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Anthony Matias
03-06-2008, 03:19 AM
Seems like prices keep going up and up. Just last week a barrel of crude went past $102!

So what's the price per gallon in your area? Could be State or Country.

I live in a suburb of Portland Oregon and we are averaging around $3.35 a gallon!

eldragon
03-06-2008, 03:21 AM
Here on the MS Gulf Coast, the cheap gas is about $3.09 a gallon. For the first time in my life (44) I have to calculate whether or not I can afford to drive someplace.

maxmordon
03-06-2008, 03:27 AM
20 cents the gallon... the only thing cheap here is gas

Anthony Matias
03-06-2008, 03:33 AM
20 cents the gallon... the only thing cheap here is gas


OMG Max! That's great!

talps
03-06-2008, 03:39 AM
$3.45-$3.55 here in Los Angeles & surrounding areas...

Max, what are your thoughts on smuggling? :D

althrasher
03-06-2008, 03:41 AM
About $3.20 in central NC...

Max, you could have a serious black market going in the US.

maxmordon
03-06-2008, 03:41 AM
OMG Max! That's great!

Not so much counting that the Minimum Wage is US$286 monthly and something that costs 15US$ will usually be costing almost 40US$ here

maxmordon
03-06-2008, 03:42 AM
About $3.20 in central NC...

Max, you could have a serious black market going in the US.

We already have with Colombia and Brazil. Now with the conflicts with Colombia the national guard makes sure if you have your tank full to take you the half

Gina M
03-06-2008, 03:44 AM
I live in BC - Canada and we pay by the litre. So in US gallons it works out to 4.37/ gallon.

Ouch hey?

Anthony Matias
03-06-2008, 03:47 AM
We already have with Colombia and Brazil. Now with the conflicts with Colombia the national guard makes sure if you have your tank full to take you the half

The whole situation down there isn't looking very good. Hopefully there isn't too much bloodshed.

Anthony Matias
03-06-2008, 03:47 AM
I live in BC - Canada and we pay by the litre. So in US gallons it works out to 4.37/ gallon.

Ouch hey?

Gina's in the lead!

Gina M
03-06-2008, 03:52 AM
Gina's in the lead!


Thanks - this really feeds my control freak nature :)

talps
03-06-2008, 03:54 AM
What's Gina's prize if she wins?

Jersey Chick
03-06-2008, 04:15 AM
Regular is about $2.95/gal - I don't know the premium and super-good-stuff go for, I'm too cheap to buy it when prices are way low. I'm certainly not buying it now... :D

Shadow_Ferret
03-06-2008, 04:17 AM
We're around $3.01, but that will jump as soon as the stupid reformulated gas is back on the market come spring.

Siddow
03-06-2008, 04:24 AM
Last time I bought gas, I paid $3.19 a gallon. Spent $10, should be enough to last me a month.

Sigh. I need to get out more.

maxmordon
03-06-2008, 04:29 AM
$3.45-$3.55 here in Los Angeles & surrounding areas...

Max, what are your thoughts on smuggling? :D


Sure, take all what you want

http://images.wikia.com/uncyclopedia/images/2/29/Un_castrooil.jpg

johnnysannie
03-06-2008, 04:54 AM
$2.99 a gallon in southern Missouri; I expect prices to jump higher by the weekend.

Anthony Matias
03-06-2008, 04:56 AM
What's Gina's prize if she wins?

The knowledge that she is getting gouged the most! :)

Rolling Thunder
03-06-2008, 04:58 AM
In the last ten days gas was down to $2.93/gallon in Harrisburg, PA. Today, it's $3.19. Diesel is $3.83.

robeiae
03-06-2008, 05:02 AM
Gas is free at Arby's.

Appalachian Writer
03-06-2008, 05:03 AM
This morning, the highest gas price I saw on I 81 (far southwest VA) was $3.14.9. This afternoon it had gone down to $3.09.9. The cheapest gas/gal was $3.03.9. I don't really remember diesel prices, but I think it was $3.47.9

Gina M
03-06-2008, 05:18 AM
What's Gina's prize if she wins?

I was hoping a free tank of gas!

