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Title: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on June 18, 2019, 11:43:40 AM
I have been out of town. I visited Florida last week (to see my parents) and I believe that I filled up for $2.53 a gallon.

I have returned to my home area and I filled up for $2.19. 

What are you paying for gasoline these days?
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on June 19, 2019, 06:54:44 PM
It was $2.26 when I went to Costco earlier today.  Other stations are $2.45 and up.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on June 20, 2019, 07:34:49 AM
I filled up Tuesday when I got home from my trip (at $2.19), and then on my way to work yesterday saw gas drop to $2.10!
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Post by: polly_mer on June 20, 2019, 10:50:29 AM
We're at $2.75/gallon here.
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Post by: clean on July 04, 2019, 06:39:23 PM
prices are up a quarter.  I had to fill up today and the cheapest I could find was $2.35.  Not too long ago the price was closer to $2.10. 

What are you seeing for gas prices near July 4?
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Post by: clean on July 10, 2019, 01:00:11 PM
Does the potential/future storm in the gulf already factor into my local fuel price?
Prices went up a dime!  now 2.45

I am driving to the airport in another (cheaper) city about 150 miles away shortly, and I needed to top off to get there. 

I wonder what prices are in Florida?  Im sure that Ill post after I get there! 

What are prices in your area? 
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Post by: clean on July 14, 2019, 03:08:19 PM
Visiting my parents.

$2.45 in rural south Florida.

Has Barry bumped up prices in your area?
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Post by: clean on July 16, 2019, 02:59:59 PM
BARRY !! You Bastard!!

I think it was Hurricane Barry, anyway. Prices today were $2.69  That is up a bit in less than 48 hours!!
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Post by: bioteacher on July 16, 2019, 06:17:31 PM
Western PA (north and south, having been in both the last 2 days) $2.99/gal.
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Post by: magnemite on July 17, 2019, 12:41:44 PM
$3.30 for regular, here on the west coast
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Post by: clean on July 24, 2019, 02:05:04 PM
FLORIDA Fuel Price 'scam'?  $4.58!!  (and premium was over $5 a US Gallon!)

I was near the Orlando Airport yesterday looking for gas to fill up the rental car.  I missed a turn by one block and ended up pulling into something called Sun "something".  There were half a dozen people fueling up, and I was about to put gas in the tank and I saw the price. At first I thought it was a mistake on the pump, but I noticed the sign in front and it was well over $4 a gallon! 

I got out of there fast and made my way one more block further down to a WaWa (dont know how you spell it as we dont have them in my part of the country).  There the gas was 'only' $2.78 or so. 

Why would ANYONE pay almost twice as much for a gallon of gas only one block further down? 

Anyone ever  hear of stations such as that... Sun "something?"

Have you ever seen a similar thing near the airport rental car returns?
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Post by: Thursday's_Child on July 30, 2019, 11:32:23 AM
Clean, was it ethanol-free, perhaps?  That adds quite a bit to the price - but I don't think nearly $2.  I'll pay more attention next time I see one.

In other news, the $0.25 increase due to Barry has mostly subsided.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on July 30, 2019, 03:26:39 PM
I dont know if it was ethanol free or not, and I m not near there to check!  In my local area, ethanol free adds some, but not nearly double the price of the 10% ethanol blend.
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Post by: Thursday's_Child on August 02, 2019, 10:19:19 AM
I checked - it only adds about 50 cents here.  It might well have been due to the location + taking advantage of tourists who are short on time & don't know the area well.
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Post by: traductio on August 02, 2019, 11:39:40 AM
We were travelling in Europe, which was fun, plus all the prices for things are in made-up numbers! So in Norway I bought gas for something like 15 kroner a liter, which was made all the easier by the fact I wasn't doing the conversion in my head.

The reason I wasn't doing the conversion is that I knew that was about US$6.20 a gallon or -- more frighteningly for me, since I spend Canadian dollars -- CDN$9.00 a gallon.
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Post by: hmaria1609 on August 02, 2019, 06:09:30 PM
$2.50 when I filled up at Costco mid-week.  Other gas stations are charging $2.53 and up around town.
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Post by: paultuttle on August 03, 2019, 12:03:15 PM
$2.37 at the local Costco this morning.

One wonders whether tariffs on trade with China will affect these prices as well.

/snark off
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Post by: ciao_yall on August 03, 2019, 01:08:42 PM
$2.37 at the local Costco this morning.

One wonders whether tariffs on trade with China will affect these prices as well.

/snark off

When you consider that the pumps, hoses and other supporting products were probably made in China, not to mention the minimart having to make up some profit margin on lower sales of Chinese made/ingredient items in the store, and general inflation caused by higher prices on all consumer goods putting pressure on higher wages...

Yes, Chinese tariffs probably will affect these prices.

Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: wellfleet on August 04, 2019, 11:54:56 AM
$3.79 yesterday, after having gone down a bit over the last couple of weeks.
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Post by: polly_mer on September 13, 2019, 05:23:07 AM
$1.50 this week after applying all the discounts for shopping at the affiliated grocery store.
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Post by: Thursday's_Child on September 15, 2019, 10:58:35 AM
Lowest I've recently seen was $2.13.  I filled up at $2.19 yesterday, after seeing that some places had abruptly jumped to $2.39 - perhaps because of the drone attacks in Saudi?
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on September 18, 2019, 11:30:49 PM
similar price action here now.  A few days ago it was $2.12. Then it slipped up to $2.19.  Today it Jumped to $2.39!

and NOW i need to fill up!
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Post by: DrSomebody on September 18, 2019, 11:41:29 PM
$2.19-$2.24, up a bit, but not ridiculous.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on November 05, 2019, 12:26:29 PM
I filled up on Sunday for $2.15.  Today, 2 days later, and it is up to $2.29.

What happened?
What is happening in your neighborhood?
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Post by: DrSomebody on November 06, 2019, 01:01:09 AM
$2.17, though I paid $2.10--standard discount card anyone can get.
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Post by: wellfleet on November 06, 2019, 01:24:09 PM
$4.09 to $4.19, here.
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Post by: polly_mer on November 06, 2019, 07:34:40 PM
I paid $1.49/gal last week after applying the fuel points from the related grocery store.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on December 09, 2019, 03:40:12 PM
I was in San Antonio yesterday and filled up for $2.02 a mile or so from the airport! 

When I arrived home, the first price I saw near my local airport was $2.24. Closer to home I have seen as low as $2.12, but most are between those two prices.

What is it looking like in your neighborhood?
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Post by: Vkw10 on December 09, 2019, 07:44:14 PM
I paid $2.26 today in Texas, but I went to the expensive place because I'm avoiding traffic near Walmart, Target, and the outlet malls this month.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on December 10, 2019, 06:45:03 PM
$2.24 when I filled up at Costco earlier this evening.  Other nearby stations are charging $2.35 and up.
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Post by: Antiphon1 on December 11, 2019, 08:57:08 AM
$2.24 yesterday afternoon at the our local station.  Other places in town were $2.28 - 2.40. 
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Post by: paultuttle on December 17, 2019, 07:15:35 AM
$2.18/gallon at Costco three days ago.
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Post by: DrSomebody on December 18, 2019, 02:04:46 AM
$2.07 today.
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Post by: apl68 on December 18, 2019, 06:58:05 AM
$2.14 this morning.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on January 24, 2020, 03:48:29 PM
prices are dropping the last few days. I  see $2.09 near my house. Im not sure how much lower it is because I havent been out and about much.

What are you seeing?
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Post by: apl68 on January 25, 2020, 06:28:17 AM
$2.16 yesterday evening.
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Post by: Anselm on January 25, 2020, 08:32:39 AM
About $300 for a cord of mixed hardwood.
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Post by: Ruralguy on January 25, 2020, 08:46:52 AM
2.15   In rural mid-Atlantic/South
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Post by: magnemite on January 27, 2020, 11:44:00 AM
$3.25
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Post by: Thursday's_Child on January 29, 2020, 11:44:35 AM
About $300 for a cord of mixed hardwood.

Full cord or face cord?
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Post by: hmaria1609 on February 01, 2020, 06:51:51 PM
$2.18 when I filled up at Costco yesterday evening. Other stations are charging $2.21 and up.
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Post by: clean on February 04, 2020, 08:23:53 PM
I filled up tonight for $1.99!!

First Sub$2 gas in a while!!

You?
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on February 05, 2020, 12:21:38 PM
Now that i filled up, the price at the station closest to my house has dropped to $1.95!

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Post by: clean on February 17, 2020, 10:45:33 PM
im seeing $1.94 now! I will need to fill up soon.  What are you seeing now?
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Post by: Parasaurolophus on February 17, 2020, 11:12:17 PM
If I'm performing all the conversions correctly (and I wish I wasn't), then today's gas is at $4.78/gal, up from $4.18 last week.

Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on February 18, 2020, 10:51:34 AM
What a difference a day makes!  Yesterday gas was $1.94 near my house and today it is $2.09 at all of the stations with that brand!  Fortunately, today i was below a 1/4 tank and filled up at a different branded station for $1.99.

Have you seen a marked increase or decrease in the last few days?

And for you wood burners, with winter past its first month (almost) is the price of wood going down or up?
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Post by: hmaria1609 on February 23, 2020, 05:24:37 PM
Gas dropped to $2.07 at Costco halfway through the month.  Now it's $2.24.  Other gas stations are in the $2.30 and up range.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on March 04, 2020, 07:30:37 PM
Gas back down to $1.99!! And Just In time!  I needed to fill up!  (and I did!)

Is your price falling too?
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on March 05, 2020, 04:46:40 PM
Of course!  I filled up yesterday and today gas is down 7 cents more!

CNBC reported that the Russians and OPEC are in discussions to control the price, but that they may not get a deal and oil COULD be in the $30s tomorrow ! That would be good for oil consumers, not so good for the oil industry here in the US, though. 

So are you in an area that would be helped or hurt by dropping oil prices?
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Post by: Anselm on March 08, 2020, 06:21:49 PM
I would wait to fill up for a few days if you can.  Oil just dropped to $32 per barrel.
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Post by: dismalist on March 08, 2020, 06:44:09 PM
Heard in 1973/4, first oil crisis: I always fill for $15, so a price change doesn't affect me. :-)
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on March 13, 2020, 02:01:50 PM
Many stores are showing $1.91 today, but I think that I saw $1.78 today!

Oil prices below $35 a barrel! 

What are you seeing in your neighborhood lately?
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Post by: Antiphon1 on March 13, 2020, 09:18:06 PM
$1.80 

Unbelievable.
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Post by: evil_physics_witchcraft on March 14, 2020, 11:41:12 AM
Yesterday it was $1.97 & 9/10.
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Post by: hmaria1609 on March 14, 2020, 06:57:54 PM
Filled at Costco for $2.05 on Thursday evening. Today I saw $1.98 while driving past the local Sam's Club.  Other nearby gas stations are $2.05 and up.
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Post by: Vkw10 on March 14, 2020, 07:11:21 PM
I filled up for $1.89 per gallon today. I saw prices from $1.89 to $2.09 for regular unleaded.
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Post by: evil_physics_witchcraft on March 16, 2020, 11:24:43 AM
Gas was $1.98 & 9/10, but I got a 20 cent per gallon discount with my Kroger card. Yay!
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Post by: DrSomebody on March 17, 2020, 02:19:51 AM
$1.64 in major city 80 miles away, where I came through the other day. $1.79 here.
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Post by: 0susanna on March 17, 2020, 08:48:02 AM
Yesterday local stations had gas prices at $1.91 or $1.92. Today, the place I usually fill up is at $1.85! I can't remember the last time I saw prices that low. Not to be that person, but certain "rewards" apps will cut another .05 off whatever price, FWIW.
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Post by: paultuttle on March 22, 2020, 02:59:03 PM
One-sixty-something at our local Costco.
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Post by: polly_mer on March 22, 2020, 03:48:08 PM
So are you in an area that would be helped or hurt by dropping oil prices?

