View Full Version : NFBT - How much is your gas now?

04-29-2001, 07:14 PM
I only live a few blocks from where I work, so I don't have to buy alot of gas as I can either walk or ride my bicycle, but today I had to buy some stinkin' gas and it is $1.75 here in central Wisconsin. The last I remember seeing, it was $1.46. WTF???? So, how much is it where you are? :confused:

(I couldn't find the previous post of this nature)

04-29-2001, 08:02 PM
Out here in Cali, i'm paying 2 bucks a gallon now, or as of Friday. I'm sure it'll be more the next time I go. I use about 30 gallons a week on my commute.

04-29-2001, 08:07 PM
Fayetteville, Arkansas $1.58

04-29-2001, 08:12 PM
$1.89 Regular
$2.09 Premium

04-29-2001, 09:13 PM
In cincinnati it is around $1.59

04-29-2001, 09:24 PM
Well, California is the same>>>LOL..it's $1.58.9 here.

Bob Dole
04-29-2001, 09:26 PM
$1.559 for regular
$1.759 for premium

04-29-2001, 09:31 PM
Here in Charlotte....

1.43 regular unleaded
1.59 premium

Looks like I'll have to take out a second mortgage just to have gas money to get to work.


Rick Stephens
04-29-2001, 09:50 PM
Here in Garden Grove, California it $171.9 for regular and $195.9 for premium.

04-29-2001, 10:18 PM
$1.63 Wichita
usually lower then most.

One Arrowhead Dave
04-29-2001, 10:34 PM
1.59 - Columbus OH

04-29-2001, 10:48 PM
Harrisburg, PA

1.59 Regular

04-29-2001, 10:50 PM
$1.69 Omaha/Council Bluffs area

04-30-2001, 05:45 AM
$1.49 Regular
$1.59 Premium (Ethanol)
Milan, MO

by the way...can someone tell me why ethanol isn't CHEAPER than regular??? Wasn't that the idea to help farmers and lower prices of gas. If corn is only 1.20 a bushel, shouldn't gas made with corn be cheaper???

taking slow easy breaths...

04-30-2001, 07:53 AM
1.71/gal unleaded regular

too scared to look at the higher octanes :D

Bob Dole
04-30-2001, 08:33 AM
Ahhh... Ethanol.

Bob Dole used to work for a retailer in KC who was one of the first to switch to a 10% ethanol blend back in the 80's, and you never heard such a pack of b*tching, know-nothing complainers in your life.

Usually the same people that were buying a bottle of Heet at the same moment they were whining about an alcohol blend...

04-30-2001, 08:34 AM
$1.60 as of this morning in Scottsbluff, Ne Haven't been over to Denver as of yet but I'm sure it's much higher. Damn price gouging Mutha Fvckers!!

04-30-2001, 09:22 AM
$1.59 in Indy, the home of motorsports. *L*

04-30-2001, 09:23 AM
Well...it's already changed...


preparing to break out the LeMans...

04-30-2001, 10:00 AM
SF Bay area.

Regular: $2.00
Premium: $2.20

They have us all convinced out here that we need to pay more for everything.

04-30-2001, 10:35 AM
I screwed up and sold my 30mpg car 3 weeks ago..and now have nothing but a 12mpg(but very cool) F150...

My saving grace is that my family has fuel barrels and we get some gas that is drained from gas tanks of cars being crushed....for $.75/gallon...

It is a mix of everything but only comes from large yards that crush often....I mix it with a 1/2 tank when I'm home....cheapens the trip considerably....thinking about getting a 250 gallon barrel for here...but the local tree huggers and city zoning would probably have a fit.

04-30-2001, 11:00 AM
Davenport, Iowa 1.579 to 1.619

My girlfriend live about 100 miles away, so on the weekend it cost me some major coin to see her. Looks like I'm going to have to cut back on the golf this year.


Bob Dole
04-30-2001, 11:06 AM
Would be easier to just cut back on the girlfriend, Hoover.

Get your priorities straight, man.

04-30-2001, 11:25 AM
Mine is about $1.20

04-30-2001, 11:31 AM

I could not even picture myself without her. We are going to get married next May so the problem will solve itself. I walk to work each day, but on the weekends I put on about 300 miles, and my car only get about 23 mpg. I would chose a different car, not a different girlfriend.


04-30-2001, 11:32 AM
Hoover's g/f must read the BB sometimes. :)

My car only gets 12-15 MPG.

04-30-2001, 11:47 AM
Hey, you never know.


04-30-2001, 12:10 PM
I'm guessing Hoover's GF stole his login and is posting FOR him.....

so nice of her to reveal his sensative side. ;)

04-30-2001, 12:13 PM
Yesterday we paid $1.73 in eastern South Dak.