Gina

MonaLeigh
03-06-2008, 05:28 AM
We paid $3.39 the other day here in upstate NY.

maestrowork
03-06-2008, 05:42 AM
$3.19 for 87 octane. $3.39 for 89. I can probably find $3.09 if I really look.

Devil Ledbetter
03-06-2008, 05:56 AM
$3.19 in Michigan.

joyce
03-06-2008, 05:56 AM
Today I got gas and regular was $3.29. I live in Melb. Beach, Fl and I'm sure mainland I might find it a few cents cheaper.

kristie911
03-06-2008, 06:17 AM
$3.19 in Michigan.

You must be on the other side of the state because here on the west side it's running $3.03-3.09 and it's stayed there for about a week and a half...that in itself is pretty unusual, usually it jumps around every couple of days.

Unfortunately, I have to go to Detroit on Sunday and I'm expecting the gas to be more expensive over there.

*hopes to be proved wrong*

TrainofThought
03-06-2008, 06:32 AM
The last time I went, I think it was $3.25. The below should make you feel better.

“Early Saturday, Cook County Board President Todd Stroger struck a deal with board members, who approved a 1 percent increase in the sales tax - driving Chicago's overall sales tax to double digits at 10.25 percent, easily among the highest of any big city. And it will be enacted just in time for the Christmas shopping season.” My Fox Chicago (http://www.myfoxchicago.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=5918410&version=5&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1)

I'm doing my shopping in other states. *stomps away from thread*

Rolling Thunder
03-06-2008, 06:39 AM
We'll need to keep his thread alive:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12400801/

to see what happens in the near future.

Gina M
03-06-2008, 07:03 AM
Okay, prices went up here since earlier in the day. We are now at $4.42/ US Gallon - I still win.

Where's my free gas?

Anthony Matias
03-06-2008, 07:58 AM
Gas is free at Arby's.


Okay, prices went up here since earlier in the day. We are now at $4.42/ US Gallon - I still win.

Where's my free gas?


Gina...Robeiae has the answer for you.

SpookyWriter
03-06-2008, 09:20 AM
Where's my free gas?

He died.

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/blogs/travel_blog/uploaded_images/sleeping-donkey-768131.JPG

A. Hamilton
03-06-2008, 09:37 AM
Folsom, CA - $3.59 today at the Chevron for the lowest octane.
(Chevron is a tad pricier than say, Arco, but it's what we use for work, and they have good coffee, and clean bathrooms -:D)

Devil Ledbetter
03-06-2008, 04:37 PM
You must be on the other side of the state because here on the west side it's running $3.03-3.09 and it's stayed there for about a week and a half...that in itself is pretty unusual, usually it jumps around every couple of days.

Unfortunately, I have to go to Detroit on Sunday and I'm expecting the gas to be more expensive over there.

*hopes to be proved wrong*I'm on the sunrise side.

Ol' Fashioned Girl
03-06-2008, 04:37 PM
Okie City: $2.97 for reg, $3.19 for premium, and $3.60 for diesel.

Ah, for the good ol' days when gas was $.17 a gallon and we could cruise Main all night for almost nuthin'...

KTC
03-06-2008, 04:40 PM
4 Litre = 1.06 Gallon

Gas in Toronto = Approx. $1.05/litre for regular today

That's about $4.15/gallon...roughly--I think?

Patrick L
03-06-2008, 04:41 PM
Prediction: The U.S. will see $5 a gallon by July 4th, coming back down for the new normal around $4 for the next year or two.

OPEC and the oil companies are going to get us to what the Europeans have been paying for years.

While painful, this is the best thing in the long run. If we don't start putting some serious incentive and brainpower behind getting off oil, we're bigger idiots than we already appear.

DeleyanLee
03-06-2008, 05:41 PM
Ranged from $3.13 (along Rt 30) to $3.23 (along Rt 22) within 5-10 miles of my home in Greensburg and was a steady $3.19 where I noticed in Pittsburgh.

kristie911
03-06-2008, 06:17 PM
If we don't start putting some serious incentive and brainpower behind getting off oil, we're bigger idiots than we already appear.

We are...it's called ethenol and because of it, farmers have started planting corn instead of wheat and now wheat prices have gone through the roof. It's a vicious cycle with no end in sight.

