April 10 in Litchfield & West Gardiner regular gas was $2.61.
Today, April 12 same place it went to $2.74 and the news said it will be going up another .25+ in the coming weeks.
If only Maine's congresswomen had voted FOR drilling for oil in Alaska, we would have started to regain our nations dignity. At least we could comprehend a time when our kids would not be held hostage by big oil and OPEC.
Steve, want to buy my house in Litchfield? I need to fill up my Chevy!
Havent' been out today but prices are going up daily as much as .10cents in some places. Yesterday, where it was $2.68, was up to $2.76
ANWR!! Oh my we wouldn't want to spoil that one dinky little itsy, bitsy dot on the map for oil independence, now would we.
Let's just stay beholding to the American hating, want to kill us, Arabs.
It's no different than not allowing more drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. They keep throwing the fear of oil spilling. Oh, really? And in all the years these rigs have been out there and how many hurricanes have they gone through and just how many oil spills have we had.
Nope sorry, the only ones we have are drunk sailors because we can't infringe upon their rights to know whether they are drunk or not before setting out to destroy the environment.
Actually, drilling in Alaska would not solve the problem. The problem is that the United States has not constructed an oil refinery since 1970!! The population has doubled since then and there are probably more than twice as many cars on the road. Also China has recently jumped into the oil market and is driving the price as they seem to have an insatiable demand. If we want lower energy costs, we need to move to alternative fuels, not tear more holes in the ground in order to drop the price of gas by a few cents.
While I do not hold to the neo-hippie crowd's radical environmentalist policies, we do have a responsibility to protect our world, isn't there a cliche that goes something like.... don't shit where you eat. Drilling in Alaska will do nothing for the long term solvency of the US oil supply and will only result in a waste of resources that would be better spent on pursuing alternative energy sources.
Actually, neither method will or can amount to anything because neither will do anything to lessen dependency on anything and "finding alternative energy sources" makes for great talking points but the realities of that are about slim and none to happening.
Americans are wealthy gluttons who could give a rats puttootie about the price of gas.
Sales on SUVs are at an all-time high and the recent auto show told the rest of the world that the auto industry is making no moves to change from what the consumer wants.
Hybrid cars are a laugh. If we all bought one (at overinflated prices) and the went and sat in a traffic jam someplaces we could get great gas milage. Other than that, they are useless.
Until we get hydrogen or some other fueled engine disigned, which by the way won't happen because big oil owns government, it will be busy as usual.
I predicted over 10 years ago, that until the price for a gallon of gas reaches at least $8.00 per gallon, there will only be some bitching and we'll keep on filling er up.
The way I see it Ole GW figures since he has lots of oil interest, can't run again, and nobody likes him anyways he's going to milk us for all he can. There's a lot of money to be made in alternative fuel sources, but until the oil companies run out of money to buy out the people researching these methods we're all screwed.
Hydrogen fuel is already in use in Iceland, and they will be totally eliminating the use of gasoline over the next few years. The oil lobby is far too powerful to allow something along those lines to occur.
If we could put a man on the moon in a decade starting from nothing, we sure as hell can put hydrogen fuel powered cars on the road.
Hybrid cars are not the solution, but rather a distraction. Increased fuel efficiency is not the answer, but rather fuel independence.
OK Ithica37, you now have my full attemtion! Show me a place I can read about this Hydrogen fuel and how it works.
I'm not joking around here, I'm dead serious. I want to learn more aobut how this all works.
Gased up this morning in Largo, Florida - 2.82
Will be migrating back north in about a month. What will prices be like then? When we first started making this trip about 10 years ago, it cost me under $60.00 one way for gas.
At $3.00 a gallon, it is now more than triple that.
I read eight pages and couldn't stand the bombard,emt of ads flashing and flickering all around what I wanted to read, but I get the gist of it. They still don't have it down pat! Iceland must have a lot of wealthy folks or people are just planning on walking, I guess, if they are going to be "oil free" in a few years.
The gas prices here in sunny Florida, at least in Pinellas County, tickled the chin of $3.00 per gallon for some time. Some jumped well over $3.00 most stayed at about 2.95-2.99.
Where I usually gas up, the price is dropping. The more the Attorney General of Florida talks about needing an explanation for the rising price of gas, the prices have plained off and in most cases, coming down.
My station got up to a high of $2.97 per gallon. This morning it was at a whopping $2.81.
Looks like we can all drive more again! :laughing: :bana: :frusty: