Gas will NEVER be more then $9.99 a gallon.

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You may think that in your lifetime, gas will soar to $10,20 maybe $30 a gallon. But lets look at reality here.

1. If gas was 9.99 a gallon. There would be an all-out civil war for the price of gas, airlines,trains, etc couldnt afford fuel.

2. 100% of all the gas stations have pumps and signs that only go up to 9.99. So millions would be spent for everyone to have new 4 digit signs.
The gas companies would suffer great losses to all the sign purchasing.

So when you drive by the gas station, sigh, and think to yourself
"Why did i buy this 15 mpg suv??!?!" and know that gas will never exceed 9.99 a gallon.
 
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VinceT3

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not true.. the gov let the old machines support 1/2 gal prices so they could keep working..

cause the use to only go upto 3.99.. so now you pay 2.20 for every 1/2 gal :)
 
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You may think that in your lifetime, gas will soar to $10,20 maybe $30 a gallon. But lets look at reality here.

1. If gas was 9.99 a gallon. There would be an all-out civil war for the price of gas, airlines,trains, etc couldnt afford fuel.

2. 100% of all the gas stations have pumps and signs that only go up to 9.99. So millions would be spent for everyone to have new 4 digit signs.
The gas companies would suffer great losses to all the sign purchasing.

So when you drive by the gas station, sigh, and think to yourself
"Why did i buy this 15 mpg suv??!?!" and know that gas will never exceed 9.99 a gallon.
just an opinion....i believe that we are headed for all out civil war in this country. just an opinion mind you!!!
 
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civil war between the ric and the poor, the haves and the have-nots
 
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I keep imagining us returning to an America that was "before" the car. I would see much more city development, more train usage between those cities.
 
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In most places in Europe (and UK) gas is already over $9.99 a gallon, they just price it in liters - from my recent trip to England gas was 1.30 pounds per liter or $10.14 a gallon.
 
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Back when gas prices exceeded 99 cents/gallon we had the same issue. Gas was dispenced in liters until pumps could be upgraded.

I have read the the old mechanical gear driven pumps are failing. Can't spin that fast.
 
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remember full service gas stations? i dont
 
Hall

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Your premise for gas not going over $9.99 is based on the two points you list ? That's wishful thinking.....
 
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I keep imagining us returning to an America that was "before" the car. I would see much more city development, more train usage between those cities.
...and a whole lotta horse crap.:p

I am still holding out hope for the development of new sources of energy (technology), and would love to see the U.S. make significant investments in wind, sollar, and nuclear power. Heck, I just moved to the Dallas area and it's always windy over here...yet, I don't see any windmill farms like I did when I was out near Palm Springs.
 
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In most places in Europe (and UK) gas is already over $9.99 a gallon, they just price it in liters - from my recent trip to England gas was 1.30 pounds per liter or $10.14 a gallon.
My parents just returned from Northern Ireland yesterday and said one of my aunts or uncles filled their car up and it cost the equiv of $100 US Dollars. And remember, most people drive "small" cars, i.e. a 14-16 gallon tank is typical. If it were 16 gallons and completely empty, that's $6.25/gallon; if 14 gallons and completely empty, that's $7.15/gallon.
 
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Well at $10 a gallon it will cost me $176. to fill up wich right now if I did fill up would happen twice a month. At that price I wouldnt be able to go to work where I live at now unless I moved to within 5 minutes from where I work at. Once it hits $5 I expect to see unrest starting to take place, as it is gas theft from vehicles is on the rise and Im headed out to get a locking cap later tonight on my way to get groceries.
 
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The OP's arguments are weak but I agree with his opinion re: 9.99 gas. Why?Basic economics - Supply and Demand.

As the supply of oil gets scarcer, price will continue to rise. However, we will hit a pain threshold at some point (probably closer to 5 or 6 dollars IMO) and people will cut back on consumption. Demand will subside and prices will stabilize around that price mark. Alternative energy sources will suddenly become cost effective and we will hopefully start to break away from our dependence on fossil fuels and foreign oil. It will be painful, but we will all be better off in the long run. I can't wait for the day that we can thumb our noses at OPEC...
 
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Naw lets blow up all filling stations and have no oil ,what will this country do without gas not stink as much???
 
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Heck, I just moved to the Dallas area and it's always windy over here...yet, I don't see any windmill farms like I did when I was out near Palm Springs.

Drive West a few hours! Texas leads the nation in wind power! Out near Abilene, there are huge wind farms. And more are planned, yet it still amounts to a small percentage of our energy needs. But it's better than any other state is doing!

Tom in TX
 
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The problem isn't so much the rise in gas prices as it is the lack of increases in job wages. I've seen too many skilled professions that haven't moved above $12/hr. When gas went from $0.33/gal to $0.99/gal, not much complaining went on since, for the most part, wages kept up. The great issue here is that the lack of increases in wages is making too many things unaffordable to the majority, and that's the underlying complaint. I feel a rift opening up between classes and people are going to lie to one extreme or the other. In other words, no middle class. This will result in people being at odds with each other at a more core level. Balkanization will be the eventual end to this nation. Seems to be the modern trend with every other nation's dissolution.
 
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...and a whole lotta horse crap.:p

I am still holding out hope for the development of new sources of energy (technology), and would love to see the U.S. make significant investments in wind, sollar, and nuclear power. Heck, I just moved to the Dallas area and it's always windy over here...yet, I don't see any windmill farms like I did when I was out near Palm Springs.

Well you gonna start seeing Wind Energy because my Cousin is working with the Wind Energy Project and he just returned from Texas and says hes company will do a major Wind Energy Project in Texas :up
 
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The OP seems to have forgotten what happened when gasoline soared over 99.9 ¢ a gallon at the pump! The horror!

When I started driving, gasoline had just gone up to the unheard of price of 75¢ a gallon! I was making all of $2.10 an hour at Kings Island and taking home the princely sum of $110 every two weeks thanks to overtime!

Gas stations all had mechanical pumps with the dials that rotated the numbers around. No fancy digital stuff.

How did gas stations handle the $1.00 gallon of gas? Many sold it by the liter! Some sold it by the half-gallon. A very few sold it by the quart. I remember paying 31¢ a quart once and being flabbergasted at the high price! This wasn't all that long ago!

I think my favorite line about gas prices before I started to drive, my sister pulls in the full service Gulf station (there was no such thing as a self-serve station in the state at the time) on fumes...the car (really a Pinto if you want to call that a car) had begun to sputter and caugh running low on gas as we pull in... and tells the attendant who'd been working there since the place was a farm and told him: "Fill it up, but don't go over three dollars. I don't think it will take that much, thought."

See ya
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