Hurt.  Most of our state budget relies on gas and oil income.

I filled up this week at $1.66/gal after all my frequent shopper points were applied.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on March 25, 2020, 02:31:09 PM
I saw $1.78 near my house today.  Each vehicle has 3/4 of a tank, so no need to top off yet.  I should easily have 300 miles between the two, and there is really not many places to go!
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Post by: hmaria1609 on March 25, 2020, 07:16:54 PM
$1.69 at Costco and Sam's Club today.  Nearby stations are $1.75 and up
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Post by: Thursday's_Child on March 26, 2020, 09:33:29 AM
Paid $1.61 today
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Post by: wellfleet on March 31, 2020, 10:28:07 AM
We're down to $3.24, which is amazing.
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Post by: Parasaurolophus on March 31, 2020, 07:19:55 PM
In USD, $2.97/gal.

I haven't seen it this low in decades. (Not that I'm surprised, given the price of a barrel--frankly, it seems to me it should be even cheaper!)
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Post by: AmLitHist on April 02, 2020, 10:15:21 AM
$1.56 a gallon here--much lower than across the river in Work State, where it's usually at least 10, sometimes 20 cents a gallon cheaper.  Happily, I haven't had to drive to work since March 10, but it's still nice to see gas prices so low.
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Post by: RNE82 on April 02, 2020, 10:54:06 AM
In Cleveland, we had stations selling as low as 0.69 cents; others were at 0.89 cents and 0.99 cents.  Overall, in the general Cleveland area, they seem to be ranging from around $1.15 to $1.60.
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Post by: clean on April 26, 2020, 06:51:14 AM
I certainly have not been out much. On Thursday and Friday, I did have to venture out. It looks like gas is in the $1.65 neighborhood.
Is is too soon to see price drops after the oil price issues?

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Post by: Parasaurolophus on April 26, 2020, 08:27:33 AM
In USD, ~$2.40/gal. I haven't seen it so low since I was tween, and it should be about ten to twenty cents a litre more expensive here than outside the city.
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Post by: Anselm on April 26, 2020, 10:13:57 AM
$1.49 per gallon yesterday for unleaded gasohol.   Now this is like something out of a dystopian novel.  With cheap fuel and a strong dollar it is a great time to take a trip except for the fact we can't go anywhere.
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Post by: evil_physics_witchcraft on April 27, 2020, 09:03:38 PM
I ventured out today and took some of the animals on a car ride. Gas by the pricier Kroger was at $1.72/gallon.
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Post by: clean on May 01, 2020, 01:35:04 PM
I filled up today at $1.66.

It was my first fill up in six weeks!  (today is May 1, and my last fill up was March 16).

My gas mileage fell, though. I guess that Im evaporating more from my 20 year old car than usual, or Im not going on long enough trips.  My mileage fell to 14.5 MPG or so when it is usually over 17 mpg.
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Post by: hmaria1609 on May 01, 2020, 07:05:45 PM
Gas price has stayed at $1.69 at Costco.
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Post by: clean on May 16, 2020, 03:15:59 PM
steady at $1.66 for 2 weeks!

With all of the drama about oil prices over these last 2 weeks, I m surprised that the gasoline price is so stable in my neighborhood.

From what I hear, I guess, the drama seems to be in egg prices.

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Post by: AmLitHist on May 17, 2020, 05:49:23 AM
Back up to $1.99 here, from its low of $1.31.
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Post by: hmaria1609 on June 02, 2020, 06:20:52 PM
Filled up at $1.89 at Costco today.  Other gas stations are $1.99 and up.
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Post by: evil_physics_witchcraft on June 02, 2020, 07:53:56 PM
$1.62/gallon for regular
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Post by: clean on June 09, 2020, 03:37:35 PM
up at least a dime since I last noticed.  Closest to my house it is now $1.79.
By comparison, a bargain price!  As I am not driving much, I still have more than 1/2 a tank, so all is good! 

Have you noticed any price increases in your neighborhood?
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Post by: hmaria1609 on June 09, 2020, 06:37:58 PM
$1.97 at Costco now.  $2.09 and up at the other stations.  If you're filling up and get the car wash, there's a discount.
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Post by: evil_physics_witchcraft on June 11, 2020, 06:24:47 PM
$1.74/ gal.
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Post by: polly_mer on June 28, 2020, 02:08:18 PM
I filled up this week at $0.92/gal (after my frequent shopper points were applied).
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Post by: hmaria1609 on July 03, 2020, 01:41:57 PM
Filled up at $2.05 at Costco midweek.
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Post by: paultuttle on July 03, 2020, 02:04:54 PM
A dollah ninedy-nine at Costco.
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Post by: mamselle on July 03, 2020, 02:06:53 PM
FLORIDA Fuel Price 'scam'?  $4.58!!  (and premium was over $5 a US Gallon!)

I was near the Orlando Airport yesterday looking for gas to fill up the rental car.  I missed a turn by one block and ended up pulling into something called Sun "something".  There were half a dozen people fueling up, and I was about to put gas in the tank and I saw the price. At first I thought it was a mistake on the pump, but I noticed the sign in front and it was well over $4 a gallon! 

I got out of there fast and made my way one more block further down to a WaWa (dont know how you spell it as we dont have them in my part of the country).  There the gas was 'only' $2.78 or so. 

Why would ANYONE pay almost twice as much for a gallon of gas only one block further down? 

Anyone ever  hear of stations such as that... Sun "something?"

Have you ever seen a similar thing near the airport rental car returns?

I've been in and out of the Atlanta airport where I think the only reason for a similar price difference is because everyone misses the first turn, has to get off at the next turn to get gas and return their rental on time (because they're more worried at that point about making their next connection) and can't afford to comparison shop because, time.

Some places have all the angles figured.

M.
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Post by: clean on July 15, 2020, 12:34:18 PM
I filled up my car today (1.99 a gallon).
It has been almost 2 months to the day since I filled it up! 
Not a lot of driving in the lockdown!!

How much driving are you doing these days?

What are gas prices in your neighborhood?
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Post by: apl68 on July 15, 2020, 01:18:51 PM
I don't do a lot of driving on a day-to-day basis in normal times, since I commute to work on foot and run many errands by bicycle.  Oddly enough I've done a little bit of extra driving as a result of the plague.  All banking now has to be done by drive-through window.  I can't bicycle through the drive-through.  So I have to drive downtown every time I make a deposit.

I normally take longer drives every few weeks to go to bookstores, attend professional meetings, visit family, etc.  Since mid-March I've done less of this than normal.  I think I've driven out of the county four times in the last four months.  But these have all been to destinations that were hours away, so I have racked up some hundreds of miles. 

Gas is a bit under $2 a gallon locally now.
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Post by: mamselle on July 15, 2020, 04:36:47 PM
We used not to be allowed to walk or cycle through the outdoor bank lines but they lifted that in March to be able to close the indoors "walk-up" teller stations.

The banks are still closed, so I think that's still the case.

M.
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Post by: AmLitHist on August 05, 2020, 12:48:21 PM
It's been in the $2.2x range for the past month or so.  I had to take ALHS to a dr. appointment in St. Louis today and filled up downtown for $1.79/gallon; all the other places we passed in the city were $1.99.
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Post by: hmaria1609 on August 05, 2020, 01:20:42 PM
Still holding at $2.05 at Costco and Sam's Club.  It's $2.25 and up at other stations.
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Post by: hmaria1609 on August 21, 2020, 10:18:11 AM
Now it's $1.99 at Costco. Others are $2.17 and up.
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Post by: clean on August 24, 2020, 12:33:16 PM
2 storms will be in the refinery areas of TX and LA this week.  Perhaps it is time to top off the tanks and note the current prices of gas and the prices next week!
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Post by: clean on September 02, 2020, 01:11:45 PM
Filled up the car today. It took over 15 gallons, but it has been over six weeks to drive the 214 miles!

MY mpg is terrible now. I suspect that part of the problem is that I am spening more time in drive in lanes or even when I order ahead, it takes time for them to bring my supplies to the car, so the car is sitting idle for much longer than in the past. 
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Post by: Parasaurolophus on September 02, 2020, 01:19:46 PM
We're back to what we were when all this started: ~4.38/gallon, if I'm converting correctly. That's here; it's about $3.52 in town.

MY mpg is terrible now. I suspect that part of the problem is that I am spening more time in drive in lanes or even when I order ahead, it takes time for them to bring my supplies to the car, so the car is sitting idle for much longer than in the past.

Our mpg tanked too, because now that we're always home, the only places the car ever goes are up steep hills (most notably the driveway).
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Post by: clean on September 02, 2020, 03:41:31 PM
Today's price was $1.86... I neglected to add that for 9/2/2020
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Post by: hmaria1609 on September 11, 2020, 06:31:05 PM
$1.96 at Costco when I filled up on Wednesday.  It's $2.19 and up at other stations.
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Post by: AmLitHist on September 13, 2020, 07:04:05 AM
$1.79/gallon in downtown StL on Tuesday, though it was around $1.90 in other parts of the city.
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Post by: clean on October 13, 2020, 03:38:14 PM
I guess that the hurricane this weekend has caused some issues.  Gas prices are back up to about $1.95, when just last week they were below $1.78 at a few places.

What are you seeing in your area?
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Post by: hmaria1609 on October 13, 2020, 06:43:37 PM
$1.95 at Costco and Sam's Club. $2.25 and up at the other gas stations
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Post by: polly_mer on October 13, 2020, 08:22:40 PM
$1.49 this morning.
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Post by: Harlow2 on October 14, 2020, 07:17:57 PM
$2:15 is the going rate.
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Post by: Langue_doc on October 14, 2020, 07:20:39 PM
$2.15 here too. It costs more just a few miles away.
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Post by: hmaria1609 on November 05, 2020, 06:57:27 PM
It's been a few since the last post.

$1.89 at Sam's Club and Costco. $2.15 and up at nearby gas stations.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on November 13, 2020, 01:42:51 PM
It looks like unleaded gas is about $1.88 a gallon near my house.  It may be cheaper, but I dont get out far enough to look!

What are YOU seeing in your neighborhood?
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Post by: Langue_doc on November 13, 2020, 01:59:42 PM
$2.13 this morning. $2.09 at the gas station across the street, which was surprising because the prices at both these stations are usually the same.
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Post by: polly_mer on November 14, 2020, 08:36:14 PM
I paid $0.99/gallon last week after the frequent shopper discount.
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Post by: hmaria1609 on December 08, 2020, 06:51:11 PM
$1.99 at Sam's Club and Costco. $2.35 and up at other nearby gas stations.
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Post by: hmaria1609 on December 13, 2020, 12:58:52 PM
$2.04 at Costco when we went yesterday.
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Post by: Vid on December 13, 2020, 08:59:40 PM
I have never used Costco gas station, but is it a good quality gas? I get my gas from Shell only and it is $2.XX! just curious.

Thanks,
--V
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Post by: clean on December 15, 2020, 01:32:13 PM
travelling to my parents' house in Florida.  Gas is more than home town.  I think that i paid $1.99 this  morning near Jacksonville, Fl.

I think that it was 2.13 yesterday closer to Pensacola.

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Post by: hmaria1609 on December 19, 2020, 07:30:11 PM
Filled up at $2.09 at Costco earlier today. (Sam's Club has the same price) Still holding at $2.35 at other gas stations.
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Post by: clean on January 04, 2021, 02:41:22 PM
Local price seems to be about $1.89.

What about your price??
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Post by: Harlow2 on January 04, 2021, 02:46:54 PM
Up to $2.47 in these parts.  Ouch.
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Post by: hmaria1609 on January 05, 2021, 01:46:55 PM
Holding at $2.09 at Costco and Sam's Club.  Other gas stations are $2.33 and up.
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Post by: wareagle on January 06, 2021, 06:29:31 AM
It's jumped twenty cents a gallon in just the last couple of weeks.  $2.29
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Post by: Langue_doc on January 06, 2021, 06:42:11 AM
Fuel prices have been going up because of an agreement between OPEC and Russia, according to the NY Times (http://NY Times).

