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Slicker
05-25-2012, 05:57 AM
I'm in Kuwait now and gas is apparently about $.80 a gallon.

Bel-Cam Jos
05-25-2012, 10:17 AM
What limited edition SW stuff would you like me to send you in trade for a few barrels/tubs? :rolleyes:

JimJamBonds
05-25-2012, 03:14 PM
Price went down a penny, now its $3.749

Bel-Cam Jos
05-26-2012, 08:51 PM
Realized I still had some cashola on a Costco card (just under $16, though), so I got it at $4.09 today. Long lines at the pumps there.

JimJamBonds
05-27-2012, 04:38 PM
Another two cent drop, now its $3.729

Bel-Cam Jos
05-31-2012, 01:05 PM
No change at Costco; same $4.099 per, but shorter lines.

El Chuxter
05-31-2012, 03:07 PM
No joke, I got a flyer from a local church promising a $15 gas card to all first-time visitors next Sunday.

I can't help but think Jesus is in Heaven, shaking his head and saying, "Yo, that's not what I meant. Not at all."

JimJamBonds
06-01-2012, 09:37 AM
'nother 3 cent drop, now its $3.699/gal.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-10-2012, 01:39 AM
Wow. SoCal seems to finally be more in sync with the rest of the country. Yesterday, I drove past a station at $4.15 around 5pm; about an hour later it was down to $4.09. Today, I got it at Costco for $3.87 (over $.20 less than a week ago there).

JimJamBonds
06-10-2012, 04:19 PM
$3.659 per gallon.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-13-2012, 09:11 AM
There have actually been stations seen with prices BELOW $4.00 per gallon 'round here. :eek: Lowest non-Coscto I've seen is $3.95.

Mad Slanted Powers
06-13-2012, 09:34 AM
I was on Springfield, MO last weekend, and the price was $3.199 at the station where we got gas.

JediTricks
06-13-2012, 06:10 PM
Lowest I've bought at is $3.99, I was down to fumes having forgotten to fill up when I had free time earlier in the day, and was trapped for a while in Santa Monica - home of the $4.15 a gallon price - during rush hour. Was down under 3 gallons, which is still probably 40 miles, but the bottom of the tank is probably all sludge and nastiness I don't want clogging up my injectors.

Lowest I've seen, $3.97, which I was intending to go to when I had free time that day.

All of them have been Arco around here for the lowest prices. I kinda hate buying from BP still, but Ralphs changed their rewards and I haven't spent $100 with them in a month, so no 20-cent Shell discounts this month.

JediTricks
06-19-2012, 03:03 AM
$3.85 by my place a couple days ago.

JimJamBonds
06-19-2012, 09:35 PM
6 cent drop down to $3.599

JEDIpartner
06-21-2012, 10:12 AM
$3.38 at Lucas Automotive/Sunoco at the intersection of Bunts and Madison this morning.

Tycho
06-21-2012, 01:28 PM
All this doesn't matter.

On one side, I'm losing money because my investments benefit from high price speculation on crude oil. That's my advisor choosing what I can strengthen my portfolio with. But I get a fixed living expense allotment from it while most is reinvested to keep me going as I stay home and write novels for no (current) generation of any income (aside from small amounts of pay I get for some movie appearences I make as a gunfighter stuntman type which I really do so as to network with production people since this is what I wrote my first book about and planned a 2nd novel around as well - with extensive historical research).

But on the other side, I'm losing money every time I drive a lot - and I'm in gunfighter and Civil War re-enactments all around Southern California in a 3 hour driving radius (6 hour round trips, not to mention hotel costs, and eating out).

It's still about $75 to fill my tank. Since I drove to Phoenix from San Diego on one tank for baseball, I know I can run for 6 hours without refilling, for highway mileage (that's approximately 18 mpg for my SUV).

A round trip to Temecula where my gunfighters gang regularly performs is 1 hr in each direction, or 1/3 of my $75 tank, a cost of $25 for each event I participate in, not counting ammo (powder, firing caps, blank shot filler, etc.)

I'm currently making runs to my storage facility to clear room for at least one guest for Comic Con, and it's a 20 minute drive each way (40 min. round trip).

I have only so much capacity in my Trailblazer, so it requires a few trips (and a lot of loading and unloading hours) at 2/3 * 1 hour (40 min.) or $4.16 a trip and probably $12.48 and a bit.

I have about $2000 a month after housing and other expenses, but starting as an author I incur a lot of other expenses for editing fees and networking conferences, travel and food, etc for that - so I spend 150% of my discretionary income there and have to cut back on toys, gas / travel, everything else including food and how I liked to eat out 21 meals a week (can't do that for a while now).

But though these are tough times, I am working on what I do best - my writing really - also a place where my fictional characters can each represent different socio-political views that are out there of which I'm super-extremely-highly-opinionated on (why I have to write) and maybe this work will sell (I'm doing different genres and styles - as the cowboy western stuff I love is not to popular taste where publishers will buy right now - curously enough with Hatfields & McCoys, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Slayer, Steven Spielberg's Lincoln (2013 with Daniel Day-Lewis), True Grit and more, it being the 150th anniversary of our Civil War for the next 4 years (ended in 1865 so I'll let that role through to 2016 by "rounding up" a few extra months). So now I'm writing about GIRLS hunting down the treasure left over from my previous novel, in hopes the tie-in sells them both - but always my intent as both draft works were first copy-righted by me 5 years ago - along with about 8 other stories I have yet to do - they each take about a year to have professionally polished and complete).

So in any event, I'm "broke" for a while. As I have to make due on a fixed income pretty much and the gas prices cut both ways for me: they enable that income to keep coming, and they limit what I can do with it (else I'd go to the Transformers ride at Universal Studios and spend probably over $5K on furniture to display my collection in, and much more).

JediTricks
06-22-2012, 01:18 AM
$3.83 at that same Arco. As a semi-fixed commodity, I guess this means the US dollar is improving a little (the cost of gas isn't going down, the amount of gas we can buy for a dollar is going up), but all I know is my in-town mileage is down to 17mpg from its 21 for a reason my mechanic cannot find, while my highway mileage seems to be holding around 28, so the upshot is I need to find further places to drive. ;)

JimJamBonds
06-22-2012, 01:16 PM
Another 5 cent drop down to $3.549

Slicker
06-23-2012, 03:47 AM
I'm drunk right now so I guess it's good that I don't know what the gas prices are.

JediTricks
06-25-2012, 01:34 AM
$3.73, not bad. I need to fuel up next trip out too, so naturally that's when the prices will skyrocket again. ;)

JimJamBonds
06-26-2012, 07:48 PM
(yet) another 5 cent drop, now its $3.499

Bel-Cam Jos
06-26-2012, 11:45 PM
Where I was recently on vacation, it was as low as 100.9, and as high as 136.9 for gas.

That was in British Columbia, and a per-liter amount. :cantdothemath: :confused:

JimJamBonds
07-07-2012, 07:41 AM
$3.439/gallon.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-07-2012, 06:29 PM
It was $.38 less at Costco than the last time I put gas in: $3.49 today, with short lines at the pumps.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-21-2012, 11:22 AM
Movin' on up again; finding $3.57 was really low the other day, as most other stations were at least $3.69 (and most around $3.75+).

Bel-Cam Jos
07-30-2012, 04:10 PM
'Twas $3.53 at Costco today, with long lines at the pumps. Last time I refueled, the stats were about the same (price per gallon, gallons filled, total paid, miles travelled since). Most other stations seem to be around the $3.80 mark.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-31-2012, 06:21 PM
Most other stations seem to be around the $3.80 mark.Oh, I'm sorry. That amount was yesterday. Today, most stations now seem to be around the $3.90 level.

OC47150
08-01-2012, 01:48 PM
In my area, gas is ranging from $3.46 to $3.69. Some of the usual stations haven't raised...yet.

