Jump to content

11 year low (usa gas useage)


newarkcatholicfan

Recommended Posts

I heard on the radio today that Iran isn't the issue. Report said that big banks are betting on oil prices and in turn speculators are driving prices up. It also said that the speculators benefit from higher prices. Who knows what to believe?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Another reason is the increasd fuel efficience of automobiles, and the number of people now moving toward more fuel efficient vehicles. Personally, I'm glad I abandoned my firm belief that buying an older, used car would be better for me in the long run. My new car is averaging 38-40 MPH, and thus I only need gas every ~3-4 days, vs. the day and a half I was getting before. Plus, it gets even better the weeks I can car pool. Cuts down my need to buy gas to only 1 day. As well, I think people have begun making certain lifestyle/habit changes. AND online shopping makes it easier to not waste money in traffic going to malls. :D There's a lot that can be figured into fuel consumption, not all to do with the economy.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'd believe it. People are hesitant to take long trips in their car anymore because of the gas prices. Especially younger generations, in my opinion.

 

I don't agree at all with that. People that were taking trips are still doing so. If gas prices are causing people to think twice about taking vacations, they probably can't afford to be going anyways.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I guess we will agree to disagree then.

 

Sounds good.

 

I look at it this way. If I'm traveling down to Florida for a vacation, I'm going to fill up once before I leave and once about halfway down there. Same on the return trip. My car gets roughly 17.5 gallons per tank, so I'll estimate I fill up when I have just about 2 gallons left. If gas is $2.50 a gallon that's $38.75 per fill up, or $155.00 for the entire trip. If gas is $3.75 a gallon, I'm looking at $58.13 per fill up, or $232.50 for the entire trip. That's $77.50 extra I spent on gas. If $77.50 is going to make someone decide they aren't taking a trip, they obviously don't have the money to be going on a vacation regardless of what gas prices are.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Sounds good.

 

I look at it this way. If I'm traveling down to Florida for a vacation, I'm going to fill up once before I leave and once about halfway down there. Same on the return trip. My car gets roughly 17.5 gallons per tank, so I'll estimate I fill up when I have just about 2 gallons left. If gas is $2.50 a gallon that's $38.75 per fill up, or $155.00 for the entire trip. If gas is $3.75 a gallon, I'm looking at $58.13 per fill up, or $232.50 for the entire trip. That's $77.50 extra I spent on gas. If $77.50 is going to make someone decide they aren't taking a trip, they obviously don't have the money to be going on a vacation regardless of what gas prices are.

 

You're going to need to fill up more than that to get to Florida.

 

Actually, I may have read that wrong.

 

I thought it said 17.5 MPG...What's you're MPG?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I don't agree at all with that. People that were taking trips are still doing so. If gas prices are causing people to think twice about taking vacations, they probably can't afford to be going anyways.
:thumb:An extra few hundred dollars in gas isn't going to stop many that were planning on vacations.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using the site you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use Policies.