Report Your Local Gas Prices Here (retired discussion, please see the new one)

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  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,721
    So...should we round up or truncate? To use your example, do we say $2.20 or $2.19?
  • mark156mark156 Posts: 2,006
    Delray, if I had a say, I would just not type the .009 (tenths) and just leave as $2.19, instead of $2.199.

    This is just a suggestion and would make it easier to read.

    Mark :D
    2010 Land Rover LR4, 2013 Honda CR-V, 2009 Bentley GTC, 1990 MB 500SL, 2001 MB S500, 2007 Lincoln TC, 1964 RR Silver Cloud III, 1995 MB E320 Cab., 2015 Prevost Liberty Coach
  • ghuletghulet Posts: 2,628
    .009 is nine thousandths, this is nine-tenths (.9). Sorry, Mark, couldn't resist ;)

    I was almost giddy to pay $2.399 for 87 octane today in beautiful Bannockburn, IL (about 25 miles north of Chicago), where I've been working a bit lately. Price is about 20 cents cheaper than the city.
  • larsblarsb Posts: 8,204
    I paid $2.199 at Sam's Club last night.
  • mark156mark156 Posts: 2,006
    Ghulet.... you are right about the .009! :blush: But you know, I have never heard the term nine thousandths when referring to gas prices... I have always heard people say "nine tenths".

    Still don't see any sense in using it as everyone here types in a "9". Never see an eight or any other number! :P

    Mark :D
    2010 Land Rover LR4, 2013 Honda CR-V, 2009 Bentley GTC, 1990 MB 500SL, 2001 MB S500, 2007 Lincoln TC, 1964 RR Silver Cloud III, 1995 MB E320 Cab., 2015 Prevost Liberty Coach
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 9,403
    Different theories abound for why the 9/10's
    http://ask.yahoo.com/20050915.html
  • mark156mark156 Posts: 2,006
    Thanks PF, the term is "nine tenths of a cent"... that's where the loose term of "nine tenths" came from!

    Mark
    2010 Land Rover LR4, 2013 Honda CR-V, 2009 Bentley GTC, 1990 MB 500SL, 2001 MB S500, 2007 Lincoln TC, 1964 RR Silver Cloud III, 1995 MB E320 Cab., 2015 Prevost Liberty Coach
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I think of cents also, so I use 9/10ths (of a penny).

    Though usually I just drop it altogether.

    -juice
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 9,403
    The 9/10 is ALWAYS there. i'm leaning to the marketing ploy angle. just like buying something that costs $19.99 makes it UNDER $20 :P

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  • lemkolemko Philadelphia, PAPosts: 15,306
    ...that was taken in Hazleton, PA of two filling stations having a "gas war." One station posted a sign for an even 18 cents a gallon with a little blurb underneath, "This Sign has no Sneaky Little '9'!"
  • KCRamKCRam Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,516
    Mobil, NJ4 westbound, Hackensack NJ (my Sunoco truck stop was closed today...)

    87 - $2.299
    89 - $2.399
    93 - $2.499
    diesel - $2.459

    Extremely rare for diesel to be lower than premium unleaded in January around here...

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  • mark156mark156 Posts: 2,006
    is the "third" digit of .009 really necessary? We all know that they are there and they never change.... is it really a digit we have to post?

    I think you folks are going to wear out the "9" key! :P

    Mark :)
    2010 Land Rover LR4, 2013 Honda CR-V, 2009 Bentley GTC, 1990 MB 500SL, 2001 MB S500, 2007 Lincoln TC, 1964 RR Silver Cloud III, 1995 MB E320 Cab., 2015 Prevost Liberty Coach
  • ghuletghulet Posts: 2,628
    .9 refers to nine-tenths of a cent, which is nine-thousandths of a dollar, right? So we're both correct (expressed like $2.009), I guess the gas stations still 'write it' as if it's two-hundred point nine cents.
    Aye yi yi.

    Gas prices are status quo, been filling up in the burbs when I can as a result (S.O.'s Jeep Wrangler uses about $8 in gas a day on my 50 mile round trip; so that's at just about 15 mpg on that commute, most of which is interstate. Of course, it's interstate that's travelling 15 mph half the way there and most of the way back, so not surprising, I guess :(
  • jefferygjefferyg Posts: 418
    Actually, I have seen one station that had 8/10ths rather than 9/10ths, and I saw another that left the 10ths off all together.

    BTW, Here in McComb, MS after going down a penny on Tuesday from 2.24 AND 9/10ths on Monday to 2.23 on Tuesday, our prices went up to 2.30, 2.40, and 2.50 today. I knew I should have topped off yesterday. :mad:

    You know what really bothers me about all this gas price hike is not just having to pay the higher price, but also how it makes me sound just like my Dad, "You know, when I was a kid, you could take a $20 bill and fill your tank and still have money to go to McDonald's yada yada yada..."
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    $2.51 in DC, $2.59 in Potomac. And here I thought we'd be under $2 by now.

    -juice
  • gagricegagrice Pahrump, NevadaPosts: 31,450
    I left 2 weeks ago and the price at my station in San Diego was $2.11. Returned and it was $2.34. ULSD Diesel stayed the same at $2.65.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    DC is still $2.51, but Potomac was down to $2.49 last night. Weird how they vary.

    -juice
  • KCRamKCRam Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,516
    Mt. Arlington Exxon, Mt. A, NJ

    87 - $2.399
    89 - $2.519
    93 - $2.599
    diesel - $2.839

    While I bristle at this because I can get diesel ~40 cents cheaper near work, this happens to be Exxon "Diesel Extra" with additional additives, and I actually get slightly better mileage and smoother starts using it. Not worth $12 extra per tank, though.

