Discussion in 'Fuel' started by Ford Man, Mar 19, 2020.
I saw $1.899 on the way in this morning. Pretty cheap for metro Chicago.
Walmart in Russellville, KY $1.529 a gallon for E/10. Was driving one of the cars and the fuel gauge was below 1/4 tank, stopped and put $10. worth in it and came out with over 3/4 a tank. Just 3 or 4 years ago I was filling up a can that held less than 3 gallons to use for the lawn mower and paying $10. or more per can.
Gave the gas attendant $30, thinking I wouldn't get any change back. Filled 16.7 gallons in my gas cans & 3 gallons, topping up my gas tank. Had to go get $2.50 from the attendant.
Gas has dropped again. $1.499 today.
Filled up for$1.99 with Shell premium tonight
As of today gas is $1.479 in Russellville, KY. Last time I filled the Versa up on 3/20/20 I paid $1.869. The gauge is still showing 1/2 a tank and the Ultra Gauge is giving me a average MPG of 51.4 MPG on this tank. The last several tanks the Ultra Gauge has been about 1 MPG low so this may end up being my best tank to date. I should know in about another 150 miles. At the the rate I've been driving it lately it may be another 1-2 weeks before it needs gas again.
I have been coming to California on and off for over 13-years until two years ago when I became a permanent resident.
$2.199 in Lemon Grove, CA
This is by far the lowest price per gallon I have ever paid in the Golden State and I thought last weeks $2.379 was a good price.
Given the price of oil, it should be a lot lower as there is only $0.467 in state tax and $0.184 in Federal tax added to fuel in CA.
California has its own specific blend for gas(premium only goes up to 91, not 93 for instance), few refineries make it. Then the oil distribution infrastructure is divided by the Rockies. California is a captive market for the oil companies willing to work there.
CBG costs about $0.03/gallon more to make than std. RFG. There has been no shortages of gasoline and the price cannot be justified due to CA's CBG and state taxes.
As I said captive market. The oil companies unwilling to work under CARB left awhile ago, leaving just a few refineries in place that can make CaRFG. Then there is California's unwillingness to allow even RFG into the market during times of shortages. So the oil companies left have an essential monopoly.
Gas here was still over $2 a week ago, so I think there is also an element of the stations trying get as much as they can from fuel during this time.
We had to go to grocery this afternoon and I noticed gas had dropped another $ .02 overnight to $1.459. I usually fill the Versa up when it gets down to about 1/4 tank so the next fill up should be $14-16 at the current price. I usually get anywhere from 9-10.5 gallons per fill up.
I filled the gas cans for $1.47 last night, then saw 1.45 on the way home. I guessed wrong between my two usual stops. *shrug* Still stupid cheap.
I saw $1.349/gallon yesterday for no-name, and $1.399 for a top-tier brand. I haven't been burning much lately, though.
During this spectacular Spring, I can talk to myself.... because I'm BESIDE myself & antsy to see my state (other states,too).
The gas war in a small town in my Washington state continues, selling gas at half price to our local gasoline at $2.499.
I remember a gas war in Utah in 1970, I was just a boy , of course.
They were selling "regular" self-serve( 87 E0 leaded , probably) for $0.199.
My mom splurged and bought "premium" full-serve for $0.259.
At that time , she had a Dodge Challenger convertible 318 2-bbl. The "2-bbl"
means it needed two barrels of crude every day. It was a dog , could just
barely hit 100 MPH.
Your mom had the car up to 100MPH, uh!
I lived with my grandparents in the 50's. Grandpa had something black with a flat upright front windshield that I called the "clunk". Grandpa never showed me if he was unhappy with my name. Guess it was enclosed because I don't remember any strong airflow coming in, & it was warm enough in the winter. As the 50's grew in length, he eventually got a "modern", but used automatic, 2-tone green & white, 1951 chevy with a tilted front windshield & streamlined rear end (a 6cylinder?). He didn't need the fastback because he usually kept his speed to 50MPH on the 60MPH highway. Once, while at my cousins' place for a happy picnic, Grandpa had too much beer to drink. Our drive home was at 70MPH & I was scared.
The young-uns today don't even know what a gas war is. I remember a new Checker station opening in Hopkinsville, KY when I was just a kid, either late 60's or early '70's. Gas at the new station got down to $ .109 a gallon. I can't remember all the other details but I know they were giving away a full size candy bar with every so many gallons purchased. I could very well be wrong about this but, I think it was a free candy bar with each gallon purchased.
I remember Grandpa got a 55 gallon drum during our gas war. Grandpa, Grandma & I increased our pleasure drives during the first use of the drum. Grandpa worked only a mile or so from home, so that drum still lasted us a while. Grandpa was able to fill that drum twice during the gas war. While we were on the 2nd drum's worth of fuel, we reduced our pleasure drives & those 55 gallons lasted a year, maybe a year & a half(?).
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