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/05/business/energy-environment/opec-plus-oil-prices.html

Prices went up from $2.09 about 10 days before Christmas to $2.13 a few days later, and are now around $2.39. I thought they would go down after the New Year, but apparently not.
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Post by: evil_physics_witchcraft on January 06, 2021, 10:14:56 AM
$2.04/gal. for regular.
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Post by: clean on January 18, 2021, 05:27:22 PM
prices are up ! 
Recently gas was abundant as low 1.79, and now $2.09 is most common.

what are you seeing in your neighborhood?
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Post by: Harlow2 on January 19, 2021, 06:25:51 AM
Up to $2.59 😩
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Post by: EdnaMode on January 19, 2021, 06:42:51 AM
$2.59 here also
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Post by: paultuttle on January 19, 2021, 12:44:34 PM
$1.94 at Costco yesterday. Unleaded elsewhere as low as $2.05.
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Post by: hmaria1609 on January 21, 2021, 07:05:21 PM
$2.14 at Costco and Sam's Club. $2.49 and up at nearby stations.
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Post by: Langue_doc on January 22, 2021, 10:51:21 AM
$2.49 today. Just a month ago, it was $2.09.
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Post by: hmaria1609 on February 10, 2021, 07:13:56 PM
$2.22 at Costco and Sam's Club. $2.43 and up elsewhere
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Post by: clean on February 10, 2021, 10:07:52 PM
$2.12 near my house, but $2.01 closer to work!  Ill need gas soon, so I ll be sure to make sure I dont run out closer to home, but closer to work!
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Post by: EdnaMode on February 11, 2021, 06:44:31 AM
We're up to $2.85 now. $2.65 at Sam's.
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Post by: Harlow2 on February 11, 2021, 07:16:47 AM
Holding steady at $2.59.
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Post by: wareagle on February 11, 2021, 11:38:23 AM
$2.49 today. Just a month ago, it was $2.09.

Exact same thing here.
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Post by: hmaria1609 on February 16, 2021, 07:04:22 PM
$2.28 at Sam's Club and Costco. $2.49 and up at other stations.
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Post by: hmaria1609 on February 20, 2021, 06:25:52 PM
Now $2.39 at Costco and Sam's Club.  $2.65 and up at the other stations.
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Post by: clean on February 20, 2021, 06:42:37 PM
The stations near my house (with or without gas, after this past weeks' storms) are holding at 2.19
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Post by: clean on February 23, 2021, 09:54:51 AM
After last week's weather, there is discussion that the refineries were shut down and there is a fuel shortage of sorts.

In my neighborhood, I m seeing $2.29 to $2.35!  That is a jump from the $2.19 we had been holding steady 10 days before (and for the weeks before).
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Post by: hmaria1609 on February 26, 2021, 01:02:18 PM
$2.49 at Costco and Sam's Club. $2.69 and up at other stations.
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Post by: paultuttle on February 26, 2021, 02:27:59 PM
$2.49 at Costco and Sam's Club. $2.69 and up at other stations.

Same here.

[interthreaduality alert] As one result of the rising gasoline prices, I'm looking into getting a new bicycle for my upcoming birthday--one with fenders, lights, racks, and bags for those grocery store trips between early spring and late fall.

I hope this will also help with losing the pandemic poundage.
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Post by: Langue_doc on February 26, 2021, 04:16:13 PM
$2.49 today. Just a month ago, it was $2.09.

$2.67 this week.  It's going to be an expensive summer if I want to travel.
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Post by: Economizer on March 02, 2021, 08:19:39 AM
Well, in my hole in the forest, at Sam's club, it was $2.38 for regular unleaded a couple of days ago. As I pulled up to to the pumps a black fellow of like station, automotively speaking, was proximate, just beginning to  "gas up". He looked at me in a manner of woe that gave his opinion of recent price increases. My verbal reply was, "NOW LOOK WHAT Y'ALL HAVE DONE!". For a moment there I thought I had angered him. But then he smiled. I was relieved. To quote actor, singer, comedian, and more, of the 20th century, Phil Harris, "That's What I Like About About The South"!!!
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Post by: EdnaMode on March 02, 2021, 10:14:39 AM
We're up to $2.99, $2.84 at Sam's Club. I'm betting it will go over $3 any day now.
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Post by: hmaria1609 on March 04, 2021, 07:25:17 PM
Now $2.54 at Costco and Sam's Club. $2.75 and up at the other stations
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Post by: evil_physics_witchcraft on March 04, 2021, 08:20:43 PM
It's $2.50 down the road.
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Post by: Langue_doc on March 05, 2021, 09:52:41 AM
$2.49 today. Just a month ago, it was $2.09.

$2.67 this week.  It's going to be an expensive summer if I want to travel.

$2.75 today. At this rate, it's going to be around $4.00 by summer.
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Post by: clean on March 07, 2021, 11:44:54 AM
$2.59 by my house now! 

What a month!
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Post by: Langue_doc on March 07, 2021, 04:02:42 PM
$2.89 along the Garden State. Not too long ago, New Yorkers would fill up in NJ if they happened to be on the other side of the border.
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Post by: Vkw10 on March 07, 2021, 05:15:11 PM
$2.39 at the cheap place, $2.55 at most places, in central Texas.
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Post by: hmaria1609 on March 09, 2021, 07:22:44 PM
We've got a price match, clean! Now it's $2.59 at Sam's and Costco. $2.79 and up at the others.
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Post by: EdnaMode on March 10, 2021, 05:21:03 AM
$3.09 yesterday evening when I filled up on the way home from work. $3.03 if you have the gas station's membership card.
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Post by: hmaria1609 on March 11, 2021, 06:32:54 PM
$2.64 when I filled up at Costco today.  $2.77 and up at the others.
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Post by: apl68 on March 15, 2021, 07:32:48 AM
Somebody told me with a straight face yesterday that he had spoken with a guy who got gas for only $1.35.  Then he said that unfortunately the guy was talking about Taco Bell.
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Post by: hmaria1609 on March 18, 2021, 01:29:19 PM
Now $2.69 at Costco and Sam's.  $2.73 and up at others
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Post by: hmaria1609 on March 27, 2021, 07:25:54 PM
$2.57 at Costco and Sam's Club. $2.63 and up nearby
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Post by: Vkw10 on April 11, 2021, 03:41:12 PM
$2.59 at the cheap place.
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Post by: hmaria1609 on April 17, 2021, 07:05:39 PM
$2.46 at Sam's Club and Costco. $2.49 and up at the other stations.
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Post by: hmaria1609 on May 07, 2021, 06:44:07 PM
$2.65 at Costco when I filled up yesterday.  $2.89 and up at the others.
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Post by: clean on May 11, 2021, 10:56:53 AM
Pipeline Shut Down??

My local prices seem to be either $2.59 and 2.69.  Unfortunately, I will need to gas up soon! 

I saw somewhere that the refinery areas are looking to rent ships to store the products until the pipeline reopens. 

What prices are you seeing?  Are you seeing empty stations yet?
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Post by: EdnaMode on May 11, 2021, 12:26:10 PM
$2.97 at Sam's Club, $3.09 everywhere else.
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Post by: Harlow2 on May 11, 2021, 03:57:50 PM
Paid $2.99.9 today
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Post by: hmaria1609 on May 11, 2021, 07:06:20 PM
Saw it was $2.74 at Sam's Club. $3.99 and up at the other gas stations.

Today, Gov. Northam declared a state of emergency:
https://wtop.com/virginia/2021/05/northam-declares-state-of-emergency-in-virginia-after-ransomware-attack-on-gas-pipeline/ (https://wtop.com/virginia/2021/05/northam-declares-state-of-emergency-in-virginia-after-ransomware-attack-on-gas-pipeline/)
Includes aerial video of a Costco gas station in Fairfax Co., VA from NBC 4 in DC.
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Post by: evil_physics_witchcraft on May 11, 2021, 07:30:01 PM
$2.89/gal down the road. One of my friends noted that there were two cops monitoring traffic at a local gas station due to demand and long lines.
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Post by: dismalist on May 11, 2021, 07:40:31 PM
$2.89/gal down the road. One of my friends noted that there were two cops monitoring traffic at a local gas station due to demand and long lines.

Then the price wasn't high enough.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on May 12, 2021, 08:21:17 AM
I filled up this morning at 2.69.  The vehicle computer said I had 37 more miles to go.  The radio had just reported that 1 in 4 stations in SC is out of gas now.  I am not in SC, and actually, I m closer to the start of the pipeline, rather than the end, but prices are still increasing and with only 37 miles worth of gas in the truck, (and my car at the repair shop until At Least Friday - and it doesnt have a lot of gas either!), I figured I d better get gas while I could.

The good news is that while I didnt have much gas this morning, In the Days of Covid, a tank seems to go a month or more!  So it is just poor timing that I needed gas now.

Are you seeing long lines and stations running out in your area?
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Post by: Langue_doc on May 12, 2021, 12:01:48 PM
$2.99 9/10. Up from $2.79 9/10 just a few weeks ago.
Couldn't they just round it to $3.00?
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Post by: hmaria1609 on May 12, 2021, 12:35:15 PM
Gas stations around the metro DC area have been hit:
https://wtop.com/local/2021/05/colonial-pipeline-whats-the-impact-in-the-dc-area/ (https://wtop.com/local/2021/05/colonial-pipeline-whats-the-impact-in-the-dc-area/)
If you're a gasbuddy.com user, there's a special fuel tracker availability banner on the homepage.  I'm good on gas so don't need to fill up yet.  Two of my coworkers went to the Exxon station on the corner and didn't do so well.
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Post by: hmaria1609 on May 12, 2021, 07:12:42 PM
Update: Colonial Pipelines has resumed operations so gas delivery trucks will be making their rounds.
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Post by: apl68 on May 13, 2021, 07:30:14 AM
Thanks to the magic of social media, the panic buying has spread even into our state and neighborhood--which are far, far from the affected pipeline.  I spoke to somebody at church yesterday evening who was reluctant to drive to Dallas today for fear of being unable to find enough fuel on the road.
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Post by: hmaria1609 on May 15, 2021, 07:37:09 PM
Got gas at Costco earlier today--it was $2.75. There were signs on the pumps saying no more than 2 gas containers to fill. Elsewhere it's $2.99 and up.

There are many gas stations in the metro DC area still without:
https://wtop.com/local/2021/05/4-in-5-dc-gas-stations-without-fuel-amid-panic-buying/ (https://wtop.com/local/2021/05/4-in-5-dc-gas-stations-without-fuel-amid-panic-buying/)
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on May 21, 2021, 11:26:46 AM
My car is now out of the shop.  i filled it up. It has been 6 weeks since my last fillup!
Prices though, are bouncing between $2.62 to $2.79!!  I was able to tank up at 2.62, but I wonder if Igot lucky and that tomorrow it will be higher!

Are you seeing pre Memorial Day prices climbing?
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Post by: hmaria1609 on May 23, 2021, 07:35:29 PM
Costco and Sam's Club still holding at $2.75. Now $2.95 and up at the other stations.
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Post by: Harlow2 on May 24, 2021, 12:41:03 PM
$3.09 around here. Our state just raised its gas tax with the possibility of another increase before long.
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Post by: apl68 on May 24, 2021, 12:58:30 PM
Saturday I spent just over three dollars on a gallon of gas for my lawnmower.  That was the premium-octane stuff that I don't normally get for the car.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on June 01, 2021, 11:19:45 AM
Prices may be on the move post Memorial Day.  This morning I have seen prices ranging from $2.53 to $2.70!
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Post by: saffie on June 01, 2021, 01:06:17 PM
$2.99 for regular over the weekend up in Lake George - Adirondacks area.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on June 08, 2021, 11:16:52 AM
prices climbing back up?

Today I ventured out and was surprised to see my local stations at $2.75!  The low (for cash) was $2.65.

