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  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonMember Posts: 20,350
    Regular....2.77.9 per gallon!! :mad:
  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 53,711
    I'm in Bellevue too...I usually use the Chevron on 148th or the one on Northup/20th

    Just got the new car today, and it has a full tank of gas...so I'll be happy for a few weeks.
  • millspdmillspd Member Posts: 106
    Regular is 2.77 (I round those silly 9/10th things up) at the Dominicks grocery store (usually the cheapest around here)
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonMember Posts: 20,350
    Try Costco in Issaquah. Usually 15 cents less. The lines can be a pain though.
  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 53,711
    My time and sanity is worth more than that. I live in downtown Bellevue...I can't see driving more than a couple miles for gas. The Chevron on 148th has cheap milk, too.
  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Alamogordo, NMMember Posts: 7,615
    you stand a good chance of idling in traffic or adjusting your speed up and down so much because of the heavy traffic that you'll waste more ghastly just getting to that station with the lower price, eh, fintail? :)

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  • 210delray210delray Member Posts: 4,721
    ...with prices jumping about 20 cents or so seemingly in a matter of days (about a week or so ago), but we're still on the cheap side, with the nearly uniform price at all stations of $2.499 for 87 and a 10-cent spread for the higher grades. We're even cheaper than in Georgia - hard to believe!

    So, I filled up my '98 Nissan Frontier last night for its highest total ever - around $33.50 for 13.4 gallons (tank only holds 15.9 gallons).

    Yeah, it's time to ditch that silly 9/10th of a cent. It might have meant something when gas was 30 cents a gallon, but it's just stupid now.
  • 210delray210delray Member Posts: 4,721
    The speculators are driving the price of oil up and up because of fear, pure and simple. Fear that terrorists will seriously disrupt the oil supply, and fear that consumption in China and India will grow by leaps and bounds.

    Obviously, if the price goes up, the oil companies make more money. I don't think they're behind the scenes manipulating the speculators though.

    If only we could send the terrorist thugs who took out the World Trade Center and all of their cronies on a one-way trip to Mars. That way, they can turn back the clock to the first millennium or shoot each other first as their oxygen runs out, whatever, just so the we don't have to deal with them anymore.

    I mean, we had maybe 10 years from the fall of the bad-guy Commies to the rise of these creeps! The world deserves better!
  • KCRamKCRam Mt. Arlington NJMember Posts: 3,516
    Post 701 - I'd love to pay those prices again...

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  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 53,711
    Aaah back in the days before the great gouge began

    I remember paying 98 cents for 89 octane back around Christmas 1998. I remember taking a long trip in 1996 and not smiling about paying $1.65 for the same gas.

    $2.89 for premium at Chevron in Bellevue WA.

    And unfortunately, it still seems economical to operate those blasted gas powered leaf blowers.
  • 210delray210delray Member Posts: 4,721
    Yes, those were remarkable days, the late 90s, before everything blew up in our faces.

    Regular gas went down to about 80 cents/gallon here, the stock market was booming, and some economists were declaring that recessions were a thing of the past.

    I knew even then it was too good to be true.

    But I never thought we'd have anything like 9/11. :(
  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 53,711
    I bet profits and corporate welfare weren't at the same levels then either. 9/11 can be used to explain a lot of this...some of it justifiably, some of it not.

    I wonder if a national average of $3/gallon will have any psychological implications for the economy. It's a barrier. I'm glad I don't own a big SUV or sell them.
  • anonymouspostsanonymousposts Member Posts: 4,202
    in 1995 gas prices fluctuated between $.69-$.99 here in Georgia. Considering we lived about 120 miles apart we spend a lot on gas even back then. I couldn't imagine doing that now.
  • kmagkmag Member Posts: 98
    87 octane was 2.58 at nearly all stations along I-70 this weekend in Ohio and eastern PA.

    I filled up Saturday on the way out of Columbus for 2.51.

