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Old March 16th, 2014, 02:27 PM
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Hugo Chavez is dead, and, from what I've been reading, Venezuela is a very unpleasant place right now.


Here's just one of about a zillion stories on the subject. If they don't have flour, milk, and diapers, I doubt they have much gasoline.
I know he's dead, and I've no doubt he's damned, but I was using my phone and not able to recall the name of Nicolas Maduro, his successor.
The point was the principle, not the accuracy.

And, since they make gasoline, but not diapers, and not much flour, I wouldn't be surprised if there were still some around.

Also, for gas at that price, I could put up with a little rioting. Helps explain why they're using so many Molotov cocktails, anyway...

At least you cited a decent source.

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That reminds me of an old joke. Lady goes into a meat market and asks, "how much is ground beef?" Butcher says, "three dollars a lb." Lady says, in the butcher shop down the street, it's two dollars per lb. The butcher says, "then go buy it there." Lady says, "their out of ground beef." Butcher replies, "when I'm out of ground beef, it's a dollar per lb." I will say one thing positive about Hugo Chavez. It was good he sent heating oil to the New England States when there was a shortage about 10 years ago. I do realize he was just trying to be a "burr under the saddle" of President Bush at the time. I'm sure Hugo would like a glass of ice water now. Oops, me bad. Ken
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Old April 28th, 2017, 07:59 PM
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Old thread but good for a laugh. Hasn't been updated for a while.

As of this morning here in Adelaide, Australia gas is AU$1.34 per litre.

Converting that to USD = about USD$3.74 per US Gallon

Has the price of petrol/ gas changed much where you are in the last 3 years?
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Old April 28th, 2017, 08:05 PM
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The price has been pretty stable for what seems a couple of years now. Bouncing around locally between about U.S $1.90 and $2.30 per gallon here in southern New Mexico.

I don't have a crystal ball, but I would guess we could be in for gas prices in this range for some time, perhaps a decade or two. The shale oil boom keeps a lid on prices. OPEC can't raise the price of oil because the moment they try, all the shale producers jump right back in, lots of oil gets to the market, and prices are suppressed again. Plus, the technology for shale extraction keeps advancing, and thus the cost per barrel of oil produced that way keeps dropping, so it doesn't take as high of an oil price as it used to for shale production to be profitable. Like I say, could be decades before we see $100 per barrel oil or $4.00 per gallon gas in this country again.
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Old April 28th, 2017, 10:37 PM
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You guys are lucky

Here it's 1.20 per litre which is $1.55 x 3.785 ( litres in a US gallon) which makes our fuel $5.86 - ouch. 61% of the price is a government tax.
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Old April 29th, 2017, 07:05 AM
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In Vancouver it's now $1.39 CAD which equals $1.90 US * 3.78 = $7.20 CAD/ US gallon or $5.25 US per US gallon.
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6.40$/ US gallon. Finland, RON98 oct.
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Old April 29th, 2017, 08:18 AM
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Just paid $2.19 US dollars today for regular unleaded, with 10% ethanol mix. Only my 2016 car will run on regular, and even with the highest octane gas, costing $2.59 per gallon, will my 1969 Cadillac run on it. If I put it into my 1964 Corvair Spyder (turbocharged), it will ping under acceleration. For that car, I have to retard the timing, and use octane boosters, which are of questionable value. Occasionally, I will splurge for racing fuel, but that costs about $6.00 a gallon, the last time that I got some. A 30/70 % mix of racing fuel to high test fuel seems to be the best for that car.
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Today about 2.69 a gallon in Chico California but come November the powers that be are increasing fuel tax to 12 cents a gallon on gas and I believe 30 cents on diesel. The graft bill was signed into law yesterday.... Tedd
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Originally Posted by Junkman View Post
... octane boosters, which are of questionable value.
Octane Supreme WILL raise your octane, as it contains tetraethyl lead.