On the way home I passed Sams and saw $2.44, but Im nearly never around Sams, and it is not in a convenient place to get in and out of.

What prices are you seeing in Your neighborhood?  Has the price gone up since Memorial Day or down?
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Post by: clean on June 09, 2021, 05:38:29 PM
Sams caught up!!  I made a trip there today and it was $2.64 today!  Up 20 cents in just a few days! 

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Post by: hmaria1609 on June 10, 2021, 07:25:29 PM
$2.79 at Sam's and Costco. It's $2.90 and up at the others.
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Post by: Langue_doc on June 11, 2021, 04:24:54 AM
$2.99 for regular over the weekend up in Lake George - Adirondacks area.

$2.99 on Sunday, but $3.04 yesterday. We must have gotten gas at the same place.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Langue_doc on June 15, 2021, 09:34:09 AM
$2.99 this morning, on my way to do some errands. $3.07 at the same gas station, on my way back.
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Post by: EdnaMode on June 16, 2021, 07:59:01 AM
Saw $3.25 on my way to work this morning.
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Post by: hmaria1609 on July 17, 2021, 07:22:17 PM
Filled up at $2.78 at Costco midweek. Today I went back--it's now $2.82. Other stations are $2.99 and up.

How are prices in your area nowadays?
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Post by: Langue_doc on July 18, 2021, 07:47:36 AM
$3.13 on the billboard, but $3.19 at the pump (cash price $3.09).
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Post by: mahagonny on July 21, 2021, 04:21:57 AM
$3.10
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Post by: hmaria1609 on July 23, 2021, 08:48:34 AM
Filled up at $2.76 at Costco yesterday. (Same price at Sam's Club) Others are $2.83 and up.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on July 23, 2021, 08:56:15 AM
prices seem to be in the $2.85 neighborhood.
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Post by: hmaria1609 on August 06, 2021, 08:45:54 AM
$2.87 at Costco and Sam's Club. $2.99 and up at other stations
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Post by: lightning on August 06, 2021, 09:08:33 AM
On a recent summer road trip, the most expensive gas was $4/gallon.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on August 06, 2021, 12:02:15 PM
$2.71 at the station close to the house.  It has been about that around town, at least that is about what I  remember seeing yesterday on my drive to the office.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: EdnaMode on August 07, 2021, 10:16:24 AM
$3.35 at all the local stations, think I saw it at $3.20 at Sam's Club earlier in the week - will probably go there when I next need to fill up. It's been a long time since it's been under $3 here.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: dismalist on August 07, 2021, 11:24:01 AM
The posts on this thread can be given context.

AAA collects fuel prices and publishes by state and locality yesterday, week ago, year ago. Click on state to be able to choose from available localities.

https://gasprices.aaa.com/state-gas-price-averages/ (https://gasprices.aaa.com/state-gas-price-averages/)

Less geographic detail but in time series is published by the US Energy Information Administration.

https://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/pet_pri_gnd_a_epm0_pte_dpgal_w.htm (https://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/pet_pri_gnd_a_epm0_pte_dpgal_w.htm)

One can choose product, periodicity, geographical area, and so on. The chart is easy to use and it's easy to produce graphs.

Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on August 13, 2021, 07:10:10 PM
Now $2.85 at Costco and Sam's Club. $2.95 and up at the other stations.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on August 21, 2021, 07:03:27 PM
$2.78 at Costco and Sam's Club. $2.85 and up at the rest.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on August 25, 2021, 07:02:27 AM
running errands yesterday provided a range of prices from $2.72 to $2.80. 
I went to Sams, but didnt think to look at the pump price as I have 1/2 a tank of gas still.
However, now that I am back to campus regularly, my days of going 6 weeks between fill ups are likely over!!
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Post by: Harlow2 on August 25, 2021, 07:25:20 AM
$3.13. I have seen it as low as $3.06 a few suburbs over.
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Post by: jimbogumbo on August 25, 2021, 09:10:52 AM
$2.88 yesterday.
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Post by: sinenomine on August 25, 2021, 09:49:21 AM
$2.97 and $3.03 at two nearby locations.
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Post by: hmaria1609 on September 04, 2021, 06:51:36 PM
Filled up at $2.74 at Costco (Same for Sam's Club) $2.79 and up at the other stations.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on September 08, 2021, 10:56:47 AM
News indicates that several refineries went offline with IDA and gas may go up.  Today it is hitting.  Recently it was $2.62, but today's low at one store on the way to work was$2.64, but most were at least $2.86 so a 24 cent jump!
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on September 15, 2021, 06:53:37 PM
Filled up at $2.79 at Costco on the way home earlier tonight--same price at Sam's Club. Other stations are $2.89 and up.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on September 30, 2021, 10:02:25 AM
$2.84 when I filled up at Costco on my way to the library. (Same price at Sam's Club)  The others are $2.88 and up
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on October 02, 2021, 07:35:57 PM
I went to Costco earlier today--now $2.82. Same goes for Sam's Club.  Elsewhere it's $2.99 and up.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on October 07, 2021, 10:14:11 AM
$2.92 when I filled up at Costco before going to the library. (Ditto Sam's Club) $3.19 and up at other stations.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: traductio on October 07, 2021, 10:28:03 AM
CDN$1.42/liter = US$4.28/gallon.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on October 09, 2021, 12:38:29 PM
It is back up to $2.88 in the neighborhood. 

I have been so busy with online classes that I have lost track of what may be going on in the world to cause the price increases again.
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Post by: sinenomine on October 13, 2021, 03:56:49 PM
Just shot from $3.09 to $3.24 in my town.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on October 18, 2021, 11:45:35 AM
saw $2.99 by my house this morning!!

was still in the $2.87 area closer to work... Will they catch up soon?

Have you breached $3 yet?  Anyone over $4?
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Aster on October 18, 2021, 02:43:04 PM
Some ah-hole a few blocks away is upcharging regular unleaded for $3.49.

Everybody else in the area is selling for $3.19.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on October 18, 2021, 07:24:03 PM
saw $2.99 by my house this morning!!

was still in the $2.87 area closer to work... Will they catch up soon?

Have you breached $3 yet?  Anyone over $4?
$3.06 at Costco and Sam's. $3.25 and up at the other stations.
I'd filled up at $2.96 at Costco over the weekend.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: EdnaMode on October 19, 2021, 07:37:45 AM
$3.44 at Sam's Club yesterday, $3.65 pretty much everywhere else.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: FishProf on October 19, 2021, 02:41:45 PM
$3.18 to $3.30 near me
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Post by: hmaria1609 on October 22, 2021, 06:17:54 PM
I filled up $3.11 at Costco today. (Sam's has the same price) Other stations are $3.35 and up.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on October 26, 2021, 09:17:36 AM
My neighborhood station has breached $3 a gallon, with a $3.03 price.  Other stations closer to work (at least yesterday) were still as low as $2.95. 

Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on October 26, 2021, 11:44:10 AM
Another day, another 6 cents!  I had to drive to the allergy doctor's office today and noticed that the prices are up again!  It is now $3.09 at most places, though I think that I passed one that was still below $3, at least so far!

Are your prices jumping as quickly as are mine?
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: dismalist on October 26, 2021, 11:59:57 AM
The Virginia part of the the DC Metro area is at an average of $3.35 per gallon. That's about a 10% increase from a month ago and an over 60% increase from a year ago.

https://gasprices.aaa.com/?state=VA (https://gasprices.aaa.com/?state=VA)

Great against global warming! :-)
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on October 27, 2021, 07:08:12 PM
$3.15 at Costco and Sam's Club now.  I'd filled up at $3.11 last night. Nearby gas stations remain $3.35 and up.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Harlow2 on October 28, 2021, 08:08:05 PM
We haven’t seen anything under 3.29 for weeks and3.35 is low in grab-it-while-you-can territory. 
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on November 09, 2021, 01:22:37 PM
From WTOP Radio: Gas prices expected to remain high for winter
https://wtop.com/consumer-news/2021/11/gas-prices-expected-to-remain-high-through-the-winter/ (https://wtop.com/consumer-news/2021/11/gas-prices-expected-to-remain-high-through-the-winter/)
There's also a related link to Thanksgiving travel.
Posted online 11/9/21
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on November 30, 2021, 07:20:56 PM
Filled up at $3.14 when I went to Costco this evening. (Sam's Club has the same price) $3.29 and up at the others.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Langue_doc on December 01, 2021, 06:15:30 AM
Prices have been steady at around $3.49/99 or above on almost all the gas stations here in my neck of the woods and also along the long road trip last week.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on December 01, 2021, 04:38:36 PM
looks like $2.79 to $2.81 between home and work.

Better than when I last filled up! 

Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on December 03, 2021, 07:17:45 PM
Filled up at $3.05 at Costco this afternoon. (Same price at Sam's Club)  No change at the other stations.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on December 09, 2021, 12:17:31 PM
Now $2.99 at Costco and Sam's Club. No change at the other stations.
Seems like everyone decided to pile in at Costco's gas hut when I filled up this morning.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Langue_doc on December 12, 2021, 11:31:37 AM
Holding steady at $3.43/99 since Thanksgiving, but dropped to $3.42/99 on Friday. Still at $3.42/99--woohoo!
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Harlow2 on December 12, 2021, 06:31:20 PM
Down to $3.29
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on December 14, 2021, 04:15:53 PM
$2.71 with today's fillup.

It has been almost a month since my last fill up! 

Leaving for a 20 plus hour road trip to see my parents!  Car should be ready to go!  new oil (only 2700 miles on htat oil, but it should have been changed in 9/2020!!  I guess that COVID kept my mileage way below normal
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on December 31, 2021, 02:23:02 PM
been out of town for a few weeks.  Drove through a few states on the way and the way back.  Prices varied a lot. 

When I returned my local station is down to 2.61.

How did Christmas treat your gas prices?
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on January 24, 2022, 07:02:20 PM
$3.04 at Costco and Sam's Club. $3.19 and up at the other stations.
I'd filled up at $2.99 at Costco yesterday!
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on January 25, 2022, 09:57:21 AM
Im glad you posted.  I keep forgetting to update the situation here.  We are again back to the $3 neighborhood.  I think that there are a few that are still at $2.97 and most are $2.99, but so far anyway, I have not seen any prices over 3, but I have not been out much. 

It was under $2.70 just 3 weeks ago! 
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on January 28, 2022, 06:38:45 PM
$3.02 when I went to Costco this afternoon. It's $3.25 and up at the others.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on February 01, 2022, 08:07:54 AM
On my way to work yesterday I could see I was going to need gas.  The prices were what they had been.... about 2.97 to 2.99.  On the way home I noted that prices were higher at 3.09! 
I was able to fill up at 2.97 at one of the stores that had yet to raise its price. 

So Get Ready!
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on February 04, 2022, 07:28:46 PM
$3.12 at Costco (and Sam's Club) when I filled up today.  $3.29 and up at other stations.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Parasaurolophus on February 04, 2022, 07:34:54 PM
$5.42/gallon, USD.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on February 08, 2022, 07:14:06 PM
Now $3.22 at Sam's Club and Costco.  $3.39 and up at the other stations.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on February 15, 2022, 07:22:57 PM
$3.26 at Sam's Club and Costco.  $3.49 and up at the rest.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on February 17, 2022, 06:23:53 PM
prices up again.  Im now seeing $3.19 everywhere I have been, though I have not ventured off the regular area. 
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: traductio on February 17, 2022, 07:30:49 PM
CDN$1.59 / litre or US$4.73 / gallon. But my relatives in Norway just posted a picture of a gas station there, and they're paying twice as much as that.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: dismalist on February 17, 2022, 08:02:44 PM
And two morons in the US Senate propose a gasoline tax holiday. Lower pump price increases quantity demanded in the US, raising world gasoline price. Instead of US Treasury collecting the tax revenue, OPEC and Russia get more. Wonderful.

Future tax payers will have to make it up. But they don't vote.