DWSTXS
03-06-2008, 06:34 PM
$2.99 to $3.05 here in Dallas

Maryn
03-06-2008, 06:40 PM
$3.39 for regular in western New York state. Poor Mr. Maryn needs higher octane gasoline and pays $3.69. It costs me over $50 to fill my minivan.

Maryn, wondering how the poor manage

DWSTXS
03-06-2008, 06:45 PM
I forget to add my brag.

$2.99 to $3.05 here in Dallas - and THAT's why it's great to only have to drive a mile and a half to work!

waylander
03-06-2008, 06:56 PM
£1.09 per litre locally. That's around £5 per gallon (UK gallon), over $10

Anthony Matias
03-06-2008, 07:38 PM
£1.09 per litre locally. That's around £5 per gallon (UK gallon), over $10

How do you cope waylander? Does everyone use public transportation?

LIVIN
03-06-2008, 07:47 PM
Just about 4 times what it was 16 years ago. For those of you who love exponents, that's (N4 {16 -N2}2)2 where N = Sanity.

waylander
03-06-2008, 07:47 PM
How do you cope waylander? Does everyone use public transportation?

I spend a lot of money on gas!
Public transport round here (just outside of London in a prosperous commuter village) is pretty poor, except for getting into London

Shadow_Ferret
03-06-2008, 08:32 PM
Prediction: The U.S. will see $5 a gallon by July 4th, coming back down for the new normal around $4 for the next year or two.

OPEC and the oil companies are going to get us to what the Europeans have been paying for years.

The Europeans are paying through the nose in TAXES. Their gas isn't any more expensive than ours. WE all pay the same amount, whatever the going rate per barrel is. If the US sees $5 a gallon, then Europe will be paying EVEN MORE.

jennifer75
03-06-2008, 08:42 PM
It's about $3.49 for unleaded in L.A. Thank god I'm in the 4 cyl now!!!

MelodyO
03-06-2008, 08:49 PM
Here in Calgary it's $4.16 ($1.10/litre). BC must have higher taxes. Is there a prize for second place? ::looks poor::

ETA: Oops, just saw the European prices. Suddenly I don't feel so bad.

Anthony Matias
03-07-2008, 03:54 AM
Oil prices closed at $105.47 a barrel today. Up over $40 a barrel since last year at this time! OUCH!

bluntforcetrauma
03-07-2008, 03:57 AM
$2.94-$3.19

L M Ashton
03-07-2008, 12:43 PM
Rs. 127 per liter, or Rs.480 per gallon, or US$4.46 per gallon. Providing I'm using the right kind of gallon, which is not at all certain. :)

Susie
03-07-2008, 01:08 PM
Gas is $3.15 a gallon and going on up. Not good.

JJ Cooper
03-07-2008, 01:21 PM
$1.45 per litre this morning to fill up. Someone smarter than me can work out the Aus to US to Gallon conversion, but I bet it'll be over US$5.00/Gallon.

JJ

poetinahat
03-07-2008, 01:35 PM
Same here, JJ -- $1.45/litre since Wednesday. It was $1.32/litre on Tuesday. And A$1.45/litre works out to around A$5.50/gallon, or US$5.10/gallon, figuring in the exchange rate (if that's relevant at all).

So what is it with Aust petrol? Every station jacks up the price by 10-15c/litre on Wednesday arvo, and drops it again sometime over the weekend. ACCC found no evidence of collusion. No collusion, my big round hiney.

Australian petrol companies are third only to Telstra, and Australian banks, when it comes to corporate arrogance.

JJ Cooper
03-07-2008, 02:07 PM
Your right, mate. At least Testra was bought back in line when competition was introduced. The big three petrol companies just got together to fix prices. The banks get away with it because they say they are appeasing their shareholders. They're all corporate crooks that we can't live without.

And the ACCC has no 'you-know-what' to take them all on.

JJ

blueobsidian
03-07-2008, 07:32 PM
I paid $3.45 this morning at my cheap, run down gas station. I saw a few big chains selling for $3.57. I don't live far from San Francisco. At this rate, it won't be long before I can barely afford to drive to work.