JimJamBonds
08-01-2012, 06:43 PM
A pipeline in Wisconsin leaked so the price jumped from $3.529 to $3.579 and now its $3.629

TeeEye7
08-01-2012, 06:43 PM
$3.99 here at home; about a nickle cheaper in Las Vegas where I was yesterday and this morning.

JimJamBonds
08-06-2012, 11:26 PM
A pipeline in Wisconsin leaked so the price jumped from $3.529 to $3.579 and now its $3.629
I was gone over the weeked but the price continued to go up, when I got home yesterday the price was $3.839 and today it went up to $3.899.:sorrow:

Bel-Cam Jos
08-07-2012, 09:26 PM
On the way to a meeting, topped off at $3.79 (not near a Costco), cheaper by at least a dime elsewhere.

TeeEye7
08-09-2012, 12:10 AM
$3.95 this evening at Shell. The fire at the Richmond refinery will have the price over $4 soon. It provides 15% of Cali's special fuel blend so that bit will be enough of an excuse to send the price soaring.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-12-2012, 03:26 PM
Every station's now over $4 (haven't seen Costco, however); from $4.07 to $4.11 that I've seen so far. :mad:

TeeEye7
08-13-2012, 01:59 AM
It's $4.19 here....

Bel-Cam Jos
08-18-2012, 08:04 PM
I found a station below four bucks... and it was $3.99! :rolleyes: Next to a grocery store with dozens of people waiting around the building (apparently you could get a good deal on 30 lb. bags of peppers [limit 3, IIRC] that the store was roasting for free).

And I realized I didn't mention that I crossed the 40,000 mile odometer mark in the past month or so.

El Chuxter
08-18-2012, 11:43 PM
Oh my goodness, oh my damn. Oh my goodness, dayum, DAYUM, DAAAAYUM!!!!

Bel-Cam Jos
08-25-2012, 10:23 PM
Same station is still a penny less'n four bucks. Most others have gone up a couple cents to around $4.08 or so. :sad: As high as $4.17 I've seen here.

TeeEye7
08-26-2012, 01:42 AM
Oh my goodness, oh my damn. Oh my goodness, dayum, DAYUM, DAAAAYUM!!!!

You need some fries with that, Chux.

....and I paid $4.19/gal today. Spent only $20, though.

JediTricks
08-30-2012, 11:11 PM
Gas was $3.99 on Tuesday and now $4.17 today. I Ralphs/Shelled it up and got 20 cents off at least, and had enough points to let my sister do the same.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-31-2012, 07:56 PM
I happened to need to stop at Costco, so I topped off the tank at $3.91 (by far, the lowest anywhere around here) yesterday. Most non-el-cheapo stations are at least $4.09, and the number $4.17 seems to be a frequent price on the signs.

JimJamBonds
09-14-2012, 12:33 PM
This was from about a week ago but the price 'round here went up 4 cents to $3.939

TeeEye7
09-14-2012, 04:23 PM
This was from about a week ago but the price 'round here went up 4 cents to $3.939

That's better than the $4.19 I paid yesterday.

Bel-Cam Jos
09-14-2012, 08:51 PM
I found an under-$4 station, for a full $.011 below ($3.989) yesterday. And the line wasn't long at all.

JediTricks
09-15-2012, 05:16 PM
$4.03 today at Arco.

JimJamBonds
09-18-2012, 03:00 PM
$3.979 'round here.

Bel-Cam Jos
09-22-2012, 11:42 AM
Didn't fill up (yet), but I drove past a station that a few hours before was one of the places below $4.10, and then was back up to $4.13. Grr...

Bel-Cam Jos
09-29-2012, 06:03 PM
I got gas earlier this week, after checking the local CheapGas website and drove past a few on the way home (some were cash-only, or had apparently gone up since published online). I one at the end of my trek showed $4.03 (about the same as some others, the cheapest of the credit prices), but at the pump, it was $3.99. Sweet!

Cut to the end of this week, and there was a spike of over $.10 per (nothing under $4.19 I've seen). No higher per-barrel prices, no refineries issues I know of. What gives?

Mad Slanted Powers
09-29-2012, 07:06 PM
$3.999 at Fred Meyer today, which became $3.849 after using my rewards.

JimJamBonds
09-30-2012, 08:56 PM
$3.899, it went down 8 cents.

Bel-Cam Jos
10-04-2012, 01:12 AM
What the [bleep]?!? :confused: :mad: I drive past a station this morning: $4.19, up $.10 from yesterday. I drive past it again this afternoon: up to $4.33. :greedy:

El Chuxter
10-04-2012, 01:51 AM
I saw gas had skyrocketed from $3.99 to $4.13 overnight at Arco. I had to get gas, and figured I would get it when I passed the station about an hour later (when it would be slightly more convenient). At that point, it was $4.24.

News is reporting it's only in CA, and prices are down elsewhere. Depending on what part of the broadcast you tune into, it's expected to either drop or go higher.

Bel-Cam Jos
10-05-2012, 12:02 AM
Okay, here's my horror story: Yesterday, prices were around the $4.19 level. Today, I passed stations that were up around $.13 from then. But today, I passed ones that went up AS MUCH AS THIRTY CENTS A GALLON AFTER I PASSED BY THEM LESS THAN THREE HOURS EARLIER. I went to Costco, because I was near it, and saw that is was $4.17, with lines blocking the entire lot and going out onto the street. Because I had to leave soon, I left, and came back about three hours later: only about 7-10 less cars per pump line and up to $4.30. Sad? No, mad. :mad: Highest I passed was $4.69.

Mad Slanted Powers
10-05-2012, 12:52 AM
A headline on the front of the paper today says "Gas prices poised to fall as refineries start producing."

El Chuxter
10-05-2012, 08:23 AM
There's apparently a shortage that affects only CA. Just the "summer gas," too. They have plenty of the winter blend. Why someone can't declare a state of emergency and put that out early, or just bring gas from another state, is beyond me. Seriously, a fifty-cent increase in three days (what I'm looking at at most gas stations here) is ridiculous.

TeeEye7
10-05-2012, 11:15 AM
I'm thinking we need to go to Sacramento and build some book cases....or not.

El Chuxter
10-05-2012, 12:31 PM
Careful.... ;)

Thirty cent spike across the board at all local gas stations within thirty minutes this morning. This is ridiculous. That's about a 7% increase in half an hour.

JimJamBonds
10-05-2012, 12:42 PM
I heard it had to do with a refinery that went offline, I don't remember why though.

TeeEye7
10-05-2012, 04:42 PM
I heard it had to do with a refinery that went offline, I don't remember why though.

That's part of it. A refinery in NoCal blew up and we only have a finite number of them in the state allowed by our Fearless Leaders. It cuts into the production of our mandated winter blend gas. I think Starbucks is in cahoots with the oil companies and their formulas and concoctions.

Bel-Cam Jos
10-06-2012, 10:27 AM
Maybe if the "gas spikes" had a trigger-clause in Sacramento that put gas prices at double the state average for politicians' personal cars or their chauffeur-driven cars (no write-offs, either), there'd be less of the "spikes" at all.

Bel-Cam Jos
10-08-2012, 03:46 PM
Amazing! Two straight days WITHOUT PRICE INCREASES. I guess I am supposed to be appreciative of that. :greedy: But holding steady at $4.75 or so? Grr... :mad:

TeeEye7
10-08-2012, 05:24 PM
My wife filled up at $4.69 despite my pleas not to. Prices will go down within a couple of weeks and I didn't want a whole tank full of the pricey stuff.

JediTricks
10-08-2012, 11:10 PM
I had to fill up at $4.77 on Saturday. I think we may have to consider bringing back the guillotine.

Bel-Cam Jos
10-14-2012, 07:18 PM
Lucked out with "cheap" gas at $4.57 today, and I stopped just before breaking the $30-at-one-fill-up point in my own car for the first time ever. :greedy:

JimJamBonds
10-15-2012, 09:30 PM
The price dropped today by a whole dime! Now its $3.799 in the 920.