And it's bad for the environment and, forsooth, global warming.

But who cares?
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on February 22, 2022, 07:37:06 PM
$3.31 at Costco and Sam's.  $3.59 and up at other stations.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: FishProf on February 23, 2022, 09:06:40 AM
$3.99 at BJs.  So that's on the cheap side.

A Prius looks pretty shiny in this environment.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: EdnaMode on February 23, 2022, 10:04:48 AM
$3.59 at Sam's Club, $3.75 pretty much everywhere else.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on February 25, 2022, 07:35:13 PM
Filled up at $3.46 at Costco this afternoon. Others are holding at $3.59 and up. I'm sure that will change again.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on March 01, 2022, 01:45:41 PM
I had a surprise today!
Prices had been about $3.19, but a few places on monday were seen to be about $3.12.
Today, it jumped to 3.29

On the world scene, oil has jumped to about 105 a bbl.

Not sure if the local stores are THAT in tune with the oil market!!
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Langue_doc on March 01, 2022, 02:05:52 PM
$3.80 yesterday.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Harlow2 on March 01, 2022, 07:19:25 PM
$3.69 in most places near me
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: mamselle on March 02, 2022, 07:00:36 AM
Consider any temporary increases as a small donation towards the support of Ukraine:

   https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/01/politics/us-strategic-petroleum-reserve-release-latest/index.html

M.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on March 02, 2022, 07:31:04 PM
Now $3.51 at Costco and Sam's Club in town. (I'd filled up at $3.46 last night) $3.75 and up at most other stations.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: dismalist on March 02, 2022, 08:02:49 PM
Consider any temporary increases as a small donation towards the support of Ukraine:

   https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/01/politics/us-strategic-petroleum-reserve-release-latest/index.html

M.

Alas, Russia is a big oil exporter and Ukraine is an oil importer. A high oil price helps Russia and hurts Ukrainian citizens.

The way to hurt Russia is to include her energy exports in the sanctions, raising price further for us, the buyers, but allowing Russia less revenue from oil sales because they would be allowed to sell a lower quantity. This has not been done. Imports of energy from Russia have not been restricted.

What bugs me about Western policy is that the words sound nice, weapons are donated, but please, do not ask us to sacrifice by getting cold in winter or hot in summer. Seems we are for freedom so long as we are comfortable.
 
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on March 02, 2022, 08:10:27 PM
Just Monday it jumped to $3.29 and Today!! I am seeing several stations at 3.45!.... That is almost 30cents in less than 4 days!
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on March 05, 2022, 07:31:50 PM
Filled up at $3.80 during my Costco run today. (Same price at Sam's Club) Quite a jump from earlier this week! $3.99 and up at other stations.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: dismalist on March 05, 2022, 08:04:22 PM
Inflation adjusted, we're still not nearly at the 2008 price for crude.

https://www.macrotrends.net/1369/crude-oil-price-history-chart (https://www.macrotrends.net/1369/crude-oil-price-history-chart)

There is political chat about banning imports of Russian oil to the US. Depending on how other countries deal with Russian oil, if effected, that would mean a small or larger further price increase for gasoline here.

Hell, it's good for the environment!
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: sinenomine on March 06, 2022, 03:39:22 AM
It went up to $4.29 yesterday; last week it was $3.55.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on March 07, 2022, 11:54:49 AM
In less than 10 days we have gone from $3.12 or so to $3.79 on the way to work today!!
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: euro_trash on March 07, 2022, 12:02:38 PM
Hold onto your hats….$8.75 a gallon here in old Europe
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Parasaurolophus on March 07, 2022, 12:04:27 PM
Hold onto your hats….$8.75 a gallon here in old Europe

Oof!

$5.75 in this expensive corner of Canada.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: traductio on March 07, 2022, 01:22:20 PM
Hold onto your hats….$8.75 a gallon here in old Europe

Oof!

$5.75 in this expensive corner of Canada.

About US$5.30 / gallon in my slightly less expensive corner of Canada. (My Norwegian relatives always have me beat, though.)
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on March 07, 2022, 07:08:54 PM
Now $3.96 at Costco and Sam's Club. $4.19 and up at the other stations.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: mamselle on March 07, 2022, 08:33:13 PM
I suspect cynics are taking advantage of the rumor mill to raise prices even before an oil/gas embargo has been approved--which may not happen (despite the unusual convergence of bipartisan opinion between those from oil-competing states and those with more ethical concerns in mind...), if Biden doesn't agree.

I also heard an interesting comment on a newscast, which was new to me (probably well-known to others). The late John McCain was said to have claimed that Russia was just "a gas station masquerading as a country."

Perhaps I shouldn't comment, though, since I last owned a car in 1984.

M.   
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: dismalist on March 08, 2022, 12:58:19 PM
Inflation adjusted, we're still not nearly at the 2008 price for crude.

https://www.macrotrends.net/1369/crude-oil-price-history-chart (https://www.macrotrends.net/1369/crude-oil-price-history-chart)

There is political chat about banning imports of Russian oil to the US. Depending on how other countries deal with Russian oil, if effected, that would mean a small or larger further price increase for gasoline here.

Hell, it's good for the environment!

Well, US is banning imports of Russian fuels. Given the quantities involved, the EU promise to cut imports of Russian fuel by 2/3 this year, almost credible, is the bigger deal.

I think this matters.

[On the other hand, think of the US not selling oil to Japan and its consequence and compare it to the West not buying oil from Russia and its possible consequences. No, I don't think they will be similar.]
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: evil_physics_witchcraft on March 09, 2022, 03:39:42 PM
I got it today for $4.199/gal. which includes a 10 cent/gal. discount. I drove past a bunch of $4.299/gal. and one $4.599/gal., which stood out from the rest.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: dismalist on March 09, 2022, 05:03:00 PM
Quote
With oil prices surging to the highest level since 2008, Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm called on companies to raise output.
“We are in an emergency, and we have to responsibly increase short-term supply where we can right now to stabilize the market and minimize harm to American families,” she said Wednesday.

Quote
Senator Warren Wants ‘’Windfall Tax’’ On Oil Profits. “Big Oil’s first priority is to maximize profits,” Warren said in a Tweet on Wednesday. “We can’t let them use Putin’s invasion as an excuse to pad their bottom line with war-fueled profits.”

Alas, people, we can't have both.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on March 09, 2022, 05:47:55 PM
$3.99 9/10!  Up 80 Cents in less than 10 days! 

Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: mythbuster on March 10, 2022, 05:21:28 AM
I fueled up Monday at $3.99 a gallon. I pass the same gas station daily on my way to work. Tuesday it was $4.19, and Wednesday it was $4.39. So a jump of 20 cents each day.

I'm wondering how long until someone in power suggests that the oil companies might reduce their profit margins right now.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: mamselle on March 10, 2022, 10:20:34 AM
Didn't Biden just do that (or as much as say so) in the "No profit-gouging" part of his speech the other day?

M. 
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Langue_doc on March 10, 2022, 11:53:04 AM
$3.80 yesterday.

$4.36 was the least expensive, cash or credit.

Exxon Mobil, where I usually get gas, was charging $4.25 for cash, higher for credit.

I have several long road trips coming up, so it's going to be an expensive series of trips.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: dismalist on March 10, 2022, 11:57:05 AM
We can set the price of gasoline anywhere we want. We just won't get the quantity we want at that price or even a higher price.

Here is footage from the 1974 gasoline shortage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOi_ZgPlC1k (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOi_ZgPlC1k) Caused by price controls.  Clearly, less gas was produced and delivered and more was desired for consumption. The non-price rationing needed was by length of line! Great for people who put a zero value on their leisure time.

It seems people have to relearn obvious stuff every generation or two.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Parasaurolophus on March 10, 2022, 08:07:03 PM
It's not like the last time the barrel price was this high the pump price was, though. There's a disconnect in there. It's driven by more than just supply issues.

Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: dismalist on March 10, 2022, 08:24:12 PM
It's not like the last time the barrel price was this high the pump price was, though. There's a disconnect in there. It's driven by more than just supply issues.

There is no reason to expect any constant relationship between crude and pump prices. There is no reason for any of us to care.

Going with Biden & Warren, if it's not supply, and if it's not demand, it would be greed. The oil companies could have gotten more greedy. Or it's more phlogiston in the atmosphere.

Control petrol prices, ration by queue, tax oil company profits, impose a General Maximum, but then don't count on more oil today. :-)
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on March 12, 2022, 11:09:19 AM
Filled up at $4.16 at Costco yesterday.  (Same price for Sam's Club) Other stations are $4.29 and up.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on March 13, 2022, 12:29:39 PM
Thought this article from "USA Today" about gas prices varying by state would be of interest:
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2022/03/10/high-gas-prices-states-taxes-california/6990350001/?utm_source=pocket-newtab (https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2022/03/10/high-gas-prices-states-taxes-california/6990350001/?utm_source=pocket-newtab)
Posted online 3/10/22
There's a survey at the end of the article.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Kron3007 on March 14, 2022, 05:04:07 AM
It's not like the last time the barrel price was this high the pump price was, though. There's a disconnect in there. It's driven by more than just supply issues.

There is no reason to expect any constant relationship between crude and pump prices. There is no reason for any of us to care.

Going with Biden & Warren, if it's not supply, and if it's not demand, it would be greed. The oil companies could have gotten more greedy. Or it's more phlogiston in the atmosphere.

Control petrol prices, ration by queue, tax oil company profits, impose a General Maximum, but then don't count on more oil today. :-)

You leave speculation out of your equation.  Oil prices are not just supply and demand, they also factor in perceived risk and predictions.  I don't think the current issues have much to do with actual supply issues (yet).

As for greed it isn't that oil companies get more greedy.  They have always been greedy (this is the underlying principle of capitalism, not just for oil companies), there are just times they can capitalize on a situation.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: dismalist on March 14, 2022, 08:25:24 AM
It's not like the last time the barrel price was this high the pump price was, though. There's a disconnect in there. It's driven by more than just supply issues.

There is no reason to expect any constant relationship between crude and pump prices. There is no reason for any of us to care.

Going with Biden & Warren, if it's not supply, and if it's not demand, it would be greed. The oil companies could have gotten more greedy. Or it's more phlogiston in the atmosphere.

Control petrol prices, ration by queue, tax oil company profits, impose a General Maximum, but then don't count on more oil today. :-)

You leave speculation out of your equation.  Oil prices are not just supply and demand, they also factor in perceived risk and predictions.  I don't think the current issues have much to do with actual supply issues (yet).

As for greed it isn't that oil companies get more greedy.  They have always been greedy (this is the underlying principle of capitalism, not just for oil companies), there are just times they can capitalize on a situation.

Since petrol doesn't spoil, it can be stored in the ground for a long time. In such a market, expectations of future price co-determine current supply and demand. Everybody expects Russian oil to disappear from western markets. Hence, expected future price rises. This induces current suppliers to keep more petrol in the ground. That drives up current price.

That's what speculation does -- it smooths the hit over time. We should write thank you notes to speculators. :-)
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: apl68 on March 14, 2022, 09:30:53 AM
It has broken four dollars a gallon here in recent days, and people are very much up in arms.  Nothing much they can do, except pay up and try to economize.  Which many could do better if they didn't insist on driving vehicles large enough to pull a log truck out of a ditch.  Granted, some local folks actually DO have to pull log trucks out of ditches now and then, but most just seem to want more truck than they honestly need.

Not too worried for myself, since I drive a car that gets 42 miles per gallon on the interstate.  I am concerned for people I know who can barely afford fuel in the best of times.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Parasaurolophus on March 14, 2022, 10:54:41 AM
$6.68 USD.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Kron3007 on March 15, 2022, 11:18:41 AM
It's not like the last time the barrel price was this high the pump price was, though. There's a disconnect in there. It's driven by more than just supply issues.

There is no reason to expect any constant relationship between crude and pump prices. There is no reason for any of us to care.