    When I got back on Sunday the same station was down to 2.48. And it was 2.41 today in the small town where I work, down almost 20 cents from last week.
  • rockshocka1rockshocka1 Member Posts: 310
    reg $2.459
    mid $2.579
    super $2.679

    diesel same as 87, $2.459. First time in a long time.
  • KCRamKCRam Mt. Arlington NJMember Posts: 3,516
    Sunoco truck stop, Palisades Park NJ

    87 - $2.539
    89 - $2.639
    93 - $2.719
    94 - $2.759
    diesel - $2.459

    (sigh)

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  • 210delray210delray Member Posts: 4,721
    87 - $2.479
    89 - $2.579
    93 - $2.679

    All at Hess.

    Liberty is $2.489 for 87.

    Sheetz is still at the "standard price" of $2.499 for 87 and the same for newly installed diesel.
  • lemkolemko Philadelphia, PAMember Posts: 15,306
    87 = $2.629
    89 = $2.729
    93= $2.829
    94 Ultra = $2.919

    In Manayunk and South Philly, the prices are at least 7 cents more per grade.
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAMember Posts: 9,400
    87 is still holding at $2.55, but premium has been bouncing back and forth between $2.79 and $2.85. And it's not moving in unison at all the stations. Seems like one day one place has it down and then it's back up while it drops at a couple of other places.
  • andre1969andre1969 Member Posts: 24,568
    really close gaps between the grades here. This morning, the Shell station was at...
    87: $2.759
    89: $2.829
    93: $2.919

    I think the Citgo is something like...

    87: $2.699
    89: $2.769
    93: $2.859
  • ateixeiraateixeira Member Posts: 72,587
    There are a pair of Exxons across the street from each other and prices were frightening:

    87 was 2.959
    89 was 3.059
    93 was 3.159

    Ouch. In this area go to the Costco in Laurel, MD and you'd save a fortune.

    -juice
  • andre1969andre1969 Member Posts: 24,568
    on the Costco gas station, because they wouldn't take my AAA credit card that gives me 5% off. I'd have to use a check card, losing the 5% off, which made the cheaper Costco prices a wash.

    There's a Costco in Laurel?! Isn't that awfully close to their Arundel Mills store? :confuse:
  • 210delray210delray Member Posts: 4,721
    Frightening indeed!

    My son who just moved to LA says 87 there is $2.699 at Arco (with ethanol blended in), and $2.739 at many other places.

    I never thought the East Coast would exceed CA in prices!

    Fortunately for me, gas taxes are lower in VA than in MD.
  • mark156mark156 Member Posts: 2,006
    Do you folks think gas is really that much different (the formula) from one station compared to the next?

    I use BP/Amoco, Exxon and Chevron and have gone to Costco when I'm in that area (12 miles from the house). I really don't know what kind of gas Costco uses but octane is octane, right?

    I've always kinda stuck to the name brands and usually never go to Citco, Arco (because it's cash only and not regular credit card). I never use 7/11 gas or Circle K or those type of stations that are small. I guess I have this false sense that the gas is not as good there.

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  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 53,711
    When I lived in NW WA, I knew a few people who had worked at local refineries or knew people who did. They told me to stay away from ARCO, although I had used it for years in the fintail and it ran just fine.

    My old MB tech insisted on Chevron gas, and techron fuel system cleaner. So I've used that for the past few years.

    i have my doubts about there being much of a difference, save for proprietary additives
  • ateixeiraateixeira Member Posts: 72,587
    VA is better than DC or MD. DC costs more than MD on average, but Montgomery County is so high I think they set the records.

    Cheap gas is 5+ miles or so from my house, anything closer is pricey.

    I always fill up if I'm in VA for any reason. Even Tysons Corner is a lot cheaper than anything in Montgomery County.

    The Costco is on Route 1, maybe it's not quite Laurel, what's that town north of College Park called?

