Week of September 10 to September 16 (Nat’l Avg $2.847)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome back to the grind :D

    The national average gas price has gone up 1.0¢ since last week to $2.847 - this time last year it was $2.670 so it's only 6.6% (+17.7¢) dearer now.
    Diesel is up 1.3¢ at $3.179. It's 17.2% (+46.8¢) more expensive than this time last year when it was almost the same price as regular! Diesel is at an increasing 11.7% premium to regular.
    E85 is up 1.9¢ to $2.417 - a year ago it was $2.181 so it's 10.8% dearer.

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    No commute for me today - car pooling :cool:
     
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  2. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Unseasonably cool and drizzly this morning. 72F now with a daily high of only 79F. We've been bone dry so the rain is welcome.

    53.9 / 11.4 to school and work.
    Tank is at 53.9 / 49 mi.
     
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  3. Driving to downtown Detroit for active shooter training tomorrow .

    Should be interesting
     
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  4. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Back to work. Today , 54 deg F , wind ENE 0. 35.0 miles , 65.01 MPG.
    Still on the tank from Aug 28 with 585.7 miles , 69.56 MPG. I might be filling
    up Tuesday morning , my new/old commute makes it difficult to fill at the same
    station every time , but I intend to do that.
     
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  5. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    45.6 / 5.3 - home last night in the rain
    51.5 / 11.4 - school and work this morning in drizzle

    Tank is 52.6 / 65 mi.
     
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  6. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 58 deg F , wind S0. 35.1 miles , 66.87 MPG.
    Filled up today at favorite Shell/Circle K. 624.6 miles , 8.881 gallons at $2.919.
    Fcd = 74.7 *.93 = 69.47 MPG. Rain , cooler weather , and mostly , new commute mean there
    won't be any PR's for Edwin anytime soon. I just do the best I can.
    New tank sits at 30.6 miles , 68.26 MPG.
     
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  7. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    That's still respectable, Edwin! You're in the 99.99 percentile overall and currently the top mpg poster here.

    48.3 / 5.3 - home last night, low mpg for unknown reasons
    53.1 / 11.4 - school and work this morning

    Tank 52.5 / 82 mi.
     
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  8. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    There's three of us , I think , lol. But thank you , Andrew. The only recognition I
    get comes from you guys at cleanmpg.com.
     
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  9. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Had a meeting at lunch.
    40.9 / 2.0 out
    47.0 / 2.0 back
     
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  10. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    Edwin, hup hup hup! Your doing great. This form has whittled down a lot since I stated on it many years ago. Long term MPGers are hard to come by. As long as you are doing your best, that is all we can ask for. Sorry to say but, Winter will soon be out there causing all MPG's to dive.
     
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  11. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Thanks , Jason. When fuel is cheap , like the last few years , people care less.
    Today , 58 deg F , wind NW 0. 35.0 miles , 67.42 MPG.
    Tank is at 99.2 miles , 69.19 MPG. With this new/old commute , the afternoon trip will
    be more efficient than the morning trip . due to warmer weather and lower speeds on "highway".
    There is serious construction on both I-355 and I-88 , and I need to drive on both on the morning.
    In the afternoon , I have alternate routes. Let's just say it takes about 90 min to drive 33.5 miles.
     
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  12. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    53.4 / 5.3 - home last night
    58.5 / 5.4 - out to a meeting, raining.
    59 / 5.4 - home

    51.9 / 11.5 - school and work. foggy humid

    Tank is at 52.6 / 113 mi.
     
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  13. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    53.9 / 5.0 - out to the feed store at lunch. +200 lb
    62.5 / 3.4 - to grocery for lunch supplies
    54.8 / 2.0 - back to work

    Not bad. :D
     
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  14. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 60 deg F. For some reason , wunderground is not showing me the wind speed and direction.
    35.0 miles , 70.4 MPG. Tank is at 167.7 miles , 70.77 MPG. Not so bad so far. I have been taking
    the local roads ( non-Interstate ) home in the afternoon ; time is about the same because of the
    horrendous construction traffic and I save the $0.90 toll , which buys me 20+ miles worth of fuel.

    Trip home yesterday , one long stop at gym : 33.5 miles , 76.45 MPG.
     
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  15. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Maybe they heard your complaint about 0 mph from the North?... :D
     
  16. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    52.2 / 5.3 - home
    68.6 / 5.4 - out to a meeting
    65.3 / 5.4 - home

    57.8 / 8.9 - to school and then to a doctor appointment
    71.5 / 4.3 - work

    Tank is up nicely, to 54.3 / 153 mi. Still just above F.
     
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  17. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Great finish to the work week.
     
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  18. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    That's gotta be it , Bill.
     
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  19. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Andrew , I could NEVER get 71.5 MPG on such a short trip ! Good work.
     
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  20. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    True! Prius programming insists on wasting fuel to warm things up when it's cold---and also for almost as long after hot restarts, which is more difficult to understand. Oddly, it doesn't carry on with the same antics when the engine is automatically shut off for a longer period descending a long hill---which I guess you don't get to experience in Illinois.
     
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