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posted 11-09-2001 07:59 AM ET (US)
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
posted 11-09-2001 09:24 AM ET (US)
I just filled the tank up on the Duantless at .989 Sunday
posted 11-09-2001 09:41 AM ET (US)
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
posted 11-09-2001 09:48 AM ET (US)
I run premium in both cars and boat. Curently, $1.23 at my neighborhood full service station. The last of a dying breed.
posted 11-09-2001 10:12 AM ET (US)
Still $1.30's for regular in Denver.
posted 11-09-2001 10:15 AM ET (US)
$1.19 and the frikin' 9/10's for Amoco premium here in Chas SC
posted 11-09-2001 10:52 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 11-09-2001 01:04 PM ET (US)
Same station .969 at lunch time, bigz you are right. Maybe it will be back up there with the Thanksgiving Day travel.
posted 11-09-2001 01:11 PM ET (US)
Here in Seattle Chevron regular is running $1.47 where I buy my gas.
posted 11-09-2001 08:39 PM ET (US)
It is 3.05 a gallon here in Nova Scotia, just dropped from 3.50
posted 11-10-2001 01:54 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 11-10-2001 07:16 AM ET (US)
$1.15 in North Florida
$ .90 across the line in Alabama
posted 11-10-2001 07:51 AM ET (US)
Mobil hi-test $1.38, Sturbridge, Mass.
posted 11-10-2001 07:46 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 11-10-2001 11:15 PM ET (US)
$1.63 for regular at the Shell Station in Santa Cruz, $2.09 at the dock, less than a mile away.
posted 11-11-2001 07:57 AM ET (US)
$1.27 in Northern Vermont for reg
posted 11-12-2001 08:24 AM ET (US)
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...
posted 11-12-2001 08:32 AM ET (US)
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!
posted 11-12-2001 09:13 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 11-12-2001 10:30 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 11-12-2001 12:32 PM ET (US)
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?
posted 11-13-2001 10:04 AM ET (US)
This weekend- Citgo 87 at .93 for the truck and Gulf 93 on the Toms River at 1.79 for the boat.
posted 11-15-2001 10:05 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 11-15-2001 11:50 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 11-15-2001 11:52 AM ET (US)
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
posted 11-15-2001 05:01 PM ET (US)
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!
posted 11-15-2001 07:08 PM ET (US)
Super is down to $1.35 in Boston - better than the $2.00 paid during the early summer. Bandits.
posted 11-16-2001 12:19 AM ET (US)
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).
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.
posted 11-02-2004 06:23 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 11-03-2004 10:39 AM ET (US)
$1.91 at that same station this am.
posted 11-03-2004 10:46 AM ET (US)
$1.65 for regular... With all of these oil platforms outside of us, you'd think we would get a break...nope.
posted 11-03-2004 11:48 AM ET (US)
Why the 2001 dates?
posted 11-03-2004 02:04 PM ET (US)
Here on maui its
posted 11-03-2004 02:12 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 11-03-2004 04:07 PM ET (US)
The dates are there from the original. Look at this as an "Andy of Mayberry" re-run.
posted 11-03-2004 05:06 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 11-03-2004 06:38 PM ET (US)
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!
posted 11-03-2004 07:06 PM ET (US)
Regular is $2.25 Premium is $2.45 to 2.75 in Reno Nevada
posted 11-03-2004 10:05 PM ET (US)
$1.96 for reg. in south miss.
posted 11-03-2004 10:30 PM ET (US)
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
posted 11-03-2004 11:54 PM ET (US)
2.19 regular 11/3/04 nny
posted 11-04-2004 07:50 AM ET (US)
got reg gas in wa-wa in lanoka harbor $1.87 for reg on 11/02/04
posted 11-04-2004 09:59 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 11-04-2004 12:32 PM ET (US)
$2.29 for bare bones regular in Northern California as of 11/3/04
posted 11-04-2004 12:41 PM ET (US)
Typo..southern ca..$2.65...not $1.65..I guess I was dreaming a bit.
posted 11-04-2004 12:47 PM ET (US)
Upstate California... 11-3-04
posted 11-04-2004 01:04 PM ET (US)
$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.
posted 11-04-2004 03:51 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 11-04-2004 04:57 PM ET (US)
Where exactly is UPSTATE CA?
posted 11-04-2004 05:58 PM ET (US)
You are right on about the I-5 corridor and Yreka.
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...
Thanks to both of you for the kind words about my Website..
posted 11-04-2004 07:17 PM ET (US)
wchuck What color is the Diesel on the fuel dock? Is it a dark red or is it clear? John
posted 11-04-2004 07:42 PM ET (US)
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...
posted 11-05-2004 06:39 AM ET (US)
It hurts, being in love with your boat, doesn't it.
posted 11-05-2004 09:21 AM ET (US)
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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