: Gas ! How High Can It Go ?



Mitch3
05-15-04, 03:18 PM
I filled up the Eldorado on Wednesday and paid $2.056 per gallon. As I was pumping the gas the guy was changing the sign to $2.089. Today is Saturday and just saw the price now posted at $2.289. These prices are for Premium of course and I'm located 20 miles East of Albany New York. How are you guys doing out there ? Be interesting to see who's getting screwed the most.

RBraczyk
05-15-04, 04:09 PM
I just payed 2.00 a gallon for regular today and almost had a coronary. Barely filled half the tank.

BeelzeBob
05-15-04, 04:14 PM
I think it's $2.16 a gallon for regular over here. Atleast it was a few days ago. Last week it was $2.09... I heard it's supposed to reach it's highest during June, though.. So maybe this wont last for too much longer..

RBraczyk
05-15-04, 04:16 PM
Travel season sal.

BeelzeBob
05-15-04, 04:19 PM
Perfect timing for my 1000 mile move...

inmycadillac
05-15-04, 09:30 PM
a few months ago i was getting by cheap according to most of u. BUT now i'm getting cornholed for $2.18/gallon for premium of course. which is only 91 octane here.(north dakota)

Ralph
05-15-04, 09:36 PM
Who's getting screwed? That's easy! For Premium, I have to pay 2.78 per gallon U.S. (after conversions and exchange of currency) Interesting thing on the news today about how gas station attendents are being threatened, made to pick up the money thrown at the pumps, and yelled at. People are angry, but getting mad at the poor kid just doing his job at the pumps is not the appropriate thing to do IMO. There are supposedly a record number of people "taking off" without paying!

These prices are supposed to last through the summer! Maybe I should have bought that Civic!! :p

inmycadillac
05-15-04, 09:39 PM
Ralph, is that Natty in your avatar today?? if so, that is undeniably the worst pic i've ever seen of her!!:tisk: u better change it now...
or are u running out of pics of her:shhh:

Ralph
05-15-04, 09:46 PM
Ralph, is that Natty in your avatar today?? if so, that is undeniably the worst pic i've ever seen of her!!:tisk: u better change it now...
or are u running out of pics of her:shhh:

But Natty likes to ski. :confused:

Oh ya, I guess she is wearing too many clothes for you, eh? :p

Don't worry, lots of pics left, and you MISSED half of them!! :tisk:

elwesso
05-15-04, 09:47 PM
$2.00 ish here......

Good god, I think im gonna go buy a ford fiesta/festiva..

45mpg sounds really nice right now!

inmycadillac
05-15-04, 09:49 PM
But Natty likes to ski. :confused:

Oh ya, I guess she is wearing too many clothes for you, eh? :p

Don't worry, lots of pics left, and you MISSED half of them!! :tisk:
the clothes are fine and all, she just looks bad. maybe its a combination of the ugly sunglasses and a bad hair day

Elvis
05-15-04, 09:51 PM
$2.099 this morning. That's a personal high for me. Luckily I was just topping off the tank on one of the wife's cars.

inmycadillac
05-15-04, 09:54 PM
$2.099 this morning. That's a personal high for me. Luckily I was just topping off the tank on one of the wife's cars.
how many cars do u have?? if u can afford all the vehicles gas shouldn't b too much of a worry for u!!:p

Ralph
05-15-04, 10:00 PM
the clothes are fine and all, she just looks bad. maybe its a combination of the ugly sunglasses and a bad hair day

Avatar changed for Brock. :rant2:

How many different grades of gas do you have in the U.S.? We have 87, 89 and 91 octane, but I've heard you have more?

BeelzeBob
05-15-04, 10:02 PM
I believe California is over $4.00 per gallon for regular...

Ralph
05-15-04, 10:04 PM
I believe California is over $4.00 per gallon for regular...

OMG!!!! :bighead:

elwesso
05-15-04, 10:13 PM
I dont think they're that high... Ive heard 3, but 4 is a bit high!!!!!!

In most places in the US ralph thats what they have. In Indiana we have 87-89-92/93/94 (depends on the station, I have seen all 3 in my town).....

Msilva954
05-15-04, 10:33 PM
In South Florida, I pay 2.28 the other day for premium and it rises every day too. According to the fuel moniter im getting 14.5 mpg, and it is steadily rising up as I havent drivin the car at all until recently.

The AAA Visa card is looking really good now, as it returns 6% of all gas ups. Not much but itll add up.

Maybe I should just fill up the tires on the bike......it sucks being 16 and nobody wants to hire you.

inmycadillac
05-15-04, 10:46 PM
Avatar changed for Brock. :rant2:

How many different grades of gas do you have in the U.S.? We have 87, 89 and 91 octane, but I've heard you have more?
thanks ralphie!! much better pic. :) beautiful, even with the clothes!

and yeah, here, in ND we got the exact same grades of gas as u. 87, 89, 91.

DaveSmed
05-15-04, 11:20 PM
Between $2.07-$2.19 for regular around here. However, I always fill up in Jersey, $1.87 for regular. I STILL would rather drive my car, but that makes the 4-cyl truck not look quite as bad.....

caddyshack24
05-16-04, 01:02 AM
(All references are to 93 octane in Central Florida)

Was paying $1.98 a gallon..
Woke up 7 hours later and they wanted $2.09.

