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    Is the price of gasoline increasing in your area?

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    Will it have an impact on your summer travel plans?
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    Yes.

    $2.65 for regular unleaded.

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    We have had a pretty consistent increase going on in my area.

    It's currently $2.41 for regular unleaded.

    I remember when gas was hitting $4/gallon so I am not whining, yet.
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    Gas has been going up about 10c a month since Christmas. We have some of the lowest prices in the nation, it is about 2.50 /gal here, but I see a few places that still have it lower, 2.35, 2.40, etc. We are planning to go someplace where gas is even cheaper, so no, it won't affect our driving plans.

    When it comes down to it, gas is usually the least expensive component of our travel plans. Compared to hotel rooms, event fees, and food, gas is pretty cheap.
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    Gas is usually our biggest expense on a trip, so we have the opposite problem. We are in our prime years right now to travel, and if we stay home it won't be due to high gas prices. We know we'd regret it later.

    We were in Missouri the week gas first went to $4/gallon a few years ago. What were we going to do, not drive home?

    This year we will most likely stay within 800 miles or so of home, so on shorter trips like that, a price increase isn't so bad overall.

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    Yes it's going up.
    Central Florida is pretty much $2.65.
    No travel plans.

    I read this morning an article which I went back to try to find to post the link but couldn't find it. According to the article it's not going to get better.
    I can't really cut back driving much more than I already do. Yes, it will affect us if it goes much higher.
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    The station near me has gone up nearly .50 in the past week, nearing $3/gal this morning.

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    We usually drive electric, but right now we have a petrol fuelled loaner because our car is getting repaired. We are visiting my parents next weekend, so unless we get our EV back by then, we'll be paying for petrol for the 1400 km drive. Normally, driving electric and speedcharging, the fuel cost for he trip would be less than $40. Using petrol, we are looking at at least $110, plus road tax and ferry (those are free or heavily discounted for EVs).

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    5/8 put 6.323 filled my car it was around i/2 full before i put the gas in came to $16.05 gas was $2.539 for unleaded

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    In NE Ohio we topped off at Sams Club for 2.53 and the on way home we saw 2.83 and 2.85.
    Thats a big difference.

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    It's about $8.50/gallon in Denmark, which is higher than usual. It's usually closer to $8.

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    I know the price has gone up and I think it's around $2.50 and diesel is closer to $2.85.

    It hasn't changed our driving because I'm working 2.5 hours from home. Every other weekend I come home and on the other weekend hubby comes up. We have no travel plans this summer due to me starting a new job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NikoSan999 View Post
    Yes it's going up.
    Central Florida is pretty much $2.65.
    No travel plans.
    That post was 10 days ago and right now it's averaging $2.77 to $2.79. Some places are hitting to a little under $2.90.
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    It was still 2.55 at the corner this morning when I went for bread, but I see it has crept up to 2.71-79 in most places around town. Will only get worse before Memorial Day. I'm not planning a lot of driving between now and then.
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    We paid $2.75 yesterday, up from $2.65 two weeks ago.

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