What did you pay for gasoline today?

elvisAugust 4, 2012

Gas in far northern Wisconsin (17 miles south of the UP border) has gone up 10 cents/day for each of the past 2 days...$4.10 this evening as I passed through town. Anyone paying more yet?

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heri_cles

So what?

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 2:49AM
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terrene(5b MA)

2 days ago I paid $3.59/gallon, cash only, which is about .10/gallon less than credit.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 2:55AM
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mrskjun(9)

Jumped up 19 cents in one day here and still rising.

So what heri? Maybe you are mr moneybags, but for those people who are either looking for work, working part time, or making minimum wage, it's a big deal.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 4:45AM
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pnbrown

I don't even look. One has to pay whatever is asked for the best bargain in the universe.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 8:25AM
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momj47(7A)

Here in central Maryland it's gone up about 30 cents a gallon, rather quickly, to about $3.55. At the tourist trap stations near the interstate it's over $4 a gallon.

Hopefully, Congress will save the middle class tax cuts, that extra $1600 or so will keep paying for gas.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 8:36AM
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ohiomom

Well congress is on a 5 week vacation right now, out of their 231/2 weeks they get a year so I would not look for them to be doing much of anything.

Gas went up 20 cents here ...

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 8:41AM
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markjames

I paid $5.80 for 93 octane without ethanol on the lake yesterday.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 9:03AM
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esh_ga

Anyone know why gas is going up so much lately? It had gotten as low as $3.00 (literally) at the lowest point and then suddenly started going up fast. That same station is $3.31 now.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 9:10AM
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Brushworks Spectacular Finishes(5)

I always buy gasoline in the well-to-do communities. It's cheaper there.

and that's a fact!

Neighboring cities:

Gasoline in Dublin, OH, near the zoo. $3.88
Gasoline in minority area of Columbus, $4.09.

Chardon, OH. $3.69
E.55 & Cedar, Cleveland. $3.99.

Minority neighborhoods generally pay up to $6.00 more per tankful.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 9:18AM
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david52 Zone 6

Ours just dropped - $3.49 for regular.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 9:27AM
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markjames

When I'm away from my gas pumps, I generally buy gas outside the cities where they have easy access to the pumps.

I'm often pulling trailers and boats, so I can't pull up to the pumps and have no place to park until spaces open up.

Leaving your boat, coolers, fishing poles, tackle, gas tanks unattended at city stations is also very risky. I've been ripped off several times.

Our stations outside the cities generally have cheaper gas prices, tons of parking, plus they're the only places where customers can buy bait, fishing tackle, non ethanol gas, kerosene, propane, block ice, sporting goods, marine supplies, camping supplies etc.

When I need Premium without ethanol, about the only place to buy it is on the lakes.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 9:48AM
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esh_ga

I never buy gas in the city of Atlanta - at least 20 cents a gallon more there. Yet, those folks have pretty pricy rents (which means they are affluent or that is why the gas costs so much, higher land rents for the gas stations?).

It would certainly pay those folks to drive out to the suburbs and fill up there!

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 10:02AM
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vgkg(Z-7)

The speculators smell blood and profits as the price of corn rises, so too will oil with a little helpful push. Expect the right to point their crooked fingers at Obama again...if he prevented rain from growing corn then maybe he really is the Messiah.

Gas around $3.40/gal here

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 10:06AM
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markjames

Our gas at many of our city convenience stations are similar to suburban stations, but prices inside the stores are often higher and selection is much lower due to theft.

Many people avoid them due to parking issues alone. Your chance of door dings and scrapes is very high with such limited parking.

It takes forever to cash out in many city stores with so many people buying tons of scratch-offs.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 10:11AM
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duluthinbloomz4

Think the Enbridge pipeline spill in Wisconsin had/has something to do with the spikes here - at least in the Midwest. The line is still shut down while Endbridge finishes up their head scratching.

Gas went up to $3.74/$3.79

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 11:49AM
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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

Yesterday at the non-COSTCO el cheapo station regular went for $3.80.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 12:33PM
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patriciae_gw(07)

We were paying much higher gas prices(about 40 cents) here than any of you last time we talked aout this. We were told it was because our local refinery was shut down due to an explosion-except of coure we dont get our gas from the local refinery-so who knows. It finally started dropping coincidentally after the governor started talking investigation. Last week it was around $3.60 or so but was on its way up. Who knows why.
I think it is MrsK(?) who is fond of pointing out that gas was so cheap when Obama was elected and I have thought about that for awhile. While presidents have no control over gas prices some of their supporters-or conversely their non supportere we will call them-DO. I would posit that prices were low before the election to support the idea that a continuation of a Republican government would keep gas low and then rose to prove that Democratic administrations are bad for business. It is a good theory. Romeny has been taking a beating in the polls just lately. Rising gas prices would help.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 1:32PM
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esh_ga

An investigation would help. High gas prices affect every single American not just for personal fuel but because of increased prices for goods and services over all.

