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#9838 of 10149 Re: It's a'creepin... [berri]
Aug 02, 2012 (7:50 pm)
>People blame the farm lobby, but in most farm states the urban areas have more voters than the farm areas.
It's not the farmers and their lobby. Indeed, as you indicate the urban voters are greater in number than the farm/rural areas who might wish for using corn for gasoline instead of people food and livestock food. But it's the big business lobby in the farm businesses that are benefitting from the government subsidy to make ethanol, which may have expired. Andersons is a large grain trader in Toledo and they're involved in an ethanol plant in this area. The ADMs have more votes than the actual farm-oriented families who vote.
#9839 of 10149 AZ to TX
Aug 06, 2012 (6:12 am)
Just took a quick 5-day jaunt to Texas from AZ, and the lowest I saw was $3.159 along the I-10/I-20 corridor.
#9841 of 10149 Holy Smoke!!!
Aug 06, 2012 (8:21 am)
Gas prices jumped 15 cents across the board since Saturday morning! Is that little pipsqueak in Iran shooting his mouth off again?
Sunoco at Rising Sun and Longshore in NE Philly:
RUG = $3.69
Plus = $3.79
Ultra = $3.95
#9843 of 10149 Re: . [fintail]
by pf_flyer HOST
Aug 08, 2012 (3:40 am)
I bet the sun is going to come up today somewhere as well, and you know what that always does to oil prices
We jumped 13 cents here in central PA BEFORE the news of the refinery fire. Want to bet there was an INSTANT reaction at the pumps and I'm seeing even higher prices this morning??
#9844 of 10149 Re: . [pf_flyer]
Aug 15, 2012 (7:44 pm)
Up to $4.29 for Chevron premium here now. I am so shocked that we have this new "crisis" just weeks after the previous crisis passed.
Have had to go to the south sound the past couple days, E55 is managing 22mpg in stop and go <40mph rush hour hell, not too bad for something of that size.
#9845 of 10149 Re: . [fintail]
Aug 16, 2012 (10:33 am)
We seem to be matching your prices somewhat but our 87 octane is averaging $4.29, with premium averaging $4.45. My usual place is about a dime cheaper. AS with others, a lot of these price increases have been before each "crisis" occurred and the jumps were by 15 ~ 25 cents each time.
I'm just waiting for the next run-up, driven by the teleprompter-reading heads "$5 by Memorial Day"
#9846 of 10149 Re: . [jae5]
Aug 16, 2012 (10:51 am)
We've recently seen the return of 10 cents more per gallon for credit. My former regular Sunoco has gone to this. I charge gas to get the cash back money. Darned if I'll pay that dime.
I can get $3.57 regular on the Parkway (Sunoco).
#9847 of 10149 Re: . [jae5]
Aug 16, 2012 (10:57 am)
I fear when and what the next crisis will be, and how non-accidental we all know it will be. Pipeline issue, another down refinery, maybe a war by one our tail wags the dog "allies"...Prices aren't going to be lower again for long.
Speaking of discounts, there's a local station offering something like a 20 cent cash discount on either Saturday or Sunday. Seems steep.