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    Prices at the pump are expected to keep climbing, especially after last week's furious surge in oil prices, which neared $140 a barrel in a record-shattering rally Friday.
    While Americans who have to drive will feel the biggest squeeze, the increased prices also translate into higher costs for consumers and businesses, who will be forced to shoulder increased costs for food and anything else that needs to be transported.
    "I don't think we've felt quite the full impact of $138 or $139 a barrel oil," said Jason Toews, co-founder of fuel price research site GasBuddy.com.
    Gas prices rolled past their latest threshold Sunday, increasing to $4.005 a gallon overnight from $3.988 the day before, according to AAA and the Oil Price Information Service.
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    have a nice day
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    9/11/01, never forget.

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      aaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggggggg....... .........
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        Re: Gas hits national average of $4

        Originally posted by oldslowchevy View Post
        have a nice day
        where is this?
        Buy cheap, buy twice.

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          news photo i found, i am not sure where it was taken i just had to one up westcoastplumber, but gas here is $4.24 reg 4.34 mid 4.44 prem and $5.09 diesel
          9/11/01, never forget.

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            here this should depress us just a tad more

            first pic is what you could get gas for in 1998


            and the second pic is what it is now


            all this in just under 10 years
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              Kevin,
              You really want to get depressed. I used to work in a "full service" station in the late 60s and early 70s. We pumped premium fuel for 23.9 in those days. Drivers really howled when it would go up to 29.9 for premium. You could get Sunoco 260, which at the time was the closest to AV fuel that you could find anywhere for around 30 cents a gallon. People would come in and ask for $1 worth of gas and then drive all day to work and back. Next day or two day's later they'd be back in for another buck's worth. Gas wars between station's would keep the prices in line. If Spur went down to 21.9, you dropped your price. Oil company reps were in stations on a weekly basis and TOLD you what you were to charge for fuel.
              When customers came in and got a full tank of gas, $5 or $6 bucks worth in those days did it, they'd often get a free 6-pack of Coke to go with the fill up. Self-service hadn't hit yet in those days, so customers always got their windows washed and their oil checked without asking. If they asked, you'd also check the radiator and their tires. Lots of steam burns in those days too! (from checking hot rads.). Busy stations might have 2-3 attendants working at the same time and it was not unusual to see an attendant run into the station to make change and then run back out again with it in order to help out another customer who pulled up to the island. We made all of $1.35 an hour in those days and we were often under the hood doing a tune-up, changing out a water pump or even pulling a tranny-clutch combo for a customer while also taking care of the pumps. To change a flat and repair the tire with a plug was $1, no more. Oil filters were about 95 cents each with our fleet discount. A quart of good grade Pennzoil was around 35 cents or so, but shopping at K-Mart might find it for you at 25 cents a quart. You could also buy 1 gallon cans of oil for under a buck if you shopped carefully.
              A gallon of windshield washer solvent was also frequently a free give away with a fill-up. Sometimes you gave dishes or nice drinking glasses with fill-ups too. Oh well, I guess those times won't come back anytime soon.
              Jim Don

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                Re: Gas hits national average of $4

                Gas is 3.89 here at BP.
                Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                  Re: Gas hits national average of $4

                  maybe this should happen here.......

                  http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080609...nergytransport
                  9/11/01, never forget.

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