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Old 02-16-2013, 11:03 AM   #1
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Gas Price up $.80 in 5 weeks

Just checked a gas receipt Jan 19th... Paid $3.09 for Regular. Today's price $3.89.
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:12 PM   #2
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These folks show early January prices to be a little below $3.40 a gal. http://ycharts.com/indicators/gas_price. Yours was on sale, perhaps?
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I paid $3.45 yesterday. I think it was in the 3.15 range early January.
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I did a fill up today for 3.95 a gal.
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It's $3.899/gal here today. Hope it comes down before our annual summer formulation price increase.
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:45 PM   #6
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These folks show early January prices to be a little below $3.40 a gal. US Retail Gas Price. Yours was on sale, perhaps?
Yeah... kinda... we have two dueling truckstops and that was the lowpoint, but the price at most stations was $3.19... $.20 to $.30 less than Chicago prices at that time... but even with that, still a $.70 difference... That's $10 per fill up.
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Up about 40 cents a gallon in the last 6 weeks in my area.
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:53 PM   #8
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We drive very little so I don't notice gas prices much as I fill up infrequently.

Next month however we leave for the UK and Ireland where we'll be doing lots of driving. Just checked the current prices and it is going to cost ~$10/gal (us gallon).
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$3.51/9 this morning in Lufkin, TX. $3.36/9 this afternoon in Shreveport, LA (125 miles apart). Difference between state's gas taxes is primary difference. TX has no income tax, so they tax gas higher.
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Gas at a nearby Costco was $2.89 in December. Just checked gasbuddy.com, and it is currently $3.38/gal.
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Gas at a nearby Costco was $2.89 in December. Just checked gasbuddy.com, and it is currently $3.38/gal.
$3.29 here at Costco yesterday. It was $3.01 there just 3 weeks ago. Yep, we bought gas for around $2.82 in Dec.
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Thought about driving my RV to Costco to fill it up at $2.89, but was afraid the gas would get stale by the time I take the next trip. I could have put an additional 40 gallons in there, which means a saving of $20 at just the current price.

Oh well, what's $20 when I burn more than a couple grands on gas for each RV jaunt?
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$3.399 at Costco today. Was $2.999 around the first of the year.
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I glance at prices daily in the Chicago area, hovering between $4 - $4.45 today. I got gas just outside Cook county Thurs for $3.85, same station is now $3.99.
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We drive very little so I don't notice gas prices much as I fill up infrequently.

Next month however we leave for the UK and Ireland where we'll be doing lots of driving. Just checked the current prices and it is going to cost ~$10/gal (us gallon).
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Whoa, drive slow and enjoy your trip. Gas here is $3.50. I do not drive very much myself so it is not annoying me as much as some. If it coninues to rise I am not sure if our ecomony can handle it. I can walk to most places I need to go and if I do drive things are very close. I hate it for people who drive many miles to work. Another cut in their paycheck. oldtrig
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Thought about driving my RV to Costco to fill it up at $2.89, but was afraid the gas would get stale by the time I take the next trip. I could have put an additional 40 gallons in there, which means a saving of $20 at just the current price.

Oh well, what's $20 when I burn more than a couple grands on gas for each RV jaunt?
Yeah... I know you love RVing... 'Twas our plan in the early days... "See, Honey? We can do the State Parks for $5/night, or as Campground Hosts, we could stay in different parks for months at a time, and see the country." But that was in 1978.

We were >< that close to doing it. In many ways it was a bit of unrequited love. Am hoping that as you live this adventure out, you'll keep us up to date!
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$3.51/9 this morning in Lufkin, TX. $3.36/9 this afternoon in Shreveport, LA (125 miles apart). Difference between state's gas taxes is primary difference. TX has no income tax, so they tax gas higher.

Interesting Martyb, I just saw regular priced at $3.65 in Crockett this afternoon. Almost 15 cents differance between Lufkin and Crockett. (~45 miles apart) I drive into the Shreveport area seveal times a month and have also noticed the price drops 15 to 20 cents a gallon as soon as I cross the state line.

Maybe it's time to buy back into some oil/gas stocks.
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As I was parked today, I saw either one or two Nissan Leaf's go by. They were the same color, but I'm not sure if that was one car that went around the block twice or two separate cars. My first Leaf spotting ever.
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According to my records, I filled my Venza's tank with 14.060 gallons of (premium) gas on Valentine's Day for $3.69/gallon.

The last time I did this prior to Valentine's Day was on January 22nd, when the same gas was $3.39/gallon at the same gas station! Softening the blow a bit is the fact that I don't use much gas.
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$3.99 for unleaded and $4.15 for diesel at the Meijer station I drove past today on Rte. 59 in Naperville, IL.
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