What do you think the price of gasoline will be in 2020?

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What do you think the price of gasoline will be in 2020?

spiced spiced
My wife and I are car shopping, and one of the factors we're considering is fuel economy. She currently has a car that gets around 30 mpg. We want a car that gets better mileage; we've calculated that each additional mpg will save us about $400 over the life of the car - assuming the price of gasoline averages about $4 a gallon over the next few years. (Doesn't sound like much, until you get to the 40-50 mpg range, where we're focusing our efforts.)

But this has got me thinking: what will a gallon of gasoline actually cost in the next few years? It's currently $3.73: link What do you think the price of a gallon of gasoline will be in 2020? With a little luck, Eden will still be around and we can look back and laugh (or cry) about our answers!
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
$1 or less
$2
$3
$4
Zandrock , amazon , Allstars316
3  (7%)
$5
EmuLove , Kissaki , brevado
3  (7%)
$6
Cindi025 , big b , SecondStory , BlooJay , tami , tortilla , Rossie , purpledesert , Carlie2010 , kaykay0427 , sweetpea12 , DawnStar , MrWishyWashy
13  (30%)
$7
damnbul12 , table38792 , amenti , misterazor , Stinkytofu10
5  (12%)
$8
$9
$10
spiced , srexom , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , MikeT , deltalima , FLIPxMODE , sexxxkitten , TJtheMadHatter
8  (19%)
$11
$12
noway
1  (2%)
$13
$14
$15
$16
$17
$18
$19
$20 or more
GONE!
1  (2%)
Gasoline will be obsolete by 2020
kitty1949 , LavenderSkies , padmeamidala , lulz , Cosmonaut , freud13 , gloomybear
7  (16%)
Humans will be obsolete by 2020
Raymaker
1  (2%)
It's complicated; allow me to explain in a comment
Real or memorex
1  (2%)
Total votes: 43
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02/19/2013
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MrWill MrWill
I didn't vote, and here is why: I don't see gasoline being purchased in dollars, for any number of reasons in 2020. Bottlecaps, scrap metal, a global currency maybe, but dollars... not so much. That is 7 years of Washington bending the American public over away. A lot of time for things to get BAD.
02/19/2013
kitty1949 kitty1949
I wouldn't be shocked if gas was obsolete.
02/19/2013
EmuLove EmuLove
I think gas will still be used but not near as much. Therefore since demand goes down price would go down... I think it will end up around the price it is now. New technology is in the works that doesn't need gasoline which is good. But it can also be bad because the batteries in hybrid cars are worse for the environment than all that needs to be done to get gasoline.
02/19/2013
MrWill MrWill
I disagree with the obsolete idea... Too much money in oil and gas for that to be allowed to happen.
02/19/2013
damnbul12 damnbul12
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
My wife and I are car shopping, and one of the factors we're considering is fuel economy. She currently has a car that gets around 30 mpg. We want a car that gets better mileage; we've calculated that each additional mpg will save us about ...
seven+
02/19/2013
big b big b
if obama has his way,100.00
02/19/2013
SecondStory SecondStory
I probably should have voted higher than $6 but gas prices scare me a lot for some reason so I don't want to think about it that hard.
02/19/2013
Zandrock Zandrock
4 dollars
02/19/2013
783883877299373783 783883877299373783
In the UK it's about 8 dollars at the moment.
02/19/2013
table38792 table38792
I think it will be at least 6. Went with 7

02/19/2013
spiced spiced
Quote:
Originally posted by EmuLove
I think gas will still be used but not near as much. Therefore since demand goes down price would go down... I think it will end up around the price it is now. New technology is in the works that doesn't need gasoline which is good. But it can ...
I sure hope it turns out that you're right about the price.

As far as the environmental impacts of hybrids/EVs vs gasoline cars, hybrids and EVs are actually much less destructive, and that's with today's tech, which will certainly get better.

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02/19/2013
tami tami
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
My wife and I are car shopping, and one of the factors we're considering is fuel economy. She currently has a car that gets around 30 mpg. We want a car that gets better mileage; we've calculated that each additional mpg will save us about ...
soon we will be paying the Amish to haul us around with their horse and buggy
02/19/2013
tortilla tortilla
it'll cost at least an arm and possibly a leg
02/19/2013
Raymaker Raymaker
Humans will be obsolete by 2020 because Humans are already obsolete now.
02/19/2013
noway noway
Quote:
Originally posted by Raymaker
Humans will be obsolete by 2020 because Humans are already obsolete now.
Lol, I love this!
02/19/2013
FLIPxMODE FLIPxMODE
very expensive.
02/19/2013
Real or memorex Real or memorex
a bazillion yuan.
02/19/2013
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
I don't even want to know.
02/19/2013
lulz lulz
Too high for regular consumers to afford at the very least
02/19/2013
purpledesert purpledesert
I voted $7, but who knows?
02/19/2013
Bleu Bleu
I don't think gasoline will be obsolete by 2020. I also don't think it will cost enough to get people to stop driving. $10 a gallon and I bet there would still be traffic.
02/20/2013
misterazor misterazor
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
My wife and I are car shopping, and one of the factors we're considering is fuel economy. She currently has a car that gets around 30 mpg. We want a car that gets better mileage; we've calculated that each additional mpg will save us about ...
seven...with spikes up to nine.
02/20/2013
Cosmonaut Cosmonaut
Finally robotic beings rule the world
02/20/2013
Allstars316 Allstars316
We will have to see. To early to tell. Just have to wait and see
02/20/2013
kaykay0427 kaykay0427
i think it will be about the same as it is now, only because they will have more electric cars on the road. less gas usage.
02/20/2013
sweetpea12 sweetpea12
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
My wife and I are car shopping, and one of the factors we're considering is fuel economy. She currently has a car that gets around 30 mpg. We want a car that gets better mileage; we've calculated that each additional mpg will save us about ...
Probably like six bucks at this rate
02/20/2013
DawnStar DawnStar
Between $6-7.
02/20/2013
MrWishyWashy MrWishyWashy
I'll guess $6.
02/20/2013
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
My wife and I are car shopping, and one of the factors we're considering is fuel economy. She currently has a car that gets around 30 mpg. We want a car that gets better mileage; we've calculated that each additional mpg will save us about ...
Probably around $7
02/20/2013
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