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Old 04-20-2006, 10:23 AM   #106
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Perhaps it is time to ask for a cost of living raise....
Actually, I did that and got a 4% increase. Not much, but it helps.

I have 2 saving graces... 1, I can write a lot of it off on my taxes and 2, my parents live 5 minutes from where I work, so if need be, I can crash in their guest room durring the week so I don't have to make the drive every day.
That's good.....hmm that gives me the incentive to ask about a cost of living raise now....
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biodiesel is still MOSTLY petrol. But it's a start. Oh I believe it's higher polluter too. Catch 22. I looked into biodiesel last year and it's wayyy more than gasoline.
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Old 04-20-2006, 10:44 AM   #108
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That's good.....hmm that gives me the incentive to ask about a cost of living raise now....
I think they gave it to me mainly because I've been pushing, hard, to be able to telecommute a few days a week and this is essentially to try and shut me up
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And we thought OUR commutes were bad....here's an article that talks about a guy whose commute is 370 miles one way...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060420/ts_nm/life_work_dc
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Diesel prices are up, too. I paid $2.90/gal over in New Milford, Pa.

And all the trucking companies pass the extra cost onto the customers, who raise the cost of everything they sell...:\
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I'm in Dover, PA, and prices just went up to $2.95 yesterday (who knows, probably higher by the time I get home). I drive a little more than 80 miles a day (just over 40 miles each way) for work. Luckily, I drive a car that gets good mileage...about 35 mpg...but it still costs an arm and a leg for gas, and I have to fill up every 4 days or so.
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Sucks, doesn't it. :\
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biodiesel is still MOSTLY petrol. But it's a start. Oh I believe it's higher polluter too. Catch 22. I looked into biodiesel last year and it's wayyy more than gasoline.
Umm.. perhaps you didn't read enough on the topic then. Biodiesel does not need to be blended with petrol. With little (and in some cases, none) modification, standard diesel engines can run on pure biodiesel. Biodiesel also burns much cleaner and is completely biodegradable. Yes, it is pricey right now because of the way it needs to be produced currently. However, as stated in the article that I posted, the Oregon professor has found a way to do it quickly which will lower the cost to produce.
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Well I filled up yesterday and it was $2.78 here in St. Louis.
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Just filled up in Delaware Water Gap, PA (Pocono Mountains). The price, for 87 octane, was 2.99 & 9/10th. You can't forget that damn 9/10th!

That brings me to one of my pet peeves. I can't stand that gas stations add that 9/10th of a cent. If a gas station would price their gas in whole cents I would go there even if I paid an extra few pennies per gallon. I don't know why but that has bugged me my whole life. Ranting over...
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Umm.. perhaps you didn't read enough on the topic then. Biodiesel does not need to be blended with petrol. With little (and in some cases, none) modification, standard diesel engines can run on pure biodiesel. Biodiesel also burns much cleaner and is completely biodegradable. Yes, it is pricey right now because of the way it needs to be produced currently. However, as stated in the article that I posted, the Oregon professor has found a way to do it quickly which will lower the cost to produce.
My father will sometimes run his truck on biodiesel. He has a few friends who are farmers and they run their tractors on it. When he goes to their house he just fills up (must be nice). They are really pushing it in the farming community.
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Paid $3.09/gallon for premium this afternoon. It was $2.94/gallon on Tuesday.
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Old 04-20-2006, 11:25 PM   #119
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While I was getting out of my car to go into a store, I looked across the street and watched a guy change the price on the big sign outside and in a matter of seconds, the price went up 12 cents per gallon from $2.83 to $2.95 a gallon... What the hell is going on? It's still April and we are around (or over) $3/gallon already!!! This has to stop!
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As of this morning in Orlando:

The lowest is 2.84/2.94/3.04
The highest is 2.95/3.05/3.15.



The Mobil station that I always go to tore down all of their signs overnight and there is now a temporary plastic Chevron sign displayed high and proud. Does this mean that perhaps Chevron has bought out Exxon/Mobil? Has anyone else seen this?

To make matters worse, I just got my %$#*%$$& Exxon/Mobil bill in the mail and it was SO HIGH - and their stupid CEO got so much $$$ with his retirement package I am going to cancel and just use my American Express for gas to at least get some frequent flyer miles out of the deal...

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