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Old 11-28-2015, 12:57 AM   #261
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I paid $1.66 at Costco in Houston on Wednesday.


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Old 11-28-2015, 05:14 AM   #262
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$1.85 in NJ. Drive across the border to Pa and it's $2.29 !!
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Old 11-28-2015, 08:40 AM   #263
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$1.85 in NJ. Drive across the border to Pa and it's $2.29 !!
But at least in PA you can pump it yourself.
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Old 11-28-2015, 08:56 AM   #264
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I usually hit wawa and use penfed.org cc for 5% discount. That would be something close to 1.80.

I see two Mobil stations close by for $1.71 on gas buddy.
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Old 11-28-2015, 12:07 PM   #265
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$2.55 here in Vegas today. I paid $2.05 in Bellingham at COSCO Tuesday.

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I don't understand why gas is so high in Nevada while in most states is under $2.
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Well, it was $1.64 at Costco today when I filled up.
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Old 11-28-2015, 12:20 PM   #267
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I don't understand why gas is so high in Nevada while in most states is under $2.
No petroleum refineries in NV cause fuel transportation costs to retail market to be high. Add in the tourists and the prices are higher.
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Old 11-28-2015, 12:29 PM   #268
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Old 11-28-2015, 02:53 PM   #269
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Wow! At Costco here on Oahu I've been paying $2.45. With SoCal housing prices in the same range as here, I'm beginning to wonder if Paradise is actually cheaper than SoCal. YMMV
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$2.05/gal yesterday at the Oregon coast at Costco. I would love to see some of the under $2 gas around here.
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I don't understand why gas is so high in Nevada while in most states is under $2.
Refinery issues (especially the mandated bends) drive a lot of the price differential.

As do taxes:

How High Are Gas Taxes in Your State? | Tax Foundation

Sample state gas taxes per gallon:

PA: 52˘
HI: 45˘
CA: 43˘
WA: 38˘
FL: 36˘
MD: 32˘
OH: 28˘
UT: 25˘
NH: 23˘
TX: 20˘
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Old 11-28-2015, 09:53 PM   #273
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$1.85 in NJ. Drive across the border to Pa and it's $2.29 !!

It's all in the gas tax. PA now ranks #1 in highest gas tax in the country; NJ ranks #49.

Price of gas is higher in WV and I don't know why. Lower in VA.


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It's all in the gas tax. PA now ranks #1 in highest gas tax in the country; NJ ranks #49.

Price of gas is higher in WV and I don't know why. Lower in VA.


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We in MO benefit from low gas taxes and a nearby refinery. $1.63 a gallon here today.


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When I started driving in the late 60's, the price of gas was about .35 (cents) a gallon. Sometimes less during a gas war. According to the on line inflation calculator I used that would be $2.39 today.

Having a pretty good idea what it takes to find oil $$$, secure leases $$$, get the oil out of the ground $$$, transport it to a refinery $$$, refine it $$$, transport it again to the gas stations for the consumer $$$ not to mention all the supporting infrastructure and people $$$$$$$$$ to get all of that done, it's amazing to me that it's so cheap (and plentiful).
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When I started driving in the late 60's, the price of gas was about .35 (cents) a gallon. According to the on line inflation calculator I used that would be $2.39 today.

Having a pretty good idea what it takes to find oil $$$, secure leases $$$, get the oil out of the ground $$$, transport it to a refinery $$$, refine it $$$, transport it again to the gas stations $$$ not to mention all the supporting infrastructure and people $$$$$$$$$ to get all of that done, it's amazing to me that it's so cheap (and plentiful).
It is kind of amazing to see that the price has stayed with the rate of inflation. But for those who don't know the details of the technology of finding oil then getting it to the pump nozzle, the technology has advanced very far since the 1960's. Consider 3D seismic, horizontal drilling, advances in formation fracturing, fluids handling, better refining efficiency, etc.
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$1.55 at Sam's Club, but I am not a member there any more. $1.81 at our favorite Exxon station.

If I bought all my gas at Sam's Club, that difference in price would pay for the membership. Oh well. The likelihood that I would actually do that is pretty low.
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Having a pretty good idea what it takes to find oil $$$, secure leases $$$, get the oil out of the ground $$$, transport it to a refinery $$$, refine it $$$, transport it again to the gas stations for the consumer $$$ not to mention all the supporting infrastructure and people $$$$$$$$$ to get all of that done, it's amazing to me that it's so cheap (and plentiful).
Roughly the price of bottled water and less than half the price of (our) milk!
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A little off topic, but I was wondering about other people's ideas.

Down here in SWFL gas prices are around $1.99 - $2.19. But there is one station in downtown Bonita Springs that has regular unleaded at $3.49, and premium is over $4. I'd noticed this before and assumed the sign was old and they had stopped selling gas. But the other day I saw a car at the pump, so I pulled in and they were actually pumping gas. And the price on the pump was the same as the price on the sign.

I can't figure this out except maybe there's something illegal going on, money laundering or something, and they are running a business but don't actually want any customers. It's a convenience store sort of place, check cashing and such, and the gas isn't a name brand. I'm really curious to see what other people would assume about such a place.
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That does seem odd. We have some some "no name" gas stations out here in the sticks (far away from any highways) that charge as much as 25 cents a gallon more than the stations near the highways but nothing like the difference you are talking about. Personally, I'd be afraid to buy gas from them. At that price I doubt they are selling much and it's probably old/stale and might even have water in it.

At those prices, maybe the customers are getting something else with a purchase of 20 gallons or more.
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