Going with Biden & Warren, if it's not supply, and if it's not demand, it would be greed. The oil companies could have gotten more greedy. Or it's more phlogiston in the atmosphere.

Control petrol prices, ration by queue, tax oil company profits, impose a General Maximum, but then don't count on more oil today. :-)

You leave speculation out of your equation.  Oil prices are not just supply and demand, they also factor in perceived risk and predictions.  I don't think the current issues have much to do with actual supply issues (yet).

As for greed it isn't that oil companies get more greedy.  They have always been greedy (this is the underlying principle of capitalism, not just for oil companies), there are just times they can capitalize on a situation.

Since petrol doesn't spoil, it can be stored in the ground for a long time. In such a market, expectations of future price co-determine current supply and demand. Everybody expects Russian oil to disappear from western markets. Hence, expected future price rises. This induces current suppliers to keep more petrol in the ground. That drives up current price.

That's what speculation does -- it smooths the hit over time. We should write thank you notes to speculators. :-)

As far as I can tell, production is currently the same today as it was a month ago, prices are not.  So they are not "leaving it in the ground".  I assume demand is up a bit, which explains part, but not all of the increase.  The rest is speculation, and I dont really feel like writing a thank you letter at the moment.

Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: dismalist on March 15, 2022, 11:42:07 AM
It's not like the last time the barrel price was this high the pump price was, though. There's a disconnect in there. It's driven by more than just supply issues.

There is no reason to expect any constant relationship between crude and pump prices. There is no reason for any of us to care.

Going with Biden & Warren, if it's not supply, and if it's not demand, it would be greed. The oil companies could have gotten more greedy. Or it's more phlogiston in the atmosphere.

Control petrol prices, ration by queue, tax oil company profits, impose a General Maximum, but then don't count on more oil today. :-)

You leave speculation out of your equation.  Oil prices are not just supply and demand, they also factor in perceived risk and predictions.  I don't think the current issues have much to do with actual supply issues (yet).

As for greed it isn't that oil companies get more greedy.  They have always been greedy (this is the underlying principle of capitalism, not just for oil companies), there are just times they can capitalize on a situation.

Since petrol doesn't spoil, it can be stored in the ground for a long time. In such a market, expectations of future price co-determine current supply and demand. Everybody expects Russian oil to disappear from western markets. Hence, expected future price rises. This induces current suppliers to keep more petrol in the ground. That drives up current price.

That's what speculation does -- it smooths the hit over time. We should write thank you notes to speculators. :-)

As far as I can tell, production is currently the same today as it was a month ago, prices are not.  So they are not "leaving it in the ground".  I assume demand is up a bit, which explains part, but not all of the increase.  The rest is speculation, and I dont really feel like writing a thank you letter at the moment.

Coincidentally, Prof. James Hamilton, UC San Diego Econ, assembled some data for his own analytical purposes. The first few charts tell the story we are looking for.

https://econbrowser.com/archives/2022/03/oil-prices-and-inflation (https://econbrowser.com/archives/2022/03/oil-prices-and-inflation)

I hadn't seen the charts when I made my correct inferences from price and Russia alone. What I missed was that demand is up, too [on account economic activity has picked up from Covid lows].

One can't speculate without either leaving it in the ground or storing final product above ground.
Th former is cheaper. The chart about world production shows more stuff is being left in the ground. And remember: Speculation smooths consumption. It is a good thing!
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on March 15, 2022, 07:40:44 PM
Filled up at $4.09 when I went to Costco on the way home from the library tonight. A drop from the weekend!
$4.19 and up at the other stations.

I used the free air station next to the Costco Tire Center.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on March 16, 2022, 08:20:50 PM
Up like a rocket, down like a feather.

Today I am seeing $3.95 (down from 3.98 yesterday and 3.99 on Sunday!) 
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: dismalist on March 16, 2022, 08:36:43 PM
Quote
Up like a rocket, down like a feather.

An industry term  [Lisa, in My Cousin Vinny]. :-)

Ages ago I read an academic article hypothesizing that gasoline price rose quickly in a rising market on account people drove around a lot to find the lowest prices. So, just keep raising prices as the lines get longer! However, in a falling market they drove around less. Shorter lines to see. As a consequence, price fell more slowly.

There's clearly majorly stuff going on about expectations at the moment, but the search story is at first blush plausible and certainly intriguing.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Kron3007 on March 17, 2022, 04:01:54 AM
It's not like the last time the barrel price was this high the pump price was, though. There's a disconnect in there. It's driven by more than just supply issues.

There is no reason to expect any constant relationship between crude and pump prices. There is no reason for any of us to care.

Going with Biden & Warren, if it's not supply, and if it's not demand, it would be greed. The oil companies could have gotten more greedy. Or it's more phlogiston in the atmosphere.

Control petrol prices, ration by queue, tax oil company profits, impose a General Maximum, but then don't count on more oil today. :-)

You leave speculation out of your equation.  Oil prices are not just supply and demand, they also factor in perceived risk and predictions.  I don't think the current issues have much to do with actual supply issues (yet).

As for greed it isn't that oil companies get more greedy.  They have always been greedy (this is the underlying principle of capitalism, not just for oil companies), there are just times they can capitalize on a situation.

Since petrol doesn't spoil, it can be stored in the ground for a long time. In such a market, expectations of future price co-determine current supply and demand. Everybody expects Russian oil to disappear from western markets. Hence, expected future price rises. This induces current suppliers to keep more petrol in the ground. That drives up current price.

That's what speculation does -- it smooths the hit over time. We should write thank you notes to speculators. :-)

As far as I can tell, production is currently the same today as it was a month ago, prices are not.  So they are not "leaving it in the ground".  I assume demand is up a bit, which explains part, but not all of the increase.  The rest is speculation, and I dont really feel like writing a thank you letter at the moment.

Coincidentally, Prof. James Hamilton, UC San Diego Econ, assembled some data for his own analytical purposes. The first few charts tell the story we are looking for.

https://econbrowser.com/archives/2022/03/oil-prices-and-inflation (https://econbrowser.com/archives/2022/03/oil-prices-and-inflation)

I hadn't seen the charts when I made my correct inferences from price and Russia alone. What I missed was that demand is up, too [on account economic activity has picked up from Covid lows].

One can't speculate without either leaving it in the ground or storing final product above ground.
Th former is cheaper. The chart about world production shows more stuff is being left in the ground. And remember: Speculation smooths consumption. It is a good thing!

I stand corrected, the charts I saw didn't down a dip, but this seems like a better source.

I'm sure speculation has its purpose, but it sure dosn't feel like a good thing at the moment.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on March 18, 2022, 11:51:39 AM
the feather is still floating down.... 3.91 today
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on March 18, 2022, 07:30:13 PM
Filled up at $3.56 at Costco earlier today.

Gov. Hogan signed off on a 30 day gas tax suspension in MD:
https://wtop.com/maryland/2022/03/maryland-enacts-30-day-gas-tax-suspension/ (https://wtop.com/maryland/2022/03/maryland-enacts-30-day-gas-tax-suspension/)
Posted on WTOP 3/18/22
There's a similar proposal by Gov. Youngkin in VA.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: dismalist on March 18, 2022, 07:38:38 PM
Filled up at $3.56 at Costco earlier today.

Gov. Hogan signed off on a 30 day gas tax suspension in MD:
https://wtop.com/maryland/2022/03/maryland-enacts-30-day-gas-tax-suspension/ (https://wtop.com/maryland/2022/03/maryland-enacts-30-day-gas-tax-suspension/)
Posted on WTOP 3/18/22
There's a similar proposal by Gov. Youngkin in VA.

Gasoline tax suspension means that the savings to the consumer in the form of price reduction will be split with the suppliers. The more price sensitive side of the market pays less of the tax, so it collects less of the savings. I have no clue which side that is, but the consumer won't save the whole tax. It does mean an increase in government debt which has to be serviced in the future. Some of that tax revenue would have come from the oil companies. Now it won't.

Still sounds good, yes? :-)
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on March 25, 2022, 07:33:07 PM
$3.58 at Costco when I went today.  (Ditto for Sam's Club) Other stations are $3.75 and up.

Yesterday, Gov. Hogan announced the gas tax suspension may be necessary:
https://wtop.com/maryland/2022/03/maryland-governor-says-extending-gas-tax-suspension-may-be-necessary/ (https://wtop.com/maryland/2022/03/maryland-governor-says-extending-gas-tax-suspension-may-be-necessary/)
Posted on WTOP 3/24/22
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Harlow2 on March 27, 2022, 08:45:33 AM
$4.099 to $4.159
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on March 27, 2022, 09:54:33 AM
still floating... now to $3.79
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: paultuttle on March 28, 2022, 07:56:24 AM
$3.89 yesterday afternoon at the local (mid-NC) Costco.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: EdnaMode on March 28, 2022, 08:32:15 AM
Yesterday $4.14 at Sam's Club, $4.29 pretty much everywhere else.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on April 01, 2022, 02:33:21 PM
$3.55 when I went to Costco earlier today. Sam's Club had the same price. Still $3.75 and up at the others.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on April 01, 2022, 04:13:40 PM
it has been 4 days since my last post.  down another dime (at some stores!  others unchanged)  $3.68-3.79 most places.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: evil_physics_witchcraft on April 09, 2022, 07:53:27 AM
I got gas on Wednesday for $3.47/gal, but only because I had a 30 cent/gal discount.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on April 09, 2022, 08:27:26 AM
IT seems that stations here dont know the price! 
Yesterday I saw prices from $3.51 to 3.74!   And those 2 prices were 2 blocks apart!
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on April 09, 2022, 10:22:11 AM
I was down to about a 1/4 of a tank so I filled up at 3.49!!
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on April 16, 2022, 08:15:40 PM
The gas tax holiday ends tomorrow in MD:
https://wtop.com/maryland/2022/04/marylands-gas-tax-holiday-ends-sunday/ (https://wtop.com/maryland/2022/04/marylands-gas-tax-holiday-ends-sunday/)
Posted on WTOP.com 4/16/22

A complementary article from localdvm.com based in Hagerstown, MD:
https://www.localdvm.com/news/maryland/30-day-gas-tax-suspension-expires/ (https://www.localdvm.com/news/maryland/30-day-gas-tax-suspension-expires/)

I appreciated the break while it lasted. I filled up at $3.54 at Costco on Thursday.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Harlow2 on April 17, 2022, 07:36:30 PM
3.899 to 4.019 in the metro Philly area
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: FishProf on April 20, 2022, 02:56:50 PM
I paid $5.87 on Hawaii.  Ouch.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: mamselle on April 20, 2022, 05:57:05 PM
I paid $5.87 on Hawaii.  Ouch.

Now, there's a place that could use a pipeline...

M.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on April 22, 2022, 07:23:54 PM
Filled up at $3.94 at Costco today.  It's $3.99 and up at the others.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on April 26, 2022, 12:34:05 PM
Filled up at $3.59 yesterday... to the tune of $55! 

It was almost 3 weeks since last fill up, but I do have 2 vehicles, though I dont think I have been taking the truck many places.  I have driven it to Lowes to pick up garden supplies. 
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: paultuttle on April 26, 2022, 02:03:19 PM
$3.60 at Costco this morning.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: dismalist on April 26, 2022, 02:19:48 PM
$3.50 or $3.60. That's only $3.21 or $3.30 in last year's money! :-) :-(
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: EdnaMode on April 27, 2022, 05:55:46 AM
It was $4.01 at Sam's Club yesterday, nearly everywhere else is $4.19 and has been for a while.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on April 27, 2022, 11:29:43 AM
Womp, womp.  The gas tax holiday is a no go in VA:
https://wtop.com/virginia/2022/04/virginia-gas-tax-holiday-bill-fails-in-senate-committee/ (https://wtop.com/virginia/2022/04/virginia-gas-tax-holiday-bill-fails-in-senate-committee/)
Posted on WTOP Radio 4/27/22

I filled up at $3.94 at Costco last night.  Today I saw it was $3.99 for both Costco & Sam's Club.  Elsewhere it's $4.09 and up at the other stations.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: dismalist on April 27, 2022, 11:39:01 AM
Womp, womp.  The gas tax holiday is a no go in VA:
https://wtop.com/virginia/2022/04/virginia-gas-tax-holiday-bill-fails-in-senate-committee/ (https://wtop.com/virginia/2022/04/virginia-gas-tax-holiday-bill-fails-in-senate-committee/)
Posted on WTOP Radio 4/27/22

I filled up at $3.94 at Costco last night.  Today I saw it was $3.99 for both Costco & Sam's Club.  Elsewhere it's $4.09 and up at the other stations.

