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    Its comming. I stopped by my former place of work today (service station where I fixed cars) and get this..

    They were modifying the gasoline price signs for an extra digit.

    For the americans reading, this may not make much sence: In Canada gas prices have always been advertised as cents per liter.
    As in 92.9 cents / liter. Today they added the position for the one on the electronic sign. Must mean prices are expeceted to climb.
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    $2.24 per gallon.Walking is starting to sound like a good idea,plus,with the money I save on gas,that would be $100 a month to buy parts with.Of course....................

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    Started adding digits to the signs here today aswell, its been all over the radio. I'm looking at a chevy sprint, or maybe a moped. Could get either for a few hundred
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    and I'm sure they'll only keep going up. Internal combustion on gasoline is soon to become a thing of the past. What do we have? 10 more years, at best, of petroleum?

    makes me worried about whether we'll be able to convert these cars over to a new fuel source or be forced to buy new and have loose scrap everywhere we look

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    At current consumption rates (here in the states) we have around 100 years worth of oil in strategic reserves. We'll never see 99 cents a gallon ever again, just because we've been conditioned over the last five years to be okay with paying $1.50+ a gallon. Profits for oil companies have never been higher, so we know there is no going back now. Until the big three domestic auto makers get proactive and drop the lobbyists they have in Washington that push the governement to keep emission standards down for certain vehicles, we'll have to turn to Japan for feul efficiency.

    Anyone seen the new Escape hybrid? If they really wanted to push the technology and get it out into the market, they wouldn't have a base price of $26000. My dad has been saying for years that I'll see a cold fusion or hydrogen fuel cell car in my lifetime. I can't wait to install Mr. Fusion on my car so I can burn trash as fuel and retro fit it to fly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnietbird
    $2.24 per gallon.Walking is starting to sound like a good idea,plus,with the money I save on gas,that would be $100 a month to buy parts with.Of course....................
    So you can walk away from the fast car you have in the garage?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ban-one
    At current consumption rates (here in the states) we have around 100 years worth of oil in strategic reserves.
    okay, "affordable" years left. There's plenty of less-desirable locations to obtain oil from but it'll cost a bit more per barrel than current locations. Wouldn't be surprised if its over $5/gallon, before taking into considerating inflation, by 2010

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    When I first read the title of this thread I thought "I haven't payed THAT little for gas in about 7 years" and then realized it was probably per liter and not per gallon.

    I was watching a program on the Discovery Channel a while back that stated The Alaska Pipeline is estimated to be about halfway (if not more) used up. As far as giving up a fast car for fuel economy, the new Lexus RX Hybrid is FASTER than is gas counterpart. I believe the technology is in place to make a fast, light, and economically viable (read: cheap) vehicle that has great fuel economy, however the beaurocratic machine in Washington (amongst other places) is not ready to admit that oil will one day run out. If you squeeze a grape juice will only run down your fingers for so long.......
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    the better gas miliage that the newer cars get, the more gas is going to go up to make the diffrence. The better technology gets, the worse off we are unless we upgrade with them damned if you do damned if you dont.
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    The oil guys are hoping we all buy fuel efficient cars. Then they can double the price. We pay the same amount, but only get half as much gas. They make double the profits and their reserve lasts twice as long.

    Until we start making our own renewable fuel (such as grain alcohol) we're gonna get boned. The ones in control of the oil have absoltuely no interest in us. They know they can charge what they want, because they know we'll pay it. Much like auto insurance.
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