JimJamBonds
10-17-2012, 11:06 PM
In a truly shocking turn of events the has AGAIN gone down a dime, its now $3.699...of course that was AFTER I filled up at the old price.

Bel-Cam Jos
10-20-2012, 11:29 AM
Bring your receipt back; maybe they'll price match. :customerservicestation: :rolleyes:

Mad Slanted Powers
10-20-2012, 12:34 PM
With my 15 cent reward discount, I got it for $3.669 at Fred Meyer yesterday.

JimJamBonds
10-21-2012, 09:11 AM
Bring your receipt back; maybe they'll price match. :customerservicestation: :rolleyes:Well the "finny" thing is I get a text from one particular chain when they are going to raise the price but how about a text when they are going to lower the price? They already send me ones about donuts or coffee and that crap being on sale whats one more?

TeeEye7
10-21-2012, 06:57 PM
I spent $25 on 4.65/gal. gas. Down a mere 4 cents from last week. Still hoping for a more significant drop since Gov. Moonbeam woke up.

Bel-Cam Jos
10-21-2012, 10:07 PM
I waited in lines at Costco today, not knowing how much it cost. Was quite pleasantly surprised to find it at $4.19, so worth the wait. That's far cheaper than the lowest station elsewhere at $4.35.

JimJamBonds
10-27-2012, 11:23 PM
5 cent drop, now its $3.549

TeeEye7
10-28-2012, 12:51 AM
I spent $25 on 4.65/gal. gas. Down a mere 4 cents from last week. Still hoping for a more significant drop since Gov. Moonbeam woke up.

Hey! Got more for my $25 this weekend! Down a whopping 30 cents to 4.35/gal.!

Bel-Cam Jos
10-31-2012, 07:23 PM
Finally saw a station below $4 (guess just how "below" it was :rolleyes: ), just down the street from the school. Most places are under $4.10 here.

JimJamBonds
11-02-2012, 12:09 PM
Went down 9 cents to $3.559

El Chuxter
11-02-2012, 12:32 PM
$3.72 at Costco yesterday. There was a huge honking line for it, too.

JediTricks
11-02-2012, 05:17 PM
$3.72 at Costco yesterday. There was a huge honking line for it, too.Honestly, that makes no sense to me when folks do that. If the proverbial "you" gets 10 gallons, it's a piddly savings over a $4 per gallon gas, it's $2.80 in your pocket, and how much gas and time did you burn to get it? Did you spend more than $2.80 on gas starting your car over and over, or sitting idling in the line? If you get paid $10 an hour, that $2.80 is roughly 20 minutes of your time that you could be using to work or enjoy with your kids or anything else than the aggravation of waiting in a long line you could have gotten closer to your house for only a little more. That's basically why I stopped hunting cheapest possible gas, I'll make an effort to find the cheapest convenient gasoline but I certainly won't go out of my way or be inconvenienced by the process any more than I absolutely have to - life is too short to save a couple bucks on a $50 tank.

Mad Slanted Powers
11-02-2012, 08:14 PM
That is why I usually go at a time when it is not so busy. When the Fred Meyer near me started selling gas, I didn't go to it for a long time because it was always pretty busy when I went by there. Plus, I wasn't sure how my rewards points would work, and didn't want to be holding up the line trying to figure it out. ARCO is usually one of the cheapest, and there is one on the way to where I usually go for a run on Tuesday's and Sundays.

El Chuxter
11-02-2012, 11:18 PM
Okay, by "huge honking line," I meant I waited about five minutes, which is pretty abnormal for this Costco. It was $0.20 cheaper than any other station in the area, and a full $0.35 cheaper than the ones closer to me. (I was already in the neighborhood--not like I drove twenty miles to go there for gas and nothing else.)

Bel-Cam Jos
11-03-2012, 10:43 AM
I've done the math on waiting versus settling versus distance travelled versus the derivitive of slope under numerator squared, so if the line seems too long, I often try another place. But if I have a Costco card burning a hole in my pocket, that's a variable that changes my equation. :confused: :backtothechalkboard: ;) And our Costco yesterday was $3.79, but I was full. Then.

JediTricks
11-05-2012, 06:15 PM
$3.91 on Saturday for me.

Tycho
11-06-2012, 12:03 AM
Honestly, that makes no sense to me when folks do that. If the proverbial "you" gets 10 gallons, it's a piddly savings over a $4 per gallon gas, it's $2.80 in your pocket, and how much gas and time did you burn to get it? Did you spend more than $2.80 on gas starting your car over and over, or sitting idling in the line? If you get paid $10 an hour, that $2.80 is roughly 20 minutes of your time that you could be using to work or enjoy with your kids or anything else than the aggravation of waiting in a long line you could have gotten closer to your house for only a little more. That's basically why I stopped hunting cheapest possible gas, I'll make an effort to find the cheapest convenient gasoline but I certainly won't go out of my way or be inconvenienced by the process any more than I absolutely have to - life is too short to save a couple bucks on a $50 tank.

I agree with JediTricks.

Unfortunately, I have an $80-85 tank and get about 20 mpg. So I have adapted by curtailing my travel.

I notalgically remember the days when I could drive all over town to go toy hunting just to procrastinate. Am so busy now it might be fun - like a 4 hour mini-vacation.

But useless - for $10 Star Wars figures and $15 deluxe Transformers - and nothing I really want shipping anyway?

Bel-Cam Jos
11-10-2012, 07:19 PM
It was $3.83 for me today. There are some stations here where PREMIUM is close to under four bucks.

TeeEye7
11-10-2012, 07:23 PM
I just spent my twenty bucks gas allowance on $3.99/gal at Shell. First sub-four dollar per gallon sale for me in I don't know how many months!

Bel-Cam Jos
11-20-2012, 09:49 PM
I'm due for a fill-up (probably tomorrow), but I saw one of the oddest gas price signs: $3.89 for regular grade, $3.91 for mid-grade, and $4.03 for premium. Hmm. I can likely find $3.69, or lower? :D , here.

[edit] Got Costco's for $3.63 today; and of course, I chose the line that moved the slowest...

JimJamBonds
12-03-2012, 09:47 PM
Price went down from $3.459 to $3.439, its been $3.339 for a few weeks.

JediTricks
12-04-2012, 03:21 PM
$3.75 is what I saw last night.

JimJamBonds
12-13-2012, 10:45 PM
Dropped 4 cents to $3.359

Bel-Cam Jos
12-19-2012, 06:48 PM
Fairly short lines at Costco, to get $3.339 per gallon.

JimJamBonds
12-27-2012, 10:55 PM
It went down again last week now its at $3.299...that of course happened AFTER I filled up.

TeeEye7
12-28-2012, 12:15 AM
It went down again last week now its at $3.299...that of course happened AFTER I filled up.

This may cheer you up, JJB. It's$ 3.67/gal (regular) in my area. My son further rubs it about our prices with his constant reminder of $2.98/gal. where he lives in Norman, OK.

JimJamBonds
12-28-2012, 01:01 PM
'Funny' that you say that because I heard on the radio a report that the average price in Wisconsin is on the verge of dipping under $3.00 for the first time in just over two years....now if you go back up and look at the price in my neck of Wisconsin.... sighhh.

JimJamBonds
12-29-2012, 03:18 PM
6 cent drop today, now its $3.239

El Chuxter
12-29-2012, 11:05 PM
$3.249 at Costco and Sams in Rancho Mirage (took a trip to hit up after-Christmas clearances, because that area has always been awesome on that front, but came up mostly empty-handed).