Patrick L
03-10-2008, 05:07 PM
We are...it's called ethenol and because of it, farmers have started planting corn instead of wheat and now wheat prices have gone through the roof. It's a vicious cycle with no end in sight.

I disagree Kristie. Our ethanol production, and incentives, are squat. Yes, the prairie castles have popped up in KS--I've visited one--but the incentives and future of this are next to nil in the grand scheme. I'm talking about fundamentally changing our way of life, and so far I've seen nothing to indicate a shift, at all, in this direction.

C.bronco
03-10-2008, 05:21 PM
$2.95 at my favorite gas station this morning.

Anthony Matias
03-11-2008, 06:58 AM
Update:

Price per barrel went up to 107.80, nearly $6 more per barrel in the last 5 days!

Local price in Oregon is up .07 to 3.42 a gallon from 5 days ago.

Hold on everyone. Projected to get much worse.

PenforPrez
03-11-2008, 07:07 AM
$2.96 near my office.

My-Immortal
03-11-2008, 08:33 AM
The last time I went, I think it was $3.25. The below should make you feel better.

“Early Saturday, Cook County Board President Todd Stroger struck a deal with board members, who approved a 1 percent increase in the sales tax - driving Chicago's overall sales tax to double digits at 10.25 percent, easily among the highest of any big city. And it will be enacted just in time for the Christmas shopping season.” My Fox Chicago (http://www.myfoxchicago.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=5918410&version=5&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1)

I'm doing my shopping in other states. *stomps away from thread*


Have you heard that at least one of the cities on the Lake/Cook county border wants out of Cook county because of this sales hike - and they're trying to get a block of cities to push to be removed from the county too. 10+ percent sales tax is insane...

Back on topic- I've seen $3.29-$3.34 mostly n/w of Chicago for .87 but it's climbing...soon, we won't be able to afford starting our cars - forget about driving them!

<sigh>

take care -

Brighid
03-11-2008, 02:02 PM
In the last ten days gas was down to $2.93/gallon in Harrisburg, PA. Today, it's $3.19. Diesel is $3.83.

I'm in Lancaster (PA) - the average here is $3.14. It's been months since it's gone under $3.00.

KTC
03-11-2008, 02:16 PM
4 Litre = 1.06 Gallon

Gas in Toronto = Approx. $1.05/litre for regular today

That's about $4.15/gallon...roughly--I think?

I paid $1.078/litre yesterday. Up 2.8 cents from when I first posted here.

Devil Ledbetter
03-11-2008, 02:46 PM
We're up in the $3.35 range for the cheapest grade, about .25 higher than when I posted before.

Appalachian Writer
03-11-2008, 03:44 PM
Southwestern VA is inching up. Yesterday, I bought gas for $3.13; today, who knows? And by Friday, they say maybe $3.25/gal.

Devil Ledbetter
03-12-2008, 02:27 AM
Up another ten cents to $3.45 a gallon tonight.

reigningcatsndogs
03-12-2008, 02:45 AM
$1.09 a litre here today, which is in the ballpark of $4.40/gallon for regular. But it's cheaper here in Alberta than it was in BC.

My-Immortal
03-12-2008, 08:44 PM
Gas jumped up atleast 10-15 cents/gallon overnight around here.

Is there a cap on the taxes the cities/states can collect on the sale of gas? If not, what are the states doing with all this extra income? A few years back when gas shot up to the then crazy amount of 2+ per gallon, our state suspended the tax on gas for roughly 6 months to help offset the cost to the consumers. Nowadays, I haven't heard a peep about the taxes collected....but I do wonder where the money is going...

Take care all -

plaidearthworm
03-12-2008, 09:36 PM
Yesterday, regular was $3.19/gallon here. I'm sure that's gone up today, but I haven't been out yet.

Storm Dream
03-12-2008, 10:04 PM
Gas jumped up atleast 10-15 cents/gallon overnight around here.

Is there a cap on the taxes the cities/states can collect on the sale of gas? If not, what are the states doing with all this extra income? A few years back when gas shot up to the then crazy amount of 2+ per gallon, our state suspended the tax on gas for roughly 6 months to help offset the cost to the consumers. Nowadays, I haven't heard a peep about the taxes collected....but I do wonder where the money is going...