04-30-2001, 12:22 PM
Okay I know this sounds wacky, but I got an e-mail from a friend who was talking about lowering gas prices and how to do it. The idea behind only buying on certain days does not work and we all know it, what we should all do is to boycott the largest oil company exxon/mobil for a long enough period to force them to lower their prices to make a profit. Once they lower their prices we stop the boycott and return to them for the lower prices and that in turn that forces the other companies to lower theirs to compete and we are back to lower gas prices.....for a while anyway....I think it sounds really good but we need to get more people aware and behind this "boycott".

Bob Dole
04-30-2001, 12:23 PM
A lot can happen in a year, Hoover (or Hooverette...)

Besides, Bob Dole was only kidding. Bob Dole certainly holds no grudge against members of the money-gr...er...fairer sex.

And what the hell are you driving now, Kloster?

Bob Dole gets 15 city/27 highway. It's about time to break out the bicycle to get back and forth to work.

04-30-2001, 12:35 PM
1978 Chevrolet 4X4...8city/8hwy/4mycrappygravel.

Thank God I'm only 3 mi. from work...

KC Jones
04-30-2001, 12:35 PM
You know what, if the back seat and leg room was a little bigger I'd get one of those electric/gas hybrids. They have good pep and the battery is charged during breaking and coasting so no (or not much) plugging in is necessary. Honda and Toyota are selling them for 20K (taking a big loss on that BTW), but we're talking 70 mpg in the city. When gas hits $3-5 they'll be in demand for the urban motorist I think. Too bad domestic auto makers are once again going to trail the competition by a decade or two.

Bob Dole
04-30-2001, 12:38 PM
Bob Dole might consider the Honda if Bob Dole didn't vomit every time Bob Dole saw one of the hideous things.

Why they felt the need to make it look like a cross between a dung heap and an AMC Gremlin, Bob Dole will never know...

04-30-2001, 12:41 PM
I bought a Regency conversion Yukon for my 30th birthday, Bob. It's absolutely loaded. Right after I bought it, gas prices began to increase from $1.20 to nearly $1.60 per gallon, therefore I'm still in denial about the price of fuel. It's pretty difficult to part with $35 everytime at the gas station.

Lightning Rod
04-30-2001, 01:08 PM
"Looks like I'm going to have to cut back on the golf this year. "

My God man! Lease a pair with an option to buy. What’s next give up Beer?

04-30-2001, 01:21 PM
Here in Knoxville, it is 1.49 to 1.69, about the same as last summer, being retired helps, one tank every two weeks tops, sometimes more.

Bob Dole
04-30-2001, 02:00 PM
Watch out Rod!

Hoover's future ex-wife is bound to jump in and give a description of his pair or something...

04-30-2001, 02:04 PM
And I'll WALK before I pay $17 to fill up my Honda...I still got a bike I always promise the girlfriend I'll use on the Kady Trail....

04-30-2001, 03:56 PM
Hey I still golf 4 times month, still drink beer with the guys. Just with the higher cost of gas, I'm going to have to scale back a bit. As I get older there are somethings that I just don't do as much, like play poker with the guys 4 times a week, Drink till 2 am Thursday thru Saturday, and golf 3 time a week. I still do the things I want to, but I don't have the time like before. I guess one of you might want to save this so once I'm married you guys can get a good laugh.

BTW, I would rather pay 17 bucks to fill a Honda that will go 400 plus miles, than my car that takes 20 bucks and goes 285 miles.


04-30-2001, 04:13 PM
Hey Brad - my aunt & uncle own a bike shop on the kady.

04-30-2001, 07:13 PM
You are all lucky. Here in Northern California the cheapest price for regular is $2.09 ! It is crazy and supposed to get much worse this summer. Would love to be paying $1.60 !!!!!!

04-30-2001, 07:33 PM
$1.59 unleaded or $1.62 super unleaded in the thriving berg of Windsor, Mo.

Trouble is, this town is so small that you have to go out of town to buy anything even the slightest bit unusual. So add more gas bought for the price of small town living.

04-30-2001, 07:54 PM
Funny thing...

Went to get Gas tonight, in Cameron MO, and 1 gas station had reg unleaded at $1.53, and across the street it was $1.67.

I mean .14 difference in the same town? this is getting ridiculious.

Nelson Muntz
04-30-2001, 10:11 PM
the price of gas here went from 1.55 to 1.69 tonight

i sure wish the oil companies would give us some vaseline so it wouldn't hurt so bad while they rape us.

04-30-2001, 10:23 PM
I paid $1.94 for regular unleaded last weekend at a station in Naperville (suburban Chicago) - the same station was $1.35 two months ago. Prices in Chicago itself are at least $2.00 and rising steadily - here you get the worst of all worlds - big oil greed and liberal scumbag outrageous taxes. I see no end in sight, and fear that by July I'll be wishing I was only paying $2.00 a gallon - it'll probably be closer to $3.00. This sick thievery has no limits. The oil companies cry about short supplies and then post record profits. What scum.