JimJamBonds
01-02-2013, 10:31 PM
I got gas yesterday and roughly two hours later the price dropped (2 cents) to $3.219

TeeEye7
01-09-2013, 01:54 PM
Filled up this morning for a wonderful 3.74/gal. Up seven cents from last week. Missouri may be the "Show Me" state, but California is definitely the "Bend Over" state.

Bel-Cam Jos
01-10-2013, 09:26 PM
First fill-up of the year (since I was a passenger during much of my winter break) at Costco, since the time I stopped by this week, they had a power outage that shut down the store and pumps. Cost me $3.43 a gallon, courtesy of a gift card. :D

Tycho
01-13-2013, 05:22 AM
It's still always at least $70 to fill my gas tank.

I remember when it was $25 and I had an SUV then as well.

Darth Cruel
01-16-2013, 10:00 PM
I have been filling up at QTs in Phoenix for under 3.00 a gallon lately. I was excited when the price went below 3.00.

JediTricks
01-16-2013, 10:13 PM
I have been filling up at QTs in Phoenix for under 3.00 a gallon lately. I was excited when the price went below 3.00.But the price you're really paying is having to be in Phoenix. ;)

Saw $3.55 on Monday, today same Arco was $3.59, and $3.85 today at Chevron. Stupid oil derricks are pumping away in the hills behind my house and that Arco day and night, they drive that oil a few miles southwest to the refineries, then drive it a few miles back to us and JACK UP THE PRICE FOR NO ****ING REASON! Damned gougers, I'd love to hear their bullcrap arguments for justifying why this gasoline costs more than anywhere despite traveling under 20 miles in the past million years.

El Chuxter
01-17-2013, 12:26 AM
Gas at Costco in San Bernardino was $3.549 this morning. Up about thirty cents from a few weeks ago, and actually a penny more expensive than the Arcos in Yucaipa and Calimesa that I passed after filling up.

Bel-Cam Jos
01-18-2013, 11:04 PM
Yesterday I got Costco gas for $3.47, only $.04 more than my last fill-up. Other stations nearby are almost all over $3.70, as high as $3.79. :(

Bel-Cam Jos
01-26-2013, 05:26 PM
Weird; I had some money left on a Costco cash card, and there was a store on my way back from my destination, I figured, it won't fill the tank, but it'll be close enough. Turns out, I had about $.80 left. Hmm. $tat$: $3.559 per, which is easily $.20+ less than anywhere else 'round these here parts.

JimJamBonds
01-26-2013, 10:02 PM
After sitting at $3.219 for quite some time the price went up a nickel the other day. For those that didn't read the first sentence its now $3.269

Tycho
01-26-2013, 10:44 PM
It's $3.79 or more in San Diego. For regular.

JediTricks
01-28-2013, 10:04 PM
$3.67 was the Arco price today. Friggin' crap!

JimJamBonds
01-30-2013, 10:49 PM
4 days ago the price went up 6 cents. Two days ago it went up another 6 cents. Yesterday it went up yup, 6 cents. Today we got a break and it only went up 5 cents. So that brings it to $3.449, and a week ago it was $3.219.

JediTricks
01-30-2013, 11:18 PM
Stupid gasoline prices, $3.71 at Arco. I did drive by the most expensive station in LA though, Fairfax and Olympic and San Vicente Shell station, they're $4.86, over a buck higher than the Arco a few miles south. What amazes me is that people still visit this station, it's not like Olympic is devoid of gas stations. And it's not even a posh neighborhood, it's the north edge of Little Ethiopia - hardly Bel Air or Beverly Hills.

El Chuxter
01-30-2013, 11:32 PM
There's one random gas station in Yucaipa, on the way up to the mountain towns (Big Bear, Oak Glen, Lake Arrowhead, etc), that's routinely $1-$1.50 more than anyone else. Sure, it's kinda the last chance gas station until you get up there, or the first you come to on the way down. But it's less than a mile from four other gas stations that run normal prices.

I figure they get the uninformed who don't know how close cheaper gas is, but, really, how do they get enough customers to stay in business even then?

Bel-Cam Jos
02-02-2013, 09:27 PM
I snagged $3.83 at a station down the street today. Aside from that, I've seen no other stations below $3.99, and most are around $4.05 or more. :greedy: :mad: The one at the corner from me has risen about $.35 in the past four days.

El Chuxter
02-03-2013, 12:17 AM
$3.65 in Palm Desert at Costco. Otherwise $4.02 and up. :eek:

TeeEye7
02-03-2013, 03:30 PM
$3.65 in Palm Desert at Costco. Otherwise $4.02 and up. :eek:

Yep, stand by SoCal kiddies! It's the Return of the Summer Blend! It's the usual "inventories are down as we are gearing up to make the state-mandated concoction. So we has ta shut down the refinery for a while to make the change". Prices to climb over four bucks soon (as reported above)....

JimJamBonds
02-04-2013, 10:51 PM
We got "lucky" the other day and gas only went up 1/20th of a dollar instead of 3/50ths like it had several times last week. The price is now at $3.499.

JimJamBonds
02-05-2013, 10:34 PM
Sweet another nickel jump in the price, now regular unleaded is $3.549!

JediTricks
02-06-2013, 02:12 PM
Stupid gas prices went insane, I guess due to what T said. $3.91 was the cheapest I saw yesterday. Friggin' bonkers. GasBuddy.com says it's now up to $3.99 at that same station. So glad I don't have a euro-car that runs on premium.

TeeEye7
02-10-2013, 08:09 PM
$25.00 at $4.15/gal got me just over six gallons this afternoon.

Bel-Cam Jos
02-12-2013, 09:44 PM
Wow. Found a station (Costco) under $4, and their lines weren't all that long either. Oh, today's $3.999 is still under $4. All other stations here seem to be $4.09 or more, as much as $4.19.

JimJamBonds
02-12-2013, 10:03 PM
On Saturday the price went up a nickel to $3.599, then to add to the pleasure of those that need gas on Monday the price went up another 3 cents, now its at $3.629

JediTricks
02-14-2013, 04:33 PM
Olympic & Fairfax station is up to $4.99 yesterday! AND YET HAD CUSTOMERS ANYWAY!!! Who are these people spending nearly a buck more per gallon for gas than the other stations within 5 miles? It's not like that's the only station in the area.

Bel-Cam Jos
02-14-2013, 08:49 PM
Well, higher prices DO mean higher quality. Always.

JimJamBonds
02-16-2013, 11:00 PM
Why bother with a 5 cent jump in price when you can go up by 7 cents instead?!?!?! Current price: $3.699

JediTricks
02-17-2013, 04:29 PM
$4.15 is the cheapest, and that officially means putting that word in quotes along with a snarky, angry laugh: "cheapest", ha. :mad:

JimJamBonds
02-18-2013, 07:21 PM
Another 6 cent jump, now its $3.759

Bel-Cam Jos
02-19-2013, 09:27 PM
Amongst the stupid drivers waiting in line for Costco's gas, I got it for an amazing $4.03, which is quite far below the local prices (mainly about $4.30, but ranging from $4.19 to $4.39).

El Chuxter
02-20-2013, 01:08 AM
I stopped by Costco early this morning, before there was a line, and it was $4.13. :(

It's like they're not even making excuses for screwing us all over anymore.

Slicker
02-21-2013, 07:27 PM
I just spent $66 to fill up my car. I have to use premium and it was $4.15 per gallon.

TeeEye7
02-22-2013, 03:41 AM
I just spent $66 to fill up my car. I have to use premium and it was $4.15 per gallon.

Welcome to California! (Florida style).

JediTricks
02-23-2013, 05:39 PM
$4.29 yesterday, I got a 10 cent per gallon discount but it was still a painful fillup.

JimJamBonds
03-04-2013, 10:45 PM
Price went down 2 cents last week, now its $3.739

Bel-Cam Jos
03-05-2013, 08:01 PM
Found a station for $4.07, and now I know why: pumps are sllllllloooooooowww, takes a long time to scan stuff, won't print a recept at the pump, hard to navigate in and out of the lot. Anyhow...

