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Gas Price Watch

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Doug Brott, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. Aug 9, 2012 #1341 of 1995
    AntAltMike

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    Three reasons, location, location and uh, I think the other will come to me.

    At $3.65 in Maryland, gas stations may make near zero on gas. I have been told that in this market, Exxon sets its retailer prices and might make the retailer price it at a loss for the privilege of maintaining the Exxon markee to bring in customers to buy overpriced chips and soda.

    If a retailer buys from an independent dealer and sets his own price, he will make more money selling 5% to 10% as much gas at $5.50 to well-to-do urbanites who do not want to drive to the next station. Lots of people in this market have six and seven figure incomes. They would be wasting their valuable time to drive five minutes out of their way to save a dollar a gallon. Heck, when I'm on a gasoline alley and I get to the last station on it and see it is four cents above one that I just passed, it isn't even worth my time to turn around and go back to save 60 to 80 cents... and I'm just a lowly satellite dish antenna installer.
     
  2. jimmyv2000

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    $3.65 This am in Manchester NH been climbing daily for the last 2+ weeks now
     
  3. wilbur_the_goose

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    The heat and drought (especially the drought) are going to kill the US corn crop. Of course, the congress mandated 10% ethanol (corn) in our fuel, meaning that both gasoline AND food prices will significantly increase now.

    Congressmen from the corn belt now want to up the ethanol mandate to 15%, which is projected to ruin many cars. http://news.consumerreports.org/car...al-approval-for-sale-of-e15-ethanol-fuel.html

    We can't win.
     
  4. murry27409

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  5. Lord Vader

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    It's time to end this ethanol subsidy crap. In fact, it's time to end farm subsidies altogether.
     
  6. yosoyellobo

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  7. crabtrp

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    It takes about 10.5kwh to 'fill up' the battery. At 8.1c a kwh here that comes to less than a dollar a day. My commute is 44 miles total, sometimes the charge makes it, sometimes it doesn't. I use about 5 gallons of gas a month over the EV range. So I spend maybe $50 a month tops for about 1200 miles, so about 4c a mile.

    Sorry for the delayed response.
     
  8. Laxguy

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    Many thanks. Puts a real perspective on it.
     
  9. Oct 6, 2012 #1349 of 1995
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    While I was busy doing other things, this among many similar headlines appeared: California gas prices may hit record along with me noticing....