Take care all -

I'm wondering that, too, considering how badly California is doing. Where does all that $$ go?

I have to fill up today. It's depressing. My car gets pretty decent mileage and my work is nearby, but it's still a big hit. I know it could be worse.

Julie Worth
03-12-2008, 10:12 PM
Prediction: The U.S. will see $5 a gallon by July 4th, coming back down for the new normal around $4 for the next year or two.


It will go up and down in the short term because of speculation, but in the long term it's going to be up rather drastically as the dollar collapses. One day Americans will look back fondly on the time when it was only three dollars.

WildScribe
03-12-2008, 10:14 PM
I paid $3.45 this morning at my cheap, run down gas station. I saw a few big chains selling for $3.57. I don't live far from San Francisco. At this rate, it won't be long before I can barely afford to drive to work.

Ditto... I live just a couple of hours for SF, and I'm seeing the same prices when I venture out.

Anthony Matias
03-12-2008, 10:16 PM
Crude futures are up .60 today alone. Price per barrel is nearly $110.

Anthony Matias
03-15-2008, 02:35 AM
Crude futures ended at 110.21. Analysts saying $4 a gallon is possible for an average in the U.S. by summer.

Prices in Oregon have stalled a bit this week, but it is only the calm before the storm.

Rolling Thunder
03-17-2008, 04:25 PM
On March 5th I paid $3.83 a gallon for diesel. Today a gallon will cost me $4.23...:Wha:

Unless I go near a highway (robbery) station. Then I'll pay...$4.39.

Sarita
03-17-2008, 04:30 PM
On a recent trip, gas was 3.23 when I left State College, PA. On the same day in WVA, it was 3.50! And OF COURSE, I had to fill up in WVA like 72 times.

robeiae
04-17-2008, 06:11 PM
Gas in now $608.99 a gallon. Granted, I use a very high octane...

blueobsidian
04-18-2008, 04:11 AM
Crude futures ended at 110.21. Analysts saying $4 a gallon is possible for an average in the U.S. by summer.


Where I'm at, I think I'm going to be seeing $4 a gallon by the end of the month. The name-brand stations were up to $3.83 this morning. It's getting ridiculous. I've stopped driving everywhere except work (which I can't get to on the bus or bike).

Maryn
04-18-2008, 04:22 AM
We're at about $3.65 in western New York state.

Last time I filled up the minivan, which still had nearly a quarter tank, it still cost me over $60. Man, did that give me pause...

Maryn, hoping someone will press PLAY

Appalachian Writer
04-18-2008, 05:21 AM
Gas up to $3.49.9 (might as well say $3.50) here at some stations. Cheapest I saw was $3.31. Deisel is $3.90-$3.99. I really hate to see deisel go up because all other prices, food, clothes, etc., go right along with it. The week the truckers planned their srike, deisel fuel was down to $3.82. With that week over, BOOM, it shot right back up.

threedogpeople
04-18-2008, 01:26 PM
$1.18 (CA) per liter X 3.785 411 8 = $4.47 (CA) per gallon

Exchange rate today closed at $1 US = $ 1 CA so it is $4.47 per gallon in the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, BC (yikes!)

KTC
04-18-2008, 02:03 PM
$1.20 (CA) per litre x 3.785 411 8 = $4.54 (CA) per gallon

Ontario, CA

jennifer75
04-30-2008, 07:53 PM
$4.07 for Premium Unlead. I'm still paying about $3.89 for my 4 cyl. Woohoooo! BUT WHAT'S THIS ABOUT THE COST OF BEER GOING UP?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? INSANITY!!!!!!

Shadow_Ferret
04-30-2008, 07:55 PM
Who buys premium these days? :Shrug:

I find it interesting how it took nearly 100 years to break $1, and now in less than a decade we're breaking $4.

johnnysannie
04-30-2008, 07:58 PM
$3.69 today.

jennifer75
04-30-2008, 07:59 PM
Fancy "ultimate driving machines" require premium. B@st@rds.

I remember about 5 years ago when gas dropped as low as 99 cents a gallon in Southern California. It was friggin fantastic. To think, $4.00 now? What the ... in who's name ....... Oh Holy ........ crap.