I feel like everytime I fill up I should get a kiss and a cigarette - but they'd probably charge extra for that, too.

May all involved burn in hell.

Nelson Muntz
04-30-2001, 10:27 PM
well here in neody gas went up 10 cents a gallon for four days in a row. its fu**in Bullsh*t how the price can go up that much but not one d*mn station had to put more gas in their tanks but yet they raise the prices.

04-30-2001, 10:38 PM
Last fill-up here in Albuquerque was $1.51. I received an interesting email a few days ago forwarded from a friend. It suggested that as a gas boycott for a day wasn't feasible perhaps a boycott of the largest producers, Exxon and Citgo, would be. Might get their attention. I plan to stick with it. May do no good at all but I don't really feel like contributing anything more to Exxon's profits either.

05-01-2001, 11:08 PM
was just curiousif anyone saw my last post abouot bringing down gas prices and what you think?

05-02-2001, 07:55 AM
Posted this thread on the weekend - now this morning it is $1.91 for regular here in Wisconsin Rapids. For those of you who have no choice but to drive to work, I feel for you. For those of us that are lucky enough to be close enough to work/errands to walk or ride a bicycle I say DO IT!!! I had to drive today because of the rain, but I have not used $5 worth of gas in 3 weeks because I ride to work everyday.

05-02-2001, 08:24 AM
$1.79 in n.e. missouri yesterday.
(going to either have to give up beer or driving to work)

05-02-2001, 10:42 AM
Bay Area increases rates:

Regular is now $2.09

Premium is now $2.29

These prices are just about everywhere. Unbelievable

05-02-2001, 04:49 PM

Clint in Wichita
05-02-2001, 05:57 PM
$1.69 for the cheap stuff today in Wichita.

I know many of you despise govt. involvement in industry, but I think it's time for Uncle Sam to step in and fix this situation by whatever means necessary.

Rising gas prices screw with our entire economy, and IMO the whole "supply/demand" argument is a load of BS. Aren't companies like Mobil, Shell, etc. the ones that get oil out of the ground all over the world, including the Middle East?

If there's a shorage of oil, then why are oil companies raking in record-shattering profits?

Would the President have the nerve to drop the hammer on the industry whose leaders have been greasing his palms for so long?

05-02-2001, 06:25 PM
Normal speculative behavior is to hoard a product rising in price to increase its value. This is estimated now to be $3 to $4 this summer. Which of course will cut demand and release the speculation. However, this theory assumes a volume of stocks to hoard which may not be the case. This may just go until demand is cut 5 to 10% on a daily basis. The profits from this spike will unlikely return to the consumer so net economic demand will go down. This in turn will further reduce demand at about the time prices are rising to offset the higher energy costs. Thus the price/demand structure of the last two decades will be upset. Higher prices meeting decreased demand is usually quickly and severely dealt with in free markets.

05-02-2001, 06:36 PM
Originally posted by Clint in Wichita

Would the President have the nerve to drop the hammer on the industry whose leaders have been greasing his palms for so long?

Very good question. I am one of those that do not believe that the govt should get involved in this situation, but your question does make you go hmmmm.....

05-02-2001, 10:53 PM
1.42 here at the Jersey shore.We're still one of two states that dom't allow us to pump our own.

Michael Michigan
05-03-2001, 12:05 AM

There is no shortage of oil---just too much of a dependence on foreign sources for it.

It will get worse before it gets better, but once we slap the environmentalist whacko's around a bit--start drilling and refining here, using Nuclear and burning more and more coal you'll see some changes.

Eight years without an energy policy was a *****, but the times--they are a changin’

TORONTO (AP) -- Vice President Dick Cheney warned on Monday that the whole nation could face California-style blackouts as he outlined a national energy strategy relying heavily on oil, natural gas, coal and nuclear power development -- but not conservation.

Clint in Wichita
05-03-2001, 07:26 AM
I don't buy the "we're too dependent on foreign sources" argument, either.

If America depends so much on FOREIGN oil, then why do AMERICAN oil companies record mind-boggling profit increases when gas prices go up?

You can bet your home that the oil industry greases OPEC palms as much as their own governments'.

"You announce that the production of oil will be decreased, making YOU look like the bad guy, and we'll give you a f_cking sh_tload of money. Deal?"

05-03-2001, 07:50 AM
Just jumped to $1.75 here in SUX. Anybody have a bicycle, er, no, wait, MOPED for sale?


pt ~ pi$$ed off and not taking it anymore. even considers walking across the street...

05-03-2001, 07:51 AM
It may have been said, but I find it a suspicious coincidencet that the gas prices have gone up because of "low supplies" or "OPEC not producing enough" and the profits of all major oil corportions are setting records...it's obscene and something needs to be blown up....:mad:

California Injun
05-03-2001, 08:02 AM
Big Daddy,

We've got a Chevron station in Angels Camp that is now 2.39 - 2.49 - 2.59 across the board.

