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JFM posted 11-09-2001 07:59 AM ET (US)   Profile for JFM   Send Email to JFM  
Gas has come down to .919 this morning on way in to work. It's the first time I filled my Silverado for under $20.00. To bad boat season is over here. Regards, Jay
blackdog posted 11-09-2001 09:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for blackdog  Send Email to blackdog     
I just filled the tank up on the Duantless at .989 Sunday
bigz posted 11-09-2001 09:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Enjoy while you can, OPEC meets next week --- even if they can accomplish zip in curbing supplies the market price will go up and so will the refiners and wholesalers. Pricing at the pump is a function of not first in prices but last in prices --

If you heat with oil best fill up now. You poor folks with propane whew going to get you all good this winter. Natural gas another set up, the pipelines and producers have been setting the stage all year to slam it to yeah ------ Z
hauptjm posted 11-09-2001 09:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
I run premium in both cars and boat. Curently, $1.23 at my neighborhood full service station. The last of a dying breed.
Dr T posted 11-09-2001 10:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dr T  Send Email to Dr T     
Still $1.30's for regular in Denver.

reelescape1 posted 11-09-2001 10:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for reelescape1  Send Email to reelescape1     
$1.19 and the frikin' 9/10's for Amoco premium here in Chas SC
jimp posted 11-09-2001 10:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimp  Send Email to jimp     
Juneau, Alaska down to about $1.70. Was higher during the boating season. Under a dollar? No wonder you guys boat a lot down south!

But then again, my dad's marina back east on Long Island was charging well over $2.00 for premium - the only thing they carried.

JFM posted 11-09-2001 01:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Same station .969 at lunch time, bigz you are right. Maybe it will be back up there with the Thanksgiving Day travel.
Dick posted 11-09-2001 01:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
Here in Seattle Chevron regular is running $1.47 where I buy my gas.
newportguy posted 11-09-2001 08:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for newportguy  Send Email to newportguy     
It is 3.05 a gallon here in Nova Scotia, just dropped from 3.50
triblet posted 11-10-2001 01:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
Here in Northern California, name brand
(Shell, etc.) regular is about $US 1.57,
premium is about 1.77. I just got back from
two and a half weeks in Fiji (letting someone
else do the boat driving) and had the first
case of reverse sticker shock when I got
back. Prices had dropped .20 a gallon.


scottfarm posted 11-10-2001 07:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for scottfarm  Send Email to scottfarm     
$1.15 in North Florida
$ .90 across the line in Alabama
Barnett Childress posted 11-10-2001 07:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for Barnett Childress  Send Email to Barnett Childress     
Mobil hi-test $1.38, Sturbridge, Mass.
Dan posted 11-10-2001 07:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dan  Send Email to Dan     
Drove from Long Island NY to Maryland last week. Gas 1.40 gal regular in NY and 1.00 in Delaware. We always get screwed in NY. Gas at the dock was about 2.00 in October for 92 octane. Saudi Arabia gives us cheaper gas to make up for their support to terrorists - IMHO.
andygere posted 11-10-2001 11:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
$1.63 for regular at the Shell Station in Santa Cruz, $2.09 at the dock, less than a mile away.
simonmeridew posted 11-11-2001 07:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for simonmeridew  Send Email to simonmeridew     
$1.27 in Northern Vermont for reg
ledfoot posted 11-12-2001 08:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for ledfoot  Send Email to ledfoot     
Detroit area- $1.11 for regular at the pump, but my boat is still in the water & I had to shell out $1.88 for premium at the marina...
jimh posted 11-12-2001 08:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Beaver Island, Michigan, formerly a Morman Kingdom--only one in America--now a sleepy recreation/vacation site about 35 miles offshore in Lake Michigan:

$2.65/gallon at the gas dock in July.

Gas dock is completely open to harbor with about a one-mile fetch. Wind driven (25 MPH) waves of about 2-feet rolling in. Gas dock in poor shape. Self-Service. While fueling a fender slips out and hull gelcoat gets dinged.

That was one expensive fuel stop!

bigz posted 11-12-2001 09:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz

Care to guess when you'll see pump increases!

Should have mentioned our marina (not a main stream location) on the water has held reg. gas since July at one price $1.479.

In South Jersey off brand last week .989 to 1.01.9 -- major brands 1.029 to $1.099, full service --- you can't pump your own in NJ.

