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Hey everyone,

I know this is a issue with most of us: escalating gas prices. I wanna know what you all put in and pay for it and what ur puttin it in...lol.

I have a 82' 300SD with 116,900 on it I just filled it for the first time in 3 weeks..3/4 of a tank was about 28.60 at $2.21 (diesel fuel)

I still dont know why diesel, the cheaper fuel to produce, is 20-25 cents more per gallon...anyone?

-Kris
 

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i buy the gas which is usually the middle one. right now i buy at a spot which is famous in our city to be the lowest... they are 2.35 ; 2.39 ; 2.49.... oh and a 1987 mercedes benz 300e w/ 128k miles
 

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I use the highest octane shell gas. The black pump. You can't go wrong with it. Personaly, I'd like gas to double in price. Then all the drivers who should be taking public transportation will be off the road.
 

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unfortunately, i live in an area where there is no public transportation, i think there is supposed to be a bus route but i never see the bus. I occassionaly see 1 or 2 taxis. I'd like my diesel prices to go back down cheaper than unleaded
 

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MRTIKKET - 3/21/2005 12:51 AM

Personaly, I'd like gas to double in price. Then all the drivers who should be taking public transportation will be off the road.
I assume you’re referring to ‘poor’ drivers…[:D][:p]

$2.19 93 octane, $2.23 diesel – I can’t catch a break.
[:(]
 

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2.53 for premium at chevron by my house. 2.49 for premium at shell by my house. 2004 c230 kompressor. 13000 miles.
 

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We have similar prices in Ireland as in the UK, about 4 times the US price,

I drive a e320 coupe 95, it cost about 55 Euro to fill it and I get on average, 220 miles, about 10 days driving

The cost seems to have no bearing on the numbers or types of people on the roads over here.
 

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wow 4 times the price as opposed to over here... THAT IS HIGH. yea i buy at chevron and get the middle and i think 2.xx is high. lol if i lived in the uk i wouldn' have enough gas to go to school. maybe thats why there are more suv's over here??? maybe...and how much octane does each gas give at chevron? i don't see it. and were fighting over ther on the other side so that gas prices will be even lower. oh well... you just gotta love driving benzes
 

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For the record, British gallons are smaller than American gallons.

But gas in my area is up to $3. I found an Arco for #2.49 (only get Arco or Shell), so that was nice.

Diesel fuel is always more expensive in the winter. There is a higher demand for home heating oil. Home heating oil is diesel fuel. Do the math.
 

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Interestingly in the UK they use both metric and the imperial system of measurement

try working out mpg when you buy fuel in litres

4 Litres = 1.05 US gallons

Price in UK 85p per litre (95 Octane)

therefore 1 US gallon = 340p

340p = (fxtop.com) $6.47

UK Price $6.47 per gallon(US)

Average price for similar is about $2.10

so gas\petrol price is 6.47/2.10 = 3.08

So its 3 times more expensive.

Still a lot

for those of you who are interested the avgerage price in Ireland for 95 Octane is about €0.95 (£0.66 $1.25)

So its a lot more expensive in the UK.
 

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Hi deathrattle,

I'm glad both you and rederz007 helped put some perspective on current fuel prices and other road users.

I've just gotten this additional info recently:

Think a gallon of gas is expensive? This makes one think, and also puts things in perspective.

Diet Snapple 16 oz $1.29 ...... $10.32 per gallon
Lipton Ice Tea 16 oz $1.19 ......$9.52 per gallon
Gatorade 20 oz $1.59 .... $10.17 per gallon
Ocean Spray 16 oz $1.25 ......... $10.00 per gallon
Brake Fluid 12 oz $3.15 ........... $33.60 per gallon
Vick's Nyquil 6 oz $8.35 .. $178.13 per gallon
Pepto Bismol 4 oz $3.85 .... $123.20 per gallon
Whiteout 7 oz $1.39 ....... . $25.42 per gallon
Scope 1.5 oz $0.99 $84.48 per gallon

And this is the REAL KICKER...
Evian water 9 oz $1.49..........$21.19 per gallon?!
$21.19 for WATER - and the buyers don't even know the source. (Evian spelled backwards is Naive.)

So, the next time you're at the pump, be glad your car doesn't run on water, Scope, or Whiteout, or God forbid Pepto Bismol or Nyquil. Just a little humor to help ease the pain of your next trip to the pump...


danwatt, I think you're correct about the heating oil/diesel fuel demand linkage as to influencing pump prices. Another factor inflating oil prices is the (relatively high) percentage of oil investments in many retirement fund portfolios here in the US... High Demand = High Prices. Paraphrasing a recent Marketplace segment on NPR.

I think you may have missed on the difference between the Imperial Gallon & US Gallon. The Imperial gallon is larger by roughly 20%.

[:)]I see you two are at it again: "doing the math" [:)]

Cheers, MBL
 

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i had no idea what gas prices were, i guess i'm out of touch. all i know is that when Sebastian needs a meal, i'd better give it to him. hehe. so i checked today during his din din and found out that i'm paying 2.30 per gallon for premium. Sebastian's v12 gets 22 mpg doing 73mph on the hiway so i guess it's not a big deal for the privalege to drive this fantastic car. [8D]
 

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Taxes!!!! General conception is that the large trucks, that use diesel, cause more damage to the roadways, due to their weight, than automobiles. Higher taxes to offset road repairs.
I guess that there is also a perception, that if you own a MB, for what you paid for the car, you don't worry about fuel prices.....
 

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I reset my trip when i filled up, I'm sitting at about 3/4 now (needle is at the 1st line b4 full tank) trip says i have 30miles...So thats like 120 miles to a tank?? That sounds terrible...what can i do to help my mpg?
 

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Here we pay 0.89/l for reg to 0.99/l for premium.I've been using mid grade 0.94/l.Diesel is a little cheaper about0.85/l.
 
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