Better Way To Start The New Year

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Old 01-05-15, 03:18 PM
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Better Way To Start The New Year

I paid a $1.89/gal for gas this morning at a Chevron.
 

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Old 01-05-15, 06:08 PM
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Now.... that IS a good way to start the new year.
 
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I paid $2.12 the other day at Sam's Club. Remember that Washington has one of the highest gasoline taxes in the nation at 37.5 cents per gallon added to the federal tax of 18.4 cents per gallon. Subtract that state tax and the cost of the gasoline with the fed tax is $1.75 a gallon.

Texas has a 20 cents per gallon tax on gasoline so that would make your cost before state tax about $1.69 a gallon, not too far from my cost without the state tax.
 
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Still haven't seen any sub $2 per gallon gas but it is slowly working it's way down
 
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Old 01-06-15, 04:12 AM
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Sam's here @ $2.18; most others around $2.25.
 
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Old 01-06-15, 07:43 AM
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Was looking for something else and found a receipt from the same station for gas.

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Of course I remember when gas pumps could not be set for prices higher than 99/gal. Made for some really unique solutions when gas went to a dollar or more. As I recall some pumps were adjusted to register half gallons and price expressed as half gallon.
 
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I remember the 1/2 gallon pricing on gas when it first hit $1 per gallon. Gas was around 25 a gallon when I first started driving. I also remember my daddy paying 10 a gallon back when the stations had gas wars [at the street corner, not the middle east ] Do you remember the pumps that used to ding every time they pumped 1 gallon?

We went to town this morning and gas prices are still falling although the lowest I saw was $2.12
 
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My neck of the woods finally got under $2 a gallon. I filled my jeep up friday at $2.13 a gallon and when I went to the doctor this morning [across the state line in virginia] I saw gas for $1.91. I just got gas for my truck down the road and paid $1.99. Don't know why it's so slow to go down but I bet they won't hesitate when it's time to raise it again

I know the gas tax varies from state to state but I read in the paper that virginia raised their gas tax 3 at the 1st of the year. Normally gas prices are within pennies on each side of the state line.
 
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Finally hauled the lard off the couch and ventured out. Noticed it is $1.97 a gallon and $2.79 a gallon for the stinky stuff.

Don't know why it's so slow to go down but I bet they won't hesitate when it's time to raise it again.
You got that right.

I hate this cheap gas. Takes forever to put $40 in my truck and by then my hand is froze.
 
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Old 01-12-15, 05:37 PM
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When diesel was topping $4 a gallon I used a station that had regular big rig type pump nozzles. I could pump $80 worth in 80 seconds That's all I could afford at the time. Today, at $2.79 I filled it completely up for less than $55. Nice feeling.
 
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At one time a few locals, I think Shell was one, tried to switch to liters. That did not last very long. Hawaii was selling gas by the liter last time I was there, but that was years ago.

Last fill up here was 1.75. Next day it went up to 2.09. No reason just cause they can.
 
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Nice feeling I'm sure. My BIL has a suburban for his business and sometimes has to haul the lift behind and going a million miles a year I'm sure he's happy as a clam too.

I don't know what I was thinking putting in $40....probably take me till spring to burn it up.
 
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No reason just cause they can.
My daughter was in Orlando yesterday and returning the rental car they thought they would fill it up. One station near the airport was I think $5.09 and a block away it was $2.19. Go figure.
 
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Slight correction. The station didn't have a price on the sign and looking at the pump she noticed it was $5.99 a gallon. Across the street it was $2.09 so they went there.

Then again, they could have returned to the airport rental place and they would have filled it up for $9+ a gallon. What a racket. No thanks, I'll stay home.
 
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Old 01-12-15, 07:13 PM
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Still traveling at Las Cruces NM got gas at 1.62. best I have seen. Amazing how much gas prices change across the country. In Austin TX now and 1.78.
been using gas buddy and find prices within 2 blocks of each other 20 to 30 cents different.
Daughter lives in orlando I know the station talked about. Prices are not posted so they can get rental car returns to fill up at those inflated prices.
 
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I had forgotten about the few stations that sold gas by the liter. I think it didn't take hold because it was too difficult for regular folks like me to compare the price to the traditional gallon. Ever go to Canada and buy imperial gallons?

I don't pay close attention to diesel prices but it's still in the neighborhood of $3.50 a gallon locally
 
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