JimJamBonds
03-14-2013, 10:53 PM
Price "went down" 4 cents to $3.699.

Bel-Cam Jos
03-16-2013, 02:14 PM
First time seeing sub-4 bucks... at $3.999, of course. Another place that won't print a receipt outside. Other stations are nearing this same price, steadily (most around $4.13 or so now).

TeeEye7
03-17-2013, 12:41 AM
Only spent $20 as our prices have been inching up again. $4.33/gal.

JediTricks
03-17-2013, 02:56 PM
Paid $4.05 yesterday, so I guarantee you it'll go down come Tuesday morning. I have that magic power.

TeeEye7
03-17-2013, 03:34 PM
Paid $4.05 yesterday, so I guarantee you it'll go down come Tuesday morning. I have that magic power.

Looks like I need to drive to LA to save money. It's weird that my county is one of the largest oil producers in the state but it gets shipped to LA to be refined and then transported back up to us at a higher price.

JediTricks
03-17-2013, 05:36 PM
Looks like I need to drive to LA to save money. It's weird that my county is one of the largest oil producers in the state but it gets shipped to LA to be refined and then transported back up to us at a higher price.At least there's the excuse of shipping it back, here in Culver City we have a vast oil field (which the motherfrakkers who license it have been fracking for the past few years without telling us despite an evacuation the last time they fracked it) AND we have the refineries 10 miles south of here, yet it's still higher than other states. Screw those guys! California needs to secede just to jack up gas prices on everybody else.

JediTricks
03-19-2013, 09:57 PM
You guys should pay me to run my tank down past 1/4 to ensure that the next Tuesday the prices will go down. Saturday fill-up: $4.05, today when I'm not needing gas: $4.01. Never fails.

JimJamBonds
03-19-2013, 10:14 PM
4 cent jump to $3.739

JimJamBonds
03-24-2013, 09:05 PM
4 cent jump to $3.739

And now its gone back down 4 cents to $3.699

dr_evazan22
03-25-2013, 08:22 AM
Locally, the prices have been about $3.47 at the Wawa, usually the lowest price.

JediTricks
03-25-2013, 08:23 PM
Down another 4 cents to $3.97. Unfortunately that means it'll go up tomorrow because I have to fill up this weekend.

TeeEye7
03-27-2013, 06:41 PM
I tried to ignore my low fuel light but to no avail.

$25.00 worth of 89 horsepower at $4.25/gal. which is eight cents lower than the last visit.

Bel-Cam Jos
03-27-2013, 09:17 PM
We're almost, ALMOST, at the stage where every station's below $4 here. Yay? :( :greedy:

Bel-Cam Jos
04-02-2013, 07:35 PM
Found a relatively-cheap $3.95 station, after passing on the long lines at a $3.87 one (definitely not worth the wait to save $.08 per), where the stupid drivers were also filling up on dumbness (100 octane).

Bel-Cam Jos
05-04-2013, 07:30 PM
Hey! I got CHEAP gas from Costco at $3.69 per. Hooray.

Bel-Cam Jos
05-11-2013, 06:31 PM
Really quick spike over the last couple days: I'd guess at $.20 higher over that time. :mad: Got the same $3.69 price from Costco today (helped push a guy's out-of-gas car to the pump, with another man who also noticed the driver/pusher needed a hand to do so).

JediTricks
05-13-2013, 04:15 PM
Yeah, prices have jumped 20 cents here too, and I'm sure they'll keep climbing for at least another week because I've still got half a tank, and prices only go down immediately after I fill up.

El Chuxter
05-13-2013, 04:21 PM
Same here. :( I wonder if that silly Memorial Day coming up has anything to do with it?

Bel-Cam Jos
05-13-2013, 09:14 PM
I guessed it was Mothers' Day. I have noticed they haven't gone up in the past two days. Wow; thanks.

Bel-Cam Jos
05-20-2013, 09:23 PM
It was up to $3.89 at Costco today. Lines weren't too long.

TeeEye7
06-08-2013, 06:47 PM
$4.15/gal. We just can't catch a break in my area.

El Chuxter
06-08-2013, 06:53 PM
I've seen it at a few places in the $3.81-$3.89 range lately. Those are Costcos and Arcos, though. "Brand name" gas that doesn't require cash tends to be $4.05-$4.19.

JimJamBonds
06-15-2013, 08:49 PM
Since my last post the price has gone up, it hit a high of $3.99 but the other day it went back down to its current price of $3.959

JimJamBonds
06-17-2013, 09:29 PM
It dropped (a bit) again. $3.859

Tycho
06-18-2013, 09:29 AM
I have not see a price in the $3 range for a long time! That includes even $3.99.

TeeEye7
06-18-2013, 10:57 AM
I have not see a price in the $3 range for a long time! That includes even $3.99.

We seem to be perpetually stuck at the $4.15/gal. figure in my area.

Tycho
06-18-2013, 01:07 PM
$4.18-4.29 in San Diego if I recall correctly.

JimJamBonds
06-18-2013, 08:50 PM
Another "drop", down 2 cents to $3.829

JimJamBonds
06-21-2013, 04:09 PM
Dropped to $3.799 and now its $3.749

Tycho
06-22-2013, 01:48 AM
Mine was $4.30 a gallon and cost me $86 to get 20 gallons today. Not happy.

TeeEye7
06-23-2013, 12:02 AM
A nice 9 cent rise to $4.24 today. I agree with Tycho...not happy!

JediTricks
06-23-2013, 02:38 PM
Paid... $4.23 per gallon for premium on Friday, so I think $4.03 for regular at Shell. Not the cheapest in town, but the most convenient at the time.

Tycho
06-24-2013, 07:27 PM
Shell has this thing where you can spend your Ralph's Rewards (it's a Kroger grocery store for those of you out-of-Cali) and by buying your groceries on your Ralph's frequent customer rewards cards, you get 10 or 20 cents off gas at Shell.

But save that for when you really have to fill your entire tank.

JediTricks, how many gallons does your car take? What's the expected final damage, in other words? Then how many MPG do you get?

Tesla Motors has a car showroom here in the mall in La Jolla.

They will have an electric SUV with 4WD next year! It will cost $70,000 but (without) interest, I will spend $60,000 on gasoline over 5 years that I'd be making payments.

Furthermore, the battery life is 10-12 years. (It's replacement is $10,000)

But the point is, it will nearly pay for itself in gas savings at present prices (less $10K) during the time you're paying the principal (if you counted that amount first) and in 10-12 years, for the life of your first battery, you'll come out ahead by a lot.

Payments would be $1166.00 per month on a 5 year finance plan (not counting interest - but maybe you could get a 6 year finance plan negotiated).

The price is still prohibitive unfortunately.

But if you were looking at $400 a month car payments, and $150 minimal on gas per month (for me for example - if I can get away with driving less) you'd be looking at an addition $660 per month for the Tesla (and that's the SUV - the cars are cheaper).

But I'm looking at spending $9,000 in fuel over 5 years (2 refills at $75 each per month) and a new SUV is around $45,000 (like I could afford one) but add $9,000 to that (your gas you'd overwise spend) and you have $54,000.

So for the SUV you're overpaying by $16,000. But if gas actually held steady (yeah right) at $9000 over the next 5 years (ownership from the 6-10h year for the vehicle) it'd pay for itself before you needed a new battery.

Then every battery change on it would run you (present day's) gas prices for just short of the 20th year you'd own the vehicle.

My plan almost works for someone who wants to own the same vehicle for 20 years and does not include maintenance costs beyond the battery. But you'd have other maintenance costs with any vehicle you'd drive.

JediTricks
06-24-2013, 09:26 PM
Yeah, I use the Ralphs Rewards when I have enough points (100/200), although I must advise light caution, make sure you know if your debit card will work there before using your rewards points because otherwise a bad swipe can still end up draining points, which then requires a jump through hoops to get back.