    -juice
  • andre1969andre1969 Member Posts: 24,568
    Beltsville...I forgot all about that Costco! That one's closer than Arundel Mills, but also more crowded, harder to get to, poorer service/selection, and a nastier clientele. No wonder I mentally blocked that one out! :P
  • ateixeiraateixeira Member Posts: 72,587
    Cheap gas, but you gotta wait in line across the street, that setup is rather bizarre.

    But boy is it ever cheap!

    -juice
  • lemkolemko Philadelphia, PAMember Posts: 15,306
    ...I prefer Sunoco Ultra or Amoco Ultimate. I stay away from Wawa, 7-Eleven, or any other no-name fuel associated with a convenience store. Who knows what that stuff is. It could be a 50/50 mixture of kerosene and water with rocks, sticks, and bugs in it!
  • bryanbryan Northern VAMember Posts: 231
    Funny how my experience is opposite. I live in Arlington, VA, where this past Sunday, 87 octane on Lee Hiway was 2.62 to 2.69; 2.72 at Lee Hiway/Glebe Road; 2.69 at the Glebe Rd/Rt 66 Sunoco. Same day I bought for 2.55 at Citgo in Denton, MD; it was 2.51at Exxon in Denton, and yes, I was po'd at myself for not waiting another mile ;) Their prices were the same when I drove down Friday morning, so I took the chance :shades:

    I guess what I'm trying to say is that I routinely find gas to be cheaper in MD on the way to the coast, and sometimes it is a little cheaper than that in Rehoboth Beach, DE. However, it was not this past weekend, as gas was at 2.59.
  • 210delray210delray Member Posts: 4,721
    Our local Etna station (you know, like the volcano) just recently switched its name to Kangaroo! (I'm not making this up.) It is a convenience store, sandwiched between Chevron and BP stations.
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAMember Posts: 9,400
    The wife informs me that 87 dropped 6 cents yesterday afternoon at the large convenience store chain she fills up at. Hopefully I'll get out this morning and the drop will have reached us!

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Member Posts: 72,587
    Yeah, I guess it's Montgomery County specifically that is pricey.

    I go to the same beaches and gas is cheaper in OC, MD, than it is in any of the beaches in Deleware.

    Denton is the boondocks to me! ;)

    -juice
  • rockshocka1rockshocka1 Member Posts: 310
    Kangaroo has been part of the number one convenience chains in the southeast for a long time (Pantry). I'm curious how their prices compare to the Chevron & BP stores you mentioned. The closest one to the BP I fill up at is a couple blocks away, but they charge more than the BP.
  • lemkolemko Philadelphia, PAMember Posts: 15,306
    Analyst says that market is looking for any excuse to raise prices, i.e. storms:

    http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/business/12478768.htm
  • andre1969andre1969 Member Posts: 24,568
    I filled up in southern VA, off I-95, for something like $2.55 per gallon for 87 octane. Saw it as cheap as $2.53 in Emporia. Should've filled up there, I guess!
  • anonymouspostsanonymousposts Member Posts: 4,202
    $2.50 here in west Georgia.
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAMember Posts: 9,400
    Prices generally are holding, but the big speculation run up may have run out of steam. Interesting reading :

    http://biz.yahoo.com/cbsm/050824/201ff6a392354a6bac5be8342b2ec5bc.html

    "The oil market is starting to respond to every piece of news the market can muster -- a tell tale sign of deep speculation within the sector.
    Not unlike the jittery low conviction speculators of the dot-com era, once traders begin to exit positions on light news and inelastic tops, the turn is usually not far away."
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaMember Posts: 64,482
    so, how much price difference per gallon is necessary to spur you all to drive somewhere else for the better price? I won't even cross the street for a 2-3 cents difference. I think I need about ten cents difference to motivate me to drive a distance away to get the "bargain gas".-- and it might have to be even a little more for me to put some "Kangaroo" gas in my tank.
  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 53,711
    It would have to be a huge difference for me to drive anywhere special. The time is just not worth saving a couple bucks, not to mention probably using that much gas to get there and back.

