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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #525 on: January 07, 2019, 04:37:29 AM »
I remember a trip to the 1966 Indianapolis 500 and filling up on 15¢ hamburgers during the weekend.
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I saw something odd in town the other day.  Some stations were at around $1.90 or a little less, others just a short distance away were over $2.00, some around $2.10.  I know there are always differences, but they're usually only a nickle or so, not a full 20 cents.

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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #526 on: January 09, 2019, 12:47:04 PM »
$1.80 at Murphys today, looking good in the neighborhood.

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« Reply #527 on: January 09, 2019, 12:58:41 PM »
I need to go fill my truck. 32-gallon tank takes forever to use up in rural small towns. Even as a daily driver I might put 30 miles a week around town.
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« Reply #528 on: January 09, 2019, 01:20:42 PM »
I need to go fill my truck. 32-gallon tank takes forever to use up in rural small towns. Even as a daily driver I might put 30 miles a week around town.

Heh, I once had a 4WD PowerWagon with dual tanks that held 100 gallons of gas. Used to zip across the border for 20 cent/gal Pemex to feed that beast (it got 9-10mpg IIRC).
My oldest daughter was beginning to drive, and bugged me constantly to use that (cool) pickup to go to school. Gave in.
So, one day I get a call in the afternoon-- 'Daddy, I ran out of gas...'. I was momentarily dumbfounded, a hundred gallons of fuel in a couple of days going to HS a few blocks away? WTF? Yikes, instant grounding. No more SPI beach trips for you, young lady.   :shock: #-o
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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #529 on: January 09, 2019, 06:28:04 PM »
Just filled up today, $2.47 a gallon.
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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #530 on: January 12, 2019, 10:11:46 AM »
Just filled up today, $2.47 a gallon.
$2.47????  What was the situation?  Is it normal for the area to be that much higher than other areas?

I bought some gas in Montgomery, AL at Costco the other day for $1.70.  Locally, 50 miles south it's still lingering around $2.00.

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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #531 on: January 12, 2019, 11:27:43 AM »
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« Reply #532 on: January 12, 2019, 12:08:54 PM »
I moved to Chicago in '77 starting my career as a road warrior (sales) and was required to keep logs for my expense account. I started using little 2X4 spiral bound note pads. I didn't enter actual cost per gallon, but the data is there to calculate. I've continued to keep logs for each of my vehicles so I have logs of the gas crunches from the Late 70's ($10 per customer) and my MXN adventure (MXD per Liter) and ever once in a while when bored I look back through them. I guess it's a curse of old age, "remembering when".

Many of us here are at an age when we spend more time looking into the rear view mirror than looking out the windshield.

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« Reply #533 on: January 12, 2019, 12:40:06 PM »
I did it back then because we could still deduct gas taxes on our 1040 Schedule As.  I don't even know if that's possible now since I haven't itemized in decades.  I stopped after I no longer had a mortgage to deduct the interest.

But I still note the odometers and trip-ometer on every gas receipt and enter it into Quicken along with the gallons and per gallon price just in case I ever want to look back.
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« Reply #534 on: January 12, 2019, 12:42:47 PM »
I remember my parents complain when gas hit 55 cents
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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #535 on: January 12, 2019, 02:25:56 PM »
Just filled up today, $2.47 a gallon.
$2.47????  What was the situation?  Is it normal for the area to be that much higher than other areas?

I bought some gas in Montgomery, AL at Costco the other day for $1.70.  Locally, 50 miles south it's still lingering around $2.00.

Just one of the perks of living in the mountains near a ski resort. ](*,)  Looked at Gas buddy, prices in Denver, 70 miles away, are running about $1.81.

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« Reply #536 on: January 12, 2019, 02:51:25 PM »
I grew up in Denver, had a condo at Breckenridge in the late '70's so I've skied most of the areas and enjoyed them in the summers, you are living in privileged country my friend, so a little "tariff" on the beauty is worth it, keeps the riff raff out - ha.

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« Reply #537 on: January 15, 2019, 07:13:56 AM »
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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #538 on: January 15, 2019, 06:16:45 PM »
Alamogordo had $1.79 regular last week
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« Reply #539 on: January 15, 2019, 06:26:14 PM »
Strange things going on.
Stations that last week had gas for 1.95 are now 2.14 while other stations that were 2.08 last week are now 1.93??

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« Reply #540 on: January 16, 2019, 09:52:07 AM »
Looks like we bottomed out at $1.80 and are back up at $1.85 again yesterday. I was just looking at the Mexico forum where I used to live, their prices are up 64% in pesos while ours are down 33% over the last 3 years. And now they're having shortages and everyone is nervous about the supply.

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« Reply #541 on: February 17, 2019, 03:38:55 PM »
Filled up a couple of evenings ago at the Floresville, TX Murphy/Walmart for $1.859/gal-87oct regular w/walmart 'card' discount ($1.889 actual posted price). New SUV gets PFG gas mileage. Wish there were EV/hybrid SUVs available now, with solar charging at home, operation costs would be near $0.00/mi.

HEB was $1.899, other 'convenience' places (never ever shop at 'em myself) at $1.959. In Karnes City/Kenedy and other towns prices were $1.899 to $1.959. Was in San Antonio recently and forgot to check most of the usual places I look at for gas prices, think they were in that range.

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« Reply #542 on: February 17, 2019, 04:17:34 PM »
Cheapest gas I've seen in many years in Los Lunas, NM at $1.66.
Not for long though.

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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #543 on: February 18, 2019, 08:21:14 PM »
We've been a bit higher than surrounding areas lately...been hovering around 1.95.  A couple of days ago it bumped up to 2.00.  Then, today, it ramped on up to 2.06.   The Iranians rattling sabers or something?

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« Reply #544 on: February 19, 2019, 10:20:43 AM »
Cheapest gas I've seen in many years in Los Lunas, NM at $1.66.
Not for long though.

The wife took a picture just to send it to her brother.

That's the lowest price/gal I've heard of in years.
Heard a local TV news comment that pump prices were down because of an oversupply of refined gasoline/diesel. My cynical side thinks it may just be a ginned up political diversion/distraction.
After all, the WTI crude price has been up lately, ~$53/bbl. Yet a few months ago WTI crude was falling to ~$41/bbl, and pump prices then were 15-30 cents/gal higher than now.
Around here, a jump in crude prices is usually reflected almost immediately in higher prices at the pump, while a reduction in crude takes weeks to trickle down...

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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #545 on: February 19, 2019, 12:13:08 PM »
I paid $2.43 in Central NY on Sunday. Lowest it's been in a long time.
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« Reply #546 on: February 19, 2019, 02:18:57 PM »
Gas is 2.29 and the govenor just proposed a 20 cent gas hike for roads, schools, and health care.

I am so torn.
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« Reply #547 on: February 24, 2019, 03:34:28 AM »
Gas is 2.29 and the govenor just proposed a 20 cent gas hike for roads, schools, and health care.

I am so torn.
Gas here is $1.97 at Murphy's and Wal-Mart.
The governor is asking for a lot so is asking a lot to pay for it.  In Oklahoma, last summer the gas tax went up 3 cents to help pay to give teachers a good raise.

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« Reply #548 on: February 27, 2019, 09:52:22 AM »
We took a jump a few days ago, filled up at Murphy's yesterday for $2.05, still not bad all things considered.

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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #549 on: February 27, 2019, 06:47:19 PM »
Major jump here.
2.49???? From 2.24.
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