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Lines at the gas pump?

Discussion in 'The OT' started by BlueSnake, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. Doug Brott

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    Cause we don't pay attention at that point ;) .. Seriously, I've done some cursory looking and gas prices tend to be about 2-3 weeks behind oil prices .. It's not an exact science of course.

    I will say, that as the price of gas got higher out here (when Oil was volatile near $150/barrel), pricing was wacko .. but in the not as volatile times, there didnt' seem to be anything extraordinary going on.

    The current volatile times in the South East are probably a bit wacko at the moment, but in a week or two it should right itself again.
     
  2. fluffybear

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    That's business! I owned a small business and suffered through the same type of hardships. Should I have raised my prices if I knew I was running low on something and I would not be restocked for a week? Better year, if my competitor ran out of a product was that an excuse for me to raise my prices by a couple of bucks?
     
  3. rudeney

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    I am lucky to live less than a mile from a station with just about the cheapest gas prices in town (well, besides Costco, which is 4 miles away). It’s a locally owned Exxon station. They adjust their pump prices based on the wholesale price paid for their most recent delivery. At 4:30pm on Friday, they were charging $3.649/3.769/3.889 (87/89/93 octane), compared to $3.499/3.609/3.719 earlier in the week. By 6:00pm, they had received a shipment and prices went up to $3.88/3.99/4.11 (and that’s still the price this morning). Most “corporate” owned stations were $0.50-0.60 higher. Oh, and many stations were out of regular. There were a lot of complaints over that. My car uses premium anyhow so I never bothered worrying over that problem.
     
  4. Greg Alsobrook

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    Had to go to three gas stations to find gas tonight... and the one I had to settle on only had 93 octane... And to top it off, prices are 50 cents higher than they were just a couple days ago...
     
  5. Phil T

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    Not much happening here. I got gas tonight at a King Soopers (Kroger) that was posted at $3.59, and using their credit card got me a 15 cent per gallon discount. Final price was $3.44.

    That is the cheapest I have seen this summer!
     
  6. Doug Brott

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    $3.44 would be good :eek: .. Although if oil keeps going down, we should get there (eventually) ..
     
  7. Cholly

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    Damn! I just checked the prices in the Binghamton, NY area and they are 30 cents a gallon cheaper than most stations in this area. This is almost a complete about face from a few months ago. Most stations hereabouts are charging 4.199 a gallon for regular.
    The two pipelines feeding our area are operating at about 40% of capacity at best.
     
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    Havent seen this in Maine or New Hampshire yet.
    Though, where i get gas there is at least 4-5 different ones within a 1/4 mile of each other. :lol:
     
  10. djlong

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    Well, yesterday I guess Ike "hit us" here in New England. In southern NH, the low-proced gast stations just jumped 15 cents in two days. I work on an air base and they just jumped 7 cents in two days.
     
  11. Doug Brott

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    We're still @ $3.79 and surprisingly below the national average .. jeebers .. The discount place around the corner is $3.67.
     
  12. fluffybear

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    I'm happy to say that sometime within the last few hours (according to gas buddy), gas dropped back to $3.99 a gallon in our area.
     
  13. Dave

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    Still at the $ 3.29 this week in Tucson, Az
     

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