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Old February 14th, 2015, 01:34 AM   #3341
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I believe there are two classes, cars and light trucks less than (10 000 lbs GVWR?)

the car company can sell cars less than the target, but must balance with cars above target or pay fines, based on number of cars sold. And if the average fuel economy of the car is less than a certain amount, there is a "gas guzzler tax" applied to that sale regardless (passed to consumer)
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Old February 14th, 2015, 06:02 AM   #3342
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Does that apply to cars only? Is there a table that shows which model or type is each category?
Jeez.. all you have to do is click on the links,..keep trying! Lots of info in those links.

http://www.epa.gov/otaq/climate/regs-light-duty.htm
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Old February 14th, 2015, 02:59 PM   #3343
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Poland - Zabrze (Uppersilesia) today:

Euro 95 - PLN 4,30 / € 1.03 liter
Euro 98 - PLN 4,53/ € 1.08 liter
Diesel - PLN 4,32 / € 1.03 liter
LPG - PLN 1,73 / € 0.41 liter

exchange rate: 1€ = 4,18 PLN
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Old February 14th, 2015, 05:26 PM   #3344
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I drove through a part of Germany today.

E10: € 1.379
E95: € 1.399
Diesel: € 1.179

In the Nordhorn / Emlichheim area.

Do they have unmanned fuel stations in Germany where you can only pay at a payment terminal? I don't recall seeing them. They are very common in the Netherlands, they often discount € 0.10 - 0.15 per liter compared to motorway fuel stations.
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Old February 16th, 2015, 02:10 PM   #3345
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Do they have unmanned fuel stations in Germany where you can only pay at a payment terminal?
I've been living in Germany for more than two years but I have never seen any.
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Old February 16th, 2015, 08:30 PM   #3346
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In Austria there are plenty of automatic stations. Actually, I refilled on Saturday from such a station (no personal ever, just a station with 4 pumps and 2 paying machines). Price for Diesel: 1,129 Euro/L.
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Old February 17th, 2015, 10:29 AM   #3347
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Prices today in Las Vegas at my local Chevron station:

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$2.559/gal ($0.69/l) regular unleaded
$2.689/gal ($0.71/l) midgrade unleaded
$2.789/gal ($0.74/l) premium unleaded
$2.919/gal ($0.77/l) diesel

$0.10 discount per gallon ($0.026/l) for cash or Chevron credit card.

Two weeks ago these prices were about 40 cents per gallon ($0.105/l) cheaper.
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Old February 17th, 2015, 10:50 AM   #3348
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A few days ago in Baja California, Mexico, I paid MXN$10.84/l (US$0.73/l), or US$2.73/gal.

All gas stations are controlled by the government run petroleum company, Pemex. Prices tend not to be displayed on signs outside the stations, only on the pumps themselves.

Full service is provided, and a tip of around 10 pesos or a dollar is appreciated.
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Old February 18th, 2015, 06:24 PM   #3349
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We had to take one of our grandchildren to school and we noticed while we were out that unleaded plus a 10% ethanol blend in Iowa has jumped up over night from $2.07 a gallon to $2.14 a gallon.
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Old February 18th, 2015, 06:27 PM   #3350
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Up to $2.459 ($2.339 about a week ago, jumped to $2.399 at some point) at the friendly neighborhood Sunoco. Happened Monday or yesterday.
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Old February 19th, 2015, 04:32 AM   #3351
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I was in Toronto and gas was 85 cents Canadian
Then it shot up to like 95-97.7 occasionally $1.001

Then I went Montreal and it's $1.189 today, WTF?!
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Old February 19th, 2015, 05:15 AM   #3352
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Very likely that prices will go up further in the next few weeks.

Spring is usually when gas prices go up in the US due to the transition to summer blend gasoline.

However, I don't see oil rallying too much in the future. Supply is still too high.
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Old February 20th, 2015, 02:40 PM   #3353
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US compared to Europe;







For intercity travel in the US,which is a vast country, air travel is preferred. Amtrak passenger train travel is abysmal. It just is..

So is there no plans to build a super high speed network of trains across american to transform this service? I mean you can travel from London to Frankfurt in 5 hours and that's a pretty big distance.
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Old February 20th, 2015, 03:41 PM   #3354
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So is there no plans to build a super high speed network of trains across american to transform this service? I mean you can travel from London to Frankfurt in 5 hours and that's a pretty big distance.
Not at this time. I don't think it will ever come to fruition..and as I stated;

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For intercity travel in the US,which is a vast country, air travel is preferred.
Now in California there are plans for high speed rail;

California High Speed Rail

..and there is a thread here at SSC about US High Speed rail.

