gas prices and the enviroment

Discussion in 'The Environment' started by SurfhipE, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. SurfhipE

    SurfhipE Senior Member

    of course lately gas has been a huge concern for many. They talk about lowering gas prices and such, but I was wondering if that would at all affect drilling in alaska..

    if the prices did lower, what would be the enviromnetal consequences?
     
  2. TheMadcapSyd

    TheMadcapSyd Titanic's captain, yo!

    If they lowered back to like 1.80 a gallon for the cheap stuff, I think it would make the case for drilling in Alaska less tight, but aside from that, I really don't think there'd be a difference, people still drive as much as before, just hurting their budget more.
     
  3. xscoutx

    xscoutx Member

    this morning i noticed that regular gas here (in pensacola florida) is $1.59 for regular. holy moly!
    what sort of prices are you folks seeing in other parts of the country/world?

    peace
    christine
     
  4. TheMadcapSyd

    TheMadcapSyd Titanic's captain, yo!

    Can't be real, the national average is around $2.55 a gallon, and in Florida this week the average was $2.53 a gallon, either the sign was wrong or they were doing a special sale.
     
  5. SurfhipE

    SurfhipE Senior Member

    no way, it was $2.82 in michigan..
     
  6. Harvest*mama

    Harvest*mama Member

    $2.69 here in Ohio
     
  7. SpliffVortex

    SpliffVortex Senior Member

    Gas is cheap here[​IMG]
     
  8. xscoutx

    xscoutx Member

    nope. i got gas for my scooter yesterday and it was very real!
     
  9. xscoutx

    xscoutx Member

    ps
    i'm in the florida panhandle, not south florida; there's a big difference in gas prices between the two, i think.
     
  10. SpliffVortex

    SpliffVortex Senior Member

    there might be a difrence but not a big one. and your gas comes thru F. lauderdale Port Everglade .
     
  11. inzgary

    inzgary Members

    Lucky for me I have an old Beetle. Very fuel efficient.
     
  12. JJ DIAMOND

    JJ DIAMOND Member

    Im in upstate N.Y. and gas is like $ 2.30 a gallon but I buy mine at the Indian Reservation and its 30 cents cheaper a gallon, as far as drilling in Alaksa, remember Bush is still in office and he could give two shits about the wildlife
     
  13. xscoutx

    xscoutx Member

    OH! i'm sooooo silly!
    i just looked back at my post and realised i put $1.59 (i wish!) its $2.59.
    someone slap me! :)
     
  14. fountains of nay

    fountains of nay Planet Nayhem!

    I don't think the prices of petrol and diesel should lower... if anything, this should be a warning sign that we have completely fucked over the world's resources and we are on our way out. Maybe it's for the best.
     
  15. fat_tony

    fat_tony Member

    How can you complain at those kind of prices, in the UK its almost £1 a litre or $1.90. To put it another way $8.64 a gallon. Though cars tend to do around 50 miles a gallon here which I suppose improves things a bit.
     
  16. Dalamar

    Dalamar Member

    The bottom line is that we are not going to see lower gas prices until we change our behavior. In other words stop buying gas. Even if we did so for just a week we would see prices go down real quick. They say that prices are going to go up again next week which means here in NY we might be looking at $3.00 or more per gallon for gas!! The oil companies are not going to stop until we cry uncle.
     
  17. Megara

    Megara Banned

    modern countries run on oil. To stop using oil for a week would esentially mean shutting down America for a week...it cant happen.
     
  18. drumminmama

    drumminmama Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

    It does, brother!
    Tony, the UK, and most of Europe, also invests in good mass transit. I remember the trains as the ONLY way to go while I lived in West Sussex.
    In the US, for years, oil was domestic and the refineries were usually close. That cuts transportation costs considerably.
    Tony, do you know how much of your cost is in taxes? In Colorado it is about 44 cents a gallon (11 cents per liter?).

    A good us gas price site is www.aaa.com/fuelgauge
     
  19. Jim Colyer

    Jim Colyer Member

  20. NovaStarwind

    NovaStarwind Member

    I agree with the above comment that we should just stop buying gas. Of course, it would be impossible to coordinate something like that, and most people would just not care (like they do about everything), but man, if we COULD do that, it would be brilliant!
     

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