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Discussion in 'The OT' started by Doug Brott, Dec 4, 2008.
$3.99 in Milwaukee.
Almost be worth a tanker driver coming down here and buying 5000 gallons at 3.12, and driving it back to the midwest to sell at $3.99. $4350 profit per truck.
How much is the tax difference between here and there?
21.8c Arkansas tax vs 50.6c Illinois, 43.6c Indiana, 43.7c Michigan would cut into the profit (not to mention the cost of transporting the fuel per truck).
Statistics as of 8/4/2012 (from Gasbuddy)
Charlotte USA Trend
Today 3.496 3.594 Prices Stable
Yesterday 3.496 3.588
1 Week Ago 3.408 3.500
1 Month Ago 3.197 3.385
1 Year Ago 3.737 3.699
* Average Regular Gas Prices -
Yep, sure would. Has to suck in high tax states. Never even considered tax, since its included in the price at the pump, but you a sure right.
It is rather depressing at times to look at this chart:
chart from these folks
Those that don't earn a living TAX those that do. Your chart shows that very well per state.
Prices are going to go up in Northern California because of a Big fire at Chevron refinery in Richmond. There's some raw video on the KTVU web site.
Friends in the East Bay are following the "shelter in place" advisory:
Go inside your home or the nearest building
Bring in pets, if possible
Close doors and windows
Use window and door locks to create a better seal
Make sure your vents and fireplace flue are closed
Turn off heating, fans and air conditioning.
Avoid using the telephone unless you have a life-threatening emergency.
Chevron does have their own fire crews with special equipment. This happens about once a decade.
Meanwhile we are told:
I don't care here in Texas
I drive a Volt and fill up once every two months.
Gas is like $3.35, someone mentioned it last week.
Other than the gas mileage, how do you like your Volt?
It is a really great car. It is very responsive, comfortable and has enough gadgets to keep a techie like me very happy. Put your foot down and it just pulls away, no noise no hesitation. I wish there were more public charge stations so I never had to use any gas.
I love it.
And soon you might be able to charge your Volt's battery in only minutes.
60 Minutes ran a story about this amazing new technology several months ago. It was fascinating.
I think my wallet just experienced some gas pains. Hello $4.50 gas?
Cool. How is electricity meted and metered out? So the combined $ cost of gas and electric comes out to about how much?
It was a large fire, I am about 20 miles from the refinery and have hills in between, about 7:30 last night we could clearly see the smoke in the sky as it moved along with the winds. The entire County was on alert and part of our local fire dept was sent as a strike team to help cover stations and assit the Chevron fire dept. They also sent a strike team of ambulances that luckily after about 4 hrs were released after not being needed. The reports this morning are it was the Diesel plant that suffered the fire, so the gasoline and jet fuel operations were fine. The Chevron plant supplies 65% of all jet fuel to Nor Cal.
3.44 in Decatur al
Sunday 8/5- $3.09
Monday 8/6- $3.24
Tuesday 8/7- $3.48
Two day difference to fill my tank: +$5.07
Looks like the increases are starting to hit Colorado. The Safeway in my town was $3.32 yesterday and $3.37 today
We're up thirty cents a gallon here just outside if Washington, DC, to over $3.60, and as I drive through DC, I see their overpriced downtown stations are all up around $4.00.
I see this as bad news for Obama. When Reagan asked us to consider whether we were better off than we were four years ago, most of us actually were better off than we had been four years ago, but most of us were not better off than we had been one year ago, and all of us were aware that gas prices had gone way up.
Gas prices are the most prominent component of what is called the "Nuisance Index", which is the average prices of things we buy often and notice. We get confronted with gas prices every time we drive by a gas station and see its posted prices. I paid $350 for the laptop computer I am typing this on, which is about half of what I paid for the computer it replaced, and if I decide to replace my old Astro Van with a less old Astro Van, I'll be paying less in cash or nominal dollars for a used vehicle that is infinitely superior to the new vehicle I bought 37 years ago (I paid $3,600 for my 1975 Chevy 10, but paid only $1,000 for my current, used Astro Van, with ABS brakes, an air bag, and power thingies that didn't even exist in 1975), and will run longer and cheaper (and safer) while needing less repairs. But I am not reminded of those large windfalls every day, whereas I am reminded that I am a loser each time a fill-up costs more than the one before it did.
Obama and Romney both promise more of the same. Don't cut any entitlement or defense program that has a name, other than Obomneycare. Or is it Robama care? Basically, come November, we will simply decide whether Obama's "turn" is up and whether it is the next guy's turn. If gas is over $4.00 a gallon on election day, it becomes the next guys turn.
So something we noticed when we were in DC for vacation: there's a gas station near the National Cathedral, near the embassies, that had gas at like $5.50 a gallon. What the heck is up with that?