Week of April 23 to April 29 (Nat’l Avg $2.763)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome back to the grind :D

    The national average gas price has continued climbing, up another 4.9¢ since last week to $2.763 - this time last year it was $2.417 so it's now 14.3% (+34.6¢) dearer.

    Diesel is also climbing, up a smaller 2.7¢ to $3.036. It's now 19.7% (+50¢) more expensive than this time last year. Diesel is at a 9.9% premium to regular.

    E85's average price is up from $2.259 to $2.297 - a year ago it was $2.091 so it's now 9.9% dearer.

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    No commute for me this week - car pooling :cool:
     
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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Thanks , Gord. Today , 44 deg F , wind N4. 15.4 miles , 70.87 MPG. Tank is at 205.2 miles , 68.17.

    Now, I need to confess..... the 68.17 comes from multiplying my fcd for tank by 0.93. This has proved to be pretty accurate for MY CAR. But I accidentally reset my Trip A ( tank) Saturday morning when I got to work.
    The 1st part of the tank is now not included in the Trip fuel economy. I am keeping track of miles , and adding 136.9 to each tank reading.
    I hate when that happens !
    Still , weather is getting nicer and I'm looking forward to a good result on this tank.
     
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  3. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Amen.
     
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  4. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    I agree. They make it too easy to do accidentally. I just did the same thing (except that I use "B") last Thursday, which fouled up my running cumulative calculation of the display mpg exaggeration. If I knew what it said when reset, I could do the math and correct, but I don't. I'll have to guess. I should know by now not to mess with that button when driving or otherwise distracted.
     
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  5. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    54.9 / 11.5 - school and work this morning.

    After the weekend's trailer towing (needed gutters and long lumber), the tank is now up to 47.9 / 35 mi.
     
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  6. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 49 deg F , wind N1. 15.4 miles , 72.26 MPG. Tank is at 236.0 miles , 69.28 MPG*.
    Today and Thursday , I have multiple stops after work(highway on Thursday). That will hurt a bit.

    * At the next fill-up , I will post calculated tank MPG.
     
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  7. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    53.6 / 4.0 - work to school to meet the boys at baseball practice
    50.4 / 7.1 - home with munchkins in the back
    52.3 / 11.4 - school and work this morning

    Tank is creeping up, now at 49.4 / 58 mi.
     
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  8. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Yesterday , made one long stop on the way home.15.5 miles , 65.1 MPG.
    Today , 44 deg F , slight headwind (N5) , 15.4 miles , 67.15 MPG.
    Tank is at 266.9 miles , 68.54 MPG*.
     
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  9. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    75F going home, 55F this morning

    Hurry home, short route = 44.8 mpg / 4.4 mi
    School and work this morning = 54.2 / 11.5 mi

    Tank is up to 49.8 / 74 mi, still F+.
     
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  10. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Out to a lunch hour meeting. Across town.

    49 / 6.3 - out
    49.8 / 6.6 - back to work

    Tank is down a tick to 49.8 / 87 mi.
     
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  11. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 35 deg F , calm. I did have some frost on windshield today, used the electric defrost for about a minute .
    Stayed at my house in Aurora last night , so the old "highway route" was used. 35.1 miles , 60.54 MPG.
    Tank is at 341.3 miles , 67.61 MPG.
     
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  12. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    It rained overnight, drippy wet this morning 46F.

    54.3 / 11.5 - to school and work

    Tank is finally above 50, at 50.2 / 107 mi.
     
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  13. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Left work at 2:00 yesterday to go to the Cook County courthouse in Bridegview. Definitely out of the way ,
    but I am required to meet with my Social Services caseworker once a month. Sort of like a parole for DUI offenders.
    Total after leaving work : 48.2 miles , 68.73 MPG. This morning , 44 deg F , wind N9 (gusting to 14 ).
    15.4 miles , 67.8 MPG. Tank is at 406.2 miles , 67.8 MPG*.
     
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  14. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    53.1 / 5.3 - home last night
    62.3 / 5.4 - out to music practice
    57.8 / 5.4 - back home
    50.6 / 11.4 - school and work this morning

    Tank is up to 51.0 / 136 mi and right near F.
     
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  15. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    This morning , 36 deg F , wind N3 gusting to 10. 15.9 miles (police detour) , 65.66 MPG.

    Tank is at 440.7 miles , 66.87 MPG*.

    Eventually , I will do a fill-up and get rid of that asterisk.

    I did find a good Shell on the way to work that has level ground and a consistent pump. I think.
     
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  16. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Saturday morning took youngest to an activity day at a reservoir, lots of traffic lights near the end, 2UP, 43°F, 9mph tail/crosswind NNE:
    46.3 / 19.1

    Had 5 hours to kill so went for a road bike ride, did 62.7 mile, ave. 16mph :cool:

    Going home - bit busier, 48°F, 9mph head/crosswind NNE:
    45.0 / 20.2

    Sunday morning, 2UP, went to Wentworth for a walk and lunch, 48°F, 9mph head/crosswind NNE:
    46.1 / 22.2 - (net uphill)

    Great run back, 49°F, 14mph crosswind NE:
    51.0 / 25.7 :D

    Tank down 1.6 at 47.4 (FCD 50.0) / 122.4 / Range 545 . Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG down 1.1 at 47.0 / DTE 513

    Great start to this tank - mainly because it doesn't involve any commuting :rolleyes:
     
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  17. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Saturday to beekeeping class. 70F out, 80 coming back. We keep running late so I have to rush on the way there, and it shows in the mpg.

    43.1 mpg / 36.6 mi
    50.2 mpg / 33.4

    Came back with 2 hives full of bees! Securely ratchet-strapped onto my trailer hitch cargo tray. No bees in the car! :eek:

    Then 51.9 / 5.4 to church Sunday morning.

    Left my car there and borrowed a friend's truck and trailer. 300,000 mile Cummins Doddge, 4wd, lifted. Could not be more different from my Fit. Drove an hour to look at a tractor. We have a deal, but the seller wants cash. I'll go back Friday to get it.
     
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  18. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Congrats on finding a tractor.
     
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  19. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Sunday , I took a 23.5 mile bike ride on the Trek. I don't think my
    average speed poses any threat to Gord. But I pushed fairly hard
    and still felt pretty good afterwards.
     
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