Gas Price Watch

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

  1. dettxw

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    Lowest price around here is the Air Depot Blvd. & SE 29th St. Shell station outside of Tinker AFB at $1.49, but that's for ethanol adulterated fuel.
    I'll pay more for pure gas.

    I was surprised this Spring when I drove out to LA and I could find no pure gas available anywhere, not even in Texas.
     
  2. Lord Vader

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    The stupid agribusiness monstrosities have thrown enough money at the politicians that the former has been assured that gas with ethanol is the norm in almost all parts of the country. Kinda sad, if you ask me.
     
  3. Herdfan

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    Fight back, drive a Diesel. :)
     
  4. yosoyellobo

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    Or walk.
     
  5. Nick

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    My favorite mode of transportation runs on a biodegradable form of renewable energy called hay.
     
  6. SeaBeagle

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    Meaning horsie.


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  7. jimmie57

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    Shell and Chevron in Texas City, TX $1.59 for regular, no coupons, points, etc.
     
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    phrelin

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    $2.499 at Safeway in Willits, California. But we paid $1.499 because we had $1.00 off from points (we eat a lot).
     
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    Lord Vader

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    Wow. It would appear gas is still pricey in California.
     
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    inkahauts

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    It's over 3 at some stations here for the cheap stuff. We always get screwed in California.
     
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    Nick

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    Yeah, I was visiting there once, met a nice girl on Rodeo Drive
    and it happened to me. Gas prices were terrible then as well.

    ;)
     
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    AntAltMike

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    I filled up (10 gal.) last night at $1.79.9. Same station is $1.91.9 today. I feel like a winner!
     
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    SeaBeagle

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    Here are the closest prices. ImageUploadedByDBSTalk1451965091.303844.jpg


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    AntAltMike

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    Closest to who, or to what or where?
     
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    SeaBeagle

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    To Charleston, SC. The addresses of the stations are listed in the photograph.


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  16. Beerstalker

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    Won't help, most diesel now contains 10% bio-diesel. I search around for stations selling 100% diesel in the winter because bio-diesel gels up much easier and stays gelled up. Cost me about $2000 in repairs one winter when my truck gelled up and took out the fuel pump and 4 injectors. None of it covered by warranty because they said it was my fault (even though the fuel is supposed to be treated, and I had also added treatment to it myself). That was the last time I ran bio in the winter.
     
  17. SeaBeagle

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    Diesel is more expensiver than motor vehicle fuel is.


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  18. bobnielsen

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    I paid $2.12 yesterday at a Shell station in Suquamish, WA. I know some areas are much less than this but it is the lowest I have seen around here in years.
     
  19. Herdfan

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    Yes, but the increased MPG more than offset the higher cost.
     
  20. AntAltMike

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    I was an economics major, and quite immodestly, a rather talented one, but here is something I don't "get". We have an economy that has measurable components of income and production, which logically correlate to our economic well-being, so why is it that when the countries with oil under their sand pump out more than they had been, resulting in a lower market price, that the world economy sometimes dives? I mean, for every seller who is hurt by each dollar less he receives per barrel, each buyer benefits by that same dollar amount, and on top of that, at the lower price, there are additional, productive transactions that generate unique transaction surpluses from which the economy further benefits. If oil costs less, then there will be some additional things manufactured out of plastic or whatever that otherwise would not have been made at a higher factor input cost, and some traveling done that would not have been done at the higher gasoline prices, from which benefits are garnered, etc. How can pumping out more oil not make the collective "us" wealthier?
     

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