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Old April 29th, 2017, 05:14 PM
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In N.E. Ohio 87 octane is $2.19 a gallon probably will creep up till Memorial Day, so they can gouge people traveling.
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Old April 29th, 2017, 06:07 PM
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Tallahassee, Fla, Std station $3.35 reg
Costco $3.22 "

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Old April 29th, 2017, 07:43 PM
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I paid $2.24 for regular at Costco earlier this week. I see it around town for as much as $2.39. Once my '64 Dynamic 88 gets here, I'll be biting the bullet on premium, which is around $2.60 right now.
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Old April 29th, 2017, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by davebw31 View Post
Tallahassee, Fla, Std station $3.35 reg
Costco $3.22 "
Really? Are you sure that's not $2.35 and $2.22? Gasbuddy shows prices in the Tallahassee area the same as what everyone else is reporting, in the $2.20 to $2.30 range.
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Old April 29th, 2017, 08:15 PM
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Once my '64 Dynamic 88 gets here, I'll be biting the bullet on premium, which is around $2.60 right now.
Everything is relative. When gas was $3.50 a gallon, you'd have been doing handstands if you could find gas for $2.60, would have gladly paid it, and wouldn't have thought to yourself that you're biting a bullet.

Plus, do you drive your '64 that much compared to your daily drivers? I buy gas maybe three times a year for my '67 Delta. I just don't put more than a few hundred miles on it each year, and with getting about 200 miles per tankful, like I say, I don't visit the gas station with it very often. Buying gas that infrequently, what the price is really is of no consequence, and I do put premium in it.
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Old April 30th, 2017, 12:11 AM
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87 E10 $1.95/Gal.
93 E10 $2.19/Gal.
Diesel $2.24/Gal.
87 E0 $2.39/Gal.
Higher octane E0 is available up to 93, but I don't know the cost.
When E15 is available, it is $0.05 less than E10.
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Old April 30th, 2017, 12:19 AM
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1.09 a litre here for 87, last week it was 1.16
We took our 76 Cutlass supreme out last weekend, went for a couple nice cruises and it cost me $93.00 to fill for Shell 91 octane. I forget the price per litre.

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Old April 30th, 2017, 06:21 AM
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I went to the Englishtown, NJ swap meet on Friday and the gas price is $2.29 for regular. Nearby my house is $2.49 for regular.
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Old April 30th, 2017, 07:15 AM
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About $2.49 for regular about $2.79 for 89 octane.
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Old April 30th, 2017, 10:01 AM
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$2.17 here today.
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Old April 30th, 2017, 12:55 PM
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$2.09 for 87
$2.39 for 89
$2.69 for 91
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Old April 30th, 2017, 07:42 PM
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In Pennsylvania, now with the highest gas tax in the country - told it was needed to keep roads paved and the bridges from falling down around the Commonwealth, even though 'they' could not tell us where the gas taxes collected for the past 60-years has gone - our extra 28 cents per gallon raised prices to 2.59 for regular. We also do not get the option to purchase non-ethanol fuel.

Electric vehicles should be paying an extra fee since they are not contributing to the Federal & State Highway Trust Funds via the fuel taxes....only contributing to more nuclear power plants and 'where do we store them for the next 100,000 years' spent fuel rods. Same question asked when I was a kid fifty years ago and still no solution. lol
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Old April 30th, 2017, 08:19 PM
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Electric vehicles should be paying an extra fee since they are not contributing to the Federal & State Highway Trust Funds via the fuel taxes....only contributing to more nuclear power plants and 'where do we store them for the next 100,000 years' spent fuel rods. Same question asked when I was a kid fifty years ago and still no solution. lol
In North Carolina, where our gas tax is in the nation's top five, they do. Electric vehicles are assessed a $100 per year fee to make up for gasoline taxes not collected since they don't use gasoline. To be honest, I have mixed feelings about this since, as much as I love classic cars, I also can see the need to eventually move beyond fossil fuels. Creating a tax advantage for electric cars would definitely encourage their adoption. Conversely a "non-gas" tax could also be (mis)construed as seeking punish those who choose a zero-emission option, or at the very least, favoring fossil fuels.

Fortunately, our power generation infrastructure is becoming somewhat cleaner in recent years. Nuclear power generation worldwide is on the decline since the Chernobyl and Fukoshima accidents and coal-fired power plants are being decommissioned to be replaced by cheaper, somewhat cleaner natural gas, along with increasing investments in wind and solar power. As the grid becomes cleaner, the 'longer tailpipe' argument against electric cars continues to lose momentum.
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Old May 1st, 2017, 06:34 AM
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I noticed E10 was $1.96 / gallon at a more expensive gas station I passed going to work this morning. Turns out Gas Buddy mentioned it was $1.90 / $1.91 where I usually get gas. Of course I only put 100% gas in the Oldsmobile but both of the Kias my wife and I own do just fine on the E10.
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Old May 1st, 2017, 04:25 PM
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Its been creeping back up. I last filled up at Costco for $2.63 and the good stuff (non-E10) is $4.50 a gallon.
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Its been creeping back up. I last filled up at Costco for $2.63 and the good stuff (non-E10) is $4.50 a gallon.
Wow, I do not recall seeing such a price difference between E-10 and non-ethanol fuel. Is there is higher state tax on the non-ethanol fuel?