I have to chuckle at the folks who are whining because their prices "have jumped" to 1.59.

After getting corn holed for electricity this past winter, these gas prices are just chump change for this NoCal resident...

05-03-2001, 08:56 AM
Our new Energy Secretary just predicted gasoline prices may exceed a $1.68 this summer.

05-03-2001, 09:10 AM
Originally posted by oleman47
Our new Energy Secretary just predicted gasoline prices may exceed a $1.68 this summer.

SAY WHAT?? That dude need to log on to the planet and see that he's clueless.

A local station owner here in Wiskey Rapids told me this morning during my daily Coke stop that he fully expects to be posting $2.50 for regular before it goes back down.

BTW - anyone know what station owners pay for their fuel for their cars????

05-03-2001, 10:13 AM
Cal Injun,

They have us convinced here that we need to pay more for everything. The prices I posted were the cheapest I can find. Sharon Heights is over $3.00 a gallon now. BTW, you wouldn't know anyone that works at DMV would you?


Trying to get a green sticker for the new dirtbike.

05-03-2001, 10:56 AM
1.55 cpg in KY for unleaded......And on the rise to boot. With summer coming and the puplic on vacations,yeah you can expect them to sore to 1.75-1.85 cpg range.


A politican's response to this ....Crap,it's only money,we'll make more!


Mark M
05-03-2001, 11:02 AM
Too f*cking much!

Prices went up by 10¢ between Tuesday and Wednesday here in KC ... in KS (where I work) it's around $1.69. In MO (where I live) it's about $1.60. Doesn't sound too bad, unless you consider that my truck gets about 20 MPG going downhill with a 40 MPH tailwind and I commute 70 miles each day.

But cigarette prices at QuikTrip went down ... $22 for a carton. What a bargain! :rolleyes:

~~Needs to work from home.

05-03-2001, 11:16 AM
Gasoline is a world wide traded commodity. If speculators start hoarding above ground stocks then who knows the price. Some are predicting $3 to $4 without spec hoarding. Stay tuned. This is not a controllable issue within our borders.
Some years back, oil tankers used to wait offshore for the highest bidder. Of course, if the consumer starts to hoard, it gets ridiculous.

05-03-2001, 11:19 AM
The administration may think it is to their benefit to egg on the crisis in order to render their solution more palatible but this can get out of hand in short order. Just as bad mouthing the economy, instant news and instant reaction go hand in hand.

Michael Michigan
05-03-2001, 07:32 PM

Our supply from OPEC is between 55-62% What would you say is too much?


Man it has to be frustrating for you. Another Clinton disaster comes home to roost early in the first term.

Two oil men in the White house to deal with it. We are going to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Increase Nuclear, and go explore onshore public lands.

The new admin will begin outer continental shelf exploration outside of western and central Gulf of Mexico.

Democrats will whine---greenies will jump out of trees and America will finally have an energy policy.

Good Luck with your mission, so far it's been a rousing success. :)

05-03-2001, 07:51 PM
Since my post a few hours ago, Bush has flipped and now is actually coming around to the Carterian view and proposals. Before hanging everything on Clinton, the Repubs were unfriendly to his proposals and the oil industry knew better than rob the country under Clinton. But it does fit with the current administration, if they can blame Clinton then they don't have to do anything.

California Injun
05-03-2001, 10:36 PM
Does anybody let out a good belly laugh when driving behind those huge SUV's that were mass purchased by the gullible public a few years back?

"Yeah buddy, like the price of gas was gonna stay below $1.10."

I still drive an '87 Celica (28-30 mpg) while my two '65 Galaxies stay covered in the garage. It doesn't look pretty but it beats hearing that gasoline vacuum from an eight cylinder.

05-03-2001, 10:42 PM
Can not verify it, but rumor has it that the oil companys just put in a large order for the #3 for their signs. I wonder why that would be!!!!!!!

Michael Michigan
05-03-2001, 11:11 PM

Flip flop? What are you referring to?

The conservation policies in Cal?

''I think conservation has got to be part of making sure we have got a reasonable energy policy, but what the vice president was saying was we can't conserve our way to energy independence,'' Bush said. ''We have got to do both. We've got to conserve, but we also have to find new sources of energy.''

Care to try again?

We will drill; we will open up the Alaskan Reserve.

We will explore more options. We will burn more coal.

More Nuclear plants--more power for our country from all these sources.


BTW-The oil companies knew better than to rob the Country under Clinton?

Wasn't he the prez last summer when this all finally came to fruition?

Retail Gas $2.50+---Home power bills through the roof. (Don't believe me--ask Bob Dole)

And his answer--tap into the strategic reseves. Great ploy--too bad it didn't work--for him or Al.

