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Sat Jun 9, 2012, 12:20 AM

How much are you paying for gas?

I just drove from Colorado to Michigan to Massachusetts and back again. Gas prices ranged from $3.21 (Missouri) to $3.89 (Colorado). Both Mass and Michigan averaged around $3.60. I'm paying $3.60 in my corner of Colorado, but that's at an independent station with lower than average local prices most of the time.

So just as a point of interest - what are you paying, and where?
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Less than $3.00
3 (8%)
$3.00 - $3.20
4 (11%)
$3.21 - $3.30
4 (11%)
$3.31 - $3.40
3 (8%)
$3.41 - $3.50
6 (17%)
$3.51 - $3.60
1 (3%)
$3.61 - $3.70
2 (6%)
$3.71 - $3.80
1 (3%)
$3.81 - $4.00
1 (3%)
Over $4.00
11 (31%)
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Reply How much are you paying for gas? (Original post)
intheflow Jun 2012 OP
cherokeeprogressive Jun 2012 #1
gateley Jun 2012 #5
cherokeeprogressive Jun 2012 #11
Ter Jun 2012 #37
gateley Jun 2012 #47
Broken_Hero Jun 2012 #2
MrSlayer Jun 2012 #3
Archae Jun 2012 #12
intheflow Jun 2012 #22
gateley Jun 2012 #4
freshwest Jun 2012 #10
gateley Jun 2012 #48
freshwest Jun 2012 #51
Blue_In_AK Jun 2012 #19
intheflow Jun 2012 #28
woofless Jun 2012 #32
Posteritatis Jun 2012 #6
longship Jun 2012 #7
intheflow Jun 2012 #29
Major Nikon Jun 2012 #8
intheflow Jun 2012 #23
NRaleighLiberal Jun 2012 #9
BlueCaliDem Jun 2012 #13
Life Long Dem Jun 2012 #14
vanlassie Jun 2012 #15
WillowTree Jun 2012 #16
justabob Jun 2012 #17
intheflow Jun 2012 #26
justabob Jun 2012 #31
Honeycombe8 Jun 2012 #54
justabob Jun 2012 #55
Blue_In_AK Jun 2012 #18
intheflow Jun 2012 #24
Blue_In_AK Jun 2012 #39
intheflow Jun 2012 #46
mahina Jun 2012 #20
intheflow Jun 2012 #25
mahina Jun 2012 #42
lamp_shade Jun 2012 #21
intheflow Jun 2012 #27
Cairycat Jun 2012 #30
iloveObama12 Jun 2012 #33
intheflow Jun 2012 #40
SickOfTheOnePct Jun 2012 #34
cthulu2016 Jun 2012 #35
dont hassle the hoff Jun 2012 #36
Comrade Grumpy Jun 2012 #38
Douglas Carpenter Jun 2012 #41
belcffub Jun 2012 #43
bluesbassman Jun 2012 #44
MadrasT Jun 2012 #45
Initech Jun 2012 #49
Tsiyu Jun 2012 #50
FreeJoe Jun 2012 #52
Honeycombe8 Jun 2012 #53
revolution breeze Jun 2012 #56
ceile Jun 2012 #57
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jun 2012 #58
intheflow Jun 2012 #59
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jun 2012 #60

Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 12:23 AM

1. $4.31 for Ethyl. $4.55 for Premium.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 12:30 AM

5. Ethyl? Are you joking? I haven't heard that in years, and actually don't

really know what it is.

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Response to gateley (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 12:50 AM

11. Leaded gasoline. Tetraethyl lead was a common gasoline additive until the late 70's. n/t

Some people still use the term to describe 87 octane unleaded. Some people.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 12:50 PM

37. They still make that?

 

Haven't seen leaded in years.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 11:45 PM

47. Well you're one of the some.



Thanks for the explanation. My mom always "ordered" that from the gas station man.

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 12:24 AM

2. 3.12 in Neosho, Missouri nt

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 12:26 AM

3. $0

 

I don't own a vehicle. I can't imagine how bad off I would be if I had all the expenses that go along with owning one. It's got to be rough.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 12:55 AM

12. Me too.

I ride my bicycle around or take the bus.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 09:08 AM

22. I wish I had that option.

I live in a rural town, my job is a 45 minute drive from home. But I can't afford to live in the city, so there it is. Classic Catch-22.