So i've been up 983.27 hours and been thinking about removing my subwoofers for that extra mile/gallon..

It's getting up there fella's, that's for sure
I hear California hit the $3.00 mark.

Speaking of those hybrid vehicles, some guy is auction off his prototype / patent for alternative fuel conversion kit.. maybe we can get a group buy? lol
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7901703153&category=33620&sspagename=WDVW

Mitch3
05-16-04, 08:23 AM
I keep hearing our guys in the government say " somethings got to be done about the price of gas" but I've never heard any of them say let's temporarily cut the tax on gas. Not sure but I think the Fed's getting at least fifty cents on every gallon. Isn't that supposed to be used, at least partially, for road upkeep? I-90 around Albany is like pothole city and it has a 65 mph limit. Trying to dodge the potholes is getting to be a real challenge. The State also gets a good chunk. Wonder where all that money goes ! Oh well----could be worse. I could live in Canada or worse yet Europe. The best part about being an American is we can bitch a lot.....

Msilva954
05-16-04, 09:20 AM
Id like to see how high that auction goes up too. Interesting.

Playdrv4me
05-17-04, 12:08 PM
1.99, 205ish and 210ish I think for regular here in Kansas. I havent paid much attention since im getting the hell out of this place in less than a month and going where the prices should be real interesting... TEXAS.

CADDYBLACK99
05-17-04, 12:28 PM
Just paid $2.15 :crying2: (premium)(new england)
Paul

Smokey
05-17-04, 01:50 PM
Here in Lufkin, TX it's around $1.85 for regular.

Pimpin_Whity
05-18-04, 04:08 PM
haven't driven in a couple of days but it was around $2.30 Brooklyn, NY :suspense:

91sdeville
05-18-04, 08:12 PM
my lil dinkey a** city that i live in, the gas station closet to my house was $2.59 for premium coming home from school today..good thing i filled it up full on sat when it was 2.45ish..this is ridiculous..i might sell the cad and look for a cheap lil import that gets 30ish miles to the gallon cuz like 16-18 doesn't cut it.

chris203
05-18-04, 08:49 PM
Most of you guys have it pretty cheap compared to California, specifically the SF Bay Area, I've seen stations around here that have been around $2.50 for regular. I've been looking online to see who has the record high gas prices in California and its $3.05 for regular in Bridgeport. These prices are way too expensive.

RBraczyk
05-18-04, 09:13 PM
2.04 for regular today. Cost me 50 bucks, not even filling the tank.

Smokey
05-18-04, 10:53 PM
Update on prices. I just filled up tonight at $2.00 a gal for premium.

RBraczyk
05-18-04, 11:17 PM
lucky.

cadillacdeville
05-19-04, 12:04 AM
yeah price for premo is at 2.009 here in Longview Tx. I say we take over iraq and start exproting all that oil to the U.S. I mean its not like those camal jockies need it and they owe us something for their freedom and the loss of our troops that should push the prices down.

RBraczyk
05-19-04, 12:18 AM
This gasoline tax is so that people get rid of suv's and get eco cars. Guarantee.

Andrew60SP
05-19-04, 01:02 AM
For regular, it's 99.5 cents a liter here. After conversion, that's $2.87US a gallon. Quite a few "gas and dashes" because of it too.

Ralph
05-19-04, 03:38 AM
For regular, it's 99.5 cents a liter here. After conversion, that's $2.87US a gallon. Quite a few "gas and dashes" because of it too.

Calgary must be the cheapest in the country right now at 65 cents per litre. We just had another jump to 95.9 a litre, so my premium will be over a dollar now! A new record.

Msilva954
05-19-04, 07:14 AM
Were at $2.35 for premium now, in less then 2 days it goes up 7c, and I usually use chevron which charges a little more to begin with.

DaveSmed
05-19-04, 11:29 PM
The Fuzzy pic has premium for $2.31 http://cadillacforums.com/forums/images/smilies/shakehead.gif http://cadillacforums.com/forums/images/smilies/rant2.gif

RBraczyk
05-19-04, 11:48 PM
I like diesel.

daacon
05-19-04, 11:55 PM
Here in Alberta where we have enough natural gas and oil to supply the whole f&#^ continent - with approx conversion yesterday was 2.51 a US gallon. Long weekend for Cdn comming - prices will go up. Good news is "they" figure it will only last all summer :banghead: . ALberta (Canada in general I think) is famous for a 10 cent increse per liter (1 Gallons (US) = 3.78541 Liters ) on a Friday , then after public out cry decrease it 6 cents and we all think we are now getting a deal :rolleyes2

rant over - still driving :coolgleam

ShadowLvr400
05-20-04, 01:31 PM
2.26 For premium at the local stations. I got 2.19 a gal yesterday. I'm looking at a motorcycle, heard they're pretty good mileage...

