Will gas EVER go back down??

United States
October 7, 2010 6:23pm CST
I know that I shouldn't even be asking this question.. as I already know the answer. But, geez... I miss when a gallon of gas was like $1.. to $1.09. At one point, here where I live, gas was almost $5 a gallon!! It went back down and almost reached the point where it was $1 and some change again.. now it fluctuates but stays over $2. It is about $2.39-$2.45 right now.. which is still kind of high.. I use 93 premium gas in my car.. so it isn't really considered cheap! And after the HORRIBLE "mishap" lmao with BP... I just think things are looking pretty glum as far as gas going back down. We will all have to be looking to some different source of fuel pretty soon anyway. I would love to have a hybrid vehicle.
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@buenavida (7866)
• Sweden
8 Oct 10
Perhaps we should get one of those water cars that we were discussing not so long ago.. http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2409876.aspx?p=1#1_14068388 I live on a place where there is lots of water, so we should start selling it to the oil countries and they could keep their oil where it is and stop polluting our beautiful planet..
• United States
8 Oct 10
Wow water cars?? That is an interesting view!! I would agree with that if it was saltwater versus freshwater.. because that would deplete that as well. It seems like a solution to one problem... creates another problem!! Thanks for sharing your views!!
• Adelaide, Australia
8 Oct 10
Thanks Buenavida for the referral :-) They run on both salt & fresh water. With sea levels tipped to rise by about 3.5m after all the Arctic ice melts by December 2012, I think we'd have more than enough to go around! How does it create another problem? I don't understand. The only problem is if you're in the minority, according to statistics, & do not live near a coastline then it may be tricky getting hold of enough water everywhere one wants to go & one could become stranded.
• United States
8 Oct 10
First off.. what do you mean by "if you're in the minority"?? Second off.. MOST people wouldn't know that the Arctic ice would melt by December 2012 to even consider the fact of water-powered cars. THAT'S why I said what I said.. if there is limited freshwater as it is... I didn't view it as a good idea to add to the water shortage by basing our transportation off of it. But, if that is presumed to happen in the future.. then I guess it wouldn't be a problem. But, if it doesn't... it would be.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
12 Oct 10
Over the weekend I saw gas here at 2.85 per gallon and yesterday I had to put gas in my car at 2.76 per gallon. However, I also heard that it was going to go up some more and that thought alone just made me sick. I really hate the fact that there are so many greedy people in the oil industry that the price has a tendency to skyrocket like this. If the price of gas keeps going up, I think we will have to park my Civic and start driving the Classic Beetle that we got a few weeks ago because it is easier on gas, and my husband can run his Moped come rain or snow or sleet.
• United States
12 Oct 10
I agree. It's crazy. I feel like if the government can damn near control everything else... they can at least try to regulate what's going on here... Thanks for sharing!!
@urbandekay (18312)
11 Oct 10
Think yourself lucky here in UK we pay around £5.40 a gallon that's about £4.50 for one of your gallons and £4.50 is about $7 Glad my truck runs on cheap Vegetable oil. Land Rover, not just the best 4 by 4 by far but also the most environmentally friendly vehicle. all the best urban
• United States
12 Oct 10
Ridiculous, is it not?? I just wonder what the government plans to do about this one. Thanks for commenting!!
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
8 Oct 10
The price of gasoline seems to grow higher and higher. the hopes of a reversal are slim. i don't see this happening too soon in the future, if ever.
• United States
10 Oct 10
I hope that it doesn't turn out that way.. for our sakes... smh Thanks for commenting!!
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
8 Oct 10
yes i really believe it could. however, vehicles need to switch to liquid natural gas as a source. most vehicles as a whole still get gasoline which mainly comes form oil instead of natural gas. if you look at the price gap between natural gas and oil then you will see the difference in price is very wide. liquid natural gas would make fuel for vehicles much cheaper. its already being pushed as an alternative for large trucks due to how much cheaper it is and how big trucks are that truck drivers haul stuff in. plus the united states(don't know if your a resident or not)has vast quantities of natural gas in its own soil and wouldn't have to rely on nations that don't like us such as the saudis or iran. liquid natural gas also generates less co2 emissions(the main problem of global warming)then oil based fuel does. liquid natural gas also causes less where and tear on the parts inside vehicles so there is many benefits. liquid natural gas can also over the long-term can lower the amount of money on the federal deficit pver time due to it being much more affordable. combine liquid natural gas that can recharge electric batteries for vehicles while still being on the highway when electric batteries start to run low on power then this should dramatically slash fuel costs over time. think of the gm volt using liquid natural gas to recharge the electric battery instead of gasoline. liquid natural gas could end up being under $1 a gallon with not problem with vast quantities we have in the U.S. which is great to think about. whats even better is alot wouldn't be used along with electric lithium batteries in the mix.
• United States
8 Oct 10
It sounds like liquid natural gas is a WAY better alternative than what we use now... I wish that more people felt this way. It seems like you know a lot about this... share the knowledge!! Thanks for sharing your views!!
@skylark35 (386)
• United States
8 Oct 10
I wish that the gas price would go down to it mite go down some but not much don't look for the gas prices to get to a $1 any more thats the passed and this is now.
• United States
8 Oct 10
I wish that gas would go back down too.. and we all know by now that the days of gas being $1 or even close to that... are over. Thanks for commenting!!
@SilverKing (1021)
• Canada
8 Oct 10
I don't think that it will ever go back to normal.I feel that demand is constantly rising and that with the price of oil still going up and oil reserves getting lower by the day it is only a matter of time for the price to increase.I think that the price will keep getting higher and even though it stabilized for a while it can't hold at the 1 dollar or so a liter level for long.
• United States
8 Oct 10
I can definitely agree with everything that you said. So sad, but true. Thanks for commenting!!
@veganbliss (3903)
• Adelaide, Australia
8 Oct 10
I can remember like it was yesterday, when I first moved to the city as a student. It used to be 67c a liter for regular unleaded petrol back in 1997 here in Adelaide. Seeing our dollar in about on parity with the US dollar, it is easier to compare now. I remember when Auto Gas (natural gas derived) was first introduced. It was about 28c a liter & then the Governments, state & federal, started taxing it to the point where there's hardly a difference between unleaded petrol & Auto Gas! Somehow I don't think hybrid is the answer. It is far too expensive & difficult for most of us to buy, recharge & maintain. There is a lot of really great stuff over in the USA that's available to the general public right now, but who can afford it when people don't have jobs? I'm waiting for John Bedini or any of those companies that use his technology of continuously recharging batteries from the inexhaustible supply of negative energy that's all around us. Now that's real sustainability, zero maintenance & extreme simplicity at its finest!
• United States
8 Oct 10
Something has to be better than spending more and more money on gas!! That's for sure. Thanks for sharing your views!!