Bigshot posted 11-12-2001 10:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Tampa Bay area....$1.05 reg, $.125 super. Pate 27 was almost empty, only took $26 to fill with super(all I run). Was a happy consumer.
where2 posted 11-12-2001 12:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for where2  Send Email to where2     
Bigshot, Must be nice. Palm Beach prices are running $1.25 for 87 and $1.37 for 92 octane. Then again, the local bureaucrats have decided gas tax hikes are easier to get passed than to hike anything like sales tax. "Only people who can afford gas buy gas". Where's my 26' Hunter Sailboat?
Chap posted 11-13-2001 10:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chap  Send Email to Chap     
This weekend- Citgo 87 at .93 for the truck and Gulf 93 on the Toms River at 1.79 for the boat.
hardensheetmetal posted 11-15-2001 10:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for hardensheetmetal  Send Email to hardensheetmetal     
Here is a realted question that has been bugging me for a while. I have two ford Superduty trucks that I run for work, both diesel. In our area (south east NY, western NE) when diesel prices are low, gas is usually high, now that I see gas has dropped to $1.29 locally, diesel has gone up about $.10-.20 to $1.58. Diesel is usally about the same price as mid level (plus) gasoline, now it is higher than premium. Isn't diesel fuel basically heating oil with additives? And isn't heating oil just a less refined form of gasoline ? I would think less refined means less work should mean lower cost, right?

I'm sure someone here can set me straight.


Peter posted 11-15-2001 11:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     
No expert here, but I think its a matter of refining. The refineries switch back and forth making more gas or more diesel or fuel oil. When they are refining petroleum to make more gasoline, they aren't making as much diesel and vice versa so you may see some price run up until the refineries catch up with demand after a switch over.
JFM posted 11-15-2001 11:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Dan, diesel fuel falls under the supply and demand issue just like gas. It is also taxed differn't than gasoline. I have a farm and when I buy diesel fuel and have it delivered it is much cheaper than on the road. It's another government subsidy for the farmer. It's really a joke they pay us more to let the land stay idle than to grow anything. Regards, Jay
hardensheetmetal posted 11-15-2001 05:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for hardensheetmetal  Send Email to hardensheetmetal     

This is also true of commercial fishing vessels, they are able to buy at a different rate than public, I believe commercial (agricultural/fishing) is colored to be able to tell it apart from fuel ment for public consumtion (red for commercial?) I have seen people run #2 heating oil in a diesel truck, but I believe they cut it with something, maybe alcohol? All I know is I feel ripped off!


Jurisproodenz posted 11-15-2001 07:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jurisproodenz  Send Email to Jurisproodenz     
Super is down to $1.35 in Boston - better than the $2.00 paid during the early summer. Bandits.
Dr T posted 11-16-2001 12:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dr T  Send Email to Dr T     
Regular is back down to $1.12 in Denver.

Diesel engines will burn almost anything. You can mix it with 30% gas and should not notice it. That, and the failure to explode, is the reason the military likes it so much (not to mention the lower operating cost).

The additives in diesel serve several functions: They cut the water in the fuel, lubricate the fuel injector pump, and unvarnish the injector nozzels. Sulpher was added until the early 90's as a lubricant for the fuel pump (sort of like lead in gas). When sulpher stopped being used, if you failed to add a lubricant, you got to buy a new injector pump.

By the way, Marvel Mystery oil is an interesting suppliment for diesel. It contains oil of spearmint which will act to remove varnish from injectors (when added to fuel) and cut down on the varnish on the valve train (when added to oil).

I would suspect that it would act to remove the gum from the carb jets in a 2-stroke motor, but have not tried it.

hauptjm posted 11-02-2004 06:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    

I bring this thread up purely for nostalgic reasons! When I read this, it feels like we've been doing this for a long time, particularly when I see the names of the contributors.


JFM posted 11-03-2004 10:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
$1.91 at that same station this am.

Regards, Jay

thekidd posted 11-03-2004 10:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for thekidd  Send Email to thekidd     
$1.65 for regular... With all of these oil platforms outside of us, you'd think we would get a break...nope.
TightPenny posted 11-03-2004 11:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for TightPenny  Send Email to TightPenny     
Why the 2001 dates?
lc posted 11-03-2004 02:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for lc  Send Email to lc     
Here on maui its
2.69 reg
2.79 med
2.89 super
Buckda posted 11-03-2004 02:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
2.25 for regular in Chicago
1.97 if you buy a $6 car wash

You need to buy 21 gallons to make that a "real" deal.

JFM posted 11-03-2004 04:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     

The dates are there from the original. Look at this as an "Andy of Mayberry" re-run.

Regards, Jay

where2 posted 11-03-2004 05:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for where2  Send Email to where2     
Buckda, The economics all come in to play when you decide how bad you need that carwash, and how much you don't want to do it in 50°F weather... It's not so bad when it's 85°F in the middle of the afternoon like it is in Florida still. Unfortunately, the low grade gas here is $2.15/gal.
hauptjm posted 11-03-2004 06:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
When I fill up the new Suburban, the pump automatically stops at $50.00. I have to re-run my credit card for the finishing amount. I need some that Iraqi oil fast!
high sierra posted 11-03-2004 07:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for high sierra  Send Email to high sierra     
Regular is $2.25 Premium is $2.45 to 2.75 in Reno Nevada
2manyboats posted 11-03-2004 10:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for 2manyboats  Send Email to 2manyboats     
$1.96 for reg. in south miss.
tgresla posted 11-03-2004 10:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for tgresla  Send Email to tgresla     
i just want to reply to see what date comes up. How is the topic current with no 2004 replies. $2.09 87 oct Boston, MA
DCPeters posted 11-03-2004 11:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for DCPeters  Send Email to DCPeters     
2.19 regular 11/3/04 nny
18bostonwhaler posted 11-04-2004 07:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for 18bostonwhaler  Send Email to 18bostonwhaler     
got reg gas in wa-wa in lanoka harbor $1.87 for reg on 11/02/04
AllenH posted 11-04-2004 09:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for AllenH  Send Email to AllenH     
Oy vey, the prices here blew my mind until I saw the 2001 year, now, I too am curious to see if my reply gets a current date or stays old...

