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Discussion in 'The OT' started by Doug Brott, Dec 4, 2008.
I expect California will be over 4 bucks a gallon by summer.
We have slowly edged up from $2.19 a couple of months ago to $2.59 yesterday evening when I was out.
Texas City, TX
I saw several $2.99.9s/gal. signs today. Looks like the "3" is a psychological barrier... which, when broken, may open a floodgate.
Been a while. Just saw $2.49.9 at a station that I know have been more than 30 cents higher just a few months ago. Is that the current trend?
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The gas tax was increased here a month or so ago and prices for regular hit $3 a gallon. Yesterday I saw regular at $2.65 (cash) in one station and $2.69 at a couple others.
Yes, Gas prices follow the pricing of the oil commodity.
You guys have prices under $3. How nice for you. LOL. I’m happy they are under $4
I moved too slow. I had to pay 6 cents a gallon more at that same station today. Boo hoo hoo!
$2.49 at corner 103th and Ricker Jacksonville Fl.
In my area, Costco at $2.489 is being beat by Murphy USA and QuikTrip at $2.479 and a new Mobil in Indian Trail at $2.439
$2.39 at Chevron and Shell stations here.
We do have such prices here in some stations...stations you rarely see cars gassing up in. How do they stay open? That's a question that I'd like to see answered.
I live near Washington DC, and there are two gas stations across the street from one another and I have occasionally observed the one on the outbound side being 30 to 40 cents a gallon more expensive than the one that is inbound. Of course, if the inbound one is charging market price for gas, which may just have a few cents per gallon profit in it because they make more of their profit off the store, the outbound one is making ten times that much per gallon or more, so they don't need to sell much gas to make as money.
Keep in mind that this is a high income area, and if a guy making $100,000 a year sees on his way home that it's time to fill up, he isn't going to drive up to the next turn opportunity, make a U-turn against traffic, fill up for 30 to 40 cents a gallon less, get back on the road heading the wrong way, and then make another U-turn against traffic to save four dollars. It just isn't worth his time to do so.
When I was in Florida a few years ago the last stations before the airport had 4.999 gas prices. Not too far away from stations selling at the average retail price for the area. They were trying to catch people returning rental cars to the airport (return full or pay a penalty).
I used to fill up just before the Manchester, NH airport where there are too many stations in a row for them to gouge. One day, I was cutting the departure too close and so I brought it back down maybe five or six gallons low and I was checked in by a new employee, and since I had had the car for just a few hours, my total billing was under $20. I told him that my gas charge should have been that much and he said there wasn't one. I told him there was supposed to be, but he said it didn't matter because he had already closed out the contract.
Well, it did matter. The next time I reserved a car from that company, a year later, the reservation got mysteriously canceled, and I placed it again and that also got canceled, and when I got to the rental pickup counter they told me I was past due about $20 from my last rental and they wouldn't rent to me until I paid it off.
"Sir, you don't know what it means to reserve a car."
"No, you don't know what it means to reserve a car because if you did, there'd be a car here for me. The one you reserved."
Oh they TOOK the reservation, but they didn't HOLD the reservation.
Gas price in Texas City, TX, $ 1.89 at Chevron and Shell for 87 octane.
Related Oil price chart, for the year to date.
$2.03 at 103th and Ricker in Jacksonville Florida.
I almost updated this two weeks ago, when I saw that the inbound/outbound differential between these two stations across the street from one another had become insane. It was 92 cents per gallon price differential on regular and 94 cents per gallon on premium, but there were more cars gassing up for $3.5X a gallon outbound than for $2.6X a gallon inbound, because they were just to busy to turn around to save ten bucks.
I recently wondered of the price differential was the opposite in the morning. I tend to doubt it though, because people inbound in the morning will be averse to filling up as doing so might make them late for work.