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Old 09-20-06, 07:37 AM
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Thumbs up falling gas prices!!

woo hoo!!! am i the only one psyched about these finally-lowering gas prices????? it's down to $2.13 here!!! yee ha!
 
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We're down about $0.75 a gallon here, now $2.39/gallon. Go across the river into Minnesota where gas tax is $0.10/gallon less and the gas is $2.18/gallon. I have a degree in math, but I can't figure that one out.
 
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Old 09-20-06, 07:52 AM
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OMG! for a second, i read that as: We're down TO about $0.75 a gallon here!!!!! i was getting ready to ask directions to where you are!!! ha!

wow.......what a SmartyPants you are! a degree in math AND you went to Chiropractor school??? whatsamatter, mitch, can't decide what you want to be when you grow up?? any other degrees we should know about? nuclear physics? rocket science?
 
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I majored in math in college because it was easy for me and one had to declare a major. I never had any intention of going into a career in math though. I got interested in the workings of the human body after I dislocated an ankle my junior year and that's what lead me to be a personal trainer and then to chiropractic school.
 
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Old 09-20-06, 08:35 AM
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ahhhh, gotcha....your parents must be proud! ...and free of back pain, i would imagine.

sorry........getting off topic there

LOW GAS PRICES!!!! YEAAAA!!!!!
 
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ha ha!

yipee...over here is $2.89 or so....doesn't sound low but IT IS much lower! yipee...I don't feel as good as you guys do. yipee... (can you tell?!?! )
 
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I got excited when gas dropped down to $2.48, filled up my jeep. Went out a few days later and filled up my truck for $2.35.

I've been ill for the last week and haven't been out but my wife said she paid $2.24 Sunday. I read an article in USA Today a week or two ago that said gas prices would fall to $2.50 and stabilize until spring. I was hoping they were right but cheaper is even better!!!!!
 
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Old 09-20-06, 01:44 PM
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saw 2.26 on the way home today .

whats strange is I travel thruough 5 counties regularly and the stations near me are always among the highest priced .

now the stations near me (where I saw 2.26 ) is the lowest in the area . in fact I just came from a area in the county north of me that is usually a cheap place to fill and best I saw there was 2.49

convinent how its dropping as election time nears isnt it ?
 
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they'll go up again

They'll go up again after election day. They haven't come down here at all! This state is not really in contention.
 
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$1.99 yesterday
 
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falling gas prices!!

The U.S. still has the cheapest gas in the world (except for government subsidized gas in producing countries). Europe is $5.00 - $8.00 per gallon.

Petroleum is an international product that is not affected by an election in just one country.

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Old 09-23-06, 02:57 PM
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Paid $2.29 today (twice!); also saw it all over Sarasota last night in the 2-20's. Lowest I saw as $2.21. Figure I'm saving about $10-15 a DAY in fuel costs.
 
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Old 09-23-06, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Concretemasonry
The U.S. still has the cheapest gas in the world (except for government subsidized gas in producing countries). Europe is $5.00 - $8.00 per gallon.

Petroleum is an international product that is not affected by an election in just one country.

Dick
its high in europe becouse of tax's

Its in the oil companys intrest to keep a republican controll of our govt.

I saw it today at three BP stations , one 2.21, accross the street anothe BP at 2.29 about a mile away another BP 2.45

tow guy , 2.19 at dodges , Fruitville and beneva.
 
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Old 09-23-06, 03:19 PM
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How did you know I was on Fruitville last night, LOL. The $2.21 I saw was a BP/Amoco somewhere on Fruitville on the way to a show at McCurdy's. Unfortunately the spousal unit had gassed up earlier in the day and the needle hadn't even dropped below "F" yet. Had a run to the south today and the further south I went the higher the price.
 
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like you I travel a lot , usually the lowest in the area is tampa either the truck stops at 4-75 or down around 56th .

I was up there last week and it was .20 higher than sarasota .

we live off bee ridge and normlay its the opposite . bee ridge .20 or so higher than tampa

mantee county is also usually cheaper than sarasota

right now bee ridge /fruitville is the lowest in the area

strange.
 
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Old 09-25-06, 05:21 AM
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Charlotte County & North Port have notoriously higher prices. If it wasn't for Sam's Club & Wal-Mart I would be paying probably .20 a gallon more at least.
 
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Yesterday at a BJ's I paid $2.369 of which the state of Connectitax gets about $.80 per gallon in taxes.
 
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$1.98!!!!!!! yeah!
 
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Prices are continuing to drop here, filled up a few days ago for $2.12 now it is $2.08.

We are hoping to go to Myrtle Beach for the weekend [wife's b-day] so I hope the trend continues
 
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Whoa. Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet ! Buy! Buy! Buy!

Here's CA's gas prices:

http://www.californiagasprices.com/

(Shows the lowest and highest in the last 48 hours and where!)

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Filled up yesterday in the greater Cincinnati area for $1.92 a gallon. That's $2.02 minus ten cents per gallon for shopping at a major grocery chain. Today most of the stations have bounced back from $2.01 - $2.03 to $ 2.19. Go figure.
 
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$1.95 today
 
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Old 10-08-06, 04:59 AM
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It's always fun to watch gas talk..

I don't recall the exact amount, but in Florida at least, about 40 cents per gallon is state/county/local taxes. Florida is one of the few states that regulate gas prices in as much as a retailer MUST charge at LEAST 4 cents per gallon more than they pay for it. They can charge more, but not less. Of course, not everyone pays the same for gas, which is why some stations appear higher (or lower) for no reason.

Gas is always a money loser for the retailer, it's the coffee, cigarettes, snacks, beer and all the other items you buy while you are there that make up the difference. If you think the station is getting rich on 4 cents a gallon, think again!
The electric bill for the gas island alone can easily wipe out a days profit from gas sales.

Or, look at it this way, let's say the average store sells 4000 gallons a day (and that's being generous to a lot of stores). That's a whopping $160 a day (at 4 cents per gallon mandated profit margin).
 
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It's always nice to SEE gas too. (When you're on "E" b/c you were too stupid to fill up when you know you should have...you'd be willing to pay for gas at any price)

Went to the nearest gas station this morning while running on fumes and there were signs on each pump showing "NO GAS".

Actually this was not the first time that particular gas station had that sign. Why is that?

Thank God I made it to the next station in the next city over.
 
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Look for the oil producers to slow down production to keep the price up; probably why the station was out.

Here's the local version [I'll bet Mango Man will confirm this]: When there's a storm coming and everyone is gassing up [or afterward CLEANING up] the stations bag off half the pumps as if they are broke or out of gas. That way they don't run dry before the next delivery. They sell the same amount of gas, but if they were out of gas for two days, nobody would come in the store and buy the overpriced bread & milk. Convenience stores only really sell gas to get you in the door.
 
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Just got back from myrtle beach and prices here are still around $2.08 Myrtle beach varies from $2.17 to $2.27 I paid $1.98 near florence but saw it as low as $1.96 [after I filled up].
 
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Shoulda walked and saved even more!
 
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I might of saved on gasoline but those motel bills would have ate me up
 
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Paid $2.19 today (TYVM BJ's). $2.35 at a 7-11 near my house.
 
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