Gas Prices On Our Minds -- Travel, So...

Gas Prices On Our Minds -- Travel, Southington

There are 6 comments on the Hartford Courant story from May 30, 2008, titled Gas Prices On Our Minds -- Travel, Southington. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

We recently drove from Hartford to Franconia, N.H. On our drive back via I-91, we decided to hold our speed steady at 65 mph to see if we could beat the 28 miles per gallon our 2004 Subaru Outback was expected ...

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Real World

South Glastonbury, CT

#1 May 31, 2008
It's really not our best solution. Obviously some tree hugger driving a subaru would think that while they took an unecessary trip that despite some minor efficiency was still wasteful. Just speculating on the nature of you trip. No idea.

Kind of like these hollywood types driving Priuses yet taking private jets once/month between LA-NYC or LA-Vegas.

We need more supply, plain and simple. Managing demand will help limit the blow, but more supply is needed. It's a global market. We can only do so much as the demand in other parts of the world is rising rapidly.

Once statistic that paints the potential ugliness of this is that if China consumed petro products per capita at the US rate they would use 125MM barrells daily. The world produces 85.

So, yes, good that you were able to use only 9 gallons vs. 10. Real conservation would have been to not take the trip at all.

Isn't hypocrisy great!

Since: Jan 08

Tucson, AZ

#2 May 31, 2008
Hyprocrisy? I don't see it here.

I commend this attempt to cut gas consumption. I've been doing the same, recently cutting my daily average of miles driven by more than 60%. Easy to do by organizing shopping trips and taking fewer of them to the nearest town here, which is a 32 mile round-trip.

I've also been slowing down.
Real World

La Puente, CA

#3 May 31, 2008
The hyporcisy is using 9 gallons instead of 10 and somehow suggesting that is conservation.

It's not enough and it's ignorant to suggest otherwise. People should learn facts first.

I'm sure the tree hugger isn't suggesting we need new energy sources besides wind and solar which would double & triple our energy bills.
Sheila

Hudson, NH

#4 Jun 1, 2008
I wonder if either of these drivers noticed the significant difference in the price of gas in Massachusetts vs Connecticut. I was in the Boston area Thursday and filled up for $3.87 per gallon for regular unleaded. I needed gas before I left and paid $4.16 in Guilford. So what's the difference? Massachusetts has a flat 23 cent per gallon gas tax while CT has a flat 25 cent per gallon tax AND a gross receipts tax which is currently adding 25.7 cents to the price of a gallon of gas. So our total gas tax here in CT is more than twice what it is in Massachusetts, our roads are in no better shape and the tax is scheduled to go up again July 1. Unbelievable. As for conserving a single gallon of gas, I guess every little bit counts!
true american

Newington, CT

#5 Jun 2, 2008
bush "mission accomplished"
Kevin

Austin, TX

#6 Jun 2, 2008
Real World wrote:
The hyporcisy is using 9 gallons instead of 10 and somehow suggesting that is conservation.
It's not enough and it's ignorant to suggest otherwise. People should learn facts first.
I'm sure the tree hugger isn't suggesting we need new energy sources besides wind and solar which would double & triple our energy bills.
Maybe you should take a trip down to Texas, friend, and you'll see dry oil fields where Royal Dutch Shell and other oil barons have installed wind turbines.

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