The new-to-me car has an 18.5-gallon tank and so far is very thirsty, but as the previous owners didn't know much about cars, so I am hopeful the shop can address some of that cheaply. Today already got the lower air dam strapped back into place, and a pair of new tires in matching condition instead of bald on one side (bad tires and bad alignments cause drag which means more force required), tomorrow I'm expecting to have a new air filter and a few other things, and then I'll reset the tire pressure as I can't imagine the shop got that right.

I will probably wait on new spark plugs though depending on the condition of the existing ones, it needs platinum or even iridium (iridium is apparently better for dual overhead cams like mine) which are pricey especially when you need 6, and I suck at working on plugs - aside from gapping because that's the easy part - so that's another shop job. There are other things like fuel filter and some sensors, MAF and oxy, that I suppose I could get into dealing with as well. And keeping it under 2500 rpm I guess would make a difference, but why would I get a V6 to get there slowly and in sweltering heat? (You lose some revs from the A/C or the drag from the windows being open.)

I blame the sedan aerodynamics, damned box cars acting like a wall to the wind work way harder than my old sports car's awesome low drag coefficient just slipping through, but unfortunately for what I could afford, there simply wasn't anything built in that era that was good like that.


Those replacement batteries are really only expected to be 8 years, even Nissan's Leaf battery only has a 100k mile warranty and at average driving that's 7.5 years. And the price is about $10k now, but how much will it be in the future? Up? Down? Changed technology that doesn't work with your car at all? Who knows.

All electric passenger vehicles should be 4WD, SUV or sedan or econo-box, because electric drive works different from traditional ICE drive.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-25-2013, 02:54 PM
Well, on the vacation road trip I just returned from, here are some numbers:

Highest price paid: $4.09 (in Primm, NV, last gas put in the car for the trip :mad: )
Cheapest price paid: $3.52 (somewhere?)
Cheapest price seen: $3.43 (didn't need to fill up :mad: )
Highest price seen: $4.59 (around Baker, CA?)
Miles travelled: 5041 (over 18 days)
Gallons filled-up: 150
Average paid per fill-up: $27.87 (not always a full tank, nor empty of course)
MPG: 33.54
Miles travelled per day: 280

Stations back home here seem to be all over the place: $3.91, $3.99, $4.09, $4.19. And that's just down one street from me.

Tycho
06-27-2013, 10:40 PM
Bel-Cam, that's great MPG. What do you drive?

2nd question: how much fuel does your tank hold?

Thanks for the battery car info JT.

JediTricks
06-28-2013, 12:41 AM
Well, on the vacation road trip I just returned from, here are some numbers:

Highest price paid: $4.09 (in Primm, NV, last gas put in the car for the trip :mad: )
Cheapest price paid: $3.52 (somewhere?)
Cheapest price seen: $3.43 (didn't need to fill up :mad: )
Highest price seen: $4.59 (around Baker, CA?)
Miles travelled: 5041 (over 18 days)
Gallons filled-up: 150
Average paid per fill-up: $27.87 (not always a full tank, nor empty of course)
MPG: 33.54
Miles travelled per day: 280

Stations back home here seem to be all over the place: $3.91, $3.99, $4.09, $4.19. And that's just down one street from me.Good ol' "somewhere".

Nice road trip. Hope you had AC, or don't mind swampass. Why weren't you topping off each time?

I was getting over 30 mpg on my Mazda on long trips, no idea what to expect with the new-to-me Nissan but "less" is a given even if the oxy sensor wasn't malfunctioning, sedan styling = brick in the wind, 3L V6 = thirsty, 222hp on 3200 lbs = hard not to speed. ;)


It's $3.99 for regular around here.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-28-2013, 09:46 AM
Bel-Cam, that's great MPG. What do you drive?

2nd question: how much fuel does your tank hold?This was a rental car; a Hyundai Elantra with a 12-gallon tank. My own (current :( ) car is/will be a Saturn ION2. Since I do much more in-town short driving, its MPG isn't as good as it once was (I think it has a 13.5 gallon). But it's having some electrical issues that might lead to a new drive soon.

JT, on some of the times where the price of gas was higher, just a few gallons to fend off the anxiety of running out was enough. The a/c worked quite well, but the sight lines in the cabin were terrible; almost hit cars around a few times.

JediTricks
06-28-2013, 01:03 PM
This was a rental car; a Hyundai Elantra with a 12-gallon tank. My own (current :( ) car is/will be a Saturn ION2. Since I do much more in-town short driving, its MPG isn't as good as it once was (I think it has a 13.5 gallon). But it's having some electrical issues that might lead to a new drive soon.

JT, on some of the times where the price of gas was higher, just a few gallons to fend off the anxiety of running out was enough. The a/c worked quite well, but the sight lines in the cabin were terrible; almost hit cars around a few times.Hyundai Elantra, I can totally see the bad sightlines with its swoopy windshield and rear sill lines on a thick C pillar.

Sorry to hear about your car having troubles, hope it works out for the best.

I guess I get it on the price of gas, but a tank that size I'd probably just eat the $5 difference rather than worry about sucking the sludge from the bottom of the tank into the fuel filter, pump, and engine. You wouldn't want to break down in a locale like that. I'm a cautious fellow though, not Indiana Jones cautious though, I don't pack a .38 in my luggage. ;)

El Chuxter
06-30-2013, 02:55 AM
Left on Thursday to see my parents, and filled up for $3.93, which we considered a good price. (Costco would've been cheaper, but it's a bit out of the way, and not quick.) Filled up in Henderson for $3.44 at that Costco yesterday morning (and added a bit more this afternoon before heading back).

Quite a difference, huh?

On a slightly related note, the Del Taco by the outlet malls in Barstow has no value menu. They had the basic taco, soft taco, and bean-and-cheese burritos for $1.39 and up, calling them stupid stuff like "Barstow soft taco." If I were the parent company, I'd drop the franchisee like a turd, prime location or not. Went across the street to McDonald's, and they were actually cheaper than most Inland Empire locations. :rolleyes:

Bel-Cam Jos
06-30-2013, 09:23 AM
While on my trip, there was a Subway inside the visitors' center/gift shop at Meteor Crater in Arizona, and there was a sign saying "This store does not participate in the $5 Footlong campaign." There is your lack of "value menu" too, as their most famous jingle advertisement is moot. :(

Got a "free" full tank of gas... with 60 months of payments on a different car. :greedy: ;) But I helped my mom fill up hers at $3.95, up 4 cents from 2 days ago. Passing a different station yesterday, it was $4.15 in the morning and dropped to $4.09 by the early afternoon.

El Chuxter
06-30-2013, 10:49 AM
I know places like that do it because of prime locations and heavy traffic, but, still, it gives a bad vibe to the company name. In this case, it was almost a bigger insult that they were not only charging almost 3X for their cheap stuff, but having the nerve to add "Barstow" to the name, as if that made it more special instead of less. :)

Bel-Cam Jos
06-30-2013, 03:40 PM
Hey, Chuck Berry, Depeche Mode, the 'Stones, and John Mayer all sang the city name in a song. So, you jus' gots to pay for royalties, I guess.

Tycho
07-02-2013, 02:24 AM
$4.39 / gallon

JediTricks
07-02-2013, 02:11 PM
On a slightly related note, the Del Taco by the outlet malls in Barstow has no value menu. They had the basic taco, soft taco, and bean-and-cheese burritos for $1.39 and up, calling them stupid stuff like "Barstow soft taco." If I were the parent company, I'd drop the franchisee like a turd, prime location or not. Went across the street to McDonald's, and they were actually cheaper than most Inland Empire locations. :rolleyes:I've seen this at other mall fast food places, until they become popular they cannot afford to offer deal menu stuff, mall rent is very expensive.

