Week of April 16 to April 22 (Nat’l Avg $2.714)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome back to the grind :D

    The national average gas price has climbed 5.3¢ since last week to $2.714 - this time last year it was $2.406 so it's 12.8% (+30.8¢) dearer.
    Diesel is now over $3, up 3.5¢ at $3.009. It's 18.7% (+47.5¢) more expensive than this time last year. Diesel is at a reducing 10.9% premium to regular.
    E85 is up to $2.259 - a year ago it was $2.090 so 8.1% dearer.

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    This morning, 2UP, first morning commute with auto lights on only part of the way, sunny 48°F, 8mph head/crosswind SW:
    48.3 / 22.7


    Tank up 0.1 at 45.9 (FCD 48.4) / 388.7 / Range 240 . Guess gauge F____|««««E . UG up 0.1 at 45.4 / DTE 225
     
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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Thanks for starting us up , Gord.
    Today , 26 deg F , wind NW9 , light rain and snow freezing on windshield , which caused me to use heat/defrost. Not the best luck with traffic signals , and my focus was a little bit limp. Enough disclaimers , here's the sad result : 15.5 miles , 55.24 MPG.
    Tank is at 553.5 miles , 60.91 MPG. Two pips remain.
     
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  3. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    We're receiving the tail end of the winter storm that hit the Central/MidWest region. No plows were out so rutted roads with slushy snow. Lawns are covered in snow. My snow pile finally vanished a few days ago. There was freezing rain yesterday while my wife and I were out doing real estate business in the north central Massachusetts area close to the New Hampshire border. Elevations over 1000'. The Bolt did okay keeping the ice off most of the windshield. I'm sure the resistive heat dipped deeply into the energy bucket.

    I used the flexibility I'm allowed to work from home today. :) It should reach 50 degrees F by late afternoon though.

    Edit: 3:39pm - temperature hasn't exceeded 38 deg F yet...
     
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  4. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Busy weekend ferrying kids around. 14 driving segments since Friday, most 5 miles or less.

    51 mpg / 11.4 mi to school and work this frosty (in April!) morning

    Tank is down a few tenths to 51.8 / 454 mi.
    F____|__/__E
     
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  5. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    33 deg here at 3:22 Central
     
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  6. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    :)

    The snow didn't come off the solar panels naturally, so I had to go out again with my plastic roof rake. This is the final, final time this season. :)
     
  7. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    You hope so , Bill.
    Today , I filled up for the first time in what , 3 weeks ? I don't think I even recorded the last fill in my book. Maybe I did here, though.
    Today , 28 deg F , wind N4 ( slight head wind). I was lucky enough to find one Top Tier station that was still selling E10 87 for $2.799. All the others are up to $2.999. Is Mobil Top Tier ? I thought so , but wasn't sure.
    15.6 miles , 62.87 MPG. Fill-up was 581.1 miles , 9.268 gal = 62.7 MPG. Multiplying the fcd by 0.93 gives me 65.3 *.93 = 60.73 MPG , which is probably more accurate. The last fill before this might have been the pump that shut off early , and I had to squeeze it a few more times , thus skewing the truth on the next fill ( today).
     
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  8. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Good result, especially with defrosting and snow...
     
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  9. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Frost yesterday, high 85 today. :eek::confused:

    57.3 / 5.3 - home
    56.6 / 7.0 - kids out to baseball practice
    51.5 / 7 - home
    50.0 / 12.4 - school and work this morning

    Tank is up a tick to 51.9 / 486 mi.
    F____|__/__E
     
  10. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    The much shorter trips on my new commute don't help , but the fact that
    there is no highway helps. MPG still sucks until coolant temp hits 154 F.
     
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  11. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    But the big picture is that you're using less gas. (weeks between fills) :)
     
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  12. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Crazy, isn't it? Mother nature's going haywire because of us humans. All we need now is for that magnetic pole to flip. That should cause all kinds of cosmic radiation pattern changes.
     
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  13. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Some of you guys are getting some cold temperatures! We’ve got a mini heatwave coming to the UK (not to Andrew’s standards of course) :rolleyes: but maybe mid 70’s :)

    Last night, 2UP, back to normal motorway route - busy as usual, 9mph crosswind S, 57°F:
    43.8 / 22.4

    This morning, 2UP, decent run, 14mph crosswind S, mild 51°F:
    49.3 / 22.6 - Even better than yesterday morning.

    Tank steady at 45.9 (FCD 48.4) / 433.7 / Range 190 . Guess gauge F____|_«««E . UG up 0.1 at 45.5 / DTE 181

    Lost 4th pip @ 420 miles - best for 6 months!
     
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  14. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Bravo, Gord. Good to see spring under way.
     
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  15. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 29 deg F , wind N2. 15.4 miles , 65.47 MPG.
    Tank is at 42.8 miles , 64.45 MPG.
    I heard a rumour about "spring" coming. Then I scraped the frost off
    my windshield this morning. I must have dozed off and missed spring , summer , and fall.
     
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  16. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Sorry Edwin. Spring really IS coming. It can just be a bit, bipolar, on the way in.

    54.1 / 5.1 - home
    56.2 / 11.4 - school and work

    Tank is up to 52.0 / 503 mi.
    F____|___/_E
     
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  17. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 32 deg F , wind NNW6. More ice and snow on windows , also needed electric defrost front and rear.
    15.4 mies , 57.47 MPG. Tank is at 75.1 miles , 60.82 MPG.
     
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  18. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night, 2UP, motorway route, no wind!, warm 74°F:
    42.9 / 22.5

    This morning, 2UP, still got over 50 on FCD but thought I was on for a calculated 50+ until I got to traffic light section - way too many stop/starts :rolleyes:, 4mph cross/headwind SSW, 52°F:
    48.8 (FCD 51.5) / 22.5

    Tank steady at 45.7 (FCD 48.1) / 522.2 / Range 85 . Guess gauge F____|__««E . UG up 0.1 at 45.6 / DTE 94

    Lost 5th pip @ 498 miles

    Going to be another warm one today - hottest April temp for 70 years apparently. 84°F in London :p
     
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  19. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    51.6 / 5.3 - home
    51.8 / 11.5 - school and work

    Tank is steady at 52.0 / 524 mi.
    F____|___/_E
     
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  20. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 35 deg F wind N2. No frost ! In the first 4.2 miles , I was able to get a 0.8 mile and a 0.6 mile glide.
    This certainly doesn't help get my coolant temp up where it should be , but an uphill acceleration to 45 MPH
    takes care of THAT. 15.4 miles , 69.66 MPG. Tank is at 106.0 miles , 62.59 MPG.
     
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