    At the corner of Highway 101 and SR 20 in Willits, California:
    • 10/05 -Safeway $4.519, Chevron $4.599, ARCO $4.399 cash only price
    • 7/08 -Safeway $3.649, Chevron $3.699, ARCO $3.639 cash only price
    • 6/23 -Safeway $3.959, Chevron $3.979, ARCO $3.899 cash only price
    • 5/30 -Safeway $4.139, Chevron $4.199, ARCO $4.109 cash only price
    • 5/13 -Safeway $4.099, Chevron $4.189, ARCO $4.069 cash only price
    • 4/20 -Safeway $4.019, Chevron $4.059, ARCO $3.979 cash only price
    • 3/22 -Safeway $4.219, Chevron $4.259, ARCO $4.169 cash only price
    • 3/05 -Safeway $4.199, Chevron $4.259, ARCO $4.169 cash only price
    • 2/24 -Safeway $4.099, Chevron $4.169, ARCO $4.069 cash only price
    • 2/14/2012 -Safeway $3.679, Chevron $3.859, ARCO $3.639 cash only price
    • 12/03 - Safeway $3.559, Chevron $3.639, ARCO $3.529
    • 10/07 - Safeway $3.759, Chevron $3.789, ARCO $3.729
    • 8/04 - Safeway $3.589, Chevron $3.749, ARCO $3.569
    • 5/31 - Safeway $3.959, Chevron $3.999, ARCO $3.929
    • 5/21 - Safeway $3.999, Chevron $4.059, ARCO $3.949
    • 5/05 - Safeway $4.079, Chevron $4.179, ARCO $4.019
    • 4/19 - Safeway $3.779, Chevron $4.159, ARCO $3.759
    • 4/08 - Safeway $3.739, Chevron $4.059, ARCO $3.739
    • 3/21 - Safeway $3.769, Chevron $3.859, ARCO $3.739
    • 3/04 - Safeway $3.699, Chevron $3.779, ARCO $3.599 at 11:45 am and $3.639 at 3:45 pm
    • 2/22/2011 - Safeway $3.519, Chevron $3.519, the new ARCO AM/PM had tankers on site.
    • 12/15 - Safeway $3.199, Chevron $3.259, the new ARCO AM/PM will open soon, I guess.
    • 10/14 - Safeway $3.059, Chevron $3.099, Unocal soon to reopen as an ARCO AM/PM
    • 6/26 - Safeway $3.089, Chevron $3.129, Unocal closed temporarily
    • 06/01 - Safeway $2.979, Chevron $3.019, Unocal closed temporarily
    • 05/18 - Safeway $3.079, Chevron $3.119, Unocal closed temporarily
    • 04/18 - Safeway $3.039, Chevron $3.079, Unocal $3.079
    • 04/01 - Safeway $2.989, Chevron $3.029, Unocal $3.029
    • 03/14 - Safeway $3.029, Chevron $3.059, Unocal $3.059
    • 02/13 - Safeway $2.919, Chevron $2.959, Unocal $2.959
    • 02/02 - Safeway $2.899, Chevron $2.939, Unocal $2.939
    • 01/06/2010 - Safeway $2.949, Chevron $2.939, Unocal $2.939
    • 11/24 - Safeway $2.869, Chevron $2.939, Unocal $2.939
    • 10/03 - Safeway $2.969, Chevron $3.059, Unocal $3.059
    • 9/06 - Safeway $3.059, Chevron $3.089, Unocal $3.089
    • 7/24 - Safeway $2.869, Chevron $2.899, Unocal $2.899
    • 7/10 - Safeway $2.999, Chevron $3.019, Unocal $3.019
    • 7/03 - Safeway $2.999, Chevron $3.039, Unocal $3.059
    • 6/30 - Safeway $3.019, Chevron $3.059, Unocal $3.059
    • 6/16 - Safeway $3.059, Chevron $3.119, Unocal $3.119
    • 5/30/2009 - Safeway $2.759, Chevron $2.799, Unocal $2.799
    Safeway gives 3¢ off per gallon with its club card which costs nothing. You get can 10¢ off if you've purchased at least $50 in groceries recently and that is cumulative.
     
  10. Oct 6, 2012 #1350 of 1995
    AntAltMike

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    Remarkable how regional trends can go in opposite directions for such a fungible product. Here in Washington, DC metro, we have been gently trending downward recently, back to about $3.60 per gallon as we had been a few months ago.
     
  11. Oct 6, 2012 #1351 of 1995
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    Yep, price down 5 cents this week to $3.41 here in Arkansas central.
     
  12. Oct 6, 2012 #1352 of 1995
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    Same thing here in my corner of the Denver area, it topped out around $3.69 and is down to $3.64 now
     
  13. Oct 8, 2012 #1353 of 1995
    Drucifer

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    It been $4.19 for CITGO reg for the last two weeks here in Cold Spring, NY. Cold Spring is roughly 75 miles north of NYC as the crow flies.
     
  14. Oct 8, 2012 #1354 of 1995
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    $4.29
     
  15. Oct 8, 2012 #1355 of 1995
    Lord Vader

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    $3.43 :)
     
  16. Oct 8, 2012 #1356 of 1995
    P Smith

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    $4.78 premium :(

    Umm, didn't check references to other places around here - it's $5.27 max here.
     
  17. Oct 8, 2012 #1357 of 1995
    Lord Vader

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    It is becoming increasingly expensive to live in California, it would appear. Sadly, the same can be said about a few other states.
     
  18. Oct 8, 2012 #1358 of 1995
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    $3.67, Wharton, NJ
     
  19. MysteryMan

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    $3.98
     
  20. yosoyellobo

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    3.59 walking distant from my house.
     

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