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£1 a litre coming very close, but that isnt the main problem
PostPosted: Tue 16 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

you get up one day (probly in about 2-3 weeks) and you drive past the local petrol station and it say the follow ing

96.9 (unleaded)
99.9 (diesel)

you come back and do some stuff, the next morning you drive past the local staion but look at the prices that have been raised, you see this

97.9 (unleaded)
00.9 (diesel) not 100.9 but 00.9

its kind of like a millenium bug for petrol stations, they only have space for 2 pennies so what happens when they need three? they press a button and the thing rolls over to 00.9 its the september 2005 end of the world scenario.

at this point i bet half (or more) of you are rolling on the floor laughing but what will happen? only 1 out of 7 stations in my area have taken action by buying a new display are that is digital and has space for three pennies. millions are sue for false advertising, the end is near hmm

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

Meh, they'll probably just paint a 1 in front of the digital thingy until they can buy a new one.

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

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hmmm just lower the oil prices grin


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PostPosted: Tue 16 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

A recent research showed that the dutch pay most for gasoline and the venezuelan the least.

Dutch unleaded 95/98: about €1,40
Venezuelan gasoline: about €0,03
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All other european gasstations don't have the "millenium" bug wink5
(At least I think =X)


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PostPosted: Tue 16 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

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is it so much already

here (france) i saw 1.21 and i thought that was expensive already.


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PostPosted: Tue 16 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

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Venezuelan gasoline: about €0,03
that is impossible (unless they steal the ptrol?)

secondly like on another forum i posted this on this topic has gone into a discussion about petrols prices rather than the millenium bug feature grrrrr :@


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PostPosted: Tue 16 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

ok OT then, i don't think it has anything to do with milenium bug - that had to do with calculations not being able to go past 1999 - so fear was that things would collapse etc.

this is just a display problem smile


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PostPosted: Tue 16 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

well its a major one, and maybe a crisis at that

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

Yes. Petrol stations everywhere have to buy new signs.

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

Newb wrote:
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Venezuelan gasoline: about €0,03
that is impossible (unless they steal the ptrol?)



Ehrm... They said some reason on the news why it's so cheap there, but I forgot ._."


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PostPosted: Tue 16 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

While we're on the subject of oil prices, here in the US gas is $2.69/gallon, and I live in an area that is considered to have some of the lowest prices in the country. I don't know the conversion factors for litre/gallon or $/€ but about 8 years ago, gasoline costed $.77/gallon. eek2

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

seandop wrote:
While we're on the subject of oil prices, here in the US gas is $2.69/gallon, and I live in an area that is considered to have some of the lowest prices in the country. I don't know the conversion factors for litre/gallon or $/€ but about 8 years ago, gasoline costed $.77/gallon. eek2


1 gallon = 3,78541 liter
$1 = €0.810584

Therefore 1 liter US gas => $0,716232 = €0,58055462

... Ok... US people should SO not complain...


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PostPosted: Tue 16 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

Ok maybe we shouldnt complain but in the last week where im at gas prices went up twenty cents thats $0.20 in one week, like four cents everyday. A week and a half ago they were $2.21 now they're $2.53, so in less than two weeks thats around 30 cents. but yea not complaining jsut merely putting that out there since we're on the topic of gas prices ( i dont pay for gas i use my mom's BP gascard)

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

You also have to remember, here in the US, we build our cars big enough and inefficiently enough to use 4-5 times as much gas as European cars, so multiply that 1 liter US gas => $0,716232 = €0,58055462 by 4-5. Yes, we can complain now!

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

Stupid Chevrolets tounge1...

U need to get european cars, some of them do 20 kilometres with one litre!


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