Fuel Prices

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by FootballFan, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Alex, thank you but I think I have the information for Luck - the captain that watches over the boat uses them a lot for his own boat.

    We have been happy with Admiral. The couple of times I compared prices their numbers were always good numbers compared to other options. We have an account with them so they show up, pump the fuel, and we just sign the ticket. A few days later I get an email to approve the invoice, then they draft the boat checking account. Super easy.

    Mark
     
  2. northern

    northern Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    West coast Vancouver to Alaska
    380 Aft Cabin 1989 GPS and Charts by Nobeltec
    Twin 454 strait shaft
    We live where oil paid the bills. So far 50,000 have been laid off. Assume Texas is about the same.
    It now feels like when the airline industry was deregulated and prices dropped and put a lot of people out of work. Same with auto industry when the makes moved production to Mexico.
    Fuel will go up when companies cut back or when governments place a carbon tax on fuel. Problem with any tax it goes on but never comes off.
    I feel oil will be low for 3 to 5 more years so enjoy it while you can because once it goes up it will be in short supply and we will feel 2008 prices were low.
     
  3. dpmulvey

    dpmulvey New Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    Homeport: Charles City, VA
    1999/2007 330 Sundancer Hardtop.
    6.2 Merc Horixons
    1.5:1 Velvet Drives
    I wouldn't worry about that. In 3-5 more years we may very well be rationing fuel in the midst of a World War centered around the middle east.
     
  4. DougLas

    DougLas Active Member

    561
    Dec 13, 2008
    Lake Erie
    39 Express
    454
    On the stock news they reported price per barrel of oil will go down to 18 dollars by spring. They then look for it to slowly rise back up.
     
  5. northern

    northern Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    West coast Vancouver to Alaska
    380 Aft Cabin 1989 GPS and Charts by Nobeltec
    Twin 454 strait shaft
    At 18 all drilling will stop. No oil or service companies will buy pickup. The auto industry will stop. The great lake boating will stop because no one will have job. Marinas will close but gas will be almost free.
    It will be like 10 cent beer in a bar but you have no money to buy.
     
  6. DougLas

    DougLas Active Member

    561
    Dec 13, 2008
    Lake Erie
    39 Express
    454
    Not according to the stock market analysis. There will be other investments to look at. What about all the travel industry. All the tourest places that people will go to. The cheaper flights, cheaper delivery with lower fuel cost for transporters. Just as we all adjusted to higher prices with the same nay sayers.
     
  7. dpmulvey

    dpmulvey New Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    Homeport: Charles City, VA
    1999/2007 330 Sundancer Hardtop.
    6.2 Merc Horixons
    1.5:1 Velvet Drives
    Other investments to look at don't mean a thing to the family living paycheck to paycheck whose numbers are growing weekly. It's pretty heart wrenching to be volunteering in a shelter and find yourself feeding a guy and his family who a mere breath ago was the guy standing beside you serving folks in the shelter.

    Next to the Government, the House of Saud is our worst enemy.

    My 2 cents
     
  8. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    The equities market is no longer an indicator or predictor. Quantitative Easing version X - has changed the natural balance of equities and bonds.
     
  9. DougLas

    DougLas Active Member

    561
    Dec 13, 2008
    Lake Erie
    39 Express
    454
    Living and working in the 70s everyone was in question of how they will survive when gas prices went over a dollar a gallon. At that time fuel for vehicles was very seldom figured into the cost of living. With in a matter of years fuel was taking away from our monthly cost of living. I at the time lived in a oil heated house. I found our money mostly going for heat and gas for cars little left over for anything else. Just showing how changes have efected different people over the years.
     
  10. dpmulvey

    dpmulvey New Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    Homeport: Charles City, VA
    1999/2007 330 Sundancer Hardtop.
    6.2 Merc Horixons
    1.5:1 Velvet Drives
    [soapbox]

    I remember those days well. Post Vietnam slump . Despite changes in world trade rules etc, we were the only super power in the free world and still in the cold war so you did have some of the military industrial complex to maintain. Add to that we had not yet switched from a manufacturing to an information society. Nor were we prepared to. Government was less intrusive on business than today, welfare expenditures were a fraction of today's as well. Baby boomers were in their 30's and taking care of parents and children was the exception to the rule, not the rule. Chinese stuff was crap, W. Edward Deming was an idiot to US manufacturing and the shifter on a Honda mysteriously came out from under the dash somehow. Throw Jimmy Carter into the mix and disaster happens.

    Today, China still makes crap but we accept it. They have the second largest economy in the world. They are literally expanding their country's borders and are a real threat. Welfare payments are up to a record high. Deming's philosophy HAD to be reckoned with because all of a sudden Honda and Toyota were in mix. Baby boomers are retiring. Social Security which was flush until LBJ made it a part of the General Fund to hide the true cost of Vietnam is just a shoe box filled with IOU's from 500+ idiots on the hill. (IMHO everything inside the beltway or a statehouse is a modern day version of Nero fiddling) Kids throw babies in dumpsters when they are not shooting each other. We've been at war for 15 years with no end in site. The war is on our turf today. This is more than gasoline prices. The nation is in fear. Throw Obama in the mix and they have good reason.

    OH.....We are still not prepared to launch into the digital age.


    [/soapbox]
     
  11. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    1998 450 Sundancer, Achilles dinghy
    3126 Cat's
    Diesel @ my local stop Des Moines Marina $1.69/gal including sales tax !!!!
     
  12. NorCal Boater

    NorCal Boater Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2008
    Covington, LA
    Cobalt CM23
    GM SB 383" Stroker" Alpha Gen I
    WOW! I'm not sure if I should shoot myself or just starve to death....
     
  13. Billfletcher

    Billfletcher New Member

    913
    Feb 20, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    2014, 44, EC.
    2 X 370HP Volvo D6, DPH Duo Prop's
    As usual, California leads the way in the highest cost of living. We are paying a lot more than that.
     
  14. BurgundyS24

    BurgundyS24 Member

    426
    Oct 5, 2014
    Napa, CA
    Sea Ray S24. full delta enclosure. Towed by 2007 Chevy 3500 duramax/allison combo.
    350 with closed fresh water cooling
    Yeah.. just filled up the truck at almost 3 bucks a gal for diesel... plus the skid steer, excavator, and tow behind compressor. What i wouldnt give for $1.69 fuel prices.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using Tapatalk
     
  15. KMAS100

    KMAS100 New Member

    22
    Dec 18, 2015
    Cyprus - in the Med
    1991 420 Sundancer
    CAT 3208 TA x2
    Ah folks... i wish.... you guys have it lucky!
    Diesel fuel here in Cyprus is about 1.14 euros for 1 litre. There is 3.78 litres to a US gallon so I make that around 4.3 euros per gallon.. todays conversion rates.. 4.67 US dollars per gallon for us. did you really say it was nearly 3 dollars??
     
  16. Ididntdoit

    Ididntdoit Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    New England & South Florida
    Boatless
    Boatless
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  17. dpmulvey

    dpmulvey New Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    Homeport: Charles City, VA
    1999/2007 330 Sundancer Hardtop.
    6.2 Merc Horixons
    1.5:1 Velvet Drives
    Eat. Save the bullets for the bad guys.
     

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