D148L0
05-20-04, 02:12 PM
Here is how high can it go... (taken from WFTV.com slideshow)



http://images.ibsys.com/2004/0518/3317680.jpg

Smokey
05-21-04, 10:50 PM
Made a trip to Houston Wednesday. Saw premium as high as $2.11 and diesel as low as $1.59 BTW, on the 292 mile round trip, my Deville averaged 22.3 MPG. We had to go to downtown Houston and got caught in some of the ol' bumper to bumper traffic for awhile.

Elvis
05-22-04, 08:19 AM
I guess I shouldn't complain because the Z3 gets 29mpg, the Volvo is running at about 28.5mpg, and my little Prelude is doing 25.5mpg under mostly "city" type driving conditions. The wife drives 95% interstate highway miles, a 75-mile round-trip every day.

But it spiked up to $2.129 this week and I had to fill up two cars. The Prelude will be due by Wednesday or Thursday.

Mitch3
05-22-04, 08:36 AM
I used to give myself a $40 weekly allowance to cover the cost of gas and cigarettes etc. Now I allow myself $100 a week and I quit smoking. I must be doing something wrong because Bush keeps saying we are better off since he got in the White House. Don't know about you but I believe everything Bush says. Well--back to the gas thing----My Eldorado gets about 24 mpg around town (not city) which I am happy with. Costs me $45 to fill the tank though. My wife's Volvo gets about the same. Used to have a 3rd car, a Ford Escort that got 38 mpg. Decided to get rid of that one about a year ago. What's wrong with this picture?

Smokey
05-22-04, 03:12 PM
If all things go as planned, my wife and I are going to El Paso, TX to visit our nephew for a week. Most of it will be on I-20 and I-10. I'll be sure to keep a log on the mileage so I can see what it does in the Interstate. Oh yeah, this will be about a 900 mile trip 1 way so I should get some good numbers. Maybe gas will go down a little by then.

DopeStar 156
05-23-04, 01:52 AM
Is there any hope of it going down? Any? At all? My '99 Malibu takes like $25 to fill and the tank on that thing isn't big at all.

davesdeville
05-26-04, 04:50 AM
Dropped a $50 in the tank of the 78 Today. I haven't had the carb working this well for awhile, so we'll see what kind of MPG I end up getting. It used to be about 6, I hope those days are over.

$1.89 today for regular. Drove by the cheap station today, their 84.5 octane gas was $1.81. My dad has an old Kawasackey 750, maybe I can convince him to let me have it..

Jesda
05-26-04, 05:00 AM
I hear a lot of pissing and moaning in the news about gas going up 14 cents in 14 days. But here in St Louis it dropped 20 cents in 3 days. $2.29 for premium suddenly went to $2.09. And it dropped some MORE last night!

-Jesda

RBraczyk
05-26-04, 07:29 AM
Just spiked around here. $2.10 for regular.

Caddy Man
05-26-04, 11:26 AM
i started using unleaded in my 2000 DTS and it cost me 32 dollars to fill it up!!! i was fillin up with 30-32 with premuim a month or 2 ago. :banghead:

Ralph
05-29-04, 04:30 AM
I heard that the U.S. is going to eliminate mid-grade fuel to keep the overall costs down. Is this true, or just a rumour? Supposedly, there are too many people, R&D involved in the production, so if they eliminate mid-grade it will greatly reduce costs. If true, you'll have to decide between 87 or 91/92 octane.

RBraczyk
05-29-04, 08:14 AM
i started using unleaded in my 2000 DTS and it cost me 32 dollars to fill it up!!! i was fillin up with 30-32 with premuim a month or 2 ago. :banghead:
Don't complain! It easily costs me 60 bucks to fill my truck!

elwesso
05-29-04, 10:30 AM
Ralph, thats a new one for me, but it makes sense. Mid grade is kinda pointless IMHO

Dead Sled
05-29-04, 04:48 PM
I heard that the U.S. is going to eliminate mid-grade fuel to keep the overall costs down. Is this true, or just a rumour? Supposedly, there are too many people, R&D involved in the production, so if they eliminate mid-grade it will greatly reduce costs. If true, you'll have to decide between 87 or 91/92 octane.


there are really close to 300 different blends of fuel here coast to coast

PhillyCaddy
05-29-04, 07:38 PM
a station next to my work and I wont tell you it is a citgo. is up to 2.339 for premium. needless to say I go to NJ for gas which is only across the bridge and today I payed 2.159 for premium. 25bucks for half tank of gas. then my g/f wonders why I dont want to drive all the time.

DaveSmed
05-29-04, 09:18 PM
I'm not the only one! It STILL pays to fill up over in Jersey, even taking the toll into account.......

Ralph
06-01-04, 02:51 AM
Gas prices here to stay!!

http://www.thecarconnection.com/index.asp?article=7182&sid=175&n=156

RBraczyk
06-01-04, 08:08 AM
Mine's leveled out at 2.05.

Caddy Man
06-01-04, 11:35 AM
Don't complain! It easily costs me 60 bucks to fill my truck!
Dayuuum

Elvis
06-01-04, 02:40 PM
Just paid $2.149. A new personal record.

It cost $32 just to fill up a Honda Prelude.

Dayummm!