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#10058 of 10140 Re: Past Fill-Ups [steve_]
Feb 06, 2013 (5:40 am)
We're on course for $4 by March it seems. Looking over my charts we're running 30 cents higher this year than last, despite having more gasoline stockpiles.
Last year we hit +$4.38 late March, highest price I paid all year.
#10059 of 10140 Re: Past Fill-Ups [jae5]
Feb 06, 2013 (6:43 am)
Our Costco in San Diego was at $4.26 my two fill-ups in March 2012. Same station same date in 2011 the price was $3.86. If it follows the same pattern I would expect $4.50 gas by the middle of March. Some are already selling RUG up to $4.79. Higher than the most expensive diesel. On average now diesel is only a dime more than RUG and less than Premium across the board.
#10060 of 10140 Re: Past Fill-Ups [jae5]
by steve_ HOST
Feb 06, 2013 (6:45 am)
Wow, I've blocked all those memories out. Have to drive to Chicago in April, better start saving my pennies now.
Actually driving today but I bet the stations up the road are going to be the same as here. Still holding at $3.74.
#10061 of 10140 Up Phour Cents in Philly!
Feb 06, 2013 (6:53 am)
RUG is up to $3.63 this morning from $3.59 yesterday at the Sunoco on Longshore and Rising Sun in NE Philly!
#10062 of 10140 playing the odds
by steve_ HOST
Feb 06, 2013 (6:01 pm)
Gas up the road was only a penny cheaper (so really, it's more since I didn't see a station that would take my grocery coupons). Decided to wait it out, even though I got home on empty, but the low fuel light hasn't come on yet.
Gas here did go down a couple of cents to $3.72.
Diesel is running $4.22.
#10063 of 10140 Here's my current home town of Alamogordo, NM's best RUG deal for now...
Feb 06, 2013 (9:03 pm)
VALERO STORE 1296
657 S WHITE SANDS BLVD ALAMOGORDO, NM 88310
The oilfields are only about 150 miles east of here in the Hobbs and Lovington, NM area. And El Paso and the rest of Texas is only 90 miles south of here. So perhaps we're given a shipping break causing a lower ghastly price. Whatever the reason, I'll happily take it!
#10064 of 10140 Re: Past Fill-Ups [gagrice]
Feb 07, 2013 (5:16 am)
Afraid you're right.
The $4.79 price, yikes!!
Our diesel is up there as well. Seems any little uptick reported about the economy, whether true or false, makes petrol prices jump.
#10065 of 10140 Re: Past Fill-Ups [steve_]
Feb 07, 2013 (5:18 am)
Sorry about that.
Yes, starting saving now!! Hope you don't have to use any tolls (I avoid them like the plague).
#10066 of 10140 Re: Past Fill-Ups [jae5]
Feb 07, 2013 (7:18 am)
I hate toll roads. I used the 73 going into Orange CO, CA a few times when my dad was in the Hospital up there. It cost a buck and cut off 2 miles of the I5 to I405 heavy traffic. Coming back from visiting a few months ago we decided to take that route. The charge now is 5 bucks. And the traffic was just as heavy on it as the old way.
We put 5700 miles on the Sequoia going to Indiana in 2009. We avoided every toll road. Not that hard to do. We also skirted the big cities at least by 25-30 miles. Nice country roads are so much more relaxing and scenic than interstates and Freeways. We are planning another long road trip for this Spring. I think I have a good idea where to get the cheapest gas along the route we are taking.
Feb 07, 2013 (6:46 pm)
does the price matter when stations are running out of gas?
We are supposed to get a blizzard tomorrow lasting into Saturday.
I was able to fill up with RUG 3.899.
A couple of hours later, my wife said the RUG pumps were shut off.