boycotting may be counter productive for some, but the majority of people in the US live week to week on their income. Some of the elderly only get income monthly, and that ain't much.( pardon the language.) The average income people are struggling to survive, and the oil tycoons are bragging about mega profits for the year. If they are making mega profits, they can afford to come down on the price, so that the average Joe isn't just working to buy gas to go to work. Iv'e thought for a while now, that if everyone just didn't buy gas for a day, in unison, that these boys would get it, and at least come down some. You can bet these oil decision makers have NEVER had to worry about their tank going empty before they got to work. They don't live the way the majority of society lives.
gas is now $3.41 I hate this and I livein the country and the bus doesn't come out this far. so I can't take the bus and I can't take the bike out. so realisticly there isn't any other alternative but driving and excepting the gas prices.
Wow, we haven't quite hit the $3.00 yet but gas has definatley gone up agian. My Dad drives 50 miles one way monday - friday so about 8 months ago he got a scion XA. It's actually pretty cool. =) He pays about 30-35 dollars I think and gets about 38 miles to the gallon. Not bad. He used to drive an explorer... not the best car to commute with, lol. The XA already has 16,000 miles on it.
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I'd hate to have to pay 50 bucks to fill my tank. Gas was cheap but now it almost at 3! To be honest, I only pay 20 bucks to fill my tank and that will last like 2 sometimes even 3 weeks! I drive an Acura Integra I don't know how many miles to the gallon but I don't go too far so I'm not always having to stop and get gas. I just feel bad for those who do.
Gas is usually cheaper in little towns, go there to fill up.
Gas prices vary throughout different parts of the city as well, look around and compare prices. I live in the westend, its usually 5cents cheaper out here, rather than the southside.
Fill up with premium (if your car is able to handle it), it may be more expensive, but will last longer, resulting in u having to fill up less. Don't start/restart your car, it uses more gas than just letting your car idle. On the highway, drive behind the big trucks, less wind resistance. In standard vehicles, use the proper gear, don't let your rpms go to high. Fill up 2-3 days BEFORE the long weekends, gas prices usually go up when people are going to travel.
Have a friend who is a farmer, UFA gas prices are WAY cheaper than regular stations.
And any Canadians (not sure if its an american company), go to Hughes, they have discounts on gas prices everyday.
Gas prices will have to increase 650% before a real difference is made in the amount people drive. I'm sure the gas companies know this too, so not buying gas on a certain day is not going to make them lower prices. I mean, how would it? They're still making the same amount of money off you...you either buy gas the day before or the day after. If the gas companies were real smart, they would hike up their prices the day before and the day after the gas out.
If you're unhappy with the gas prices, go complain to that jackass of a president we have...the US has at least 10 years worth of fuel in reserve...I'll bet if we started using that, the oil companies would have to come down in price.
Don't drive across town just to save one or two cents a gallon. You'll wind up using more gas than you save. Unless you can save eight to ten cents a gallon, it's just not worth it. Keep an eye on prices as you drive around and if you see a lower price, take advantage of it.
• Make Sure You Use The Correct Fuel
If your car uses regular gas don't waste money on buying premium, if you don't have to. You won't get any better mileage or performance and you'll just waste that extra ten or fifteen cents a gallon. Check your owner's manual to see if your engine does need premium.
This is one of the very few reasons I ♥ city life. We live a couple streets over from the main life line of this place. Everything is within walking distance, and very healthy life style friendly! If not, the buses run every fifteen minutes ;) About a half an hour ride will take you right into the heart of the city.
I use to drive a sports car that could only use the premium.When gas started to go up last year I couldn't afford the better gas , so I put 89 in. Don't do it , my ran like crap. I have to say thank god the Ford Mustangs can use real crap gas . The cheaper the gas , the better my car runs. Thank you Ford.
I have a little Ford escort (wife's car) that I drive most of the time since I retired. It only has a 13gal tank. It takes near $40 to fill it. My Dodge 2500 deisel has a 35gal tank. It takes $100+ to fill it with deisel. I only drive it anymore when I run errands for a Contractor, cause he pays for the fuel! As for Boycotting, it made no diff when it was done last year, and it probably won't this year.
I drive a Honda Accord. It costs me about 40 dollars every two weeks because I live less than 2 miles from work. During the Fall, Winter and Spring I bike to work unless it is raining. During the summer it is too hot in Houston to bike to work. Gas here was on the crest of 3.00 per gallon and they refine it about 15 miles away....lol. We have not yet hit the peak of the gas price season, so I am sure we will hit an all time high soon if we have not already. I dont remember what I paid last year at this time, but I remember we have been close to 3.00 before. I think I paid 3.01 once or twice.
It makes me feel old, but I remember when I lived in FL and we would pass up a gas station that charged 99 cents per gallon to go to one down the street that charged 96 cents per gallon. I remember filling up my Camry for 18 bucks when it was running on fumes.. and that was only 8 years ago.
With that being said, we have had cheap gas for a long time and we are just now starting to catch up with what the rest of the world has been paying for a long time. We choose to drive these gas guzzling SUVs and huge trucks on a daily basis even if we are just taking ourselves 5 miles down the road to go shopping. We complain about the gas prices, but we still drive across the street to do or buy something rather than walk.
Basically, the price will remain high until we curb our use. If you can put off a trip until you have other things to do.... do it. It takes less gas to start your car if it has been started recently. Running errands in a circle is also helpful. Do all of your running around on one day rather than doing something everyday. Carpool when you can (like to kids extra curicular events). Learn to spend time at home rather than having to go out for entertaiment. Keep your car tuned up. Under inflated tires are a HUGE waste of gas. Use your most gas efficient vehicle to run errands once a week. The only way we will lower the price is by lowering the demand long term. One day of boycotting may send a message, but if we return to the same habits as before, they know we will tolerate it we will just complain.