Praise the Lord! Miracles are possible! Rationality strikes!

That gas has got more expensive is a signal -- use less of it! Reducing the gas tax says -- keep using.

That doesn't mean you can't help people. Strangely, in Virginia the Democrats have the better idea.

“Other approaches supported by the Senate, such as the tax rebate check or refundable earned income tax credit, would likely be more effective options in providing relief to our citizens.”

This way, one could spend one's extra money on gas, if absolutely necessary, or save on gas and spend it on other things.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: sinenomine on April 27, 2022, 12:05:33 PM
$4.09 in my rural town; $3.99 in the usually more expensive station near my campus.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on May 02, 2022, 07:13:51 PM
It was $4.16 when I went to Costco earlier today. The other stations are $4.22 and up. If you're paying with cash or rewards member, it's slightly less.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on May 05, 2022, 11:16:52 AM
It's bouncing today.  I topped off my 1/2 tank at $3.69

On the way to work I also say $3.79, 3.89 and one over $4! 
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on May 06, 2022, 07:45:23 PM
$4.23 when I went to Costco this afternoon. (Sam's Club was the same)  $4.39 and up at the other stations.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on May 09, 2022, 01:28:54 PM
Did not take long!  The current price of gas seems to be $3.99.  Only the rare store has $3.89 now! 
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on May 09, 2022, 07:00:41 PM
How gas prices look around the metro DC area:
https://wtop.com/local/2022/05/dc-gas-prices-up-22-cents-a-gallon-in-last-week/ (https://wtop.com/local/2022/05/dc-gas-prices-up-22-cents-a-gallon-in-last-week/)
Posted on WTOP online 5/9/22
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on May 14, 2022, 07:43:42 PM
$4.26 when I filled up at Costco today. (Ditto for Sam's Club) Others are holding at $4.38 and up.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Langue_doc on May 15, 2022, 11:09:35 AM
$4.63 and the usual decimals, cash (I think this was the least expensive of the four stations I passed this morning). I've been watching the price go up from $4.18 just ten or so days ago. Should have filled up last week, but I still have half a tank left. It's going to be an expensive summer.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on May 15, 2022, 03:01:15 PM
Im now seeing 4.09 to 4.15 in my area now. 
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on May 19, 2022, 06:04:41 AM
4.19 now...
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: EdnaMode on May 19, 2022, 06:34:13 AM
We're $4.69 most places, $4.63 at Sam's Club.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: evil_physics_witchcraft on May 19, 2022, 06:58:09 AM
Yesterday, I saw it for $4.09/gal. It probably went up today. :(
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Parasaurolophus on May 19, 2022, 09:00:56 AM
USD $6.835/gal yesterday. A new high. I saw a few stations where it was closer to $7.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on May 20, 2022, 07:24:24 PM
$4.39 when I went to Costco this afternoon. Other stations are $4.53 and up
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: sinenomine on May 21, 2022, 04:33:49 AM
$4.66 down the road from my house.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on May 24, 2022, 07:39:10 PM
$4.45 when I went to Costco coming home from the library earlier tonight. Other gas stations are holding steady.
I also used the free air pump for my car tires.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on May 25, 2022, 09:14:03 AM
Visited my parents.  Central Florida was about 4.59 on 5/24/2022.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on May 28, 2022, 08:03:03 PM
$4.38 when I went to Costco this afternoon. (Ditto for Sam's Club) $4.47 and up at the other gas stations
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on May 30, 2022, 10:04:15 AM
filled up today at $4.01

What is your Memorial fuel price?
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on May 31, 2022, 03:47:10 PM
Fueled up yesterday.  Today I am seeing prices as low as 3.99, but most are higher!  Many seem to be closer to 4.19, even when they were just 4.07 or so just yesterday!

Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: OneMoreYear on May 31, 2022, 05:07:22 PM
$4.57 

My really old car gets 22 mpg, so my-hour long commute is ridiculously expensive currently.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: evil_physics_witchcraft on June 01, 2022, 12:32:51 PM
I saw it for $4.19/gallon, but I had a 20 cent/gallon off reward, so I filled up for $3.99/gallon. That's the cheapest I've seen around here.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on June 01, 2022, 07:49:21 PM
From WTOP Radio online: Prices continue to rise and no relief in sight
https://wtop.com/consumer-news/2022/06/gas-prices-hit-all-time-highs-with-no-relief-in-sight/ (https://wtop.com/consumer-news/2022/06/gas-prices-hit-all-time-highs-with-no-relief-in-sight/)
Scroll past ad breaks to read full article.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: apl68 on June 02, 2022, 08:31:54 AM
Over four dollars here now, in a state which has historically had some of the lowest gas prices in the nation.  And still does--it's just that the low is a lot higher now. 

I know one staff member who has curtailed her already limited driving to save fuel.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Langue_doc on June 02, 2022, 10:02:39 AM
$4.63 and the usual decimals, cash (I think this was the least expensive of the four stations I passed this morning). I've been watching the price go up from $4.18 just ten or so days ago. Should have filled up last week, but I still have half a tank left. It's going to be an expensive summer.

$4.71 and the usual decimal points today, cash or credit.

I was in disbelief when I saw the prices at the four or five gas stations on my way to the grocery store this morning because the price was almost $5 last week. I haven't been driving much but I kept watching the prices go up and telling myself that I should fill up before the prices went above $5.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: dismalist on June 02, 2022, 10:50:17 AM
It's hard to make meaning out of individual price reports from different times and places with different tax rates, blending rules, and locations. Most important at the moment, we must not confuse the effect of the overall inflation rate on the price off gasoline with a change in the relative price of gasoline.

Adjusted for inflation, the price of gasoline is still lower than it was in February 1981, July 2008, and all through 2011 to 2014.

https://www.eia.gov/outlooks/steo/realprices/ (https://www.eia.gov/outlooks/steo/realprices/)

My forecast for gasoline prices is that they will fluctuate. :-)
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: little bongo on June 02, 2022, 11:01:16 AM
About $4.69 a gallon for the regular unleaded.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Nightshade on June 02, 2022, 12:09:49 PM
Ugh - $5.09 for regular unleaded here...good thing I had fuel points, which brought it down to $4.39 a gallon...but, then again, I only had so many fuel points because grocery prices have also been astronomical.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Harlow2 on June 02, 2022, 06:44:19 PM
It's hard to make meaning out of individual price reports from different times and places with different tax rates, blending rules, and locations. Most important at the moment, we must not confuse the effect of the overall inflation rate on the price off gasoline with a change in the relative price of gasoline.

Adjusted for inflation, the price of gasoline is still lower than it was in February 1981, July 2008, and all through 2011 to 2014.

https://www.eia.gov/outlooks/steo/realprices/ (https://www.eia.gov/outlooks/steo/realprices/)

My forecast for gasoline prices is that they will fluctuate. :-)


I do remember other price spikes in the long-ago past, so this is helpful. I paid 4.84 yesterday when I was just about out of gas and then passed 2 stations at 4.67.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on June 03, 2022, 06:58:11 AM
Quote
Quote from: dismalist on June 02, 2022, 10:50:17 AM

    It's hard to make meaning out of individual price reports from different times and places with different tax rates, blending rules, and locations. Most important at the moment, we must not confuse the effect of the overall inflation rate on the price off gasoline with a change in the relative price of gasoline.

    Adjusted for inflation, the price of gasoline is still lower than it was in February 1981, July 2008, and all through 2011 to 2014.

    https://www.eia.gov/outlooks/steo/realprices/

    My forecast for gasoline prices is that they will fluctuate. :-)


    I do remember other price spikes in the long-ago past, so this is helpful. I paid 4.84 yesterday when I was just about out of gas and then passed 2 stations at 4.67.


Dont Feed The Dismalist!

Dismalist only posts here to tell us why this information is useless, or that gasbuddy or AAA provide national and regional numbers.  Ignore him/her. 

Finally, this last post is just wrong, but I wasnt going to point out that many of us post the CHANGES in prices and the direction of change  (as a potential warning to GO NOW and fill up or WAIT a day or so...  , so while the levels are a function of state taxes, the changes are NOT,  but I hope that hu goes to other threads to post there dismal outlook elsewhere!

Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Anselm on June 03, 2022, 11:12:05 AM
Maybe this is the new normal?
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Langue_doc on June 03, 2022, 02:29:49 PM
...but I wasnt going to point out that many of us post the CHANGES in prices and the direction of change  (as a potential warning to GO NOW and fill up or WAIT a day or so...  , so while the levels are a function of state taxes, the changes are NOT...

Gas prices went up in a matter of hours today. The gas station along the main drag (prices are usually higher here because of the location) was selling gas for $4.96 or thereabouts this morning, around 9:30. On my way back around 4 this afternoon, the price had gone up to $5.13. I think the gas prices in the stations closer to home also seem to be higher than they were just a couple of days ago.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on June 04, 2022, 10:23:19 AM
Not even a week ago I filled up at $4.01, the next day saw $3.99 around.  Now $4.29 seems to be the going rate! 

Not sure what they will be in a month for the July 4 weekend! 

Maybe the prices will keep people closer to home? 
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on June 04, 2022, 12:36:40 PM
$4.45 at Costco (and Sam's Club) when I filled up yesterday. Others are $4.69 and up
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: sinenomine on June 04, 2022, 01:10:52 PM
Fueled up this morning for a whopping $4.99
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on June 06, 2022, 07:30:03 AM
Posted 2 days ago that gas had gone up to $4.29 from $4.01, and today (48 hours later) it is up to $4.49!!  I dont remember it being that high in my neighborhood in the 15 or so years I ve lived here! 

Any big jumps in your area?
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: apl68 on June 06, 2022, 07:47:17 AM
A gallon of gas for my lawn mower cost close to $5 this Saturday.  I can probably hold off having to gas up the car for another two weeks.  We'll see what it looks like then.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: evil_physics_witchcraft on June 06, 2022, 04:33:09 PM
Posted 2 days ago that gas had gone up to $4.29 from $4.01, and today (48 hours later) it is up to $4.49!!  I dont remember it being that high in my neighborhood in the 15 or so years I ve lived here! 

Any big jumps in your area?

While driving home, I saw it for $4.49/gal. :(
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: OneMoreYear on June 07, 2022, 06:13:41 AM
It was $4.79 when I filled up this morning near home, which was a jump of 20 cents from a couple days ago.
Near campus today, I saw gas prices above $5 for the first time at $5.09.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Langue_doc on June 07, 2022, 02:03:25 PM
Around $5.10 today, up from $4.71 last week.