8 years--no energy policy--Hazel and Richardson, buffoons, the both.

Good Luck.

05-04-2001, 07:35 AM
The previous position of Bush was that conservation would hurt the economy. The budget he submitted reflected a policy geared completely to hydrocarbon supply. Then, they started using the word conservation but had no policy. Yesterday, they recommended the thermostat solution.
This is much the same route he has followed in Cal. It was someones elses fault so not his problem. Then it became a committee thing working around the edges and now finally is listening to the problem of his campaign contributors gouging the Californians.

They still say that only a great increase in co2 production will solve the problem. When, confronted with the fact that increasing the fuel efficiency of SUV's by three miles per gal will yield more supply than ANWR they are silent. However, Ford on its own admitted the problem which might goad them to look more closely at their theory.

Michael Michigan
05-04-2001, 06:10 PM
"The previous position of Bush was that conservation would hurt the economy. "

Source that for me please....Quote--not an opinion from the DNC

05-04-2001, 10:24 PM
Please reference a source you would believe and be glad to comply. I saw it with my own beady eyes, so I am sure I can find someone else who did since it was all over the news for days.

05-04-2001, 10:29 PM
Politically Correct had it right tonight. How come Bush has faith in the ability to build SDI and does not have the same faith in developing alternative fuels?

Michael Michigan
05-05-2001, 12:19 AM

What part do you not understand? Source---A quote from W.

Kind of like I did here.

''I think conservation has got to be part of making sure we have got a reasonable energy policy, but what the vice president was saying was we can't conserve our way to energy independence,'' Bush said. ''We have got to do both. We've got to conserve, but we also have to find new sources of energy.''

(An AP story)

Not an opinion from a poorly named TV show-- a quote stating what you said that was the President's position.

"I saw it with my own beady eyes"

Your eyes have probably gotten worse with age, your opinions skewed by your own bias.

Just a quote. From a source.

Remember this oleman---when you leave that corner you have painted yourself into you will leave the footprints of a trapped man with little more than biased opinions.

Good Luck cleaning the floor and getting the paint off of the shoes.

05-05-2001, 12:32 PM
The quote you used was the flip-flop!! Thanks. He was correcting what Cheney had said just a few hours earlier! Cheney had down played conservation. Bush is going to be giving national speeches on conservation before this over. I will get a bunch of quotes for you as long as you accept AP and such as quotable. But can't believe you missed his comments on restricting energy use as damaging to the economy.

Michael Michigan
05-05-2001, 05:31 PM

You aren't very good at this.

If you have the quotes source them and post a link, if not stick to your chicken little predictions.

Two days later......still waiting.

Good Luck.

Bob Dole
05-05-2001, 05:59 PM
Not to interrupt a perfectly good argument, but Bob Dole paid $1.79 for premium today. (Bob Dole is kicking Bob Dole's self for buying something that <i>requires</i> premium...)

05-05-2001, 06:13 PM
Regular unleaded is now $2.19 a gallon in Chicago. This was not in an expensive area, either - I'm sure it's worse downtown.

Michael Michigan
05-05-2001, 07:34 PM
Bob Dole-

No problem, I used you as a reference earlier...

*from an earlier post*

"-Home power bills through the roof. (Don't believe me--ask Bob Dole) "

I still chuckle at your power bill rant earlier this year :^)

(Not that you were being gouged, just the way you posted it.)

In AZ It's $1.75 for premium at the lowest, $1.92 at the highest.

BTW--drop to mid--you can't tell the difference.

Bob Dole
05-05-2001, 10:48 PM
Bob Dole is glad that you're chuckling about it...

Not that anyone notices, but the previous two bills had "gas rape" written in the memo field of the check. The most recent said, "Payment for Astrodome naming rights."

And unfortunately, mid-grade does not work. Down here, regular is typically 87 octane and mid-grade is only 89...

Michael Michigan
05-06-2001, 11:45 PM
Bob Dole did a very good job at entetaining while his bank account was being emptied.

****a suggestion for the memo--"Plese, dinner, some drinks--I usually like to be courted before being bent over. And some flowers when the check clears would be nice also"****

05-07-2001, 12:32 AM
Self-serve gas is now $2.09 a gallon in Irvine, Ca. Full serve is $2.59 a gallon.

Of course, it is all about good old supply and demand right? No one would dare make 40% profits and pay their execs hundreds of millions of dollars for upping the price of gas by conspiring to control the market right?

Oh yeah, nevermind that Ca adds 13 cents a gallon for road taxes and pollution control. Or that the Feds add 50 to 75 cents a gallon for roads and whatever...

It couldn't have anything to do with summer being here and prices being jacked up to take advantage of vacation travelers would it?

Naw... that can't be the reason...

Glad I have an '88 Honda Civic that gets 40mpg...