UNITED STATES | High Speed Rail

last word..the distance between Frankfurt and London is 764km or 475 miles...just a little bit shorter than driving to my old hometown of Cincinnati Ohio from my present home Cedar Rapids IA. And driving my own car takes only 7-8 hours. Now if I were to drive to my former city of San Diego CA that is a distance of 1872 driving miles or 3.012km.. Trust me I'm getting on a plane to visit there and with a layover I should be there in about the same amount of time it takes to drive from Cedar Rapids to Cincinnati.

High speed rail would cut the ground travel times considerably. But the cost of building such a system in the US is astronomical. And Americans accustomed to using their autos and flying everywhere may never adapt to a train system.

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Old February 21st, 2015, 12:49 AM   #3355
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So is there no plans to build a super high speed network of trains across american to transform this service? I mean you can travel from London to Frankfurt in 5 hours and that's a pretty big distance.
It is just stupid, the middle of country is empty. Why would you spend 5 hours in a train, with expensive ticket, and have government spend billions of dollars, when you can go on a plane in 3 hours and the ticket is cheap?

But even then, in Europe, why the heck would do London-Frankfurt by train either?
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Old February 21st, 2015, 01:00 AM   #3356
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I'm all for public transportation philosophically, but, honestly, I haven't been on a train even in the Northeast in years, since my living-in-the-city-without-a-car period. The cost of driving to, say, Washington is so much lower than the train fare and the convenience (going right to where you want to go and right when you want to, being able to stop...) is so much better....

It should be developed...in the long run it's probably greener and don't put all your eggs in one basket particularly if it's labeled non-renewable energy...but they've got to focus on heavily traveled corridors before they start trying to retrain (so to speak) the American public. It's reasonable to try to get people to use trains between, say, Chicago and Detroit. But a three-day cross-country ride will probably never be more than a niche market compared to driving (takes longer but you're on your own schedule and can do stuff en route) and flying (so much faster).

In that Frankfurt-London example, there are plenty of major cities on the way. A train service from Frankfurt to London that didn't have plenty of shorter-distance traffic using it might not be economically viable.

AND we're off topic, except insofar as low fuel prices contribute to this.
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I'm all for public transportation philosophically, but, honestly, I haven't been on a train even in the Northeast in years, since my living-in-the-city-without-a-car period. The cost of driving to, say, Washington is so much lower than the train fare and the convenience (going right to where you want to go and right when you want to, being able to stop...) is so much better....

It should be developed...in the long run it's probably greener and don't put all your eggs in one basket particularly if it's labeled non-renewable energy...but they've got to focus on heavily traveled corridors before they start trying to retrain (so to speak) the American public. It's reasonable to try to get people to use trains between, say, Chicago and Detroit. But a three-day cross-country ride will probably never be more than a niche market compared to driving (takes longer but you're on your own schedule and can do stuff en route) and flying (so much faster).

In that Frankfurt-London example, there are plenty of major cities on the way. A train service from Frankfurt to London that didn't have plenty of shorter-distance traffic using it might not be economically viable.

AND we're off topic, except insofar as low fuel prices contribute to this.
agree- my last 50 cents . the us should devolop fast trains in east coast and west cost , and the link between them will be through plains.
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Old February 22nd, 2015, 04:13 PM   #3358
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In Austria there are plenty of automatic stations. Actually, I refilled on Saturday from such a station (no personal ever, just a station with 4 pumps and 2 paying machines). Price for Diesel: 1,129 Euro/L.
Exact!

Nothing to compares with romanians prices...
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Old February 24th, 2015, 06:27 PM   #3359
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Our gas here in Cedar Rapids jumped up again.. last night to $2.25 a gallon a 10% ethanol blend.

A few weeks ago on the news it was mentioned that gas would rise in the next few weeks to $2.50 a gallon and settle there...it's on the way.
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Old February 24th, 2015, 08:05 PM   #3360
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It is just stupid, the middle of country is empty. Why would you spend 5 hours in a train, with expensive ticket, and have government spend billions of dollars, when you can go on a plane in 3 hours and the ticket is cheap?

But even then, in Europe, why the heck would do London-Frankfurt by train either?

Not everyone is comfortable flying? Less stress on a train? Many reasons. Eurostar have just said their London to Marseille (1,200km isn) is performing above expectation. Long distance train travel can work and is working in many countries.
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