Fuel Issues

@hmkoct5 (2067)
United States
February 8, 2011 11:44am CST
Gas prices seem to be raising pretty quickly where I love. How much is gas in your area? Right now, our prices are around $2.94 per gallon. I know that is lower than other places. Do you think we should be finding alternatives to using gas? Do you think the US should drill on its own? What are your thoughts on gas?
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@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
27 Feb 11
I paid $3.49 for gas the other day, that is .32 more then it was the week before. That is just crazy. They say it is going to get even worse and could even get up to $5.00 per gallon. I certainly think we should find alternative sources and dig in the USA, we have to stop depending on these volatile third world countries to provide our oil.
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@hmkoct5 (2067)
• United States
3 Mar 11
I am really worried about how high it could get. We already spend $300 a month on fuel because my husband works so far away. This could break us! I think we should tap into the US market too and get rid of our dependence on other countries.
@Hatley (164506)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Feb 11
hi I do not drive but live in the USA and gasprices are higher yet' here. My friend nelda said they shopped around and found gas at 2;98 and three; twenty some places 3;45 so who knows its just really high thats all I can say about it. yes we should be drilling in North and South Dakota as oil pools have been found there. guess they are sissies afraid of the frigid cold winters perhaps.WE need to use any altenatives we can find even electric cars that would help a lot.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
9 Feb 11
That about how much it is in my area too. That is not that bad compared to some places. In Indiana I know that it has been well over $3 a gallon for a long time. I know one thing..if the economy is to pick up anytime soon...those gas prices need to stay down.
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@greenline (14864)
• Canada
8 Feb 11
Yes, gas price keeps on rising. When the supply is dependent on imports from other countries, the price flucuates as conditions in the exporting countries change. The rising gas price certainly has an effect on my daily life. I do not drive to my work place these days, but instead I am taking the public transport. That is more economical these days.
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@unique16 (1531)
• United States
8 Feb 11
hello hmkoct5, Gas prices here near philadephia is from $3.11 to $3.19 cents a gallon. You are way cheaper than us. I do not like the high prices either and hope when springs comes it will down more. We have to wait and see. I say we alternatives but they have priced right for the average american to buy into it. Those volt all eletric cars when you buy the battery pack charging staion you are looking at $2,000 set up to be able to use those cars. Mine will be mix electric and gas car I have no gargage and I have a basement but you need to drag out the cord to charge the car and do that in the rain I may electricuted or something. They creativ people are not think blue collar level yet. Thanks and have a great day! Sincerley Unique16
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@thekelz (277)
• United Kingdom
8 Feb 11
It's about £1.20 to £1.30 where I live I do think we need an alternative, and whoever comes up with a new solution that is embraced by the masses will be a billionaire. The thing is here in Britain about 80% of what you pay for fuel goes straight to the government coffers. They are strangling the life out of anybody who drives, so people in the haulage business are really struggling. The government here see drivers as an easy target and tax the life out of us.
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@macayadann (1235)
• Philippines
15 Mar 11
Ours is very near 4$, we already have finalized the use of one research we have and that is the use of COCO diesel from coconut oil and it is on a test run, it is doing good but still it is just added in small fraction or percentage in diesel. I hope time will come that completely the vehicle tank can be loaded with 100% of that cocodiesel.There are are many sources of fuel but the confidence in using on-going experiments of course is very much no,no,no.