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Old 07-31-2014, 03:35 PM   #1
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Our local station $3.21 Regular
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Old 07-31-2014, 03:40 PM   #2
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$3.39 where I normally buy gas, but many stations in the area are up to $3.65.
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Old 07-31-2014, 03:41 PM   #3
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Old 07-31-2014, 03:46 PM   #4
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$3.51/gallon local Valero diesel with 10% biofuel blend.

Gasoline? I'll have to go check in two weeks.
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$3.39 today where I usually buy gas.
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Old 07-31-2014, 04:01 PM   #6
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$3.99 diesel. Fortunately my Sportwagen gets 41mpg.
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I was just noticing on Tuesday that our local stations varied from 3.24 at the low end up to 3.67 at the high end, all for regular (87 octane). The vast majority were closer to the low end.

I read somewhere about a month ago that some were predicting prices below $3.00 by September (after Labor Day). Hardly seems likely, but you never know.
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Old 07-31-2014, 04:03 PM   #8
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Our local station $3.21 Regular
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Why not just go to gasbuddy.com - you can find current prices for anywhere?

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Why not just go to gasbuddy.com - you can find current prices for anywhere?

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Too much pricing lag time....
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Why not just go to gasbuddy.com - you can find current prices for anywhere?

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Yes... of course... the interesting part of this is the "actual" prices paid. Just 90 miles from here in the Chicago area, the BP station is charging $4.29 ... our BP station 1/4 mile away has a current price of $3.27....
On a 15 gallon fill-up that's a $15 difference. That price differential ... between $.75 and $1.00/gallon, seems to hold throughout the year.

Overall, not a really big difference, but the small $$$ add up. - For some, who are considering a move during retirement, a checkpoint in determining the cost of living.

Adding up the myriad of factors that go into the cost of living differences... housing taxes, car insurance, entertainment, eating out, utility prices and yes, gasoline cost... we figure the real difference between what we pay here, in Central Illinois, and where we used to live in the Chicago suburbs....is somewhere between $3000 and $5000 per year. That's a distance of 76 miles.
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It is $4.19 at my local station.
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Old 07-31-2014, 08:10 PM   #13
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Overall, not a really big difference, but the small $$$ add up. - For some, who are considering a move during retirement, a checkpoint in determining the cost of living. ...
Sure, but I would imagine that someone interested in deciding between a few locales is going to get that information far easier by just looking it up themselves on gasbuddy, rather than waiting for some random poster to post the current price for a location they are interested in. And then having to adjust for any changes in price since the posting.

We are probably not atypical of a retired couple, we put < 6000 miles on each of our two vehicles. Even our fairly spacious Honda CR-V averages 24 mpg with our short-trip, stop-and-go, limited high-way mile driving. So that's 500 gallons a year. So 50 cents delta is $250 a year. Rounding error.

Hey, if you are just curious, that's fine, to each their own. Just don't go trying to rationalize it as some sort of scientific analysis of retirement costs for various locales! Just havin' some fun with you on that last bit - don't take that seriously either!


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Saw $3.17 at a couple of stations that I drove past in Shreveport, LA today. I drove from LA to NC & back over the last 10 days, and average in my hometown area of NC was around $3.45. My friend who's a truck driver told me he spotted a station with $3.11 someplace in SC. I think the biggest variable in gas prices from state to state is related to the state's gas tax.
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you guys are killing me:

$4.19

Just down the road from all the Richmond refineries. and Chevron headquarters.
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you guys are killing me:

$4.19

Just down the road from all the Richmond refineries. and Chevron headquarters.
You folks in California use different money than the rest of us.

Those Chevron guys and gals are proud of their gasoline since it passes California standards.
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You folks in California use different money than the rest of us.

Those Chevron guys and gals are proud of their gasoline since it passes California standards.
Yeah, I guess we should be used to it by now.
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:28 PM   #18
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Every station around me is $3.52 to $3.55 but there has been a renegade station near me that has been messing with their competitors. Last week I filled for $2.99.
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$3.759 at Costco this AM. And that's Silicon Valley. Gas Buddy had it at $3.749 as did the sign when I pulled in. When I got to the pump, the attendant was updating the sign.
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$4.39 for 93 octane no-ethanol gas.

$3.29 for 87 octane 10% ethanol gas.
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