Rick Stephens
05-07-2001, 12:52 AM
Fly, I passed an Arco station in Garden Grove this after noon where gas was $185.9 for regular.

Bob Dole
05-09-2001, 10:31 AM

07-02-2001, 05:51 AM
Gas this week-end in the Columbus area was $0.99 a gallon.

Bob Dole
07-02-2001, 06:17 AM
It's still $1.26-$1.29 here for regular unleaded, but it's better than it was...

07-02-2001, 06:18 AM
I paid a $1.17 in Kingdom City, MO, but I saw it as low as $1.16 in some areas of St Louis this weekend. Can't believe it's dropped that much but I like it.

Alton deFlat
07-02-2001, 07:07 AM
I Paid $1.09 this weekend.

07-02-2001, 07:23 AM
1.19 in Lexington, KY. This is 'normal' for here (at least before it got really low a couple of winters ago). But how long will it remain???

Rick Stephens
07-02-2001, 07:26 AM
Gas in Garden Grove, California was $1.80 a gallon yesterday.

07-02-2001, 07:54 AM
$1.23 here in JoCo :)

Iron Chef
07-02-2001, 11:07 AM
1.29 here in Atlanta.

Nelson Muntz
07-02-2001, 11:13 AM
Gas is now 1.17 in neodesha. Compared to 1.69 three weeks ago.

07-02-2001, 12:15 PM
Paid 1.34 yesterday. Could someone explain to me since evidently there never was any kind of refined gas shortage the reasoning for the price hike? And how these companies can live with themselves? The Pricks :mad:

07-02-2001, 12:31 PM
$1.19 in Davenport Iowa
$1.25 in Goose Lake Iowa

Thank God


07-02-2001, 01:31 PM
Alanm: Simply this -- there was a shortage of fuel of the proper blend and formulation for the time of year in storage. EPA says you can only sell certain blends of fuels at certain times of the year and only in certain parts of the country. If the expected demand is greater than the storage plus the refined amount for a given time frame, then you get a price spike. Then you get expectations of higher prices and that spikes the price again. If consumers do not reduce consumption then there is no brake on the price spiral. What happened this summer was a lower demand (higher prices), more crude refined into gasoline (more inventory) which has placed a downward pressure on prices. When this inventory drys up, price will climb again. Thats why storage and refinery capacity are so critical to stable gasoline prices. It does have a limited shelf life.

Chief Henry
07-02-2001, 03:10 PM
I did some traveling this past weekend. I got 1.29
in LeMars Iowa and in Scranton, Iowa.

07-02-2001, 04:49 PM
$1.85 in Hayward CA
down from $2.29

this is the Cheap Gas 87 Octane

07-02-2001, 05:21 PM
$1.89 for Regular Unleaded
$2.09 for Premium Unleaded

Has not changed more than 2cents up and down over the last 3 months.

Poway, CA (San Diego Suburb)

Chiefs Pantalones
07-02-2001, 05:58 PM
$1.16 here...

07-02-2001, 08:33 PM
Here in Central Wisconsin - the crap is still $1.46

I have not driven a car in 3 weeks as of yesterday.

#@ck 'em - I'll walk first

I wouldn't even mow my grass if I didn't have kids that play in the yard!!!

Geez, this pisses me off just thinking about it! :mad:

07-03-2001, 01:55 AM
I paid $1.07 today near the TX/LA border. Premium was $1.25.

I heard that it's $.99 near the LA/MS border but I didn't venture that far into LA.

That was an anomoly - just one exit off I-10 had gas that cheap. The cheapest I saw it elsewhere was $1.18 but I'm guessing the average in the Houston area is $1.28.....

Things are looking up for a roadtrip in my Yukon.....

07-03-2001, 06:54 AM
Gasoline stocks hit a five year high as of yesterdays report. Do not see what is wrong in CA. it seems the laws of supply/demand operate in a different time warp.

07-03-2001, 08:43 AM
Oleman, Californians must not protest the prices as much as the rest of the country. I suppose their just content to have gas. Although I have noticed the July 4th price hike went into effect today. Yesterday the price was 1.34 today it jumped to 142. The A$$wipes!! :mad:

07-03-2001, 07:36 PM
Happy to report that gas prices have dropped dramatically lately. I actually saw $1.39 today, down from $1.43 yesterday at a cut-rate station near my house. Still too damn much, but the same station was over $2.00 a month-and-a-half ago.

The big-name stations are still around $1.50, but I never buy gas at any of them. sHell, scAmoco and the like can kiss my a$$. I always go for the no name stations. Gas is gas - why pay more than you have to? I don't drive a friggin Ferrari.

Hope prices continue to drop.

Rick Stephens
07-03-2001, 08:30 PM

We protest as much as anybody else about the high price of gasoline but it does no good. They are finally looking into the gas stations and oil companies for price gouging. The ba$tards!

