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Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
What did you pay for gasoline today? on 04/05/2011 17:10:07 MDT Print View

Just heard a news report for average price of a gallon of gas:

Missouri = $3.49
NY State = $3.85
California = $4.09

Interesting gasoline refinery numbers:
Missouri = 0 (9 in adjoining states)
New York = 0 (7 in New Jersey)
California = 21

Another interesting fact; Calif crude oil sources:
California 40%
Alaska 20%
Foreign 40%

Also many states have their own requirements for the refining of gas. There is no federal standard. There is only one refinery is the US, that is allowed to export gas into California, which meets California regulations. And to add insult to injury, the state has the highest tax per gallon in the US.

Are there any mountains in Missouri?

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: What did you pay for gasoline today? on 04/05/2011 17:34:33 MDT Print View

$4.35 for 89 octane today in Humboldt. Should be $5 by Labor Day. Ugh...

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
What did you pay for gasoline today? on 04/05/2011 17:41:23 MDT Print View

$3.85 here. I'm 40 miles from a refinery, down the Interstate. I'm also right in the middle of what is probably the largest oil basin in the continental US (excluding Alaska). And we have low state taxes. I can't explain it.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: What did you pay for gasoline today? on 04/05/2011 17:42:07 MDT Print View

"Are there any mountains in Missouri?"

Ozark Mountains.

By California standards, you would call them the Ozark Hills.

--B.G.--

Jake Palmer
(jakep_82) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: What did you pay for gasoline today? on 04/05/2011 17:46:13 MDT Print View

I think I paid $3.89 in SW Washington for 87 octane the other day. I'm expecting $4.50+ this summer. I personally view it as a positive step in pushing people toward cars with better fuel economy and alternative fuels. If you want to complain about gas prices, move to Europe where it's twice the price.

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: WNC
Re: What did you pay for gasoline today? on 04/05/2011 17:46:58 MDT Print View

I filled up this weekend but I believe it's around Missouri pricing here. I'm about 30 mins NE of Atlanta. It's about 10 cents higher in Asheville, NC where my house is. The city is surrounded by National Forest on two sides and the Smokies on a third. It's not the Rockies, but it's a pretty prime location in the SE.

Edit: 3.53 for 87 (or 3.43 with the Kroger fuel discount)

Edited by simplespirit on 04/05/2011 17:52:46 MDT.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Re: What did you pay for gasoline today? on 04/05/2011 17:49:20 MDT Print View

$4.17

George Matthews
(gmatthews) - MLife
Re: Re: Re: What did you pay for gasoline today? on 04/05/2011 18:18:51 MDT Print View

zero because I've been driving my '98 Honda Civic for the last two months.

Note: in VA where I live it is 3.53 or so for regular (varies quite a bit). It always amazes me to see cars filling up at stations where it is 10 cent more than another very close by. Must be better chili dogs there.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: What did you pay for gasoline today? on 04/05/2011 18:23:19 MDT Print View

I believe it was $3.54 on post for 87. When I first got my Prius it only cost me around $20 to fill it up. Now it's up to over $30! Of course, that lasts me almost all week (85 mile round-trip commute per day), even doing 70-75 mph for 3/4 of the commute.

Chris Townsend
(Christownsend) - MLife

Locale: Cairngorms National Park
What did you pay for gasoline today? on 04/05/2011 18:57:09 MDT Print View

£5.96 a gallon. That's about $9.60! US gasoline is extremely inexpensive!

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: What did you pay for gasoline today? on 04/05/2011 19:00:05 MDT Print View

Chris - Curious, is your 'gallon' imperial or US (English)?

Edited by ben2world on 04/05/2011 19:07:47 MDT.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: What did you pay for gasoline today? on 04/05/2011 21:16:05 MDT Print View

Nothing today but last fill up was $3.79 for regular.

It just encourages me to walk more is all and use the over priced jogger stroller on steroids I own :-D

Chris Benson
(roguenode) - F

Locale: Boulder
3.89 this morning, 3.68 tonight on 04/05/2011 21:37:01 MDT Print View

Started the day in Chi-town, back home in downstate Illinois tonight. Sure am glad I live 2 miles from my standard workplace. Most days I bike or run to work and back.

Robert Cowman
(rcowman) - F - M

Locale: Canadian Rockies
Re: 3.89 this morning, 3.68 tonight on 04/05/2011 22:48:36 MDT Print View

1.09/Liter here, and the gasoline plant I can see from my house.

Ed Engel
(Doorknob) - F

Locale: West of what you think is west
Gas Prices on 04/05/2011 23:20:34 MDT Print View

Paid $4.69/gallon last weekend (87 0ctane).

Chris Townsend
(Christownsend) - MLife

Locale: Cairngorms National Park
"What did you pay for gasoline today?" on 04/06/2011 08:52:31 MDT Print View

Ben, a US gallon. We actually buy gasoline in litres now, not gallons. It's around 1.49 per litre at my local petrol station (we also don't call it gasoline!). It's less than that in less remote places of the UK.

Kevin Tjaden
(ktjaden) - F

Locale: West
mostly a knee jerk response on 04/06/2011 09:00:17 MDT Print View

Gas Prices have unreasonable effect on our emotions for the most part. Think about the example above, the price differential between Missouri and California was 60 cents a gallon. For an average person using 16 gallons of gas a week that is $9.60. In a year that is less than $500.00.

I would guess the cost of fresh fruit and vegetables in Missouri compared to California would more than offset that difference. It becomes a little like driving two miles to save 2cents a gallon on gasoline.

John Jensen
(JohnJ) - F

Locale: Orange County, CA
prius/xterra on 04/06/2011 09:03:35 MDT Print View

It's funny, I was thinking of asking what you all use as trailhead cars. I've been using a Prius for everything, including road trips and car camping. The mileage is great, but it's been frustrating not to turn down some/most dirt roads. Been thinking of an older xterra as a camping car.

Anyway i'm still running on a 3.95 tank. Got 55 mpg coming down off the mojave and to the coast. Seem to be looking at 4.25 for the next tank.

Joseph Reeves
(Umnak)

Locale: Southeast Alaska
Re: What did you pay for gasoline today? on 04/06/2011 09:18:30 MDT Print View

Juneau, Alaska = $3.95. We have the one of the lowest gasoline taxes in the country, hasn't been increased since the 1970s.

Fort Yukon, Alaska (last week, filling up a snow machine I borrowed) $4.99. That fuel was barged up the Yukon last summer and reflects prices from last August.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: prius/xterra on 04/06/2011 09:20:11 MDT Print View

"but it's been frustrating not to turn down some/most dirt roads"

John, just go for it! I've taken both my Prius' down some pretty bumpy, pot-hole-filled dirt roads in the last four years!