Month of October 2019 (Nat’l Avg $2.655)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Sep 30, 2019.

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome back to the grind :D

    The national average gas price is up 7.7¢ (+3%) since last month at $2.655 - this time last year it was higher at $2.885 so it's 23¢ (-8%) cheaper.
    Diesel is back above $3 again - its up 8.1¢ (+2.8%) on the month to $3.012. It's 20.5¢ (-6.4%) cheaper than this time last year. Diesel premium is +13.4% over Regular.
    E85 is up 2.4¢ (+1%) to $2.316 - a year ago it was $2.442 so also cheaper.

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    Last night, 2UP, detour #2, heavy rain, 57°F, headwind W8:
    40.0 / 20.3 - not great :(

    This morning, reversed back to car pooler's house as usual - it was in darkness :rolleyes:. After a text to see if he was awake I went on my own and he made his own way :p!
    Motorway route, big queue on the approach to traffic light section - detoured some of it, still raining, 54°F, cross/tailwind NNE47:
    48.9 / 23.0

    Tank down 1.0 at 45.8 (FCD 48.2) / 131.8 / Range 520 . Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG down 0.9 at 48.1 / DTE 517
     
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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Thanks for starting us up , Gord.
    Today , 71 deg Fin Naperville , 73 ! in Addison , and61 in Toronto.
    A bit of a SW wind helped today.35.1 miles , 68.4 MPG.
    Tank is still not great : 227.5 miles , 444 remaining , 64.7 MPG.
    I could still get it up to 66 if it doesn't rain. But seeing as how it's
    October...….. it will rain.
     
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  3. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    I'm in the big van today, now equipped with a shiny new Scangauge E. The van has some diagnostic gauges (volts, trans temp) so I'm ok with only 2 on the 'gauge.

    12.4 mpg / 11.5 mi.

    It's a "heavy duty" vehicle so there is no EPA mileage rating. It shares its drivetrain (5.6 v8 etc) with the Titan which is rated 13/18 mpg. But this is carrying an extra 1500 lb of bodywork and upgraded frame and suspension.
     
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  4. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    My commute route is 11.5 miles with 28 traffic lights or stop signs. Definitely fits in the City driving cycle.
     
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  5. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I'll bet your school bus shines at people-MPG. My car has one human in it 95 % of the time.
     
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  6. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    I’ve averaged 2.2 people per trip for a PMPG of 103 over last 12 months :D
     
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  7. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    That's great , Gord. Today 72 deg F in Naperville , 68 in Addison , and 63 in Toronto.
    Light rain most of the way in. 35.1 miles , 64.3 MPG.
    Tank is at 295.9 miles , 372 remaining , 65.6 MPG.
     
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  8. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    That was with me plus 4, so 62 PMPG. Not shabby. but...

    This morning back in the Fit. Had a sub-par run at 52.1 mpg but that comes out to 260 PMPG. :D

    Tank is down a tick to 53.6 / 238 mi.
    F_\__|____E
     
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  9. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Your "sub-par" trip would be unimaginable for most people. But most people don't even pay attention to fuel economy. :)
     
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  10. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks Edwin :)

    Last night on my own, very busy getting out of the city, way too much crawl/engine off, detour #2, still raining, 49°F, crosswind N9:
    41.0 / 19.1 - poor for a solo trip :(

    This morning, car pooler was awake :p so 2UP, motorway route, cold 41°F, head/crosswind NW6:
    46.9 / 22.6

    Tank down 0.5 at 45.3 (FCD 47.6) / 173.5 / Range 470 . Guess gauge F_«««|««««E . UG down 0.4 at 47.7 / DTE 470

    Lost 1st pip (of 8) @ 135 miles
     
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  11. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 62 deg F in Naperville , 61 in Addison , and 54 in Toronto. Not exactly raining , but wet roads all the way in.
    35.1 miles , 62.9 MPG. Tank is at 363.7 miles , 65.6 MPG.
    My fuel gauge has ten pips. I decided to pay attention to note the very moment ( and miles ) when I used five of them.
    317 miles on this tank.
     
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  12. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Big van day again. I did some strategic neutral coasting and the result was 13.4 mpg. That's almost 10% better!
     
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  13. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night, detour #2, 46°F, mostly tailwind WNW6:
    39.9 / 20.7

    This morning, 2UP, motorway route, cold 39°F, mostly headwind WSW4:
    48.3 / 22.8

    Tank down 0.4 at 44.9 (FCD 47.2) / 217.0 / Range 420 . Guess gauge F__««|««««E . UG down 0.4 at 47.3 / DTE 422

    Lost 2nd pip (of 8) @ 216 miles
     
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  14. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Last night's traffic must have been horrendous.
     
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  15. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    10% of what that beast drinks is a nice saving.
     
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  16. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    I forgot to share the weekend trip in the big thing. I drove an hour out with an empty trailer, an hour back with hay bales stacked 4 high. 15 mpg out, 14 back.

    Then at lunch today, 12.x out for about 3 miles, 14.2 back! Elevation and lots of coasting helped me out.
     
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  17. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , much colder. 50 deg F in Naperville , 46 in Addison , and 48 in Toronto.
    16.3 miles , 67.5 MPG. Tank is at 395.5 miles , 65.8 MPG.
    Scenic route home tonight , no work tomorrow , so no driving. Have a "date" with Kelly Sunday , so about 40 miles that day.
     
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  18. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Definitely Bill, couldn’t have done much better :(

    Last night, detour #2 with extra detour, very busy, raining, 54°C, cross/headwind SSE10:
    40.2 / 20.2 - only just over 40 this time

    On my own this morning, car sharer taking wife's car for a service straight after work, motorway route, drizzling, 54°C, mostly headwind WSW6:
    50.8 / 21.5 - what a difference :D

    Tank steady at 44.9 (FCD 47.2) / 258.7 / Range 370 . Guess gauge F__««|««««E . UG steady at 47.3 / DTE 381
     
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  19. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Back in the Fit. 58.3 mpg / 11.4.

    76F one last time. High today at 90F. Monday should be a high around today's low..
     
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  20. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Chilly in the NorthEast... highs around 60F.
     
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