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Old 11-24-2008, 12:41 PM   #1701
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$1.79 a gallon for unleaded in Redding, California!
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Old 11-24-2008, 01:21 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, 01:45 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, 03:02 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!
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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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Old 11-24-2008, 03:16 PM   #1705
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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...

Lets drive hard and fast :-)
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Old 11-24-2008, 03:38 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, 04:08 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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Old 11-24-2008, 04:30 PM   #1708
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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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Old 11-24-2008, 04:39 PM   #1709
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Well I was told by one gas station attendant in OR that the reason you were not allowed to pump your own gas was because it was inflammable. She also told me that you were allowed to pump your own diesel as it is not considered inflammable. This may or may not be the case.
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Old 11-24-2008, 04:52 PM   #1710
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I live a few miles from NJ and everybody goes there for gas because it's .20 or .30 cheaper. They don't let you pump it yourself anywhere in NJ. Today it was $1.799 for reg and $1.999 for super.
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:45 PM   #1711
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I saw a video on gas in Oregon,,, The host told people it was .10 cents cheaper if they went around the back and pumped it themselves... Most people said no thank you, and when asked why? there response was they didn't know how!!

$1.76 in Delta CO..
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:00 AM   #1712
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I live a few miles from NJ and everybody goes there for gas because it's .20 or .30 cheaper. They don't let you pump it yourself anywhere in NJ. Today it was $1.799 for reg and $1.999 for super.
They will if you are in a classic/exotic car and they are afraid you'll hold them liable for any damages. I hauled a Porsche Carrera GT to New Jersey to deliver to a customer back when I worked for the local dealership. After unloading it, I took it to a gas station to fill it up before delivery. The fuel filler door for that car is over $1,000. After pointing that out, not one gas station attendant was willing to get near it.
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Old 11-25-2008, 10:26 AM   #1713
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I experienced this when driving a truck back from New York. I started to pump my gas and the attendent came running over, stop you can't pump your own. I was like, did I pull into full service or something? He said no everyone in this state has been deemed to dumb and incompetent to pump their own gas by our state government. I said well it's good to know I'm talking to one of the smart ones then, fill er up.
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Old 11-25-2008, 10:57 AM   #1714
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:16 PM   #1715
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:51 AM   #1716
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SHOOTS! IT'S GOIN BACK UP! I missed out on the $1.46 (w/discount) now it's $1.61.

I hope it's because of the holiday weekend.
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:54 AM   #1717
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:36 AM   #1718
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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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When I was a kid, helping out at my grandfather's business, that's what I did whenever anyone drove up, pumped the gas, checked the oil, the air pressure for all 4 wheels and wiped the front windows. Heck, sometimes I even got a tip~!!
All we had was regular gas and white gas..Kerosene was was stored in a big ole green tank with a hand crank for, 5 cent a gallon~!!
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Old 11-26-2008, 05:08 PM   #1719
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Interesting that it didn't take long for us all to get numbed by $5/gal. gas so that when it drops to below $2/gal, we actually feel like we're getting a deal guess big oil and futures traders have read their psychology books...

Let me get back to my lever and start pecking. Maybe I'll get s'more birdseed...
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SHOOTS! IT'S GOIN BACK UP! I missed out on the $1.46 (w/discount) now it's $1.61.

I hope it's because of the holiday weekend.
$1.61 - OMG tht's price gouging ........wait, I was paying $3.96 just a few weeks ago. Go ahead - fill'er up while it's that cheap. I hear that there may be a a new gas tax soon so help pay for all that was promised. May make $3+ gas look good.
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