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Old 02-21-2013, 08:10 AM   #2773
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We visited Death Valley NP from Feb. 10-17. On the 10th gas was $5.26/gallon. On the day we left (during the long weekend, when the park was busy) it had jumped to $5.85. One of the staff said the park employees usually gas up in Pahrump, NV. Gas there ranged from $3.57 to $3.69. Staying a few days in Shoshone, CA where gas is also over $5.00/gallon.
I definitely feel your pain!

We saw this last month at Furnace Creek...

Turned out, fuel in Beaty, NV (60-mile drive) just outside the park was $3.79/gal at the same time. My sense is that we'll be talking about the good times when gas cost less than FIVE BUCKS/GALLON! We're likely in for some heavy seas ahead.
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:03 AM   #2774
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Still going up in Port O'Connor TX.

Reg. $ 3.65
Mid. $ 3.79
Super $ 3.93
Diesel $ 3.95
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:01 AM   #2775
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Lower prices in some places are a function of whether the region has refineries and whether there is sufficient pipeline capacity to ship crude and refined fuels out of the area. Prices in Colorado are sometimes lower because of lack of pipeline capacity. I suspect Montana has the same advantage (see Kelvin's post above).

The Keystone pipeline could allow crude and/or refined product to be shipped out of the mountain states and then our prices would probably be the same as the rest of the country.

The gas war in Delta, Colorado, has subsided, but Maverick and Bradley fight it out while the supermarkets sit it out. Gas there is running 10-15˘ below Grand Junction, the reverse of the usual. Prices change several times a day. We tend toward Bradley because at Maverick you have to listen to a commercial for all the junk food they sell while you fill your tank. Just as obnoxious as the pumps at City Market (a Kroger chain) where they try to sell you a gas additive while you fill up, except on those, you can turn off the sound.

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Old 02-23-2013, 01:38 PM   #2776
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We are in Sarasota, FL. We're paying 4.09 and up near/around University Parkway, 15th St. On the Manatee County side.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:02 PM   #2777
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We left Death Valley/Shoshone CA a few days ago for a sojourn in the Mojave National Preserve. Gas at the nearest exit eastbound on I-40 was also over $5.00/gallon. A park ranger at Mojave blamed the high prices on California law-- apparently not just taxes, remoteness, or a captive audience, but some regulations about using gas produced in-state. We are now doing a gas/grocery/laundry run in Bullhead City, AZ where gas seems to run around $3.57 to $3.89. One issue we've encountered in the deserts of southeastern California is just sheer distance. Sure, gas is a lot cheaper in Pahrump, NV than at Furnace Creek in Death Valley. But a hundred-mile round trip eats into the savings.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:13 PM   #2778
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I paid C$1.257 per litre to fill up on the weekend here. That's about US$4.86 a US gallon.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:07 PM   #2779
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We hear you, Aage! We live close to the US border. Everyone we know (w/ one exception!) in our area routinely drives just over the border to gas up.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:11 AM   #2780
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I paid C$1.257 per litre to fill up on the weekend here. That's about US$4.86 a US gallon.
You guys are swimming in tar sand oil and your prices are still high!

I doubt bringing Keystone XL will do anything to lower our prices. It will just allow the oil companies to ship the oil overseas.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:34 AM   #2781
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Diesel here costs about $0.295 per gallon today.

However, I try to charge as much as I can on one or another of my credit cards, where I get a 3% to 5% cash rebate.

I'm not sure I want to spend much time in Saudi Arabia just to save a few dollars on my fuel purchases though.

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Old 02-26-2013, 10:15 AM   #2782
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You guys are swimming in tar sand oil and your prices are still high!

I doubt bringing Keystone XL will do anything to lower our prices. It will just allow the oil companies to ship the oil overseas.

Just another source of revenue for the oil companies, especially when the excuse for high prices, now, is the lack of refining capabilities. And they’re still being subsidized...

I really believe that the time of $5/gal. regular is not too far into the future. All that is happening now is conditioning on pricing. The oil psychology is to shock at extravegant pricing then reduce to an amount higher than 6 months before and we let out a collective breath of relief... only for the next round to begin.

Almost 10 years ago to the day, this thread was started with an indignant “I’ve seen a spike in fuel prices within the last few days...”. From $1.46 to $1.64/gal. So, in 10 years, gas has doubled and some. Interestingly, the price in Canada appears to have remained about the same (by the very next post, to this thread starter)...

It does seem though, that the price is rising faster now than in the past 10 years.
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You guys are swimming in tar sand oil and your prices are still high!
I agree, and have no idea why that is.

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Diesel here costs about $0.295 per gallon today.
John, I'm sure you let that decimal point slip. It hasn't been under 30˘ a gallon for over 60 years!
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John, I'm sure you let that decimal point slip. It hasn't been under 30˘ a gallon for over 60 years!
No mistake. You just have to go to Saudi Arabia to get it.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:26 AM   #2785
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No mistake. You just have to go to Saudi Arabia to get it.
Ohhhh! I just saw PA & MT, and never dreamed you were actually IN Saw-oody!

Yes, too far and too hot to go to or stay in.
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It hasn't been under 30˘ a gallon for over 60 years!
Well... maybe not 60 years... In ’73, while traveling from San Diego to the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, TX in my MGB, I remember filling up at .26/gal somewhere in Texas. There were three gas stations within a block of each other doing war. The station charging .29/gal was losing... Diesel was even cheaper.
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