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Old 03-13-2008, 10:38 AM   #31
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PriceS vary from city to city. Some are up to about $4.09 in CA.

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Old 03-13-2008, 11:41 AM   #32
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I think DH paid $3.15 a gallon the other day when he filled up the Chevy truck. He heats his workshop with propane, and he paid $3.15 a gallon last time he filled up the tank.
Our house is all electric, and very energy efficient. We are on a plan where we pay the same amount each month, and presently it's $135.

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Old 03-13-2008, 12:17 PM   #33
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I`m glad you mentioned Propane, I use the 19Kg tanks in the Lab, and Pay 15 GBP for them each (that`s about 30 dollars a tank), I wondered what you guys payed for yours?
although mine Is delivered to the door and carried up to the second floor.

I also pay 3.20 for 5 litres (a gallon) of Paraffin (kerosene I think you call it), what do you pay over there?
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Old 03-13-2008, 01:04 PM   #34
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Gas was $3.49 for premium over the weekend.

Heating oil is about the same. My budget plan is $280/month
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Old 03-13-2008, 01:18 PM   #35
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My house is big and old and not energy efficient. I think I average about $350/mo for gas and electric (and another $50 for water). That's for 5 people all the time and 6-10 people every weekend so it looks like utilities are still much less down here. We don't have much of a winter but the summer months can be brutal - a/c runs non-stop at least 4 months out of the year.

I was reading Mother Earth News about installing solar panels for hot water supply. That would be a huge savings for me with all the showers and laundry. Has anybody else done this? Is anyone else making energy-saving improvements to your home? I'd love some tips.
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Old 03-13-2008, 01:29 PM   #36
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geez, loprraine, you're paying almost $4.13 a gallon!!!
Yup. And they are talking about it reaching $1.80 - $1.90 by the end of summer.
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Old 03-13-2008, 03:00 PM   #37
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We are paying 1.10 a litre for diesel & 1.04 litre for petrol and the govt is just putting the tax on fuel up by .5p a litre. The tax on our fuel is the majority of the cost of fuel - they keep it up to be "environmentally friendly"
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Old 03-14-2008, 08:13 AM   #38
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just for an f.y.i. for this thread, 1 gallon = 3.785 litres.

loprraine, that's around 7 bucks a gallon!!!!

i'd always promised myself that if gas hit the $3 mark, i'd start taking the bus. well, it's here. i'm gonna try to psyche myself into it for next week.

since it would be crazy to try to continue my work hours: 70hrs/week, including 10 for commuting by car, i'm gonna have to cut back on the overtime, which sucks.

i would be adding 5 more hours if i take the bus, or it could be seen as 5 less hours to be at home with my family. so the o.t.'s gonna go.

it's either work more and pay it out in gas, or work less and bring less home, but save on gas.

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Old 03-14-2008, 10:59 AM   #39
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WOW Canada is really cheap and Texas isnt that bad i wonder if its cuz George Bush is from there thats why but n e ways lol its about 3.60s in Los Angeles
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Old 03-14-2008, 11:02 AM   #40
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I remember when i was in High School my teacher told me that Hemp was uses as fuel to run cars and that it became elegal for some reason but i don't remember why i just know she was saying it would be way cheaper if we used it

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