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Re: Just paid $1.52 a gal. for gas in N.E. Mo....

Just paid  1.52 in South Texas.  If you reply to this post tell where you are from (at least the state) $1.49 doesn't tell me much. Thanks

 

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Re: Just paid $1.52 a gal. for gas in N.E. Mo....

$2.75 where I am. Yep, no discount here in DC, let me tell ya.

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It was $1.28 on the way to work (in Oklahoma) this morning and while we as consumers who drive may be lovin' it, the oil and gas producers sure aren't - there have been massive layoffs in my state due to the drop in oil prices. 

 

  

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Unfortunately, they keep saying on the news that the reason the stock market is so low is due to the oil prices being so low - that those who have the money to really control wall st are antsy over not making money on their oil stock so they are driving other prices down. Of course it is good for the average working joe but not when he is watching his 401k tanking. We have only a small portion of our savings in stocks - we are heavily into municipal bonds as our finance guy thinks that is a much safer place for retirees money. Not a huge return but very low risk.

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@Shogirl wrote:

It was $1.28 on the way to work (in Oklahoma) this morning and while we as consumers who drive may be lovin' it, the oil and gas producers sure aren't - there have been massive layoffs in my state due to the drop in oil prices. 

 

  


My nephew was laid off but he hated working in the oil fields anyway so he's taking advantage of it as an opportunity to go to school paid by unemployment. 

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Re: Just paid $1.52 a gal. for gas in N.E. Mo....

Washington state and I paid $2.30.  Hubby pays $2.49.  Well what do you expect with some of the highest gas tax in the nation?  :-(

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@151949 wrote:

Unfortunately, they keep saying on the news that the reason the stock market is so low is due to the oil prices being so low - that those who have the money to really control wall st are antsy over not making money on their oil stock so they are driving other prices down. Of course it is good for the average working joe but not when he is watching his 401k tanking. We have only a small portion of our savings in stocks - we are heavily into municipal bonds as our finance guy thinks that is a much safer place for retirees money. Not a huge return but very low risk.


That just proves the point that the system is rigged to hurt the little guy and reward the big players!

Remember back in January 2009 when people were saying that by now we would have $9 a gallon gasoline? It didn't happen - yet they same people are complaining about their bad oil stock investments now!!!

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@151949 wrote:

@Shogirl wrote:

It was $1.28 on the way to work (in Oklahoma) this morning and while we as consumers who drive may be lovin' it, the oil and gas producers sure aren't - there have been massive layoffs in my state due to the drop in oil prices. 

 

  


My nephew was laid off but he hated working in the oil fields anyway so he's taking advantage of it as an opportunity to go to school paid by unemployment. 


I remember when I was on unemployment years ago and had been working and going to school. They made me choose, I couldn't continue my college classes and collect unemployment beause I had to be available to work any shift. And this was in CA. 

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Re: Just paid $1.52 a gal. for gas in N.E. Mo....


@brii wrote:

$1.74 in Western suburbs of Chicago...


Hey @brii what station did you go to as I just paid $2.44 at the Costco in Oak Brook . . . Smiley Happy

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Re: Just paid $1.52 a gal. for gas in N.E. Mo....

@momtochloe, Oak Brook?  That's about 10 minutes from me.

 

I was at an Elmhurst station.