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Old 12-19-2014, 06:30 PM   #121
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Sometime today I heard that if oil stays low for an extended period (6+ months as I recall) RE prices will fall in many Texas communities. The same would be true for ND.
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Old 12-20-2014, 07:34 PM   #122
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I wonder why diesel hasn't fallen anywhere near as much as gas? Before this all started there tended to be a 10% to 15% premium over gas. These days it's looking like about 30% higher. I think we're still beating most cars with our 45 mpg beetle, but not by as much as usual.
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Old 12-20-2014, 08:19 PM   #123
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I wonder why diesel hasn't fallen anywhere near as much as gas? Before this all started there tended to be a 10% to 15% premium over gas. These days it's looking like about 30% higher. I think we're still beating most cars with our 45 mpg beetle, but not by as much as usual.
Diesel doesn't turn as fast in retail stations so the higher priced stuff stays in the tanks longer. Also, reduced sulfur and the mandated use of biodiesel blending has kept the cost up.
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Old 12-20-2014, 08:46 PM   #124
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Gas prices are just a manipulation of general public for economic reasons. Low gas price help people spend. Gas prices will rise after the new year. Companies are slow to react so diesel prices don't have the same volatility. People will literately sell a fuel sipper for a gas guzzler after a month of low gas prices.

So my predictions are gas prices will rise after the new year and the economy will take a sharp downturn after the next election.
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Old 12-20-2014, 10:18 PM   #125
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Gas at my nearby Exxon station where we usually go is now $2.17/gallon and dropping fast.

There's another Exxon station which is actually closer to me where it is $1.99 according to gasbuddy. And then there's Sam's Club, where it is $1.91.

This is crazy! But fun.
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Old 12-20-2014, 10:22 PM   #126
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We drive one vehicle that averages 35mpg and the other 50mpg, I could care less what the gas prices are. A fill up is cheap either way prices go.
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We drive one vehicle that averages 35mpg and the other 50mpg, I could care less what the gas prices are. A fill up is cheap either way prices go.
Yeah, so far this year I have spent $869.08 on gas, total. But it's STILL fun to get a bargain. Puts a big smile on my face.
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Old 12-21-2014, 09:14 AM   #128
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Still $2.59 here in ND and there is a refinery about 2 miles from my apartment.
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Gas price here was $2.24 when I drove past going for breakfast thus morning. Less than an hour later, on our way home, it had dropped to $2.18 at that station. So I decided to go to the one I usually gas up at, and filled up for $2.16 per gallon.

There a town about 25-30 miles south of us, where it is $1.99, and has been for a week or so now.
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Old 12-21-2014, 03:27 PM   #130
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People will literately sell a fuel sipper for a gas guzzler after a month of low gas prices.
You know my SIL "Spendarina" then.

We have some heavy snows, she buys a heavy 4WD vehicle. Gas prices go to $4/gallon? She sells the 4WD because of the bad fuel mileage and buys a smallish Kia. The Kia needs brake pads? Trade that in and buy a bigger one.

If we get any appreciable snow this winter I'll bet my next pension check she goes out and buys a heavy 4WD vehicle.

Rinse, lather, repeat.
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$2.03 here today (central/east Texas) - looking for it to go below $2 this week. I never thought I'd see gas prices this low again.
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Yeah, so far this year I have spent $869.08 on gas, total. But it's STILL fun to get a bargain. Puts a big smile on my face.
I've spent $3588 on fuel so far this year. A Jeep Wrangler Rubicon for daily driving and a very heavy duty 4wd pickup with a snow plow on it are not easy on the mileage and it is a long way into town. I need the capability of both vehicles so I just chalk it up to the cost of living in the mountains where I want to live.
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Interesting. Today we paid $1.91 just out of Dallas, Tx. When we got to North Houston. it was $2.39! Not sure why. Seems like most of the refineries are in East Houston. That I know of gas is trucked or piped to Dallas. Yet all over Dallas, gas was between $1.87 and $2.15.
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$2.07 Montgomery Alabama Costco.
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Old 12-21-2014, 09:37 PM   #137
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$2.86 in Central NY (upstate area near Syracuse) as of Dec 21.


Compared to...(from my previous post)
$3.09 is best local price here in East Nowhere, in upstate NY as of Dec 1.


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Interesting. Today we paid $1.91 just out of Dallas, Tx. When we got to North Houston. it was $2.39! Not sure why. Seems like most of the refineries are in East Houston. That I know of gas is trucked or piped to Dallas. Yet all over Dallas, gas was between $1.87 and $2.15.
maybe near the freeway? By us in The Woodlands (away from I-45), I am seeing $2.05 for RUG and $3.02 for diesel.
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At my local gas station which is also where my mechanic is, he has been lowering his price a lot lately. He is "down" to $2.93 although the last time I bought gas (from him) a few weeks ago I paid $3.31. I buy gas every 3-4 weeks so I have yet to enjoy buying gas for under $3 a gallon again. Even at $3.31 a gallon, it was nice getting change from $40 after filling up. Next time, hopefully, I can get change from $30.
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I keep MY gas prices down by buying beer and pizza on sale.
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