Gas prices in NJ are around $5.40, according to yesterday's news on TV; back in the good old days we NYC-ers would fill up whenever we were in NJ because the prices were much lower in that state.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: EdnaMode on June 08, 2022, 06:32:46 AM
$4.99 this morning, was $4.86 two days ago.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: saffie on June 08, 2022, 03:24:24 PM
$5.05 in Long Lake, NY (Adirondacks) this morning, $4.97 in the New York Thruway service areas.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on June 08, 2022, 07:19:39 PM
$4.69 at Costco and Sam's Club. $4.95 and up around town.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Langue_doc on June 13, 2022, 10:00:04 AM
While gas prices are around $5.10 for the lowest grade, diesel prices at the same stations are well above $6.00 which might partly account for the increasing prices of groceries and other staples.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: apl68 on June 13, 2022, 12:49:27 PM
Still barely under $5 when I fueled up here yesterday after church.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: OneMoreYear on June 13, 2022, 02:40:48 PM
Up 30 cents from last week, so it's now at $5.09.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Harlow2 on June 13, 2022, 08:14:23 PM
4.99.9 in South Jersey tonight. I could have saved $.04 / gal. had I been willing to drive 5 miles down year road
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on June 17, 2022, 07:29:15 PM
Filled up at $4.85 at Costco today.  $4.89 at the rest unless you're paying cash, rewards member, or getting car wash
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on June 25, 2022, 07:09:39 PM
$4.69 at Costco filling up today. $4.75 and up around town
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on June 27, 2022, 06:56:08 PM
Ive been out of town for some time.  I spent a week in Florida because my father was admitted to the hospital, and days after returning, we had to go to a conference (on Better Investing... which I recommend) in Dallas.

Upon returning home I was happy to see that gas was only $4.18!   
I dont remember what it was before I left, but compared to the prices I saw in Dallas and Central Florida, this is a happy price! 
There are some stations in town, though that still show $4.59!  SO I hope that this is a remnant of last week and not a foreshadowing of things to come!
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Langue_doc on July 05, 2022, 07:35:29 AM
$4.59 this morning, down from $4.79 last Friday.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: apl68 on July 05, 2022, 08:24:44 AM
About four and a half dollars for 87 octane as of yesterday.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on July 05, 2022, 11:18:43 AM
I was out and about doing an errand that I could not postpone.  I saw that gas near me had dropped to $4.05!
When I got near my destination (8 miles away) the price was below $4!! ($3.97)

I will need gas when I am able to get out and about next, so I hope that the trend is moving MY Way!!

Are things improving in your area lately?
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on July 08, 2022, 12:46:45 PM
Filled up today at $3.86 today! 

What are you seeing?
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: dismalist on July 09, 2022, 12:17:40 PM
Just came across this article from the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank explaining gasoline prices as they relate to crude oil prices at different times and places. It is very thorough and easy to understand. Situation normal. Well worth reading.

 Oil prices fell so why don't pump prices  (https://jpt.spe.org/twa/oil-prices-fell-so-why-dont-pump-prices)



Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: sinenomine on July 10, 2022, 04:17:01 AM
I found it somewhat sad that I was excited to see the stations near me drop to $4.60.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on July 10, 2022, 05:25:15 PM
$4.35 when I filled up at Costco earlier today. $4.53 and up around town.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: paultuttle on July 11, 2022, 06:54:29 AM
$4.09 yesterday at Costco.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on July 15, 2022, 06:51:50 PM
Filled up at $4.25 at Costco earlier today. $4.43 and up at the other stations.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Vkw10 on July 17, 2022, 05:20:17 PM
$3.99 -$4.04 in central Texas
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on July 17, 2022, 08:36:02 PM
Today, I ventured out to a curbside delivery and found gas to be $3.75.  Much better than earlier!  But as I have been Covid positive and isolating at home I have not burned much gas! 

Though my area is dealing with very high temps and the local electric company is threatening to black us out if we dont conserve, so Im tempted to fill the gas cans and prep the generator in case i need to power my own, emergency window AC  (because i would NOT have been a good pioneer, especially when i m sick!!)
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Harlow2 on July 18, 2022, 08:34:05 AM
Today, I ventured out to a curbside delivery and found gas to be $3.75.  Much better than earlier!  But as I have been Covid positive and isolating at home I have not burned much gas! 

Though my area is dealing with very high temps and the local electric company is threatening to black us out if we dont conserve, so Im tempted to fill the gas cans and prep the generator in case i need to power my own, emergency window AC  (because i would NOT have been a good pioneer, especially when i m sick!!)

Wow!  I paid 4.53 last night here though I could have driven 5 miles for 4.43.  3.75 seems like a dream.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on July 19, 2022, 12:57:31 PM
I had to retest for covid (inconclusive result).  On the trip home I noted gas prices ranged from $4.09 to as low as $3.59!!  (only at one store, though, so that is not a popular price, and may not last long!)

Are prices falling in your area?
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: evil_physics_witchcraft on July 19, 2022, 04:38:23 PM
Yesterday, I saw regular for $3.99 a gallon, which is the lowest I've seen in awhile.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on July 19, 2022, 07:02:03 PM
$4.15 when I went to Costco on the way home. $4.32 and up at the other gas stations.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Vkw10 on July 21, 2022, 01:57:16 PM
$3.89
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: dismalist on July 21, 2022, 02:02:37 PM
$4.659
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: lightning on July 21, 2022, 02:43:43 PM
On a very recent trip where I stayed for several weeks:

4.19 in one part of the town, nearest to where I was staying
3.99 in another part closer to the busier part of the town
4.50 in another part
All of them within a 10-mile radius, all on the same day.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: paultuttle on July 22, 2022, 06:42:33 AM
$3.79 this morning at Costco.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on July 22, 2022, 03:11:46 PM
Im now COVID Negative (After 3 weeks of positive results!) and Im now able to get out and do the little tasks that I ve not been able to do!  Today I got the car inspected and noted $3.49!!  down a dime in 2 days!!  26 cents in less than a week! 

I guess that my 3 weeks of lockdown left all of those stations with a big surplus
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Harlow2 on July 24, 2022, 08:56:27 PM
$4.37 here, down 0.43.  Feels like such a deal.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Langue_doc on July 26, 2022, 06:33:05 AM
$4.59 in a Boston suburb.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: apl68 on July 26, 2022, 07:20:53 AM
Im now COVID Negative (After 3 weeks of positive results!) and Im now able to get out and do the little tasks that I ve not been able to do!  Today I got the car inspected and noted $3.49!!  down a dime in 2 days!!  26 cents in less than a week! 

I guess that my 3 weeks of lockdown left all of those stations with a big surplus

Do you feel like Rip Van Winkle waking up in a new world?
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on July 26, 2022, 04:22:42 PM
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Do you feel like Rip Van Winkle waking up in a new world?

I dont know... Did Rip's employer and family save up all of his chores for him to do and expect them to be completed quickly?  (Even the government!  My car inspection is due, and I wasnt able to do it early because I had to fly to Florida when my dad was hospitalized (and an uncle died), and after 3 weeks, there just isnt a lot of time left to get it done!  (It is done, and the other car is done too, and it isnt due til 9/1, so I am ahead on part of it!)
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on July 29, 2022, 07:11:16 PM
$4.09 at Costco when I filled up earlier today.  $4.15 and up around town.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Langue_doc on July 30, 2022, 06:07:08 AM
$4.29.9 cash, $4.39.9 credit; didn't feel like going inside for the cash transaction, so used the card.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: apl68 on August 01, 2022, 07:44:55 AM
$3.99 on Thursday, and $3.99 on Saturday.  The Thursday fill-up was in an isolated town where gas prices are usually higher, suggesting that there must have been a general increase elsewhere by Saturday.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: evil_physics_witchcraft on August 02, 2022, 03:40:39 PM
It's dropping around here. I saw it for $3.69 for regular and got 30 cents off a gallon with my 'rewards' points. Whee......
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Harlow2 on August 03, 2022, 07:09:08 AM
$4.239 here.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on August 03, 2022, 02:49:37 PM
$4.05 when I filled up at Costco on my way home last night. $4.07 and up at nearby stations.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: onehappyunicorn on August 05, 2022, 06:42:51 AM
Filled up for $3.36 last night. Most stations are around $3.59 around here...
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on August 05, 2022, 09:06:42 AM
I was out and about this morning.  It looks like $3.24 is getting popular! 

Not sure when I will need to fill up as Im not really going anywhere.
Meetings start in about 10 days (bummer) so I will begin driving to campus again soon. 
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on August 05, 2022, 07:26:33 PM
Now $3.89 at Costco. $3.99 and up around town.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: apl68 on August 08, 2022, 09:33:16 AM
$3.45 on Saturday, which was 54 cents down from the previous Saturday.  Moving in the desired direction.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on August 08, 2022, 10:16:10 AM
$3.17 today!  Down from $3.24 a few days ago. 

Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: paultuttle on August 08, 2022, 01:54:01 PM
$3.4X at Costco today.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on August 12, 2022, 07:26:31 PM
$3.73 when I went to Costco today.  It's $3.81 and up around town.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on August 16, 2022, 07:27:19 PM
Now $3.69 at Costco and Sam's Club. $3.75 and up at the other stations.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on August 23, 2022, 05:40:41 PM
3.08 within the last few days AND 7-11 has a phone ap to track purchases that offeres and 11 cent a gallon discount!

Im almost looking forward to filling up for under $3 a gallon!  (but the giddiness will fade when i see the total!)
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on August 26, 2022, 10:46:25 AM
Something happened!  Prices went from $3.08 to 3.19 overnight!
One store still had $3.08 AND as it was a 7-11 they offer 11 cents off a gallon with the ap code.
So i filled up the car (it was about 1/3 of a tank left), came home, and then drove the truck back to fill it up too! 

What about you? Have you noticed a recent gas price spike?
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: Juvenal on August 26, 2022, 11:22:37 AM
Something happened!  Prices went from $3.08 to 3.19 overnight!
One store still had $3.08 AND as it was a 7-11 they offer 11 cents off a gallon with the ap code.
So i filled up the car (it was about 1/3 of a tank left), came home, and then drove the truck back to fill it up too! 

What about you? Have you noticed a recent gas price spike?

I really don't pay much attention to gasoline prices.  It's minor for me: retirement and COVID wariness can leave (as today) my car in the drive.  If I do drive, it's a small handful of miles to mart, to docs, and to library (for reading trash).  No other obligations, and the portfolio stays plump.  Well, I do plan to visit a lawyer to revise my will and disinherit some jerks.  But this office is not that far away.  Do it soon, boy!  "And at my back..."
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on August 26, 2022, 07:15:41 PM
$3.61 at Costco when I filled up today.  $3.65 and up at the rest
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on August 28, 2022, 03:28:32 PM
Yo Yo pricing!  2 days ago it jumpted to $3.19 (from #3.08) and now it is back to $3.08!  WHO needed Gas and let them know!?
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on August 30, 2022, 06:58:23 PM
$3.54 at Costco when I went on my way home from the library. $3.57 and up at the other stations
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on August 31, 2022, 06:04:11 PM
I SAW IT!! 
Have you seen it yet??

I saw it and considered stopping the car and taking a picture!!

Gas for $2.99!!!


Then a mile away at Sams, it was only $2.94!!!

Then I got closer to home and it was back to $3.19.  I guess that I have to get out more often and venture further out!
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on September 03, 2022, 07:16:33 PM
$3.49 when I went to Costco earlier today. $3.53 and up at the rest.

Safe and smooth travels for those are traveling over Labor Day weekend!
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on September 08, 2022, 09:59:16 AM
$2.99 has reached my neighborhood! 
And I think that 7-11 is still offering 11 cents off with the ap. 

Im hoping that it stays there or lower by the time I need to fill up again!  But I m not down even 1/4 tank on either vehicle!

What is going on in your area now that Labor Day has passed?
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on September 09, 2022, 07:09:34 PM
$3.29 when I went to Costco today. $3.39 at the other gas stations.
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: clean on September 20, 2022, 04:57:00 PM
$2.95 today at 7-11 and from that I got an 11 cent discount, bringing it down to $2.84!

Had not bought gas in nearly 3 weeks! 

Next week have a trip to a nearby conference, so Ill be getting more gas next week.  Maybe 2 tanks worth!

What is gas in your neighborhood?

Also, if you are anywhere on the Gulf of Mexico, you may want to fill your tanks.  Could be a storm heading in there next week... cutting offshore production, and maybe refineries.  No telling... too early to tell, but keep an eye out for a low price to take advantage of while you might be able!
Title: Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
Post by: hmaria1609 on September 23, 2022, 07:18:06 PM
Now $3.33 when I went to Costco this afternoon. $3.39 and up at the rest around town.