DWSTXS
04-30-2008, 08:02 PM
Here in Dallas, this morning

$3.58 for reg.
$4.11 for premium

my ex just bought a new VW bug, in order to get better gas mileage and save $ on gas. That thing uses premium.

It's ridiculous.

I might have dslyx'ed that reg pricing. maybe it was $3.85

jennifer75
04-30-2008, 08:02 PM
Crude futures are up .60 today alone. Price per barrel is nearly $110.


Can I ask - how big is a barrel??

Rolling Thunder
04-30-2008, 08:08 PM
Here in Dallas, this morning

$3.58 for reg.
$4.11 for premium

my ex just bought a new VW bug, in order to get better gas mileage and save $ on gas. That thing uses premium.

It's ridiculous.

I might have dslyx'ed that reg pricing. maybe it was $3.85

Do a comparison between filling up with premium vs. filling up with regular and adding a can of 104 Octane Boost, available at many auto stores. If there's a decent savings it could be of benefit. 104OB will probably take the octane up over 93 easily.

jennontheisland
04-30-2008, 08:09 PM
$1.26

per Litre

DWSTXS
04-30-2008, 08:11 PM
Do a comparison between filling up with premium vs. filling up with regular and adding a can of 104 Octane Boost, available at many auto stores. If there's a decent savings it could be of benefit. 104OB will probably take the octane up over 93 easily.

If that doesn't work though, I really can't afford to buy my ex a new motor for her brand new car. LOL

cletus
04-30-2008, 08:14 PM
£1.10 per litre x 3.785 = £4.16 per gallon
£1 = $1.98411 = $8.25 per gallon

kct webber
04-30-2008, 08:17 PM
$3.60-ish a gallon.

I quit my job. It's cheaper not to drive to work. :)

Appalachian Writer
04-30-2008, 08:18 PM
$3.57/gal yesterday in Radford, VA.

ACEnders
04-30-2008, 08:20 PM
$3.55/gal today in Manassas, VA

Rolling Thunder
04-30-2008, 08:20 PM
If that doesn't work though, I really can't afford to buy my ex a new motor for her brand new car. LOL

Give it a try once or twice. I've used it in a 1968 Chevy 327 V8 for years with excellent results.

Devil Ledbetter
04-30-2008, 08:25 PM
$3.75/gal right now in mid Michigan.

AndreaGS
04-30-2008, 08:38 PM
Last time I filled up, it was $3.84 or somesuch/gallon.

Fortunately, I have a little car with a little gas tank and I don't drive it very much.

Shadow_Ferret
04-30-2008, 08:42 PM
Can I ask - how big is a barrel??One barrel contains 42 gallons of crude oil.

Jean Marie
04-30-2008, 08:56 PM
On one side of town, in S. CT, reg is $3.77.

One station, that just changed owners, is selling regular for $3.62.

I passed a station, yesterday, who was selling it for $3.92. They're 2 miles from my home. Ain't filling up, there.

Ridickious.

Storm Dream
04-30-2008, 08:59 PM
87 is hanging in there at 3.90-something in my dingy little part of Orange County. 89 and 91 were both over four bucks.

My beloved Nissan takes 87 with no complaints, but it still cost $68 to fill 'er up this morning...can I start telecommuting?

Jean Marie
04-30-2008, 09:57 PM
I'm gonna learn the art of zen something or other, myself.

Komnena
05-01-2008, 02:38 AM
I'm glad I can walk to work.

maestrowork
05-01-2008, 03:00 AM
I used to be able to fill my car just two years ago for $26. Now it's $45. WTF?

maestrowork
05-01-2008, 03:01 AM
And when #1 and #4 profit-makers are Exxon and Chevron respectively, something is really wrong here.

reigningcatsndogs
05-01-2008, 03:26 AM
Wow. It was $1.39/litre at the pump today -- for regular. It's getting insane, or depressing... not sure which. (about $5.56/gal)

Joe270
05-01-2008, 04:01 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by jennifer75
Can I ask - how big is a barrel??

One barrel contains 42 gallons of crude oil.

. . . at 60 degrees F, to be exact.