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 12:27 AM

4. $4.17 in Seattle (Shoreline)

Cantwell (one of our Senators) is launching an investigation Because we're paying the highest -- not sure if it's the entire West Coast or the Pacific Northwest.

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Response to gateley (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 12:49 AM

10. Been getting it at COSTCO, it was a little less. Will find out soon what it is for June.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #10)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 11:49 PM

48. I think I saw the $4.17 at the ARCO on 145th and Greenwood. nt

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Response to gateley (Reply #48)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 01:15 AM

51. I don't think anyone is as cheap as COSTCO or CITGO, though.

I think it was $3.81 my last fill-up. Some years ago it was stuck near $5 where I was filling up for forever it seemed, and that was when a lot of bigger vehicles got traded in. Where I live that was the end of them for the most part. Then more people took to their bicycles, scooters, motorcycles, Smart Cars, Priuses (sic?), Mini-Coopers, etc. and just riding the bus and walking more. It changed things a lot for the better. I hope we continue to move in that direction and not the way the suburban areas have regressed, IMO.

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Response to gateley (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 03:17 AM

19. No, Anchorage has you beat.

See my post below.

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Response to gateley (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 09:18 AM

28. Seems like the West Coast is getting screwed,

based on the replies in this thread. I'm glad Cantwell is looking into it.

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Response to gateley (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 12:03 PM

32. $4.39-$4.49 up near Mt Baker in Whatcom county.

Diesel is $4.09

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 12:36 AM

6. I'm carless, but local gas prices are $4.60US/gal. (nt)

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 12:41 AM

7. This is what DU polls are for!

To inform.

Gladly R&K

on edit: rural western MI: ~3.60/gal
Down state, 20-30 cents cheaper.

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Response to longship (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 09:19 AM

29. I've noticed it's always cheaper the closer to Illinois you get.

My mom lives in Western MI, near Holland, and I always make sure to gas up in Gary before crossing the border.

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 12:46 AM

8. I paid $5.08 the other day at the airport

It's one of the cheapest around.

http://www.airnav.com/airport/KGPM/A3

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 09:09 AM

23. Yikes! Where is this?

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 12:48 AM

9. 3.32 today in Raleigh.

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 01:21 AM

13. $3.95 for regular. $4.09 for 87 octane. $4.19 for premium here in SoCal at Arco.

Granted, I live in the San Bernardino County where gasoline prices are relatively lower than the Los Angeles County. But I give these numbers because I'd just filled up hubby's gas tank this evening so the prices are fresh in my head.

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 01:24 AM

14. Gas buddy comes in handy

 

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 01:25 AM

15. 4.12 tonight in Ca Bay Area

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 01:26 AM

16. $3.83 for Premium yesterday.......far west burbs of Chicago.

Thank you GasBuddy.com

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 01:43 AM

17. 3.25 to 3.55 ish is the range I see for regular (Dallas)

For some reason, all the brands don't march in lock step anymore price-wise... even within chain/brands there are price differences. There is an Exxon and a RaceTrac close by that run lower prices, the 3.25 end of the range, up to Chevron and Shell which are almost always at least 30 cents higher. The variance of prices is weird. The 711/exxon by my house is 3.25, but the 711/exxon a few miles down the road is still up at 3.45 or so.... that didn't used to be true.

on edit: added location for context

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Response to justabob (Reply #17)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 09:16 AM

26. One thing I noticed pretty consistently throughout my trip was price variations

by economic neighborhoods. Almost across the board the poorer areas had higher gas prices. Does that hold true in Dallas?

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Response to intheflow (Reply #26)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 11:16 AM

31. yes and no

For the most part your observation holds true, but there are exceptions. There are stations around SMU... high rent wealthy area, that are more expensive, and some other pockets like that around town, but generally the stations in lesser neighborhoods run about 10-15 cents higher than the two closest to my house (which is in a mixed neighborhood, center of town).

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Response to justabob (Reply #17)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 09:04 AM

54. In Dallas I paid about $3.15 to $3.30 yesterday for regular unleaded at Sam's Club. nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #54)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 10:45 AM

55. which sam's?

I am just curious where in the Metroplex (roughly) you are. My home range is generally center of town just north of downtown between Central and the Tollway - Uptown, Oak Lawn, Park Cities, M Streets plus Lakewood/east Dallas. That is where my prices are from. I rarely find myself in the suburbs outside of LBJ.

