or Connect
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › General Skiing Discussion › How much is gas in your area
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

How much is gas in your area - Page 4

post #91 of 156
Free speech........exactly what I was doing!
I didn't know you'd broken your hand. How long has it been broken?
post #92 of 156
Three days. (The cast gets in the way and presses keys). Sorry about what I said I'm just VERY conservative. (in case you have not noticed)
post #93 of 156
I apologize to you for making an example of your post. There are those who DO post like that, they know who they are, and that rant was for them.

I have been enlightened as to your situation by a nice person in a pm, and I'm sorry about your hand. It does make a difference. Accept my apology?

However, I'm wondering how a kid like you (you are, ya know, and I'm an old lady) gets to be so cemented in a political stance so early in life?
post #94 of 156
Whether you agree with his point-of-view, or not, it's nice to see a teenager who's interested in the issues that shape our world. Remember, most young people don't even bother to vote.
post #95 of 156
I have been well educated and I take several debate and politics courses outside of school over the summer. It also helps that my school was founded by some far right republican.
post #96 of 156
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ldrjax
My understanding is that the price is essentially set by the distributor. For instance, the Shell distributor will supply the gas to all of their franchises in their distribution area. The price at which they sell the gas to the individual stations essentially determines the price; the individual station can vary it slightly based on their margin. The distibutor frequently will sell to different stations at different prices. These prices are based on extensive studies they've done on buying behaviors. For instance, they know how much of a price difference is required, on average, to make a person make a left hand turn on a busy street. This is why gas stations of the same franchise type, that are in close proximity, often sell their gas at a drastically different price. So, your local station is, most likely, only selling their gas for a little bit more than what they pay for it.
Gas prices at the distributor level are set based on what the distributor will have to pay for his next load. Most distributors have a computer and watch the prices hourly. What you pay at the pump is not based on what they paid but what they will have to pay in the future. Margins at the distributor level are usually not more that 3-6 cents per gallon. Convienence stores make very little if any profit on fuel. There profit is made on those $1.25 sodas and .75 cent candy bars. gas prices are the epidemy of supply and demand.
post #97 of 156
villagenut - I agree. My point was that the individual stations have little, if any, control over the price of the gasoline products. The control lies higher up the "food chain". It would make sense, as you stated above, that the distributor would sell based on future prices. I also agree that local stations make their money on snacks and drinks. Only a few stations that I see sell gas and do auto repairs exclusively. So I guess what I was trying to say was not to blame your neighborhood service station. They're not getting rich off these gas prices.
post #98 of 156
Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomic_918
Friday evening;

$3.499 Getty had only ONE pump open
$3.699 Tops (area supermarket chain)

BUT, and I could hardly BELIEVE IT!

$3.099 Exxon/Mobil station at the I-290 was holding prices at $3.099!!! The place was mobbed!
Prices in Buffalo seem to have levelled off at $3.499 or $3.599 for regular.

Exxon/Mobil was still low this morning at $3.199. The price was up to $3.399 thie evening but that's still 10 to 20 cents below the average.
post #99 of 156
It's still all bullschit IMHO. Oil companies making blood money off of others misfortunes and misery. :evil:
post #100 of 156
3.49 in Queensbury, Upstate NY.

Best,
Chris
post #101 of 156
This may be the first time in history we are paying less in California. Filled up at $2.96/gal today. Never thought I would be happy about #3.00 gasoline:
post #102 of 156
I JUST HOPE that it'll go back down again
post #103 of 156
$3.69 A Gallon Went Up 1.00 Overnite

It's Time To Nationize The Damn Oil Industry !!
post #104 of 156
Quote:
Originally Posted by gonzostrike
at the nearest gas station, a Sinclair, mid-level unleaded is at $3.06/gal and premium unleaded at $3.16/gal
2 days later and they've only jacked it up by $0.02/gal. such restraint!
post #105 of 156
Quote:
Originally Posted by Warp daddy
It's Time To Nationize The Damn Oil Industry !!
no, it's time to get rid of Bush/Cheney. forget the inclination toward socialism or fascism. just get rid of the problem cats.
post #106 of 156
Quote:
Originally Posted by Warp daddy
It's Time To Nationize The Damn Oil Industry !!
Nationalise?

Is that where the people who run the country also run the specific industry?
So, say someone high up in Bush's regime was a director of an oil company... Does that qualify as nationalised?
post #107 of 156
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat
Nationalise?

Is that where the people who run the country also run the specific industry?
So, say someone high up in Bush's regime was a director of an oil company... Does that qualify as nationalised?
who said that Irishmen living in England have no clue about American government?

lemme punch that fool!
post #108 of 156
"Nationalization" of the oil industry is not the answer. For now efficiency and conservation are the answer. The real answer is an alternative source. Maybe hydrogen, which is plentiful and clean, will be the answer. For now we (North America and Europe) are so dependent on oil from the middle east that we actually have to be nice to countries whose values and goals are radically different, and at times, diametrically opposed to ours. I often wonder what our policy towards the middle east would be if we didn't need their oil. I also find it ironic that the only country in the region (Israel) that seems to cherish the same things we do (equal rights, universal sufferage, freedom of religion, free speech, etc.) is one without oil. Oh, by the way, unleaded regular is at 3.199 per gallon at the nearest gas station; my car requires unleaded premium, so I'm sitting at home posting on epicski.
post #109 of 156
Saw it on a Sunoco in Greenville, NY (northern Catskills) Reg 3.65, Plus 3.75, Pre 3.85, do I need to say we drove right by??
post #110 of 156
$2.95 for 88-octane here in Bozeman.

