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Old 11-22-2008, 10:05 PM   #1695
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Agree.........or Disagree?

Hi, I hear all the theories, and some make sense, but why is Southern California always on the high side? Are the oil wells too far away? No, I could walk to the nearest oil well from my house. [about four miles] Are the refineries too far from my house? No, there are several within 20 miles from my house. [I ride that far on my bicycle 3 times a week] And I'm sure that is not too far to drive a tanker truck either. So, for me, I'm not buying the transportation theory; Unless it's like Orange juice, we have wonderful oranges grown right here in Southern California, but they keep giving us orange juice from Florida. Is our gas being trucked to Florida?
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Old 11-24-2008, 12:43 AM   #1696
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Hi, no the sky isn't falling, but gas [not diesel] prices are still fallig.

Regular...................$2.19

Mid-Grade...............$2.29

Premium..................$2.39

Diesel.....................$2.79
Hi, today we noticed the gas prices at our local Shell Station dropped twice.

This morning........................................... .This afternoon.

Regular...................$2.13................... ..........$2.09

Mid-Grade...............$2.23......................... ....$2.19

Premium..................$2.33.................... .........$2.29

Diesel.....................$2.69.................. ...........$2.59
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Old 11-24-2008, 01:58 AM   #1697
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$2.05/gallon for unleaded in Klamath Falls, Oregon
$2.27/gallon for unleaded in Weed, California
$1.89/gallon for unleaded in Redding, California

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Old 11-24-2008, 05:12 AM   #1698
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:15 AM   #1699
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Walmart in Picayune, MS is $1.55 and .03 cents extra off with a gas card so it's $1.52, now we are getting somewhere.
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:17 AM   #1700
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<snip> but why is Southern California always on the high side? <snip>



You know - there is a whole series of jokes to go along with this comment but I will have to pass. None of it has anything to do with the cost of gas.
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Old 11-24-2008, 01:41 PM   #1701
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Old 11-24-2008, 02:21 PM   #1702
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Ahhh, Southern California! Higher average prices for gas? Look at Californias higher gas tax structure and all the environmental requirements adding to the overall cost of a gallon of gas. Lots of requirements, differing gas mixes based on the season, think ethanol. Californias need to tax their constiuents at a higher rate than most other states overcomes the short distance between their refineries and your gas station.
LA County, very high?

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Old 11-24-2008, 02:45 PM   #1703
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Just filled up for 1.79 in Tucson, AZ. Not only that but an attendant not only pumped the gas but also washed the windshield!
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Old 11-24-2008, 04:02 PM   #1704
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Just filled up for 1.79 in Tucson, AZ. Not only that but an attendant not only pumped the gas but also washed the windshield!
Al,

You might need to explain to some younger ones what an attendant is...they do not just stand behind a glass window and take your money.

I can remember going to the gas station with my grandmother and she never got out of the car...they would fill up her tank, wash her window, check her tire pressure, and check her oil. Man how times have changed.



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Lowest prices in four years...

1.09 Euro for Diesel
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...per liter!!

so 4.13 Euro per gallon in US$ that is at todays rate $5.19 that is cheap!! It was near 1.52 euro per liter diesel a few months ago...

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Old 11-24-2008, 04:38 PM   #1706
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Funny you should mention that Airhog. My first thought when I saw him heading towards the windshield with the squegee was I wonder if the oil and tires are next? Actually I don't like having gas pumped for me anymore. This caused me to get chewed out several times during the month I spent in OR this summer since they don't want anyone pumping their own gas. Guy in Astoria got so mad that I thought he was going to call the cops - or at least do a Citizens Arrest!

But I see that crude oil went up 10% today so I wouldn't advise falling in love with the lower prices. And the way I see it gasoline taxes are going to go up in the near future. So enjoy it while it lasts. I was spending a thou a month on gas this summer when it was over 4 bucks so I'm definitely enjoying the lower prices.
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:08 PM   #1707
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I had trouble getting used to it in Oregon and sometimes I had to finish it off because the "attendant" was so busy with other trucks and cars. No one tried to arrest me. And I think they aren't supposed to wash windows in Oregon, or at least that's what someone told me (so it must be true). When I'm in a hurry, I'd rather just do it myself. Actually, someone does do it all the time—my wife. I wash the windows, that's the hard job.

The first time I had to pump the gas myself was in Colorado when I was visiting in 1976. Not only was there no attendant, there was no gas station. Just two pumps (regular and premium, no midgrade, no diesel) and a box that took dollars and then you could pump whatever you got for a buck then. Although I had watched guys pump gas all my life, I wasn't really sure how to operate the pump because I never paid much attention, but managed without blowing up anything.

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The last I heard, Oregon and New Jersey were the only states that mandated an employee pump the gas. In Oregon, it was decided that there would be many jobs lost if the citizens were allowed to pump his/her own gas. New Jersey? I don't know.

I do remember the stink around here from the fire departments that the average citizen would end up blowing the world up if allowed to operate the heavy machinery. Another "end of the world" hysteria.
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