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Old 12-22-2014, 12:15 PM   #141
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I keep MY gas prices down by buying beer and pizza on sale.
Actually, if you bought No.10 cans of pinto beans at Walmart, you could make more gas than expensive (or cheap) beer and pizza would produce.
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Old 12-22-2014, 12:26 PM   #142
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Actually, if you bought No.10 cans of pinto beans at Walmart, you could make more gas than expensive (or cheap) beer and pizza would produce.
This thread is becoming a real stinker.

Getting back on topic, I noticed on gas buddy that some stations in Texas are now below $1.80
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Old 12-22-2014, 01:00 PM   #143
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I just filled up at $1.919/gal in a distant suburb outside Chicago. Never thought I'd see a price like this again. Great short term, probably not for the long term though...
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Old 12-22-2014, 02:35 PM   #144
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This thread is becoming a real stinker.
Butt please note, we do NOT want pictures!
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Old 12-22-2014, 02:37 PM   #145
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First time I have seen diesel below $3/gal. It was $2.94 at a local station today.
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Old 12-22-2014, 02:43 PM   #146
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Now wouldn't that just "crack" up everyone....
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Old 12-23-2014, 06:04 AM   #147
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I noticed this morning that the lowest gas prices in NJ are in the northern part of the state. Stations there have dipped below $2 per gallon. In Southern NJ the prices are hovering around $2.30.

What is amazing is the one station in the state that has price set close to $4 per gallon. We drive by that station often, and always note the price which is so much higher than others in the area. I guess the thinking is, "If I have to walk out there and pump gas, it is gonna be worth my while."
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Old 12-23-2014, 06:17 AM   #148
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$2.04 per gallon in Middle Georgia just south of Macon. Since my motor home only gets 8 miles per gallon...

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Old 12-23-2014, 07:25 AM   #149
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$1.79 at 7 eleven in Ok is about the cheapest I've seen. No ethanol is about $2.00.


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Still around $2.65 at most stations down here in SW FL. You can get $2.44 at Costco. Found diesel for our Beetle for $3.09 yesterday thanks to GasBuddy. My per mile cost is still better in the Beetle, but the 20 mpg Highlander is getting closer.
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Old 12-23-2014, 08:55 AM   #151
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These low prices bring back memories of filling up my SS396 Chevelle with Sunoco 260 for something like $0.28 back in 1967.

I wonder how much further the prices will drop? Nevertheless, I suspect the refiners will come up with something to slow down these gas price drops soon.
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Filled up this morning for $1.949 at Costco. Gotta love 22 gals for $43.
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:08 PM   #153
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Paid 199.9 a gallon tonight as I was passing thru east Texas. I saw prices as low as 198.9 and as high as 245.9 all within about a 90 mile drive
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I just checked GasBuddy, and gas is $1.99 at all of the stations in the next town south of us. But I don't have any need to trek over there, since the tanks on both of my vehicles are still full. Even if I did need to fuel up, our local stations are mostly at $2.13 right now.
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Old 12-24-2014, 04:46 AM   #155
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Visiting in southeastern Pennsylvania last night and regular gas was 2.579 a gallon.
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Same last night in Katy, Texas
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Same last night in Katy, Texas

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Filled up this morning for $1.949 at Costco. Gotta love 22 gals for $43.
Same last night at the Katy, Texas Costco.

I remember when I filled at a Shell a few years ago. I kept the receipt because gas prices were on the rise and I thought I'd never pay as low as $2.999 again! Yes, $2.999.

(And, to think that people complained about Interstate highway price gouging when I was pumping Standard Oil "REGULAR" for $0.389 in the early 70's...cleaning the windshield and checking the oil, too!)
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In my area (a high gas tax state) Costco is selling regular for $2.32. The local 76 station is selling it for $2.89. 25% more.

Have we heard from the Leaf and Tesla owners yet?
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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.
The diesel price partially went up because of an additional refining processing step required to produce the low sulfur diesel (<10 ppm at the refinery). The EPA then wrote the regulation to mimic Europe without listening to the pipeline companies about the cross contamination. Europe has dedicated pipelines for diesel. The US has pipelines that transfer multiple products in the same pipeline. The diesel sulfur specification is so low that a considerable amount is contaminated and has to be reprocessed.

In continuing to punish diesel users, Congress mandated that diesel have a specified amount of biodiesel in it despite no proven technology that existed then or now to produce the amount of material mandated. Never fear! Companies that sell diesel can now purchase an "exemption" to the use of the non-existent biodiesel. This is effectively a tax imposed without direct Congressional approval but it does keep diesel on the market. No diesel would be available if the actual law was truly enforced. I truly tried to write this as non-political but the situation is so unbelievable I doubt it sounds that way.

Right now in Houston, gasoline is approximately $2.05/gallon and diesel is about $3.00/gallon. Diesel used to sell for less than gasoline pre-2007.
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Car Guy I am sure if you had driven just a few miles further you could have beaten that $199.9 a gallon price!
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In continuing to punish diesel users, Congress mandated that diesel have a specified amount of biodiesel in it despite no proven technology that existed then or now to produce the amount of material mandated. Never fear! Companies that sell diesel can now purchase an "exemption" to the use of the non-existent biodiesel.
Or they can just put a sticker on the pump.."contains x % biofuel".

Actually, it's too bad that there isn't better control and distribution on biodiesl products since they usually add much needed lubricity to the fuel and save a lot of injection pumps from cratering. Guys like me, who generally work in the oil and gas industry at the field operations level, have seen lubricity additives not make it into the terminal blend. Having a little biodiesel in the fuel is a plus.

BTW, I add my own lubricity additive to my purchased fuel.
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