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Old 12-17-2014, 10:26 AM   #1001
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Old 12-17-2014, 10:31 AM   #1002
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$2.29 is the cheapest Ive seen it.
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Old 12-17-2014, 12:28 PM   #1003
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$2.15 today. My daughters give me updates every day since they pass a gas station on the bus. They know that Daddy likes cheaper prices.
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Old 12-17-2014, 12:30 PM   #1004
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$2.05 when I drove by Costco. Have to fill up tomorrow.
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Old 12-17-2014, 12:53 PM   #1005
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$2.14 today.


Driving to Florida after Christmas. Im hoping it goes below $2
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Old 12-17-2014, 01:40 PM   #1006
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It's crazy. We have probably the cheapest gas in the country (~89 c/L, which I think is about $3.07 US/gal) and it's still way more than you guys pay. The cost of gas in the US is like it was here in maybe 2001 or something.
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Old 12-17-2014, 01:55 PM   #1007
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Saw $2.15-$2.17 this morning. Rooting for under $2 by the New Year.
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Old 12-17-2014, 01:56 PM   #1008
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Old 12-17-2014, 02:19 PM   #1009
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It's crazy. We have probably the cheapest gas in the country (~89 c/L, which I think is about $3.07 US/gal) and it's still way more than you guys pay. The cost of gas in the US is like it was here in maybe 2001 or something.

Because the governments here tax the shit out of gasoline. Which I'm fine with, for what it's worth. These low gas prices are just going to slow down progress on potential alternatives again.
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Old 12-17-2014, 02:42 PM   #1010
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Because the governments here tax the shit out of gasoline. Which I'm fine with, for what it's worth. These low gas prices are just going to slow down progress on potential alternatives again.

It could well slow down adoption. Any company that decides to stop pursuing alternatives because gas is cheap now is foolish.

The time to pursue the technology is while gas is cheap, because that positions you to make a killing when oil goes back up - you're there, with a product people want, and ready to take their money.

If you only pursue the tech when oil is expensive, what you've done is positioned yourself to spend that money only to have OPEC open the spigots wide by the time you're ready to go to market.

Now, I mean, drilling for oil when the market price per barrel is low, sure. I can see refraining from exploring new leases. But people who are trying to present alternative energy technologies should, if anything, increase their efforts when oil is cheap. If nothing else, proving out the technology then means that they can then pursue efficiencies going forward. They're positioned to sell the product when oil spikes, and they can stay relevant when oil drops, because they've made their batteries (or whatever) more cost-effective.

TL;DR: research when oil is cheap, market when it isn't.
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Old 12-17-2014, 05:28 PM   #1011
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It could well slow down adoption. Any company that decides to stop pursuing alternatives because gas is cheap now is foolish.

The time to pursue the technology is while gas is cheap, because that positions you to make a killing when oil goes back up - you're there, with a product people want, and ready to take their money.

If you only pursue the tech when oil is expensive, what you've done is positioned yourself to spend that money only to have OPEC open the spigots wide by the time you're ready to go to market.

Now, I mean, drilling for oil when the market price per barrel is low, sure. I can see refraining from exploring new leases. But people who are trying to present alternative energy technologies should, if anything, increase their efforts when oil is cheap. If nothing else, proving out the technology then means that they can then pursue efficiencies going forward. They're positioned to sell the product when oil spikes, and they can stay relevant when oil drops, because they've made their batteries (or whatever) more cost-effective.

TL;DR: research when oil is cheap, market when it isn't.

That all makes logical sense but it doesn't seem to be how this industry has progressed in the past (at least from the eyes of a consumer). It seems that the progressions lag behind the spikes in price and appear to be driven as much by governmental regulations or incentives as they are from anything else. And of course governmental regulations and incentives are driven by demand from the public, aka the consumer, who only really cares when the price goes up.
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Old 12-17-2014, 07:52 PM   #1012
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Paid $1.67 yesterday at Safeway in Roseville, CA. Gotta love the frequent shopper gas programs.
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Old 12-17-2014, 09:49 PM   #1013
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$2.99 at the local station at Montrose and Cicero here in Chicago. Under $3 in the city is a godsend... going downstate to Peoria tomorrow where it should be around $2.25.
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Old 12-18-2014, 04:47 PM   #1014
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Old 12-18-2014, 05:23 PM   #1015
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So close... $2.27 in Pontiac Il.
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Old 12-18-2014, 06:04 PM   #1016
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$1.99 in Lewisville, TX yesterday. My father-in-law in Joplin, MO says they're only paying $1.95...
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Old 12-18-2014, 06:08 PM   #1017
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Yep, $1.95 in Joplin. I filled up last week at $2.17 and was damned happy to do it. I imagine Sams Club is even a few cents cheaper.
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Old Yesterday, 10:11 AM   #1018
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Down to $1.95 in my 'hood last night. Friday is my usual fill-up day, I'm hoping it drops a few more cents by this evening!
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Old Yesterday, 10:19 AM   #1019
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fill up day?! I've never heard of such a thing.,.. What day do you set aside for rotating the tires?
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Old Yesterday, 10:34 AM   #1020
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I'm usually at a half tank, or slightly less, by Friday. I go ahead and fill up then so I don't have to worry about getting low when I'm on my way to work some day. If I have to fill up some other time, I'll certainly do it, but I like the routine I've gotten into recently.

And Tire Rotation Day is the the first Saturday of every fourth month...
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Old Yesterday, 10:51 AM   #1021
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$1.99 today here in KC. Finally got below the magic mark.
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Old Yesterday, 12:36 PM   #1022
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I fill up every Sunday, for the sake of convenience. When you have a car that does 40mpg, you can do that.

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Old Yesterday, 04:20 PM   #1023
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We're in TX, shouldn't gas be like a nickel a gallon?
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Old Yesterday, 04:28 PM   #1024
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Whoa...deja vu!
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Old Yesterday, 05:05 PM   #1025
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We're still in the 2.70s here, although I fill up in nearby Ohio for 2.20ish. I'm down like $15 a day in fuel expenses recently vs the summer. Pretty nice.
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Old Yesterday, 05:32 PM   #1026
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I'm down to a total of $28 worth of gas month, so paying $1 less per gallon is not that noticeable for me. Now if it stays like this next summer when take my usual west coast trip, that would be awesome.
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Old Yesterday, 06:46 PM   #1027
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Down to $1.95 in my 'hood last night. Friday is my usual fill-up day, I'm hoping it drops a few more cents by this evening!

Filling up at $1.91 as we speak!
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Old Yesterday, 07:30 PM   #1028
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Old Yesterday, 09:14 PM   #1029
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