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    Cyburbian Captain Worley's avatar
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    Saw 3.61 in Pelzer, SC last weekend. My regular station was at 3.69 this morning.
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    Station across from work: $3.99
    Station at the grocery store (where I topped off yesterday): $3.77
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

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    Back down in the $3.65-$3.85 range in Cleveland.

    Looking at buffalogasprices.com, it's still in the $4.20-$4.30 range in Buffalo; it never dropped from the peak.
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    From the New York Post

    OIL DROP BRINGS NO RELIEF TO THE PUMP
    By JOHN AIDAN BYRNE
    Steam? For true? Please tell me what is going to be used to heat the water up to make in become steam? It won't boil on good will and sunshine, at least not 93M miles from the source...posted by JeffClick

    Motorists who have watched the price of crude oil drop 15 percent in the past three weeks while the average price at the pump has come down just 3 percent are getting drilled, two leading energy analysts claim.

    The two claim that owners of the US's 160,000 gas stations are not dropping retail gas prices in line with the drop in oil because they want to fatten their anemic margins.

    "Of course, motorists are getting hosed," says Weeden & Co.'s Charles Maxwell, who's known as the "dean" of energy analysts.

    "The dealers at the pump will often wait several days before passing along the drop in crude prices - and I don't blame them," Maxwell said. "If their competitors aren't going to drop the price, the dealer isn't."

    Jeff Lenard, a spokesman for the National Association of Convenience Stores, whose members own 2,200 gas stations, admitted that some of his members are slow to drop pump prices as oil prices fall.


    "They need to make money, otherwise they won't be in business," said Lenard.

    "We wouldn't look kindly on gas stations not passing along a drop in the price of oil," says AAA's Robert Sinclair.

    "The chart and data we gathered absolutely proves that as oil goes up gas rises at a faster rate, and as oil goes down gas falls at a slower rate," says Gerry Mastrianni, managing director of the Florida-based trading firm. "The reason is price gouging at the pump."

    The price of oil rose to $125.10 a barrel on Friday, falling from its July 11 high of $147.27. The average price of a gallon of unleaded gas dropped to $3.96, according to the US Dept. of Energy. It hit a high of $4.34 on July 7.


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    This weekend gas was 3.95 in the catskills. At home...still at 4.35...being robbed. It was only 60 miles away.
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    Quote Originally posted by tsc View post
    This weekend gas was 3.95 in the catskills. At home...still at 4.35...being robbed. It was only 60 miles away.
    I went up to Jackson for some stormwater training 1 week- 1 1/2 ago. Gas was .20 a gallon cheaper. I'm going what the....?
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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    We have the same issue here, gas is much cheaper in Toldeo, yet they have a higher gas tax! Granted, they do have more refineries than we do, but it has to be something else.
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    Low $3.60's here in Central IN, and that's even with the lovely sales tax the state adds to each gallon of gas.

    Sad we are excited to see $3.60. Hopefully people don't get stupid and start driving more again. One of the reasons prices have went down, at least according to the 'experts', is the drop in demand.

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    05/20/08.......3.779
    06/01/08.......3.889
    06/14/08.......4.079
    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    July 7 - 4.029
    July 28 - 3.799
    Aug. 9 - 3.699
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    I just filled up this evening at $3.53/g
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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    Filled up at 3.65 on thur 9/11, same station today 9/12 sign said 3.89
    24 cent jump in 24 hrs. because of Hurricane IKE ?
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    Every station I saw in our panhandle town today was jammed, with lines into the roads. Cops had to be called in. News at 5 p.m. is that some stations in Tallahassee are selling gas for $5.49/gal.

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    Every station I saw in our panhandle town today was jammed, with lines into the roads. Cops had to be called in. News at 5 p.m. is that some stations in Tallahassee are selling gas for $5.49/gal.
    'Spot' price for RUnl on the commodities market was somewhere in the $5-6 range in Gulf Coast regions today, many refineries in the storm's path are powering down for the duration.

    OTOH, crude oil itself went under $100/bbl yesterday.

    BTW, retail 'street' price went from $3.57 to $3.85 over the past 2-3 days here, too.

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    It was still $3.29 here today both this morning and on the way home.
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    The lowest I see here is 3.51.

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    After Gustav and before Ike, prices had dropped around here to as low as 3.67. Now with Ike, they're up to 3.99 at some places and 4.19 at others.
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    Quote Originally posted by zmanPLAN View post
    Station across from work: $3.99
    Station at the grocery store (where I topped off yesterday): $3.77
    $3.54, Lads. Of course, I got tricked into the station by the "teaser" $2.65 E85 price.
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
    -Peart

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    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Today I filled up for $1.97!!

    Across the street from that station was $2.03.
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    Prices have gradually come down in PHX, yesterday I paid $2.19/gal.
    Dude, I'm cheesing so hard right now.

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    I paid $1.91 a week ago in Fort Collins, CO. Got on the news too while filling up as I was interviewed by the local CBS affiliate. Put in my Environmental-Wacko Doomsday plug of "enjoying while you can..."
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
    -Peart

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    $1.83 yesterday for the 87 octane. I filled up from less than 1/4 tank for less than $20 for the first time in a LONG time.

    I'm glad to see prices dropping on diesel. I've been feeling really bad for the independent operator truckers with the prices up over $4 and pushing $5. I also figure the drop in diesel might be good news for home heating oil up north, which could be a big help considering teh state of the economy in that part of the country.

    I am very concerned that this reduction will make Americans complacent once again.

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

    - Herman Göring at the Nuremburg trials (thoughts on democracy)

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    $1.96 here and has been holding this for about a week now (which has been unusual).

    As Suburban Repairman noted, I'm concerned too that the fuel economy minded transition may start to float back to gasguzzeler again. However maybe this depression (oops, I sadi the "D" word) we're in may not allow that to happen.
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    Off-topic:
    Quote Originally posted by Suburb Repairman View post
    I am very concerned that this reduction will make Americans complacent once again.
    The market strikes again...

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