07-03-2001, 09:14 PM
Gas is between $1.85 and $2.05 here in Honolulu, depending on what part of the island you are on. Then again, it hasn't fallen below $1.45 a gallon in the 9 years I've lived here, even when gas was well below $1.00 a gallon there...

California Injun
07-04-2001, 12:49 AM
I just returned from a week on the Oregon coast. The prices up there were ranging from 1.39 to 1.59 a gallon.

On my return drive down the coast the prices showed increases all the way into NoCal. The local stations in town are at 1.89 to 1.99.


Last time I checked the Atlas, the Pacific Ocean rolled its waves on both the Oregon and Cali shores so why are we getting cornholed in the Golden State?

Just another reason to hate those varmits that build those stupid damns in our freshwaters streams!:mad:

07-04-2001, 09:29 AM
That is right, Ca injun. Gas here in Northern California is considered the highest in the nation! Just dropped to $1.99 from low $2! here in Humboldt County. We get hosed here. Aren't there lots of refineries right down the coast??? It is an outrage!!!

07-05-2001, 02:18 PM
I bought gas Monday here in Ms. and it was $1.37 a gallon then

07-05-2001, 02:20 PM
$1.33 in Columbus Ohio today.

It bites.... .

07-05-2001, 03:08 PM
Sorry, guys...

I filled up this morning for 1.21 a gallon...and that's 7 cents higher than what we filled my wife's car for on the 2nd...

keg in kc
07-05-2001, 03:21 PM
Three gas stations near of my house (there are about 6 total, but I only saw 3 of them) are at $1.12, $1.13 and $1.14, or at least they were last night when I returned home from the hill overlooking Arrowhead (fireworks...).

07-06-2001, 07:35 AM
Cry me a river. Gas here in Edinburgh, Scotland is 98 cents....... per litre. I'll do the math or you. It works out to be about $3.80 a gallon.

07-06-2001, 07:42 AM
So saddle a sheep & quit 'yer bitchin' Morton! ;)

07-06-2001, 07:56 AM
I prefer goats, but thanks for the suggestion. Word of advice, HC. Those bulls you see around KC arent real, so dont try to mount them during electrical storms.

07-11-2001, 06:13 AM
Gas rose from a $1.18 to $1.29 this morning in Jefferson City. I find it hard to believe that the demand for gas, which was pushing prices constantly downward over the last few weeks, has made such a dramatic increase to warrant an $0.11 increase over night. Bastiges!

07-11-2001, 06:28 AM
not reading the entire, thread, but I see our resident economics idiot is at it again. while oil co stocks may be up gas futures are way down. Gas futures are the leading indicator, by a couple of months, as to where prices at the pump will go. Stock price is a not an indicator of gas price.

If you want to know where prices will be in a couple of months watch the futures market.

Here in VA, prices are still around 1.50, they peaked a couple of months ago around 1.80.

Rick Stephens
07-11-2001, 06:29 AM
Here in Garden Grove, California gas is still way above what I read about on the net. Gas yesterday was $1.76 for regular. We continue to get ripped.

07-11-2001, 07:42 AM
It's about $1.18 in Houston, but I paid $1.06 east of Beaumont last Thursday....

07-12-2001, 03:32 PM
Ok I post Weds that gas here in Jeff City, MO rose from a $1.18 to $1.29. Now on Thursday it's back down to $1.19. I'm glad it went down again, but WTF?????

07-12-2001, 10:24 PM
$1.57 in Boulder yesterday and 1.24 in Cheyenne, WY. 77 miles apart and 33 cents. Go figure! I still think gouging is going on and has been going on for quite some time. The pricks :mad:

07-12-2001, 11:35 PM
Gas prices continue to drop dramatically up here (of course, we're still paying more than most everyone else). Today gas at the cheapie station near my house dropped 6 cents to $1.31. It was over $2.00 in May.

Tough break for the poor oil company execs. If this continues, they may have to trade in their Ferraris for Porsches. Awwww.... :mad:

07-13-2001, 09:31 AM
Today our gas prices in Topeka, KS range from 1.19 to 1.29. It's kinda funny that less than a month ago it was around 1.79 here. I bought gas at a station in northern KS last Saturday for 1.08. It was on an Indian reservation.

Nelson Muntz
07-13-2001, 10:59 AM
gh4chiefs- it did the same thing in neodesha. went from 1.15 to 1.35 overnight except at one station, then mysteriously two days later everyone went back to 1.15. damn oil pricks.

07-15-2001, 11:27 AM
Gas here in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties (Ca.) are still in the 1.80 to 1.95 price range.

Rick Stephens
07-15-2001, 11:44 AM
It was a $1.74 in Garden Grove, California yesterday.

