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Guest HagersChick

Just wanted to share with everyone some tips I found.


* Stick to a routine maintenance schedule. Keeping tires inflated, moving components properly lubricated and ignition and emission systems operating properly will help ensure maximum fuel efficiency and extend the life of your vehicle.


* If you own more than one vehicle, use the more energy-conserving vehicle as often as possible.


* Consolidate trips and errands to cut down on driving time and miles traveled. When possible, combine them with your daily commute.


* If you are going somewhere new, get a map first from an online source such as AAA TripTik, Google Maps, or Mapquest. Getting lost wastes gas as well as time.


* Comparison shop by phone or online if possible before heading out on the road.


* Slow down. For most vehicles, fuel economy drops off significantly when traveling more than 60 miles per hour. As a rule of thumb, you can assume that each 5 mph you drive over 60 mph is like paying an additional $0.20 per gallon for gas.


* Avoid quick starts and sudden stops. They waste fuel, are harder on vehicle components and increase the odds of a traffic crash.


* Lighten your vehicle by cleaning out the trunk, cargo areas and passenger compartments. A heavier vehicle uses more fuel.


* Keep your eyes open for low fuel prices but don’t waste gas driving to a distant filling station to save a few cents.

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Guest Speaker Nancy Pelosi

This week, oil prices hit an all-time record high of nearly $106 per barrel, while families are paying $3.19 a gallon for gas – 68 cents a gallon more than last year and only pennies away from the record of last spring. Gas prices are double that of 2001 and home heating oil costs are three times that of 2001.

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Guest Brian Wolff

What did George Bush and Dick Cheney think was going to happen after they spent seven years making all of Halliburton and Big Oil's dreams come true?


Now we know -- $100 for a barrel of oil, tens of billions in profits for Big Oil companies, and $4.00 a gallon at the pump for everyone else.


George Bush doesn't exactly have his finger on the pulse of the pain that middle class families are feeling these days. When asked to give his advice to struggling families being told to get ready to pay $4.00 a gallon at the pump, our President's response was, "I hadn't heard that."


George Bush might not know the price of gas, but I'm guessing you do.

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Guest Lon Anderson

The average retail price of gasoline has jumped 13 cents a gallon since last Monday at gas stations from the Pacific to the Atlantic, hitting a new all-time record of $3.50. Astoundingly, it’s $3.57 a gallon in the nation’s capital.


Virginia is ranked 7th among the top hybrid vehicle states and Maryland is ranked in 12th place.


Washington, D.C. was ranked fourth in the list of top ten hybrid metro markets for the 2007 calendar year, reports R. L. Polk & Co. In all, area motorists registered 12,744 new hybrid vehicles last year, the study shows.


Alternative fuel vehicles became the rage in Northern Virginia, as more motorists purchased them to take advantage of HOV carpool lanes in the state, including on Interstate 66, Interstate 95, Interstate 395, and the Dulles Toll Road.

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Here are the Current Gas Prices for Washington DC Metropolitan area.


$3.739 Regular Gas

$3.948 Mid Grade Gas

$4.075 Premium Gas

$4.426 Diesel


The cheapest gas prices I have found for regur gas is the Exxon on Georgia Avenue


Regular is 3.69 per gallon


11310 Georgia Avenue

Wheaton, MD 20902


Although, their diesel price is higher than the average for the area at 4.58 per gallon.

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Guest DC Government Worker

For the first time in three months, the U.S. average retail price for regular gasoline did not increase. Instead, the price dipped slightly, but only by three-tenths of a cent to 407.9 cents per gallon. On a regional basis, price changes were mixed with small increases in the Rocky Mountain and West Coast regions and slight drops in the other regions. The average price for the East Coast slipped by half a cent to 404.7 cents per gallon. The Midwest had the smallest change with the price falling by only a tenth of a cent to 399.6 cents per gallon. The Gulf Coast price dropped the most of any region, down 1.8 cents to 391.9 cents per gallon. The Rocky Mountain regional price topped $4 for the first time, rising 0.8 cent to 400.2 cents per gallon. The price on the West Coast also increased by 0.8 cent to 446 cents per gallon. Contrary to the regional West Coast price, the average in California fell slightly, dropping three-tenths of a cent to 458.5 cents per gallon.


Retail diesel prices declined 4.4 cents to 464.8 cents per gallon, recording the largest weekly decrease since January 21. Prices fell in all regions of the country but dropped the most on the Gulf Coast. The average price on the East Coast fell 4.1 cents to 471.1 cents per gallon. In the Midwest, the price dipped 4.4 cents to remain the lowest of any region at 457.4 cents per gallon. The average price in the Gulf Coast was 5.4 cents less at 460.2 cents per gallon. The price in the Rocky Mountains fell 3.3 cents to 465.2 cents per gallon. On the West Coast, the average price dipped 3.6 cents to 481.6 cents per gallon. In California, the average price went down for the third week in a row, falling 4.7 cents to 492.2 cents per gallon. Despite a drop of 10.5 cents from the all-time high of 502.7 cents per gallon set in May, the price in California is 27.4 cents above the national average.

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Guest Birjas

How often have you been monitoring gas price signs on the gas station next to your home, business or even school? You probably never even noticed the sign or the gas station ever existed until you became concerned with the issue. Have you noticed that gas prices have changed your daily driving habits? Now at least, you keep looking at the gas gauge more often than you used to do before, and you probably have started to plan your refueling trips more carefully. If you don’t have feelings for the intellectual decision you are making, then your mind has been lazy for too long to understand it.

