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JT
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2009 12:01:00 AM

What is a fair price for gasoline?
$1.00/gal (65c/L)
$2.00/gal (80c/L)
$3.00/gal (100 c/L)
Whatever the market determines

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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SuperMoto
Champion Author Connecticut

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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 5:46:27 PM

$2.00/gal

In my area $2.79 is the cheapest so far! In late 2008 to early 2009 it went from near $4.00 to the lowest in my area at $1.60. And CT has a gas tax! Then it slowly went back up.
sonicmustang
All-Star Author Alberta

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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 4:15:37 AM

$2.00/gal (80c/L)
US_ICEMAN
All-Star Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 1:23:55 AM

$1.00/gal (65c/L)
achung53
Veteran Author Orange County

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 10:21:28 AM

$1.00/gal
coffeebrake1015
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 7:15:40 PM

$2.00/gallon.
redsox20042007
Champion Author Wilmington

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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:29:28 AM

$2.00 a gallon
pricewar
Champion Author Ogden

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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 4:09:55 AM

99
TravelerJoe
Rookie Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 10:15:57 AM

less than two dollars a gallon
Gsguzzlr
Champion Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 10:04:02 AM

80-90 cents a Ltr
doomsday
All-Star Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2012 2:55:20 PM

23 cents a gallon, like it was in the 1960's.
Z12
Champion Author Toledo

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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2012 9:19:24 PM

$1.50
SuperMoto
Champion Author Connecticut

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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2012 3:55:21 PM

Under $2.00! In 2008-09 it dropped to a low of $1.63 in my area only to shoot up again.
HFAJR0034
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2012 9:35:57 AM

$1.25
cooksartsupply
Champion Author Akron

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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2011 12:52:21 PM

the average driver will use 11 gallons of gas a week, that is 572 gal. a year
the amount I think we could live with is .50 a gallon that would equate to 2% of a person salary on min. wage. Right now it is 15% of a min wage earners salary at $7.50 40 hours a week

is that math right?
bigetan
Sophomore Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2011 12:24:27 PM

2.00
randyt58
Champion Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2011 11:38:23 AM

silly question
jwalkerh
Champion Author Louisiana

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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2011 8:21:10 AM

$2.00
googlee
Champion Author Montreal

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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2011 8:08:31 AM

80c/L
pcprof
Champion Author Austin

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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2011 1:39:39 AM

Whatever the market will bear.
HFAJR0034
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2011 8:50:31 PM

,51
777Aviator
Champion Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2011 1:22:32 AM

.50 / gal
777Aviator
Champion Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2011 2:24:35 PM

.50
HardeepWA
Champion Author Tacoma

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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2011 3:20:05 AM

$.10/gal (65c/L)
LXH18
Champion Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2011 11:55:05 PM

In reality, it's whatever the market determines as other countries also are consuming a lot of gasoline like the U.S.
ZL1
All-Star Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2011 3:48:31 AM

1.20
jsgtmike
Rookie Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2011 10:23:25 AM

i Think $1.50 is a fair price per gallon of gasoline.
Tammy1OH
Sophomore Author Cincinnati

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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2011 12:22:28 AM

$1.00/gal
wrunner
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2011 7:22:13 AM

$2.50 or below.
Gas_Buddy
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2010 7:54:34 PM

Can you say why $1.75 per gallon is a fair price?

Considering that gas hasn't been that low other than for a very short period in five years, are you willing to say that your salary should be the same as it was five years ago?
bja0030
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2010 7:45:25 PM

$1.75
SAVEITIL
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2010 5:47:21 PM

$2.00/gal (80c/L)
ARXTRM
Champion Author Texas

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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2010 9:25:31 PM

I would be thrilled at 2.00
HFAJR0034
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2010 8:57:51 AM

$1.60
fuel1971
Rookie Author San Antonio

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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2010 2:42:20 AM

$2.00/gal (80c/L)
Gas_Buddy
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2010 10:31:38 AM

Can you say why "$2 per gallon including Tax" is a fair price?

Is it simply a round numbered price, or is there reasoning why the price should be $2 a gallon? Are you considering the cost of crude, operating expenses, profit to investors, etc.? Or are you simply picking a number out of the air?

What's a fair price for a new car? $5,000 is a fair price, I guess, though I'm not sure if that should be the fair price for a Smart Car or Volkswagon, or a Cadillac or Silverado. I guess $5,000 is a fair price for a small car and $6,000 or $7,000 for a large one. Having said that, wouldn't it help if I gave my reasoning? If yes, then why not give reasoning for picking a "fair price" for gasoline?
Danny2010
Rookie Author New Hampshire

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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2010 10:07:18 AM

$2 per gallon including Tax is fair.
fishingbound
Rookie Author Wisconsin

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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2010 4:33:52 PM

A fair price is whatever the consumer is willing to pay to live the life they want to live. Sell your car and walk everywhere! You no longer have the issue of the "greedy" big oil companys or politicians to complain about, however I bet you will find something else.
fishingbound
Rookie Author Wisconsin

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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2010 4:06:39 PM

For those that think $1.00 is reasonable----Tax in Wisconsin is $.51 per gal.
g747
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2010 10:36:33 PM

$ 1.50
Gas_Buddy
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2010 6:39:55 PM

HFAJR0034:

Can we ask why gas should be below $2. Can you give your reasoning? Especially since you previously said it should be below $1.50?
HFAJR0034
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2010 12:09:03 PM

IT SHOULD BE BELOW $2.00
sybilg
Rookie Author Quebec

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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2010 4:35:10 PM

gas prices should be 0.88 a liter
HFAJR0034
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2010 3:13:29 PM

$1.50
BobD2009
Champion Author Long Island

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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2010 7:42:12 AM

What a fair price is, is a matter of opinion. Supply and demand will largely dictate the price which I believe will be over $3.00. Most of us would like to see it much lower, that higher is the reality.
Winoscientist
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2009 3:45:26 PM

They should pay me to use it.
GasMizerGSO
Champion Author Greensboro

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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2009 4:44:51 AM

2.00/gal
Gas_Buddy
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2009 1:34:59 PM

If you're going to say what a fair price is, can you say why you think that's a fair price? Are you considering the cost of crude, operating expenses, profit to investors, etc.? Or are you simply picking a number out of the air?
gator2002
Champion Author Calgary

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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2009 12:52:57 PM

75c/L
HFAJR0034
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2009 12:50:57 PM

$1.50 PER GAL.
TAT36
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2009 7:55:26 AM

A fair price is relevant to pocket book, what kind of car you drive, gas mileage, how large is your tank (gas). A fair price seems to have settled around the $2.50 mark that seems to be the balance, lower and driving and usage picks up, over we seem to do less driving and the usage goes down. However fair to one is not always fair to another.
Gas_Buddy
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2009 3:59:24 PM

Since you're asking me what I think is a fair price, not knowing how much it costs to drill for, gather, refine, and distribute a gallon of gas, let alone consider research and exploration, operating costs for a gas station, and a fair profit for ownership, let alone for operating expenses for distributorships, etc., I'd say a fixed price of about $10 for a tank of gas, realizing that some people have larger tanks and would therefore get greater benefit. But, since that's not realistic, and since people here are simply picking a price out of the air, I'd say read my earlier post (below). Gas is a pretty good deal as is, and would be even if it went up a dollar or more a gallon (not that I'd like that). Especially when you consider what people pay when they buy a cup of coffee (Coffee Beanery, Starbucks, etc.) or bottled water, etc. without complaint.

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