    Exxon diesel grades

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  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,721
    Central Virginia

    Was $2.04 for 87 when I got back from my 3-week cross-country trip just before New Years.

    Now the lowest I can find is $2.17 at Hess, East Coast, Kangaroo, and no-name.

    Looks like we hit the low point during our trip, although prices varied considerably from $2.05 to $2.47 depending on where we were.
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 9,403
    We dropped back down to $2.45 here in State College, PA on Friday. The wife reports that Altoona has been at $2.39
  • lemkolemko Philadelphia, PAPosts: 15,306
    ...I filled the tank of my 2002 Cadillac Seville STS on Saturday. Ultra was $2.69 and as I was filling the car, the attendant came out with the signs for on top of the pump raised by 2 cents across the board! I guess I got there just in time.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    :sick:

    Up to $2.56.

    -juice
  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 24,478
    I filled my truck up with 89 at the local Citco, and I think it was $2.459 per gallon. IIRC 93 was $2.539 and 87 was $2.359.
  • mtnman1mtnman1 Central OhioPosts: 431
    Today and all this past Weekend Regular is $2.179 at just about all the stations in town.
    2012 Highlander Limited AWD V6 and 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 15,611
    gas is still 2.49x. x=9 ;)
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  • au94au94 Posts: 171
    Jumped a dime overnight to 2.29 for regular.
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,721
    Central VA, actually dropped at Sheetz outside of town here, by 7 cents to $2.19 for 87. Sheetz sets the pace in this particular location.

    In town, Hess is still holding at $2.17.
  • gagricegagrice Pahrump, NevadaPosts: 31,450
    My Costco has stayed at $2.34 for over a week now.

    Just as a reminder. In today's dollars we are still far behind 1980-81. Oil peaked out at $86.85 January of 1981.

    Historic oil prices
  • lemkolemko Philadelphia, PAPosts: 15,306
    ...in NE Philly shows:

    $2.43 for Regular
    $2.53 for Silver
    $2.63 for Super
    $2.71 for Ultra

    I'm pretty much leaving the Seville with her appetite for Ultra at home these days. My '88 Park Ave with its 3.8 V-6 is happy on rotgut.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Potomac Exxon/Shell was still $2.49.

    The Chevron at Cabin John was $2.47.

    Georgetown Exxon is way up, $2.62 today. $2.82 for premium!

    -juice
  • lweisslweiss Posts: 342
    Reg $2.43
    Plus $2.53
    Prem $2.63

    Always wondered why Sheetz stations less that 60 miles away were at least $.25 cheaper per gallon.
  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 24,478
    yesterday it looks like prices went up around 3-4 cents, across the board. Local Shell coming in was up to around $2.499/2.599/2.699.
  • mtnman1mtnman1 Central OhioPosts: 431
    2.159 yesterday and today they are down to 2.119.
    2012 Highlander Limited AWD V6 and 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 15,611
    2.49+ in central ct. doesn't hurt as much since i am driving a loaner, thus avoiding mileage based depreciation. ;)
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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Bizarre, DC went down to 2.59, Potomac went up to 2.59. :confuse:

    -juice
  • KCRamKCRam Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,516
    My usual Sunoco truck stop, Palisades Park NJ

    87 - $2.259
    89 - $2.359
    93 - $2.419
    94 - $2.459
    diesel - $2.379

    I don't care how they keep their prices this low, I just like it...

    kcram - Pickups Host
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 9,403
    Down to $2.41 in Happy Valley
  • lemkolemko Philadelphia, PAPosts: 15,306
    ...the Hess station near my workplace went down 2 cents to $2.39.

    I heard somewhere that only 1/5 of our oil imports come from the Middle East. The rest comes from Canada, Mexico, Nigeria, and Venezuela.
  • gagricegagrice Pahrump, NevadaPosts: 31,450
    My Costco briefly hit $2.499 and then went back down to $2.46. I hope it slides further back down. Diesel at the ARCO still $2.65.

    PS
    Full service stations as much as $3.15.
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,721
    The going rate for 87 is $2.19. Not too bad considering what everyone else is reporting.
  • ghuletghulet Posts: 2,628
    Just drove by my local Shell station, it was at $2.499/2.609/2.709.
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 9,403
    $2.35, $2.45, and $2.65 in State College, PA for the last two weeks or so.
  • lemkolemko Philadelphia, PAPosts: 15,306
    The Sunoco at Rhawn and Verre shows Regular at $2.30 - 13 cents lower than a week and a half ago.
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,721
    87 is either $2.18 or $2.19 at most places.
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 9,403
    Had to drive down to York and back.

    $2.25 is the going rate down in south central PA
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 9,403
    10 cent drop in State College to $2.25. maybe we're building some momentum in this direction!
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Hadn't taken this road in a while, $2.49 for regular at the first one and $2.53 at the one closer in to DC.

    -juice
  • cticti Posts: 134
    A quick drop from $2.12 to $2.06 yesterday. Will the station have to replace the fading plastic "2" with a "1" soon?
  • fitguyfitguy Posts: 222
    Paid $2.19/regular today and it was refreshing. As soon as spring usage kicks in, I bet $2.50 + will rear it's ugly head again. :mad:
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 15,611
    it's down from 2.49x forever. now about 2.29x for regular. tanker was at the station today. i'll see what the price is tomorrow.
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