07-15-2001, 12:33 PM
At home here in Scottsbluff, NE as of this morning at the Albertson's gas station it was $1.33. Most of the other stations around town it varies from 1.35-1.39 Gas is much cheaper in Wyoming where it's down in the $1.18 to 24 range. Coloradan's are still getting hosed at over $1.50+ a gallon. Must cost more money to get stuff to them mountain folk. :D

07-15-2001, 10:02 PM
I paid $1.03 tonight between Austin & Houston.

California Injun
07-15-2001, 10:36 PM
I paid 0.98 here in San Andreas, CA.

That gave me the opportunity to mow my lawn this afternoon.

07-15-2001, 11:36 PM
LMAO - I paid $1.03 per gallon tonight. Since that price is at least $.20 less than most other stations, I filled up even though I was over half full....

07-16-2001, 06:00 AM
Filled up this morning in Columbus, Ohio for $1.19

07-17-2001, 03:52 AM
I was picking my wife up for lunch a couple of weeks ago. There are two gas stations (right across the street from each other) by her work. The Shell was $1.51 and the Phillips 66 was $1.40. As I was standing there at the 66 filling my car up, I couldn't help but notice that there were more people getting gas at Shell.

I'll bet those are the same poeple that go back to work and ***** about the price of gas.

07-17-2001, 08:04 PM
Gas by my suburban home is now down to $1.29. Unfortunately, I overslept this morning, missed my train and had to drive to work in Chicago. Had to get gas downtown for the drive home, and was stunned to see it was $1.60 downtown. Nice to know Chicago is still a$$-raping the universe. Anyway, I just got a couple of gallons to safely get home and then filled up the rest of the way out here.

Sure feels good not to live there anymore. Other than the 10% sales tax on my lunch every day, those scumbags don't make anything off me anymore. In fact, that was the first time in over a month I've driven there. Hopefully it will be a helluva lot longer before I have to again.

Skip Towne
07-17-2001, 08:26 PM
Got gas in Bartlesville, Ok. tonite for $1.11. I think gas is cheaper the closer you are to a refinery. It doesn't seem to be just freight costs either. Also, the taxes on gas vary from state to state.

07-17-2001, 11:07 PM

Are you serious? Duh, now I get it you filled your lawnmower tank which must have been half full. You got me with that one but good. :cool:

Here in San Diego gas after three months holding steady finally dropped about a dime this week so

Regular Unleaded is about 1.78
Premium Unleaded just made it under 2.00 at 1.99

And those are at the cheapest stations.

California Injun
07-17-2001, 11:35 PM

At least Chicago has the decency to use Vasoline.

Out here in Cali, we just assume the position every time the gas gauge descends towards empty. Here's a hot tip;

Two throw pillows on the driver's seat and a dollop of Preparation H makes the journey home from the station a bit less painful.:eek:

07-18-2001, 07:41 PM
Yes, Injun, they use Vasoline in Chicago, and you get a kiss and a cigarette afterwards. Of course, the kiss is from one of Daley's goons and the cigarettes are $5.00 a pack! :D

07-21-2001, 07:01 AM
I think our gas station owners here in Jeff City MO are on weed or something. Gas dropped here to a low of a $1.18 right after the 4th. Since then it has continously bounced back and forth between $1.19 and $1.29. It started this week at a $1.19 and about Weds or Thursday jumped to $1.29. Last night while driving home from work, I noticed several stations had gone back down to $1.19. This makes two straight weeks in a row it's done that.

It seems our gas stations here don't do any kind of real analysis of what they need to sell their gas for. Breaktime sets the price and everybody else plays follow the leader. With the exception of maybe one or two gas stations, every gas station in town has the exact same price.

As I said before, the supply and demand is NOT fluctuating that much over a two day period.

07-21-2001, 06:19 PM
I think they're smoking some of that weed up here as well.

The station that was $1.29 shot up to $1.44, and now is back down to $1.41. I wonder if they spin some sort of wheel of fortune to determine gas prices.

The good news is I've cut my average gas usage by two-thirds. Even if I am getting screwed, it sure doesn't hurt near as much now that I'm not going through a tank a week.

07-24-2001, 08:31 AM
From a Rueters news story: "Sky-high gasoline prices through part of the spring were enough to push Exxon Mobil's refining, marketing and transportation earnings to $1.27 billion, up 27 percent from a year ago. That also marked a second-quarter record for the oil company, it said. But strong energy prices, which have fueled big profits for Exxon and other oil companies . . . ."

07-24-2001, 10:31 AM
$1.16 is about the lowest I've seen in Houston lately.

07-25-2001, 10:07 AM
CBS news just reported that OPEC has agreed to production cuts in an effort to drive up oil prices. And of course good old Exxon et al will be all too happy to jack up the price of gasoline again.

I long for the day when somebody discovers an economically viable alternative to oil and we can tell OPEC and Exxon to kiss our collective asses!