May 13, 2007

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48 comments:

Anonymous said...

but, but, but ........the government says there is no inflation......i mean........so i guess these higher prices are just a dream.......right???

Frank said...

Heh ... just another push in sending the desperate homedebtors over the edge :-)

I can't wait to buy a killer house for pennies on the dollar after the wipeout.

Anonymous said...

Hummers will be cheap

Anonymous said...

I'm happy for all the dumbasses who bought gas guzzlers and have to drive an hour to work.

Anonymous said...

where is this picture from? I filled up today for $2.82. keith you are starting to sound a lot like the hysterical MSM when it comes to gas prices....well actually you sound like the MSM a lot these days come to think of it.

Anonymous said...

Those prices are unique to a single Shell station whose owner is protesting against the company's heavy-handed business practices. He was upset that they kept raising his rent, so he jacked up prices and is basically waiting to go out of business. He owns several other stations, so it's not a big deal to him.

Gas is still expensive, though, and probably will hit $4 per gallon before summer ends.

buyerwillepb said...

It's about $3.40 - $3.60 for the 87 grade gas in my part of SD.

I ride the motorcycle to work these days, so I'm hoping for $5.00/gal. this year.

Anonymous said...

As an XOM shareholder I say bring that shit on. Do I hear $5 gas? $6?

Hayley said...

Frank, if you're going to swagger please enlist and spend a few tours of duty in Iraq.

But spare me the manly posturing over potentially getting a cheap house after a real estate crash.

Anonymous said...

inflation is fine.....IF you subtract housing, gasoline, electricity, heating gas, food, beer, computers lately....ok fine we have inflation!

Anonymous said...

(As a former Californian) I want to personally thank the citizens of CA for having subsidized, and continuing to subsidize, lower gas prices in the other 49 States with your much higher gas prices.

F***tards...

P.S. CA - how's that MTBE taste in your water supply?

Anonymous said...

Holy horrible Hannah, where is that?
Of course, I drive a Prius 15 minutes to work. Today I got 52 mpg. When the warranty expires, I might look into adding some batts to up that to 100 mpg.

Anonymous said...

honestly, with my daily commute less than 8 miles one way (~1 gallon a day) I can handle $20-25 per gallon. Though, I paid a premium for the Real Estate 5 years ago, which now looks like a bargain - everything I need is in about 10 min walking distance...

Cheers form Arlington, VA

maus said...

That sign makes me happy that I traded in my Saturn for a Honda Fit last month and only have a 16 miles commute to work.

Anonymous said...

Hummers will be cheap

No, they won't. They will be where
the flippers live ;_)

diemos said...

That's a famous gas station in SF. It's 70 cents a gallon more expensive than the station across the street and nobody buys any gas there. The owner of the station is doing it to protest shell's policies in regard to independent owners and is planning to go out of business.

Veronica Lodge said...

Isn't it odd that some people complain about $3.50 per gallon gas, but they think nothing of paying $6 to $12 per gallon for bottled water?

V.L.

Lars said...

Isn't gas around $8.00 a gallon in England? And house prices are equally insane. Do workers in the UK make that much to be able to afford it?

Anonymous said...

Not that it'll make any difference in the long run, but here's the story of the station pictured:

http://tinyurl.com/yut9e9

He's actually trying to make a point against Shell.

Anonymous said...

This is happening because we have a vice president who is so greedy that even though his heart is standing on a banana peel he is still trying to cram more money into his pockets.

Anonymous said...

Hummers will be FREE from David Lereah!

Anonymous said...

GM is going to be hurting! They can't sell new SUV's and the old ones won't sell either! ouch!

tomorrow, I'm going to take the bus for the first time. it will cost about the same but I'll avoid putting money into dead ends.

Anonymous said...

Is that a p-shop job?

http://www.gasbuddy.com/gb_gastemperaturemap.aspx

Anonymous said...

Wow. What about all the poor real estate clerks that have to drive buyers around all day in their gas guzzling Escalades and Hummers? That'll really eat into their commission.

