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Old August 13th, 2017, 05:31   #10711
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I'll say. I just bought fuel for my house tank and it was up $.10 from when I last bought it in March or April. I would have expected it to be less expensive. However, I bit the bullet anyway as my success rate at timing the market is pretty low. But signing up for 240 gallons at once hurts. Good thing I don't own a boat.
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Old August 13th, 2017, 09:14   #10712
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I filled up on Thursday am for $2.269 at a Murphy USA. Two miles away diesel was $2.559 at a Shell station, and there were stations less than a mile away which were charging $2.399. Thank to the GasBuddy app, I did not pay more than I had to. Most stations in the metro are charging $2.399-$2.459.
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Old August 14th, 2017, 08:29   #10713
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$3.09 in rural Norcal by the border.
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Old August 14th, 2017, 10:04   #10714
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I filled up on Thursday am for $2.269 at a Murphy USA. Two miles away diesel was $2.559 at a Shell station, and there were stations less than a mile away which were charging $2.399. Thank to the GasBuddy app, I did not pay more than I had to. Most stations in the metro are charging $2.399-$2.459.
I've found gasbuddy to be fairly reliable too. I like the new search feature that gives price by distance. Don't want to drive 40 miles round trip to save 5 cents. However, I stay away from Murphy stations. I always got lower mileage on their fuel in the bug than anywhere else. I don't think I've ever run anything from them through the JSW or the Golf.
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Old August 14th, 2017, 10:15   #10715
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Saw RUG and D2 both at $2.399 this last weekend, from the looks of it, it wont be long before D2 is cheaper than RUG again
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Old August 14th, 2017, 12:11   #10716
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Saw RUG and D2 both at $2.399 this last weekend, from the looks of it, it wont be long before D2 is cheaper than RUG again
Shoot, not here. I'm in Mobile, Alabama today and diesel is $2.219-2.519. Regular unleaded is $2.039-2.199.

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Old August 20th, 2017, 18:46   #10717
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I can see 2.39-2.55 in Atlanta...........2.39 in the burbs, and 2.55 closer to the city..,
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Old August 21st, 2017, 21:29   #10718
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$2.499 in Albany, Oregon yesterday.
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Old August 28th, 2017, 15:26   #10719
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Just got back from an eclipse camping trip through Wyoming and Idaho, I was not happy about their diesel prices.. think the cheapest I got was $2.89 and the highest $2.98.. Gas prices were about the same as home, why did D2 jump so high just the next states over?
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Old August 28th, 2017, 17:13   #10720
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Wait and see what prices do over the next several weeks, with over 1M barrels/day of refining capacity in Texas currently offline.
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Old August 28th, 2017, 17:18   #10721
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That won't affect California as those refineries don't make CARB Diesel. OUR hit is coming on 1 November with Gov. Moonbeam's massive tax hike.

Edit. Though I would not put it past the oil companies to raise prices here then lie and say it was due to Harvey. They have probably done so in the past.
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Old August 28th, 2017, 19:54   #10722
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Wait and see what prices do over the next several weeks, with over 1M barrels/day of refining capacity in Texas currently offline.
Over here on the Alabama gulf coast it's already really being felt. Not with diesel yet so much but with regular unleaded. Diesel's been fairly steady over the last week or so, hovering around the $2.159-2.359 range. Regular unleaded pre-storm was trending down as tourist season is almost over, $1.999-2.159; just today the range I saw was $2.169-2.299.
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Old August 29th, 2017, 05:30   #10723
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It is only 17 or 18 days until stations in most of the country can begin to sell winter-blend gasoline. So there will not be a shortage, just a temporary distribution snafu. And however high prices go in the next week or two, they will come down pretty fast.

As for diesel, I think it will not rise in price as much, but it will also not drop back to current levels unless crude prices decline.
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Old August 29th, 2017, 08:50   #10724
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That won't affect California as those refineries don't make CARB Diesel. OUR hit is coming on 1 November with Gov. Moonbeam's massive tax hike.

Edit. Though I would not put it past the oil companies to raise prices here then lie and say it was due to Harvey. They have probably done so in the past.

We might want to think about that - every time there is a refinery fire/outage here in California. Gas prices SPIKE immediately at retail. That means the gas/diesel in the tanks at the stations and paid for, goes up in price. The "explanation" is that it will cost more to replace that gas, so price needs to go up.
So even with the Houston refineries supplying ZERO of our market, I will not be surprised to see a "price SPIKE" because of the "supply disruption" that doesn't exist in our Oligopoly controlled California gas market. Watch for "demand" from Texas, even thou there is no way to supply Texas from California, EXCEPT by tanker ship.
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Old August 29th, 2017, 08:59   #10725
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Also, John, I have noticed that these "refinery fires" tend to happen at the same time another refinery is "down for maintenance" just like clockwork. They seem to "rotate" between refining companies, too.
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