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Do you think the gas prices will rise $2 per gallon after the hurricane hits tonight? I heard CNN is predicting $5/gallon prices :eek: :bonkers:
 

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Katrina saw them rise $.70 then drop off to a $.25 increase, please explain to me how this could magnify the effect 3 fold- the media is selling on doom and gloom...
 

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I cant explain how it would effect it that much. Thats why I was wondering what you guys thought about that, I just posted what I heard.
 

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The Katrina storm effected prices drastically here as well. The Texas storm will likely wipe out several refineries and limit production, thus increasing prices. Many countries, including Canada have begun to increase output to help offset the increase in prices, but this is getting ridiculous already, and I have to buy premium!

I bet this will have a lot of people thinking twice about driving to the corner store when they could just walk in the first place...
 

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I feel this fits better in the lounge, Might get a good discusion out of it.
Since when did you become a moderator? :ripped: J/K

The gas probably won't hit the $5.00 mark, but it is likely to increase to post-Katrina levels for another few weeks.

Also, last I checked, Rita was downgraded to a cat. 4 storm. I'll check again real quick and see where the wet bitch is at...To the TV to check the weather...
 

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I highly doubt the $5 mark. Yes, of course they will rise, but that much? No way. Looks like we're going to get a bit of Rita down here.
 

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Basically the media is trying to inflate the story to make people watch. If it does hit $5/gallon, I guess I will..........pay it! I'm pretty sure that we won't even see $4/gallon, possibly $3, but definetly not $5.

Pay it, grin it, bear it!
 

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here’s my 2 cents, there’s no shortage of crude, we have our own refineries up here, I live within 5 miles in Pittsburgh of 3 of them, so why in the hell would this effect us, and after a hurricane don’t ya think the demand drops quite a bit? I mean look at new Orleans, all of those vehicles are under water, most to be never driven again, lmfao, I love my country but fear my government, the media is working the front for the oil co's, to see what the countries reaction is to the possibility, CALL IT MARKET RESEARCH. They have these gas prices so screwed up, by the time things do settle everyone will be happy to pay $3 a gallon, lmfao that’s double what it was 1 1/2 years ago.

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Basically the media is trying to inflate the story to make people watch. If it does hit $5/gallon, I guess I will..........pay it! I'm pretty sure that we won't even see $4/gallon, possibly $3, but definetly not $5.

Pay it, grin it, bear it!
Apparently with the selection of cars you have, you can afford to say "Pay it, grin it, bear it" without a second thought to the vast majority of those out there who are strapped for cash and can do nothing other than drive to and from work. Unfortunately, many people just can't grin and bear it like those who have the cash for the gas.

That aside, I too agree that $5.00 will never be seen with this storm, and the spike, if any, will not be as bad as some are making it out to be. The spike will also be temporary.
 

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Apparently with the selection of cars you have, you can afford to say "Pay it, grin it, bear it" without a second thought to the vast majority of those out there who are strapped for cash and can do nothing other than drive to and from work. Unfortunately, many people just can't grin and bear it like those who have the cash for the gas.

That aside, I too agree that $5.00 will never be seen with this storm, and the spike, if any, will not be as bad as some are making it out to be. The spike will also be temporary.
KUDOS!!!!!!!!!!!

and its the ones who piss the money away who dont have it forever!

I honestly dont like to buy a car or spend money if it isnt going to MAKE me money
 

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There was a report on Yahoo that said they won't stay high long. When it hit 3 bucks, the demand for gasoline went down 30%. I have a car that gets 30 MPG on regular, has decent power and it is a rag top :cool:. Why do you have to run premium?!? I run regular in the Northstar, so I know the 4.9 will do fine on it.
 

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my 1990 4.5 ran like sh!t on regular. for the 20 cents difference i just run the premium myself. 20 cents isnt a big enough savings for me, and id probably get worse mileage, its the freaking double price from a year and a half ago that has me outraged, THIS IS ALL AFFILIATED WITH THE WAR, THE GOVT JUST WONT ADMIT IT.
 

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Ralph said:
My 4.9 lacks a knock sensor, the newer Northstars have them like on my Dad's 2003 DTS and he runs regular just fine. If I don't run premium my engine knocks like Mike Tyson in the ring.
:want::cycle: lmfao that was funny
 

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If you're going to run premium in the 4.9 liter, then you might as well advance the timing 3 degrees and get the benefits of better fuel mileage and performance from the advanced timing.
 

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I also doubt it.

Just looking at some numbers over at the New York Mercantile Exchange. they are not as high right now as when Katrina hit. Traders are usually pretty quick to pick up on this and they will be the first to panic. Well, they havn't been paniking, so I'm not worried.

It's just a major over-reaction on their part.
 
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