85.5-octane is only $2.85, but my car's user manual says to use at least 87 octane. Maybe I should experiment?

FWIW, I've driven an average of 526 miles/month over the past 19 months.
post #111 of 156
$3.00 at shell and .5 miles awway at mobil $3.89
post #112 of 156
$3.61 at Cumberland Farms in Randolph, VT....and I'm riding my bike!
post #113 of 156
Idrjax : Thanks for your insightful commentary.

Agreed --the long term solution is development of reasonable and renewable alternative energy sources . This unfortunately has never been recognized or 'fast-tracked" by our enlightened leadership on either side of the political aisle

I believe that "thinking "people make serious efforts to conserve our non -renewable resources . All of my vehicles since the first energy crisis in the early seventies have averaged over 30 mpg.

For over 30 years As a life style choice my wife and I have chosen to walk daily everywhere we are able to. This is not primarily to save money or gas BUT to maintain our fitness level and to be able to activly communicate with each other and get away from distractions.

Moreover, we 'Understand " the beauty of living within one's means and understanding the economic notion of "enough" There is a serious need for our society to simplify . Materialism and Greed has made society in general less than we are capable of becoming as a people.

The cynic in me was behind my earlier rant which resulted not only in poor spelling on my part, but also represented an honest venting of my frustration with the ineptitude i have been observing by our so called leaders during this latest crisis.

People died unecessarily this week , our economy is headed south and all the while it seems as thought our leaders were in SLOW motion or in analysis paralysis until the Mayor of N.O. publically embarrassed them
post #114 of 156
In the last three months I've cut my gas costs by over 10% by slowing down. Instead of 25 MPG I get about 28 now. Thus the $3.33 or so is costing me just under $3 effectively. I was driving about 65 or a bit more on the highway, now driving about 60 or a bit less. I also avoid fast accelerations.

My way of fighting back I guess.
post #115 of 156
I'm (unfortunately) old enough to remember the "energy crisis" of the mid-1970s. Not only did the price of gas skyrocket, but it was frequently unavailable (remember being able to buy gas only on odd or even-numbered days based on the last digit of your license plate?). People organized carpools, rode bicycles, walked, jogged, traveled less, anything in lieu of driving. The national speed limit of 55mph was imposed. Fuel-efficient Japanese cars appeared in everyones driveway. Eventually the Persian Guf countries relented. Unfortunately we didn't seem to learn from that experience (see my post above). It may take an national effort similar to that of the '70s, but hopefully we'll learn this time, and find some way to reduce our dependence on oil.
post #116 of 156
Quote:
Originally Posted by ldrjax
Oh, by the way, unleaded regular is at 3.199 per gallon at the nearest gas station; my car requires unleaded premium, so I'm sitting at home posting on epicski.
My car SAYS it requires premium. It runs fine on midgrade. Regular, I admit, there is a distinct loss of power, but mid is fine.
post #117 of 156
I've tried both regular and mid-grade. Distinct loss of power is apparent with each. My daily commute is only four miles each way, so I'm comfortable using premuim. Also my commute includes about one-half mile of interstate; this requires a quick merge on, a quick lane change, and then an exit. The power my car generates makes this so easy. If my commute was longer I'd probably change cars.
post #118 of 156
If you are looking for a good way to get more out of each gallon of expensive fuel, you might want to consider adding some acetone to your tank. I have been doing it for about 8 months now and mileage on every vehicle has increased. ...It is a bit variable in mileage increases from vehicle to vehicle, but the power increase is very noticeable in almost everything I put it in.

The rule of thumb is to add 3 ounces per ten gallons to gasoline, and 2 ounces per ten gallons of diesel. ..It really made a big difference in the power of a 52 horsepower tractor used for summer mowing!

Acetone is safe at these concentrations and can be found at most hardware stores. ....Be careful to not get it on your paint, as it is an excellent paint remover!


~
post #119 of 156
Quote:
Originally Posted by TJBrk
It's still all bullschit IMHO. Oil companies making blood money off of others misfortunes and misery. :evil:
That just about sum's it all up. That and the Bushies are the beneficiaries of the profits....The only good of this may be that we will all start to conserve more and push for alternatives.
post #120 of 156
Quote:
Originally Posted by sibhusky
My car SAYS it requires premium. It runs fine on midgrade. Regular, I admit, there is a distinct loss of power, but mid is fine.
what car is that? We have 2 Bimmers that have never seen premium and they run just fine on regular.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Skiing Discussion
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › General Skiing Discussion › How much is gas in your area