Covid-19 Gas Prices

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Mark Holtz, Mar 29, 2020.

  1. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz New Texan

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    How have gas prices been where you are? I did a quick check of GasBuddy, and here is the gas price chart between Sacramento (where I used to live) and Dallas (where I live now):
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    My go-to-stations, Costco and Sam's Club, have these prices currently:
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    When I check the Costco where I used to go to fill up...
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    But,the problem is that you can be all fueled up.... and nowhere to go.
     
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  2. trh

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    I paid 1.45 per gallon yesterday.
     
  3. Rich

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    And I thought $2.07 a gallon was cheap!

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  4. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Last paid was $1.75 a couple of weeks ago. Minimal driving means minimal gas usage. Current rates around $1.38. Any lower and I'm paying taxes only. :)
     
  5. scooper

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    Gas going down - under $1.90 / gallon.
    Diesel (which MY cars use) much slower decreasing.
     
  6. AZ.

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    Gas prices are not to effected by virus much....The fight started month ago when barrels of oil was dropping like a rock....Now Im sure supply is high and need low, has some factor but nothing more than a few cents.
     
  7. cpalmer2k

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    Gas around here is averaging about $1.48/$1.49 a gallon. One station has been selling it for .99 cents randomly. Needless to say they've been slammed.
     
  8. trh

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    COVID19 has everything to do with low gas prices. From the WSJ earlier this month (bolding by me):

     
  9. trh

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    And where is 'around here'?
     
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  10. AZ.

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    The decline followed Russia's refusal last week to join the OPEC oil cartel in proposed production cuts aimed at supporting prices. Thwarted in its search for cuts, Saudi Arabia, the leading OPEC member, sharply changed course by cutting prices and signalling it will ramp up production.
     
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  12. RAD

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    Around where I drive in Austin area I've seen a Shell at $1.41 then use my gas rewards card for 5 cents per gallon discount it's $1.36.
     
  13. billsharpe

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    Filled up tank over two weeks ago at about $3.25. Tank is still about 2/3 full. Our driving is pretty restricted right now.
     
  14. codespy

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    I filled up all my 5 extra gas cans 30 days ago for lawn mowers, etc. before the summer blend of reformulated gas starts in SE Wisconsin again. I always do that in late January/Early Feb because the price increase by Memorial day typically equals one dollar or well more than that. So a month ago, it was over $2.38 a gallon in most areas.

    I just drove by a station today 5 miles from home, and it was at $1.39/Galllon at a BP. Most others are at $1.59/Gal one county west of Milwaukee County where I live somewhat near.

    As usual, great timing on my part! I should go buy a lottery ticket now! :(
     
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  15. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Gas prices are so low that everyone should stay at home to slow the spread.
     
  16. inkahauts

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    So would now be a good time for a Sunday drive? And I mean just drive... get in at home and drive around some scenic areas and back to home never getting out of the car. Would that be the same as sheltering at home since your car is an extension of your hone? What do people think?
     
  17. MysteryMan

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    I think life goes on. Social distancing may be our best defense but none of us can stay holed up until the pandemic is over. My wife and I are in our seventies and I have been on Humira for several years which puts us both in the high risk group. Nearest family members are over six hundred miles from us so all we have are each other. We still have to venture out for resupplying food and other necessities, banking and necessary medical appointments.
     
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  18. tenpins

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    Where I live 30 miles north of Denver, prices are across the spectrum- 1.79 to 1.92 and a difference of 2 miles. As for the spread, perhaps I need to forget the cookie jar :yum: and just keep walking :grinning:
     
  19. Rich

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    Diesel has dropped quite a bit here. $2.59 last I saw. Down from $3.00.

    Rich
     
  20. Rich

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    You really should put your location under your Avatar. We have no idea where you are. Be interesting to know where you can get gas for less than a buck.

    Rich
     

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