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Discussion in 'The OT' started by Doug Brott, Dec 4, 2008.
Paid 1.99 a gal for ethanol free today in Whitesboro tx
The low price in the Charlotte area at this time is $2.09.9 per gallon. Just across the state line,in nearby Rock Hill, SC, the price is as low as $1.68.
Lowest price around me right now is $2.23 at Costco. $2.27 at Safeway.
If you put your location on your Profile, no one will have to ask, "Where is that?"
I was in Rahway, NJ over the weekend and got gas for $1.83/gal. In my area of CT it's more like $2.39/gal.
I just filled my little Kia Forte for $16.50. Gas was $1.69 a gallon at the Shell station.
It'd take me too long to drive to Rahway to fill up. Out here, in the boonies, about $2.35.
Cheapest in OKC is $1.54 at Moore 7-11s.
I paid $2.199 for premium pure (no ethanol) gas at the SE 29th & Douglas OnCue Express in Midwest City last night.
Smaller countries and excellent public transit.
I knew a guy a few years ago in Denmark who was buying a new vehicle. $30,000 price for the vehicle, but then another $15,000 in taxes. As he said, 'they want to encourage everyone to use public transit.'
I also see on that link you provided, a 900 sq ft furnished apartment in London rents for $3,540 per month.
$1.93.9 at price leader Exon, cash. Next closest was $1.99.9. It was my first sub $2.00/gal purchase since, since... since the Patriots last won a Super Bowl!
$1.42 in Tomball, TX., just north of me.
In a perfectly run state, I'd agree wholeheartedly. But in NJ the money raised for things rarely makes it there. There are still people waiting for relief money from Sandy.
We seem to be having a gas war here. I've seen it drop from one station to the next one. I filled up the Caddie yesterday for a bit over twenty bucks. I think the price was $1.79. Costco is even cheaper.
The Federal gas tax hasn't gone up for many years. Increasing that should not allow Jersey to divert money elsewhere. Given one party's reluctance to raise ANY taxes means that's no chance of the Federal tax increasing.
Oh, we're talking about raising our own gas taxes in NJ. Nothing to do with the Feds. Our infrastructure is in terrible condition, too.
That group of people need to be sitting on Christie's desk.
All kidding aside, this state runs on what little money the politicians don't stick in their pockets. We should be one of the richer states, but the continued misuse of funds holds us down. Ever been to Atlantic City? Ever wander a couple blocks west of the boardwalk? It's a slum. That was all supposed to be cleaned out with the money from the casinos.
There are a lot of news stories about the impact of the price drop, most discussing the positive effect on the average family.
But among the few negative ones, we had this story about California's Kern County Supervisors declare fiscal emergency amid plummeting oil prices which describes some expected long term local pain:
Of course as one would expect in states where oil production is a significant source of tax revenue the impact is being discussed in articles such as Oil States’ Budgets Face Crude Awakening which notes:
I imagine these folks are hoping people soon will trade in their Prius for a very large 8-cylindar SUV.
In California generally, we have made the problem more complex, as we usually do. We do have some tax revenue directly related to production, but it represents 0.03% of tax revenue. There is the problem seen in Kern County where property values and therefore property tax revenue relate to oil production revenue. But at the pump, while we have the standard per gallon gas tax approach which is high, we also decided to collect sales tax which is a percent of the sale in dollars.
So now we see California Might Replace Gas Sales Tax With Mileage Tax:
This idea was originally suggested because of electric cars which use the roads but weren't paying any gas taxes. It didn't get too far partly because gas prices kept climbing. Now they can push it because the price decreases will reduce revenue.
But as discussed in the news article without any in-depth understanding, the impacts are more complex. Not all sales tax on gas is used on roads, and localities collect sales tax on gas for other purposes.
Keep an eye on California as a committee goes back to create more humps on the camel.
OMG! I don't mind having electric vehicles keep a log, but I sure am not going to do so. Nor will millions of others, plus many will cheat on their logs. What a crock! Oh, wait, they could soften in by giving an exemption for Sr. Citizens, then I am all for it...... (not really)
I'm surprised at how much the dropping value of oil has affected the stock market. I've lost a good bit of money in the past couple months because I'm saving a few bucks at the pump.