Here's hoping gas reaches 6 bucks before the "busy homeselling season" is over...

bri said...

hey, at least we're stopping gunky build-up...

Anonymous said...

The news article in the San Francisco Chronicle quotes the station owner as saying that he raised the price to $.70 above his competitors across the street, not to make a profit, but to make a statement to the oil company. He is ticked off at Shell.
See article:
http://tinyurl.com/yut9e9

Anonymous said...

I live about a mile from work and half a mile from most of my shopping. Happy driving, fellas

Anonymous said...

"Isn't it odd that some people complain about $3.50 per gallon gas, but they think nothing of paying $6 to $12 per gallon for bottled water?"

First, I don't know where you get your bottled water from, but I pay about $0.25 for a 1 pint bottle (name-brand spring water), or about 2.00 a gallon.

Second, these comparisons of the price per gallon of gasoline to the price per gallon of milk, water, pepto bismol, cough syrup, etc. are rather inane since we consume far more gasoline on a daily basis than we do any of the others.

Frank said...

To hayley and the loser anon former Californian (who obviously got priced out of California):

I can't wait to see $8/gallon. I'll continue to drive my gas guzzling S550. Oh yeah, and I voluntarily drive the toll roads here in Orange County. I don't have to, but that $1.25 saves me about 2 minutes each way. It's worth it to me for my 6-mile commute to my own private office.

I'm sure time is valuable to both of you too, since you need all the time you can get to call subprime lenders and beg them to refi you.

keith said...

what are gas prices today where you live?

95p per litre here... and the funny thing is most signs are only big enough for 99.9p, so when it goes over 1.00 they'll have to tape something up I think...

he he

gotta run - catching the tube and then a train to my meeting

Anonymous said...

I drive a large SUV. I like it because it comfortable, smooth ride, fits a lot of gear for when I go camping/kayaking/skiing, it can to my boat, 4x4 so I'm good to go in snow and I like knowing that in a crash with a Prius I'll come out just fine. Now if someone came out with the same SUV that also got 30 MPG, I'd get one in a second. Until then I'm not going to drive a tiny, unsafe, uncomofortable econobox just to save $10 a week in gas.

And for the holier than thou subway users, please stop. The subway in the summer is one of the circles of hell in DC, NY, Boston. Nobody in their right mind prefers the subway, they do it out of necessity and the fact they can't afford to drive/park.

Anonymous said...

"Isn't it odd that some people complain about $3.50 per gallon gas, but they think nothing of paying $6 to $12 per gallon for bottled water?"

First, I don't know where you get your bottled water from, but I pay about $0.25 for a 1 pint bottle (name-brand spring water), or about 2.00 a gallon.


At a gas station bottled water costs aout $6 a gallon. Stop being such a smart ass.

Anonymous said...

I think that picture should be saved. the owner of that station is doing that to piss off shell but one day soon, those prices will be reality.

Anonymous said...

I am heavily invested on energy stocks for about two years. Enjoyed the ride so far. Good news keeps coming in.

Anonymous said...

Exit realty in Wellington just closed it's doors, Greenberries coffe next door closed theirs.

Tic Tock, Tic Tock....

Anonymous said...

>> I can't wait to see $8/gallon. I'll continue to drive my gas guzzling S550. Oh yeah, and I voluntarily drive the toll roads here in Orange County. I don't have to, but that $1.25 saves me about 2 minutes each way. It's worth it to me for my 6-mile commute to my own private office.

Frank, you are *scary* stupid:

1. $8 gas?

2. What's an S550? Is that like a Yugo or something? I'm not a car buff - but if an S550 is some sort of high-end car, don't kid yourself Frank - the ladies (and fags) smiling at you in the other lane are actually laughing at you.

3. "voluntarily drive the toll roads." For 2 minutes savings?

4. "...commute to my own private office." Is that like a status symbol of some sort? I work at home, so have NO commute.

