Why $2 Gas Is Amazing
Gasoline is now selling at more than $2 a gallon, which, after inflation, is higher than it's been since 1981. But that's not the amazing part. Actually, there are three amazing parts.
posted by Postroad
on May 22, 2004 -
Gas prices are out of control and will continue to rise
[NY Times]. However, I was looking at Matt H's Social Software ideas
and decided check out one that already exists - gas prices. GasPriceWatch.com
is a site that hosts gasoline prices from around the country. But the problem is, despite it's request for "non-commercial" use of the data, it relies on users to enter that information.
I'm about to have my first child so I've been looking at ways to save money -I figured finding the cheapest place to get gas would be a great way to start but quickly found that my price entries
were the only ones within a 10 mile radius of my house. Spread the word.
posted by bkdelong
on Mar 16, 2004 -
What Made Gas Prices Spike So Sharply in California?
One hint, it has something to do with greed and the ability to arbitrarily raise one's profit margin.
The oil refineries decided that they weren't making quite enough money so they decided to gouge California by nearly tripling their profit margin to $.69 a gallon.
My response is to say I'll vote for which gubernatorial candidate that's going to go after the corporate greedheads who seem to think its perfectly acceptable behaviour to bleed people because they can.
Are you listening Arnold
posted by fenriq
on Sep 9, 2003 -
If you're on the road this summer and on a budget, you might want to check out Gas Price Watch
. Volunteers report on gas prices in their area around the country and in Canada.
posted by aflakete
on Jun 1, 2001 -
Bipartisan Support for SUV Mileage Reform
U.S. enthusiasm for gas-guzzling SUVs is itself fueled by idiotic federal policy.
These passenger cars have been classified as "light trucks" since 1975, when they omprised only 20% of all U.S. vehicles. Today, SUVs are nearly half of everything on the road.
Result: DOT says gas mileage is at a 20 year low.
Bush and Cheney distort the truth a lot in order to push pro-oil-drilling agenda. Read what retired president Jimmy Carter says about their misinformation and scare tactics.
posted by steve_high
on May 18, 2001 -
Midwest gas prices
declaired unfair. I guess, you know, $1.80 a gallon was fair, ok even, but $2.15 isn't. Take your time. no really.
posted by tiaka
on Jun 13, 2000 -