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Record-high pump prices are forcing Washingtonian motorists to adjust household budgets and alter driving habits while they wait for – and expect – even higher prices in the near future, results from a AAA Mid-Atlantic member survey show.


In fact, seven in 10 AAA Mid-Atlantic members who completed the e-mail survey in early July said they have had to cut spending from other parts of their household budget to make up for the continued spike in gas prices.


Those who are reallocating household funds to pay for increased gas costs are spending fewer dollars on entertainment (87%) and personal shopping (81%) – such as for new home technology or work clothes.


Leisure travel (62%) and home improvements (43%) took the next biggest hits as households move money around to pay for gas.


Those surveyed were allowed to choose all that applied among six common household budget areas. More than four in 10 (41%) said they had cut back on food shopping.


“What’s clear is that many of us have no choice but to shift budgeted money to the gasoline account,” AAA Mid-Atlantic spokesman John B. Townsend II said. “What’s interesting is that many of us expect those prices to climb even higher.”


For instance, nearly half of those who completed the survey (48%) believe it is very likely they will pay $5 per gallon for regular serve this year, while almost four in 10 (39%) believe it is likely.


“Nearly 90 percent believe it’s likely we’ll have $5 gas this year,” Townsend said. “Here’s hoping they’re wrong.”


Other survey results show that current pump prices already are having a major impact, not only on household budgets and future outlook, but also on daily driving habits.


Almost a quarter of those who completed the survey (23%) said they would drastically cut back on driving at $4 per gallon.


The nationwide price of gasoline is currently at a record high price of $4.11 a gallon from coast to coast. At $4.18 a gallon, it’s seven cents higher in Washington, D. C. proper. Although the price of gas across the Washington metro area is currently averaging $4.09 a gallon, many Washingtonians have lost any hope of seeing cheaper gas any time soon.


For this reason, three in 10 (30%) indicated that $5 per gallon gas is the threshold at which their driving habits will drastically change.


“We’ve already seen a marked decrease in vehicle miles traveled – cumulatively, it’s down 2.1 percent for 2008 - at current prices,” Townsend said. “It will be interesting to see, if pump prices continue to rise, what additional reactions motorists have.”


Other survey findings include:


· Nearly eight in 10 (78%) answered that they have altered their driving habits.


Of those –


· 81% said they were consolidating trips to cut costs


· 74% answering that they are driving fewer miles


· 32% indicated they were driving less aggressively to cut gas costs.


(Motorists were asked to choose all choices that apply)


Americans are currently spending $1.6 billion a day on fuel purchases, the AAA Mid-Atlantic spokesman explained. The average household is currently spending about $75 a gas a week on gasoline per vehicle. That’s about $4,000 a year, Townsend explained. If the price of gasoline soars to $5.00 a gallon, the cost would soar to $5,313 annually.


That’s based on the fact that the average household travels 21,252 miles a year, according to the Federal Highway Administration, at an average of 20.2 mpg per vehicle, according to the EPA.


The survey was completed by 384 AAA Mid-Atlantic members throughout the auto club’s footprint.

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Looks like Gas prices have slowly creeped their way up again. This is mostly due to the shipping lines being severed during our hurricane season.

But, we are lucky to get our a large portion of our fuel from New Jersey. Hopefully, in the near future they will settle down again.


Washington (DC only) Regular Mid Premium Diesel


Today's Gas Prices


$3.835 Regular $3.987 Mid $4.106 Premium $4.627 Diesel




$3.865 Regular $4.018 Mid $4.138 Premium $4.660 Diesel


Month Ago


$3.841 Regular $3.993 Mid $4.112 Premium $4.723 Diesel


Year Ago


$2.775 Regular $2.955 Mid $3.043 Premium $3.089 Diesel

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Guest LeSabre

Have too much time on my hands.


North of the Potomac


3745 University Blvd W & Perry Ave & ConnAve

$3.44 per gallon :lol:


Lowest Price

2800 12th St NE & Franklin St NE

$3.45 per gallon

Cash Only



510 Hungerford Dr & N Washington St

$3.45 per gallon



8905 Rhode Island Ave & Greenbelt Rd

$3.53 per gallon



9336 Georgia Ave (West Side) & Seminary Rd

$3.63 per gallon



8550 Connecticut Ave & Manor Rd

$3.67 per gallon



11433 Rockville Pike & Nicholson Ln

$3.69 per gallon



10201 Westlake Dr & Democracy Blvd

$3.70 per gallon



10140 River Rd & Falls Rd

$3.79 per gallon



10335 Old Georgetown Rd near Democracy Blvd

$3.89 per gallon



2715 Pennsylvania Ave NW & M St NW

$4.29 per gallon



2708 Virginia Ave NW & Rock Creek Pkwy

$4.55 per gallon :angry:


South of Potomac



8400 Sudley Rd & Rixlew Ln

$3.44 per gallon :lol:



13053 Fair Lakes Shopping Ctr near Fair Lakes Blvd

$3.47 per gallon



597 Elden St & Van Buren St

$3.49 per gallon



4625 Columbia Pike & S Wakefield St

$3.51 per gallon



6720 Old Dominion Dr & Chain Bridge Rd

$3.53 per gallon



6730 Lee Hwy (US-29) & Washington Blvd (by I-66)

$3.53 per gallon



934 W Broad St & N West St

$3.59 per gallon



3216 Jefferson Davis Hwy & Evans Ln

$3.69 per gallon

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