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Under $4.50!

Today, I paid $4.38 per gallon for gasoline, and I felt relieved. Just a few months ago, it was $3.79/gallon and it seemed like an outrage. It's the new f_____ up normal. Oil companies act like they're just reacting to market forces, but they're making record profits. If there's anything that Enron taught us, it's that any market can be manipulated, and people will do anything to line their own pockets. Unfortunately, big business is full of bastards.

They broke through the psychological $4.00 barrier, and it won't be long before they see if $5.00 will fly. At least it serves as motivation toward alternative energy.

By the way, the best strategy for saving money in this situation is to fill your tank when you think that prices will be rising (hoarding at the lower price), and filling only a partial tank if you think the price will be falling (giving prices time to fall, and buying it as it falls).

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