Week of June 11 to June 17 (Nat’l Avg $2.921)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome back to the grind :D

    The national average gas price has dropped back 2.8¢ since last week to $2.921 - this time last year it was only $2.339 so it's 24.9% (+58.2¢) dearer.
    Diesel is down 1.2¢ at $3.199. It's 28.2% (+70.3¢) more expensive than this time last year. Diesel is at a 9.5% premium to regular.
    E85 is also down to $2.447 - a year ago it was $2.025 so 20.8% dearer.

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    My turn for the commute this week, 2UP, 48°F, 2mph head/crosswind NW:
    50.1 / 22.7


    Tank steady at 50.4 (FCD 53.2) / 339.5 / Range 365 . Guess gauge F___«|««««E . UG up 0.2 at 47.9 / DTE 308

    Lost 3rd pip @ 330 miles (best since Aug 16) :cool:
     
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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Thanks for starting the thread, Gord.
    Today , STILL raining, but tapered off when I was half-way to work.
    61 deg F , wind WNW 1-5. 15.4 miles , 74.4 MPG.

    Tank is at 587.2 miles , 75.52 MPG.
     
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  3. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    A very nice start to the week here. 68.2 / 5.2 to work.
     
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  4. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Good work , Andrew !
     
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  5. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 65 deg F , wind W 1-3. I can't complain about rain today , except....
    okay , this might be my imagination but I think the roads are still "soggy" and "soft" after raining all weekend. 15.4 miles , 77.84 MPG. Tank is at three pips ,618.2 miles , and 75.61 MPG. I'm going to a concert Saturday that will require highway driving , but I think I will fill up before then. I'll have to do this if I want to hit the same station , same pump as last time.
    It's been so long since my last fill that it's hard to remember exactly which station I went to. :)
     
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  6. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Had an ok commute. Traffic was a bit ugly. And one was a coworker, who passed me and then I followed the final 2 miles to work.
    51.6 / 5.3 - home
    58.6 / 5.2 - work

    Tank is steady at 54.4 / 351 mi, close to 1/2.
    F___\|____E
     
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  7. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Quite busy Monday night but made it to motorway (down and up the junction trick required!), 2UP, warmer 74°F, 4mph head/crosswind ENE:
    46.1 / 22.4


    Busier Tuesday morning too, detoured the traffic light section which resembled a car park!, 2UP, 56°F, 7mph cross/tailwind NE:
    48.4 / 23.0


    Tank down 0.4 at 50.0 (FCD 52.1) / 384.9 / Range 305 . Guess gauge F___«|««««E . UG steady at 47.9 / DTE 262


    As usual the commute is starting to drag the tank down.....
     
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  8. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today was pretty nice. 70 deg F , wind ESE 3-13.
    15.4 miles , fcd = 89.8 * .93 = 83.51 MPG.
    Tank dropped to two pips , 650.4 miles , 75.79 MPG.
    My plan is to fill up Saturday morning , which should bring
    me to about 745 miles. Easily a PR tank for distance and
    especially MPG. But my current no-highway commute makes it
    an apples/oranges thing.
     
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  9. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Overnight low 78F. High was an unusually low 92F. We often have 100's this time of year.

    52.9 / 5.3 - home
    57.7 / 5.2 - work

    Tank is steady at 54.4 / 362 mi.
    F___\|____E
     
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  10. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Now I recall where I last filled up. It was in Cook County where I had to go to court on May 24.
    Don't wanna go THERE again. So , I will certainly fill up at my new favorite Shell , which is in Wood Dale IL ,
    at Irving Park and Wood Dale Rd.
    Wayne , do you have any idea why our Shell stations here in Illinois , at least those in the Chicago area ,
    do NOT say Shell anywhere on them ? They do say Circle-K , I think. But they also have the unmistakable Shell logo
    on their signs.
     
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  11. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    No chance of normal route to motorway so took hilly detour #8, 2UP, 64°F, 5mph headwind E:
    45.1 / 23.1

    Not quite so busy this morning, 2UP, 57°F, 4mph head/crosswind WSW:
    50.1 / 22.5

    Tank down 0.4 at 49.6 (FCD 52.4) / 430.5 / Range 250 . Guess gauge F____|««««E . UG down 0.1 at 47.8 / DTE 215

    Half tank @ 396 miles:D
     
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  12. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Third commute home of the week, third different way :rolleyes: - went an old route as usual options were extremely busy, 2UP, 71°F, 5mph headwind E:
    44.7 / 22.7


    This morning was doing well until traffic light section then too many full stops :(, 2UP, 57°F, blustery 12mph cross/headwind SSW gusting to 40, storm coming:
    49.6 / 22.5


    Tank down 0.2 at 49.4 (FCD 52.1) / 475.7 / Range 195 . Guess gauge F____|_«««E . UG down 0.1 at 47.7 / DTE 169


    Lost fifth pip @ 448 miles
     
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  13. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 63 deg F , wind NE 0-2. 15.4 miles , 83.05 MPG.
    Tank is holding at two pips , 681.4 miles , 76.07 MPG.
    Coming home yesterday was good ; 15.4 miles and 80.72 MPG
    in traffic ! Entire day = 30.8 miles , 82.12 MPG.
    After paying $3.399 for E10 in Cook County on May24 , it looks like
    I will pay around $2.899 Sat morning when I fill up. Yay !
     
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  14. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    You guys are doing great! Gord despite the challenging conditions and Edwin with the better commute and probable personal bests...
     
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  15. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks Bill :D

    Nice one Edwin - our regular gas is currently down to $6.39/GallUS :eek:
     
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  16. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Dang Edwin! Nice!

    52.3 / 5.3 - home
    This morning I woke up groggy and kind of autopiloted my way to work. I was shocked to see 72.2 / 5.5 on the gauge!

    Tank is up a tick to 54.5 / 377 mi.
    F____\|____E
     
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  17. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Bottle it. Ship it! :D
     
  18. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Fourth commute home of the week, fourth different way :p - started off same way as Tuesday on detour #8, very slow section on motorway, then on second half hit a mile long queue :eek: so doubled back to roundabout and bypassed it! 2UP, 71°F, 7mph tailwind W:
    44.8 / 24.4

    Too many full stops again this morning, 2UP, 57°F, 6mph headwind W:
    49.3 / 22.9

    Tank down 0.3 at 49.1 (FCD 51.8) / 523.0 / Range 140 . Guess gauge F____|_«««E . UG steady at 47.7 / DTE 122
     
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  19. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 63 deg F , according to my Weather Underground , and wind is from the West , 0-1 MPH.

    Lost my 9th pip at around 708 miles , but I'm good for at least one more full round trip to work and back. 15.4 miles , 80.44 MPG. Tank is at one pip , 713.7 miles , 76.07.
    I need to make some stops after work today , so the trip home won't be that great. Still planning to fill Sat AM. My Shell is now at $2.999 for E10 87. Incredibly cheap. Should I buy an F-150 ?
     
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  20. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    50.1 / 4.5 - home by a slightly different route
    60.0 / 5.4 - out to a meeting at church
    61.4 / 4.4 - run an errand
    59.1 / 5.1 - home

    71.8 / 5.2 - work this morning

    Tank is up nicely, to 54.8 / 401 miles and right on 1/2 full.
    That's the highest mileage at 1/2 tank I've seen since last summer.
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2018
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