The federal fuel tax has been lower on E-10, and even lower on E-85. It was Bill Clinton's way of punishing those 'non-ecology minded' who purchased non-ethanol fuel.

Remember his "it's only a few pennies" gas tax back in '93 when gas went down to 99-cents a gallon and hardly anyone complained - until gas later went up to $4.11.

Rarely publicized, but not one penny of the tax went into the roads, all of it went into balancing the federal budget.

Sorry, got onto my soapbox, time to get off.
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Old May 2nd, 2017, 03:31 PM
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Here in SE Tennessee gas is readily available for $2.05 for 87 octane with 10% ethanol. 100% gas is about $.30 more
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Old April 5th, 2018, 12:52 AM
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not much has changed in the price of fuel in the 11 months since I posted here last.
As of today,

AUS 98RON AUD$1.53/L or USD$4.45gal
AUS 91RON AUD$1.29/L or USD$3.75gal

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2.55 / gal for 87 octane locally if I drive 15 miles east it's about 2.40 / gal at the same brand gas station?

I didn't check but I'll bet 92-93 octane my BBO drinks is 2.85 /gal
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$2.35 - $2.39 per gallon here in Cincinnati, Ohio
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It's been increasing recently

$2.249/gallon at Sam's for 87 octane with 10% ethanol yesterday (SE Louisiana)
The non-ethanol at the Pure Station is significantly higher. The 93 at the Pure Station is probably close to $3.
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Does anyone know where the industry came up with the "9/10" bull shyte?
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Old April 5th, 2018, 06:57 AM
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Does anyone know where the industry came up with the "9/10" bull shyte?
From the same place that any retailer came up with "99" pricing, such as pricing something at $99.99 instead of $100 for that new easy chair at the local furniture mart. It sounds lower. Retailers, including gasoline vendors, have been pricing like that for as long as there have been retailers.

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Gas here has recently risen from the $2.20 to $2.40 range to around $2.60. I've read that we can expect higher prices this summer than we've seen over the last couple. Upper $2 range.

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I can't believe that no one in authority has called out the Oil Companies for screwing consumers over their BS about more costly gas formulations for summer driving. It's just greed. When we lived in Idaho, the standard lie was that there was only one pipeline to the area, thus we had to pay more for our gas.......... really???????? We took a trip last summer from Idaho (gas $2.75) to Colorado (gas $2.20). As soon as we got in to Utah, gas was $.30 to $.50 cheaper. And we let it happen to us every year, everywhere........
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I can't believe that no one in authority has called out the Oil Companies for screwing consumers over their BS about more costly gas formulations for summer driving. It's just greed. When we lived in Idaho, the standard lie was that there was only one pipeline to the area, thus we had to pay more for our gas.......... really???????? We took a trip last summer from Idaho (gas $2.75) to Colorado (gas $2.20). As soon as we got in to Utah, gas was $.30 to $.50 cheaper. And we let it happen to us every year, everywhere........
States, particularly California, do require different gas formulations for the summer. The more different types of gas the refiners have to make, the more each costs because economies of scale are lost.

As far as gas prices from state to state, some of that is competition, some of it is taxes. Idaho's gas tax is 33 cents per gallon. In Colorado, it's 22 cents. So that accounts for some of the difference. Utah's is 29 cents.
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States, particularly California, do require different gas formulations for the summer. The more different types of gas the refiners have to make, the more each costs because economies of scale are lost.

As far as gas prices from state to state, some of that is competition, some of it is taxes. Idaho's gas tax is 33 cents per gallon. In Colorado, it's 22 cents. So that accounts for some of the difference. Utah's is 29 cents.
Most of it is GREED!!!!! And nothing is done about it largely due to the good ole boys network, and cronyism.
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