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Gas Price Watch

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

  1. Aug 4, 2012 #1321 of 2018

    Spicoli This is only a test...

    Jun 7, 2006
    $3.99 in Milwaukee. :(
  2. Aug 4, 2012 #1322 of 2018

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    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.
  3. Aug 4, 2012 #1323 of 2018
    James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    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).
  4. Aug 4, 2012 #1324 of 2018

    Cholly Old Guys Rule! DBSTalk Club

    Mar 22, 2004
    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 -
  5. Aug 4, 2012 #1325 of 2018

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    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.
  6. Aug 4, 2012 #1326 of 2018

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
  7. Aug 4, 2012 #1327 of 2018

    WestDC Well-Known Member

    Feb 9, 2008
    Those that don't earn a living TAX those that do. Your chart shows that very well per state.
  8. Aug 7, 2012 #1328 of 2018

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    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:
  9. Aug 7, 2012 #1329 of 2018

    crabtrp Legend

    Sep 23, 2006
    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.
  10. Aug 7, 2012 #1330 of 2018

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    Other than the gas mileage, how do you like your Volt?
  11. Aug 7, 2012 #1331 of 2018

    crabtrp Legend

    Sep 23, 2006
    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.
  12. Aug 7, 2012 #1332 of 2018
    Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 20, 2004
    Galactic Empire
  13. Aug 7, 2012 #1333 of 2018
    Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz Day Sleeper

    Mar 23, 2002
    Sacramento, CA
    I think my wallet just experienced some gas pains. Hello $4.50 gas?
  14. Aug 7, 2012 #1334 of 2018

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Cool. How is electricity meted and metered out? So the combined $ cost of gas and electric comes out to about how much?
  15. Aug 7, 2012 #1335 of 2018

    sum_random_dork Icon

    Aug 21, 2008
    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.
  16. Aug 7, 2012 #1336 of 2018

    boukengreen Legend

    Sep 22, 2009
    3.44 in Decatur al
  17. Aug 7, 2012 #1337 of 2018

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    Sunday 8/5- $3.09
    Monday 8/6- $3.24
    Tuesday 8/7- $3.48

    Two day difference to fill my tank: +$5.07
  18. Aug 8, 2012 #1338 of 2018

    longrider Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Apr 21, 2007
    Elizabeth, CO
    Looks like the increases are starting to hit Colorado. The Safeway in my town was $3.32 yesterday and $3.37 today
  19. Aug 9, 2012 #1339 of 2018

    AntAltMike Hall Of Fame

    Nov 20, 2004
    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.
  20. Aug 9, 2012 #1340 of 2018

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

    Jan 23, 2008
    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?

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