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35 minutes ago, FDHog said:

Gas lines and odd/even days for gas. The good old days.

i vaguely remember those. i was only 11 then. but i remember my grandparents complaining about it.

 i was driving for the 79 "shortage" and clearly remember the odd/even thing. many of the stations around here the attendants also looked at your fuel gauge, and if we had over a half tank, they wouldn't sell us any gas. i remember super long lines too......

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59 minutes ago, Xtors said:

During those days my father rigged a gizmo on the gas gauge to make it intentionally read low so he could get gas whenever he wanted.

 

i didn't know enough back then to do that, nor did my grandpop. we just kept switching back n forth between his mustang and grandmoms ranch wagon.

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13 hours ago, 1LtCAP said:

i remember super long lines too......

Remember the guys hawking soda and subs on the gas lines?  There was a Hess station that typically had a line about a quarter mile long.  Every day at least one car would run out of gas and had to be pushed into the station.

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The next gas crisis may be a lot different than the last two. I saw the PA story a few days ago on WFMZ Allentown.

An Unprecedented Wave Of Brazen Gasoline Thefts That Is Unlike Anything We Have Ever Seen Before – Investment Watch (investmentwatchblog.com)

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Unfortunately for gas prices, the oil that’s pumped from the ground today won’t be in your gas tank for several months. 
 

We will be feeling this pain for awhile. I hope it works to our advantage come November. 

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Looks like refinery workers at Chevron are going to strike. 
They have replaced them with non union, but I bet this still has bad consequences for gas prices. 
 

https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/union-workers-chevron-refinery-prepare-strike-monday-2022-03-20/

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3 hours ago, Displaced Texan said:

Looks like refinery workers at Chevron are going to strike. 
They have replaced them with non union, but I bet this still has bad consequences for gas prices. 
 

For CA maybe, eastern half of U.S. no.

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On 3/17/2022 at 9:20 PM, 1LtCAP said:

i was driving for the 79 "shortage" and clearly remember the odd/even thing. many of the stations around here the attendants also looked at your fuel gauge

I remember that too. A friend had an odd plate and I had an even one. We would swap plates get gas and swap back. I don't recall anyone checking the gauge. I do remember a 7 gallon limit and since I had a Pontiac Bonneville and my friend had a Cadillac Fleetwood 7 gallons wasn't much. 

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I was in high school . Had a way used 1971 gto with a 455 in it. 89 cents late 80's . 20 dollars i was good for a week of easy driving, no stomping on the gas of course. I used to say 5 dollars reg , as a kid, now the 20 is the new 5 dollars regular.

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7 hours ago, Displaced Texan said:

Unfortunately for gas prices, the oil that’s pumped from the ground today won’t be in your gas tank for several months. 
 

We will be feeling this pain for awhile. I hope it works to our advantage come November. 

in theory prices should start dropping though, as the market reacts to inreased supply.

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8 hours ago, 70gto said:

It's got to be some kind of record . You can't destroy a country this fast unless it's on purpose. 

Aktually, its been decades in the making to get us to this point.

Just to name a few of the biggies that laid the ground work. The Kennedy assassination, Immigration act of 1965, Nixon closing the gold window in 1971..

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