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Old 03-25-2012, 08:51 PM   #1
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Gas prices....OUCH!

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More than one station had this price but down the street a mile or so the station I usually fill up at is about 20 cents cheaper.

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Old 03-25-2012, 09:21 PM   #2
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when i first looked at it, i thought that was cheaper than here. then i noticed the dollar part was different. it is $3.70 for reg and 3.94 for diesel here.
it doesn't help that 18 refineries have shut down. i believe there is a Sonoco that is supposed to shut down this summer somewhere on the east coast. believe it is a little over 300000 b/d. hopefully, that won't take place.
the real interesting thing is that we are seeing the higher prices with crude at abt 2/3 the peak prices of abt 4 years ago.
looks like i will be spending more time at my destinations with fewer total trips.
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:27 PM   #3
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:00 PM   #4
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GASPEDDLER - I have seen that sign before - pretty funny if you ask me.

I paid $4.15 for super (91) just the other day - the talk is that the price is going to peak around $5 a gallon here - kinda scary and the goverment isnt doing anything to help

87 octane was $3.95 a gallon
89 octane was $4.05 a gallon
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:48 PM   #5
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In Ontario Canada 3 local gas stations were fines over 2 million dollars for price fixing. Now they just have to catch the big boys for doing the same thing. The only difference is the big boys know how to stay low while they rip off the public. When they are given a license to sell gas they should be issued a mask and gun. Then we would know when we are being robbed.
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:02 PM   #6
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I was in the retail fuel business for over twenty years and can tell you that your local retailer is not the problem. In the last 10-15 years the retailer has been lucky to break even on the gas he sells each day. In fact he often sells his fuel below cost in order to match Walmart and Costco. If he fails to match the street price his customer traffic dries up and he goes out of business. There will always be bad apples in any industry but most folks are just trying to feed their families.
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:46 AM   #7
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I was in the retail fuel business for over twenty years and can tell you that your local retailer is not the problem.
Then Who is? with your 20 years you might give us some insight.
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Then Who is?
Wish I had the answer you are looking for jax. I thinks it's plain old supply and demand with a mix of politics and knee jerk reactions on wall street. It's easier to point the finger at the person or persons who we hand the $100 dollar bill to each time we fill up. Unfortunately the retailer simply hands that bill over to the gas company and places another order. The US is no longer the only major economic force on this planet and others need fuel as well to turn the wheels and make money. Less supply, higher prices. Is the price artificiality inflated by speculators on wall street trying to make a buck at the expense of the public? Perhaps, but this is this the system we have. The US system with all its flaws is still the best in the world. Do we have to like the price at the pump? Hell no but what choice do we have,, these are just plain old market forces at work my friend. Could all that I just posted be BS? You bet as I don't have a crystal ball into the inner workings of big oil or world markets. This is just the opinion of one guy.
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REG 87 octane $5.03/gallon this morning in me town
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:37 AM   #11
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diesel is cheaper than gas here
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The price is going crazy. Yesterday the liter was almost at 1.29$. And with a liter you dont go very far. Our camping season will be close to home this summer. I can imagine that the price will continue to go higher as the warm season is approching. The big gas guzslers will be hit right in their pockets!!!
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I hope this is not a contest but our price per litre converted to US gallons is $5.30 per US gallon.
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Everybody will have a chance for lower prices in November...
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I'm up here in Waterloo Ontario and our gas prices hit $1.323 per liter. Now there are 3.786 liters per US gallon so my per gallon cost here this morning is $5.01 / gallon.

Ouch for sure!! :-(
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welcome to canadian pricing! lol
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The price is going crazy. Yesterday the liter was almost at 1.29$. And with a liter you dont go very far. Our camping season will be close to home this summer. I can imagine that the price will continue to go higher as the warm season is approching. The big gas guzslers will be hit right in their pockets!!!
Add another 10 cents a liter to that for regular where I am in NS.20 more cents per liter for Supreme.But I guess we can either pay it or sit home seeing as we have been complaining about it for years with the only change being it gets more expensive.
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:41 AM   #18
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A shocker this morning! The price overnight went up by 6 cents per liters. The more I think the more we will restraint our long trips this summer because the wallet will not take it!
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The refineries are definitely ripping people off this time around, but that is free enterprise. As long as people pay, they will charge as much as possible.
But, in the big scheme of things, is gas really that expensive? Remember what food cost 30 years ago? Gas is no different, its called inflation. We had better get used to it, as it is going to get a whole lot worse. Someone has to pay the price for the $15 TRILLION debt that the US has piled up.
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It is combination of Iran, speculation, stupid government for the past 20 years or so and China and India. The first few are self explanatory. When we shipped our jobs oversees, we gave their economies the ability to expand and purchase cars by the boatload. Just look at how many cars are on the road now compared to 15 years ago. That with very little increase in fuel production.
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