Month of August 2020 (Nat’l Avg $2.185)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome back to the grind :D

    The national average gas price has hardly changed - up a tiny 0.6¢ (+0.3%) since last month at $2.185 - this time last year it was much higher at $2.719 so it's still 53.4¢ (-19.6%) cheaper.
    Diesel is down a touch -0.6¢ (-0.2%) on the month to $2.431. It's 55.6¢ (-18.6%) cheaper than this time last year's $2.987. Diesel premium is down to +11.3% over Regular.
    E85 is also down to $1.977 - a year ago it was $2.381 so 17% cheaper.


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    I’m back home from a week’s vacation but haven’t punched all the numbers into my spreadsheet yet and I have another week off work :cool::).
     
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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Thanks , Gord.
    I've been off work all last week , but I go back Monday.
    Didn't drive a lot. When I drove the Honda , it was about 50 MPG.
    When I drove the Prius , about 62-65 MPG ( shorter trips than usual ).
    Going to O'Hare in the Prius today , so not the greatest MPG.
     
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  3. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Not here in Washington state. We were paying big bucks then, AND BIGGER BUCKS NOW.
     
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  4. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , in the Honda. 58 deg F , calm.
    35.1 miles , 49.3 MPG.
    Going to girlfriend's house after work , which
    is a scenic ( efficient ) route. Yay.
     
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  5. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 52 deg F in Naperville.
    35.1 miles , fcd = 66.8 x .943 = 63.0 MPG.
    Tank is at 291.6 miles , 381 remaining , fcd = 68.5 x .943 = 64.6 MPG.

    Honda tank is holding steady at 50.8 MPG (fcd) and 526 miles.
    Maybe I can squeeze out a round trip Thursday to end up with 580-some miles.
     
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  6. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today I am driving the Honda. 61 deg F in Naperville and calm.
    35.1 miles, fcd = 51.2 MPG.
    Tank is at 564.7 miles , 24 remaining , fcd = 50.7 MPG.
    Hopefully I will make it to my usual Amoco in Naperville to fill up.
    Not sure what route I will take.
    Then I will get a haircut. Therese will like that.
     
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  7. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    I went out for an errand yesterday.

    54.5 / 5.4 out
    50.3 / 5.4 home

    The tank is at 46.1 / 250 miles, 3/4 full since April.

    I have used more fuel in the mower, and the tractor, and the full-sized van during this time. Monthly feed store runs with 6-800 lb requires more than a Fit, while I used to do 1-2 week runs.
     
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  8. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 59 deg F in Naperville.
    35.1 miles , fcd = 66.8 x .943 = 63.0 MPG.

    Had a good trip home in the Honda yesterday.
    Scenic route #2 , one stop , 33.3 miles , 55.0 MPG.
    Filled up at 590.9 miles , 11.800 gallons fcd = 51.0 MPG.
    590.9/11.8 = 50.1 MPG.
     
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