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Gas Prices

Postby flogger » Sat Dec 26, 2015 9:40 am



Several news stories about the oil prices lately. How 35/barrel was a ten year low, then 34... Looks like 30 a barrel is coming. I filled up a couple of times in the dollar 50s, one was my low at 1.55 a gallon. Christmas saw a Speedway spike of 1.99... Speedway likes to do that, a forty cent spike in the Speedway states whereas in most states folks get small increases or drops over time reflecting the true price... For those without, Speedway is a large chain of corporate gas stations and they are owned by Exxon Mobil... When they spike a raise in price, all the other stations follow suit figuring Speedway knows something. When all the other prices are up, Speedway systematically price drops a penny or two with competing stations nearby thus there is always a flux in prices in the Speedway States, mostly Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and maybe fringes of a few others... The trick in a Speedway state is to buy gas at the bottom of the curve instead of at or after a spike... Largely for the big gas picture, news reports have oil hitting or breaking the 30 dollar a barrel level in the coming months bringing average gas prices even lower...


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Re: Gas Prices

Postby Happytrails » Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:22 am

Its still $2.22/ga in PA (not complaining!). I've heard rumors that PA intends to tax our air pretty soon. I remember paying $2.35/ga about 12yrs or so ago. Also remember paying about $4.00/ga a couple yrs ago? I drive a full size pickup with a 26ga tank so I can really feel it when the gas prices change. :D
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Re: Gas Prices

Postby Arti » Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:54 am

Stays close to 1.90 in South West Wisconsin. Usually 10 cents less in Iowa.

I drive quite a few miles in a year so a dollar a gallon makes a big difference to me.

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Postby NVSB4 » Sat Dec 26, 2015 4:37 pm

I use GasBuddy quite a bit to find the cheapest (yet still Tier 1) station around.
They also have maps showing gas prices around the US & Canada.
Here is a map of the gas prices.
Here is a map of combined taxes on gasoline.
You can easily see a correlation.
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Re: Gas Prices

Postby bntyhntr6975 » Sat Dec 26, 2015 5:41 pm

I burn 6gal a day to work and back, in the car. Twice that if I have to take the 4x4, and not quite as much if I can take 1 of the bikes. So yea, I notice the gas prices. The bikes get the non ethanol which is always about .40 higher.

I'm no market analysist, but something that never made sense to me was: We (US) would export oil at "X" price, then IMPORT oil/gas at a higher price. Now I didnt get all 'A's back in school, but that math just dont add up to a sensible explanation.

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Re: Gas Prices

Postby Big Blue UK » Sun Dec 27, 2015 1:08 am

flogger wrote:I filled up a couple of times in the dollar 50s, one was my low at 1.55 a gallon.

Jeesus, about a quid a US gallon, I do not get a litre for that :( ,
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Postby waituntilthebeep » Sun Dec 27, 2015 1:58 am

We see the "holiday" fuel price spikes a lot where the price goes up 50 cents the week before a peak travel time then back down a few days after. Funny thing about supply and demand. I don't live in a rural area but I don't live in Seattle proper and there is a 50-60 cent per gallon difference between here and there.

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:16 am

with the fuel prices in my area, it ranges between $1.51 and $1.65 for regular. premium runs between $1.85 and $2.09 a gallon. when my bike's fuel gauge hits reserve, that's when i fill it up and use the premium and it still costs less than $11.00.

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Re: Gas Prices

Postby Fiberthree » Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:36 pm

Well here in California the oil companies are continuing to insist that there is a "shortage" while taking down refineries for "maintenance" at curcial times. So we get to pay higher prices than the rest of the country. Our local stations are hovering around the $3.00 range.
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Re: Gas Prices

Postby ram11397 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 5:58 pm

here in the north/east RI/CT my local town $2.05 - $2.09 per gal
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Re: Gas Prices

Postby Mh434 » Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:19 pm

Take heart, folks - we're still paying $5 a gallon here on the west coast of Canada (the rest of the country's down around $3.50 or so). All the gas companies around here simply decided they weren't going to lower their prices for any reason, and ALL of them are exactly the same price, to the 1/10th of a cent. They say there's no collusion though...it's merely a coincidence...

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:16 pm

that's damn shame. you would figure that where you're living a lot of the oil and other products would be cheaper.

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Re: Gas Prices

Postby bstig60 » Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:23 am

$2.59 at the local Shell station here in Northern California. Much higher in the cities......
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Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:44 am

lowest i've seen it here was yesterday @$1.59 a gal for regular.

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Re: Gas Prices

Postby Mh434 » Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:25 am

We've been paying $1.13...per liter (quart)...

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Re: Gas Prices

Postby flogger » Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:48 am

Mh434 wrote:We've been paying $1.13...per liter (quart)...


Holy smokes batman! Nearly 4 times ours?
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Re: Gas Prices

Postby Mh434 » Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:36 pm

Yup - no economic excuse for it, either...just gouging.

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:33 pm

:o OMG. there shouldn't be any reason for those kind of prices. that's totally outrageous

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Re: Gas Prices

Postby detdrbuzzard » Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:56 pm

roadwanderer2 wrote:that's damn shame. you would figure that where you're living a lot of the oil and other products would be cheaper.

stuart.

I don't think there is a refinery in the great white north so crude oil has to be sent south to a refinery and then sent back up to the great white north
I paid $1.77 a gallon for regular this morning
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Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:23 pm

i paid $1.59 for regular, and then again for $1.89 this afternoon with the stations being 125 miles apart, and i saw a price @$1.99 at yet another station about 40 miles west of the 2nd one. geeze, it seems like that's all i've been doing since christmas, refuel my bike and in the wife's car lol.

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Re: Gas Prices

Postby NVSB4 » Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:14 pm

Mh434 wrote:Yup - no economic excuse for it, either...just gouging.

I can't see any reason for it either.
If you look at the Canadian map at GasBuddy, it shows a huge difference between the west coast and a couple of hundred miles (or kilometers) inward.
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Re: Gas Prices

Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:20 pm

:o wait a sec, i know what it is......its called GREED. but ask yourself this........how much $$$ is enough?

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Re: Gas Prices

Postby flogger » Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:17 pm

Mmmmm, greed? Never heard of it...
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Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:19 pm

flogger wrote:Mmmmm, greed? Never heard of it...


LOL.

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Re: Gas Prices

Postby Mh434 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:42 am

Yeah - I looked at the gas price "heat map" - prices are the same here as they are in the Yukon, by the Arctic Circle...yet in Manitoba, they're paying 30%-40% less than we are, even up in Churchill (polar bear central - I lived up there, for a time, got to see polar bears up close & personal, every day).

Strangely, I just paid $0.93.9/liter for diesel (less than $4 per gallon) for my torpedo heater - diesel's been more expensive here than gasoline for about 10 years, so it's strange that it's suddenly 20% cheaper than gas. Makes NO sense to me!




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