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 03:16 AM

18. Hi, ITF!

It got as high as $4.47 here in Anchorage and has now "dropped" back down to $4.29-$4.34 (prices I saw today). We are being gouged up here, bigtime.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #18)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 09:11 AM

24. Gouged is right!

Why is it that the further west you go, the higher the prices? It makes no frickin' sense!

Hope you don't have to drive too far out of town.

Are you still coming down at the end of the month?

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Response to intheflow (Reply #24)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 01:13 PM

39. Yes, we are.

We leave here on the 28th, I think, early in the mornng, and will be down there until the 5th. Not a long trip, but hopefully we can get together. Do you still have the same cell phone number? PM me if it's different.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #39)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 11:39 PM

46. Yes, same number!

Look forward to seeing you again!

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 03:44 AM

20. $4.35 in Honolulu for 87.

Oil is down to $84.

I think safely 1.50 of the $4.35 is for their political contributions, so that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy .

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Response to mahina (Reply #20)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 09:13 AM

25. Logic like that makes me feel

kind of sick and oily.

I hope they come down to something reasonable for you in the near future.

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Response to intheflow (Reply #25)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 02:02 PM

42. Just a guess,

no logic. I don't have any way to gather real data on what they do with the money. I just know gas is almost at an historic high and oil is back down to $84.

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 05:56 AM

21. South of Tampa - $3.29 yesterday.

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 09:16 AM

27. I wish the people paying less than $3 would chime in where they live.

I might have to move!

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 09:25 AM

30. Filled up Tuesday for $3.16/gallon - Iowa

The nominal price was $3.29, but I had discounts for buying certain foods from this grocery chain, plus a discount for paying cash.

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 12:32 PM

33. $2.98 Here In The Upstste Of SC

in about a month from now...i'm thinking it will get under $2.50

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Response to iloveObama12 (Reply #33)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 01:40 PM

40. Wow!

Are there petrolium refineries near where you live? I'm just wondering if that's what driving the prices - how far the refined materials have to travel...

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 12:36 PM

34. $3.49 in NOVA

Then anywhere from .40 - .80 off per gallon from gas points at the grocery store. I was fortunate in that I never paid more than $3.99/gallon even when gas was up around $4.40/gallon

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 12:38 PM

35. ...

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 12:47 PM

36. Zero. I ride a bike

 

and my guy just kicked his car to the curb! The last straw was when he sank $300 into it and the thing wouldn't start two days later...

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 12:54 PM

38. $4.17 at Rotten Robbie's in Sebastopol. Down from a peak of $4.33.

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 02:00 PM

41. $4.75 - everywhere on the island - down from $5.25 not too long ago

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 02:03 PM

43. $3.89 but if I drive to the res it's just under $3.50

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 02:04 PM

44. Most stations in the South and East Bay Are are still in the $4.15 to $4.30 range for regular.

I did find a station in Sunol last night that had $3.99 for cash though.

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 05:02 PM

45. $3.46 this morning in southeast PA n/t

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 12:10 AM

49. I paid $4.28 on Tuesday. Cost almost $78 to fill up my Nissan.

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 01:04 AM

50. $3.05, Mid TN



I did a double-take to assure myself the 0 and the 5 weren't reversed.

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 06:10 AM

52. 3.25 reg, 3.50 premium

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 09:03 AM

53. I think I pd about $3.17 yesterday. Might've been a bit more. Regular unleaded at Sam's. nt

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 10:48 AM

56. $3.19 in Louisiana n/t

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 11:28 AM

57. Between $3.59 and $3.39 in Austin n/t

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 11:41 AM

58. I live in NJ...

...across the river from Philly. The price for a gallon of regular here is $3.29. I travel often to an office in Los Angeles for work. Last I was there gas was close to $4.40. The military exchange price was about $4. The car I keep in CA gets driven about 400 miles a year so I buy gas about every other month.

It's been my experience that differences in price are mostly due to taxes and the distance from the refinery to the point of sale.

Link: < http://www.gasbuddy.com/ >

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #58)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 12:21 PM

59. Plenty of refineries on the West Coast.

And here in the Rocky Mountains, too. Certainly oil refineries exist in Alaska, where BlueInAK (upthread) is paying well over $4 a gallon. I thought that might be the case, but I don't actually think it's a straight correlation.

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Response to intheflow (Reply #59)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 12:58 PM

60. Perhaps you missed...

...what I said about taxes. For sure there are many aspects that affect gas prices. Labor rates at the source refinery are also important.

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