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      08-17-2005, 07:56 AM   #1
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What gas prices are people seeing in their area. I know someone is going to say "if you can afford a bimmer then you shouldnt be worried about a few cents more in gas" But i thought it interesting that in an 15 mile stretch on my ride to work that the prices would be like this on premium grades.

Bowie, MD $2.77
Wheaton, MD $2.85
Rockville, MD $2.97
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      08-17-2005, 08:15 AM   #2
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I saw $3.06 last weekend in Newport Beach...Ouch!
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      08-17-2005, 08:27 AM   #3
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Donīt cry gays.We pay here in Finland and most of Europe about
$ 6,07 a gallon. :mad:
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      08-17-2005, 08:35 AM   #4
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wow....i lived in the states in 95 and the gallon was <1 usd
anyhow you still live in paradise. the prices are really low compared to europa. i have to pay araound 1.30 euro per liter. if i do not calculate wrong it means around 5 euro per gallon. do not know the exchange rate to USD but .....
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      08-17-2005, 08:38 AM   #5
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gas in toronto ranges from .095 per litre to 1.03 per litre add$0.11 for premium
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      08-17-2005, 08:46 AM   #6
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98 ron is AUD$1.35/litre approximately, with prices increasing almost every other day.
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      08-17-2005, 08:59 AM   #7
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1lt = __ Gallon ?
1Gallon = __ lt ??
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      08-17-2005, 09:01 AM   #8
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1 US gallon = 3.8 litres
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      08-17-2005, 09:03 AM   #9
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1lt = .26 Gallons
1Gallon = 3.84 lt ??

I have an X5 and I KNOW first hand how painful the prices are..Thats why Im on this board waighing my options...Did my first test drive in an E90 today, and I was drooling..What a superb job BMW has done...I think Im sold BTW..
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      08-17-2005, 10:48 AM   #10
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wow....i lived in the states in 95 and the gallon was <1 usd
Where did you live? In 95 I was paying $1.53 in San Diego.
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      08-17-2005, 10:59 AM   #11
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Wish our gas was as cheap as in the USA
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      08-17-2005, 11:00 AM   #12
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In '95 in Arizona you could get Arco regular unleaded for 90-99 cents a gallon. Premium was between $1.10 and $1.20.


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      08-17-2005, 11:02 AM   #13
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1 US gallon = 3.8 litres
1 Imperial Gallon = 4.7 litres
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      08-17-2005, 11:20 AM   #14
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San Diego has very high gas prices...91 octane is $2.90-3.00 on average.

I always here that people in Europe pay a lot but they also have great public transportation. Here in So Cal. we don't. We have to drive. And in my job (real estate) I have no choice...I can't take my clients to see properties on a bus or train.

I heard on the news that adjusted for inflation the 1981 price for gas would be $3.03/gallon. We've been spoiled here. Maybe now the government will think about calling SUVs "cars" instead of "trucks" and require their fuel efficiency to increase. As long as W is in the White House or any of his GOP successors I fear this will never happen.
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      08-17-2005, 11:49 AM   #15
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Wish our gas was as cheap as in the USA
Our gas is R5.62/litre in South Africa - for 91RON I think?

That works out to $0.88/ litre US (Exch Rate R6.48 -sharenet.co.za)

which is equal to 3.78541*0.88= $3.33/gallon US

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      08-17-2005, 11:55 AM   #16
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San Diego has very high gas prices...91 octane is $2.90-3.00 on average.

I always here that people in Europe pay a lot but they also have great public transportation. Here in So Cal. we don't. We have to drive. And in my job (real estate) I have no choice...I can't take my clients to see properties on a bus or train.

I heard on the news that adjusted for inflation the 1981 price for gas would be $3.03/gallon. We've been spoiled here. Maybe now the government will think about calling SUVs "cars" instead of "trucks" and require their fuel efficiency to increase. As long as W is in the White House or any of his GOP successors I fear this will never happen.
Very True Marcus!
The closest 2 gas stations to my house are $3.05 for 91. So i drive about 4 miles to a Shell station thats $2.79 for 91. (its the pt loma one, on midway , marcus).

PS- Your car looked SWEET! Thanks for bringing it by the restaurant.. Im jealous! Hehe...
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      08-17-2005, 11:58 AM   #17
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Well you also have to compare the average wages for Europe as well, then compare the average prices. A friend of mine in Germany in an average job makes a little over 120K a year. So if she's making 4 times what that same job would pay in the states what is there to complain about when you only have to pay double for gas.

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      08-17-2005, 12:19 PM   #18
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I live in Georgia (some of the lowest gas prices of any state I have visited) and when I started driving in 1998 gas was 86 cents per gallon. 8 dollars would fill up my Mustang at the time. Now gas goes for about 2.50 per gallon up to 2.70.
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      08-17-2005, 12:40 PM   #19
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Well you also have to compare the average wages for Europe as well, then compare the average prices. A friend of mine in Germany in an average job makes a little over 120K a year. So if she's making 4 times what that same job would pay in the states what is there to complain about when you only have to pay double for gas.

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This is not true, European and Canadian wages are lower than those in U.S. even gross and once you subtract taxes....... They have lower house payments mostly due to smaller houses or the fact that most people rent, and they mosty have higher prices on everything else; try to price E90 on BMWUK web site, you'll see
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In '95 in Arizona you could get Arco regular unleaded for 90-99 cents a gallon. Premium was between $1.10 and $1.20.


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Going into the wayback machine, when I was 17, gas was about 0.20-0.25 per gallon!

1-2 dollars worth lasted a week.
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i've just stopped looking at the gas prices. it really doesn't even matter. if my car is out of gas i have to fill it up, so what's the point in complaining. even with prices where they are now, we're still damn lucky compared to europe and anywhere else on earth.
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      08-17-2005, 02:11 PM   #22
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I'm paying around $2.89 a gallon.....haven't seen anything over $3.00 yet.

But according to Wall Street analysis....today's gas price hike is nothing compare to 1980. Adjusted to today's inflation.....you would be paying $3.09 for premium and a barrel of crude oil was $90 in 1980.

And today...crude oil is selling for $63.75(down $2.33) a barrel.

p.s. one barrel of crude oil makes 42 gallons of gasoline
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