ACEnders
05-01-2008, 07:08 AM
I give up. I have to work to live, but I can't get to work without gas, and I can't afford to fill up without work....hmmm....

poetinahat
05-01-2008, 07:24 AM
Wow. It was $1.39/litre at the pump today -- for regular. It's getting insane, or depressing... not sure which. (about $5.56/gal)
Filled up at $1.52/litre last weekend. My first ever hundred-dollar fill-up.

SpookyWriter
05-01-2008, 07:25 AM
I'm buying a bike when I get to Dublin.

Rolling Thunder
05-01-2008, 07:28 AM
Odd thing today. Some stations were selling regular gasoline at $3.59/gallon early this week and others were at $3.65/gallon.

Everyone is at $3.59 now. I believe the station owners are trying to up their profit margins again. Which brings me to the deal with Giant Food Stores. If you have a bonus card and buy so many $$$ of food, they'll sell you their gas at a ten cent per gallon discount.

Don't we keep hearing the margin on gasoline profits are mere pennies?

SpookyWriter
05-01-2008, 07:39 AM
Don't we keep hearing the margin on gasoline profits are mere pennies?There are a lot of variables in the market price of petrol. I worked as a technical team lead for a major oil/gas concern. There are (at least) two methods of pricing; lifo and fifo.

Appalachian Writer
05-01-2008, 07:56 AM
There are a lot of variables in the market price of petrol. I worked as a technical team lead for a major oil/gas concern. There are (at least) two methods of pricing; lifo and fifo.

At the risk of sounding ignorant, I have no idea what you mean by lifo and fifo. Am I a dunce? Please, Spooky, englighten me.

All I do know is that the pennies profit is related to the station owners, that they don't set prices; their suppiers do.

poetinahat
05-01-2008, 08:02 AM
Catch me if I'm wrong, Spooky -

LIFO = Last-In, First-Out, i.e. your price would be based on the oil price the supplier paid most recently.

FIFO = First-In, First-Out, i.e. your price would be based on the oldest-remaining stock in the tanks.

I'd guess that LIFO would be much more expensive now, and would be most responsive to recent market fluctuations.

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Our prices go up at *every* station every Wednesday afternoon, around 10-15 cents/litre. They drop down again somewhere between Friday and Sunday. So you always see long queues at the pumps every Tuesday evening. And the ACCC says there's no evidence of collusion.

SpookyWriter
05-01-2008, 08:11 AM
Catch me if I'm wrong, Spooky -

LIFO = Last-In, First-Out, i.e. your price would be based on the oil price the supplier paid most recently.

FIFO = First-In, First-Out, i.e. your price would be based on the oldest-remaining stock in the tanks.

I'd guess that LIFO would be much more expensive now, and would be most responsive to recent market fluctuations.

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Our prices go up at *every* station every Wednesday afternoon, around 10-15 cents/litre. They drop down again somewhere between Friday and Sunday. So you always see long queues at the pumps every Tuesday evening. And the ACCC says there's no evidence of collusion.

Very good Rob. But correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the U.S. only import about .08 of their crude?

There is a big difference between spot market prices and domestic crude prices.

Joe270
05-01-2008, 09:00 AM
All I do know is that the pennies profit is related to the station owners, that they don't set prices; their suppiers do.

The suppliers do not set pump prices, the station owners do. You will normally find lower prices in areas where there are many stations close to one another. A lone station near a freeway will be high, as are lone stations in affluent neighborhoods.

poetinahat
05-01-2008, 09:14 AM
Very good Rob. But correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the U.S. only import about .08 of their crude?

There is a big difference between spot market prices and domestic crude prices.
I have no idea, Jon. You're out of my league on this.

Over here, I'd guess we import nearly all of it.

jennifer75
05-01-2008, 08:05 PM
One barrel contains 42 gallons of crude oil.

And out of each Gallon of Crude Oil, how much gasoline is produced? That's right, it's question time.

jennifer75
05-01-2008, 08:09 PM
And out of each Gallon of Crude Oil, how much gasoline is produced? That's right, it's question time.

Whoa.....out of 42 gallons of crude, 19 gallons of gasoline!!!