That is an issue that Congress could take up that would help everyone. But they won't. They are not here for us anymore.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 1:56PM
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elvis

Posted by heri_cles 10 (My Page) on Sat, Aug 4, 12 at 2:49

"So what?"

You're right, heri. It's only money. Money is a Hot Topic for me, though, especially right after the 1st, when I had to pay that @##$ mortgage payment...

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 3:29PM
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jerzeegirl(9)

I think it was $3.40 here yesterday.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 3:37PM
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bill_vincent(Central Maine)

3.69 in Portland this afternoon. But don't worry. In about another month- month and a half, the price of gas is going to begin to drop like a rock.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 10:01PM
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lightlystarched

I only paid $3.09 this morning at Costco. I was happy!

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 10:31PM
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elvis

Wish I had a Costco.

Bill, I agree with you; as we discussed months ago on another thread. I fervently hope we were/are right.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2012 at 1:16AM
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patriciae_gw(07)

Since as I pointed out US presidents do not control the price of gas but Oil companies do and while both parties are a 'friend to business' Your average business-especially Oil Baron-sort of person tends to think of Republicans as their 'Bestest Friends' I would predict the opposite. It is entirely possible that the price of gas is not a result of the US election cycle since there is a whole other world out there but if it has an effect higher prices would help Republicans who dont want any job killing restraints on oil exploration.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 4:35PM
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bill_vincent(Central Maine)

Watch and see if the price doesn't drop like a rock, starting the last week of september- first week of october, and continue droping down to about 3.29 by the beginning of november.

Ah'm psychick

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 6:43PM
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bill_vincent(Central Maine)

Oh yeah-- paid 3.72 this morning.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 6:44PM
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demifloyd(8)

$3.579 for premium.

Last week it was $3.43.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 6:46PM
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bill_vincent(Central Maine)

Last week? SATURDAY (as in 2 days ago), at the very same gas station it was 3.59.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 6:49PM
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ohiomom

I didn't buy any, I walked to the store :)

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 6:59PM
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esh_ga

The lowest price I paid in the historic times that it dropped like a rock in 2008 right before the election was $1.39 a gallon.

Unbelievable.

And it still didn't help John McCain.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 7:16PM
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bill_vincent(Central Maine)

esh, NOTHING could've helped McCain. GOP was destined to lose the last election. Especially once he picked the bimbo as his running mate.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 7:19PM
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david52 Zone 6

Up two cents. As always, the local cartel/monopoly has this choreographed down to a show worthy of Broadway - all 12 stations all get the email, they send the minions out with the new price tags and long poles and change all the prices to the same thing. To the tune of Swan Lake

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 7:28PM
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esh_ga

Yep everyone around me jumped 10 cents overnight. And I'll bet they didn't all get gas overnight ... I swear, this stuff needs to be INVESTIGATED.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 7:30PM
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heri_cles

Wow, another oil refinery fire, this time at the Cevron refinery near Frisco.
Does this photo remind you of anything?

I want to switch to electric vehicles as soon as I can. That's is going to be the industry that gets our manufacturing base clicking and evens out the cost for energy. Natural gas is abundant now to create electricity and we begin to increase the amount of electricity from renewable sources once we remove the great obstructionist party from control in Congress.

Here is a link that might be useful: Fire Rages At Richmond Refinery

    Bookmark   August 7, 2012 at 3:24AM
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Brushworks Spectacular Finishes(5)

esh, NOTHING could've helped McCain. GOP was destined to lose the last election. Especially once he picked the bimbo as his running mate.

I disagree. It was because millions actually believed Obama was presidential. Even Obama has a bimbo VP.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2012 at 8:06AM
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heri_cles

President Obama believed that allowing Detroit to go Bankrupt would have cost tens of thousands of jobs in States like Ohio, and he was right. It was not only Presidential to standup for the middle class, it was prescient as it turned out.

On the other hand Romney wanted to let Detroit file Bankruptcy but there was no private funding to allow them to come out on the other side. Therefore, his plan would have killed off one of our proudest industries and taken us from a severe Recession into a depression with hundreds of thousands of additional job losses that we could ill afford.

Romney was motivated to bankrupt the auto industry in order to kill Unions,..just like many Republicans want to do with the Post Office.
Romney would prefer to outsource all manufacturing to slave labor overseas where no environmental regulations or workers rights impede corporate profit.

Never forget, the shining city on the hill in Romneys world is for the upper one tenth of one percenters only.

The rest of you Romney arse kissers are just along for the ride, like poor old Seamus.

Don't worry, we will hose you off after your ride is over in November.

Here is a link that might be useful: Romney flip-floppin' like a fish outta water again

    Bookmark   August 7, 2012 at 9:34AM
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ohiomom

They are the "creators", let us pay.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2012 at 9:37AM
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