Mad Slanted Powers
07-02-2013, 08:13 PM
I've seen this at other mall fast food places, until they become popular they cannot afford to offer deal menu stuff, mall rent is very expensive.
Seems like it is that way for airports as well. Seems like they don't have the full menu, and the price seems higher.

JimJamBonds
07-02-2013, 10:11 PM
$3.499, it was $3.549 a few days ago. I like this downward movement.

JediTricks
07-03-2013, 01:35 PM
Seems like it is that way for airports as well. Seems like they don't have the full menu, and the price seems higher.Airport rent is insane, they know they have those retailers any way they want them because 100% of the market traffic is captive.


$3.499, it was $3.549 a few days ago. I like this downward movement.Analysts were correct, I guess. I feel like they're just jerking us around though. Either that or the economy is getting better.

JimJamBonds
07-03-2013, 09:55 PM
I feel like they're just jerking us around though.
I'd go with this one.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-14-2013, 05:31 PM
Cue Springsteen's album from 2002: the rising. :( Station nearest my house is up over $.10 in two days.
Got it at one of the few sub-$4 stations around for $3.97. First gas I've put in my new car myself.

JimJamBonds
07-15-2013, 09:56 PM
Last Thursday it went up a nickel to $3.549, then on Friday it went up another nickel to $3.599 and today it went up a dime to $3.699.

JediTricks
07-16-2013, 03:28 PM
Went up this morning to $3.97 Arco here, although if I went to Crenshaw and Florence (home of the Rodney King riots), I could save 8 cents and watch protests get treated as violence before they actually are. I'll pay the extra 8 cents.

JimJamBonds
07-16-2013, 09:36 PM
Went up this morning to $3.97 Arco here, although if I went to Crenshaw and Florence (home of the Rodney King riots), I could save 8 cents and watch protests get treated as violence before they actually are. I'll pay the extra 8 cents.Umm ok??!?! Interesting aside there JT.

JediTricks
07-16-2013, 10:37 PM
Umm ok??!?! Interesting aside there JT.
When you've lived through the riots, you tend to have to think about these things as a semi-regular part of daily life.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-17-2013, 09:38 AM
Interesting that you'd be there JT, when the media expects there should be similar actions happening now.

Around me, gas prices seem to be stable, around $4.07 give or take. For now.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-19-2013, 11:52 AM
Was near a Costco with room in my tank: $3.83. I've seen no other stations below four bucks (newspaper's gas price tracking feature has had one cent higher each of the past 3 or 4 days) nearby.

JimJamBonds
07-19-2013, 01:01 PM
When you've lived through the riots, you tend to have to think about these things as a semi-regular part of daily life.
Ohh I know what you mean, but, it was still and interesting comment on your part. :snowman:

El Chuxter
07-22-2013, 06:34 AM
I'm liking this $3.30 range gas in Virginia, and plan to bring it back to Cali as a souvenir.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-22-2013, 04:01 PM
I'll take 10 FedEx boxes worth, please. My address:
Bel-Cam Jos
1000 Faces Blvd.
Hero, SW 1138

JimJamBonds
08-03-2013, 07:12 PM
It went down a nickel a few days ago, the price now is $3.649, although I was in Green Bay the other day and I filled up for 2 cents a gallon cheaper.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-03-2013, 07:27 PM
I realized today why a station down the street has prices that seem lower than others, when it almost always was the highest-priced station in the area: cash prices on the sign. I passed, since my tank wasn't even at half.

JediTricks
08-03-2013, 07:59 PM
Ohh I know what you mean, but, it was still and interesting comment on your part. :snowman:I've seen things, man, I've seen things.


Pricing has remained remarkably steady, going up and down in equal measures to remain where it was 2 weeks ago. I assume it'll go down Tuesday morning and when I need more gas the week after, it'll skyrocket.

Mad Slanted Powers
08-04-2013, 01:29 AM
I went on a camping trip last week. I filled up on 7/27 before I left at $3.749, but that was after a 15 cent discount from my Fred Meyer rewards card. When I filled up after I got back on 7/30, it was $3.849, but that was only with a 3 cent discount. So, the actual price went from $3.899 to $3.879.

Also, my mileage worked out to be 38.9 mpg. That included going over a mountain pass on the North Cascades Highway. I can really gain on the flat and downhill, but the uphill can really bring it down as well.

JimJamBonds
08-12-2013, 09:48 PM
While doing some running around tonight I saw that at a couple of stations the price went down 3 cents to $3.599

JimJamBonds
08-16-2013, 06:19 PM
Another 4 cent drop brings it down to $3.559, luckily the other day when I was out of town I saw a place where it was $3.519 so I filled up there.

JediTricks
08-16-2013, 10:37 PM
$3.77 at Arco yesterday for regular, as I clearly predicted would happen after I refueled. :p

Bel-Cam Jos
08-17-2013, 02:38 PM
Was near the grocery store's station and got it for $3.75 yesterday, which is about $.10-$.20 cheaper than other local ones.

JimJamBonds
08-19-2013, 11:02 PM
Down 2 more cents, now its $3.539

Bel-Cam Jos
08-23-2013, 08:18 PM
I saw an actual gas station price sign where every price, for each grade, was under $4. :eek:

JimJamBonds
08-30-2013, 09:53 PM
It went up a few days ago to $3.599 and today it went up again to $3.629

JimJamBonds
09-04-2013, 10:59 PM
This morning I saw a few places had gone up 2 cents to $3.649, but on my way home tonight a place was selling it for $3.679. Sweet?

Bel-Cam Jos
09-07-2013, 04:59 PM
Odd: with most stations going up around a dime over this past week (to around $3.89 or so), I got Costco gas at $3.63 this morning. I'll take it.

JimJamBonds
09-10-2013, 09:02 PM
Today I was suprised to see a 2 cent drop that puts the price at $3.659

Mad Slanted Powers
09-11-2013, 08:02 PM
Last Wednesday I paid $3.499 at Fred Meyer after a 3 cent reward discount.

Bel-Cam Jos
09-14-2013, 10:02 AM
Still going up; about $.20 from last week, I'd estimate. Not as easy to find under-$4 ga:greedy: :greedy:tation:greedy: anymore. Most around $4.05.

El Chuxter
09-14-2013, 10:39 AM
Yeah, isn't it supposed to increase before Labor Day, and go back down afterward?

TeeEye7
09-14-2013, 10:41 PM
My local Shell station has been stuck at $4.15/ gal. since Spring it seems...

JimJamBonds
09-18-2013, 09:26 PM
It dropped 4 cents to $3.619 and now its gone down another 2 cents to $3.599

Bel-Cam Jos
09-18-2013, 10:07 PM
Filled up today at $3.79 at Costco, by far the cheapest anywhere near here (only a couple stations below four dollahs).

JimJamBonds
09-28-2013, 08:56 PM
Since my last time here at SSG the price went down to $3.569 and then $3.529.

TeeEye7
09-29-2013, 03:16 AM
My son sent me a photo via text of a gas station where he lives in Norman, OK with a price of $3.05/gal. while we still suffer with prices above the $4.00 mark. Gouge away, folks!

Bel-Cam Jos
09-29-2013, 11:27 AM
You are all worrying for nothing. Higher prices always signify higher quality. So CA is getting the best... of us. ;)

BTW, there are still some stations over $4, but most here are juuuust below that price.

TeeEye7
10-02-2013, 05:10 PM
My son sent me a photo via text of a gas station where he lives in Norman, OK with a price of $3.05/gal. while we still suffer with prices above the $4.00 mark. Gouge away, folks!

Another photo from my son with a price of $2.99 at a Shell station, not watered-down Arco!

Bel-Cam Jos
10-06-2013, 10:05 AM
Surprisingly, Costco wasn't a super deal, as I noticed several stations (likely their cash prices, but still) at the same $3.69 for 87 octane yesterday. But the pump lines there were still read-six-pages-of-my-book-while-waiting long.