C.bronco
05-01-2008, 08:11 PM
Filled up at $1.52/litre last weekend. My first ever hundred-dollar fill-up.
I hope I never have to say that!
$3.43 per gallon at my favorite gas station this morning.

bumblebee
05-01-2008, 09:45 PM
I don't even want to go there. $3.29/gal. reg. $3.39/gal. premium. It's ridiculous when we have an oil refinery in the area.

DWSTXS
05-01-2008, 09:48 PM
$3.59

I filled it until I got to $45 and then stopped, it wasn't full, but I simply refuse to spend $50 on a tank of gas.
When I first started driving, I distinctly remember filling my tank for $8

Old Hack
05-01-2008, 11:25 PM
Filled up at $1.52/litre last weekend. My first ever hundred-dollar fill-up.

Count yourself lucky. I drive a Discovery and it costs me just over £80 to fill it up. That's about $150. I fill it up once a fortnight.

I'd happily swap it for a little hatchback, but if we didn't have a four wheel drive we'd not be able to get out for a few weeks each winter. As I only drive about 1,000 miles a month, compared to my husband's 1,500 miles a month, he drives the littlest car and I get the big one.

akiwiguy
05-02-2008, 12:04 AM
Wow. It was $1.39/litre at the pump today -- for regular. It's getting insane, or depressing... not sure which. (about $5.56/gal)

Where are you RCnD? That can't be U.S.? Here our price went over the $NZ 2.00 a litre mark for the first time ever the other day. Coupled with another survey that indicates food prices in NZ have risen 28% in the last year.

I have not been able to reconcile for a long time this sort of stuff with the other crap one reads of "longest period ever of economic growth", "Three percent inflation" etc etc. A lot of people seem to be outwardly doing fine, but I've got to wonder... is that because the doubling/tripling of real estate values has given people more equity (on paper) to borrow against. I just can't figure how in real terms many people can be better off at the moment.

What I find really scary is where things are heading for the next generations, our children. Already there is conclusive evidence that here, once termed "quarter acre paradise" where almost every single person would expect to own just that, a very large percentage of future New Zealanders will never have a chance to realise that fundamental dream of owning their own home. That paradise is gone... and forever, period. You don't mysteriosuly get it back one day.

I think it's time people really thought about where we're all heading, and worse still exactly what sort of world we're taking our kids into. I hate to sound like one of these "back in the good old days" farts, but something's going wrong in a lot of ways, and it's global I think. In all honesty, murder was so rare here when I was a child that I can still remember whole front page spreads on a newspaper when it happened. The last few years it becoming so common place that I expect every day to scan my homepage news and see more bizarre crap unfolding.

I know as a parent of teenage kids, I meet some friends of theirs who stay here from time to time, and it rapidly becomes obvious to me that they have never in their lifetime had one parent let alone two who they could identify as being an actual parent in the true sense of the word. In fact right now asleep in my lounge is one kid who is being bounced from home to home, without a single person anywhere that he would have any sense fo belonging to... it's fucking disgusting.

But what really puzzles me, is that there seems to be a kind of numb inability for anyone to confront anything. Every household in the country would have people scratching their heads the way I am now, but at another level it seems as though I'm being fed a line that everything is simply getting better and better. No it's not, and only a friggin idiot could think it is.

I'm actually having a really good day as it happens. Smile. But that doesn't alter reality.

akiwiguy
05-02-2008, 12:33 AM
PS... I think I am pissed off about my own neck of the woods at the moment.

Last night my daughter was telling me how a friend of hers had his car stolen and torched. But what the arseholes didn't know was that his girlfirnd had just lost a baby, miscarried, and the only memory of the child was photos in that car. Gone.

OK, people have done this crap for time immemorial, but why am I encountering this shit very day now?

I am pissed off! Vented. Done. But a little disturbed at my own apathy at sitting there kind of numbly shaking my head too. You know?

Eskimo1990
05-04-2008, 07:33 AM
Gas prices here are really high and it sucks. It's preventing my boyfriend from visiting me because he lives too far away. When he was here Thursday he paid $3.51 a gallon. Which according to him was a lot cheaper then where he lives. Sigh...okay rantish thing over lol