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Old April 26th, 2011, 11:09 PM   #1541
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I told everybody that 2006 and 2010 they will not win,and i told everybody to bet on Spain in 2010 cause they are unbeateble.But anyway Brasil is the #1 football nation on this planet and they must win at home
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Old April 29th, 2011, 11:58 PM   #1542
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Old April 30th, 2011, 12:49 PM   #1543
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Old April 30th, 2011, 08:30 PM   #1544
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Vancouver is at $1.37/litre.
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Old April 30th, 2011, 09:18 PM   #1545
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If you are talking about US or Canada, the system here is different (surprise )

So 87 = 92 in Europe. 92 = 97

If you are in South America I have no idea how it is there
Good question there. We probably use the European standards, but I never know, we use the American standards in roads for example...

This world is so confusing!
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Old May 4th, 2011, 08:47 AM   #1546
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$4.19/gal (regular 87) here in Cincinnati today. Another record high in this area.
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Old May 4th, 2011, 10:13 AM   #1547
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$4.39/gal here. I am forecasting $5 by mid-June if oil does not slow or stop rising.

It now costs over $100 to fill up the bigger SUVs here.

...and $53 to fill a Honda Civic Hybrid with 51 mpg fuel efficiency, that is 627 miles for a full tank.
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Old May 4th, 2011, 10:56 AM   #1548
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I read somewhere that oil and gasoline prices are going down due to that bin Laden thing (I wonder why, since Afghanistan has no oil). I didn't have the chance to check, can anyone confirm?
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Old May 4th, 2011, 04:39 PM   #1549
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After about three weeks of steadiness, gas prices finally rose again here, a little, still just under 4 a gallong for regular on average. Interesting to hear that there maybe a drop over Bin Laden, if so I'm sure there'll be some lag before it's actually seen.

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Ohhh yeah, definitely a bin laden drop: http://www.oil-price.net/

The one year forecast dropped by several dollars to 128 from the 135 which it was a few days ago.
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Old May 5th, 2011, 08:20 PM   #1550
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Fuel prices for ships are higher than along the roads due to the lack of competition. This is in Stellendam.

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Fuel prices by Mark van der Meer, on Flickr

Euro 95: € 1,87 / L or $ 10.35 / gallon
Diesel: € 1,58 / L or $ 8.75 / gallon
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Old May 5th, 2011, 09:45 PM   #1551
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I read somewhere that oil and gasoline prices are going down due to that bin Laden thing (I wonder why, since Afghanistan has no oil). I didn't have the chance to check, can anyone confirm?
The increase has slowed down here. $3.959 per gallon maybe three weeks ago, up to $3.979 for a week or so, $3.999 since last weekend, at the station I pass twice a day. A month or two ago they were going up four or six cents at a time, a couple of times a week.

Also - I got out of the city last weekend for the first time (other than trips to my parents) since December. $3.899 seems normal in Maryland northeast of Baltimore and $3.959 in south-central Pennsyvania (anywhere between York and Bedford, including where I filled up in McConnellsburg on Sunday). If I could figure out how to custom-make maps in Google, I'd do it, but I can't. So - at least at the scale I'm zoomed to - this link ( http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie...6,2.112122&z=9 ) shows the part of the state I spent most of Sunday in.
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Old May 7th, 2011, 06:07 PM   #1552
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Just heard a prediction on the news on the local National Public Radio station (but didn't catch the source) that, barring further events in the Middle East, prices will start coming down in the U.S. by Memorial Day (last Monday in May) and should not reach current levels for the rest of the summer.

Which is good, because I have places I want to go and am not above saving a few bucks.
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Old May 7th, 2011, 06:21 PM   #1553
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That's like predicting it will be sunny and 25 C / 77 F with a slight breeze on August 14th, 2011.
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Old May 7th, 2011, 06:37 PM   #1554
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That's like predicting it will be sunny and 25 C / 77 F with a slight breeze on August 14th, 2011.
Well, I don't think National Public Radio reports things lightly. It was probably an "oil industry analyst" - I just wasn't paying full attention - and based on the fact that the price per barrel has come down (I believe I heard yesterday the biggest one-day drop in 30-odd years, or words to that effect), demand trends, and the like (including the fact that the price does seem to have stabilized in my area over the last couple of weeks). They did warn that if the public starts perceiving gas as a bargain and demand goes up, that could change.

Incidentally, when I said "the rest of the summer," their exact words were "the summer driving season." The summer vacation season is traditionally perceived here as running from Memorial Day (the last Monday in May) to Labor Day (the first Monday in September), both of which are three-day weekends for most people, although it doesn't really get going until kids get out of school after about June 20. Would the European equivalent - higher demand for gas as people drive long distances on vacation - be July and August?
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Old May 7th, 2011, 07:41 PM   #1555
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The vacations are a bit spread out in Europe, also within countries, to ease traffic congestion. For instance, nordic countries down to about German / UK / NL have vacation earlier than France, Spain and Italy.

Are there any differences between the U.S. and Europe concerning holiday travel? I mean Europeans are going camping on a huge scale. There are about 10,000 campsites in Europe. For instance, French A7-A9 is absolute gridlock for hundreds of kilometers during summer Saturdays, is there such an equivalent on say; I-75 and I-95 towards Florida?
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Old May 7th, 2011, 08:19 PM   #1556
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Old May 7th, 2011, 08:22 PM   #1557
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EDIT: the pointer is meant for Chris, post 1555. 1556 appeared while I was babbling.

The whole "day classified as red in the direction of departures" and "700 km of traffic jams" phenomenon that you'll see (as a prediction) in French media starting on Thursdays in the summer (or around Christmas, or Easter....) is something that always seemed very French to me. Here you'll get beach traffic; Philadelphia's about 55 miles/90 km from the ocean and our radio traffic reports start covering roads to, and along, the New Jersey shore during the summer. But traffic jams on that scale away from resort areas, I've never heard of. (Of course, in this decentralized country there's no one like Bison futé to produce real-time nationwide traffic counts.) I was caught in traffic in the middle of nowhere in Pennsylvania on I-80 on a June Sunday last year, but that was construction; the only places outside metropolitan areas that I'd expect to find enough actual congestion to slow down traffic without another contributing factor like an accident or construction, on summer or holiday weekends*, are on, say, I-95 between here and Baltimore (the Delaware toll, in particular, seems to often be backed up northbound when I'm going south, but they may be rebuilding it at the moment so that could be the cause), on the New Jersey Turnpike, on some other roads close to the New York area.... There may be similar phenomena near other big cities.

*Thanksgiving is the fourth Thursday in November, and traditionally a day for visiting family, even bigger than Christmas since some people don't observe Christmas. The day before and the Sunday after Thanksgiving are the busiest travel days of the year, and that's when you'll find your local TV reporters hanging out in airports and train stations, more so than on the roads, reporting on the crowds. You can hit traffic in weird places then....
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Old May 7th, 2011, 10:23 PM   #1558
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I remember it already happened to you, then Chris was 1 second faster!

Here gas prices have dropped 3 €urocents from yesterday to today. Yesterday Euro 95 was at €1.357/l, today at €1.322/l.
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Old May 7th, 2011, 11:04 PM   #1559
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Pepare for the price of gas to start falling because the price of oil has plummeted since bin laden was killed. http://oil-price.net
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Old May 8th, 2011, 12:07 AM   #1560
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It's not due to Bin Laden. Neither Afghanistan nor Pakistan are major oil producers.

It's because the dollar gained a bit of ground this week after plummeting to 3-year lows.
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