant from where I live.
27 Jan 08
In the UK we are not allowed metric anymore!! It is sold by the litre and is just over £1 per litre - roughly $2 A litre is about 2pints, so that is about $8 a gallon! A lot of that is tax. (did I work that out right?)
27 Jan 08
And we call it petrol
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27 Jan 08
oopsy - I meant we are not allowed imperial any more
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
28 Jan 08
Yeah that's about right... it's EXPENSIVE over there but your country has two things going for it. 1. it's size 2. the transportation system In much of American there is no train/bus/taxi that would be any cheaper or be an alternative to use other than carpooling.
@david2005 (800)
• Canada
6 Feb 08
The gas here in Dartmouth,Nova Scotia,Canada is $1.15 a litre.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
6 Feb 08
Yeah you guys have always been a little more expensive up there than what our gas is here but the way we are going we are going to catch up to you!
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
29 Jan 08
In California the low end is $2.95 and the high end is $3.69 . Today I saw it anywhere from $2.99 to $3.19 here in Sacramento depending on the area. My husband and I were able to get it for $2.99, but the gas station we went to was pretty crowded.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
29 Jan 08
That is not that bad I would think CA would be higher than other states.
@CherishC (249)
• United States
28 Jan 08
$3 to $2.89 a gallon. Louisiana.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
28 Jan 08
Sounds like the average... national average today is $2.97.
• United States
28 Jan 08
Here in Georgia the gas prices range from 2.76-3.00 per gallon depending on what part of the city you are in. Its 2.86 at kroger then with your kroger card you can get it for 2.76. I expect it to either stay the same or rise until after the presidential election.
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
28 Jan 08
It will be heading north definately if nothing but the fact we are going through our presidential process and economists hate change (although without it there would be no job for them, don't get that). So forcasters are predicting $5/gallon before this all levels out and that doesn't include inflation. If you put the price of gas against the price of gold, gas has not risen at all in price; in fact it has lowered just a bit which means it is more the fault of the dollar than the price of oil itself.
• United States
28 Jan 08
Western Massachusetts is between $3.05 and 3.01 Whats worse is heating oil prices in these northern states this time of year. its just under $340.00 for a 100 gallons that lasts us 3 weeks in our 2600 sqft house. Time to sell and move south.....
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
28 Jan 08
Come on down we'd love to have you... although it is cold right now even in Central Florida!
@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
27 Jan 08
In Nebraska gas is $2.97 a gallon for unleaded. That is the cheapest it has been in a long time. I look for it to be going back up though.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
28 Jan 08
It's been on the rise slightly but it's going to really depend on how cold the winter is going to end up and the supply that is left over.
• United States
27 Jan 08
Wow you are lucky we are just north of you in leavy county florida, and gas is 3.15 a gallon. I remember the days when gas was 1.02 a gallon, oh those were the days.
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
28 Jan 08
Going up to the North on 95 used to stop at St. Mary's 'cause they always had the cheapest gas anywhere.
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
27 Jan 08
Hi there. Here in South Carolina I saw a station that had it for $2.79. One station Had it at $2.84. It has been ages since I saw it at $2.79. I hope it keeps going down.
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
27 Jan 08
Prices briefly hit $100/barrel then went below $90 and ended up at... I don't remember check my page at SU (zeloguy.stumbleupon.com) there is a chart there that is updated automatically. I think it was $91 and change.
@palonghorn (5486)
• United States
27 Jan 08
Gas prices have been dropping slowly here over the past couple of weeks. I live in Central PA, and it's running around 3.05 here, a few places are still around 3.11. So consider yourself getting cheap gas lol. Wish ours would go back down to below $3.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
27 Jan 08
We are not bad but fluctuate a lot and were the catalyst for the huge rise in prices with hurricanes Charley and Ivan four years ago. (jumping from ~$1.25 to $1.85 gallon overnight, don't we long for those days!) The middle of the country, Wisconsin, Minnesota, etc... should come out with the best gas prices... we'll see.
• United States
27 Jan 08
2.93 a gallon as of this afternnon. Arkansas
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
27 Jan 08
Arkansas Flag - Arkansas Flag big.
That is a little expensive for Arkansas. I have a brother in Arkansas that was here recently and he said he was paying $2.75/gallon. I guess what area of the state.
@gantwick (849)
• United States
29 Jan 08
It went up to $2.79/gallon in Tulsa, OK today. Usually, Tuesday is the day they raise the price (usually after 5:00pm), so I'm kinda wondering what they'll be tomorrow after work. Maybe I oughta fill up in the morning, ya think?
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
29 Jan 08
Gas was up $.04/barrel today but yet all the gas stations around here were raising the price of gas... something is going on it's still just over $90/barrel
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
28 Jan 08
I saw on the news last night that a town in Texas is getting a lot of oil out of some old wells I also saw something about this happening in Wyoming. Something about new technology in getting to oil left in the ground from a long time ago. i hope that they get a lot of wells going so we don't have to depend on foreign oil. This might make the prices go down some more
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
29 Jan 08
If you find the story please post the URL I would love to read it.
• United States
28 Jan 08
I am a student at Virginia Tech. In Blacksburg, VA gas is around $2.87 a gallon. Back home, in Strasburg VA gas is $2.97 a gallon. I went to Richmond VA last week and gas was $3.03 a gallon. I am not sure about any trends. P.S. Deesel is about 40 cents higher in all these areas.
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
28 Jan 08
Yeah same across the US... does that even make sense? I have no idea... the highest prices I have seen in the US are as a state Hawaii (avg $3.54/gallon) and highest station is in Central Florida ($4.49/gallon).
@joyangz32 (322)
• Netherlands
28 Jan 08
Prices are not the same in each country. In europe like netherlands the gasoline costs 1,50 euro/liter. In germany is 1,39 euro/liter. So you have cheaper gasoline prices in america.
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
28 Jan 08
yes that is true however you have a MUCH better public transportation system. It kinda equals out. The other thing is in Europe I noticed the cars were made for getting around where in America they are made for luxury (they are bigger, a lot bigger). Motor bikes were a lot more common in Europe and North Africa as well.
• United States
28 Jan 08
I am paying $2.75 per gallon as of Friday in New Jersey. It's been dropping for the last week, so it may have dropped under that price by now. If I drove a few miles to a Sunoco station, they are usually a few cents cheaper than what I pay for gas in my town.
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
28 Jan 08
Relatively speaking that is cheap. Jersey (for whatever reason) is one of the places in the US that is almost always the lowest (in gas prices).