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Old March 24th, 2020, 13:53   #11491
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Down to $2.19 for RUG and $2.57 for diesel at the local Speedway. Meh!

Meanwhile, the electric company here is requesting their almost monthly price hikes. Oh, they have also pled guilty in the 85+ Camp Fire deaths since it was their poorly maintained equipment that started the fire.
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Old March 24th, 2020, 14:39   #11492
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Is that the same electric company that got the state to allow them to pass the expenses of the legal fees onto its customers?


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Old March 24th, 2020, 14:49   #11493
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Yep! The Public Utilities Commission, who approved that, is one of the most corrupt agencies in the state. It is basically the lapdog of PG&E, SoCal Edison, and SDG&E. I've never heard of it turning down a rate increase request. And as the number of EVs increase, I expect them to use that as a justification for even more electrical price hikes. You think the oil companies and their price hikes for diesel & gasoline are excessive, they will be pikers compared to the major electrical companies in these United States in the upcoming years.
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Old March 24th, 2020, 17:35   #11494
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Meanwhile, the electric company here is requesting their almost monthly price hikes. Oh, they have also pled guilty in the 85+ Camp Fire deaths since it was their poorly maintained equipment that started the fire.
My electric company is pretty good. They recently had a 2.18% price increase, but they tell me on each bill that I'm averaging using anywhere from 13 to 20 percent less electricity than the same period last year and that's with two plug-in cars. Right now, they owe me money.
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Old March 24th, 2020, 20:27   #11495
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Yep! The Public Utilities Commission, who approved that, is one of the most corrupt agencies in the state. It is basically the lapdog of PG&E, SoCal Edison, and SDG&E.
Those utilities have been used as cash cows by both parties in the past, but mainly by the Democrats as they've controlled the legislature for all but a couple of years in the past 50 years. The people who run California are also the ones who own tens of billions of dollars worth of bonds issued by those utilities.

Could PG&E and the others be run more efficiently? Yes. But that probably won't happen. And maybe won't be allowed to happen, not when so many state jobs are involved in the regulation of the utilities.
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Old March 26th, 2020, 08:25   #11496
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Just traveled from Laredo, Tx to Detroit, Mi within the last 10 days.



Lowest Diesel price I saw was $ 1.99 and highest was $ 3.39 gal.


Though I think whoever put the price of $ 3.39 incorrectly used the 3 $ instead of the 2 $ number? All other nearby stations were $ 2.39 or so.


In years past I found Valero the most expensive, but for the last 2 years or so I find they are among the lowest.
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Old March 26th, 2020, 08:33   #11497
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In years past I found Valero the most expensive, but for the last 2 years or so I find they are among the lowest.
Here in California Chevron is the highest with their prices consistently being 50 - 75 cents higher than all other brands.
Edit. Here is a comparison between Chevron and the station around the corner from me:

Chevron: D2 $3.79; RG $3.39

Feather Falls Mini-Mart: D2 $2.69; RG $2.09
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Old March 26th, 2020, 11:01   #11498
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There's a filling station at the freeway exit near my in-laws house in SoCal that always has comically high prices, easily $1/gallon higher than any nearby station. When I was there last September I recall they were showing $4.79 for Diesel. It must work for them, as they've been there for years.
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Old March 26th, 2020, 11:30   #11499
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Yep, it is location, location, location! The Chevron in Oroville is at the last business exit going north on CA 70 so it is the last station for at least 20 miles. The Feather Falls Mini Mart is run by the Feather Falls Casino just about 3/4 mile further down the road. But I have noticed that Chevron is still way higher in all its locations than the competition. Even the at ones that have Propel pumps, the Propel price is higher than their pumps at other brands.
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Just looked it up, the station I'm thinking of is a 76 in Pasadena at the end of the Pasadena Freeway. They don't have RUG, right now midgrade is $3.85 and D2 is $3.79. In fairness, the cheapest RUG on Gas Buddy in Pasadena right now is $3.47, and there's a Mobil not too far away that has it for $4.29. Maybe it's just the first station I see when I drive there from the airport and the prices are always a shock compared to Massachusetts.
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Old March 27th, 2020, 09:51   #11501
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We're seeing RUG for $0.995-0.999/L in my area, a price we haven't see for years!

D2 is still surfing around $1.199-1.299/L.
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Old March 27th, 2020, 10:16   #11502
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We're seeing RUG for $0.995-0.999/L in my area, a price we haven't see for years!

D2 is still surfing around $1.199-1.299/L.

Hmmm, with the CAD = .71USD, that is about 2.68 USD for RG, and 3.36 USD for D2 per US gallon.
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Old March 27th, 2020, 10:18   #11503
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Local Citgo station in Appleton, WI: Diesel = $1.959/gal.
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Old March 27th, 2020, 13:05   #11504
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Hmmm, with the CAD = .71USD, that is about 2.68 USD for RG, and 3.36 USD for D2 per US gallon.

LOL thanks I used to do the conversion but couldn't really be bothered this am.


Plus the site is hosted in the land of Metric units
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Old March 28th, 2020, 06:22   #11505
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I just filled up in West Palm Beach @$1.65/RUG. Diesel is still about $2.30/gal

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