Between Raleigh & the coast their are a coupla locations where prices are better and some are right high. HELL, they're ALL HIGH!!!

I've been paying 1.89 to 1.91 but most are 1.96 to 1.99.

jic: this date is 11-03-2004.

17 bodega posted 11-04-2004 12:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for 17 bodega  Send Email to 17 bodega     
$2.29 for bare bones regular in Northern California as of 11/3/04

thekidd posted 11-04-2004 12:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for thekidd  Send Email to thekidd     
Typo..southern ca..$2.65...not $1.65..I guess I was dreaming a bit.
Joe Kriz posted 11-04-2004 12:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for Joe Kriz  Send Email to Joe Kriz     
Upstate California... 11-3-04

$2.51 Regular

$2.54 Diesel

wchuck posted 11-04-2004 01:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for wchuck  Send Email to wchuck     
$2.09 for reg. $2.39 for diesel.
Another question for diesel boat owners. Do you pay highway tax on your fuel? We do for our boat fuel here in OR at the dock and it needs to be addressed.
17 bodega posted 11-04-2004 03:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for 17 bodega  Send Email to 17 bodega     

I snuck a peek at your site. Nice boat, webcam, etc. Looks like a relaxing place to live. Your gas prices tell me you must be close to the I-5 corridor. I remember passing through Yreka, Weed, and anywhere north of Redding being a gas gouging area. Kind of like a last stop gotcha...I used to drive to Portland, OR often from the bay area. Some very pretty country.

thekidd posted 11-04-2004 04:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for thekidd  Send Email to thekidd     
Hey Joe.

Where exactly is UPSTATE CA?
I do an annual backpacking/fishing trip up outside of red bluff..anywhere close?
That website is pretty sweet. Nice fish!
$2.63 today -regular

Joe Kriz posted 11-04-2004 05:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for Joe Kriz  Send Email to Joe Kriz     
17 bodega,

You are right on about the I-5 corridor and Yreka.
I am 15 minutes West of Yreka in a place called Scott Valley.
Scott Valley is approximately 10 miles wide and 26 miles long and surronded by Mountains which include the pristine and protected, Marble Mountains.

It's amazing the difference here between Yreka and Weed which are high desert. Here we have farmland, trees, and livestock which most people make there existence from.


Because California is so long, when the majority of the people say they are from Northern California, most people think the Bay Area... I don't blame the people from the Bay area not wanting to be associated with the geographics of Southern California, but on the same hand, we (up here) are geographically much different from the Bay area. HENCE, most people up here say we are from Upstate California so we are not confused with the folks from the CENTER part of the state, mainly the Bay Area and Sacramento, etc...
Red Bluff is about one hour and 45 minutes away just below Redding heading South. I live about 20 minutes from the Oregon border so our main shopping is done in Medford, Oregon which is a total of about an hour trip. No Sales Tax in Oregon which makes it nice for us.


Thanks to both of you for the kind words about my Website..
I double the Weather Cam as a Securtiy Cam as the photos are saved on my Providers Server. This way if anything ever happens, like stealing my computer, I have the photos of who came and went... :-)
I also have a second camera that is hidden that does the exact same thing..
Really kind of neat and Secure for us in the boondocks....
On another note, when I was working full time, I was also able to access my camera(s) LIVE from work, via a password, and I could view anything happening in Real Time... I can still do that when I am away from home..
Another Secure feature...
I love Technology....
Anyone have an iSight hooked up to their computer for FREE long distance video conferencing? Let me know as I have also been using this technology to correcspond with several of my friends who live long distance calls away, and we video chat live....


JMARTIN posted 11-04-2004 07:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for JMARTIN  Send Email to JMARTIN     
wchuck What color is the Diesel on the fuel dock? Is it a dark red or is it clear? John
thekidd posted 11-04-2004 07:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for thekidd  Send Email to thekidd     
I understand the need for clarity as to where you are. I am in Santa Barbara. Which by virtue of definition is Southern California, but very close to Central Ca. Therefore we are often associated with LA. No offense of course..just like it here better...
erik selis posted 11-05-2004 06:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for erik selis  Send Email to erik selis     
Super $6.25/gal
Regular $5.5/gal
Diesel $4.75/gal

It hurts, being in love with your boat, doesn't it.


jimh posted 11-05-2004 09:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
When messages more than 365 days old are revived, as was done here, the date shown in the message postings is incorrect.

Please start a new thread to discuss gasoline price in the fall of 2004.

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