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Betty

The gas prices make me mad, too. What's worse, there's no one who seems to be able to do anything about it.

GoingLikeSixty

Your blog made me write my blog about how Congress shouldn't meddle in the efficiency of cars.
http://goinglikesixty.wordpress.com/2007/05/14/congress-needs-to-stop-fooling-with-cafe/

kenju

I am trying hard to drive less; to concentrate my errands all within a certain area, to save on gas. But it is hard some days. Gas has been over $3 per gallon in most stations around here for a week or more. On the side of town where I work, it is less (about 9-12 cents) so I try to buy gas over there instead of here, where it is more.

Winston

Prices around Nashville for regular range from about $2.81 to $2.93. But that was yesterday. I expect today or tomorrow they'll blow past $3.00.

We should all be very proud that we are still able to contribute more and more to the poor folks who own big oil. They are making record profits quarter after quarter while gouging the consumer harder and harder. And Cheney is their number 1 cheerleader. You think he really divested of his stocks in Halliburton and others when he was annointed VP? Think again.

I have no choice except to drive since my business is going to other businesses to support their computer systems and networks. We have never had trip fees or mileage charges, but something's gotta give soon.

Elsie

$2.97 at one station, $3.07 at the station across the street. What's up with that? Oh, and the station charging $2.97 will give you a free car wash with a fill-up. Guess where I go.

leawaugh

Hi Joy! Certainly glad I'm living on an island city where I had dispense driving around. These days, I commute by public transport or taxi. Walking is a good option but in the tropical heat...this is overbearing.

My empathy...on the rising fuel price when you really need the car where you are. I imagine if I return to New Zealand, I would need to drive.

twilite

Hi Joy! Certainly glad I'm living on an island city where I had dispensed driving around. These days, I commute by public transport or taxi. Walking is a good option but in the tropical heat...this is overbearing.

My empathy...on the rising fuel price when you really need the car where you are. I imagine if I return to New Zealand, I would need to drive.

June

well, that sign IS funny- though pitiful and sad, too! AND Scary!


Junie

MaryB

Sooooooooo glad I sold my car when I moved to Manhattan last year. I completely ignore the gas-price stories (except for your blog, of course, Joy). 'scuse me while I top up my MetroCard.

Paul

I have never owned a car so the oil cartels do not get any of my money !! :)

Alan G

What? Do we have gas price problems?

People use to laugh and ridicule me for owning a Geo-Metro. Well, you know what they say about the last laugh. Gets about 45 miles to the gallon and last time I filled up it cost me about $12.

Now I worry about people trying to steal it...LOL!

Chancy

Ever notice that traditionally gas prices always go up just as summer and the peak driving season approaches.

Those devious devils who own the big oil companies are clapping their hands in glee.

Maya's Granny

The problem is that taxis and public transportation also use gas. Our bus and taxi fares have gone up three times in the last few years, and they really need to do so again.

This past winter, the Care-A-Van had to choose between enough gas to run the schedule or studded winter tires. They opted for less expensive tires, and had many a problem with vans being stuck in the snow or sliding on the ice.

mary lou

Oh I have REALLY cut back. When I retired, I worked 6 tanks of gas into my budget for the month, but now I can only afford 1 tank full, so I stay home unless I NEED to go into town! when town is a 40 mile round trip, you need to think about what you really want to do...drive into town for a new book or order it off Amazon!

Been doing a lot of internet shopping lately. and only go in three times a week for swimming!

buffy

Joy....the oddest thing is happening here. We went from $2.02 to $3.59 a gallon in about six weeks during Spring, and then (maybe I'd better whisper this....) the price has dropped to $3.01! You KNOW that price increase was simply due to annual greed on the part of the gas companies. They're posting record earnings for the last quarter.

I think that the oil companies wanted to get us to the point where we'd think $3 gas was pretty cheap.

We've been doing all the gas saving things for years, so the only thing left to do was drive less. I need to steal Alan's Geo to do my errands!

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