Gas Price Watch

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

  1. trh

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    And by 'our', I'm assuming you mean California?

    That got me thinking what gas prices are currently around the world. This site shows average prices (you can change it to US Gallons/US $). http://www.globalpetrolprices.com/gasoline_prices/

    Low for Feb 22, 2016 is Kuwait at $0.82 per gallon and the highest is Hong Kong at $6.99 per gallon. Many places in Europe are in the $5.00 - $6.26 per gallon.
     
  2. inkahauts

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    I meant California be the rest of the us.

    Yes Europe has always been much much higher.
     
  3. billsharpe

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    European gas prices have almost always been higher than US prices. That's why there are so many small cars in Europe.

    My daughter filled up Thursday night at Costco for $1.99 per gallon after waiting for over 30 minutes. I filled up Friday morning at a local station for $2.39 with no wait. I expect to see gas well above $2.50 per gallon in Southern California by March 1 when the "summer blend" gas is sold.

    California gas is more expensive than most other states because of tighter emission rules and the sales tax (9.5% locally) is built into the price.
     
  4. trh

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    Looks like the tighter emissions impact the price more than the state tax. Both NY and PA have higher taxes than CA, but their gas prices are much cheaper than CA.
     
  5. inkahauts

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    Yep
     
  6. AntAltMike

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    Gas prices seriously up here just outside of Washington, DC. In some regions the prevailing price is $197.9. Where I live, it's $187.9. Bring back fracking!!
     
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    My local prevailing price is now about $2.25/gal, though one station will sell cash for $2.19. I drove 5 miles each way to buy at $2.15 cash.
     
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    I've noticed most of our stations have Diesel at or below gas prices (87 octane). Haven't seen that for a number of years.
     
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    I haven't seen that here, "BUT" did notice it was below premium which was what caught my attention.
     
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    Yes they were below for a few weeks and now they have crept back up to even with gasoline.
    I paid $1.89 for Shell Regular / 87 Sunday when I filled up.
     
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    Up over $2 a gallon here in NJ for regular in some stations. Thing I don't get about the NJ stations is the wide difference in prices. Lukoil, in particular, seems to have such high prices that I rarely see anyone buying gas in the station I go past frequently. How do they stay in business, I have to wonder?

    Rich
     
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    billsharpe

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    Yesterday I saw two stations within a few blocks of each other in Brentwood, CA. One had regular priced at $3.89; the other, $3.03. Both had cars buying gas. I paid $2.75 for regular in Santa Monica last week after a grocery store discount of 20 cents. I'm sure Costco is cheaper but it's six miles away in fairly heavy traffic.
     
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    We see that around Washington, DC, too. There are two gas stations directly across the street from one another on New York Avenue, Route 50, and their prices commonly differ by more than half a dollar a gallon, but people driving home from work who have six figure incomes aren't going to turn around, fill up, and then have to make a U-turn to get back heading the same way just to save five dollars.
     
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    Still under 2 here in NW NJ at $1.95
     
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    Since I drive a diesel I do notice. It usually happens around this time of year when the summer blends come on line. Doesn't last long.
     
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    Rich

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    I'm near King of Prussia, PA right now and the prices for regular are around $2.50 a gallon. I'll wait to get back to NJ to fill up.

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    Was just outside Marietta, OH today and diesel was about 20 cents cheaper ($2.09) than in Charleston, WV while gas was about 15-20 cents more ($2.37).

    But what was interesting is that the station was selling bio-diesel for $2.69. Now you have to be awfully committed to helping the environment to pay 60 cents more for a gallon of something that is only 20% bio-based to begin with.

    Now I have used E85 in my Yukon XL and it is about a wash between the lower price and lower mileage with the bonus being more power. But there is no benefit to bio-diesel in that regard.
     
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    I filled up at Costco today in Culver City at $2.49. On the way home I passed a station in Santa Monica that was selling gas for $3.99. Most stations were in the $2.79 to $2.99 range for regular.

    Gas is usually higher in California because of the strict emissions test requirements and a 9.5% sales tax in addition to the regular Fed and State taxes.
     
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    $1.97 today in Manchester NH
     
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    $1.91 this week at Costco in Matthews, NC
     

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