And when I sold my house in the Bay Area and left the State, I paid cash (ie. no mortgage) for a new, slightly larger home with a real yard after more than doubling my money on the sale of the CA house.

Anonymous said...

$3 a gallon (give or take a dime on either side) for regular in the St. Louie, Louie.

Joe said...

I was in Europe in 1986 and gas was already over $5/gallon. They encourage conservation thru high taxation on gas.

Most people walk, ride bikes or use public transportation.

Anonymous said...

$3.50-$4.00 in San Jose, CA.

To anon 12:04AM, the MTBE is particularly tasty in those $100.00 bottles of cabernet!

Anonymous said...

Since when is $550 a month for a car high? $20K over 3 years is $550 a month and for $20K you get a Honda Civic or some other rinky dink piece of tin.

I'm Sanjaya damnit! said...

If you like and can afford a big SUV then more power to you. I had a Ford Bronco and loved it and now I have a Honda Fit and love it. I guess it is a shift in beliefs and priorities. What I like about a smaller car is that it really simplifies my life. Also maybe this is sexist but I can take seeing a guy in a big truck because I assume there is some nned and purpose. But the damn soccer-moms in the huge SUV's drive me bananas and I want to drive my fit under their SUV and pull the oil plug

Anonymous said...

$3.25 for cheap grade here in Albuquerque.

borkafatty said...

As an XOM shareholder I say bring that shit on. Do I hear $5 gas? $6?

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douche bag says what?

Anonymous said...

I think owning a SUV is fine. If you keep it parked for your everyday commute, and you take it camping when you're actually camping, hauling and towing stuff and have a chance of needing 4wd.

The rest of the time, you're just needlessly funding terrorists. When Peak Oil really bites (see today's OilDrum www.theoildrum.com on the state of the largest oil field on the planet) fuel wasters will be the source of the global depression.

The hysteria about the supposed safety is far exaggerated and in large measure an insane 'arms race'. Large trucks are better in two-vehicle accidents, and worse in one-vehicle accidents. Just get a normal car with normal efficiency.

And even if you want a large car---why a SUV for the 99% of on-road use as opposed to a van or wagon? Oh yeah, just the "coolness' (????) factor. When spurious ego and fashion comes up against fundamental national security issues, screw the machismo bullshit.

Anonymous said...

" But the damn soccer-moms in the huge SUV's drive me bananas and I want to drive my fit under their SUV and pull the oil plug"

You probably don't have kids. It's often a safety issue, moron. I bought SUV and then minivan and dont regret a bit thanks to driving skills in the US..

Wise Renter said...

Anonymous said...
"Isn't it odd that some people complain about $3.50 per gallon gas, but they think nothing of paying $6 to $12 per gallon for bottled water?"

First, I don't know where you get your bottled water from, but I pay about $0.25 for a 1 pint bottle (name-brand spring water), or about 2.00 a gallon.

Second, these comparisons of the price per gallon of gasoline to the price per gallon of milk, water, pepto bismol, cough syrup, etc. are rather inane since we consume far more gasoline on a daily basis than we do any of the others.

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Agreed. Comparing gas prices to other liquids is moron logic! That had to have been started by some Karl Rove BS spin doctor to get people to accept higher gas prices!

Anonymous said...

......TINKER ALERT............ superheated fuel burns 5 times more efficiently, something about coil tubes wrapped around radiators into combustion chambers?sounds like simplicity, (apt) equivalent to 60 cents a gallon again, the mess is on the road again treading water at 55 mph, with some temporary bought time?????????????//

I'm Sanjaya Damnit! said...

As far as the soccer mom who loves the safety of her SUV:

1) You and your kids are going to die sometime. You are not that important really.
2) Physics is Physics and in a head-on the SUV wins every time.
3) Only about 30% of accidents are head-ons or side impact.
4) Every winter when I drive to the mountains 90% of the rollovers in snow and SUV's.
5) You are far more morony than me