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Old January 6th, 2018, 21:05   #10861
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I'd be somewhat happy paying that price for diesel,here in rural N. Cal.
we have been and still are paying 3.66 for the last 3 months.
The station closest to me is run by Feather Falls casino, but is about the same as most of the Oroville diesel prices. The exception is the Chevron chain where the price is its normal 50 - 60 cents higher than any other station; I NEVER patronize Chevron stations due to their extortionate pricing.

Looks like you are stuck with only 2 stations in Dunsmuir, but it looks like Manfredi's is your best choice at $3.55.
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Old January 6th, 2018, 22:30   #10862
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Yep,I'm friends with the Manfredis' so go their exclusively.
It's a few cents cheaper in Shasta.
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Old January 6th, 2018, 23:02   #10863
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I only filled up 86 times this past year. It would have been more, but I was getting really excellent fuel economy.
T-red, I bet you are happy you are no longer paying California prices.

A quick look at the beginning of this thread and now, it seems that prices haven't changed much then vs. now. Of course if I looked at prices year by year it would show quite a change through the past 11+ years. But, it's tough to follow unless you see the same people - living in the same area - posting prices.
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Old January 7th, 2018, 06:31   #10864
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The station closest to me is run by Feather Falls casino, but is about the same as most of the Oroville diesel prices. The exception is the Chevron chain where the price is its normal 50 - 60 cents higher than any other station; I NEVER patronize Chevron stations due to their extortionate pricing.

Looks like you are stuck with only 2 stations in Dunsmuir, but it looks like Manfredi's is your best choice at $3.55.
Stuff like this kinda fascinates me re: the pricing structures of some of these chains and how they vary from location to location.

Case in point, I've heard several people say Chevron is sky high in California, but here on the Alabama gulf coast our local Chevrons, few that they are, are highly competitive and occasionally offer dirt-cheap diesel. It wasn't but maybe six months the one on the main highway here was selling diesel for 30 cents a gallon less than the usual discounters. I ran it, and it was fine.

On the other hand, Shell is one of the more outrageously priced brands around here (with a few exceptions), but their diesel is totally acceptable, whereas up in Birmingham my experience with Shell stations was they were competitively priced but the diesel was total crapola.
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Old January 7th, 2018, 08:01   #10865
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$2.49 for RUG and $2.95 for diesel at the local Speedway.
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Old January 7th, 2018, 10:30   #10866
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Stuff like this kinda fascinates me re: the pricing structures of some of these chains and how they vary from location to location.

Case in point, I've heard several people say Chevron is sky high in California, but here on the Alabama gulf coast our local Chevrons, few that they are, are highly competitive and occasionally offer dirt-cheap diesel. It wasn't but maybe six months the one on the main highway here was selling diesel for 30 cents a gallon less than the usual discounters. I ran it, and it was fine.

On the other hand, Shell is one of the more outrageously priced brands around here (with a few exceptions), but their diesel is totally acceptable, whereas up in Birmingham my experience with Shell stations was they were competitively priced but the diesel was total crapola.
Tom,

It could be that Chevron doesn't OWN the stations/fuel back there, but may have leased the brand name to another company. For example, when BP sold their ARCO brand holdings to Tesoro, they leased the ARCO name for Northern California, Oregon, & Washington.
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Old January 7th, 2018, 12:31   #10867
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Stuff like this kinda fascinates me re: the pricing structures of some of these chains and how they vary from location to location.
Case in point, I've heard several people say Chevron is sky high in California, but here on the Alabama gulf coast our local Chevrons, few that they are, are highly competitive and occasionally offer dirt-cheap diesel. It wasn't but maybe six months the one on the main highway here was selling diesel for 30 cents a gallon less than the usual discounters. I ran it, and it was fine.
On the other hand, Shell is one of the more outrageously priced brands around here (with a few exceptions), but their diesel is totally acceptable, whereas up in Birmingham my experience with Shell stations was they were competitively priced but the diesel was total crapola.
Iirc, the Shell stations around here are all snickered with the notice that the diesel is not a Shell branded fuel. Could be why you see a difference in performance.
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Old January 7th, 2018, 20:31   #10868
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Costco $2.49 Diesel Avg around town KC MO $2.70
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Old January 8th, 2018, 06:06   #10869
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Irving Bedford Nh
Rug 2.549
D 2.949
.40 difference right now. Durning this cold snap
The price has gone from 2.759 to 2.949. 19 cents in 2 weeks
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Old January 8th, 2018, 15:05   #10870
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diesel QT Tulsa

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Old January 8th, 2018, 17:49   #10871
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$2.49 for RUG and $2.95 for diesel at the local Speedway.
The Speedway just jumped up to $2.99 for diesel.
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Old January 9th, 2018, 06:57   #10872
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Seeing $2.55 on the SC side and $2.65 on the NC side of the state line.
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Old January 9th, 2018, 14:10   #10873
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Old January 10th, 2018, 11:14   #10874
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Old January 10th, 2018, 20:53   #10875
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Oil futures highest in 3 (?) years
Yes, demand is up. The economy is bubbling.

But I'm going out on a limb and predicting the spread between ULSD and RUG -- currently about 40 cents/gallon in Minnesota and 42 cents nationwide -- is about as wide as it is going to get for this cycle. I think over the next few months that gasoline will rise more than diesel.
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