JimJamBonds
10-06-2013, 10:00 PM
The price of gas went down several times in the last week, its currently at $3.369

Bel-Cam Jos
10-15-2013, 12:37 AM
Fueled up today at Costco for $3.55. Lowest other price I've seen is around $3.65, most still above $3.80. :mad:

Bel-Cam Jos
10-24-2013, 08:39 AM
Crude oil's been below $100 for consecutive days recently. Prices are at the low-$3.60 range.

Bel-Cam Jos
10-25-2013, 09:22 PM
A little more than a week later, and Costco's gas is only $.02 less? Boooo!!! (and not a fun Halloween "boo" either) :upset:

Mad Slanted Powers
10-26-2013, 05:46 PM
$3.159 cash price at ARCO today, but got it at Fred Meyer instead, where it was $3.169. However, with my rewards card, I got it for $3.019.

JimJamBonds
11-01-2013, 10:12 PM
Went down to $3.339, went back up to $3.369 then back down to $3.339, currently its $3.329.

Bel-Cam Jos
11-02-2013, 10:34 AM
Newspaper's business section today (that tracks gold, silver, crude oil, local gas prices) says it dropped one cent in our area from a day ago, $.06 from a week prior, and $.24 from a month back. Current average price: apparently it's now $3.676 (reminds me of Marge on the Simpsons recalling the "cheap" gas station that sells at a price with 8/10 a gallon fraction. :D

JimJamBonds
11-04-2013, 08:48 PM
... (reminds me of Marge on the Simpsons recalling the "cheap" gas station that sells at a price with 8/10 a gallon fraction. :DDonny's Discount Gas (sadly Youtube failed me with providing said clip from said show).

Bel-Cam Jos
11-08-2013, 11:56 PM
It was $3.45 at Costco. Not long lines, either. I can't recall when it's been this "low." But I'll check this here ol' thread to see...


I was nearer my Costco to me today, so I pumped in $3.38 per (which was about $.13-$.21 cheaper than most stations here).
p.s. Don't look too far back in this thread, unless you want to weep tears of watered-down gasoline... :cry: back just 3 years ago, apparently there was still a 2 in front of gas prices in SoCal. :( :mad:

JediTricks
11-09-2013, 02:46 AM
Prices are all over the map around here, I now have seen 2 stations with prices over a buck higher than everywhere else, but the non-crazy pricing is also just not stable, around $3.53 at ARCO and it ping-pongs all over after that.

JimJamBonds
11-09-2013, 10:00 PM
Prices are all over the map around here, I now have seen 2 stations with prices over a buck higher than everywhere else, but the non-crazy pricing is also just not stable, around $3.53 at ARCO and it ping-pongs all over after that.

Same here in NE Wisconsin. I was in NY for a few days and now I see $3.229, $3.259.

JimJamBonds
11-13-2013, 07:56 PM
3 cent drop down to $3.199

Bel-Cam Jos
11-16-2013, 11:52 PM
A little more than a week later, and Costco's gas is only $.02 less? Boooo!!! (and not a fun Halloween "boo" either) :upset:And this time, it was less ($3.43) than my last fill-up, but again, not consistent with other stations' price drops in the area; I expected it at least into the $3.30s range. :( Oh well.

JimJamBonds
11-19-2013, 09:42 PM
A 2 cent drop, now gas is $3.179 a gallon.

JimJamBonds
11-27-2013, 10:44 PM
The price has gone up and down 2 cents a time or two in the last week. Now all the stations seem to be on board with the $3.199 price per gallon.

Bel-Cam Jos
11-27-2013, 11:20 PM
I took a brief road trip to AZ this weekend; saw $3.05 as the cheapest, and paid $3.09 at the cheapest (with $3.35 as the most). Got about 29 MPG on the 1,074 miles travelled. Here at home, I paid $3.43 (and that was the cash price) today :cry: (tears of gasoline :( ), which was about $.10 less than most stations.

JimJamBonds
12-02-2013, 10:18 PM
After filling up yesterday I saw that some stations this afternoon dropped the price by 4 cents a gallon to $3.159. #jerks

Bel-Cam Jos
12-03-2013, 12:50 AM
Hey, at least it's going down near you; prices are up about a nickel here.

JimJamBonds
12-03-2013, 08:25 PM
Hey, at least it's going down near you; prices are up about a nickel here.
Then you'll be happy I guess that it dropped another 2 cents today, now its $3.139

JimJamBonds
12-10-2013, 10:08 PM
Up a nickel to $3.189

Bel-Cam Jos
12-15-2013, 10:22 AM
Loved how a TV newsman said that "with lower fuel prices..." the other day, as most prices here have been upping to around $3.69 over the past weeks. I had to search around some time back for under $3.50. :(

Mad Slanted Powers
12-15-2013, 02:24 PM
Fueled up last night at Fred Meyer. With my 15 cent discount, it came to $3.119.

TeeEye7
12-16-2013, 02:37 AM
Filled my tank completely for the first time since vacation in July to the tune of $60. Normally, I just spent $20 every other week or so to keep it at tank full which is enough for week end errands. It's nice having a company take-home car to rely on (even though I pay the county $50/month for the "privilege" of being able to respond to calls from my residence). My son will be home tomorrow on Christmas break and my car will be MIA from the driveway for most of his visit. I foresee many total fill-ups in the next few weeks....

Tycho
12-16-2013, 03:16 AM
It still costs me almost $80 (now about $75) for a full fill-up.

I try to make it last the month.

I believe my budget is expanding with a new raise I got and 3 fill-ups (or $225 in gas) will be possible. I will still endeavor to conserve fuel.

Any amount under $225 is still separate from my savings and a planned expense. So if I don't use it driving, I can be more generous to my friends - one of my first thoughts on how to use the difference.

Christmas presents may not be on time, but with any savings here and there, I'll be able to buy the right present for the right person some day when I see it.

Besides, it's hard to shop for gifts with a single date (Dec 25, their birthday, etc) in mind. Unless you actually must have me get you the proverbial "fish tie."

(By the way, for fish tie fans, they do make great white shark and killer whale versions. They're kind of cool, not that I'd wear one.)

JimJamBonds
12-17-2013, 10:12 PM
Down 2 cents to $3.169

Bel-Cam Jos
12-20-2013, 01:06 PM
Did find it for $3.43 at Costco; almost used up the balance on my cash card.

JimJamBonds
12-20-2013, 05:30 PM
Up 3 cents today to $3.199.

JimJamBonds
12-29-2013, 09:54 PM
Went up a nickel a few days ago to $3.249

Bel-Cam Jos
01-01-2014, 07:15 PM
Last fill-up of 2013; you'll notice that the price rose by $.16 from my last time (to $3.59; which was by far the cheapest non-cash price I saw). :( Most are in the $3.70s (and often the upper amounts, too :mad: ).

TeeEye7
01-03-2014, 06:33 PM
Just throwed $20 into the tank at $3.95/gal. Prices in my area have been slowly rising again.

JimJamBonds
01-10-2014, 03:08 PM
Up a nickel to $3.299

JediTricks
01-10-2014, 03:20 PM
Up around here as well, $3.59 is the rock bottom cheapest I've seen for regular.

Bel-Cam Jos
01-11-2014, 11:15 AM
So, who gets the coveted 1000th reply to this thread? Someone gonna just go out and put in 2 gallons for the fame? ;)

With crude oil down below $90 for the first time in some time, ALL fuel prices should plummet, right? Of course not. :mad: Really no change round here (average around $3.69 to about a dime less).

Bel-Cam Jos
01-14-2014, 09:58 PM
Was near Costco today, and filled up at $3.39. There isn't any station nearby even close to that (I don't think any are even in the $3.40s range).

JimJamBonds
01-18-2014, 03:16 PM
Back down a nickel to $3.249