    Stagnant at $2.89 for premium at Chevron in Bellevue WA
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTMember Posts: 15,991
    just noticed the price of regular went from 259.9 to 263.9.
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  • 210delray210delray Member Posts: 4,721
    I won't travel out of my way to buy gas for a few cents less per gallons. But luckily, I pass several gas stations on my commute to work (which is the opposite direction from town), and when I go into town on evenings or weekends, there are several more on the way.

    In my Frontier, I have to fill up only about every two weeks, and in the Camry my wife drives, fill ups are even less frequent (unless we use it for a long trip).
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAMember Posts: 9,400
    Some of our stations dropped 6 cents to $2.49 today. I'm not chalking it up to coincidence that today was thelast day of arrival weekend at the university and most of those leaving town had already filled up ;)
  • 600kgolfgt600kgolfgt Member Posts: 690
    Breaking news - according a major cable news report I saw about an hour ago, oil futures have just increased $4/barrel to record highs. The gas stations are probably upping those pump prices as we speak... :cry:
  • ghuletghulet Member Posts: 2,628
    ....I was driving to the south suburbs, and when I got about halfway there, I noticed I was dangerously close to running out of gas (this happens frequently; I'll leave home with about 1/4 tank, get on the interstate, then notice the gauge has seriously gone down; my brother's Blazer typically runs out when the gauge shows 1/8 tank). Anywho, I got off at the next exit (71st Street) and paid $2.999 for 93 octane at BP; a ripoff, but still ~.10-.20 cheaper than near my place.
  • lemkolemko Philadelphia, PAMember Posts: 15,306
    ...is $2.629 in NE Philly. It took $34 to fill my girlfriend's LaCrosse from 1/4 tank. Shoot, back in the day, I could fill my 1975 Cadillac DeVille's tank with 94 Ultra for that amount.
  • bryanbryan Northern VAMember Posts: 231
    by 2 cents. Sunoco at Rt. 66/Glebe Road, Arlington, VA, down 2 cents to $2.67 for 87 octane. Down 2 cents in Denton MD Exxon to $2.53.

    How will the hurricane affect prices? I heard that about 30% of refinery output for US is in that vicinity?
  • ateixeiraateixeira Member Posts: 72,587
    Not really, but I do try to plan ahead. Basically if I see lower-priced gas and I have half tank or less, I will go ahead and fuel up.

    Keep in mind I see big differences in prices. I drove to Solomon's Island, MD, and got gas on the way back for $2.599. Near my house it was $2.829.

    Half a tank is about 8 gallons so that's still about two bucks less, plus I went ahead and got a drink so the stop wasn't wasted.

    Locally prices had dropped, at least as of last night. That station was $2.959 last week, $2.829 last night.

    -juice
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAMember Posts: 9,400
    All the local stations dropped to $2.49 for 87 today. Of course, this was almost 4 hours ago, so we'll see when I have to run some errands in a bit ;)
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAMember Posts: 9,400
    There's a mild panic out there, at least in State College. I had to take the kid to practice, and filled up at $2.49. Nothing out of the ordinary going on at the station. We made a stop at the grocery store and I heard two folks on cells phones, get this...I heard not one, butTWO folks on their cell phones telling people that they heard from someone who heard from someone that KNOWS that because of the storm, gas is going up 25 cents this afternoon.

    By the time I drove back home, the one station that had held at $2.55 was up 4 cents to $2.59 and there were people lining up at the pumps.

    I can't believe how people are being stampeded. What do they think is going to happen if they get everyone to rush to the pumps and fill up? I can see it now...Rush on the pumps causes short term dip in supply. Prices move up in reaction.

    (primal scream alert)

    AIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRGHHHHHHH

    I'll let you know what's happening in a couple of hours when I go back out to pick the kid up again.
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